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‘Deadpool’ movie banned in China over violence, nudity

‘Deadpool’ movie banned in China over violence, nudity

Deadpool fans in China won’t be able to see the movie in theaters, as the nation’s censors have banned the film due to graphic violence. The movie, which is rated “R,” is a so-called anti-superhero flick that features potty-mouthed Deadpool, ample violence, and nudity. According to local news agencies and at least one inside source, China’s officials in charge of censorship matters like this have banned Deadpool because the offensive elements were too pervasive to edit out.

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Deadpool’s tiniest Easter Egg

Deadpool’s tiniest Easter Egg

Film producer Aditya Sood revealed a tidbit of a connection between two of the movies he's worked on very recently: The Martian and Deadpool. At a press event for the home format release (DVD, Blu-ray, digital) of The Martian, Sood was asked about the long-awaited Marvel Comics title Deadpool. What were the differences between getting a little-known book (pre-big-publisher) turned into a major motion picture, and Deadpool, a film that's been notorious in its pre-production time - years and years and years on deck or below it? Sood answered indirectly.

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’10 Cloverfield Lane’ trailer reveals J.J. Abrams’ latest movie

’10 Cloverfield Lane’ trailer reveals J.J. Abrams’ latest movie

To the surprise of fans and movie goers everywhere, J.J. Abrams has been silently working on a sequel to his 2008 movie Cloverfield, and it is starring John Goodman. The sequel is called 10 Cloverfield Lane, and the trailer for it was released today on Paramount Pictures' YouTube account. There aren’t many details at this point, but the trailer does an excellent job of presenting the foundation of the movie, hinting that it is set in a post-Cloverfield apocalypse.

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Poe Dameron and BB-8 roll into their own comic book series

Poe Dameron and BB-8 roll into their own comic book series

BB-8 will be rolling alongside his master in "Star Wars: Poe Dameron", set to be a comic book series soon. This comic will be out just in time to fill the void of information on one of the break-out characters from the film The Force Awakens. This comic book will be created by Charles Soule and Phil Noto, and Oscar Isaac's likeness will be splashed across pages in full effect. That fellow is going to be around for a while. Think Wedge Antilles.

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Batman v Superman exclusive clip drops during Conan

Batman v Superman exclusive clip drops during Conan

During Conan yesterday, a new clip from the upcoming Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice movie was released. In the clip we see the Batmobile and some unfortunate thing that happens to it courtesy of Superman. It’s Superman making the threats in this video, and Batman makes it clear he isn’t too worried. We won't spoil it for you, so check out the video after the jump!

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Hotel Transylvania 2: behind the scenes with the film’s designers

Hotel Transylvania 2: behind the scenes with the film’s designers

Today we're going behind the scenes of Hotel Transylvania 2 to discover the insides of the stark contrast between the human world and the monster world. Production Design in this film runs deep, from initial construction of sets with digital pen and ink to set dressing before scenes are "filmed". The work that goes in to each scene in a top-notch digital film such as this is very, very easily lost on its intended audience - today we're going to see what a tragedy that is as we attempt to rectify.

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens – Who is TR-8R?

Star Wars: The Force Awakens – Who is TR-8R?

This morning Star Wars officially made public the identity of the Star Wars: The Force Awakens character TR-8R. "Traitor!" He's a mad one. As suspected, this stormtrooper goes by the name FN-2199, one of three troopers revealed in the book "Before the Awakening", a set of short stories giving background on the three main characters in the film. That story was about FN-2187, aka Finn. This character knew Finn well before the awakening, hence the knowledge of his being a traitor when he finds him on Takodana, near Maz's castle.

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Rey fans, rejoice! The Force Awakens Monopoly will feature the heroine

Rey fans, rejoice! The Force Awakens Monopoly will feature the heroine

Star Wars fans who are also into board games were in an uproar this week, as it was discovered that a new version of Monopoly based on The Force Awakens was missing one of the new movie's most important characters. The game comes with four board avatars, with Finn and Kylo Ren representing some of the franchise's latest characters, while Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader are the classics. This selection left out a central female character, and arguably the new movie's main hero: Rey.

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Star Wars: TFA Monopoly has no Rey

Star Wars: TFA Monopoly has no Rey

This week it's becoming apparent that the Star Wars: The Force Awakens Monopoly game just isn't up to snuff. This first edition was released all the way back in September, but it didn't become apparent until now, after most Star Wars fans have seen the film, that the game's contents aren't in line with the film. In particular, the game's four board avatars. They consist of Return of the Jedi Luke and Return of the Jedi Darth Vader - which is fine. They also consist of Kylo Ren and Finn (or FN-2187, if you prefer). This game does not contain the main character of the film: Rey.

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens BB-8 ringtone downloads movie-accurate

Star Wars: The Force Awakens BB-8 ringtone downloads movie-accurate

This week we've been passed a collection of sounds synthesized from the publicly-available Star Wars: The Force Awakens movie trailers, all sounds made by BB-8. These BB-8 sound effects have been cut down and cleaned and formatted in a way that makes them perfect for whatever odd project the Star Wars-loving public might want to use them for. We'll be using them for ringtones and notification sounds on our smartphones - you can do what you wish.

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Star Wars Anti-Cheese edits will change how you see the prequels

Star Wars Anti-Cheese edits will change how you see the prequels

One film editor and Star Wars fan has taken it upon himself to edit all three of the Star Wars prequels to take out the cheese. Jeremy M West's edits change the voices of the aliens in the films, cut out the bits that do the film's plot lines no favors, and generally turn the films, even if you've seen them each several times, into works that are once again watchable. These edits take out what you, a battle-hardened Original Star Wars Trilogy fan, consider the cringe-worthy bits of The Phantom Menace, Attack of the Clones, and Revenge of the Sith.

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens – Who is Maz Kanata?

Star Wars: The Force Awakens – Who is Maz Kanata?

Right around 50 minutes into the 2-hour Star Wars: The Force Awakens film, we see a tiny character by the name of Maz Kanata. She's a mostly-CGI character voiced and acted by Lupita Nyong'o, and she's more than a little important to the overarching Anakin saga that flows through the Star Wars film universe. The following is a glimpse at what Maz has been up to for the past several hundred years, what she's done with regard to Han Solo, and what she's got in her secret curio box. Therefore, if you've not seen Star Wars: The Force Awakens, we recommend you proceed with caution!

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