Save the OASIS in the First Trailer for Ready Player One

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“Like many of you, I came here just to escape. But I found something much bigger than just myself. Are you willing to fight? Help us save the OASIS.”

So Parzival, a.k.a. Wade Watts (Tye Sheridan), rallies the other gunters, or egg hunters, in the first full trailer for Ready Player One. Whereas the SDCC teaser aimed just to pluck all the heartstrings with every nostalgic Easter egg from the DeLorean to the Iron Giant, today’s trailer actually delves into the movie’s plot, with some help from Depeche Mode and Van Halen.

Steven Spielberg is directing the film, based on a screenplay by Zak Penn (Alphas, The Karate Kid 2) and Ready Player One author Ernest Cline. The official synopsis:

From filmmaker Steven Spielberg comes the science fiction action adventure Ready Player One, based on Ernest Cline’s bestseller of the same name, which has ...

Jessica Jones Season 2 Premieres on International Women’s Day

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Over the weekend, Netflix announced the premiere date for season 2 of Marvel’s Jessica Jones, in the form of an appropriately snarky teaser: Jessica beating people up set to “Barracuda,” and spouting off such one-liners as “If you say ‘with great power comes great responsibility,’ I swear I’ll throw up on you.”

An especially nice touch is the date itself: Whereas Netflix drops most of its series on Fridays, Jessica Jones will premiere on Thursday, March 8, a.k.a. International Women’s Day.

The official logline for season 2:

New York City private investigator Jessica Jones (Krysten Ritter) is beginning to put her life back together after murdering her tormenter, Kilgrave. Now known throughout the city as a super-powered killer, a new case makes her reluctantly confront who she really is while digging deeper into her past to explore the reasons why.

And the fun part:

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Get Out’s Jordan Peele to Reboot The Twilight Zone for CBS All Access

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CBS’ latest revival of The Twilight Zone is official: Jordan Peele, Simon Kinberg, and Marco Ramirez will helm a reboot of the anthology series for CBS All Access, the network’s streaming service. “Too many times this year it’s felt we were living in a twilight zone,” Peele said in the official announcement, “and I can’t think of a better moment to reintroduce it to modern audiences.”

Peele, of course, was behind the brutal, hilarious, disturbing socially conscious horror film Get Out, making him a perfect new perspective for the classic series. Ramirez is the showrunner for both Daredevil and The Defenders. Kinberg, who is writing and directing next year’s X-Men: Dark Phoenix, said that “The Twilight Zone was a touchstone in my life. The opportunity to continue its lineage is a dream come true, and I’m so thrilled to be doing it with Jordan, Marco ...

Lava Finds a Way in the First Trailer for Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

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The Jurassic Park franchise has seen humans coming to Isla Nublar, dinosaurs coming to San Diego, capitalism coming to Isla Nublar… and now, in Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, Owen Grady (Chris Pratt) and Claire Dearing (Bryce Dallas Howard) have to do their best LOST (“We have to go back!”) and save their dino friends before Isla Nublar explodes.

Also, Dr. Ian Malcolm is back. Did we mention that?

This… looks pretty ridiculous. It’s humans against a literal ticking time bomb of a potential extinction-level event, yet those stakes don’t really land. Even Jeff Goldblum looks kinda bored being in this. The official synopsis:

It’s been four years since theme park and luxury resort Jurassic World was destroyed by dinosaurs out of containment. Isla Nublar now sits abandoned by humans while the surviving dinosaurs fend for themselves in the jungles.

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Netflix to Adapt John Scalzi’s Old Man’s War as a Movie

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Deadline reports that Netflix has acquired the movie rights to Old Man’s War, the first novel in John Scalzi’s space opera series of the same name. While previously in development as a television series with first Paramount and then Syfy over the past decade, the novel has now found a home at Netflix as an original film.

“Netflix is a place where a lot of fantastic entertainment is happening these days,” Scalzi said in a post announcing the news on his website. “It’s trying a lot of things and taking a lot of chances, and most people I know who are working with Netflix are thrilled about being there right now. It really seems like it could be a great place for the OMW universe.”

If you haven’t yet read Old Man’s War, here’s the synopsis for the Hugo-nominated novel, Scalzi’s debut:

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Here’s How The X-Men Would Use Social Media

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Mystique has an entire cottage industry of social media trolling.

Just the other day, video game creator and cartoonist Joffe started wondering what Wolverine would be like with a smartphone. What resulted was a rapid-fire tweetstorm of all the various SCARILY ACCURATE* ways that the X-Men and their assorted mutant/alien/whatever brethren act on social media.

*Although Gambit’s probably a Tumblr obsession more than a Twitter one, but anyway…

 

Jean Grey is Literally Falling Apart in the First Look at X-Men: Dark Phoenix

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Entertainment Weekly has released its First Look issue, sharing sneak peeks at everything from Fantastic Beasts 2 to The Incredibles 2. But the cover star is Jean Grey (Sophie Turner), looking positively incendiary as the mutant’s galactically powerful alter ego Phoenix. As well she should, seeing as it took nearly a year of post-production to bring Phoenix to life.

“I wanted the post time to deliver on the nuance of the visual effects, not just the scale of them,” writer-director Simon Kinberg explains in the cover story. “That takes time.” It’s a fitting quote for Kinberg, who first attempted to translate this iconic plotline (based in part on Chris Claremont’s comic book arc) to the big screen in 2006’s X-Men: The Last Stand… but we all know how that went. Now, over a decade later, he gets another chance.

While we haven’t gotten an official synopsis for X-Men: ...

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