TV Upfronts: 8 Studio Chiefs Sound Off on Trends, Surprises and the Pass That Stung the Most

TV Upfronts: 8 Studio Chiefs Sound Off on Trends, Surprises and the Pass That Stung the Most

With the networks’ dog-and-pony shows behind them, the studio heads talk with THR about the trends that have them scratching their heads and the new series that have them envious. read more
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Thor: Ragnarok Villain Revealed

Thor: Ragnarok Villain Revealed

The cast of Thor: Rangarok has been revealed, and its full of name actors playing crazy cosmic Marvel characters, including Oscar-winner Cate Blanchett as “the mysterious and powerful new villain” Hela, Jeff Goldblum as the “eccentric” Grandmaster, Tessa Thompson as the Valkyrie and Karl Urban as Skurge. Chris Hemsworth of course stars as the God of Thunder, with fellow Avenger Mark Ruffalo co-starring as the Incredible Hulk. Other returning Asgardians include Tom Hiddleston as Loki, Idris Elba as Heimdall, and Anthony Hopkins as Odin. Thor: Ragnarok concept artContinue reading…
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Yooka-Laylee Playable Demo Coming to Backers in July

Yooka-Laylee Playable Demo Coming to Backers in July

Those who backed Yooka-Laylee can expect a playable slice of the game soon. Developer Playtonic Games has announced a demo of sorts in the form of “The Toybox.” The experience is described as “a self-contained, spoiler-free sandbox” meant to give players a look at the game to come. It will only be available to those Kickstarter backers that paid into the Banjo-Kazooie spiritual successor at a high enough level. Those that did can expect this slice of Yooka-Layle sometime in July. Besides the demo Playtonic also revealed a few details about the game’s setting and plot. The full breakdown can be found on the company’s website, but the major reveal is the game’s antagonist. Continue reading…
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The Angry Birds Movie: Josh Gad Loves Chuck's Quicksilver Scene

The Angry Birds Movie: Josh Gad Loves Chuck's Quicksilver Scene

Josh Gad was thrilled when he found out he was getting his X-Men moment in The Angry Birds Movie. In a funny scene from the animated flick, which can be viewed below, Gad’s character Chuck remembers why he was sent to anger management class. And yes, it very intentionally is an homage to Quicksilver’s breakout scene in X-Men: Days of Future Past. “It was so funny to me, and it was such a brilliant,” Gad told IGN. “When they first pitched that sequence to me, I was on the floor. I was like, ‘Yes, of course. Of course! You must.'” While the Quicksilver nod might go over some audience members’ heads, Gad thinks that’s part of what makes the film work. “What the movie does so well is, creatively, it works for kids and it works on that level, but it’s also moments like that that are so great for adults, where it’s just such an unexpected gem of a moment,” he said. Continue reading…
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