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Zayn Malik Disses the "Self-Indulgent" Met Gala Red Carpet

Zayn Malik Disses the
The First Monday in May means nothing to Zayn Malik. In the July 2018 issue of GQ, the "Let Me" singer joins Amy Schumer, Gwyneth Paltrow and more celebrities in dissing the annual Met Gala. Malik has attended the event once, at the Manus x Machina-themed gala in 2016, when he made his red carpet debut with girlfriend Gigi Hadid; he was outfitted in Atelier Versace, while she modeled a custom Tommy Hilfiger design. "I did go, but I didn't go there to be like, 'Yo, take me serious,'" Malik says of his one-time appearance. "I was taking the piss! I went there as my favorite Mortal Kombat character, Jax." Hadid attended the gala without him in 2017 and 2018, and he argues...
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Hollywood Goes to E3: 5 Video Games that Deserve the Big Screen Treatment

One of the big things that Hollywood has yet to figure out how to film is video games: an ongoing pet project of the industry since the early nineties. And although these movies invariably premiere to predictably disastrous results, there is a massive, untapped vain of modern-day blockbusters just waiting for somebody to figure out what to do with them on the big screen. Traditionally, whenever people talk about “good” video game adaptations – such as they are – two projects invariably come out of the woodworks. The first is Mortal Kombat, a really fun and surprisingly well-envisioned movie based

Hollywood Goes to E3: 5 Video Games that Deserve the Big Screen Treatment
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8 Extremely Obscure ‘Star Wars’ References in ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’

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8 Extremely Obscure ‘Star Wars’ References in ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’
(Note: This post contains lots of spoilers for “Solo: A Star Wars Story.”)

There are so many references to other “Star Wars” stories, characters and events in “Solo: A Star Wars Story” that it’s actually easy to miss them. From showing how Han Solo got his lucky dice, to explaining how the Millennium Falcon can “talk” to C-3Po in “The Empire Strikes Back,” to jokes about Lando Calrissian’s eventual life as the “respectable” administrator of a mining colony, the movie is packed full of “Star Wars” lore.

But “Solo” also knows its “Star Wars” history, and works in a lot of references tothings that more casual fans might have missed. The movie calls back not only to the films, but cartoons that take place between the prequels and original trilogy, and even makes clever references to the no-longer-canon “Star Wars” Expanded Universe of comics, games and novels from before Disney acquired Lucasfilm.
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Ryan Reynolds Shares Photo Of His First Time Wearing The Deadpool Costume

When Ryan Reynolds was announced to play Wade Wilson in 2009’s X-Men Origins: Wolverine, I’m reasonably certain that none of us thought the filmmakers would’ve so drastically missed the mark when it came to that character. I mean, the sarcasm and badassery he’s known for were on display near the beginning of the flick, but who in the hell thought it’d be a good idea to seal up the Merc with a Mouth’s piehole and essentially turn him into Mortal Kombat‘s Baraka in the third act?

Fortunately, all of that was rectified when Reynolds stayed on to reboot the character in the first solo Deadpool picture in 2016. Not only was it a tremendous representation of the irreverent anti-hero himself, but the costume enjoyed a nice page-to-screen adaptation. In other words, it looked like what True Believers would expect to see in live action, yet
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‘Raging Justice’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

As a thirty-four year old, I’m the perfect demographic for Raging Justice, a game that harks back to a time in the mid-90s when visuals were determined to be digitalised after pixels had ruled games for so long. Yes, visually Raging Justice has more in common with Batman Forever, Killer Instinct and Mortal Kombat than Streets of Rage 2 or Final Fight. Gameplay wise, however, Final Fight is the touchstone here with a touch of Maximum Carnage.

The story of Raging Justice is a pretty straight plot of three characters (two cops and a streetwise teenager) cleaning up the streets by punching people in the face (and occasionally arresting them). The controls are easy to get to grips with the four face buttons on the Switch allow you to punch, kick, throw and jump your way through the levels, of which you can work through in either single or two player campaign modes.
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Video Game Review – Raging Justice

Scott Watson reviews Raging Justice….

Good timing or just sheer coincidence? Just as a throwback to arcade classic Streets of Rage appears on Games with Gold on the Xbox this month, Team17 and development team Makin Games bring us their homage to the once great bastion of gaming, the 2D side-scrolling beat ’em up, with Raging Justice.

Its very name hides no secret to where its heart lies and it’s another one of these games that plays heavy on the nostalgia factor. You can see any number of old school influences in Raging Justice, from as far back as Double Dragon to Final Fight and the aforementioned Streets of Rage as you take to the streets and beyond pummeling the bad guys into submission.

It’s also another of these games that’s far better played couch co-op than solo. Single player it can all get a little bit muddled,
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The Adaptation of The Survival Horror Game F.E.A.R. is Developed By Greg Russo and Machinima

Machinima is teaming up with Greg Russo, who wrote the upcoming Mortal Kombat and Resident Evil reboots for New Line Cinema and Screen Gems, to develop a live-action adaptation of the survival horror video game F.E.A.R. They will also be working on several other projects together that have yet to be announced. Machinima General Manager Russell Arons had this to say in a statement:

"Greg is an inspired screenwriter who clearly loves gaming. To be able to bring his talents to Machinima Studios provides us an amazing opportunity to tackle action-packed series that are certain to appeal to our legions of millennial gamers and fans around the world."

Russo added:

"As a lifelong gamer, it’s an absolute honor to partner with Machinima, the preeminent provider of digital content to gamers worldwide. F.E.A.R. holds a special place in my heart. I’m excited to
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Constantin’s Resident Evil Reboot May Mutate Into A TV Series

Could Resident Evil find new life on the small screen?

After six post-apocalyptic thrillers in only 10 years, writer-director Paul W.S. Anderson brought the curtain down on Alice’s storied saga with The Final Chapter, a conclusive, albeit underwhelming finale to one of the most beloved action series of the past decade.

That was back in 2016, and since then, Constantin Films has been plotting a big-screen revival of Resident Evil, one which will see the light of day through James Wan and Mortal Kombat screenwriter Greg Russo. But at least according to studio boss Martin Moszkowicz, that reboot may wind up becoming a full-blown TV series, as the Powers That Be look to find a new story angle now that Alice’s saga has ostensibly come to an end.

When asked about the possibility of Resident Evil shuffling onto the small screen, Moszkowicz told Variety the following:

For us, the main
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Survival horror F.E.A.R. is getting a movie adaptation

Warner Bros. Digital NetworksMachinima has announced a development deal with Greg Russo, screenwriter of the upcoming video game adaptation reboots Mortal Kombat and Resident Evil, beginning with a live-action feature adaptation of the survival horror F.E.A.R..

Released in 2005, F.E.A.R. is a first person shooter which revolves around the special forces team First Encounter Assault Recon, who are called in to deal with the main antagonist, Alma Wade, a powerful psychic who is looking to extract revenge after being an unwilling participant in a series of nefarious experiments.

“As a lifelong gamer, it’s an absolute honor to partner with Machinima, the preeminent provider of digital content to gamers worldwide,” said Russo. “F.E.A.R. holds a special place in my heart. I’m excited to bring my personal passion to this and future projects and can’t wait to see where our partnership goes from here.
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Machinima Signs ‘Mortal Kombat,’ ‘Resident Evil’ Screenwriter Greg Russo To Development Deal

Machinima, which has created digital series adaptations of popular franchises like Transformers, Happy Wheels, and Night Rider, has inked a development deal with buzzy screenwriter Greg Russo -- who is best known for penning New Line Cinema’s new Mortal Kombat feature as well as Screen Gem’s forthcoming Resident Evil reboot.

Given his expertise in adapting games for the big screen, Russo’s first project at Machinima will be a live-action version of the 13-year-old survival horror game F.E.A.R. -- which is published by Warner Bros’ Interactive Entertainment division.. F.E.A.R., which stands for First Encounter Assault Recon, centers around an antagonist named Alma Wade -- a young psychic girl who has become an unwilling participant in a series of experiments and must be destroyed by players at any cost.

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The 5 Strangest Star Wars Video Games

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To join in on some of the Star Wars Day fun, I'm taking a look at some of the weirdest Star Wars video game "experiments" to have graced consoles over the years. Come inside to check them out!

Over the years LucasArts and various developers have experimented with putting theStar Warsfranchise into various gaming genres. Some of them have worked out incredibly well, but a few of these experiments proved that adding Star Warsto the formula, doesn’t make it good. For Star Wars Day, I'm breaking down some of them.

Star Wars: Masters of Teras Kasi

It’s almost impossible to have a list like this and not mention Masters of Teras Kasi, which continues to be counted as one of the worst Star Wars games out there. While I largely agree with that sentiment, I think the reason why is different from others. It’s just weird. When
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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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