Arrival Director in Talks to Helm Dune Reboot

Arrival Director in Talks to Helm Dune Reboot

Arrival and Blade Runner 2049 director Denis Villeneuve is reportedly in talks to helm the Dune reboot. Variety reports that Legendary Pictures is eyeing Villeneuve to helm the project but both parties are still very much still in early talks. If Villenuve were to take on the film, this would be his third sci-fi project following Arrival and next year’s Blade Runner 2049. Legendary announced the Dune reboot after the company acquired the film rights from author Frank Herbert’s estate earlier this year. The agreement allows Legendary to develop both film and TV projects. But, it doesn’t look likely that Villeneuve would be involved in a potential Dune TV series, according to Variety. Continue reading…
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Beyond: What's The Most Overhyped Game of 2016

Beyond: What's The Most Overhyped Game of 2016

It’s that time of year again: the time of year when we’re tired of talking about news and also, there is no news, so let’s look back on 2016, ahead to 2017, answer a bunch of listener questions, and of course… Discuss the movie Heavyweights. Join Max “Advent Calendar” Scoville, Marty “Chocolate Coins” Sliva, Brian “Egg Nog” Altano, and Andrew “Holiday Nickname” Goldfarb for the last Beyond of 2016. Download Beyond Episode 473 Continue reading…
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The Autopsy of Jane Doe Review

The Autopsy of Jane Doe Review

2016 has been an inarguably great year for horror films, from chilling arthouse outings like The Witch and The Monster (both, interestingly enough, came from A24), all the way to horrifying studio films like The Conjuring 2, Don’t Breathe, and Ouija: Origin of Evil. By all accounts, this will likely go down as a milestone year for the genre, which has already been on a steady climb back to greatness over the past few years, and with just a few more weeks to go until 2016 is over, the year still has one great horror tale to fill our nightmares with. The Autopsy of Jane Doe is a single-location film that at times, feels just as much like a supernatural horror story as it does an engrossing, blood-filled mystery. Starring Brian Cox and Emile Hirsch, the film centers around father and son duo, Austin (Hirsch) and Tommy (Cox) Tilden, who work feverishly as their Virginian town’s go-to coroners out of their family’s underground, labyrinthian morgue. Both experts at deconstructing dead bodies and determining cause of death, the two are just about to call it a day when the film begins, before agreeing last minute to examine the body of an unidentified Jane Doe, delivered to them by the blunt Sheriff Sheldon (Michael McElhatton). Continue reading…
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The Leftovers: First Image and New Info on the Final Season

The Leftovers: First Image and New Info on the Final Season

The first official image of The Leftovers: Season 3 has been released. The photo, which comes courtesy of Entertainment Weekly, provides an early glimpse at the third and final season of Damon Lindelof and Tom Perrotta’s HBO drama. The Leftovers: Season 3 photo, via EWContinue reading…
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John Wick Comes to Comics

John Wick Comes to Comics

Dynamite Entertainment has struck a deal with Lionsgate to publish a John Wick comic in 2017. Dynamite CEO Nick Barrucci told Entertainment Weekly the company chose to work on John Wick because of how the 2014 film expertly mixes “martial arts action with snappy dialogue and smart writing.” “As the credits rolled, you were left wanting more, and it was obvious they had the makings of a franchise,” Barrucci said. The comics will tell new stories about the titular character, and will be an expansion of the John Wick universe rather than straight adaptations of the movies. An early concept sketch of John Wick from artist Giovanni Valletta can be seen below: Continue reading…
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The Flash Midseason Premiere Trailer

The Flash Midseason Premiere Trailer

In anticipation for The Flash’s return next month, The CW has released a new trailer for the upcoming midseason premiere. Check out the trailer below to see what lies ahead for Grant Gustin’s Barry Allen, as he fights to change the future and save the one he loves. The Flash: Season 3 returns with its midseason premiere on Tuesday, January 24 on The CW. While you patiently wait to see what happens next, read IGN’s “The Present” review to find out what we thought of the midseason finale. While you’re at it, check out our interview with Flash actor John Wesley Shipp, in which he discusses his role as speedster Jay Garrick in The CW series. Continue reading…
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Dragon Ball Super Episode 71: "The Death of Goku!" Review

Dragon Ball Super Episode 71: "The Death of Goku!" Review

Warning: Full spoilers for the episode below. Episode 71 wastes no time informing us what we’re in for. The death of Goku is at the forefront of the show and we spend our time seeing the build-up to this. Although some good moments exist, death in the Dragon Ball franchise has lost almost all of it’s meaning which ruins the emotional impact of the episode. While not all parts of Episode 71 are great, certainly the stand out is Hit. The assassin from Universe 6 has an air about his character that few villains have had in Dragon Ball. In fact, what makes him so appealing is that he isn’t even a villain in the strictest sense, but is a neutral party working for hire. His calm, cold demeanor add a sense of mystery to him while his lethal efficiency showcases just how wildly powerful he is. It’s this mysterious nature that makes his character so compelling and we hope going forward that it’s something that isn’t tampered with too much. Continue reading…
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The Amazing Spider-Man #22 Review

The Amazing Spider-Man #22 Review

Warning: this review contains spoilers for The Clone Conspiracy #3! Clone Conspiracy readers haven’t necessarily needed to be following Amazing Spider-Man to appreciate this latest Spider-Man event, but that may change with the release of Amazing Spider-Man #22. This issue offers some much-needed background and context to the surprise twist in The Clone Conspiracy #3. Marvel might as well have labeled this one “The Clone Conspiracy #3.5.” This issue picks up exactly where The Clone Conspiracy #3 left off, with a flabbergasted Peter coming to grips with the revelation that Ben Reilly has been masquerading as the Jackal. What follows is a lengthy recap of what Ben has been up to since his apparent death at the end of the Clone Saga. Writers Dan Slott and Christos gage use this issue to answer various practical questions like “How did Ben survive turning into a puddle of goo?” and “Why didn’t he resurface before now?” Continue reading…
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Persona Director, Artist Reveal New Fantasy RPG

Persona Director, Artist Reveal New Fantasy RPG

Atlus has established a new internal studio called Studio Zero and announced its first project, a new fantasy RPG from Persona series director Katsura Hashino, artist and character designer Shigenori Soejima, and composer Shoji Meguro. According to details in the latest issue of Famitsu translated by Gematsu, the game is currently codenamed Project Re Fantasy. It is an entirely new project not connected to the Shin Megami Tensei or Persona series. While few details about Project Re Fantasy beyond its fantasy setting have been revealed, images in Famitsu show off soldiers fighting a dragon, a young woman who appears to be an elf, and characters riding in carriages and on horseback. Continue reading…
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Original and Current Ghostbusters Teaming Up in New Comic

Original and Current Ghostbusters Teaming Up in New Comic

IDW Publishing has announced a new Ghostbusters comic book that will bring together the original team from the 1984 film and the crew from the 2016 Ghostbusters movie. As reported by ComicBook, the series is titled Ghostbusters 101 and will launch this coming March. Erik Burnham, Dan Schoening and Luis Antonio Delgado are creating the series, which sees Venkman, Zeddemore, Stantz and Spengler meeting up for the first time with Holtzmann, Tolan, Yates and Gilbert. Ghostbusters 101 cover. Image credit: IDW PublishingContinue reading…
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