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10 Upcoming Movies That Have Already Ignored Massive Mistakes

6 hours ago

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Hollywood is doomed to relive its own sins in a dangerous loop that would put the Human Centipede to shame. Thanks to the irresistible persuasion of the almighty dollar and the unthinking, Transformers loving hordes, originality is a thing to be cherished, as it comes at a premium.

And it’s not just the stories and properties themselves that lack originality: ironically, the films that rip-off or sequels or reboot invariably struggle with problems that we’ve all seen before. The same sins play out, the same mistakes are ignored, and audiences suffer the same frustrations in an perpetual loop.

Looking forward to some of the biggest movies already on the bill for the coming years, it’s actually possible to already predict what problems they will face, because of their genetic similarities with films that have been there before, got the miserable T-shirt and suffered the embarrassments. And unfortunately, »

- Simon Gallagher

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10 Major Assets WWE Don’t Realise They Have

7 hours ago

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WWE is in a period of financial uncertainty. The switch to an ‘over the top’ digital distribution has proved costly and ushered in an era of cost cutting austerity.

While the WWE Network will eventually break even and prove a long term asset, it is right now a loss maker and costly investment. WWE’s usually sound financials are shaken. The switch from pay per view was necessary, but it was also fraught with dangers.

As such, WWE will lose money this year. To offset this, Vince McMahon has already made a string of staff cuts and budget slashes.

Another thing the Chairman should be doing is utilising WWE’s assets in a better fashion. Vince owns and is invested in a range of people and resources that he could be utilising in better ways.

Perhaps if the WWE realised the true value of the major assets that they have, »

- Grahame Herbert

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10 Most Notorious Batista Urban Legends

7 hours ago

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Batista is one of the most successful professional wrestlers in WWE history and one of its biggest stars in the last decade. He started out as “Deacon Batista” on the Smackdown brand in 2002 and it took him less than three years to win his first World Title while also headlining a WrestleMania.

He was a part of WWE’s talented foursome that all debuted in 2002 with huge aspirations. The others were Brock Lesnar, John Cena and Randy Orton. All of them went on to win multiple World Titles and headlined every major show that there is. Lesnar was pushed the fastest, Cena’s the one that has been the true top guy, Orton has mostly been pushed as the biggest heel in the group and Batista was one of the biggest faces on the Smackdown brand during his run at the top.

He’s an interesting guy because he »

- John Canton

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10 Critically Panned Films That Will Be Future Classics

8 hours ago

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Sometimes the critics get it wrong. This is a fact of the film industry. A film critic has to make a judgement of a film immediately after seeing it and, sometimes, their assessment can be way off the mark.

There are many instances of critics recanting their opinions years later. Films now considered some of the best of all time were, at one point, lambasted for various reasons. Many times a film will come along that is well and truly ahead of its time and people simply don’t know how to react to it.

Citizen Kane, The Wizard Of Oz, Fight Club, Bonnie And Clyde, The Graduate… the list goes on and on. All of these films took a pasting from critics and look at where they are now: audience and critics resoundingly agree that these are some of the greatest achievements in motion picture history.

But what about recent films? »

- Lewis Howse

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20 Things That Are Absolutely 100% Legit

8 hours ago

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Things are not always what they seem. In a world abundant with technology, it’s becoming increasingly easy for crooks to pull off life-shattering scams.

Counterfeit goods, deceptive deals and full on fraud aren’t just things to be weary of from rogue traders anymore – they’re around every corner of the Internet – cruelly waiting to lure us in with their trickery and steal our money.

Our junk mail boxes are full to the brim with seemingly positive offers to “Lose Weight Quick” and attractive “Work From Home” opportunities. What’s tragic is the fact some people fall for them.

Imagine finding out you’ve won a huge cash prize in the sweepstakes. A dream come true, right? Only you’ve got to call a toll number to claim your money. That’s not a problem, of course, because you’re about to claim half a million in just a few moments. »

- Nina Cresswell

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Jurassic World: 10 Big Clues From The New Trailer

9 hours ago

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If nostalgia is a drug, then Jurassic World will be one of the biggest highs ever. The fourth entry in the franchise that began twenty years ago (or sixty-five million, depending on who you ask), World promises to return the Jurassic Park franchise back to thrilling greatness after two legacy-marring sequels.

The first full trailer for the movie dropped yesterday, a few days earlier than expected, probably to avoid getting lost in the hype wave the unveiling of Star Wars: The Force Awaken’s teaser will undoubtably bring when it arrives at the end of the week. Shockingly, no one appears to be complaining about getting their first extended look inside the park ahead of schedule.

With familiar images (they may be CGI, but it’s refreshing to see the gates open once more) and the return of that unforgettable John Williams score (albeit slowed down to »

- Alex Leadbeater

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10 Comic Book Events That Changed Everything

9 hours ago

Comic book events; either you love them, or you avoid them like the plague…

Still, love ‘em or hate ‘em, comic book events are a mainstay of graphic storytelling. They generate money, open doors for readers to jump on to new books and also give creators an opportunity to ‘shuffle the deck’, as it were.

Besides, even the most jaded comic book reader has to admit that some comic book events are very worth reading and also that they have, in fact, served as vehicles for nearly every major change in modern comics. From early prototypes like The Coming of Galactus, to slick, high concept modern efforts like 52 and Blackest Night, events are a powerful force for change in comic books.

Ok, so before we go any further, let’s address the elephant in the room. The definition of an ‘event’ is a tricky one and kind of hard to pin down. »

- Chris Quicksilver

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21 Movie Moments Made Better With A Bazinga

9 hours ago

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For the benefit of those of you who don’t already know, “bazinga” is a very catchy phrase that is used to accompany a clever prank or getting one over on somebody in some way, as popularised by Sheldon Cooper – the socially awkward character played by the brilliant Jim Parsons on hit U.S. sitcom The Big Bang Theory.

As Sheldon became more accustomed to social interactions, he began to develop something resembling a sense of humour and any time he duped his friends in to believing something or carried out a practical joke of some description he joyously shouted out “bazinga!”

Just pulled your friend’s chair from under them? Bazinga! Jumped out of a wardrobe to scare your sister? Bazinga! Replaced your Dad’s frothy beer with soapy water? Bazinga! Prank-called a bar and asked for “Hugh Janus”? Bazinga!

There are so many situations in which a »

- K.J. Stewart

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10 Players Who Probably Regret Joining Everton

10 hours ago

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For quite some time, Everton’s reputation has been one of a selling club. While the bigger clubs around them were able to spend vast fortunes on recruitment, Everton were forced to sell before they could buy.

That often led to them selling off their prized assets for large fees and spending the money to fill out a squad that was desperately lacking in quality in certain areas. No deal highlights this more than Wayne Rooney’s transfer to Manchester United, while the club also did well out of deals for the likes of Mikel Arteta and Jack Rodwell.

During the David Moyes era at the club, he was often forced into spending very little money but trying to build a squad that was capable of competing towards the higher ends of the Premier League. It was arguably a job that the Scot did well, with »

- Sean Lunt

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11 Reasons Gaming Was Better When You Were Younger

10 hours ago

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The latest generation of gaming consoles offer a plethora of modern tricks and features – some stuff you can’t believe you ever lived without. Life wasn’t always this way of course, but was it really all that bad?

Now something like a Playstation isn’t just for tackling games; it’s a Blu-ray player, internet browser, TV, social hub, media centre and lastly, a gaming machine. It makes you wonder if console developers are spending enough time on the gaming side when they have all these other avenues to worry about, to be honest.

These forced innovations are put in place assumedly to make the life of a gamer that little bit easier or more streamlined in the long run, but the problem is that developers don’t seem to realise that these things – these little annoyances or nuances – can be what made them adore the medium in the first place. »

- Ryan A. Hill

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10 Really Horrible Things Done By Great People

10 hours ago

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The word great is often misused as a blurred adjective. When we think of people as being great, we like to think of them as a glowing example of humanity; someone whom we should all aspire to emulate. Describing people as being great automatically leans us towards respecting them for their accomplishments… without waiting to hear what those accomplishments might be.

Great is a dangerous word. For example, take a man who single-handedly brought a nation in chaos to order by stabilizing the economy: he built a strong government and military to protect his nation, and the people flourished under his rule. Doesn’t this guy sound great? Of course he does, until it is revealed that he was called Adolf Hitler, among the most evil men in history.

The point is that though someone might be great, they aren’t necessarily good or even likable. The dictionary »

- Michael Thompson

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5 Doctor Who Writers Who Should Return For Series 9 (Plus 5 New Ones)

10 hours ago

BBC

Now that the latest series has reached its dramatic conclusion (hands up if you’re still recovering from the finale!), the attention of Doctor Who fans has now swiftly turned to the upcoming series as speculation about who will be writing for the Doctor’s next string of adventures begins.

It is already known, of course, that showrunner Steven Moffat will be back to oversee the timey-wimey proceedings for what will be his fifth series at its reigns. As such, he’ll be contributing the majority of the episodes, and, as the man in charge, he’s also responsible for hand picking the other writers who will have the privilege of leaving their mark on the Twelfth Doctor’s second series. Just think of him in his office sitting on a throne made of Dalekanium, only he’s stroking a life size figure of K-9 instead of a white fluffy cat… »

- Dan Butler

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12 Awesome Video Game Alternate Endings

10 hours ago

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The end to a video game can ultimately make or break it: if developers put absolutely no effort in, there’s no feeling of reward, but if they give gamers a gloriously cinematic, satisfying send-off, it’s a great cherry on top of an already awesome title. It’s becoming increasingly common these days, however, for games to feature multiple or alternate endings, allowing the player to arrive at a slightly more personal finale based on their own choices.

Whether this ending is a result of choices made throughout the game or an “A, B, or C” selection at the very end, each of these games delivered an extremely memorable alternate to what is widely regarded as the “canon” or happy ending. Sure, some of these endings don’t make any sense in the context of a franchise, but on their own, they’re a fantastic alternative to »

- Jack Pooley

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10 Podcast Questions Stone Cold Steve Austin Must Ask Vince McMahon

11 hours ago

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Back in the Attitude Era, Stone Cold Steve Austin and Vince McMahon would have settled their differences in the ring. However in 2014, things are going to be done slightly different.

The Texas Rattlesnake welcomes his greatest nemesis onto The Steve Austin Show podcast which will be aired on the WWE Network immediately following next week’s Raw on December 1.

Austin releases two podcasts per week. One family friendly version on Tuesdays and The Steve Austin Show ‘Unleashed’ on Thursdays. As you would expect, a meeting with McMahon will be one of the ‘Unleashed’ variety.

The two men who contested the main rivalry of wrestling’s biggest period certainly have a lot to talk about and it promises to be a sensational showdown. As fans, all we can hope for is WWE doesn’t let their own agendas get in the way and no stone is left unturned. »

- Ross Tweddell

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Football Manager 2015 Tips: 10 Ways To Guarantee World Domination

11 hours ago

Football Manager 2015 has now been out for a couple of weeks, and while some reviews have criticised the game’s reinvention and the broken bits that make playing a frustrating experience, any criticism is only in parallel to Si’s usually exceptional standards. It remains the best management sim on the market, vast in scope and detail and as irresistible as ever, despite the frowns.

Veterans of the series will already have drawn up maps of who to sign, where to scout and how to win big, and will have their tactics plotted out for every eventuality, on the road to Champions League glory. Well, veterans who are any good at the game anyway.

For some, no matter how many games you play; no matter how many hours you plough in to chasing your simulated dreams, you will still get sacked, you will still p*ss off every member of your squad, »

- Simon Gallagher

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10 Big Angles For Randy Orton’s WWE Return

11 hours ago

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Randy Orton has been gone for less than a month but, given the breakneck pace of the current product and how quickly storylines move, that sees like a long time to some.

So long, in fact, that many people were surprised and a little disappointed that Orton didn’t return as a member of Team Cena at Survivor Series. The show took place in Orton’s home town of St. Louis and it would have been a good time for Orton to exact revenge against Seth Rollins and the authority for putting him out.

Instead it was Sting who made his debut and foiled The Authority which was obviously a much bigger story, since it was the first time that Sting has ever stepped foot in a WWE ring.

But where was Orton? Reports suggest that he was backstage at the show but was not used. WWE is »

- Lewis Howse

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10 Former Players Spurs Could Do With Now

11 hours ago

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Daniel Levy has made a right mess of his club. While the irony of Brendan Rodger’s words surely aren’t lost on him now, he was correct in his declaration last year that when a team spends over £100 million on players, ‘they should be challenging for the title’.

The £85 million received for the talismanic Gareth Bale has been squandered on a plethora of overpriced rubbish who haven’t tried a leg for Spurs since moving to the club in the last 18 months. Spurs may be onto their third manager since Bale’s departure in September 2013, but Mauricio Pochettino is simply inheriting the same problems that befell his predecessors.

What Spurs supporters wouldn’t do to have a firesale at the club, and bring back some heroes from the past? They may have been gone a while now, but these players would certainly dig »

- Michael Ramsay

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Jon Jones Dismisses Ufc Superfight With Anderson Silva

12 hours ago

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Ufc Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones has dismissed the possibility of ever fighting Mma legend Anderson Silva. Both are under contract with the Ufc and Silva Vs Jones is seen as the biggest dream match that the company could make.

However, Jon Jones is quoted at Fox Sports saying “I just don’t want to be the guy to beat him, even though it’s happened already. I don’t want to lose to him. I don’t want to beat him.”

Speculation about Jones Vs Silva has heightened again in recent weeks. Ufc President Dana White was due to make a “mega announcement” at a Ufc press conference earlier in November, but ended up revealing that whatever deal it was “never got done in time.”

Later, White tweeted a photo of Jon Jones and Anderson Silva sparring. He tagged it as “The Superfight between @jonnybones and @spiderandersonsilva went »

- Grahame Herbert

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Sting Could Be Wrestling More Than Once For WWE

13 hours ago

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The feeling within WWE is that Sting will be wrestling more than just “one more match”, states a report at PWInsider.

This is encouraging news for fans who were disappointed that Sting’s WWE debut involved Triple H. The hopes for a long time had been for a Sting Vs The Undertaker match.

If this latest news is true, if Sting is going to do more than one match, then perhaps we will still Sting and Undertaker go at it. This would be contrary to initial reports from the Wrestling Observer that Sting was only coming in for one match.

What WWE could do is run Sting Vs Triple H at Royal Rumble. At the conclusion of that match, The Undertaker could return and point at the WrestleMania 31 sign.

However, at this stage, the PWInsider report should be taken with some degree of caution. It isn’t certain and »

- Grahame Herbert

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16 Unique Harry Potter Tattoos Every Muggle Needs

13 hours ago

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Every Death Eater bears “The Dark Mark” on their inner forearm – the same symbol Lord Voldemort sends into the air whenever he kills. Seeing the snake emerging from the skull is everyone’s worst fear, so naturally hundreds of Harry Potter fans have it tattooed.

Then there’s the Sign of the Deathly Hallows, a triangular mark representing the Elder Wand, Resurrection Stone and Cloak of Invisibility. All three together make one the “Master Of Death”. So naturally, thousands of Potter fans have this one tattooed, too.

Not everyone gets the same thing, though. With any huge magical work of fiction, the art that coincides it is stupendously brilliant. That goes for tattoo art as well; and plenty of Potterheads have covered themselves in everything from Hagrid’s broken umbrella to parts of the Marauder’s Map.

What follows are some of the most original, amusing and »

- Nina Cresswell

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