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Google Play Movies & TV update: Material Design and second-screen

Google Play Movies & TV update: Material Design and second-screen

Watching movies or TV via Google Play just got a bit prettier, and lot more useful. An update, rolling out today, brings Google’s Material Design to the app, and adds a bit of second-screen functionality. Streaming movies to your Nexus Player or Chromecast might just give you some info about what you’re watching, like which actors are involved or what that song playing is. If you’re the kind of person who’s mind wanders a bit during a movie, this update will bring you back into focus a bit.

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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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DREDD sequel “Superfiend” collection released: watch now

DREDD sequel “Superfiend” collection released: watch now

The unofficial "Bootleg" collection of DREDD videos called "Superfiend" have begun their trip to your eyeballs this afternoon. While the 2012 movie DREDD was a failure in the box office, a massive fan following has pushed creators to making way for future films. Sort of. These videos are the result of a wish had by Adi Shankar to continue work on DREDD through the 2000 AD universe. They're closer to fan films than they are to a theater release sort of deal - but they're certainly interesting enough to sit down and take in.

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X-Wing, Tie Fighter original games re-released after 20 years

X-Wing, Tie Fighter original games re-released after 20 years

The original Lucasarts creations "Star Wars: X-Wing" and "Star Wars: Tie Fighter" have been re-released as Special Editions. This after just 20 years after their original release, and slightly less time since their first re-releases in 1998. These games spawned a massive cross-platform collection of space fighting games both in and out of the Star Wars universe. Now we can only dream that these classics will make their way to the mobile environment next.

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Humans replacing scanners at movie theaters this Autumn

Humans replacing scanners at movie theaters this Autumn

A new set of ever-changing security measures embedded in movie tickets on your smartphone may soon do away with the need for scanning. While - just like you would at Starbucks - MovieTickets.com movie tickets on your smartphone required codes to be scanned by the ticket handler at your local theater until now, they've thought of something new. Instead, it'll take a trained movie theater redemption employee trained in the art of looking at tickets and knowing the newest combination of animations, colors, and codes.

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Oculus Rift’s first feature film is now available

Oculus Rift’s first feature film is now available

Halloween is upon us, and so many people are pulling out their favorite scary movies for a night or two of frights. Those who own an Oculus Rift will be able to take this to a whole new level, however, with the device's first feature length movie launching today -- and it's not for the faint of heart. The movie is a horror flick called Banshee Chapter, and the Oculus Rift edition is adapted specifically to the VR device. The movie first came out in 2013, and enjoys a healthy 5.5 stars on IMDB.

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Steve Jobs biopic signs Christian Bale: “he’s gonna crush it”

Steve Jobs biopic signs Christian Bale: “he’s gonna crush it”

This morning it's been confirmed that the most "official" of the "official biopic" collection of Steve Jobs films to come out after his untimely passing has signed on actor Christian Bale. Master actor Bale will play Jobs himself, and according to screenwriter Aaron Sorkin, "there isn't a scene or a frame that he's not in." Sorkin also make clear that "he didn't have to audition," but that "there was a meeting," but that's about it. This film will be based on Walter Isaacson's 2011 biography “Steve Jobs” for Sony Corp.

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Star Wars classics immortalized in massive gallery

Star Wars classics immortalized in massive gallery

A new generation is set to be introduced to Star Wars in a big way, and that is a big deal. Still, long running fans have a special nostalgic place in their fandom-riddled hearts for the classic movies, and that special nostalgic place can never be fully satiated. That's what makes a newly compiled massive gallery of images from Industrial Light & Magic so enjoyable -- we get a close up look of props we've seen dozens (or hundreds, we won't judge) of times before, each of them in various states of assembly.

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