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Love Is Greater Than Time And Space In These Interstellar TV Spots

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A week from today, we’ll all be watching Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar. Just in case you forgot that it was happening, which you probably couldn’t do even if you tried (massive head trauma excluded), as this film is everywhere right now, Paramount Pictures released a trio of new TV spots for your perusal.

Stitched together in this single, handy-dandy, one-stop-shopping video, these spots are peppered with tidbits of new footage. There are some explosions and high-flying space adventure bits to tickle your more adrenaline-fueled side, as well as some pieces designed to play up the smaller scale drama, individual stories, and family plot lines that run throughout what is purportedly Nolan’s most personal film to date. Fair or not, the Dark Knight director is often criticized for making cold, detached, objective films.

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Superhero Kids Art Will Tap Right Into Your Nostalgia Gland

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WhoKidI’d imagine most of GFR’s readership fell in love with science fiction at an early age. Back when you didn’t have a care in the world and the afternoons seemed to stretch on for years, it was easy to let yourself dream about climbing aboard a sleek starship and seeing what was out there. As you get old you face the disheartening realizations of just how hard space exploration can be, and that far too few share your passion for it. Artist Andy Fairhurst’s “Superhero Kids” series taps into nostalgia for those simpler times in a powerful, visceral way that instantly snaps me back to the warm summer nights of my childhood, when a broken branch worked just fine as a lightsaber and the empty field across the street stood in for any number of alien worlds.

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Eight Scary Slices Of Sci-Fi You Might Not Have Seen

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It’s Halloween, kids. Or adults. And pantomime horses. Today is the greatest holiday of the year, and we’re willing to let you get on with your festivities as you do, but we’re just letting you know about some currently streaming below-the-radar sci-fi movies that will bring the terror almost as much as that haunted house down the block that’s actually just a garage filled with carbon monoxide. That’s why trick-or-treating never lasts that long in this neighborhood.

So without further a-boo, here are eight under-seen flicks you can find and watch right now. If you da…oh, you do dare? Okay, then.

europa reportEuropa Report (Netflix Instant)
People bitch a lot about the found-footage subgenre, and for good reason, but low budgets do not always equal low intelligence. Sebastián Cordero’s Europa Report is a testament to that, sending a crew of six people out to Jupiter’s most promising-for-mankind moon to see if it can sustain life. Prepare yourself for a slow burn of a space exploration film that gets to that Upworthy point where “what happens next may shock you.” Is anything scarier than a Dan Fogler-as-a-genius cameo? Maybe, maybe not.

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Star Wars: Episode VII Filmed An Entire Action Scene In IMAX, Here’s Why

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star warsStar Wars: Episode VII is going to be big in just about everyway a movie can be. It’s going to kick off the expansion of the revamped Star Wars universe with a big, sprawling story that may or may not contain some big surprises. And it’s going to be quite a big deal, not to mention one hell of a big force at the box office. In addition to all of that, it’s going to big movie that plays on big screens. While director J.J. Abrams is shooting the movie on actual 35mm film in order to capture the feel of the original, he’s also using IMAX from time to time. While it doesn’t sound like this will come into play all that much, at least one key action scene has been photographed in this big format.

IMAX cameras are known for being rather large, cumbersome, and heavy, not to mention the fact that they’re pricey and reportedly loud as all hell. In short, they’re a pain in the ass to shoot with, which is why most movies don’t use them, and why there aren’t many movies shot entirely in the format, despite how cool it looks. The fact that Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar contains a full hour of IMAX footage is impressive, but you have to imagine that this is primarily epic space shots, not the close in family drama.

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Zack Snyder Says This Alien-Powered Hero Might Join The DC Movie Universe

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BeetleIn their quest to challenge Marvel’s ridiculous success at the box office, DC recently announced a multi-year film slate that includes new Superman and Batman movies, two Justice Leagues, and solo films for Wonder Woman, Aquaman, The Flash, Shazam, Green Lantern, and Cyborg. That last one’s still a surprise to me. Although Cyborg is a founding member of the Justice League in DC’s rebooted New 52 universe, he’s still considerably more obscure than anybody else on that list. It makes you wonder how far into the deep cuts director Zack Snyder might venture as the DC Cinematic Universe continues to expand. To hear Snyder tell it, a few years down the line we might actually see somebody like the Blue Beetle get his time in the spotlight.

While speaking to a Detroit radio station, Snyder hinted that future DC movies might continue to showcase more than just DC’s A-list heavy-hitters. You can listen to the full interview below, but the relevant section begins at the 7:35 mark, when Snyder says, “As we add to the justice League we bring in some of the more obscure, like Blue Beetle or something.”

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Interstellar Wants To Send You Into Space, Here’s How To Enter

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interstellarInterstellar is hitting theaters next week, and while you’re probably going with the intention of seeing Christopher Nolan’s next brain-numbing display of visual effects and epic storytelling, there’s a bigger opportunity at play here. One in which you might be able to play the role of Matthew McConaughey’s Cooper in real life. You might be able to go to space!

In what I’ll assume is the most amazing movie contest ever, Paramount Pictures is teaming with Fandango, XCOR Aerospace, and Motherboard to give Interstellar viewers the chance to go into space, as well as receive a solid payday. All you need to do to enter is purchase your ticket for Interstellar through Fandango and you’re automatically entered. But if you’d prefer to handle things without buying tickets, you can just fill out an application for it. If I’m the person in charge, though, I’m automatically excluding anyone who takes “No Purchase Necessary” as gospel.