WB Games President on Health of the Toys-to-Life Genre

WB Games President on Health of the Toys-to-Life Genre

As Lego Dimensions prepares for its second year of content, it enters a Toys-to-Life genre that features one less competitor with the recently announced end to production of Disney Infinity. But despite that loss, WB Games isn’t making the genre less of a priority. “We still view as a large and important category for us to participate in,” WB Games president David Haddad said in an interview with IGN. Continue reading…
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Superman Cast for Supergirl: Season 2

Superman Cast for Supergirl: Season 2

After keeping the character off-screen during Season 1, it was recently announced that Superman will be introduced in Season 2 of Supergirl, as the show moves to the CW. Now we know who’ll be portraying the Man of Steel in his new TV incarnation, as Tyler Hoechlin has been cast in the role of Superman/Clark Kent. Hoechlin first gained attention playing Tom Hanks’ son in Road to Perdition, and like his fellow CW/DC Comics hero Colton Haynes (Arrow’s Roy Harper/Red Arrow), he’s a Teen Wolf alum. More recently, Hoechlin appeared in Fifty Shades of Grey and Richard Linklater’s Everybody Wants Some. Continue reading…
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Wild Dog Joins Arrow; Dr. Nate Joins Legends of Tomorrow

Wild Dog Joins Arrow; Dr. Nate Joins Legends of Tomorrow

The fifth season of Arrow will introduce another character from the DC Comics’ universe, as Rick Gonzalez (Rosewood, Mr. Robot) has been cast as Wild Dog. According to Entertainment Weekly, Gonzalez’s character will appear as “a new vigilante in Star City whose reckless and cocksure nature prompts Green Arrow (Stephen Amell) to take him under his wing.” Gonzalez will make his debut as Wild Dog during the Season 5 premiere and will appear in “multiple episodes” of Arrow thereafter. Rick Gonzalez as Isaac Vera in Mr. RobotContinue reading…
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Ricky Gervais' Office Spinoff Movie Coming to Netflix in the US

Ricky Gervais' Office Spinoff Movie Coming to Netflix in the US

David Brent: Life on the Road will be coming to Netflix in the US in 2017. It won’t be on Netflix in the UK, Ireland, Australia, or New Zealand, but the film will be getting a theatrical release in those territories this August. Life on the Road is a spinoff documentary from The Office, which catches up with Ricky Gervais’ character, David Brent, 12 years after the original show. Brent is now “a travelling salesman, chasing his dream of rock stardom by self-financing a UK tour with his band, ‘Foregone Conclusion’.” The cast also includes Ben Bailey Smith as Dom, and Tom Basden as road manager Dan. New office colleagues for Brent include Jo Hartley as Pauline, Tom Bennett as Nigel, Andrew Brooke as Jezza, and Nina Sosanya as his therapist. The drummer in Brent’s band is Andy Burrows of Razorlight and We Are Scientists. Continue reading…
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Henry Rollins Auditioned for Negan Role in The Walking Dead

Henry Rollins Auditioned for Negan Role in The Walking Dead

The comic book version of The Walking Dead’s Negan is reportedly based on musician and actor Henry Rollins. Speaking to Forbes, Rollins said artist Charlie Adlard—”who worked on the comic book”—based the character on him, so he considered himself a “shoo-in” for the TV adaptation. “The internet was wild with speculation because in the upcoming season they were going to introduce the character,” he said. Henry RollinsContinue reading…
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Central Intelligence Review

Central Intelligence Review

Imagine, if you will, a movie which wants to have a strong anti-bullying message. A movie that wants to argue that bullying is awful and devastates the people who find themselves on the receiving end. Now imagine that the same film starts off by attempting to, without any sense of irony, get the audience to laugh as someone finds themselves bullied to nearly Carrie-esque proportions. It doesn’t make much sense, does it? Such is the position in which Central Intelligence finds itself. The movie opens in 1996, with an overweight senior, Robbie Weirdicht, taking a shower in the locker room as an assembly takes place out in the gym. The naked senior is physically carried out into the gym and slid along the floor for the whole school to see. Even the principal watches but does nothing. It is a scene played for laughs and, when the film jumps 20 years forward we learn that the bullied geek has changed his name to Bob Stone and gone from being overweight to a relatively chiseled example of the human form (he is, after all, played by Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson). Continue reading…
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