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Young Ones Is An Ambitiously Artsy Story Of Survival And Desperation

Even if you’ve got apocalypse fatigue, this one is worth your time.

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Star Wars: Episode VII: Wampas And Droids And Chrome Troopers, Oh My

Because this kind of thing seems to come in waves, there’s even more Star Wars: Episode VII news floating around. But don’t worry, while interesting, and definitely in the potential spoiler category, this is nothing like the report that came out yesterday that basically gives away the ending of the film. Seriously, it’s so big that many sites that trade in rumors and spoilers of this sort refused to run it (we’re even talking about sites that, in some instances, have been the first ones to post spoilers, which should indicate just how earth-shaking that news was). We won’t talk about that specific topic anymore, but there are things beyond here that could ruin some things for you.

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Christopher Nolan Pisses Off Theater Owners And Delivers New Interstellar TV Spot

Christopher Nolan’s upcoming Interstellar is one of our most anticipated movies, not just of this year, but of just about any in recent memory. We’re seriously, stupidly pumped up for this one, even if it is 169-minutes long. And as we’re just about a month away, the promotional hype machine is kicking into high gear, and hot on the heels of that incredible final trailer earlier this week, we’ve got another new TV spot and two new pictures. As stoked as we are, however, not everyone is pleased with the Dark Knight Rises director’s new film, and movie theater owners specifically have a beef with him.

In the near future, global climate change has progressed to the point where the world will no longer be able to sustain human life. As a result, a group of explorers, including star Matthew McConaughey, blast off through a newly discovered wormhole in search of a new world to colonize. The movie is full of big themes, high stakes, and important ideas. It’s the kind of ambitious sci-fi movie that makes us drool. That’s what we know of the plot, and those details are also driven home in this TV spot, which may be shorter than the trailer, but it’s still stunning.

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Guardians Of The Galaxy’s Ships Blast Off With This Collection Of Concept Art

Guardians of the GalaxyBeyond the opening moments of the film, Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy is set exclusively in places that are not Earth. None of them really exist. The prospect of rendering these multiple worlds, settings, creatures, and vehicles must be simultaneously exhilarating and daunting. As a result of this otherworldliness, teams of artists worked feverishly to bring these places and sets to life, and because of that, we’ve seen an absolute ton of incredible concept art emerge after the fact. And now there’s more, with these latest images focusing primarily on the ships and crafts you see in the movie.

The filmmakers had decades worth of comic books to look to for inspiration, but even within that realm, there is so much to choose from, and there have been so many different incarnations of many of these places and vessels over the years that there is a lot to sort through. We saw just how many different approaches you could take with those artist’s renderings of the Collector’s museum on Knowhere. And these latest pieces to see the light of day, from Atomhawk Design, are no exception to this rule.

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Explore Guardians Of The Galaxy’s Special Effects, Blu-Ray, And Vinyl Soundtrack

Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy is still in the top ten in the weekly box office rankings, a spot is hasn’t vacated since the space adventure hit theaters on August 1, and earning more than $645 million worldwide, there’s still a ton of interest in the mismatched crew of interstellar outlaws and misfits. To that end, we’ve got a video that looks into some of the special effects from the film, new details about the Blu-ray release that should please Marvel fans, and a look at Mondo’s vinyl release of the popular soundtrack.

Director James Gunn made sure to use as many practical effects as he could, but given that this movie, aside from the first few moments, takes place entirely on strange, distant worlds—one of which is built inside the severed head of a celestial giant—that approach isn’t going to cut it in every situation.

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Terminator: Genisys Will Spin A Love Story

TermLoveAside from the rather awful title change to Terminator: Genisys, it’s been a while since we heard anything about the fifth Terminator flick. We know the story once again involves Sarah Connor (Emilia Clarke), Kyle Reese (Jai Courtney), a grown-ass John Connor (Jason Clarke), and Arnold Schwarzenegger as an aging cyborg. There are rumors that it will weave in and around the events of the earlier movies, sort of like Back to the Future II. Now actor J.K. Simmons has revealed that Genisys (ugh) will hearken back to the original film in another way: it will tell a love story.

Actor J.K. Simmons is probably best known for playing J. Jonah Jameson in Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man movies or the brutal white supremacist Vern Schillinger in HBO’s prison drama Oz. In Genisys he’s playing an alcoholic detective who’s been tracking Sarah Connor — and the strange events that surround her — for years. Speaking to Coming Soon, Simmons initially assumed it would be the usual disposable action movie script — “yadda-yadda-yadda then cut to the stuff blowing up” — but instead he found himself impressed by the script. He told Coming Soon:

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Stephen King Says The Stand May Be Entirely Different Than You Expect

The StandLately we’ve been hearing quite a bit about the upcoming adaptation of Stephen King’s The Stand, and none of it has to do with the most recent director leaving, which has to feel good for them, because the only reports we heard for a long time were that someone else had bailed. In recent days it seems like current director Josh Boone (The Fault In Our Stars) is settling nicely into the production, turning in another new draft of the script, and generally being stoked to get this particular job. But as things progress it’s looking more like the project will come out drastically different than what we’ve been told.

The most recent reports have all said that Warner Bros. plans to do The Stand as a single, three-hour-long, R-rated movie. King’s novel is a massive, sprawling post-apocalyptic narrative that features multiple settings, dozens of characters, and even three hours of screen time seems like there’s going to, necessarily, need to be some substantial trimming. The one movie thing, however, may be a thing of the past.