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Assassin's Creed Unity 'Time Anomalies' trailer

1 hour ago

We've clearly not had enough trailers for Assassin's Creed Unity, so here's another one...

It really does seem like every day brings a new trailer of some sort from Ubisoft, but this next teaser for Assassin's Creed Unity is very intriguing, nonetheless. Although the implementation in the game isn't clear, it reveals the phenomenon of time anomalies within the Animus. In this case, it means that Arno is sent from his own time period of revolutionary France, to World War II, complete with air raid sirens, Zeppelins, mounted machine guns, and the Eiffel Tower.

Presumably, these anomalies will take the form of side missions, or maybe even form part of the main series story arc, and we've no doubt that it's also a vehicle for some Dlc content to be pushed later on. The chance to run around World War II as an Assassin will be fun, though.

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- aaronbirch

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Call Of Duty: Advanced Warfare live action trailer

2 hours ago

Activision's tradition of live action trailers for Call Of Duty continues with this goat-kissing outing...

Although pre-orders for Call Of Duty: Advanced Warfare are reportedly less than ever before in the series, leading many to proclaim that the military Fps is on a downward spiral to becoming obsolete, the next game is actually one of the more interesting iterations so far. The latest trailer shows why, in the usual over-the-top, live action manner the series has used for the last few years.

Advanced Warfare is all about the powerful mechanised suits that give soldiers superhuman abilities, well, that and Kevin Spacey, and the trailer basks in that. It stars Taylor Kitsch, with a cameo by Gone Girl star, Emily Ratajkowski, and utilises the dudebro-style that's become synonymous with the shooter to show the kinds of things you'll be able to do in the game proper.

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- aaronbirch

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Ex Machina: new trailer

14 hours ago

Domhnall Gleeson falls under the spell of a beguiling robot in the forthcoming sci-fi thriller, Ex Machina. Here's the latest trailer...

Domhnall Gleeson, the Irish actor who's appeared in such varied things as Never Let Me Go, Dredd and Charlie Brooker's Black Mirror, has a big year ahead of him in 2015. For one thing, he's cast in an unspecified role in Star Wars: Episode VII, and there's also The Revenant, a western which also stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hardy.

Then there's Ex Machina, which is described as an "intense psychological thriller" about a coder named Caleb (Gleeson) who spends a week in the home of Nathan (Oscar Isaac) the secretive boss of a huge internet company. Nathan's been secretly working on Ava, an artificially intelligent being played by Alicia Vikander. A bond grows between Caleb and Ava, and as the trailer below suggests, it all threatens to get terribly out of hand. »

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Arrow season 3 episode 4 review: The Magician

15 hours ago

This week's Arrow is one for John Barrowman fans. Here's Caroline's review of The Magician...

This review contains spoilers.

3.4 The Magician

It’s not clear how long Arrow plans on indulging in the ‘Who killed Sara?’ plotline this season, but it’s already starting to lose steam. As a means to get Laurel onto Team Arrow, reintroduce Malcolm and establish Ra’s al Ghul as a season-long villain, it’s effective, but the act of chasing down leads and seeing our heroes butting heads over how to deal with the culprit feels like treading water.

Because if Sara’s killer isn’t someone we already know, then why should we care about a long, drawn-out reveal? Malcolm would have been the easy answer, but his reasoning to Oliver was pretty solid, and now we could assume that Ra’s al Ghul may have done it. That’s probably also false, »

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Marvel's Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. season 2 episode 6 review: A Fractured House

19 hours ago

It's been an uphill struggle, but Marvel's Agents Of Shield is now officially solidly entertaining TV. Here's James' review...

This review contains spoilers.

2.6 A Fractured House

This week on Agents Of Shield: things happen! Plots and subplots alike receive attention! Character arcs get advanced! I'm officially calling it: Agents Of Shield is now a reliably competent piece of television. The bar has been raised. Admittedly, only to the place it should've been this time last year, but still. Progress is progress.

After a stunning introduction last episode, Mockingbird continues to heat up a formerly tepid cast along with the other new arrivals. The interplay between Bobbi and Hunter was some of the best material this show has ever produced, giving it a Mr. and Mrs. Smith vibe that could easily carry the show forward on its own. I don't care how they do it, I want to see more of these two together. »

- louisamellor

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Boardwalk Empire season 5 episode 8 review: Eldorado

19 hours ago

Boardwalk Empire was a grand tour through the 1920s that was ultimately about one man. Here's Michael's review...

This review contains spoilers

5.8 Eldorado

‘The first time I got a nickel I thought, the world is a marvellous place, but then I thought - a dime, a dime would be better.’ 

Nucky Thompson’s abiding motivation was a simple one, a theme of ambition that could be expressed in an anecdote so pat that it might have come from a parable. Everything else he’s striven for, love, power, his personal security, fleeing his father, all of these were merely nodes in a network that had money at its centre. In our final hour with him, and his final days on earth, the inadequacy of that ambition was laid bare. He was still, even at the lowest ebb we’d seen him, capable of making a huge amount of money (even »

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Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka join American Horror Story: Freak Show

20 hours ago

Future Oscars host and big Ant and Dec fan Neil Patrick Harris has signed up for a role in American Horror Story: Freak Show

Neil Patrick Harris is having an extraordinarily interesting week. First we found out that he was talking inspiration from Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway for his next big telly project, now we hear that he will also be taking a stab at the horror genre.

The How I Met Your Mother star will be appearing in two episodes of American Horror Story: Freak Show, with his husband David Burtka also joining the cast.

We’re told that Nph will appear in the closing double-salvo of the current season, with Mr Burtka turning up for the final episode. The former Barney Stinson will play a chameleon salesman, while his off-screen partner will play a role alongside the freak show’s head honcho Elsa Mars.

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Fox developing modern Peter Pan series League Of Pan

20 hours ago

It seems the Lost Boys of Peter Pan have found a home in Fox TV’s League Of Pan

The terms ‘modern day twist’ or ‘grounded and edgy’ don’t always guarantee a good show, but this one does sound rather interesting – the latest beloved property to be brought up to date is Peter Pan, with 20th Century Fox TV doing the honours.

Their new live-action show League Of Pan will see the Lost Boys, now fully-grown adults, reunited 15 years after their original trip to Neverland (in J.M. Barrie’s novel, they left with the Darlings).

Their reason for getting the gang back together all these years later? That’d be that someone appears to be killing them off one by one.

Within the ‘very real world of contemporary Los Angeles’, we’re told that these men will ‘have to get past the bitter rivalries and bad blood that forced »

- rleane

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John Barrowman teases upcoming Arrow plots

21 hours ago

Malcom Merlyn himself, Mr John Barrowman, has been chatting about this role in Arrow season 3…

Arrow has been continuing in its ever-consistent good run of form since returning to our screens a month ago. If you’re looking for some spoiler-free teases of the show’s future direction, Mr John Barrowman has offered plenty of quotes to mull over this week.

Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter, the Malcom Merlyn actor confirmed that “the proverbial shit is going to hit the fan” upon his character’s return to Starling City.

“Malcolm is a very good poker player, and Malcolm will keep his hands very quiet until he needs to know what card he has to play because of the situation that he's in. He never gives anything away,” said Barrowman.

“He does love Thea, no doubt about that, but he absolutely also loves Ollie as a son. And he's said that multiple times. »

- rleane

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Rachel Talalay interview: directing Doctor Who series 8's finale

21 hours ago

Director Rachel Talalay on the Doctor Who series finale stories, and the tactics they used to keep the big spoilers in tact...

Rachel Talalay's directorial career has taken her in lots of different directions. She's helmed features such as Tank Girl, Ghost In The Machine and Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare. She's directed TV shows as varied as Ally McBeal, Randall & Hopkirk (Deceased), Supernatural and Flash Gordon.

And this weekend? The long-time Doctor Who fan has the small job of rounding off Peter Capaldi's maiden series as the Time Lord. Talalay has directed both Dark Water and Death In Heaven and - without spoilers- she spared us some time to talk about the challenge...

Please note: this article does not contains spoilers, and we've used the most spoiler-free promo pics we can find to illustrate it.

I wrote a spoiler-free review of your episode this morning, and I've got to say, »

- simonbrew

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One last trailer for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1

21 hours ago

Meet the final trailer for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1, as Jennifer Lawrence's Katniss gets ready for action...

We've got just under a month to wait now until the release of the penultimate film in The Hunger Games series, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1.

The film is directed by Catching Fire's Francis Lawrence, and reunites the central trio of Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth, as they pick things up from the near-cliffhanger ending of the last film.

The cast also features Donald Sutherland, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Sam Claflin, Julianne Moore, Stanley Tucci, Elizabeth Banks and Woody Harrelson. And Lionsgate has released what it's calling the final trailer for the movie.

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 lands in UK cinemas on November 20th. And while the cast and crew get working on The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2, here's that trailer. »

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Big plot details of Terminator: Genesys revealed

21 hours ago

How will Terminator: Genesys fit into the broader Terminator universe? An official plot spoiler gives a big clue...

Please note: even though the following details have been officially released, they seem incredibly spoiler-y to us.

One of summer 2015's biggest gambles is the expensive resurrection of the Terminator franchise. The last attempt to spin a new trilogy out of the series started and then promptly ended with McG's Terminator: Salvation. Next year, director Alan Taylor will be having a fresh attempt to start a new trio of movies, with Terminator: Genesys.

The film brings Arnold Schwarzenegger back to the heart of the franchise, and he's starring alongside Emilia Clarke, Jason Clarke, Matt Smith and Jai Courtney. And the new issue of Entertainment Weekly has taken the lid off a fairly major part of the story.

The crucial part continues after Daphne the Spoiler Squirrel (just to stop »

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Chadwick Boseman has signed up for five Marvel films

22 hours ago

Chadwick Boseman, Marvel's new Black Panther, will be lining in at least five of its movies...

Following his confirmation in the role of Black Panther for Marvel, it's now been revealed - although it's not a huge surprise - that actor Chadwick Boseman will be playing the part across several films.

Deadline is reporting that Boseman has inked a deal for five movies. The first of them will be 2016's Captain America: Civil War, where the character of Black Panther will be making his first appearance (in costume). Then there's the small matter of the Black Panther standalone movie, which is arriving in 2017.

After that? You can expect Black Panther in Avengers: Infinity War Part I and Avengers: Infinity War Part II. And that leaves Boseman's deal open for at least a Black Panther 2 somewhere along the line.

It's pretty standard form for Marvel to sign long deals with actors, »

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It looks like Michael Bay's picked his next film to direct

22 hours ago

Michael Bay is going from Transformers: Age Of Extinction to a true story, 13 Hours...

With over $1bn in the bank and counting for its latest outing, Transformers has once again proven itself the most critic-proof movie franchise on the planet (well, outside of Pirates Of The Caribbean). Transformers: Age Of Extinction's gross to date is $1.08bn, slightly down on Transformers: Dark Of The Moon, but still more than enough to reward the investment in it. The DVD and Blu-ray release is yet to come as well.

Michael Bay had hinted that he wouldn't direct another Transformers film after Age Of Extinction, and at the very least, it looks like he's after a smaller-sized production again. He made Pain And Gain between the last two Transformers films, and it might be he's on the lookout for something of that ilk once more.

The Hollywood Reporter reckons he's opting for 13 Hours as his next project, »

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Sony looking into PlayStation 4 firmware problems

29 October 2014 8:07 PM, PDT

The PS4 has hit more technical difficulties with the recent 2.0 firmware upgrade...

The recent firmware 2.0 upgrade for the PS4 hasn't gone as smoothly as Sony would have hoped, and users have reported all sorts of problems and glitches with their consoles since applying the update earlier this week.

Various problems have been reported, including game install corruptions, random shut downs of the PS4, and even the inability to turn the console back on after entering Rest Mode.

Sony has issued a statement saying that it's aware of the issues, and is looking into them.

"We're aware of issues reported by some PS4 users following the release of PS4's latest system software update, v2.00," Said a Sony representative.

"We're investigating these issues and will provide an update once we have more information."

At the time of writing, Sony hasn't issued any more comments of updates, and it's not clear just how widespread these issues are. »

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First Destiny Dlc in December, costs £20

29 October 2014 7:54 PM, PDT

Bungie has detailed the first Dlc for Destiny, The Dark Below, including story information...

Destiny continues to pull in the players, despite almost everyone having an opinion about the game, and its various faults, and the experience is set to grow soon thanks to the first Dlc, The Dark Below, which will arrive in December.

The expansion will arrive on December 9 and will tell the story of the Hive's attempt to resurrect the god Crota, who has the ability to destroy the Earth. Of course, as an upstanding Guardian, you're not going to let that happen.

Bungie has confirmed that it's going to tell the story in a different way to the main game, thanks to plenty of fan feedback. The story progression will be much more loot-focused and hopefully, will manage to tell the story far better than the main game.

The Dlc will include all sorts of new »

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The amusing things Michael Caine had to say at the Interstellar press conference

29 October 2014 5:34 PM, PDT

At the press conference for Christopher Nolan's Interstellar, Michael Caine was an undoubted highlight. Here's what he had to say...

If you've never been to a press conference for a movie, think of it as being a bit like a school assembly. You're all seated in neat little rows, facing the front of a stage and paying attention. Except this time you're in the ballroom of an expensive hotel, there's a chandelier above your head and Christopher Nolan's in front of you, talking about his latest film, Interstellar.

As you can imagine, press have gathered from all over the place to be present for this special occasion. Christopher Nolan films are always an event, and given that Interstellar is all about a future Earth facing ecological ruin and a space mission to find a new home for its inhabitants, there were lots of questions about astronauts, wormholes and other such weighty matters. »

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Channel 4 has “no plans for Agent Carter” in the UK

29 October 2014 10:13 AM, PDT

It looks as though Channel 4, the UK home of Marvel’s Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D., won’t be picking up Agent Carter

Despite Marvel’s Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. not turning out to be quite the acquisition coup for Channel 4 the 2013 deal initially promised, the UK channel hung on to the ABC show’s second season, showing now on Friday nights over here.

It was assumed by many, including us, then, that if and when Marvel’s Agent Carter - the period spy drama starring Captain America's Hayley Atwell in the eponymous role - made its way over to the UK, Channel 4 would be its natural home. (In the Us, the eight-episode first season was designed to fill in its sister show’s mid-season break on ABC, and will air on Tuesdays in January and February)

Not so. Channel 4 told Den Of Geek today, “We don’t »

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Interstellar review

29 October 2014 9:44 AM, PDT

Christopher Nolan goes on his own space odyssey with the grand Interstellar. Here’s our spoiler-free review...

In co-writer and director Christopher Nolan’s vision of the future, it’s not the death of our planet’s vegetation that poses the greatest threat to humanity, but a lack of ambition. As crops fail and the Earth shrivels into a dust bowl, its inhabitants have stopped looking up at the stars with hope, and instead face their fate with a gloomy resignation. “We don’t need engineers,” a teacher tells Matthew McConaughey’s Cooper, a test pilot turned farmer, “we ran out of food.”

Nolan’s latest magnum opus, arguably his riskiest so far, is a grand meditation on exploration, loneliness, love and self-sacrifice. In the tradition of such weighty genre classics as 2001: A Space Odyssey and Solaris, this feels like the director’s own attempt to make what Arthur »

- ryanlambie

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13 great Simpsons Treehouse Of Horror Halloween stories

29 October 2014 9:02 AM, PDT

For Halloween, we celebrate The Simpsons' best Treehouse Of Horror stories, feat. zombies, Hitchcock and Kubrick spoofs and more...

“Nothing seems to bother my kids but tonight's show, which I totally wash my hands of, is really scary.”

For anyone who grew up watching The Simpsons, the Treehouse Of Horror Halloween specials are an annual horror staple, from spooky couch gag to horror-themed credits. You can learn an awful lot of things just from watching the show, but for younger audiences, these episodes gave us our introduction to certain iconic horror stories.

Having ditched the early framing device of the family telling scary stories to one another, with Springfielders cast in key roles, the format is now closer to a mini-anthology of terror with three stories that take place outside of canon. This has usually given the writers licence to be more gruesome and outlandish than in the regular series, »

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