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‘The Sexy Brutale’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

Originally released on Steam and the big boy consoles back in April, this bizarre and intriguing puzzle-adventure game now gets its Nintendo release. It’s as beguiling as ever, but the switch to Switch brings major problems.

You play Lafcadio Boone, who awakens in the titular casino mansion at noon. Throughout the day, several guests will be murdered. It’s your job to save them. Solving the murders is only the first step. By sneaking around, peeking through keyholes and observing CCTV, you get to see the murders play out. Then you must manipulate time – the day automatically resets at midnight – and seek a way to prevent the crime from happening.

For example, the very basic opening tutorial has you witnessing a shooting in a chapel. When the day resets, you put a blank bullet into the murder weapon, and when the killer attempts his crime, he is foiled.

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Culture Dump #20: 5 Actors who Really want to win an Oscar!

The 90th Academy Awards is just a few months away – and you can tell. The industry has stepped up its game by firing out its best and brightest titles in the hopes of bagging gold – but who’ll come out on top? While Oscar predictions can often be hit and miss, some stars wear their intentions very much on their sleeve when it comes to Academy approval. People like…

Joaquin Phoenix

When actors pick roles the old saying goes: one for them, one for you. Unless you’re Joaquin Phoenix. The Gladiator star seems to have dedicated his entire career to fully immersing himself in characters most likely to land him on the Best Actor shortlist. While he may have only been nominated thrice (Gladiator in 2001, Walk The Line in 2006 and The Master in 2013), you’d be forgiven for thinking it’s happened more, having starred in look-at-me awards fodder Her,
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7 Older Games That Deserve a Nintendo Switch Port

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With the Nintendo Switch dominating the gaming market, and more developers working to bring their older titles to new system, I thought I'd take a look at some of the best games from previous generations that I'd happily pay money to play on the Switch.  

The success of Doom, Skyrim, La Noire, and a few others on the Switch has shown that fans have a strong desire to play some of their favorite Aaa games on the handheld hybrid.  Personally speaking, I'm all for it.  Since the launch of the Switch in March, it's quickly become the gaming system I use most (and now have the most games on) due to its ease of use.  

Being portable means that any game, no matter its size, becomes pick-up-and-play at your leisure.  For a parent with four kiddos (one an infant), this if pretty important.  I've passed on more big game releases than I'd like to,
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Planet of the Apes: The Last Frontier, how the movie and game industries are converging, and where we might be headed next

The line between films and video games has grown increasingly thin in recent years. The phrase, “like a video game” used to be brandished as an insult towards films with more action than plot. But about a decade or so ago, the tide turned, as video games became appreciated for increasingly compelling storylines, and for their use of top-drawer acting talent which made the characters much more believable.

Classic games such as Prince of Persia, Resident Evil and Assassin’s Creed actually inspired films to be made around their franchise, instead of the other way around. Sure, few of these titles did too well with the critics, but audiences just keep on coming back for games-to-films adaptations. Hollywood seems only too happy to oblige them, with more in the pipeline. Call of Duty is earmarked for late 2018, and Tomb Raider is scheduled to be the world’s first video-game-to-movie-reboot in the spring.
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13 Original Xbox Games Announced for Xbox One Backwards Compatibility

Earlier this year, Microsoft announced that it would extend the Xbox One’s backwards compatibility function to games from the original Xbox console. For the past several years, games from the Xbox 360 have slowly become available on Xbox One, but now the company is reaching further back into its catalogue and reminding us why the original Xbox was such a hit to begin with. IGN reports that the first 13 titles will be available tomorrow. They include: Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic Ninja Gaiden Black Crimson Skies: High Road to Revenge Fuzion Frenzy Prince of Persia: The …
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10 Actors Who Were Almost in Doctor Strange

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10 Actors Who Were Almost in Doctor Strange
It was a beautiful validation for comic book fans everywhere when the Marvel Cinematic Universe grew so unstoppable that some of the trippiest and hardest-to-adapt characters were finally able to star in their own franchises, with A-list actors to boot. None have been weirder than Doctor Strange. And now, It's hard to imagine anyone other than Benedict Cumberbatch in the role of the Sorcerer Supreme, who Steve Ditko and Stan Lee introduced in the pages of Strange Tales back in the summer of 1963. But things could have turned out a lot different.

As things got cooking for Marvel's Phase 3, there were a slew of big name actors in contention for the magical role of Doctor Stephen Strange. And a few A listers came very close to signing that contract. As Marvel puts it, Benedict Cumberbatch was always the first choice. But we're not so sure about that, as one particular
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‘The Escape’: Gemma Arterton Falls In Love In Paris [Tiff Exclusive Clip]

Not many actresses have managed to rebrand as successfully as Gemma Arterton. Just a few years back, and she was known mostly for her short-lived stint as a Bond girl, and for standing around delivering exposition in bad blockbusters like “Clash Of The Titans” and “Prince Of Persia.” But since then, Arterton’s been able to show us what she’s really capable of.

In the past few years, Arterton’s eschewed tentpoles for small, interesting indie movies in the U.S.

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Oscars: Jake Gyllenhaal and Jessica Chastain Arrive in Very Different Biopics

Oscars: Jake Gyllenhaal and Jessica Chastain Arrive in Very Different Biopics
Aaron Sorkin’s directorial debut “Molly’s Game” and David Gordon Green’s emotional drama “Stronger” landed at the Toronto Film Festival Friday, providing showcase true-life roles for Jessica Chastain and Jake Gyllenhaal, respectively. The two stars, who are incidentally set to partner on screen together in Stephen Gaghan’s Tom Clancy adaptation “The Division,” could dive headlong into very different lead actor and actress Oscar races this year.

It’s been more than a decade since Gyllenhaal roped in a supporting actor nomination for his performance opposite Heath Ledger in Ang Lee’s “Brokeback Mountain.” In the years since, he stumbled just enough (2010’s “Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time”) to recalibrate and maintain a true heading on roles that excite and challenge him. Indeed, that recalibration has become the actor’s ongoing narrative, as performances in films like “End of Watch,” “Prisoners,” “Enemy,” “Nightcrawler,” “Southpaw” and “Demolition,” among others,
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Set pic released for Guy Ritchie's live-action Aladdin remake

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I don't think I'm alone in my exhaustion of all the live-action remakes of beloved Disney cartoons - we also have Lion King, Mulan, and more on the way. But I can't deny I'm curious about Guy Ritchie's upcoming live-action Aladdin remake. For one, they actually went out of their way to cast ethnically diverse actors for the roles, which is a good start (we don't want to have another Prince Of Persia, Exodus: Gods And... Read More...
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Posterized September 2017: ‘mother!,’ ‘It,’ ‘Woodshock,’ and More

“Don’t Judge a Book by Its Cover” is a proverb whose simple existence proves the fact impressionable souls will do so without fail. This monthly column focuses on the film industry’s willingness to capitalize on this truth, releasing one-sheets to serve as not representations of what audiences are to expect, but as propaganda to fill seats. Oftentimes they fail miserably.

The seasons are starting to mix as summer makes way towards fall. Sprinkled amongst the Hollywood blockbusters this September are five Toronto International Film Festival selections (not to mention Venice and Telluride)—some hitting your local cinema the week after they debut. And the coming months are only bringing more (as well as some holdovers from last fall such as The Limehouse Golem opening in limited release September 8).

Choose your selections wisely as some of what’s coming may still be talked about at the Oscars in 2018 while
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Wamg Giveaway – Win the Their Finest Blu-ray Starring Gemma Arterton

Based on the best-selling novel by Lissa Evans, the delightful and heartwarming period piece, Their Finest, arrives on Blu-ray (plus Digital HD) and DVD on July 11 from Lionsgate; Digital HD on June 30 and On Demand on July 11 from EuropaCorp.

Now you can own Their Finest Blu-ray. We Are Movie Geeks has Four copies to give away. All you have to do is leave a comment answering this question: What is your favorite movie co-starring Gemma Arterton (mine is Hansel And Gretel – Witch Hunters!). It’s so easy!

Good Luck!

Official Rules:

1. You Must Be A Us Resident. Prize Will Only Be Shipped To Us Addresses. No P.O. Boxes. No Duplicate Addresses.

2. Winners Will Be Chosen From All Qualifying Entries.

From the producers of Brooklyn and Carol, Their Finest takes place in Britain during World War II and tells the story of a film crew as they create a movie
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Their Finest Starring Gemma Arterton Arrives on Blu-ray and DVD on July 11th from Lionsgate

Based on the best-selling novel by Lissa Evans, the delightful and heartwarming period piece, Their Finest, arrives on Blu-ray™ (plus Digital HD) and DVD on July 11 from Lionsgate; Digital HD on June 30 and On Demand on July 11 from EuropaCorp. From the producers of Brooklyn and Carol, Their Finest takes place in Britain during World War II and tells the story of a film crew as they create a movie to boost the country’s morale after the Blitz. Gemma Arterton, Sam Claflin and Golden Globe winner Bill Nighy (2007, Best Performance by an Actor in a Limited Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television, Gideon’s Daughter) lead an all-star cast in what Andrew Barker at Variety considers “a relentlessly charming romantic comedy.” Directed by Lone Scherfig (An Education, One Day), the Their Finest Blu-ray and DVD will be available for the suggested retail price of $24.99 and $19.98, respectively.

1940, London, the Blitz. With England’s morale at stake, Catrin (Gemma Arterton), an untried screenwriter, works under fire with a makeshift cast and crew to make a film to lift the nation’s flagging spirits, and inspire America to join the war. Catrin and a fellow writer, Buckley (Sam Claflin), reluctantly joins forces with fading matinee idol Ambrose Hilliard (Bill Nighy) on a movie to warm the hearts of the nation and capture the imagination of the American public.

Blu-ray/DVD/Digital HD Special Features

“Flickers of Hope: The Making of Their Finest” Featurette Audio Commentary with Director Lone Scherfig


Gemma Arterton Quantum of Solace, Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time

Sam Claflin The Hunger Games franchise, Snow White and the Huntsman

Jack Huston Ben-Hur, American Hustle, “Boardwalk Empire

Helen McCrory Skyfall, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 and Part 2

Eddie Marsan Sherlock Holmes, V for Vendetta

Jake Lacy TV’s “The Office,” How to Be Single, Carol

Rachael Stirling The Young Victoria, Salmon Fishing in the Yemen

with Richard E. Grant TV’s “Downton Abbey,” Bram Stoker’s Dracula

and Bill Nighy Love Actually, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1

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Janelle Monae to Lead Charlie's Angels Reboot in 2019?

Janelle Monae to Lead Charlie's Angels Reboot in 2019?
Nearly two years after Elizabeth Banks was first sought to direct Sony's Charlie's Angels remake, the project is finally moving forward with new writers. The studio has brought on Narcos creators Carlo Bernard and Doug Miro to rewrite the script, which was first worked on by Evan Spiliotopoulos (Beauty and the Beast). While no cast members are in place yet, this report claims that Janelle Monae (Hidden Figures, Moonlight) is at the top of the studio's "wish list" for one of the Angels.

The Tracking Board reports that Sony wants at least one of the Angels to be black, and while Janelle Monae is at the top of the studio's list, casting hasn't even started yet since the script isn't finished. This report also claims that Sony will hand out a "prime 2019 release date" very soon for Charlie's Angels, although there is no indication as to what this date may be.
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Whitewashing Video Charts Hollywood’s Shameful History of Offensive Stereotypes & Erasure — Watch

Whitewashing Video Charts Hollywood’s Shameful History of Offensive Stereotypes & Erasure — Watch
A mere sampling of some the films mentioned in Feminist Frequency’s thorough history of Hollywood whitewashing: “Breakfast at Tiffany’s,” “Apache,” “Murder Over New York,” “Prince of Persia,” “Aloha,” “Gods of Egypt,” “Ghost in the Shell,” “Dr. Strange,” and “A Beautiful Mind.”

Read More: Whitewashing Isn’t the Only Problem for Asian American Actors, Who Must Play Offensive Stereotypes

Host Anita Sarkeesian walks us through these examples while laying out in simple terms just why such images are so harmful:

“One of the most insidious tools of white supremacy is its insistence on whiteness as the racial default or as an ethnic ’empty’ category. White people manage to exist in a kind of invisible zone, where they are assumed to not have a race or ethnicity. This allows whiteness to wear the cultural, religious, or social signifiers of other ethnic communities, as if they were merely accessories to be purchased at the mall.
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‘Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales’ To Breathe Life Back Into Memorial Day B.O. With Est. $100M Debut

‘Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales’ To Breathe Life Back Into Memorial Day B.O. With Est. $100M Debut
Let’s face it, Memorial Day weekend has pretty much been a dud in recent times. Last year, 20th Century Fox’s X-Men: Apocalypse underperformed to $79.8 million over four days, but Disney has really been hit hard over the four-day holiday with such expensive bombs as Alice Through The Looking Glass ($33.5M four-day, $77M domestic), Tomorrowland ($42.7M 4-day, $93M domestic) and Prince Of Persia: The Sands Of Time ($37.8M 4-day, $90.7M domestic). This year howver the tables…
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Disney’s Live-Action Aladdin Movie Eyeing Will Smith

Although those early negotiations for Tim Burton’s Dumbo movie fizzled away into nothing, the Mouse House isn’t about to give up on Will Smith yet; Deadline reports today that the Suicide Squad star is circling the Genie role in Guy Ritchie’s live-action Aladdin movie.

Negotiations are ongoing, and the outlet cautions that, much like the meeting between Smith and Disney regarding Dumbo, these talks between actor and studio are in the early, early stages. Scheduling is one potential obstacle for Will Smith, given Aladdin is currently gearing up for an extensive, six-month shoot in London this summer. That’s not to say the former Fresh Prince will be required on set for the entire production – often times big-name stars will drop in and out when called upon – but given how instrumental the Genie is to Aladdin’s story, the Disney shoot may complicate Will Smith’s longstanding
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The Girl With All The Gifts Arrives on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD April 25th

Starring Glenn Close, Gemma Arterton and Paddy Considine, the post-apocalyptic zombie thriller, The Girl With All The Gifts, arrives on Blu-ray™ Combo Pack (plus DVD and Digital HD), DVD and Digital HD April 25 from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. The film is currently available On Demand.

Step into a future dystopia when the post-apocalyptic zombie thriller, The Girl with All the Gifts, arrives on Blu-ray™ Combo Pack (plus DVD and Digital HD), DVD and Digital HD April 25from Lionsgate. The film is currently available On Demand. Six-time Academy Award® nominee* Glenn Close stars alongside Gemma Arterton and Paddy Considine in this story of society’s breakdown after the outbreak of an unprecedented plague. Hailed as “an effective, scary, and emotional zombie movie” by, it was shown during Midnight Madness at the2016 Toronto International Film Festival. Based on the critically acclaimed, Edgar Award-winning short story, “Iphigenia in Aulis“ by M.
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Tomb Raider Reboot Is “Very Different” From The Angelina Jolie Movies

For generations, video game movies have been the topic of hot debate across the four corners of the Internet, with many believing that the game-to-movie process is essentially cursed – and with a track record that includes Prince of Persia: Sands of Time, Assassin’s Creed and the live-action Super Mario Bros. movie, you can hardly blame them.

But those failures have in no way quelled Hollywood’s enthusiasm, with Roar Uthaug’s upcoming Tomb Raider reboot being the next one to tumble off the production line. It’s currently slated for release in early 2018, and will introduce moviegoers to a brand new version of Lara Croft in Alicia Vikander. The Swedish actress is arguably one of the most sought-after stars in all of Hollywood, particularly after her Oscar win for The Danish Girl, so it’s small wonder why fans are haboring a sense of cautious optimism in anticipation of Tomb Raider.
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Thea Sharrock Being Eyed to Direct “The One and Only Ivan”

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Thea Sharrock may be following up a tragic romance with a gorilla story. The “Me Before You” director is in talks to helm Disney’s big screen adaptation of Katherine Applegate’s Newbery Medal winner “The One and Only Ivan.” Variety reports that Mike Newell (“Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time”) was originally attached to the project, but is no longer involved, and Sharrock is being eyed to replace him.

Published in 2011, the book tells the story of a silverback gorilla named Ivan, “who is in a cage at a shopping center with an elderly elephant named Stella and a stray dog named Bob,” the source details. “When a baby elephant arrives, Ivan regains his memories and plans an escape to protect the new elephant from their abusive owner.” The book, illustrated by Patricia Castelao and told from the perspective of Ivan, is based on “the story of a gorilla named Ivan who spent 27 years in a Washington mall before being transferred to an Atlanta zoo.”

Mike White (“Beatriz at Dinner,” “School of Rock”) penned the script. Allison Shearmur (“Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” “Cinderella”) is producing the project.

Last year’s “Me Before You” marked Sharrock’s feature debut. The film starred “Game of Thrones’” Emilia Clarke as a chronically under- and unemployed woman who accepts a job caring for and offering companionship to a disabled man (Sam Claflin, “The Hunger Games” franchise) despite the fact that she has no experience in the field. The tearjerker grossed over $207 million on a budget of $20 million.

Sharrock, a theater vet whose TV directing credits include “Call the Midwife” and “The Hollow Crown,” has also signed on to helm Warner Bros.’ adaptation of Kiera Cass’ 2012 Ya novel “The Selection.” The plot centers on a woman competing for a prince’s affections. No word on when we can expect either “The Selection” or “The One and Only Ivan.”

In an interview with Women and Hollywood, Sharrock said of women in the industry, “If a woman is the right person for the job, she should get the job, not because she’s a woman but she’s the right person for the job. But I find it staggering that in my career, I have never felt I got a job because I’m a woman. I’ve never approached things with that in my mind, but when you look at the numbers in movies, it’s absolutely staggering.”

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