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The Kings Of Summer’s Nick Robinson Joins Chloe Moretz In The 5th Wave

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nick robinson the kings of summerCareer boosts don’t get much bigger than the one that actor Nick Robinson is currently experiencing. After having a steady role on TV and one breakout part in an indie film, Robinson snagged a role in Colin Trevorrow’s upcoming Jurassic World and has now been added to Sony Pictures big-screen adaptation of the novel The 5th Wave. Can we get this guy in a Star Wars spin-off and keep him in sci-fi for a while?

Robinson will be joining the already cast Chloe Moretz and the also newly cast Alex Roe, a London actor perhaps best known for a run on the British teen soap opera The Cut. One attractive young actor deserves another, I suppose, though this plot doesn’t sound like anyone will be running around all gussied up.

Based on the highly popular 2013 novel from author Rick Yancey, the J. Blakeson-directed The 5th Wave is a post-apocalyptic tale (naturally) that focuses on 16-year-old Cassie Sullivan (Moretz), one of the only remaining survivors on Earth after wave after wave after wave after wave of destructive alien attacks. (That fifth wave is happening!) Cassie is trying to save her younger brother, but that whole “nearly everyone else on Earth has been killed” thing is kind of an obstacle.

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James Gunn Introduces Michael Rooker As Guardians Of The Galaxy’s Yondu…Sort Of

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With a month left until we finally get to see Guardians of the Galaxy, director James Gunn recently announced that he’s going to be sharing a treasure trove of behind-the-scenes pictures from Marvel’s space opera leading up to release day. So far we’ve seen Dave Bautista (Drax) getting his chair stolen by a dog and Gunn himself showing off an early prototype for Star-Lord’s wide-eyed mask. Today he’s given us a first official look at Yondu, the alien character played by The Walking Dead’s Michael Rooker. Well, sort of anyway. As you can see above, it’s really more of a silhouette.

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Under The Dome Returns For Season Two: This Week’s Sci-Fi TV

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DomeI wasn’t one of the folks who stuck with CBS’ Under the Dome last summer, as it shaved off my limited interest pretty quickly. Just for the sake of being informed, however, I sat back down and powered all the way through the first season a few weeks ago, so I can now honestly say: well, that was a mess. Just how much of a mess is doubly frustrating since that first season was under the guidance of Brian K. Vaughan, the otherwise brilliant comics writer behind Ex Machina, Y: The Last Man, and Saga. Frankly, I expected better from a show he was heading, and now this season he’s left to do other things. So the chances I’ll make it all the way through season 2 probably aren’t very good. Unless I get stuck under a mysterious dome and have nothing better to do. At any rate, Under the Dome returns tonight on CBS, so tune in and see what those pink stars are all about. (I’m presuming future seasons will address the question of green clovers, purple horseshoes, and and blue diamonds.)

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The Strain Will Replace Eyeball Billboards That Freaked Out Children And Pansies

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Once again, the public’s largely asinine opinion over what kids should and shouldn’t be able to see has reached an eye-level fever pitch, and it’s all thanks to some crafty billboards for FX’s upcoming horror series The Strain. Created by Guillermo del Toro and his Strain trilogy co-author Chuck Hogan, the series involves a vampiric virus taking over New York City. Some of the infected are rats, and the TV and Internet promos have utilized the whole “rat tail coming out of an eyeball” thing to great effect. But stick that same image on a public billboard and…

(brains of parents everywhere exploding in misdirected anger)

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Seven Great Sci-Fi Movies That Are About To Vanish From Netflix

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All you Netflix users out in GFR land should definitely be reading Nick’s regular Cross the Streams column, which is a one-stop source of all the noteworthy new science fiction additions to Netflix’s Instant Watch catalog. One thing that’s harder to keep track of, however, is when movies are set to expire and vanish from Netflix’s streaming selections. Thankfully some clever folks from Nerdiots have put together an exhaustive list of titles that are set to vanish come tomorrow, July 1. There are quite a few science fiction titles on the list, so scroll on down to find out if you’re about to have to strap yourself down in front of the the TV for the next 12 hours or so.

CloseEncountersClose Encounters of the Third Kind
Director Steven Spielberg’s extraterrestrial magnum opus follows blue-collar Indiana electrical lineman Roy Neary (Richard Dreyfuss), whose life is changed forever after a late-night close encounter with a UFO. Now he finds himself overpowered by compulsions he doesn’t understand and cannot resist, drawn to a mysterious mountain for a purpose he can only guess at. It’s an obsession that may well cost him his family, but is he destined for some greater purpose? Close Encounters is vintage Spielberg at his very best, crafting a tale full of wonder and mystery and anchored by believable, everyday people suddenly caught up in fantastic events. If you’ve got a big-screen TV, load this puppy up before it’s gone.

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Terry Gilliams’s The Zero Theorem Will Hit U.S. Theaters In September

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the zero theoremThough director Terry Gilliam’s ties to Hollywood seem to be ever decreasing, his films never cease to amaze me more than 90% of the heavily touted mess that gets shoehorned into nationwide theaters every weekend. His next mind-bending adventure, the existential comedic drama The Zero Theorem, has finally secured a release date from Amplify and Well Go USA Entertainment, and audiences can expect to find it in U.S. theaters on September 19.

It’s been three-and-a-half long months since The Zero Theorem was picked up for domestic distribution in March, and we’ve calmly been acting out scenes from Time Bandits while waiting for an actual date to mark on a calendar. Now that we have one, we can start wondering just how few cinemas will actually be screening it. Luckily, the studios also announced that they’re putting it out on VOD platforms starting August 19, which is how most of the country will be forced to watch it, I’m sure.