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Comic(s) Relief: Marvel To Republish Select Dark Horse Star Wars Comics

Dark Horse’s Star Wars legacy will live on.F

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Ghostbusters: 30 Things You Might Not Know About The Classic Comedy

It’s headed back into theaters, for one thing!

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Guardians Of The Galaxy: Enjoy This Video Of Groot Dancing Over And Over Again

guardians-of-the-galaxy-preview-trailer-19Guardians of the Galaxy is one of biggest movies of the year, and smashed previous August box office records when it was released at the beginning of the month. And being a Marvel movie, there are also multiple post-credits sequences for those of you patient enough to wait through until the very end, or those of you who can hold you bladder that long.

One of these scenes, which you’ve probably heard about, hold possible hints about the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and also contains a character you probably didn’t ever expect to see in a major motion picture ever again. The other has received significantly less public exposure and hasn’t been talked about nearly as much. It is, however, a total blast, and now it’s available online for you to watch again and again.

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NASA Funds Tumbling Robotic Cubes

tumbling cubesAs NASA debates whether to send more people to the moon, as well as whether, how, and when to try a manned mission to Mars, it has decided to fund a new kind of robot for space exploration: tumbling cubes.

Self-assembling robots aren’t a new idea, and engineers have already developed a number of different kinds, from robots that assemble in mid-air to small cubes that can assemble on the ground.

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Movie Review: The Giver, Like The World It Creates, Is Bland And Flavorless

The GiverThe Giver is set in a bland dystopian world where all color, joy, and emotion has been sucked out of life. Everything that has ever proven even a slight problem has been removed, from all of the troubling things that make us human all the way down to weather and even hills—walking up a hill is hard, guys. This is a lukewarm, passive aggressive dystopia where everyone looks the same, the sun always shines, and your family is chosen for you based on what little personality you’re allowed to show. From a young age you’re taught to use precise language, and despite the color scheme of the movie, shades of grey are frowned upon.

Creating this world is both what Philip Noyce’s adaptation of Lois Lowry’s beloved young adult novel does best, and is also its biggest flaw. The film does such a solid job of manufacturing this vanilla tapioca of a society and the people who live there that it’s hard to move past that. This world is mild and tasteless, and ultimately so is the movie. There’s nothing particularly wrong with it, but at the same time there’s nothing all that noteworthy either. Unlike it’s contemporaries, that are more concerned with action and melodrama, this is almost all talk.

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Power Rangers, Godzilla 2, And Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 Get Release Dates

power rangersThere are a lot of movies in development right now, especially when it comes to sequel, reboots, and adaptations. The likes of Disney, Marvel, Lucasfilm, DC, and Warner Bros. even have their schedule set, or at least mostly set, all the way out to 2020. We’re not looking quite that far into the future, but a Power Rangers movie, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2, and Godzilla 2 all recently set their release dates, if you’re looking forward to any of those movies.

I’m old enough to think that the Power Rangers are totally stupid, and their continuing popularity never ceases to amaze me. But I like a lot of totally stupid things myself, so I have no room to talk when it comes to other people’s taste. And there are far more offensive things in the world, like the Teletubbies, those things are horrifying. THR reports that Lionsgate has just set the release date for a big budget adaptation for July 22, 2016.

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Red Dwarf Season 11 Has Been Confirmed By The Cast, Starts Filming This Fall

red dwarfIn the current landscape, you can’t keep a good television show down for long, or even some that are less-than-stellar or run their course. Arrested Development got a new season, and may get another; nerd-favorite Community is probably going to come back online, as is Veronica Mars; and former AMC cop drama The Killing has been cancelled twice, yet a new season appeared on Netflix at the beginning of the month. One thing we’re excited to see come back is my favorite show of all time, Red Dwarf. Nothing has been able to stop the crew, and apparently nothing is going to stop the show from getting a season 11.

We’ve heard that talks were in progress for another new season, and the writing was in progress, but now What Culture reports that not only is season 11 going to become a reality, there are already dates set for both production and the premiere. The news comes from cast members Chris Barrie, Danny John-Jules, and Robert Llewellyn, who all appeared at the Sci-Fi Scarborough fair over this past weekend. They confirmed that shooting is slated to begin in October of this year, with tentative airdates already penciled in for fall of 2015 on the Dave network.

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The Walking Dead: Overkill Reveals Trailer For Upcoming Video Game

AMC’s hit zombie drama The Walking Dead is on the way back for season 5 in a few short months, but that’s not all that fans have to look forward to. Overkill, the video game studio behind the PayDay series, is teaming up with Robert Kirkman and his Skybound Entertainment for a new Walking Dead game. To announce this collaboration, they’ve released this grim new trailer.

If this video is any indication of how the finished product is destined to unfold, we’re in for a gritty, bleak time. This trailer is definitely a slow burn, and is not a indicative of a happy, cuddly, everybody hug kind of game. No, this looks like it falls in line the severe, foreboding nature of the comics. As you can tell from this video, things are not going to end well for anyone.