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Free STARZ This Weekend + Extra Content For Less With Sling TV

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 23:10:09 +0000

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Sling TV really wants to be your favorite cord-cutting service. It's spent the last couple of years getting itself on not just Roku, but FireTV and Apple TV (4th generation) for $20 a month with no contract, which is a pretty incredible feat in this Comcast, Time warner, Optimum world. The Meridian, Colorado-based company has been pushing interesting promotions all month long in celebration of SlingTV's birthday month. What better way to "pull a hobbit" and give gifts for your b-day than to hook geeks up with content.

Last weekend, Sling TV gave their Blue and Orange users free access to HBO's online content library just long enough for them to take in new series like Big Little Lies and Crashing. This weekend, Sling TV is opening up the Internet tubes to allow their subscribers unlimited access to STARZ, the premium cable network that brought us the smash hit time-traveling period drama, Outlander, based on the novels by author Diana Gabaldon. STARZ is also responsible for Black Sails, a period pirate drama for those looking for a bit more substance than the swashbucklers in Disney's high-seas franchise [...]

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The Drill Down 465: Tax the Robots!

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 18:42:55 +0000

On this week’s Drill Down podcast, fighting terrorist drones… with eagles, Facebook’s vision for the future, should the robot that takes your job pay your taxes?, newly discovered planets that may contain life, and much much more. Podcast What We’re Playing With Dwayne: Atlas Obscura and website Tosin: Lightroom Headlines Fitbit Has ‘Zero Interest’ In […]

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New ‘Mass Effect: Andromeda’ Gameplay Video Looks At Combat Profiles & Squads

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 17:00:59 +0000

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BioWare has released the second part in their series of Mass Effect: Andromeda combat gameplay videos. The first video previewed the game's weapons and skills.

For the second video in the series, the focus shifts to customizing your character's abilities with combat profiles, as well as commanding and progressing your squadmates.

For the second video in the series, the focus shifts to customizing your character's abilities with combat profiles, as well as commanding and progressing your squadmates [...]

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‘The Elder Scrolls Online’: Gameplay Trailer For “Return To Morrowind” Released

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 16:00:05 +0000

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Bethesda Softworks has released a gameplay trailer for The Elder Scrolls Online's return to Morrowind, the setting of 2002's The Elder Scrolls III. An awesome cinematic announcement trailer for the expansion was released earlier this month.

You can read much more information on the Morrowind expansion and watch the gameplay trailer below. [...]

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‘Mass Effect: Andromeda’ Cast Includes ‘Game Of Thrones’ Stars Natalie Dormer, Gethin Anthony

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 15:00:32 +0000

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A pair of Game of Thrones stars are voicing characters in the highly anticipated upcoming video game Mass Effect: Andromeda.

A new video has been released introducing Natalie Dormer, best known for playing Margaery Tyrell on Thrones, Anne Boleyn on The Tudors, and Cressida in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, as part of the game's voice cast. Dormer voices an Asari doctor named Lexi T’Perro (seen above). In the video, in which Dormer talks briefly about her character and the game, she mentions that Gethin Anthony is also voicing a character named Gil. Anthony is known for playing Renly Baratheon on Game of Thrones, who was married to Dormer's character.

You can read more about the game and give the video a watch below [...]

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Watch: Trailer For Horror Movie ‘Feral’

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 04:35:03 +0000

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An unofficial trailer has been released for the horror movie Feral, which follows a group of friends on a hiking trip when a virus that turns people into vicious creatures begins infecting them.

Geeks of Doom's own Adam Frazier co-wrote the screenplay with Mark H. Young (Tooth and Nail, Wicked Blood), with Young directing the movie.

You can read a synopsis and check out the trailer below. [...]

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‘Nightwing’ To Join The DCEU; ‘LEGO Batman Movie’ Director In Talks

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 03:00:01 +0000

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The DCEU universe is full of nods and Easter eggs that give us an idea of just how expansive the shared universe is. We saw Jason Todd's Robin Suit in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, which leads us to believe that Batman has been around long enough to have at least two heroes fight by his side.

Before Todd, there was Dick Grayson, who was the first Robin. While his character has not been acknowledge as of yet, it looks like there will be a movie about this character, and The LEGO Batman Movie director Chris McKay could be who makes it. More on the story below. [...]

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Joe Carnahan Is Also Writing An ‘X-Force’ Script

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 02:22:03 +0000

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The success of Deadpool proved that R-rated comic book movies could work. So in light of its success, Fox is following it up with Logan and a Deadpool sequel. The former is set to hit theaters next week, while the latter is still in the early stages of writing.

But one film Ryan Reynolds would very much like to see happen is X-Force. The actor has spoken about his interest in bringing the title to the big screen in the past. Now it's being reported that Joe Carnahan is writing the script, so it looks like we are that much closer to it being a reality. More on the story below. [...]

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Check Out This Exclusive Clip From ‘The Gate’ Blu-ray (Vestron Video Collector’s Series)!

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 01:00:27 +0000

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On February 28, 2017, the Vestron Video Collector’s Series unleashes unspeakable horrors when 1987's The Gate arrives on limited-edition Blu-ray for the first time! Check out an exclusive clip from the upcoming release here [...]

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Scratch That, Matt Reeves Will Direct ‘The Batman’ After All

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 00:00:15 +0000

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It seems like we've been going through a carousel of yes and no's when it comes to whether or not Matt Reeves will direct The Batman. Following word that talks broke down last weekend, now there is official confirmation that Reeves will helm the film after title star Ben Affleck felt he was not up to the task [...]

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‘Chuck’ Star Yvonne Strahovski Also Joins Shane Black’s ‘The Predator’

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 23:30:14 +0000

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Following the announcement earlier this week that Game of Thrones star Alfie Allen has joined the cast of the next Predator movie, titled The Predator, comes word that Yvonne Strahovski is also joining the cast.

Strahovski played Sarah Walker in 91 episodes of the comedy series Chuck, and has also starred in Dexter, 24: Live Another Day, and The Handmaiden's Tale. If you're like me, however, you best know her as Miranda Lawson from the Mass Effect games [...]

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TV Review: DC’s Legends of Tomorrow 2.12 “Camelot / 3000”

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 23:00:41 +0000

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Legends Of Tomorrow
Season 2 Episode 12: "Camelot / 3000"
Directed by Antonio Negret
Written by Anderson MacKenzie
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, February 21st, 2017, 9:00pm

Two weeks ago on DC's Legends of Tomorrow, the legends needed to save George Washington and the outcome of the Revolutionary War, because evil Rip Hunter (Arthur Darvill) and the Legion of Doom - Damian Darhk, Malcolm Merlyn, and Eobard Thawne (Neal McDonough, John Barrowman, Matt Letscher) caused an aberration to grab the piece of the Spear of Destiny. Washington was scheduled to hang as a traitor, but Mick, Nate, and Amaya (Dominic Purcell, Nick Zano, Maisie Richardson-Sellers) saved the day. Sarah (Caity Lotz) almost died when she was shot and Rip choked her, and the ship was offline. Stein (Victor Garber) tried to save her, as Jax (Franz Drameh) tried to defend the ship and the piece of Spear. Sarah was saved, but the spear was taken. Nate and Amaya became more than just friends.

Spoilers below [...]

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How To Get A New House With ‘The Elder Scrolls Online’s Free Homestead Update

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 22:00:20 +0000

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A couple of months back we got our first peek and a boatload of information on the free Homestead update coming to The Elder Scrolls Online, which would give players the option of buying and decorating their very own living spaces.

This week that update went live, and a new video was released taking a closer look at how you can go about acquiring your new house. There's also some more information on the update, if interested.

You can find the video and information below. [...]

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Blu-ray Review: Jonathan Straiton’s Night of Something Strange

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 21:00:08 +0000

Night of Something Strange Blu-Ray/ DVD Written by Jonathan Straiton & Ron Bonk & Mean Gene Directed by Jonathan Straiton Starring Rebecca C. Kasek, Trey Harrison, Wayne W Johnson, Toni Ann Gambale, Michael Merchant, John Walsh, Tarrence Taylor, Nicola Fiore, Janet Mayson, Kirk LaSalle, Billy Garberina, Wes Reid, Brinke Stevens Hurricane Bridge Entertainment Release Date: […]

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Starz Sets Premiere Date For ‘American Gods’ TV Series

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 20:30:47 +0000

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Starz announced today the premiere date for American Gods, their new original series based on the best-selling novel of the same name by Neil Gaiman.

The cable network will premiere the series on Sunday, April 30th at 9PM ET/PT.

The network also released new posters for the 8-episode series, which you can see here [...]

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Joe Carnahan Offers Details On His Vision For ‘The Raid’

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 20:00:48 +0000

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It was only a week ago when Joe Carnahan and Frank Grillo announced that they would be working on the US version of The Raid.

The two called their film a reimagining of the Indonesian action hit that spawned a sequel. While details have been light, new details about this reimagining are emerging. Find out more about the film in the story below. [...]

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TV Review: The Magicians 2.5 “Cheat Day”

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 19:00:06 +0000

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The Magicians
Season 2 Episode 5: "Cheat Day"
Directed by Joshua Butler
Written by Mike Moore
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, February 22nd, 2017, 9:00pm

Last week on The Magicians, Margo helped Eliot (Summer Bishil, Hale Appleman) make a clone so his consciousness could go back to Brakebills. He ended up having sex in 2 worlds. Q and Penny (Jason Ralph, Arjun Gupta) hunted and caught the White Lady, after getting high and almost forgetting themselves in the Flying Forest. Q asked for Alice (Olivia Taylor Dudley) to be resurrected, but that could not happen, So he then asked to go home. Penny asked for hands - granted.

Spoilers below [...]

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TV Review: Legion 1.3 “Chapter 3”

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 18:00:40 +0000

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Legion
Episode 1.3 "Chapter 3"
Written by Peter Calloway
Directed by Michael Uppendahl
Created by Noah Hawley & Stan Lee
Starring Dan Stevens, Rachel Keller, Aubrey Plaza, Bill Irwin, Jeremie Harris, Amber Midthunder, Katie Aselton, Jean Smart
FX Network
Air date: February 22nd, 2017

Last week on FX’s newest great series Legion, David Haller (Dan Stevens) had “memory work” done to investigate his childhood and help remember where and when his powers started. He is beginning to settle into his new life at Summerland with his “hands off” girlfriend Syd (Rachel Keller), psychic “memory artist” Ptonomy (Jeremie Harris) and memories of his dead best friend Lenny (Aubrey Plaza). He is still haunted by demons from his past, like the Devil with Yellow Eyes, and threats to his future, like the mysterious The Eye (Mackenzie Gray) who has his sister (Katie Aselton). Despite all the complexities of David’s world and the eccentric characters, the star of this series is the style and substance of the world created by Noah Hawley and director Michael Uppendahl. Legion does not at all feel like your typical Marvel product, or any other superhero show on television. It is a mind melting explosion of originality, one of the freshest feeling new shows of 2017 thus far.

Spoilers below for tonight’s episode of Legion [...]

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Movie Review: Jordan Peele’s Get Out

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 17:00:06 +0000

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Get Out
Director: Jordan Peele
Screenwriter: Jordan Peele
Cast: Daniel Kaluuya, Allison Williams, Catherine Keener, Bradley Whitford, Caleb Landry Jones, Lil Rel Howery, Keith Stanfield, Stephen Root, Betty Gabriel
Distributor: Universal Pictures
Rated R | 103 Minutes
Release Date: February 24, 2017

Whether it's Rosemary’s Baby, Invasion of the Body Snatchers, or Videodrome, the best horror films act as subversive social commentaries, dealing with humanity's fears on a subconscious level and offering a kind of communal catharsis.

In his 1981 non-fiction book, Danse Macabre, author Stephen King states that the horror genre can “serve as an extraordinarily accurate barometer of those things which trouble the night-thoughts of a whole society.” George A. Romero's landmark 1968 film, Night of the Living Dead, for example, was rife with racial commentary during the height of the Civil Rights Movement [...]

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Xbox’s Free Games With Gold Lineup For March 2017

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 16:00:23 +0000

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One of the very best decisions that console makers Microsoft and Sony have made, is to offer free games to those who are members of their Xbox Live Gold and PlayStation Plus programs each month. Hundreds of dollars worth of games for free each year. It makes the pill that is having to pay to play (online) much, much easier to swallow.

The four free games being offered to Xbox Live Gold members for Games With Gold in March 2017 have been revealed, and you can see what they are below along with information on each of the four titles. [...]

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Watch Now: ‘Alien: Covenant’ Prologue “Last Supper”

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 15:00:36 +0000

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20th Century Fox has released a prologue to Ridley Scott's latest entry in the Alien franchise, titled Alien: Covenant.

The prologue is called "Last Supper," runs a little under five minutes in length. It follows the crew of the Covenant we saw in a recent image, including Michael Fassbender, Katherine Waterston, Danny McBride, Billy Crudup, and Demián Bichir, letting loose and enjoying their last meal together before going into cryosleep on their way to colonize a far away planet.

Continue below to check it out [...]

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Jamie Chung Cast As Blink In Fox’s Untitled ‘X-Men’ Series

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 02:00:32 +0000

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It's fair to say that Fox expanding the X-Men franchise to TV has been a success. Following the hit Legion, the studio will be releasing an untitled X-Men series from creator Matt Nix (Burn Notice). The show will focus on a family with children who have mutant powers, who are on the run and encounter an underground network of mutants who will protect them from a government agency.

The first to be cast was Blair Redford, who will play Sam, the leader of the underground mutant network. Now he will be joined by Jamie Chung, who will play Clarice Fong, aka Blink, a mutant that we first saw in X-Men: Days of Future Past. More on the story below. [...]

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‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’ To Hit Digital HD In March, Blu-ray In April

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 01:00:47 +0000

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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is full proof that a Star Wars spinoff can work. The film is a massive box office success with the film earning over $1 billion worldwide.

Now on the off chance that you missed it in theaters, you will be able to get to see it in the comfort of your own home when the film hits Digital HD in March or Blu-ray and DVD in April. Check out a new trailer and the special features below [...]

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Producer Simon Kinberg In Line To Direct ‘X-Men: Supernova’

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 00:00:12 +0000

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The latest rumors say that tentatively titled X-Men: Supernova is scheduled to begin production this year. While those reports have yet to be confirmed, the film itself is without a director.

Considering that Deadpool was a hit and critics agree that Logan is one of the best X-Men films ever, Fox wants to continue releasing more X-Men films. Now a new rumor has popped up saying long-time X-Men producer Simon Kinberg is being eyed to direct the film. More on the story below [...]

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‘Game Of Thrones’ Star Alfie Allen Joins Cast Of ‘The Predator’

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 22:30:00 +0000

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It's hard to imagine anyone liking a character played by Alfie Allen. As Theon Greyjoy on Game of Thrones he seized Winterfell, and as Iosef Tarasov he killed John Wick's dog.

Course, just because he plays unlikable characters doesn't mean that it is an ongoing thing. So who knows what he'll be playing as he has been cast in The Predator. Find out more about the character and plot of the film in the report below [...]

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