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The Doctor Channels His Inner Bank Robber In The Trailer For Time Heist

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Let’s be honest, if we were suddenly to gain unexpected powers, say the ability to jump back and forth in space and time as much as our hearts desires, many of us would be at least tempted to use them for our own personal gains, possibly even nefarious purposes. It’s easy to imagine why someone like Marty McFly would consider using that sports almanac in Back to the Future Part 2 in order to make a little extra scratch (or like Lou in Hot Tub Time Machine who used his knowledge to start Google and join Motley Crue). And if this trailer for next week’s installment of Doctor Who is accurate, it looks like the Time Lord may be about to embark on a career as a bank robber.

We’re sure the Doctor and his travelling companion Clara (Jenna Coleman) have a very good reason for knocking over a bank in the episode called “Time Heist,” but it’s still going to be fun to watch them pull off a scheme like this, no matter the impetus. After all, Peter Capaldi’s version of the character is much darker and more dangerous than his predecessor Matt Smith (not to mention he doesn’t seem to have a crush on Clara), but we still don’t think he’s going to go full on outlaw bandit anytime soon. Capaldi does, however, seem like he might enjoy pilfering the vault at an intergalactic bank.

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Star Wars: Episode VII Photo Features An Unexpected X-Wing Pilot

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star wars episode viiWhat do you think you know about Star Wars: Episode VII? You know that Harrison Ford is returning to reprise his role of Han Solo, but do you really know that? I mean, what if he’s playing an evil replicant version of Han Solo and J.J. Abrams & Co. are just dicking around with the fans? Which brings us to a set photo, the latest of many, that shows off what looks to be Adam Driver, the Girls star who was cast in a role that many suspect is one of the film’s villains. The thing is, he was recently spotted wearing an X-Wing pilot suit.

(Mos Eisley Cantina record player scratch)

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James Cameron’s Avatar 2, 3, And 4 Could Be The First To Use Futuristic Technology

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AvatarWhen James Cameron dropped Avatar back in 2009, it was, as much as anything else, a technological showcase. Regardless of what you think of the rehashed story, we’re talking about a spectacular looking film, one that uses 3D and depth of field like few others before or since. Cameron pushed the boundaries of his cameras and equipment in the first film, and with Avatar 2, 3, and 4 getting closer and closer to becoming a reality, the director could take a similarly trailblazing approach to the sequels.

Cameron took 3D, which has, almost since its inception, been relegated to schlocky horror and gimmick-filled midnight movies, and used it to make something grand and beautiful. He’s also been a big proponent of increased frame rates. As it stands, there’s only been one big time film that’s tried to show in anything but the standard 24-frames-per-second, and that was Peter Jackson’s first Hobbit, which, by all accounts, was a failed experiment (the follow up, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug returned to a more traditional presentation). A report at THR, however, posits that Cameron and Avatar 2 (and Avatar 3 and 4 as they’re all filming together) could use a new technique and technology to leapfrog past that.

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Edge Of Tomorrow B Roll Shows Off The Practical Side Of Production

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There’s been a lot of talk about how this past summer was a bad season for movies. We tend to disagree with this stance and think there were some great movies, and to be fair, many of those who argue it was a bad time for movies are coming from a box office numbers perspective, and we don’t give a crap about that. We did notice that one fantastic movie that was an absolute bomb in theaters (while dreck like Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Transformers: Age of Extinction were big hits), and that is the Tom Cruise vehicle Edge of Tomorrow (or Live, Die, Repeat or whatever you want to call it). The movie hits the home video market soon (you can actually already buy a digital copy), and in advance of that we have a cool behind the scenes look at the production.

Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy may be the most fun movie of 2014 thus far (audiences certainly seem to think so, as the film recently became the first movie of the year to top $300 million at the domestic box office), but Edge of Tomorrow isn’t far behind on our list. A big part of this is that the action sequences are incredible, fast paced affairs that blend practical and digital special effects with great results. More than anything, this video gives you a feel for how director Doug Liman and the crew used actual physical applications to give these scenes a more grounded, visceral feel.

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Interstellar Takes Matthew McConaughey To A Desolate Planet For New Poster

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interstellarIn each of his past films, Christopher Nolan has taken us to places we’ve never been before. The mind of a man with a broken memory. A markedly non-cartoonish Gotham City. Dreams within dreams within Leonardo DiCaprio. For his next film, the grandiose sci-fi headpiece Interstellar, Nolan is jettisoning us to at least one different planet outside of our solar system. (Assuming it’s not just Earth in some weird Sphere-ish twist.) And we get a good look at that planet’s inhabitable terrain in the film’s newest one-sheet, seen above.

In it, Matthew McConaughey is taking a stroll through across what is presumably a frozen tundra. (Did they film this in Lambeau Field?) The plot details behind Interstellar are still mostly under wraps, but we know that McConaughey and a crew of scientist astronauts are sent on a mission to find a planet that could serve as a new home for humanity, which is in dire shape back on Earth thanks to climate change. Darn you, carbon footprints! To get there, McConaughey and company may or may not be using a wormhole, as Nolan cites physicist Kip Throne as a major inspiration and story resource for Interstellar‘s script, which was co-written with brother Jonathan Nolan.

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Godzilla And Ghostbusters Are Competing For Your Blu-Ray Money This Week

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ZillaBustersIf you’ve got a movie-loving geek with a birthday coming up, or if you’re just in the mood to treat yo’self, you’ve got two bits of awesome to chose from this week on the home-video front. First up, Gareth EdwardsGodzilla reboot stomps onto shelves today, giving you the perfect excuse to see just how loud you can set the volume on your home theater before your ears start bleeding.

Like most major releases these days, Godzilla is available in several different combo-pack formats. You can grab the 3D Blu-ray for $27.99 on Amazon. That set includes the movie on a 3D Blu-ray disc, regular Blu-ray, and DVD, as well as an Ultraviolet digital copy. I’m guessing there are few of us out there who actually have a 3D TV, however, so you’ll more likely be interested in the standard Blu-ray combo pack, which includes all of the above but the 3D disc and is going for $19.99 on Amazon. And if you prefer all your movies to be stored in fancy metal tins, or you’ve just always wanted a button you could press that makes the Godzilla roar, you can drop $29.99 for the Limited Edition MetalPak.