Outlander: What's Ahead for the Time Jump and New Characters

Outlander: What's Ahead for the Time Jump and New Characters

Things are going to be looking a lot different on Outlander when the series returns for Season 3. The Starz time travel series did a major overhaul on its storyline in the Season 2 finale, “Dragonfly in Amber,” and stars Sam Heughan, Caitriona Balfe and showrunner Ron Moore offered up some teases of what those changes mean for the future. Full spoilers for Outlander continue below. Richard Rankin and Sophie Skelton on OutlanderContinue reading…
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Outlander: Season 2 Finale Review

Outlander: Season 2 Finale Review

Full spoilers for Outlander continue below. For all that Outlander’s Season 2 finale was a 90 minute extended episode, it didn’t have much room to breathe. “Dragonfly in Amber” had the double duty of wrapping up the season-long Culloden storyline while also sending the Starz series in a very different direction, and the episode did both of those to varying degrees of success. Of the two, Culloden got short-changed. The bulk of the episode’s screentime was taken away from the ill-fated plight of Bonnie Prince Charlie, and even then short chunks were shoved in between longer — and often more interesting — jumps to 1968. Despite the short amount of time spent in the past, some fairly major events took place: Claire and Jamie, realizing the battle couldn’t be won, briefly toy with the idea of murdering Charles Stuart; when Dougal overhear them, they kill him to prevent their betrayal from getting out; and Claire and Jamie get a touching, emotional farewell at Craigh na Dun. Continue reading…
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Gambit Producer Says Movie May Film Spring 2017

Gambit Producer Says Movie May Film Spring 2017

Following a production delay for Gambit earlier this year, filming on 20th Century Fox’s upcoming superhero movie is now targeting an early 2017 start date, according to writer and producer Simon Kinberg. Speaking to The Hashtag Show (via EW) at the 2016 Saturn Awards, Kinberg said they “have a great script” for the film and are hoping to start shooting “at the beginning, or spring, of next year.” Kingberg also spoke to the studio’s plans for Deadpool 2, noting that Fox’s forthcoming sequel is also targeting an early 2017 production start date. In addition, the producer addressed the future of X-Men, saying he plans to begin work on writing the next entry in Fox’s mutant-focused film franchise very soon. Continue reading…
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Daily Deals: Extended Hobbit Trilogy, Jurassic World, Bethesda Games Sale

Daily Deals: Extended Hobbit Trilogy, Jurassic World, Bethesda Games Sale

All Three Extended Hobbit Movies for the Best Price Yet Amazon just had The Lord of the Rings Trilogy on sale, so it’s only fitting that it would go ahead and discount the extended Hobbit trilogy. The Hobbit movies generally go for over $60, but the whole set is currently just $45, the lowest price I’ve seen by $20. And if you’d prefer the theatrical version, that’s down to $35 as well. Continue reading…
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Berserk Episode 2 Review

Berserk Episode 2 Review

Warning: Full spoilers for the episode below. “The Holy Iron Chain Knights” was a solid if slightly rushed follow-up to Berserk’s fantastic premier, as Guts was forced to escape capture from a group of religious zealots bent on bringing him to “justice”. Like last week’s episode, things started off with a bloody brawl. What made this entertaining showdown between Guts and a group of novice crusaders different, however, was that this time the One Hundred-Man Slayer was at a rare disadvantage. Namely, he was already tired and injured from a previous battle, which meant that when the group clumsily tried to arrest him on suspicion of murdering a monk and his daughter, Guts ended up on the losing end of a fight he should have easily won. Continue reading…
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The Biggest News from Anime Expo 2016

The Biggest News from Anime Expo 2016

IGN Anime Club is back! Miranda, Kallie, and Meghan discuss Anime Expo news and other shenanigans (Kallie and Miranda may have spent a bit of money…) as well as what they’re watching from the beginning of the summer season. If you haven’t already, be sure to check out IGN’s 5 Best Anime from Spring 2016 feature. In this week’s Watch Party, the club discusses Shirobako (available on Crunchyroll, Hulu, and Blu-ray) episodes 17, 18, 19 and 20. We’ll be back next time with episodes 21 and 22. To join in the discussion, tweet or post a message on Facebook with your thoughts on the episodes and use the hashtag #IGNime or email IGN Anime Club at [email protected] Continue reading…
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John Barrowman Made Series Regular for All CW DC Shows

John Barrowman Made Series Regular for All CW DC Shows

Malcolm Merlyn won’t just be bringing his meddling ways to Arrow this fall. John Barrowman, who has played Merlyn since season 1 of Arrow, will retain the series regular status he earned on the show in season 3. Now, however, he’ll be a series regular across all four of The CW’s DC shows, TV Line reports. So Barrowman will have the opportunity to appear on any number of different Earths in numerous time periods on all of the Greg Berlanti-produced series on the network, which now includes Arrow, The Flash, Legends of Tomorrow, and Supergirl. Continue reading…
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Food Wars Season 2: Episode 1 Review

Food Wars Season 2: Episode 1 Review

I’ve been looking forward to Food Wars’ return from the moment Season 1 ended, so much so that I was worried I’d over-hyped Season 2 for myself. There’s just a lot it needed to deliver — Season 1 was fantastic from its high-stakes tension to its deep character development amidst well-done, over-the-top fanservice. Season 2’s premiere moves at a bit faster a pace than Season 1 did and glosses over a key moment or two, but it’s still as fun, funny, and true to its characters as ever without feeling stale. The premiere picks back up in the middle of the Autumn Elections’ high-stakes cooking competitions, this time with a battle between molecular gastronomy expert Alice and the brilliant but rough-around-the-edges Soma. This is a competition with high stakes — whether Soma will rise to the top of this elite cooking school and finally surpass his father’s ability, among other things — and everything from the music to the characters’ reactions makes the situation’s gravity abundantly clear. There’s enough comedy throughout to prevent it from getting unbearable, though, which is one of Food Wars’ strengths. Continue reading…
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Pokemon Go Is Secretly the Best Exercise App Out There

Pokemon Go Is Secretly the Best Exercise App Out There

Within a minute of first booting up Pokemon Go, I was already straying from my daily route. I was out on my dogs’ morning walk, going down the same path we’ve been walking for years, when I decided to boot up the new augmented reality game from The Pokemon Company and Niantic for iOS and Android. Once I got through the brief tutorial, I was alerted to the fact a Pokemon was behind me. Despite the great smells that I’m sure were just out of reach of my dogs’ noses, I turned us around, walking back half a block to look behind a dumpster to see if I could catch that rogue Charmander. He seemed to be hanging out in an apartment building and my drive to catch ’em all doesn’t cover breaking and entering, so I settled for catching the Squirtle hanging out next to a car on the side of the road. I’m more of a Bulbasaur girl, anyway. Continue reading…
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Which Game of Thrones Season is the Best?

Which Game of Thrones Season is the Best?

Warning: Full spoilers for HBO’s Game of Thrones through Season 6 follow… With six seasons down — and what sounds like two abridged seasons to go — HBO’s Game of Thrones has given us some of the most memorable and jaw-dropping TV moments ever. Featuring dragons, white walkers, warlocks, giants, and giant battles, Game of Thrones has it all, and has been able to attract a massively loyal audience made up of both fantasy fans and viewers who normally wouldn’t even consider watching a show with all the aforementioned awesomeness. Because the show’s not just about magic and sorcery, but phenomenal characters, who are phenomenally quotable. Continue reading…
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