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Google Star Wars poll: are you light side or dark?

Google Star Wars poll: are you light side or dark?

This week Star Wars fans at Google have revealed their big project with Lucasfilm and Disney - a complete immersion of Google products in the Star Wars universe. What you're about to witness is a dip into a galaxy far, far away in a wide variety of apps, both mobile and desktop (in your web browser.) In the Star Wars app (now with Google Wear extension), Google Calendar, Chrome, Chromecast, Gmail, Inbox by Gmail, Maps, Google Search, Google Translate, Waze, and YouTube, you'll be able to choose the light side or the dark.

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Google Star Wars promo turns your account to the Light or Dark Side

Google Star Wars promo turns your account to the Light or Dark Side

With less than a month to go until Star Wars: The Force Awakens hits theaters, Google is getting in on the hoopla surrounding the movie's release. The web giant has launched a new "Awaken The Force Within" promo that lets users align their Google account with either the Light Side or the Dark Side. Once navigating to the main page at google.com/starwars, users sign in like normal, and then drag their icon to either the left or right. After confirming their selection, all of Google's web apps will be refreshed with designs to match their alignment.

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Zoolander 2 Trailer is here: the world’s most beautiful people

Zoolander 2 Trailer is here: the world’s most beautiful people

The trailer for the 2016 film Zoolander 2 is at hand, and with it, a bucket of teasers and clues about the movie's content. The image you're seeing above shows the not-so-secret return of Mugatu, the scene-stealing mega-mastermind of the first film, played by Will Ferrell. "Prison changed me," says Mugatu, "I am bad to the core now." Of course it's all a ruse - it'd be just silly to have Mugatu return with only bad intentions. Much better to have Kristen Wiig take over as Alexanya Atoz.

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LEGO Star Wars: Droid Tales Interview Part I: Thank The Maker!

LEGO Star Wars: Droid Tales Interview Part I: Thank The Maker!

This month we've had the opportunity to speak with Michael Price, the writer behind the animated movie mini-series "LEGO Star Wars: Droid Tales." In this series of 5 features, our favorite golden droid C-3PO retells the entire first 6 episodes of Star Wars film history. Our Q&A session with Price starts with a question of intent and audience. Who was this super entertaining mini-series combination of Star Wars and LEGO originally aimed at? Who was the original intended audience, and who might eventually end up enjoying it?

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Seiko is re-releasing Ripley’s iconic watch from ‘Aliens’

Seiko is re-releasing Ripley’s iconic watch from ‘Aliens’

Listen up Aliens fans, your chance to own the watch worn by Sigourney Weaver's character Ripley is coming soon. Japanese watchmaker Seiko has announced that it's making a limited re-release of the Giugiaro 7A28-7000. Originally sold in the early '80s, the timepiece was designed by Giorgetto Giugiaro, the Italian car designer, and while its looks fit in perfectly with futuristic sci-fi setting of Aliens, the watch wasn't produced just for the movie. Rather, it was the movie that made the existing watch a hot commodity.

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Google Play Movies & TV heading to LG smart TVs this month

Google Play Movies & TV heading to LG smart TVs this month

LG Smart TV owners will soon be able to watch content from Google Play Movies and TV, it has been announced. The service will be available to users in more than 100 countries around the globe, working with LG’s webOS smart TV system, as well as the old NetCast 4.0 and 4.5 platforms. Google’s movies and television content include everything spanning from indie releases to new shows and long-standing classics. The support will be coming to LG Smart TVs later this month.

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Star Wars Blu-ray Steelbook set Review: back to beautiful basics

Star Wars Blu-ray Steelbook set Review: back to beautiful basics

Six Star Wars films have been re-released in Blu-ray form in two editions, one of which is the Steelbook set we're reviewing today. These movies are available individually, each in their own heavy-duty metal and plastic container, each with a single Blu-ray inside. There's also a "Complete Saga" Blu-ray set that includes a whopping 9-disc collection, full of extra features and commentary tracks. You COULD also purchase the Blu-ray disks in two 3-disc sets, one original trilogy, one prequel trilogy.

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Mystery Science Theater 3000 Kickstarts 12th season

Mystery Science Theater 3000 Kickstarts 12th season

In the 90's and the later part of the 80's there existed a little show called Mystery Science Theater 3000. In it, a man was stranded in space with a few robot companions, forever doomed to watch (and riff on) the world's worst movies. The show ran on several different stations over its lifetime, and even had a movie release. Unfortunately, like all good things, it had to come to an end. But now it's poised to make a comeback.

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‘Warcraft’: full movie trailer (finally) released

‘Warcraft’: full movie trailer (finally) released

Earlier this week, a very short teaser trailer for the movie Warcraft was released, and while it showed only a handful of seconds of actual movie footage, it got fans excited. Now, to usher in the weekend properly, Legendary Pictures has released the first full movie trailer for the film, providing the first solid public look at what fans can expect. The movie premieres in theaters next summer.

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Call of Duty movie series on the way thanks to Activision Blizzard Studios

Call of Duty movie series on the way thanks to Activision Blizzard Studios

This week the folks at Activision Blizzard have announced their intent to launch a film and television studio. This studio owns content that they imply may be made into either TV shows or big-screen movies, including Call of Duty, Skylanders, Hearthstone, Diablo, and StarCraft. The first titles announced by this new group are an animated TV show called "Skylanders Academy" and a movie series based on the video game series Call of Duty.

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