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Guillermo Del Toro’s The Strain Shows Off Its Cast In Moody New Images

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the-strain-1When it comes to the undead, pop culture has largely shifted its focus from vampires to zombies. The Walking Dead remains a massive hit for AMC, and properties such as Warm Bodies and In the Flesh have taken the basic zombie concept and added a post-modern twist or two. Well, if anybody’s going to put vampires back in the spotlight, Guillermo del Toro is just the man for the job. FX’s The Strain, based on a trilogy of books co-written by del Toro and Chuck Hogan, looks to help us forget True Blood’s camp vamps and Twilight’s sparkling emo douchebags by making vampires scary again. And while FX isn’t showing off The Strain’s vampires just yet, they have let Yahoo TV premiere several new character photos.

The images show off four of the show’s cast. From top to bottom we’ve got Corey Stoll, Mia Maestro, Sean Astin, and David Bradley. Stoll, seen up top, has been seen recently in the Liam Neeson thriller Non-Stop, and fans of Netflix’s House of Cards will recognize him as Rep. Peter Russo. Now with hair! In The Strain, Stoll plays Dr. Ephraim Goodweather, a CDC scientist tasked with investigating a viral outbreak that looks uncomfortably like vampirism.

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Kevin Feige, James Gunn, And Chris Pratt Talk Guardians Of The Galaxy

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With the Marvel Cinematic Universe Phase Two in full effect, Guardians of the Galaxy will show whether or not Marvel Studios can sell even the weirdest of its characters to general audiences. In an interview with AMC Movie News, Marvel producer Kevin Feige, director James Gunn, and Guardians star Chris Pratt spent more than a half-hour talking about the new comic-book movie and fielding questions from their fans. First up, they explained that while Guardians of the Galaxy takes place in the same universe as The Avengers, Iron Man, and Captain America, it will feature new threats to Earth that haven’t been explored in any earlier Marvel movie. These threats could come to Earth, but for now they’re mostly isolated in space. Feige says:

All of us at the studio wanted to do something new, wanted to do something original … Excited about doing something, frankly, that most people had never heard of… [It] couldn’t be more distant in geography to the other films. 99% of this movie takes place on the other side of the galaxy. Never mind the themes and character interaction… there are a handful of characters you’ll see in this movie who will carry through to other films as threats to Earth.

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The Last Ship Trailer Needs Firefly’s Adam Baldwin To Cure The World

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With Falling Skies successful and headed into a fourth season TNT is looking to add more sci-fi to its roster. Enter The Last Ship, a new series from Transformers director Michael Bay and starring a lot of people, but most importantly starring Adam Baldwin.

Baldwin was Jayne on Firefly and he tends to make just about everything he shows up in, a little better. Everything except this trailer (via Cinema Blend), that is, since it only allows him on screen for about one-second before cutting away to some dramatic, viral stock footage. The trailer does, however do a pretty good job of outlining the show’s premise, and as premises go, it’s a pretty good one.

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Falling Skies Season 4 Gets A Trippy First Trailer

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For its first couple of seasons TNT’s Falling Skies seemed content to be just another one of the many post-apocalyptic shows already wandering around television. It was good, and while it kept hinting at stranger things, for the most part it did little to differentiate itself from the others even if it had aliens. Then last season, the show started to go completely nuts.

Now Falling Skies is on the precipice of turning into something truly strange, unique, and maybe even great. Whether they’ll pull it off depends on what they do in Season 4, and if the show’s new Season 4 trailer is any indication, things are going to get every bit as weird as they need to.

When last we left the tattered remnants of the human race, Tom Mason the sort-of president’s wife had given birth to some sort of human-alien hybrid and been kidnapped by our alien overlords. Mason had stopped moralizing and turned into the guy who just shoots motherfuckers who mess with his family (awesome) and his daughter aged 6 years in two months. The humans are teaming up with other types of aliens to wipe out the ones who attacked them, and things seemed on the verge of coming to a head.

If this trailer is any indication of what we can expect from Falling Skies in season 4, then this show could be about to explode.

Falling Skies season 4 will premiere on TNT June 22, 2014. Expect 12-episodes this season, instead of the meager 10 they did in season 3.

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Orphan Black Gets A New Trailer And A New Streaming Home

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Since damn near the second BBC America’s Orphan Black wrapped up season number one, we’ve been tenting our fingers in anticipation of the sophomore effort. We can’t wait to see what the clone drama has in store for the follow up. A new trailer just appeared on the Internet, as if by magic, and it does absolutely nothing to quench our thirst for this show. Once new episodes finally do begin to air on April 19, they’ve found an exclusive new home for online streaming.

This video may only be only a minute long, but there’s a bunch going on here. First off, we get to catch up with all the main players, most of whom are played seamlessly by star Tatiana Maslany. There are, after all, nine identical copies wandering around. At least they’re physically identical, as Sarah, the main clone, reminds you, there’s only one of her, and they are all drastically different people, no matter what genetics has to say. The fact that the characters are all such distinct entities is a testament to how good Maslany’s performance, or performances are.

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Being Divergent Is Serious Business In These New Photos

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DivergentFor those of you keeping track, we’re now less than two weeks away from the debut of Neil Burger’s adaptation of Veronica Roth’s young adult novel Divergent. The books in the series have been massive sellers, so between that and the fact that the movie is tracking similarly to the first Twilight, I’m going to assume that there’s a fair amount of people with March 21 circled on whatever the teenage equivalent of a calendar is. To mark the occasion, Summit Entertainment has released a ton of new images from the film.

These photos cast a wide net over Divergent. Of course there are some of heroine Beatrice “Tris” Prior (Shailene Woodley) and her studly love interest, Four, played by real-life hunk Theo James. Zoe Kravitz’s Christina, Miles Teller’s Peter, and Maggie Q’s Tori all show up, as do Tris’ parents Andrew (Tony Goldwyn) and Natalie (Ashley Judd). Max (Mekhi Phifer) and Eric (Jai Courtney) are heavily tattooed and stern looking, then again, if you were supposed to play Kyle Reese in the next Terminator movie, you’d be practicing looking grim, too. Villain Jeanine Matthews (Kate Winslet) puts in some face time, as well as Caleb Prior (Ansel Elgort), who must be Tris’ brother, and while I don’t know if he’s a bad guy, he certainly looks like a total dick.