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Are you excited for Terminator Genisys? After being bit by Rise of the Machines and Salvation, it is easy to understand if your excitement for the upcoming sequel/reboot is a bit muted.  After James Cameron’s seal of approval, however, chances are that Terminator fans will be more than a bit happy with the new entry of the 30 year old franchise.  Even with Cameron’s (who wrote and directed the first two, i.e. the best, entries in the franchise) backing of the film, franchise star Arnold Schwarzenegger couldn’t resist drumming up some excitement for the flick in the best possible way. (more…)

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You love Chris Pratt, right? Of course you do. You would have to be some sort of non-human person who lives on raisins and black licorice and possibly unicorn livers in order to somehow avoid the spell that Pratt has cast on the entire planet.  With his latest effort, the uber-successful Jurassic World, audiences learned that even those vicious raptors love Pratt, and since he is such an easy going guy, well, that basically makes him a target for one of the most appropriate practical jokes in recent memory. (more…)

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I saw this on 9gag (meme site) last night and thought it was just a horribly cruel photoshop troll. After checking out Bieber’s Instagram page, and seeing multiple sites pick up on it, it’s fucking true – he’s been given a Batman vs Superman script.

Here’s the post, which you can see a larger version of here:

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I was literally laughing out loud watching this clip from Jimmy Kimmel Live! in where Simon Pegg talks about this prank he pulled on the cast and crew of Star Trek Into Darkness involving a laser and the threat of neutrons and ions in the air. The real butt of the joke is Benedict Cumberbatch since he arrived on set later than most of the cast, who by then were all in it.

Cumberbatch must be the most gullible man on the planet. Seriously, I think you could trick him into signing a contract where be becomes your personal tea-serving, phone-answering, spanking slave.

Wait, stop. Cumberbitches, don’t start getting any ideas.

Source: /Film

I’m sure you’ve seen the zombie-esque headlines involving a naked man eating another man’s face and another of a New Jersey man who stabbed himself 50 times, cut out his own intestines and threw them at the police.  Creepy, right? Upon reading these stories, I imagine the normal immediate reaction is something like: “It has begun. Finally, I can put my chainsaw and shot gun to good use!” – normal for us nerds, anyway. Sadly, the zombie apocalypse has not started. Hell, the CDC was actually forced to address (mostly online) concerns about deadites feasting on the living.  Suffice to say, you can put your weapons of facial destruction down (for now). If anything, these wacko stories teach us to be a little more alert. When a maniac comes charging at you… GTFO or do your best Chuck Norris impression.

Anyhow, some resident of Florida (why is it always Florida? Why are they not like the rest of us?), completely forgetting about the whole “fight or flight” thing, thought it would be funny to play off this whole zombie scare.

Vitaly Zdorovetskiy got a buddy with a video camera to follow him, decked himself out as a member of the walking dead and took to the streets in Miami, terrorizing basketball players and folks in parking lots.

It’s a (mostly) funny video involving lots of people running for the hills. However, if you watch closely at the 2:00 mark, you’ll see some hoodlum fire a gun (repeatedly) at Zdorovetskiy.

Damn fool almost got himself shot. The stupidity serves him right. That’s like dressing up as terrorist and running around screaming “dirka dirka” after some foiled plot hits the news.

Source: Blastr

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If you had an incredible Skeksis costume from The Dark Crystal, what’s the best thing you could do with it? Scare the shit out of a co-worker? Yup. (The Mary Sue)

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A lot of new footage has begun making it’s way online since the Blu-ray versions of the entire Star Wars saga was announced. Included in this new footage is, of course, some deleted scenes or alternative takes. One of these deleted scenes in another version of Han and Leia’s snarky exchange before they evacuate Hoth in The Empire Strikes Back. In the film we can tell it’s classic “oh, they secretly like each other banter,” but in this version the sexual tension literally radiates off the screen! Also, Han could have come off as a way bigger jerk, but still just as sexy.

Watch this alternative version below and let us know which you prefer.

If this wasn’t enough new Harrison Ford for one day we’ve also come upon some rare footage from Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom. Here’s the story about this clip, apparently Steven Spielberg was planning a practical joke for Ford, and in the scene where Indiana is kidnapped by the Thuggee, Speilberg launched his surprise. In that scene, Indiana was to be whipped by a dominatrix, who also happened to be a certain famous singer. Then, the rumor has it Carrie Fisher and Irvin Kershner showed up. I don’t know, sounds like a very strange and kinky prank, Spielberg.

You can watch this unfortunately terrible quality footage of the shenanigins, but take solace in the fact this long rumored prank did actually occur. And that’s sort of fabulous.

Sources: The Mary Sue, /Film