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Full trailer for Doctor Who series 8

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The BBC has taken the opportunity to debut the first full trailer for the upcoming eighth series of Doctor Who during the World Cup final between Germany and Argentina, giving us our first real look at Peter Capaldi’s Twelfth Doctor in action. For anyone watching on ITV, or elsewhere around the world, check it out right here…

Doctor Who series 8 is set to get underway on the BBC on August 23rd.

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- Gary Collinson

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Transformers: Age of Extinction becomes the highest-grossing movie of 2014

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Well, X-Men: Days of Future Past’s stay as the biggest earner of the year didn’t last long, with Michael Bay’s Transformers: Age of Extinction shrugging aside almost universal negative reviews to become the highest-grossing movie of 2014 so far, with a whopping $752 million worldwide just three weekends after its release. The fourth instalment in the Hasbro franchise looks set to become the first (and only?) release of the year to crack a billion, although The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 and The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies may have something to say about that.

Transformers: Age of Extinction is out now, with Bay directing a cast that includes Mark Wahlberg (Pain & Gain), Jack Reynor (What Richard Did), Nicola Peltz (Bates Motel), Stanley Tucci (Captain America: The First Avenger), Li Bingbing (Resident Evil: Retribution), Sophia Myles (Underworld), Victoria Summer (Saving Mr. Banks), Titus Welliver (Lost) and T.J. Miller »

- Gary Collinson

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Is this Gotham’s Joker?

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We’ve already heard from the creators of Gotham that Fox’s Batman prequel series will see the introduction of the Dark Knight’s greatest foe The Joker, and Bleeding Cool has been posting some images from the upcoming pilot, suggesting that we may get a glimpse of the future Clown Prince of Crime in the very first episode. Said images show a stand-up comedian played by little-known actor Jon Beavers (The Fresh Beat Band), who delivers a set at Fish Mooney’s (Jada Pinkett-Smith) club, with Oswald Cobblepot also in attendance…

It should be noted that executive producers Bruno Heller and Danny Cannon have indicated that there could be a few red herrings along the way to revealing the “real” Joker, and if I was a betting man, I’d say this was the first of those.

What do you think? Could this be the future Joker? Let us know your thoughts… »

- Gary Collinson

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The Dusty VHS Corner: Pm Entertainment

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In the latest edition of The Dusty VHS Corner, Tom Jolliffe digs out a trio of actioners from Pm Entertainment…

Between 1989 and 2002, Pm Entertainment was a strong force in the straight to video action arena. Founded by directors Joseph Merhi and Richard Pepin, they set about trying to deliver big thrills on low budgets. At some stages, largely during a peak period in the mid-90’s, they managed to do that.

Certain stars would become synonymous with the company, and they largely worked with the same ethos as other bigger companies and action specialists, in that you need to have a name attached to sell your picture. Pm worked, sometimes repeatedly, with a slew of video action stars such as Gary Daniels, Don “The Dragon” Wilson, Cynthia Rothrock, Jack Scalia and Jeff Wincott.

Pm Entertainment would also work largely out of La. Whilst other rival companies decided Canada or Eastern »

- Gary Collinson

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New images from Lucy featuring Scarlett Johansson, Morgan Freeman and Choi Min-sik

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With its release a little under a fortnight away, Universal has debuted a batch of new stills from Luc Besson’s (The Fifth Element) latest action thriller Lucy, which includes a few shots of Scarlett Johansson (Captain America: The Winter Soldier), along with Morgan Freeman (The Dark Knight Rises) and Choi Min-sik (Oldboy)…

 

Lucy is set in a world that is run by the mob, street gangs, drug addicts, and corrupt cops. Lucy (Scarlett Johansson), a woman living in Taipei, Taiwan, is forced to work as a drug mule for the mob. The drug implanted in her body inadvertently leaks into her system, changing her into a superhuman. She can absorb knowledge instantaneously, is able to move objects with her mind, and can not feel pain and other discomforts.

Lucy is set for release on July 23rd, with a cast that also includes Amr Waked (Contagion), Analeigh Tipton (Crazy, Stupid, »

- Gary Collinson

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Could 24 continue with Yvonne Strahovski?

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Thomas Roach on whether 24 could continue with Yvonne Strahovski’s Kate Morgan taking over from Jack Bauer…

With the final episode of 24: Live Another Day this week fans are eager to see the outcome of the season, which is believed to be the last one ever. For this final season, the show changed the format of the 24 hour day spread over 24 episodes to just 12. Whilst this has annoyed fans to some extent, the quality of the show has not declined at all. With Kiefer Sutherland getting older but the show still being as iconic as ever, there could potentially be room for a spin off show in the future.

Jack Bauer has been a great character to follow over the years and fans would still want to watch the show with him in it if they decide to continue. Kiefer Sutherland has said that there will not be another »

- Gary Collinson

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New Mortal Kombat X trailer reveals Raiden, more gameplay

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Two minutes of new Mortal Kombat X gameplay have been shown off in a brand new trailer, alongside the reveal that long-standing character Raiden will make a return for the new game.

While his inclusion isn’t a surprise, the gameplay focuses on his electrifying play style and combos. Raiden’s returned was announced by NetherRealm Studio’s creative director, Ed Boon, at the Evolution Championship Series at Las Vegas. The trailer highlights the three fighting styles Raiden will have access to, which are:

Thunder God, which involves a number of electrical combinations that make Raiden a more up close and personal combatant.

Displacer, which is all about movement. Raiden can use teleportation tricks to evade and incorporate combos.

Storm Lord is Raiden’s final play style, which utilises traps such as lightning orbs, which can connect from a distance.

Mortal Kombat X is the next game in the series after Mortal Kombat, »

- Tom Powter

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Sony chief Andrew House talks future of the PS4

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According to Andrew House, the president of Sony Computer Entertainment, the PS4′s future is based around three key tenets: Playstation Now-style streaming technology, wearable lifestyle and fitness technology and making our first real steps into the world of virtual reality through Project Morpheus and other such projects.

House explained his vision at the Developer Conference in Brighton, where he was also joined by Mark Cerny, the system architect who also developed launch title Knack. “There are two or three potential directions that our industry and our form of entertainment could go,” House began. “Our acquisition of Gaikai and our commitment to PlayStation Now is again very much in the spirit of looking at how the distribution method is going to shift over time.

“I’ve been paying attention to what’s been happening to the music business and I think someone told me recently that the people involved in »

- Tom Powter

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Sunday Quiz: Do You Know Your 90s Cartoons?

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Last week we took a trip back in time to the 1980s to test your knowledge of 80s cartoon villains, and we thought we’d jump forward a decade for this week’s quiz as we ask ‘Do You Know Your 90s Cartoons?’. Take the quiz below to see if you can name all fifteen 90s cartoons, and don’t forget to share your results and challenge your friends to best your score…

Question 1 Aaahh!!! Real Monsters Gargoyles Freakazoid!

Question 2 Courage the Cowardly Dog Rocko's Modern Life CatDog

Question 3 Pinky and the Brain Animaniacs Tiny Toon Adventures

Question 4 Freakazoid! The Tick Earthworm Jim

Question 5 Rocko's Modern Life Cow and Chicken Ed, Edd, 'n' Eddy

Question 6 DuckTales Tiny Toon Adventures Darkwing Duck

Question 7 Dexter Bobby's World Dexter's Laboratory

Question 8 2 Stupid Dogs CatDog Dog City

Question 9 Batman: The Animated Series Batman Beyond The Adventures of Batman & Robin

Question 10 Hey Arnold! Arthur »

- Gary Collinson

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Movie Review – Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014)

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Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, 2014.

Diirected by Matt Reeves.

Starring Andy Serkis, Jason Clarke, Gary Oldman, Keri Russell, Toby Kebbell, Judy Greer, Enrique Murciano, Kirk Acevedo, and Kodi Smit-McPhee.

Synopsis:

A growing nation of genetically evolved apes led by Caesar is threatened by a band of human survivors of the devastating virus unleashed a decade earlier. They reach a fragile peace, but it proves short-lived, as both sides are brought to the brink of a war that will determine who will emerge as Earth’s dominant species.

There is always a sense of apprehension and cautious pessimism whenever directors and lead actors get shuffled around in the sequel to a commercially and critically acclaimed successful film. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes was fighting an uphill battle on both of those accounts, on top of having some worrisome spots in the trailers featuring gun toting apes on horseback. »

- Robert Kojder

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Rose Leslie joins Vin Diesel in The Last Witch Hunter

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According to The Hollywood Reporter, Rose Leslie – who plays the Wildling warrior Ygritte in Game of Thrones – has signed on to appear alongside Vin Diesel (Fast & Furious) in director Breck Eisner’s (Sahara, The Crazies) new film, The Last Witch Hunter.

The supernatural actioner will take place in modern New York and sees Diesel as a semi-immortal witch hunter who is forced to partner with a female witch (Leslie) in order to stop an evil witch queen from unleashing a plague upon humanity.

The Last Witch Hunter is due to start shooting next month, while a release date is yet to be announced.

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- Gary Collinson

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J.C. Chandor to helm film about Deepwater Horizon oil rig disaster

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According to Deadline, the director of last year’s critically acclaimed human survival film All Is Lost is heading back to sea, and will helm a film about the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil rig tragedy.

The explosion of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico killed 11 men and injured 17 others. The ensuing gush of oil into the ocean wasn’t capped for three months, becoming the second-largest U.S. environmental disaster in history.

Chandor is set to direct the film, which is described as being “the survival story [about] the courage shown by those who worked on the Deepwater Horizon oil rig,” after finishing post-production on his latest project, A Most Violent Year, which stars Oscar Isaac and Jessica Chastain.

Written by Matthew Sand (Ninja Assassin) and Matthew Michael Carnahan (Lions for LambsWorld War Z), Deepwater Horizon will be overseen by Transformers franchise producers Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Mark Vahradian, »

- James Garcia

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Steven Spielberg’s The Bfg officially announced for 2016

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Back in April it was revealed that Steven Spielberg had signed on to direct an adaptation of Roald Dahl’s beloved children’s tale The Bfg, and now eOne Films has officially announced the film, which will arrive in 2016, marking the centenary of Dahl’s birth.

“The world’s number one storyteller in books, the world’s number one storyteller in film, come together in the centenary year of Roald Dahl’s birth for the film of the summer,” said Alex Hamilton, Managing Director of eOne Films UK. “The Bfg has caught our golden phizzwizard and is set to deliver it into the hearts and minds of everyone in the UK in 2016. This will be a Giant film in every sense of the word.”

Spielberg is directed from a script by Melissa Mathison (E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial) and the film is set to open in the States on July 1st »

- Gary Collinson

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Ali Larter says she won’t be returning for Heroes Reborn

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Back in February, NBC announced that they’d be reviving Heroes, which for a short time was their most popular and beloved show. As you will likely recall, it all went to pot after the first season, but the studio managed to keep it limping along until 2010 when it was mercifully put out of its misery.

Like Arrested Development, 24, and Veronica Mars before it, Heroes is getting a new chance at life, this time via a 13-episode “event” series in 2015 called Heroes: Reborn.

The series will follow a new group of characters, but that the door is open for original series stars to appear. We know that Jack Coleman, who played Hrg a.k.a. Noah Bennet, will be back (effectively making him the Agent Coulson of the Heroes universe), and that both Zachary Quinto (who played Sylar) and Milo Ventimiglia (who played Peter Petrelli) are too busy to return. »

- James Garcia

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Colin Farrell in talks for True Detective season 2

12 July 2014 9:47 AM, PDT

Yesterday we brought you some comments on the upcoming second season of True Detective from creator Nic Pizzolatto, and now it looks like the Emmy Award-nominated series has found the first of its new leads.

According to Variety Colin Farrell is in talks with HBO about boarding the show, with picked up 12 Emmy nominations earlier in the week, including Best Actor nods for its two first season stars Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson.

Little is known about the plans for the second season of True Detective , save for the fact that it is set to shift the action to California, and will feature three or four new leads.

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- Gary Collinson

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Official synopsis for The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

12 July 2014 9:12 AM, PDT

While we await the first trailer for The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, Warner Bros. has released an official synopsis for the final chapter of Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings prequel…

From Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Peter Jackson comes “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies,” the third in a trilogy of films adapting the enduringly popular masterpiece The Hobbit, by J.R.R. Tolkien.

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies” brings to an epic conclusion the adventures of Bilbo Baggins, Thorin Oakenshield and the Company of Dwarves. Having reclaimed their homeland from the Dragon Smaug, the Company has unwittingly unleashed a deadly force into the world. Enraged, Smaug rains his fiery wrath down upon the defenseless men, women and children of Lake-town.

Obsessed above all else with his reclaimed treasure, Thorin sacrifices friendship and honor to hoard it as Bilbo’s frantic attempts to »

- Gary Collinson

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Zachary Quinto and Roberto Orci talk Star Trek 3

12 July 2014 6:33 AM, PDT

As Paramount Pictures prepares to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Gene Roddenberry’s seminal sci-fi franchise Star Trek in 2016 with the release of the third movie in the rebooted series, Zachary Quinto (Spock) has spoken about the threequel during an appearance at the Television Critics Press Tour to promote his new reality series The Chair

“I think the five-year mission will be a part of this next film in some way,” said Quinto (via IGN). “We’re coming up on the 50th anniversary of one of the most iconic sci-fi series in entertainment history, so it’s inherently an ongoing story. But I do think that we’ll feel some sense of evolution in these characters that’s been building through the first few films.”

Quinto then went on to offer some praise to Roberto Orci, screenwriter on the first two movies and potential director of the third: “[Orci] is definitely »

- Gary Collinson

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The Week in Spandex – Guardians of the Galaxy, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Batman v Superman, DC TV, Hellboy 3, Spider-Man and more

12 July 2014 5:17 AM, PDT

Our weekly round up of all the latest stories from the world of screen superheroes, including Guardians of the Galaxy, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Ant-Man, Doctor Strange, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Agent Carter, Daredevil, Big Hero 6, X-Men: Days of Future Past, The Fantastic Four, Spider-Man, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Arrow, The Flash, Constantine, Gotham, Batman: Assault on Arkham, Powers, Hellboy 3 and more…

As you’d expect with less than three weeks to go until its release, Marvel Studios has really ramped up the promotion for Guardians of the Galaxy this week, dropping a rather impressive extended look trailer [see here], as well as a featurette focussing on Gamora (Zoe Saldana) [see here], seven TV spots [see here, here and here], some first look images of Michael Rooker’s (The Walking Dead) Yondu [see here], and a batch of images featuring Gamora, Star-Lord (Chris Pratt), Drax (Dave Bautista) and Ronan (Lee Pace) [see here]. Meanwhile, director James Gunn has announced that he »

- Gary Collinson

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Valiant Entertainment’s awesome Archer & Armstrong comic is headed to the big screen

12 July 2014 4:28 AM, PDT

Comic book movies are all the rage these days, but we forget that not all of them are about superheroes. We’re seeing a ton of other books and graphic novels getting adapted as well, and now have one more to add to the list. According to Ain’t It Cool News, Valiant Entertainment’s awesome Archer & Armstrong series is headed to the big screen.

The film is said to adhere close to the recent Fred Van Lente/Clayton Henry run in the books, which focuses on the offbeat adventures of Archer – a sheltered young man raised by a religious sect, who possesses the ability to mimic any fighting style he sees – and Armstrong – an immortal drunkard “with a penchant for chaos, mayhem, and inebriated fisticuffs.”

So… where do I buy my ticket?

The film could also be the lead in for a Valiant interconnected movie universe, using characters from books like Eternal Warrior, »

- James Garcia

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Guillermo del Toro admits that Hellboy 3 isn’t going to happen

12 July 2014 3:13 AM, PDT

After years of back and forth chatter, which ultimately did nothing but get our hopes up, director Guillermo del Toro has admitted that Hellboy 3 just isn’t going to happen. The desire is there, he’s got a great idea, and Ron Perlman is dying to come back. But frankly none of that justifies the $150 million price tag that film would require.

During his recent Reddit Ama, del Toro was asked about the status of Hellboy 3, and stated:

“Well, you know, we don’t have that movie on the horizon, but the idea for it was to have Hellboy finally come to terms with the fact that his destiny, his inevitable destiny, is to become the beast of the Apocalypse, and having him and Liz face the sort of, that part of his nature, and he has to do it, in order to be able to ironically vanquish »

- James Garcia

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