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Comic Spotlight: Anno Dracula: 1895: Seven Days In Mayhem #1

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 22:00:01 +0000

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Anno Dracula: 1895: Seven Days In Mayhem #1
Written by Kim Newman
Art by Paul McCaffrey
Colors by Kevin Enhart
Letters by Simon Bowland
Cover A: Paul McCaffrey
Cover B: Tom Mandrake
Cover C: Brian Williamson
Cover D: Jeff Zornow
Cover E: Mike Collins
Cover F: Ben Oliver (Forbidden Planet/Jetpack Comics Variant)
Cover G: Ben Oliver ("Phoenix Event Exclusive" Variant)
Titan Comics
Release Date: March 22, 2017
Cover Price: $3.99

I loved the original 1992 Anno Dracula novel by British writer Kim Newman. Let's just get that out of the way, okay? So it stands to reason that I would jump at the chance to review the new comic book Anno Dracula: 1895: Seven Days In Mayhem #1, right? Well, you would correct. And for a fan like me, the comic was pretty much what I would want and expect. But for the first-time reader, not so much [...]

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Check Out The Teaser For Hulu’s ‘Dimension 404’

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 20:37:22 +0000

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A new supernatural anthology series is set to hit Hulu next month. Dimension 404, airing on 4/04, is a 6-episode series, where each episode is its own self-contained story. Lea Michele (Glee, Scream Queens), Robert Buckley (iZombie), Joel McHale (Community), Sarah Hyland (Modern Family), Constance Wu (Fresh Off The Boat), Patton Oswalt (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.), Megan Mullally (Will & Grace), and Tom Noonan (12 Monkeys) are some of the names set to star. The first 3 descriptions of this show created by Dez Dolly and Will Campos, and co-created by Dan Johnson and David Welch, have been released.

Check out the teaser, synopsis and episode descriptions below [...]

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TV Review: DC’s Legends Of Tomorrow 2.15 “Fellowship Of The Spear”

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 19:00:58 +0000

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Legends Of Tomorrow
Season 2 Episode 15: "Fellowship Of The Spear"
Directed by Ben Bray
Written by Keto Shimizu & Matthew Maala
Starring Arthur Darvill, Victor Garber, Brandon Routh, Caity Lotz, Franz Drameh, Dominic Purcell, Nick Zano, Maisie Richardson-Sellers

Created by Greg Berlanti, Andrew Kreisberg, Marc Guggenheim, Phil Klemmer, Sarah Schechter
The CW
Air Date: Tuesday, March 21st, 2017, 9:00pm

Last week on DC's Legends of Tomorrow, the Legends headed for the Apollo 13 mission because Nate's (Nick Zano) grandfather, Commander Steel, hid a piece of the spear. Ray snuck into the mission and discovered that Thawne took out the 2 astronauts to get to the moon (where the piece was hidden). Thawne and Ray (Matt Letscher, Brandon Routh) had to work together to get back to Earth alive. Commander Steel sacrificed himself for the mission. Stein and Mick (Victor Garber, Dominic Purcell) sang to distract NASA.

Spoilers below [...]

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‘Baywatch’ Trailer: Dwayne Johnson Jumps Into An Ocean Of Fire Because He can

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 17:30:35 +0000

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Paramount Pictures has released the second trailer for Baywatch, from Horrible Bosses director Seth Gordon. The film is based on the hit 90s show that centered on a group of lifeguards who saved lives on the titular beach. Of course, the show was probably best known for their slow-motion runs than anything else. But still, with the success of the Jump Street film franchise, studios are looking at what shows they can revitalize and turn into films.

Check out the full trailer for Baywatch here [...]

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Comic Spotlight: Doc Savage: The Ring Of Fire #1

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 16:00:42 +0000

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Doc Savage: The Ring Of Fire #1
Written by David Avallone
Art by Dave Acosta
Colors by Morgan Hickman
Letters by Taylor Esposito
Cover A by Brent Schoonover
Cover B by Anthony Marques, J. Bone, and Daniela Miwa
Dynamite Entertainment
Release Date: March 22, 2017
Cover Price: $3.99

Pulp fiction is making a comeback! To be completely honest, I'm not sure if that is true or if I am just spouting alternative facts. Point is, I have been a fan of the Doc Savage franchise literally for decades and it's resurgence is most exciting for me. This newest revival from Dynamite Entertainment comes in the form of Doc Savage: The Ring Of Fire #1 [...]

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‘Reservoir Dogs’ Video Game Let’s You Pull Off Heists As Your Favorite Characters (Video)

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 15:00:05 +0000

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A video game based on Quentin Tarantino's 1992 crime drama Reservoir Dogs is on the way titled Reservoir Dogs: Bloody Days.

The game is a top-down shooter from Big Star Games, in a partnership with Lionsgate, which sees players taking on the role of one of the film's characters---Mr. Blonde, Mr. Blue, Mr. Brown, Mr. Orange, Mr. Pink, or Mr. White---and attempting to pull off heists.

You can read much more about the game and watch a brief reveal video, which shares some peeks at the ultra-violent gameplay you'd expect from a game based on Tarantino's work, below. [...]

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Comic Spotlight: Ghostbusters 101 #1

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 14:00:16 +0000

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Ghostbusters 101 #1
Written by Erik Burnham
Illustrated by Dan Schoening
Colors by Luis Antonio Delgado
Letters by Neil Uyetake
Publisher: IDW Publishing
Release date: March 22, 2017
Print | Digital

IDW Publishing has launched a new Ghostbusters comic book series, adding to their long list of series for the franchise. This time around, Ghostbusters 101 will bring the world of the original team from the 1980s movies together with the "Answer The Call" crew from the 2016 film, along with some of the characters created for the comic-book universe [...]

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TV Musical Review: The Flash 3.17 “Duet”

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 02:56:49 +0000

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The Flash
Season 3 Episode 17: "Duet"
Directed by Dermott Downs
Written by Aaron Helbing & Todd Helbing
Starring Grant Gustin, Jesse L. Martin, Danielle Panabaker, Candice Patton, Carlos Valdes, Tom Cavanagh, Keiynan Lonsdale, Tom Felton, Violett Beane
Created by Greg Berlanti, Andrew Kreisberg, Geoff Johns
The CW
Air Date: Tuesday, March 21st, 2017, 8:00pm

Last night on Supergirl, a musical was briefly mentioned as a suggestion for a movie from Mon-El to Kara (Chris Woods, Melissa Benoist). Then... at the end of the episode, an alien was brought in who spoke to Kara, "I've been looking for you." He breaks out of his cuffs and whammies her with his eyes. She passes out and opens her eyes to a dream state where she is all dolled up and pushed onstage to sing.

Spoilers for The Flash musical below [...]

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Jim Butcher Working On All New ‘Dresden Files: Dog Men’ Comic Book Series

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 23:00:38 +0000

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If you know anything about me at all, then you know I have been a Jim Butcher fan for years. Meeting him was one of the greatest things that ever happened as a bookstore manager and I have long been a supporter of all things Dresden Files. So the recent announcement that there was another comic book series coming is one worthy of shouting from the mountain tops. Yep, that's right. A new series is coming this Summer from Dynamite Entertainment called The Dresden Files: Dog Men.

Check out the covers for Jim Butcher’s The Dresden Files: Dog Men #1 here [...]

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Comic Spotlight: Vampirella 2017 #1

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 22:00:42 +0000

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Vampirella 2017 #1
Written by Paul Cornell
Art by Jimmy Broxton
Colors by Jimmy Broxton
Letters by Travis Lanham
Cover A by Philip Tan & Elmer Santos
Cover B by J. Scott Campbell
Cover C by Joseph Michael Linsner
Cover D by Cosplay Cover Variant
Cover E by Jimmy Broxton
Dynamite Entertainment
Release Date: March 15, 2017
Cover Price: $3.99

The one thing that sticks out, at least with me, is the sheer number of times this character has been given new origins or has be revamped (no pun intended) over the decades. To be fair though, most don't deal with the future like Vampirella 2017 #1 does here. She has changed much over the decades, but has always remained a kick ass vampire that takes no crap from anyone [...]

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‘Beauty and The Beast’: A Child’s View Of Disney’s New Live-Action Film

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 21:00:57 +0000

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After succeeding with Cinderella and hitting the jackpot with The Jungle Book, Disney's live action lineup went with one it’s true classics. Back in 1991, Beauty and the Beast became the first animated film nominated for Best Picture, combining unbelievable new animation technology with maybe the greatest assortment of music and songs put to screen. The film won two Oscars, both for its music; Best Score and Best Original Song (Beauty and the Beast). It had 3 (!) song nominations. Disney's new live action Beauty and the Beast is exactly what fans of the 1991 animated classic could hope for. The film directed by Bill Condon maintains all the magic and charm, while following very closely to the narrative of its Oscar winning forerunner [...]

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TV Review: Into The Badlands 2.1 “Tiger Pushes Mountain”

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 20:00:38 +0000

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Into The Badlands
Episode 2.1 "Tiger Pushes Mountain"
Directed by Nick Copus
Written by Alfred Gough & Miles Millar

Starring Daniel Wu, Orla Brady, Sarah Bolger, Aramis Knight, Emily Beecham, Oliver Stark, Madeleine Mantock, Ally Ioannides, Nick Frost, Marton Csokas, Chipo Chung
AMC
Air date: Sunday, March 19th, 2017, 10pm

In the late Fall of 2015, AMC debuted Into the Badlands, and it took me all of 5-minutes to be floored by the show. A wild mix of post-apocalyptic steampunk, techno-feudalism and martial arts, Into the Badlands stars Daniel Wu as Sunny, the head clipper for Baron Quinn (Marton Csokas). The Barons control their piece of land, and with guns a thing of the past, young warriors are trained to fight with blades and other weapons. The fight sequences and choreography were some of the best ever for television and a standout for the series. When a strange teen, M.K. (Aramis Knight) who unleashes superhuman power when he bleeds, show up in the Badlands everything changes for Sunny. Sunny begins having conflicts of self; his loyalty torn between his father-like Baron, his pregnant girlfriend Veil (Madeleine Mantock), and the world beyond the Badlands. In the end, a mammoth war broke out, Quinn stabbed Sunny in the back, and Sunny and M.K. attempted to escape, only to fall into a trap.

Spoilers for the season premiere of Into the Badlands below [...]

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TV Review: Bates Motel 5.5 “Dreams Die First”

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 19:00:39 +0000

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Bates Motel
Season 5 Episode 5: "Dreams Die First"
Directed by Nestor Carbonell
Written by Erica Lipez & Kerry Ehrin
Created by Anthony Cipriano, Carlton Cuse, Kerry Ehrin
Starring Vera Farmiga, Freddie Highmore, Max Thieriot, Nestor Carbonell, Olivia Cooke
A&E
Air Date: Monday, March 20th, 2017, 10pm

Warning! Spoilers below for the last 2 episodes of Bates Motel!

As we reach the midway point of the final season of A&E’s Bates Motel, Norman Bates (Freddie Highmore) is struggling to deal with the walls closing in around him. Mother (Vera Farmiga) refuses to let him make his own decisions, and after telling off Chick (Ryan Hurst), he ends up begging for his friendship. This after Chick gave Caleb (Kenny Johnson) a viking funeral! There’s a new sheriff in town who is starting to poke around, and brings warnings for Norman as Romero (Nestor Carbonell) has escaped custody. Then there is the trickiest of all situations, as Norman gets closer to local store owner Madeleine Loomis (Isabelle McNally), but alas Mother inevitably will ruin that. This week Nestor Carbonell steps back behind the camera, as we inch closer to Hitchcock and welcome a very special guest to the Motel.

Spoilers below for this week’s Bates Motel [...]

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First 35 Minutes Of New ‘Prey’ Gameplay Video Released

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 18:00:31 +0000

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If you're thinking about picking up the upcoming first-person shooter RPG Prey from developer Arkane Studios and publisher Bethesda Softworks, a re-imagining of the 2006 game of the same name, a generous new gameplay demo has been shared online to help you make your decision.

The demo runs a whopping 35 minutes long, showcasing what you'll experience (or similar to what you'll experience) at the start of your game. You can check it out below. [...]

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Blu-Ray Review: RoboCop 3 (Collector’s Edition)

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 17:00:49 +0000

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RoboCop 3
Blu-ray (Collector's Edition)
Director: Fred Dekker
Screenwriter: Fred Dekker, Frank Miller
Cast: Robert John Burke, Nancy Allen, Rip Torn, John Castle, Jill Hennessy, C. C. H. Pounder, Robert DoQui, Shane Black, Jeff Garlin, Stephen Root, Daniel von Bargen
Distributor: Scream Factory
Rated PG-13 | 105 Minutes
Release Date: March 21, 2017

"My friends call me Murphy. You call me... RoboCop."

Co-written and directed by Fred Dekker (Night of the Creeps, The Monster Squad), 1993's RoboCop 3 is the final installment in the RoboCop trilogy, with Robert John Burke (Dust Devil) as RoboCop, replacing Peter Weller, who left the series to star in David Cronenberg's Naked Lunch [...]

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Two Join Bad Robot And Paramount’s Nazi-Zombifed Thriller ‘Overlord’

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 16:00:44 +0000

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If there is anything we love about J.J. Abrams' mystery box movies, it's that the payoff is worth more than the price of admission. Cloverfield was a nauseating POV hit that gave way to its cousin-like sequel 10 Cloverfield Lane. That film ended with the possibility of a sequel, which would presumably be connected to its predecessors while also standing on its own. It's still not clear how God Particle will link to these films. But since it has been pulled from Paramount's release schedule, it is safe to say the studio has found a "replacement" in Julius Avery's Overlord.

When the film was announced back in February, folks started to connect the dots when the project was yet another Bad Robot and Paramount collaboration. Now, new casting and a plot description is feeding the speculation machine.

Find out more about the film below [...]

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The ‘Mission: Impossible 6’ Sequence That Tom Cruise Has Been Training For

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 15:00:56 +0000

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Don't let his age fool you, Tom Cruise has been putting himself through a lot of hurt to bring a sense of realism to his films. That means he does his own stunts, even if those stunts risk his life. We've seen him scaling the world's tallest building, the Burj Khalifa building in Dubai in Mission: Impossible: Ghost Protocol. Then he hung onto the side of a plane in Mission: Impossible: Rogue Nation. So what's next for him in Mission: Impossible 6? Well, apparently it is a sequence that he has spent a year training for.

More on the story below [...]

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Blu-Ray Review: RoboCop 2 (Collector’s Edition)

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 14:00:01 +0000

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RoboCop 2
Blu-ray (Collector's Edition)
Director: Irvin Kershner
Screenwriter: Frank Miller, Walon Green
Cast: Peter Weller, Nancy Allen, Daniel O'Herlihy, Tom Noonan, Belinda Bauer, Gabriel Damon
Distributor: Scream Factory
Rated R | 117 Minutes
Release Date: March 21, 2017

"They say he's got a brain. I wanna see it."

Written by Frank Miller (Sin City) and Walon Green (The Wild Bunch), and directed by Irvin Kershner (The Empire Strikes Back), 1990's RoboCop 2 picks up after Paul Verhoeven's classic 1987 film.

After the success of the RoboCop program, Omni Consumer Products (OCP) has their sights on privatizing Detroit. The mega-corporation plans to have the municipality default on its debt, then foreclose on the entire city, taking over its government. The crime-infested sprawl that is Old Detroit will be bulldozed and rebuilt as Delta City, a city center independent of the United States government [...]

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Playlist: Booty Music for 80s & 90s Artsy Alternative Types

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 01:56:09 +0000

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This mix is exactly what the title says. It's meant to be listened to all the way through, in order, without skipping. (I realize this is an antiquated practice, but I made it in 2002. I made a CD tray card and cover for it and everything. #getoffmylawn)

The albums these are taken from are solid, too [...]

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Book Review: A Closed and Common Orbit by Becky Chambers

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 22:30:46 +0000

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A Closed and Common Orbit
Wayfarers Book 2
Paperback | Kindle | Audiobook
By Becky Chambers
Sequel to The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet
Publisher: Harper Voyager
Release date: March 14, 2017 (Paperback Edition)

In A Closed and Common Orbit, author Becky Chambers leaves behind the Wayfarer starship and most of the characters introduced in the first book, The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet. Instead, this second book focuses on Lovelace, the Wayfarer's communications interface who's consciousness has been rebooted into a human-looking body, or "body kit," that the sentient AI calls Sidra. Lovelace is finding life to be difficult to get used to as Sidra, especially since aside from recalling her initial programming as a ship's computer, she has no memories from her time with the Wayfarer [...]

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‘Power Rangers’ Cast Puts A New Spin On “It’s Morphin Time”

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 21:00:41 +0000

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As a kid who grew up in the 90s, I practically lived and breathed Saturday morning TV, and nothing said get up early to watch shows than the Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers. It has been nearly a quarter of a century since the American version of the popular Japanese Super Sentai aired. Since then, over 20 different themed Power Rangers shows have aired and two different theatrical films were released.

Now, a whole new version will hit theaters next week in Power Rangers. Directed by Dean Israelite (Earth To Echo), the film is a callback to the first show that aired in the U.S. But this time there is a whole new group of kids: Jason Scott (Dacre Montgomery) Kimberly Hart (Naomi Scott), Billy Cranston (RJ Cyler), Trini (Becky G), and Zack (Ludi Lin) who will morph into a new team to fight a different kind of Rita Replusia (Elizabeth Banks).

We were fortunate enough to sit down with a group of our fellow journalists to talk to the cast and crew about making the film and appealing to the older fans while also drawing in new audiences. We also learned about the fight training and what it was like for the young cast to star opposite Banks [...]

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TV Review: Colony 2.10 “In The Garden Of Beasts”

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 20:00:56 +0000

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Colony
Season 2 Episode 10: "In The Garden Of Beasts"
Directed by Jeremy Webb
Written by Wes Tooke
Starring Josh Holloway, Sarah Wayne Callies, Peter Jacobson, Tory Kittles, Amanda Righetti, Paul Guilfoyle, Ally Walker, Alex Neustaedter, Isabella Crovetti-Cramp, Jacob Buster, Adrian Pasdar
Created by Ryan Condal, Carlton Cuse
USA
Air Date: Thursday, March 16th, 10:00pm

Last time on Colony, someone flew into the bloc. When Katie and Broussard (Sarah Wayne Callies, Tory Kittles) tried to find out more info from Hennessey, they found his dead body. Bob went to Bennett (Toby Huss, Christian Clemenson) and blew up Will's spot. Katie and Broussard had to go rescue her kids by killing everyone. Will (Josh Holloway) got captured and had to go along with the effort to trap the pilot. He turned the tables and was able to escape, saved by said pilot. She agreed to meet with Broussard because the "real war is about to begin."

Spoilers below [...]

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TV Review: The Magicians 2.8 “Word As Bond”

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 19:15:03 +0000

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The Magicians
Season 2 Episode 8: "Word As Bond"
Directed by James L. Conway
Written by Sera Gamble
Created by Sera Gamble & John McNamara
Based on the novel by Lev Grossman
Starring Jason Ralph, Stella Maeve, Olivia Taylor Dudley, Hale Appleman, Arjun Gupta, Summer Bishil, Rick Worthy, Jade Tailor
Syfy
Air Date: Wednesday, March 15th, 2017, 9:00pm

Last time on The Magicians, the whole gang decided to rob a bank because... money. The bank had magic wards to get through. Margo (Summer Bishil) led the charge, and it took bees, a literal disco ball, and Eliot (Hale Appleman) dying (not totally) to get the gold. Julia's (Stella Maeve) baby was exorcised at a price and Fillory filled its coffers.

Spoilers for tonight's episode below [...]

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Rowan Atkinson Still Alive, ‘Mr. Bean’ Actor Victim Of Online Death Hoax

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 18:45:06 +0000

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Despite weekend reports to the contrary, Blackadder and Mr. Bean actor Rowan Atkinson did NOT die in a car crash on March 18th. He was the victim of a fake news story that was liked and shared more than 300,000 times on social media [...]

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Movie Review: Power Rangers (2017)

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 18:04:52 +0000

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Power Rangers
Director: Dean Israelite
Screenwriter: John Gatins
Cast: Dacre Montgomery, Naomi Scott, RJ Cyler, Becky G, Ludi Lin, Bill Hader, Bryan Cranston, Elizabeth Banks
Distributor: Lionsgate
Rated PG-13 | 124 Minutes
Release Date: March 24, 2017

"Different Colors. Different Kids. Different Colored Kids." The Power Rangers are the zeitgeist of 90's Saturday morning television. But the series isn't exactly the sparkling example of quality acting and writing. None of that really mattered as a kid as long as the title heroes defeated the monster of the week. So in an age where TV shows are getting the big-screen adaptation treatment, it was only a matter of time before studios would take their eyes on our Saturday morning cartoon favorites.

As fans got older so did the franchise. The Power Rangers constantly changed teams, themes, and stories. But one thing remained true: it was always going to be campy. However, with this new reboot, titled simply Power Rangers, we are introduced to a few more bold ideas [...]

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