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Godzilla Stomps Onto Blu-Ray This September

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GodMetalIt’s been a great year for Godzilla. The big guy found massive box office success with director Gareth Edwards’ gritty reboot, raking in half a billion dollars worldwide and further burying the memory of Roland Emmerich’s excretory 1998 version. And while Godzilla is one of those movies that demands to be seen on the big screen, I’m sure any die-hard fan of the classic Toho monster will want to add the flick to their collection. You’ll be able to do just that when Godzilla stomps his way onto Blu-ray and DVD this September.

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment and Legendary Entertainment have announced that Godzilla will emerge from the sea and into your living room on September 16. It’ll be getting the standard cross-platform release, with fans able to choose from a 3D Blu-ray set, a regular Blu-ray combo pack, and a two-disc DVD set. If you’re the sort whose buying decisions can be easily swayed by bells and whistles that don’t actually add anything significant, you might want to opt for the limited-edition Godzilla Metalpak, which packages the Blu-ray combo pack inside a case with exclusive embossed artwork and a snazzy button you can press to hear Godzilla’s roar.

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Marvel’s Star Wars Age Begins With Three Newly Announced Comics Series

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Star_Wars_1_Cassaday_covcroppedIn the aftermath of Disney’s buyout of Lucasfilm back in 2012, the House That Walt Built began an ongoing process of consolidating its newly acquired Star Wars franchise on every front. LucasArts was shuttered and Star Wars game development shuffled to other entities. Clone Wars was wrapped up and much of its crew shifted over to Rebels. Indeed, the entire long-running and convoluted Star Wars Expanded Universe canon was swept aside to make way for a new interconnected fictional reality anchored by the upcoming Star Wars films. And now this streamlined Star Wars canon will be spreading to the comics page, thanks to three new Marvel titles announced this week at Comic-Con.

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Starz’ Outlander Adaptation Drops Two Short Trailers And A Ton Of Photos

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Romance, mystery, secrets, and time travel, throw them all together in a blender and what do you have? Starz upcoming series Outlander, that’s what. Like every other even vaguely nerdy property that’s scheduled to come out sometime in the next year, Ronald D. Moore’s (Battlestar Galactica) adaptation of Diana Gabaldon’s best-selling series of novels is all over San Diego Comic-Con (they brought a damned castle for Christ’s sake, they aren’t messing around). There are couple quick trailers that introduce two of the key players in this new drama, as well as a crap ton of stills from the show and behind the scenes photos from the set.

This first video gets up close and personal with the main character of series, Claire Randall (Caitriona Balfe). A non-nonsense World War II nurse, she goes on a romantic vacation with her hubby Frank (Tobias Menzies) in 1945. It’s all going swimmingly untl she comes into contact with at strange rock formation in the Scottish Highlands and tumbles back in time 200 years or so. Once there, Claire must adapt to this brutish new way of life, and acclimate or face her own doom. Given that she is now the most skilled and modern medical practitioner of the day, she puts her knowledge to good use, patching up wounded warriors and the like. Eventually Claire starts up a hot and heavy romance with Jamie Fraser (Sam Heughan). She’s also trying to figure out a how to get back to her own time, though it doesn’t look like she’s trying all that hard (Jamie is a hunky sexpot after all).

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Mad Max: Fury Road’s Insane Comic-Con Footage Crashes Online

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Holy shit. If you have any interest in Mad Max: Fury Road, George Miller’s upcoming return to the post-apocalyptic wasteland he first visited in 1979, have we got a treat for you. We’re still ten months away from the May 15, 2015 release date, but Warner Bros. and Village Roadshow are all over San Diego Comic-Con this weekend. At their panel they revealed the first footage to the public. The video has officially hit the web, and is here for you to gawk at. And good god it’s enough to make you start giggling and clapping your hands like a lunatic. There are also four new character posters, just for the hell of it.

Everything I wanted to see from this movie is present and accounted for in this teaser trailer/first look thing. I can barely form words right now, let alone coherent sentences. I just want to watch this over and over and over until I die. If I watch it enough times in a row it’s like actually watching the movie we’ve been waiting for since it was given the green light in 2010, right?

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Guardians Of The Galaxy 2 Confirmed For 2017 With A New Animated Series

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GuardiansMainGuardians of the Galaxy doesn’t even open until Friday, but that’s not going to stop Marvel from letting us know that the franchise has a future in their ever expanding universe. Not only did they confirm that Guardians of the Galaxy 2 is happening, with real live release date and everything, they also announced that the strange collection of deep space outlaws will also get their very own animated series.

By all accounts, the Marvel panel at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con was a pretty damn good time. They screened footage from The Avengers: Age of Ultron, revealed some details about the characters in Ant-Man, but there wasn’t a ton of breaking news. During a Guardians clip, director James Gunn and star Chris Pratt (Star-Lord) launched into a bit where they started joking about all the trouble they would get into if they just went ahead and told everyone that Guardians of the Galaxy 2 has already been greenlit and had a release date?

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Edgar Wright Attached To Giant Insect Coming Of Age Tale Grasshopper Jungle

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grasshopper jungleThere hasn’t been a single thing Edgar Wright has created in his career that hasn’t been the apex of whatever genre he happened to be taking on. Best zombie comedy? Shaun of the Dead. Best pod people comedy? The World’s End. One of the best comic book movies? Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, easily. But will he be responsible for creating cinema’s greatest giant insect dramedy?

According to Deadline, the nerd favorite filmmaker is set to head Sony’s upcoming adaptation of the oddball young adult novel Grasshopper Jungle by author Andrew Smith. The story behind this connection is pretty interesting and goes to show how easily some deals can be made.