Not so-Fantastic Four, Ori and the Blind Forest Definitive Edition and the return of Walder Frey.
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.
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.
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.
Ready Player One’s release date, Fallout 4’s lack of level cap and the Flash casts Wally West.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
Netflix is there for you when you’re in bed ill, it’s there when you’ve had a bad day at work, and it’s there when it’s just a normal Tuesday evening and you have nothing better to do. When we think of Netflix it will mostly be for the sheer amount of movies and TV shows it has available (especially if you live in the US, land of the free…), but increasingly Netflix is the place for really good original content; and Bojack Horseman is another fine arrow in an impressive quiver.
At first Netflix branching out with original content was deemed an experiment, but one that it managed to succeed straight away with House of Cards; the show that got me to subscribe to Netflix in the first place. It hasn’t always worked, anyone remember Marco Polo? But the underrated Knights of Sidonia and the phenomenal Daredevil reboot has shown the quality and diversity that Netflix is able to support.
Bojack Horseman actually started last year on the service, and seemed to receive mixed reviews from critics, but Netflix deemed the show successful enough amongst its audience to commission a second season pretty quickly. Season two has just come out as I found out from an email from Netflix that I didn’t pay much attention to it, at first. Then a few days later I started seeing a few people that I follow on Twitter, and whom I respect their opinions, tweeting about not just how great the show is in general, but how brilliant the second season was turning out.
Intrigued I decided to give the show a try, because that is the beauty of Netflix, all it costs you to try out a show is your time because everything is included (except for everything US Netflix has that everyone else doesn’t). After a deliberate sitcom parody the true nature of Bojack is unleashed and pretty quickly you will know whether or not Bojack Horseman is the show for you. The show has an 18 rating, which is kind of understandable given some of its content, but the show feels more adult in the sense of how the world is viewed rather than being offensive just for the sake of it; this is not Family Guy.
What also helps the show is that there is some continuity overall as some events either directly carry onto the next episode or will pop up later. But each episode works perfectly well on its own. It is also helped by the supporting characters, Bojack is a great character, one you’ll enjoy watching, and possibly share his world view (I found myself agreeing with him multiple times), but he is not a likeable character. He is lazy, arrogant, and self centred. He also treats his “friends” with little regard, but then again they aren’t exactly perfect people, but this is LA, where everything is superficial.
Praise does need to be given to Will Arnett, as despite almost seeming a little too much like Will Arnett or his take on Batman in The Lego Movie, his tone and delivery are perfect. The cynicism is so precise and damning that, to quote another writer on their Twitter, makes you ask ‘why will I never get to write anything this funny and important and good’.
Am I saying that Bojack Horseman is the best show ever? No, that would be stupid, these days with so many options and increased diversity of content, that becomes a pointless exercise. There is greater choice than ever before, and therefore more to take up our fleeting lives whilst we try to make something constructive out of them. In between trying to achieve something, anything, meanwhile, we can feel a little bit better about ourselves, a little bit worse about the world around us, and watch Bojack Horseman.