Monthly Archives: April 2017

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WWE Payback Results and Reaction

Though branded a RAW PPV, Payback's got a few SmackDowners on the bill thanks to the recent "Superstar Shakeup." So along with Braun Strowman battling Roman Reigns and Alexa Bliss challenging Bayley, we've got Kevin Owens vs. Chris Jericho and Randy Orton vs. Bray Wyatt - in a house of Horrors match. WHATEVER THAT IS! I'M SO EXCITED! BECAUSE IT COULD BE SO SO SO TERRIBLE!


Join me here for all the Payback results, along with my reactions, as well as over on Twitter at @TheMattFowler. Houses will be horror'd, backs will be paid!

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The Fate of the Furious Passes $1 Billion at Worldwide Box Office

The latest edition to the Fast and the Furious series has surpassed the $1 billion milestone at the global box office after a very successful opening month.

THR reports that the latest Furious title has hit the $1 billion mark which comes as no surprise after the film's opening success.

The Fate of the Furious released with the biggest global opening of all time at $542 million, surpassing Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and continued to rule the box office in its second weekend.

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Guardians Vol. 2 Earns $101M in International Debut

Ahead of its release in North America this coming Friday, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 earned $101.2 million in its international debut.

This weekend, the sequel from director James Gunn (who's already confirmed he's on board for Vol. 3) opened in a total of 37 territories, accounting for 58 percent of international markets.

As reported by Deadline, the U.K. brought in the most revenue, earning $15.5 million. Meanwhile, Australia, Germany, France and Mexico brought in $11.6 million, $8.3 million, $7.9 million and $7.6 million, respectively.

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Seth Rogen Teases Movie About a Disastrous Music Festival

A new film project from Seth Rogen and The Lonely Island about a disastrous music festival is reportedly in the works.

In a post on Twitter, Seth Rogen announced he's working with The Lonely Island (the parody rap group comprised of Andy Samberg, Jorma Taccone and Akiva Schaffer) on a movie with a plot very similar to what transpired on Friday at Fyre Festival. "This seems like a good time to mention the movie we are making with @thelonelyisland about a music festival that goes HORRIBLY WRONG," Rogen said.

Shortly thereafter, The Lonely Island retweeted Rogen's post, adding, "For real, thinking about suing #FyreFestival for stealing our idea."

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Guardian 2’s End Credits Scenes Explained

The end of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 had big consequences and a whopping five post-credits scenes to set up what’s coming next. Let’s break down what it all means!

Full spoilers follow for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.

Peter Quill finally meets his father and it turns out ol’ dad is a Celestial space god (with a little “g”) named Ego, and the big twist is that Ego needs Peter to help him take over the universe and keep him company. Peter taps into the power passed on to him from Ego to brawl with his dad while the rest of the Guardians destroy the cosmic brain at the core of Ego’s planet. In the end, the Guardians succeed, but new member and surrogate father-figure Yondu sacrifices himself to save Peter. So basically, Peter met his biological father only to find out that the only dad he needed was there all along! Yondu’s heroic death also redeems him for breaking the Ravager code all those years before.

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Logan Director: Black and White Version Coming to Theaters

Logan will be re-released in theaters in black and white, according to director James Mangold.

On Twitter, Mangold said that, on May 16, a black-and-white version of the third Wolverine film will hit U.S. theaters and will also be included on the film's Blu-ray and DVD release on May 23.

"Suggestion. Hard core B&W loving LOGAN fans should not make any plans on the evening of May 16th," Mangold tweeted, clarifying in responses to fans that this theatrical re-release will only be available in the U.S. and that "To make a great B&W version of a film, the whole thing's gotta be regraded & timed shot by shot."

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The Endangered TV Series List

In the next couple of weeks, we'll be getting final decisions on a ton of network TV series and discover what's been renewed and what's been cancelled. Some shows have already had that decision made -- whether the news was good or bad -- but for many others, it will come down to various factors as the networks order new series and decide what shows they want to keep on the schedule.

Below you'll find the list of shows whose fate is up in the air, while the other pages display the shows definitely not coming back next season, and those that are returning for sure.

Look for frequent updates to this page, as more shows have their fate decided.

Please keep in mind this list is for the broadcast network TV series only -- CBS, ABC, NBC, FOX and CW -- and doesn't apply to cable or streaming shows who don't follow the same September-May TV season and decision-making pattern.

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Opinion: Secret Empire Is Good for Captain America

Secret Empire is turning out to be one of Marvel’s most controversial storylines in years. That’s to be expected when the core premise of a comic involves tarnishing the once sterling reputation of a 77-year-old icon. There are many fans who argue Secret Empire is a mistake - that Marvel is doing lasting damage to Steve Rogers for the sake of a short-term sales boost and a few newsworthy headlines. But that’s selling Secret Empire short. Controversial or not, this is a story that Captain America needs.

You can’t blame readers for being upset with this new turn of events. Steve Rogers is rather unique among Marvel’s heroes in the sense that he is (or was) such an unimpeachable figure. He’s one of the few heroes whose commitment never wavers. He’s not really prone to self-doubt or moments of personal weakness. He’s just a guy from Brooklyn utterly devoted to doing the right thing and protecting the innocent from bullies. Suggesting that Steve Rogers is actually a double-agent for one of the most nefarious organizations in the Marvel Universe seems like an extraordinary betrayal of one of the most fundamentally decent characters in pop culture.

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