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This weekend, the boys are back in the final installment in Edgar Wright and Simon Pegg’s “Three Flavours Cornetto Trilogy“! Like most of you, I am a huge fan of Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz. Now the creative genius behind these cult hits are back in The World’s End!

Synopsis: This weekend, the boys are back in the final installment in Edgar Wright and Simon Pegg’s “Cornetto Trilogy”! Like most of you, I am a huge fan of Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz. Now the creative genius behind these cult hits are back iA signature brew of camaraderie, knockabout humor, excessive quaffing, questionable life choices, hand-to-hand combat, and explosive surprises, The World’s End reteams director Edgar Wright with actors Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, following their hits Shaun of the Dead (2004) and Hot Fuzz (2007).

The tale of The World’s End begins on June 22nd, 1990. In their suburban U.K. town of Newton Haven, five boys in the prime of their teenage youth celebrate the end of school by attempting an epic pub crawl together. Despite their enthusiasm and the downing of a slew of pints of beer, they fall short of seeing their quest through, to the last pub on their list, The World’s End.

Twenty-odd years later, “the five musketeers” have each left their hometown and are now husbands, fathers, men with careers – with the flashing-red-light exception of their voluble onetime ringleader, Gary King (Simon Pegg), who is now a 40-year-old man trapped at the cigarette end of his teens. The irrepressible Gary, keenly aware of his estrangement from his onetime closest friend Andy (Nick Frost), becomes hellbent on trying “The Golden Mile” drinking marathon again. He convinces Andy, Steven (Paddy Considine), Oliver (Martin Freeman), and Peter (Eddie Marsan) to stage an encore, and one Friday afternoon they are all reunited. Gary is in his element: the mandate is one night, five guys, twelve pubs – imbibing at least one pint apiece at each establishment. Arriving in Newton Haven, they re-encounter Oliver’s sister Sam (Rosamund Pike), for whom Gary and Steven each still carry a torch.

As the gang attempts along the way to reconcile their past and present, an increasingly insane and dangerous series of encounters with old haunts and acquaintances makes them realize that the real struggle is for the future, not just theirs but humankind’s. Reaching The World’s End is the least of their worries… The World’s End!

The World’s End stars Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Martin Freeman, Paddy Considine, Eddie Marsan, and Rosamund Pike and opens in theatres on August 23rd, 2013! Thanks to the amazing (and most generous) team at Focus Features, we have an awesome The World’s End prize pack for you to win!

Hit the jump for contest info!

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Canadian digital artist and photographer, Mike Roshuk put together a collection of Disney Princesses reimagined as warriors. As usual, with fan art like these, the ladies do not have much going on in the armor department. It just doesn’t seem like a smart idea to go into battle just wearing underwear, but I have to admit that Ariel with a trident is pretty fucking bad ass. Sigh… Internet…

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OH, WOW! Lost alumni, Evangeline Lilly is lookin’ sexy and fierce in the first look at Sylvan Elf, Tauriel in Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit: The Desolution of Smaug! Evangeline Lilly spoke with EW about her role in The Desolution of Smaug and drops hints of a love story with a certain Elf we met before.

“Tauriel’s relationship with Legolas is significant. They’ve known each other since they were children, and Legolas’ dad, [Elven king] Thranduil, has a soft spot for Tauriel and sees something very special in her. So if you grow up side by side, and your dad has a very special spot in his heart for this young woman who’s a fantastic warrior, I think it’s hard not to notice her.” She laughs. “That’s probably as much as I can say.”

I imagine Tauriel is going to be one very popular cosplay during convention season. Lucky us!

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug drops on December 13, 2013.

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Fan films are always amazing, but Grayson: Earth One is a breath of fresh air. Unlike most fan films based on comic book characters, Grayson: Earth One is not a five minute short film of just fighting and costumes. Grayson is a retelling of one of DC Comic’s most underrated characters.

“Grayson: Earth One” season one is a non profit six episode season dedicated to exploring the origin story of the DC character known as Nightwing — but with a twist. The twist being that Richard Grayson has never had the good fortune of being adopted as a child by Bruce Wayne, thus never becoming the boy wonder. Instead, we have a Richard Grayson that had to fend for himself on the unforgiving streets of Gotham and, even worse, the streets of Bludhaven. A character that has to overcome years of dog eat dog mentality to become a selfless and kind individual. To ultimately fulfill his destiny and become a HERO.

Of course, changing that single event within Richard Grayson’s life sends a ripple across the entire DC universe. It changes the history of characters such as Bruce Wayne, Barbara Gordon, Helena Bertinelli and their adversaries too.

Why is change a good thing? Simply put, we wanted to tell a story that involves characters that are beloved, but also wanted a story that the audience could not predict based its iconic source material. We would also love to attract people that had no previous interest in the comic book world by grounding these characters into situations that they could relate to. We look forward to creating a new fan base following these awesome comic book characters that we grew up with.

Writer and director, Hisonni Johnson did a fantastic job putting together a short film that is more than what we expected. Only one installment in and I’m already hooked and I would love to find out more into Johnson’s vision of Nightwing. Johnson is raising funds on Indiegogo so he can complete his six-episode season. I hope this leads to a full television series on CW. I see great promise in Johnson’s vision.

Grayson: Earth One stars Stephen McCain as Richard Grayson, Daz Crawford as Dr. Victor Friese, Rileah Vanderbilt as Helena Bertinelli, Angela Gulner as Barbara Gordon and Katie H. Young as Carrie Kelly.

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How come we don’t get anything cool like this in the United States? BBC Worldwide Australia & New Zealand and Vivid Sydney teamed up to create a very cool “light celebration” for the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who. A cool music video accompanied by the music of composer, Murray Gold was projected in Australia’s Customs House Sydney. This is brilliant and also serves as a cool tribute to the Matt Smith AKA Eleventh Doctor who will be finishing his run as The Doctor later this year.

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Artist, Eddie Snow drops characters of Star Trek, Iron Man, The Venture Bros., and Mad Men into the world of Disney Pixar’s Paperman.

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