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‘Sonic the Hedgehog’ hybrid live-action movie arrives 2018

‘Sonic the Hedgehog’ hybrid live-action movie arrives 2018

Prepare yourself: Sony Pictures has a live-action hybrid “Sonic the Hedgehog” movie in the pipeline, and it’ll be hitting theaters in 2018. The news was disclosed recently by Sega Sammy Holdings President and CEO Hajime Satomi in an interview, but this isn’t the first time we’ve heard rumors about such plans. Back in 2014, for example, a report surfaced claiming that Sony Pictures was working with Neil Moritz to make a theatrical adaption of the franchise.

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What you’ll need for Deadpool before you see it

What you’ll need for Deadpool before you see it

If you're about to watch the 2016 film Deadpool, you're going to need to know a few things. First, this is the first time our hero Wade Winston Wilson will grace the silver screen with an accurate portrayal of his life force. Because of this, you're going to need to bring some earmuffs for your children. Or better yet, don't bring your children at all! This is a rated-R movie, and most certainly not something you're going to want to bend the rules on for your 5-year-old daughter or son who promises they'll never repeat any of the bad words they hear.

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New X-Men, Captain America trailers kick off at Super Bowl

New X-Men, Captain America trailers kick off at Super Bowl

While the Super Bowl is always a time for football fans to root for their favorite teams, matches aren't the only battles going on in the stadium. It has also been an opportunity to fight for people's attention, affection, and even money. Like these trailers for two movies, for example. While both have their roots in Marvel's hallways, only one is technically and legally Marvel's baby. But only one really offers us something new to drool upon. Presenting the Super Bowl's unveiling of the new trailers for X-Men: Apocalypse and Marvel's Captain America: Civil War.

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The curious case of the Star Wars family portrait

The curious case of the Star Wars family portrait

What you're about to see is a family portrait that includes Han Solo, Princess Leia Organa, and a third family member. We will not tell you who the third member of the family is here, for that would be a spoiler for Star Wars: The Force Awakens. We know that basically every person in the world that wanted to see The Force Awakens has already seen it, but we're still not going to take any chances. Maybe 30 years down the line when The Simpsons have already done so.

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Ghostbusters 2016 photos shared en masse

Ghostbusters 2016 photos shared en masse

This week the folks at Sony Pictures have released a collection of photos and screen grabs from the new Ghostbusters film for 2016. This is the one with Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon, and Leslie Jones. That's the lineup. So you'll find a few guest-stars from the original film - maybe a few old-school Ghostbusters, and of course Chris Hemsworth. He'll be sitting up front at the desk, looking like a secretary, just like our old pal Janine from the last couple of movies.

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Deadpool is running for president

Deadpool is running for president

The Marvel Comics character Deadpool is running for "El Presidente" to be more specific, complete with his own SuperPac. Announced this afternoon by Fox is the fact that Deadpool (a fictional character, we must remind you) is "officially exploring a run for President. They've suggested that a SuperPac is also now in effect under the name "Weapon X-ers for Progress." They suggest that this SuperPac is "totally unaffiliated with Mr. Pool - as is often the case with SuperPacs and the candidates they support.

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Watch The Force Awakens in just 60 seconds

Watch The Force Awakens in just 60 seconds

How many times have you watched The Force Awakens? Personally, I've only made it to the theater once, due to my busy schedule. Going out takes time and costs money, but what if you could watch the movie from the comfort of your own home, in roughly a minute? I bet you could get a lot of viewings in that way.

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Luke Skywalker’s blaster goes on the auction block

Luke Skywalker’s blaster goes on the auction block

When you think of Luke Skywalker's iconic weapon of choice, you no doubt think of one of his two lightsabers. Either the one passed down from dear old dad, or the one he constructed after dad separated him from it (and the hand holding it). But there was one other weapon that he weilded, during The Empire Strikes Back, and it's up for sale, if you want it.

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Star Wars TFA vids show how Maz Kanata, CG shots were made

Star Wars TFA vids show how Maz Kanata, CG shots were made

Since time immemorial … OK maybe not that too long ago, films, especially science fiction, have been the seed bed of the latest in CG technology. Year after year, we are treated to movies that push the limits of computer generated images, pushing the boundaries of our own perceptions and minds. Star Wars: The Force Awakens is, of course, no different and although not as revolutionary as some titles would claim to be, it has its fair share of CGI shots that are vying for a slot in awards night. Two breakdown edit videos give a glimpse of the craftsmanship behind those shots, especially in bringing the mysterious Maz Kanata to life.

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Amazon Echo’s Alexa gains Movie, Super Bowl knowledge

Amazon Echo’s Alexa gains Movie, Super Bowl knowledge

This week Alexa (inside the Amazon Echo) will be updated to roll with the punches when it comes to movie queries. Users will soon be able to ask when Star Wars: The Force Awakens is playing, or "what horror movies are playing this Friday" using local movie listings and theater showings. Users will also be able to ask more general questions like "what movies are playing" or "tell me more about the movie "Don't Be A Menace To South Central While Drinking Your Juice In The Hood".

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First and only Aston Martin DB10 to be auctioned 18th February

First and only Aston Martin DB10 to be auctioned 18th February

If you are familiar with the Aston Martin DB10 sports car, then you are either one or both of two things: a car aficionado and/or a James Bond fan. Ever since the now iconic DB5, Aston Martin has been designing cars for the James Bond film empire. The DB10, however, has the distinction of being the only one to be made exclusively for a film. Now, one of only 10 models in existence will be going under the gavel for bidding next month, marking the first time a private individual will have the prestige of owning a piece of history, a piece of luxury, and a piece of Hollywood.

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Star Wars Episode 8 has been delayed

Star Wars Episode 8 has been delayed

While the original release date for Star Wars Episode 8 was set for May of 2017, we'll now be seeing placement closer to that of The Force Awakens. Very likely due to the massive appeal of a December showing due to the best-in-history ticket sales of Star Wars: Episode 7, Disney has decided to push the release of Episode 8 back a few months. That'll be seven months later than it was originally planned, but has no effect on the release of Star Wars: Rogue One (aka Rogue One, a Star Wars Story).

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