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Going ‘Catatonic’ in VR’s horror underbelly

Going ‘Catatonic’ in VR’s horror underbelly

It’s no secret that I love horror movies, the reasons for which are both numerous and irrelevant. I’ve seen hundreds of movies in the genre over the years, most of them cheesy with healthy half and one-star ratings on Netflix. It’s not that I like crappy movies; rather, the genre suffers from one big problem: true fear is very hard to impart through traditional film. That’s where virtual reality comes in.

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens – who is Captain Phasma?

Star Wars: The Force Awakens – who is Captain Phasma?

As the shiniest of characters, the most reflective of all Star Wars characters, and a Game of Thrones actress to boot, Captain Phasma has our attention. We've been wondering what the backstory is on this character since we first heard the name - and now that we've seen Star Wars: The Force Awakens, we're still wondering. The film itself doesn't reveal one whole heck of a lot, but we've got a bit more data than is revealed through the movie. It's time to get chrome.

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Five Star Wars: The Force Awaken’s Cut Scenes Revealed

Five Star Wars: The Force Awaken’s Cut Scenes Revealed

Star Wars: The Force Awakens was once ever-so-slightly longer than it is in theaters today. This isn't uncommon. [This is your complementary SPOILER ALERT] But when it comes to a movie with a mythology like Star Wars, every single tiny little bit of film footage is important. To somebody. Hardcore fans. People like you and I. If there's a 2-second clip from The Empire Strikes Back out there that I haven't seen, I'm gonna go ahead and say I need to see that. It's gotta happen. Today we're having a peek at several scenes we're hoping will be revealed once Star Wars: The Force Awakens is released to home audiences - on DVD, Blu-Ray, and digital HD and the like.

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Resident Evil: The Final Chapter crew member dies on set

Resident Evil: The Final Chapter crew member dies on set

More tragic news has come in from the set of Resident Evil: The Final Chapter — one of the production's crew members was crushed on set and died a short while later at the hospital. According to a local publication, the crew member was Ricardo Cornelius, a 34-year-old who was severely injured when a U.S. Army Hummer fell on top of him earlier this month.

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Fan pulls a gun, is jailed over Star Wars spoilers

Fan pulls a gun, is jailed over Star Wars spoilers

Star Wars fans have waited for more than 30 years to see what happened to their favorite characters on the big screen. So naturally, we've all gone through great lengths to ensure that we don't have any of the big plot points spoiled for us. But what do you do when someone decides to spoil the movie for you, anyway? Well, today we've got a lesson on what not to do.

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens – who is Lor San Tekka?

Star Wars: The Force Awakens – who is Lor San Tekka?

Just a few minutes into the the film Star Wars: The Force Awakens, actor Max von Sydow's character appears - it's no secret, and no spoiler. His name is Lor San Tekka, and he's a real mystery for one-time viewers of the movie. What we're about to do is discuss what we know about him. We're using information we've attained via Lucasfilm and Disney-approved sources - StarWars.com and "Star Wars: The Force Awakens: The Visual Dictionary" so we're working with the real-deal data: canon, that is to say.

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Emo Kylo Ren is the Star Wars Twitter account that you need to follow

Emo Kylo Ren is the Star Wars Twitter account that you need to follow

I'll be the first to admit that I'm not a big Twitter user. In fact, I can't recall the last time I logged into my personal account. However, sometimes I come across an account that is just too funny to pass up. I've come across one such account today, and felt the need to share it with everyone. I give you Emo Kylo Ren.

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Leak has ‘Hateful Eight,’ ‘Revenant’ online before premieres

Leak has ‘Hateful Eight,’ ‘Revenant’ online before premieres

A massive leak has resulted in two highly anticipated movies, The Hateful Eight and The Revenant, being published online before their Christmas day theatrical premieres. So far The Revenant has proven most popular, with nearly a million people downloading it in a single day. Tarantino’s Hateful Eight has also proven popular, though, with more than half a million downloads during the same time period.

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens Review (spoiler free)

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Review (spoiler free)

I've never been shy about calling myself a Star Wars nerd. As a kid, I would watch the original trilogy over and over again, and attempt to use the force to call objects to me. When I was a teen, I got to experience my first ever Star Wars movie in a theater. But last night, I feel like I truly got to experience Star Wars in a theater for the very first time. I'm going to share my spoiler-free review of that experience with you, below.

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Ghostbusters black posters revealed alongside “first” cast picture

Ghostbusters black posters revealed alongside “first” cast picture

While we might be a little bit confused about which photo is the first official cast photo, today we've got something that'll really knock your socks off in the Ghostbusters universe. Four massive poster images from the source. We're still about a half a year away from the premiere of this film, but it's time to get up close and personal with some of the details - the gear and the retro look, quite specifically. Nothing doing on that logo.

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10 ways to celebrate Star Wars TFA without spoilers

10 ways to celebrate Star Wars TFA without spoilers

Despite the fact that the movie doesn't open to the public for roughly another day, there have already been a fair number of people who have seen the film. Big stars, and movie reviewers have been treated to a screening of the film, as tends to happen before it opens up to the general public. Unfortunately that means that spoilers are already out there. One company has already started sending out promotional tweets that give away details of the movie. So what do you do? If you want to avoid spoilers, you need to disconnect from the internet.

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Star Wars Yule Log time: Five hours of Darth Vader’s burning suit

Star Wars Yule Log time: Five hours of Darth Vader’s burning suit

This afternoon we happened upon a YouTube-based Yule log uploaded this month by one giant Star Wars fan by the name of Benjamin Apple. This fellow took the idea of Vader burning on the pyre, as a Yule Log for Christmas, and made it into a 5-hour-long epic. Here you can enjoy the fullness of the greatest villain of all time burning, burning on into the darkness, on your own Christmas Eve. There you'll be thinking about how long it'll be before you're able to see The Force Awakens once more - just 12 short hours. Or maybe 18.

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