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READY PLAYER ONE gets its first trailer and teases Spielberg’s anticipated adaptation

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Spielberg’s Ready Player One adaptation gets a crazy trailer

Ready Player One made a big splash as a novel in 2011 and found a home in the hearts of ’80s nostalgia enthusiasts the world over. Steven Spielberg, the ’80s nostalgia auteur himself, decided the book was perfect source material for a live-action, big screen adaptation, and the first trailer for his movie proves there will be plenty of in-book references for the director to play with. Personally, I wasn’t smitten by the book, and I felt the ’80s pop culture references were a bit heavy handed at times, but I can imagine a movie adaptation in the hands of Spielberg (and backed by the cast this movie has) being a ton of fun. The trailer teases plenty of recognizable characters and creatures, and the book was packed with enough references to fill a few Spielberg toy boxes, so it’ll be cool to see what makes the cut and what gets left out.

Not sure what Ready Player One is? Check out the trailer for the movie after the jump.

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(Books) THE ART AND MAKING OF ALIEN: COVENANT and more from Titan Books

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More new Aliens tie-ins from Titan Books

Titan Books has published a respectable collection of various Alien/Aliens-themed novels, movie tie-ins, and fun printed companions to what many consider to be the only worthwhile xenomorph movies (1-4). Not only is the publisher putting out completely new Alien short stories from authors who helped create the extended universe on paper, but Titan keeps churning out making-of and behind-the-scenes art books for movies new and old within the canon. Their latest is The Art and Making of Alien: Covenant, which takes a deep dive into Ridley’s Scott’s newest film. But wait, there’s more. As a few cherries on top of the xenomorph sundae, Titan Books continues to release omnibus collections of handfuls of extended universe novels that have been written over the years, and The Complete Aliens Omnibus: Volume 4 drops later this month. If you’re a fan of the film franchise, the alien itself, the space setting, or the extended universe, you owe it to yourself to dig in to the Alien/Aliens offerings from Titan Books.

Take a peek inside The Art and Making of Alien: Covenant and order your copies of the first three The Complete Alien Omnibus books after the jump.

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First KINGSMAN: THE GOLDEN CIRCLE trailer is heavy on the action

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Kingsman: The Golden Circle trailer delivers the goods

UPDATE: New “official trailer 2” for the movie also included after the jump.

Kingsman: The Golden Circle finally dropped it’s highly anticipated first trailer, and it’s all over the place in terms of setup, action, and surprises. Personally, I thoroughly enjoyed the first Kingsman, but anyone who says the movie didn’t come out of nowhere and throw everyone for a loop is lying. Now, with the sequel, we know what to expect tonally, and the trailer delivers for the most part. Eggsy is back. A few fresh faces are shown. A few old friends rear their heads. Overall, a solid teaser for an oddball sequel to an strange-but-enjoyable film no one saw coming.

Watch the first trailer for Kingsman: The Golden Circle and read a short plot synopsis for the movie 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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