Monthly Archives: May 2019

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Snow White: Amazing Spider-Man Director May Helm Disney Remake

Marc Webb, director of The Amazing Spider-Man, Gifted and 500 Days of Summer, is reportedly Disney’s top choice to helm a live-action remake of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.

Reported by Variety, Webb is currently in talks with Disney for this position. Erin Cressida Wilson, known for her work on The Girl on the Train, is in negotiations to write the film’s script. The project is said to expand on the original film’s story and music, with La La Land and The Greatest Showman’s Benj Pasek and Justin Paul set to write new songs. Marc Platt is signed on to produce. Disney revealed this live-action adaptation was in the works back in 2016.

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E3: Here’s What We Want From Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order

 Outside of a rather unceremonious title reveal at last year’s EA press conference at E3, not much was known about Jedi: Fallen Order until this year’s Star Wars Celebration convention in Chicago, where developer Respawn Games blew the lid off the game with an hour-long live panel in front of a packed Star Wars loving crowd. At the panel, Respawn debuted a new cinematic trailer, discussed some big story, setting, and character details, and even unveiled the game’s new droid, an adorable little robot named BD-1 who looks like a sentient version of Luke Skywalker’s Macrobinoculars from A New Hope. We learned that the story features new Star Wars hero Cal Kestis, a Jedi padawan trying his best to lay low after the Empire’s Order 66 was enacted to (almost successfully) wipe out all Jedi from the galaxy.

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The Batman: Robert Pattinson Casting Details Revealed

Update , June 4, 2019: The decision to cast Robert Pattinson as The Batman -- still as yet to be officially announced by Warner Bros. -- was reportedly a pretty quick and easy one for the studio and director Matt Reeves.

“It was quick,” a Warners insider told The Hollywood Reporter. “Quicker than normal.” According to THR, the only two candidates for the role were Pattinson and the previously reported Nicholas Hoult.

Reeves is said to have sparked to Pattinson's performances in Good Times and High-Life. "Reeves is said to have considered Pattinson, 33, early on in the process, says one source, even though no outreach was made. Reeves didn’t even know if the actor wanted the part," the trade claims.

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HBO’s Chernobyl Series Is the Summer’s Scariest Monster Movie

Warning: Slight spoilers for HBO's Chernobyl follow...

With the nightmarish Night King vanquished and go-for-broke Godzilla rampage right around the corner, you might think this year's summertime scares will come in the form of monstrous Kaiju or sinister lords of frozen death.

What if we told you that the most terrifying thing you'll see all year is real? A crushing catastrophe from our own recent history. One that opened up the closest thing we'll ever see to a "Hellmouth."

HBO's five-part miniseries, Chernobyl, isn't just garnering rave reviews because of its stellar performances and sharp direction, but because it's unrepentantly horrifying. Detailing and dramatizing the devastating 1986 nuclear power plant disaster in northern Soviet Ukraine, Chernobyl unleashes an unnerving and unrelenting assault on the viewer that engages in all forms of terror.

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Baldur’s Gate 3 May Be in the Works

Divinity: Original Sin's developer Larian Studios' homepage has recently changed, and it now shows the number three in gold roman numerals, hinting that an announcement of Divinity: Original Sin 3 may be imminent. However, there are some signs that point to this actually being the reveal that the studio is working on Baldur's Gate 3.

Spotted by Reddit user ChillRefill this morning, Larian's homepage change caused the internet to dig as deep as they could and some, including Kunken, discovered that the website's source code refers to the logo as "BaldursGate_logo_III_retouched.png."

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Batman Meets His Hellish Future

Another new comic book day has come and gone. If you want to know what the biggest and most noteworthy comics of the week were, you've come to the right place.

Scroll down to hear about some of our favorite plot twists and new debuts, and to read our new reviews and editorials. And as always, be sure to let us know your favorite books in the comments below.

Warning: this article contains spoilers for Doomsday Clock #10 and Heroes in Crisis #9!

Heroes in Crisis Ends in Tragedy

Art by Clay Mann. (Image Credit: DC Comics) Art by Clay Mann. (Image Credit: DC Comics)

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How Kill la Kill Went from Anime to Game

Members of Studio Trigger, Arc System Works, and APlus sat at a long, white table, surrounded by long, white walls. One dirty dry-erase board, a clock, and a calendar served as mild decor for the meeting room. For all the style seen in Trigger anime, I was surprised to find myself in perhaps the bleakest space I've ever been in when I visited the animation studio’s Tokyo office to sit in on a Kill la Kill the Game: IF approval meeting. This is where the three companies come together to make big decisions regarding the Kill la Kill game, and despite the room’s starkness, their impressively efficient meeting was anything but. 

In roughly 40 minutes the group discussed what its Nintendo Switch cartridge would look like, merchandise samples, incredibly specific color details for a character’s sailor collar and ribbon, alternate colors for all the fighters that honor Arc System Works characters, the number of life fiber lines as background details on a promotional card, a new TV trailer, upcoming convention plans, how much of the protagonist’s butt could be exposed on a certain system’s cover art… the list goes on. The meeting encapsulated the feeling I got from every interview I’ve done with each of the teams; Kill la Kill the Game: IF is the fruit of an intense collaboration between these three companies, and each of them has something unique to offer to it – and even more unique takeaways from the project.

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Xbox Games With Gold Free Games for June Announced

The Xbox Games With Gold free games for June 2019 include Portal, NHL 19 and more.

Announced by Microsoft, the games coming in June 2019 are:

  • NHL 19: June 1 - 30 (Xbox One)
  • Rivals of Aether: June 16 - July 15 (Xbox One)
  • Portal: Still Alive: June 1 - 15 (Xbox One and Xbox 360)
  • Earth Defense Force 2017: June 16 - 30 (Xbox One and Xbox 360)

NHL 19 (June 1 - 30)

In our NHL 19 review, we called the game “Great” saying "NHL 19 has something for everyone, packing tons of quality into its many fun and diverse modes."

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9 Shows to Watch After Game of Thrones

HBO's Game of Thrones has faded into the sunset, somewhere west of Westeros, and now it's time check the current TV landscape and see which shows might be capable of filling the Thrones-size hole in our soul.

From harrowing dramas to macabre mysteries to Star Trek's latest trek amongst the stars, here's a look at what your next TV obsession might be.

All these picks are currently airing, airing soon, or can be caught up on via streaming service. You can flip through the slideshow or continue down to the feature below...



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