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Top 10 Movies Inspired by Games

Hollywood’s fascination with the gaming industry is pervasive. One only has to consider the top 10 movies inspired by games to understand just how much of an influence games have on our cultural zeitgeist. Consider the following movies that drew their inspiration from top-tier games:

Assassins Creed Released on December 21, 2016

Assassins Creed stars Hollywood heavyweights Michael Fassbender, Jeremy Irons, Brendan Gleeson, and Marion Cotillard. The film garnered a 5.8/10 rating from 150,316 reviewers on IMDb. It had an estimated budget of $125 million and grossed $240,697,856 worldwide. The game takes place in Spain in 1492 with the Knights of the Templar Order are searching for the Apple of Eden. The action fast forwards to the 20th century, and that’s where Hollywood takes over in none other than Texas. Enter Callum Lynch who escapes death by lethal injection and is called upon to destroy the Templar organization. Gripping stuff!

Warcraft – Released on June 10, 2016

Warcraft: The
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‘Vice Principals’ Co-Star Walton Goggins Says His Role Was Years In The Making – The Contenders Emmys

Walton Goggins didn't just walk into the role of Lee Russell in HBO’s Vice Principals. Instead, it took him years to land the part. The series, co-created by Jody Hill and Goggins’ co-star Danny McBride, earned Goggins a best supporting actor Critics’ Choice Award. It wrapped its two-season run at the end of last year. The dark comedy series centered on Neal Gamby (McBride), a prickly high school vice principal who teams with his rival Russell against the new principal…
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‘Ant-Man and the Wasp’ gets a new trailer!

Here’s a brand new trailer for Marvel StudiosAnt-Man and the Wasp, which sees Paul Rudd return as Scott Lang, alongside Evangeline Lilly as Hope Van Dyne, aka The Wasp.

From the Marvel Cinematic Universe comes Ant-Man and The Wasp, a new chapter featuring heroes with the astonishing ability to shrink. In the aftermath of Captain America: Civil War, Scott Lang grapples with the consequences of his choices as both a super hero and a father. As he struggles to rebalance his life with his responsibilities as Ant-Man, he’s confronted by Hope van Dyne and Dr. Hank Pym with an urgent new mission. Scott must once again put on the suit and learn to fight alongside the Wasp as the team works together to uncover secrets from the past.

Ant-Man and The Wasp comes from director Peyton Reed; with Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Michael Douglas, Michael Pena, David Dastmalchian,
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Marvel’s Ant-Man and the Wasp gets a new international trailer

While most of the attention at the moment is on this month’s Avengers: Infinity War, today has brought us a reminder that we do have another Marvel Studios movie to look forward to this year, with the arrival of new international trailer for Peyton Reed’s upcoming superhero sequel Ant-Man and the Wasp featuring a few snippets of previously unseen footage; watch it here…

See Also: Marvel’s Ant-Man and the Wasp is reportedly undergoing reshoots

From the Marvel Cinematic Universe comes Ant-Man and The Wasp, a new chapter featuring heroes with the astonishing ability to shrink. In the aftermath of Captain America: Civil War, Scott Lang grapples with the consequences of his choices as both a super hero and a father. As he struggles to rebalance his life with his responsibilities as Ant-Man, he’s confronted by Hope van Dyne and Dr. Hank Pym with an urgent new mission.
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Disney Releases New Images for ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ and ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp’

Disney and Marvel have released some new images for some of their upcoming films Avengers: Infinity War and Ant-Man and the Wasp. The images were released Via USA Today and we have them for you below.

As the Avengers and their allies have continued to protect the world from threats too large for any one hero to handle, a new danger has emerged from the cosmic shadows: Thanos. A despot of intergalactic infamy, his goal is to collect all six Infinity Stones, artifacts of unimaginable power, and use them to inflict his twisted will on all of reality. Everything the Avengers have fought for has led up to this moment – the fate of Earth and existence itself has never been more uncertain.

Avengers: Infinity War hits theaters April 27 and stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Bettany, Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana,
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New look at the titular heroes from Marvel’s Ant-Man and the Wasp

A new image has arrived online for the upcoming Marvel superhero sequel Ant-Man and the Wasp featuring Paul Rudd’s Scott Lang/Ant-Man and Evangeline Lilly’s Hope Van Dyne/Wasp; take a look here…

See Also: Marvel’s Ant-Man and the Wasp is reportedly undergoing reshoots

See Also: Ant-Man and the Wasp’s Hannah John-Kamen discusses her gender-swapped villain The Ghost

From the Marvel Cinematic Universe comes Ant-Man and The Wasp, a new chapter featuring heroes with the astonishing ability to shrink. In the aftermath of Captain America: Civil War, Scott Lang grapples with the consequences of his choices as both a super hero and a father. As he struggles to rebalance his life with his responsibilities as Ant-Man, he’s confronted by Hope van Dyne and Dr. Hank Pym with an urgent new mission. Scott must once again put on the suit and learn to fight alongside the
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Ant-Man and the Wasp grace the cover of Disney’s twenty-three

Disney has revealed the cover of its latest issue of twenty-three magazine, which offers us a new look at Paul Rudd’s Scott Lang and Evangeline Lilly’s Hope Van Dyne from the upcoming Marvel superhero sequel Ant-Man and the Wasp; take a look at the two heroes here…

From the Marvel Cinematic Universe comes Ant-Man and The Wasp, a new chapter featuring heroes with the astonishing ability to shrink. In the aftermath of Captain America: Civil War, Scott Lang grapples with the consequences of his choices as both a super hero and a father. As he struggles to rebalance his life with his responsibilities as Ant-Man, he’s confronted by Hope van Dyne and Dr. Hank Pym with an urgent new mission. Scott must once again put on the suit and learn to fight alongside the Wasp as the team works together to uncover secrets from the past.

Ant-Man
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Review: Tomb Raider (2018)

It has been a long held belief that mainstream video game to film adaptations are cursed to fail. Since the infamous balls up Super Mario Bros. to last year’s muddled Assassin’s Creed, the list of movies that failed to translate the material onscreen is endless and there has yet to be a major studio film based on a video game to enjoy widespread acclaim. Now, obviously, some of us may have different ideas of what has and has not worked so far, for instance I consider Duncan Jones’ Warcraft: The Beginning to be the best video game film yet – it’s a good old fashioned axe swing spell casting fantasy yarn despite the bad reviews saying otherwise. One thing is for sure though, the wait for a big success goes on. So will the newly rebooted Tomb Raider (which is unrelated to the two previous Angelina Jolie Lara
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Ant-Man and the Wasp’s Hannah John-Kamen discusses her gender-swapped villain The Ghost

A few weeks back there were rumours that Marvel was considering gender-swapping a villain for the as-yet-untitled Spider-Man: Homecoming sequel.

Should that prove to be the case, it won’t be the first McU release to do so, as Hannah John-Kamen is set to portray a female version of The Ghost in this summer’s Ant-Man and the Wasp, and speaking to Entertainment Tonight, the actress has shared a few words on the reaction she’s experienced so far.

“I always say a character from a comic book is a character from a comic book, and as an actor, you’re lifting it off the page,” said John-Kamen, who can currently be seen in Steven Spielberg’s Ready Player One. “You’re the one who’s creating and giving it life… The reaction has been excitement and anticipation and that’s exactly how I feel. I’m like, ‘Right, let’s see this,
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Marvel’s Ant-Man and the Wasp is reportedly undergoing reshoots

We have been hit plenty of news regarding reshoots these days. Just this week we learned that X-Men: Dark Phoenix would be delayed for reshoots, as well as The New Mutants (again). Now, we have another film to add to the mix: Marvel’s Ant-Man and the Wasp. An Italian film site by the name of Bad Taste (via Screen Rant) reports that the Ant-Man sequel will soon be undergoing reshoots.

The film’s entire opening sequence — shot in South America — apparently did not go over well with test audiences, and will be redone entirely. Additionally, it looks like some reshoots will be happening in Los Angeles.

This hasn’t been confirmed by Marvel Studios (yet) so take this with a grain of salt. So far there is no need to worry: It’s a good sign when studios listen to the fans; Hopefully Ant-Man and the Wasp will be
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‘Ant-Man And The Wasp’ Concept Art Revealed; Takes Place During ‘Infinity War’

Marvel has released a piece concept from Ant-Man and The Wasp that showcases the latter of the title characters in action. Although most of the focus in the Marvel Cinematic Universe seems to be on the impending Avengers: Infinity War, it’s easy to forget that we have another Marvel release with Ant-Man and The Wasp just a few months later. The sequel follows Ant-Man as he struggles with the consequences of juggling his life as a superhero and a father. When Scott is confronted by Hope van Dyne (Evangeline Lilly) and Dr. Hank Pym (Michael Douglas), they work together to unlock secrets of the past.

Empire debuted the concept art, along with some thoughts on the character from director Peyton Reed, which you can find below:

“It was important to me, in this movie called Ant-Man and the Wasp, that she’s not a supporting character,” he told Empire in the new issue.
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Marvel’s Ant-Man and the Wasp concept art shows Hope Van Dyne in action

While everyone’s mind is on Thanos’ upcoming arrival in Avengers: Infinity War, there is still one more Marvel Studios film coming out this summer. Ant-Man and The Wasp sees Peyton Reed return to the director’s chair as Hope van Dyne joins Scott Lang on an adventure, making her debut as the superhero The Wasp. Empire has revealed a new piece of concept art revealing Hope in action during one of the film’s chase scenes. Check it out below…

Reed previously told the magazine “It was important to me, in this movie called Ant-Man and the Wasp, that she’s not a supporting character. She’s a lead character. She’s become a fully-formed hero.”

See Also: Ant-Man and the Wasp is not a romantic comedy according to its director

From the Marvel Cinematic Universe comes Ant-Man and The Wasp, a new chapter featuring heroes with the astonishing ability to shrink.
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Pilot Season Gears Up in L.A.

Stay in the loop on industry and casting news with our write-up on who’s been slated for recent film and television roles! “L.A. Confidential”Pilot season is full of nostalgia, and if there’s one network that can’t get enough of the past, it’s CBS. The studio has spent the better part of the season hand-picking series and franchises that last saw airwaves during the ’90s or earlier. The network, which consistently boasts high viewership, is hoping a look back will give them momentum going forward next season. Now “L.A. Confidential,” the 1997 film based on the novel by James Ellroy and starring Kim Basinger and Russell Crowe, is getting revived as a series. The pilot, which will mirror the plot of the film, will show the intersecting lives of those searching for a sadistic serial killer on the not-so-glamorous streets of 1950s Los Angeles. Three policemen, a female reporter,
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Ant-Man and the Wasp is not a romantic comedy according to its director

Director of Ant-Man and The Wasp, Peyton Reed, has made it clear that the film is not a romantic comedy.

With Ant-Man being one of the more comedic offerings from the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and that its sequel will also star Paul Rudd’s female counterpart in a titular role, one might assume that a rom-com is awaiting fans upon release.

Peyton Reed has other ideas, however, telling Empire (via ComicBookMovie): “It’s not a romantic comedy. The idea might enter Hope’s brain: does she need Scott Lang in her life?”

Reed also spoke regarding the importance The Wasp as a character, comparing her to other Marvel icons: “She really was, along with Sue Storm of the Fantastic Four, one of the first female Marvel heroes. I feel a certain responsibility with The Wasp.

“It was important to me, in this movie called Ant-Man and The Wasp, that
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‘Tomb Raider’ Tops International Box Office With $84.5 Million

‘Tomb Raider’ Tops International Box Office With $84.5 Million
Alicia Vikander’s “Tomb Raider” ruled the international box office with $84.5 million at 32,685 screens in 65 markets, led by a solid $41.1 million opening in China.

Warner Bros. reported that “Tomb Raider” took in nearly 50% of the box office among the top five films in China, where the action-adventure played on 15,500 screens, and notched the studio’s seventh-highest opening weekend in that market. The figure was on par with the openings for “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” and “Wonder Woman.”

Disney-Marvel’s “Black Panther,” which opened with a leading $66 million in China last weekend, saw its grosses plunge to $12 million in that market. The superhero saga has totaled $96 million in its first 10 days in China, the leading international market, followed by $59.5 million in the U.K. and $42.7 million in South Korea.

“Black Panther” took in a total of $30 million internationally to push its international take to $577 million — making it the
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'Black Panther' crosses $600m in North America

'Black Panther' crosses $600m in North America
Global champion Tomb Raider debuts in second place; Peter Rabbit crosses $100m.

Black Panther became the first film since Avatar in 2009 to hold on to number one for five successive weekends as the tentpole surged to $605.4m following an estimated $27m weekend haul that kept new arrival Tomb Raider in second place.

The superhero smash ranks as the seventh highest North American release and the second highest Marvel Cinematic Universe (McU) release of all time. Only The Avengers stands above it in the McU pantheon on $623.4m – a target Black Panther now has within its sights.

Warner Bros / MGM’s
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Movie Review – Tomb Raider (2018)

Tomb Raider, 2018.

Directed by Roar Uthaug.

Starring Alicia Vikander, Dominic West, Walton Goggins, Daniel Wu, Kristin Scott Thomas, Nick Frost and Derek Jakobi.

Synopsis:

Lara Croft, the fiercely independent daughter of a missing adventurer, must push herself beyond her limits when she finds herself on the island where her father disappeared.

From a critical standpoint, the phrase ”better than most video-game adaptations” is a useful one, as it allows us to identify the exact juncture at which ‘damning with faint praise’ deteriorates into ”saying literally nothing at all”.

Because deep down, even the most muted instances of ”faint praise” will contain a tiny sliver of flattery. Take this sentence for example; ”That was without a doubt, the best episode of The Walking Dead I have ever seen”. Now you might think that isn’t saying much (and it isn’t), but you have to admit that it does have some merit as a commendation.
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Box Office: ‘Black Panther’ Rules ‘Tomb Raider’ to Claim Fifth Top Weekend

Box Office: ‘Black Panther’ Rules ‘Tomb Raider’ to Claim Fifth Top Weekend
Disney-Marvel’s “Black Panther” will score a rare fifth weekend at the top of the domestic box office with $27 million from 3,834 locations, beating out Warner Bros.’ “Tomb Raider,” which will open with about $22 million from 3,854 sites.

Black Panther” has continued to break records across the box office, having brought in $585 million domestically in its first 29 days. This weekend’s take will represent the fourth-highest fifth weekend of all time, and the first time a film has held the top spot for five weekends in a row since 2009’s “Avatar,” which dominated for a total of seven weeks.

Tomb Raider,” a reboot of the Lara Croft franchise and starring Alicia Vikander, took in $2.1 million Thursday for a Friday total of $9 million. The current prediction is just under early tracking, which placed the action film’s opening between $23 and $25 million. As of Friday, the film has earned $45.6 million internationally, for a worldwide total of $54.6 million.
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‘Tomb Raider’ Opens With $12.3 Million on First Day in China

‘Tomb Raider’ Opens With $12.3 Million on First Day in China
Alicia Vikander’s “Tomb Raider” has opened with a solid $12.3 million in its first day in China, taking in a 50% share of the top five films.

Warner Bros. reported Friday that “Tomb Raider” has become its fifth-highest grossing opening day in China, and surpasses by a significant margin all three films in the “Divergent” series and was double the opening of “Lucy” and 6% ahead of “Wonder Woman.” “Tomb Raider” also generated $500,000 in Thursday night previews.

Warner Bros. said “Tomb Raider” generated a total Thursday gross of $5.7 million on approximately 16,325 screens in 46 territories, which brought the international running total to $24.7 million. The action-thriller opened in nine markets last weekend and is opening Friday in another 19 markets including China, Spain, Scandinavia and Mexico.

Early box office results out of the U.K. generated $553,000 on 1,004 screens with a 40% box office share of the top five films, 25% ahead of “Red Sparrow.” In Russia, “Tomb Raider
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Tomb Raider Thursday Night Box Office Is Bigger Than Expected

Warner Bros. rolled out its video game reboot Tomb Raider last night for Thursday sneak previews, and the Box Office results were not groundbreaking, but still a lot better than expected. Tomb Raider took in an estimated $2.1 million in sneak peek screenings that took place in over 3,100 theaters last night, before it opens in 3,854 theaters starting today. Most analysts are predicting an opening weekend in the mid $20 million range, although most also have Black Panther just beating it with a fifth-weekend gross in the high $20 million range.

Unfortunately for Tomb Raider, it isn't getting much help from critics, with its opening day score on Rotten Tomatoes nearly split right down the middle with 49% (71 positive reviews, 73 negative reviews). The movie's 3,854 theater count puts it in the same ballpark as four-time box office champ Black Panther (3,942) and last week's runner-up A Wrinkle In Time (3,980), although its middling critical reception may hinder its box office performance.
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