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The Game Continues When Jigsaw Arrives On Blu-Ray Next Month

7 hours ago

When Jigsaw was first announced by the folks at Lionsgate, and Saw: The Final Chapter was no longer the swan song promised, horror fans were understandably worried that the series was about to go one step too far and, dare we say it, jump the shark. Now, with the film having finished up its theatrical run, it’s clear that there’s little to no gas left in the tank of this once beloved franchise.

True, Jigsaw wasn’t an awful movie, but it was made more for the hardcore fans than anyone else and those seemed to be the only people who really enjoyed it. Still, the studio isn’t giving up on the titular killer just yet and will be releasing the pic on Blu-ray next month. On January 9th, to be exact, when it’ll hit 4K Ultra HD and Blu-Ray Combo Pack, with a »

- Matt Joseph

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Mark Hamill Had A Secret Second Role In Star Wars: The Last Jedi

7 hours ago

Not content with reprising Luke Skywalker after over thirty years, Mark Hamill apparently landed himself a mysterious second role in Star Wars: The Last Jedi. 

As pointed out, amongst others, by Twitter user Doug Bowman, Hamill appears twice in the credits of the movie. If you stuck around that long for your screening, you would have seen the actor’s name listed near the end of the cast rundown, where he’s credited as a character named “Dobbu Scay.”

The big question now is: who is this enigmatic Dobbu Scay? Well, going by the other credits surrounding Hamill (e.g. Canto Cop and Stable Boy), it’s clear that this character appeared in the Canto Bight sequences, when Finn and Rose infiltrated the casino populated by the galaxy’s richest citizens.

The prevailing theory right now is that Hamill played the most memorable gambler at the casino: the little »

- Christian Bone

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Karen Gillan Is “Bothered” By People Who Are Against A Female Doctor

8 hours ago

She might have exited the show a whole five years ago now, but Karen Gillan is still happy to talk about Doctor Who.

While promoting her latest movie – the surprisingly great Jumanji: Welcome the Jungle – the Avengers: Infinity War actress was asked about what she thinks of Jodie Whittaker’s casting as the Thirteenth Doctor. She made clear that she’s on board with the idea of a woman playing the Time Lord and in fact, it really bothers her that a subset of fans were “skeptical” about the Doctor’s change of gender.

“That was major for the show, it’s never happened before. And there were so many people that were skeptical, and it just bothered me. Because of course a female could play a role, that’s insane.”

It’s no surprise that Karen Gillan has proven herself to be one of Jodie Whittaker’s biggest supporters. »

- Christian Bone

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Tom Hardy Gets Bloody And Bruised In Brutal Venom Fight Scene

8 hours ago

Since Sony’s Venom began production back in October, a steady stream of pics from the set have leaked out. The latest bunch arrived online today and though not terribly revealing, they showcase Tom Hardy’s Eddie Brock shooting what looks to be a pretty brutal fight.

There’s actually quite a bit here, as we’ve got a huge gallery of photos along with two videos, all taken from the same scene. The exact context of what’s going on isn’t known, but what we can confirm is that Hardy is squaring off against one of the film’s villains, played by Scott Haze. Some fans are speculating that Haze may actually be portraying Carnage, but we imagine the studio would be aiming for an A-lister when it comes to that role. Then again, you never know.

Regardless, here are those photos:

Tom Hardy Gets Bloody And Bruised »

- Matt Joseph

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No Changes Were Made To Leia’s Story In The Last Jedi After Carrie Fisher’s Death

11 hours ago

While we’ve been waiting for Star Wars: The Last Jedi to land in cinemas for a while now, there is a bittersweet edge to its arrival, as it’s the final time we’ll ever get to see Carrie Fisher as General/Princess Leia, following her tragic death last December.

The production team faced a difficult challenge in the wake of Fisher’s passing, as they had to decide whether to edit the film to wrap up Leia’s story in some way or to preserve her final performance as it was intended. In the end, director Rian Johnson took the latter path and didn’t make any edits at all to Leia’s scenes in the film.

While talking to The Hollywood Reporter, Johnson made clear that this was the only decision he entertained as any alternative would have just been a “horror.”

“That was the very »

- Christian Bone

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Something Really Bad Happens In The First 5 Minutes Of Avengers: Infinity War

12 hours ago

In Avengers: Infinity War, Thanos will finally step out of the shadows and take on the combined forces of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes. After various teaser appearances and cameos dating all the way back to 2012’s The Avengers, there’s a lot of hype for the Mad Titan and he’s all set to be the biggest, baddest enemy the heroes of the Marvel universe have ever faced. We’re sure that the titular team will ultimately be able to take him down, but they’re certainly going to have a tough time doing so.

Not only will Thanos have the Black Order there to help him, but he’ll also be in possession of the incredibly powerful Infinity Gauntlet, which will be fully equipped by the time the film rolls around. It’ll essentially allow the uber villain to wreak havoc and do just about anything he wants, which »

- Matt Joseph

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Ian McKellen Wants To Play Gandalf In The Lord Of The Rings TV Series

12 hours ago

Amazon’s quest to resurrect The Lord of the Rings will begin with a multi-season TV show that’s slowly starting to take shape.

Rooted in Middle-earth, the pitch itself is said to be similar to Game of Thrones both in terms of scale and scope, and will apparently explore new storylines preceding J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Fellowship of the Ring. Both Netflix and HBO had been approached by the Tolkien estate in the past, but it was ultimately Amazon who put out close to $250 million for LotR‘s global rights, which is said to include the possibility of an additional spinoff. Again, this has the potential to become a Game of Thrones-level franchise for Amazon Studios.

Headed up by the company’s CEO Jeff Bezos, not many details were disclosed at the time of the original announcement, but that hasn’t stopped industry insiders from labeling the record-setting deal as “insane, »

- Matt Joseph

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Here’s What Rian Johnson Thinks Of The Revelation About Rey’s Parents In The Last Jedi

14 hours ago

Ever since the multi-talented Rey first dropped into the Star Wars universe back in 2015’s The Force Awakens, fans have been theorizing about just who her parents could be. I mean, obviously she had to be related to some sort of established character, right? Is she really Luke’s daughter? Obi-Wan Kenobi’s? Kylo Ren’s secret twin?

In Star Wars: The Last Jedi, we finally get our answer – and it comes as quite a shock. In a climactic moment of the movie, Kylo Ren reveals that Rey’s parents were… no one important at all. Just some lowlifes on Jakku who sold their daughter in exchange for money to fuel their various vices. Kylo uses the info as a tool to break Rey’s spirit, in hopes of getting her to come to the Dark Side. Rey proves stronger than him though and stands her ground.

Still, it’s »

- Christian Bone

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Did Chandler Riggs Let Slip That The Walking Dead Is Ending Soon?

14 hours ago

You can’t have missed the widespread reaction from a large section of the fandom claiming that The Walking Dead hasn’t been at its best for a few years now. In fact, many would go as far as to say that it’s on its last legs and should be wrapped up in the next couple of seasons. Now, a new bit of info seems to suggest that this is exactly what’s going to happen.

The big cliffhanger of The Walking Dead‘s midseason finale was the shock reveal that Carl Grimes has been bitten by a walker – meaning that he’s on his way out in the midseason premiere. In a rare feat nowadays, the twist remained largely unspoiled beforehand, though it was later revealed that The Spoiling Dead received a message from Carl himself, Chandler Riggs, asking them not to drop the revelation beforehand. Now that the episode has aired, »

- Christian Bone

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New Justice League Petition Calls For Black Suit Superman Scene To Be Released

16 hours ago

Back in black? Not exactly.

Despite scores of rumors and half-baked story claims, Justice League never alluded to Black Suit Superman in any shape or form, leaving fans to wonder what could have been. And just as Henry Cavill teased viewers via Instagram throughout the film’s storied (messy?) production – not to mention those Justice League merchandise items depicting a black-suited Man of Steel – cinematographer Fabian Wagner has since confirmed that, yes, Cavill donned the famous armor on set. It just didn’t make the cut.

That’s something that can be said about a lot of Justice League content, given Warner Bros. reportedly placed a two-hour mandate on its DC mega-movie soon after Joss Whedon replaced Zack Snyder at the helm. As you surely know, a fan petition asking the studio to give us Snyder’s footage has already surpassed a staggering 150,000 signatures and continues to grow each and every day and now, »

- Matt Joseph

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Joe Manganiello’s Deathstroke Gets A Gorgeous Legion Of Doom Poster

17 hours ago

For the longest time, Deathstroke was a rather obscure DC character. But, thanks in large part to Arrow, the world’s deadliest mercenary permeated the mainstream, with appearances in video games such as Batman: Arkham Origins and animated films like Son of Batman also doing wonders to help his cause.

Much to our delight, Slade Wilson’s future is looking brighter than ever now, as the character recently appeared in a post-credits scene for Justice League, in addition to Warner Bros. kicking around the idea for a solo film. That’s all hugely exciting, especially because Joe Manganiello is absolutely perfect in the role and it seems that he has a bright future in the DC Extended Universe.

There’s the standalone outing we just mentioned, which is being helmed by director Gareth Evans and is looking to Gods of War, Tony S. Daniel and Sandu Florea’s comic series »

- Matt Joseph

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Deadpool 2 Title Revealed?

18 hours ago

It’s rather fitting that the Deadpool 2 marketing campaign is as cheeky and unpredictable as its titular lead.

From Thanksgiving treats to Bob Ross-inspired trailers (“and remember, hugs and drugs”), the Powers That Be have wholeheartedly embraced the Merc’s irreverent style, which, in turn, has allowed Ryan Reynolds to do what he does best: serve up funny and often deadpan tweets to his legions of followers. And the actor’s latest post certainly honored that tradition.

Via Twitter, Reynolds unveiled a striking piece of artwork earlier this week that imagined Deadpool and Cable in the Creation of Adam, Michelangelo’s biblical painting that’s etched into the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. But this is not the Vatican City. And let’s face it: neither Wade Wilson nor Nathan Summers are terribly religious. Instead, the tongue-in-cheek promo is designed to drum up excitement for the second coming, as »

- Matt Joseph

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Dear Warner Bros., Please Start Giving Your DC Characters The Films They Deserve

19 hours ago

Dearest Warner Bros.,

As a lifelong fan of all things DC, I feel it’s time that I speak loudly on behalf of fans who’ve been enjoying the ride, yet are willing to admit that not all is right when it comes to the way our favorite superheroes are being handled on film. Of course, some restructuring is taking place under your roof in the wake of Justice League not meeting financial expectations at the box office, but it’s time for the right folks to be held accountable because what’s been going on lately simply isn’t working.

Now, before I proceed any further, I realize that a percentage of absolutist fanboys are likely checking out after reading only the headline or opening paragraph, perhaps saying something as absurd as “Marvel is paying this guy to write this.” Sure, I enjoy the Big Two like most open-minded geeks, »

- Eric Joseph

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Every Movie Coming In 2018 That Should Be On Your Radar

19 hours ago

Sometimes, we can look ahead to a coming year’s movie release schedule and feel less than enthused about what’s in the pipeline. 2018, though, is most assuredly not one of those occasions.

The next calendar year looks set to deliver something for everyone. From superheroes and family fare, to horrors and thrillers; from big studio comedies and smaller, indie films, to interesting documentaries and true-story dramas – 2018 is already packed with arrival slots for some very exciting films.

While the release date for any movie is obviously subject to change, we’ve gone through the next 12 months and put together a comprehensive preview of all the releases you need to watch out for in 2018. Suffice it to say, it’s going to be a very busy year for film, but a very exciting one, too. »

- Sarah Myles

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10 Easter Eggs You Might Have Missed In Star Wars: The Last Jedi

20 hours ago

Star Wars: The Last Jedi is finally here, and it’s being met with widespread critical acclaim. That said, there is a certain disquiet rumbling amongst a subset of the fandom due to the movie’s bold choices and unexpected turns. In contrast to the familiar, nostalgia-tinged The Force Awakens, The Last Jedi is keen to challenge our presumptions about the saga.

All that said, it’s still made with a lot of love for what has come before and as such features many a nod to the previous films in the franchise. There are some great obvious ones, for example, such as R2-D2 replaying Leia’s hologram message from A New Hope, the attack on Crait calling back to the Battle of Hoth and, last but not least, the poorly-kept secret that was Yoda’s cameo.

However, Episode VIII also features a lot of callbacks and references that are much easier to miss. »

- Christian Bone

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9 Characters Marvel Got From Fox Who We Can’t Wait To See In The McU

20 hours ago

It’s official. Disney now owns 21st Century Fox and its high-profile film franchises after concluding a deal worth $52.4 billion. It’s a monumental and game-changing piece of business that’s set to change the landscape of cinema and comic book movies forever. Heck, this means that Disney now owns 27% of the entire film industry. Subsequently, it means that Marvel holds the rights for the likes of the X-Men, Fantastic Four, and Deadpool again.

With these characters back in Marvel’s playpen, anything is truly possible in the McU now and we should start seeing it expanding and including all these new players in the not-too-distant future. That said, due to the nature and pace of the industry, some of them might take a little while to enter the fray, while others could be primed and ready to make their McU debuts as soon as possible.

Either way, we’ve »

- Sergio Pereira

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New Avengers: Infinity War Poster Finds Captain America In A Burning Wakanda

15 December 2017 7:36 PM, PST

Is there another Marvel setting that evokes the same feelings of awe and wonder as Wakanda?

Sure, Asgard has its gilded corridors of power – not to mention the resplendent Bifröst Bridge – but when it comes to sheer spectacle, Wakanda is practically in a league of its own. That was one of the big concerns going into Ryan Coogler’s Black Panther: how will Marvel’s special effects gurus render such a wondrous, ultra-futuristic utopia?

Well, if the initial trailers for the film are any indication, Coogler and his team have knocked it out of the park, laying the foundation for what will supposedly be a big, operatic family drama centering on T’Challa, the would-be king of Wakanda. But that won’t be the only time in the near future when we take a trip to the fictional country, as Avengers: Infinity War will be heading back there as well, »

- Matt Joseph

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Olaf’s Frozen Adventure Doing Much Better On Television

15 December 2017 7:07 PM, PST

Frozen was and is a bona fide cultural phenomenon and I’m willing to bet Frozen 2 will make similarly big waves at the box office. However, it seems that the general moviegoing public does have limits as to how much Frozen they want in their lives. At least, judging by the frosty (get it?) reception received by the 22 minute short Olaf’s Frozen Adventure that was screened before Pixar’s Coco. The reaction to it’s been so bad, in fact, that Disney actually pulled the damn thing from all screenings of the film.

Aside from 22 minutes seriously stretching the definition of an animated ‘short,’ Olaf’s Frozen Adventure is a nauseatingly calculated slice of faux-holiday cheer delivered by a gurning snowman monstrosity that only just squeaked into ‘likeable’ territory in the original film. Worse yet, it simply lacked the spark of comedy, adventure and fairytale sincerity that helped Frozen reach such a wide audience. »

- Matt Joseph

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Gwyneth Paltrow Marks Ten Years Of Iron Man And Pepper Potts With Cute Pic

15 December 2017 6:25 PM, PST

While Gwyneth Paltrow’s Pepper Potts isn’t a hugely important part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, it’s always nice to see her pop up in the movies. That said, her five year absence after Iron Man 3 led some to conclude that Marvel Studios had decided that it simply wasn’t affordable to continue her contract. That’s why it was such a surprise to see Pepper in the final scenes of this summer’s Spider-Man: Homecoming, having apparently been busy running Stark Industries while its owner runs around endangering and then saving the world.

Potts is also due to turn up in next year’s Avengers: Infinity War and has recently been spending some time with Robert Downey Jr. At least, judging by this Instagram picture she posted earlier today, which came with the caption: Ten years of #pepperony

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- David James

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Disney CEO Touches Base On Plans For Their New Non-Marvel Franchises

15 December 2017 5:50 PM, PST

With the ink now drying on Disney‘s $52.4 billion merger with 21st Century Fox, much attention has been paid to the transfer of the X-Men and Fantastic Four rights and their future inclusion in a revamped Marvel Cinematic Universe. But that deal doesn’t just buy a load of superheroes, it’s given the studio the rights to many, many other movies franchises as well and now, Disney CEO Bob Iger has announced that they’ll “look carefully” at their new IP lineup to work out what they can do with it.

Other than the Marvel stuff, probably the biggest coup for Disney is getting the full rights to James Cameron’s Avatar franchise. After all, they’ve already invested in Avatar for their World of Pandora theme parks and they’ll doubtless be eager for the upcoming sequels to smash the box office as widely open as the first one did. »

- David James

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