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Comic(s) Relief – Dredd: Uprise Returns To The Movie Universe With A Bang

If you loved the Dredd movie, you’ll want to check this out.

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Cross The Streams: The Hunger Games Catching Fire Can Be Found Here

Find out what’s new in streaming sci-fi!

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Let’s Kill Carl: Sci-Fi’s 10 Most Annoying Characters

Let’s hear it for the absolute worst.

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Giant Freakin’ Bookshelf: William Gibson Releases His First New Book Since 2010

As much as we love science fiction on TV, on the big screen, on the comics page, and in video game form, there’s just something irreplaceable about digging into a good book. There’s no shortage of new sci-fi adventures hitting shelves on a regular basis, but GFR is your one-stop shop to keep up with what’s hitting shelves in a given week. Here’s what’s new on the Giant Freakin’ Bookshelf!

Peripheral“The Peripheral” by William Gibson

William Gibson returns with his first novel since 2010’s New York Times–bestselling Zero History.

Where Flynne and her brother, Burton, live, jobs outside the drug business are rare. Fortunately, Burton has his veteran’s benefits, for neural damage he suffered from implants during his time in the USMC’s elite Haptic Recon force. Then one night Burton has to go out, but there’s a job he’s supposed to do—a job Flynne didn’t know he had. Beta-testing part of a new game, he tells her. The job seems to be simple: work a perimeter around the image of a tower building. Little buglike things turn up. He’s supposed to get in their way, edge them back. That’s all there is to it. He’s offering Flynne a good price to take over for him. What she sees, though, isn’t what Burton told her to expect. It might be a game, but it might also be murder.

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The Walking Dead Spinoff Adds This Oscar-Winning Director

the-walking-dead-season-5-ten-new-photos9AMC’s The Walking Dead may be massively popular, and has actually started to live up to it’s potential over the last ten episodes, finally. Still, you don’t normally associate it with tons of prestigious awards. But that’s about to change to a degree, as the upcoming spinoff will feature an Academy Award-winning director classing up the joint.

Deadline reports that Adam Davidson, who won an Oscar all the way back in 1991 for his short film The Lunch Date, which also wrote, will helm the pilot episode of the companion series. He doesn’t just bring the clout of that recognizable gold statue, which I imagine he just carries around with him at all times (I would), he also has a wealth of experience working in TV. He has directed episodes of Fringe, Lost, Community, and dozens of others. This won’t be his first time with AMC either, as he’s helmed the likes of Hell on Wheels, Low Winter Sun, and TURN for the network.

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Colin Wilson’s The Mind Parasites Channels Lovecraft And Existentialism

The Mind ParasitesWhen I was in high school, my older brother loaned me a beat up paperback with an ominous title: The Mind Parasites. All he said was, “Read this.” His unusual terseness and seriousness piqued my interest and I settled down soon thereafter to read it, much in the way one settles down to watch a good horror movie. The comparison bears out—The Mind Parasites is one of the most terrifying books I’ve ever read. I’ve now read it three times, and with each reading, I find new details that make this horror story all the more frighteningly plausible.

Colin Wilson is a British author and philosopher whose best-known work is The Outsider, which explores existentialism and the artists and writers shaped by the philosophy, such as Albert Camus. Wilson’s fascination with existentialism also plays a huge role in his fictional works, including The Mind Parasites.

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Gareth Edwards’ Standalone Star Wars Film Adds This Behind The Scenes Piece

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Given that it’s deep into production, and that it will come out first, the bulk of Star Wars movie news revolves around J.J. AbramsEpisode VII. We haven’t heard much about standalone spinoffs lately, but the first one is busy rustling up the primary players. We know Godzilla director Gareth Edwards will take the helm, and we just learned that his already acute visual sense is going to get an assist from cinematographer Greig Fraser.

Both Edwards and Fraser are relatively young up and comers in their respective fields. Edwards came to the public’s attention in 2010 with his low-to-no budget creature feature Monsters. This unique take on the genre was what landed him the Godzilla job, and when that hit, and hit big this past summer, Lucasfilm was like, “Hey guy, want to direct your very own Star Wars movie,” and he was all, “Yes, yes I do.”

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Watch The Favorite Death Scenes Of 26 Different Directors

There are a lot of great, memorable death scenes in movies. Some pack an emotional punch, others play key narrative roles, and still more are just plain awesome. This new video collects 26 of the most unforgettable, important, and straight up crazy film deaths, each chosen by a different director. Sci-fi is well represented on this list, with some of your favorite moments showing up, as well as a few surprising omissions.

This video is one of the coolest bits of promotion we’ve ever seen, coming from Drafthouse Films and Magnet Releasing to pump up the release of their horror anthology ABCs of Death 2. The concept is that 26 directors made 26 short films, each assigned a different letter of the alphabet. As you probably guessed, each filmmaker also got to choose their favorite cinematic death scene for inclusion in this video. That would be a tough one, there are so many to pick from, and what if someone beat you to the punch and named your favorite? You’re obviously going to be publicly judged on the basis of your selection.

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This Jupiter Ascending Poster Is A Pulp Sci-Fi Dream Given Form

Jupiter AscendingWe’ve been keeping an eye on Jupiter Ascending for quite some time now, and it just feels like it keeps getting farther and farther away. Moved around and delayed multiple times, the Wachowski’s insane looking sci-fi actioner is still months away, opening in the cinematic doldrums known as February, but this is still one we’re eager to see, even more so thanks to this awesome new poster.

What we’ve seen of Jupiter Ascending makes it look totally bat shit crazy, super pulpy, and full of monsters, alien races, and all kinds of intergalactic power struggles. And this poster, while fairly subdued, captures the feel and aesthetic of all of those cheap sci-fi paperbacks you used to tear through. It’s dreamy and epic and if the movie is half as good as this one sheet, we should be in for a damn fine time at the movies.