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Geek News on the Radio February 11th


When it comes to Star Wars music, it’s time to follow a teaching from Yoda: you must unlearn what you have learned. Introducing Star Wars HeadspaceBy Hollywood Records and American Recordings, Star Wars Headspace is a new compilation of original electronic dance music infused with Star Wars sound clips and effects — executive produced by the legendary Rick Rubin. Coming February 19 to all digital outlets and March 18 to retail stores everywhere, Star Wars Headspace gathers some of the biggest names and emerging talent in electronic music for an entirely new take on a galaxy far, far away. Pre-orders open today, and has an exclusive first look at the striking cover below.

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Spielberg’s Ready Player One pushed back to avoid competing with Star Wars

In a situation the movie’s characters would probably describe by referencing the evacuation of Hoth Base, or running from the big boulder in Raiders Of The Last Ark, or maybe just some random Monty Python dialogue, Steven Spielberg’sReady Player One has ducked out of directly competing against Star Wars: Episode VIII. Adapted from Ernest Cline’s popular checklist of pop-culture memes masquerading as a novel about a scavenger hunt for control of a futuristic, internet-dependent dystopia, Spielberg’s film will move back from its original December 15, 2017 release date to April of the following year.

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Who Is Jack Thorne, The Author Of ‘Harry Potter And The Cursed Child’?

Arguably the highest-anticipated sequel of all time is on its way: we’re officially getting an eighth Harry Potter book. Except… J.K. Rowling didn’t write this one. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, which will be released on July 31st, isn’t a novel; it’s actually a script written by playwright Jack Thorne. But who is Jack Thorne, and why should we take his version of Harry Potter seriously?

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Johnny Depp Joins Universal’s Monster Movies as ‘Invisible Man’

Universal (after plenty of rumors and denials) has already secured one big name for their Mummy reboot in Tom Cruise, and now they’ve scored another for The Invisible Man. Johnny Depp is taking on the role for the studio’s interconnected monster movie universe. Universal Studios was very much built on the monster movie. The studio built itself on classics like Frankenstein, The Invisible Man, and The Mummy. While there have been remakes of many of their classic monster movies over the years, the studio hasn’t tried to connect the stories since they first appeared on the big screen in the 1930s.

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