Sam Rockwell and Taraji P. Henson are Forced to Work Together in Trailer For THE BEST OF ENEMIES

A trailer has been released for a new film called The Best of Enemies, which is based on the true story of the unlikely relationship between Ann Atwater (Taraji P. Henson), an outspoken civil rights activist, and C.P. Ellis (Sam Rockwell), a local Ku Klux Klan leader who reluctantly co-chaired a community summit, battling over the desegregation of schools in Durham, North Carolina during the racially-charged summer of 1971.

This looks like a great film that tells an incredible and power story. I’m also a big fan of Sam Rockwell and Taraji P. Henson and it’s good to see them take on great roles like this. Here’s the synopsis:

C. P. Ellis grew up in the poor white section of Durham, North Carolina, and as a young man joined the Ku Klux Klan. Ann Atwater, a single mother from the poor black part of town, quit her job as a household domestic to join the civil rights fight. During the 1960s, as the country struggled with the explosive issue of race, Atwater and Ellis met on opposite sides of the public school integration issue. Their encounters were charged with hatred and suspicion. In an amazing set of transformations, however, each of them came to see how the other had been exploited by the South’s rigid power structure, and they forged a friendship that flourished against a backdrop of unrelenting bigotry

The movie was written and directed by Robin Bissell and Henson and Rockwell are joined by Anne Heche, Wes Bentley, Bruce McGill, John Gallagher Jr., and Nick Searcy.

The Best of Enemies will hit in theaters on April 5, 2019.

Spider-Man’s New Black and Red Suit Revealed in SPIDER-MAN: FAR FROM HOME Set Video

It was recently reported that Spider-Man would be sporting a new black and red suit in Spider-Man: Far From Home. Today we have our first look at the costume thanks to a new video from the set of the film that has surfaced. I kinda dig the black and red look! You can also see that the Spider-Man logo is white.

This video shows Spider-Man rescue of MJ, swinging away with her in NYC in the PENN Station and Madison Square Garden area. Watch the video below and let us know what you think about the new suit that Spider-Man is sporting!

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We don’t know much about the film’s story, but we do know that Peter Parker (Tom Holland) will be on summer vacation with his friends in Europe and that at some point he will be facing off with the villain Mysterio (Jake Gyllenhaal). You can see some video footage from the set of Spider-Man facing off with Mysterio here. You can also read up on some additional rumored information regarding Far From Home here.

The movie also stars Zendaya, Marisa Tomei, Jacob Batalon, Michael Keaton, J.B. Smoove, Samuel L. Jackson, and Numan Acar.

Jon Watts is directing the film from a script written by Erik Sommers and Chris McKennaSpider-Man: Far From Home hits theaters July 5th, 2019.

This Fan Art For THE WITCHER Wonderfully Imagines Freya Allan as Ciri

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Not long ago we learned that a young actress by the name of Freya Allan (The War of the Worlds, Into The Badlands) was cast in the role of Ciri in Netflix’s adaptation of The Witcher. Today we have some fan art to share with you created by Boss Logic that imagines what she might look like in the role and it might get fans more excited about seeing the actress in the role. I’m sold!

The artist also shared some art featuring Henry Cavill as Geralt of Rivia and Anya Chalotra as the sorceress Yennefer.

Ciri is the young princess of Cintra, one of the kingdoms at the center of the plot. Yennefer, meanwhile, is a sorceress and Geralt of Rivia's (Cavill) main love interest. She is also a mother figure to Ciri.

The Witcher chronicles monster hunters who, with training and body modification, develop supernatural abilities at a young age to battle deadly beasts. Executive producers Sean Daniel and Jason Brown previously released the following statement offering some additional insight into the story:

“The Witcher stories follow an unconventional family that comes together to fight for truth in a dangerous world. The characters are original, funny and constantly surprising and we can’t wait to bring them to life at Netflix, the perfect home for innovative storytelling.”

What do you think of about this fan art that was created for The Witcher? Do you think Freya Allen is going to work for the role of Ciri?

A Possible Description of The AVENGERS 4 Trailer Has Leaked Online

I’ve got a fun rumor for you today. A detailed description of Avengers 4 may have leaked online. It originated on Reddit, but not long after it was posted it was removed. But, thanks to the Internet, nothing is ever really removed. The removal of the description leads to speculation that this could actually be a legit description. But, we’ll only know for sure when the trailer is actually released.

I will say, this is pretty damn exciting to read. It hits a few points of things that have been speculated on and sheds some light on many more things including details on the surviving Avengers characters. It also says the title of the film will be Avengers: Annihilation.

If this turns out to be true… awesome! If it turns out to be a fan made description, it’s still an entertaining read that speculates on how things could go down in the story.

I know some of you may just want to dive into it, so I’m going to post a spoiler warning first just in case, and then you can start reading:

The trailer starts off showing the damaged Infinity Gauntlet in a field on the farm planet. As the camera focuses in on the Gauntlet, we hear Tony’s voice: “We were destined to lose.” Epic music score startsThe Quinjet is shown landing in a Wakandan wasteland as we hear Steve Rogers say: “We have come so far.” Tony and Nebula step off the jet as the remaining Avengers approach. Steve has a look of relief and says: “Tony”. Tony, seemingly defeated, shakes his head and gives a friendly smirk back to Cap.Marvel Studios Logo appears.

We get a glimpse of the Battle of New York from 2012 Avengers. Loki is shown looking shocked and baffled as he is on top of the Stark tower. There is a flash of a blue light as the camera pans back. (Cuts to black) Next we see the Wakandan throne with M’Baku at the helm. He’s surrounded by his new kingsguard. (A mix of the hill tribe and Dora Milaje). Shuri and Banner are seen working on a new project in the lab. Black Widow, in full gear, is in Hawkeye’s family home from Age of Ultron.  Basically everything is thrown all over the place and broken. Nat is studying some type of map with multiple photos and locations on it. A quick shot of Thanos is shown with a long sword, walking down an alleyway in New York City.  The next shot is a dark hooded figure with glowing eyes, aiming a bow and arrow before shooting towards the camera.

(1-2 visuals of the Quantum Realm) Scott Lang (no suit) is shown running through a park dodging explosions. (Shot of Space) Thor and Valkyrie are aboard a Kree ship. Thor says: “If the stories are true, you’re our universe’s last hope. If such a thing even exists anymore”. The next shot is an older, determined Tony Stark walking through the new SHIELD HQ’s (Avengers Facility in upstate New York). He’s in full SHIELD attire and carrying an orange briefcase. Banner (wearing spandex) is seen running from something, looking terrified. The next shot is Ant-Man appearing out of a flash of light and landing in a desolate place. We see it from his point of view from inside his helmet. He looks left to right and to his left again and says: “What in the-“.

(Camera focuses on Vormir and its stars) Next, a shot of Rocket and Nebula modifying some new weapons in the lab. Rocket says “When can we try this bad boy out?” They both smile at eachother and fist-bump. We get our first glimpse of Iron Man in his red and gold nanotech armor. Hulk falls from the sky and lands in front of him. Thanos, in full armor, smiles. Hulk smiles back. The next shot is in Japan. War Machine, Nat, and Steve (in their full Avengers gear) are surrounded by The Yakuza. Hawkeye (Ronin) walks through everybody from behind them and approaches the Avengers. There’s an intense exchange of looks between Clint and Natasha (Next shot is at the Sanctum) Wong is communicating with Dr. Strange’s soul via portal. (Cuts to black) Grey haired Tony Stark and Ant-Man are in a post-apocalyptic NYC. The screen flashes back and forth multiple times through multiple scenes.

We see Captain Marvel floating with her fists on fire and her eyes lit up. Thanos in the soul stone with young Gamora screaming at him Loki and Thor fighting off Chitauri together. And Tony handing Steve a brand new shield in the Wakandan throne room. (Cuts back to Tony and Scott) Tony opens the orange briefcase as Scott hands him an illuminated bracelet. Tony asks: “How?… Is this even possible?” (Iron Man and Ant-Man are shown travelling through the Quantum Realm. Tony and Scott are back in the battle of New York from 2012. The final shot before the title reveal is an Infinity Stone disappearing from Thanos’ damaged gauntlet. He abruptly gets up and puts on his armor. His face goes from extremely infuriated to a menacing smile.

Title reveal:

Avengers: Annihilation

Stinger:

The Hulk is training at the new SHIELD facility with Black Widow and Steve. Steve notices that Hulk has been training non-stop as of late, so he asks why. Hulk responds in Banner’s normal voice with: “My rematch is coming real soon, I can feel it!”

So there it is. What do you think!?

Retro-Bit Retro Revival Review: Tons of 90’s Games In Cartridge Form!

Retro-Bit has been slowly working its way into being a retro games power house! Over the last few years we have seen the company grow from accessories and clone consoles to now publisher. Holding the rights to classic game libraries from old school publishers like Data East and Jaleco, Retro-Bit has created a series of compilation cartridges for NES and SNES. These compilations are the DATA EAST ALL STAR COLLECTION (NES), DATA EAST CLASSIC COLLECTION (SNES), JOE & MAC ULTIMATE CAVEMAN COLLECTION (SNES) and the JALECO BRAWLERS PACK (SNES).

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What’s in the Box

I am just going to come out right away and say I love the presentation of these carts! The boxes are inspired by the original 8 and 16-bit boxes of the NES and SNES, and they look exceptionally nice. Inside the box we have our cartridges with dust covers, instruction manuals, and bonus pins and stickers depending on the game. Retro-Bit went with their own design for the cartridges and the look matches the ridged look of the Super Retrocade. Each cartridge can be played on clone systems, like the Super Retro Trio Plus, as well as original hardware. The SNES cartridges are shaped differently to make them smaller than American SNES cartridges, meaning these compilations can fit in European or Japanese systems without modification!

Each cartridge features a huge front label that looks nice. I was slightly disappointed that a couple of the cartridges I was sent did have air bubbles, but I was able to work those out. I did find it odd that the top part of the label folded over the top of the cartridges right through the Retro-Bit logo. I also wonder why the back of the cartridges are completely blank, despite having an area laid out to accommodate some form of back label. Thankfully each cartridge has been built with sturdy plastic and the boards used are small and well designed.

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Gameplay

Each cartridge has a compilation of 3-5 games from classic publishing studios Jaleco or Data East. When you boot up a cartridge you are greeted by a simple main menu that lists each game with a screenshot. Navigation is simple, up and down on the D-pad selects which game you want to play and pressing Start begins the selected game. To return to the menu to select another game, press the reset button on the console. Out of the 4 compilations, my personal favorite was the JOE & MAC ULTIMATE CAVEMAN COLLECTION. After a couple of levels I couldn’t tell you any differences between the compilation and my stand alone cartridge. While I am not the biggest Data East or Jaleco fan, I was happy to find games in each compilation that I could sink hours into. Seriously, who knew SIDE POCKET on NES could be so addictive?!

Verdict

While these multi-cartridge compilations might be fairly niche, Retro-Bit has put in a fine effort to make them a good product. It is no secret that most games from Jaleco or Data East are not the big name titles most nostalgia seekers are looking for, but it is nice to see them getting a second life on their original platforms. The packaging, extras and cartridges themselves are all well designed and come at a reasonable asking price of $16.99-$29.99 (at time of writing). If you are looking to play even just one game on these carts, know you are going to have a good experience!

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People Aren’t Sure Dwayne Johnson is Dark Enough to be John Henry

I don’t know that anything can be made without some kind of controversy. Dwayne Johnson recently announced that he was going to star as John Henry in John Henry and The Statesmen. This did not go over well with a lot of the Internet. While some are just sick of seeing Johnson in every other movie released, others mentioned that Henry is traditionally depicted as a very dark skinned African-American. Johnson is half African-American, but his skin is not super dark, hence the controversy. These people are wondering why other talented actors such as Winston Duke, Idris Elba, Terry Crews, or others (including newcomers) who could have a similar stature while having the dark skin attributed to Henry. Here are some of the reactions from across the Internet.

Johnson posted on social media about the film, but didn’t seem to address the controversy that this has stirred up.

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Thx for all the luv and great to see everyone pumped for our JOHN HENRY & THE STATESMEN movie. We have a great take on this folklore legend and his disruptive band of STATESMEN, who will be a bad ass multi cultural gang of fellow folklore legends from cultures all around the world. My old man would tell me bedtime stories about John Henry, and he’d always sing me, “Big John” to put me to sleep. Then of course the next day, he’d take me down to the gym and beat my ass on the wrestling mats. We’ll call those, the tough luv years lol. Thx again for the support of the “Steel driving man” #JohnHenry 💪🏾🔨 #AndTheStatesmen 🌎 #NETFLIX

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New HALLOWEEN Featurette Focuses on John Carpenter’s Hair Raising Score

For those of you excited about the new Halloween movie, I’ve got a new featurette here that you’ll want to watch. This latest promo puts the spotlight on John Carpenter’s involvement with the film and the hair raising musical score that he created for it. After all, you can’t have a proper Halloween movie without John Carpenter. The filmmaker points out that all they wanted to do was make a scary horror film and he says that this new Halloween movie will scare the shit out of us.

Halloween comes from writer Danny McBride and director David Gordon Green and it stars Jamie Lee Curtis as Laurie Strode, Judy Greer as Karen Strode, the daughter of Laurie, and Andi Matichak (Orange Is the New Black, Underground) plays Allyson, the granddaughter. Then there’s also Will Patton, and Nick Castle

Universal Pictures will release the film on Friday, October 19th, 2018.

Stunning Trailer For The Game SQUADRON 42 with Mark Hamill, Gillian Anderson, and Gary Oldman

A trailer has been released for the upcoming video game that is a single-player portion of Star Citizen called Squadron 42, and it comes with an impressive cast that includes Gary Oldman, Mark Hamill, Mark Strong, Rhona Mitra, Ben Mendelsohn, John Rhys-Davies, and Gillian Anderson. The likenesses and performances of all the actors were captured back in 2015 and now we are getting our first look, and it looks stunning!

Not much is known about the game’s story, but the trailer introduces the story’s existential threat. It was also revealed that player will take the role of a rookie UEE Navy combat pilot.

Star Citizen is the most crowdfunded campaign of anything in history and has collected $195 million in donations since 2012! As you can see, the fruits of their labor is paying off. A portion of Star Citizen’s multiplayer module is currently playable.

Check out the trailer and let us know what you think.

The Director of VENOM Talks about One of the Film’s Plot Holes and Admits it Doesn’t Work

Venom actually ended up having a pretty good opening and there’s a lot more people that enjoyed it than I expected. I thought the movie was filled with all kinds of problems, but it’s good to see that fans are enjoying it.

In a recent interview with GameSpot, the director of the film, Ruben Fleischer, talked about one of the many plot holes in the movie. It involves the first act of the movie with the old lady in Malaysia who is taken over by the Riot Symbiote. There’s a pretty significant time jump from the time she’s taken over to her arrival to the Life Foundation HQ in San Francisco. There’s six months that pass.

There’s a lot of time here for the old woman to have the the Symbiote attached to her without killing her. She must’ve been a good fit for the Symbiote if it didn’t have to hop from host to host every few weeks! With that being the case it didn’t really need to leave the woman and hop onto another host.

Ruben Fleischer admits that there is a problem here, saying, “That's one of our few, hopefully, few logic bumps. But we had to have a passage of time in order to show Eddie's downfall, and that was the one thing that doesn't entirely track.”

In the six-month period of time between Eddie losing his job and breaking up with his fiancé, Fleischer says he’d like to think the old woman was going around feeding on people throughout Malaysia. After all, the Symbiote has to feed!

“I like to think that old lady was going around murdering all throughout Malaysia, and she was just having a good old time just shooting shards through different people in Malaysia.”

So basically there’s a whole movie there that tells the insane bloody journey of an old woman possessed by an alien Symbiote in Malaysia murdering and eating people. Now, that’s the Venom movie that I would have liked to see!

First Photo of Idris Elba in HOBBS AND SHAW and Dwayne Johnson Promises The Showdown of All Showdowns

Dwayne Johnson has shared a new photo from director David Leitch’s Fast and Furious spinoff film Hobbs and Shaw and it gives us our first look at Idris Elba as the villain in the story. HIs name is Brixton and it looks like he’s come from the future!

Johnson says that Elba’s character will “wreak havoc, hell and mayhem” on Diplomatic Security Service agent Luke Hobbs (Johnson) and mercenary Deckard Shaw (Jason Statham). They will team up to take on Brixton, who is undefeated, and Johnson teases it will lead to the “showdown of all showdowns.”

I can’t wait!

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I learned a long time ago (when I was a very sinful eyebrow raising villainous man in the crazy world of pro wrestling;) that heroes are only as great as their greatest villains. A pleasure to introduce the man himself @idriselba we brought in to our Fast & Furious franchise to wreak havoc, hell and mayhem on our heroes HOBBS & SHAW. The name: BRIXTON. The record: UNDEFEATED. The promise: SHOWDOWN OF ALL SHOWDOWNS. So cool having my brother @idriselba come and play in our sandbox. This one’s been years in the making!! As I always say, we either gonna get along or we gonna get it on... and fuck getting along 😈 #BRIXTON #TheConsequenceAgent #HellRaiser HOBBS & SHAW SUMMER 2019 📸 @hhgarcia41

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When previously talking about the film, Statham shared some thoughts on the tone that they are going for, saying:

"We’re trying to do something that isn’t so goofy though. I know the last time she slapped me around the face and we got this little … We don’t want to take it too seriously. I’m not the director so I’m not the one controlling the tone of the movie but we want to have some meaningful stuff in it as well as the fun. At the end of the day, we want to have the laughs. We want to tear each other apart. We want to enjoy it. This has to be a ride. I guess you’ve got to have the whole package. I think Dave’s aiming for that. He wants to have the raucous laughs, the funny shit, the intense action and the great drama and the meaningful stuff. Dwayne’s got his relationship with his mother and the daughter. There’s loads of good stuff in it. I’m fucking excited."

Johnson also said that the movie is going to be more grounded than the other Fast and Furious films:

"I think it’s going to be a little bit more grounded because it’s the beginning. It’s an origin story, in a sense. It’s not an origin story, but we’re starting a franchise. So we want it to be a little bit more grounded, a little bit more character-centric. We’re going to set up the stakes for these guys and their relationship, but we’re also going to have some great set pieces and some action that you’d expect from that type of franchise."

The script for Hobbs and Shaw comes from Chris Morgan, who has worked on the Fast and Furious franchise since Tokyo Drift in 2006. Also, don't forget that Idris Elba has signed on to play the film’s villain and Vanessa Kirby is playing Shaw's sister. 

Hobbs and Shaw will hit theaters on August 2, 2019.