Arrow star Stephen Amell isn't too happy with Warner Bros. over the timing of their DC movie slate announcement.
Speaking to AMC Movie News, TV's Oliver Queen told the site, "I thought that it was s----y that all of this stuff got announced the morning of the spectacular ratings of the second episode of The Flash came in." Amell goes on to say the studio could have "handled the announcement better," as he feels the reveal of Ezra Miller playing the movie Flash undermines the achievement made by the well-received TV Flash, Grant Gustin.
Note: Full spoilers for the episode follow.
Whoa. So that happened.
Let’s get out of the way that no, I don’t think they really initially sold us on Finn losing it in the way we’ve seen in the last few episodes. Bellamy explained it to Clarke in this episode more than we actually saw. Finn certainly didn’t seem to be any more affected in the season premiere than anyone else was by all they’d gone through. So yeah, it’s a leap that somewhere, off camera, really, Finn just snapped...
…but it’s pretty damn riveting now that he has, right?
Finn was easily my least favorite character in Season 1, but I’m certainly interested in his storyline now. The fact that Murphy (Murphy!) was trying to talk him down and stop this situation from escalating said it all. And while maybe you could guess Finn would kill one of the Grounders as things got heated, I didn’t see his mini massacre coming as he kept on shooting one innocent person after another. The way they played his reunion with Clarke, as he happily exclaimed, “I found you!” was perfect – the twisted icing on the cake (Mount Weather reference only partially intended) to show just how screwed up everything was.
New Super Mario Bros. Wii has sold ten million copies in the U.S. since its release in 2009, Nintendo revealed today.
Nintendo of America made the announcement on Twitter, saying, "Wahoo! New Super Mario Bros. Wii just hit 10 million copies sold. That’s a lot of penguin suits!" The Tweet also included a celebratory image of Mario, which can be seen below.
Warning: full episode spoilers follow.
Sherwood Florist. Heh.
Anyway, tonight’s Arrow episode was a solid step back in the right direction after a couple weeks of lackluster installments. And it wasn’t even the debut of Cupid that really distinguished “Draw Back Your Bow.” Rather, it was the renewed focus on the personal and romantic drama in Ollie’s life, as well as some forward momentum in the Hong Kong flashbacks.
Not that Cupid was a bad addition to Ollie’s rogues gallery by any means. The idea of a copycat vigilante with a romantic obsession with Ollie was sound. It was cool to see the writers build from Season 2’s events by making Carrie one of the innocent bystanders Ollie saved in his battles with the Mirakuru soldiers. I would have liked to see a little more back-story on Carrie and what originally made her snap. But as a fun, relatively lighthearted thorn in Ollie’s side, she worked well. I appreciated that the writers didn't even bother to try tying Cupid to the ongoing Sara murder mystery, but simply focused on the current conflict.
343 Industries plans to roll out this week’s Halo: The Master Chief Collection content update mid-late afternoon Pacific Time on Thursday, November 20 to address matchmaking performance, UI, gameplay and title-specific issues.
World of Warcraft subscriptions have once again passed 10 million, Blizzard Entertainment has revealed in the wake of the release of the fifth expansion for its world-leading MMORPG juggernaut.
Blizzard reports that, based on internal data, the Warlords of Draenor expansion (which was released last week) has shifted more than 3.3 million copies. Its release appears to have spurred a boost in subscribers across all major regions.
“We’re thrilled that so many players jumped in to play Warlords of Draenor on day one and are having a great time with the new content,” said Mike Morhaime, CEO and cofounder of Blizzard Entertainment. “We poured a lot of hard work and passion into this expansion, and we appreciate all the kind words from players and the overwhelming support they continue to show for World of Warcraft.”
In an abuse of Walmart's recently announced online price match policy, several customers have scammed the department store by turning in screencaps of third-party Amazon listings for the PlayStation 4 at $90 USD, instead of its market price of $400 USD. That's less than a quarter of its usual price.
On Amazon.com, users with a registered seller account are free to create their own product pages. This user-created PlayStation 4 listing was evidently enough to trick some Walmart cashiers into selling at least a few of the consoles at just $90 USD, reports NBC News.
While an exact number has not been verified, some Twitter and Reddit users have posted photos of their receipts to confirm that the scam worked.
Last night I attended a very early screening of director Matthew Vaughn’s Kingsman: The Secret Service, which is based on the comic by Mark Millar and Dave Gibbons and set in the world of British super-spies. The film, which represents the X-Men: First Class and Kick-Ass helmer’s latest collaboration with Millar (who also created Kick-Ass), isn’t scheduled for release until February, so Fox has asked that we hold our review until closer to then. But I can say that the Colin Firth/Samuel L. Jackson starrer is fun and intense, an over-the-top love letter to the gadgets-and-glitz era of James Bond, but one that’s infused with the director’s hyper-violent action sensibility as well.
I also attended a breakfast with Vaughn this morning along with several other members of the press to talk about Kingsman, its development, and how he had to make the tough choice between directing this film or X-Men: Days of Future Past. Read on for that and more… but watch out for some vague spoilers.
As Ryan's old friend and podcasting partner Dan Amrich sits in to discuss Rocksmith 2014 for Xbox One (which Dan now works on), the crew discusses their thoughts on Xbox One's first birthday and the big Microsoft giveaway that goes with it. Plus: Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare's campaign, Dumb & Dumber To, game show video games (like 1 vs. 100!), Titanfall's just-announced Deluxe Edition, and more!
Another of Nintendo's retailer-exclusive Amiibo has been announced: Meta Knight will only be available at Best Buy.
"Best Buy will be exclusively offering the Meta Knight figure in early 2015," read a note from the company. The announcement didn't specify if the figure will remain exclusive to the store, or if it will expand to other retailers after a set period.
Shulk from Xenoblade Chronicles was recently revealed as a GameStop exclusive Amiibo, after Nintendo stated that some of the figures will be exclusive to select retailers.
We're very close to the big crossover event between The Flash and Arrow, which will begin on the December 2nd episode of The Flash and continue the next night on Arrow.
Now, CW have reveled the first photos from the crossover - specifically from The Flash episode, which has the title "Flash Vs. Arrow."
Check out all the images below, as Oliver (Stephen Amell), Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards) and Diggle (David Ramsey) arrive in Central City.
Rumor has it that Martin Campbell (GoldenEye, Casino Royale, Green Lantern) is Paramount's "top choice" to direct G.I. Joe 3.
"No serious negotiations as of yet, only that Paramount and producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura want him to helm the pic," according to Schmoes Know. "Basically saying, it’s Campbell’s gig if he wants it."
Jonathan Lemkin (Shooter, Lethal Weapon 4) is scripting G.I. Joe 3, which will be a more Roadblock-centric tale tailored for star Dwayne Johnson. G.I. Joe: Retaliation's Adrianne Palicki is also rumored to be returning as Lady Jaye.
G.I. Joe 3 is slated to open sometime in 2016.
When Pixar Animation removed co-director Bob Peterson from The Good Dinosaur, it was forced to delay the film's release from 2014 to 2015 and lay off nearly 5% of its staff. The change in director led to a reworked film, causing John Lithgow to completely redo his part.
In a recent interview with The L.A. Times, new director Peter Sohn, who was given the directorial position after presenting a possible streamlined new version last summer, explains some of the changes that we can expect under his direction.
A few days ago, we reported that Netflix was in deep negotiations to bring back Longmire, which A&E had canceled after three seasons. It was great news, but nothing solid had been decided.
Now the news has arrived that Netflix has indeed ordered 10 new episodes of a fourth season of Longmire, to premiere for the US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand in 2015!
“When Warner Horizon Television came to us with the idea for a new season of Longmire, we were intrigued because the series is so unique, and consistently great. We are thrilled to help continue Walt Longmire’s story for his large and passionate following,” said Cindy Holland, Vice President of Original Content at Netflix.
More iconic Disney characters are set to debut on ABC's Once Upon a Time in the second half of Season 4.
Merrin Dungey will assume the role of The Little Mermaid's sea witch, Ursula, according to Entertainment Weekly. Dungey played Francie Calfo in J.J. Abrams' spy-action series Alias, and has also appeared in Castle, Betrayal and Shameless. During a brief prior appearance on Once Upon a Time, Ursula was voiced by Community's Yvette Nicole Brown.
Captain Johnny Vastano berated me in the after-mission report following a botched paratrooper drop behind German lines. Two squads of his boys—our boys—were gunned down before I realized my mistake. And even though Johnny was only a static portrait on the campaign map, it really made me feel like a piece of garbage. Far from the teeth-gritting misanthropy of the original Soviet campaign in Company of Heroes 2, Ardennes Assault’s real-time strategy retelling of the Battle of the Bulge made me regret every drop of American blood spilled—emotionally and mechanically.
Taking a cue from some of Relic’s best single-player experiences in the Warhammer 40K: Dawn of War franchise, this stand-alone expansion features an open-ended campaign map on which I was charged with pushing the Third Reich out of the greater Belgium area. My left, right, and… other left hands in this endeavour are three persistent companies that can move, engage enemies, take casualties, and be upgraded independently. Each has its own interesting units and abilities, and a voiced commander with context-sensitive dialogue and a unique personality and backstory that helps make them feel like real people I didn’t want to get killed.
Activision CEO Bobby Kotick led an $8 billion buyout of former parent company Vivendi's stock last year, and today, the resulting court case reached a settlement, according to an Activision press release.
Defendants and multiple insurance companies are paying $275 million to settle the suits, which arose when Kotick and co-chariman Brian Kelly purchased 88 percent of former parent company Vivendi's stocks in October 2013, contributing $100 million from their own personal funds. Shareholders sued when Vivendi threatened to drain much of Activision's cash reserves.
Smash Bros. creator Masahiro Sakurai explained why he chose not to make Ridley, the space pirate villain from the Metroid series, a playable fighter in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.
“I definitely know that Ridley’s a much-anticipated name for fans, but if we made Ridley as a fighter, it wouldn’t be Ridley any longer,” Sakurai told IGN in an email interview. “It’d have to be shrunk down, or its wings reduced in size, or be unable to fly around freely.”
“Providing accurate portrayals of characters is something I want to pay ample attention to,” he continued. “If I don’t stick to that thought, then we’d have to lower the quality or break the balance of the game. Something that goes way off spec could break the entire game.”
The latest free update for EA Sports UFC adds a trio of new contenders to the fighting game on PS4 and Xbox One.
The update comprises Myles Jury, the undefeated lightweight, Yoel Romero from the middleweight division, and former heavyweight champ Andrei Arlovski. This is EA Sports UFC's fifth free content update, and is now available for download worldwide.
Several of the previous free updates to EA's fighting game included new fighters as well, along with gameplay improvements and more in-game animations, namely during takedowns and maneuvers against stunned opponents.
Motorola is offering a new solution to chronic scatterbrain with the Motorola Keylink, a new device that locates lost keys and phones.
The Motorola Keylink is a small Bluetooth device you hang from your keychain. It syncs up with the free Motorola Connect app (on iOS and Android), which can be activated using a button on the Keylink. If your phone goes missing, you can make it ring with just a click of the Keylink button, as long as it's no farther than 100 feet away.