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What Happened Before the DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES?

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes takes place ten years after the events of Rise of the Planet of the Apes. So what happened in the decade after the simian flu broke out? That’s what the following three shorts from 20th Century Fox and Motherboard answer. The first takes place soon after the disease…

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2014 SATURN AWARDS Announced

The best in genre films were given their due last night at the 40th annual Saturn Awards. While not as prestigious as maybe an Oscar or Emmy, a Saturn lets those actors and directors of summer blockbusters have their day in the sun that they may not otherwise get. Unless they are involved with Gravity; that movie…

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MOCKINGJAY Teaser Is The Best In Propaganda

We have our first teaser for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 and it is just beautiful. After the events of Catching Fire, the Capitol needs to do something to retain its sway on the Districts, so they take a page from the past and develop this gorgeous bit of propaganda. I’m a huge fan of…

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A Modern Take on STAR WARS a la GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY

If you’ve ever watched the special features on the Star Wars laserdisc (yes, laserdisc…ask your parents), you may have see the original trailer for the first movie. It does not age well at all. However, YouTuber Unusual Suspect gave A New Hope a new trailer using Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy as inspiration. I’m hooked on…

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MALEFICENT Cosplay

With a name like “Maleficent”, it’s no wonder this fairy went bad. Her parents should have named her “Pleasentina” or “Altruistica”. But then we wouldn’t have these wickedly good cosplays to share, would we? (source)   (source)   (source)   (source)  

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Low Budget STAR WARS Sound FX

When I was growing up, before all these new-fangled electronic toys came about, we had to make our own “pshhhhhhh!” and “vrrrooooowwww” noises when we staged lightsaber battles on the playground. This video goes a step further and replaces all the sound effects in Star Wars with mouth noises. Most impressive! “khhhhuh khhhhah” *cough cough…