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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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Disney Wants Drew Struzan To Make New Star Wars Posters

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If you were worried that Disney wouldn’t keep the integrity of the newly acquired Star Wars franchise, then here’s something that might make you feel better about it. Disney has approached legendary poster artist Drew Struzan to do the artwork for their new Star Wars films. He was responsible for poster artwork for all six existing Star Wars movies and it looks like he may be responsible for a few more.

In an interview with Fanhattan.com, the 65-year-old poster artist says he was approached to come out of retirement for Episode VII. Struzan recalls:

I got a couple calls already this week on Star Wars from Disney. Oh my god, I’m trying to be retired! You know, I spent 35 years painting Star Wars. [laughs] I painted Star Wars before most of you were born! But I guess there is always a chance. There’s no intention. But I would love to have a day off every now and again, and I have to work a weekend and all through the night. If the opportunity arises, it will be a real temptation. But it’s going to have to be a real temptation to get me away from my wife and my little grandkids and my family. Away from the green trees and the blue skies for a change instead of just locked in the studio. But, you know, never say never. All things are possible.

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Colin Trevorrow Wants To Make The Flight Of The Navigator Remake A Heartfelt Movie

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Months after the Disney/Lucasfilm merger, indie director Colin Trevorrow (Safety Not Guaranteed) was one of the top-rumored candidates to direct Star Wars: Episode VII. As it turned out, Trevorrow was busy working on another geek-favorite property: a remake of  1986’s Flight of the Navigator. But why did Trevorrow decide to make Flight of the Navigator his follow-up to Safety Not Guaranteed? He wanted to expand the themes of his debut to his sophomore effort.

“We touched it a little in Safety Not Guaranteed and I want to keep pushing in that direction,” says the 36-year-old director. In an interview with SciFiNow.com, Trevorrow and his writing partner, Derek Connolly, opened up about their new project. The pair previously worked on the screenplay for Safety Not Guaranteed, and they are taking the same approach to Flight of the Navigator. Connolly explains how the original Navigator impacted him as a child:

I acknowledge that Navigator is not a perfect film and that’s not why I loved it, it’s because when I was a kid at that particular moment that movie had a fear embedded into it, a nightmare scenario; what if everyone grew up around you and you’re still a kid and your parents are old? It’s child horror and one of five VHS tapes that I had and therefore watched a thousand times.

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New Warm Bodies Clips And Posters Reveals Zombie Propaganda

During the doldrums of the winter, there’s not a whole lot to get excited about. But this February, the movie Warm Bodies is poised to keep you and your significant other warm at the movies. Summit Entertainment has released two new clips, featuring John Malcovich and Analeigh Tipton, along with new posters for the teen zombie/romantic comedy.

John Malcovich plays General Grigio, the military father of Julie (Teresa Palmer). He will do whatever it takes to keep humanity and his daughter safe from flesh-eating zombies. The clip below illustrates General Grigio’s priorities as Julie tells him that her new zombie friend, R (Nicholas Hoult), is different.

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Read H.R. Giger’s Angry Letter To 20th Century Fox About An Alien: Resurrection Snub

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There are a lot of reasons to dislike Alien: Resurrection. There’s the pointless and convoluted resurrection Ripley after her sacrificial death at the end of Alien 3. There’s the godawful albino xenomorph at the end. And then there’s the inexplicable decision to not credit Swiss artist H.R. Giger in the film, in spite of his being responsible for the look of what has become one of the most iconic creatures ever seen in film. Back when the fourth Alien film was about to flop its way into theaters, Giger learned about 20th Century Fox’s preposterous decision not to include him in the film’s credits. Understandably, the guy was a little cheesed off.

And so Giger sat down and wrote the knuckleheads at Fox the following letter, shared via Letters of Note, which is a lot more polite than mine would have been.

November 13, 1997

To: TWENTIETH CENTURY FOX

The Alien Quartet has, from the very beginning, contained my unique and personal style. For the first film ALIEN, I was awarded an Oscar for “Best Achievement for Visual Effects”. In ALIENS, a film I was not asked to work on, I still received a screen credit for “Original Alien Design”. On ALIEN 3, I was cheated out of the Oscar nomination received by that film because 20th Century Fox gave me the credit, “Original Alien Design” again, instead of “Alien 3 Creature Design”, as it was my rightful title in accordance to my contract and the work I had performed on the film. In 1976 I had completed two paintings, “Necronom IV” and “Necronom V”, in which two long-headed creatures appeared. In 1977 these paintings were published in my book, NECRONOMICON, by Sphinx Verlag, Basel, in German. It was in this version of the book that Ridley Scott, in his search for a credible Alien creature, came across these two paintings and decided on them for the full-grown Alien, using the words “That’s it!” The statement has been graciously repeated by Ridley Scott in almost every interview about his work on ALIEN.

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Create Your Own Star Wars Identity In A New Museum Exhibit

Have you ever wondered who you would be in the Star Wars universe? Now a new exhibit at the Telus World of Science in Edmonton, Canada has partnered up with the Montreal Science Centre and Lucasfilm to give patrons the opportunity to pick their own Star Wars identity based on their personality traits. The exhibit also provides a look at rare Star Wars concept art, props, and costumes from the Lucasfilm archive.

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This Guy Made A DeLorean Hovercraft So You Don’t Have To

Pop culture is littered with beloved vehicles, many of which are nearly as iconic as whoever was originally driving them. If I had to choose my top five — and I don’t, but I will — I’d pick the Mystery Machine, the Batmobile, Ecto-1, the bus from Speed, and the DeLorean from Back to the Future. Not that I think the latter is an attractive car, but I like the idea of using time travel in order to rock my balls-out rendition of “Johnny B. Goode” for high school crowds, since I just look weird doing it now.

There have been many instances of people using DeLoreans to evoke the neo-nostalgia of the BTTF films, but Santa Rosa, California’s Matthew Riese has combined the famed car with another snazzy gadget, Marty McFly’s hoverboard, and created a hover car. Meanwhile, I can’t even build a box with Legos.