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‘Into The Badlands’ Season 3 Ordered By AMC

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 19:50:59 +0000


It took quite a while for AMC to determine whether or not to give Into the Badlands another season---over two months after its six-episode debut season ended. When word finally arrived that season two was a go, it was clear that AMC would need to see more from the series in its sophomore effort if its story were to continue on from there.

We're now over halfway through the show's second season, with the season one-matching sixth episode airing this past weekend, and AMC has seen enough. The network has officially ordered a season three for Into the Badlands. And, even more exciting for fans of one of the most original series on television, the order includes more episodes than previous seasons have had. [...]

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13 Things We Learned From The ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2’ Press Conference

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 17:30:42 +0000


Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is the 15th film of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The sequel continues the adventures of Star-Lord aka Peter Quill (Chris Pratt), Gamora (Zoe Saldana), Drax (Dave Bautista), Rocket (voice of Bradley Cooper), and Baby Groot (voice of Vin Diesel) as they travel across the cosmos in search of their next job. Peter struggles to keep his new family together while also trying to discover the secret of his mysterious father and stopping an enemy from destroying the entire galaxy. Old foes become new allies and fan-favorite characters from the classic comics will come to our heroes’ aid as the Marvel cinematic universe continues to expand.

We, along with our fellow members of the press, were recently invited to attend the film's press day and chat with the cast, director James Gunn, and Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige about the sequel, working with new co-stars, and the future of the MCU. Find out more about the film below. [...]

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Watch Now: Official Trailer For ‘Kingsman: The Golden Circle’

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 15:00:17 +0000


Last week we saw a high-speed first look tease for the sequel to Kingsman: The Secret Service, titled Kingsman: The Golden Circle. Though no information was given on when we might see a real trailer, it was assumed that one was coming soon.

These assumptions were correct, as 20th Century Fox has released the first official trailer for the movie. This time around, the Kingsman group finds themselves joining forces with an ally spy organization in America called Statesman.

Continue below for more information on The Golden Circle and to check out the trailer. [...]

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Xbox’s Free Games With Gold Lineup For May 2017

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 14:00:22 +0000


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 May 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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TV Review: Bates Motel 5.10 “The Cord” (Series Finale)

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 03:41:42 +0000


Bates Motel
Season 5 Episode 10: "The Cord" (Series Finale)
Created by Anthony Cipriano, Carlton Cuse, Kerry Ehrin
Starring Vera Farmiga, Freddie Highmore, Max Thieriot, Nestor Carbonell, Olivia Cooke, Isabelle McNally
Air Date: Monday, April 24th, 2017, 10pm

Many of my favorite shows have sputtered to the finish making their final episodes something of a mercy kill. But not Bates Motel. Sometimes TV series hit the climax early and the final season just doesn’t have that special magic it once had. Not Bates Motel. No, Bates Motel is that rare exception: a series that like a fine wine got better with age. That makes tonight’s series finale even more upsetting. Over its five seasons the creators of the show somehow did something unthinkable: they took an untouchable classic (Psycho), by one of the legendary filmmakers of all time, and made it new, fresh, and dare I say… at times, better. At the forefront of the success are the duo of Vera Farmiga and Freddie Highmore as Norma and Norman Bates. Farmiga was perfectly overbearing and overprotective as “Mother”; neurotic to a fault and yet through it all, a loving and devoted matriarch. Highmore is a revelation. This season he has co-written episodes, directed, and delivered an unnerving and consistently moving performance, one that deserves to be recognized with an Emmy nomination. He stepped into perhaps the most iconic role in horror history and created a new and altogether different Norman than Anthony Perkins did for Alfred Hitchcock back in 1960. Tonight, Norma and Norman have a final ride as the Bates Motel shuts down for good [...]

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TV Review: The Magicians 2.13 “We Have Brought You Little Cakes” (Finale)

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 23:30:28 +0000


The Magicians
Season 2 Episode 13: "We Have Brought You Little Cakes"

Directed by Chris Fisher
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
Air Date: Wednesday, April 19th, 2017, 9:00pm

Last time on The Magicians, Julia, Quentin, and Mayakovsky (Stella Maeve, Jason Ralph, Brían F. O’Byrne) successfully merged Alice's (Olivia Taylor Dudley) shade with her Niffin, resurrecting her. But she was upset and hating Quentin, furiously writing down spells as she was losing her magical knowledge. Reynard (Mackenzie Astin) killed his son's wife to get him on his side. What? Of course, that didn't work. He forced Kady (Jade Tailor) to kill him to get the magic they all needed. Now that worked, although Kady was really messed up. They lured Reynard, but then the real Lady of the Underground came and Julia allowed her to take him. Kady was furious, but the reward for Julia was her shade. Penny (Arjun Gupta) and Sylvia find the book they need, and Sylvia sacrificed herself so Penny could take it. Q found the clock - the buyer was Umber, who was supposedly dead. He had no use for Fillory, and told Q that Umber doesn't either, which was why everything was turning crazy (crazier) there.

Spoilers for the finale below [...]

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TV Review: Gotham 3.15 “Heroes Rise: How The Riddler Got His Name”

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 22:00:15 +0000


Season 3 Episode 15: "Heroes Rise: How the Riddler Got His Name"
Directed by T.J. Scott
Written by Megan Mostyn-Brown
Created by Bruno Heller
Starring Ben McKenzie, Donal Logue, Sean Pertwee, Robin Lord Taylor, David Mazouz, Camren Bicondova, Cory Michael Smith, Erin Richards, Chris Chalk, Jessica Lucas, Drew Powell, Morena Baccharin
Air Date: Monday, April 24th, 2017, 8pm

Last time on Gotham, Jerome Valeska (Cameron Monoghan) encouraged mayhem in the city as the lights went out and the crazies followed. He went after Bruce (David Mazouz), taking him to a bloody carnival. Bruce managed to get in a bunch of punches, and then Jim (Ben McKenzie) punched his face off, literally. Bruce vowed, "I will not kill," because he's Batman. Jim's Uncle Frank (James Remar) was in the Court of Owls, who were training the doppelgänger. After toying with his love the entire episode, Nygma (Cory Michael Smith) shot Penguin (Robin Lord Taylor) and pushed him into the harbor [...]

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TV Review: Into The Badlands 2.6 “Leopard Stalks Through Snow”

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 21:00:13 +0000


Into The Badlands
Episode 2.6 "Leopard Stalks Through Snow"
Directed by Paco Cabezas
Written by Matt Lambert
Created 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
Air date: Sunday, April 23rd, 2017, 10pm

The second season of AMC’s Into the Badlands keeps on rolling along its bloody path. Last week, Sunny (Daniel Wu) and Bajie (Nick Frost) found a path back to the Badlands, but it came at a cost, and that cost proved too much for Sunny’s conscience. In an amazing technical display, Sunny (and a little Bajie) kicked butt and absconded with a vehicle, leaving a new enemy in their wake. Back inside the Badlands, the Barons were reeling after Quinn (Marton Csokas) surprised everyone at the Conclave, leaving his son dead. Tortured by Ghost Ryder (Oliver Stark), and riddled by a brain tumor, Quinn is left a stammering, shaky leader who holds baby Henry at knifepoint. Veil (Madeleine Mantock) was able to convince Quinn to surrender Henry to her. At that moment, Lydia (Orla Brady) led her former husband and dead son’s army against Quinn, a distraction that allowed Veil to escape. The major conflict last week was an internal one, where The Widow (Emily Beecham) wrestled with her choices after the conclave. Waldo (Stephen Lang) advised her to capture Quinn for the Barons to get back in their good graces, but The Widow isn’t one to compromise so easily. She chooses an alliance with Quinn against the other Barons, something I personally cannot wait to see develop.

Spoilers below for tonight’s episode of Into the Badlands [...]

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0: No Place for the Faithful – The Dominant Paradigm: An American Gods Podcast

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 19:30:53 +0000


The Dominant Paradigm is a weekly podcast where hosts Dwayne D, Andrew Sorcini, and Tosin Onafowokan discuss STARZ's American Gods, the works that inspired it, and the larger questions about the lenses in which we see our world.

Welcome to the premiere episode of The Dominant Paradigm podcast. The truth is that the chances are -- you're already here. As STARZ gets ready to launch its highly anticipated new series American Gods, Geeks of Doom is proud to present a companion podcast, The Dominant Paradigm. In this first episode, hosts Dwayne D and Andrew Sorcini introduce themselves, and discuss how excited they are to cover the new content coming out of STARZ and the minds of Neil Gaiman, the acclaimed author and concept creator behind American Gods, and Bryan Fuller, the storied showrunner. Each podcast episode will go beyond fan theories to look deeply at the text, as well as the inspirational sources of the characters, and their motivations in our world, as they search for their place in the dominant paradigm [...]

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TV Review: Doctor Who 10.2 “Smile”

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 18:00:43 +0000


Doctor Who
Season 10, Episode 2 “Smile”
Directed by Lawrence Gough
Written by Frank Cottrell-Boyce
Starring Peter Capaldi, Pearl Mackie, Matt Lucas
BBC America
Air date: April 22, 2017

What is the meaning of history? What is happiness? How do humans survive in an automated society? These are some of the weighty topics examined in Episode 10.2 "Smile," the new installment of Doctor Who this week. With so much potential ground to cover, this episode could easily bog down in a mess of tangled subplots and ideas. Instead, thanks to some strong direction for the second week in a row, director Lawrence Gough turns in some classic "meat and potatoes" Doctor Who that covers ground that is at once fresh and familiar at the same time [...]

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Fox Reveals Release Dates For ‘X-Men: Dark Phoenix’, ‘Deadpool 2’ & More

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 17:00:07 +0000


In addition to the four new Avatar sequel release dates, 20th Century Fox has also revealed the release dates for three X-Men films, The Predator, a based on a true story film from Steven Spielberg film, and so much more. Check out when they all hit theaters [...]

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The Doctor Who TARDISblend 101: Smile

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 16:00:09 +0000


Following Bill Potts (Pearl Mackie) entering the TARDIS with the Doctor (Peter Capaldi), the pair head into the future, visiting a new human settlement on Gliese 581d. But where are all the people? And what are these strange robots that talk in emoji?

During TARDISblend 101, we dive into the beginning of the new Doctor Who season, explore the dynamic character development we are seeing in the first two episodes, and drill deep into the subtexts and themes explored in this second chapter of Series 10 [...]

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‘Avatar’ Sequels Have Release Dates… Again

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 15:14:10 +0000


The Avatar sequels have been pushed back so many times it's hard to even remember that there ever was an Avatar film to begin with. So the anticipation for said sequels may have waned a bit. Still, that hasn't stopped James Cameron from pursuing these sequels. He has been working on the technology to perfect the visuals while also polishing the script. But now it looks like he is finally ready to head into production. The filmmaker has announced the release dates for all four sequels and released the first image of production. Check it out here [...]

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Movie Review: ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2’

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 13:00:13 +0000


Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2
Director: James Gunn
Screenwriter: James Gunn
Cast: Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Michael Rooker, Karen Gillan, Pom Klementieff, Elizabeth Debicki, Chris Sullivan, Sean Gunn, Sylvester Stallone, Kurt Russell.
Distributor: Walt Disney Pictures
Rated PG-13 | 136 Minutes
Release Date: May 5, 2017

James Gunn's Guardians of the Galaxy was once considered one of the riskiest films that Marvel Studios could ever release. It was an unknown property which cast three relative unknowns and gave two A-listers voice roles. However, the film's surprising success proved that a quirky, hilarious, musically-charged space opera could work as a superhero property. Who would have thought a roguish space outlaw, an alien assassin, an alien manic, a gun-toting raccoon, and a talking tree would be our favorite a-holes in the Marvel Cinematic Universe?

Now they are back for round two in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. As with all sequels to a universally loved film, expectations run unbelievably high. Fortunately, Gunn never misses a beat. It's absolutely terrific and just as fun, if not more fun, than the first. But it's also one of the few Marvel films that's emotionally driven [...]

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Leaving Netflix Streaming: May 2017

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 15:00:44 +0000


While finding out what's new to Netflix streaming each month is always exciting, those titles will be available for a while. There's no rush to watch them immediately. You can chill whenever you choose.

On the other end is the the far less exciting list of what's leaving Netflix soon. A list that adds a ticking clock to a bunch of titles you may have been planning on watching. Below you'll find the Leaving Netflix Streaming list for May 2017, so you can binge anything you've been meaning to watch before it disappears [...]

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The Drill Down 473: Star Wars Celebration 2017

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 14:00:49 +0000

This week on the Drill Down podcast, Tosin gives us the lowdown from Star Wars Celebration, Uber stalked Lyft drivers, a killer on Facebook, Facebook’s developers conference, inmates build a secret PC all this and much much more. Podcast What We’re Playing With Tosin: Star Wars Celebration Orlando Headlines Steve Ballmer’s $10m project will surface everything […]

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Disney In Depth: Recognizing The Next Disney Legends

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 01:30:54 +0000


Two years ago, in light of the D23 Expo 2015, I named six individuals paramount to the success of The Walt Disney Company who should be named Disney Legends, the highest honor that can be bestowed. I think it is inevitable that Joe Rodhe, for instance, renowned Imagineer with those awesome earrings, who I contended should become a Disney Legend, will one day attain that honor. This prompted me to reflect on individuals within The Walt Disney Company, whether they have more recently joined the corporation or have been directly or indirectly part of its framework, who have a high chance of being recognized as Disney Legends at some point.

I had planned on publishing a column about the next set of individuals who would likely be recognized as Disney Legends, but The Walt Disney Company beat me to the punch by recently issuing a press release of its nine forthcoming Disney Legends. You'll have to take my word that I predicted Stan Lee, Garry Marshall, Carrie Fisher, and Mark Hamill would be named as Disney Legends this year. That said, I am excited to share my thoughts on these four, as well as five others, who will obtain this major honor at the D23 Expo. [...]

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Another Run Of ‘The X-Files’ Officially On The Way

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 00:15:51 +0000


A little over two years ago we found out that The X-Files was being revived as a limited event series with show creator Chris Carter and stars David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson returning.

Now comes word that FOX has ordered another run of episodes, with Carter, Duchovny, and Anderson all returning once again. This time around the season will include 10 brand new episodes, and they may be arriving sooner than you think: the plan is to begin filming this summer, for a premiere either in late 2017 or sometime in 2018.

Continue below for the full announcement. [...]

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Hulu Orders ‘Locke & Key’ Pilot; ‘Doctor Strange’s Scott Derrickson To Direct

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 22:15:15 +0000


Hulu has officially ordered a pilot episode for a potential new TV series adaptation of the Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodríguez comic book series Locke & Key. We found out almost a year ago that a new adaptation was being developed, which followed a failed movie adaptation and another TV series attempt at FOX, which got as far as a pilot episode being produced before they decided not to pursue it any further.

This latest attempt to adapt the comic is looking promising so far. It received plenty of interest from multiple networks before Hulu landed it. And not only have they ordered a pilot episode, but LOST and The Strain showrunner Carlton Cuse is set for the same position should it go to series, and they've lined up Doctor Strange director Scott Derrickson to direct the pilot. [...]

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New To Netflix: May 2017

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 19:25:54 +0000


A brand new month fast approaches. And with this brand new month comes lots of new titles to Netflix's library of streaming options.

In this edition of New To Netflix, you will find a lengthy list of movies and TV shows coming to the streaming service in May 2017. This includes titles, arrival dates, and whether or not they are Netflix originals.

Continue below for the latest New To Netflix list. [...]

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Game Review: Late Shift

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 17:00:09 +0000


Late Shift
AVAILABLE ON: Xbox One, PS4, PC, Mac
PUBLISHER: Wales Interactive
RELEASE DATE: April 18, 2017

Another fully live-action video game/interactive story, Late Shift is a crime thriller in which your choices determine how the story will play out.

The story opens with a student named Matt (Joe Sowerbutts) heading to his night job as a security guard. While on the job, a boring evening quickly takes a drastic turn when he finds himself being kidnapped at gunpoint and being forced to fill in on a heist. That's where the roller coaster ride begins, and it's up to you to decide how it all plays out. Will you jump on opportunities to try to escape or foil the criminals' plans; do you play along as best you can for fear of your own well-being; or do you, with a promise of a cut of the prize, take a detour from your boring day-to-day existence and live a little dangerously. [...]

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Blu-ray Review: Tales From The Hood (Collector’s Edition)

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 15:00:14 +0000


Tales from the Hood
Director: Rusty Cundieff
Screenwriter: Rusty Cundieff, Darin Scott
Cast: Corbin Bernsen, Rosalind Cash, David Alan Grier, Anthony Griffith, Paula Jai Parker, Joe Torry, Clarence Williams III
Distributor: Scream Factory
Rated R | 98 Minutes
Release Date: April 18, 2017

"Don't worry. You'll get the shit. You'll be knee-deep in the shit."

Co-written and directed by Rusty Cundieff (Chappelle's Show) and executive-produced by Spike Lee (Do the Right Thing), 1995's Tales from the Hood is a horror anthology that presents four black-centric horror stories centered on police brutality, domestic abuse, racism, and gang violence. [...]

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Full ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2’ Soundtrack List Revealed

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 14:00:01 +0000


It really wouldn't be much of a Guardians of the Galaxy movie without an Awesome Mix soundtrack. We've heard little teases of the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 soundtrack from trailers and various TV spots, but James Gunn has said that some of those songs won't appear on the final soundtrack cut. Having seen the film yesterday, there is some truth to that. But there are also some very welcomed additions.

Now the full soundtrack list for the movie has been revealed, and like any Awesome Mix soundtrack, there is an eclectic mix of '70s and '80s tunes that sure to get you singing along. Check out the full list plus some quotes from Gunn as to why he picked some of them. [...]

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‘Fahrenheit 451’: Michael B. Jordan, Michael Shannon To Star In HBO Movie

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 01:30:08 +0000


Michael B. Jordan (Creed, Black Panther, Fruitvale Station) and Michael Shannon (Revolutionary Road, Man of Steel, Nocturnal Animals) are attached to star in Fahrenheit 451, HBO's movie adaptation of Ray Bradbury's 1953 novel of the same name set in a dystopian future where books are illegal and "firemen" are tasked with destroying them.

The movie has been in development at HBO for just over a year now and is set to be directed by Ramin Bahrani, who also writes along with Amir Naderi. Bahrani previously wrote (also with Naderi) and directed 99 Homes, which starred Shannon. [...]

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Guillermo del Toro’s ‘The Shape Of Water’ Gets A Release Date

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 00:30:57 +0000


The latest from Pan's Labyrinth and Pacific Rim director Guillermo del Toro, titled The Shape of Water, has been given a release date.

Fox Searchlight has settled on a date in the midst of awards season, locking in December 8, 2017 for the movie. The Shape of Water is set in 1963 Cold War-era America, and the story deals with the discovery of secret experiment at a high-security government lab.

More info including a more detailed description can be found below. [...]

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