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Chicago Med Season 2 Episode 14 Review: Cold Front

17 February 2017 1:17 AM, PST | TVfanatic | See recent TVfanatic news »

Things started off so well on Chicago Med Season 2 Episode 14.

Well, for the audience anyway. A massive pileup and a shortage of both personnel and supplies sucked for the residents of #OneChicago. Unfortunately for everyone, things went downhill from there.

Don't get me wrong, there was a lot to love about "Cold Front." Getting the docs out into the city and working on scene was excellent. The cases were connected and strong. But then the entire Ed team seemed to suffer from collective stupidity.

Excuse me while I vent; I'll get to raving about everything that was great in just a minute.

In a blizzard situation, with a mass casualty event, I'm pretty sure you don't have to be Smarter Than A Fifth Grader to immediately start setting up a blood drive. I mean, these people all have had medical training, right? 

The delay in organizing donors made the resolution »

- Elizabeth Harlow

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Great Job, Internet!: This video history of Princess Leia is a reminder of her general awesomeness

14 February 2017 9:33 AM, PST | avclub.com | See recent The AV Club news »

Over the course of the Star Wars saga, viewers saw Princess Leia’s parents’ courtship, her eventual birth, her rise to power as a leader of the Rebel Alliance, and finally, in 2015’s The Force Awakens, her ascendence to General Leia Organa. Her character arc will continue in this year’s The Last Jedi, although exactly how remains unclear, given actress Carrie Fisher’s death in December. Disney has denied that it will be giving her the computer-animated uncanny valley treatment it employed in Rogue One.

Like all of the classic Star Wars characters, though, she remains both fascinating and mythic, and a new video exploring her “untold story” digs up a number of interesting details.

The video combines research from within the plot and from its creation. For example, Lucas created her first name by combining Lord Of The Rings’ Galadriel with John Carter From Mars’ Dejah, and ...

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- Clayton Purdom

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Finding Dory’s Andrew Stanton Will Direct A Portion Of Stranger Things Season 2; Episode Titles Are Subject To Change

10 February 2017 10:12 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Day by day, we’re beginning to get a better sense of what to expect from Stranger Things season 2. There’s the Eggos, the ’80s references, along with a whole new breed of supernatural horror, which together form part of Matt and Ross Duffer’s strategy of balancing the old with the new.

Yes, as much as the Duffer Brothers and executive producer Shawn Levy would like to keep a lid on things, excitement for the show’s Halloween return has spread like wildfire since the unveiling of Sunday’s Super Bowl trailer, and already we’ve caught wind of some of the weird and wonderful fan theories to appear online. Behind the scenes, Levy and the Duffer Brothers will leverage directing duties between them, but that doesn’t mean the show’s creative trio can’t call on help from other filmmakers. Per EW, Rebecca Thomas (Electrick Children) has »

- Michael Briers

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Ben Affleck, Sony, movies failing, and schadenfreude

30 January 2017 6:09 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Simon Brew Jan 31, 2017

Live By Night is now a big flop, apparently. Sony is writing its film business down by $1bn. This is all headline news. But at what cost?

Last week, a story started doing the rounds that Ben Affleck’s latest directorial outing, Live By Night, has been a major financial failure for Warner Bros. The film, reported Variety, has left a $75m hole in Warner Bros’ pockets, off the back of less than chipper reviews and – more pertinently for Warner Bros – weak box office. The film cost $65m to make, with marketing and distribution costs on top. The current worldwide takings for Live By Night are sat at just shy of $20m, and thus the red ink.

It was disappointing, though, in the aftermath of that news to see it become almost widely-celebrated headline news, to the point where even the BBC knocked together a list of ‘costly film flops’. Ben Affleck, »

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James Cameron Doesn’t Think The Alien Franchise Has “Worked Out Terribly Well”

27 January 2017 3:30 PM, PST | LRMonline.com | See recent LRM Online news »

Hollywood hasn’t always played nice with some of its biggest franchises. Occasionally, you get some truly great ones that managed to maintain their integrity throughout the entire run, but more often in the industry, franchises are run hard into the ground. Before the age of cinematic universes, studios had a tendency to rely solely on the name recognition of their sequels, and this trend is what led to the downfall of some greats, including the Alien franchise.

The original film (directed by Ridley Scott) hit theaters in 1979, and went on to become a staple in the horror/sci-fi genre. 1986 saw the release of the more action-oriented sequel Aliens, which was directed by James Cameron. Since that point, the film franchise kind of went off the deep end. Alien 3 had all the best intentions, but ultimately fell short of expectations, and Alien: Resurrections..let’s pretend that never happened, »

- Joseph Medina

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Jane Lynch To Play Janet Reno In Discovery Channel’s Unabomber Drama ‘Manifesto’; Lynn Collins & Jeremy Bobb Also Cast

19 January 2017 8:30 AM, PST | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Jane Lynch has been tapped to play former U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno in Discovery Channel's upcoming FBI crime-drama Manifesto, from Lionsgate and Kevin Spacey and Dana Brunetti's Trigger Street Productions. The Knick alum Jeremy Bobb and Lynn Collins (John Carter) also have been cast in key roles. The series tells the story of how the FBI brought down Unabomber Ted Kaczynski (Paul Bettany), one of the most infamous criminal masterminds in the world. Production… »

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Thn’S 2017 Comic Book Movie Preview

17 January 2017 12:49 AM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

After a year that felt longer than a marathon screening of the entire Star Wars prequel trilogy, 2016 is finally over. The heartbreak, headaches and downright hilarity of the year we would all like to forget, is now behind us.

Now, fear not! 2017 is here to save the day and it is absolutely packed full of all your favourite costumed crime-fighters. From Wall crawlers, to demigods, to eccentric spies, this year has it all. So, sit back, relax and let your friendly neighbourhood Thn talk you through what 2017 has in store. Check out our Comic Book Movie Preview!

1. The Lego Batman Movie

First up is the highly anticipated Lego Movie spin-off, focusing on Will Arnett’s hilariously parodied version of Batman. While the idea was initially met with skepticism, trailers have so far indicated that this could be one of the caped crusaders greatest cinematic outings yet.

The film also boasts »

- Ben Read

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Box Office: ‘Hidden Figures’ and ‘La La Land’ Ride Oscar Wave on Soft Holiday Weekend

15 January 2017 1:23 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

As far as the box office is concerned, the Martin Luther King holiday weekend might better be dubbed Memorial Day, as six new wide releases are weak or dying. Despite a wide array of product which should have boosted totals, this weekend looks to be down 19 per cent from last year.

On the other hand, Oscar contenders “Hidden Figures” (20th Century Fox) and “La La Land”(Lionsgate) continued to surf cresting audience enthusiasm to place first and second for the three day weekend.

School vacation Monday results may boost Universal’s “Sing” and possibly Disney’s “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” to higher positions. Animated musical “Sing” is holding well, with a 33 per cent drop. “Rogue One,” though now the top-grossing 2016 domestic release, is falling far faster than juggernaut “Force Awakens” a year ago.

The Top Ten

1. Hidden Figures (20th Century Fox) Week 4 – Last weekend #1

$20,450,000 (-10%) in 3,286 theaters (+815); PTA »

- Tom Brueggemann

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Sherlock series 4 episode 3 review: The Final Problem

13 January 2017 9:22 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Louisa Mellor Jan 15, 2017

Sherlock series 4 bows out on an ultra-tense, heightened episode that unearths Holmes family secrets. Spoilers ahead…

4.3 The Final Problem

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This review contains spoilers.

In Thomas HarrisThe Silence Of The Lambs, Hannibal Lecter tells Clarice Starling “Nothing happened to me […] I happened. You can’t reduce me to a set of influences.” It’s an elegant, invincible line, one that waves away the tricks of their trades as psychiatrist and FBI agent, and paints Lecter as pure evil.

Twenty-five years later, Harris scrapped all that to explain in Hannibal Rising that Lecter is what he is because Nazis ate his sister. »

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Nintendo Switch: what we’ve learned from its big unveiling

13 January 2017 2:30 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Ryan Lambie Jan 13, 2017

The successor to the Wii U is mere weeks away. Here’s what we’ve learned from Nintendo Switch’s official unveiling...

Late last year, Nintendo ended month after month of speculation with a single video. Through the medium of happy, smiling models pressing buttons and staring at a TV screen, the Japanese giant announced the Nintendo Switch - formerly known under its codename Nx, and the successor to the likeable yet sadly obscure Wii U.

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Much of what we saw in that sunny promo had already been bandied about online in the weeks running up to it: the detachable controllers, »

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Sherlock series 4: Sian Brooke on keeping her role secret

13 January 2017 1:59 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Louisa Mellor Jan 13, 2017

Sherlock actor Sian Brooke on the imperative of keeping her series four identity a secret…

Warning: contains spoilers for Sherlock The Lying Detective

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If you’ve seen The Lying Detective—and you’d better have if you’re reading this and don’t want anything spoiled for you—then you know who Sian Brooke plays in Sherlock series 4: Sherlock and Mycroft’s secret sister Eurus (official spelling tbc).

To keep that under wraps, even Brooke didn’t know what she was auditioning for at first. As she told the audience at a BFI preview screening of the series four finale, »

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Taboo episode 2 review

12 January 2017 6:03 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Louisa Mellor Jan 14, 2017

Taboo looks the part, but it needs to do more with its lead to prove itself any more than a colonial Gothic pastiche...

Taboo episode 2 review

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This review contains spoilers.

Do you know something? Stabbed in the gut as he is, I think James Keziah Delaney might just make it. We are, after all, only on episode two of eight. If Tom Hardy’s character bled to death on a cobbled street at this stage in proceedings, everybody else on Taboo would have to pack up and go home. Jonathan Pryce’s agent would need to score him another »

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Star Wars: why the new trilogy has to look forward, not back

12 January 2017 4:15 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Ryan Lambie Jan 16, 2017

Never mind the Skywalkers - to stand on its own two feet, Star Wars: Episode VIII needs to make a break with the past, Ryan argues...

Nb: The following contains spoilers for Star Wars: The Force Awakens and delves into a few rumours regarding this year’s Star Wars: Episode VIII.

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Jj Abrams laid solid foundations, now it’s up to Rian Johnson to start building the house. In many respects, Johnson, the director of such films as Brick and Looper, has an even tougher job than Abrams did with 2015‘s Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the »

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A Series Of Unfortunate Events: work has begun on season 2

11 January 2017 3:17 PM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Kayti Burt Jan 13, 2017

Daniel Handler is already mapping out what A Series of Unfortunate Events season 2 would look like...

Speaking with Entertainment Weekly, Daniel Handler (aka Lemony Snicket himself), confirmed that he and the other A Series of Unfortunate Events writers have already begun work on season 2, ahead of season 1's arrivial on Netflix. 

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Asked what he's working on next, Handler revealed this:

"I am deep in season 2. I’ve been working in my own dining room with a team of writers I’m really loving on the next season, and we hope to get the go-ahead to do season 3, which… given »

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Newswire: J.J. Abrams is done with reboots

9 January 2017 3:59 PM, PST | avclub.com | See recent The AV Club news »

In a disappointing bit of news for all of the once-beloved sci-fi franchises out there that haven’t felt the loving embrace of a big-budget revival, J.J. Abrams recently told People that he’s getting out of the reboot game. He’ll still be making movies, but he no longer has “any desire” to resurrect the things he once loved as a kid the way he did for Star Trek and Star Wars. That means we’ll never get to see Abrams put his fresh-yet-reverent spin on stuff like Flight Of The Navigator, The Last Starfighter, Zardoz, John Carter, Star Trek again, that Exosquad cartoon, Enemy Mine, and maybe Star Trek a third time.

Regarding his history of reboots, Abrams says he’s “done enough of that,” and that he’s now “more excited about working on things that are original ideas that perhaps one day someone else will ...

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- Sam Barsanti

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Lucasfilm issues statement on 'digital' Carrie Fisher

5 January 2017 2:02 PM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Simon Brew Jan 14, 2017

Lucasfilm rules out digitally recreating Carrie Fisher's work in future Star Wars movies.

This should clear a few things up. Lucasfilm has posted an official statement on StarWars.com regarding the future of Leia in the Star Wars movies, and specifically rumours that it was planning to digitally recreate Carrie Fisher in future movies. The statement rules that out very clearly. It reads:

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We don’t normally respond to fan or press speculation, but there is a rumor circulating that we would like to address. We want to assure our fans that Lucasfilm has no plans to digitally »

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A Series Of Unfortunate Events: a spoiler-free look

3 January 2017 5:36 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Gabriel Bergmoser Jan 13, 2017

Netflix's Lemony Snicket adapation, A Series Of Unfortunate Events, is faithful, funny, imaginative and out now...

Question; when is an adaptation of a wildly popular and iconic children’s book series a risk? Answer; when the subject of the adaptation is A Series Of Unfortunate Events.

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Published between 1999 and 2006, A Series Of Unfortunate Events told the story of Violet, Klaus and Sunny Baudelaire, three intelligent and resourceful children who are orphaned when their parents are killed in a mysterious fire that destroys their home. Over the course of the books they are met with misfortune after misfortune as the »

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