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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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Excelsior!

Marvel’s Next Short is About the Mandarin (Sorry, Loki Fans)

For a week now, many Marvel movie fans have been basking in the golden possibility that Loki might be getting his very own short film, perhaps detailing exactly how he took the throne of Asgard and particularly how he dispatched with Odin. It has now been revealed that the secret short accompanying the DVD release of Thor: The Dark World next month actually stars a different villain, with a similar gift for impersonation but a lot less power. Trevor Slattery, the face of the Mandarin.

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May the Odds Be Ever in Your Favor

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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and let it be known

Professor Snape & Robb Stark Made A Movie Together [VIDEO]

Professor Snape, Robb Stark, and Maya Hansen (aka Alan Rickman, Richard Madden, and Rebecca Hall) star in a totally not nerdy film called A Promise. But we thought you might want to see the trailer anyway.

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hold on to your butts

Jurassic World Gets Iron Man 3 Star And More

The next Jurassic Park film, Jurassic World, has hit a few road bumps along the way so we’re happy to be able to say they’ve finally started casting. 

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And All Was Right With the World

Pacific Rim Was the Highest Grossing Original Live-Action Film of This Summer

I don’t mean to beat a dead kaiju (with a found oil tanker, or whatever that is), but the Pacific Rim fandom is more concerned with box office results than most. The line between beloved cult film and the holy grail of a successful original action franchise is very thin with this one, and depends entirely on whether Legendary Pictures decides whether it made enough money to worth investing in a sequel, so it’s no wonder that fans of the movie, and of original science fiction in cinema, are watching very closely.

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Power Grid

The Mary Sue’s 2013 Summer Movie Wrap-Up

This summer was a weird one. It felt, in a way, like were were still coming down from the high of The Avengers, the movie that ruled our hearts, minds, and wallets a single summer ago. On hand to catch us as we fell were some good movies, some bad movies, some movies that we weren’t angry at, just disappointed, and one shining example of Oh please God, no, why did this movie happen?!

We’re taking a fond (or, in some cases, not-so-fond) look back at the summer of 2013′s giant monsters, giant robots, giant stuffed rabbits, and the giant pile of wrongness that was a whole lot o’ whitewashing. Whew. With the summer over, let’s get ready for the end-of-year releases. More Hunger Games, Thor, and The Hobbit are right around the corner.

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Iron Man 3 Blu-Ray Goodies Include Deleted Mandarin Scene, RDJ-Centric Gag Reel [VIDEO]

The Iron Man 3 Blu-ray doesn’t come out until September 24th, but Marvel has started releasing some special features as teasers, like they do. Above you’ll find a short clip from the gag reel, in which Robert Downey Jr. is generally a ridiculous human being (in the best way) and channels Sherlock Holmes for a second. RDJ, don’t forget what movie you’re filming! Under the cut is a brief deleted scene featuring Ben Kingsley‘s Mandarin. Warning: It autoplays.

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Excelsior!

Hot Toys Releasing An Iron Man Figure With No Armor, Who’s Really Beat Up, And Has Lots Of Toys

Now that I own a Hot Toys figure, I can personally attest to their quality but while they’ve already produced a few Iron Man collectibles, they’ve decided to put out another, mostly armor-less one. “Hot Toys is thrilled to introduce the Tony Stark (The Mechanic) Collectible Figurine after the exciting scene where Tony Stark creates homemade weapons to infiltrate The Mandarin’s mansion,” they write on Facebook. “Tony Stark in his battle damaged civilian attire in the movie, highlighting the newly developed head sculpt, an advanced body with light-up chest light and greatly detailed weapons and accessories.” Take a look.

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Here’s A Sneak Peek At Marvel’s Peggy Carter One Shot [VIDEO]

If you weren’t at San Diego Comic-Con, you’ll have to wait until the Iron Man 3 dvd/blu-ray is released to see “Marvel One Shot: Agent Carter” starring Hayley Atwell. But happily, Marvel decided to release a little sneak peek for us to flail over.

Previously in San Diego Comic-Con

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