Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, of Lost and Thor: The Dark World fame, has signed on to a role in the upcoming fifth season of Game of Thrones.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, not much has been revealed about the actor's place on the HBO show, but it is said that the actor's character isn't in the books and goes by the name of Malko.
Two of the year's biggest movies, Guardians of the Galaxy and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, have exceeded the $700 million mark at the global box office.
Guardians of the Galaxy, starring Chris Pratt, has collected a total of $705.1 million dollars worldwide since its release in August. The film, based on the comics of the same name, recently became Marvel's third highest-grossing movie at the domestic box office, trailing only behind The Avengers and Iron Man 3. Guardians held the number one spot at the box office for the first six five weeks of its release and is currently 2014's sixth biggest feature.
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Well now we know for sure why Carver is so hell bent on bringing Danny’s murderer to justice, even if he drops dead doing it. In the third episode of the Broadchurch remake we delved deeper into everyone’s pasts, including the strange new detective’s. (A reminder to all that for the sake of this review, we’re treating Gracepoint as its own entity, as though Broadchurch didn’t exist. Just go with it.)
This week delved further into the crumbling marriage between Beth and Mark Solano, one that has been fractured further by the death of their son. We saw how each of them dealt with their pain alone (he with nightmares of his drenched, choking son; she through physical exercise, fresh air and snapping at her mother), as they refused to confide in each other. Instead, they each sought asylum from their marriage in the family bathroom—where they continued to hide pregnancies, ensure fake alibis and other such activities—and circled each other distrustfully. So much for the idyllic small town life, huh?
Scarlett Johansson may be taking the lead in another big event film.
In September it was revealed that The Wolf of Wall Street's Margot Robbie was in negotiations to star in DreamWorks' live-action adaptation of the manga Ghost in the Shell, with Snow White and the Huntsman's Rupert Sanders set to direct and Avi Arad (Spider-Man), Steven Paul (Ghost Rider), and Mark Sourian (Need for Speed) will producing from a script from Bill Wheeler.
The latest collection of stamps from An Post (Ireland's postal service) pays homage to four classic video games.
Designed by Zinc Design Consultants, the stamp collection features Mario, Sonic the Hedgehog, Pac-Man, and Space Invaders. You can find images of all four stamps below, courtesy of Independent.ie.
In other stamp-related news, the U.S. Postal Service recently teamed up with DC Comics to create limited edition Batman stamps in honor of the Caped Crusader's 75th anniversary.
Welcome back to Keepin' It Reel! In this week's podcast, Jim Vejvoda, Roth Cornet and Chris Carle bring you the latest in genre movie news.
Finally, we ponder whether The Book of Life, The Best of Me or Fury will rule the box office this weekend.
David Goyer (story provider for The Dark Knight, writer of Man of Steel, EP of NBC's Constantine) is currently adapting the 1980 Peter Straub dark fantasy novel Shadowland for NBC.
As Deadline reports, Shadowland is set to be a limited run "event series." The story follows two young boys, Tom Flanagan and Del Nightingale as they spend a summer with Del’s Uncle Coleman - one of the foremost magicians in the world, who may actually be a sorcerer.
The Gambit movie may not start with the usual superhero tropes, according to actor Channing Tatum.
Tatum told MTV that unlike many blockbuster superhero flicks, Gambit may not immediately become the larger-than-life superhero.
"We really do want to try our hardest to give something fresh," he said. "We’ll obviously... go to the 'saving-the-world superhero' movies eventually, but maybe not for the first one, you know? We kind of want to introduce this character in a very different way. When you try to do something different, you never really know, right off the bat, what that is. We’re feeling our way into it. We really just gotta prove that concept of that person."
You've said it or had a friend say it, "the book was better than the movie". Despite this being a common critique for well-read movie goers, it has not lessened the attempts from Hollywood to lift our favorite characters from their pages and have them perform on the big screen. And every so often, they get it right! *cough...Gone Girl...cough*
When asked 'Which movies did their literary source justice?', our IGN All-Stars of bloggers and mods responded with a handful of popular flicks that even you felt was a great realization of the book.
"My vote is for the Lord of the Rings. The level of detail that was went into making sure the characters on screen fit how they acted in the books as well as the time it took to get all the great visuals such as the sceneries really does a great job. When you read the books and really get into the story it has a way of keeping you hooked, and the movies do the same thing. My favorite parts about the movie are the visuals though they are really stunning that and the excellent choices of actors especially Aragorn and Gandalf. Most of the time I can easily nit pick movies and just get annoyed at leaving out key details. It was much more difficult with Lord of the Rings." - JsnakeC
Pedro Pascal, known best for his role as Oberyn Martell in Game of Thrones, is now in talks to play Pontius Pilate in the Ben-Hur remake.
If negotiations work out, he will join a line-up that includes Jack Huston and Morgan Freeman. Meanwhile, Fast & Furious actress and future Wonder Woman Gal Gadot is currently in negotiations for the female lead.
Actor Warwick Davis is returning to a galaxy far, far away.
Davis, who played the Ewok Wicket in Return of the Jedi (as well as The Ewok Adventure and Ewoks: The Battle For Endor), has announced he will return in an undisclosed role for J.J. Abrams' sequel. While he could be returning as an older Wicket, playing a brand new character is not out of the question. After all, Warwick did have four (uncredited) appearances in The Phantom Menace in non-furry roles. Check out Davis' announcement of his involvement below.
Star Wars: Episode VII is due to hit theaters December 18, 2015.
From Software released Dark Souls II Design Works, a massive book covering the art production of Dark Souls II and its DLC trilogy, The Lost Crowns.
For now, it's only available in Japanese. From Software listed the book for sale on its website today for the price of 3780 yen, or roughly $35 USD. The description is below, with a few translation issues.
"Covering all of the art production of "DARK SOULS Ⅱ", is the official art book From Software complete supervision. In addition to the visual article published the interview comments and development staff. Was also recorded treasured art of large DLC "THE LOST CROWNS" Series trilogy Furthermore, ultra-luxurious and large volumes, is the one book of permanent preservation version."
For those that wish their new-gen consoles were a little more portable, there is a solution.
A gentleman by the name of Ed Zarick makes custom laptop versions of both the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. He calls them the PlayBook 4 and the Xbook One.
They each have 22-inch 1080p Vizio TVs for displays and come with the same price tag: $1400 if Zarick provides all the hardware. Send him your own console to modify, and the price drops to $1100.
The conflict in DC's newest weekly comic is quickly heating up as Darkseid's forces invade Earth 2. Next week's chapter will see Hawkgirl and Doctor fate rush to London to stave off a European invasion. But with the Helmet of Nabu controlling Fate's actions, can he be trusted in this pivotal moment?
We have an exclusive preview of Earth 2: World's End #3, which is written by Daniel H. Wilson, Marguerite Bennett, and Mike Johnson and drawn by Eddy Barrows, Tyler Kirkham, Eduardo Pansica, Jorge Jimenez, and Paolo Siquiera.
Earth 2: World's End #3 has a cover price of $2.99 and will be released on Wednesday, October 22.
Update II: The NPD Group has released its official sales charts -- as well as other information -- worth sharing.
Destiny was indeed the best-selling game of September, but interestingly, it sold best on Xbox One, indicating that bundled versions of the game were not counted (we already know that digital versions of the game weren't counted, either).
Below is the top ten sales chart for software in the US for September 2014. Remember: the hardware shown in parenthesis next to each game represents the best-selling to worst-selling version of that game, from left to right.
There’s nothing offensively bad about Felony, an Australian drama written by and starring Joel Edgerton (King Arthur, Exodus: Gods and Kings). It boasts a fine cast, natural dialogue and sharp cinematography. It’s also bland and slow and devoid of any real emotional arc. As far as police dramas go, this one just kind of exists, meandering its way down a gently curving path and culminating in an abrupt, lifeless anti-climax.
Mal Toohey (Edgerton) is the prototypical hero cop. In the opening scene he leads a raid on a big drug distribution site, successfully nabbing the bad guys without any fatalities. Only two shots are fired in the brief incursion and both are aimed at him. One finds his bulletproof vest, cementing his status as Supercop for the rest of the film.
A glimpse has emerged of how the infamous villain Darth Vader will look in Star Wars Rebels. Take a look:
The first look was part of a trailer for the series that aired last night during ABC's Toy Story of Terror special. The still image was tweeted by Dave Prowse, who wore the Vader suit in the original Star Wars trilogy.
If you're a fan of both Spider-Man and collecting statues, you've probably been enticed by Sideshow's recent series of statues based on the art of J. Scott Campbell. Recently the company announced a variant edition of the Spider-Man statue, featuring a new paint scheme aimed at mimicking Peter Parker's classic Silver Age appearance.
The "Amazing Spider-Man Classic Statue" features the same sculpt as the previous version (which is designed at 1:5 scale and measures about 18-inches tall), but is now painted black with blue highlights. The base also features a new graffiti design. Check out a preview of the new statue below, including a comparison of the original and variant paint schemes:
NBA 2K15 is now available on the iOS App Store, as well as various Amazon Fire devices. 2K's latest entry in their NBA series will set you back $8 USD, the company announced today.
The mobile version of NBA 2K15 was developed by Visual Concepts -- the same studio responsible for the development of the console version. It features enhanced graphics and player animations, the Pharell curated soundtrack, as well as new controller support. The mobile version includes both quick play and the full MyCareer mode.
NBA 2K15 is available on all iOS devices, Amazon's Fire phone, Fire HDX 8.9", Kindle Fire HDX, and will soon be available on Amazon's Fire TV. NBA 2K15 launched earlier this month on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One, Xbox 360, and PC.
A novel written by Twin Peaks co-creator Mark Frost will reveal what has happened to the show's characters between the classic series' last airing in 1991 and its recently announced revival in 2016.
Titled The Secret Lives of Twin Peaks, the novel will also give readers "a deeper glimpse into the central mystery that was only touched on by the original series," according to the book's publisher, Flatiron Books. The Wrap reports that the novel is set to hit shelves worldwide sometime in late 2015.