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How The Martian’s filmmakers turned a Jordanian desert into The Red Planet

With Ridley Scott's The Martian nominated for a visual-effects Oscar this year, the magic that brought the surface of Mars to Earth in the popular film is generating quite a bit of buzz for the VFX team.
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Xzibit to guest star as a rival to Lucious on Fox’s Empire

Xzibit has landed a guest starring role on Fox's Empire. The rapper-slash-actor will play a rival to Terrence Howard's character, Lucious. He'll appear on the series this spring, but the number of episodes hasn't been announced.
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Tom Hardy is a 'very dangerous man' in the new trailer for FX's Taboo 1:24

The first trailer is here for FX's upcoming event series starring Tom Hardy, Taboo. The preview gives viewers a glimpse at Hardy's character, James Keziah Delaney, a shipping heir who inherits a dangerous legacy.

Lady Gaga’s Oscar intro will be made by none other than Vice President Joe Biden

Vice President Biden and his wife will attend this year's Academy Awards, where he will team up with pop superstar Lady Gaga to raise awareness for sexual abuse and domestic violence.
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Google may be teaming up with Vizio to release Chromecast-enabled TVs

Google's reportedly teaming up with TV maker Vizio to release Chromecast-enabled television sets later this year, according to Variety. Google has also approached other manufacturers with the idea.

Shutterstock’s 2016 Oscars pop-art posters share theme of endurance

Shutterstock's team created pop-art posters for 2016 Academy Awards Best Picture nominees. The posters share similar themes with the movies, including endurance and exceeding limits.
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Steven Spielberg’s Ready Player One movie has found its leading man

Steven Spielberg's upcoming adaptation of Ernest Cline's novel Ready Player One has found its leading man, with Tye Sheridan reportedly playing protagonist Wade Watts in the 2018 film.
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Sarah Michelle Gellar will return for the Cruel Intentions TV series

Buffy the Vampire Slayer actress Sarah Michelle Gellar has confirmed that she'll reprise her character from the 1999 film Cruel Intentions for an upcoming NBC television series based on the movie.

Twitch is hosting a massive Pokemon marathon in honor of the franchise’s 20th birthday

Twitch may have finished catching each and every Pokemon last year, but that doesn’t mean it’s done with the franchise. This Sunday, the gaming live-streaming service will host 24 hours of animated Pokemon, including TV episodes and…

Pass the popcorn: Popcorn Time relaunches following shutdown

After being shuttered last year as a result of legal action from the MPAA, has returned, but the team behind it is being careful to remain hidden, and says it is “a little diminished.”
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How Mad Max Fury Road twisted real steel for effects computers can’t top

From one end of the desert to the other, George Miller's Mad Max: Fury Road filled the screen with explosive, Oscar-nominated effects sequences that began with an eye toward practical effects.
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Creed’s Michael B. Jordan attached to star in yet another Thomas Crown Affair remake

The Thomas Crown Affair is set to be remade yet again, and this time, MGM has Michael B. Jordan attached to star. The heist film was first made in 1968 with Steve McQueen in the title role and later remade in 1999 with Pierce Brosnan.