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New trailer: sci-fi comedy Space Station 76
5 hours ago
Silent Running. Dark Star. Star Wars. Alien. Yes, the 1970s was a classic time for science fiction cinema, and the imagery from those movies continues to inspire filmmakers today. But what if you were to set a comedy in a 1970s version of the future? That's the idea behind Space Station 76, a forthcoming sci-fi comedy starring Patrick Wilson, Liv Tyler and Matt Bomer.
You can see the influence of John Carpenter's Dark Star right from the opening shot, and Patrick Wilson's performance as the hard-smoking, slightly pompous Captain Glenn has a hint of Ron Burgundy about it. The 70s-kitsch details are spot on, too, complete with beige wall art, wobbly robots and shirts with wide lapels.
Space Station 76 also appears to reach back further in time for its genre references, »
6 hours ago
In Hercules, Dwayne Johnson wears a lion’s head as a hat. That probably tells you a lot about the tone of director Brett Ratner’s larger-than-life sword-and-sandals adventure. Based on Steve Moore’s comic book of the same name, Hercules re-imagines the hero of classical legend as a flesh-and-blood mercenary struggling to live up to the weight of his own myth.
Surrounded by a misfit group of fellow warriors-for-hire, Dwayne Johnson’s Hercules is the ultimate working class hero, even if he is meant to be the son of Zeus: he leads from the front, and wades into action while the noblemen he works for stand around in their purple cloaks, chatting and eating freshly-peeled grapes.
Like videogame characters, Hercules’ crew each has a »
New Square Enix Humble Bundle packs in the games
6 hours ago
The latest iteration of the charity gaming pack, The Humble Bundle, contains a large collection of Square Enix titles...
These days, there's a lot more to Square Enix than Final Fantasy, and PC owners who know their onions will be familiar with some of the older titles the company now has access to, after it acquired once great publisher, Eidos.
The latest Humble Bundle is a veritable trip down memory lane for veteran PC gamers, taking us from the late 90s up to today's releases, and it features all-time classics like Deus Ex, Hitman, Thief, and the distinctly less-than classic, Daikatana.
The bundle this time is three-tiered. Paying the minimum ($1 or more) will get you access to Thief Gold, Daikatana, Mini Ninjas, Anachronox, Hitman: Codename 47, and Hitman 2: Silent Assassin.
If you pay more than the average ($7.86 at the time of writing), you also get Deus Ex: Invisible War, »
More on The Flash/Arrow crossover episode
6 hours ago
Arrow executive producer Andrew Kriesberg has been chatting about the two Arrow/The Flash crossover episodes...
The Flash isn't the only one with a knack for acceleration according to Arrow executive producer Andrew Kriesberg - the storytelling on The CW's DC comic book adaptations is also going to move apace.
Discussing the forthcoming Arrow/The Flash crossover "event", Kriesberg told Entertainment Weekly, "We just don't believe in waiting. We really believe in accelerated storytelling and especially for those first nine episodes of the season - for both shows - hopefully we’ve designed it so that none of these [make you say], ‘Well, I missed that one, it's fine".
What can fans expect from the two-hour crossover, due to arrive at episode eight of each new season? "It's really going to be an adventure with the Arrow and Flash on both episodes. Watching the two teams come together and fight alongside each other, »
Assassin's Creed Unity trailer
7 hours ago
A new trailer for Assassin's Creed Unity has been released by Ubisoft, and it's stalking its prey here...
Ubisoft certainly isn't one to shy away from trailers and mini video documentaries, possibly producing more than any other publisher, and Assassin's Creed Unity is the latest game to get the treatment. Below you'll find the latest trailer for the series' first exclusive foray onto the current generation of systems.
Unity, as we all know, will be set during the French Revolution in Paris, and it's using the latest version of the Anvil Engine, which has been reworked for the the game. In the trailer we're shown how the leap in technology from last to current gen changes the experience, with improved visuals and effects making for a richer, and more detailed world. And, there's no denying this is one sexy looking title, but we also want more than shiny graphics. »
Extended trailer for Star Wars Rebels
7 hours ago
Coming to Disney Xd this October, Star Wars Rebels is looking better than ever in this new extended trailer...
A steady stream of concept art, posters, teasers and featurettes for Disney's forthcoming animated Star Wars Rebels has been trickling out of Lucasfilm for months now, but none quite so enticing as this new extended length trailer.
Rebels follows the story of Jedi-in-training Ezra, in whom - as tradition dictates - the force is strong. Ezra joins the motley crew of Ghost, a rebel starship standing up to the might of the Galactic Empire and hoping to inspire others to similar insurrection.
Our Us chums will have to wait until October to see the one-hour opening special on the Disney Channel. For now, enjoy the extended trailer below.
More news on Star Wars Rebels is sure to arrive after its Comic-Con panel this Thursday.
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Another DC villain joins The Flash
7 hours ago
Word has it that Plastique aka Sgt. Bette Sans Souci is to appear in The Flash's first season...
TV Line is reporting the scoop that another DC character is to appear in new series, The Flash. Sgt. Bette Sans Souci, the military bomb disposal expert who becomes Plastique when she gains the super-ability to turn anything she touches into a bomb is the latest supervillain coming to Central City.
We say supervillain, but the original report from Michael Ausiello suggests that Plastique may be an ally of Barry Allen's in The Flash. "Since being exposed to the Central City explosion", Ausiello writes, "she can turn any object into a bomb with just a touch of her hand – not a bad comrade for The Flash to have on his team, eh?"
Not bad at all. Plastique is a natural choice for The Flash following the news that her sometime enemy »
Brett Ratner wants R-rated Beverly Hills Cop 4
7 hours ago
Brett Ratner's latest movie, Hercules, arrives in cinemas later this week, with Dwayne Johnson in the title role. But once he's done and dusted with his publicity work for that, it's full steam ahead on his next project: the resurrection of the Beverly Hills Cop movie franchise.
"I'm working on it now as we speak, on the script and stuff. So I'm definitely interested in making it next", he said. The project would reunite him with Murphy after the pair made Tower Heist together.
Ratner revealed that "I just think it's going back to the R, hardcore Eddie Murphy »
Tremors set for a reboot
7 hours ago
The Tremors series is getting a reboot - one that won't trouble the inside of a cinema, by the looks of it...
1990's Tremors is a film that holds a special place in many of our hearts, being as it's one of the very best and most joyously entertaining monster movies of the decade.
It's already seen a whole bunch of sequels to date, but news now reaches us that a reboot of the Tremors series is on the cards. What's more, it's a reboot that looks like it's going to target direct to disc and video on demand rather than trouble the big screen.
Director Don Michael Paul, on his blog, has revealed that "after I finish up Company Of Heroes: The Fourth Reich I will be headed to Johannesburg, South Africa to reboot the Tremors franchise for Universal. Big year ahead and I’m excited to »
Deus Ex movie: new writer in, director out
8 hours ago
There has been a couple of signifcant changes in personnel for the still-in-development movie of the Deus Ex videogame series.
Firstly, Michael Finch, who previously penned Predators, has boarded the project to work on a script. Whether he will pick up the previous screenplay from C Robert Cargill and Scott Derrickson remains to be seen.
However, Derrickson was also attached to direct, and somewhat inevitably, that's no longer the case. Instead, his next two years at least are going to be spent bringing Marvel's Doctor Strange to the screen.
There's no word yet on who's going to replace Derrickson in the director's chair. Given the strength and depth of the source material, we remain cautiously optimistic over the Deus Ex movie though. When it gets a bit closer to actual production, we'll let you know. »
Edgar Wright chooses his post Ant-Man-project
8 hours ago
Baby Driver looks like being the next project for Edgar Wright, post his Marvel departure...
The dust seems to be settling at least over Edgar Wright's highly publicised departure from Marvel's second 2015 release, Ant-Man. Wright has stayed mum on the matter since it was announced he was parting ways with the project, whilst Marvel has pressed ahead and confirmed Peyton Reed as his replacement.
But what of Wright himself? It looks as if he may just have found his next project. Deadline is reporting that he's going to direct the film Baby Driver, based on his own screenplay. Described as "a collision of crime, action, music and sound", no firm details are known of the film thus far, other than "this is all happening on a fast track".
When we find out more, we'll let you know....
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Dwayne Johnson on his upcoming DC Comics movie
8 hours ago
It's looking increasingly like Dwayne Johnson is taking on Shazam for Warner Bros and DC...
In an interview posted earlier in the week, he all but revealed that he was set to play Shazam for DC and Warner Bros. And whilst he's still not 100% officially confirmed that, he has confirmed to The Today Show in th Us that the thus-far unnamed movie "is going to happen".
He added that "I've been dying to announce it by the way. We still have to find the right writer. We're having two, three takes right now", adding that he's "very excited about it". "I've been waiting a long time for this and so have the fans by the way", he teased.
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Utopia series 2 episode 3 review
19 hours ago
This review contains spoilers.
Of the many riddles we’ve been set by Utopia’s Sphinx-like second series, one is yet to be asked: what’s Lee’s story? Episode three belonged to Paul Ready’s hit man in the acid yellow suit, but unlike Arby and Jessica, we still don’t know the first thing about his origins. Some mysteries, we suppose, need to be saved for a potential third series – if, that is, Lee survives for that long on Arby’s shit list.
The sharp-suited psycho opened the episode by committing the most unfazed, unflappable TV murder since Lorne Malvo left our screens. Lee’s soft-spoken, genial approach to villainy is pure Utopia; comical, nasty and unsettling. Never one to rush, even with a gun pointed at his head »
The Strain episode 2 review: The Box
22 July 2014 3:40 AM, PDT
The Strain still isn't doing much for Billy in week two. Here's his review of The Box...
This review contains spoilers.
1.2 The Box
First, I must apologise for the first review of this show, where I failed to grasp that the cheesiness at points it was fully intentional. Perhaps in my defence, it wasn’t consistently so, and I’ve not read the source material which I’m told is more patently B-Movie. With that in mind I approached the second helping of The Strain with a more open perspective, yet didn’t find it any more enjoyable.
Why? Because whatever story they’ve got to tell about modern day vampires, they’re not exactly rushing to present it. To say that The Box progressed at a glacial pace suggests it moved much more briskly than it actually did.
The opening sequence introduced a new character, Vasiliy Fet, who »
The Simpsons marathon set to break world record
22 July 2014 3:15 AM, PDT
Fxx to broadcast all 522 episodes of The Simpsons (and the movie) next month…
Prepare your shorts for eating, your Bartman’s for doing and your cows for not having, because FX’s new comedy-based channel Fxx is unleashing an insanely long marathon of The Simpsons next month.
Kicking off on August 21, all 522 episodes from the show’s 25 seasons will be played back to back, only letting up at the 400 mark to squeeze in 2007’s The Simpson’s Movie.
If you’re wondering how long watching the whole thing in an epic televisual binge would take, you’d better start booking time of work, because the answer is about ten days – the marathon will wrap up with the most recent episode The Yellow Badge Of Cowardge on September 1.
With The Simpsons truly a cultural landmark, and a huge part of many people’s growing up, it’s great to see »
Frank Grillo confirms he's doing Death Wish remake
22 July 2014 2:53 AM, PDT
Frank Grillo is currently riding high at the Us box office for the second time this summer, courtesy of The Purge: Anarchy. Having also popped up in Captain America: The Winter Soldier - ahead of appearances in more Marvel movies - he's busy, and enjoying well deserved success.
We had the pleasure of interviewing Grillo about The Purge: Anarchy, and you can read the full piece here.
In the course of that interview, he talked about working with director Joe Carnahan on The Grey. And he revealed that they're reteaming again for the long-mooted remake of Death Wish. "Carnahan and I became friends", he told us. "We’re going to do Death Wish together. Death Wish has an amazing script. That’s kind of tied up with Fox. He’s got a film called White Jazz, »
Chris Wood joins The Vampire Diaries
22 July 2014 2:42 AM, PDT
Wood, who’s also had one-off parts in Girls and Major Crimes, will play the recurring role of deceptively normal-seeming Kai, who is purported to have a blend of instability and angst under his cool exterior.
It seems like a decent fit for Wood’s skill-set, especially seeing as his Carrie Diaries role saw him play a loveable sensitive dude with some personal losses and emotional trauma lurking under the surface.
The Vampire Diaries returns stateside in early October this year, with Wood’s Kai first set to appear in episode three.
It’s unclear whether Wood’s love for diaries could »
Steven Moffat teases Doctor Who series 8
22 July 2014 2:07 AM, PDT
Well, the new issue of SFX sounds like it's going to be fun. It goes on sale tomorrow (with collectors' covers, apparently), and the fine folks there have begun teasing their big new interview with Steven Moffat about the return of Doctor Who.
Specifically chatting about incoming Doctor Peter Capaldi, Moffat revealed that "he’s not as immediately approachable and he’s not necessarily looking for your approval. I would like to restore the sense that when he says ‘Wait here, I’ll be back’ you really hope he’ll be back, but you’re not absolutely convinced… What he’s not doing is reassuring you very much".
The impact of that is set to be felt by Clara too. "from a Doctor she could sort of control, because he had a crush on her, »
Why The Terminator is a horror classic
22 July 2014 1:31 AM, PDT
Things were not going well for James Cameron in the spring of 1982. He was just five days into what is supposed to be his debut as a director, the low-budget horror sequel Piranha II: The Spawning, and the project had gone sour.
Producer Ovidio Assonitis had no intention of letting Cameron make the film his own way (Assonitis had a track record of firing directors and taking over projects himself), and before long the director found himself stuck in Rome, jobless, and struck down with a fever. It was then that Cameron had the nightmare which would change the course of his career.
He dreamt of a horrifying metal being, clawing its way towards out of a sheet of fire, clutching a pair of kitchen knives. It was the seed that »
New Boardwalk Empire season 5 trailer
22 July 2014 12:39 AM, PDT
Boardwalk Empire's fifth and final season promises a reckoning. Here's the latest season five teaser...
"Baby girl, Jesus was wrong"
So says a distinctly crumpled-looking Chalky White in this latest Boardwalk Empire season five teaser. It's goodbye to crisp suits, shiny shoes and custom wet shaves in this new Depression-era season, and hello to shaggy beards and regret.
A shortened eight-episode run of Boardwalk Empire will bring Terence Winter's bootlegging drama to a close this autumn. Seven years have passed since the end of season four and the beginning of season five, taking the action all the way to 1931, when an awful lot of water has passed under the bridge for Nucky Thompson and co.
Boardwalk Empire season five starts on HBO in the Us on Sunday the 7th of September.
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