Coffee Time News 10/08/15

Not so-Fantastic Four, Ori and the Blind Forest Definitive Edition and the return of Walder Frey.

Film

The Fantastic Four reboot starring Miles Teller, Michael B Jordan, Kate Mara and Jamie Bell, has not been received well, by critics or by fans, taking in just enough at the weekend to make it the eighth lowest ever earning Marvel film. Yikes.

There’s a few seconds of new footage in the new international TV spot for Star Wars The Force Awakens, go  on, watch it, you know you bloody want to.

Despite almost the entirety of 22 Jump Street making a joke at the expense of sequels (with the credits really hammering home the point) it looks like Sony is going forward with 23 Jump Street and they’re going to Medical School! Unfortunately, Phil Lord and Chris Miller will not be writing this instalment, but will only be on the project in a producing capacity.

Television

There’s a heap of on set photos from Daredevil season 2 depicting Frank Castle (Jon Bernthal) brutally laying down his own kind of Punisher law. Go, observe, and get excited about this guy going toe to toe with Daredevil.

Sense8 has earned itself a second season from Netflix, not long ago Sara gave us a look into what it’s all about and, clearly, someone listened, because the reception of the show has been exceptional.

Get ready to throw stuff at your TV screens kids, because David Bradley has confirmed that he will return as Filch Walder Frey in Game of Thrones, at some point, probably season 6.

Games

Ori and the Blind Forest, which was received very well by critics and players alike, will be getting, not only an expansion, but a definitive edition later on in the year for Xbox one and PC.

Halo 5 Guardians had its beta earlier this year, and it turns out that it’s still a little bit accessible if you’ve downloaded it. Which means that when an update was launched, an eagle eyed player managed to snag some of the soundtrack and screenshots of a new play mode.

Coffee Time News 07/08/15

Ready Player One’s release date, Fallout 4’s lack of level cap and the Flash casts Wally West.

Film

Steven Spielberg’s adaptation of Ernest Cline novel Ready Player One has now got a release date; December 15th 2017. For those unfamiliar, Ready Player One’s synopsis can be found here.

Vin Diesel is the Last Witch Hunter, and he’s not afraid of anything in this second trailer which sets up the world, mythology and characters a little bit more. Also, we get Michael Caine telling us that Vin can’t die, so there’s that.

After scheduling conflicts lead to the departure of J.K Simmons and Michael Keaton, Skull Island was down two men, well now it looks like they’ve found replacements, in the form of Samuel L Jackson and John C. Reilly.

Television

The Flash is getting yet another incarnation of the Scarlet Speedster, along with the golden age Flash Jay Garrick, who will be played by Teddy Sears, Wally West, a character whose name has been thrown about a lot recently, will be a season regular in season two and will be played by Insurgent actor Keiynan Lonsdale.

October 29th will see a TV crossover between Bones and Sleepy Hollow, but what the hell will be happening? Good thing you asked, since a synopsis has just been released for both shows’ episodes.

Fox is up to their old tricks again. Literally, they’re continuing their slew of revivals with Prison Break, which will see the return of Wentworth Miller and Dominic Purcell.

Games

Cities: Skylines has its first expansion on the horizon, and it’s bringing in a day/night cycle, which isn’t just for aesthetics sake, and will effect the simulation, because we all know things are a little different at night.

Unravel is looking to be one of those adorable little brain benders with an amazing soundtrack, beautiful visuals and a lovely message, you should really check out this three minute video showcasing the gameplay.

Fallout 4 will have no level cap and, in a departure from the series (pre DLC) the game won’t finish once the main story is done with, says Bethesda. Along with changing how the enemies level with you, this could be a great addition to the series, since many players just long to spend as much time as possible in the Fallout world.

Coffee Time News 05/08/15

Film

Deadpool has its first red band trailer, and seriously, it’s very hard not to get excited for this film; it seems fun, action packed and a bit of a breath of fresh (blood splattered) air to the sorts of super hero films we’ve seen this year. Not suitable for work, obviously it’s Deadpool silly.

A heap of new Tv spots (three) and a new clip have surfaced from the Fantastic Four reboot that is releasing later this week. Oh, you nearly made a black hole? Well now we know the climax may just involve the threat of a black hole. Probably right?

In none clip-y news, Colin Trevorrow, director of this year’s sequel hit Jurassic World, has discussed some of his plans for the stories that this series could tell, particularly the idea that InGen might not be the only ones who will be able to make dinosaurs; open source Dinos.

Television

Lucy Lane (Louis Lane’s younger sister) has been cast in Supergirl, and will be played by Jenna Dewan-Tatum. In the comics, Lucy Lane eventually becomes superwoman, whether she’ll come in fully powered, or whether her powers will manifest in later episodes or even seasons, we don’t know.

The Lunatics will run the Asylum, if this promo for Season 2 of Gotham is to be believed. It looks like we’ll have an even deeper look into the growth of some of Batman’s finest rogues this season.

A new (unfortunately region locked) teaser for the Walking Dead spinoff ‘Fear the Walking Dead’ has surfaced, as well as some images from season 6 of the main show, they show… well, characters standing and looking intensely into the distance, probably at Zombies, or at eachother… or a tree, also… Zombies. Sorry, walkers.

Games

Gamescon is currently under way, so there’s plenty of news out coming out all of the time, but here’s some of the stuff you may be interested in:

Dark Souls 3. Enough said right? Here’s a gameplay trailer, go get excited. But in all honesty, the guys from From Software (that name is a horribly mean joke to writers everywhere) have claimed that they’re speeding up the combat a little thanks to the reception that Bloodborne’s more high-risk-high-reward combat got from fans, which can be seen in the gameplay, as well as a very Yarnham-y setting.

Destiny The Taken King will bring a lot of changes to the series, a lot. We’re talking questlines, a change in Bounty behaviour, more currency modifications, weapon stat changes, weapon behaviour changes, a different levelling system… it’s a big list, and you can check a summary here. It’s also worth noting that Peter Dinklage is being erased from Destiny and replaced with every-voice Nolan North. Well, Dinklebot wasn’t really around for the DLCs, and I’d rather have more interactions with the Ghost than Tyrion Lannister telling me I’ve woken the Hive.

Mad Max Fury Road was an incredible action film, and now we’ve got a trailer for the Mad Max Game, which is shaping up to be a pretty damn good game itself,  with a whole new story for the game. Check out the trailer here.

Coffee Time News 03/08/15

Hey! It’s been a long time, but we’re back, after a week’s absence, which we apologise for, it’s time to get back to regularly scheduled programming!

Film

Zoolander 2, after years of rumours (and probably helped out by  the fact that they decided to make an Anchorman 2) has its first trailer (because we don’t quite count that time Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson crashed the fashion show.)

Ridley Scott’s The Martian looks to be a scientifically accurate sci-fi fare that’s also a tale of survival as one man is separated from his team on Mars when a dust storm rolls in, here’s some new images showing off the atmosphere and tone of the film.

You know how normally, we’d show you a teaser one week, and a trailer a few weeks later, and then as the film’s release gets closer we’d throw any clips that happen to come up your way? Well we sort of missed The Man from U.N.C.L.E and are jumping straight in with a bunch of clips from Guy Richie’s new spy film.

Television

AMC have graciously offered us a look at Better Call Saul season 2, and by that, we mean here’s two images of the season… Thanks AMC.

Game of Thrones is likely to end after 8 seasons, according to the powers that be. Though HBO has expressed their enthusiasm for more storytelling from that world (it is a huge world, and so much has been shaved off for the show) so we may only see 8 seasons of Game of Thrones, but perhaps more of the land of Westeros.

Steven Moffat has out and said that Maisie Williams’ Doctor Who character isn’t a returning one; no River Song, no Jenny, none of those other cool fan theories that have popped up since she was first seen in the trailer to be familiar with the Doctor.

Games

Soon, Playstation owners will get a say on which PS4 games they’ll get free each month, at least, one of the games. Sony is introducing a Vote to Play system, where player will get to vote on a selection of games, the winner of which will be free the next month, the runners up? They’ll be discounted. Winners all round.

Today is the last day you’ll be able to bag yourself the immensely fun Rocket League for free on PS4. And I’d heartily recommend it, but if my recommendation isn’t quite enough, try looking at some of the new dealies you’ll get when the first piece of DLC comes out.

The Taken King is set to be Destiny’s biggest update, and with it comes a whole new area, the Dreadnought, take a look over at Polygon for he sort of thing that Oryx has in store for you come September 15th.

Coffee Time News 24/07/15

First Mockingjay part 2 trailer, Jurassic World outsells the Avengers and Five Nights at Freddy’s Four is OUT NOW.

Film

The first full length trailer for Mockingjay part 2 has surfaced, and it gives us all a better look at what we can be expecting when the film is released on November 20th. (Hint, it’s a Hunger Games, without the arena).

X-men Apocalypse has its first hi-res images of the young Xmen we’re due to meet in Brian Singer’s fourth directorial performance of the series; meet Cyclops, Jean Grey, Nighcrawler, Storm and Jubilee.

Jurassic World has outsold the Avengers to become the third highest grossing film of all time, behind James Cameron’s Avatar and Titanic, so it’s no surprise that the sequel has been lined up for June 22 2018.

Television

The Muppets Show for ABC has a ten minute long pitch for you, apparently this is what one the show a place on the network, and you can see why, it’s pretty funny.

Gotham Season 2 has a few teasers, well, actually 2, 2 trailers. One focussing on just how deep into trouble Gordon will go to do his job and the other focussing on Bruce Wayne and the cliff hanger the season left him on. 

Caity Lotz (Sara Lance, the Canary in Arrow) will be returning to Arrow before she takes up the mantle of the White Canary in Legends of Tomorrow.

Games

Rise of the Tomb Raider will be an Xbox One Exclusive, for a time, we knew that, but now we know exactly what time; a year. Playstation owners will have to wait until holiday season 2016 to play the game.

Bungie have given Destiny players a little sneak look at some of the (apparently) vast arsenal that’s coming to Destiny with the Taken King DLC. Not so much information as more images of the new toys.

Who needs scheduled release dates? Certainly not Scott Cawthorn the creator of Five Nights at Freddy’s! Originally due to be released on Halloween of this year, the fourth game in the series is out. Right now, on Steam.

 

Reaction Time: Ant-Man

By Sara Da Silva


We all had our initial doubts, but Ant-Man certainly measured up.

Paul Rudd plays Scott Lang, a cat burglar recently released from prison, who catches the attention of scientist Hank Pym. Pym is forced to conceal his work into organic miniaturization from his ex-protégé Darren Cross, who is trying to invent something similar. Armed with the super-suit that allows for the ability to shrink in scale but maintain human strength, Scott is called upon to help Pym and his daughter defeat Cross.

The casting of Paul Rudd as Ant-Man signalled to the viewers immediately that it would take more of a comical route, as opposed to a serious and dark path. He certainly did not fail us there. My appreciation for Paul Rudd as an actor skyrocketed after watching Ant-Man on Friday. But of course the film would be nowhere without the hilarious writings of Edgar Wright and Joe Cornish. Although, they could have gone further and added even more comedic sequences but it’ll do. It’ll do nicely.

This movie had everything: a hilarious protagonist, an unbelievably hot and badass female lead, unexpected comedy gold from Luis, played by Michael Peña, and countless MCU Easter eggs. Including: Peggy Carter, Howard Stark, Mitchell Carson, the Avengers and their new facility, Hydra, and of course our beloved Stan Lee. That’s more than enough Easter eggs to make any Marvel fan squeal with excitement.

Now, let’s talk about those end credit scenes.

The first scene showed Hank Pym gifting his daughter, Hope, with a never-before-scene suit. Ant-Man is the only confirmed Marvel movie that will star Evangeline Lilly, but we’re hopeful that we might see a cameo of the Wasp in future Marvel movies, maybe Civil War or Avengers: Infinity War.

The post-credit scene threw me into a complete fit of excitement. My love for Captain America knows no bounds, so when Cap and Bucky appeared I may have slightly lost it. The scene, if you missed it, started off with Cap and Falcon revealing that they’ve found Bucky Barnes. Falcon suggests calling Tony Stark but Steve immediately shuts down that idea, saying that no one else can be trusted (hinting at the rift between Cap and Tony in Civil War). But there is one superhero that can be trusted: Ant-Man. Yes, that’s right, Ant-Man will be making an appearance in Civil War and I am over the moon.

Civil War is next up on the Marvel roster so start getting pumped. Bring on 2016.

Coffee Time News 22/07/15

The Good Dinosaur gets a trailer, The Minecraft Movie gets a director and Dark Souls 3’s combat gets quicker.

Film

A new trailer (the first real trailer) for Disney/Pixar’s The Good Dinosaur has launched, and it’s shaping up to be a buddy film with very little speech, kind of along the lines of Wall-E I imagine. But still, dinosaurs, adventure, great animation? Sign me up.

Last month we lost composer James Horner, known for doing scores for films such as Braveheart, Titanic and Avatar. Well it seems that despite that we’ve not seen the last of his work, as it’s recently been revealed that Horner had written the score to The Magnificent Seven before his passing.

Finally, there’s been a new trailer, some new images and a new plot synopsis for Spectre the upcoming Bond film.

Television

The X-Files reboot, it seems, will not just be Mulder and Scully looking around empty rooms and interacting with no one at all, as we’ve got some co-stars to report! Robbie Amell (The Flash) Lauren Ambrose (Six Feet Under) and Kumail Nanjiani (Silicon Valley) are all set to co-star.

Quite a dark, contrasted look at Grant Gutin’s new suit for the Flash season 2, but hey, it’s something I suppose.

A new short trailer for Supergirl has surfaced, it doesn’t show off a lot more, but once again, if you’re into that sort of thing.

Games

Movie/game news up first, and the Minecraft Movie has a director in the form of Always Sunny’s Rob McElhenney.

Apparently Bloodborne had more lasting effects than a pile of broken controllers, and as a result of the game, the combat in Dark Souls 3 will be faster paced than it’s predecessors.

Because Escapism is Underrated

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