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Avengers: Age Of Ultron New Full Trailer Goes Action-Crazy

35 minutes ago

Marvel

There’s obviously a lot going on in Joss Whedon’s new Avengers movie, and while fans have been able to piece together a lot of plotty bits and pieces from the clips and promos released so far, they certainly haven’t uncovered the whole picture. That’s why reveals like last week’s poster, which gave Don Cheadle top-tier billing and confirmed that Anthony Mackie will be appearing, can result in such excited reception.

And now, here’s a new trailer, with lots of new material. Hardly any of these shots have been seen before. It’s a big moment in the Ultron publicity campaign.

Well, that just looks excellent. It’s just so witty, above everything else, even while it’s focusing on action over character or even story.

I’m anticipating this film largely on good faith, I’ll admit. Whedon’s work on… well, on anything, »

- Brendon Connelly

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10 Biggest Mismatches In Wrestling History

6 hours ago

WWE.com

Professional wrestling companies have made a lot of money through the years pitting a smaller “underdog” worker against a bigger “monster” worker; the so-called “David vs Goliath” formula is a tried-and-true one and it can reap massive rewards. When done right the style clash can make for a phenomenal match full of entertainment, but when it isn’t it makes for awkward pairings, spotty work offerings, and an overall unbelievable vibe. That last point is especially important when suspension of disbelief can only take you so far with eyes on the product.

The ten entries on this list feature some of the biggest mismatches in the history of the sport. As a twist, though, this won’t strictly be size-based mismatches: in some of the cases, you take someone who was billed as a big-time star and have them placed in a match with someone who is much »

- Aaron Hyden

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10 Biggest Mismatches In Wrestling History

6 hours ago

WWE.com

Professional wrestling companies have made a lot of money through the years pitting a smaller “underdog” worker against a bigger “monster” worker; the so-called “David vs Goliath” formula is a tried-and-true one and it can reap massive rewards. When done right the style clash can make for a phenomenal match full of entertainment, but when it isn’t it makes for awkward pairings, spotty work offerings, and an overall unbelievable vibe. That last point is especially important when suspension of disbelief can only take you so far with eyes on the product.

The ten entries on this list feature some of the biggest mismatches in the history of the sport. As a twist, though, this won’t strictly be size-based mismatches: in some of the cases, you take someone who was billed as a big-time star and have them placed in a match with someone who is much »

- Aaron Hyden

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Terminator Genisys: 12 Major Spoilers From The Leaked Script

6 hours ago

Paramount Pictures

One of the most curious cinematic releases this summer is the fifth movie in the Terminator series, Terminator Genisys. While the returning presence of Arnold Schwarzenegger will be welcomed with open arms by the hardcore fans (assuming they even watch this one), there’s been a lot of negative press about the movie since the official plot synopsis was first announced, alongside a rather garish set of promotional images courtesy of Entertainment Weekly. Since then, a test screening took place in January to a surprisingly promising response, while script reviews have stirred up everything ranging from high praise to utter disdain.

Reports suggest that the movie is currently being tinkered with in post-production following the first test screening, with the fight between the older and younger T-800s being a major bone of contention for the studio. Even so, with script reviews leaking pretty much the entire plot »

- Jack Pooley

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15 Best Ever Sunderland Premier League Signings

7 hours ago

Nick Potts/Pa Wire

Among the ruins of some diabolical Sunderland transfers, it can be easy to forget the ones that worked.

You’ve seen some of the worst Premier League signings for Sunderland, now it’s time to celebrate the best.

While the club hasn’t had the best of times in recent years, some new signings have been absolutely crucial in keeping the team afloat, and even charged Sunderland all the way to Wembley.

While it’s easy to pick out the numerous flops, there are some players who have stood out for their respective team, and also in the entire Premier League.

While you may be thinking Kevin Phillips is a certainty for the top spot, remember he was signed after Sunderland were relegated back in 1997.

This list highlights players who were signed while the club held a Premier League position.

It doesn’t mean they’re »

- Michael Potts

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The Simpsons: 15 Celebrity Appearances You Might Have Missed

8 hours ago

20th Century Fox

It goes without saying that The Simpsons has a long-standing habit of taking famous voices and painting them yellow. In fact, entire episodes have been based around one-off celeb-voiced characters like Johnny Cash’s Space Coyote during Homer’s chilli-induced hallucination or Albert Brooks’  Bond-like villain Hank Scorpio. And of course guest stars like Simon Cowell, Rupert Murdoch and Justin Bieber are the show’s bread and butter.

Sometimes stars voicing themselves works; for instance Alec Baldwin, Kim Basinger and Ron Howard shone in When You Dish Upon A Star, but when suspicions arise that the show is a celebrity rite of passage and the cameos don’t actually improve the show, there’s clearly a problem. This hasn’t gone unnoticed by The Simpsons chiefs, with executive producer Al Jean detailing that they will slow down the endless stream of famous faces around Springfield.

But that »

- Michael Potts

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20 Things You Should Never Say To A Teacher

8 hours ago

Columbia Pictures

Being a teacher is a very admirable job as it requires the patience, diligence and creativity of a god if you do it right. Not only will you be adored by your peers but also by your students, and that is a very humbling thing indeed. You need to be a Jack Of All Trades across the academic board if you’re a primary school teacher and the secondary school teachers have to put up with teenagers. As imagined, this can be a hell of a struggle.

People tend to forget or overlook the sheer amount of hours that you put in behind the scenes too; the homework you have to grade, the assemblies and presentations you need to give as well as the Parents’ Evenings, which are the highlight of your academic year. The hours of planning and searching for teaching materials are also the bane of »

- Sara Weir

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15 Mind-Blowing Facts About The PS2

8 hours ago

15 years ago, Sony’s Playstation 2 hit markets, quickly establishing itself as one of the best-loved and most popular videogame consoles of all time. Expanding heavily on what had made the original Playstation so well liked, the PS2 offered enhanced graphics, a library of games which make any other device jealous, and some nifty media capabilities that thrilled users.

No doubt about it, the PS2 was special, and incredibly remains a valid piece of hardware to this day. Sure, later consoles such as the PS4 and Xbox One blow it out of the water, but there’s still something so endearing about the sleek black design, the little spinning Playstation logo on the disc tray, and the charming quality possessed by many of the games available on the system.

To this day, people are still playing their PS2 consoles, which really goes to show what kind of mark the system has left on the gaming world. »

- Jamie Kennedy

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15 Things You Didn’t Know About Jason Statham

9 hours ago

Philip Toscano/Pa Archive

Are you a Hollywood film director? Are you looking to senselessly destroy an army of bad guys but can only afford to pay one actor? There’s a good chance you’re covered.

Jason Statham is a rock hard man, it’s that simple. He’s starred in a range of action films from The Transporter to Crank, with over 40 other productions under his belt grossing a combined total in excess of $1 billion. Not bad for someone who used to jump off things in tiny speedos for a living…

Since his debut in Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998), the hard man’s hard man has earned himself a rugged reputation and clawed his way into The Expendables film series, which has become like an awards ceremony to celebrate the human tanks of this world.

But there’s a side to Statham that you might not expect. »

- Michael Potts

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10 Things Roy Keane Wants You To Forget

9 hours ago

Laurence Griffiths/Empics Sport

Roy Keane is best known for his full-blooded displays at the heart of the Manchester United midfield for over a decade, captaining the Red Devils to many a trophy.

Well, that and growing a ridiculously angry looking beard in recent times.

The man affectionately known by the Old Trafford faithful as simply Keano is just as known for holding up trophies as he is for his horror tackles and angry scowl. To describe Keane’s style as combative would be as much of an understatement as saying that he had a mild dislike for Mick McCarty.

Where Roy is concerned, nobody is off limits when it comes to feeling his wrath, and this includes his opponents, his own managers, his own team-mates, his own fans, the press, and pretty much anyone who happened to catch him on an off day It’s safe to say, Roy Keane »

- Andrew Pollard

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The Spectacular Spider-Man: 10 Reasons It’s Already Doomed

10 hours ago

Marvel Studios

Ever since it was announced Spider-Man was going to become a part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, there’s be rampant speculation normally only reserved for dubious Star Wars: The Force Awakens concept art.

Will they canonise the Sam Raimi films, with Tobey Maguire reprising the role of Peter Parker? Is the Spider-Man going forward actually Miles Morales? Will Peter have a race change in a bid to diversify the McU? Can you expect a reference in the oh-so-close Avengers: Age Of Ultron? How exactly has a hero everyone was sick of only a couple of months ago become the biggest talking point on the internet?

Now those rumours are starting to coalesce into something regarding actual facts. The current suggestion is that, following the character’s debut in Captain America: Civil War, Sony’s 2017 stand-alone movie will see Peter Parker go back to high school, but »

- Alex Leadbeater

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10 Doctor Who Episodes That Would’ve Made A Great Movie

11 hours ago

BBC

Ah, Doctor Who on the big screen. It’s what Whovian dreams are made of, right? They haven’t even had to dream it in recent years, either, thanks to the BBC’s cinema screenings of ‘event’ episodes such as 2013’s 50th anniversary special The Day of the Doctor and the Twelfth Doctor’s debut outing in Deep Breath last year.

They’re still waiting for the announcement of that bonafide Doctor Who film, though, and it looks like the Tardis is closing than ever to materialising in a movie theatre near you, if the ongoing behind the scenes murmurings are to be believed. It’s safe to say that the show’s format lends itself to a cinematic expedition and, while the possibilities for a feature-length escapade are quite literally endless, the writers wouldn’t necessarily have to look that far in their journey to transfer TV’s »

- Dan Butler

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20 Most Puzzling Vince McMahon Photos Ever

11 hours ago

WWE.com

Vince McMahon is a perplexing fella. There aren’t many billionaires who would allow themselves to be physically abused and humiliated like Vince has in the past. Vince would oftentimes be attending stockholder meetings during the day and being Stone Cold stunnered at night.

But that’s just the way that Vince McMahon is wired. Nobody in WWE works harder or loves the business more than Vince. Everyone who has encountered Vince says that he’s a workaholic and barely has time to sleep. Yet he still has time to hit the gym on a regular basis and pump up his impressive physique.

Depending on who you talk to, you’re going to get a different account of Vince. He’s a very hard worker, that much everyone agrees on. To some, like son-in-law Triple H he’s a ‘giant goof’ or an ‘idiot’ but to others, like »

- Lewis Howse

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WWE Smackdown Spoilers – WrestleMania Ladder Match Takes Shape

12 hours ago

wwe.com

Smackdown opened this week with a promo from Dolph Ziggler. He put over his desire to be in the WrestleMania Ic Title ladder match, and started talking about Daniel Bryan, before Luke Harper and Bad News Barrett ran in and attacked.

Eventually, Dean Ambrose came in for the save. During the exchanges, R Truth appeared and stole the intercontinental title belt.

In the first match of the evening, Tyson Kidd and Cesaro defeated Los Matadores.

Ryback defeated Kane with a meathook clothesline. This was quick and the story was that Kane was distracted. As such, Kane booked Ryback into a match with Big Show. This ended with Show winning via the knockout punch, after Kane interfered.

Aj Lee beat Brie Bella with the black widow. Nikki tried to interfere, but Paige stopped her.

Daniel Bryan did a backstage promo putting over the ladder match at WrestleMania.

Big E »

- Grahame Herbert

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10 Weird Things You Didn’t Know Could Make You Smarter

12 hours ago

Universal Studios

Whether they’re Einstein reincarnated or a reality TV star, everyone wants to be smarter. Sadly, the trouble with the conventional ways of increasing intelligence is that they can be so… boring. While eating healthily all the time, watching as little television as possible, and taking regular exercise may all increase your Iq, wouldn’t it be great if there were easier and more enjoyable ways to improve brainpower?

Hold the phone, there actually are.

Now you don’t have to do anything as outlandish as furthering your education in order to become the Sheldon Cooper of your social group; there are much quicker and simpler solutions available. Although be warned, not all of these things may work as well as the old fashioned methods of increasing braininess, there are some which may actually be dangerous if performed excessively.

So if you’re ever accused of over-indulging in any of the following, »

- Rob Thubron

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Independence Day 2 Adds Jessie Usher As Step-Son Of Will Smith’s Character

13 hours ago

I think I trust my memory more than The Hollywood Reporter, so while they’re saying Jessie Usher has been cast as the son of Will Smith’s Captain Steven Hiller in Independence Day 2, I believe he’s actually his step son.

Like the original film, this sequel is going to weave together a few different plot threads and have quite a big cast of lead characters. Usher is playing just one of them, with Liam Hemsworth set to play another. We’ll also be seeing a lot of the President’s Daughter, played by Mae Whitman in the old film but now, if the filmmakers get their way, all grown up into somebody more Elizabeth Olsen-like.

I wish they’d just give Whitman the role. Anyway, they can refer to Olsen as much as they like in their internal memos, I don’t expect she’ll actually take the role, »

- Brendon Connelly

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The Simpsons: 10 Best Star Wars References

13 hours ago

Fox

A short time ago, in a galaxy a not very far away (actually, this galaxy), The Simpsons referenced Star Wars. A lot.

It should come as no surprise that one of the most iconic sci-fi franchises has been the frequent target of mockery, homage, and adulation on what is often considered the greatest animated sitcom of all time. The writers and producers of The Simpsons are clearly fans of Star Wars, but just like any other fans, they have their fair share of criticism of how the franchise has been handled over the years.

Whether it be through brief mentions in jokes, or episodes nearly entirely dedicated to the topic of Star Wars, there have been literally dozens of Star Wars references over the years. In fact, The Simpsons has gone so far as to create an entire Star Wars clone within their own animated universe, Cosmic Wars. And »

- Jay Anderson

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WWE And Chris Jericho Defend Bill DeMott Amid More Allegations

13 hours ago

wwe.com

WWE and Chris Jericho have defended Bill DeMott’s coaching style, following allegations by Judas Devlin of verbal and physical bullying. However, since WWE’s response, new allegations have been made against the Developmental trainer.

Ryan Collins competed for WWE in the Nxt brand. He went under the name Brandon Traven and was released in 2013. A letter he sent to WWE officials has now been leaked on reddit, with new allegations against DeMott’s inappropriate behaviour.

The key allegations include-

“Coach DeMott gets angry and standoffish at any sign of injury.”

“As he was leaving the trainers room, Coach DeMott slapped me on top of the head.” (After Traven had reported a head injury).

“I have also grown very tired of how Coach DeMott has constantly bullied us. Whether by physically hitting us, or by calling us gay. He has on numerous occasions alluded to me being gay. »

- Grahame Herbert

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10 Upcoming Comic Book TV Shows You Need To Know About

13 hours ago

The CW

They say the comic book multimedia wars will be fought on the movie screen. It is in the world’s multiplexes that Marvel’s Cinematic Universe shall do battle with…whatever DC are doing, with a handful of opportunists joining the fray with their indie and small-press adaptations, only to be steam rolled by the combined force of the big two, who dominate not only funnybooks but now also blockbuster films too.

Okay, so nobody actually says that, but the tribal nature of geekdom is alive more than ever now in comic book readers. And now that fight has spilled over into the mainstream, with The Dark Knight films amongst the best-reviewed of any movies of modern times – not just comic book films – and the Avengers flicks breaking all box office records.

Most eyes appear to remain on the big screen, but there’s another, hidden war occurring right within your own home. »

- Tom Baker

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Exclusive Info On Michael Dougherty’s Trick’r Treat Follow Up, Krampus

13 hours ago

While a bonafide sequel to Trick’r Treat is apparently still going to happen at some point, director Michael Dougherty is currently working on Krampus, a Christmas-set riff on the same idea.

Today The Wrap reported exclusively, they say, that David Koechner and Adam Scott are joining the project. Meanwhile, The Hollywood Reporter claimed an exclusive on the casting of Toni Collette and… well, Adam Scott again. I guess that’s not total overlap.

For my Exclusive, because it seems like everybody reporting on this film has to have one, I can reveal some details of their characters.

Adam Scott is playing a workaholic dad who has started to fade out emotionally on his home life. It’s only when his daughter is abducted – by the Krampus of the title, I assume – that he pulls himself together and becomes the man his family wants.

Koechner is playing a man who »

- Brendon Connelly

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