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A new trailer for Transformers: Dark of the Moon has hit.

Lest potential moviegoers believe director Michael Bay was ready to abandon his signature style consisting of inexplicable collages of stuff exploding, cars crashing, and building being demolished, all juxtaposed with shots of hot babes, then let this trailer ease your fears. -- Because that's pretty much what it is. -- IN 3D!!!

...And for our purposes, it works.

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Do you remember the old G4 commercials starring the butt-beaming robot and tech-vomiting unicorn? It's been a while since the spots have aired, but the robot and unicorn are still hanging around the G4 offices. The plastic maquettes now reside in the cubicle where Associate Producer of 2.0, Courtney Kraft hosts the live, daily, web show, G4 Interactive (8PM ET). They may no longer have a prominent place in the spotlight, but they do serve as a perpetual reminder of how cool G4 is. Check out the commercials (and a bonus commercial starring a Tron-like hottie) below the cut!

 

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Mortal Kombat: Legacy: Watch The First Episode Right Now!

The first episode of web series Mortal Kombat: Legacy has hit.

What started as a bizarre one-shot trailer with gruesome, pseudo-realistic imagery has evolved into this 10 episode action-packed web series. "Evolved" in the sense that (at least in this first entry,) it has slightly toned-down the grotesque, over-the-top aspects of that trailer from last year and comes out of the gate with more of a solid, realistic action style. As a result, while it still deviates heavily from the style of the iconic fighting game franchise, it simultaneously has more of the feel for the game's mythology.

Check out the first episode just below.

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The G4 Museum Of Art: BigDog

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Posted April 8, 2011 - By Eugene Morton

The G4 Museum Of Art: BigDog

The G4 office is a wondrous place, where the strange is commonplace and the cubicles are littered with bizarre artifacts that, to the employees, seem as ordinary and everyday as pens and stationery. We're going to begin drawing back the curtain and spotlighting the various props and paraphernalia that have somehow metamorphosed into office decor, in part as a means of showing you what it's really like to be at G4, but also to remind you of the great bits that have made AOTS the place to come for everything you love.

The first artifact up for revisitation is the fake BigDog, a giant, walking robot, which rests atop the cabinet of Around the Net producer Jeremy Hache. The actual BigDog was developed by scientists to traverse rough terrain and carry supplies for troops in the field. We built ours to vex Kevin Pereira. We think you'll agree that both goals are equally as important. If you remember our fake, four-legged robot then take a minute to look back on one of 2008's best ATN bits, and if it's new to you, then prepare to chuckle at the comedic magnificence of BigDog for the first time. Check out the video below the cut!

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Two New Thor Posters Hit The Web Harder Than Mjolnir

We've seen the trailer, but now Marvel and Paramount have released a brief clip from Thor.

Clocking in at all of 52 seconds, we witness the initial moments of Thor's arrival on Earth after his ignominious exile from Asgard. Natalie Portman's Jane Foster and Stellan Skarsgård's Professor Andrews find Chris Hemsworth's de-powered mystic refugee in a New Mexico desert, and clearly he has no clue what happened.

Check out the clip just below, dim the lights hit the full screen button, and for a brief minute pretend you're sitting in a crowded theater on May 6.

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Tags: Comics, Movies

Superman: Man Of Steel: NO Viggo Mortensen As Zod; Who's The Villain, Then?

The idea of Viggo Mortensen being lined-up for the role of General Zod in 2012's Superman: Man of Steel has been verified as false. In an interview with Latino Review, essentially hitting the rumor with a proverbial giant translucent Superman "S" symbol, director Zack Snyder (normally mum on most aspects of this project,) declared with definitive certainty that "Viggo is not going to be in the movie let’s say that right now. I can clear that up."

So, the much-discussed pool of candidates for the villain's slot to face new Superman Henry Cavill may still be open, and the speculation will likely return to full swing. While Snyder, who is currently preoccupied with this weekend's release of Sucker Punch, has been pretty frugal with details, conversely, he's been very open about his broader ambitions for the film. Take a look below to see his latest pitch to the fans.

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Tags: Comics, Movies

Cool Covers Of Rebecca Black Make You Glad It's Friday, Friday, Friday

Wannabe pop diva Rebecca Black has provided the world with a synthesized-laden power drill to the brain in the form of a music video known as "Friday." You've more than likely seen it and it's already become a full-blown, out-of-control Internet meme. Indeed, one quick search on YouTube will yield a plethora of remixes and web cam parodies. However, the bar on these parodies has just been raised, and a giant leap was somehow made from the starting point of "just bad," blazing past "ironically bad," to "so ironically bad, it's kind of good." Check out these two amazing covers below and try to tell me afterwards that you don't have this song stuck in your head.

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Iron Man 3: Shane Black Lays Down Details

Iron Man 3 writer/director Shane Black already has a vision for his upcoming take on Marvel's crimson clad conqueror, and recently speaking to Ain't It Cool News, he's let it loose. With the crossover buildup consisting of Thor, Captain America, and The Avengers all lined-up on deck, it seems a bit odd to be looking past them. However, for Black, he proceeds with the knowledge that he's taking on not only one of the hottest comic book franchises ever, but a franchise that is now directly tied into the storyline canon of at least four other films. (With the Avengers crossover strategy officially beginning with 2008's The Incredible Hulk.) Once a prominent action film scribe, Iron Man 3 will soon find Black directing what will be only his second feature film. While he will be meeting with star Robert Downey Jr. to flesh out the story, Black's vision will apparently take Iron Man away from the bells and whistles of computer-generated robots and explosions and more into the pathological dramas we've seen in Christopher Nolan's Batman films. So, will Robert Downey have to get emo and practice a gravelly voice?

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AT-AT Walkers Restyled For Nerds

Artist Steven Anderson put a fun spin on the infamous AT-AT Walkers from Star Wars, incorporating other fan favorite movies into these robotic monsters. This one here is done in the style of Legend of Zelda but check out some of our favorites after the cut.

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Tags: Nerd Alert

Michael Bay To Pit Zombies Vs. Robots

It seems that the superfight between the forces of zombies and robots is about to take place on the big screen in the now-upcoming film titled: Zombies vs. Robots. (Lest they be vague about the premise.) Having acquiring the rights to adapt the eponymous graphic novel which was the brainchild of artist Ashley Wood and IDW Publishing's Chris Ryall, Sony Pictures plans to co-produce the film with Michael Bay's Platinum Dunes company, along with Circle of Confusion and original publisher IDW. Thus, a direct juxtaposition of this project to Bay, who is listed as one of six producers, is perhaps a tad premature. However, little analysis is required to put two and two together to realize that the maestro behind the biggest film franchise to contain giant anthropomorphic robots destroying the world has a stake in this film, and that he's set to permanently fold-up his director's chair for that franchise very soon. Yet, the film would be far from the first campy genre mashup to come down the pike. Would Zombies vs. Robots be the one to jump the shark? (Even if it was a zombified mutant shark with cyborg implants that fire torpedoes made of plasma and pain.)

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Tags: Comics, Movies, Robots
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