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Justin Long Has Very Strong Feelings About Galaxy Quest 2

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justin longDespite the fact that he looks like he’s about 15-years-old, Justin Long has had a relatively lengthy, eclectic career. He’s done horror like Drag Me to Hell and Jeepers Creepers, comedy like Accepted and Idiocracy, and even co-starred with Bruce Willis in a freakin’ Die Hard movie. Sure, it was Live Free or Die Hard, but it’s still a Die Hard movie, even if barely. One of our favorite of his 70 credits on IMDb, however, is still his first, 1999’s Galaxy Quest, and it’s one he has fond memories of as well.

Long is currently on the promotion path, stumping for his new film, Kevin Smith’s Tusk, which opens this weekend and sees the perpetually youthful thespian surgically turned into a walrus. (This premise calls to mind two things, one, The Human Centipede, and that episode of South Park where Kyle’s dad is surgically transformed into a dolphin.) As part of his tour, he did an Ask Me Anything session on Reddit, and as things tend to do on the Internet, the nerdier component too over, and talk soon turned to Galaxy Quest and the possibility of a Galaxy Quest 2.

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Alien: Isolation Challenges You To Make It Through Survivor Mode

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After being on the way seemingly forever, Creative Assembly is finally only a few weeks away from dropping their new video game, Alien: Isolation, into your eager, waiting laps. Aside from the setting and overall set up, there are a number of things that make this game unique, and this new featurette highlights one of them: Survivor Mode.

Not only does the gameplay in this video look fantastic, but at the CA offices, when the designers were testing and playing the game, they started to notice that everyone had their own strategy they employed. Some played the game fast and loud, making as much progress as they could before hiding from the xenomorphs. On the other hand, some were stealthier in their approach, quietly sneaking through each mission, avoiding conflict and dicey situations.

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Your Back To The Future-Inspired Wardrobe Won’t Be Complete Without These

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back to the futureRemember 20 years ago when kids fighting over expensive shoes was almost a way of life? We’re entering a strange time in our culture where there may soon be similar battles, only with Back to the Future at the center of it all. Though there is a more decadent pair of light-up sneakers coming next year, you can now get the jump on owning your very own pair of Marty McFly’s most famous footwear. Hoverboard sadly not included.

Let’s get a few things clear right away. Unlike the power-laced shoes in the film, these don’t have power laces and they aren’t made by Nike, and they aren’t actually shoes. (Just kidding about that last part.) On the bright side, they are officially licensed by Universal Studios Licensing, so it’s not like some guy is selling them out of the back of his DeLorean or anything. Just don’t expect to see the swoosh symbol on the sides. Maybe you can add it yourself with a marker.

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Send Groot A Text Message And He’ll Send One Right Back

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guardians of the galaxy grootHere at GFR, we sincerely hoped to ride this wave of Guardians of the Galaxy excitement until the eventual sequel comes out. And we accept any and all forms of Guardians love that Marvel and its fanbase have to give us. And if that love happens to come in the form of a Groot text message chatbot, so be it.

Created by Twilio developer Ricky Robinett, the bot is about as close as we’ll ever get to actually having a real-life Groot to talk to through via text. All you have to do is send a message to (866) 740-4531, and you’ll get the very response you were hoping for: “I am Groot.” Just in case you thought the alien’s communicative skills may have branched out when the written word was introduced, or in the wake of his global popularity.

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Dan Aykroyd Has Big Plans For The Future Of Ghostbusters

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ghostbustersOne used to be able to say the words Ghostbusters and Dan Aykroyd in the same sentence without bile oozing out with every syllable, but those days are long over. The writer/actor has gone off the deep end quite a few times when verbalizing his ideas for the next (and arguably unnecessary) chapter in the Ghostbusters legacy, and now it’s clear he’s never coming back. He now envisions the paranormal comedy as an entire franchise that could one day be comparable to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. We’re pretty sure he’s been toking on the Smoke Monster from Lost.

Aykroyd was in London recently promoting his Crystal Head brand of vodka—a brand inspired by his fascination with bullshit legends—and he shared his grand plans for the future of the series. He is reportedly having talks with director Ivan Reitman and Sony executives about not merely one more movie, but another ten years of Ghostbusters-related material. (If it’s anything like the last ten years, it’ll just be more rumors.)

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Warner Bros. Is Making A Movie About The Most Trusted Name In Cartoon Technology

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AcmeIf you grew up on a steady diet of Looney Tunes cartoons like I did, you know the name “Acme.” They’re the ubiquitous purveyor of gizmos, gadgets, and thingamabobs. Throughout decades of animated history, Acme has been there, supplying ray guns and rocket boots and and malfunctioning catapults to a customer base that is at least 76% “frustrated coyote.” Now Warner Bros. is bringing the Acme name into the spotlight, developing a feature film based on the cartoon company.

The Hollywood Reporter has revealed that Warner Bros. has hired X-Men: First Class writers Ashley Miller and Zack Stentz to pen the Acme screenplay. In addition to First Class, Miller and Stentz worked on the first Thor movie, Fringe, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, and even the non-Trek Gene Roddenberry series Andromeda. They’re also writing a Mighty Morphin Power Rangers movie that’s currently slated for 2016.