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New Ford GT

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The all-new Ford GT has just been unveiled in Detroit at the North American International Auto Show, and it's a stunner. Featuring a twin-turbocharged 3.5L EcoBoost V6 that churns out more than 600-horsepower, mated to a 7-speed dual-clutch gearbox housed inside a carbon fiber tub. According to Ford, it will "exhibit one of the best power-to-weight ratios of any production car." Continue reading for another video, more pictures and additional information.

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AirAsia Flight 8501

Indonesia AirAsia Flight QZ8501 (Airbus 320-200) lost contact with Jakarta air traffic control at approximately 6:17am EST with 162 passengers on board - no distress signal had been sent. The pilots asked to change course to avoid bad weather during a flight from the Indonesian city of Surabaya to Singapore. "The aircraft was on the submitted flight plan route and was requesting deviation due to enroute weather before communication with the aircraft was lost," the airline said in a statement. Continue reading for another video and more information.

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Watch The Interview

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Watch The Interview right now before the select theaters who decided to premier the movie on Christmas Day start their showings. For $5.99 - $14.99, you can either stream this film in standard definition or high definition. The reviews have already started to pour in, and one person, Alexander Narayan, says: "Even though the hacking of Sony might have been the ultimate inside job to promote this movie, and even if it was NK hackers mad at the plot and story line, the biggest thing for me was that they released this the day before it was to hit theaters online! Online! I don't have to pay a huge mark up on concessions, or deal with other patrons, I can watch this any time I want (I bought it for 15 bucks) in the comfort of my home. That's pretty cool." Continue reading for the latest trailer, video page links and to read about a glitch today that let anyone download the film.

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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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