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As much as we all love Netflix, there’s one time a month where they stab us in the heart. Sure, new titles get added on the first of the month, but they also remove content and this October 1st is looking pretty painful for some of us.

On quick review, I’m losing Battlestar Galactica, Ghostbusters Law & Order, and Law & Order: SVU. That’s…painful. Not my Lennie and Benson. Noooooo.

They’re also removing Mean Girls, and Center Stage (for those of you who love a good guilty pleasure dance movie).

On the plus side, they’re adding GalaxyQuest.

Check out the full list of additions and removals after the break.

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We all love watching huge space battles with our heroes desperately trying to save the universe from emperors or aliens or whatever big bad is bent on mass destruction, but are any of those battles remotely possible give the laws of physics? This video by Joe Hanson of PBS’s It’s Okay To Be Smart tries to answer that question. Watch and find out if all those lasers, dogfights, and fiery explosions would look anything like they do on the big screen if they were happening in real life.

See the video after the break.

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Tired of Disney Princess art crossovers? Think they’ve all been done? Well, allow us to submit this series that explores how the Disney princesses would look as piles of rocks. It just might be the best mashup yet. It’s the work of artist Kevin Bolk who has stacked up all the rocks and given just enough adornment and background to identify each princess. Mostly, it’s just their hair, but Cinderella also gets her glass slipper.

See more examples after the break.

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William Shatner originally had a cameo in J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek, but the cameo was cut and Shatner hasn’t been a part of the new series. That could change because Star Trek 3 director Robert Orci wants to get Shatner and Leonard Nimoy together again as Kirk and Spock.

According to BadAssDigest, the new script calls for the reunion, which would mark the first time the two have appeared together in their iconic roles since Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country back in 1991.

The question is whether or not Shatner would be up for the roll after being very vocal about his displeasure with Abrams for not including him in the first two films. He accused Abrams of “being a pig” about it all, though he did eventually apologize for his comments. As for Abrams, he told Playboy:

I haven’t spoken with him in a long time, but I did read something where he gave me a fantastic underhanded compliment. Something like our movie was a fun action ride and maybe one day it’ll have heart. A great compliment only to pull the rug out in a way that only Shatner can do. I adore him.

Seems like Abrams is over the whole thing, but we’ll have to wait and see if Shatner is on board (and if Orci can actually find a way to make the scene happen).

(via /Film)

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It’s one thing to know your Disney movies well enough to put them in chronological order by their release dates, but could you do the same thing based on their approximate historical setting? This timeline goes through the Disney films taking us all the way from the prehistoric times of Dinosaur to the far distant future of Treasure Planet.

See the full timeline after the break.

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Now that the Deadpool movie has been greenlit, it’s time to start the rampant speculation on all sorts of things.

In this case, it’s the question of whether or not Deadpool will get a PG-13 rating or if it will get the R rating that many fans would expect.

The rumor originated with this comment from the Schmoes Know podcast:

“I heard from the director [Tim Miller] that they finally figured out the script, and it was right before this was announced, that they figured out, and you guys are all going to hate this, that they figured out how to make it PG-13 and therefore not lose its soul – that’s a quote – of the script so they can make it.”

Keep in mind that a PG-13 rating allows for quite a bit of violence these days, so it might still be possible to make a Deadpool movie that won’t “lose it’s soul”. And, let’s be honest, it’s highly unlikely that Marvel would ever risk limiting the audience with an R rating. However, I have a feeling that the fan world must have spoken its mind on the news and rather loudly, because Deadpool writer/producer Rhett Reese weighed in on Twitter.

Check it out after the break.

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Remember when that Deadpool movie test footage leaked and everyone was really bummed because it reminded us just how much we wanted a Deadpool movie?

Prepare to be made happy. Variety reported yesterday that we’ll be getting a Deadpool movie on February 12, 2016 and it’ll be a spin-off of X-Men Origins: Wolverine.

Like the test footage, it will star Ryan Reynolds and be directed by Tim Miller. It’s also being produced by Marvel’s Kevin Feige and Lauren Shuler Donner, which makes me feel like it’ll be in good hands.

It’s a long time to wait, but I think it’ll be worth it.

(via The Mary Sue)

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Matt Smith has moved on from battling weeping angels to battling the undead hordes in the upcoming movie, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. According to THR, he will be playing Elizabeth’s clergyman cousin, Mr. Collins, who is looking for a wife.

The zombie-fied adaptation of the Jane Austen classic has been in the works for years, but casting issues have bogged down production. However, it looks as though this movie is finally going to get made (whether you want it or not).

The rest of the cast includes Lily James (Elizabeth Bennet), Sam Riley (Fitzwilliam Darcy), Jack Huston (George Wickham), Bella Heathcote (Jane Bennet), and Douglas Booth (Mr. Bingley).

(via /Film)

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There were sneak peeks of the Batmobile, and then rumors that it had been stolen, but this time it’s video of the car in action. Not only do we see it during filming as it drives down the street, but it’s chasing bad guys and there’s gunfire, too!

See the videos after the break.

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J.J. Abrams has given us another sneak peek at the Star Wars set. This time it’s a look at the Falcon with an awesome Batman crossover.

Could it be his answer to Snyder’s recent Stormtrooper arrest in Gotham? Snyder has been teasing Star Wars/Batman crossovers for a while now, so here’s hoping they keep this up.

Check it out after the break.

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