True Detective's first season, and the stand-alone story of Marty Hart and Rust Cohle, comes to a close this Sunday night with the finale "Form and Void."
Suffice to say, this show has made an impact in its two months on the air, and while we could prep you for what's sure to be a jaw-dropping endgame by reviewing the various crimes, clues, and theories thus far, we thought you'd rather have a few laughs at this point.
Advance Review: ABC runs out for a long pass this Sunday, March 9th, with the heavy-handed Resurrection - the story of the dead mysteriously, and randomly, returning to life and causing emotional turmoil for the loved ones who lost them years back.
Getting this out of the way right at the outset here, yes there is another TV series about the same exact thing called The Returned. And it was one of the best shows of 2013; part of Sundance Channel's triple threat along with Top of the Lake and Rectify. And it even came complete with "I'm not gonna watch this show because it's all in French" jokes.
This series however, Resurrection, is not an adaptation of the French show, even though it's strikingly similar. No, Resurrection - from Brad Pitt's Plan B Entertainment - is based on a book called The Returned, about a young boy named Jacob who returns home 30 years after his tragic death (hence the name of the first episode). So those tuning in to this new network show expecting to see an American adaptation of the Sundance series will be in for a bit of a letdown. Both because Resurrection contains no parallel characters and because it's just flat-out not as good.
UPDATE: Vince Zampella has taken to Twitter to shed a bit more light on this, saying, "Talked with
and it looks like the 'future' thing is just something fun. Not how I would have described it, but still fun."
Respawn Entertainment "are going to be showcasing the future of Titanfall" at South by Southwest in Austin, Texas this Monday at 11pm Eastern/8pm Pacific.
Microsoft's Jeff Rubenstein and Larry Hryb relayed the information on Major Nelson Radio, but neither had any additional information. "We have no idea what it is," Hryb said. Respawn's Vince Zampella appears to be unaware as well. He stated, "I'm confused as to what that is."
Note: This review contains basic plot descriptions for the four story arcs this season, but does not delve into full spoilers and is intended to be safe for those who have not seen Season 6 yet.
When I wrote my review of The Clone Wars' Season 5 finale, “The Wrong Jedi”, a year ago, it was with the assumption that we’d be seeing Season 6 a few months after. Sure, there was a lot of talk about the show probably leaving Cartoon Network for Disney XD, but obviously we’d get Season 6 - after all, it was well known that it was very far into production and that some work was actually likely beginning on Season 7 as well, given the show’s long lead time. But then we heard the show was canceled and that while we would be getting more episodes, it would be in a nebulous format. Would they be released online? As straight-to-DVD movies made up the multiple-episode story arcs the show was made up of in recent years? And just how many episodes were there? It was clear a full 20-22 episode season wasn’t going to happen, but how many were completed?
South Park co-creator Matt Stone has spoken out about the high-profile censorship of his recently released game South Park: The Stick of Truth.
Speaking to The Guardian, Stone says that the omission of certain scenes - most of which involve anal probing - were overall "not that big a deal."
"It doesn't change things that much, but we weren't going to change the game downwards somewhere and just not tell anybody," he explains. "You'll see how ridiculous that is... We weren't willing to change the content, but also it doesn't ruin the game – it's like 40 seconds' worth of the whole game. As long as we could make a joke out of the fact that they made us cut this, that was fine."
Jonathan Glazer has hardly been the most prolific of filmmakers over the last 15 years. In 2000 he gave the gangster movie a surreal Spanish spin with Sexy Beast, and in 2004 he made the deeply disturbing Birth, in which a young boy tries to convince Nicole Kidman that he’s the reincarnation of her dead husband.
But that’s been in in terms of features. Which might not be a bad thing, as you get the impression that Glazer is the kind of filmmaker who only goes to work when he genuinely has something to say.
And he clearly has much on his mind with Under the Skin, which seems to be about an alien doing some pretty unpleasant things to the men of Glasgow. But dig a little deeper and you find a tale of compassion, of evil, of understanding, and at its core a film about what it means to be human.
Highly anticipated shooter Titanfall will not be releasing in South Africa "at this time," according to EA.
"After conducting recent online tests for Titanfall, we found that the performance rates in South Africa were not as high as we need to guarantee a great experience, so we have decided not to release Titanfall in South Africa at this time," EA said in a statement.
Respawn Entertainment's Vince Zampella added, "Performance wasn't as good in the area as we would like, don't want to sell you something that isn't great."
Welcome back to the IGN Movies podcast Keepin' It Reel! This week, Jim Vejvoda is joined by Joshua Yehl to talk about the week that was in genre movie news.
After a chat about last weekend's box office -- where Non-Stop dethroned The LEGO Movie -- we talk about the winners of the 86th Annual Academy Awards, as well as the latest news and rumors about Terminator: Genesis, Marvel's The Avengers: Age of Ultron, Transformers: Age Of Extinction, Frank Miller's Sin City: A Dame To Kill For, Lex Luthor, the big screen version of The Last of Us, and more.
Finally, we wager whether 300: Rise of an Empire or Mr. Peabody & Sherman have can stop Non-Stop from repeating as box office champ this weekend.
Note: Full spoilers for the episode follow.
"Fushagi" got off to a pretty flat start but really picked up toward the end.
Sarah's Vector-attack hallucination was cool and creepy. I'm not sure if its really a strength that this show is at its best when people are imagining things but it's true. Helix is just way better at style than it is substance, so the fever dreams always pay off with weird imagery and unusual camera effects. I reluctantly found her desire to come to Arctic to go in the field just once before her death quite compelling, even if it is really irresponsible and it doesn't seem like the show is ever going to explain how she by-passed the intense physical Alan claimed all of them went through to be cleared to go. Her rather shocking essential approval of Hatake's experimentation on stolen children is something I would like to explore more. Alan's righteous indignation is the more appropriate response, but every time we see that Sarah might not be such a good person, she becomes a hell of a lot more interesting.
Writer-director Tom McCarthy (The Station Agent, The Visitor, Up) will write the script for the long-gestating film version of Doug TenNapel’s Eisner Award-nominated graphic novel Tommysaurus Rex. John Bland will co-write.
According to THR, McCarthy is writing Tommysaurus Rex “with an eye to direct” as well. The youth-oriented story follows a boy named Ely who chances upon a cave containing a live, 40-foot dinosaur eager to be his new best friend. It’s like TenNapel read my childhood diary.
It looks like 300: Rise of an Empire has a good chance of rising to the top of the box office this weekend.
Analysts estimate that that the film could make between $35-40 million this, its opening weekend. BoxOffice reports that the follow-up to 2006's swords-and-sandals action flick made around $15-16 million Friday, with a Thursday night premiere of $3.3 million.
300: ROAE looks to take the number one spot this weekend, with DreamWorks animated adventure Mr. Peabody and Sherman expected to come in second with roughly $30 million.
Note: Full spoilers on the episode follow.
HOLY CRAP on that opening sequence, huh? Hannibal is, arguably, the goriest show on television - certainly it’s up there, and yes, I’m including cable in the discussion. But they really outdid themselves, in an amazing way, with this episode. Seeing that poor guy rip apart his fused together legs was unbelievable - but there was oh-so much more, as he tore his arm off his side, where it was stitched and then, oh yeah, had to rip himself off the other dead bodies he was stitched to, tearing chunks of himself off along the way. If you are a fan of such things, as I am, this was corn syrup-soaked magic.
The fact that this was then followed by a terrifying chase sequence built the tension to an amazing degree - Hannibal doesn’t coast on its gore, that’s for sure, delivering the gross outs and so much more. It was sad when after all that, the guy died, but at the same time… he would have been messed up for life, right?!
We have nothing but exciting news for you today. Starting with the announcement of The Last of Us movie followed by a little tease from Sucker Punch about a possible Infamous: Second Son sequel. Watch for more exciting reveals and our Friday giveaway!
Here's the news we covered:
The Last of Us movie will be produced by Sam Raimi and the makers of the Resident Evil film franchise, Screen Gems. Find out who else has be assigned to the project.
An interview with Sucker Punch's Nate Fox reveals what could be next for the franchise — hints at the possibility of a sequel.
In a bold move, FOX has given early renewals to Brooklyn Nine-Nine, New Girl, The Mindy Project and The Following.
The renewals are notable in that, other than New Girl, these series were considered on the bubble. Brooklyn Nine-Nine has been a critical success, but hasn't really reached a wide audience yet, nor has Mindy in its second season. Though the serial killer drama The Following started out strong, the ratings have dropped in Season 2.
This will mean a second season for Brooklyn, third seasons for Mindy and The Following, and a fourth for New Girl. The shows join Bones, which has been given a 10th season, Sleepy Hallow, which was given a very early season 2 renewal, and Glee, which will have its sixth and final season next year. The network has cancelled reality competition series The X-Factor, and Almost Human's fate remains unknown.
How cool would a Fight Club game be? A good one, that is. Not the mediocre 2004 brawler that got a 4.5 from IGN. Well, the folks at Cinefix set out to answer that question with their 8-Bit Cinema series (though they admit the video is actually 16-bit).
Cinefix's recreation has pretty much everything you would want from a Fight Club arcade game: bare-knuckle brawls, a beat-yourself-up-in-your-boss's-office scene and even a "Slide!" minigame with the main character's adorable power penguin. Check it out for yourself.
Of course, spoilers follow. And there are moments some viewers may consider ever so slightly NSFW.
Advance Review: For years now, Seth MacFarlane has been a powerhouse at FOX, and it probably comes as no surprise that the Family Guy creator has developed yet another show at the network. But instead of an umpteenth animated comedy, MacFarlane has set his sights on the stars with a reboot of Carl Sagan's acclaimed documentary miniseries Cosmos: A Personal Voyage -- only this time it's called Cosmos: A Space-Time Odyssey, and it's hosted by the one and only Neil deGrasse Tyson (aka, the astrophysicist who made science cool again).
The series premiere is broken up into three basic segments and begins with Tyson boarding the "Spaceship of Imagination," as he takes us on a tour of the universe to explain each line of our "cosmic address" -- starting with Earth (the first line) and working his way up through the Solar System, the Milky Way, the Local Cluster and so on. Starting out, Tyson doesn't delve much deeper than your average middle school astronomy textbook, but there's still a certain charm to his straightforward prose, using simple analogies to describe our massive universe.
In this week's Green Lantern #29, Hal Jordan does the unthinkable: he asks for help.
He has been struggling with his role as the leader of the Green Lantern Corps, making snap decisions without thinking of the long-term consequences. Green Lantern writer Robert Venditti explains why Hal created a council to assist him as leader, as well as how translating expressions with the ring works and whether Saint Walker and Mogo are "just friends."
IGN Comics: Are we seeing Hal create a new structure for the Green Lantern Corps instead of just doing everything by himself? Is this council of his the new Guardians (not to confuse them with the other Templar New Guardians)?
For the first time, ever, a map of the town of South Park has been created for in South Park: The Stick of Truth. Part of the challenge South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone faced in making South Park into an exploration-based RPG was figuring out just how everything, from Stark's Pond to City Wok, fits into the small town.
A tour of the South Park interactive map.
In an interview with GameTrailers, Matt Stone says of the map, "There was some basic geography that we stuck to – Main Street, Kyle doesn't live next door to Cartman, and stuff like that. We had to make some decisions and put things places, because for years
Believe is premiering hot off the Oscar win of its co-creator Alfonso Cuaron this coming Monday. While the pilot episode, directed by Cuaron, suffers from the problems that seem to plague most network pilots, the debut of Believe -- which is also executive produced by J.J. Abrams -- establishes some interesting character dynamics and a mystery intriguing enough for me to come back next week.
Tate (Jake McLaughlin) is a death row inmate broken out of jail by Winter (Delroy Lindo) and his team in an effort to protect Bo (Johnny Sequoyah), a little girl with special abilities, from a man named Skouras (Kyle MacLachlan) that is hunting her down - with presumably ill intent.