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In this special bonus episode, David, Devindra, and Jeff discuss the first season of HBO’s compelling procedural drama, The Night Of. Thanks to all the listeners who called in to our live broadcast to present your opinions and questions.

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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story - Felicity Jones as Jyn Erso

There’s about a month left until this year’s Force Friday unveils a bunch of new details about Rogue One: A Star Wars Story on merchandise shelves all over the world. On that day, new action figures, books, shirts and tons more will give us a better look at some of the characters, vehicles, settings and more from the first Star Wars spin-off from Lucasfilm. In the meantime, a new batch of photos has been unleashed online to give us a closer look.

The new Rogue One photos give us a different look at our new Rebel team including Felicity Jones as Jyn Erso and Diego Luna as Captain Cassian Andor, but there’s also a cool new shot of Ben Mendelsohn as the villain Director Orson Krennic and more. Check them out below. Read More »

Ghostbusters Visual Effects (VFX) Reel

The reboot of Ghostbsuters arrived this summer and stirred up plenty of buzz, both good and bad. It doesn’t sound like the movie performed well enough at the box office to warrant a sequel to get made, despite Sony’s confidence immediately after the film opened, but we’ll see how things play out after it hits home video.

However, regardless of how you feel about the franchise reboot, I think that even some of those who didn’t like the movie would commend the Ghostbusters visual effects, especially in the spectre department. The new ghosts in the movie were creepy, colorful and really brought some visual style to the reboot. Now a Ghostbusters visual effects reel from the company Iloura shows how some practical tools combined with digital animation helped bring them to life in the movie. Read More »

Thor Mockumentary

If you weren’t at San Diego Comic Con 2016 this summer, today is your lucky day.

Marvel Studios really brought the house down with their panel in Hall H at the pop culture convention back in July, but many fans were disappointed that they didn’t release any of the footage shown that day online with the exception of a new Doctor Strange trailer which debuted simultaneously online. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Spider-Man: Homecoming and Thor: Ragnarok showed none of what played in Hall H that day to fans. But that changes today.

One of the best parts of the Marvel Studios panel this year was a mockumentary made by Thor: Ragnarok director Taika Waititi which showed what the God of Thunder (Chris Hemsworth) was up to while the rest of The Avengers were embroiled in their own conflict in Captain America: Civil War. Now the hilarious Thor mockumentary is officially online for you to watch in its entirety. Read More »

Doctor Strange Guardians of the Galaxy Connection - Benedict Cumberbatch

About a week ago, director James Gunn pointed our attention to a piece of new Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 concept art which showed the ragtag team of space criminals turned heroes for hire. Star-Lord, Gamora, Drax the Destroyer, Rocket Raccoon and the infant-sized Groot could be seen jumping through the air facing off against a terrifying, tentacled creature.

Now a new detail about the creature in question hints at the possibility of some kind of interdimensional connection with this fall’s release of Doctor Strange. Find out what James Gunn said about the creature known as an abelisk after the jump and how it might connect to the Sorcerer Supreme after the jump, but beware of some potential spoilers. Read More »

A United Kingdom trailer

A United Kingdom is like a trifecta of talents who seem like they should be much bigger than they are. In the lead roles it has Rosamund Pike and David Oyelowo, who gave two of the best performances of 2014, and behind the camera it’s got Amma Asante, who delivered the smart period drama Belle that same year. While none of them are at household name status quite yet, all three are worth keeping an eye on. So when they all converge for one project, you can bet we’ll be paying attention.

Based on a true story, A United Kingdom chronicles the eventful romance of Seretse Khama and Ruth Williams. The two meet and fall in love in 1940s London, which is tough enough given they’re an interracial couple — but their relationship is further complicated by the fact that he is the prince of Bechuanaland (present-day Botswana). The film is slated to debut at TIFF next month, but before we get there you can check out the first A United Kingdom trailer below.  Read More »

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Chloe Could Return For ’24: Legacy’

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The folks behind 24: Legacy have made one thing clear about the series: it’s not a reboot, it’s an expansion. The consensus after 24: Live Another Day was that Jack Bauer’s story was, at least for now, over, and it was time to move on and find a new hero. That new hero is Eric Carter (Corey Hawkins), an ex-Army Ranger whose past comes back to haunt him. We did hear it was a possibility to see more of Jack Bauer, although the actor wasn’t confident about that, but will fans ever see Chloe (Mary Lynn Rajskub) return? There’s a good chance they might, according to 24: Legacy executive producer Evan Katz.

Below, read what Katz had to say about having Chloe in 24 Legacy.

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Green Band Trailer

Trailers are an under-appreciated art form insofar that many times they’re seen as vehicles for showing footage, explaining films away, or showing their hand about what moviegoers can expect. Foreign, domestic, independent, big budget: What better way to hone your skills as a thoughtful moviegoer than by deconstructing these little pieces of advertising? This week we start off positive by looking at an on-air suicide, witness the real effects of online lynch mob, witness the birth of Metallica, understand the migrant crisis a little more viscerally, shatter the existence of an entire family and get even more bummed out by the upcoming election. You’re welcome. Read More »

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What kind of Superman can we expect on the second season of Supergirl? Could Music Meister be coming to the Supergirl/The Flash musical crossover episode? Is there another villain in Doctor Strange we haven’t heard about yet? What does Makenzie Davis have to say about rumors of her casting in Deadpool 2? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »