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Kim Jong Un Death Scene

This scene from Sony's The Interview in which North Korea's leader, Kim Jong-un, is caught in a fiery helicopter, has leaked online. As many already know, this film was pulled by Sony after the studio received threats of violence from North Korean hackers who call themselves Guardians of Peace. Kim Jong-un, played by actor Randall Park, is shown dying in an explosion after a missile hits the helicopter the leader is hanging on to. In the background, you can hear a slowed-down version of Katy Perry's Firework. Continue reading to watch.

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The Interview

Due to the threat of terrorist attacks from hackers and with several of the nation's largest multiplex chains pulling the film from their screens, Sony Pictures Entertainment announced today that they would be canceling the December 25 theatrical release of "The Interview." This is a heavy blow to the Hollywood studio that has been shaken by hacker leaks over the last several weeks by an anonymous group called "Guardians of Peace." This unprecedented cancellation came even after officials from the Department of Homeland Security said there was "no credible intelligence to indicate an active plot against movie theaters within the United States." Continue reading for the final trailer and more information.

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Terminator Genisys

Set for release in July 1, 2015, Terminator: Genisys is the fifth installment of the series and Arnold Schwarzenegger reprises his role as a T-800 cyborg. Principal photography began on April 21, 2014 in New Orleans, and ended on August 6, 2014 in San Francisco. Legacy Effects returned to create the Terminator robotic and make-up effects, led by John Rosengrant who had worked on the previous four Terminator films. Continue reading for the trailer with full commentary.

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James Bond Spectre

It's official, the twenty-fourth James Bond film is called "SPECTRE" (Special Executive for Counter-intelligence, Terrorism, Revenge, and Extortion), and will feature a brand new Aston Martin DB10. Set for release on November 6, 2015, this film will begin shooting tomorrow in these locations: Pinewood, Mexico City, Rome, Tangier & Erfoud (Morocco), as well as in Austria at Solden, Obertilliach and Lake Altaussee. Continue reading for the official announcement video and more information.

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Star Wars Episode VII Official Trailer

After all of the teasers, the official Star Wars Episode VII - The Force Awakens trailer has been released. Cinematographer Daniel Mindel stated that the film would rely on the employment of real locations and scale models over computer-generated imagery, in order to make the film aesthetically similar to the original Star Wars trilogy. Rian Johnson, director of Episode VIII, reiterated that Abrams will use little CGI and more practical, traditional special effects, saying, "I think people are coming back around to practical effects." Continue reading to watch.

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Comet Landing

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Philae successfully landed on comet 67P today at 3:30pm GMT, making it the first craft in history to land on a comet. The probe separated from the Rosetta spacecraft approximately 7-hours earlier after spending 10-years in space. ESA director says: "It's a big step for human civilization. Our ambitious Rosetta mission has secured another place in the history books: not only is it the first to rendezvous with and orbit a comet, but it is now also the first to deliver a probe to a comet's surface." Continue reading for the 13 things you may not know.

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Anthem Veterans Memorial

Each year, at precisely 11:11am on Veteran's Day (November 11), the sun[s rays pass through the ellipses of the five Armed Services pillars to form a perfect solar spotlight over a mosaic of The Great Seal of the United States at the Anthem Veterans Memorial, located in Anthem, Arizona. This monument is dedicated to honoring the service and sacrifice of the US armed forces. Continue reading for a video, more pictures and additional information.

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Furious 7

Set to be released on April 3, 2015 in the US, Furious 7 takes place after Fast & Furious 6. After defeating Owen Shaw and his crew, Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel), Brian O'Conner (Paul Walker) and the rest of the crew are able to return to the United States and live the normal life again as they had wanted, but Owen's older brother, Ian Shaw (Jason Statham), is after Dominic, seeking revenge for the death of his brother, putting the entire crew in danger once more. Continue reading to watch the official trailer.

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Boeing X-37B

Nobody, not even internet users, know what the Air Force's X-37B secret unmanned spacecraft was working on (or watching) for the past two years. It landed at 9:24am local time on October 17, 2014 at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, according to the Air Force's 30th Space Wing. What we do know is that its size doesn't allow for much more than avionics equipment, fuel for the thrusters, and a mysterious cavity about the size of a truck bed that could that could possibly contain sensors, experiments, hardware, or even a bomb. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video about the largest collection of James Bond memorabilia.

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Schumacher GoPro

GoPro's stock started tanking today after a new report from French journalist Jean-Louis Moncet surfaced. After speaking to Schumacher's son (accompanied Michael on that fateful ski trip), went on a live radio show and said: "The problem for Michael was not the hit, but the mounting of the GoPro camera that he had on his helmet that injured his brain." The F1 racing legend still can't walk or talk, but is "waking up very slowly; very slowly," rehabilitating with $185,000-per-month care at his home by Lake Geneva. Continue reading for more information.

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