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10 Worst WWE Royal Rumble Winners

56 minutes ago

WWE.com

The Royal Rumble is one of the marquee shows of the WWE calendar every year. WWE has placed a lot of stock into the event and the Royal Rumble is the unofficial kickoff of the road to Wrestlemania. Many times, storylines that begin at the Royal Rumble event carry over onto the biggest show of the year and fans have every reason in the world to be excited.

However, not every year produces a Rumble winner who the fans embrace.

Many times, WWE books a winner who makes absolutely no sense or is someone that the fans do not see as a main event guy. With the Rumble being held in very high regards, fans expect major players to be involved in the finish and emerge as the ultimate victors.

Guys like Kurt Angle, Cm Punk, Chris Jericho, and Randy Savage never won Royal Rumbles but somehow the members of our list did. »

- Mike Shannon

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Doctor Who: 10 Greatest Villains From The Moffat Era So Far

1 hour ago

BBC

Villains. You either love them, love to hate them or in some cases just simply hate them. A good villain can make or break an episode, through being captivating, entertaining or creating electrifying television by challenging the Doctor. They can make even the worst script watchable and enhance the best so that it goes from being good to being out of this world (or at least fantastic anyway, seeing as ‘out of this world’ is pretty standard in a show about space travel…).

They often manage to be more threatening than hordes of an alien species and can rival even the best monsters in the antagonist stakes. A great deal of the villains in the current era have been controversial. Whether that’s due to changes to classic villains (the Master becoming Missy, the Great Intelligence being more vengeous than before) or a new series villain pushing the Doctor »

- Adam Livermore

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10 Things David Tennant Has Done Since Leaving Doctor Who

1 hour ago

BBC

David Tennant will always be known and loved for his portrayal of the Tenth Doctor in Doctor Who and his legion of dedicated followers have been thrilled to see his career go from strength to strength since he left the wonders of time and space behind him in 2010.

It’s somewhat of a risk to leave the safety of TV’s biggest drama – and a role in which you’re universally adored – in order to take on the big, bad world but David’s leap of faith paid off and he’s established himself as one of the most successful actors working in the industry today.

It’s helped that he seemingly hasn’t stopped for breath since he uttered those immortal words “I don’t want to go” and left an entire nation in turmoil. As well as a wide selection of roles – both guest and leading – on TV, »

- Dan Butler

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10 Best Wrestling Titles Ever

1 hour ago

WWE.com

In modern times, titles have probably never meant less to the world of professional wrestling, certainly in companies such as WWE and Tna. Belts are passed around from performer to performer, often with little regard for the heritage and history of the title itself.

It seems for all the world that the most major of promotions see title belts as minor things, props which are only there to be placed on that hot new character, or to give two wrestlers (or more) a reason to fight on the next big event. That isn’t the way it’s always been – there was a time when pro wrestling belts distinguished the best from the rest, and had to physically reflect that they were worn around the waists of those the promoter had deemed fitting to be their champion.

One of the most infamous names associated with belt-making is Reggie Parks, »

- Jamie Kennedy

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15 Funniest Wrestling Fan Reactions Of All Time

1 hour ago

WWE.com

There is perhaps no other form of entertainment that encourages perfomative spectatorship more than professional wrestling. Fans are encouraged to chant for their favourites, boo the villains, bring signs to shows and have been known to dress up as professional wrestlers just because.

Something as inherently ridiculous as wrestling naturally brings out some pretty unique characters to watch their shows. Oftentimes during WWE broadcast the director will cut to certain members of the WWE Universe and their actions are more interesting than what is happening in the ring.

Wrestling brings out a wide range of emotions in people. It can make us ecstatic or furious. It can make us laugh and it can make is cry. It can also (quite often) make us stop and ask ‘what the f***?’. It is such a unique form of entertainment and the reactions of the audience reflect that.

Now with the »

- Lewis Howse

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10 Key Numbers From The 2015 WWE Royal Rumble

2 hours ago

WWE.com

Whether you like it or not, Roman Reigns came out victorious in the Royal Rumble this past Sunday.  It wasn’t welcomed with fanfare, but for the near future, it is the reality that we must now accept for the main event at Wrestlemania 31.

Thanks to Occupy Raw last year by Daniel Bryan, the main event was tweaked.  Time will tell if there is another takeover involving some of the guys screwed most by The Authority such as Bryan, Dean Ambrose, Dolph Ziggler, and/or Ryback.

The Royal Rumble was really a tale of two halves, and once Daniel Bryan was eliminated by Bray Wyatt, the crowd started to turn as the writing was on the wall for Roman Reigns to be penciled into the main event of Wrestlemania.  Once Dean Ambrose was dumped over the top rope by Big Show and Kane, it was clearly obvious that »

- Jeremy Bennett

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What Does The Ending Of Ex Machina Really Mean?

2 hours ago

Universal Pictures

2015 could very well be the year of Artificial Intelligence. Avengers: Age Of Ultron sees Earth’s mightiest heroes take on the sub-titular machine, while Star Wars: The Force Awakens will not only welcome back R2-D2 and C-3Po, but also introduce rollerball droid Bb-8.

But as great as those guys will undoubtably be, it’s unlikely they’ll best Ava, Ex Machina’s robot femme fatale. Brought to life by Alicia Vikander (who, along with Testament Of Youth and The Man From U.N.C.L.E. is set to have quite a year) and an incredibly human script by writer-director Alex Garland, she’s a complex and engaging character whom the question of genuine intelligence in place of intricate programming looms over throughout.

Although Ava is certainly the star of the show, Ex Machina has more than just Vikander going for it. Domhnall Gleeson and Oscar Isaac get some cracking »

- Alex Leadbeater

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Super Bowl TV Spot For Hot Tub Time Machine 2

2 hours ago

Believe it or not, Hot Tub Time Machine really is getting a sequel, and the Super Bowl TV spot for the movie has been released online a few days sooner than expected. As well as offering up some new snippets of footage from the movie, it also pokes fun at the recent deflate-gate scandal which has plagued American football team, the New England Patriots.

The commercial for Hot Tub Time Machine 2, “reminds you, if you’r going to take on the Patriots, make sure their balls are fully inflated.” Ouch! This is a reference to accusations that the Patriots have been deflating footballs to make it easier for their superstar quarterback Tom Brady to grip the ball, and for his receivers to catch it.

In the sequel, Lou (Rob Corddry), who has become the “father of the Internet,” but when he is shot by an unknown assailant, Jacob (Clark Duke »

- Josh Wilding

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Hannibal Season 3: 10 Biggest Rumours You Must Hear

4 hours ago

NBC

Hannibal, the beautifully poetic and gruesome series from David Slade and Bryan Fuller, took a while to get followers, but now it’s steamrolling. While the first season received generally favourable reviews, the second season has a 100% certified fresh on RottenTomatoes (although Hannibal would never want a rotten tomato).

Lauded for its brutal and unrelenting fight scenes, psychological tricks and bold, artistic imagery, the show is an example of a moving painting. Even the dialogue would look good on white walls. After a shocking finale that left four main characters injured, mutilated and gasping for breath, Fannibals, as Hannibal fans are called, are trying to figure out what might happen in the upcoming season, and they’ve had plenty of time to theorise.

It was presumed that Season 3 would premiere in late winter/early spring, as it has the past two seasons, but it was announced in September 2014 that »

- Susan S

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Mass Effect 4: 10 Core Gameplay Tweaks That Would Improve Everything

5 hours ago

Bungie

With a slew of awesome rumours alluding to Commander Shepard’s child being the hero alongside the return of the Mako, it’s safe to say gamers are pretty excited for Mass Effect 4.

To be honest, following the end of ME3 although it was a cataclysmic failure of Star Destroyer-felling proportions, Bioware’s sci-fi opus had built up enough goodwill in the previous 100-odd hours that it shouldn’t be thrown away quite so easily.

So hop aboard the hype train – you’ll find it to be quite comfortable, as although some key members of the team have departed, the developers are pulling out all the stops to make sure they deliver a solid sequel this time. And that’s not to mention the overwhelming amount of community feedback they’re working with that will surely be applied to all areas of their most ambitious project yet.

However, to »

- Scott Tailford

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10 Reasons The Fantastic Four Looks Great

7 hours ago

20th Century Fox

Fox has been playing a real dangerous game of chicken. For months now fans have been kicking off about their upcoming Fantastic Four reboot, because they took their sweet time in actually releasing any information, images, or a trailer from it. It got even worse when the movie wrapped, as confirmed by a selfie by the main cast – and still, no photos.

It was all doom and gloom, with the majority of commentators assuming the worst from the radio silence. What are they hiding? Is the reason they’ve not shown anything off from the film yet because it’s a big pile of plop? It’s probably that, isn’t it? For a while it looked like even Marvel were gunning for the project to fail, apparently killing off the Fantastic Four comic to spite Fox, because they’re angry they still own the rights or something. »

- Tom Baker

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Jon Snow Joins MI5 In First Trailer For Spooks Movie

7 hours ago

Spooks – known in the Us as Mi-5 – ran for ten seasons on the BBC between 2002 – 2011, lasting for a total of 86 episodes. A spinoff was also launched in 2008 (Spooks: Code 9), but didn’t last long. Now, a movie is in the works, and the first trailer has been release today for Spooks: The Greater Good.

Jonathan Brackley and Sam Vincent wrote the screenplay, with regular Spooks director Bharat Nalluri behind the camera.

Game of Thrones star Kit Harrington takes on the leading role here, his latest big screen outing following Pompeii, Testament of Youth, and the upcoming Seventh Son. He’s joined by an impressive cast which also includes original Spooks star Peter Firth, Jennifer Ehle (Zero Dark thirty), David Harewood (Homeland), and Tim McInnery (Blackadder).

Spooks: The Greater Good is set to be released on May 8th.

When charismatic terrorist Adam Qasim (Elyes Gabel) escapes from MI5 custody during a high profile handover, »

- Josh Wilding

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WWE 2K15: 10 Alternatives You Need To Check Out

7 hours ago

2K Sports

WWE 2K15 has left the majority of us sharing the same stern expression as John Cena’s in this promotional image released by 2K Sports.

This is ironic, more than anything else. 2K15 has prided itself on being the most realistic game that WWE has ever brought out, and instead it has sucked the fun out of the WWE game that has been loved the world over for over 15 years now.

The problems with 2K15 start with the plethora of features that have been left out, when they should have bee included in the game without exception.

The countless match types that are missing, the never ending creative features (you can’t even create a female wrestler) that have disappeared and the shoddy graphics are an insult to WWE gamers all over the world.

How WWE and 2K Sports thought they could get away with putting out such »

- Ross Tweddell

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10 Directors Who Could Take Over Avengers: Infinity War From Joss Whedon

7 hours ago

Marvel Studios

During the “Marvel Event” last year, Kevin Feige revealed the studio’s plans from 2016 right up until 2019. Captain America: Civil War, Doctor Strange, and the Inhumans are just a handful of those on the way as part of Phase 3, which will culminate in the two-part Avengers: Infinity War, due in 2018 and 2019.

The two-part movie will likely be filmed back to back, meaning that it will be just the one director (or directing duo) who end up tackling it as a whole project. If not, Marvel run the risk of having two pretty disjointed movies which won’t fit that well together.

Though you might think that Joss Whedon will return to take on this daunting task, he made it clear in a recent interview that committing more years of his life to the Marvel Cinematic Universe so soon might be a bit much after helming The Avengers and »

- Josh Wilding

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Super Bowl TV Spot For Minions

8 hours ago

The Minions were the breakout stars of the Despicable Me movies, so the fact that they’re getting their own movie later this year probably shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise!

The spinoff focuses on Kevin, Stuart, and Bob. While the Minions have been scene stealers in the past, whether or not they can carry their own movie remains to be seen. The Super Bowl TV spot below is a lot of fun though, and while it doesn’t contain footage from the movie itself, it should help viewers fall in love with adorable yellow characters if they aren’t already.

Minions was co-directed by Kyle Balda (The Lorax) and Pierre Coffin (Despicable Me 1 & 2), and written by Brian Lynch (Despicable Me: Minion Mayhem 3D).

It’s fair to say then that if you liked any of Illumination Entertainment’s previous movie, you’ll love Minions!

The story »

- Josh Wilding

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10 Wrestling Documentaries You Need To See Before You Die

8 hours ago

To those who follow it, the wrestling world is often taken for granted. A sweeping generalisation of the wrestling audience, for sure, but there’s an element of truth to it. For proof of this, it’s critical to examine just how folks outside the grappling bubble react to this form of entertainment, often looking on with grim fascination, mixing statements such as, ‘how can you watch this?’ with, ‘Is it even real?’.

Make no mistake about it, becoming a professional wrestler is extremely tough, and not for the faint-hearted. The absolute dedication required to even become (somewhat) trained would turn most people off, and as much as millions of people around the world are captivated by the industry, millions more wonder exactly what’s so gripping about it.

Somewhere along the line, pro wrestling started pulling back the curtain. Many fingers have been pointed at Vince McMahon for ‘exposing »

- Jamie Kennedy

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10 Worst Wii U Games So Far

8 hours ago

Sega

While Wii U does have some great games that are totally worth your time, its game library is far from perfect.

Nintendo’s software has the tendency to be pretty damn good, so good infact that many gamers end up buying their consoles just to play their amazing first-party exclusives. They dominate their markets, in other words, and as a consequence there’s little room for third-parties on their platforms.

So that does a lot to explain why Wii U has no shortage of lazy ports and just downright terrible games. Objectively, it’s hard for third-parties to justify putting the effort in when only Nintendo games already sell massively on their own console. Of course, no one is going to buy poorly optimised games that get awful reviews either, so it’s a bit of a self-fulfilling prophecy.

What exacerbates the situation is Wii U’s different hardware setup to other consoles, »

- Philip Haynes

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10 Worst Wii U Games So Far

8 hours ago

Sega

While Wii U does have some great games that are totally worth your time, its game library is far from perfect.

Nintendo’s software has the tendency to be pretty damn good, so good infact that many gamers end up buying their consoles just to play their amazing first-party exclusives. They dominate their markets, in other words, and as a consequence there’s little room for third-parties on their platforms.

So that does a lot to explain why Wii U has no shortage of lazy ports and just downright terrible games. Objectively, it’s hard for third-parties to justify putting the effort in when only Nintendo games already sell massively on their own console. Of course, no one is going to buy poorly optimised games that get awful reviews either, so it’s a bit of a self-fulfilling prophecy.

What exacerbates the situation is Wii U’s different hardware setup to other consoles, »

- Philip Haynes

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Mehcad Brooks To Play Jimmy Olsen In Supergirl

8 hours ago

DC Comics, HBO

Despite the fact that there was an Easter Egg in Man of Steel which teased possible big screen plans for Supergirl, the DC Comics character will next be seen on the small screen in her own TV series.

Glee and Whiplash actress Melissa Benoist will be playing her, and the next casting major addition to the pilot has now been made. That will be Desperate Housewives and True Blood star Mehcad Brooks as Jimmy Olsen, The Daily Planet photographer who is best friends with Clark Kent and a keen admirer of Superman.

That’s the comic book version of the character however, and the Supergirl one is described as a “smart, worldly photographer for CatCo, the media company where Kara works. He has recently been living and working in National City, though the reason is still a secret, and his salt-of-the-earth nature quickly piques Kara’s interest. »

- Josh Wilding

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Injustice 2: 10 Awesome DC Characters That Must Be Included

10 hours ago

DC

NetherRealm Studios and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment got together to bring comic book fans and gamers the impressive Injustice: Gods Among Us back in 2013, and since then there’s been plenty of Dlc content for the game across various platforms – not to mention an Ultimate Edition and the recent free giveaway of the beat ‘em up for PlayStation Plus members.

In short, Injustice gave gamers the chance to take control of their favourite superheroes (or villains) and beat the tar out of each other, be it on or offline.

Last year’s WonderCon event saw the briefest of confirmations that a sequel to Injustice is happening, although details remain extremely sketchy on the exact specifics of the follow-up at this early stage. It’s up in the air as to which developer will be handling development duties too – will NetherRealm be involved again? – and there’s no release date at this point. »

- Andrew Pollard

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