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Elysium trailer arrives, looks to be one of the best sci-fi movies of the year

If you're like me, you've been waiting patiently for Neill Blomkamp's second movie, Elysium. His first movie, District 9, was a smash hit, and now the director is ready to launch his second movie which is due out in August.

 

 

It also stars District 9 actor Sharlto Copley, with Jodie Foster playing a government official. The trailer above doesn't show you too much, but what it does show you is enough to impress, that's for sure. Elysium is set in the year 2159, where two classes of people that exist, the extremely wealthy (today's equivalent of the 1%) who live on a perfect, man-made space station called Elysium. The rest? They live on an overpopulated, ruined Earth.

 

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The full synopsis, is below:

 

In the year 2159 two classes of people exist: the very wealthy who live on a pristine man-made space station called Elysium, and the rest, who live on an overpopulated, ruined Earth. Secretary Rhodes (Jodie Foster), a hard line government official will stop at nothing to enforce anti-immigration laws and preserve the luxurious lifestyle of the citizens of Elysium. That doesn't stop the people of Earth from trying to get in, by any means they can. When unlucky Max (Matt Damon) is backed into a corner, he agrees to take on a daunting mission that if successful will not only save his life, but could bring equality to these polarized worlds.

Want to see a live action Street Fighter series, fund its Kickstarter

If you're a fan of Street Fighter and have a spare dollars to see a web series of it made, you might want to open your wallet to a Kickstarter page on it. Joey Ansah, is behind it, where he is the director, writer and creative guru behind Street Fighter: Legacy and along with Christopher Howard, they need $950,000 to get a prequel series they're calling Street Fighter: Assassin's Fist off the ground.

 

 

Street Fighter: Legacy was produced and released on YouTube around three years ago, mostly as a proof of concept to show that a live action version of Street Fighter would look great, if it were done right. The video saw eight million views, with a 98.7% approval rating.

 

Ansah has said that Assassin's Fist has been in development for around three years, with the team purchasing the option from Capcom last year with plans to fund the film through independent investment. If the Kickstarter isn't successful, the team could lose the funding they've already received, pushing production back into 2014.

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Disney Pixar's Finding Dory coming in 2015, is sequel to widely popular Finding Nemo

When Finding Dory arrives in 2015, it will have taken Disney just 13 years to make the sequel to the widely popular Finding Nemo movie. Ellen DeGeneres confirmed that Finding Dory would be arriving at a theater near you on November 25, 2015 with DeGeneres remaining the voice of Dory.

 

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"I have waited for this day for a long, long, long, long, long, long time," DeGeneres said in a statement Tuesday. Some might say that she just kept swimming for this day. References aside, she says that she isn't "mad it took this long." With her usual humor, she added, "I know the people at Pixar were busy creating Toy Story 16."

 

But the time they took was worth it. The script is fantastic. And it has everything I loved about the first one: It's got a lot of heart, it's really funny, and the best part is - it's got a lot more Dory.

 

You can expect to see many of the favorites from Finding Nemo. Marlin, Nemo, and the Tank Gang, along with new characters, will be present and help with the telling of Dory's story. The movie will reunite Dory with her family and teach her a few things about the meaning of family.

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Game of Thrones' third season premiere is the most-watched episode yet, downloaded just as much, too

We already know that Game of Thrones, the uber-popular HBO TV show was the most pirated show of 2012, but the show's season three premiere episode had some stellar numbers, too.

 

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It aired last night, and saw 6.7 million US fans tuning in, but how were those download numbers considering it was the most pirated show of last year? Well, according to Torrent Freak, a single torrent of the season three premiere saw 160,000 simultaneous connections - but adding all of the releases together in one big pile of downloads would see well over one million downloads.

 

HBO even allowed viewers to watch the season premiere in more ways than usual, where the network allowed customers to stream Game of Thrones through HBO Go at the same time that cable subscribers watched it live.

The Wolverine trailer is here, Hugh Jackman fights some ninjas

Hugh Jackman is back in The Wolverine, another movie dedicated to the character. There's an international trailer that was released a couple of hours ago, which we've got embedded below.

 

 

The new movie goes in a very different direction, where The Wolverine takes place in a post X-Men: The Last Stand world. It sees Wolverine travelling the world, and what seems like, being turned back into a mortal - ala Superman II and a bunch of other movies where the hero wants to be normal and then an obstacle hits them and they revert back to their hero-ness.

 

This summer looks to be action-packed, with The Wolverine reaching screens on July 26, the new Superman reboot Man of Steel a month and a half earlier and Iron Man 3.

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Netflix enlists the help of The Matrix creators for a new original series called Sense8

It's about time the Wachowski's (who are now longer the 'Wachowski Brothers', as Larry is now Lana) got into TV. Netflix have just announced an original new series for late-2014, Sense8.

 

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Sense8 is being developed by the Wachowskis, as well as J. Michael Straczynski, the creator of Babylon 5. There aren't many details at all on the show, but it's a global tale of minds linked and souls hunted with a ten-episode run for its first season.

 

The idea of the Wachowskis and Straczynski working together has been something the creators have wanted for nearly ten years now, with the idea starting from a late night conversation about "the ways technology simultaneously unites and divides us."

RumorTT: Apple iTV to get 4K resolution, could launch as early as Q4 2013

In a weird twist of a rumor that is built off of another rumor, we are hearing reports this morning that the Apple iTV does exist and that it could be getting a 4K resolution. Reports are suggesting that the long-anticipated Apple iTV will arrive by the end of 2013.

 

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In an interview with Bloomberg, renowned Apple analyst Gene Munster said that we will see an iTV device launched in Q4 of 2013, stating that there is "no question whether it's a set-top box versus a TV, it's an actual TV".

 

Bolstering these rumors is DigiTimes who is suggesting that the iTV will be getting a 4K resolution refresh shortly after launch. The 3840 x 2160 resolution screen could make its way into the iTV sometime in the first half of 2014, if rumors ring true. Additionally, DigiTimes cited sources familiar with Apple's supply chain stating that the internet connected TV will be voice controlled and feature a Kinect like motion sensor.

Samsung releases pricing for its massive 85-inch S9 Ultra HDTV, do you have a spare $39,999?

During this year's CES trade show in Las Vegas we saw a massive 4K Ultra HD TV from Samsung. The beast was perched in a welded metal frame and boasted a massive 85-inch 4K compatible LCD.

 

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The 85-inch monster will hit store shelves (or floors, more likely) at the end of this month and will retail for a reported $39,999, making it one of the most expensive televisions on the market. Also expected to release soon is Samsung's Smart Evolution Kit which will retail for $300 and will connect to Samsung Smart TVs via Bluetooth to keep them updated with the latest software and firmware.

 

Also set to release around the same time is the HW-F750 Sound Bar, which features old school vacuum tube technology for a true HiFi sound experience. I do not know about you, but paying $300 for a device that updates my TV just seems a bit excessive. For $39,999, I would expect my TV to at least be capable of updating itself through it's built in Wi-Fi or Gigabit Ethernet connection.

The Hangover Part III's teaser trailer looks to redeem the franchise

A bit of a non-tech post here, but I'm sure there are plenty of you out there who love The Hangover. The third outing in the franchise, The Hangover Part III, is nearly here and now we have an official trailer to share with you.

 

 

From the snippets shown, it definitely looks like it could redeem the mess that was Part II, and finish it off in a truly epic fashion. The original was a blast and I can't wait to check the final movie out. What do you think? What do you think the characters will get up to in this one? Are we looking at another drugged-out, drunken haze of a mess they get themselves into?

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The new trailer for Iron Man 3 will blow you away

Can you believe we're only a couple of months away from Iron Man 3? It felt like just yesterday that The Avengers was out, anyway, the latest trailer to Iron Man 3 is here and it is awesome. Iron Man 3 is directed by Shane Black, seeing the director of the previous two Iron Man films, Jon Favreau, take a back seat.

 

 

As you can see from the above trailer, Iron Man 3 is going to be filled with a bunch of action and some great comedy thanks to Shane Black's direction. From what I've read, they actually explain within the movie why Tony Stark doesn't ask for The Avengers' help, which should be interesting in itself.

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