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3 New Batman v Superman Promo Images

2 hours 15 min ago

Warner Bros. has released three new promotional images for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.

The first two images (via Superhero Hype) are quad posters for the Zack Snyder-directed film featuring the World's Finest superheroes striking battle poses.

The final image comes from the film's official Twitter account and shows Ben Affleck's Bruce Wayne standing in the rubble of the Wayne Financial building in a shot that clearly evokes 9/11.

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice  features the big screen debuts of both Gal Gadot's Wonder Woman and Jason Momoa's Aquaman and sets the stage for the upcoming Justice League movie.

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How to Watch the DICE Awards

2 hours 45 min ago

The DICE Awards will air during the DICE Summit in Las Vegas, Nevada next week, where small and large games across all platforms and genres will be celebrated for their artistic and technical achievements.

Games like The Witcher 3, Fallout 4, Undertale, Bloodborne, Ori and the Blind Forest, Her Story, and more have been nominated for awards, and Metal Gear creator Hideo Kojima will be inducted into the AIAS Hall of Fame during the ceremony.

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XXX 3: Jet Li Is Out and Donnie Yen Is In

4 hours 44 min ago

It appears Jet Li wasn’t the one for xXx: The Return of Xander Cage, and instead the star of the Ip Man series, Donnie Yen, will take Li’s place.

According to Birth Movies Death, Li (The Expendables 3) dropped out "abruptly" for an unknown reason and xXx star Vin Diesel (Furious 7) posted an image of his presumed replacement on the set with Diesel and director D.J. Caruso on Facebook.

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Halo 5 Maps Get Valentine's Day Theme

5 hours 31 min ago

Halo 5: Guardians is looking to heat up Valentine's Day with its themed playlist.

The new playlist is called Valentine's Double Date, and with it, 343 Industries asks players to "take

relationship to the next level" with some "hot 'n heavy" 2v2 action. To access the new playlist, just boot up Halo 5 and head into the Arena multiplayer.

The playlist compiles a few custom maps colored pink and decorated with hearts. The 2v2 Slayer game type brings back Halo 2 Battle Rifles as a starting weapon.

If Halo's not your thing, a couple other games are setting up for a romantic weekend. Destiny recently launched its Crimson Days event, adding Crimson Doubles as a new gameplay mode, and Grand Theft Auto launched its Till Death Do Us Part Adversary mode as part of Rockstar's Be My Valentine event.

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Vinyl: Series Premiere Review

5 hours 42 min ago

Slick and polished, like many of the "dying acts" on mogul Richie Finestra's fizzling record label, Vinyl's premiere episode is an impressive spectacle. Directed by Martin Scorsese - who also serves as EP, along with Mick Jagger and Boardwalk Empire's Terence Winter - Vinyl first outing places us right in the middle of an early '70s music industry sea change. Behind the eyes of a character who's already seen things change drastically over the previous two decades.

Vinyl, as a series, is deeply in love with classic rock (and its accompanying blues origins), as Bobby Cannavale's impassioned Finestra serves as our self-destructive, guilt-ridden anti-hero. A man with a "golden ear" who built a music empire while also slowly losing his soul in the process. Finestra, as a character, is never lacking in the nostalgia department, but flashbacks throughout this two-hour premiere detail his regrettable ride from an earnest music-loving barkeep to an earnest manager to...well, someone who's talked into seeing musicians and signers as commodities.

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OK Go Gives Perform in Zero Gravity for Their Latest Music Video

5 hours 52 min ago

The latest OK Go music video sees the band taking their typical, athletic madness into zero gravity.

The video for "Upside Down & Inside Out", which you can check out over at the band's Facebook page, was shot entirely in a plane flying over Russia. The aircraft did consecutive parabolas in the air until it achieved 27 seconds of weightlessness.

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The 13 Best Anime Couples

5 hours 54 min ago

Many anime relationships never come to fruition, and all we’re left with is our fanart. These 13 couples, however, found love in ways that not only strengthen the characters as individuals but also the anime.

Spoiler warning for the following shows: Code Geass, Sailor Moon, My Love Story, Toradora, Revolutionary Girl Utena, Steins;Gate, The Seven Deadly Sins, Spice and Wolf, Mobile Suit Gundam AGE, Dragon Ball Z, Sound! Euphonium, and Pokemon.

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Guardians Vol. 2 Director Unveils Logo, Quotes Whitesnake

6 hours 22 min ago

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 director James Gunn has revealed the logo for his upcoming Marvel film.

In a post on Instagram, Gunn shared a photo from the film's set, showcasing the movie's logo splashed across the back of a chair. Along with the image, the director wrote, "In the words of the great poet David Coverdale, Here I go again." The quote is in reference to the famous Whitesnake song.

Whether or not the song "Here I Go Again" will indeed be featured in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2's soundtrack is not yet known.

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LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens Shorts Coming Soon

6 hours 26 min ago

The first in a series of LEGO Star Wars shorts based around The Force Awakens will premiere Monday.

Disney announced that "Poe to the Rescue" will premiere on February 15 at 8 PM ET. The episode will feature Poe Dameron coming to save Admiral Ackbar from the clutches of Captain Phasma. It also promises appearances from Kylo Ren, C-3PO, and BB-8.

It's the first in "The Resistance Rises" series of LEGO Star Wars shorts, which will explore events that led to The Force Awakens. The network promises stories featuring Kylo Ren, Han Solo, Finn, Rey, BB-8, and Maz Kanata.

This follows recent news that other LEGO Star Wars anthology stories are incoming. The LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens game will add some additional story with the blessing and assistance of Lucasfilm. In addition, the upcoming Disney XD series LEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures will follow a new set of characters and take place between Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi.

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Speedrunner Claims World Record for Playing 100% of The Witness

6 hours 36 min ago

A speedrunner has claimed a new world record for completing a 100 percent run in The Witness.

FearfulFerret (via Eurogamer) took on the difficult task of rapidly playing through all of the content in the puzzle adventure game, clocking in the run at a record three hours, 16 minutes, and 21 seconds. He defines a 100 percent run as completing "everything tracked on the load screen."

A large chunk of that time was taken up by one puzzle requiring almost an hour to complete, in which time Ferret was able to leave, get food from a nearby restaurant, and return. See his run in the videos below.

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Rumor: Apple iPhone 5se and iPad Air 3 on sale March 18

6 hours 42 min ago

The iPhone 5se and iPad Air 3 will go on sale the same week as their official announcement, sources say.

According to 9to5Mac, the new models will be introduced at a March 15 event, and will be available for sale as soon as March 18. Sources report Apple won't be taking pre-orders for either device, though it's noted the plan could still change.

This strategy will differ from how Apple typically launches phones—first, with an announcement event, with an online pre-ordering period following.

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Damon Wayans to Star in Lethal Weapon TV Pilot

7 hours 46 min ago

FOX has ordered a pilot for the television adaption of Lethal Weapon.

Variety reports that Damon Wayans, Sr. will star as Roger Murtaugh—the role originally played by Danny Glover in the film and its sequels.

The show will follow Martin Riggs, originally played by Mel Gibson and yet to be cast for the television reboot, as he moves to Los Angeles after the death of his wife and child. A former Texas cop and Navy SEAL, Riggs is partnered with LAPD detective Murtaugh, who's recently been instructed to "avoid any stress in his life" after suffering a heart attack.

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Life-Sized LEGO Star Wars Sculptures on Display at Toy Fair 2016

8 hours 28 min ago

LEGO has big plans for the 2016 Toy Fair.

Life-sized plans, in fact. The LEGO Group recently commissioned three sculptures of Finn, Poe Dameron, and Captain Phasma from Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Using over 80,000 LEGO bricks, these sculptures are built to scale with the actors in the film and weigh 400 pounds collectively.

Captain Phasma is reportedly the most complex of the three, standing at 81.5 inches tall. It took the creative team 275 hours and 37,556 bricks to build the character portrayed by actress Gwendolyn Christie.

Poe Dameron and Finn were slightly less complex, each standing 67.3 in and 68.9 inches tall respectively. Each took around 200 hours to complete. These sculptures will be on display at the 2016 Toy Fair.

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Daily Deals: Deadpool, Loot Crate Sunset Overdrive, 4K TV With $200 Gift Card

8 hours 49 min ago

Deadpool's Price Has Been Chopped In Half

The long-awaited Deadpool movie is opening this weekend, and to celebrate Amazon has the Deadpool game at 50% off for PS4 and Xbox One (it's even cheaper on last-gen systems). We thought the game was OK, but I have a feeling if you're a fan you'll find it worth your time. After all, you do get to beat the crap out of Wolverine in it, and I doubt we'll ever get to see that on the big screen.

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AMC's The Night Manager Trailer, Starring Tom Hilddleston and Hugh Laurie

9 hours 3 min ago

AMC has released its first trailer for six-part miniseries The Night Manager. Starring Tom Hiddleston and Hugh Laurie, the television adaptation of John le Carré's novel premieres April 16.

Based on le Carré's espionage drama, The Night Manager follows former British solider Jonathan Pine, played by Hiddleston, as he investigates a lethal arms dealer, Richard Onslow Roper. Roper is played by Laurie, who is known for his title role on House.

Speaking at the Television Critics winter press tour, Hiddleston, who plays Loki in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, described his character as having a, "very calm exterior and a turbulent and chaotic interior." Pine is someone, Hiddleston said, "who actually has a great amount of vulnerability and a huge amount of doubt."

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Transformers 5 to Open Against Wonder Woman; Release Dates Set for 6 and 7

9 hours 6 min ago

Paramount has set release dates for its 2017, 2018, and 2019 Transformers films.

According to Variety, Transformers 5—directed by Michael Bay—will open on June 23, 2017, placing it against Wonder Woman. Transformers 6 is set for June 8, 2018, which is the same date selected for Godzilla 2. And finally, Transformers 7 is marked for release on June 28, 2019, currently with no competition.

Transformers: Age of Extinction star Mark Walberg is expected to return alongside Bay, with Lorenzo di Bonaventura set as producer. Bay reported in January that Transformers 5 would be his last as director.

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Dead Island: Retro Revenge Rated in Australia

9 hours 8 min ago

The Australian Classification Board has rated a game called Dead Island: Retro Revenge.

According to the rating site, Retro Revenge is rated M for “bloody violence” and “online interactivity” and is listed as a “computer game”. No other information is given so it is not clear if this is a new game coming to PC or consoles or a possible new name for Dead Island 2.

The site also lists Empty Clip Studios as the developer. The studio is responsible for music-based puzzle game Groovin’ Blocks for WiiWare and a PC shoot-em-up called Symphony. Koch Media is listed as the publisher.

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Veep: Season 5 Teaser Trailer

9 hours 12 min ago

Ahead of Veep: Season 5's debut in April, HBO has released a new teaser trailer for its award-winning comedy series.

For a sneak peek at what's in store for Julia Louis-Dreyfus' Selina Meyer, check out the clip below.

Veep picked up a pair of nominations at the 73rd Golden Globes, including one for Best Comedy or Musical Series, but was ultimately edged out by Mozart in the Jungle. That said, the politically-charged comedy series has earned several wins in the past, having just recently scored five awards at the 2015 Emmys.

Veep: Season 5 premieres on April 24, the very same day both Game of Thrones and Silicon Valley return to HBO. Which of the network's returning shows are you most excited for? Let us know in the comments.

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AMC to Air Talking Saul Better Call Saul Post-Show

9 hours 14 min ago

Following Better Call Saul: Season 2's premiere and finale episodes, AMC will air an hour-long post-show called Talking Saul.

Talking Dead's Chris Hardwick is set to host the talk show, which will feature live discussions from Better Call Saul's cast, as well as its producers and celebrity fans. Much like AMC's post-show for The Walking Dead, Hardwick will also field questions and comments from viewers.

Talking Saul will debut on Monday, February 15, immediately following the Season 2 premiere, at 11pm ET/PT. Show creators and executive producers Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould will guest during the first show, as well as the show's star Bob Odenkirk. The second live show will air after the finale on Monday, April 18.

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Inside Disneyland's Secret Apartments

9 hours 14 min ago

Some of us are just born Disneyland fanatics.

It’s hard to dislike the classic theme park of course, but if you’re a superfan, as I’d consider myself, there are a few places within the park that you’re aware are very difficult to gain access to – some nearly impossible, in fact. These are places many attending the park likely don't even know exist, even as they are walking right by them.

All of which is to say, it was with incredible joy that I stepped foot into the Disneyland Dream Suite recently.

The sitting room in the Disneyland Dream Suite. Note the image of the Disneyland castle at the front of the fireplace.

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