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Composer Hans Zimmer blames Johnny Marr for forcing him out into the open

You might not know Hans Zimmer by name, but you’ll certainly know his music. The movie composer, whose scores include The Lion King, Gladiator and The Dark Knight, tells Andy Welch about accepting stage fright and finally taking his show on the road
Oscar-winning German composer Hans Zimmer has written more than 100 film soundtracks and scores

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A remake of sci-fi romance classic Starman is in the works

Starman, the old ’80s romance film dressed up as a sci-fi flick, is getting a remake with Night at the Museum director Shawn Levy, according to a report today from The Hollywood Reporter. The original starred Jeff Bridges, fresh off the original Tron two years prior, as an alien who comes to Earth in the form of a woman’s dead husband, whereupon the two life forms fall in love while the government pursues the extraterrestrial from Wisconsin to Arizona.

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Jessica Henwick Joins Netflix Original Series ‘Marvel’s Iron Fist’

Jessica Henwick (“Game of Thrones,” “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”) has joined the Netflix original series “Marvel’s Iron Fist” as Colleen Wing.

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A Full MST3k Cast Reunion is Finally Happening in June

Big news on the geek horizon today, as Rifftrax, the movie-riffing team composed of former Mystery Science Theater 3000 cast members/writers Michael J. Nelson, Bill Corbett and Kevin Murphy, hit its latest Kickstarter goal to riff a former classic MST3k episode, Time Chasers. Bigger news than that single show, however, is the bonus that comes along with the Rifftrax event—a full MST3k cast reunion, which is happening on June 28, livecast to theaters around the country. The Kickstarter cruised pretty easily past its $225,000 goal, currently sitting at $288,000 with a full week left to pad its total. It’s not quite the record-breaking $6.3 million that the new MST3k reboot brought in at the end of 2015, but it’s no small chunk of change, either.

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‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ star Mark Hamill gets visitor pass with name misspelled…at Disney’s London office

Is this some kind of Sith plot? “Star Wars” veteran Mark Hamill may be the face of the most famous franchise in the known universe as Luke Skywalker, but he’s apparently not very well known at parent company Disney’s London office.

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