Monthly Archives: January 2017

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New Photos from Snatch TV Series

Crackle has released new photos for its upcoming Snatch TV series.

The photos provide a new look at some of the major characters in the series, including Rupert Grint (Harry Potter film franchise), Luke Pasqualino (Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome), Lucien Laviscount (The Bye Bye Man), Phoebe Dynevor (Dickensian), and Ed Westwick (Gossip Girl).

This TV series is loosely based on director Guy Ritchie's 2000 film of the same name. The story, inspired by an actual heist, follows a group of up and coming hustlers who enter the world of organized crime when they accidentally find a truck load of stolen gold bullion. As a result, the group have to watch out for international mobsters and rogue cops while learning how to navigate London's seedy underworld.

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La La Land Songwriters Contributing The Flash/Supergirl Musical Ep

La La Land songwriters Benj Pasek and Justin Paul have written a song called "Runnin' Home to You" for the upcoming Flash/Supergirl musical episode.

The pair aren't the only notable contributers - Crazy Ex-Girlfriend star and executive producer Rachel Bloom has joined Robot Chicken's Tom Root to write a song called "Superfriends", which will also be featured in the episode.

Pasek and Paul are currently up for Academy Awards for their songs City of Stars and Audition (The Fools Who Dream), both from La La Land.

The musical episode will take place on The Flash, and is called "Duet." Musical performances are expected from stars Grant Gustin, Melissa Benoist, Jesse L. Martin, Victor Garber, Carlos Valdes, Jeremy Jordan, and John Barrowman, and non-singing guest star appearances from Supergirl’s David Harewood and Chris Wood.

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Bates Motel: Season 5 Trailer Shows Psycho Story Begin

A&E has released a new trailer for Bates Motel's fifth and final season, giving viewers the first look at Rihanna as Marion Crane.

The trailer gives us a look inside Norman's (Freddie Highmore) ever-devolving psyche, culminating in the introduction of Rihanna's Marion Crane and two memorable Psycho scenes: Crane's arrival at the motel and Norman looking at Marion through a peephole in the wall.

Several of the series' key characters also make appearances in the trailer, including Norma (Vera Farmiga), Dylan (Max Thieriot), Sheriff Romero (Nestor Carbonell), and Caleb (Kenny Johnson).

Bates Motel returns for its final season February 20 on A&E. For more, check out the recently released Season 5 key art or IGN's Bates Motel: Season 4 review.

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EA Puts the Brakes on Skate 4 Rumors

EA has confirmed there's no Skate 4. At least, not yet.

On January 28, EA community manager Daniel Lingen got the hype machine primed and ready when he tweeted out "#skate4." During the question and answer period EA's quarterly investors call, it flat-out said it's "not presently making Skate 4."

That doesn't mean there's no future for the Skate franchise, but it just means we may be waiting quite a while before we're flicking sticks and landing tricks again.

Skate 3 came out way back in 2010. The good news, at least for Xbox One owners, is that Skate 3 is backwards compatible on Xbox One, so you don't need to pull out your last gen system to play it.

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BioWare Bringing Out New IP Before March 2018

BioWare is making a brand new game that we'll be able to play surprisingly soon.

The news was announced at EA's investor meeting today by CEO Andrew Wilson, who described it as an action adventure title set in a "unique new universe."

"At the end of the fiscal year, our BioWare studio will be delivering an all-new IP," said Wilson. "A clean-sheet design with new concepts, new gameplay mechanics, and new stories set in a unique new universe. This game has the potential to fundamentally disrupt the way people think about an action title, bringing friends together to play in exhilarating new ways. We’re very excited about the future of this new franchise and its ability to attract a large global audience."

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Star Wars Battlefront 2 Will Take Place Across Multiple Eras

During its third-quarter earnings call with investors, EA gave more details on the upcoming Star Wars Battlefront sequel.

The follow-up is due to release holiday 2017, with EA mentioning the addition of a single player campaign to the sequel. It also said the new Battlefront game has "more heroes and characters" than the original game, and takes place not only in multiple locations, but also across multiple eras within the Star Wars universe.

EA first officially confirmed the sequel to Star Wars Battlefront back in May 2016, and at E3 we learned EA Motive was working on the game. EA has Motive, DICE, and Criterion bringing "their areas of expertise" to the game.

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HBO Plans Movie on the Making of The Godfather

A scripted behind-the-scenes movie of the making of The Godfather is in the works.

Variety reports that HBO Films is working on the project, titled Francis & The Godfather, that will delve into the making of director Francis Ford Coppola's acclaimed crime drama. The film will touch on Coppola first joining as director, to him casting Al Pacino and Marlon Brando and dealing with the real-life New York mafia at the time.

Screenwriter Andrew Farotte will be revising his original screenplay for the film, which appeared on the Black List in 2015. Peter Bart, who first optioned author Mario Puzo's book of the same name and worked closely with Coppola when he was a Paramount executive, will act as a consultant.

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Aquaman Movie Casts Its Black Manta

The Aquaman movie has reportedly found its Black Manta.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, actor Yahya Abdul-Mateen II (Netflix's The Get Down) is "in early talks" to play the DC Comics supervillain in director James Wan's movie. "The official offer went out yesterday and the parties are now in talks," the site claims.

Variety reports Abdul-Mateen "beat out a short list of actors that included Moonlight breakout Trevante Rhodes and 24: Legacy star Corey Hawkins."

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Two New Xbox One Controllers Unveiled

Microsoft is adding two new pads to the Xbox One controller lineup.

On the Xbox Wire, the company unveiled the special edition controllers called Ocean Shadow and Winter Forces. The former has a matte black top that fades into a light blue metallic, while the latter has an arctic camouflage pattern.

The wireless controllers will also work with Windows 10 devices and Samsung Gear VR through Bluetooth.

The two pads will join the recently released Xbox One red matte controller. And obviously everyone can customize their own controller with Xbox Design Lab.

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Rainbow Six Siege Getting a Free Weekend

Ubisoft is letting people try out Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege this weekend for free.

From February 2 to 5, everyone can play the competitive shooter. The Rainbow Six Siege free trial will offer all of the maps, modes and operators available in the full version of the game.

In addition, Ubisoft is promising that all progress will carry over to the main game from the free weekend. Rainbow Six Siege is currently on Year 2 of DLC content.

The shooter has also seen rising numbers of players over the past year.

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