Catch the Final Trailer for The Weed-Fueled Action Comedy GRINGO

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If you’re looking for a new dark comedy to check out, Gringo may be the one for you. The film will star Charlize Theron, Joel Edgerton, Amanda Seyfried, David Oyelowo, and more fun footage has released this final trailer. If you haven’t heard of this movie yet, here's a bit more info for you:

An exhilarating mix of dark comedy, white-knuckle action and dramatic intrigue, Gringo joyrides into Mexico, where mild-mannered businessman Harold Soyinka (David Oyelowo) finds himself at the mercy of his back-stabbing business colleagues back home, local drug lords and a morally conflicted black-ops mercenary. Crossing the line from law-abiding citizen to wanted criminal, Harold battles to survive his increasingly dangerous situation in ways that raise the question: Is he out of his depth — or two steps ahead?

The movie also co-stars Yul Vazquez and Thandie Newton and it's set to hit theaters on March 9, 2018. Make sure can check out the red-band trailer if you haven't seen it yet.

A ROCKET LEAGUE Table Top Game By Hot Wheels Will Be Available This Year

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Rocket League and Hot Wheels have teamed up again and is currently working on a real-life version of the popular game. The Hot Wheels Rocket League RC Rivals tabletop game will allow players to have two Battle Cars from the video game and try to ram a soccer ball on their opponent’s goal. 

The tabletop game was revealed during the Toy Fair in New York and features both Dominus and Octane vehicles from the game. It will also include a stadium, a game ball, and a charging base as a complete set. 

The cars in RC Rivals will be controlled wirelessly via Bluetooth from the player’s smartphone or tablet devices. A built-in scoreboard will also be available and will automatically mark down scores via an infrared sensor located inside the ball. Lastly, to even add the feel of the video game, RC Rivals will include the sound effects of Rocket League for a genuine experience. 

This will be the second time that Hot Wheels and Rocket League have collaborated. Back in 2017, Rocket League released a DLC that introduced two of Hot Wheels’ popular vehicles, Bone Shaker and Twin Mill III. Rocket League has also ventured into the toy car market for a while now as it has released a series of toy cars from Zag Toys and coming this March, eight Light-Up Clip-on vehicles will be released. 

The Hot Wheels Rocket League RC toy set will be available later this year and will be priced at $180. You can check out the hands-on preview by CNET in the video clip below. 

What do you think of Hot Wheels and Rocket League’s latest creation? Are you excited to play a real life version of Rocket League? Share your thoughts in the comments below. 

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J.J. Abrams Says That THE LAST JEDI Fan Hate will Not Impact EPISODE IX “In The Least”

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I was actually surprised by how much fans were split on their feelings for Rian Johnson's Star Wars: The Last Jedi. But, with that film behind us, we are now all wondering how J.J. Abrams will continue the saga with Episode IX. There are so many questions that fans want answered and a lot of fans hope that Abrams will fix what they feel went wrong with The Last Jedi

I wondered myself if all of the fan complaints and hate for The Last Jedi would affect the story and direction that Abrams is planning for Episode IX. In a recent interview with IndieWire, the director was asked about this and he is pretty much going to ignore all of the complaints and do his own thing. When asked if he would be adjusting his film to meet the expectations of fans, he said:

“Not in the least. There’s a lot that I would like to say about it, but I feel like it’s a little early to be having the Episode IX conversation… I will say that the story of Rey and Poe and Finn and Kylo Ren — and if you look, there are three men and one woman, to those that are complaining that there are too many women in Star Wars — their story continues in a way that I couldn’t be more excited about and cannot wait for people to see.”

When addressing the complaints about all the new female characters in these Star Wars films, Abrams said: 

“If you are someone who feels threatened by women and needs to lash out against them, you can probably find an enemy in Star Wars. You can probably look at the first movie that George [Lucas] did and say that Leia was too outspoken, or she was too tough. Anyone who wants to find a problem with anything can find the problem. The internet seems to be made for that.”

Now, Abrams does note that he understands that the fans of the Star Wars franchise are extremely passionate and vocal:

“Certainly something I discovered early on in the Star Wars world, is that you’re going to have an incredibly passionate and vocal fanbase, and they’re all going to have a lot of specific opinions."

He's just not going to pay attention to the hate and let it affect the story that he wants to tell in Episode IX and you know what? He shouldn't let the complaints affect him. Episode IX is set to hit theaters on December 20, 2019.

What do you think about the thoughts that J.J. Abrams shares here?

Funko Has Finally Revealed Their Long-Awaited SMALLVILLE POP! Figures

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I'm shocked that it has taken so long for Funko to create a line of vinyl Pop! figures, but the first wave of them are finally here and there's no doubt that fans are going to want to get their hands on these. So far, the set includes Tom Welling's Clark Kent, Erica Durance’s Lois Lane, Michael Rosenbaum's Lex Luthor, and Justin Hartley's Green Arrow.

I have no doubt that more characters will follow. There's so many of them in this show including Lana Lang, Chloe Sullivan, Lionel Luthor, the Kents, or the all of the villains Clark faced off with over the years.

There are two versions of Clark Kent in the set. The first is one based on the very beginning of the series and the second figure represent the Clark at the very end when he flashed that iconic emblem. Seeing these makes me want to watch the series all over again. 

The Smallville Funko POP!s are due to come out in April. 

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BLACK PANTHER Director Ryan Coogler Explains The Film’s Post-Credits Scene

I'm sure that by now many of you have already seen Black Panther. The movie exploded at the box office this weekend and it seems like, for the most part, fans love the film.

Like all Marvel movies, Black Panther treated fans to a mid-credits scene and a post-credits scene. During a recent interview with Radio Times, director Ryan Coogler explained how that final post-credits scene ended up happening. It turns out that Marvel didn't ask the filmmakers to do add this scene and it wasn't required.

If you haven't seen Black Panther yet, and you don't want to know what the post-credits scene entails, I suggest you don't read ahead.

Here's what Coogler had to say:

"We weren’t asked to do it. Obviously it ties in, but the studio didn’t force our hand, or tell us what the post-credits scene should be. It was something that we were interested in, that we were interested in doing.
"And for us it was fun, because I think the audience, if they’re familiar with the MCU, knows that Bucky is in Wakanda. It was kind of a hold-off."
"Our film wasn’t about Bucky, obviously, [so] we didn’t feel like it would be right to deal with him in this context. But we thought it’d be cool for the fans that stayed ‘til the end to check in on this character that they love."

There wasn't much to the scene, but I will say that I was wondering if we would see Bucky in the movie! I was kinda hoping that he'd have a bigger role in the story because he was in Wakanda during this whole thing! I understand why they didn't include him, but at least they included him at the end and we got a little glimpse at what he was up to.

Kevin Feige Talks About The Leaked CAPTAIN MARVEL Costume Photo

A few weeks ago, we got our first look at Brie Larson in her Captain Marvel costume. If you haven’t seen it yet, go take a look. I’ll wait...

Are you back? Good. Well, you may notice that the suit she’s wearing is grey and green instead of the traditional red and yellow and blue. This inconsistency has set fans off in a bad way. The calmer fans have started theorizing what the meaning could mean, with one of the prevailing theories being that the picture is a prototype suit before Carol Danvers’ costume is finalized. In a recent interview, Kevin Feige himself was asked about the picture and the coloring. Here’s his response:

If you want to film out in public — and Captain Marvel has a lot of scenes that will be shot on location — it’s gonna happen. Everything is filmed [by paparazzi] nowadays, so years ago, we decided, ‘If it’s gonna happen, let it happen.’ Most people are savvy enough to know they’re looking at a behind-the-scenes photo, completely out of context. So we don’t do things like rush photos. We released some concept art of her with different colors. People online have correctly identified what’s going on there.

There you have it. Looks like fans were on to something with it being an early version of her suit.

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Jaimie Lee Curtis Says The New HALLOWEEN Film is “Astonishingly Scary”

Last week, Jamie Lee Curtis wrapped shooting the new Halloween film from David Gordon Green and Danny McBride. Everything that the filmmakers have said about the film has got me pumped up for what they are creating, and now that Jaimie Lee Curtis is finished filming, she's sharing her own thoughts and it's sure to get fans of the horror franchise even more excited.

In a recent Tweet, she posted a photo of herself with Judy Greer, who plays Laurie's daughter Karen Strode, and Andi Matichak (Orange Is the New Black, Underground), who plays Allyson, the granddaughter of Laurie. The actress also said the film is "astonishingly scary", which is great to hear!

The movie is set after the first film and will act as if none of the other sequels had happened. In the story, "Curtis returns to her iconic role of Laurie Strode, who comes to her final confrontation with Michael Myers, the masked figure who has haunted her since she narrowly escaped his killing spree on Halloween night four decades ago."

I also include a photo that Curtis previously shared of her back in the role of Laurie Strode. I really do hope the movie is as terrifying as Curtis says it will be.

BLACK PANTHER is Exploding at the Box Office with Over $387 Million Worldwide!

It looks like Marvel's Black Panther is going to explode over Presidents Day weekend! The movie is blowing away expectations! It was originally estimated that the movie would $100 to $120 million on its opening weekend but has soared to an estimated $192 million domestically for the three-day portion of the weekend as it plays in 4,020 theaters. That makes it the highest debut ever for a February movie beating out Deadpool, which made $132.4 million in 2016. Projections also have it making over $387 million at the worldwide box office! How freakin' great is that!?

The movie is expected to gross over $218.2 million domestically through Monday. On Friday, the movie made $76 million, which is the eighth-highest opening day in box office history and the third largest opening day ever for a Marvel Studios film.

Black Panther was made on $200 million budget. And in case you haven't heard, it's the first Marvel movie sinceThe Avengers to receive an A+ CinemaScore.

Black Panther is certainly getting a lot of love, and it deserves it. It turned out to be a great film and Black Panther obviously has a long future in the MCU! Are you happy to see that Black Panther is succeeding? 

Chinese Figure Skaters Perform to STAR WARS Soundtrack at Winter Olympics

Star Wars is not very popular in China. That’s why it is surprising that at the 2018 Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, free skaters Xiaoyu Yu and Hao Zhang from China performed their routine to songs from those films. The songs used were "Leia" from the original trilogy and "Jyn Erso Suite" from Rogue One. The routine is pretty cool to watch, too. I can’t believe that figure skaters don’t get slashed up with how close faces get to the skates. Also, can we talk about how strong he’s got to be in order to hold her up one handed? Color me impressed. I guess their choice in music is another testament to how good the soundtrack has been for Star Wars movies. Even if you don’t like the movies, it’s hard to not like the beautiful music. Unfortunately, we don't have footage from the Olympics, but here's their routine from last year's Skate America.

DETECTIVE PIKACHU Adds Rita Ora to the Cast and Release Date Announced

The latest person to join the Detective Pikachu film is singer-actress Rita Ora. Ora just had a supporting role in Fifty Shades Freed and now she’s going for a more family-friendly movie as she joins Ken Watanabe and Suki Waterhouse as support in the upcoming Detective Pikachu film from Legendary.

Just like Waterhouse, the details of Ora’s character are being kept secret. The cast for this film is getting pretty diverse and pretty crazy in my opinion. I’m most interested in seeing some footage of Ryan Reynolds in the motion-capture suit for the role, though. The movie also stars Justice Smith (Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom), Kathryn Newton (Big Little Lies), and Ken Watanabe.

The story of Detective Pikachu centers around Smith’s character’s father getting kidnapped. He teams up with Pikachu (Reynolds) to help find him. Newton plays a journalist who helps them on their quest. Ken Watanabe will play a new character created for the film called Detective Yoshida.

The movie is being directed by Goosebumps director Rob Letterman from a script that is being written by Nicole Perlman (Guardians of the Galaxy) and Alex Hirsch (Gravity Falls). Detective Pikachu will be the first film in a planned franchise centering on the character.

In addition to the casting announcement, It's reported that the release date for the film will be May 10, 2019.

Via: Den of Geek