Luke Cage: Season 1 Review in Progress

Luke Cage: Season 1 Review in Progress

Hi everyone, we’re still busy binging the first season of Marvel’s Luke Cage on Netflix, so our full season review is yet to come. In the meantime, you can keep up with our episodic reviews as they’re completed. Since everyone watches at their own speed, please refrain from posting spoilers on this article. Instead, have episode-specific conversations in the comments sections of the respective episode links below. In the meantime, we’ll be rushing to the finish line along with you, so stay tuned for our thoughts on the full season at this same url! Luke Cage: Episode 1 – “Moment of Truth” Review – COMPLETED Continue reading…
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A Monster Calls Review

A Monster Calls Review

A Monster Calls screened at Fantastic Fest and hits screens in early 2017. A boy is visited by a monster at precisely 12.07am. That monster informs the boy that he will tell him three stories. And once he has finished the third, the boy will then reciprocate by telling his own story, one that will apparently reveal a great truth That’s the plot at the heart of J.S. Bayona’s adaptation of Patrick Ness’s bestselling novel, but A Monster Calls is about much more than that, the film a deeply affecting rumination on grief, alienation, loss, and love. Connor O’Malley is the child in question, a boy who is “too old to be a kid, too young to be a man.” And his every waking hour is filled with misery, Connor bullied at school, then coming home to a mother being destroyed by cancer. Continue reading…
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Phil Spencer Talks Scorpio, the Evolution of Xbox One

Phil Spencer Talks Scorpio, the Evolution of Xbox One

IGN’s Lucy O’Brien and Luke Reilly sat down with Phil Spencer, Head of Xbox Business and 28-year veteran of the Microsoft corporation, to get his appraisal on how the Xbox One platform has evolved under his two-year reign, as well as look ahead at the Scorpio and what it could mean for games outside of the obvious 4K resolution bump. Phil also shed some insight on how console code-names are chosen, discussed his vast collection of gaming t-shirts, and answered the question, “Would you ever top Peter Moore’s infamous E3 tattoos by revealing the Xbox Scorpio hardware design with a nipple piercing?” Want to know his answer? Watch the video above or grab the audio version below. Download the IGN Happy Hour: Phil Spencer Special – Audio Version (29.5Mb) Continue reading…
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Nintendo of Japan Reveals the Famicom Mini

Nintendo of Japan Reveals the Famicom Mini

Japanese gamers are getting their own version of the NES Classic Edition, in a more appropriate style for the region. Following the same theme as the western version, the Nintendo Classic Mini Family Computer looks everything the part of a shrunken down 8-bit Nintendo console. But rather than look like a tiny NES (which would be silly), it’s a shrunken-down Famicom. And yes, it looks every bit as awesome as the NES Classic Edition, and has the same functionality. It plugs in to a television via HDMI, giving the crispiest of edges to those 8-bit classics, and it has 30 games built in. Unlike the western version, the miniature Famicom comes with two controllers, to make it accurate to the original machine on which the controllers sat when not in use. Continue reading…
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Westworld: Exploring the "Life" of a Robot

Westworld: Exploring the "Life" of a Robot

Among a stellar cast in HBO’s Westworld (including Anthony Hopkins, Jeffrey Wright and Ed Harris) Evan Rachel Wood is getting a ton of acclaim – including in my own review – for her standout performance. The actress is our big “in” for the series in its premiere playing Dolores, one of the androids programmed to believe they’re living in the Wild West as one of a theme park’s so-called “Hosts,” there to entertain the guests by recreating the past in various roles, and for various purposes. Dolores is an openhearted, optimistic prairie girl living with her father – who doesn’t know she continues to live the same day over and over, often ending in horrific events, depending on which guest she encounters and how ugly their impulses are. Continue reading…
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Ash vs Evil Dead: Season 2 Premiere Review

Ash vs Evil Dead: Season 2 Premiere Review

Ash vs. Evil Dead: Season 2 premieres on Starz on Sunday, October 2nd, but thanks to some other-worldly shenanigans, the Season 2 premiere, “Home,” live streamed on IGN’s Facebook page and can be still seen by clicking here. Therefore, this is a full-spoiler review of the episode. You’ve been warned. “Alright, you naked a***holes!” As expected, the shaky truce Bruce Campbell’s Ash made with Lucy Lawless’ Ruby at the end of Season 1 didn’t hold and here we now, kicking off Season 2 and getting back into the wonderfully gooey and gory mess of Evil Dead again. It looks like Ash will have to cut his “fun police” gig in Jacksonville short so he can return to doing what he does best – obliterating deadites and splattering their insides all over the place! Continue reading…
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New Justice League Photo Teases Deathstroke

New Justice League Photo Teases Deathstroke

Justice League director Zack Snyder has hinted that Deathstroke may appear in his superhero team film. Over on Twitter, Snyder showed off some Batman cosplay while working on a storyboard for Justice League. And thanks to the Dark Knight-like investigative work by DC Extended Universe (via The Hollywood Reporter), it appears the director is teasing Deathstroke’s involvement in the film. Continue reading…
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Blizzard is Finally Making Hearthstone Less Random

Blizzard is Finally Making Hearthstone Less Random

Hearthstone’s most recent round of nerfs represents the first step towards a more consistent and competitively viable card game. Yogg Saron will now stop casting spells if it dies during it’s effect and Tuskar Totemic can no longer summon Totem Golem. These changes may seem minor, but this is the first time in history of the game that a card has been changed to reduce the variance of it’s random effects. Continue reading…
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Superior: Millar Wants John Cena to Star

Superior: Millar Wants John Cena to Star

Development on a film adaptation of Mark Millar’s comic series Superior is well underway, and according to the esteemed writer, John Cena would be the perfect fit for the lead role. After seeing the WWE Superstar’s performance in Trainwreck, Millar told ComicBook.com that because Superior is “a fun story,” with “the conceit being Big meets Superman,” the film’s lead “needs to be someone who can pull off the comedy,” and Cena would be perfect for that role. Continue reading…
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