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Metallica's "Enter Sandman" Treated to a Sinister Folk Overhaul

A band called Shel have put a soft new spin on Metallica's "Enter Sandman."<p>As TeamRock reports, Shel singer Eva Holbrook commented on the cover, …

‘Star Trek’ redshirt cosplayer travels to Comic Con, is killed by every character in history

Go to any big sci-fi convention, and you’re guaranteed to see a few people dressed as the red-shirted security officers from <i>Star Trek</i>‘s original …

Watch Ant-Man Join Team Captain America In Hilarious Civil War Clip

The events of <i>Captain America: Civil War</i> are fairly serious business. That doesn’t mean, however, that the movie is entirely without a sense of humor. …

Starshot Project: Stephen Hawking and Mark Zuckerberg launch most ambitious alien-finding project ever

Tiny rockets are going to be sent into space to study the far universe in the most ambitious space exploration project in history.<p>Scientists …

Here Are 10 Secrets You Never Knew About Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Let this video explain a few lingering questions.<p>There will always be someone who knows more about <i>Star Wars</i> than you. Always. Read the books, obsessively watch the movies, devour the comics, play with the toys, do whatever you want. You'll still be out <i>Star Wars</i>'ed by the asshole who knows the …

The 8 worst superhero movies of all time

Audiences love superhero films. With dozens more planned over the next few years, audiences are hungrier than ever to see their favorite comic-book legends on the big screen.<p>But superhero movies aren't guaranteed hits. At their best, comic-book adaptations bring in an already dedicated fanbase and …

Bono Tells U.S. Senate to Send Amy Schumer, Sacha Baron Cohen, Chris Rock After ISIS

Today, Bono visited Congress to attend a Senate subcommittee hearing on "causes and consequences of violent extremism and the role of foreign assistance." He was there alongside diplomats and aid experts asking the United States government to provide aid to the Middle East. "It could be the best …

Star Wars Rogue One Trailer Has An Amusing Secret

The Rogue One: A Star Wars Story trailer went live today, and people are losing their minds over how good it looks. It certainly seems like Disney is intent on keeping the Star Wars franchise profitable, while also making it good, again. But there’s a nice little gem hidden in the trailer that …

7 Star Wars Books to Read While You Wait For Rogue One

The teaser for the next film in the Star Wars universe is here. <i>Rogue One</i> takes us back to just before start of the original trilogy to tell the story …

Here Are 12 Insane Fan Theories That Will Change How You Watch These Movies

Mind. Blown.<p>Internet groupthink mixed with rabid fanaticism breeds even better plots than any writer can think up. For example, one of my favorite fan theories comes from Reddit, which imagines a plot that makes the final episode of <i>The Simpsons</i> a series-long couch gag. It's genius, and if you gave …

Why the Star Destroyer looks different in the Rogue One: A Star Wars Story trailer

Of course you've already watched the <i>Rogue One: A Star Wars Story</i> trailer, so let's assume you care about the roughly two minutes of footage enough to speculate on the big question at its heart: why are the Star Destroyers so starchy white?<p>I have two theories. The first, frankly, is a trifle: The …

First trailer for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story lands

Spin-off stars Felicity Jones and Riz Ahmed and promises to expand the saga that was reinvigorated by last year’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens<p>The first trailer for this year’s eagerly anticipated Rogue One: A Star Wars Story has premiered.<p>The adventure will be the first spin-off film set in the …

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The Visual Elements and Framing Used to Show Rey’s Isolation in Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Kasper Møller Jensen has created a wonderful video that takes a look at the “visual elements and framing” used to show Rey‘s (Daisy Ridley) isolation …

The Poe Dameron Comic Is the Force Awakens Prequel You've Been Craving

Ever since Marvel announced that Poe Dameron would be getting his own <i>Star Wars</i> comic, we’ve been very eager to read it. Thankfully, it was worth …

BB-8 Toy Watches And Reacts To 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens'

In the video above you can watch Sphero’s hugely beloved BB-8 Toy “watch” and react to everything that happens in <i>Star Wars: The Force Awakens.</i> BB-8 listens to key scenes from the film when you choose the “Watch With Me” mode from your mobile app. BB-8 will react with fear, excitement and even …

Someone built a life-size ‘Star Wars’ AT-ST, and it’s amazing

One "Star Wars" fan built a full-size, 27-foot replica of an All Terrain Scout Transport from "Return of the Jedi," complete with moving cannons and …

Star Wars: JJ Abrams finally explains Kylo Ren's creepy table of ashes

Having watched <i>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</i> multiple times, fans of the sci-fi saga still have dozens of unanswered questions: who are Rey’s parents? …

Musikmesse 2016: Boss launches VE-8 Acoustic Singer multi-effects pedal plus TU-3W and TU-3S tuners

Boss VE-8 Acoustic Singer<p><b>Aimed at acoustic singer-songwriters, the VE-8 promises studio-quality vocal and guitar processing, including real-time</b> …

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10 Tricks That Musicians and Actors Use in Live Performances

Movies aren’t alone in utilizing bleeding-edge technology to provide the illusion of seamless, spotless entertainment. Whizzes from the worlds of …

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These Ideas Left Out Of ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Could Have Made For A Very Different Movie

<b>Warning:</b> The above video and write-up below contain some <i>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</i> spoilers.<p><i>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</i> mostly played it safe, sticking closely to the template laid down by George Lucas’ original film, but early in production J.J. Abrams and his team had some slightly more …

24 legendary guitarists who rocked a Gibson Les Paul

Star Wars The Force Awakens: J.J. Abrams explains Kylo Ren's table of ashes

<i>It’s</i> Star Wars: The Force Awakens <i>Blu-ray week. With the disc set going on sale Tuesday, Entertainment Weekly is featuring five days of new</i> …

New app tells you what's outside the plane window

Have you ever wondered from your window seat at 35,000 feet exactly which town or city, lake or river, hill or mountain, you are gazing at down below?<p>Of course you have. Well, now there’s an app that will help air passengers identify and explore the distinguishing features on the ground as they fly …

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Darth Vader, Kylo Ren come to life in Disney's 'Star Wars' stage show

Disney is bringing characters from a galaxy far, far away a little bit closer to home.<p>On Monday, Disney World premiered its first “Star Wars” live-action stage show at Hollywood Studios.<p>The 15-minute presentation, which is more of a pageant than a plot-centric production, according to an Orlando …

Meet The Actors From The Original “Star Wars” Who Didn’t Become Stars

<b>WHO:</b> Jon Spira, whose credits includes the documentary <i>Anyone Can Play Guitar</i>, is the force behind this low-budget appreciation of character actors …

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How to Find Your Favorite New Band...Based on Your Throwback '90s Taste

Whether you were a Blink-182 or an Outkast fan, we got you.<p>Ah, the '90s—the pre-streaming era of Rocket Dog slides, beeper codes, mixed tapes, and "The Macarena." Suspect dance crazes aside, the '90s was also a decade of really, <i>really</i> good music. If you're struggling to recapture that middle school …

X-Men Apocalypse Four Horsemen posters are very snazzy

Since the dawn of civilization, he was worshiped as a god. Apocalypse, the first and most powerful mutant from Marvel’s <i>X-Men</i> universe, amassed the …

Why Did ‘X-Men Origins: Wolverine’ Get Deadpool So Wrong? The Director Explains

<i>Deadpool</i> is undeniably a superhero movie that changed the game: Dirt cheap at $60 million, it’s made more than ten times its budget, and as one of the first R-rated superhero movies, proved that you don’t have to play nice to do well. It’s done so well it’s easily eclipsed the last time Ryan …

Five Changes Warner Bros And DC Should Make Now To Save The Justice League

After an initial flush of exuberance over the $82 million opening day and $166 million debut weekend for Warner Bros and DC’s newest comic book hero movie <i>Batman v Superman</i>, the grim reality has settled in for the studio’s executives that mainstream moviegoers have swiftly lost interest in their …

Rey Is a Palpatine. Here's Why

<b>Warning: Major plot spoilers for Star Wars: The Force Awakens ahead.</b><p>People know me as that food nerd, but I was a Star Wars nerd long before I ever even picked up a knife. Like other SW fans, I've spent a great deal of time pondering Rey's origins, watching, re-watching, and re-watching <i>The Force</i> …