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Supernatural season 10 episode 23 review: Brother's Keeper

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The Supernatural season 10 finale is a mixed bag containing strong performances and weaker narrative...

This review contains spoilers.

10.23 Brother's Keeper

Supernatural ends its tenth season by wrapping up the Mark of Cain narrative. As Dean succumbs more and more to the Mark's power, Sam gets increasingly desperate to track his brother down and set Rowena on performing the spell that will get rid of the First Curse. Dean gets desperate and calls on an old ally of the Winchesters in the form of Death, anticipating that it will be his own demise that will rid the world of the dangers of the Mark. Of course, this being Supernatural, nothing is ever that easy and Death reveals that losing the Mark will unleash the Darkness upon the world, the evil that came before Creation. As Rowena prepares to take on the spell, the brothers Winchester attempt to sort their own solution »

- louisamellor

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Orphan Black season 3 episode 6 review: Certain Agony Of The Battlefield

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In this week's episode, Orphan Black finally says goodbye to a character who long since served their purpose on the show...

This review contains spoilers.

3.6 Certain Agony Of The Battlefield

Sometimes in television, there are characters who outstay their welcome. I don't mean a character who was once liked but no longer is, but rather a character who once served a very good purpose and, having served it, stuck around without really having much to do. They may still be loved by the audience, but it leaves the writers scrambling to find something for them to do to justify their continued existence on the show. For a long time, I've felt like Paul fell into this category. Certainly he was once vital to the plot, serving important purposes in the narrative. But it's felt like for the last year, the writers haven't really known what to do with him; he »

- louisamellor

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Churchill’s Secret: Michael Gambon to play Winston Churchill for ITV drama

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The legendary actor Michael Gambon will play the legendary politician Winston Churchill in ITV’s Churchill’s Secret…

We don’t always cover historical television shows on this site, but here’s a story that piqued our interest, which may do the same for you – Michael Gambon is set to portray Sir Winston Churchill.

Cinema’s second Dumbledore will take on the role of Britain’s iconic wartime Prime Minister for a new one-off ITV drama dubbed Churchill’s Secret. The thespian is on a bit of a historical bent at the moment, then, as he’s also set to appear in The Hollow Crown’s version of Henry VI Part 1 over on the BBC.

The synopsis for Churchill’s secret looks like this:

"Set during the summer months of 1953 Churchill—now Prime Minister for the second time and in his late 70’s—suffers a life-threatening stroke, which is kept secret from the world. »

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The X-Files: “I started crying reading the first page,” says David Duchovny

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David Duchovny has been talking about scripts, and it sounds like The X-Files event series revival could be an emotional one...

David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson are both returning for The X-Files event series next year. Mitch Pileggi, who played their boss Walter Skinner, is reprising his role too. All going to plan, the first new episode will premiere on Sunday the 24th of January 2016 on Fox.

What will the episodes be about? Well, we don’t know yet, but we’re promised that "the world has only gotten that much stranger,” and that it’s “a perfect time to tell these six stories.”

Okay, well what do the cast think of the scripts in vague spoiler-free terms? A-ha! Well, we have an answer for you on that. David Duchovny said this to Entertainment Weekly:

“I got the first script this morning. I just read it about an hour ago »

- rleane

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League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen movie reboot coming

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Alan Moore's The League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen is getting a second shot at the big screen...

Based on the work of Alan Moore and Kevin O'Neill, it would be fair to say that the first attempt to bring The League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen to the big screen was not a successful one.

The 2003 film is most infamous for being Sean Connery's last screen role, with the actor calling it quits afterwards, such was his unhappiness with the production. He wasn't alone, either. Director Stephen Norrington hasn't helmed a film since, and has gone back to special and visual effects work. Neither had a great time.

Oh, and it's be fair to say that Alan Moore and Hollywood haven't really got on since.

20th Century Fox is hoping a second attempt will be more successful, and it's appointed John Davis to produce, and help bring Lxg back to the screen. »

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Point Break remake: first trailer and poster

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The first trailer for the remake of Point Break, starring Edgar Ramirez and Luke Bracey...

In all the time we've been running Den Of Geek, it would be fair to say that Point Break has been comfortably one of the least popular remake stories we've ever run (well, that and Naked Gun). It would be fair to say that the new take on the Keanu Reeves and Patrick Swayze-headlined original has not gone down well.

However, you never know, the film itself might turn out to be a treat. We've got here, at the very least, a first glimpse of it to see how it's shaping up.

The new Point Break stars Luke Bracey, Edgar Ramirez, Ray Winstone, Teresa Palmer and Delroy Lindo, with Ericson Core directing this time around. KAthryn Bigelow, of course, helmed the first movie.

The official synopsis? "A young FBI agent, Johnny Utah (Luke Bracey »

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Jonny Quest movie on the way, Robert Rodriguez directing

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Hanna Barbera's Jonny Quest is to be made into a live action movie.

Warner Bros is pressing ahead with a movie based on the Hanna Barbera cartoon Jonny Quest - and it's hired Robert Rodriguez to direct the movie. Rodriguez is penning the screenplay for the movie with regular Pirates Of The Caribbean scribe Terry Rossio. The pair are to rework an earlier draft penned by Dan Mazeau.

Jonny Quest is, of course, the child who goes across the globe alongside his scientist father, bodyguard Race Bannon, and Jonny's chum Hadji. Danger is rarely far away, and Jonny is at the forefront of getting them out of it.

A film version has been in the works for some time, and at one stage Zac Efron was being mooted to start.

The new movie will be live action, and Warner Bros will be hoping that Rodriguez brings the success of »

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CHiPs movie lands Vincent D'Onofrio as villain

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Dax Shepard's movie of CHiPs lands the actor behind Daredevil's acclaimed villain...

The leading contender for screen villain of the year at the moment is surely Vincent D'Onofrio, off the back of his performance as Wilson Fisk in Netflix's Daredevil TV series. Hollywood has certainly been watching too, as the actor is reportedly in negotiations with Warner Bros to play the antagonist in the studio's big budget take on the TV show CHiPs.

CHiPs is set to star Dax Shephard and Michael Pena, with Shephard also taking on writing and directing duties. The film will, of course, be based on the hit television show of the late 70s and early 80s, which saw Officer Jon Baker and 'Ponch' Poncherello patrolling the highways of California on their motorbikes.

D'Onofrio's role is of a former cop who has switched sides, now running an organisation of car thieves. Expect car chases, »

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Has the post-credits sting run its course?

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The post-credits scene used to be a novelty, now it seems to be the norm. But surely that wasn't the point...

This piece contains spoilers for the following post-credits stings: Big Hero 6, Airplane!, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Guardians Of The Galaxy, The Avengers, Avengers: Age Of Ultron.

Back in the 1980s, for some reason I didn't do my then-usual trick of switching off a video as soon as the credits started, and hitting the rewind button. Instead, I kept Airplane! going. I'm glad I did, because right at the end, up popped the first post-credits scene I ever saw, a continuation of the gag that started right at the start of the movie.

It felt a bit special. I hadn't expected it, nobody had tipped me off, and no site whose name rhymed with 'Gen Of Deek' had broken it down. It was as the filmmakers intended: a flat out treat, »

- simonbrew

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San Andreas review

13 hours ago

The Rock vs Earthquakes? Well, not quite, but San Andreas is still a decent enough disaster movie.

San Andreas could be one of the easiest films to pitch in a review, as your predisposition towards it can be gauged by two simple questions: 1) Are you a fan of Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson? 2) Do you love effects driven disaster movies that pit character archetypes against massive peril? If the answer is yes to both, then please proceed in an orderly fashion to your nearest cinema, purchase snacks of choice and let the loud and destructive spectacle entertain you.

After last year saw Into The Storm bring back some Twister style antics to the big screen, so San Andreas plays out like a combination of 1974’s Earthquake and the Dennis Quaid’s fight against a slight chill in The Day After Tomorrow (minus the ropey CGI wolves). The central plot follows the »

- simonbrew

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The Expendables 4: Hulk Hogan confirms talks

17 hours ago

Could a Rocky III reunion be on the cards with The Expendables 4?

We can't keep up with the state of The Expendables series. We know that there's a television series being developed, and we wondered if that meant that the movies were being put on hold, at least for the time being (in spite of the fact that plans were apparently afoot for a fourth and fifth film). Well, apart from the still apparently active The ExpendaBelles movie, which will be headlined by women.

However, it seems there's still chatter about The Expendables 4, and Hulk Hogan is the latest to reveal that he's been in talks for the film.

Chatting at the Body Pro Expo held in the mighty Birmingham, Hogan revealed that "I was talking on the phone with Sly last night about doing The Expendables 4", adding that "we're trying to figure out a way to »

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Mission: Impossible 6 already being planned

17 hours ago

Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation might just be followed quite quickly by Mission: Impossible 6...

Generally, there's been a wait of at least three or four years between Mission: Impossible films. This summer's Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation, the fifth in the series, follows that last adventure by just under four (although that's in part down to Paramount shifting it forward nearly five months). And that's sprightly by the standards of the series thus far.

However, it may be that Mission: Impossible 6 follows even sooner.

It's being reported that Paramount Pictures is already working with Bad Robot and Skydance Productions on Mission: Impossible 6, which would presumably once again see Tom Cruise take on the role of Ethan Hunt.

Cruise is certainly set to produce again, alongside Jj Abrams, David Ellison and Dana Goldberg. Elizabeth Raposo, reports The Tracking Board, has been appointed to oversee the development of whatever Mission: Impossible 6 ends up being called. »

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The Naked Gun's timeless buffoonery

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We take a look back at 1988's The Naked Gun, its timeless brand of comedy, and Leslie Nielsen's superb performance...

Detective Frank Drebin's outside his Los Angeles police precinct, squeezing off shots into the receding backside of his own car.

How this came to happen almost defies description. Having driven his Ford Crown Victoria into a couple of bins outside the building, Drebin stumbles out, seemingly oblivious to the airbags going off inside. One airbag knocks the car into drive and off the vehicle goes, almost running Drebin over as it rumbles downhill.

As an orchestrated bit of comedy cinema, it's the knockabout equivalent of the famous scene in The Untouchables, where Brian De Palma expertly wrings every drop of suspense from a pram thudding down a flight of stairs at a train station.

On the spur of the moment, Drebin comes to the conclusion that there's a criminal »

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Community season 6 episode 12 review: Wedding Videography

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This week's wedding-themed episode of Community is so near the knuckle, it could only be made on the internet...

This review contains spoilers.

6.12 Wedding Videography

“Britta, tonight every one of us is the worst. Take a night off.”

Dearly beloved, we are gathered here today for a sitcom wedding. But one week after another paintball episode, Community gives us Wedding Videography, an episode that is way closer to Game Of Thrones than Friends. In short, the kind of episode so ballsy and leftfield, you could only make it on the internet.

In the same style as the previous Documentary Filmmaking episodes of seasons two, three and four, Abed is strictly behind the camera this week. Fellow student and oft-mocked “human spillage” Garrett (Eric Charles Nielsen) wants Abed to film his marriage proposal to Stacy, (Harmontown's Erin McGathy.) his Law classmate and girlfriend of the past 16 months, four weeks and two days. »

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Documentary on videogame urban legend Polybius hits Kickstarter

26 May 2015 3:19 AM, PDT

Addictive, dangerous, and more than likely a hoax, Polybius might be getting its own documentary courtesy of Kickstarter...

Portland, Oregon, 1981. Queues are forming for a new game called Polybius. Nobody can quite agree what it's about, but it's said to be insidiously addictive - and perhaps even dangerous. Those who claim to have played Polybius have reported headaches, amnesia and nightmares. Others have suggested that arcades have been visited by government officials in black suits.

These are just a small sample of the stories that have circulated since the earlier days of the internet. Although widely dismissed as a hoax, the Polybius legend has just enough shreds of truth about it to maintain a nagging sense of interest.

Players of games like Asteroids and Tempest really were reporting symptoms like sickness and migraine in the early 80s - though these were more an unwelcome side-effect of extended periods of play »

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Eternal Darkness sequel in the works?

26 May 2015 2:06 AM, PDT

GameCube survival horror classic Eternal Darkness might - just might - be getting a sequel, as Nintendo renews its trademark...

Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem is the very definition of a videogame cult classic. Released in 2002 to relatively slow sales, the game brought a Lovecraftian sense of dread to the GameCube, with dark ancient gods and a story that takes place over the course of 2000 years.

Positive noises from creator Denis Dyack led to the hopes of a sequel in the years that followed, but those ultimately came to nothing. But Nintendo's never quite given up on the Eternal Darkness property altogether; even when Silicon Knights, the studio responsible for the game, went belly up in 2013, Nintendo has continued to renew the Eternal Darkness trademark.

According to this document, Nintendo of America extended its hold on the Eternal Darkness IP on the 22nd May, citing an "ongoing effort" in "product or service research or development. »

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Doctor Who: Alex Kingston, Steven Moffat and Russell T Davies on River Song's future

26 May 2015 1:41 AM, PDT

We may not have seen the last of Alex Kingston’s River Song in Doctor Who, according to the actress herself and Steven Moffat

Although the story of River Song has had more onscreen endings than most sci-fi romances (it started with an ending, after all), Alex Kingston believes her days of getting sassy with Time Lords may not be finished just yet.

When asked for a comment at Mega-Con, Kingston responded with “all I can say is… spoilers! But what I will say is the sonic screwdriver that I had in Silence In The Library, which had been given to me by the Doctor, is not the sonic screwdriver that has been seen… yet.”

Don’t you just love when actors remember such nerdy details? Will we ever get an answer as to which Doctor gave River that sonic, then? It’s hard to tell, but Kingston did add »

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Static Shock: Jaden Smith linked to role, again

26 May 2015 1:22 AM, PDT

Could Jaden Smith star in an online superhero series called Static Shock? New rumours certainly suggest so…

Static is an African-American teen superhero created by Dwayne McDuffie and Denys Cowan at Milestone Comics, who had a unique distribution deal with DC Comics for a time. They retained the rights to their characters (whose adventures existed outside the DC continuity), but DC published and distributed the comics. Milestone Comics became defunct in 1997.

Static lived on though, and was incorporated into the main DC universe. In 2000, Static got his own animated TV series, Static Shock. It ran for 52 episodes on The WB before being cancelled in 2004.

In recent years, rumours have linked Jaden Smith to the role for a live-action web series based on Static. These rumours began in October 2014, with the announcement that Warner Bros. were planning a live action show Static Shock show for the online realm, via their »

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Agent Carter: Hayley Atwell talks longer season, new focus

26 May 2015 1:00 AM, PDT

Hayley Atwell has been discussing Agent Carter season 2, and what the next chapter of Peggy’s life after Steve will look like…

When the news broke that Agent Carter is returning for a second season, all we really knew was that Hayley Atwell would be back and that the show was relocating from New York to Los Angeles.

Hayley Atwell offered some new facts over the weekend, thankfully. Speaking at Comicpalooza in Houston, she was asked whether Peggy’s backstory would feature at all.

"I had this conversation with the showrunners a couple of weeks ago,” she told the crowd, “and we talked about what is it that the audience wants to see."

"What was very exciting is, in a second season she's grieved over Steve and she's now about to embark on a new adventure in her life. So she's in a much better place, so in terms of »

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Resident Evil Zero remaster coming in 2016

26 May 2015 12:58 AM, PDT

Survival horror prequel Resident Evil Zero is getting a HD remaster for PC and consoles - it's due out in 2016...

Whether you approve of the current appetite for HD remakes or not, there's no denying their success. Take the recent Resident Evil reissue, for example - according to Capcom, it sold over a million copies and became one of its fastest-selling digital-only games.

With success like that, it's little surprise that Capcom's delving further into its back catalogue. The company's announced that Resident Evil Zero, the prequel to the 1996 original, is the latest game to get the remaster treatment.

Originally released for the GameCube in 2002 before getting a port to the Wii in 2008, Resident Evil Zero let players "partner zap" between the game's protagonists - medic Rebecca Chambers and ex-soldier Billy Coen.

Resident Zero's original director Koji Oda's returning to oversee the remake, which is due out in 2016. Capcom's keeping »

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