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Monday, January 23, 2017

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The new music album releases for the week of January 16-22, 2017 include "Vessels" by Starset, "Fenix" by Nicky Jam, "Us" by Bryan Lanning, "Epoch" by Tycho, "Hang" by Foxygen, "Okay." by As It Is, "Intoxicated Women" by Mick Harvey, "Lose My Cool" by Ronika, and the "2017 Grammy Nominees" album.

Find out more about all the new music album releases after the jump.

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This post contains all the news, trailers, movie clips, DVD/Blu-Ray releases and many more, that you may have missed in the last seven days, arranged in an accessible manner. Just browse and click the article titles you want to read. Read the full article to check out the weekly summary.

Sunday, January 22, 2017

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M. Night Shyamalan delivered a new box-office hit as his latest thriller, "Split" topped the charts with an impressive January opening. The Vin Diesel action sequel "xXx: The Return of Xander Cage" delivered a decent opening, while the biopic "The Founder" barely made the Top 10. Also, more good news for "Rogue One".

Find out more about the weekend box office after the jump.

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"Split" is director M. Night Shyamalan's latest psychological thriller, and a welcome return to form. James McAvoy stars as a man with 23 distinct personalities who kidnaps three girls, played by Anya Taylor-Joy, Haley Lu Richardson and Jessica Sula, in order to be sacrificed to a mysterious 24th personality he calls "The Beast". Betty Buckley and Neal Huff co-star.

"Split" opened in theaters on January 20th and topped the charts in its opening weekend with $40.2 million versus a budget of $10 million.

Check out the clips, images and posters after the jump.

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"Mercy Street" is a period medical drama series that is set during the American Civil War and it follows two volunteer nurses on opposing sides - New England abolitionist Mary Phinney (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) and Confederate supporter Emma Green (Hannah James). The first season premiered on on January 17th, 2016 on PBS, and the second season is set to premiere on January 22, 2017.

The second season introduces black Northern abolitionist Charlotte Jenkins (Patina Miller) and Union Intelligence Service leader Allan Pinkerton (BrĂ­an F. O’Byrne) as the the war comes to Virginia in the form of the Seven Days Battle before coming to a head in Antietam.

The series also stars AnnaSophia Robb, Tara Summers, Gary Cole and McKinley Belcher III.

Check out the trailer, featurettes and poster after the jump.

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In a town like Thimbleweed Park a dead body is the least of your problems. That's what the tagline for the new Kickstarter funded adventure game "Thimbleweed Park" says, and judging from this new trailer, it's all true.

Created by Ron Gilbert ("Monkey Island", "Day of the Tentacle") and Gary Winnick ("Maniac Mansion"), the game is a classic point-and-click graphic adventure in the vein of Lucasarts' games of the early 1990s, complete with the verb interface used to make characters perform actions. Players can also switch between five different characters throughout the game.

"Thimbleweed Park" will be released early 2017 for Windows, Mac, Xbox One, Linux, iOS and Android. Other platforms will follow afterwards.

Check out the trailer and images after the jump.


The first trailer for the provocative sci-fi film "Colossal" has been released online. Directed by Nacho Vigalondo ("Open Windows"), the film stars Anne Hathaway as a woman on the verge of a mental breakdown who discovers that she shares a psychic connection with a giant monster that is wreaking havoc in Soeul, South Korea. Dan Stevens, Jason Sudeikis and Tim Blake Nelson co-star.

"Colossal" premiered at the Sundance Film Festival on January 20th and will be released in theaters on April 7th.

Watch the trailer after the jump.

Saturday, January 21, 2017

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Directed by D.J. Caruso ("Disturbia"), "xXx: Return of Xander Cage" is the third installment in franchise that started with "xXx" in 2002 and starred Vin Diesel as an extreme sports athlete who is recruited by the government for a top-secret mission. The second installment, "xXx: State of the Union", was released in 2005 and introduced a new agent, Darius Stone, played by Ice Cube. Cube will also make an appearance in "Return of Xander Cage".

Diesel returns as Xander Cage, who is forced out of his self-imposed exile and embarks on a mission to recover a sinister and seemingly unstoppable weapon known as Pandora's Box. This time he joins forces with a group of like-minded thrill-seekers. Samuel L. Jackson, Donnie Yen, Deepika Padukone, Ruby Rose, Nina Dobrev, Kris Wu, Tony Jaa, Rory McCann, Michael Bisping and Toni Collette co-star.

"xXx: Return of Xander Cage" opened in theaters on January 20, 2017 in 2D, RealD 3D and IMAX 3D. It wasn't well received by critics (42% on Rotten Tomatoes), but moviegoers seemed to like it as CinemaScore gave it an "A-". The film is expected to gross $16–20 million in its opening weekend, although M. Night Shyamalan's "Split" has taken charge at the Friday box-office and looks finish with a $34 million debut, leaving Diesel's action sequel well behind.

Check out the clips, featurettes, images and posters after the jump.

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The Lifetime movie "Beaches" is a remake of the 1988 film of the same name that starred Bette Midler and Barbara Hershey. Directed by Allison Anders ("Four Rooms"), the remake stars Idina Menzel and Nia Long as lifelong best friends, and it also features the classic songs "Wind Beneath My Wings" and "The Glory of Love" as well as new songs written specifically for the movie. The soundtrack is available via Amazon.

"Beaches" premieres on Lifetime on January 21st.

Check out the trailers and images after the jump.

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"Strafe" is an old-school PC first-person shooter from Devolver Digital and Pixel Titans that serves as a nostalgia trip to the days of the early 1990s shooters. The game is set in outer space in 1996 and features a revolutionary engine called Uber-Gore Tech V2.0, which the developers claim will change the way you look at gore in video games. The action will take place in four unique zones and the shooting will involve over 30 weapons to be used on over 20 different types of enemies. It's also compatible with Oculus Rift.

"Strafe" will be released on March 28th.

Check out the trailer and images after the jump.