Monthly Archives: February 2018

Bruce Willis Makes Surprise Appearance on Jimmy Fallon Show

It seems Bruce Willis couldn't pass on the opportunity to make a surprise appearance on Jimmy Fallon's talk show Tuesday night.

Fallon kicked off the latest segment of Freestylin' with The Roots last night, which included a few rhymes by front man Tariq Trotter (a.k.a. Black Thought). As Trotter proceeded to rhyme about a few audience members, Fallon suddenly ran into none other than John McClane himself.

Willis, sporting a cast on his right arm and a grey hoodie, shared a few things about himself, including revealing that his favorite instruments are actually wind instruments. Willis also made sure to remind folks his latest film, a remake of Death Wish, opens in theaters this Friday on March 2. Check out the video above.

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M. Night Shyamalan Producing Thriller Series for Apple

Apple continues to bolster its original programming with a new psychological thriller series from M. Night Shyamalan.

Variety reports Apple has given a straight-to-series order for the half-hour show, which will consist of 10 episodes and is written by Tony Basgallop (24: Legacy). Shyamalan will executive produce and direct the first episode. Plot details are being kept under wraps for now, and a premiere date has not been set yet.

Along with Shyamalan, Ashwin Rajan, Jason Blumenthal, Todd Black, and Steve Tisch are all executive producing as well, with Taylor Latham co-executive producing. This will be Shyamalan's second TV series, with the first one being Wayward Pines.

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21 Book to TV Adaptations We Can’t Wait to Watch

From The Godfather to Gone With the Wind, Hollywood has always relied on books to provide some of its best ideas -- and lucky for TV fans, the ambitious novels that were previously reserved for big budget blockbusters are finally getting the sprawling small-screen adaptations they deserve.

This week sees the release of AMC's McMafia and Hulu's The Looming Tower, two fascinating and complex series that deserve a place on your watchlist -- but there are plenty more adaptations on the horizon. Below, we spotlight 21 upcoming projects making the jump from page to screen in the next couple of years that we're particularly excited for.

Which adaptation are you most looking forward to seeing? Are you itching for another adaptation of Lord of the Rings, or is Peter Jackson's trilogy untouchable? Do you think Showtime and Lin-Manuel Miranda will do Patrick Rothfuss' Kingkiller Chronicle justice? Will Castle Rock will pay homage to Stephen King's work in a way that The Dark Tower couldn't? Let us know in the comments.

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Ta-Nehisi Coates Writing Captain America’s New Comic

Journalist, author, and Black Panther comics writer Ta-Nehisi Coates will write a new Captain America series for Marvel Comics.

Coates made the announcement in an essay for The Atlantic, in which he addresses why he's decided to write stories about Steve Rogers, the character's origins, and just how important Captain America has been to the world.

"Rogers’s transformation into Captain America is underwritten by the military," Coates said. "But, perhaps haunted by his own roots in powerlessness, he is a dissident just as likely to be feuding with his superiors in civilian and military governance as he is to be fighting with the supervillain Red Skull."

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Jessica Jones: What You Need to Know Before Season 2

Marvel’s blunt and super-strong private investigator Jessica Jones will return to Netflix for a brand new season on March 8. Not much has been revealed about the quick-witted character’s new adventures, but based on the trailer, it looks like it’ll delve deeper into her origin and finally reveal how she received her powers. (Also be sure to check out our Jessica Jones Season 2 premiere reaction!)

The best way to refresh your memory on Jessica’s story is obviously to rewatch the first season and Marvel’s the Defenders, but not everyone has time for that. Luckily for you, we’re here to tell you everything you need to know about Jessica Jones’ story so far!

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Overwatch Hero 27 Announced

After a series of teases, Blizzard has confirmed Overwatch Hero 27 is Brigitte Lindholm, who will be available on the PTR today.

Brigitte's strengths lie in armor and defense as a support character, including her ability to throw repair packs and use her Flail, a melee weapon allowing her to hit a number of enemies with one swing.


Her full list of abilities, along with their official descriptions, include:

  • Rocket Flail – Brigitte’s melee weapon has an extended range, enabling her to strike multiple enemies with a single swing.
  • Repair Pack – Brigitte throws a Repair Pack that can heal an ally. Any healing over that ally’s maximum health provides them with armor instead.
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Oscars: 16 Best Pictures That Never Won Best Picture

In the tapestry of Best Picture winners, there are more than a few films that are sorely – and often shockingly – missing. These are the movies that a lot of people assume won Best Picture, but in fact, never did. Oftentimes, it was a lesser picture (at least in retrospect) that took home the Academy’s highest honor. For example, The King’s Speech taking the prize over The Social Network. Or La La Land oh so briefly being an Oscar winner before it was revealed Moonlight had actually won.

Whether it was an upset or an oversight, we thought it’d be fun, with Oscar Sunday fast approaching, to list off some of the films commonly mistaken as Best Pictures, even though they never got the recognition from the Academy.

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Peggy Carter Makes Her Comic Debut as Captain America

Marvel's upcoming new Exiles comic book series will see the comic debut of Peggy Carter as Captain America.

Nerdist reports the new Exiles team, featuring Blink, Cartoon Wolverine, an older Kamala Kahn and more, will travel around the multiverse and end up meeting an alternate version of Peggy Carter fighting for justice as Captain America.

Exiles #3 cover, image via Nerdist.

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Kevin Smith Gives Update on Current Health

Following his recent heart attack, Kevin Smith has reassured fans he's feeling much better now and will be undergoing a massive lifestyle change.

Smith shared what transpired on Sunday night via a Facebook video, revealing he didn't realize he was experiencing a heart attack after a stand-up show.

"I started feeling nauseous, and I tried to lay down on the floor, and when I was laying down on the floor, I wound up getting ill, like threw up but mostly bile,” Smith said. “I just thought I got some bad milk. That was it. I started feeling pressure on my chest, but not like, ‘There’s an elephant on my chest,’ I just couldn’t catch my breath. Honestly, I was never really in pain.”

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Batman: Gotham City Chronicles Smashes Funding Goal

The Batman: Gotham City Chronicles board game has quadrupled its Kickstarter goal of $500,000 USD in less than 24 hours.

At the time of writing, Monolith Board Games has raised $2 million USD from over 8,000 backers for its Batman-themed miniatures board game — and the Kickstarter campaign still has 31 days to go. Gotham City Chronicles is expected to ship to backers in April 2019.

Batman: Gotham City Chronicles Heroes and Villains boxes. Image via Monolith Board Games

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