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Women’s March: Supergirl Melissa Benoist Has A Message For Trump

Sat, 21 Jan 2017 21:25:24 +0000

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The Women's March on Washington in underway in D.C. today with plenty of celebrities out in full force for the today's historic event, including Supergirl star Melissa Benoist, who had a special message for our new President.

Benoist posted a photo to her Instagram account today of herself at the March holding a placard with a message for President Donald Trump.

Check out the image here [...]

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How ‘xXx: Return Of Xander Cage’ Celebrates International Stars and Fierce Women

Sat, 21 Jan 2017 02:02:44 +0000

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The one film you'd least expect to be so much fun while at the same time smashing the Bechdel test into pieces is xXx: Return of Xander Cage. But the Vin Diesel-starring vehicle does it with ease. Not only that, but it also celebrates some of the biggest global stars without painting them as a villain. It would be way too easy to look past this film, given that it is not part of a very successful franchise. However, the sequel doesn't care about any of that. Instead, it raises the bar on absurd stunts and pushes the envelope on logic and physics. So much so that the film actually gets meta and pokes fun at itself. But really, if you look past all of that, you'll see that it is actually a celebration of global stars and fierce women.

We got a chance recently to sit down with our fellow journalists to talk to Diesel and some of the cast of the film from Donnie Yen, Deepika Padukone, Kris Wu, Ruby Rose, Tony Jaa, and Nina Dobrev to its director, D.J. Caruso. Each of one of them sharing the Diesel's sentiment and all of them agreeing that it was so much fun to be a part of. Check out what they had to say here [...]

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Netflix Releases ‘House Of Cards’ Season 5 Trailer On Inauguration Day

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 20:27:27 +0000

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Whether or not you support the 45th President of the United States, politics will always make for good drama on TV. And since today is Donald Trump's Presidential Inauguration, Netflix could not have picked a better time to release the first teaser trailer for Season 5 of of their hit political drama House of Cards.

Watch the Season 5 announcement teaser trailer here [...]

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Obama Turns Heel At Inauguration; Hits Biden With A Pedigree

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 20:03:27 +0000

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In a shocking turn of events, beloved outgoing President Barack Obama turned heel today at the inauguration. He hit long-time friend and ally Vice-President Joe Biden with his Pedigree finisher before grabbing a mic.

The outgoing POTUS told the crowd to "stick it" and said "he was sick of trying to impress the fans." Obama said, "All you people do is make me sick. Well, suck it, America." [...]

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The Drill Down 460: Nintendo Switches It Up

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 17:10:35 +0000

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On this week's Drill Down podcast, President Trump’s social media strategy, President Obama’s last act for Chelsea Manning, Nintendo’s new console, crowdfunding’s shaky ground, and much, much more [...]

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Movie Review: ‘The Founder’

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 16:00:49 +0000

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The Founder
Director: John Lee Hancock
Screenwriter: Robert D. Siegel
Cast: Michael Keaton, Nick Offerman, John Carroll Lynch, Linda Cardellini, Patrick Wilson, B. J. Novak, Laura Dern
Distributor: The Weinstein Company
Rated PG-13 | 115 Minutes
Release Date: January 20, 2017

McDonald's is about as American as apple pie, and they serve apple pie, so it goes full circle. But like any good organization, there is a history behind it. So in John Lee Hancock's The Founder, this is the history of how Ray Kroc (Michael Keaton) turned himself from a small town milkshake salesman into the multi-million dollar owner of McDonald's. But this is no ordinary story of a nobody turning himself into something than just a somebody, it is a story of how Kroc did it, which consisted of backdoor deals and underhanded tactics that ripped a beloved restaurant from two humble brothers [...]

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Movie Review: ‘xXx: Return Of Xander Cage’

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 15:00:36 +0000

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xXx: Return of Xander Cage
Director: D. J. Caruso
Screenwriter: F. Scott Frazier
Cast: Vin Diesel, Donnie Yen, Deepika Padukone, Kris Wu, Ruby Rose, Tony Jaa, Nina Dobrev, Toni Collette, Samuel L. Jackson
Distributor: Paramount Pictures
Rated PG-13 | 115 Minutes
Release Date: January 20, 2017

It never ceases to amaze me how much passion Vin Diesel has in seemingly dead in the water projects. Fast and Furious and Riddick were two Diesel franchise vehicles that never really got off the ground when they launched, but because of his dedication to the fans, they got sequels. The former much more popular than the latter, but the actor took it upon himself to breathe new life into the xXx films with xXx: Return of Xander Cage.

Never let it be said that Diesel doesn't know how to have fun, because in xXx: Return of Xander Cage, there is plenty of it. There's no political message, no over-sexualization of either gender, and no xenophobic thoughts. Instead, the film treats us to something everyone can enjoy [...]

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Movie Review: M. Night Shyamalan’s Split

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 14:00:12 +0000

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Split
Director: M. Night Shyamalan
Screenwriter: M. Night Shyamalan
Cast: James McAvoy, Anya Taylor-Joy, Betty Buckley, Jessica Sula, Haley Lu Richardson
Distributor: Universal Pictures
Rated PG-13 | 117 Minutes
Release Date: January 20, 2017

In Split, the latest film by M. Night Shyamalan (The Sixth Sense, Unbreakable, Signs), James McAvoy (X-Men: Apocalypse) stars as Kevin, a troubled young man who kidnaps three teenage girls: Casey (Anya Taylor-Joy, The Witch), Marcia (Jessica Sula), and Claire (The Edge of Seventeen's Haley Lu Richardson).

As Casey and her friends try to escape the underground lair in which they are trapped, they discover that Kevin has dissociative identity disorder, a psychological condition characterized by the presence of two or more distinct personality states. According to his psychiatrist, Dr. Fletcher (Betty Buckley, Carrie), Kevin embodies 23 separate personalities of all ages and genders, manifesting unique physical attributes for each [...]

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Disney In Depth: Disney Wonder Refurb Review

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 04:30:28 +0000

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Two months after the Disney Wonder returned from its dry dock, the ship is looking better than ever in its more than 17-year history. With tons of new experiences and re-themed spaces, it’s no wonder why many cruise-goers may opt to set sail on this vessel.

I recently returned from a seven-day voyage aboard the Disney Wonder, and I am here to share details on the novel experiences aboard Disney Cruise Line’s second ship. [...]

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Dwayne Johnson To Star In Both ‘Black Adam’ and ‘Shazam’

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 03:22:08 +0000

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As Warner Bros. unite the various DC heroes for the DCEU, one hero's spot on the superhero ensemble remained uncertain. It has only been a few years since we've heard anything about WB's Shazam, but early reports say that he might not even be on the team. Since Dwayne Johnson accepted the role of Black Adam in 2014, the actor as called the character an anti-hero, which is contrary to how he's normally depicted in the comics, which is to serve as a villain to the heroic Shazam.

Now there are reports that Black Adam and Shazam will be two separate films entirely. Not only that, but Black Adam will also appear in Shazam as well. More on the story below. [...]

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Watch The Teaser Trailer For ‘Colossal,’ A Giant Monster Movie Starring Anne Hathaway

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 01:45:20 +0000

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I am always down for a giant monster movie. Even when it's an incredibly strange giant monster movie.

We first heard about Colossal starring Anne Hathaway back in 2015, when it was described as Godzilla and Transformers meets one of Charlie Kaufman and Spike Jonze's collaborations, Adaptation and Being John Malkovich.

Now the first teaser trailer for Colossal has been released, and it looks to live up to those comparisons. In it a monster is wreaking havoc on Seoul, South Korea, but as it turns out, that monster is somehow being controlled by Hathaway's character. You can see how that wacky description looks in the trailer below! [...]

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Trailer For Netflix’s ‘The Discovery’ Starring Rooney Mara, Jason Segel, Robert Redford

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 22:35:35 +0000

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Netflix continues to release impressive trailers for intriguing new movies and TV shows. This time it's for an original movie titled The Discovery, and it looks like one hell of trip.

The strange looking movie is a science fiction romance, telling the story of two people who fall in love in a time when the afterlife is not one of life's greatest and most debated mysteries anymore---it's been scientifically proven to be real. Because of this astonishing discovery, an alarming number of people are killing themselves off. If you know there's more after death why wait, right?

Check out the trailer for The Discovery below. [...]

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New Video Shows The Easter Eggs That Connect Pixar’s Movies

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 20:00:16 +0000

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One of the many things Pixar is known for, is including Easter Eggs in their movies that connect said movies to other movies they've made. They do it so often, in fact, that a popular fan theory is that every movie they make is set in the same world.

A new video has been released which supports this theory in a lot of ways, showcasing a bunch of these Easter Egg connections. From humans to toys, bugs to cars, monsters to machines, the connections find their way to them all.

Continue below to give the video a watch. [...]

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TV Review: Taboo 1.2

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 19:00:58 +0000

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Taboo
Episode 1.2
Written by Steven Knight
Directed by Kristoffer Nyholm
Starring Tom Hardy, Oona Chaplin, David Hayman, Michael Kelly, Jonathan Pryce, Jefferson Hall, Franka Potente, David Hayman
FX
Air date: January 17, 2017

Spoilers below for the FX series Taboo:

Last week we were introduced to the latest bizarre series from FX, a series years in the making for star and co creator Tom Hardy called Taboo. Hardy plays James Keziah Delaney, who was thought dead, drowned en route to Africa. Unfortunately for those who look to profit from his father’s death, Delaney is very much alive and the sole inheritor of his father’s trading empire and possession of a crucial piece of land, Nootka Sound, located between British-controlled Canada and the United States. Being that this is 1814 and the War of 1812 is entering its final stretch, this land is important, especially to the British East India Company and its head, Sir Stuart Strange (Jonathan Pryce), who tries unsuccessfully to buy the land from Delaney. Delaney has other ideas, some of which include finding out who poisoned his father, and also a possible rekindling of things with his half-sister Zilpha (Oona Chaplin) [...]

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‘Power Rangers’ Trailer: Five Teenage Screw-ups Find Their Power

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 18:00:21 +0000

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At long last another trailer for the Power Rangers has arrived. It was beginning to look like the first trailer was the only one we were going to get considering that it's January and the film is going to be released in March.

As with all new trailers, there's also brand new footage. This time we finally get to see the five title heroes in their morphed up forms, and a glimpse of the five new zords and their unifed Megazord form. Plus our very first look at Bryan Cranston as Zordon and Bill Hader as Alpha 5. Check it out below. [...]

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‘Logan’: Watch The New Trailer For Latest Wolverine Movie

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 16:00:57 +0000

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20th Century Fox has released a second trailer for Logan, the latest and said to be final (unless there's a change of heart at some point) Wolverine movie starring Hugh Jackman in the title role.

The first trailer released in October focused mainly on Logan. This new trailer focuses more on the young girl we've seen hanging out with old man Logan and Professor X (Patrick Stewart). As Xavier says to Wolverine: "She's like you. Very much like you."

Continue below to read a brief description of the movie and watch the new trailer [...]

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Trailer For Dark Fairy Tale ‘American Fable’ Released

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 15:12:38 +0000

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IFC Films has released a trailer for a dark fairy tale thriller titled American Fable.

The movie is produced, written, and directed by Anne Hamilton, who makes her feature directorial debut. The cast includes Peyton Kennedy, Richard Schiff, Kip Pardue, Gavin MacIntosh, Zuleikha Robinson, Rusty Schwimmer, and Marci Miller.

The story follows a young girl in the 1980s who escapes to a world of fantasy as her family's farm is in danger of being lost in the midst of a crisis. You can read an official synopsis for American Fable and check out the trailer below [...]

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New ‘Little Nightmares’ Trailer “The Nine Deaths Of Six”

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 01:15:11 +0000

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A new trailer has been released for the indie horror side-scroller Little Nightmares.

The trailer is called "The Nine Deaths of Six," and features lots of quick glimpses of the young girl you play as making her way through this horrible world, named Six, including a few times she meets her unfortunate demise.

You can read much more about Little Nightmares and watch the new trailer below. [...]

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Turn Radishes Into ‘Super Mario’ Mushrooms With This Kitchen Gadget (Video)

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 22:00:24 +0000

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When it comes to kitchen gadgets, usually we buy them because they make something annoying much easier. Or claim to, anyway. But sometimes one comes along that might not be essential in your kitchen, but is a must-own anyway.

That's where the Ravanello comes into the picture. This little tool isn't necessarily a life-changer, but what it does do geeks everywhere will without question throw their hard earned coin at to own. The Ravanello takes your basic everyday radish, and transforms it into a mushroom. No, not an actual mushroom. That would be incredible, and cost a hell of a lot more. But it does make it look like a mushroom---more specifically, one of those oh so familiar mushrooms from the Super Mario video game series and its spinoffs.

Click on over to the other side for more and to see a video of how it works [...]

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Comic Spotlight: Dept. H Volume 1: Pressure HC

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 20:00:08 +0000

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Dept. H Volume 1: Pressure HC
Story and Art by Matt Kindt
Colors by Sharlene Kindt
Letters by Marie Enger
Cover and Chapter Breaks by Matt Kindt
Dark Horse Comics
Release Date: January 18, 2017
Cover Price: $19.99

Matt Kindt does it again with this masterpiece of a story. Dept. H Volume 1: Pressure is first and foremost a crime story. Just because it happens over a half dozen miles beneath the ocean's surface is purely circumstantial, right? And if it was your father that was killed, would the location be too much for you? Of course not.

So when Mia is approached to investigate the death of her father in an underwater research facility, she did her duty as both an investigator and as a daughter, she went where she was needed. But with only a handful of suspects, one of whom is her brother, she has to tread carefully. [...]

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‘Girlfriend’s Day’ Trailer: This Year’s Perfect Valentine’s Day Movie

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 18:00:43 +0000

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A trailer has been released for Girlfriend's Day, an upcoming Netflix original movie from director Michael Paul Stephenson.

The movie stars Bob Odenkirk (Better Call Saul, Mr. Show) as a greeting card writer who finds himself in the middle of a nasty situation as people compete to pen the perfect card for a newly created holiday, Girlfriend's Day. Odenkirk is joined by an impressive cast on the dark comedy, including Amber Tamblyn, Natasha Lyonne, Ed Begley Jr., Stacy Keach, Rich Sommer, June Diane Raphael, Andy Richter, Stephanie Courtney, Toby Huss, Stephen Michael Quezada, Derek Waters, Larry Fessenden, and Echo Kellum.

You can read an official synopsis for the movie and watch the new trailer below. [...]

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‘Injustice 2’ Story Trailer Released

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 16:00:41 +0000

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Warner Bros. Games has released a new trailer for the sequel to their hit DC comic book superheroes and villains fighting game, Injustice: Gods Among Us. We saw an announcement trailer for the game back in June.

The new trailer for Injustice 2 is a story trailer, which was delivered along with the ominous words "The Lines are Redrawn." This means, as you shall soon see, not just enemies are doing battle. Sometimes those who were once allies find themselves facing off.

Continue below for more and to check out the new story trailer for Injustice 2. [...]

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HBO Offers Updates On ‘Deadwood’ Movie, ‘True Detective,’ ‘The Night Of’

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 15:00:43 +0000

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In addition to talking about the current status of any possible Game of Thrones prequels or spinoffs, as well as how many episodes season eight will have, HBO president of programming Casey Bloys also offered brief status updates for some of their other projects.

Bloys shared the current status of that Deadwood movie we've been hearing about, which fans of the western series have been anxiously awaiting word on. The update doesn't really offer much, sadly, so don't excitedly rush below to see it. He also shared where things stand on two more recent shows: True Detective, which had an outstanding debut season but rough second season, leaving the status of season three up in the air; and The Night Of, their crime series which was initially a limited series but due to its success is being considered for new episodes.

See what Bloys had to say about the three projects below. [...]

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Comic Spotlight: Snow Blind TP

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 03:20:31 +0000

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Snow Blind
Created and Written by Ollie Masters
Art by Tyler Jenkins
Letters by Colin Bell
Cover by Tyler Jenkins
Boom! Studios
Release Date: January 18, 2017
Cover Price: $14.99

Sometimes a story touches you to your core, makes you relive things from your past that you were better off not remembering. And sometimes all of this happens to a character in a story to whom you can relate all too well.

In Snow Blind, which comes from Ollie Masters, Tyler Jenkins, and Boom! Studios, teenager Teddy discovers that his entire family history is not quite what he thought it was. And when he tries to learn the truth, it gets buried beneath even more lies. One innocuous moment avalanches into a life or death situation [...]

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‘White Men Can’t Jump’ Remake On The Way From ‘Black-ish’ Creator Kenya Barris

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 01:00:19 +0000

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Comic books and actioners aren't the only films that are subject to a remake. Proving once again that no film is safe from that terrible six-letter word, sports film are also open to being remade. This is nothing new really, it's just very rare to see the films from that genre get a new vision.

Now it is being reported that there will be a new version of the sports comedy classic White Men Can't Jump from Black-ish creator Kenya Barris. More on the story below. [...]

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