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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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‘Rampage:’ The First Good Video Game Movie?

Video games have had a long and difficult road from the living room to the multiplex. Despite decades of tireless effort and the very best that the medium has to offer, not a single movie adapted from a video game has been anything that could be conceivably called “good.” That’s not to say that there haven’t been a few decent entries and a number of noble failures. There have been plenty of those. Mortal Kombat proved that by sticking closely to what made the game great in the first place, you can make something fun out of even the least

‘Rampage:’ The First Good Video Game Movie?
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Steven Spielberg Invented the Modern Blockbuster, but ‘Ready Player One’ Suggests He Might Regret It

Steven Spielberg Invented the Modern Blockbuster, but ‘Ready Player One’ Suggests He Might Regret It
Steven Spielberg is going to die. Hopefully not today or tomorrow or anytime soon, but at some point in the near-ish future — after more than five decades of projecting his soul directly onto movie screens — the bearded architect who built so much of the modern world’s collective imagination will fade into its collective memory. Considering that the increasingly prolific filmmaker has released two major studio features in just the last four months, it might seem a bit premature to speculate about Spielberg’s demise (or even his retirement), but the guy is 71 years old, and not even the gods can live forever.

More to the point, Spielberg has clearly started to think about this himself, the shadow of his own mortality creeping into his body of work. Case in point: “Ready Player One.”

While Spielberg’s sexagenarian years found him continuing to zero in on the themes that have
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Netflix schedule: Here’s what is coming and leaving in April 2018

Netflix has confirmed that a slew of new original series will be debuting on the streaming service in April. There will also be new to Netflix seasons of some of your favorites from other networks. Likewise, there will be plenty of movies making their first Netflix appearances including the animated classic “The Iron Giant” and several films in the “Pirates of the Caribbean” and “Despicable Me” series.

Of the new Netflix originals, several stand out as particularly binge-worthy, including the freshman seasons of the remake of “Lost in Space” and the TV version of the Oscar-nominated animated film “The Boss Baby.” And there are episodes of both the new David Letterman and Joel McHale talk shows as well as a comedy special from Kevin James.

Available April 1

A Sort of Family

Along Came Polly

Bad Boys

Battlefield Earth

Beethoven’s Christmas Adventure

Big Time

Body of Lies

Cabin Fever

Cabin Fever 2: Spring Fever
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What’s Coming to Netflix in April 2018

A few classic television shows and family movies are headed to Netflix this April.

Right on schedule with the robot’s cameo in “Ready Player One,” the ’90s animated movie “The Iron Giant” will be added to the streaming service at the start of April. Other movies adults and children can add to their queues are “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest,” “The Flintstones,” and “Despicable Me 3.”

“My Next Guest Needs No Introduction With David Letterman: Jay-z,” the next installment in the comedian’s show, as well as the latest episodes of “The Joel McHale Show With
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Pop Addled: Movie Special – Tomb Raider (2018)

Another week, another episode of the Pop Addled podcast, part of the ever-growing podcast roster here on Nerdly!

Pop Addled is a pop culture podcast with nerd tendencies. Join Keenan, Sam and Timmy as they discuss movies, music, video games, sports, TV, comics, and any intersection thereof. Their brains have been thoroughly addled by pop culture and they’re here to share their twisted thoughts with you!

If you haven’t heard the show yet, you can check out old episode on Libsyn and iTunes; and we’ll be bringing you the latest episodes each and every week (and sometimes more than that!)…

Pop Addled: Movie Special – Tomb Raider (2018)

Here at Pop Addled we are gluttons for punishment and have recorded episodes about almost every movie based on a video game. These retro episodes include Super Mario Bros, Warcraft, Mortal Kombat, Resident Evil (we will complete the entire series next
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Netflix's New Releases Coming in April 2018

Start off April with a blast from the past. On April 1, Netflix is adding several classic TV shows and movies to its library. And the streaming service isn't joking around.  

Deep Blue Sea, Friday Night Lights, Mortal Kombat, Scarface and Seven kick off the new additions. Later, Netflix will bring back the laughs with Despicable Me 3.

As for the rest of the month, April will be full of Netflix originals featuring big name stars. Jay-z will sit down with David Letterman for the April installment of My Next Guest Needs No Introduction. Seth Rogen's...
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Netflix's New Releases Coming in April 2018

Start off April with a blast from the past. On April 1, Netflix is adding several classic TV shows and movies to its library. And the streaming service isn't joking around.  

Deep Blue Sea, Friday Night Lights, Mortal Kombat, Scarface and Seven kick off the new additions. Later, Netflix will bring back the laughs with Despicable Me 3.

As for the rest of the month, April will be full of Netflix originals featuring big name stars. Jay-z will sit down with David Letterman for the April installment of My Next Guest Needs No Introduction. Seth Rogen's...
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Full List of Movies and TV Shows Coming To and Leaving Netflix in April 2018

Netflix has announced the full list of films and TV shows that are coming to the streaming service in April 2018 along with everything that will be leaving. There's actually a lot of great things to look forward to such as The Iron Giant, Bad Boys, Along Came Polly, Mortal Kombat, Speed Racer, Seven, Sin City, The Lost Boys, Lost in Space, and more. Check out the promo spot and a full list of titles below. Look through them and let us know what you're excited about!

Available April 1

A Sort of Family

Along Came Polly

Bad Boys

Battlefield Earth

Beethoven’s Christmas Adventure

Big Time

Body of Lies

Cabin Fever

Cabin Fever 2: Spring Fever

Cats & Dogs

Cold Mountain

Dare to Be Wild

Deep Blue Sea

Fish People

Friday Night Lights

Jackass 2.5

Life Is Beautiful

Looney Tunes: Back in Action

Mortal Kombat

Nancy Drew

Disney’s Pirates of the
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Movies New to Netflix in April: ‘Seven,’ ‘The Iron Giant,’ ‘Scarface’ and More

April showers might bring May flowers, but what to do during the rainy season? Why, modern movie-lover does when the weather outside is frightful, curl up with some Netflix. (Maybe get some chill in there, if you’re lucky). While not the most romantic of movies, classic crime lovers can enjoy Brian De Palma’s “Scarface,” which lands on the platform next month. After you get your fix of an infinitely quotable and smoldering Al Pacino, you can jump ahead to the equally as disturbing David Fincher classic, “Seven.”

A few tear-jerking Oscar winners also head to Netflix in April, including the Nicole Kidman, Renée Zellweger-starring “Cold Mountain,” and Roberto Benigni’s WWII drama “Life Is Beautiful.” For lighter fare, check out “The Iron Giant,” or both live-action “The Flinstones” movies (for my Rosie O’Donnell die-hards).

Hopefully, that’s enough to keep you busy until May. Check out
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'Tomb Raider': Is Hollywood Adapting the Wrong Video Games?

'Tomb Raider': Is Hollywood Adapting the Wrong Video Games?
Long the butt of jokes for a history of duds like Super Mario Bros and Doom, the subgenre of game-to-film adaptations has churned out something totally acceptable in Tomb Raider. The new film announces the arrival of a credible action hero in Oscar winner Alicia Vikander, and it’s importantly free of the so-bad-it’s-good irony that lets people enjoy something like Mortal Kombat (which has only grown more enjoyable as its cheesy effects have aged). The film moves at an economic pace, quickly getting viewers on the side of its likable protagonist before diving headfirst into a series of decent chases, fights, and stunts....
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The Making of Lara Croft: Tomb Raider – An Oral History

Luke Owen interviews the people behind 2001’s Lara Croft: Tomb Raider

These interviews are taken from Lights, Camera, Game Over!: How Video Game Movies Get Made – available now from all good book sellers.

By the end of the 1990s, the idea of turning a video game into a movie wasn’t high on the list of priorities for Hollywood studios. The failures of Super Mario Bros. and Double Dragon vastly outweighed the box office (though not critical) successes of Street Fighter and Mortal Kombat. However in 1996 a video game character graced TV screens around the world and quickly became a pop culture icon. Her name was Lara Croft and her game, Tomb Raider, was a smash-hit on PC, PlayStation and Saturn, and her sequel, Tomb Raider II, made her a household name. “While there had always been adventure games before Tomb Raider, we had just gotten into an age
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The Good Doctor Recap: There's My Girl

The Good Doctor Recap: There's My Girl
This week on The Good Doctor, Claire was confronted by her mother (Supergirl‘s Sharon Leal), while Reznick made Jared an offer he couldn’t refuse. Shaun, meanwhile, received some troubling news.

Before we get into the doctors’ personal lives, let’s briefly recap the central Case of the Week…

Melendez — with an assist from Shaun, Claire and Park — treated Hunter, the very first patient he ever had as an attending 10 years ago. Hunter was paralyzed from the chest down at the time, and returned to St. Bonaventure for what was believed to be phantom spinal cord pain. Turned out
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Ready Player One Review [SXSW 2018]

Steven Spielberg’s Ready Player One escapism is the *exact* earthly distraction social media users have been generalizing and “debating” since announcements first landed. Created *for* “geeks,” *about* “geeks” and *by* “geeks” – that’s not a dig, mind you. If you’ve been raving about a nostalgia-stuffed trailer with more references than an entire season of I Love The 80s, welcome to your nastiest virtual wet dream. If you’ve been gathering others to raise pitchforks in protest, this two-and-a-half hour CGI name-dropper isn’t for you. Simple as Simon. How’s that for a straightforward take?

Upon logging into Ready Player One, we’re introduced to Wade Watts (Tye Sheridan) aka Parzival – the latter name his gamertag in an expansive massively multiplayer realm known as the “Oasis.” The year is 2045 and no one wants to live their actual, crumby lives. They just want to level-up in James Donovan Halliday
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Early Concept Art Imagines Lance Henriksen As The Terminator

When we think of the Terminator, it stands to reason that the first image which springs to mind is that of Arnold Schwarzenegger. After all, not only was that one of his career’s defining roles, but he’s also viewed as being the face of the film franchise. In fact, one could argue that some of the disillusionment moviegoers shared toward Terminator Salvation had to do with his absence.

Funny enough, history could’ve played out much differently if Arnie had been cast in the role of Kyle Reese as originally intended. Believe it or not, there’s a debated urban legend saying it was Lance Henriksen whom director James Cameron originally envisioned to play the cybernetic organism with living tissue over metal endoskeleton in the picture that blurred the lines between science fiction and horror.

Now, thanks to Core of Movies, we have a general idea of what that would’ve looked like.
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‘The Walking Dead’ recap: Bloody mid-season premiere ‘Honor’ says farewell to a beloved character

‘The Walking Dead’ recap: Bloody mid-season premiere ‘Honor’ says farewell to a beloved character
The Walking Dead” Season 8 returned this Sunday with the devastating mid-season premiere, “Honor.” In this super-sized episode, Alexandria reels from The Saviors’ attack, one survivor suffers a mental break, and audiences say goodbye to one of the series’ original characters. Here are the best moments from “Honor.”

Back to Before – The episode begins with the shot of Rick (Andrew Lincoln) from the season premiere, muttering “my mercy prevails over my wrath” while tears roll down his cheek. A stained glass window hangs overhead. But then we see his heavenly vision of the future, where an older Rick leads a blissful life with Judith. Finally, we travel to the moment where Carl (Chandler Riggs) was bitten. He brings his new friend Siddiq (Avi Nash) to Alexandria without mentioning his wound, but Rick and Michonne aren’t there. Worried he will die before they return he spends the hours before the Savior
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Toy Fair 2018: Storm Collectibles Proudly Display their Mortal Kombat Figures

One of the goriest franchises in the history of gaming will soon be playable in a different way, because Storm Collectibles have revealed a ton of new Mortal Kombat action figures at Toy Fair. Fans of the ultraviolent fighting franchise might want to start fighting back their nerd boners, because Storm’s new figure line includes […]

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Resident Evil Director Working on a George R.R. Martin Adaptation

Resident Evil director Paul W.S. Anderson is developing a movie based on some short stories by Game of Thrones author George R.R. Martin. Anderson is primarily known for his work on action and horror movies, such as Event Horizon and Alien Vs Predator. The director is also famous for his video game adaptations, beginning with Mortal Kombat in 1995.

His most successful franchise remains the Resident Evil movies.
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Hack & slash adventure Dungeon Stars coming later this year

Mini Guns developers Riposte Games & Co and Furnace Games (Boss Fight) have announced a partnership that will bring more games for us to enjoy. The first game announced is Dungeon Stars, a horizontal scrolling hack and slash dungeon crawler scheduled to arrive later this year. A gameplay trailer can be seen below that showcases the cartoon like characters and bright lively environments.

The gameplay trailer for Dungeon Stars really shows off how beautiful the game is looking especially with the way the 2D cartoon-esque characters progress through the 3D levels with a real time shadow effect. There is also an assortment of adorably drawn enemies and both these and the heroes have a variety of facial expressions depending on what action is occurring.

“We have had the opportunity to collaborate with the Riposte team over the last couple of months and to tap into their cross platform expertise for our
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Grab a Slice With The New Gameplay Trailer for the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles in Injustice 2

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The Turtles are making their way to Injustice, and now we have a trailer for their game play!

Injustice has been slowly rolling out some awesome new fighters since it's release. We got classic DC characters like Atom, Black Manta, and Enchantress. For the first time in a DC game we got Hellboy! We were given Mortal Kombat staples, Sub Zero and Raiden. However, the month of February will bring us some of the most anticipated fighters yet. Michelangelo, Donatello, Leonardo, and Raphael.

No I am not talking about the Renaissance painters, it is the iconic Turtles! Teenage Mutant Ninjas to be specific. Leave it to the Warner Bros Interactive Entertainment to keep wowing us with incredible game play. This one is a little more intriguing then trailers before, check it out.

So as you can see all the Turtles can be used, how you choose which one is what has me confused.
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