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John Wick 2 Viral Site Goes Inside the Continental Hotel

31 December 2016 1:05 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

One of the most anticipated early movies of the 2017 season is easily the action sequel John Wick: Chapter 2. And it is bringing back the iconic Continental Hotel that fans remember from the first movie. Lionsgate has launched a new viral site for New Year's eve that revolves around this fine establishment for the international assassin. Set up as an online magazine, its first feature story is on hitman John Wick.

Keanu Reeves graces the cover of Cq: Continental Quarterly looking dapper as ever in his new assassin suit of armor, which is one very nice, perfectly tailored charcoal grey suit. The full Cq issue will be released in January, 2017. Featured stories will include Getaway Car Showdown, which pits a 69 Mustang Mach 1 against a 70 Chevelle SS. There is a fitness profile on Wick's killer workout routine. And another piece looks at man's best friend, as it offers a list of »

- MovieWeb

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Rob Zombie’s 31, Black Christmas (1974) & More Movies Coming to Shudder in December

2 December 2016 8:23 AM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Gather your fright-loving family members, fill your cup to the brim with egg nog, and find a comfy spot around the TV (or computer) screen, because enough horror movies to fill Santa's sleigh are coming to the streaming service Shudder this December, including Rob Zombie's 31, Bob Clark's Black Christmas, and many more.

Press Release: This December, there’s oh so much under Shudder’s tree. But before you get unwrapping, let’s shake the boxes a bit… We have something special for everyone, inside.

Love clowns? Coming exclusively to Shudder is Rob Zombie’s latest, 31, a vicious and characteristically Zombie film. Which is to say it’s dirty, mean and, from the get, right up in your face.

Looking to stay in? We’ve got a very special Shudder exclusive in Shrew's Nest. Directed by Juanfer Andrés & Esteban Roel (and produced by Alex de la Iglesia), this elegant, »

- Derek Anderson

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Video Game Review – Rise of the Tomb Raider 20 Year Celebration

14 October 2016 1:25 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Kris Wall reviews Rise of the Tomb Raider 20 Year Celebration…

In the wake of its timed year long exclusivity period to Xbox One, and the aftermath of controversy it seemed to cause as Microsoft and Crystal Dynamics managed to stoke the fires of fanboy wrath, Rise of the Tomb Raider finally lands on the PlayStation 4 in the form of the 20 Year Celebration edition, a definitive package that includes all of the additional Dlc released so far, as well as the entirely new Blood Ties content. Rise of the Tomb Raider follows on from Crystal Dynamics’ excellent 2013 reboot of the series which focused on the origins of Lara Croft before she became a legendary Tomb Raider, it combined thrilling adventure with some surprisingly nuanced and thoughtful character development in regards to Lara herself.

Rise of the Tomb Raider picks up a year after the events of the first game. Lara Croft »

- Kris Wall

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Meet The Dangerous Supporting Players Of John Wick: Chapter 2 With Stylish New Pics

12 October 2016 8:29 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

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While we fully expect John Wick: Chapter 2 to be another installment of the Keanu Reeves show – they don’t call his relentless hitman Baba Yaga for nothing – Lionsgate and director Chad Stahelski have pulled together a commendable roster of supporting players.

One name that immediately springs off the page, of course, is Laurence Fishburne, and from the Nycc teaser, it seems the actor will have a bone to pick with his old Matrix confidant. Also included in the gallery above are new looks at Orange is the New Black star Ruby Rose and Riccardo Scamarcio’s goon tip-toeing gingerly through a hall of mirrors. One thing’s for sure: though Chad Stahelski has taken over at the helm for Chapter 2, the 2017 sequel is just as stylish – if not more so – than its hardboiled original.

Due to pick up right where we left off in 2014, early »

- Michael Briers

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Rise Of The Tomb Raider: 20 Year Celebration Review

10 October 2016 10:30 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

This review is an updated version of our review of the PC version and the game’s two Dlc packs. 

Some people might dismiss it as yet another action-adventure title, but I still hold great respect for Crystal Dynamics’ reboot of the Tomb Raider series. Rebooting a series is difficult enough, but when you’re talking about Tomb Raider, a series that has such a long and illustrious history, the stakes are that much higher.

Tomb Raider (or Tomb Raider 2013 as some might call it) played it safe in many ways. Drawing inspiration from other games such as Uncharted, the rigid controls and less-than-fluid gunplay were ditched in favor of more freeform traversal and a much more manageable combat system, with an emphasis on melee and Lara’s now trademark bow and arrow.

Rise of the Tomb Raider is a decidedly-more next-gen game (mainly when it comes to its visuals »

- Shaan Joshi

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Rise Of The Tomb Raider PS4 Launch Trailer Rings In 20 Years Of Lara Croft

5 October 2016 7:27 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Few gaming characters hold a candle to Lara Croft. In the space of two decades, the dual-wielding heroine has cemented her status as a bona fide industry mascot, going on to inspire a media franchise that will continue with the release of the Alicia Vikander-fronted movie reboot in 2018.

But 2016 marks a special milestone for Miss. Croft in that our esteemed archaeologist is celebrating her 20th anniversary, and just in time for the arrival of Rise of the Tomb Raider on PS4. It’s due to release on October 11 and to ramp up excitement, developer Crystal Dynamics has premiered the stunning launch trailer along with a gallery of high-res images that show Lara in action.

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Bundling together all previously released Dlc – Baba Yaga: The Temple of the Witch and Cold Darkness Awakened – you can have a gander at the added content below, all of which »

- Michael Briers

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The Vanquishing of the Witch Baba Yaga review – bewitching nature documentary

29 September 2016 1:00 PM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Jessica Oreck brings sylvan stories of the Slavic forests to life in this part-animated meditation on haunted woodlands

New York documentary-maker and animal-keeper Jessica Oreck manages a well-attuned act of cultural ventriloquism in this nutritious cine-essay looking east for inspiration. Just as the majestic course of the Danube prompted a search for the roots of western culture in The Ister (2004), here the vastness and darkness of Slavic forests draw Polish-narrated reflections on the nature-culture boundary, interspersed with animated segments from the Baba Yaga fairytale. Dampening the recorded sound on the real-life excerpts (lumberjacks, Soviet-style towerblocks, a wedding) that are used as visual wallpaper, Oreck makes eastern European – or rather, human – life seem otherworldly. Occasionally, this hauntological stream flows too quickly, and the insight gets diluted. At its best, however, the imagery cleanses and reinvigorates the ideas in play: a sequence in a headstone-filled forest seems to touch on the defeat »

- Phil Hoad

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Keanu Reeves Has A New Canine Companion In Latest John Wick: Chapter Two Pics

28 September 2016 9:40 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

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If our first look at John Wick: Chapter Two found Keanu Reeves’ one-man reign of terror dressed to kill, new pics surfacing online today draw attention to Wick’s new canine companion.

Now, we know what you’re thinking – new dog, same fate? It’s impossible to tell at this early stage, nor how big a part this pitbull actually plays in Chad Stahelski’s 2017 sequel. Judging by this pair of photos, Wick’s newfound partner does at least feature in one battle, seen here trotting alongside his scarred master on the Brooklyn Bridge. The other pic, one that finds Reeves in that sharp suit once again, finds our hardboiled hero scoping out potential targets in a nightclub.

It’s difficult to tell whether that second image was taken in New York, too, but fans can rest assured in the knowledge that John Wick: Chapter Two »

- Michael Briers

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Egx 2016: Hands on with Rise of the Tomb Raider PS4

23 September 2016 1:20 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Thomas Roach gets hand on with Rise of the Tomb Raider PS4…

Despite having originally released on Xbox One last year, I still felt the need to play Rise of the Tomb Raider at Egx on PlayStation 4. For the past year I have kept away from any plot points or any details about gameplay in order to fully enjoy the games release on PS4, and that time is drawing near.

The hands on experience at Egx with Rise of the Tomb Raider involved Co Op gameplay called Endurance Mode. I had not played multiplayer in the previous instalment so this was a new experience for me which I enjoyed. The mission involved myself and another player trying to survive against the environment as well as enemies. In order to keep ourselves alive we needed to keep ourselves warm, collect supplies and take down any enemies who came after us. It »

- Thomas Roach

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First Look At John Wick: Chapter Two Features A Sharp-Suited Keanu Reeves

21 September 2016 12:06 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Baba Yaga, the Boogeyman – whatever moniker you place on Keanu Reeves’ stone-cold assassin, John Wick is not a man to be trifled with. Two years ago, David Leitch and Chad Stahelski’s directorial debut drove home that point with style, introducing moviegoers to an action hero that was as ferocious as he was unforgiving, hunting down the men responsible for killing his puppy – and, by effect, the last remaining memory of his late wife – and picking them off one by one.

Borrowing elements from martial arts films and even anime, John Wick was a true breakout hit, and after garnering $80 million plus at the international box office, we now arrive at John Wick: Chapter Two.

Penciled in for a launch early next year, Chad Stahelski, who assumes full directing duties now that Leitch has booked a journey to The Coldest City, has been drumming up excitement ahead of New York Comic-Con next weekend, »

- Michael Briers

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Rise Of The Tomb Raider PS4 Confirmed For October Launch, Includes Vr Support

19 July 2016 6:17 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

In accordance with early rumors, Square Enix has announced that Rise of the Tomb Raider, the acclaimed action-adventure sequel developed by Crystal Dynamics, will make its way onto PlayStation 4 on October 11.

Word comes by way of PlayStation Blog, confirming that the PS4 port will come packing “a completely new story chapter entitled Blood Ties,” which can also be experienced in virtual reality.

There’s also mention of new co-op Endurance gameplay, all of Rise‘s previously released expansions – Cold Darkness Awakened and Baba Yaga: The Temple of the Witch included – along with additional weapons and outfits for Lara Croft.

Speaking to Ps Blog, Franchise Creative Director Noah Hughes revealed that the aforementioned Blood Ties chapter will welcome players to Croft Manor, a residency steeped in memories and the rich history of the Croft name. It’s part of Square’s way of ushering in Tomb Raider‘s 20th anniversary, »

- Michael Briers

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Rise Of The Tomb Raider PS4 Listed For October Release

18 July 2016 8:50 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Contrary to claims that Crystal Dynamics had canned development on the PS4 port, GameStop Italy has listed Rise of the Tomb Raider for release on Sony’s current-gen system on October 11.

First spotted by the folks over at NeoGAF, the listing has now been taken offline, but you can find a screengrab below that also indicates the PlayStation 4 version will come tethered with a full, $60 price tag.

What’s interesting is that, despite Crystal rolling out numerous Dlc packs for the action-adventure sequel, there’s no mention of whether Rise of the Tomb Raider will launch a comprehensive Game of the Year edition for those on PS4. For reference, those add-ons included both Baba Yaga: The Temple of the Witch and the supernatural frightfest, Cold Darkness Awakened.

Neither Crystal Dynamics nor publisher Square Enix released an official statement on the matter, so chalk this up as a rumor for now. »

- Michael Briers

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Edinburgh Film Festival Celebrates Cinéma du Look, Comic-Strip Adaptations

15 April 2016 11:39 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

London — Thirty years since the Edinburgh Film Festival opened with the U.K. premiere of Jean-Jacques Beineix’s “Betty Blue,” the fest is to devote one of its retrospectives to the Cinéma du Look wave of 1980 and early 1990s French filmmaking. Another retrospective, “Pow!!! Live Action Comic-Strip Adaptations: The First Generation,” delves into the evolution of the live-action comic-strip adaptation in cinema.

The Gallic retro will focus on the work of Beineix, Luc Besson and Leos Carax, the three directors around which Cinéma Du Look revolved. Titles in the strand will include Beineix’s “Betty Blue” (1986) and “Diva” (1981), Besson’s “Subway” (1985), “The Big Blue” (1988) and “La Femme Nikita” (1990), and Carax’s “Mauvais Sang” (1986) and “Les Amants Du Pont-Neuf” (1991).

The films showcase performances by Jean Reno, Christophe Lambert, Michel Piccoli, Isabelle Adjani, Juliette Binoche, Jeanne Moreau, Dominique Pinon and Julie Delpy. Several of the stars will attend the festival, which is headed by Mark Adams. »

- Leo Barraclough

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Rise Of The Tomb Raider: Cold Darkness Awakened Dlc Review

1 April 2016 6:31 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

I have to admit, despite the rather questionable value proposition so far, most of the downloadable content for Rise of the Tomb Raider is at least trying to do something different, something off the beaten path. The last narrative focused Dlc, titled Baba Yaga: The Temple of the Witch, drew elements from traditional Slavic folklore; something you might not expect to see in your typical triple-a, blockbuster game.

For better or for worse, the final piece of Dlc follows the same path as the Baba Yaga Dlc, by dropping you in a new side story with the same mechanics intact. Cold Darkness Awakened whisks Lara away to a new section of the wild Siberian landscape, specifically to a run down Cold War era research station. Due to a botched science experiment by a Soviet scientist, a horrible affliction has spread among the nearby Trinity soldiers (for those who need a reminder, »

- Shaan Joshi

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Rise of the Tomb Raider third Dlc release date announced

22 March 2016 12:20 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Rise of the Tomb Raider fans will be excited to hear that Square Enix and Crystal Dynamics will release the third Rise of the Tomb Raider Dlc, titled Cold Darkness Awakened on March 29th for PC and Xbox.

Cold Darkness Awakened will see Lara explore a decommissioned cold war research base where a deadly infection has been exposed to the Siberian wilderness and turned Trinity soldiers in bloodthirsty killers.  Players will need to ensure their skills are sufficient to meet the task of overcoming this new enemy and decommission the base for good.

Look out for Cold Darkness Awakened on Steam and for the Xbox 360 and Xbox One on 29th March. Season pass holders will get Cold Darkness Awakened, along with previously released Dlc, Endurance Mode and Baba Yaga: The Temple of the Witch.


- Andrew Newton

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Final Rise Of The Tomb Raider Dlc Cold Darkness Awakened Pegged For Next Week

22 March 2016 9:13 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Developer Crystal Dynamics has confirmed plans to roll out Cold Darkness Awakened, the final piece of Dlc for Rise of the Tomb Raider, across Xbox One and PC.

Included as part of the sequel’s Season Pass, there’s no word yet how much the add-on will cost as a standalone download. What we do know is that it’ll be available to purchase via the Xbox Marketplace, Steam or, alternatively, Microsoft Windows 10 storefront.

It looks set to be Lara’s darkest adventure yet, too. Arriving on the heels of January’s Baba Yaga: The Temple of the Witch expansion, Cold Darkness Awakened thrusts our battle-worn heroine into a brutal fight with infected enemies. There’s also mention of a wave-based mode, and you can catch a brief glimpse of Miss. Croft in action via the clip above.

Per Crystal Dynamics:

“Decommissioned during the Cold War, a dormant weapons research base has been breached, »

- Michael Briers

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Rise of the Tomb Raider's Final Story Dlc Launches Next Week

22 March 2016 8:07 AM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

Cold Darkness Awakened will signify the end of Rise of the Tomb Raider's Story Dlc and it looks like Lara Croft may face one of her biggest dangers yet in the form of some zombie-like creatures.  Come inside to get your first look at the new Dlc. 

If you've already conquered Rise of the Tomb Raider and the Curse of Baba Yaga, you've got one more story challenge coming your way with Cold Darkness Awakened.  Today, Microsoft and Crystal Dynamics revealed the new/final Dlc will launch next week for Xbox One, letting gamers explore an old Cold War base and the danger that lurks within: 

Throughout Rise of the Tomb Raider we’ve seen Lara Croft rise to a world fiercely protecting its secrets while overcoming a ruthless organization known as Trinity, prevail over the brutal conditions of Siberia in the ultimate woman-versus-wild tests of stamina in Endurance Mode, »

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Rewind This! – The Review: A Look Back at the Days of VHS

10 March 2016 5:53 AM, PST | | See recent news »

I admit it, I’m a sentimental old fart.  I get choked up and maudlin very often, when I think of family and friends, a moment in time when I realized the tragedy life can bring to us, or the joy.  I tear up at the movies regularly, or reading certain passages in books. But I never thought I would weep at the loss of a video system.  If you read We Are Movie Geeks regularly you must be aware of the video revolution of the 1980s, when VHS players and recorders found a place in almost every home in America.  I hope you recall the early days when VHS was neck and neck with Betamax, a technically better system. Remember the days of Mom and Pop video rental stores when almost anyone could open a store front, and with a collection of VHS tapes start making money?  As one of the many, »

- Sam Moffitt

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Rise Of The Tomb Raider – Baba Yaga: The Temple Of The Witch Dlc Review

25 February 2016 5:12 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

It’s kind of cool to see a piece of downloadable content based on a real world subject, even if that subject is a supernatural being from Slavic folklore. I myself didn’t grow up listening to bedtime stories about the Baba Yaga, but I do fondly remember seeing it on TV when I was younger. And now it’s back, in the first piece of post-release content for Rise of the Tomb Raider, a title which we thoroughly enjoyed, both on consoles and PC.

I’ll have to admit though, after playing through Baba Yaga: The Temple of the Witch, my biggest disappointment was the portrayal of Baba Yaga itself (herself?). Going by tradition, Baba Yaga is a transformed, usually elderly looking woman, who chases around her prey from a house which she controls, which also happens to be outfitted with a pair of chicken legs. Her traditional weapon of choice? »

- Shaan Joshi

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Tomb Raider Baba Yaga: The Temple of the Witch Releasing This Month

19 January 2016 11:18 AM, PST | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

The upcoming expansion will add "hours" of gameplay to the story of Rise Of The Tomb Raider.

Baba Yaga: The Temple of the Witch will release January 26th. The content was previously announced and will include hours of additional content including new enemies and a new tomb to explore.

The official description reads:

"This adventure expands the story of the main campaign with Lara facing deadly new adversaries, exploring a new puzzle-filled tomb, and solving a decades old mystery, all culminating in a showdown with an ancient and mythic evil. Includes a new outfit, and a new bow."

This is, however, for the Xbox One version of the game. There is no mention of the expansion for Xbox 360 and it is unclear if the expansion will launch with the PC version of the game releasing on January 28th.

The Dlc is part of the $30 season pass, but a price »

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