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Meet Star Wars Rebels Agent Kallus, Imperial Security Bureau Agent

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Most of Lucasfilm's media outreach for Star Wars Rebels antagonists has been directed at The Inquisitor, a red lightsaber-yielding foe that the crew of the Ghost will soon learn is a worth adversary to their rebellious cause. Though The Inquisitor is the main Star Wars Rebels villain, he's definitely not the only.

Meet Star Wars Rebels Agent Kallus, a throwback to the 1970s-era designs that heavily influenced the attire in Star Wars: A New Hope. With mutton chops any razor would fear, Agent Kallus is all business as he seeks to uphold the Emperor's laws as a member of the Imperial Security Bureau (Isb).

Agent Kallus will be voiced by David Oyelowo, a highly sought after actor who has starred in Red Tails, The Butler, Lincoln, and will next be seen in Christopher Nolan's Interstellar. Oyelowo describes Kallus' job description is "to basically make sure everyone stays loyal. »

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The Bridge Season 2 Premieres on FX Tonight: Watch Preview Clips

9 July 2014 1:28 PM, PDT

Tonight FX will premiere the first episode of The Bridge Season 2 and we have a sneak peek at the episode in the form of several clips that you can watch below.

The Bridge stars Diane Kruger, Demian Bichir, Matthew Lillard, Emily Rios, Thomas M. Wright and Ted Levine in the story of two police detectives who battle crime along both sides of the Texas and Mexico border. It is based off of the Danish/Swedish series titled Broen/Bron/The Bridge.

Here's a quick Season 2 premiere synopsis that details where The Bridge picks up, "Marco (Bichir) continues to pursue his son's killer behind bars, while his El Paso counterpart Sonya (Kruger) strives to solve a string of mysterious murders along the Us-Mexican border."

I admit to having never seen The Bridge as it is one of many shows sitting on  my "to watch someday" list. From what I hear it's »

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The Flash Casts Firestorm with Arrow’s Cousin

9 July 2014 12:12 PM, PDT

Casting is really starting to heat up on The CW's The Flash series as a second potential and probable superhero has joined the DC Comics live-action party, and this one already has a familial connection to the same universe.

TVLine is reporting that Robbie Amell has joined the cast of The Flash as Ronnie Raymond, fiancee of Danielle Panabaker's Caitlin Snow character. Caitlin and Ronnie both work at S.T.A.R. Labs where a particle accelerator accident transforms Barry Allen into the Scarlet Speedster.

In the DC Comics, high school student Ronnie Raymond eventually becomes one-half of the superhero Firestorm (the other half being physicist Martin Stein). His fiancee takes the exact opposite superpowered path.

In the TV incarnation of Ronnie, he's a maintenance worker whose actions play a role in the accident, and he will be introduced in the third episode. It's too early to know when »

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NHL 15 Players Look Awesome in New Gameplay Trailer

9 July 2014 11:59 AM, PDT

The World Cup, Mlb All-Star Game, and NBA Free Agency may be the hot topics in sports right now, but isn't stopping EA Sports to continually provide inside looks at their upcoming first new-generation hockey video game, NHL  15.

Today's glimpse into NHL  15 shines the spotlight directly on the players. New player models have been constructed from the ground up with their jerseys undulating as they skate around the rink.

Pay attention to the jerseys in the new NHL  15 players gameplay trailer below to see how far the player models have come. Hopefully the game plays as good as it is shaping up to look.

NHL  15 comes to PS4, PS3, Xbox One and Xbox 360 on September 9. »

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Star Wars Rebels Comic-Con Plans and Creation of Chopper

9 July 2014 11:45 AM, PDT

Lucasfilm upcoming Disney Xd TV series Star Wars Rebels will be making a big splash at the San Diego Comic-Con in a couple weeks with its own dedicated panel loaded up with the talent and creative minds behind the show.

The Star Wars Rebels Comic-Con Panel will feature executive producesr Dave Filoni and Simon Kinberg, the latter of whom has yet to make a Con appearance to promote the show. Voice talent Freddie Prinze, Jr., Vanessa Marshall, Steve Blum, Tiya Sircar, and Taylor Gray will also be on hand to discuss their characters.

The panel promises "several exclusive premieres," though what those are we won't know until the event goes down. I would expect a new trailer, perhaps a clip, and maybe even the reveal of new ships and/or characters that fans of the original Star Wars trilogy will find familiar. The reveal of a Star Wars Rebels premiere »

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Ridley Scott’s Alien Movie Cast Reunite in Alien: Isolation Dlc

9 July 2014 8:24 AM, PDT

On the Internet, fans of Ridley Scott's Alien will scream at today's news of the entire original film cast joining Sega's Alien: Isolation video game for a pair of Dlc missions first obtainable by carefully the right edition of the game from the right retailer.

Sigourney Weaver (Ellen Ripley), Tom Skerritt (Dallas), Veronica Cartwright (Lambert), Harry Dean Stanton (Brett), Yaphet Kotto (Parker) and Ian Holm (Ash) are all returning  to voice their iconic Sci-Fi characters in Alien: Isolation. For Weaver, this marks the first time she has returned to the role of Ripley in 17 years.

The first Alien: Isolation Dlc with the original Alien cast is titled Crew Expendable. In this mission, Brett has just been munched by the Alien and players will take control of Ripley, Dallas or Parker. The objective is to coordinate with Lambert and Ash and explore the Nostromo ship from top to bottom, »

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Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Sound Design Explored in New Trailer

8 July 2014 12:12 PM, PDT

Activision has released a new Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare trailer that goes behind-the-scenes to explore a specific aspect of the game's technical and creative design.

The trailer spends roughly 90 seconds with Sledgehammer Games Audio Director Don Veca as he briefly talks about Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare sound design. Graphics are usually in the spotlight, but Sledgehammer Games has set out to ensure that each impact and explosion seen and heard in the game has a distinct and unique sound.

This audio intelligence system should further immerse players in combat and bring and extra level of realism to the sounds of the battlefield. We'll find out for certain if this holds true when Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare comes to Xbox One, PS4, Xbox 360, PS3 and Windows PC on November 4. »

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Titanfall: Frontier’s Edge Dlc Announced; No Release Date Yet

8 July 2014 11:50 AM, PDT

Respawn Entertainment and Electronic Arts have announced Titanfall: Frontier's Edge is the second of three planned Dlc packs for the Xbox One and Xbox 360 exclusive shooter.

The Titanfall: Frontier's Edge Dlc pack includes three new maps. They Dig Site, an isolated mining outpost; Haven, an exclusive beach resort; and Export, a mining hub built into the side of a mountain.

The cost for the Titanfall: Frontier's Edge Dlc pack is $9.99, the same price as the previous Dlc pack and likely the third and final one. All Titanfall Season Pass holders will be able to download and play Titanfall: Frontier's Edge without any additional costs incurred.

EA has yet to announce a Titanfall: Frontier's Edge release date. Sometime later this summer or early fall would be a good bet. »

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Guardians of the Galaxy Extended Trailer Reveals Michael Rooker as Yondu

8 July 2014 11:22 AM, PDT

Last night Marvel screened 17 minutes of director James Gunn's Guardians of the Galaxy in IMAX 3D around the country. The idea behind the screenings was to drum up additional interest and word of mouth for what is their most creatively ambitious and risky film in Cinematic Universe to date.

Shortly after the preview completed, Marvel offered everyone not in attendance at the free Guardians of the Galaxy preview event the opportunity to watch a new extended trailer online (see it below) via Fandango to help drum up ticket pre-sales. The trailer splices together footage from previous trailers with all new bits and parts, including more of Rocket Raccoon talking and Groot being, well, Groot.

When the trailer looks like it's about to end, a scene involving the Guardians and Rocket's "fake laugh" plays out. This version of the scene runs much longer than what we've seen before and injects »

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Sleepy Hollow Season 1 Blu-ray Gallops to Stores This September

8 July 2014 10:57 AM, PDT

Washington Irving's literary classic gets a modern makeover in Fox's Sleepy Hollow. The genre thriller from Bad Robot's Alex Kurtzman, Robert Orci and Len Wiseman was a breakout hit for Fox in its freshman season last fall, and you'll be able to catch up before Season 2 premieres this fall by picking up the Sleepy Hollow Season 1 Blu-ray as early as September 16.

Sleepy Hollow stars Tom Mison as Ichabod Crane, a British expatriate killed during the Revolutionary War. He, along with the Headless Horseman, are revived in modern times, forcing Tom to partner with a police lieutenant (Nicole Beharie) to stop the Horseman and other dark forces at play.

The Sleepy Hollow Season 1 Blu-ray includes all 13 episodes from the inaugural season, presented in 1.78:1 1080p video and 5.1 DTS-hd Master Audio.

Bonus features on the Sleepy Hollow Season 1 Blu-ray are appropriately extensive given the show's early success. Here's the complete »

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Destiny Beta Coming to PS4 Almost a Week Before Xbox One

8 July 2014 8:33 AM, PDT

Bungie and Activision were in a sharing frame of mind yesterday. They announced the Destiny Limited and Ghost Editions in keeping the tradition of extravagant sets for the hardcore fan and player. They also announced the Destiny Beta details that, as expected, favor Sony adopters over Microsoft.

The Destiny PS4 Beta will start at precisely 10am Pst on Thursday, June 17. This day and time is also applicable for anyone who intends to play the Destiny Beta on PS3.

Xbox One and Xbox 360 owners will have to wait almost a week longer to play the Destiny Beta. The Destiny Xbox One Beta and Xbox 360 Beta starts on Wednesday, July 23 at 10am Pst.

Just because the Microsoft platforms trail Sony by six days doesn't mean that PS4 and PS3 owners get that full six days work of Destiny Beta play. The Destiny Beta will be taken down on July 21-22 for maintenance, »

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Win Under the Skin Starring Scarlett Johansson on Blu-ray

8 July 2014 8:11 AM, PDT

On July 15, you'll get to see Scarlett Johansson like you've never seen her before in director Jonathan Glazer's artistic thriller Under the Skin. The film is based on the novel of the same name by Michel Faber and was  nominated for numerous film festival awards.

Thanks to Lionsgate Home Entertainment we are offering the chance for one lucky reader to win Under the Skin on Blu-ray and Digital HD combo. For a chance to be that winner and see Scarlett Johansson play an alien preying on men, please fill out and submit the short entry form below.

The odds of winning can be increased each and every day you stop back to enter this daily entry contest. You must live in either the U.S. or Canada to participate.

A voluptuous woman of unknown origin (Johansson) combs the highways in search of isolated or forsaken men, luring a succession »

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Destiny Ghost and Limited Editions Revealed and Detailed

7 July 2014 11:42 AM, PDT

Destiny will follow in the footsteps of Activision's Call of Duty franchise with the availability of beefed up Destiny Limited Edition and Destiny Ghost Edition packages for the hardcore Bungie fans. Both of these editions were announced today, and online retailer Amazon.com is already accepting Destiny Ghost Edition pre-orders and Destiny Limited Edition pre-orders.

The Destiny Ghost and Limited Edition packages will be pricier than the standard editions and be available for Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3. Destiny Ghost Edition will cost $149.99 while Destiny Limited Edition is a little easier on the wallet at $99.99.

Pre-ordering any edition of Destiny will score you access to the multiplayer Beta that starts on July 17 (PS4, PS3) or July 23 (Xbox One, Xbox 360)

Due to the price being  over $35 for each edition of Destiny, Amazon is offering free Super Saver Shipping for all pre-orders.

Destiny Ghost Edition Pre-order PS4 | Destiny Limited Edition Pre-order »

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Brandon Routh Joins Arrow as The Atom

7 July 2014 10:23 AM, PDT

Brandon Routh knows the ins and outs of playing a superhero on the big screen, and soon enough he'll take that experience and transplant it to the small screen.

The man who once portrayed Superman for director Bryan Singer has signed on to join  The CW's Arrow as Ray Palmer, per TVLine. Ray Palmer may sound like any other ordinary name, but in the DC Comics universe, he is anything but ordinary.

To comics fans, Palmer is also known by his superhero alter-ego, The Atom. He's a superhero who is capable of growing and shrinking at will, as well as applying this special skill to objects around him. Though he is unable to fly, he can manipulate the particles around him to make it appear as if he is flying.

In Arrow, Palmer is a scientist and inventor who takes over Queen Consolidated in the aftermath -- or make that »

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The Walking Dead Season 5 Trailer: Catching Up with Carol and Tyreese

7 July 2014 9:31 AM, PDT

AMC has released the first The Walking Dead Season 5 Episode 1 trailer ahead of the expected full trailer debut at Comic-Con later this month. Actually it plays more like a clip than a trailer, but AMC's calling it a trailer so we're going to go along with that.

In the trailer/clip that I suspect is the first scene from The Walking Dead Season 5 premiere, we catch back up with Tyreese, Carol and baby Judith who were absent in the Season 4 finale. They are right where we left them, following the train tracks to Terminus in hope of finding refuge in the zombie-infested world.

While much of the time spent on the tracks has been relatively peaceful and devoid of zombie attacks, this trio seems to have attracted a sizable horde to their position. They duck for cover, and then the trailer/clip comes to an end.

This is purely speculation, »

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For No Good Reason with Johnny Depp Blu-ray Release Date and Details

7 July 2014 7:50 AM, PDT

The Sony Pictures Classics documentary For No Good Reason Blu-ray release date has been announced for September 2. The documentary stars Johnny Depp who guides viewers through the life of Ralph Steadman, the artist behind Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. Also playing themselves are Terry Gilliam, Richard Grant, Hunter S. Thompson, Jann Wenner, and Ralph Steadman.

Sony is bringing  For No Good Reason to Blu-ray in its original  1.78:1 1080p aspect ration and 5.1 DTS-hd Master Audio. Bonus features include a short film, interview, featurettes, deleted scenes, and commentary.

For No Good Reason on Blu-ray carries an Srp of $40.99 and comes packaged with the film on DVD as well.

Check out the For No Good Reason Blu-ray cover art below. »

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Win The Raid 2 on DVD

7 July 2014 7:07 AM, PDT

Writer and director Gareth Huw Evans pushes fight choreography and action to its limits once again in The Raid 2, the new sequel to The Raid: Redemption that picks up right where the original left off. Sony Pictures Home Entertainment is releasing The Raid 2 in separate Blu-ray and DVD packages on Tuesday, July 8, and we've teamed up with the studio for a great promotion to coincide with the release.

A total of five readers will get to win The Raid 2 on DVD in this daily entry giveaway, each randomly chosen from the entries we receive. To put your name in the hat, please fill out and submit the short entry form below. The odds of winning can be increased each and every day you stop back to enter again for as many days as the contest is open. You must be a resident of the U.S. or Canada to enter. »

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