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May the Odds Be Ever in Your Favor

May the Odds Be Ever in Your Favor

Behold! The 2014 Hugo Award Nominees!

Game of Thrones, Doctor Who, Orphan Black, Gravity, Frozen, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Pacific Rim, Iron Man 3, Saga, and more high-quality SF/F than you can shake a stick at. That certainly covers a whole bunch of our post tags.

The Hugo Awards honor both pros and fans alike, and as usual, the 2014 nominees provide a superb checklist of things to read, watch, and enjoy. The winners will be announced on Sunday, August 17 at Loncon 3 (aka the 72nd World Science Fiction Convention).

The full list of nominees is available below. And should you need to gush about your favorites, mention absent works you feel are deserving (*cough* Janelle Monae’s The Electric Lady for Best Related Work *cough*), or…ah…have a measured discussion about nominees you may object to, the comments are here for your disposal.

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Miles Dyson’s Son Will Be Played By A Hunger Games Tribute In Terminator: Genesis

Earlier this week we brought you news of a rumor Attack the Block’s John Boyega might take on the role of Miles Dyson’s son in Terminator: Genesis. Looks like he didn’t get this one. Danny Dyson will be played by The Hunger Games star Dayo Okeniyi

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Mockingjay News: Official Synopsis and Loss of Philip Seymour Hoffman

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 has released a full synopsis, confirming where the two Mockingjay movies will split the plot of the single Mockingjay book, and director Francis Lawrence talks about the effect of Philip Seymour Hoffman‘s tragic death has had on crew and film.

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Marvel and Warner Bros. Continue to Square Off With Release Dates

It seems that Marvel and Warner Bros. will be even more actively squaring off in theaters in 2015 and 2016 as they are increasingly setting their release dates on the same day.  Whether or not this is a good move for either studio remains to be seen, but they certainly have committed to it.  Marvel just moved Ant-Man’s release date up two weeks to July 17th, 2015, which you may recognize as the previous release date of Batman vs. Superman before it was moved to 2016.  The Batman vs. Superman movie, of course, is  now being released on the same date as an untitled Marvel movie.  And this new release date for Ant-Man means that it will be going up against WB’s as-yet-untitled Peter Pan film.

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Catching Fire And Frozen Very Close To 2 Big Box Office Milestones

Is it the braids? I think it’s the braids.

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Catching Fire Propels Lionsgate To Its Second Billion-Dollar Year

Tell me again that a female superhero movie is too financially risky a proposition. I dare you.

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Sure, Let’s Start Talking Hunger Games: Mockingjay Details

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire hasn’t even been in theaters a whole week yet and folks are asking the creators to give details on the next two installments on the franchise – The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Parts 1 and 2.

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The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’s Huge Box Office Returns Put It Ahead Of Batman

Not only did Lionsgate’s The Hunger Games: Catching Fire place itself ahead of a Batman film on box office listings, who turned out for the film may surprise you.

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Cookieness Evereat Stars In Sesame Street‘s Pun-Filled Catching Fire Parody [VIDEO]

Lest you worry that a Sesame Street parody will have over-sanitized the gruesomeness of children being forced to fight to the death, know that this video has a cannibalism reference. Wasn’t expecting that!

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Suzanne Collins Demanded Prim’s Cat Be Recast And Other Catching Fire Tidbits

Ok, I’m going be honest here: I had totally forgotten that the cat was the wrong color.

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