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New Star Wars: Battlefront a possibility?
5 hours ago
News Aaron Birch 25 May 2013 - 05:53
A new Star Wars: Battlefront may be a possibility now that EA has secured the license...
EA isn't what you'd call the most popular videogame publisher around, despite owning some of the biggest-selling licenses in the market, and it's constantly taking a beating. The recent news that the giant has acquired the Star Wars license from Disney didn't exactly help, either, with the company's haters instantly assuming the sci-fi epic's future games were doomed to annual-release mediocrity.
However, when you consider that EA has the talented folks at BioWare, Criterion and Visceral and in its stables, to name but a few teams, the possibility of a decent Star Wars title isn't so easy to dismiss. And, if EA CFO, Blake Jorgensen's comments at the Stifel 2013 Technology Conference (via Gamespot) have any substanc to them, fans could be very happy, as a new Battlefront title may be a possibility. »
First trailer for brilliant French thriller The Returned
22 hours ago
Trailer Louisa Mellor 24 May 2013 - 12:45
French supernatural thriller The Returned is coming to Channel 4 very soon, and well deserves your time...
If you watch just one exquisitely made, atmospheric, eight-part supernatural French drama set in a remote mountain village this year, make sure it's The Returned (Les Revenants).
No doubt thanks to the success of, amongst others, The Killing, Channel 4 is bringing us its first subtitled TV import for some years, and has demonstrated real savvy and taste in its choice. The series picked up accolades when it aired in France last year, meaning, thankfully, that a second series is currently being written for transmission in 2014.
An English-language remake led by Paul Abbott »
Doctor Who: Strax reports on the Doctor's greatest secret
23 hours ago
News Louisa Mellor 24 May 2013 - 12:15
Dan Starkey delivers another of Strax's field reports, this time on the Doctor's greatest secret (which has nothing to do with his chin)...
"It appears the Doctor has kept one of his many faces from view"
We can't say that the latest BBC-released 'field report' from Strax sheds a great deal of light on the questions raised by The Name of the Doctor, but we're pinning it to our steadily growing corkboard of chin-stroking evidence nonetheless.
A "battle-hardened warrior" you say, Strax...
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Defiance episode 6 review: Brothers In Arms
24 May 2013 1:58 AM, PDT
Review Billy Grifter 24 May 2013 - 06:00
Billy sees an improvement in this week's Defiance, which takes in romantic complications and war crimes...
This review contains spoilers.
1.6 Brothers In Arms
Before I get into the actual mechanics of this story, I'd like to say that I think the show is getting better, after a rocky start. Some of the characters are becoming more engaging, and the performances in general are good.
Where Defiance seems to get bogged down is occasionally rough dialogue exchanges that are full of cop show or western clichés. Each time one of these happens it ruins the alternate-world context, and reminds us that the show is written to a deadline and shot on a budget.
The action in Brothers in Arms centres on Pol Madis, a Castithan war criminal that comes to defiance pursued by an old war buddy of Nolan, Eddie Braddock. Of the two Pol »
FIFA 14 release date and editions revealed
24 May 2013 1:15 AM, PDT
News Aaron Birch 24 May 2013 - 09:14
EA has spilled the beans on FIFA 14's release, and has lifted the lid on special editions...
Seen for the first time at the Xbox One launch, FIFA 14 is the next annual instalment of the world's favourite footy sim. This time the game will utilise EA's new Ignite engine, promising far more realism and better AI.
Four editions have been announced for the game in the UK, with the first being the Standard Edition, which will include the game and four Fut gold packs (Adidas Bundle, Pro Boosters, Celebrations pack and Historic Club Kits).
The Limited Edition pre-order pack (Exclusive to Game until August 1) will include the above, as well as one premium Fut gold pack per week for 24 weeks, and a collector's steelbook case (Game only exclusive).
The Ultimate Edition will be a special pre-order only pack that's also available via Amazon.co. »
Grand Theft Auto V special editions announced
24 May 2013 12:39 AM, PDT
News Aaron Birch 24 May 2013 - 08:35
Rockstar has detailed what goodies you can get with special editions of GTA V...
If you're the kind of gamer who's not content with just owning a game, and instead like to have all sorts of extras and rarities to go with it, then Rockstar's special edition reveal will give your credit card a tingle.
GTA V is set to come with two different special editions. The first, which is the Grand Theft Auto V: Special Edition will include the game in a steelbook case, blueprint map of Los Santos and Blaine County and a selection of in-game additions, including special ability boosts for the trio of protagonists, bonus outfits, tattoos, weapons and stunt plane trials.
The premium, Collector's Edition will include all of the above, along with some custom characters for the online character creation tool, special vehicles and property, a GTA V baseball cap, »
Revisiting Star Trek Tng: The Schizoid Man
24 May 2013 12:20 AM, PDT
Review James Hunt 24 May 2013 - 08:00
This review contains spoilers.
2.6 The Schizoid Man
The Enterprise is called to the aid of Dr. Ira Graves, a cybernetics specialist who has become ill. An away team consisting of Troi, Worf, Data and one of the ship's doctors transports to the planet's surface and spends some time with Graves and his assistant while the Enterprise attends to urgent matters further afield. After insulting the woman in the away team (and then, just for good measure, insulting all women everywhere) the doctor informs him that he has a terminal disease and will be dead more or less within the day. Good job they got there in time!
Graves takes Data into his office and discusses the value of being alive with him, before casually remarking that he's »
Need For Speed: Rivals trailer
23 May 2013 11:53 PM, PDT
Trailer Aaron Birch 24 May 2013 - 07:49
A new Need for Speed is racing our way, and here's the official reveal trailer...
Developed by Ghost, in association by Criterion, Need for Speed: Rivals has been announced, and here's the reveal trailer to have a good gawk at.
The new racer in the popular series will make full use of the Frostbite 3 engine, which EA is certainly making good use of in its latest range of titles.
The game will let players pick either a street racer, or the law, and the story will take place in another open-world setting, this time Redview County. Expect the usual Nfs staples such as trolling and avoiding cops, unlockable, upgradable cars, and a whole lot of destruction if you opt for the former, whilst the police will instead make use of tactical power ups like road blocks and choppers, which help them track down and stop high speed perps. »
Poster round-up: World War Z, The Conjuring, Smurfs 2
23 May 2013 10:32 PM, PDT
Poster Simon Brew 24 May 2013 - 06:30
Right then. For our latest poster round-up, we've got a trio of films heading to cinemas this summer, that are arriving with a mixture of expectations.
World War Z first. The new poster doesn't look remarkably different from one of the older ones, but it arrives on the back of word of the film's first review screening. It sounds as if this was a screening that Brad Pitt turned up at, so it was hardly a bunch of grumbly journalists in a dingy screening room. That said, feedback sounds very positive so far. We're looking forward to seeing the film ourselves.
Quicksilver heading for X-Men as well as Avengers 2
23 May 2013 10:25 PM, PDT
News Simon Brew 24 May 2013 - 06:14
Now this is a new one. A week or two ago, it came to light that the character of Quicksilver was on Joss Whedon's radar for inclusion in his upcoming The Avengers 2. Since then, he's confirmed the news, even though the role thus far remains uncast.
However, news has now broken that the Marvel character has also been snagged by Bryan Singer for his now-in-production X-Men: Days Of Future Past. It means that the same character will turn up in two entirely independent films, a year apart. That the news has broken now, following Joss Whedon's confirmation of Quicksilver for The Avengers 2, looks slightly odd, but then we'd hardly imagine that Singer has just rewritten his film to get on Marvel's nerves.
That said, »
Who is J. August Richards playing in Marvel's Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.?
23 May 2013 12:12 PM, PDT
Feature James Hunt 24 May 2013 - 07:00
The first trailer for Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. was released a few days ago, and while it didn't give too much away it did leave us with one particularly pressing question to chew on: Who is J. August Richards playing?
Richards (probably best known as Gunn from Joss Whedon's Buffy spin-off Angel) hasn't been granted the status of a serious regular - at least, not yet - but he has been confirmed as a major guest star in the pilot. Given that he's clearly the only person in the trailer who is definitely manifesting superpowers, it's safe to assume that he'll be the subject of the S.H.I.E.L.D. team's first investigation. But further than that, there's also a good chance he'll be playing »
Saoirse Ronan on Scarlet Witch Avengers 2 rumours
23 May 2013 11:59 AM, PDT
News Glen Chapman 24 May 2013 - 07:09
A couple of weeks back, news broke indicating that Marvel is interested in bringing Saoirse Ronan into its cinematic universe to play Scarlet Witch in The Avengers 2. The reaction from fans seemed to be very positive indeed, and quite right too: she is a fantastic actress who excels when given the right role. Furthermore, there's no doubt about her abilities in an action movie after her stellar performance in Hanna.
Ronan has responded to the rumours recently, chatting to The Mary Sue, here's what she had to say: “I have heard about it and yes, I would. Yeah, of course I would. I love Joss and I love those films, and I love his handle on them and how he portrayed these kinds of superheroes. »
New trailer for Monsters University
23 May 2013 4:23 AM, PDT
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...
Exclusive: Damon Lindelof on Star Trek's big spoiler
23 May 2013 3:21 AM, PDT
Interview Simon Brew 24 May 2013 - 06:18
Don't read this piece if you haven't seen Star Trek Into Darkness....
Huge Spoilers Lie Ahead For Star Trek Into Darkness.
Back when we did interviews for Star Trek Into Darkness a few weeks' back, we got to have a chat with Damon Lindelof. He kindly agreed to answer a very spoiler-ific question, on the proviso that we held it back until after the film had been released wisely around the world. Which it now has. Hence, this article.
That said, here comes the big spoiler warning anyway. If you haven't seen Star Trek Into Darkness, then we're going to talk about one of the big spoilers of the film. Thus, we'd highly recommend not reading on.
If you have, though, then you'll know just what we're about to talk about. The question we put to Damon Lindelof was thus this: why choose Khan in the first place, »
Doctor Who: The Roots Of Evil review
23 May 2013 3:10 AM, PDT
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.
The problem with Hollywood's mainstream R-rated comedies
23 May 2013 3:01 AM, PDT
Feature Simon Brew 24 May 2013 - 07:27
As The Hangover Part III looks set to clean up at the box office, Simon wonders why comedies can't aim a bit higher....
Amongst the many majestic scenes in Carl Reiner's hugely underappreciated comedy classic All Of Me is one where Steve Martin has to go the toilet. By this time, he's sharing a body with Lily Tomlin, with each of them controlling one half of it. Thus, Martin needs Tomlin to, bluntly, do the necessaries.
It's brilliantly and simply shot, with Tomlin's face the reflection in the mirror, delivering a difficult performance pitch perfectly. Martin, not for the first time in his career, is genuinely astounding too, one of the most gifted comedy actors of all time. They take a simple scene, and turn it into something special. Basically, two gifted performers sell you a superb, very funny scene about a man having a pee. »
Doctor Who: Tip Of The Tongue review
23 May 2013 3:00 AM, PDT
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?
23 May 2013 1:01 AM, PDT
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
23 May 2013 12:30 AM, PDT
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
22 May 2013 10:37 PM, PDT
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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