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Back to the Future delivers in 2015 with Nike, VR, Tony Hawk, and Pepsi

Back to the Future delivers in 2015 with Nike, VR, Tony Hawk, and Pepsi

Easily one of the most iconic sets of scenes in a film about the future appears in the epic comedy Back to the Future II. In this film we travel forward to the year 2015 to the day November 5th. In the year 2011, Nike blasted everyone's faces off with the first release of the Nike MAG - that's the pair of shoes that appear in BTTF2 - without the Power Laces. Fast-forward to February of 2014 and the designer of the MAG shoes confirmed power laces for 2015. These are just one of a set of products inspired by BTTF2 and prepped for release this year, the year they're supposed to have been on the market.

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Aliens sequel visualized by director of District 9, Elysium [UPDATE]

Aliens sequel visualized by director of District 9, Elysium [UPDATE]

We don't really know what to believe when it comes to this proposed sequel to Aliens. Images posted by Director and Visual Effects artist Neill Blomkamp have sparked our interest, that's for certain - but whether or not he'd actually been attached to a film is unconfirmed. What we do know is that we'd certainly have loved to see a dark, alternate universe in the eye of Blomkamp, especially after seeing these illustrations. Blomkamp previously directed Elysium and District 9 - his next film is Chappie.

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LEGO 2015 includes Invisible Jet, Hulkbuster, Stormtroopers

LEGO 2015 includes Invisible Jet, Hulkbuster, Stormtroopers

This upcoming LEGO-filled year is going to be filled with some really, really strange sets. The January - June catalog (the German version) for LEGO has been released and it's packed with Avengers: Age of Ultron, new DC and Marvel Comics sets, and Star Wars. Don't expect to see any Star Wars: The Force Awakens sets quite yet as the film is set to be released in December, but feel free to get pumped about the inordinate amount of Stormtroopers coming in multiple sets in the first quarter of the year.

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LEGO Simpsons to return for 2015

LEGO Simpsons to return for 2015

Apparently the success of the co-branding alliance between LEGO and The Simpsons was enough to inspire a second wave. Thus reads the rumor mill this week with a list of LEGO minifigures that'll likely be released this May. There's also word of a second LEGO Simpsons full-sized brick set to match with the original Simpsons House. This second Simpsons LEGO set will be the Simpsons Kwik-E-Mart (71016), and it'll also be released this May of 2015. As for another episode of The Simpsons matched with LEGO - that's looking a lot less likely.

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Samsung pours Milk VR 360 video on its virtual reality headset

Samsung pours Milk VR 360 video on its virtual reality headset

This week Samsung is bringing VR video to its Virtual Reality headset Gear VR. With Milk VR, users are able to tap into 360-degree video files. This means that while you watch and move in space, you're able to turn your head left, right, up, and down, and see what's around you as you do so. For those of you without a VR headset, you'll be able to view Milk VR at Milk VR dot com - hold your mouse button down and drag to turn your head.

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New McConaughey Lincoln Ads prepped for bowl games

New McConaughey Lincoln Ads prepped for bowl games

This week we're getting a sneak peek - a full viewing, in this case - at a set of Lincoln MKZ video spots with Matthew McConaughey. The first set of ad spots Lincoln did with McConaughey became so infamous that they were parodied on Saturday Night Live (SNL). Now Lincoln is back with McConaughey for a couple more - complete with the same attitude and extremely strange timbre that made the first set seem so very odd. The MKV Hybrid midsize sedan also makes an appearance.

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Aaron Paul attached to Han Solo Star Wars spin-off film

Aaron Paul attached to Han Solo Star Wars spin-off film

With more than one Star Wars film being made at a time and Star Wars 7 well on the way, it's high time we started to hear more about the spin-off films that'll appear between each of the hero flicks over the next few years. First up: Han Solo. This film's title is still unknown, but reliable sources have pointed toward "Luminac Industrial Goods" as the code name for production. Something like Blue Harvest for Star Wars VI: Return of the Jedi.

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The Interview download includes Android hacker attack

The Interview download includes Android hacker attack

Several weeks ago Sony Pictures was hacked by a group that claimed to have done so that The Interview would not be released. Once it was clear that the film WAS still going to be released as normal, they issued further threat that anyone who saw the film would be in danger of physical attack. Most recently there's been a hack embedded within a torrent - that's an illegal download, in this case, and it's hitting Android users in South Korea specifically.

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‘The Interview’ racks up 1.5M illegal downloads in only 2 days

‘The Interview’ racks up 1.5M illegal downloads in only 2 days

Like any major movie release these days, it wasn't long after controversial comedy The Interview became available to watch, in this case via streaming or download from sources including Google, Microsoft, and YouTube, that it started showing on illegal file-sharing sites. But due to the media frenzy surrounding the movie's release over the past month, with the Sony hacking and threats from North Korea, followed by theater showings cancelled around the country, The Interview has become the top download on a number of torrent sites in record time.

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Dark Horse’s classic Star Wars comics 50% off before final discontinuation

Dark Horse’s classic Star Wars comics 50% off before final discontinuation

Before Disney's acquisition of the Star Wars franchise, the comic book rights were held by publisher Dark Horse. Since 1991, a large number of stories have been told that take place in the renowned galaxy far, far away, coming to be known under the umbrella of the Expanded Universe. Sadly, Disney and LucasFilm have decided that the Expanded Universe is now considered non-canon, and starting January 1st, 2015, Marvel will be taking over the rights to Star War comics.

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