Monthly Archives: October 2015

Breakthrough: Is Beer the End-All Clean Energy Source?

Writer-producer Akiva Goldsman may be busy overseeing the Transformers franchise, but that doesn't mean he can't also do his part to solve the clean energy crisis.

Earlier this week, we had the opportunity to speak with Goldsman about National Geographic's new docuseries Breakthrough, debuting this Sunday. Developed for TV by Ron Howard, Brian Grazer and others, the series explores the cutting-edge innovations and scientific advancements in our immediate future and beyond. Each hour-long episode is directed by a Hollywood personality -- Goldsman, Howard, Angela Bassett, Peter Berg, Paul Giamatti and Brett Ratner -- and focuses on topics ranging from de-aging technology to the ongoing water shortage.

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Here’s 5 Seconds of Preacher Footage

AMC has released the first official look at its upcoming series Preacher.

The show, based on Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon comic book series, tells the story of Rev. Jesse Custer (Dominic Cooper), a Texas-based preacher who merges with a celestial entity, granting him the ability to command others to obey his will.

For a sneak peek at what's in store for Custer, check out the five-second teaser below.

The first full-length trailer will make its debut during the next episode of AMC's The Walking Dead, which airs this coming Sunday, November 1.

Preacher doesn't yet have a firm release date, but the Seth Rogen-produced series will see a 10-episode season sometime in mid-2016.

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Apple TV 4 Photo Gallery

The all new fourth generation Apple TV is here. In the box, you'll find the streaming box, the all new Siri Remote, a power cable, and a Lightning cable (used to charge the remote). The big omission is the HDMI cable, which you'll need to hook up the device to your television.

The Apple TV itself is larger this time, but shares the same footprint as the previous generation Apple TV. It's a bit taller, but that's expected since Apple stuffed it with more powerful components like the A8 processor and flash storage.

The Apple TV is available today for $149 for the 32GB model and $199 for the 64GB model. We'll have a full review of the Apple TV soon so stay tuned.

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Jurassic World: New Easter Eggs Uncovered

Jurassic World is now available on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD, having earned over $80 million in its first week of sales. Now an eagle-eyed source has uncovered some cool Easter eggs on the Jurassic World site that launched last week.

One Easter egg on the Masrani site shows the “Terminal” navigation element. The other is what happens when you log in.

The Masrani Global Backdoor Terminal gives fans the chance to hack into the park's computer systems and discover more information behind the dino resort. This Easter egg pays homage to the unique I.T. element that runs through the Jurassic franchise.

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NVC: Miitomo and Nintendo’s Mobile Future

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NVC's regular host was locked away this week, but the show must go on! Art by Pandamusk. NVC's regular host was locked away this week, but the show must go on! Art by Pandamusk.

WELCOME to Nintendo Voice Chat! This week, Nintendo shed some light on the future before delaying its first smartphone app until March 2016. Join host Sam Claiborn, Peer Schneider, and Kallie Plaggie, as the crew takes a long look at Miitomo, Nintendo’s quirky communication app, and discusses why it’s a good fit for the Japanese game maker. On this episode, the crew also discusses Nintendo's new account system, checkpoints coming to Super Mario Maker, and the Nintendo games that made the cut in IGN's Top 100 feature.

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South Park’s Cartman Gets a Bunch of New Toys

Poor Cartman. All the years of torture and abuse from his inner-sanctum of “friends,” only to be later ridiculed on the Internet for his weight. Fear not, as no fat-shaming for South Park’s little piggy will take place here. This is a safe zone.

Kidrobot is celebrating the life and times of Eric Cartman with a brand new collection of blind box 3’’ vinyl mini-figures and one awesome super-sized 8’’ Awesome-O, for all of your imported robotic needs. The blind box Many Faces of Cartman figures are marked at the MSRP of $11.99 each on Kidrobot’s online store right now, while the heftier oversized AWESOM-O is coming soon sometime in November for the MSRP of $60.

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Zero Escape 3 Officially Titled Zero Time Dilemma

Zero Time Dilemma is the official North American title for the third entry the Zero Escape series, Aksys Games and Spike Chunsoft have announced.

To go along with the announcement, the game's official logo has been revealed. See it below.


"Building on the success of its predecessors, Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors, and Virtue’s Last Reward, series mastermind Kotaro Uchikoshi has pulled out all the stops to deliver the most compelling and mind shredding gaming experience ever seen on a handheld platform," the announcement said.

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Compton’s Cube, Dre and Filmmakers Sued By Ex-Manager

Jerry Heller, the former manager of rap group N.W.A., has filed a $110 million defamation lawsuit against the filmmakers of Straight Outta Compton over his depiction in the blockbuster biopic. Heller was portrayed in the film by actor Paul Giamatti, who is not named in the suit.

Defendants in the suit include former N.W.A. members and Compton producers Ice Cube and Dr. Dre, their fellow producers, director F. Gary Gray, and NBC Universal, as well as the estate of late N.W.A. member Eazy-E.

Jason Mitchell as Eazy-E and Paul Giamatti as Jerry Heller in Straight Outta Compton. Jason Mitchell as Eazy-E and Paul Giamatti as Jerry Heller in Straight Outta Compton.

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See Harrison Ford Hype Star Wars Dressed as a Hot Dog

Han Solo actor Harrison Ford appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live! to talk about J.J. Abrams' upcoming Star Wars film, and did so in the Halloween spirit, dressed as a hot dog.

Check out the clip below, in which the film star assures fans the movie will live up to everyone's lofty expectations. "You will not be disappointed at all. I promise you," Ford said.

Kimmel will be hosting a very special Star Wars episode on November 23 featuring director J.J. Abrams, as well as stars Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, and John Boyega.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens opens on December 18. For more on Lucasfilm's highly anticipated seventh entry in its beloved sci-fi series, find out what Abrams had to say about Luke Skywalker's glaring absence from the trailers.

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Our Hopes and Fears for Suicide Squad

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Welcome back to Keepin' It Reel! In this week's episode of IGN's movies podcast, Jim Vejvoda and special guest IGN UK editor Chris Tilly bring you the latest in genre movie news.

This week's topics include Suicide Squad, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Captain America: Civil War, the failure of Steve Jobs at the box office, and more. And with Halloween upon us, we also discuss the best and worst horror movies we've seen this year and some to keep an eye out for in the weeks and months and ahead.

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