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The latest trailer to X-Men: Apocalypse is here

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: HT & Movies | Posted: Mar 17, 2016 7:28 pm

The latest trailer to X-Men: Apocalypse is here, with Bryan Singer continuing his directing run after the stellar X-Men: Days of Future Past. Check it out, below:



The trailer highlights the movie's main villain - Apocalypse - reintroducing the concept of his Four Horsemen. In the comics, the Four Horsemen are mutants who bodies and minds are changed by Apocalypse, becoming his slaves. During the war, these mutants are his closest allies, and when he needs to attack someone or something, these mutants carry it out.


The trailer expands on our look of the new Jean Grey and Scott Summers (Phoenix and Cyclops), but the larger battle is still at play. X-Men: Apocalypse kicks off after the events of X-Men: Days of Future Past, with a younger group of mutants taking helm.


X-Men: Apocalypse is in theaters on May 27.

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Marvel's 'Luke Cage' will debut on Netflix on September 30

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: HT & Movies | Posted: Mar 13, 2016 11:12 pm

Marvel has been having a great run with its shows on Netflix, with Daredevil and Jessica Jones, but Luke Cage is right around the corner - with a debut date of September 30.




After the events of Jessica Jones, Cage moves to Harlem where he will have enemies in Black Mariah and Cottonmouth. After what I saw of Luke Cage in Jessica Jones, I think that we'll see yet another huge hit within the show for both Netflix and Marvel.

The new Captain America: Civil War trailer debuts the new Spider-Man

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: HT & Movies | Posted: Mar 11, 2016 9:06 am

Marvel has dropped the latest official trailer for Captain America: Civil War, which is filled with so much goodness, that any Marvel or comic book geek is going to require a change of pants.



The new trailer gives us a better look at the conflict between The Avengers, with Iron Man and Captain America getting up in each other's faces. We have a much better, but not-so-long look at Black Panther, and we get a better glimpse of Ant-Man. But the best bit is in the last few seconds, where we see Spider-Man join in on the fun... saying "hey everyone".


Spider-Man sports an all-new suit, with moving eyes - just like Deadpool (something Deadpool took from Spider-Man in the comics). Spider-Man can now show emotions through his suit, which is a great evolution over the previous Spider-Man movies (both of the Spider-Man franchises from Sony, the original Spider-Man movies, and The Amazing Spider-Man reboot).


Captain America: Civil War reaches theaters on May 6.

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Keanu Reeves is Neo in real life, while training for John Wick sequel

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: HT & Movies | Posted: Mar 5, 2016 8:24 am

Keanu Reeves is currently training for John Wick: Chapter Two, where a new video has emerged of him "shedding" - or training with guns - with Taran Tactical.



Taran Tactical Innovations took to Facebook, explaining: "Well ladies and gents, everyone loves a little shredding. Make sure you guys check out 'John Wick II' when it hits theaters. The firearms action alone will be unlike anything you've ever seen. So much of it is revolutionary stuff that we gun owners have known of for years but never made it to the big screen".


It looks like Neo didn't die in The Matrix Revolutions, he just turned into Keanu Reeves and starting making movies as Reeves. Check out John Wick: Chapter Two when it's released next year.

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Batman uses lead-filled grenade against Superman in the new TV spot

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: HT & Movies | Posted: Mar 1, 2016 11:15 am

There's a new TV spot for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, and man does it kick some serious ass. We've seen most of the footage from this trailer except for a few new seconds - which really counts. Check it out below, then you'll hear my fanboy reaction below.



In the trailer, Superman punches Batman through the air and flies with him - and they crash through countless levels of the building in the abandoned city (which I'm sure is in the outskirts of Gotham, where Batman lures Superman with the Batsignal). Superman then throws Batman down like he's discarded trash, with Batman crashing into and destroying the Batsignal, sliding across the top of the building and nearly falling over it.


Snyder's cinematography comes into play here, with the camera coming up the building and seeing Batman's face - the glowing eyes from his suit, with rain pelting down around Batman, and the camera. Superman floats down, and tells Batman "stay down, if I wanted it, you'd be dead already". Batman pulls the pin from a grenade, and throws it onto the ground - covering the area in smoke, with Superman flying through it - and stunned. Batman is gone, but as he turns around and sees him - Batman fires a gun with Superman catching the bullet.

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John Wick: Chapter Two will be released on 2/10/17

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: HT & Movies | Posted: Feb 22, 2016 3:31 am

John Wick was one of the biggest surprises of 2015, with Keanu Reeves really getting fired up over his dog, but the universe portrayed in John Wick was enthralling - leaving cinemagoers, myself included - wanting oh-so-much more.




According to Exhibitor Relations, the sequel will be called John Wick: Chapter Two, which is nice and simple. John Wick: Chapter Two will drop on 2/10/17 - so we only have around 12 months until Keanu Reeves starts kicking ass again. John Wick: Chapter Two will see Keanu Reeves in the titular role, joined by Bridget Moynahan, John Leguizamo, Lance Reddick, and Ian McShane from the first movie, and newbies Common, Ruby Rose, Peter Stormare, and Laurence Fishburne.


Laurence Fishburne is an interesting addition, as Reeves and Fishburne were in The Matrix Trilogy together as Neo and Morpheus, respectively.

The Simpsons are airing their first-ever live animated segment

By: Jeff Williams | More News: HT & Movies | Posted: Feb 17, 2016 7:00 pm

Something technologically spectacular is going to happen with The Simpsons this year. At the end of an episode in May the creators are going to have a live, interactive, animated segment where Homer will comment on the daily events and answer fan questions.



The segment won't last that long, only three minutes, but it'll make use of some novel motion-capture technology, impressive compute power and the magic of improvisation by the voice of Homer, Dan Castellaneta. The events that'll be discussed in those three minutes will be from that particular day, but the questions will be chosen from a list of tweets received between May 1st and May 4th.


The undisclosed motion-capture device will be used to track Castellenata's facial expressions and generate a simulacrum in the guise of Homer in real-time. "As far as I know, this is the first time that's been done by any animated show," Al Jean, the show runner told The Holywood Reporter. And indeed it is.

Deadpool becomes largest opening ever for 20th Century Fox

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: HT & Movies | Posted: Feb 17, 2016 7:50 am

Deadpool is making some serious coin at the box office, with it securing the largest R-rated opening weekend award with $132.4 million - taking the award from the previous record holder being The Matrix Reloaded with $91.7 million.




But the records don't stop there for the Ryan Reynolds vehicle, as it was also the biggest opening day in February with $47.5 million - taking the record from Fifty Shades of Grey which had $30.2 million for its opening day. Deadpool was also the largest February opening weekend, aside from it being the biggest R-rated opening weekend - taking that award from Fifty Shades of Gray. Then, we have Deadpool being the largest opening ever for 20th Century Fox, and considering Fox were on the fence about making the movie, this is absolutely huge.


Deadpool has taken on some big movies in Zoolander 2 and How to Be Single, destroying them at the box office. Deadpool's awesome opening sequence was also powered by NVIDIA hardware when it comes to the CG involved, but the question I have is - how quickly will Deadpool get to $500 million? Additionally, do you think it could get to $1 billion?

Batman uses ancient motherboards for his gadgets in Batman v Superman

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: HT & Movies | Posted: Feb 17, 2016 7:18 am

I've been reading, watching and listening to anything I can find on Batman v Superman - with the latest nugget of information that I found was from the Batman v Superman prequel books on Reddit.




Someone uploaded the images, and as I was going through them all one of them covered 'new gadgets'. These new gadgets are explained on the image: "No complete list of Batman's gadgets exists, because he and Alfred are always inventing new ones. After every battle, Batman thinks of new ways that he can safely and securely catch criminals. From smoke grenades to whatever Batman needs, there's no doubt that Bruce and Alfred can build it in the Batcave!"




Well, taking a closer look at these images we can see some ancient motherboards being used. In the top left, we can see an ancient motherboard - it looks like a Socket A motherboard. We have some older boards spread out through the Batcave, so I have to ask - can't Batman afford a shiny new Z170-based motherboard from GIGABYTE or ASUS? If so, Batman - I will personally provide you with a new motherboard - just give me a call, alright?

Apple rumored to partner with Dr. Dre for TV drama

By: Sean Ridgeley | More News: HT & Movies | Posted: Feb 13, 2016 7:00 am

Multiple sources have informed The Hollywood Reporter that Apple is developing a television series starring revered rapper Dr. Dre, who previously sold his Beats Electronics company to Apple for a stunning $3 billion. Titled 'Vital Signs', it's said to be a semi-autobiographical dark drama with "no shortage of violence and sex."




The show sees veteran music video director Paul Hunter billed as director; Empire co-executive producer-writer Robert Munic was specifically chosen by Dre to write and produce all six of the show's first episodes, which will be released all at once, likely via Apple Music and possibly other Apple outlets. It's said the concept for the show originates with Dre, who executive produced the highly successful 2015 drama Straight Outta Compton, which was based in part on his career.

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