Note: Apologies for this review going up a full month after this set was released. A ton of travel kept me from being able to watch all the new material until this week. Which reminds me... Anyone have a portable Blu-ray player?
A year after we miraculously saw Paramount and Warner Bros. collaborate on a Friday the 13th box set that finally included all of the films and Universal and MGM work things out to give us the first Chucky box set that actually had the first Child's Play film in it, horror fans have been given another long-awaited treat with Halloween: The Complete Collection. As with those other films, the trouble had always been the multiple distributors involved in the series through the years – with the first, fourth and fifth Halloween films released independently, II and III released by Universal and every movie since the sixth (including the remake series) coming from Dimension Films – who in turn had gone from being part of Disney/Miramax to The Weinstein Company. Add in various home video distributors and it always seemed too complicated to ever be resolved.
FOX has agreed to a script commitment for the mystery drama League of Pan, a gritty mystery spin on the classic Peter Pan story.
Deadline reports that League of Pan will follow the Lost Boys fifteen years after they've left Neverland and moved to Los Angeles. They've grown up and grown apart, but they're forced back together when someone begins targeting them for murder.
The script is being handled by Andrew Miller, who developed CW's The Secret Circle. He'll also be serving as executive producer, along with Imagine Television's Brian Grazer and Francie Calfo. Miller will be writing a new script, rather than using the one from Brian McCauley when 20th TV attempted this idea two years ago.
Amid the many announcements coming out of Marvel Studios yesterday -- Black Panther! Avengers: Infinity War Parts 1 and 2! Civil War! Ragnarok! The Inhumans! -- many fans were delighted to hear that Carol Danvers herself, a.k.a. Captain Marvel, will finally get her own movie in 2018. And at the same time, still others were like, “Who’s Captain Marvel?”
With that in mind, we’ve collected here some of our more recent stories and videos about Danvers, who has also been known as Ms. Marvel (and several other superhero names) over the years. Now poised to be the first female character to get her own solo movie from Marvel, CM is clearly someone you need to know. So consider the following a primer on who Captain Marvel is and everything we know about her potential big-screen incarnation so far…
A free motion controller app is now available that allows you to play Just Dance 2015 on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 without Kinect or the PlayStation Camera, Ubisoft announced today.
If a Kinect or PlayStation Camera isn't detected when Just Dance 2015 is launched, you will be notified that a mobile device is required to play. After downloading the app, called Just Dance 2015 Motion Controller, it will automatically detect your console -- as long as they are connected to the same Wi-Fi network.
The app will be used to track your movement, as well as your score. Ubisoft notes that these are the only differences in gameplay that will be experienced when using the app rather than a Kinect or PlayStation Camera.
Warning: this article contains some spoilers for the first four episodes of The Walking Dead Season 5.
Just before the debut of Season 5 of The Walking Dead, IGN visited Skybound Entertainment headquarters aka the office of The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman. We got a chance to talk to him about what to expect from Season 5 of AMC’s zombie TV show, plus we asked for details about the upcoming spin-off show.
Take-Two Interactive Software has released its financial results, and the company did very well in its second fiscal quarter (Q2), reporting better-than-expected earnings.
Driven largely by top performers Grand Theft Auto V, NBA 2K15, and Borderlands 2, Take-Two posted a non-GAAP net revenue of $135.4 million USD. That number is down from the same period in the year previous, when the company posted net revenues of $1.27 billion USD. That number was helped in large part due to the launch of Grand Theft Auto V, which has sold over 34 million copies since release.
The Xbox One price drops is here early! The price cut was supposed to run from November 2nd to January 3rd, but Amazon just couldn't wait.
As one of the final big network returns of the new fall season, Elementary's Season 3 premiere, "Enough Nemesis to Go Around," premieres Thursday, October 30th at 10/9c on CBS. It's been a long wait for hungry fans eager to learn about what became of Sherlock after he took that job offer from MI6 and what became of Joan after he left town for London.
One thing we do know is that the premiere picks up several months later and that Sherlock returns to New York with a mysterious new protégé named Kitty Winter, played by Ophelia Lovibond (Guardians of the Galaxy). And that Joan's relationship with Kitty, and with Holmes himself, is strained to say the least.
Even though his solo comic was canceled last year, things have been looking up for Deathstroke the Terminator lately. He was one of the standout villains in the Arkham Origins video game. He played a prominent role in Arrow's second season. And now, DC has given the master assassin a starring role in New Suicide Squad and another solo comic.
With everything coming up Deathstroke these days, we were glad to have the opportunity to chat with writer/artist Tony Daniel about Slade Wilson's new solo book. Daniel revealed what he has planned for his latest New 52 project and how much his work is being influenced by Slade's various multimedia appearances.
Note - this interview was conducted before the release of Deathstroke #1, so there are no spoilers for the new series.
How I Met Your Mother and Gone Girl star Neil Patrick Harris, along with husband David Burtka, will guest star on American Horror Story: Freak Show later this season.
Harris will appear in the final two episodes of the season as a "chameleon salesman", according to TVLine. Burtka (who had a recurring role on HIMYM as the Lily-obsessed Scooter) is set to join Harris in the season finale and will have a "sexy storyline" with Elsa Mars (played by Jessica Lange).
With The 100 back for Season 2 last week, the show’s executive producer and showrunner, Jason Rothenberg, spoke to IGN about what to expect next, in the wake of all that occurred in the premiere.
Rothenberg discussed Clarke’s suspicions about President Wallace, Bellamy having to give up his power to Kane, Abby’s quest to find Clarke and more.
A new comedy series based on the Harvey Comics character Richie Rich - the richest kid in the world - is headed to Netflix in 2015.
As Deadline reports, Netflix has picked up all 21 episodes of AwesomenessTV’s live-action comedy series Richie Rich with the intent of streaming them for the U.S., Canada and Latin America beginning early next year.
Producers and actors in the upcoming Terminator Genisys recently discussed how certain characters are being re-imagined, and how their decisions will alter the tried-and-true formula for the renowned action franchise.
Teams have tried altering the series formula before –– Terminator: Salvation, for instance –– but producers David Ellison and Dana Goldberg, and director Alan Taylor (Thor: The Dark World) are confident they can avoid the mistakes of the past.
The reboot, which is the first of a planned trilogy, takes place in 2029, when John Connor (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes) once again sends Kyle Reese (Divergent's Jai Courtney) back to 1984 to save Connor's mother. Be advised the following revelations are SPOILER-ISH.
Dragon Age: Inquisition's online Keep is now open, letting you review your choices from past games and make changes.
The Dragon Age Keep has you sign in with Origin, and then it uses that to detect the choices you've made across the two previous games. After a brief video reviewing your story, it opens a "Tapestry" menu that lets you altar those decisions, from whether the Warden lived in the first game to who you romanced or forged friendships with.
The Keep itself doesn't import your changes into Inquisition, though. For that you need to use the World State Manager, which appears on the top-right corner once you get to the Tapestry menu.
Now available on VOD/rental and available to purchase digitally on November 4th, the documentary Harmontown follows Community creator Dan Harmon on a tour he embarked on in early 2013, performing his popular Harmontown podcasts live in front of audiences across the country.
This was a very notable time for the writer/producer, as he had recently been fired from Community - with no one, least of all Harmon, ever imagining he would possibly be hired back to the show. In the film, we see Harmon, his co-host Jeff Bryan Davis, his fiancé Erin McGathy and Spencer Crittenden – a Harmontown attendee whose D&D prowess led to him becoming part of the show – travel together, as Harmon deals with impending deadlines for pilot scripts he’s working on, various hiccups along the road and his own insecurities. Intercut with the tour footage are interviews with Harmon's collaborators, past and present (including the cast of Community, Jack Black and Sarah Silverman; the latter of whom fired Harmon from The Sarah Silverman Show) candidly discussing both his notable talent and his self-destructive tendencies.
Interceptor and 3D Realms have shared some details about Bombshell, including a story outline, a bionic arm, and the decision to scrap the original version.
Bombshell was originally revealed in May of this year as a collaborative effort from Danish developer Interceptor and publisher 3D Realms. That version, however, has since been scrapped.
"We rushed ourselves into a design we were not quite happy with to meet publisher and positioning deadlines," says Frederik Schreiber, President of Interceptor. "That was a bad mistake. Games should be revealed when they are ready to be revealed. Not when dictated by third parties."
The new iteration of Bombshell is in development for PC and unannounced consoles. Schreiber describes the protagonist, Shelly Harrison, as a "rough around the edges," former Mercenary on a galactic quest to save the earth.
Every day hundreds of new apps make their debut on the App Store, and hundreds more are updated or reduced in price. We have sifted through the noise and highlighted those select few that might be worth your attention.
Note: The prices and deals compiled below are accurate at the time we published this story, but all are subject to change.
Warhammer 40,000: Space Wolf – (Freemium)
More turn-based tactical excellence from the tabletop masters at Games Workshop, this time with 40K's Space Wolves taking center stage:
Google is holding a series of conferences early next year to address updates to Project Ara, its modular smartphone.
The conferences will highlight "major changes and advances" to the device's swappable tech. The first event will take place Jan. 14, 2015 in Mountain View, Cal., with satellite locations at offices in New York City, Buenos Aires and London. Google will host an identical conference exactly one week later for developers in Asia –– this event will be held in Singapore, with satellite locations in Bangalore, Tokyo, Taipei and Shanghai.
Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse has all the makings of a good 2D Metroidvania platformer; clever puzzle design, progressive empowerment through new abilities, and an emphasis on exploration. It’s the sharp sense of humor and vivacious world, though, that ultimately propel Pirate’s Curse to greatness and help it stand out from the glut of retro-inspired platformers.
During the 10 hours or so it took me to completely traverse its six islands, I appreciated the many nods Pirate’s Curse expertly makes to the classic gameplay of Metroid and Castlevania. It offers an even blend of combat and puzzle solving; you’ll smoothly go from whipping your enemies with Shantae’s magic hair to utilizing a bevy of pirate tools to further explore the islands and their dens of evil. The pacing feels just right, and though there are gigantic bosses to slay and multi-step puzzles to solve, neither overstay their welcome.
Not even Mike Tyson can defeat Mike Tyson, at least as far as Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!! is concerned. The former heavyweight champion of the world appeared on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon last night to talk about topics such as his book Undisputed Truth, his one-man show, and being creeped out by people dressing up as him for Halloween.
Fallon steered the conversation to the upcoming Christmas holiday and presented a copy of Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!! for the NES, saying he thought it would be amazing to see Tyson fight his digital avatar.
"I would get killed," Tyson said. "He beats everybody." He said he only met one person who beat him in the game, a 10 year-old kid. Fallon suggested that the only person capable of beating Mike Tyson is Mike Tyson.