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Jurassic World: Four Big Questions About The Super Bowl Trailer

“You just went and made a new dinosaur? Probably not a good idea.”

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Bruce Campbell Promises The Evil Dead Series Will Deliver An Explosion Of Viscera

Evil DeadEvil Dead may not be, in the strictest sense of the term, science fiction. It’s definitely horror, but there are some sci-fi tropes thrown in for good measure, like time travel. Regardless of its strict definition, all three films—Evil Dead, Evil Dead 2: Dead by Dawn, and Army of Darkness—kick a lot of ass and we love them. While we got Fede Alvarez’ remake in 2013—it’s definitely not the same, lacking that smart alec, tongue-in-cheek sense of humor and sarcasm—we’re getting more, though this time it’s bringing back perhaps the most recognizable, iconic chin in the world, Bruce Campbell. And it’s going to be on TV.

Starz is developing ten episodes of Ash vs. Evil, a half-hour horror-comedy series, to debut later in 2015, and Campbell sat down with Entertainment Weekly to talk about the upcoming return to the character he last played in 1992.

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Star Trek 3 Boldly Schedules This Prime Release Date

Star TrekNow that they have a director in place, I guess Paramount feels confident enough to pin down a solid release date for Star Trek 3, which is exactly what they just did. We’ve heard rumors that the studio was aiming to get the next film in the rebooted franchise into theaters for summer 2016, which just so happens to coincide with the 50th anniversary, and by gum, they did it. Or at least they scheduled it for July 8, 2016, they still have to actually make the movie. Baby steps.

The fate of Star Trek 3 (not to be confused with 1984’s Star Trek III: The Search for Spock mind you, though Into Darkness was a kind of Wrath of Khan-inspired, so maybe…) now lies in the hands of Justin Lin. Most known for directing the last three Fast & Furious movies, we heard yesterday that he got the job after Roberto Orci and Paramount parted ways. There have since been a lot of jokes about the Enterprise peeling out in space, or images of hot rod cars with Federation logos Photoshopped on them.

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Watch Bong Joon-Ho Talk Snowpiercer For Almost A Full Hour

Bong Joon-ho is a damn hit machine, just a very deliberate, slow working hit machine (not all machines are fast). In 20 years, he only has a handful of feature films on his resume, but they include the likes of Mother, The Host, Memories of Murder, and of course 2014’s Snowpiercer. We waited a long time to see this last one, largely due to the extended back and forth between Bong and The Weinstein Company, who demanded significant cuts that would have hamstrung the film, but it was worth every second. The South Korean director recently did an extended Q&A session at the Film Society at Lincoln Center in New York to discuss the movie, and you can watch the whole event right here. It’s definitely worth the hour or so investment.

For the uninitiated, Snowpiercer tells the story of a world engulfed in a new global ice age. The last remnants of society cling to life in the cramped confines of a train that endlessly circles the frozen wastes, powered by a perpetual motion engine. Within these confines, a rigid, vicious class divide forms. The poor live in squalor at the rear, while the wealthy exist in opulence near the front. After 18 years, and numerous failed attempts, the oppressed rise up and fight their way towards the engine. It’s harrowing, well acted—especially by Chris Evans and Tilda Swinton, both doing career best work—violent, strange, and emotional.

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Marvel Squares Off Against DC In Epic New Fan Trailer

With the creation of its “Cinematic Universe,” Marvel has brought to the big and small screens one of the things that’s so much fun about comic books: the interconnected nature of the various stories. Superman can pop up one week in Green Lantern. Spider-Man can swing by the Baxter Building to ask the Fantastic Four for a hand. The Avengers and upcoming Justice League movies take the “cinematic universe” concept to its next inevitable stage, but one staple of comics we probably never will see on the big screen is the cross-company team-up. But one YouTuber has taken the time to envision what such an epic event might look like, and the results are, well…super.

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Christmas Wish: I Want Star Wars: The Force Awakens Not To Ruin Christmas 2015

KyloRenAll I want for Christmas this year is for Star Wars: The Force Awakens to not ruin Christmas for me next year. The prequels already did a substantial job of thrashing the legacy of the original trilogy — Darth Vader just doesn’t seem quite as menacing after watching Hayden Christensen’s Anakin Skywalker whine and snivel his way through two movies. As a result, many of us are understandably gun-shy about the new installments, whether Episode movies or standalone installments.

Throw J.J. Abrams into the mix, and people are even more concerned. I’m not as down on Abrams as a director as a lot of people, but even I have to admit that he’s a hit-or-miss proposition as a filmmaker. His last effort, Star Trek Into Darkness is…well, let’s just say it leaves a lot to be desired, and the prospect of him taking over yet another beloved franchise has some people seriously worried.

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The Walking Dead Spinoff Cobalt Casts This Gone Girl Actress As Its Female Lead

Kim DickensThe Walking Dead may be on its annual midseason hiatus, but we’ve definitely had plenty to talk about in regards to AMC’s involvement in the zombie apocalypse. We’ve been hearing about the spinoff, or companion series as they appear to prefer it be called, now titled Cobalt, for some time, but the network has recently revealed details and pieced together the core cast, and they just added another actor. The upcoming zombie drama will feature Kim Dickens as the female lead.

Dickens is the forth of the major part to be cast and, according to Deadline, she joins Cliff Curtis, Frank Dillane, and Alycia Debnam Carey. I don’t know much about the two younger actors, but you’ve seen Dillane in one of the Harry Potter movies playing Tom Riddle, and Aussie Debnam Carey made her American debut last summer with Into the Storm, and can be seen playing a Grounder leader on The CW’s The 100. Curtis and Dickens, however, are more known quantities, and should serve as a solid anchor for this new series.

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