Best Stories Of The Week: The Force Awakens, Back To The Future, Mythbusters And More

Best Stories of the Week is a round-up of the week's best and biggest stories, from news to editorials to trailers.

This week we've got stories on War for the Planet of the Apes, the cancellation of Mythbusters, a shortlist of directors for Gambit, and a round-up on Spectre, Back to the Future and Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

There are also new trailers for David O. Russell's Joy, the adaptation of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, the next Marvel series Jessica Jones, and of course, the final trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

Check out all the Best Stories of the Week after the jump!

#28. First Trailer for Project Greenlight Comedy The Leisure Class

The film debuts on HBO on November 2nd.

#27. YouTube Launching Their Own Ad-Free Subscription Service

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YouTube is launching their own ad-free subscription service for $9.99. Find out what this subscription fee will included in our original story right here.

#26. Henry Selick Says Nightmare Before Christmas Is a Halloween Movie

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Director Henry Selick says The Nightmare Before Christmas is a Halloween movie, not a Christmas movie. But if you want to argue about it, you can check out our original story right here.

#25. Aziz Ansari Stars in Netflix's Master of None Trailer

The show premieres on Netflix on November 6th.

#24. Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg Battle in Daddy's Home Trailer

The comedy arrives on December 25th.

#23. Netflix Bringing Back Gilmore Girls for Another Round

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The series starring Lauren Graham and Alexis Bledel will be making a comeback on Netflix. A revival is in the works that includes creator Amy Sherman-Palladino and her husband, executive producer Daniel Palladino. Get all the details in the full story right here.

#22. Bloody U.S. Trailer for Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

The period romance remix arrives on February 5th, 2016.

#21. The Best & Worst Sketches from Tracy Morgan's Saturday Night Live

Run through the best and worst sketches in our review of Saturday Night Live hosted by Tracy Morgan last weekend. Which characters made a comeback? Find out right here.

#20. First Look From the Set of War for the Planet of the Apes

War for the Planet of the Apes first lookMatt Reeves reveals a set photo from War for the Planet of the Apes, and he might be hinting at a link to the original 1968 film. See the photo in our full story.

#19. Mythbusters Coming to an End After 14 Seasons


Discovery is bringing the science series Mythbusters to an end after 14 seasons. Find out when the final season begins in 2016 right here.

#18. Trailer for Venture Bros. Season 6 Finally Arrives

The new season premieres on February 7th, 2016 on Adult Swim.

#17. Natalie Portman Fights in the West in Jane Got a Gun Trailer

The western drama arrives on November 25th.

#16. Chris Rock Confirmed to Host the Oscars in 2016

Chris Rock at 2012 OscarsChris Rock has been confirmed to host the Oscars in 2016. Watch his monologue from the last time he hosted in 2005 in our original story.

#15. 15 Movies with Misleading Trailers, Just Like Crimson Peak

Crimson PeakAngie Han takes a look back at 15 trailers for movies that turned out to be much different than advertised, not unlike Guillermo del Toro's Crimson Peak. Check out the list right here.Gambit shoot date

#14. Director Shortlist for Gambit Includes Doug Liman and More

Edge of Tomorrow director Doug Liman is one of three directors being considered to replace Rupert Wyatt behind the camera for the X-Men spin-off Gambit, starring Channing Tatum. Find out the other names in our original story.

#13. 11 Biopic Reactions From the Films' Real-Life Subjects

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Our own Jack Giroux rounds up reactions from 11 subjects of biopics to see what they thought of the films depicting their life. Find out what Mark Zuckerberg, Jordan Belfort, Chuck Barris and more thought of their biopics right here.

#12. James Bond Round-Up: Spectre Featurette, Early Buzz and More

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Some early buzz on Spectre is coming in from across the pond with a variety of reactions. In addition, take a look at the making of the movie in a new Spectre featurette. Plus: Daniel Craig doesn't have many kind words to say about the character providing him with some steady paychecks.

#11. How Have the Jedi Become Myth in Star Wars: The Force Awakens?

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Some fans are having a hard time accepting that the Jedi have become a myth by the time Star Wars: The Force Awakens begins. Our own Ethan Anderton takes a close look at why this shouldn't be so hard to believe in an extensive feature.

#10. Peyton Reed Returning to Direct Ant-Man and The Wasp

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After replacing Edgar Wright at the last minute on the first Ant-ManPeyton Reed is coming back to direct the sequel Ant-Man and The Wasp for 2018. Get the full story right here.

#9. Star Wars Board Games Every Fan Should Play: Episode I

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Our own Jacob Hall runs through some of the best board games inspired by Star Wars. See which games get highlighted in the first installment of this new tabletop gaming series right here.

#8. 11 Mind-Blowing Images from Back to the Future: The Ultimate Visual History

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Check out some surprising images from the new making of book Back to the Future: The Ultimate Visual History, providing a unique look at the making of the iconic time traveling franchise. Get a preview of the book right here.

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#7. Duncan Jones and Rian Johnson Battle Over Star Wars and Warcraft

Rian Johnson, director of Star Wars: Episode VIII, and Duncan Jones, director of Warcraft, got into a hilarious and playful fight about their career choices behind the camera by taking digs at each other's respective franchises. Check out the whole Twitter battle right here.

#6. Angie Han's Favorite Movies of All Time

Angels in the OutfieldAngie Han delivers a list of  her favorite movies of all time, and she has some very unique and personal choices you might not expect. Read the full list right here.

#5. First Trailer for Netflix's Marvel Series Jessica Jones

The Marvel series debuts on Netflix on November 20th.

#4. Jennifer Lawrence Gets Intense in New Trailer for Joy

The drama arrives on December 25th.

#3. Back to the Future Round-Up: Pepsi Perfect, USA Today, Nike and More

#2. Star Wars Round-Up: Poster, IMAX, Trailer Analysis & Reactions

#1. The Final Trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens

The new trilogy begins on December 18th.

Read the previous Best Stories of the Week right here.