TERMINATOR 2: JUDGMENT DAY 3D – Did James Cameron make too many changes? – One Minute Review

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Terminator 2: Judgment Day is "BACK" in theaters and its bigger and badder. Director James Cameron has beefed up the legendary action movie, its now in 4K and 3D. Cameron also fixed a few things that he noticed after finishing the film back in 1991. But were those touch ups necessary?

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Guillermo Del Toro’s THE SHAPE OF WATER is His Best Film Since PAN’S LABYRINTH! Read the First Reviews!

There's already been a screening of Guillermo del Toro's new fantasy thriller The Shape of Water at the Venice Film Festival and the reviews are rolling in. I loved what I saw in the trailer and it looked like it would be a fantastic film, but according to these reviews the movie is outstanding and they are saying it's his best film since Pan's Labyrinth! These reviews have definitely got me even more excited about seeing the move! Here's the synopsis and you can watch the trailer here.

In the hidden high-security government laboratory where she works, lonely Elisa (Sally Hawkins) is trapped in a life of silence and isolation. Elisa’s life is changed forever when she and co-worker Zelda (Octavia Spencer) discover a secret classified experiment.

The film also stars Michael Shannon, Richard Jenkins, Michael Stuhlbarg and Doug Jones. The movie will be released in theaters on December 8th. Now read what the reviews are saying:

Variety: "For those few cinema scholars who speak of some motion pictures as 'films,' and others as 'movies,' Guillermo del Toro’s glorious The Shape of Water refuses to go tidily into either box. A ravishing, eccentric auteur’s imagining, spilling artistry, empathy and sensuality from every open pore, it also offers more straight-up movie for your money than just about any Hollywood studio offering this year."

Hollywood Reporter: "A dark-edged fairy tale as lovingly steeped in vintage movie magic as it is in hypnotic water imagery, this captivating creature feature marries a portrait of morally corrupt early-1960s America with an outsider tale of love and friendship molded by a master storyteller. Centered on an exquisite performance from Sally Hawkins that conveys both delicacy and strength, this is a visually and emotionally ravishing fantasy that should find a welcome embrace from audiences starved for imaginative escape."

The Playlist: "If it’s true that every culture gets the fairytales it deserves, it’s hard to see what we’ve done lately to merit anything as lovely as Guillermo del Toro‘s “The Shape of Water.” It’s a Cold War paranoia thriller, a 1950s-style creature feature, a quasi-musical cinematic nostalgia trip and a fantasy interspecies love story between a woman and a merman, so brimming with romance and adventure that its effect overflows the screen, filling up rooms and flooding the cinema and threatening to leak through to the floor below. It is the greatest showcase for del Toro’s mercurial, dark-tinged but delightful sensibilities, and his best film since Pan’s Labyrinth. It perhaps even equals it, though let’s give time its chance to tell on that."

Collider: "It’s an immense achievement because The Shape of Water not only entertains as a sumptuous fairytale, but it reinforces a faith in humanity set in a time where tolerance of other races, nationalities, and non-'family values' love was volatile. Much like it feels like that time period of intolerance is percolating back to the surface now. This is del Toro’s Beauty and the Beast with the delicate time period touches and social awareness of Far from Heaven."

Indiewire: "For the all the social insights and cultural asides, the film never feels digressive. For all the veering from one genre to another, neither does it feel rough. Del Toro’s tight directorial control sees to that. He uses a rigid but always roving camera — constantly tracking or pulling-in or gently re-framing, not staying still for an instant — to create the sensation of literally floating through the film, while Dan Laustsen’s ethereal cinematography finds a thousands shades of green, once more amplifying the dreamlike fairytale atmosphere."

The Guardian: [The Shape of Water] feels less of a fevered artistic exercise than his other recent work; more seamless and successful in the way it orders its material. Yes, Del Toro’s latest flight of fancy sets out to liberally pastiche the postwar monster movie, doffing its cap to the incident at Roswell and all manner of related cold war paranoia. But it’s warmer and richer than the films that came before. Beneath that glossy, scaly surface is a beating heart.

Daily Beast: "Del Toro and co-writer Vanessa Taylor (Game of Thrones) also do an expert job at fleshing out each and every character here, aided by a cast of first-rate actors in Shannon, Jenkins, Stuhlbarg, and Spencer. But it’s Hawkins who makes this film truly soar, turning in a voiceless performance every bit as beguiling as her cheery prattler in Happy-Go-Lucky. It is in her shimmering eyes and broad smile that we see a woman who finally feels heard; who is basking in the glow of acceptance found in the unlikeliest of places. Even as things get, well, physical between woman and sea creature, Elisa’s love—and her journey—remain true. Here, Del Toro has crafted an enchanting fairy-tale for the ages."

The Telegraph: "Guillermo del Toro’s films are often as sensuously contorted as the monstrous creatures that lurk within them, but his latest is a pretzel-twist of pure strangeness, even by his standards. The Shape of Water...is an honest-to-God B-movie blood-curdler that’s also, somehow, a shimmeringly earnest and boundlessly beautiful melodrama: think Creature From the Black Lagoon directed by Douglas Sirk. It offers what must be cinema’s uneasiest probing of the postwar American psyche since Paul Thomas Anderson’s The Master – and is unquestionably del Toro’s best, richest film since his 2006 Spanish-language masterpiece Pan’s Labyrinth. Crucially, it’s also one that he and he alone could have dreamt up."

The Wrap: "There are elements of Beauty and the Beast, E.T., Amélie and The Creature from the Black Lagoon at play here, but as always, del Toro takes the stories and the images that formed him and crafts them into something utterly his own. There’s something here for lovers of all kinds of movies — even silents and musicals — but the director transcends mere pastiche to craft a work that feels like the product of our collective film-going subconscious."

Via: EW

The Director of KONG: SKULL ISLAND Helmed This Awesome Live-Action Trailer For DESTINY 2


The director behind Kong: Skull Island and the feature film adaptation of Metal Gear SolidJordan Vogt-Roberts, has directed a new live-action commercial for the upcoming game Destiny 2. It actually turned out to be an amusing commercial filled with some badass action that I think fans will enjoy watching.

There are some pretty awesome visuals here! After watching this trailer, I would definitely love to see a Destiny movie! If it turned out anything like this it could be a blast! It may also give us some insight on how the director may bring the adventures of Solid Snake to life.

Everything you love about Earth is gone. Except for the Last City. And now a psycho rhino named Ghaul is coming to take that away too. On September 6, it’s time to grab some big guns, unite our scattered heroes, and take back our home.

Destiny 2 will be released in September.

CALL OF DUTY WW2 Announces Details Of Friday’s Second Beta

Sledgehammer Games has dropped the details for the second private beta for Call of Duty WWII, and we got all the details right here. This second beta will include the Xbox One crowd and will be available to anyone who has a beta code or pre-ordered the game. The beta kicks off tomorrow at 10 am PST and will run until September 4th at 10 am PST.

Anyone who participates in the beta will get the "Combat Pack" for use during the beta and when the game launches. All the stuff that comes in the pack can be seen in the photo below:


As for changes between this beta and last week's beta, Team Deathmatch will now go up to 100 points and Dominion will grant players 100 points for kills. The game is also making a new game mode, War. Here's the official description for the mode:

Fight for control of a war-torn French village west of St. Lo, an important operation in the Allied push onward and out of the beachhead at Normandy. Allied and Axis forces clash for control of a strategic manor to secure a forward operating position. Bridge construction, ammo depot demolition and tank escorts are key strategic tasks in this do or die mission to dominate the enemy. Choose your equipment wisely – every decision can mean the difference between victory and defeat in this narrative-driven, objective-based multiplayer experience – a first for Call of Duty.

We'll be streaming some of the action on our Twitch page this if you haven't pre-ordered the game yet but still want to see what's going down. Be sure to subscribe to us on there if you haven't already!


Watch This Short Compilation Of Larry David’s Greater Moments In CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM


Larry David isn't exactly known for being a hero of the people, but sometimes he does get it right. Make no mistake, Curb Your Enthusiasm frequently shows our hero putting his foot in his mouth or being a jerk more often than not, but occasionally his outspoken stances serve the greater good.

Check out some of Larry David's greater moments below and get ready for a new season of Curb Your Enthusiasm October 1st.  

Hasbro Reveals New LAST JEDI Black Series Action Figures For Force Friday II


Christmas comes twice a year for Star Wars fans, the first time is Force Friday and thanks to Hasbro we're getting a good look at some of the new figures that will be hitting stores shelves between now and December when Star Wars: The Last Jedi hits theaters.

Force Friday II is the massive Star Wars merchandising extravaganza that launches starting at midnight Sept. 1. It gives the die-hard fans the chance to get their hands on some figures before everyone else. 

THR's Heat Vision got an exclusive look at a line of Hasbro’s Force Friday figures, including the company’s prestigious Black Series six-inch figures.

The first figure standout looks to be the First Order Stormtrooper Executioner figure. This one will be exclusively available at Target and retail for $19.99. This trooper's duty is to “dispense final justice to those who feign loyalty to the First Order." Fans are already speculating that Finn (John Boyega) will have to face them for deserting the First Order in Star Wars: The Force Awakens.


Hasbro also has a First Order Stormtrooper with an entire aresenal, eight accessories, to be exact and comes in a unique style of packaging. This one is an Amazon exclusive and will sell for $34.99.


Meanwhile, Toys R Us will have an exclusive of its own, the toy giant is selling a Black Series Admiral Ackbar and First Order Office Two-Pack for $39.99.


But wait, there's more...Hasbro gave iO9 and exclusive look at even more Black Series figures coming this fall. The first is giving us our first head-to-toe look at what Supreme Leader Snoke will look like. This detailed figure that even comes with its own throne, will be available exclusively at Gamestop this Fall for $35. 


Presumably standing by Snoke's side in the up coming Last Jedi, will be a few of these guys. The 6" Elite Praetorian Guard is exclusive to Amazon and will sell for about $20. This very red figure comes with both a sword and a long, heavy blade


And if one is not enough, and you're a fan of history this next exclusive pack is for you. The “Guardians of Evil” set exclusive to Barnes & Noble, Gamestop, and Disney Stores. It'll set you back about $80, but this pack of 6" figures spans the history and evolution of the Royal Guard design in the Star Wars saga, from the blue-clad Senate Guards of the prequels, all the way up to another Last Jedi Praetorian.

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Trying to get all these figures is surely going to kill your pocket book, but speaking of death, who could resist this last figure. Even Walgreens is getting its own exclusive, this very dead and very translucent version of Obi-Wan Kenobi will sell for about $20. It is based on his appearance in Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi.


One very last items of business, if you are seriously considering picking up all of this Hasbro exclusive on Force Friday, our friends at Yakface.com have put together a very helpful and comprehensive checklist of all the figs you're nerdy heart desires.  

Brenton Thwaites Will Play Dick Grayson a.k.a. Robin in DC’s TITANS Series


Brenton Thwaites (The GiverPirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales) has been cast in the role of Dick Grayson a.k.a. Robin in the upcoming live-action DC series Titans. He's a pretty talented young actor and I didn't expect an actor like him to end up in the role as he's been in a bunch of big movies. This will be his first TV gig.

Producer Geoff Johns had this to say about the casting in a statement: 

“Dick Grayson is one of the most important and iconic heroes in the DC universe, and it wasn’t easy to find him but we have. Brenton has the emotional depth, heart, danger and physical presence of Batman’s former protege and the Titans’ future leader. We’re extremely lucky he’s chosen to bring his talents to this project and this character.”

I'm sure Thwaites will be great in the role and he's got the look. It's definitely something that he'll have fun with! Thwaites joins the previously cast Anna Diop as Starfire and Teagan Croft as Raven

The story for Titans revolves "around the eponymous group of young Super Heroes-to-be from the DC Universe. The action series centers on Dick Grayson (probably best known for his alter ego as Robin), who emerges from the shadow of Batman to become Nightwing, the leader of a fearless band of new Super Heroes including Starfire, Raven, and many others."

The show is being developed by Greg Berlanti (Arrow, DC’s Legends Of Tomorrow, The Flash, Supergirl), Akiva Goldsman (A Beautiful Mind, Cinderella Man, Star Trek: Discovery), and Johns (The Flash, Arrow). Titans is set to premiere sometime in 2018 and I'm hoping they deliver a great series.

Joaquin Phoenix is on a Brutal Mission to Save a Teenage Girl in Trailer For YOU WERE NEVER REALLY HERE

If you've been wondering what Joaquin Phoenix has been up to, he's got a new movie coming out called You Were Never Really Here. The film is a thriller that follows a tormented war veteran with a troubled past who takes it upon himself to rescue a missing teenage girl who was sold into sex trafficking. Along the way, something goes wrong and a vengeance is awakened in him.

This looks like it could be a seriously pretty brutal movie! I love what I'm seeing in this trailer and there's no doubt it's going to be a great film. It's also great to see Phoenix in such a hardcore role like this. It seems like he gives an insanely intense performance. Here's a brief synopsis that came with the trailer:

A missing teenage girl. A brutal and tormented enforcer on a rescue mission. Corrupt power and vengeance unleash a storm of violence that may lead to his awakening.

The movie was directed by Lynne Ramsay and it looks like she made one hell of a crazy movie! There's no release date for the movie yet, but it will be released by Amazon Studios. Watch the trailer! 

This 7,541-Piece Millennium Falcon Is the Largest LEGO Set Ever Created and It’s Not Cheap

Holy shit! LEGO just revealed their new Ultimate Millennium Falcon Collectors Set and it includes 7,541 LEGO bricks! This makes the set the largest LEGO set ever! The first Ultimate Millennium Falcon Collectors Set was released in 2007 and it included $5,195 pieces. Ten years later they decided to drop in 2,346 more LEGO bricks and give collectors something epic. 

The Millennium Falcon will include ten minifigs, a detailed interior of the ship, and it also offers the option to build the Millennium Falcon from the original Star Wars trilogy with the round sensor dish or the version from The Force Awakens with the rectangular sensor dish. 

As you'll see in the photos and video below, this thing is beautiful. The LEGO set will be available on October 1st and it will cost you around $800 and lots of your time to build it. 

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