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Edgar Wright’s Music Video For Daft Punk And Pharrell Has Flying Stone Heads

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A number of notable movie directors have either gotten their start directing music videos or gone on to helm them for friends or big acts. The list includes the likes of Spike Jonze, David Fincher, and Paul Thomas Anderson. Hell, Martin Scorsese even directed Michael Jackson’s “Bad” video in 1986 (remember when Jacko dance fights with Wesley Snipes?). Now we can add one more name to this list, as Edgar Wright has directed this new video for “Gust of Wind” by Pharrell Williams and Daft Punk.

Wright, as many of you probably know, is most known for directing movies, especially the Three Flavours Cornetto Trilogy that includes fan favorites Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, and the most recent installment, The World’s End. He also has an extensive background in episodic television, which is where he first worked with Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, and tag team of terror that would help to, in large part, define his career up to this point.

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Star Wars Caricature Designs Aren’t Real Toys, But We Really Wish They Were

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GreedoOne of our favorite things we’ve shared with you guys in recent weeks was these rather amazing designs for “Three Flavours Cornetto” action figures. The twisted minds over at Evil Corp put on their thinking caps to imagine what toys for Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, and The World’s End might look like, all filtered through Evil Corp’s delightfully cartoonish filter. Well, they didn’t stop when they ran out of Cornetto, people! They’ve turned their attentions to a certain galaxy far, far away, and the result are, I’m just going to say it, fantabulous.

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Doctor Who Christmas Special Adds A Touch Of Seasonal Frost

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FrostThe annual Doctor Who Christmas Special is always a big deal. Just last year, it’s where we first met Peter Capaldi’s 12th incarnation of the Time Lord, a rather noteworthy occasion (okay, he first appeared in the 50th anniversary special, but that was a cameo, and we didn’t really get to know him at all until around the Holidays). They’re even fond of bringing in special guest stars to help them celebrate their seasonal adventures, and this year isn’t going to be any different, as they’ve lined up a nice collection of homegrown talent, headlined by Nick Frost.

If you’re unfamiliar with Frost, he’s sometimes considered Simon Pegg’s better half, and has appeared alongside him countless times, though most notably in the Three Flavors Cornetto Trilogy comprised of Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, and The World’s End, as well as many others. He’s a pretty damn good time, and joins fellow British actors Nathan McMullen, who appeared on BBC’s Misfits, Michael Troughton from Breathless and dozens of other series, Fay Marsay (The White Queen), and Natalie Gumede (Coronation Street).

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Joe Dante-Directed Zombie Rom-Com Burying The Ex Gets A First Clip And Photos

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Living with a girlfriend or boyfriend, husband or wife, can be difficult and trying during the best of times. Being around someone that much, with nowhere to go, can weigh heavily on you and make you wonder if you made the right choice. Any doubts you have are compounded even further if your partner turns into a zombie. And that is exactly what happens in the new undead romantic comedy Burying the Ex. While that may sound like a questionable endeavor, throw in a fantastic cast and Joe “I-Freakin’-Made-Gremlins” Dante at the helm, and you’ve got our attention. Check out this new clip and handful of images and see for yourself.

Burying the Ex is the story of Max (Anton Yelchin, Star Trek), who is, by all accounts, generally a nice guy. Problems arise when he moves in with his super hot, but totally overbearing girlfriend Evelyn (Ashley Greene, Twilight), and their relationship tanks, and hard, as she becomes super manipulative and pushy. Max knows he needs to end it, but he’s also a total chickens hit with no spine, so he doesn’t. Fate intervenes when Evelyn dies in a freak accident (bullet dodged, am I right? Death is way better than having to confront someone) and Max is free to do as he pleases, including get with potential soul mate Olivia (Alexandra Daddario, True Detective). But wait, Evelyn comes back from the dead and still wants to cohabitate with Max, much to his chagrin.

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Cross The Streams: The World’s End Will Assimilate You

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Streamers! After a short hiatus, your favorite Giant Freakin’ Robot streaming column is back! (Just because it wins that distinction by default doesn’t mean it’s not a victory.) We’ve given Cross the Streams a bit of a facelift, and we’ll be moving forward by sticking to the five most notable new movies and TV series that the Internet has to offer by way of streaming, for better or worse. If this means we’ll have to leave all the $15,000 creature features behind, so be it.

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Gallery 1988 Show To Spotlight Little Golden Books Versions Of X-Files, Dredd, And More

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BTTFYou might not recognize the name “Joey Spiotto,” but there’s a good chance you’ve seen and admired his work at some point. We’ve featured his brilliant “Little Golden Book” riffs on pop-culture staples such as Alien and Shaun of the Dead several times here on GFR over the years, but he just keeps putting out more awesome stuff. Now a bunch of that awesome stuff is set to be gathered together under one roof for an art show beginning this Friday, August 1 at Gallery 1988 East in Los Angeles.

Spiotto’s “Little Golden Books” pieces are like artifacts from a far superior alternate universe, one where your children can thrill to the cheerful adventures of cartoon-ified alien facehuggers, or a day in the life of precocious, cuddly versions of Pulp Fiction’s hitmen Vincent and Jules. (Just don’t ask about the sign on the front of Jimmie’s house.) I mean, come on, who wouldn’t love to be kicked to death by Alex from A Clockwork Orange if he looked this adorable?