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Star Wars The Force Awakens: Episode 7 officially named

Star Wars The Force Awakens: Episode 7 officially named

This morning the next Star Wars movie was named officially - Star Wars: The Force Awakens. This is Star Wars 7, the move set to be released in 2016. Star Wars The Force Awakens has completed principal photography, and it's suggested that the first trailer is also cut and prepped for delivery. Now we'll have to start guessing what vehicle it'll come in on. Any guesses on what movie it'll start before? Maybe The Hobbit? Something epic? Into The Woods? Big Hero 6? Something Disney owns, that's for certain.

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Introducing Neals: one Nerd Rapper’s aim for a multimedia retrofuture

Introducing Neals: one Nerd Rapper’s aim for a multimedia retrofuture

Introducing Neals - an hour-long musical animated movie based on a Nerd Rap musical experience. It launches today. It's the 5th of November, and this date hasn't been chosen randomly. Just like the real Guy Fawkes Day, and previous celebrations, today was chosen by YT Cracker to exemplify the outline of the story he's attempting to tell. Introducing Neals is a "retrofuture," says Bryce Case JR, aka YT Cracker, a place where you'll hear the story of "the open source movement, hacktivism, government surveillance, and net neutrality with familiar 1980s tropes and familiar 1980s corniness."

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Hardcore: an action film styled like an FPS game

Hardcore: an action film styled like an FPS game

When we watch movies, we expect them to follow a certain conventional style; the same goes for FPS video games. YouTube is full of videos themed after the latter, mixing live action with the first-person-shooter style common in games like those in the Call of Duty franchise. Not many of those videos match the quality and consistent styling of a new live-action movie tease called "Hardcore", which hopes to ultimately be the "First Ever Action POV Feature Film", according to the maker's Indiegogo campaign.

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Avengers: Age of Ultron believed to be Marvel’s first $2B movie

Avengers: Age of Ultron believed to be Marvel’s first $2B movie

May 1st, 2015 is going to see the U.S. release of Avengers: Age of Ultron, a superhero team movie that not only serves as the anticipated sequel to The Avengers, but is another entry in the individual series of characters like Iron Man and Captain America, and serves to further advance the Marvel Comics Universe. With the recently released Age of Ultron trailer racking up over 34 million views in the first 24 hours, it's beginning to look like the movie will set new box office records.

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Pee-wee does Avengers trailer, teases new movie

Pee-wee does Avengers trailer, teases new movie

The release of The Complete Pee-wee's Playhouse on Blu-ray is here, and what better place to let the whole world know than on Jimmy Fallon? Bouncing off a segment where Fallon himself does voice-overs of famous movie trailers with a Pee-wee voice, Paul Reubens was asked to do the same. Reubens suggested that he'd been contacted several times in the past, people asking him whether he'd been the voice of Pee-wee during Fallon's trailers. That time has come at last, and that Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer is here.

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Movie watching just got easier with “What Is On Netflix”

Movie watching just got easier with “What Is On Netflix”

It's a common plight: you fire up Netflix and start scrolling, and scrolling, and scrolling...and you can't find anything decent to watch. It seems like most of the shows have disappointing ratings, and you've already binged on the latest releases. This usually leads to a bunch of other websites, where you hunt down "Top Ten" lists and similar charts in search of a movie worthy of taking up your free time. That ends up being a huge waste of time, sometimes returning something decent, somethings not.

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Harry Potter’s Facebook page full of Halloween hints

Harry Potter’s Facebook page full of Halloween hints

It’s that time of year again, when ghouls and goblins come asking for treats at the doorstep. Scary movies are plentiful, too. Over on the Pottermore Facebook page, curious things have been going on. It seems JK Rowling is cooking up a treat for Harry Potter fans. Or is it a trick? We’re not certain, but a series of clues and riddles hidden in plain sight suggest something significant is coming tomorrow, possibly a new revelation in the new Harry Potter story.

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Sharp AQUOS 4K LED TVs debut with THX certification

Sharp AQUOS 4K LED TVs debut with THX certification

If there's one certification process you're going to want to pass with your newest 4K TV here in 2014, it's THX. Sharp have gone through said process with their newest UD27 line of Ultra HD (aka 4K) TVs, bringing on sets that've therefor passed more than 400 picture quality tests set up by THX. Precise color, sharpness, and richness throughout. Two new model Sharp AQUOS TV sets are coming soon - they're great, but unless your wallet is busting, they might just be out of your price range.

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Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 Final Trailer released with early tickets

Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 Final Trailer released with early tickets

Behold, the final trailer before the release of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1. Today is a day of video trailers, that's for certain. This trailer is called "Burn" for short, and leads the way in the collection of trailers, teasers, and special video spots created for a tremendous campaign for this big-time movie. This trailer features lots, and lots of action. And it's especially loud. Also beware of spoilers if you've not read the books. This trailer makes little effort to conceal them.

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Watch: Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer extended edition

Watch: Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer extended edition

A "Special Look" at Marvel's "Avengers: Age of Ultron" was presented last night during Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., and now you're allowed to watch it over and over again. After a day of so many Marvel Comics movie announcements your hear was likely to melt, today you get the fallout. It begins with a bit of Thor's Hammer for a good laugh. Mjolnir, Thor's Hammer, also known as Mjölnir in mythical Norse mythology, translating to "The Crusher" in English. It can only be lifted by whosoever is worthy of the powers of Thor.

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