In many cases, science fiction has paved the way for real-life invention, but the genre has provided even more gadgets that make wonder what the hell all of those sciences are spending their time on. Where is my jet pack? Why haven't any time travelers come back yet? (Or have they already...) But a team of MIT and Harvard physicists may have finally made progress in inventing one science fiction gadget we've been waiting for for a very long time.
In the latest edition of Nature (via Yahoo!), a scientific journal, sciences claim to have made photons bond together in a way that's reminiscent of a lightsaber.
Last we heard from the "Mad Max" reboot starring Tom Hardy and Charlize Theron, director George Miller was heading back for reshoots, which is usually not a good sign. But Devin Faraci over at Badass Digest spoke with someone who claims to have seen a cut, and that person says that the movie is awesome. Not only that, the reshoots are to expand an action sequence that Miller wanted to shoot originally. Apparently, Warner Bros. was so impressed with what they saw, they gave him the go-ahead.
Also, read all about the Boba Fett video game you'll never see in today's Dailies!
This is getting a little ridiculous, right "Star Wars" fans? It's been almost a year since Lucasfilm and Disney announced plans for a new trilogy, and what do we have to show for it? A bunch of small news items about who has read for roles. The original cast members haven't been publicly announced as returning. There isn't even a title yet. Hell, when Marvel cast their main villain a year and a half out from the release date, it was just a press release on their website. No leaks, no rumors. They just announced it.
And now in an interview with Sky News, Saoirse Ronan, one of those rumored to have read for an unspecified role, confirmed that she auditioned, but she was far from the only actress to do so. She downplayed the meeting saying that "so has everyone."
Well, we have heard a ton names dropped in connection to "Episode VII," from Ryan Gosling to complete unknowns. It would seem like Ronan is telling the truth, especially considering that two more names have cropped up.
By Alex Zalben
There's still two months to go until the second part of Peter Jackson's "Hobbit" trilogy hits theaters, but the new trailer is a bevy of riches worthy of Smaug's stash. Here's a look at ten can't miss (and blink-and-you'll miss) moments from the just released two minutes and twenty-eight seconds:
It's been a tough 36 hours, huh? As satisfying as the finale of "Breaking Bad" was, the void it left in our TV-watching schedule is pretty dark.
Thankfully, since pretty much everyone watched the finale, people all over the place were talking about what went down during the final episode.
Click past the jump to see our roundup of the latest "Breaking Bad" goodness from around the web.
Schmidt and Jenko just had their first day of higher education. The undercover duo is heading to college in the sequel to last years' hit comedy, cleverly titled "22 Jump Street," and production just started over the weekend, with a June 2014 release date on the books.
We spoke with the directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller, and they were able to escape the minor move up jump street. "[The undercover program] moves across the street," Lord said. "They got more money for the Jump Street program, and they could have an even cooler office with flat screens. It's a different abandoned church, across the street from the first abandoned church, but way nicer."
Click past the jump to check out photos from the set of "22 Jump Street."
Happy New "Hobbit" Trailer Day!
Frankly, these days don't happen enough, but when they do they're always great at rousing our interest in the "Lord of the Rings" prequel trilogy from Peter Jackson and company. The latest trailer even gives us what the hordes on Tumblr have been dying for: a quick listen to Benedict Cumberbatch voicing Smaug the dragon!
The lengthy trailer is our best look yet at the second installment, which is only two months and two weeks away. (Yes, we're counting. What's it to you?) How are you feeling about "The Desolation of Smaug"? If you're old enough to remember 2002, how does this compare to your anticipation for "The Two Towers"?
Take a look at the new trailer, along with four more new banners, after the jump! And let us know your thoughts in the comments below and on Twitter.
It was the joke that everyone was making once J.J. Abrams signed onto "Star Wars: Episode VII." "There are going to be so many lens flares on the Millennium Falcon." It was all very clever on everyone's part,* but there are two things you should know about J.J. Abrams.
1) The man obviously loves lens flares.
2) He's pretty self-aware.
In a recent interview with Crave Online (via io9), Abrams revealed that he also noticed the over-use of the aesthetic in "Star Trek Into Darkness."
Read what he had to say after the jump!
The concept of a "Fargo" TV show is still one that has a left with mixed emotions. They tried it once before as a pilot starring Edie Falco as Marge Gunderson, the role originally played by Frances McDormand in the Coen Brothers movie. That version was filmed, but it never went anywhere.
Still unable to shake the notion that a cop show colored with the cherry accents of Minnesota, TV execs are making another go, but this time they're bringing some serious talent into the fold and telling a more original story. Plus, the Coen Brothers will actually be on-board to executive producer.
The star of "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" and the BBC's "Sherlock," Martin Freeman, just signed as the lead actor for the project, which is likely to air on FX next spring.
It's been almost four months since the first trailer for "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" appeared before our eyes, and since then the summer movie season distracted us from the fact that the second installment of Peter Jackson's prequel trilogy was quickly approaching.
And here we are, nearly two months away from "The Desolation of Smaug," and it's time to get excited for a return trip to Middle-earth. The middle portion of J.R.R. Tolkien contains some of the book's most iconic imagery, including the spiders of Mirkwood Forest and Smaug's cave of gold. There's also Gandalf's side story, which can play out at any speed Jackson and his writers desire.
We'll get another look at the second installment tomorrow, when the second trailer debuts at 9 a.m. ET. MTV News will have the trailer as soon as it goes live, so stick right here. Until then, enjoy the new banner, which teases trouble in the woods for Bilbo and the gang.
"The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" opens on December 13.