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Star Wars Episode VII: popular Ewok actor joins returning cast members

Star Wars Episode VII: popular Ewok actor joins returning cast members

Actor Warwick Davis, most known to Star Wars fans for playing the Ewok warrior Wicket Warrick in the original film, humorously revealed this week that he will joining the long list of stars from the original trilogy to make a return in next year's Star Wars: Episode VII. In his video, Davis mentions how excited he is about a new Star Wars flick being directed by J.J. Abrams. With a fake beard to emphasize how long he's been waiting by the phone, he can't help but immediately agree when it rings with a request that he play a role in Episode VII.

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Maisie Williams talks about possible The Last of Us role

Maisie Williams talks about possible The Last of Us role

This past summer, a teaser poster for a theatrical rendition of The Last of Us was released at the San Diego Comic Con, and in it we got a glimpse of an unknown girl. It was during an SDCC panel that Maisie Williams -- best known for playing Arya Stark in Game of Thrones -- was revealed as being a contender for playing Ellie. Though the movie is still a long way off and details about it are slight, Williams recently confirmed that talks took place, and went into some details about what went down.

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CBS All Access streams against HBO/Netflix with commercials

CBS All Access streams against HBO/Netflix with commercials

Just in case you heard that CBS was going to sneak up on Netflix and yesterday’s big reveal of HBO’s streaming service, think again. CBS All Access, as they’re calling it, has quite a few caveats to get over before it’ll be sneaking up on any competing service. First, and perhaps most important, they’ll be continuing to show commercials during your viewing of shows even after you’ve paid for their service. Advertisements on your already paid-for service. What is this, Hulu Plus?!

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Netflix stock plummets as HBO enters streaming race

Netflix stock plummets as HBO enters streaming race

This morning it was announced by HBO that they’d be offering up their own streaming service separate from Cable TV. That means Game of Thrones. It also means Girls, Boardwalk Empire, Veep, and a collection of AAA movies like Rush, Les Miserbles, and The Secret Life of Walter Mitty. It also means that Netflix will have its first real competition since it went streaming itself all the way back in 2007.

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Nexus Player detailed for Android Lollipop

Nexus Player detailed for Android Lollipop

Without a doubt the strangest member of the newly revealed Nexus device bunch is the Nexus Player. This circular device is made by ASUS and comes with a remote control - and you can purchase a Gamepad for Nexus Player separately. They’re all made for one-another, creating an experience for your display - likely your television - that’s all Android Lollipop, all the time. Also this device effectively replaces Chromecast - at a different, slightly higher cost, of course - as ASUS’ device is "Google Cast Ready."

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Captain America 3 tipped to have Robert Downey Jr. onboard

Captain America 3 tipped to have Robert Downey Jr. onboard

Captain America 3 will feature Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark, if a report from Variety proves correct. According to sources, the actor is near to signing on for the movie, which would be based around Marvel's Civil War storyline. Downey's presence in the movie is important, given that the Civil War storyline will have Tony Stark battling against Steve Rogers ("Captain America"), making Downey an important component in the film. This would join the actor's already established presence in The Avengers: Age of Ultron and The Avengers 3.

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LEGO Batman release pushing back LEGO Movie 2

LEGO Batman release pushing back LEGO Movie 2

Will Arnett’s LEGO Batman has apparently taken the place of all other Batmans as the most beloved toy-selling Batman in modernity. This became apparent this week when it was revealed that The LEGO Movie 2 - sequel to the highly popular 2014 LEGO Movie - will be pushed back in favor of a LEGO Batman spin-off. No, not THAT Batman made of LEGO, but this newer, funnier LEGO Batman. Will Arnett's Batman - ready to command another movie all his own. We can only hope that Jim Carrey will return for another Riddler.

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Joe Dirt 2 heads to Crackle: Adam Sandler wins again

Joe Dirt 2 heads to Crackle: Adam Sandler wins again

It’s high time Adam Sandler received some credit for this massive efforts in creating as many comedy movies as possible over the past several years - Crackle and Netflix know the score. The most recent win for this founder of Happy Madison productions is a long-awaited sequel to the film Joe Dirt. This film will star David Spade in his magnum opus role, returning with the wig he suggests he’s been "sleeping in for years." He’s "beyond stoked that Joe Dirt will finally hit the screens again on Crackle."

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Netflix’s ‘Daredevil’ shows first clips at New York Comic Con

Netflix’s ‘Daredevil’ shows first clips at New York Comic Con

Saturday night at New York Comic Con was the place to be for Daredevil fans, as at a panel for the original Netflix series, Marvel gave the world the first look at four clips from next year's pilot episode. Given screen time were four of the show's main characters/actors, including blind lawyer by day Matt Murdock/crime-fighter by night Daredevil (Charlie Cox), love interest Karen Page (Deborah Ann Woll), Claire Temple (Rosario Dawson), and villain Wilson Fisk/Kingpin (Vincent D'Onofrio).

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