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Disney's 'Beauty and the Beast' teaser dethrones 'Force Awakens' views

By: Ben Gourlay | More News: Celebrities & Entertainment | Posted: 4 days, 21 hours ago

The live action remake of Disney's 1992 animated classic 'Beauty and the Beast' released its first teaser trailer yesterday, and has quickly dethroned the first day trailer views of the previous record holder 'The Force Awakens'.

 

 

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the minute long teaser video generated 1.8 million views worldwide in its first 24 hours, besting the 2014 teaser trailer for the 'Star Wars' sequel.

 

Starring Emma Watson as Belle and Dan Stevens as the Beast, 'Beauty and the Beast' hits theaters in March 2017.

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Extended 'Independence Day: Resurgence' trailer shares new secrets

By: Ben Gourlay | More News: Celebrities & Entertainment | Posted: 5 days, 21 hours ago

It's been eagerly awaited for 20 years since the release of the original, but the marketing juggernaut for the 'Independence Day: Resurgence' is kicking up a gear today with the release of an epic, 5 minute long trailer which plays as a 'best-of' from the previously released trailers, alongside new footage.

 

 

Returning stars Bill Pullman, Jeff Goldblum, Judd Hirsch and Vivica A. Fox are joined by newcomers Liam Hemsworth, Maika Monroe and Jessie Usher in defending the world from a second, much more powerful wave of alien attack, with the film promising to unleash visual effects as mind-blowing as they were in 1996.

 

'Independence Day: Resurgence' hits 2D, 3D and IMAX cinemas worldwide from June 23rd.

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Impressive new 'Star Trek Beyond' trailer resets the course

By: Ben Gourlay | More News: Celebrities & Entertainment | Posted: 1 week ago

Unlike the release of the initial teaser trailer which was derided by its fanbase and casuals alike, the latest trailer for this summer's 'Star Trek Beyond' has just been released, and it's a massive improvement which serves to reignite interest in the upcoming sci-fi film.

 

 

Starring Chris Pine as Captain Kirk, along with Zachary Quinto as Commander Spock, Simon Pegg as Scotty and Karl Urban as Bones, and Idris Elba as the big bad Krall, 'Beyond' is the third film in the J.J. Abrams multiverse and directed by Justin Lin.

 

'Star Trek Beyond" hits cinemas in 2D, 3D and IMAX from July 21.

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'Deadpool' filmmakers praise 4K UltraHD Blu-ray format

By: Ben Gourlay | More News: Celebrities & Entertainment | Posted: 1 week, 2 days ago

The 2016 superhero success story 'Deadpool' has now become the first major new release title to hit the fledgling 4K UltraHD Blu-ray format, and the movie's filmmakers are more than happy to promote the product.

 

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Speaking to Home Media Magazine at a promotional event for the release, Director Tim Miller remarked "The Ultra HD was just fuc*ing amazing at the level of detail. I truly thought it was the best-looking version of the movie by far" before selling the relationship-building aspect "Dudes can watch this with their wives. My wife hates everything I do, and she loved this movie." The film's colorist Tim Stippen also talked up the HDR grading, saying "The amount of detail that you get in the flames, you see so much more. It all of a sudden has more dimension to it. It almost becomes more 3D. Also, Deadpool's costume was the other big thing I noticed because it's got a really fine weave to it and suddenly all the detail in that costume kind of comes out. I think this is the wave of the future because you're seeing more of what the camera captured".

 

'Deadpool' is now available on 4K UltraHD Blu-ray in the U.S., and hits stores in Australia next week.

New 'Star Trek' TV series teased in reveal video

By: Ben Gourlay | More News: Celebrities & Entertainment | Posted: 1 week, 3 days ago

Following news late last year that the CBS network had committed to relaunching 'Star Trek' on TV in 2017, comes today's logo reveal in a very early teaser video.

 

 

Produced by Trek luminaries Alex Kurtzman, and Nicholas Meyer, alongside TV legend Bryan Fuller, the new series being produced under the temporary working title 'Star Trek' is set to premier next January, with filming beginning in Toronto in the coming months. No cast announcements have yet been made, but are expected to be announced soon. Meanwhile, the third film in the rebooted 'Star Trek' feature film franchise; 'Beyond' is set to premier in July this year.

 

With celebrations for the 50th anniversary of the sci-fi franchise ongoing, 2016 is sure shaping up as an exciting one for Trekkers.

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Latest 'Ghostbusters' trailer is awful, but you'll watch it anyway

By: Ben Gourlay | More News: Celebrities & Entertainment | Posted: 1 week, 3 days ago

The remake of the classic sci-fi comedy 'Ghostbusters' has been received thus far with a mixture of indifference, annoyance and straight out venomous hatred, and the film's questionable marketing campaign has done it no favours whatsoever. The studio has today released another trailer to make amends, but does it fare any better? You be the judge.

 

 

Despite a solid cast including Kristen Wiig, Leslie Jones, Kate McKinnon and Melissa McCarthy and cameos by original stars Sigourney Weaver, Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson and the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man, the 'Ghostbusters' reboot has so far struggled to gain positive traction, unhelped by Director Paul Feig lashing out at "asshole" critics in a spray that only further alienated the film's target demographic.

 

Whether you want it to or not, 'Ghostbusters' hits screens worldwide in July.

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Universal announce first 4K UltraHD Blu-ray titles

By: Ben Gourlay | More News: Celebrities & Entertainment | Posted: 1 week, 4 days ago

Mirroring announcements made by 20th Century Fox, Sony Pictures, Warner Bros and Paramount Pictures, Universal Studios has become the latest studio to announce titles for the 4K UltraHD Blu-ray format with three titles coming in August.

 

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The Tom Cruise sci-fi actioner 'Oblivion', the Scarlett Johansson techno-thriller 'Lucy' and Mark Wahlberg's 'Lone Survivor' become the studios first 4K titles which hit the U.S. market on August 9. All titles include immersive audio and a standard Blu-ray disc with accompanying extra features. The support from the studio is exciting, with the studio boasting some of big blockbusters in its back catalogue, including the 'Back to the Future Trilogy', 'Jurassic Park', 'Fast and the Furious' and 'Despicable Me' movie franchises.

'Mr. Robot' Season 2 trailer teases what happens next

By: Ben Gourlay | More News: Celebrities & Entertainment | Posted: 1 week, 4 days ago

When we last left F Society in the 'Mr. Robot' season finale, Evil Corp has been taken down, plunging the American economy into disaster. So what happens next? That's the premise of season 2.0, which has just posted a new teaser.

 

 

Following hacking anarchist 'Mr. Robot' and the hacktivists group F Society, the first season has been critically acclaimed and took home the 2015 Golden Globe Award for Best Television Series in the Drama category.

 

'Mr. Robot' Season 2.0 premieres on July 13th on the ABC Network.

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The truth is more 'X-Files' are on the way from Fox

By: Ben Gourlay | More News: Celebrities & Entertainment | Posted: 1 week, 5 days ago

With the broadcast of the first new 'X-Files' episodes in over a decade proving a huge hit for the Fox network earlier this year, talk immediately began to whether we might see more Mulder and Scully in the future. Now it looks like we will.

 

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As reported by Bloody Disgusting, Fox TV Group chairmans Dana Walden and Gary Newman recently spoke at a conference call and confirmed that initial discussions had been had. Walden confirmed that "we have had conversations with Chris Carter and David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson. I believe everyone is on board to do another installment of the show." Newman added "Conversations are ongoing. I can tell you that all of them would like to do more of these, and certainly the network and studio want to do more."

 

Despite the six episode event series being a ratings success, many long term fans and critics expressed disappointment by the majority of episodes, with all singling out the third episode 'Mulder and Scully Meet the Were-Monster' as the clear standout.

Assassin's Creed movie is mostly set in present day timeframe

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Celebrities & Entertainment | Posted: 1 week, 5 days ago

Although the biggest selling point of the Assassin's Creed franchise is reliving past eras, the official feature-length movie adaptation will be mostly based in the present day.

 

 

As an AC fan, I never really cared for the present-day game segments. Sure they were important to set up the tone and storyline, but...they just felt like in the way and obtrusive. The real fun was wreaking havoc in Renaissance Italy, or 17th Century London. Sadly, it looks like the Assassin's Creed movie starring Michael Fassbender will have even more present-day scenes; the movie is "65% present and 35% past."

 

So the awesome-looking trailer we were shown isn't actually indicative of the final product. Most of the epic scenes were based in the past, showing rather amazing fighting scenes, parkour and other AC staples. Sure the movie still looks great, but knowing it'll have so much present-day content tampers my excitement.

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