Coffee Time News 18/02/15

50 Shades Director looking for a way out, Last Week Tonight gets 2 more years and Zoombinis could be returning!

Film

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales has not only begun filming, but also has a synopsis available:
“Thrust into an all-new adventure, a down-on-his-luck Captain Jack Sparrow finds the winds of ill-fortune blowing even more strongly when deadly ghost pirates led by his old nemesis, the terrifying Captain Salazar (Bardem), escape from the Devil’s Triangle, determined to kill every pirate at sea…including him. Captain Jack’s only hope of survival lies in seeking out the legendary Trident of Poseidon, a powerful artifact that bestows upon its possessor total control over the seas.” – Pirate Nemesis? Check. Jack Sparrow down on his luck? Check. Mystical sea-based Mcguffin? Check. Yep. It’s a Pirates movie!

Fifty Shades of Grey dominated the box office this weekend (pun reluctantly intended), taking in over £13,000,000, breaking box office records for: 2015’s opening weekend, highest ever grossing Valentine’s weekend, and biggest non sequel opening. But amidst all that money is some resentment: Director Sam Taylor-Johnson has reportedly begun the process of getting out of her 3 film contract after huge disagreements with writer E.L. James on set. Claiming that the experience made her question whether or not she wanted to make another movie again.

Yesterday we announced that Deadpool was looking for actors, well, while the X-men character Colossus will be returning, the actor who portrayed him in his three appearances (Daniel Cudmore) will not be returning to the role. Perhaps this will give us a chance to see a Russian Colossus?

Television

Powers, the Playstation exclusive show that focusses on a world where super powers are abundant and part of culture, has a new feature which is really worth a look if you’re interested in comics/television and the movement between the two.

Here’s a promo for the Gotham episode ‘Red Hood’, in which Gordon and Bullock will have to look into the violent red hood gang. With the potential introduction of the Joker in the last episode, the show is really teasing us with potential origin points for the clown prince of crime.

John Oliver’s Last Week Tonight, has been renewed for two more seasons through to 2017. Which is great news, as the show is an excellent examination of current events and issues. This also means that it will now be harder for Oliver to leave the HBO show, to do something else, like, oh I don’t know, fill the seat left by Jon Stewart last week.

Games

Mac users ahoy! Sims 4 is now out for Mac, and if you already own the PC version, you get one for free! 

Does anyone remember Zombinis? The ‘Edutainment’ game with little blue fellows that you customised and put through logic trials? Well, after re-acquiring the rights, creators TERC have started up a pretty modest kickstarter goal of $50,000 to remake the game for modern audiences and devices.

Halo: Nightfall is the live action bridge between Halo 4 and Halo 5 and will be released digitally on March 17th.

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