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^Academy Award winning composer James Horner has died in a plane crash (hollywood reporter)

Neil Gaiman’s novel American Gods gets a tv series order on Starz (variety)

The Independence Day sequel gets a title (gamesradar)

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^Tom Holland cast as Marvel’s new Spider-Man, Jon Watts to direct reboot (Marvel.com)

NBC has cancelled Hannibal (tvline)

Seth Myers to moderate Game of Thrones panel at Comic Con (Variety)

today’s birthdays: Selma Blair (43), Joss Whedon (51), Melissa Rauch (35), Frances McDormand (58)

picture of the day: disaster movie director Roland Emmerich on the set of Independence Day: Resurgence: (his twitter, where there are a couple more photos)

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I’m baaaaack!

-First trailer for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay part 2:

-First official synopsis for Batman vs Superman:

Fearing the actions of a god-like Super Hero left unchecked, Gotham City’s own formidable, forceful vigilante takes on Metropolis’s most revered, modern-day savior, while the world wrestles with what sort of hero it really needs. And with Batman and Superman at war with one another, a new threat quickly arises, putting mankind in greater danger than it’s ever known before.

-Jon Bernthal of The Walking Dead to play The Punisher in season 2 of Marvel’s Netflix series Daredevil (oh no they didn’t)

-Here’s the first trailer for The Martian, starring Matt Damon and Jessica Chastain:

-A Boondock Saints prequel tv series may be in the works (vulture)

-New logo image for the Suicide Squad movie: (comingsoon)

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today’s birthdays: Johnny Depp (52), Natalie Portman (34), Michael J. Fox (54), James Newton Howard (64), Matt Bellamy (37)

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New Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer

Just as I thought before, we seem to be getting a lot of Natasha’s backstory, which is awesome. I believe we will be getting several backstories due to Scarlet Witch, but I don’t know more about that. Still no sign of the Vision. Who is it that is disrobing, though? Let the analyzing begin.

Avengers: Age of Ultron is out May 1st.

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A Trailer and video post

Gone Girl, out October 3rd: (first theatrical trailer)

Directed by David Fincher and based upon the global bestseller by Gillian Flynn – unearths the secrets at the heart of a modern marriage. On the occasion of his fifth wedding anniversary, Nick Dunne (Ben Affleck) reports that his beautiful wife, Amy (Rosamund Pike), has gone missing. Under pressure from the police and a growing media frenzy, Nick’s portrait of a blissful union begins to crumble. Soon his lies, deceits and strange behavior has everyone asking the same dark question: Did Nick Dunne kill his wife? Willow’s comments: yay David Fincher!

Annie, out December 19th: (latest international trailer)

Business tycoon and mayoral candidate Benjamin Stacks launches a campaign to take in Annie, a young girl who has been living with her mean foster mom Miss Hannigan since her parents left her as a baby. Willow’s comments:  I don’t know how I feel about Cameron Diaz as Miss Hannigan. I can’t really believe the performance.

How To Train Your Dragon 2, out June 13th: (trailer 3)

It’s been five years since Hiccup and Toothless successfully united dragons and vikings on the island of Berk. While Astrid, Snotlout and the rest of the gang are challenging each other to dragon races (the island’s new favorite contact sport), the now inseparable pair journey through the skies, charting unmapped territories and exploring new worlds. When one of their adventures leads to the discovery of a secret ice cave that is home to hundreds of new wild dragons and the mysterious Dragon Rider, the two friends find themselves at the center of a battle to protect the peace. Now, Hiccup and Toothless must unite to stand up for what they believe while recognizing that only together do they have the power to change the future of both men and dragons. Willow’s comments: I don’t have much to say about this. I enjoyed the first one.

The Giver, out August 15th: (first theatrical trailer)

This film, based on Lois Lowry’s book, tells the story of a perfect world. Everyone here is happy. When Jonas is 12 years old, he’s chosen to be the community’s Receiver of Memories. He enters into training with an old man called The Giver. From the Giver, Jonas learns about pain, sadness, war, and all the unhappy truths of the “real” world. He quickly realizes that his community is fake. Confronted with this reality, Jonas faces difficult choices about his own life and his future. Willow’s comments: I don’t know how I feel about this. I loved the book growing up. It’s a must-read. I read that part of the movie will be in black and white, which is good because it’s closer to the book and concept. Also yay Alexander Skarsgård and Meryl Streep!

Lucy, out August 8th (first theatrical trailer)

A woman, accidentally caught in a dark deal, turns the tables on her captors and transforms into a merciless warrior evolved beyond human logic. Willow’s comments: this will be interesting. It’s from Luc Besson, so it should be good.

A clip from The Fault In Our Stars, out June 6th:

Hazel and Gus are two teenagers who share an acerbic wit, a disdain for the conventional, and a love that sweeps them on a journey. Their relationship is all the more miraculous, given that Hazel’s other constant companion is an oxygen tank, Gus jokes about his prosthetic leg, and they met and fell in love at a cancer support group. Based on the book by John Green. Willow’s comments: I haven’t read the book yet, but I admit I have a fondness for tear jerkers.

X-Men: Days of Future Past clip, out May 23:

The ultimate X-Men ensemble fights a war for the survival of the species across two time periods in X-Men: Days of Future Past. The characters from the original X-Men film trilogy join forces with their younger selves from X-Men: First Class in an epic battle that must change the past – to save our future. Willow’s comments: I love X-Men, and I enjoyed X-Men First Class. Plus it’s Bryan Singer again, which is good. I just hope he didn’t bite off more than he can chew this time.

(summaries from IMDB)

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First trailer for Guardians of the Galaxy

As promised, here’s the trailer that premiered on Jimmy Kimmel. If this is the first time you’ve heard of this, you can see the synopsis and more here (I have mentioned it a lot here).

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New images from Guardians of The Galaxy

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Here we have the whole crew. from left to right: Gamora (Zoe Saldana), Rocket Raccoon (Bradley Cooper), Peter Quill a.k.a. Star-Lord (Chris Pratt), Groot (Vin Diesel), and Drax the Destroyer (Dave Bautista).

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A spaceship called the Milano.

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Chris Pratt as Peter Quill.

The first trailer will be in theaters this Friday but will premiere first on Jimmy Kimmel Live Tuesday night.

From this article:

The scenario almost sounds like the start of a sci-fi joke: A child of the 1980s, the deadliest woman in the galaxy, a tattooed green warrior, a talking raccoon and a sentient alien tree walk into an intergalactic prison.

Instead, it’s the start of a new space saga, Guardians of the Galaxy, due Aug. 1 from Marvel Studios. Directed by James Gunn, the film is based on the cult comic book and continues to explore theMarvel Cinematic Universe of the Iron Man andAvengers films but in an entirely different way.

I’ve said it before, I don’t know how well this will do. It will be interesting to see.

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New image of John Malkovich in NBC’s pirate series Crossbones (entertainment weekly)

Chris Hemsworth will announce the Oscar nominations (the hollywood reporter)

First look at the new Marvel one shot short film featuring Ben Kingsley as Trevor Slattery (from Iron Man 3). I know a lot of people are disappointed because this is going to be on the Thor: The Dark World DVD and the title is “All Hail The King,” so it was thought that it was probably about Loki with the way The Dark World ended. (entertainment weekly)

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^First image from Outlander, a “time-travel romance novel” tv series that will air on Starz. There is an interview with showrunner Ron Moore at that link also. (entertainment weekly)

First images from WGN’s upcoming series Salem (entertainment weekly)

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire has surpassed Iron Man 3 to be 2013’s highest grossing movie (I feel it’s better than Iron Man 3, so that’s good I guess) (Variety)

A bunch of People’s Choice Awards pictures at IMDB (IMDB)

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^First photos from Guillermo Del Toro’s The Strain, one more at the link. (I have this book but haven’t read it yet. I love basically everything Guillermo del Toro does, though. Plus vampires.) (shocktilyoudrop)

Zoe Saldana set to star in NBC’s Rosemary’s Baby miniseries (shocktilyoudrop)

Lost cast will reunite at Paleyfest this spring (tvguide)

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^Sci-fi hotel and H.R. Giger-themed bar coming to the U.S? (I hope so, this is awesome) (cnet)

First image from the movie adaptation of The Fault in Our Stars (entertainment weekly)

Details on another mutant appearing in X-Men: Days of Future Past and plot details (sort of) for Apocalypse (The Mary Sue)

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^New posters for The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (click for large) (businessinsider)

New images for Captain America: The Winter Soldier (comicbookmovie.com)

Industrial Light & Magic releases VFX breakdown for Pacific Rim (comicbookmovie.com)

Scarlett Johansson’s alien movie Under The Skin gets a U.S. release date, April 4 (blastr)

Blastr has 15 genre movies just added to Netflix (I was watching The Ninth Gate last night, actually. I don’t really get it.) (blastr)

We have a plot synopsis for Guardians of The Galaxy: (screencrave)

From Marvel, the studio that brought you the global blockbuster franchises of Iron Man, Thor, Captain America and The Avengers, comes a new team — the Guardians of the Galaxy. An action-packed, epic space adventure, Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy” expands the Marvel Cinematic Universe into the cosmos, where brash adventurer Peter Quill finds himself the object of an unrelenting bounty hunt after stealing a mysterious orb coveted by Ronan, a powerful villain with ambitions that threaten the entire universe. To evade the ever-persistent Ronan, Quill is forced into an uneasy truce with a quartet of disparate misfits — Rocket, a gun-toting raccoon, Groot, a tree-like humanoid, the deadly and enigmatic Gamora and the revenge-driven Drax the Destroyer. But when Peter discovers the true power of the orb and the menace it poses to the cosmos, he must do his best to rally his ragtag rivals for a last, desperate stand — with the galaxy’s fate in the balance. Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy” is presented by Marvel Studios. The film releases August 1, 2014, and is distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures.

Buzzfeed gives us 66 things to be excited about in 2014 (buzzfeed)

-Screenrant has most anticipated new tv shows in 2014, including Gotham City (which I somehow knew nothing about until right now) (screenrant)

Anyone planning on watching Intelligence tonight? He was great on Lost. I love the fact that Josh Holloway is back on tv, so I hope the show’s good. I don’t like the short hair, though.

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Happy new year everyone! My resolution is to update this blog more.

This picture comes to us from Sirs Ian Mckellen and Patrick Stewart.

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^First still from Guardians of the Galaxy! Pictured here are (left to right) Zoe Saldana, Chris Pratt and Dave Bautista (also Rocket the Racoon voiced by Bradley Cooper and Groot voiced by Vin Diesel, I think.) I’m still not sure if this is going to do well, we’ll see. I mean, it’s a Marvel superhero type movie, but it also includes a talking raccoon. So I don’t know. I know they greenlit this after the success of the Avengers. It does have Lee Pace in it so that’s a plus.

Iron Man 3 is the highest grossing movie of 2013; see what else is on the list (E! online)

13 badass women of 2013 (this article is just too good not to share) (mother jones)

Josh Hutcherson got the mockingjay salute when he went to a Kentucky Wildcats game (how awesome is this?) (ohnotheydidnt)

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^new behind the scenes image from the set of X-Men: Days of Future Past (Empire online) (Left to right: Michael Fassbender, James McAvoy, Bryan Singer, Nicholas Hoult, Hugh Jackman)

Empire has two new stills of Electro from The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (Empire online)

Tom Hiddleston named Eonline’s celeb of the year (score!) (eonline)

Netflix is adding a third streaming option for just one screen at a time (Lifehacker)

Here is Stephen Colbert’s cameo in The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (because really, if anyone deserves to be in it it’s him, with all his Tolkien knowledge. Seriously.) (The Mary Sue)

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