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The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Nominated For Seven MTV Movie Awards

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the-hunger-games-catching-fire-header-katniss-everdeen.jpgJust because the Oscars have come and gone doesn’t mean that awards season is completely over. The 2014 MTV Movie Awards are just over the horizon this spring with Conan O’Brien hosting the ceremony. Since MTV caters to younger viewers, the movies nominated this year reflect the network’s key demographic. It’s not shocking to see, but The Hunger Games: Catching Fire has been nominated for seven Golden Popcorns, but there are also a number of other sci-fi films up for awards, too.

Catching Fire saw nominations for Best Female Performance for Jennifer Lawrence, Best Male Performance for Josh Hutcherson, Best Fight, Best Shirtless Performance for Sam Clafin, Best Villain for Donald Sutherland’s President Snow, Best On-Screen Transformation for Elizabeth Banks turning into Effie Trinket, and, of course, Movie of the Year. I’m actually surprised that the sequel didn’t get nominated for Best Kiss.

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Science Fiction’s Most Memorable Moments Of 2013 – Brent’s Picks

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With 2013 in its final hours, we decided to look back on the year that was, and remember the moments from science fiction TV and television that really stuck with us, that we’ll still be thinking of years from now. Needless to say…

SPOILERS BELOW!

FrostNick Frost’s berserker rage (The World’s End)
On its own, Edgar Wright’s The World’s End is a fantastic movie, and one of my favorites of the 2013. Doing for science fiction what he did for zombie movies and testosterone-fueled cop films in his previous flicks, Wright manages, yet again, to defy expectations. Even knowing what you know about his work and approach, especially when teaming up with co-conspirator Simon Pegg, The World’s End is not the movie most people anticipated. Nowhere is this more apparent in Nick Frost’s character, Andy Knightly.

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Revisit The Fifth Through Eighth Doctors On Blu-Ray: Today In Science & Science Fiction

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DoctorsDOCTOR WHO: THE DOCTORS REVISITED 5 – 8 (DVD)
This DVD collection gathers the second batch of retrospective specials celebrating Doctor Who’s 50th anniversary. The specials first aired earlier this year on BBC America, and the set features interviews and clips that will take you back through the adventures of the Fifth (Peter Davison), Sixth (Colin Baker), Seventh (Sylvester McCoy), and Eighth (Paul McGann) Doctors. That’s 15 years of the time lord’s adventures, stretching from 1981 – 1996. Even cooler, this DVD collection follows each Doctor’s special with an adventure from their run: Earthshock, Vengeance on Varos, Remembrance of the Daleks, and the 1996 Doctor Who TV movie that aired on Fox. This collection finally wraps up the years of the “classic” Doctors, with the next moving into the modern era.

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Movie Review: This Is The End Brings Demon Wangs To The Apocalypse

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This Is The EndDoes watching a bunch of foul-mouthed, weed-smoking, pill-popping celebrities attempt to survive the end of the world sound like a good time? If it does, your summer just took a significant upturn with This is the End, the directorial debut from Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, the dynamic duo behind Superbad and Pineapple Express. Not only are we talking about an apocalyptic tale, this is also the vulgar, balls out, R-rated comedy you’ve been waiting for. (The Hangover Part III was a miserable failure on that front.) Just because this is exactly what you expect it to be—raunchy, improvised humor—doesn’t make it any less of a freaking blast.

A riff on the public personas of Rogen and a bunch of his young, funny celebrity buddies, the action kicks off with Jay Baruchel arriving in Los Angeles. After a fast-paced weed and videogame montage, Rogen drags his reluctant pal to an epic rager at James Franco’s new digs. There, surrounded by people he hates, Jay has a miserable time as everyone any of these guys has ever been in a movie with acts like an asshole. Michael Cera as a coked out lecherous version of himself is the standout here.

A reworking of the earlier short, Jay and Seth Versus the Apocalypse, before long, shit starts to get real, and the world, for all intents and purposes, takes a huge dump. Bright blue shafts of light come down and suck people into the sky, the Hollywood Hills burst into flames, and the Earth rips open, swallowing up most of the party. After this, you’re left with the core group that you follow through the film—Seth, Jay, Franco, Jonah Hill, Craig Robinson, and Danny McBride—and they barricade themselves inside Franco’s, waiting for a celebrity rescue team. After all, Jonah was nominated for an Oscar. They have to save him, right? Right after they get Clooney.

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This Is The End And The Last Of Us End The World In Style: This Week In Science Fiction

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TheEndIt probably says a lot about the cynicism of modern life that apocalyptic tales are so en vogue right now. The Walking Dead is a massive hit on AMC, and just in the past few months, we’ve seen two different interpretations of a post-human Earth in Oblivion and After Earth. The massive, massively troubled World War Z hits later this month, but first we’ve got two very different looks at the end of the world arriving this week: This Is the End in theaters and The Last of Us on the PlayStation 3.

This Is the End is definitely the lighter of the two forays into Armageddon. It’s a comedy the begins in a hip, celebrity-packed party at the house of James Franco’s (Rise of the Planet of the Apes). Unfortunately, the party takes a sour turn when some unspecified apocalypse breaks out, leaving the likes of Seth Rogen, Jonah Hill, Jay Baruchel, Danny McBride, and Craig Robinson to try and figure out what the hell — or should that be Hell? — is going on and attempt to survive to see the next day. Already we’ve seen Michael Cera murdered in a brutal and amusing manner, and Emma Watson losing her shit as the world collapses around her. As with any comedy, it will all come down to execution, but so far the trailers have looked solid and it’s hard to go wrong with this many funny people filling out the cast.

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This Is The End Character Posters, International Trailer, And A Craig Robinson/Snoop Duet

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Rare is it for a comedy that isn’t The Hangover to feature a promotional campaign rivaling a superhero action flick, but Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg’s This Is the End is everywhere now. We’ve been showing you trailers and clips for what feels like years now, and star James Franco even painted a mural for this flick. If you don’t know about this movie by now, it’s your own damned fault. But is it a fault? We don’t know yet.

We do know that there are six new apocalyptic character posters, one for each of our main characters. You know who they are by now, but it’s Franco, Rogen, Craig Robinson, Jonah Hill, Danny McBride, and Jay Baruchel. They’ll be trying to survive the end of the world by cooping up in a Los Angeles house for a while, before venturing out into the ravaged city. Friendships will be challenged. Comedians will die. And these posters depict each character looking as if they’re reacting to me just telling them this.

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