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REVIEW: "Doctor Who: Deep Breath"

Peter Capaldi's premiere episode as the Doctor. Does it hold up?

Disney's "Star Wars: Rebels" Release Date Announced

The galaxy far, far, away may be closer than you think...

Test Footage for Deadpool Movie Hits the Internet

Finally, the "Merc with the mouth" gets his time in the spotlight"

Monday, February 24, 2014

TRAILER: Star Wars The Clone Wars: "The Lost Missions"



By Dave Bouressa


After it was announced that the final season of Star Wars: The Clone Wars, along with its five prior seasons would be coming to Netflix, speculation and rumor hit the internet.

Over the past few weeks, episodes have been airing on German television and have made their way into the eye of the internet, however, no english version has been released publicly. However, IGN has officially just released a trailer for the upcoming season of Star Wars The Clone Wars. Check it out!


Fans of the series will notice certain elements that have changed.

1) Order 66 has now been officially canonized as being "programmed" into the clones as opposed to just a military order.

2) The Sith homeworld is now Morriband as opposed to Korriban. Why the change? Only time will tell.

3) For years, fans have wondered what Yoda would see in the "Force Cave" on Dagobah. Looks like we're about to find out.


There has been alot of build-up to this upcoming half-season. If it weren't for the fans sending in millions of letters to Lucasfilm asking them not to end the season, the show would not be seeing the light of day once again, and allowing these episodes to surface.




Star Wars The Clone Wars: The Lost Mission comes to Netflix on March 7th.

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Wednesday, February 19, 2014

TRAILER: Guardians of the Galaxy (Full Trailer)


By Dave Bouressa


After giving us a brief 15-second teaser online, the full trailer for Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy premiered on Jimmy Kimmel live, and has now hit the internet!




Having virtually no knowledge about Guardians of the Galaxy, aside from how weird of a concept it is, to say I am excited would be an understatement. Never has there been Marvel movie with this type of breaking of the fourth wall by saying "Yeah, this is absolutely ridiculous, and we're going to have some fun with it". It is almost as if the galaxy treats the guardians as a joke, because in all honesty, look at them. There's a gun-weilding raccoon and a tree man who can only say his name.



Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy is directed by James Gunn and comes out August 14th, 2014






Tuesday, February 18, 2014

TRAILER: Guardians of the Galaxy (Teaser)



By Dave Bouressa

After a lot of hype and curiosity from fans, we are finally given a teaser trailer for Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy. It is only 15 seconds, but that's 15 seconds of Guardians that you didn't have previously.

Check out the trailer, and some screenshots of the upcoming flick!





An action-packed, epic space adventure, Marvel's "Guardians of the Galaxy" expands the Marvel Cinematic Universe into the cosmos, where brash adventurer Peter Quill finds himself the object of an unrelenting bounty hunt after stealing a mysterious orb coveted by Ronan, a powerful villain with ambitions that threaten the entire universe. To evade the ever-persistent Ronan, Quill is forced into an uneasy truce with a quartet of disparate misfits--Rocket, a gun-toting raccoon; Groot, a tree-like humanoid; the deadly and enigmatic Gamora; and the revenge-driven Drax the Destroyer. But when Quill discovers the true power of the orb and the menace it poses to the cosmos, he must do his best to rally his ragtag rivals for a last, desperate stand--with the galaxy's fate in the balance. -Marvel.com



Be sure to catch the full trailer premiering tonight's episode of Jimmy Kimmel live. 


Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy is directed by James Gunn and comes out August 14th, 2014



Monday, February 17, 2014

TRAILER: Star Wars Rebels




By Dave Bouressa

Over the past few days, Lucasfilm has slowly been unveiling more and more about their latest installment in television, Star Wars: Rebels, revealing a bit about each of the new upcoming characters, including a "Cowboy Jedi" named Kanan, and many more.

However, we have yet to see any actually footage....until now...

Two brand new teaser trailers for Star Wars: Rebels have just hit the Star Wars official Youtube page.
Check them out!





I had my doubts about the series, but after seeing these two trailers, this doubt is slowly being replaced by anticipation. After seeing not only the animation, but seeing a little bit of the cinematography, I can see elements of techniques much of the crew learned from their endeavors on working on Star Wars: The Clone Wars.



Star Wars: Rebels premieres on the Disney Channel later this fall with an hour long special, followed by a series on Disney XD.

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Sunday, February 16, 2014

GAME TRAILER: 'Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark'



By Dave Bouressa

At the New York Toy Fair this past weekend, Hasbro announced its next step in the Transformers game series, "Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark".




'Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark' will run alongside the new film, Age of Extinction, the representative said, and will be "marrying two different universes, the Tranformers Cybertron universe and the Michael Bay Transformers universe," and players will get to experience characters from both environments. While playing through the single player campaign, you will be able to play as both the Autobots and Decepticons. One character you'll get to play as in the merged worlds is the new Grimlock from the upcoming film.
High Moon Studios, who developed Transformers: War for Cybertron and Fall of Cybertron, is not developing Rise of the Dark Spark. Edge of Reality, who previously worked on the Mass Effect Trilogy and Dragon Age: Origins, are developing Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark and the game will be available for the Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, PC, Wii U, and 3DS. -Examiner
As a player who thoroughly enjoyed both "War for Cybertron" and "Fall of Cybertron", I walk into this with caution for a few reasons.
1) "Fall of Cybertron" ended perfectly. It ended with the Autobots getting off Cybertron and eventually heading to Earth, with the end credit song being a remake of "The Touch" by Stan Bush, which is the unofficial theme of the original Transformers movie in the 80's, implying that the story of the games picks up in the G1 era of Transformers.
2) I've played the Transformers games attached to the movies. Although they are fun, they are exactly what you'd expect: a movie game. Making a game for this movie, but attaching itself to an already well-known and relatively well received video game franchise (especially one that is concidered the saving grace of Transformers) is probably a great move for marketing and sales, but could wreak havoc for the player, and ruin what is a great game series. 
3) "War for Cybertron" and "Fall of Cybertron" went out of their to create Cybertron as its own seperate world with its own life, while still acknowledging what came before and staying true to it, while Bay's universe is "So Optimus transforms into a truck. That's cool. Let's have him blow something up". Combining these two different worlds is like combining water and vinegar. Shake up the bottle and they'll mix for a little while but in the long run, these two don't go together. You go from the world created and explored by two beautiful and expansive games, and then you're suddenly in Michael Bay's universe of humping RC cars and racist robots who don't know how to read. It is like having the current Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle series on Nickelodeon build into the upcoming movie. It just doesn't go together. 
While details are still a little limited, Hasbro and Activision have confirmed that the Nintendo DS version will be an entirely different game all together, becoming more of an RPG Strategy game. 
What do you think of this upcoming merger? Could Edge of Reality pull it off, or will this just be another movie franchise game? 

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Star Wars: The Clone Wars Full Series and 'Bonus Content' Coming to Netflix March 7th



By Dave Bouressa

After a German trailer and an internet that won't quit talking about it, StarWars.com has finally confirmed how and when Star Wars fans will be able to get their hands on the final half-season of Star Wars: The Clone Wars.

Check out the press released below:

The Galactic Republic, Disney/ABC Television Group, Lucasfilm, and Netflix Inc. today announced the highly anticipated debut of the sixth and final season of the Emmy(r) Award-winning series Star Wars: The Clone Wars exclusively to Netflix members in the US and Canada on Friday, March 7. Accompanying the 13-episode new season dubbed "The Lost Missions" will be the entire Star Wars: The Clone Wars saga, which includes several director's cut episodes never seen on TV as well as the feature film. This multi-year agreement also makes Netflix the exclusive subscription service for the entire Star Wars: The Clone Wars series.


In these eagerly anticipated episodes of Star Wars: The Clone Wars, some of the deepest mysteries of the conflict between the light and the dark sides of the Force are revealed. An intrepid clone trooper discovers a shocking secret, Anakin Skywalker's closest relationship is tested to its limits, and what Master Yoda discovers while investigating the disappearance of a Jedi could forever change the balance of power in the galaxy. Fans will not only be able to watch the thrilling finale, they'll be able to see more of Star Wars: The Clone Wars than ever before as Netflix will also stream the director's cut of seasons one to five.
"Stars Wars is one of the most iconic franchises of all time and this series joins a long line of Disney content that Netflix members are and will continue to enjoy for years to come," said Ted Sarandos, Netflix chief content officer. "The Clone Wars marks an important moment as Netflix welcomes more and more first-run content from The Walt Disney Company and its subsidiaries."
Star Wars: The Clone Wars is the first time any Star Wars content has been available for Netflix streaming members. The deal follows a recent announcement from Netflix and The Walt Disney Company to bring multiple original series based on Marvel characters to the service in 2015. Netflix will be the exclusive US subscription television service for first-run, live-action, and animated movies from the Walt Disney Studios including titles from Disney, Walt Disney Animation Studios, Pixar Animation Studios, Marvel Studios, Disneynature, and Lucasfilm beginning in 2016. Netflix members can currently enjoy a wide range of Disney, ABC Entertainment Group and Disney Channel films and TV shows across the 41 countries where Netflix operates.
Although we have yet to be given a trailer of some sort, we have been given a clip, and you don't want to miss this...


Finally, after almost ten years of wanting to see this scene in Revenge of the Sith, we are finally getting it in The Clone Wars. We were given a brief look at Qui-gon in Season Three when we went to Mortis, however, the intentional vagueness of that story arc put the doubt in our minds that Qui-gon even showed himself to begin with. Now we get some genuine proof.




Be sure to check out Star Wars The Clone Wars Seasons 1-6 on Netflix come March 7th.

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Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Freddie Prinze Jr. Joins 'Star Wars: Rebels' as "Cowboy Jedi"



By Dave Bouressa

USA Today has just announced that actor Freddie Prinze Jr. will be taking the lead role as Kanan in the upcoming Disney XD show,  Star Wars Rebels, coming later this year.

Star Wars Rebels takes place 14 years after Revenge of the Sith and focuses around Kanan, a Jedi who has hidden underground since Order 66 and has lost faith in the old ways of the Jedi Order and has hidden away his lightsaber.

USA has exclusive video which you can see here that shows some early footage of the character.



"He's been forced to shove a massive part of his life under the bed, so to speak," Prinze says. "Is he living a lie? At a certain point, the lie kind of becomes the reality. And to suddenly be forced back into your Jedi ways, it'd be a bit of a challenge for him. And pretty awesome, too, when you can see what a Jedi can actually do."

Executive producer Dave Filoni describes Kanan as a "cowboy Jedi". And unlike the stoic knights of his order in the Star Wars mythos, his banter is as sharp as his blue lightsaber strokes.

There is some melancholy, too. Kanan lived through the attempted extinction of an entire culture when Order 66 came down during his formative years, and he's massively affected by it, says Prinze. He has definetely seen more than a young man should see, and what he had to see was pretty much the worst thing you would have to witness.

Until I see this series on television, I'm both cautious and curious about the series, and adding Prinze to the mix doesn't necessarily make me feel better about it, however, I felt the exact same way with Star Wars: The Clone Wars when it first started, and by the end of the series, turned out the be some of the best Star Wars since the original trilogy-and about half of the people who worked on The Clone Wars are working on Rebels, including (previously Supervising Director, now Executive Producer) Dave Filoni, so only time will tell.




Star Wars Rebels will premiere with an hour "movie" on Disney Channel later this year, followed by a series run on Disney XD.


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Monday, February 10, 2014

Star Wars: The Clone Wars "Series" Soundtrack Released



















By Dave Bouressa

When it comes to Lucasfilm, they have a knack for listening to the fans. Whether or not they actually give fans what they want is another story, but since the beginning of the television series, fans have been clamoring for the official series soundtrack for Star Wars: The Clone Wars, and after almost six years, we've finally gotten it...mostly.

Through the magic of technology, you can now download 58 tracks from the series directly from KevinKiner.com. Obviously there are more than 58 tracks throughout the entire series, but this is perhaps the closest we are going to get to a full official soundtrack.

Along with some of the most incredible animation for television, Star Wars The Clone Wars follows it up with an amazing score-growing with the series. When the theaterical film for The Clone Wars came out in 2008, Star Wars fans were very hesitant to accept a composer in the Star Wars universe that was not John Williams, especially when instead of the London Symphony Orchestra, they were getting heavy rock with electric guitars and heavy drums that were very unfamiliar to the Star Wars universe...

However, much like the show, it took a while for the music to settle, and by the end of the series, Kiner was creating pieces that were damn near movie quality and made you follow believe that you were watching a Star Wars story.

Check out the final televised scene of the series and prepare to have your heartstrings tugged at.
(Slight spoilers)



You crying yet? Well lucky for you, the music in this final scene is included in the tracks released.
Grab it now while you can.


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Sunday, February 9, 2014

TRAILER: Star Wars The Clone Wars 'Bonus Content'


By Dave Bouressa

After news broke that the sixth and final season of Star Wars: The Clone Wars would be making its premiere in Germany, the internet has been on the hunt for any kind of little tidbit it could get its hands on, and boy did they hit the jackpot.

As of last night, several screenshots hit the web. Check them out below.



























After some serious investigating and digging from Starwars-union.de, we are now given a trailer to go along with the speculation of what is to come. Unfortunately, it is in German, so unless you speak German, it is rough to say what is going on in the trailer, but given how quickly the episode descriptions were translated, it is only a matter of time.

Enjoy the trailer below:


Still no word on when this half-season will be released outside of Germany. Lucasfilm has been surprisingly quiet about it. Germany will be premiering these episodes in just over a week, so it is safe to assume that other countries cannot be far behind.

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Thursday, February 6, 2014

Possible Female Doctor Doom in 'Fantastic Four' Reboot?



By Dave Bouressa


After two failed attempts at bringing the Fantastic Four to the cinematic universe, Fox is at it again to try and rebuild the franchise, and apparently things are kicking off.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, the only actor to be confirmed for the upcoming film is Chronicle star, Michael B. Jordan as Johnny Storm, aka "The Human Torch".

Multiple actress have auditioned for the role of Sue Storm, aka "The Invisible Woman, including Kate Mara and Emmy Rosa, while the current runners for Reed Richards (Mr. Fantastic) and Ben Grimm (The Thing) are said to be Miles Teller and Christian Cook. However, what really has fans buzzing is the announcement of what Fox could possibly be doing with the confirmed villain of the film, Dr. Doom.


"The studio is likely to go for a big name and isn't ruling out switching genders for the role" -geektyrant.com

Casting is still early, and at this point, anything could change, however, a studio rarely comes public with a statement like that unless they plan to go through with it.

How do you feel about this odd change in the character, should it go through?

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