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(Books) Two new Xenomorph books just in time for Alien Day

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Alien: The Coloring Books and Aliens: Bug Hunt are musts for franchise fans

From the awesome folks over at Titan Books comes two new Xenomorph-filled books just in time for Alien Day! While Alien: The Coloring Book and Aliens: Bug Hunt are two very different books, both run the gamet through the Ridley Scott/H.R. Giger-created horror universe in new and exciting ways.

Alien: The Coloring Book is, as you guess, a coloring book that’s pages are filled with black and white illustrations from the first four films in the growing series. There may be a few abstract (but still awesome) renderings as well, but they’re all waiting for you to fill them in with graphic, eye-popping color.

Aliens: Bug Hunt is a brand new collection of short stories (18 in total) featuring the iconic movie monster in a number of new and movie-inspired scenarios. And again, both are available just in time for Alien Day, so pick them up and get your Xenomorph fix!

Read a short review and take a peek inside the pages of Titan Books‘ newest Alien/Aliens books after the jump.

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Debut STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI trailer teases Rey’s training and the end of the jedi

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi teaser trailer is thin but ominous

The long-awaited and highly anticipated first trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi is here! Director Rian Johnson (Brick, The Brothers Bloom, Looper) steps in to helm the ninth movie in the exploding franchise (technically Episode 8 as part of George Lucas’s originally planned 9-film epic), and it’s exciting to see how Johnson’s theatrical style lends itself to the Star Wars universe. I’m excited as a film fan, which isn’t saying much in comparison so some Star Wars die-hards, but I haven’t been following The Last Jedi as closely as most. The new teaser trailer is scarce on long shots but ends on an ominous note, and we’re bound to get plenty more before the movie hits theaters in December.

Watch the brand new trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi, scope out a few screenshots, and see the first poster after the jump!

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First THOR: RAGNAROK trailer sees Mjolnir broken, Asgard destroyed, and Thor in trouble

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It’s Thor vs. Hulk in the first Thor: Ragnarok trailer

The first Thor: Ragnarok trailer debuts this morning to kick off our week with a strange, exciting, funny peek at the upcoming Marvel movie. Fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, myself included, have been curious to pull back the curtain on director Taika Waititi‘s Planet Hulk-inspired entry into the expanding franchise, and the first trailer proves to be worth the wait. Not only does it tip viewers off balance from the get-go, but it then proceeds to hit all the off notes in all the right ways. What’s going on here? Why’s it all feel so whacky and welcome? While the trailer is short and sweet, it hints at a movie that’s full of life and color, which is a staple of Waititi’s work (What We Do in the Shadows, Hunt for the Wilderpeople). November can’t come soon enough.

Watch the first official trailer for Thor: Ragnarok after the jump.

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(Books) THE GREAT WALL art book and official movie novelization

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Take a peek inside The Great Wall: The Art of the Film book

The Great Wall is an example of negative hype and misinformation killing a movie before it ever got its legs, which is unfortunate. Regardless of the quality of the film itself, The Great Wall was doomed to fail for being everything it wasn’t, and it’s sad to see this one stir up controversy and essentially be forgotten so quickly. If you’re not familiar with the hubbub surrounding The Great Wall, the CliffNotes tell of a Chinese-funded and directed movie that was socially panned as a film guilty of whitewashing its cast with Matt Damon’s casting (even though the director made it clear the controversy was unfounded). After the initial backlash, it was all downhill. The movie was serviceable at best, but the real shame is that more moviegoers aren’t going to dig deeper to find the exceptional art book that was released to complement the film. I’ve got a growing collection of these art and making of books, and none quite captures the tone, texture, and cultural influence of its movie like The Great Wall: The Art of the Film. Whether you liked the movie or not, it’s worth finding a copy of this book and adding it to your own art and making of collection.

Take a look inside the book to see what makes it unique, and read a short review of the official novelization after the jump.

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First JUSTICE LEAGUE full-length trailer assembles the team and pours on the action

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Zack Snyder’s Justice League movie gets its first full-length trailer

The first official Justice League trailer has finally arrived, and it’s something. Tonally, things feel askew as the trailer begins, but for the most part the action-heavy preview manages to hype the film successfully. Technically this is the first full-length preview for Justice League, but fans of the DC ensemble and attendees of Comic Con (and soon after the rest of the world) were shown footage way back in July 2016, so it’s about time a proper trailer surfaced to help save the floundering franchise (as most of the new DCU films have subtly promised to do) that’s trying to do battle with Marvel’s behemoth. Again, personally, the trailer’s introduction seemed off, but I have a lot of fun once that Zack Snyder action is on full display. Here’s hoping the movie is an enjoyable ride.

Watch the first full-length trailer for Justice League and check out a handful of character posters for the movie after the jump.

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