HBO Releases Teaser Trailer For FAHRENHEIT 451 with Micheal B. Jordan and Michael Shannon

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HBO has released the first firey teaser trailer for their adaptation of Ray Bradbury’s classic novel Fahrenheit 451. The film is being directed by Ramin Bahrani (99 Homes) and it stars Michael B. Jordan (Black Panther, Creed) and Michael Shannon (The Shape of Water, Man of Steel). 

There's not much footage in the teaser, but it does a great job of setting the mood for the film, which is set in a future where the media is an opiate, history is rewritten and “firemen” burn books. 

Jordan plays the character Montag, "a young fireman who forsakes his world and struggles to regain his humanity as he battles his mentor, fire captain Beatty", who is played by Shannon. Sofia Boutella (The Mummy, Kingsman: The Secret Service) also stars in the film as Clarisse, "an informant caught between the competing interests of Montag and Beatty."

The cast also includes Lilly Singh (Bad Moms) as Raven, "a tabloid reporter who works with the fire department to spread the ministry’s propaganda by broadcasting its book-burning raids to fans."

The film debuts this spring, exclusively on HBO. Are you excited about watching this adaptation of the classic book?

Natalie Portman To Replace Reese Witherspoon in the Astronaut Drama PALE BLUE DOT

Natalie Portman is in talks to join Fox Searchlight's astronaut drama Pale Blue Dot. Reese Witherspoon was originally attached to star in the movie but she ended up dropping out of it due to scheduling conflicts with the production of HBO's Big Little Lies Season 2.

This role in Pale Blue Dot seems like a great opportunity for any actress, so what's Whitherspoon's loss is Portman's gain. The movie is being directed by Noah Hawley (Fargo, Legion) and this is the synopsis:

Pale Blue Dot follows a successful female astronaut who, after coming back home from a mission in space, starts to unravel when confronted by her seemingly perfect American dream life. The film explores the theory that astronauts who spend long periods of time in space begin to lose their sense of reality when they return home.

This is definitely a fascinating concept to explore and with Noah Hawley at the helm, I'm sure he'll do a great job telling the story that he is looking to tell. On top of that, this is a great role for Portman that she would be amazing in. 

Source: Variety

The RWBY Manga is Set to Hit Stores Next Week

If you don’t know what RWBY is, I recommend you check it out. It’s a web anime series made by Rooster Teeth (the guys that make Red vs Blue) that follows a team of young girls, Ruby, Weiss, Blake, and Yang, as they train to become huntresses and defend the world from Grimm. The show is fantastic and I highly recommend it. You can find it on YouTube as well as Rooster Teeth's site. That being said, the RWBY manga that was published in Viz Media’s Shonen Jump, will now make its way to stores starting January 16, 2018. According to Anime Mojo, Senior Editor at Rooster Teeth Joel Enos describes the manga as follows:

The RWBY manga works as a prequel to the animated series. The chapters include previously unseen backstory about Ruby, Weiss, Yang, and Blake, all enhanced by Shirow Miwa’s artwork.

I’m really excited for the release. You can even pre-order it from Amazon or your preferred retailer where books are sold. Are you excited to delve into these backstories?

DEADPOOL 2 Release Date Moved Up, NEW MUTANTS Pushed Back, and GAMBIT Delayed

There's been a big Marvel movie release date shake-up at Fox. Deadpool 2, The New Mutants and Gambit all have new release dates. 

Deadpool fans will be happy to hear that the sequel's release date has been moved up two weeks from June 1st to May 18th, 2018. This means that it will open up a week before Solo: A Star Wars Story, which is a brave move.

The X-Men horror film The New Mutants, on the other hand, has been pushed back 10 months. The Josh Boone-directed movie, which stars Anya Taylor-Joy, Maisie Williams and Charlie Heaton, is moving from April 13th to Feb. 22nd, 2019.

Why such a big push? According to THR, one reason is that the studio wanted to avoid having an overlap with Deadpool 2 in certain overseas marketplaces, where Mutants and Deadpool 2 would have been in theaters at the same time.

Then there's poor Gambit, which just lost its third director, Gore Verbinski. The release date for that film has been changed from February 14th, 2019, to June 7th, 2019. That was bound to happen as the studio is now currently on the hunt for a new director.

According to the report, the studio is still excited about the film and it's described as having a heavy comedic tone revolving around a heist. It'll probablky do better as a summer movie anyway.

NINTENDO DIRECT MINI Is Out NOW!

Fans have been patiently awaiting the time that the annual NINTENDO DIRECT would be released, and it has finally come. With it there are many exciting things happening for the Nintendo Switch. Here is everything you need to know!

 

The World Ends With You

The super stylish Nintendo DS game is coming to the Switch ten years after the initial release of the game. The game which originally was mode for touch controls now allows an all new gameplay style with the joycons of the Nintendo Switch.

 

Pokkén Tournament DX DLC

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Fans of the game will be excited to learn that there are three new characters to choose from in the new paid DLC being released for the game. The DLC will be released in two waves. Wave 1 will see the release of Aegislash, who can switch between defensive and offensive skill sets. With that Pokemon we will see two different support Pokemon Mega Rayquaza and Mimikyu. Wave 2 includes  a character many have been clamoring for: Blastoise, as well as two support Pokemon Mew and Celebi. Along will all of these. The ‘Battle Pack’ will include Avatar Items and more. Wave 1 will be available January 31st and Wave 2 will be available March 23rd.

 

Kirby Star Allies

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New powers have been announced for the game. The artist ability allows Kirby to paint different characters to aid him in battle, as well as use a paint brush to attack enemies. The new spider ability lets Kirby encase his enemies in webs. The coolest part about this is when playing with friends you can create new abilities by combining the different super powers each other has into one mega super power. Kirby Star Allies will release on March 16th

 

Kirby Battle Royale & Dragon Quest Builders Demos

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Announced alongside Kirby Star Allies was the release of a Kirby Battle Royale Demo for the 3DS as well as a Dragon Quest Builders Demo for the Nintendo Switch.

 

Hyrule Warriors Definitive Version

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Nintendo is re-releasing Hyrule warriors and are bringing every map, character, and mission from both the WIIU and the 3DS version of the game together as well as all of the additional downloadable content from both games. Alongside this there are new skins to match, featuring skins for both Link and Zelda from Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. The game is slated to launch sometime this spring.

 

Mario Tennis Aces

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A new Mario tennis game is finally coming out. Not only can you play Mario tennis like you remember it, but it also features an all new story mode that allows you to take on a variety of missions, boss battles and a lot more. Mario Tennis Aces will launch sometime this spring.

 

Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of DANA

A new RPG for the Nintendo Switch features a new character who has fallen off his ship and drifted to a deserted island. You must gather new friends while also building a base and battling monsters. This action RPG is a fight for survival that is expected to come out sometime this summer

 

Super Mario Odyssey Update - Luigi’s Balloon World

A New FREE update is coming to Super Mario Odyssey for those who have completed the main story. A new activity called Balloon World opens up.  In Balloon world there are two different modes available. Hide it mode, which allows you to hide Balloons for your friends and online players to find, as well as Find it mode which turns the tables and challenges you to reach into the empty corners of the maps to find the hidden balloons. The update will also include new outfits for Mario as well as new filters for snapshot mode. The update will be released this February.

 

SNK Heroines Tag Team Frenzy

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Two on two tag team action has come to the Nintendo Switch from fan favorite SNK. The trailer shows off character customization as well as some cool finishing moves that players will love. This game will also feature Yuri from the classic game Art of Fighting 2, which is also releasing on the Nintendo Eshop for the Nintendo Switch. The game is expected to release this summer.

 

Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle DLC

A new DLC is coming out that features a new story from a classic Nintendo franchise Donkey Kong. This DLC pack will be available this Spring.

 

PAYDAY 2

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The popular heist game is finally coming to the Nintendo Switch. With it is a new character named ‘Joy’ who has her own weapons, masks and skill sets will be available. The game will be released February 27th

 

Fe

An amazing looking new platforming adventure is coming to the Nintendo Switch. You use the joycons motion controls to sing with the animals and plants to unlock new abilities. Each song you play has a different sound and feel thanks to the HD rumble features on the Nintendo Switch. Fe will be released on February 16th.

 

Celeste

A modern take on a classic style platformer is coming. The game features the main character ‘Celeste’ who must climb, jump and dash to explore the world. The game features an assist mode which allows you to play at a slower difficulty or even play with invincibility just so you can experience the story. Celeste is coming out soon, on January 25th.

 

Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze for Nintendo Switch

Fans have long awaited the announcement of a new Donkey Kong game for the Nintendo Switch, and they are finally getting it. The game features all the classic heroes like Donkey, Diddy, Dixie, and Cranky Kong. The game also features a new character Funky Kong, which can perform unlimited abilities to allow for an easier smoother gameplay experience. Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze will be released May 4th.

 

Dark Souls Remastered

Finally, Dark Souls remastered which has been rumored for a long time is coming to the Platform. Fans of the franchise will be excited to hear about it’s release.

 

If you want to watch the entire Nintendo Direct for yourself you can find it here:

Which games are you most excited for? Which games do you wish they announced but didn't? Let us know in the comments!

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Exhilarating Trailer For the Horror Anthology Movie GHOST STORIES with Martin Freeman

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I'm a huge fan of horror anthology films and this new one from the UK called Ghost Stories looks great! The creepy film in based on the long-running British horror stage show created by English magician Andy Nyman. The film centers around a psychologist and arch-skeptic named Professor Phillip Goodman. His rationality is tested when he "stumbles across a long-lost file containing details of three terrifying hauntings. He then embarks on a mission to find rational explanations for the ghostly happenings."

The movie stars Andy Nyman as Goodman, and he's joined by a solid supporting that includes Martin FreemanAlex LawtherJill HalfpennyPaul WhitehouseNicholas BurnsKobna Holdbrook-SmithDaniel HillDerren Brown, and Ryan Oliva.

This movie looks like it'll be a fun and scary flick and I'm looking forward to checking it out! Ghost Stories will be released something this year, but no specific date is given. Watch the trailer and tell us what you think!

Gillian Anderson is “Really Serious” About Being Done with THE X-FILES and She Explains Why She’s Leaving

I've seen some X-Files fans say that they hope Gillian Anderson's comments about leaving the series weren't really serious. I'm one of those fans, but it turns out that she's very series. So serious, in fact, that she won't even entertain the idea of coming back to the franchise to play Agent Scully ten years from now. 

During the Television Critics Association press conference (via /Film) she explains how serious she is about this decision and explains why she wants to walk away:

"No, this is it for me. I’m really serious. I have so much respect for these guys and I have respect for Scully and I have respect for David [Duchovny] and it’s really sad, but I’m finished and that’s the end of that."

I can't help but think that she's annoyed by repeatedly being asked if she's really leaving the franchise. She goes on to say that she gave it a lot of thought and why she came to the conclusion that she did:

"I arrived at the decision before we did the previous six [episodes]. But I was really curious. I thought that the previous six was going to be it. It was dipping our toe back in again and just meeting up again and making the most of it and getting to play these wonderful characters again. I think as Chris has said himself that that short stack of episodes kind of felt like we were learning how to walk again, and that 10 feels like the pace is up and we’re running. But before we did these 10, I did think that that was going to be it. Why? There’s lots of things that I want to do in my life and my career. It’s been an extraordinary opportunity, an extraordinary character. I am hugely grateful, but there’s lots of other stuff I want to do and I don’t really want to be tied down to months and months of doing any particular one thing that I feel like I’ve done. That’s why."

David Duchovny then chimes in and says he's good if the series ends, and he's good if the series continues. 

"I’ve tried to say goodbye to Fox Mulder many times, and I’ve failed. They did a show without me, so how do you like that? I’m good either way. I’m good with this being the end. I’m good with it not being the end."

Creator Chris Carter previously said that if Gillian is out, then he doesn't want to continue the series. 

"For me, ‘The X-Files’ is Mulder and Scully. I think if it were without Scully, I wouldn’t do it. That’s not my ‘X-Files.'"

The big question is, will Fox still want to do it? Would they proceed with the series without Carter or Anderson? Only time will tell, but if Carter and Anderson are out, there's no point. However, I have always wanted to see a prequel series based on the early FBI education and career of Fox Mulder.

We are two episodes into Season 11 and I'm loving it so far! This might just be the last season ever for The X-Files so I'm going to enjoy it while it lasts. 

Duncan Jones’ Long Awaited Sci-Fi Film MUTE Will Hit Netflix Next Month!

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Ever since Duncan Jones started talking about his film project Mute, I've been wanting to see it. This is a passion project for him and he's been developing it for the past 12-years. Well, we won't have to wait much longer before we finally get to see it. The director was asked on Twitter when the movie would be released, he revealed that it is coming next month.

He then added a little info one where the film currently stands in development, saying:

So, it sounds like it's pretty much ready to go! Mute stars Alexander SkarsgårdPaul Rudd, and Justin Theroux, and the director has said that the movie is a homage to Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner as well as a "spiritual sequel" to Jones’ amazing film Moon

Jones, who most recently directed Warcraft, is very excited about this movie and so am I! I'm sure we'll see the first trailer for it soon, so stay tuned. In the meantime, here's the synopsis:

Set in the near-future, Leo (Alexander Skarsgård) is a bartender living in the pulsing city of Berlin. Because of a childhood accident, Leo lost the ability to speak and the only good thing in his life is his beautiful girlfriend Naadirah (Seyneb Saleh). When she vanishes without a trace, Leo’s search for her takes him deep into the city’s seedy underbelly. A pair of wise-cracking American surgeons (Paul Rudd and Justin Theroux) are the only recurring clue and Leo is forced to take on this teeming underworld in order to find his love.on Netflix.

Are you excited about this film?

TOTAL WAR: THREE KINGDOMS Announced

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The Long Awaited Total War: Three Kingdoms finally has an announcement trailer. If you are like me, and love the Total War games, this video will give you goosebumps. The game features some beautiful cinematics, as well as hints of a possible story about, you guessed it, three different kingdoms coming together to overthrow a tyrant. 

The game itself is centered around the year 190CE when the warlord Dong Zhuo controls most of the land. His power has been growing and with it the country has been thrown into a state of Anarchy and chaos. The heroes of the game are three individuals who have sworn to protect the people, as they band together along with a small coalition of forces to try to over throw Zhuo and his terrible regime. 

The game looks to not only throw you against the tyrant leader Zhou, but also against the three allies themselves as their loyalties and desires shift. In the trailer you will see the once allied brotherhood separate and fight each other in the middle of a huge war. It will be interesting to see how that story plays out and how much it changes based on the faction you choose to play the game as. 

Though the Game isn’t slated to release until This coming fall, hopefully this trailer will be enough to wet your palate for now.

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Director Gore Verbinski Has Just Dropped Out of Channing Tatum’s GAMBIT

Earlier today we reported that Channing Tatum's Gambit was supposed to start shooting with director Gore Verbinski. Well, things just took a big unexpected turn. According to Deadline, Verbinski has dropped out of the project.

The report says that this was "an amicable split", and that he left due to scheduling issues. Channing Tatum remains aboard as the lead role.

This movie just can't seem to get a break! It's crazy that it's gone through so many issues. This is director number three that has come and gone, which is a shame because I was excited about seeing Verbinski's vision come to life. I like Verbinski's style. Doug Liman and Rupert Wyatt were the previous two directors attached. 

There's no word on who might end up replacing him, but I'm sure the studio is already on the hunt. Regardless of the issues, the studio and Tatum are determined to get this movie into production! 

Who would you like to see come on board to direct the movie? Hopefully whoever they get will actually work out this time!