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Coffee Time News 11/03/15

GTA Heists release to a shaky start, new Inside Out and Daredevil trailers, and Zoolander crashes Paris Fashion Week.

Film

Well, this makes me wish I had gone to Paris Fashion Week. Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson crashed, for want of a better word, Paris Fashion Week as Derek Zoolander and Hansel McDonald. (you know, from Zoolander) The sequel Zoolander 2 now has an official release date of February 12th 2016, and you can see Hansel’s and Zoolander’s appearance here.

Tron 3 will begin production this autumn, according to ‘insider scoops’. This would point towards a late 2016 release for the film that will, according to Joseph Kosinksi, be darker and more akin to Empire Strikes Back. But the important question remains, will the best character of Legacy return? I’m talking of course, about Daft Punk’s Soundtrack.

Finally, check out the third trailer for Inside Out, it shows us a little bit more of the plot, and it’s looking to be a bit of a buddy adventure between Sadness (Phyllis Smith) and Joy(Amy Poehler), with Anger (Lewis Black), Envy (Mindy Kaling), and Fear (Bill Hader) running the ship while they’re away and getting into, just, all kinds of shenanigans.

Television

Powers, the Playstation Original Series based on the graphic novel series of the same name, has a new full length trailer, and also, if you’re one of our readers based in the US, you can watch the first episode for free right here. Enjoy!

Marvel’s first Netflix show, Daredevil is less than a month away, and here’s another full length trailer, it shows off a bit more of Kingpin, and the parallels between him and Murdock. There’s also a neat shout out to the Avengers, so just because it’s dark and violent doesn’t mean it’s not a part of the MCU.

HBO is joining the realm of internet streaming subscription services with HBO Now. HBO Go is a pre-existing streaming service, but is only available for those with a HBO cable subscription, that will not be the case for HBO Now which will run at a subscription fee of $15 a month. As of yet, there’s no news as to whether the service will be rolling out internationally.

Games

Heists were finally released on GTA Online yeserday! Which means, that, of course, it all went off without a hitch right? Yeah, not so much. Server issues across the board, and limited access meant that it’s off to a rocky start for the most anticipated update in the game’s history.

Sid Meier’s Starships is a bit of a departure from the usual fair of Civilisation, though it does have familiar components (democratic dealings, for example,) but what’s most interesting is that the developers decided to work off of player’s inherent knowledge of space, instead of the cold hard facts. This is an interesting article by Charlie Hall over at Polygon, but one example is the Asteroid fields, and how they behave the way that people expect them to from seeing them in films, shows and other games, pretty clever.

Dying Light has a new update rolling out, the Hard Mode patch. As well as introducing a new, well, hard mode, the update also brings new weapons, new outfits and new behind the scenes improvements, check out this run down video from Techland for the full scoop.

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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.

Coffee Time News 21/01/15

John Malkovich takes on Zombies in CoD DLC, no Patrick Stewart or Ian McKellan in Xmen Apocalypse and Walking Dead season 5 gets a trailer!

Film

Bad news for Stewart and McKellan fans, it looks like they won’t be appearing in Xmen Apocalypse.  Which could be for the best, since, while Days of Future Past was great, the over saturation of characters led to some criminally short screen time.

Good news Ben Affleck fans, Afflecks’ Batman, who we’ll see for the first time in 2016’s Batman Vs Superman: Dawn of Justice may also appear in 2016’s Suicide Squad, in a cameo role, or potentially more.

After the huge events of The Interview and its release late last year, Netflix has announced that the Seth Rogan and James Franco film, which sees their two characters attempting to kill North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un, will be available to stream on the 24th of January.

Television

Powers, the show based on the Brian Michael Bendis graphic novel, has got a release date, the 10th of March when the first three episodes of the show will be available on the Playstation website, and is free to anyone with a PS+ subscription.

There’s a new trailer for the next half of the Walking Dead season 5, ‘find hope’ is available to watch on Youtube. GO! NOW! Before the Zombies come on February 8th!

The moment we’ve all been waiting for, Justin Bieber will be roasted by Comedy Central this Spring. He seems pretty keen for it, but, let’s face it, this isn’t going to end well for him. Or it will and we’ll all be surprised, then I’ll be in the underground shelter because the apocalypse is nigh

Games

Call of Duty fans should check out the new trailer for the Exo-Zombies mode, which features John Malkovich, Bill Paxton, Rose McGowan, and Jon Bernthal, oh and Zombies, in exo suits.

Borderlands, the Handsome Collection, which features Borderlands 2 and Borderlands the Pre-sequel, and all the DLC that comes with them. (The handsomest of deals) is coming to PS4 and Xbox One on the 27th of March. Not only that but there’s a special edition that contains a remote control Claptrap, with a camera. But there’s only 5,000 of the units being made.

EA have announced that Battlefield Hardline will be available early for Xbox One owners who have subscribed to EA Access for a four day period (with 6 hours of gameplay allowed in total) before it is released in mid March, and all saves and progress will carry over the the full game.

What To Expect from the TV of 2015

By Joe Strange


So far this week we’ve had Sara talking about her most anticipated films of this coming year and James talking about the pitfalls of 2014’s year in gaming so today, to round things off, I’m going to be turning our gaze to 2015’s television schedule because this year looks to be a super exciting one for the small screen.

Superheroes All Up In Here

Man, there’s no escaping comics nowadays is there? Superheroes are just as busy on the small screen as they are in our cinemas, not that we mind here at Axby because, let’s face it, more superheroes are the only thing keeping us from going out to fight crime and failing spectacularly.

DC

Last year saw the premier of The Flash, the next show in the now inclusive universe created by Arrow, and it didn’t disappoint. The fun, bright, exciting atmosphere of the Speedster’s adventures (with a great leading man in Grant Gustin and with plenty to love about the supporting cast) really complimented Arrow’s more brooding, dark and tense feel. With an amazing two part cross over event and two excellently delicious mid season finales, the Flash and Arrow proved that while Marvel might have the big screen’s tied down for the minute, DC will make themselves very much at home in our living rooms.

With more revelations than ever on their way in the next halves of the two seasons, and with the inevitable 4th and 2nd seasons of Arrow and the Flash on their way in the fall, 2015 will more than satiate our DC need before Dawn of Justice arrives in 2016. On top of all that we’re getting more and more news of the Supergirl show that’s on its way, with casting announcements on the horizon and talk of it being included in the WB’s Flash and Arrow universe, that world is only going to get bigger and more super as time goes on.

Gotham, meanwhile, proved that you don’t have to be part of a big, interconnected world to be thrilling, entertaining and addictive. With its… alternative, take on the origins of many of Batman’s villains, friends and his city, Gotham is a comic book show that doesn’t care if you’re a comic book fan at all. With Robin Lord Taylor absolutely killing it as Oswald Cobblepot I find myself wondering if we really need a Joker anyway. The Penguin is much better suited to deal with Jim Gordon, and the Joker has always been the Yin to Batman’s Batayang.

Marvel

On the Marvel front, after a shaky first season (but an awesome second half) Agents of SHIELD continues on its new path in the second season, focussing on the Inhumans and introducing some really exciting characters in the mid-season finale and dealing with some very touching story lines (Fitz and Simmons make my heart hurt) the second season of the show looks to be a step up from the first. All the while there’s rumours of the second half connecting in some way with the Avengers Age of Ultron. The first season’s tie in to Captain America 2 saved the show, so hopefully the connection to Marvel’s next big team up will be just as healthy for the show.

While we wait for SHIELD to pick up again, we’ve also got Agent Carter, which is showing promise as a well written piece as well as connecting more of the dots in the bigger universe. Something we might be grateful of come April and beyond.

We’ve also got the first in the Defenders series when Daredevil hits Netflix in April. Opening up a whole new world in Hells Kitchen with more street level crime fighters, including Jessica Jones, Power Man and Iron Fist.

Neither Nor,

With Heroes Reborn set to hit our screens for 6 episodes this year, with some recurring characters, and not forgetting the Powers series that will air on the Playstation network later this year, a show that’s based on the graphic novels of the same name, which looks to be a more mature take on super heroes and powers, even if you’re not into the traditional comic book tales, you won’t be short of a super powered fix.

Not So Super Powered, but Still Super Shows.

It’s not just the spandex suits that are having all the fun, there are plenty of other great shows that should shine this year.

One of the most consistently brilliant sit-coms on television, Parks and Recreation, will see its final season early this year. Set two years in the future, the show will not only see the return of the beloved main cast (yes, including Jerry, unfortunately) but a host of other side characters that we’ve come to love over the years, including Ant-man star Paul Rudd, who’s coming back for a few episodes. It’ll be sad to see it go, but Parks and Recreation was never going to outlive its welcome, and will definitely be going out with a bang.

Speaking of going out with a bang, the Breaking Bad spin off that no one really asked for but no one is going to complain about, Better Call Saul, will be gracing our screens on February 8th. Apparently working as a Prequel/Sequel and everything in between, the show will follow the lawyer Jimmy McGill (Bob Odenkirk) on his journey to the main events of Breaking Bad.

Last year saw a rollercoaster ride for fans of the apparently unkillable Community. First it was cancelled, then it was un-cancelled, then it was canned again, then it was picked up by Yahoo video, and now we’re onto the sixth season part of ‘Six Seasons and a movie’. Community hasn’t been without its bad seasons, (the Gas Leak shall forever haunt our memories) and the show has lost a fair few cast members, with Chevy Chase and Donald Glover leaving last season and Nicole Yvette Brown not returning for the online season, this is a show that many fans wished had gone out on a high, but we can still wish for a good farewell before they, most probably, make a movie.

The opinions were mixed when it was announced that The Thick of It star Peter Capaldi would be taking up the mantle of the Doctor in season 8 of Doctor Who, but after a rocky start the newest Doctor brought a new kind of charm and a refreshing new feel to a show that had too long laboured under the interwoven, contrived plot lines of the Pond saga. With Jenna Louise Coleman’s Clara Oswald finally starting to earn her place and become more than just another companion, and confirmed to be returning for a whole season in season 9, hopefully the BBC team can build on a solid foundation this year.

Finally, we’ve got the HBO epic Game of Thrones coming to us in April. We’re in for ten episodes of drama, intrigue and violence as the story of Westeros and the Free Cities unfolds in the fifth season. Spoiler blinkers will be on, book readers will be shunned and fan favourites will most definitely die as the series gets perilously close to the end of the source material.

So that’s a selection of the big television events of the upcoming year, did I miss out one of your favourite shows? Leave a comment below.

Coffee Time News 13/10/14

At what point this season do I get to start calling this segment ‘Pumpkin Spiced Latte News’?

Film

Dave Bautista, you know, the guy who played the hilarious Drax in Guardians of the Galaxy, is most probably going to be playing the henchman in Bond 24. I hope I’m not alone in rejoicing at the idea that Bond movies are going to have Henchman again. I miss Jaws.

In an interview with ScreenRant, Keanu Reeves has voiced his interest in playing Doctor Strange. Let’s put the kibosh on this now. I don’t want a wooden sorcerer Supreme.

And here’s a teaser for Focus starring Will Smith, it’s a con film, and I bloody love con films. It’s due out at the end of February next year.

Television

Hey, here’s a Constantine TV spot and a few new images, which introduce the character Zed. Not Zod. Zed.

Powers is a new live action show based on the comic book series of the same name, it stars District 9 star Sharlto Copley, and here’s a trailer. BEWARE, here be swears and cusses NSFW

Daredevil had a panel at NYCC, and here’s a rundown of it. It looks like we’ll be getting a more mature and darker series compared to the… film.

Games

Minecraft will be available on the PS Vita (as a crossbuy with the PS3) as a digital download on the 14th of October in North America with it releasing the next day in Europe.

Far Cry  4 is just about a month away, so Ubisoft have released a travelogue series which acts as an introduction to the world that they’ve built. Check out the first episode here.

Finally here’s a list of the Nintendo Download for Europe this October.

Coffee Time News 19/08/14

Film

Sin City 2 has a new trailer for your eyes and their enjoyment, check that out here.

The creators of the Hunger Games explains why Mockingjay, the third in the series, is being cut into two pieces, and surprisingly it makes sense.

Pirates of the Caribbean 5 may start filming in Australia early next year.

Television

The Devil’s Advocate is going the ways of the silence of the Lambs and Misery by being turned into a television show.

Doctor Who season 8 kicks off this weekend, and here’s a list of episode titles and the directors for each. Obviously you could consider an episode title a spoiler, so go forth at your own risk.

The newest imagining of Bendis and Oeming’s Powers series on the small screen will star Sharlto Copley (district 9) and Eddie Izzard. 

Games

It looks like soon you’ll be able to play as some Team Fortress Characters in Super Time Force, check out a trailer here.

Watch Dogs will be the only ‘Mature’ WiiU game from Ubisoft in their upcoming line up. Because, according to them ‘Nintendo Customers don’t play Assassin’s Creed’.

In other Ubisoft News, Ubisoft will be putting an end to last generation games next year, which is probably about time.