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It’s been a good day for trailers. First we had Spider-Man: Homecoming and now War for the Planet of the Apes. The synopsis reads:

In War for the Planet of the Apes, the third chapter of the critically acclaimed blockbuster franchise, Caesar and his apes are forced into a deadly conflict with an army of humans led by a ruthless Colonel. After the apes suffer unimaginable losses, Caesar wrestles with his darker instincts and begins his own mythic quest to avenge his kind. As the journey finally brings them face to face, Caesar and the Colonel are pitted against each other in an epic battle that will determine the fate of both their species and the future of the planet.

Watch it below. The visuals look pretty stellar. [click to continue…]

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If you missed the debut of the full Spider-Man: Homecoming trailer last night you can get caught up right here. Tony Stark makes an appearance, which was a pleasant surprise.

Actually, there are two trailers—the U.S. version and the international version. Some of the footage is different, but the tone of the trailers is like night and day. The U.S. version skews really young and is heavy on comedy while the international version has a more serious tone. Check the both out below and let us know which version you prefer. [click to continue…]

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A teaser for Spider-Man: Homecoming just landed ahead of the full trailer premiere on Jimmy Kimmel Live tomorrow, December 8th. The teaser is interesting in its own right because it includes Happy Hogan and a liiiiiittle costume upgrade from Tony Stark that fans have been waiting to see. Watch it below. [click to continue…]

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Anthony McGrath spent the last two years animating the following short titled Iron Man: Gamma Protocol. One thing that is immediately apparent is that this dude is no hack. The CGI is pro-quality and the battle scene is super fun to watch. Check it out below. [click to continue…]

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German filmmaker Nicola Piovesan is currently working on a film project entitled Attack of the Cyber Octopuses. Based on the title and the picture above, I’m already sold.

The effort is described as “a retro-futuristic cyberpunk short film” that aims to “recreate the look and feel of the Eighties Sci-fi classics, without using CGI nor chroma key” – meaning it will be filmed in actual locations using miniature models and handmade props.

One of those models is this awesome Cyber Octopus that was created using 3D Studio Max and a Wanhao Duplicator. For added touches, the eyes were made from LEDs while the tentacles are articulated with an elastic wire. [click to continue…]

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If you missed the Spirited Away release in U.S. theaters earlier this month, you have another chance to experience the genius of Hayao Miyazaki on the big screen this January. [click to continue…]

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Last night Disney transformed Epcot’s Spaceship Earth into the Death Star to celebrate Star Wars and the release of Rogue One. If you weren’t there (annnnnd that includes 99.9% of you) then you’re probably wondering what the transformation looked like. Well, we can help with that. Check out the video below to see how it went down. [click to continue…]

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Over the weekend, full trailers for The Mummy and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 dropped. You can check them both out below, along with the Easter egg video for GOTG: Vol. 2. They look great – but if I didn’t know better I would have thought that the Mission: Impossible series took a really unexpected turn for the sixth installment. [click to continue…]

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“Welcome to a new world of gods and monsters”.

A teaser trailer and poster for The Mummy starring Tom Cruise has landed ahead of the full trailer release this Sunday. I have to say that it looks awesome, even though the mummy here kinda looks like Enchantress from Suicide Squad. At any rate, we’re definitely intrigued. [click to continue…]

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Back in 2012, an estimate put the cost of building a real Death Star at $852 quadrillion with a build time of 833,315 years. A new estimate has revealed that the cost of running the Death Star for JUST ONE DAY would be even more ridiculous.

Ovo Energy, an energy supply company based in Bristol, England, crunched the numbers with help from Alexander Barnett, a math professor at Dartmouth University, and Stephen Skolnick, editor of Physics Central. They came up with a figure of £6 octillion, which is 30 trillion times more than all of the money on earth.

See how the costs break down in the infographic below. [click to continue…]