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Star Trek: 10 Biggest WTF Moments

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From WhatCulture Spanning eleven films and five TV series (six if you include the animated series), Star Trek has a vast wealth of stories to choose from. From scientific anomalies to epic space battles, time travel to alternate realities, Star Trek has covered every spectrum of sci-fi. And throughout these stories there are many jaw-dropping moments…when for one minute everything is turned on its head. That is the art of the true ‘WTF’ moment. It’s not just a scene where something big happens. It’s the unpredictable moment when you as the audience are blind-sided. It’s the moment when you ask ‘did that really just happen?’ And Star Trek has had plenty of them! And a note of warning. I write this assuming you have seen Star Trek Into Darkness. 10. Population… Approximately Nine Billion… All Borg Star Trek First Contact took an iconic villain from the Next Generation TV series and made one of the best Star Trek films of them all. There are plenty of dramatic moments. The Bor

UFO spotted above North Shore mountains, claims Vancouver photographer

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From Leader-Post On Saturday morning around 10 a.m., Vancouver resident and amateur photographer Anthony Ellis snapped a photo of the North Shore Mountain. It wasn’t until he got home and viewed the digital photo on his computer that he saw the speck hovering over the mountain. “I was quite surprised,” said Ellis, who believes the object is a UFO. Ellis says he didn’t alter the photograph in any way, and the black speck does not appear on other photos taken the same day. According to the 2012 annual Canadian UFO survey, 1981 Canadians reported sightings, a jump of nearly 100 per cent over previous years. Of those, only 7.5 per cent were evaluated as unexplained. Ontario residents log the most UFO sightings annually, with B.C. ranking second with 20 per cent of the sightings. Reported UFO sightings generally peak in spring and summer months, with one possible explanation: it’s silly season again. READ MORE

Godzilla set pics show the monster's path of destruction

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From io9 A new crop of photos from Gareth Edwards's monster movie gives a good look into the raw joyful demolition in this Godzilla reboo t. All the classic monster movie tropes are here! Giant monster splashes? Check. Foggy seas? Check. Little kids fleeing their school in adorable uniforms? Check. This is starting to feel like a real Godzilla picture, lets just hope it doesn't turn into the giant egg-laying monstrosity from 1998. READ MORE A virtual Godzilla made quite a big splash in Steveston on Thursday morning, when locals and visitors were treated to a Hollywood behind-the-scenes moment. Using a massive hydraulic lift, a floating stage, a mega-green screen suspended from a crane, water cannons simulating bow-breaking waves, along with a replica of a navy ship, what looked like a monster-sized battle was being filmed by what’s known as a second unit—none of the big actors were on site. The $100-million-plus movie is slated to be released in May of 2014, an

Justin Jordan Talks GREEN LANTERN: NEW GUARDIANS’ New Direction

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Source: DC Comics Next month, get ready to welcome the New Guardians. Beginning with issue #21, GREEN LANTERN: NEW GUARDIANS will come to you from writer Justin Jordan and artist Brad Walker. And today, we’re giving you a first look at this fan-favorite series’ new direction by showing you some of Walker’s stunning artwork! So where will GREEN LANTERN: NEW GUARDIANS pick up following the shattering events of “Wrath of The First Lantern”? “Kyle is asked to do something in New Guardians which will form what New Guardians, under my run, is about,” Jordan recently told NEWSARAMA. “Something that he is really, really ambivalent about. And ambivalent might be putting it mildly. He's asked to do something that hurts him a lot because of the stuff that happened to him during "First Lantern," because of the betrayals that he feels that he suffered. And since his powers are related to his emotions, mastering that is one of the things he has to do. And it's an ongoing

Edgar Wright doesn't expect 'Star Wars' role after 'Spaced' mockery

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From Digital Spy Edgar Wright does not expect to be involved in Disney's new Star Wars films . The Ant-Man director said at London's McM Comic-Con 2013 that he thinks he was too vicious about the prequel trilogy in Spaced to be considered for Disney's future projects, reports Collider. The celebrated TV show frequently portrayed Tim Bisley (Simon Pegg) as having been traumatised by how appalling Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace had been. He also said that he did not intend to bring back the comedy show, saying that people would not really want to see the characters growing older than they had been in the series. Spaced ran for two seasons on Channel 4 from 1999 to 2001. Wright will again reunite with Pegg and Nick Frost on the forthcoming comedy The World's End, which concludes the trio's 'Three Flavours Cornetto Trilogy'. It will arrive in the UK on July 19 before hitting North America... READ MORE

Thunderbirds Super Big International Rescue Thunderbird 2 Vehicle Model Kit

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Thunderbirds Super Big Thunderbird 2 Vehicle Model Kit: Order one for only $64.99! Relive the classic hit Thunderbirds series! High-quality model kit of the Super Big Thunderbird 2. The International Rescue Thunderbirds are yours to command - all they need is glue and paint! Relive the hit Thunderbirds series! The Thunderbirds Super Big Thunderbird 2 Vehicle Model Kit is a brilliant model kit for you to recreate one of the greatest vehicles in the International Rescue Thunderbirds' fleet. Requiring just a little bit of glue, paint, and precision (none of which are included), the Super Big Thunderbird 2 can be yours to command in no time at all!

Ghostbusters Lucy Bishoujo Statue

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Ghostbusters Lucy Bishoujo Statue: Order one for only $50.99! First order as a Ghostbuster, Lucy? Get slimed! A unique manga-inspired twist for Ghostbusters fans. Outfitted in Egon Spengler's Proton Pack, Ecto Goggles, and Neutrona Wand. Statue is based on an illustration by Shunya Yamashita. Lucy is truly a slime-eradicating force to be reckoned with! The Ghostbusters, New York's very own paranormal investigators, are back in the headlines, and this time around they have a new recruit… Lucy. This Ghostbuster-in-training is determined not to let any spook, specter, or ghost get past her, and she has the equipment to back her up. Outfitted in Egon Spengler's proprietary Proton Pack and Ecto Goggles, she's truly a slime-eradicating force to be reckoned with! Ghostbuster Lucy is the latest entry in the Japanese Bishoujo (pretty girl) collection, based on an original character design by master illustrator Shunya Yamashita. Sculpted by Masahiro "Gill Gill&q

Have You Encountered A Monster? Now Casting

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From Reality Wanted Have you encountered a monster? Are you someone willing to share the details of an out-in-out terrifying experience with a monster or mystery? Do you live in an area of America where a legendary beast, supernatural creature, alien life form, demon, or devil is rumored to live? Has a family member ever told you details of their own amazing encounter with a monster? If so, we want to document your experience for a popular Discovery Channel series. We need your stories soon for our upcoming season. Apply Here!

ATLANTIC RIM - Amazingly It's About Giant Robots Fighting Giant Monsters

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Source: Avery Guerra Finally something original from The Asylum, a studio known for cheap knock-offs of Hollywood blockbusters. In their latest film 'Atlantic Rim' all the nations of the world join forces to construct giant robots to defend the world against giant alien monsters bent on destruction. "Pacific Rim"? ... never heard of it. I'm talking about "Atlantic Rim" a movie about giant monsters and robots here. A huge Hollywood production directed by Guillermo del Toro that has been receiving huge hype for the past two years? Wow! How did that one get past me? LOL! Okay I was only playing. Indeed this is another 'clone' film from The Asylum that is an obvious rip-off of del Toro's upcoming 'Pacific Rim' and as I mentioned above it is a non-stop orgy of metal and monsters that looks like 'Godzilla' meets 'Transformers' with a little 'Robot Jox' thrown in for good measure. However, to be fair, h

Denise Crosby Talks TNG at 25, ‘Trekkies’ and Reprising the Role of Sela

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From Trek News Denise Crosby, best known for playing the role of Lieutenant Natasha “Tasha” Yar on the first season of Star Trek: The Next Generation and Sela, the alternate timeline Romulan, recently appeared on the Priority One podcast. Last year, TNG celebrated its 25th anniversary. To observe the milestone, the cast reunited and appeared on stage together at several conventions around the world. Crosby discussed being on stage with her former castmates, saying: "Any time we’re all together and brought out on stage and sort of honored in that way is tremendous. You think about twenty-five years, it kind of wow flew by. It’s wonderful to have this place in the Star Trek history and to be so deeply appreciated is always so moving. We were all very very fortunate and we’re all grateful that we were a part of this." She went on to discuss her appreciation of Star Trek fans. "It’s a symbiotic relation ship. Us, the actors and the fans. We couldn’t do it without

Strange Lights Puzzle Residents In California And New Zealand

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Strange encounters on a calm night Sunlive (New Zealand) One case as recently as this Thursday, of strange lights under Tauranga Harbour upstream of the harbour bridge, was caught on the weather camera and remarked on by television reporters and seen by thousands of early morning viewers. Another boatie reports a series of strange lights in, and under the harbour, near the mouth of Hunters Creek late last week. There was no sign of a vessel near the lights. Another astonishing case, involves an astute reader who does not wish to be named (we’ll call him Horace) who is a highly experienced local boatie and knows the harbour intimately. He spends a lot of time night fishing, shooting and floundering and was, until Tuesday night, of sound mind and judgement. Alcohol or drugs were not a factor in this incident. Horace was in a small boat fitted with electric trolling motor, travelling NE at around five knots across shallows just on dark, about half way between Omokoroa and Mata

VAMPIRELLA HUNTS ANCIENT EVIL IN THE DEEP SOUTH, COURTESY OF DYNAMITE'S NEW SOUTHERN GOTHIC MINISERIES

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From Dynamite Entertainment By popular demand, Dynamite Entertainment is proud to expand their beloved VAMPIRELLA line with a new five-part miniseries, entitled VAMPIRELLA: SOUTHERN GOTHIC. A tale of dark magic and mystery set against a Mississippi backdrop, the series features the writing talent of Nate Cosby and illustrations by Jose Luis. The first issue will hit store shelves in August 2013, available in two cover editions: an art edition by Johnny Desjardins, and Subscription-Only photo variant featuring model Kitana Baker. In VAMPIRELLA: SOUTHERN GOTHIC #1, the industry's most iconic horror heroine may not be prepared -- even after a lifetime of fighting vampires, aliens, magicians, and monsters -- for the evil that lurks on the shores of the Mississippi. As the story begins, Vampirella confronts a demon whose blue blade leaves her with a glowing, mystical wound. Heading to the Deep South to recover, she is reunited with an old flame... and finds herself drawn into

Battlestar Galactica 35th Anniversary. Retro Tin Tote w/Boxey, Muffit & Tucana Singer 8-Inch Figures - Convention Exclusive

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Battlestar Galactica Retro Tin Tote w/Figures Con. Exclusive: Order one for $59.99! The Battlestar Galactica 35th Anniversary Retro Tin Tote Gift Set belongs at your house! > Bif Bang Pow! celebrates Battlestar Galactica’s 35th Anniversary with this Convention Exclusive recreated from the original 1978 lunch box. Features retro images from the BSG pilot episode “Saga of a Star World." Includes three 8-inch scale, retro-styled action figures: Boxey, Muffit, and a Tucana Singer. From the 1970s sci-fi TV series Battlestar Galactica. Entertainment Earth Convention Exclusive! When the folks at Bif Bang Pow! wanted to come up with a fantastic Battlestar Galactica 35th Anniversary item, they could only think of one thing – that ridiculously retro lunchbox they had when they were kids in 1978. They bought an old rusted one off of eBay, scanned it, painstakingly touched it up and updated it for today. Now totally cool again and completely licensed, this sensational Battlest

Godzilla Goes Nuclear! In Japan As Well As America

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Fire From Above? Warheads Locked and Loaded! From Dread Central Time for a new image that brings about some technical speculation. We all know that the hottest fire appears as a white/bluish flame. With it you get temperatures around 2,732° Fahrenheit (1,500° Celsius). That being said... Take a look at this gigantic lighting rig and take note of the blue gels covering the lights. Is this our first indication of the color of fire Godzilla will be breathing in the now shooting Godzilla ? Is this an indication of the beast's size? Time will tell. Just some food for thought. READ MORE Gamma Research Revealed In New ‘ Godzilla ’ Set Pic From Bloody Disgusting Legendary Pictures has released yet another behind-the-scenes photo from the now-filming Godzilla , which takes us on the desk of Gamma research. The film’s cast includes Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Ken Watanabe, Elizabeth Olsen, Juliette Binoche, David Strathairn and Bryan Cranston and a camea by Akira Takarada. READ

Star Trek: Does a man really need to apologize for Alice Eve's underwear scene?

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From The Telegraph Although the Oxford-educated actress would have known what she was doing in that underwear scene, Katy Brand says she would've also been aware of the fate of actresses before her who had insisted on keeping their clothes on. Who was it that said, ‘it’s better to beg forgiveness than ask permission’? Well, that little maxim for life must have been at the very forefront of Star Trek: Into The Darkness writer and producer Damon Lindelof’s mind this week when he issued a heartfelt apology for including a scene featuring Alice Eve in her underwear. Needless to say, Alice Eve looks very good in her underwear, but that doesn’t necessarily mean she has to conduct an entire scene in it. What prompted this mea culpa? An increasing awareness of the gender imbalance in big budget films? It was revealed this week in Cannes that just 28pc of speaking roles go to women. A burning sense of injustice at the treatment of young actresses? A visitation by an alien space Qu

UFO Santee, California? Ellen Henry photo captures UFO over Edgmoore Barn

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From WPTV5 10News went looking for answers after a local woman snapped photos of an unidentified object flying over Santee. Ellen Henry told 10News her camera stopped working after snapping photos at a historical barn. Henry said she is convinced that whatever she saw hovering over Santee's Edgmoore Barn is not from this world. She did not want to show her face on camera because she said she was still spooked by what she captured. "I was like what was it doing there," said Henry. "Why was it there? What was it doing? And I said, the next time I come here, the barn will be beamed up." The barn sits under several flight paths. 10News contacted Gillespie Field and MCAS Miramar, but neither could offer an explanation: Some say what flew overhead is not out of the ordinary because of what has been reported around the barn. READ MORE

DC Entertainment Declares June 12 'Man of Steel' Day at Comic Book Retailers and Bookstores Across the U.S.

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From DC Comics In celebration of the summer’s most eagerly anticipated film, DC Entertainment is partnering with comic book retailers and bookstores across America to declare Wednesday, June 12 MAN OF STEEL DAY, ahead of the film’s wide release on Friday, June 14. Sponsored by Sears, those visiting their local comic book retailers on MAN OF STEEL DAY will receive a free copy of ALL STAR SUPERMAN #1 SPECIAL EDITION comic book by Grant Morrison and Frank Quietly. In addition to the free comic, DC Entertainment has partnered with Warner Bros. to provide comic shops with various MAN OF STEEL promotional posters and bags to get fans geared up for the film’s release. Fans who visit comic stores on MAN OF STEEL DAY can also purchase the first issue of red-hot new comic series, SUPERMAN UNCHAINED, from bestselling creators Scott Snyder and Jim Lee. The series promises to elevate the already high-flying hero to new heights as he faces off against foes familiar and new. SUPERMAN UNCHAINE

Star Trek Movie Starfleet Academy Class Ring Prop Replica

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Star Trek Movie Starfleet Academy Class Ring Prop Replica: Order one for only $19.99! It's what the best and brightest strive for. The Starfleet Academy Class Ring! 1:1 scale prop replica worn in the 2009 Star Trek film. Painstakingly crafted from the screen-used hero ring! Comes in a custom metal case with a clear topside window. It's what the best and brightest strive for, and an emblem of extraordinary achievement: the Starfleet Academy Class Ring! Available as a screen-accurate metal reproduction of the actual prop worn in the 2009 Star Trek film, this stellar 1:1 scale Star Trek Starfleet Academy Class Ring Prop Replica can be yours… and you don't have to beat the Kobayashi Maru test to get one! Order this ring and realize the prestige of Starfleet for yourself! Size 10 1/2. This quality ring replica is made of a high-strength, scratch-resistant metal alloy that simulates the sheen and brilliance of sterling silver. It's painstakingly crafted from th

FAMOUS KAIJU OF THE MONSTER WORLD!

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Written By: August Ragone (Via Facebook) FAMOUS KAIJU OF THE MONSTER WORLD! Okay folks, here's the phantasmic Bob Eggleton cover for our next "All Kaiju Issue" of "Famous Monsters of Filmland," the theme of which is Giant Monsters vs. Giant Robots, hitting newsstands this August — check out how Jet Jaguar leaps off the cover in a 3D-style effect! You can also order the Diamond/Subscriber variant "Monster World" cover you see on the right from The Captain Company! Or you can purchase yours in advance this July during Comic-Con International at the FM Booth! PRE-ORDER YOUR COPIES TODAY: http://www.captainco.com/collections/famous-monsters-magazine/products/pre-order-famous-monsters-269-newsstand

Pacific Rim Featurette Teaches You About Some Of The Film's Coolest Tech

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From Cinema Blend Guillermo del Toro's Pacific Rim seems to be filmed with all kinds of cool little universe-building details that scif-fi geeks will go crazy for, but one of the coolest ideas the film employs is the way in which the giant robots, called Jaegers, are piloted by humans. Because it takes too much brain power for one person to control a machine as large as the Jaegers are, a science is developed that allows two pilots to telepathically link, enter a shared mind space called The Drift, and control the giant metal bot. And that cool little detail is the subject of the latest behind-the-scenes featurette, released by Warner Bros. READ MORE

Dan Aykroyd reveals Ghostbusters 3 plot details

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From TotalFilm It seems as though Dan Aykroyd has spent the better part of the last decade giving updates on Ghostbusters 3, and sure enough, a recent appearance on Larry King Now has given him the opportunity to provide yet another report. However, with a script now thought to be well on its way to completion, there is at least something concrete to talk about, in the form of a new batch of plot details. "It’s based on new research that’s being done in particle physics by the young men and women at Columbia University," explains Aykroyd, when the... READ MORE Check out more articles about Sarah French (photo above) HERE!

Relax, Star Wars Fans: J.J. Abrams Is Better For You Than He Was For Star Trek

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From Cinemablend So you came home from Star Trek Into Darkness this weekend, and you were a little bit nervous. Maybe the movie didn.t live up to your expectations, and you.re suddenly concerned by what Trek director J.J. Abrams is going to do with his next project . you know, a little franchise named Star Wars . I understand your concerns. Into Darkness struck me (and a few others) as a heavy dose of fan service that somehow still played fast and loose with the canon of the series it was supposed to honor. When Into Darkness opened, I appeared on multiple radio and TV segments talking about the sequel. I ended up repeating variations of this same point: It.s a solid summer popcorn movie, but Trekkies might be annoyed by the tweaks Abrams and his team made to some cherished Trek storylines. (Hint: Khan) Will the same thing happen ... READ MORE

15 Life Lessons We Learned From 'National Lampoon's Vacation'

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From NextMovie There are few activities more American — and none more excruciating — than a good ol' family road trip across this giant boring country of ours. And the brilliant comedy "National Lampoon's Vacation," which is getting a newfangled 30-year anniversary Blu-ray release this week, sums up those carsick sensations of summer with pitch-perfect gags. Based on an autobiographical short story in National Lampoon magazine, John Hughes' hilarious screenplay eloquently expresses the universal truth that nothing drives a family apart faster than a long drive together. So with this classic celebrating its 30th anniversary this summer, we're reviewing some life lessons learned by the Griswolds on the holiday road. Lesson #1: Car Salesmen are Not Always Trustworthy On rare occasion, an unsavory car dealer will attempt to sell you an automobile not ideal for your personal needs and finances. And all the attributes of that hypothetically ill-suited veh

Godzilla 1989 Monster Heaven Soft Vinyl Figure

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Godzilla 1989 Monster Heaven Soft Vinyl Figure: Order one for only $54.99! Godzilla is a soft vinyl figure! Highly-detailed soft vinyl figure of Godzilla from 1989. Measures 9 1/2-inches tall! The 1989 version of Godzilla is now an awesome soft vinyl figure! This Godzilla 1989 Monster Heaven Soft Vinyl Figure features the King of the Monsters as a great looking and stylized soft vinyl figure. Painted brown, this 9 1/2-inch tall version of Godzilla even boasts moveable arms, legs, and tail.

New Photo From The Godzilla Set Hints At An Iconic Moment

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From Bleeding Cool It seems Gareth Edwards is running around a little, as you do when you are shooting a major movie picture. Just the other day we got a more-than-meets-the-eye video blog marking a year until release. Today, Legendary Pictures posted this photo on their facebook. The 1954 Godzilla by Ishirō Honda is one of my favorites, and Edwards is a director I am excited about, so my expectations are high for this one. Also, you may or may not know that there is a scene in the original that features Godzilla destroying a train line, swinging a train car around in his mouth. Sure, you could say destroyed trains are the norm for cities under attack by massive monsters, but I’ll be damned if this isn’t referencing that scene. READ MORE

Gillian Anderson expects 'X-Files 3' movie: 'There's a very good chance'

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From Digital Spy Gillian Anderson has said that she expects an X-Files 3 movie. The actress said that she thinks that creator Chris Carter might already be working on a new script during her Reddit Ask Me Anything interview. "I would say that there is a very good chance that Chris is in the process of writing it, and as with any creative endeavour, it needs time and space and patience, and I have no doubt that at some point, when it's the right time, and he is happy with it, it will see the light of day, and that will be the beginning," she said. Anderson returned to the role of Dana Scully alongside David Duchovny in 2008's The X-Files: I Want to Believe, the second movie based on the cult television show. When the X-Files show ended in 2002 after nine seasons, Carter promised that it would continue in a series of films. READ MORE

Rumor: Jonathan Rhys Meyers In Talks For 'Star Wars Episode VII' Role

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From The Playlist Now "Star Trek Into Darkness" is in theaters (to somewhat underwhelming grosses), Jj Abrams attention will now move exclusively (well, excluding the dozens of projects in the works at his company Bad Robot -- read about those here) toward " Star Wars Episode VII ," his much-anticipated renewal of the Other geek-beloved space franchise. And with the film due for release in the summer of 2015, we should start to hear about new casting for the series, beyond what we already know -- e.g. that original central trio of Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher are returning in some degree. And while it's not official yet, word is coming in that the first new cast member might be an old collaborator of Abrams, as the normally-on-the-money Latino Review report that "The Tudors" star Jonathan Rhys Meyers is in talks to play a role in " Episode VII ." Probably best-known for Todd Haynes' "Velvet Goldmine ... READ MOR

Star Trek Into Darkness: Will There Be A Sequel, And Who Should Make It?

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From Cinemablend Star Trek Into Darkness is a hit. Not a giant hit, and not the kind of thing that has studios calling all of their rivals and screaming "Suck it!" while guzzling champagne at 8 a.m. (at least , that's how we picture it), but a big enough hit all the same. Especially when you account for its huge improvement with global audiences, Star Trek Into Darkness has done well enough to keep the franchise alive. which means, inevitably, it's time to start talking about sequels. We were doing the same thing after the first Star Trek came out, but I think we can all acknowledge that speculation is a whole lot trickier now. The cast is committed to at least three films, but J.J. Abrams is now the x factor, running off to direct some other dinky sci-fi franchise and making no promises about how involved he'll be in Trek ... READ MORE

New 'Anchorman 2' Teaser Puts Channel 4's Finest Up Front

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From NextMovie "Anchorman: The Legend Continues" will host a slew of bizarro celebrity cameos — everyone from Kristen Wiig to Kanye West to Nicole Kidman, so pretty much just everyone in show business — but as this latest teaser from the long-awaited sequel reminds, the ultimate centerpiece of this little shindig will be the one and only Channel 4 foursome. Yep, San Diego's wackiest news quartet is back, ya'll, boots, ties and all. And even though scripting, casting and filming has since taken place, teaser number two looks pretty much identical to the the first one we saw last year. In it, Ron Burgundy (Will Ferrell), Brian Fantana (Paul Rudd), Champ Kind (David Koechner) and Brick Tamland (Steve Carell) step forth together with a few choice words of intrigue to encourage viewers to tune in this December when they return to the big screen after almost a decade. Rather than the sub-machine guns and boobies promised last time ... READ MORE

War of the Worlds War Machine Preassembled Model Kit

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War of the Worlds War Machine Preassembled Model Kit: Order one for only $34.99! War machine from the original The War of the Worlds movie! 1:48 scale prebuilt, pre-painted model kit. Kit created from original film prop blueprints! Look! It's a war machine! A preassembled version of the War Machine Model Kit (sold separately), this 1:48 scale War of the Worlds War Machine Preassembled Model Kit comes with copper/chrome-style plating, clear lenses cast in red and green colors (including a clear outer bubble lens for the eye), an Earth base, and a display stand. The kit was created from the original blueprints Pegasus Hobbies received from Paramount Pictures, used for the original The War of the Worlds film props. It's even designed and molded to make it easy for kit customizers to incorporate lighting! Add to your vintage Hollywood collection with this War of the Worlds War Machine Preassembled Model Kit! Measures about 7 3/4-inches tall. No assembly or painting require

Star Trek Into Darkness Trivia

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From IMDB Screenwriters Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman explained that the dilemma for the sequel was whether to pit the crew against another villain, or to have an "exploration sci-fi plot where the unknown and nature itself is somehow an adversary," like in Star Trek. According to J.J. Abrams, the time travel-alternate reality concept used in the previous film was a deliberate ploy to enable a reboot for new sagas/films: "The idea, now that we are in an independent timeline, allows us to use any of the ingredients from the past - or come up with brand-new ones - to make potential stories." Hayley Atwell and Teresa Palmer auditioned for the role of Carol Marcus. Benicio Del Toro was in early talks for the role of John Harrison, but eventually declined due to monetary issues. Demián Bichir, Édgar Ramírez and Jordi Mollà were considered afterwards, before Benedict Cumberbatch was finally cast. Paramount Pictures requested director J.J. Abrams to make the

A Tribute To Ray Harryhausen At LA's Aero Theater June 7th!

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MYSTERIOUS ISLAND / ONE MILLION YEARS B.C. / THE VALLEY OF GWANGI From The American Cinematheque Aero Theatre 1328 Montana Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90403 Fri, June 7 7:30pm MYSTERIOUS ISLAND 1961, Sony Repertory, 101 min, UK, Dir: Cy Endfield Based on Jules Verne's sequel to 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, MYSTERIOUS ISLAND follows a group of Confederate prisoners during the Civil War who escape using an enemy balloon, only to find themselves blown off-course to a remote island, populated by monstrous creatures and the enigmatic Captain Nemo (Herbert Lom) himself! Directed by Cy Endfield (ZULU, TRY AND GET ME) in a rare fantasy outing, with a superb score by maestro Bernard Herrmann. With Ray Harryhausen, Michael Craig, Joan Greenwood, Michael Callan, Gary Merrill. ONE MILLION YEARS B.C. 1966, 20th Century Fox, 100 min, UK, Dir: Don Chaffey Prehistoric goddesses Raquel Welch and Martine Beswick compete for audience attention with some of Ray Harryhausen’s most re

LADY RAWHIDE, THE COMIC INDUSTRY'S ICONIC WESTERN HEROINE, RETURNS IN AN ALL-NEW MINISERIES BEGINNING IN AUGUST

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Source: Dynamite Entertainment Dynamite Entertainment proudly announces the August 2013 debut of LADY RAWHIDE #1, the first chapter of a five-part miniseries that will dynamically reintroduce the iconic Western heroine to comic book fans. Written by Eric Trautmann (RED SONJA, VAMPIRELLA) and featuring interior artwork by Milton Estevam, LADY RAWHIDE #1 features cover artwork by the preeminent "good girl" artist, Joseph Michael Linsner (DAWN). In LADY RAWHIDE #1, the masked heroine faces not only the corrupt forces of the government - bent on intimidating the populace through privation and cruelty - but also a new team of vigilantes known as the Sisters of the White Rose. The Sisters, inspired by the legends of Zorro and Lady Rawhide, have taken up the struggle against tyranny. While Lady Rawhide supports their goals, she cannot condone their bloody methods and finds herself facing off against her own devotees! "Lady Rawhide is a thief, a bandit, a rogue,"

Godzilla 1954 Version 12-Inch Toho Series Vinyl Figure

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Godzilla 1954 Version 12-Inch Toho Series Vinyl Figure: Order one for $149.99! Godzilla is an awesome vinyl figure! Highly-detailed vinyl figure of Godzilla from 1954. Measures 12-inches tall! The 1954 version of Godzilla is now an awesome vinyl figure! This Godzilla 1954 Version 12-Inch Toho Series Vinyl Figure features the King of the Monsters as a great looking and stylized vinyl figure. Measuring 12-inches tall, this massive version of Godzilla from 1954 is a must-have for Godzilla fans!

ComiXpress Going Out-Of-Business

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by Armand Vaquer I had a suspicion that this was coming.  I kept getting messages that their website is undergoing "maintenance." But a post from ComiXpress's president Logan DeAngelis today confirms my suspicions. They are shutting down after a nine-year run. Thank goodness I have plenty of copies of The Monster Movie Fan's Guide To Japan to cover upcoming conventions and shows until I find a new publisher. ComiXpress is a print-on-demand publisher of comic books and magazines.  They have been the publisher of The Monster Movie Fan's Guide To Japan since 2009. This forces me to look for another comparable publisher. Here's DeAngelis's message: When we started ComiXpress back in 2004 it was just a handful of comic book creators with a dream to use new technologies to help their fellow creators get their books into print. We were lucky enough not only to have the know-how to make this dream a reality, but also the passion necessary to

Gareth Edwards Checks In from the Set of Godzilla - And Much, Much More!

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From Comic Book News Legendary released another Godzilla video featuring director Gareth Edwards giving us an update from the set. Edwards announces that one year from today the movie will debut. We still don't have an official plot synopsis; only a batch of set images as well as murmurings of a few monsters in Godzilla! Godzilla opens May 16, 2014 in 3D starring Aaron Johnson, Ken Watanabe, Elizabeth Olsen, Juliette Binoche, David Strathairn, and Bryan Cranston. READ MORE Dozens of New Behind-the-Scenes Images From Dread Central Dozens, that's right, dozens of new images from the set of the now filming set of Godzilla have arrived, and we have your hot ticket to see every single one of them. The Army have their guns drawn and ready; are you? Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Richard T. Jones, Elizabeth Olsen, Bryan Cranston, David Strathairn, Patrick Sabongui, Yuki Morita, Brian Markinson, Juliette Binoche, Akira Takarada, Victor Rasuk, and Ken Watanabe star. Ga

Star Wars Episode 7 - Everyone Has A Plot Idea!

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Captain Kirk Pitches 'Star Wars' Ideas From Entertainment Tonight Star Trek Into Darkness director J.J. Abrams is gearing up to also revive the Star Wars franchise, and on Wednesday night's Jimmy Kimmel Live, he got some advice from the original cast of both renowned film series as to what he should implement into the upcoming Star Wars . Host Jimmy Kimmel commissioned fans from the audience to help Abrams come up with a few ideas and plot lines for his next space project. Even Captain Kirk himself, William Shatner, surprised audiences when he stood up to offer an idea. "Captain Kirk. No rules, no surge, road trip of a lifetime," 82-year-old Shatner, who starred in the original 1966 Star Trek, pitched to the director. Abrams, 46, supported the actor's idea, saying excitedly, "That actually sounds pretty great." Shatner quipped back, "Yes it is, because I wrote it." READ MORE Billy Dee Williams gives J.J. Abrams 'Star Wars&#

May The Force Be With You Mother F@#&er!

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From The Guardian Police called to sci-fi fair after costumed characters from rival clubs turn to dark side Police were called to a sci-fi convention after a confrontation between costumed characters from rival clubs. Trouble flared when members of the Norwich Sci-Fi Club were refused entry to a fair hosted by the Norwich Star Wars Club at the University of East Anglia. More than a dozen Star Wars and Doctor Who fans, including some in fancy dress, were involved in the confrontation on Sunday after a member of the Norwich Sci-Fi Club attempted to get an autograph from Doctor Who actor Graham Cole. It is understood the two groups had been involved in a long-running dispute and the hosts had warned their rivals to stay away after comments were posted on Facebook. Norfolk police confirmed they had been called to reports of an assault. READ MORE

Ewan McGregor 'up for' Trainspotting sequel

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From The Guardian Trainspotting star keen to take part in Danny Boyle's planned film based loosely on Irvine Welsh's book Ewan McGregor has confirmed his willingness to star in Danny Boyle's planned sequel to the cult 1996 film Trainspotting. Speaking at a Q&A session following a reunion screening of Trainspotting in London, McGregor said it would be an "extraordinary experience" to reprise the role of Mark Renton, which made his name. Boyle revealed in March that he is planning a sequel that could find its way to the big screen for 2016, the 20th anniversary of the cult film about Edinburgh drug addicts. It will be based loosely on the book Porno by Irvine Welsh, in which the Trainspotting author imagined Renton, Sickboy, Begbie and Spud becoming embroiled in a scheme to raise cash by making a pornographic movie many years after the events of the earlier book. READ MORE