Watch This Promo For The Walking Dead Midseason Premiere

After another crazy, heartbreaking midseason finale, The Walking Dead is in the middle of its annual hiatus. As popular as it’s ever been, the return is a highly anticipated affair, and AMC just released this new promo for the next episode, which shows off some fresh footage and hints at the new direction for the group of zombie apocalypse survivors.

Heads up, we might get into some spoilery talk beyond this point if you’re not caught up on season 5 of The Walking Dead.


Star Wars Is Getting This Web Series Before The Force Awakens

star warsIf you’re reading this, I’ll just go ahead and assume you’re one of the millions of people around the world whose anticipation for Star Wars: The Force Awakens knows no bounds. Disney is looking to capitalize on rampant fandom with a new series of web shorts that they’ll put out over the next year to make damned sure every organism on the planet is aware of this massive tentpole.

Sadly, this won’t be a spinoff series or anything along the lines of Star Wars Rebels. These shorts will instead focus on the Star Wars universe as a whole, in a background information kind of way. While there are not a lot of details are out there, Bloomberg reports at least two areas of subject matter that will be tackled are fashion and games. You want to know how to make a robe that looks like one a Jedi would wear? How about learning to cut wood with lightsabers? Maybe this series will show you, but probably not.


Frankenstein Vs. The Mummy Trailer Is A Bunch Of Bloody Ridiculousness

Crossover monster flicks go all the way back to the days of Universal’s classic franchises, which even snuck in Abbot and Costello on occasion. Today’s cinemascape is full of mash-ups of all shapes and sizes, and director Damien Leone’s sophomore effort, Frankenstein vs. The Mummy, probably won’t make anyone’s top ten lists in 2015, but it looks like ridiculous fun nonetheless. Check out the first trailer below.


Japan’s Attack On Titan Exhibit Is Both Humongous And Terrifying

attack on titanI consider myself a progressively oddball person, but there’s no denying that I would get swallowed alive if I ever made my way to Japan. Universal Studios Japan will soon celebrate the manga and anime series Attack on Titan with an insanely massive attraction, as well as other amazing looking installments that will honor other popular titles like Resident Evil and Monster Hunter. 2015 is the year of giant scary shit, apparently.

The Universal Cool Japan event, as it’s called, will run from January 23 to May 10, and the “Attack on Titan The Real” exhibit will feature a full-size, 49-foot-tall version of Eren Yeager, who develops the ability to grow into a Titan, the franchise’s huge antagonists. (Eren is a good guy, though.) There will also be a 46-foot-tall female Titan, and the two will be set up in combative stances. Audiences can also witness the scene where a Titan eats Eren’s mother, though I’m clueless as to what kind of technology they’ll use to allow that to happen.


The 20 Most Pirated Movies Of 2014 Include Tons Of Science Fiction

RoboCop2014It’s that time of the year when every inch of the Internet is packed with end-of-the-year lists, from the usual “best and worst” to more eclectic assemblages of data. In this age of widespread broadband, one annual metric that’s always interesting to check is what the most pirated films of the year were. You might think the list is inevitably going to parallel the films with the highest profile or box office — after all, more interest and more word of mouth should theoretically make it more likely that a potential pirate would have a given film in his or her cross-hairs. But that’s not always the case, and this year’s list of most pirated films does contain several surprises…and a whole lot of science fiction.

We’ve got the full list of the top 20 most pirated films below. A huge surprise right out the gate? Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, one of the biggest success stories of the year, is nowhere on the list. So kudos to Marvel for making a blockbuster that even the pirates apparently want to pay for. Here’s the list, with the numbers listing millions of times they were downloaded:


Shaun Of The Dead Is Returning, And This Is How

ShaunEdgar Wright and Simon Pegg wrapped up their “Blood and Ice Cream / Three Flavours Cornetto Trilogy” last year with the release of The World’s End. For those unfamiliar, the first two thirds of the trilogy were comprised of 2004’s Shaun of the Dead and 2007’s Hot Fuzz. It’s a damn near perfect geeky trilogy, but we were kind of sad to see it wrap up after all those years. Well, now Shaun of the Dead is — appropriately enough — coming back to life in 2015…but not in the form you might expect.

Sadly, we won’t be getting Shaun of the Dead 2 (although I’m actually fine with that since it’s not a film that needs or lends itself to a sequel). What is in the works is a stage adaptation of the zombie comedy, slated for 15 dates in the UK and hopefully a wider run beyond that. Check out a promo for Shaun of the Dead Live below: