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Stallone quits 'The Expendables' crew

By: Ben Gourlay | More News: Celebrities & Entertainment | Posted: Apr 3, 2017 5:34 am

It's a successful franchise that he kicked off back in 2010, but it looks as if Sylvester Stallone has parted ways with the crew of 'The Expendables'.




According to a Deadline Hollywood report, Stallone has decided to step back from the fourth instalment in the franchise, after a series of fundamental disagreements with studio head Avi Lerner which apparently revolved the choice of director, the script and even the visual effects house. When asked for comment, Lerner confirmed that discussions with the action star were tense, but he hasn't given up hope, saying "We've got disagreements with Sly, but we've had them for over a year and a half. Right now, each one has an opinion. We agreed on 95% of things, but there are certain things in production we don't agree on. I don't think it's over, but write whatever you want. In my opinion, it's not dead."


'The Expendables' franchise has been a lucrative one for Lionsgate, which has gone on to gross over $800 million at the worldwide box office. The 2012 follow up is the most successful to date, grossing $315 million on a $100 million budget.

'Rick and Morty' makes return as a real April Fools joke

By: Ben Gourlay | More News: Celebrities & Entertainment | Posted: Apr 3, 2017 1:56 am

Fans of Adult Swim's 'Rick and Morty' have been patiently awaiting the return of the mad-cap adventure series for almost a year and a half, but yesterday the network released the first episode as the best April Fools joke of them all.



Originally planned to hit screens last last year, the premiere episode of the third season of 'Rick and Morty' kicked off on Adult Swim's website yesterday, to the surprise of fans everywhere. While the website no longer hosts the 22 minute episode (and some countries such as Australia were geo-blocked out), it doesn't require much effort to find it. 'The Rickshank Rickdemption' has already been hailed by fans as one of the best 'Rick and Morty' episodes yet.


The remaining thirteen episodes of 'Rick and Morty' season three are scheduled to be released mid this year.

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'The Mummy' awakens in new theatrical trailer

By: Ben Gourlay | More News: Celebrities & Entertainment | Posted: Apr 3, 2017 12:30 am

After laying dormant for eight years since the release of 'The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor', Universal Studios has opened up the sarcophagus of the franchise for a new big budget reboot starring Tom Cruise and Sofia Boutella. Today the studio has released the first full theatrical trailer for the film.



The 'Mummy' reboot is being built from the ground up to launch a cinematic universe of the studio's classic horror icons, which will ultimately include The Invisible Man, The Wolf Man and vampire hunter Abraham Van Helsing. As the kick-starter for a new multiverse, there's quite a bit of expectation on its shoulders for first time director Alex Kurtzman, but if this footage is anything to go by it could be a fun ride indeed.


'The Mummy' is set to scare cinemagoers in 2D, 3D and IMAX cinemas worldwide from June 9, 2017.

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Go 'Rogue' for our 'Star Wars' Blu-ray giveaway

By: Ben Gourlay | More News: Celebrities & Entertainment | Posted: Apr 2, 2017 11:56 pm

To celebrate this week's release of 'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story' on Blu-ray 3D, 2D DVD and digital, we have five Blu-ray prize packs to give away thanks to our friends at Walt Disney Home Entertainment.




A rebellion built on hope. From Lucasfilm comes the first of the Star Wars standalone films, 'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story', an all-new epic adventure. In a time of conflict, a group of unlikely heroes band together on a mission to steal the plans to the Death Star, the Empire's ultimate weapon of destruction. This key event in the Star Wars timeline brings together ordinary people who choose to do extraordinary things, and in doing so, become part of something greater than themselves.


To go into the running to win a copy of the film on Blu-ray and a Darth Vader POP! Vinyl, simply correctly answer the following question:

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New 'Planet of the Apes' trailer promises 'War'

By: Ben Gourlay | More News: Celebrities & Entertainment | Posted: Mar 31, 2017 12:02 am

Following on from the events of the 'Planet of the Apes' prequels 'Rise of the Planet of the Apes' and its follow-up 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes', the third entry 'War for the Planet of the Apes' is set to bridge the gap a little closer to the 1967 original. 20th Century Fox has today released a new trailer for the upcoming feature which gives us the best look yet.



Andy Serkis dons a motion capture suit for the third time to play Caesar , the fearless ape leader who spearheaded the rebellion against the humans, which ultimately led to our downfall. Woody Harrelson joins for a new role as a ruthless army veteran who commands the last vestiges of humanity's forces.


'War for the Planet of the Apes' is set to hit 3D, 2D and IMAX screens worldwide from July 14.

Joss Whedon's 'Batgirl' set to enter DC film universe

By: Ben Gourlay | More News: Celebrities & Entertainment | Posted: Mar 30, 2017 10:52 pm

After taking the Marvel cinematic universe to new heights with 'The Avengers', Warner Bros. will be hoping Joss Whedon can do the same thing for the DC Comics universe, if the plan for 'Batgirl' comes to fruition.




According to Variety, the director is near to closing a deal with the studio to write, direct, and produce a big-budget feature based on the female DC Comics Heroine, which is said to also "feature other characters from the world of Gotham." If everything goes to plan, the as-yet untitled 'Batgirl' feature will join a huge slate of DC Comics films currently in development at the studio including 'Justice League', 'Aquaman', 'Suicide Squad 2', 'Gotham City Sirens', 'The Batman', Shazam', and solo films for The Flash, Cyborg and Black Adam.


Meanwhile, 'Wonder Woman', will be released in 2D, 3D and IMAX cinemas worldwide on June 2nd.

First 'IT' trailer brings Pennywise back to terrify

By: Ben Gourlay | More News: Celebrities & Entertainment | Posted: Mar 30, 2017 5:22 am

The 1990 TV movie 'IT' based on Stephen King's novel of the same name terrified a generation and almost single-handedly killed the popularity of clowns. This Halloween, Pennywise is back to do it all again. Warmer Bros have distributed the first footage from the upcoming horror film, and despite looking like ever other modern horror film, it could still be a bit of fun.



Bill Skarsgård will step into the role of the evil Pennywise the dancing Clown for the big-screen remake, in a role previously made famous by 'Rocky Horror Picture Show's Tim Curry. The young supporting cast will include Jaeden Lieberher, Jeremy Ray Taylor and 'Stranger Things' Finn Wolfhard. 'Mama' director Andrés Muschietti has taken the helm.


'IT' is set to hit cinemas in the U.S. and Australia on September 8th.

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First Dolby Vision 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray discs announced

By: Ben Gourlay | More News: Celebrities & Entertainment | Posted: Mar 29, 2017 3:48 am

Included in the 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray specification for over a year but thus far unused by any commercial discs, the first Dolby Vision encoded discs are set to arrive in June from Universal.




Unfortunately, they're not necessarily blockbuster titles that screams out for such special treastment, nonetheless, the inclusion of the HDR standard on the re-release of 'Despicable Me' and its sequel 'Despicable Me 2' on the 4K standard is a welcome one, which should serve to iron out instances of color banding which can be prevalent on CG animated discs


While there are no Ultra HD Blu-ray players available today that can play back the Dolby Vision HDR layer, second generation players such as the Oppo UDP-203 released late last year will soon enjoy full support via an upcoming firmware update. Early adopters who don't have a compatible TV, or Ultra HD Blu-ray player will still be able to decode the standard HDR-10 layer, which is mandatory for all Dolby Vision titles.


'Despicable Me' and 'Despicable Me 2' are currently available to pre-order from Amazon for $39.98 each, with a release date of June 6th.

New 'Spider-Man: Homecoming' trailer spins wicked web

By: Ben Gourlay | More News: Celebrities & Entertainment | Posted: Mar 29, 2017 1:19 am

Sony Pictures has taken a bit of flack for launching their second reboot of the classic Marvel character in under 5 years, but the latest iteration which integrates the character into the successful Marvel Cinematic Universe has been tentatively welcomed by fans around the world. The studio has today released a brand new trailer for the upcoming feature, which looks to be shaping up nicely



Starring Tom Holland as a younger version of Peter Parker/ Spider-Man, Michael Keaton as the villainous Vulture alongside Marisa Tomei, Logan Marshall-Green, and Zendaya, 'Spider-Man: Homecoming' represents the third feature film reboot of the character in just 16 years, but the first under the Marvel films banner. While Sony Pictures retains full control over the property, President of Production for Marvel Studios Kevin Feige has jumped aboard to oversee the project.


'Spider-Man: Homecoming' will sling its way to 2D, 3D and IMAX cinemas worldwide from July 6.

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'Justice League', 'Aquaman' IMAX VR experiences on way

By: Ben Gourlay | More News: Celebrities & Entertainment | Posted: Mar 29, 2017 12:49 am

As IMAX begin ramping up their premium VR experiences, they've inked an agreement with Warner Bros which will see one-of-a-kind tie-ins with two upcoming hot properties from the DC Comics Universe.



According to The Hollywood Reporter, 'Justice League', 'Aquaman' and a third, as yet unrevealed title will all get a top-tier IMAX experience on release, which Ron Sanders, president of Warner Bros. Worldwide Home Entertainment hopes will be beneficial for everyone involved, saying "We believe that capitalizing on Justice League and Aquaman characters from our well-known DC properties will broaden the appeal of this fast -growing technology."


The intention is that the technology will first be rolled out in select, physical IMAX locations before later making their way to other VR platforms.

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