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Semi daily links

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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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Semi daily links

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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Semi-daily links

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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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Semi-daily links

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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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Changes at Netflix

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Netflix has just removed a large chunk of movies and replaced it with a bunch of new stuff. I saw this article on Dec 28th (and I should have posted it then) of all the stuff that was to be removed (full list there at that link). And here are all the things that were just added, listed newest first. Here Buzzfeed took 15 of the new movies and broke them down. Yay to American Psycho, nay to the fact that Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind is now gone. A good thing to know when you’re stuck inside in a snowstorm, right?

As I stated in a recent semi-daily links post, Netflix is also adding a third streaming option for only streaming on one device that also lacks HD. Good if you’re the only one in your family that uses it, like me.

first article-The Mary Sue
second article-Instant Watcher
third article-Buzzfeed
fourth article-Lifehacker

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Holy S**t of the day

So you know that meteorite that exploded over Russia? it could have done much worse than it did, according to an assessment released today by the European Space Agency (ESA). Apparently the explosion was equal to 30 atomic bombs. Yeah. They say something like this is only supposed to happen every 100 years, so here’s hoping they’re right about that.

more here at geekosystem.

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