A Reminder That George A. Romero Almost Made the First Resident Evil Film (and the Reason Why He Didn't)

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Back in 1998, Capcom hired George A. Romero to direct a Japanese commercial for Resident Evil 2. The results were so impressive that Sony wanted to hire the zombie-movie pioneer to direct a big-screen adaptation of the hit video game. A logical pairing, yeah? Well, it didn’t quite work out that way.

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All the Major Star Wars Cameos and Connections You May Have Missed in Rogue One

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Rogue One is billed as a standalone Star Wars movie, but it’s far more entrenched in the story of the saga than many of us had thought. That’s not just in terms of its setting, though—it’s because it’s jam-packed with references and hints to the Star Wars stories that came before it. Here are all the major ones we spotted.

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One Does Not Simply Pay Full Price For the Lord of the Rings Extended Trilogy

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The Lord of the Rings: The Extended Motion Picture Trilogy, $40

There are quite a few permutations of the Lord of the Rings films out there on Blu-ray, but the extended editions are the ones you want, and the extended trilogy pack is down to $40 on Amazon today, complete with all three extended films totaling 11 hours, plus 26 hours of special features to boot. No wonder it’s the best selling Blu-ray in Kinja Deals history.

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