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Sony Reveals CG Animated ‘Popeye’ Movie Test Footage

Sony Pictures Animation has released a test animation video giving us a peek at how Popeye the Sailor Man will look and act in his new CG animated movie.

‘V/H/S Viral’ Red Band Trailer: Monsters, Magicians, and Bloody Mayhem

The newest trailer for the found-footage horror anthology 'V/H/S Viral' confirms that the third entry in the franchise will keep its shocking violence and gore.

Concept Art Writing Prompt: The Confession To The Machine

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This week's writing prompt confronts us with a hooded figure who pairs robes with wires. Is this a monk? A priest? A guru? An oracle? Tell us your story of this shadowy being and their apparent supplicant. Read more...

Camera Traps Capture "Fantastically Bizarre" Animal Hitchhiking

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Earlier this month, conservationists working in South Africa's Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park were very suprised when they reviewed photos snapped by their camera trap. Images revealed a mongoose-like genet hitch-hiking on the backs of at least two different species of animals — behavior never seen in the mammal. Read more...

What We Love (And Hate) About Shared Cinematic Universes

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In Marvel and DC's two pantheons of superhero movies and TV series, we've seen two very different approaches to putting together a shared universe. So what are the advantages and disadvantages of each version? And what's so great about a shared universe, anyway? Read more...

How Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes Went From Concept Art To Screen

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While we do love concept art that gives us an alternate universe version of movies, it's incredibly fascinating to see how final, approved concept art translates from a simple illustration to a scene on film. Compare these gorgeous Dawn of the Planet of the Apes concept pieces to images from the movie itself. Read more...

‘Fantastic Four’ & ‘Assassin’s Creed’ Get New Release Dates

‘Fantastic Four’ has been pushed back, ‘Paper Towns’ moved up, and ‘Assassin’s Creed’ taken off the 2015 summer schedule.

Rian Johnson Says New ‘Star Wars’ Directors ‘Really Care’

'Star Wars: Episode 7' director Rian Johnson discussed how much creative freedom the new 'Star Wars' filmmakers will have for their films.

A Terminator: The Last Battle Bombshell, Plus Read Two Issues Free!

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The human resistance dealt a major blue to Skynet in the 2009 movie Terminator Salvation, but the war wasn't over. The saga continues in Dark Horse's sequel series The Last Battle, written by J. Michael Straczynski, where John Connor leads a desperate final battle in which he may pay the ultimate price. Spoilers ahead! Read more...

A Baby in Brazil Now Has Three Legal Parents

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A judge this week granted two women and a man the right to claim legal parent status of a baby born in late August. All three parents have their name on the baby's birth certificate, thus laying claim to being the family in the world with three legally-recognized parents. But maybe they're not the last. Read more...

Why Extant Was Such An Insult To Our Intelligence

yesterdayGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Well, it's over. The first (and hopefully only) season of Extant has come to an end. And yes, the idea that Halle Berry's character became pregnant on a solo mission in space wasn't the most promising premise, but did the show have to turn out to be such a turkey? Read more...

What Europe Will Look Like If Its Separatists Get Their Way

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As Scottish voters head to the polls in its historic referendum, the European Free Alliance has put together this map showing what would happen if every single separatist movement managed to break free. Read more...

What's Hiding Beneath The Surface Of Kraken Mare, Titan's Largest Sea?

yesterdayGenres / Sci Fi : io9

The largest body of liquid on Saturn's moon Titan is the formidably named Kraken Mare, a sea of methane that sprawls some 400,000 km 2 across the moon's north polar region. Next week, NASA's Cassini spacecraft will perform a flyby of Titan in search of wave activity atop this colossal sea of hydrocarbon. Read more...

The First Look At The Computer Animated Popeye Is So, So Strange

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What's stranger: seeing the oddly off-putting forearms of newly CGed Popeye cartoon or how you can see every single hair on each character? From Bluto's chest to main character Popeye's eyelashes, it's mesmerizing. But for an updated piece of television, it still has some of the old-timey charm. Watch. Read more...

‘Ben-Hur’ Villain Role Eyed by ‘Planet of the Apes’ Actor Toby Kebbell

Toby Kebbell, who played Koba in 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes', is reportedly circling the role of Messala in 'Ben-Hur'.

Stan Lee Says ‘Avengers 2? Cameo Is His Favorite

Stan Lee reveals his favorite Marvel Movie cameo and teases his appearance in 'Avengers 2'.

Common Treatment for Vampirism Could Help Ebola Patients

yesterdayGenres / Sci Fi : io9

One of the typical tropes of the vampire movie is the "blood cleansing" scene, where vampires are cured by running their blood through a purification device. And now this grisly gothic idea has become a reality — and could ease the suffering of Ebola victims. Read more...

Jaw-Dropping Videos Of What The World's Cities Look Like Without People

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What if everyone on Earth suddenly vanished, leaving behind pristine cities devoid of human life? These astonishing timelapse videos show us what cities from San Francisco to Shanghai would look like as ghost towns. Read more...

‘Deadpool’ Movie Is Finally Happening; Release Date in 2016

Ryan Reynolds responds to the leaked 'Deadpool' footage as Fox finally greenlights production for a 2016 release date.

An Astrophysicist Came Up With A Better Way To Destroy Alderaan

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Considering the Death Star's ruinous design flaw, it's hardly surprising that the Empire developed a rather inefficient way to blow up planets. According to astrophysicist Ethan Siegel, the massive-green-energy-beam approach might look cool, but to get the job done right, nothing works like antimatter. Read more...

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