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Chris Schulz is an entertainment feature writer for the New Zealand Herald.

Four new minutes of Walking Dead (+10 links)

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1. After wading through all the hype, new trailers and crazy fan outfits at this year's Comic Con, I've decided the stunning new four-minute trailer for the upcoming third season of The Walking Dead was the pick of the bunch. New zombies (urgh!), new characters (samurai sword girl keeps zombies as pets yeah!), new environment (a prison!) and the return of Merle (he's got no hand!) has me plenty excited for its October 14 debut after that lacklustre second season. Braaaains... (YouTube)

2. Jack White has unveiled the cartoonish Hype Williams-produced video for Blunderbuss stand out Freedom at 21.

Here's a spoiler: White gets himself arrested and put in the best jail ever. (YouTube)

3. Kiwi hip-hop pranksters Home Brew are at it again with their new video Good God, taken from their recent No. 1 double album. Offensive content warning. (Under the Radar)

4. Find someone to cosy up with and check out the whispy new track Angels from The xx, taken from the album Coexist, due out on September 7. (Facebook)

5. So Green Day are about to inflict a whole tonne of Green Day onto the world, with three albums (called Uno!, Dos! and Tre!) and two documentaries set for release over the next six months. Have a listen to new single Oh Love and decide for yourself if you're on board. (NME)

6. Check out the trailer for Oz the Great and Powerful, Sam Raimi's new film starring James Franco and Mila Kunis. Don't adjust your set - the trailer's first minute is in black and white, but things get very colourful after that. (Apple)

7. Speaking of new trailers, check out the first look at post-apocalyptic thriller The Day, which comes with a pretty simple tagline: "Fight. Or Die." Looks intense. (Apple)

8. Here's the new video for Kimbra's single Two Way Street. And don't blame me if it gets stuck in your head. (YouTube)

9. If you haven't yet had your fill of ghoulish, nasty, bitey things, go seek help. Or check out this trailer for Grabbers and try and get some sleep tonight. (Empire)

10. Right, you made it to the end. But did you manage to seeing the first episode of Breaking Bad's fifth season last night? If so, check out this explanation as to how they pulled off the ... well ... this is getting spoilery so just click here. (NY Times)

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Chris Schulz

Chris Schulz is an entertainment feature writer for the New Zealand Herald.

A subscription to RTR Countdown magazine as a teenager kick started Chris’ inspiration to become an entertainment reporter. After finishing a grad-dip at journalism school, he discovered the magazine no longer existed. So he instead begged for a reviewing job at Rip It Up, then took over a local news website’s entertainment section in 2004 when no one else wanted to do it. It’s as much a surprise to him as it is to those around him that he’s been doing entertainment reporting ever since, utilising his diehard love of popular culture (specifically music, TV, movies and games). His career highlights including interviewing heroes like Billy Corgan and Trent Reznor, discussing the best sheep-docking techniques with Courtney Love, and breaking his nose during a Shihad concert. The last thing left on his entertainment reporting bucket list is to ride a rollercoaster with Dave Grohl, something he’s hoping to achieve in the next 12 months.

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