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New ‘Edge of Tomorrow’ Trailer Looks Like A Fairly Faithful Adaptation Of ‘All You Need Is Kill’ [Video]

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Warner Bros.

Imagine what would happen if Groundhog Day and Halo had a baby, and you'd get something that looks a lot like the Japanese light novel/manga All You Need Is Kill.

Now imagine that story being pretty faithfully adapted into a movie that stars Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt. (With the key difference of the lead characters in the manga being teenagers and Cruise being an ageless robot man.) That's what Edge of Tomorrow kind of looks like, at least going by the new trailer that went up today.

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First Second Previews Danica Novgorodoff’s ‘The Undertaking of Lily Chen’ With New Trailer [Video]

The Undertaking of Lily Chen
First Second

The artist behind Late Freeze, Slow Storm and Refresh, Refresh is back this week with a new original graphic novel from First Second, and it's a wild one. Danica Novgorodoff's The Undertaking of Lily Chen is the tale of a young man seeking a corpse bride -- no, not for himself, for his dead older brother. Sent by his parents to fulfill the tradition of sending single men of good standing into the afterlife with a similarly deceased single woman following a "ghost marriage," Deshi ventures into hills of northern China where he must contend with every corner of a business that's shadier than Steve Ditko's Changing Man -- including Lily, the unfortunately living candidate he's stumbled across.

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There Sure Is A Lot Going On In The New ‘X-Men: Days Of Future Past’ Trailer [Video]

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After months of magazine covers, viral marketing campaigns, and loving portraits of Peter Dinklage as Bolivar Trask, X-Men fans are finally getting another chance to see X-Men: Days of Future Past's massive cast of characters in action via a brand new trailer.

Check out two-and-a-half minutes of Patrick Stewart narrating and Ian McKellen expositioning after the jump!

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Comics Alliance Podcast 104: Church of Nerd HQ, Jem and the Holo-Tumblrs, and Asian American Iron Fist

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Welcome back to the ComicsAlliance Podcast, covering the latest comic book entertainment culture, news, humor and commentary. Joining Senior Editors Andy Khouri and Caleb Goellner for this episode are Senior Writer Chris Sims and Staff Writer Andrew Wheeler.

On the table for discussion: An Asian American advocacy group petitions Marvel to cast Iron Fist, a blond caucasian kung fu master in the comics, with an Asian American actor in the forthcoming Netflix series. We talk about why this is a great idea.

After decades of waiting, there is to be a live action film based on 1980s iconic animated series, Jem and the Hologram, which will be crowdsourced on Tumblr. Unfortunately, Jem creator Christy Marx has been shut out of the project. We talk about why this is outrageous.

Finally, the group analyzes the controversial Nerd HQ crowd funding campaign undertaken by actor Zachary Levi, who hopes to raise one million dollars to produce an off-site celebrity charity event during San Diego Comic-Con, raising questions both financial and cultural.

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‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2′ Gameplay Revealed On Xbox 360 [Video]

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Activision

Do you feel that tingling? It could either be your very own Spidey-sense or the excitement you'll feel once you watch this new gameplay video for The Amazing Spider-Man 2 video game.

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Toy Review: ‘Bravest Warriors’ Bendies [Video]

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Every weekend here at CA we’re cracking open the latest and/or just greatest action figures around to see what sets them apart from the articulated plastic pack. This week we’re unboxing Pop Culture Shock Toys' new line of Bravest Warriors bendies, which includes Chris, Beth, Wallow and Danny. We've been curious about the line since prototypes debuted at NYCC 2013, and having ordered the full set from WeLoveFine, we can finally see if they deliver.

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Spider-Man Stars In An Ad For The US Postal Service. That’s Pretty Weird, Right? [Video]

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Listen, I've been reading comic books a long time, and if there's one thing I've learned, it's that if you want a package to get to its destination safely, the absolute last person you want handling it is Spider-Man. Best case scenario -- best case, mind you -- is that it's going to be crushed when he stops to fight the Rhino. Worst case? Incinerated by a pumpkin bomb and then thrown off a bridge. Just ask Aunt May's last 51 birthday cakes.

And yet, he is the hero that The United States Postal Service has turned to for an ad tying into the upcoming The Amazing Spider-Man 2, set to hit theaters this summer with more of Spidey's adventures in a universe where people actually use Bing. Check it out below, and be advised there's a special twist ending!

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‘Late Night With Seth Meyers’ Adapts ‘The New Yorker’ Cartoons For The Stage [Video]

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Late Night With Seth Myers

We all love The New Yorker's sometimes funny, often obtuse, impossibly refined cartoons, don't we? But it has always seemed that they were missing something: The human touch.

The staff at Late Night with Seth Meyers looked to add that missing element in a bit this week that looked to break the magazine's famous cartoons out of their one-panel shells and make them full-on stage productions featuring the Late Night Players. Check out a video of the piece, which includes commentary from the man who picks the cartoons himself, New Yorker editor David Remnick.

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Animated Adaptation Of David B.’s ‘Epileptic’ Gets Stunning Trailers [Video]

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When the first volume was released more than a decade ago, David Beauchard's imaginative autobiographical comic L'Ascension du haut mal ("The Rise of the High Evil"), the English title of which was simply Epileptic, critics praised it to the heavens. It eventually won an Ignatz award for Outstanding Artist in 2005.

The story, which focuses on the family's attempts to cure his brother's epilepsy, and how the struggle with the illness led the artist to dig deeply into a fantasy world of mythic creatures and ancient soldiers, has been adapted into an animated film helmed by director Christophe Gérard which appears to nail the look and feel of the comic.

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‘One Piece’ And ‘Dragon Ball Z’ Throw Down In Real Life For The Best Video Game Ad Ever

Goku vs. Monkey D. Luffy art installation for J-Stars Victory Vs.

Apologies to anyone in marketing who might be reading this, but video game ads don't usually do much to get me excited. I think the last one that really made an impact was the one for Saints Row IV where they misspelled the name of the game and then went back to correct it all while blaring dubstep, and showing you explosions, but even that wasn't exactly "memorable," you know?

Now imagine that you're heading over to the department store, thinking about picking up a new video game, and you round the corner to see Goku from Dragon Ball Z and Monkey D. Luffy from One Piece in the middle of a life-sized brawl that has shattered the street, snapped a lamppost and flipped a car. Well, if you're heading to the Shibuya Parco store in Tokyo, that's exactly what you'll see, as an awesome promo for the upcoming J-Stars Victory Vs. And it is awesome.

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