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Telltale Games took the opportunity this past weekend to offer some new details on their latest upcoming episodic adventure title, Tales from the Borderlands, at a gaming panel during SXSW 2014. The spinoff of Gearbox’s popular pair of traditional Borderlands games has been confirmed to take place chronologically after Borderlands 2, and will feature some unique narrative mechanics to help differentiate it from recent Telltale hits such as The Walking Dead and The Wolf Among Us.
To start, players will take control of two different characters, namely the con artist Fiona and Hyperion worker Rhys, who narrate the game from some point in the future, retelling the story’s events in their own ways that differ from each other’s recollections. It will be up to the player to determine which story is correct, or if neither character is telling the truth. Telltale co-founder Kevin Bruner drew comparisons to the Tim Burton »
- John Fleury
Perhaps the only news of note this week is that in a move echoing what they did with Breaking Bad, Netflix has swooped in and gained rights to the TV series of From Dusk Til Dawn made in the states for Robert Rodriguez’s new El Rey network cable channel. Netflix will stream the episodes the day after they air in the states every week, curiously they are still billing this as ‘A Netflix Original’ when this isn’t the case necessarily. I have no idea as to the quality of this, the film From Dusk Til Dawn was one of my favourites when I was a teenager but how you drag that out into a ten part TV show I don’t know, let alone a possible second series. I watched the trailer and it looks solid and well-made as opposed to a cheap cash in and features Don Johnson »
- Chris Holt
What's the biggest winner at the box office this week?
Is it "300: Rise of an Empire," which debuted atop the chart with an estimated $45.1 million? Maybe, but that film did about as well as expected, and certainly nowhere near the $70.9 million opening of the original "300" seven years ago. Is it "Mr. Peabody & Sherman," which opened in second place with an estimated $32.5 million? That, too, was on the lower end of expectations, and well behind the $43.6 million debut of original cartoon "The Croods" at this time a year ago.
Was it "Frozen," which earned an Oscar bounce of $3 million after winning trophies last weekend for Best Song and Best Animated Feature -- an impressive figure, considering that the movie is already playing at home on many cable providers' video-on-demand services? Was it "12 Years a Slave," which saw a post-Oscar bounce of 123 percent and added another estimated $2.2 million to its theatrical »
- Gary Susman
Our weekly round up of all the latest stories from the world of screen superheroes, including Batman vs. Superman, Watchmen, Gotham, Arrow, The Flash, Constantine, Teen Titans Go!, Green Lantern: The Animated Series, Batman: The Animated Series, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, The Avengers: Age of Ultron, Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Marvel's Avengers Assemble, X-Men: Days of Future Past, The Fantastic Four, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 and more...
In a week that's seen Bryan Cranston (Godzilla, Breaking Bad) confirming that he was never approached about the role of Lex Luthor for Batman vs. Superman, director Zack Snyder and his wife and producing partner Deborah Snyder have spoken about leaks, with Deborah stating that: "Things get leaked so often these days, it's a shame because even casing announcements, or whatever, you're in the middle of a process and sometimes they're so off base -- and then it gets picked up by »
- Gary Collinson
2014 is now in full swing, the Sundance Film Festival has closed its doors, and film festivals like South by Southwest and Tribeca are generating more buzz for the year’s noteworthy indie narratives and documentaries. In recent years, documentaries such as Restrepo, Gasland, and Searching For Sugarman went on to become heavyweights. This year’s contenders include topics taken from popular memoirs and biographies, along with subject matter pertaining to youths and youth culture. Below, you’ll find a comprehensive list of Sundance and non-Sundance documentaries to keep an eye out for this year, equipped with official synopsis and trailer when available. 2014 is shaping out to a versatile year in the documentary world, ranging from heavy-handed family dramas such as Tracy Droz Tragos’ and Andrew Droz Palermo’s Rich Hill, to baseball biographies such as Chapman and Maclain Way’s The Battered Bastards of Baseball and Jeff Radice’s No No A Dockumentary, »
- Christopher Clemente
We’ve been big fans of the Royal Albert Hall’s tremendous film events for quite a few years now and they continue their incredible and unique run with the announcement that they’re giving you an offer you can’t refuse as we’re set to see Francis Ford Coppola’s timeless The Godfather alongside a live orchestra, who will bring Nino Rota’s immortal orchestral score live and to life on Monday, 8 December 2014.
The world premiere of The Godfather Live will be a celebration of a crime classic regularly cited as one of the greatest films ever made. Justin Freer, conductor of The Godfather Live, had this to say:
“It is with great excitement that we are able to bring this masterful score and film to the Royal Albert Hall. That we are able to preserve and present some of the most cherished music in the history of »
- Dan Bullock
Terry Gilliam is making a comeback this year. In July, the ex-Monty Python animator will reunite with his Flying Circus colleagues for an O2 residency. Before then, though, Gilliam returns to dystopian sci-fi with The Zero Theorem, a film whose patchwork aesthetic can't help but recall his 1985 masterpiece, Brazil.
Apt really, considering how prescient his visionary fable has become. Never mind the imminent World Cup. Gilliam's Brazil – a land where the authorities wield information as a weapon and where dreams are shackled by callous austerity – is even more pertinent to life in 2014.
What is Brazil? It's the story of clerk Sam Lowry (Jonathan Pryce), whose diligence in resolving a messy, fatal paperwork trail brings him into contact with Jill (Kim Greist) – the girl who haunts his dreams of combat with a giant baby-faced samurai, and who may or may not be a terrorist.
Where is Brazil? "Somewhere in the 20th century, »
The internet was sent into uproar last year when Ben Affleck was announcing as the next Dark Knight for Zack Snyder's upcoming Man of Steel sequel Batman vs. Superman, with the backlash harking back to the late 80s when Warner Bros. received over 50,000 letters of complaint about Tim Burton hiring Beetlejuice star Michael Keaton for 1989's live action movie.
"He's going to be great," Keaton told The Today Show, via Metro. "I don't follow it much, but I guess there was some sort of... I don't know why people get excited about things. Frankly, I don't understand it."
- Gary Collinson
In the 1985 Tim Burton film Pee-wee.s Big Adventure, the titular character steadfastly refuses to give up his super awesome red bicycle, saying that he wouldn.t ever sell it for "a hundred million, trillion, billion dollars." Well it would appear that times have changed just a bit, because yesterday an original bike that was used in the movie was sold on eBay for $36,600 (found via Today). The auction for the bike only began this past Wednesday, and was put up by a seller who says that he is the prop.s third owner and that he purchased it back in 2010 for $10,000 (which means he made one hell of a profit off the thing). The listing was put up with an $8,000 minimum, but obviously that number eventually went way up and after 26 bidders put up 55 bids for the item: Certifying that the bike is real, the auction also came with »
Rise of an Empire is a fine sequel to 300, but People's critic says you should check into The Grand Budapest Hotel instead. Here's what to see and what to skip in theaters this weekend. See thisThe Grand Budapest HotelWhimsy gets such a crappy rap. Granted, too many directors use it poorly, spraying their sketchily plotted, inartfully written films with cinematic chintz. But Wes Anderson is of an entirely different vintage. He uses massive amounts of whimsy - more than just about anyone else - but the difference is that he knows just how. Take The Grand Budapest Hotel, for instance. »
- Alynda Wheat, PEOPLE Movie Critic
The classic bike that Pee Wee Herman spent looking for in Tim Burton's Pee Wee's Big Adventure is now up for sale on eBay. As I write this post the bidding is currently at $25, 702. As cool as it would be to own this, I think I'd rather spend that money on getting a new car. Here's the description from the ad:
Its in pieces now, but everything is there.
Comes with an autographed photo of Paul Ruebens, a photo of him signing the photo, letter/certificate of authenticity, warner bro plans/spec sheet on the red cargo boxes. I am the third owner. I bought it in 2010 for $10,000. Selling because my family is getting larger.
- Joey Paur
Feature James Clayton 7 Mar 2014 - 06:08
The Grand Budapest Hotel is directed by Nadia Cavalcanti. Actually it's not. That was a lie and Nadia Cavalcanti is a made-up person. Still, I'll say it again because if you say things enough times they eventually become tangibly real in your own physical world (it's a bit like Beetlejuice). The Grand Budapest Hotel is directed by Nadia Cavalcanti. How does that make you feel?
Of course, you're probably aware that, in truth, The Grand Budapest Hotel is written, co-produced and directed by Wes Anderson (full name, Wesley Wales Anderson). Now, how does that make you feel? Personally, I'm feeling very happy about this because I'm a Wes Anderson fan and I really like all his movies. In all likelihood The Grand Budapest Hotel is going to »
There will be blood flowing down the aisles in theaters soon thanks to Eva Green's menacing turn as the ass-kicking Artemisia in 300: Rise of an Empire; and for fans of the French-born beauty, they'll get a chance to see even more red come May in her hotly anticipated Showtime horror thriller Penny Dreadful.
In a phone interview Tuesday, Green told me that, while the trailer for the series released last month promises a bloody affair, there's much more to the show than the clip is letting on.
"The trailer for Penny Dreadful has to have an impact straight-away, so there's sex and blood in it," Green told me. "It's definitely bloody, but there's also a lot of complex psychology involved with all the characters."
- Tim Lammers
“Is this something you can share with the rest of us Amazing Larry?” In 1985 Tim Burton and Paul Reubens dazzled audiences with “Pee-wee’s Big Adventure,” a harrowing survival narrative, not unlike “12 Years A Slave,” about a young boy whose bike was stolen and the lengths the courageous lad traveled in order to be reunited with it (his true best friend). It was an adventure no less great than Homer’s Odyssey and it’s a tale that will never be far from our hearts. Unfortunately some schmuck is trying to capitalize on it all and instead of riding it around joyously until they die, is selling one of Pee-wee’s precious bikes on eBay. The current bid is almost $15,000 dollars, which is laughable when you figure that Pee-wee estimated the bike to be worth in value of a billion, or trillion dollars in the movie. Evidently the bike is “in pieces now” too, »
- Edward Davis
During an appearance on Today on Tuesday (March 4), Keaton said that he was confused by negative reaction to Affleck's casting in the superhero movie.
"He's going to be great," Keaton said of Affleck.
He added: "I don't follow it much, but I guess there was some sort of... I don't know why people get excited about things. Frankly, I don't understand it."
Affleck previously received the support of Dark Knight franchise star Gary Oldman, who advised the actor to ignore criticism from fans.
Director Snyder made headlines this week by revealing that his upcoming movie won't be entirely tied to the DC Universe mythology.
Batman vs Superman will open in cinemas on May 6, 2016.
Batman actors: A »
Tim Burton and Pee Wee Herman fans better move quick! They only have one day to place a bid on the original bike used in the classic 1985 comedy Pee-Wee's Big Adventure. This beautiful red and white beach cruiser served as a co-star and the real object of Pee Wee's affection in the movie, and now it can be yours, if you can match the $14,950.00 asking price.
That's the current bid on eBay, where twenty serious potential buyers are competing to own this piece of Hollywood history. While you'll have to assemble the bike itself (its currently in pieces), it does still include all the bells and whistles (literally) that were seen in the movie. It comes packaged with an autographed picture of Paul Reubens, a photo of him signing the autograph, a certificate of authenticity, and a Warner Bros. spec sheet attached to red cargo boxes that were used to »
In the 1985 movie Pee-Wee's Big Adventure, Pee-Wee Herman exclaims, "I wouldn't sell my bike for all the money in the world. Not for a hundred million, trillion, billion dollars!" But while that proclamation led to a lot of "I know you are but what am I?" arguments, the bike's third official owner – an eBay user named umsc_vet2008 – is not quite so reluctant to part with the bicycle. One lucky Pee-Wee fan with deepish pockets (but probably not a swimming pool for a bathtub) can buy the movie's red beach »
Make no mistake about it -- the '90s are back. Myriad people are sporting flannel and backwards baseball hats, Furbys are the "new" hot toys, and even Nirvana seems to have gained popularity again recently. Since one of the most gnarly decades is rearing its grungy head again, how else should one reminisce about the good 'ol days than to list of the baddest Bettys of the 1990s? Read on, and count down the boss femme fatales of the '90s.
10. Vera Cosgrove - Dead Alive (1992)
You may think she's just another crazy old white woman, but Vera Cosgrove is much more sociopathic than the average spinster. She won't let her son go, even after she's dead and walking. When Lionel Cosgrove takes his mother to the zoo, she gets bitten by a Sumatran rat monkey, and immediately feels ill. Her health goes downhill quickly, and after much pain and swelling, »
- Kalyn Corrigan
The actor has said that he would be "more than interested" in the project if director Tim Burton is involved.
"I've been talking about it for years, and saying if I ever did something again, it'd be that," Keaton said on the Today Show. "The rumours... have risen before and fallen away."
"If Tim is involved, and I think he might be involved, I'd be more than interested. He's so original," he continued. "He's an artist."
Burton and Keaton's co-star Winona Ryder has been rumoured for the project.
Keaton was previously reported to be meeting with Burton about the project.
Watch a trailer for Need for Speed below: »
While doing the press rounds for Need for Speed, Michael Keaton opened up more about his time working with director Tim Burton on 1988's Beetlejuice and 1989's Batman. As he's said in the past, he does want to return for Beetlejuice 2. But only under the right conditions, and if Tim Burton returns to helm this long gestating follow-up. Now, he claims its the only sequel he's ever wanted to do, despite having donned the bat cowl a second time in 1992's Batman Returns.
"I've been talking about it for years and I've been saying if I ever did anything again, it'd be that. I want to do that. The rumors, they've risen before and fallen away. Now, if Tim is involved, and I think he might be involved, I'd be more than interested. I mean, he's so original, and he's an artist. It's unique. There's nothing like it. You can't compare it to anything. »
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