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New trailer for Monsters University
13 hours ago
Trailer Simon Brew 23 May 2013 - 12:22
New footage from Pixar's Monsters University, and a first taste of the music, arrive in this brand new trailer...
We nearly missed this, and shame on us for doing so. Yesterday evening, Disney cunningly released, while we were dealing with our daily caffeine hangover, a new trailer for Monsters University. There are bits of new footage in here too, which always helps. We apologise for getting this to you after every other site on the internet. We are clearly rubbish.
The film itself is getting closer. It's premiering at the Edinburgh International Film Festival next month, before its UK rollout in July (the 12th,m to be precise). And you can see how it's all shaping up right here.
Incidentally, this trailer debuts some of the original music from the film as well. Which sounds dandy.
Anyway - the trailer! Here it is...
Doctor Who: The Roots Of Evil review
14 hours ago
Review Andrew Blair 23 Apr 2013 - 11:00
Here's what Andrew made of Philip Reeve's Fourth Doctor Puffin ebook, The Roots of Evil...
Philip Reeve's Fourth Doctor ebook feels very much like a new series episode in terms of pacing and content, although it does have overlap with other Tom Baker stories. It's interesting reading Reeve's blog, describing mixed feelings for the current era of Doctor Who and a patchy knowledge of the show, as he ends up embarking on a combination of new series-romp and spectacle against an early Graham Williams-era Doctor, using elements of The Face of Evil (which Reeve believes to be the first story he ever watched), a smidgen of The Seeds of Doom and Alien 3's unused 'Wooden Planet' concept.
Doctor Who: Tip Of The Tongue review
14 hours ago
Review Andrew Blair 23 May 2013 - 11:00
Ness has taken a considered look at a considered Doctor, and came up with what we'd now term a 'Doctor-light' story. The action unfolds with two children as our leads. Johhny and Nettie are young teenage outcasts - of German-Jewish and mixed-race familes respectively – in America during 1944. Johnny fancies Marisa, she of the aloof angelic type, and despite his poverty (his Dad is away fighting in Europe, he and his Mum work evening jobs) has shelled out on a second-hand Truth Teller.
Truth Tellers are small, sad looking creatures who hang off the tongue like fleshy ties, »
Can AMC's The Walking Dead go on indefinitely?
16 hours ago
News Louisa Mellor 23 May 2013 - 08:40
Being frank, there are news stories in this business, and then there are news stories. New commissions, releases, cancellations, casting, behind-the-scenes creative changes... all of these can be filed under the 'something actually happened' heading, while speculative comments from network CEOs? File that under 'not so much'.
Having said that, that AMC Networks CEO Josh Sapan expressed the hope at a recent industry conference to be sitting there "in 2022 discussing the fact that The Walking Dead is not over" is of interest, chiefly because it raises the always relevant question of when is the optimum moment for a series to bow out, but also because it gives us an insight into AMC's often cloudy future plans.
“We hope that zombies live forever and »
Warehouse 13 season 4 episode 14 review: The Sky's The Limit
17 hours ago
Review Jennifer Cates 23 May 2013 - 08:00
The Warehouse 13 team solve a Vegas magic show mystery and more in the latest well-balanced episode. Here's Jenni's review...
This review contains spoilers.
4.14 The Sky's The Limit
This was a decent enough episode, with some hijinx and some emotional content. The writers handled three separate story lines and did a good job of bringing them all to a close without feeling rushed, and we have our first taste of what will hopefully kick off the story arc for the rest of this season. Admittedly, the bit with Charlotte Dupres, the ageless wife of our Count St Germain, felt shoehorned into the episode and did little to shed light on what the conflict will be. However, with five episodes left and seeing that Hg will be in the next one (!!!), I have faith that things will get going at a good pace two weeks from now. »
Timecop set for reboot treatment
18 hours ago
News Simon Brew 23 May 2013 - 06:35
Before The Expendables 2 and Kung Fu Panda 2 came along, the highest grossing film of Jean-Claude Van Damme's career at the Us box office was Timecop. Comfortably one of his best movies, Timecop was originally based on a story published by Dark Horse Comics, and The Hollywood Reporter has now broken the news that a fresh take on the material is in the works.
The project is in the early stages, and thus far there's no writer attached to the film. It's being produced by Marc Shmuger and Tom McNulty, though. It's also already clear that Jean-Claude Van Damme is not involved in the project. Whether they eventually sneak in a cameo for him if this one makes it to fruition remains to be seen.
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New trailer for R-rated comedy, We're The Millers
19 hours ago
News Simon Brew 23 May 2013 - 06:28
The trailer for We're The Millers, the new film from the director of Dodgeball. Features a Bane gag, too...
Arriving in cinemas in August in the Us is We're The Millers, a film starring Jennifer Aniston, Jason Sudeikis, Emma Roberts and Ed Helms. It's from Rawson Marshall Thunder, who directed Dodgeball, and it tells the story of a fake family, who are put together to help move weed over the Us border from Mexico.
Aniston plays a stripper in this one (something the trailer leaves you in, er, little doubt about), while Sudeikis is a dealer. And the guts of it look to be a road trip.
This trailer is a red band one, so as always, if you're underage, then please don't click on it. We know you listen to us when we ask that politely. Without further ado, see what you make of this. »
First trailer for Joseph Gordon-Levitt's Don Jon
19 hours ago
Trailer Simon Brew 23 May 2013 - 06:24
Arriving in cinemas later this year is the directorial debut from Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Don Jon. Gordon-Levitt, who also penned the script, co-stars with Scarlett Johansson in the film, and he's playing a man who gets just a little obsessed with watching pornography.
Julianne Moore and Tony Danza round out the cast, and we've got the first trailer for the film right here. Early word on this one is strong, and we're keen to see it. The film is due for release in October (although we don't get it until November 15th in the UK), and you can see the first trailer here...
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The unused poster for 1989's Batman
19 hours ago
Poster Simon Brew 23 May 2013 - 06:17
One of the most striking features of the sizeable promotional campaign for Tim Burton's 1989 blockbuster Batman was the poster. A simple, straight image of the Batman logo, it was pretty much everywhere in the build-up to the film's release, and was one of many ingredients that led to Batman being arguably the first modern-era blockbuster. It was certainly the first to really show how important the opening weekend could be to a film, and arguably sowed the seeds to the first weekend-driven ad campaigns we get with modern cinema.
But things could have been different. Over at Daybees, the site has gathered together a collection of alternative versions of movie posters. These were the drafts that never made it, and amongst examples for Unforgiven, Mystic River, The Exorcist »
Xbox One not backwards compatible
21 hours ago
News Aaron Birch 23 May 2013 - 03:33
If you were holding onto the hope that the Xbox One will be able to play your older 360 games, then you're out of luck, I'm afraid. According to Microsoft's Don Mattrick, who was talking to the Wall Street Journal, backwards compatibility is a pointless feature.
“If you’re backwards compatible, you’re really backwards,” Mattrick said in the interview, claiming that only 5% of customers actually use the function, presumably an opinion based on Xbox 360 figures.
Xbox One won't play older 360 game content, either disc-based or digital download, and won't use any older peripherals. It will be able to make use of transferred multimedia content, such as movies and music, however.
This is a move that's certainly going to upset some, and it's a sure bet that the lack of backwards »
Update on the new Poltergeist movie
22 May 2013 11:16 AM, PDT
News Glen Chapman 23 May 2013 - 06:21
Is it a remake, a reboot or a semi-sequel? Some fresh details on the new Poltergeist movie have surfaced...
This week some details have emerged surrounding the new Poltergeist film. It was assumed for some time that this would be a remake or a reboot. However, now it appears that it will be a semi-sequel.
Bloody Disgusting had exclusive first details earlier in the week that revealed that the new film would follow Eric Bowen and his family who relocate to a new town after he loses his job. Shortly after, his daughter, Madison, is abducted. His wife Amy is able to communicate with the dead and she won't be the only one who has a channel to the other-side as Carrigan Burke, a TV host of a show called Haunted House Cleaners, and his ex-wife, Dr Brooke Powell - a parapsychologist at a »
My Neighbor Totoro & Grave Of The Fireflies: an appreciation
22 May 2013 8:49 AM, PDT
Feature Ryan Lambie 23 May 2013 - 06:51
When My Neighbor Totoro and Grave Of The Fireflies were released in 1988, their shared billing was born out of convenience. Studio Ghibli, the animation house set up by Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takahata in 1985, had already secured its first success with Laputa: Castle In The Sky (1986), while Miyazaki was well-known for his first animated feature, Nausicaa Of The Valley Of The Wind (1984).
In spite of these successes, the films Miyazaki and Takahata wanted to make next were considered to be financially risky. Miyazaki wanted to create a personal story about two children meeting a woodland monster in the Japanese countryside, while Takahata wanted to adapt Akiyuki Nosaka's Grave Of The Fireflies, a semi-autobiographical novel about two young children struggling for survival following the firebombing of Kobe in World War II. »
See 009 Re: Cyborg with us early and for free!
22 May 2013 8:37 AM, PDT
News Den Of Geek 22 May 2013 - 16:35
Fancy seeing a new anime release on the big screen? Early? And for free? Then join us for 009 Re: Cyborg in London. Here's how.
We're pleased to be bringing back Den Of Geek's handpicked reader screenings, after a break of a few months, and we're kicking things off with a rare chance to see a big screen anime release. We're really excited about this one: it's a film we suspect many of you haven't heard of yet, but might just get a kick out of watching on the big screen.
009 Re:cyborg is from the director of Ghost In The Shell: Stand Alone Complex, and it's getting a release over here in June 7th. However, a small bunch of Den Of Geek readers can see it with us ahead of that, and for free, on Wednesday May 29th at 6 for 6.30. The screening will »
The World's End: new trailer
22 May 2013 7:34 AM, PDT
Trailer Ryan Lambie 22 May 2013 - 15:34
This year, a much-loved film trilogy that began with 2004's Shaun Of The Dead draws to a close. And with his usual suspects - among them Simon Pegg, Nick Frost and Martin Freeman - in tow, director Edgar Wright's concluding his trio in style with The World's End. An apocalyptic comedy about old friends, pubs and what appear to be Invasion Of The Body Snatchers-type invaders, it promises to be one of the year's sparkliest British films - at the very least, it'll be the best film you'll see about a massive pub crawl you'll see all summer, we're sure of that.
This new trailer - which appears courtesy of Yahoo - has more of an American feel to it, with a »
Revolution episode 18 review: Clue
22 May 2013 7:19 AM, PDT
Review Billy Grifter 22 May 2013 - 06:01
Billy wishes a horde of zombies would show up in Revolution to shake things up a bit. Here's his review of Clue...
This review contains spoilers.
I know that regular readers of my reviews are going to wonder what recreational drugs I'd been taking before I watched Clue, but astoundingly this was the first watchable story in what seems like forever.
The clue to what we got was in the title, because this was an old-style whodunit, where lots of likely candidates were presented as being behind sabotaging Miles' attempt to intercept Bass at the tower. And the more outrageous the finger pointing, the more confident I became that the person responsible wasn't one that was remotely suspicious or guilty looking.
But before I get entirely carried away, the preamble where Nora was tortured provided the same lack of logical thinking that has pervaded the show so far. »
Banshee episode 4 review: Half Dead Is Better Than All Dead
22 May 2013 4:54 AM, PDT
Review James Stansfield 22 May 2013 - 06:00
Banshee's fourth episode, focusing on Ana's character, has a distinctly comic-book feel. Here's James' impressed review...
This review contains spoilers.
1.4 Half Dead Is Better Than All Dead
After spending three weeks setting up its central conflict between new sheriff, but not really a sheriff, Lucas Hood and small town Mr big Kai Proctor, Banshee takes a change of outlook for episode four with an instalment focusing on Ivana Milicevic’s Ana/Carrie Hopewell. There’s still the usual mix of blood, bruises and boning but this is a real journey episode for the Ana character. Though maybe not as far as she would have hoped.
Before we get to that, there’s the welcome return of Hoon Lee’s Job - still Lucas Hood’s go to guy when he’s in a jam. That jam happens to be finding himself locked in »
In The Flesh returning for series 2
22 May 2013 4:28 AM, PDT
News Louisa Mellor 22 May 2013 - 12:15
BBC Three's supernatural drama In The Flesh has been officially commissioned for a second series...
Come the finale, the chief complaint about BBC Three's In the Flesh was that there simply wasn't enough of it. Writer Dominic Mitchell had created a rich world providing an unusually sensitive take on the zombie genre, and three hour-long episodes just wasn't sufficient time to fully explore its potential. Good news then, that BBC Three Controller Zai Bennett has commissioned a second run of Mitchell's complex, atmospheric drama.
Dominic Mitchell announced the news on Twitter with the message: "Delighted #InTheFlesh is coming back. Thank you BBC, the cast, crew, the fans and all the supporters of the show."
The official blurb for the second series tells us that it "revisits the cauldron of Roarton where the living and the undead have reached a fragile peace. After the shocking events of series one, »
Xbox One reveal video
22 May 2013 3:56 AM, PDT
Trailer Aaron Birch 22 May 2013 - 11:54
Microsoft's Xbox One is going to be here by the end of the year, and here's the official reveal video...
If you missed the live reveal of the Xbox One, you may be interested to have a closer look at the console, which you can do thanks to the official reveal video below.
The new, cloud-powered Xbox One will feature an eight core Cpu, 8Gb Ram, a 500Gb hard disk, Blu-ray drive, built-in Wi-Fi and Usb 3.0. It's totally reliant on the enhanced Kinect sensor, which also incorporates a new, powerful voice control system, and all-encompassing home entertainment is a big focus of the unit, alongside games. It also includes a refined controller, which can interact with Kinect in a similar manner to the PS4's motion-sensing controller set up.
It's not exactly the sleekest-looking console, ditching the curves and angles of the previous models for a straightforward boxy look, »
Bates Motel season 1 finale review: Midnight
22 May 2013 2:39 AM, PDT
Review Michael Noble 22 May 2013 - 10:30
Bates Motel's first season may end on a whimper rather than a bang, but that's not necessarily a bad thing, suggests Michael...
This review contains spoilers.
That this season finale included a return visit to the psychiatrist’s office tells you all you need to know about its intentions. Going out not with a bang, but a whimper, Midnight eschewed plot pyrotechnics to focus on character. There were a handful of tiny reveals, and a mild sense of escalation, but nothing explosive, which showed great control. Bates Motel is a little potboiler, a thriller in a minor key and, with the exception of a couple of emotional outbursts, the season ended in the same fashion. It was an admirable move. Sending Norman on a murderous rampage would have been the easier option.
Psychologically speaking, the episode was full of the little generational »
First full trailer for Marvel's Avengers Assemble
22 May 2013 1:48 AM, PDT
Trailer Louisa Mellor 22 May 2013 - 09:45
A one-hour preview of new animated series, Marvel's Avengers Assemble, premieres this weekend on Disney Xd. Here's the full trailer...
A new trailer has arrived for Marvel's Avengers Assemble, which, alongside season three of Ultimate Spider-Man and fellow new arrival Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H., makes up Disney Xd's new-look Marvel Universe block.
Assemble replaces and continues on from The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes, which aired its finale earlier this month, picking up the story of Iron Man, Captain America, Hulk, Hawkeye, Black Widow, Thor, and newcomer Falcon, fighting evil and saving, you know, the world.
Marvel TV head Jeff Loeb described the new show, which is a mixture of 2D and CGI animation and set to blend comic book and cinematic universe mythology, as closely echoing the tone and feel of Joss Whedon's 2012 The Avengers film. »
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