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"Blade Runner: Blackout 2022"

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According to studio reports, writer/director Shinichiro Watanabe ("Cowboy Bebop") is working on the animated film "Blade Runner: Blackout 2022", as a prequel to "Blade Runner: 2049":

"...director Shinichiro Watanabe ('Cowboy Bebop', 'Samurai Champloo') is directing an animated tie-in to the 'Blade Runner 2049' film, which opens in Japan on October 27. 

"The new film is titled 'Blade Runner Black Out 2022'.

"The anime is set in the year 2022, between the original 'Blade Runner' film in 2019, and its sequel 'Blade Runner 2049', with a story involvong a major power outage on the west coast of the Us..."

Cygames Pictures, the anime studio subsidiary and smartphone games publisher is producing the film with Shukou Murase ('Halo Legends') as character designer/animation director and Flying Lotus composing the music.

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Halo Legends set for VOD release this month, watch the trailer here

Content Media has announced that it is set to release the animated movie Halo Legends on VOD platforms in the UK on Monday, July 31st. Based on the globally renowned best-selling Halo franchise, Halo Legends tells seven amazing stories in the sweeping Halo saga, following Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn, Halo: Nightfall and Halo: The Fall of Reach. Take a look at the trailer here…

Halo Legends delves deep into the rich Halo universe surrounding the Master Chief’s mysterious origins, the Spartan’s advanced combat capabilities and the tense rivalry between Spartans and Orbital Drop Shock Troopers (ODSTs).

Created in collaboration with some of the world’s leading animators from Japan, Halo Legends draws you into the center of humankind’s ongoing battles with the Covenant, dynamically depicted in cutting-edge animation styles that deliver breathtaking visuals and gripping adventure.

Halo Legends is set for release on VOD on July 31st.
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Halo: the Neill Blomkamp movie we never got to see

Ryan Lambie Jan 20, 2017

It could have been the first blockbuster videogame adaptation, but instead, it fell apart. Ryan looks at the Halo movie that never was...

From Super Mario Bros in the 90s and on to the recent Assassin’s Creed, it’s fair to say that movies adapted from videogames seldom fare well. But there’s one movie, now sadly lost to history, that might just have bucked that trend: Neill Blomkamp’s Halo.

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In 2001, Halo: Combat Evolved was the game that helped launch Microsoft’s first ever console, the Xbox. A first-person shooter with an absorbing sci-fi plot and a cool character at its core - the anonymous, armoured super-soldier, Master Chief - Halo
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7 Films New to Netflix to Watch in January 2017, Including ‘E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial’ and ‘Boogie Nights’

7 Films New to Netflix to Watch in January 2017, Including ‘E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial’ and ‘Boogie Nights’
Next month, Netflix offers up a giant selection of films — modern to classic, animated to live action, Oscar winners and indie favorites — and we’ve picked seven that you should watch as soon as they’re available on the streaming service, either for the first time or as part of a nostalgic binge. Enjoy.

1. “Boogie Nights” (available January 1)

Mark Wahlberg, Julianne Moore and Burt Reynolds star in Paul Thomas Anderson’s 1997 comedy about a young man who gets into the California porn industry in the late 1970’s and ‘80s. The film was nominated for three Oscars: Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress and Best Screenplay.

2. “Braveheart” (available January 1)

Winner of five Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Director, the Mel Gibson-starring drama follows William Wallace’s revolt against King Edward I of England after his secret bride is executed for assaulting an English soldier who tried to rape her.
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New Harlock: Space Pirate Clips - Dub

Harlock: Space Pirate will be available on Digital HD, On Demand and DVD on March 31. "Old Friend/Get Off My Ship" "This Doesn’t Change Anything" Related Content: English Dub Of Harlock: Space Pirate To Screen In Select Us Cities Anime: New Featurette For Space Pirate Captain Harlock Director Shinji Aramaki (Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood, Halo Legends, Appleseed Saga: Ex Machina) unleashes an interstellar thrill ride with Harlock: Space Pirate on Digital HD, On Demand and DVD from Ketchup Entertainment! Based on the classic comic book and TV series, this adventure stars David Matranga (Appleseed, Journey to Agatha), Emily Neves (Starship Troopers: Invasion, Journey to Agatha), and Rob Mungle (Blue Seed, Lady Death). A mysterious space pirate of the future, Captain Harlock, is determined to return his death ship and loyal crew to a battered Earth, which has been declared off-limits by the intergalactic Gaia Coalition. The rogue captain comes up
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Live-action Harlock: Space Pirate Coming March 31

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Los Angeles, CA – Director Shinji Aramaki (Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood, Halo Legends, Appleseed Saga: Ex Machina) unleashes an interstellar thrill ride with Harlock: Space Pirate on Digital HD, On Demand and DVD from Ketchup Entertainment! Based on the classic comic book and TV series, this live action family adventure stars David Matranga (Appleseed, Journey to Agatha), Emily Neves (Starship Troopers: Invasion, Journey to Agatha), and Rob Mungle (Blue Seed, Lady Death).

A mysterious space pirate of the future, Captain Harlock, is determined to return his death ship and loyal crew to a battered Earth, which has been declared off-limits by the intergalactic Gaia Coalition. The rogue captain comes up with an incredible plan to go back in time to rescue Earth, but that includes the destruction of everything, as it exists. A young soldier of the Gaia Coalition volunteers to go undercover on the infamous skull ship and assassinate Harlock, but
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Microsoft Says They Have No Plans for a Halo Movie

Earlier this week a Production Weekly rumor that Ridley Scott would be producing a big screen adaptation of Halo hit the net. Apparently the movie would exist independently of Steven Spielberg’s series, which is set to air on Xbox Live.

Well, unless Microsoft is lying to us, there's no truth to that bit of news. They released a statement to Eurogamer that says:

The Halo franchise encompasses many elements, including games, action figures, novels and more. As always, we have many projects in the works that offer us the opportunity to bring in new audiences to the franchise, as we did in the past with Halo Legends and Halo: Forward Unto Dawn. We plan to continue telling the Halo story through innovative channels, but there are no plans for a Halo motion picture at this time.

I'm sure one day a Halo movie will happen, but today is not that day.
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Microsoft Says It's Not Working On a Halo Movie

It was recently reported that Microsoft is working on a new feature-length "Halo" project that's being produced by Ridley Scott (Prometheus). At the time, it seemed that we were finally getting a "Halo" movie. But now comes word directly from the company that there's no truth to the rumor. "The 'Halo' franchise encompasses many elements, including games, action figures, novels and more," said Microsoft. "As always, we have many projects in the works that offer us the opportunity to bring in new audiences to the franchise, as we did in the past with 'Halo Legends' and 'Halo: Forward Unto Dawn.' We plan to continue telling the 'Halo' story through innovative channels, but there are no plans for a 'Halo' motion picture at this time." While rumors will keep popping up about a "Halo" movie. For now, it seems, there's nothing in the pipeline.
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Ridley Scott Halo movie rumours denied by Microsoft

Microsoft has denied plans to commission a Halo movie involving Ridley Scott.

A series of Production Weekly tweets - which have since been removed - suggested that the Alien director had signed up to produce a Halo movie.

Microsoft told Eurogamer that while the firm is exploring innovative new channels of storytelling, there are no plans to make a motion picture.

"The Halo franchise encompasses many elements, including games, action figures, novels and more," a Microsoft spokesperson explained.

"As always, we have many projects in the works that offer us the opportunity to bring in new audiences to the franchise, as we did in the past with Halo Legends and Halo: Forward Unto Dawn.

"We plan to continue telling the Halo story through innovative channels, but there are no plans for a Halo motion picture at this time."

Microsoft announced a new live-action television show based on the Halo series last year.
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Is Ridley Scott Producing the Halo Movie?

On Sunday, Film & TV tracking database Production Weekly revealed on their Twitter page that director Ridley Scott is producing a live-action Halo adaptation for the big screen. It was also revealed that Prison Break creator Paul Scheuring will be writing the screenplay.

Take a look at the conversation that took place between the site and a staff member from IGN, which offers the fact that this will be a live-action digital feature. Could that mean its a webseries that will be shot at feature length and broken into webisodes? Production Weekly does not answer if this is tied into the Steven Spielberg produced XBox series, but seems to separate the two as different entities.

Could we be getting a Halo movie after all these years? Or is there a possibility that they are mistaking the project for Steven Spielberg's upcoming Halo TV series for Xbox One? In a follow-up statement,
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Microsoft Denies "Halo" Movie Talk

A recent post on Production Weekly's Twitter feed led to rampant speculation yesterday that "Alien" and "Prometheus" director Ridley Scott was involved in a film project based on the "Halo" video game series.

The industry site tweeted that Scott was producing a "live-action, feature-length digital" which "Prison Break" creator Paul Scheuring was writing, indicating it was a separate project to the previously announced, Steven Spielberg-produced "Halo" TV series being made for Microsoft's Xbox streaming service.

Unsurprisingly, Microsoft has now shot down the rumor. They tell Eurogamer:

"As always, we have many projects in the works that offer us the opportunity to bring in new audiences to the franchise, as we did in the past with Halo Legends and Halo: Forward Unto Dawn. We plan to continue telling the Halo story through innovative channels, but there are no plans for a Halo motion picture at this time."
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Steven Spielberg developing a live-action Halo series for Xbox Live

As part of its eagerly-awaited Xbox One announcement today, Microsoft has revealed that its set to expand the Halo universe by teaming up with Steven Spielberg for a live-action adaptation of the blockbuster video game franchise, which will be available exclusively on Xbox Live.

At this point in time, it's unclear how much involvement Spielberg will have with the series, although he appeared in a video as part of the official announcement, stating that he was excited to explore "the heroes, worlds, and wonders that Halo will take us to."

First released back in 2001 on the Xbox 1 original Xbox, the first-person shooter Halo: Combat Evolved was a smash hit, spawning the sequels Halo 2, Halo 3 and Halo 4, as well as the video game spin-offs Halo Wars, Halo 3: Odst and Halo Reach. The franchise has also expanded beyond the video game medium with a range of adaptations including the anime series
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How to Use Chord Voicings Effectively – Part 2

After having a look at the fundamentals of chord voicings in Part 1, we’ll have a look at other important factors for good chord voicings.

Another basic element of effective chord voicings are so called “Low Interval Limits” (Lil). The lower you get on the piano, for example, the more tricky it is to find chords that don’t sound muddy. Many people trust their ear on these things, which is basically a good idea. However sometimes you might be mislead by the sound texture, for example of your piano that you compose on, to believe something does sound fine when it actually translates into muddyness on real instruments. For every two notes that sound together in a certain interval, there is a limit how low you can go with them without them sounding muddy. Basically you can dissect every voicing with these limits into every internal interval.

You’ll
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DVD Giveaway: Win Starship Troopers: Invasion – On Blu-ray/DVD August 28

The Troopers are back in action in the all-new CGI-animated adventure Starship Troopers: Invasion, landing on Blu-ray. and DVD with UltraViolet. August 28th from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. With the latest in CGI technology, the next chapter in the beloved sci-fi franchise finds fan favorites Johnny Rico, Captain Ibanez and Carl Jenkins on a perilous mission to rescue survivors of a Federation outpost under attack by the bugs. Series star Casper Van Dien returns as executive producer alongside Ed Neumeier, screenwriter of the original smash hit Starship Troopers. Shinji Aramaki, acclaimed Japanese director of the animated hits Appleseed, Appleseed Ex- Machina and Halo Legends, brings his unique visual style to this action-packed, visually stunning sequel that utilizes the latest, state-of-the-art CGI technology to render the ultimate battle between mankind and alien bugs.

The Starship Troopers: Invasion Blu-ray. and DVD come armed with hours of explosive bonus features, including filmmakers commentary,
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HeyUGuys UK DVD/Blu-ray Round-Up – 27th August

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Last week saw the release of Kevin Macdonald’s acclaimed documentary, Marley, alongside Peter Berg’s mammoth blockbuster, Battleship, and this week brings with it a handful of new films and, most importantly in my books, the long-anticipated release of The Walking Dead Season 2. Today is a good day.

It’s a fairly light week with new releases, so without further ado,

My pick of the week:

The Walking Dead – Season 2.

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DVD and Blu-ray

(also available: The Walking Dead – Seasons 1 and 2 Box Set)

Ordinarily, I focus on television programmes after the week’s new film releases, but The Walking Dead deserves to be the exception to that rule.

The show is one of the finest currently on TV, and if you haven’t started, now is definitely the time to pick up the first two seasons. It’s not often we get
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Win: Signed 'Starship Troopers: Invasion' poster, Blu-ray

Win: Signed 'Starship Troopers: Invasion' poster, Blu-ray
The Troopers are back in action in the all-new CGI-animated adventure Starship Troopers: Invasion, landing on DVD and Blu-ray on August 27, 2012. With the latest in CGI technology, the next chapter in the beloved sci-fi franchise finds fan-favourites Johnny Rico, Captain Ibanez and Carl Jenkins on a perilous mission to rescue survivors of a Federation outpost under attack by the bugs. Series star Casper Van Dien returns as executive producer alongside Ed Neumeier, screenwriter of the original smash hit Starship Troopers. Shinji Aramaki, acclaimed Japanese director of the animated hits Appleseed and Halo Legends, brings his unique visual style to this action-packed, visually stunning sequel that utilises (more)
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Shock Video Interviews: The Star & Crew of Starship Troopers: Invasion

Fans of science fiction, especially the kind that involves large space creatures tearing soldiers into bloody pieces, have often cited the 1959 Robert Heinlein novel Starship Troopers as one of the early precursors for that brand of the horror/sci-fi sub-genre.

It makes sense, since the original novel was hugely influential on James Cameron’s Aliens. And, in 1997, Dutch filmmaker Paul Verhoeven took on Heinlein’s concepts with a big budget action movie that helped launch the careers of Casper Van Dien, Dina Meyer and Denise Richards to a new level among genre fans.

In the 15 years since then, a number of people have managed to produce a couple straight-to-dvd sequels of varying qualities and a cartoon series which brings us to Starship Troopers: Invasion, a computer-animated action movie that continues the story using a style that’s somewhat inspired by Japanese anime. That last bit may be attributed to its director,
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Casper Van Dien's Starship Troopers: Invasion Trailer

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has unveiled the trailer for the CG-animated "Starship Troopers: Invasion" movie, produced by "Starship Troopers" star Casper Van Dien. Check it out below. Plot: The troopers of two starships have joined forces to terminate a massive bug attack at a federation outpost. Before the mission can be completed and the survivors evacuated, one ship abruptly departs and goes inexplicably dark. The remaining battle-hardened troopers race to the rescue, only to discover that the threat from the bugs is about to hit home. "Starship Troopers: Invasion" is directed by Shinji Aramaki (Halo Legends, Appleseed) and will hit stores on DVD and Blu-ray on August 28th. Trailer:
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How to Use Chord Voicings Effectively – Part 1

There are nearly endless possibilities of how to make the same chord sound, and while some of them sound quite disastrous others have a stellar resonance and are reason for scrolling back in an audio file to listen once again. There seem to be endless parameters that define a chord sound, and often people end up in working their way to their desired sound by trial and error.

This tutorial series tries to shed some light on the reasons that make a difference in a chord voicing and why.

But first of all: what is the difference between a chord and a voicing? While the term chord only defines which notes sound together, a voicing specifies exactly How they sound together. A voicing is the specific structure of how the notes of the chord are spread out over the register.

To understand how voicings work it is necessary to have a basic knowledge of acoustics.
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Trailer for the CG animated Starship Troopers: Invasion

It's fair to say that outside of Paul Verhoeven's cult 1997 original, the Starship Troopers movie franchise has been nothing short of a disaster. Phil Tippett's direct-to-video 2004 sequel Starship Troopers 2: Hero of the Federation was an abomination, and the return of Casper Van Dien's Johnny Rico for 2008's Starship Troopers 3: Marauder did very little in the way of making amends.

Well, after those two bitter disappointments, Sony is now looking to get the series back on track by channeling the late-90s computer-generated television series Roughnecks: Starship Troopers Chronicles with a brand new CG-animated feature film, Starship Troopers: Invasion, from director Shinji Aramaki (Appleseed, Halo Legends) and scriptwriter Flint Dille (Transformers, G.I. Joe). Sadly, if the first trailer released today is anything to go by, they're going to fall some way short of achieving that goal:

"A distant Federation outpost Fort Casey comes under attack by bugs.
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