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Tuesday, January 31, 2017

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Directed by Stephen Gaghan ("Syriana"), the drama "Gold" tells the story of Kenny Wells (Matthew McConaughey), an unlucky businessman who teams up with geologist Michael Acosta (Édgar Ramírez) to find gold deep in the uncharted jungles of Borneo, Indonesia. Bryce Dallas Howard, Corey Stoll, Toby Kebbell, Craig T. Nelson, Macon Blair, Stacy Keach, Rachael Taylor and Bruce Greenwood co-star.

The film is loosely based on the true story of the 1993 Bre-X mining scandal, which involved a massive gold deposit being discovered in an Indonesian jungle. The film received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Original Song, but that's about it. It was an awards hopeful, as indicated by the December 25th limited release, which was set to qualify for awards, but as the film received mostly mixed reviews, it was a long shot.

McConaughey was universally praised for his performance, but everything else left critics indifferent. It was also a box-office flop as it only grossed $3.4 million from 2,166 theaters when it expanded nationwide on January 27th.

The film is now available on DVD and Blu-ray.

Check out the trailers, clip, images and posters after the jump.

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Disney has released the final trailer and poster for their live-action adaptation of "Beauty and the Beast". Directed by Bill Condon ("Dreamgirls"), the film retells the classic story of a young woman (Emma Watson) who is taken prisoner by a beast (Dan Stevens) in his castle. Despite her fears, she learns to look beyond the Beast's hideous exterior and falls in love with the prince hidden within the terrible curse.

The cast also features Luke Evans as Gaston, Josh Gad as LeFou, Ewan McGregor as Lumière, Stanley Tucci as Cadenza, Gugu Mbatha-Raw as Plumette, Audra McDonald as Garderobe, Ian McKellen as Cogsworth and Emma Thompson as Mrs. Potts.

"Beauty and the Beast" opens in theaters on March 17th.

Check out the trailer and poster after the jump.

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The new DVD and Blu-ray releases for the week of January 31st, 2017 include the sequel "Jack Reacher: Never Go Back" starring Tom Cruise, the true story drama "Queen of Katwe", the Tyler Perry comedy "Boo! A Madea Halloween" and the documentary "Dr. Feelgood".

We also have the first season of the historical drama series "Victoria", and the second season of HBO's "Ballers" starring Dwayne Johnson. The classic Blu-ray releases include Vincente Minnelli's musical "Bells Are Ringing", Disney's "Pinocchio" Signature Collection edition, and the Collector's Editions for "Poltergeist II" and "Poltergeist III".

Check out all the new movies and TV shows released on DVD and Blu-ray after the jump.


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The second season of Syfy's fantasy series "The Magicians" has premiered on January 25th, and here are all the trailers, clips, images and posters for the new season. In the first episode, titled "Knight of Crowns", Quentin and his friends scramble for a new plan in the aftermath of their clash with The Beast, as Julia strikes a dangerous deal with the aforementioned Beast.

The show stars Olivia Taylor Dudley, Jason Ralph, Stella Maeve, Hale Appleman, Summer Bishil, Arjun Gupta, Jade Tailor and Rick Worthy.

The next episode of "The Magicians" Season 2 will air tomorrow at 9:00pm on Syfy.

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

Monday, January 30, 2017

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The new music album releases for the week of January 27, 2017 include "The Devil Don't Sleep" by Brantley Gilbert, "A Girl A Bottle A Boat" by Train, "Road less Traveled" by Lauren Alaina, "Near to the Wild Hear of Life" by Japandroids, "Gods of Violence" by Kreator, "SweetSexySavage" by Kehlani, and "Culture" by Migos.

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

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The winner of the top prize at the Sundance Film Festival awards was Macon Blair's thriller "I Don't Feel at Home in This World Anymore". The winner of the Grand Jury Prize tells the story of a depressed woman (Melanie Lynskey) who is burglarized and sets out to track down the thieves alongside her obnoxious neighbor (Elijah Wood). Eliza Hittman took home the directing award for the drama "Beach Rats", which follows a teenager's struggle with his sexual identity.

Read the full list of Sundance Film Festival awards winners 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.

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The winners of the 23rd annual Screen Actors Guild Awards have been announced. The big winner in the feature film categories was "Hidden Figures", which won Outstanding Performance by a Cast. Denzel Washington and Viola Davis won for their Leading and Supporting roles in "Fences", while "La La Land" walked away with only one award for leading actress Emma Stone. For television, the winners include "Stranger Things", "The Crown", "All the Way" and "The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story".

Read the complete list of winners after the jump.

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"La La Land" has scored another big win on its way to the Oscars. The film won the Producers Guild of America's Darryl F. Zanuck Award, the top honor for feature films, and almost always a solid indicator for the Best Picture Academy Award (19 out of 27 years). Other contenders included "Arrival", "Deadpool", "Fences", "Hacksaw Ridge", "Hell or High Water", "Hidden Figures", "Lion", "Manchester by the Sea" and "Moonlight".

In the Television categories, the big winners were Netflix's "Stranger Things", the miniseries "The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story" and "Atlanta").

Read the complete list of PGA winners after the jump.

Sunday, January 29, 2017

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For a second consecutive weekend, "Split" dominated the box-office and held back newcomers that included the canine dramedy "A Dog's Purpose" and the sequel "Resident Evil: The Final Chapter"

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

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The dramedy "A Dog's Purpose" recently came under fire for the way animals were treated on set when a leaked video showed a dog seemingly being forced to perform a stunt that required it to jump into turbulent waters.

Directed by Lasse Hallström based on W. Bruce Cameron's novel "A Dog's Purpose: A Novel for Humans", the film tells the story of a dog (voiced by Josh Gad), that looks to discover his purpose in life over the course of several lifetimes and owners. While critics didn't exactly love it for reasons that involved the film's sugary sentimentality, audiences seemed to have enjoyed it as CinemaScore gave it an "A".

The cast also features Dennis Quaid, Peggy Lipton, K.J. Apa, Britt Robertson, Juliet Rylance and Bryce Gheisar.

"A Dog's Purpose" opened in theaters on January 27th, 2017. The film is now available on DVD and Blu-ray.

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

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The fourth and final season of "Black Sails" premieres today on Starz, so here are the official trailers, images and a poster. Created by Robert Levine and Jonathan E. Steinberg, and executive-produced by Michael Bay, the show stars Toby Stephens, Luke Arnold, Hannah New, Jessica Parker Kennedy, Toby Schmitz, Clara Paget, Tom Hopper, Ray Stevenson and Zach McGowan.

Check out the trailers, images and poster after the jump.

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Funcom has released a new cinematic trailer and a behind-the-scenes look for their upcoming open world game "Conan Exiles". The developers have also revealed details about the game's price and special edition features.

Titled "Conan Exiles - Barbarian Edition", the special edition includes a custom digital comic book, an exclusive T-shirt, six digital "Conan the Avenger" comic books from Dark Horse Comics, one book, one eBook, three soundtracks and more. For more information, check out the game's Steam page. The standard edition of the game is priced at $29.99 while the Barbarian Edition is priced at $59.99. Also, the game will support English, German, French, Brazilian Portuguese, Spanish, Polish, Russian, Chinese, Japanese and Korean languages.

"Conan Exiles" will enter PC and Xbox One Early Access on January 31st.

Watch the trailers after the jump.

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Anne Heche and Sandra Oh star as two former college friends turned rivals who like to beat each other up a lot in the upcoming comedy "Catfight". The film is written and directed by Onur Tukel ("Applesauce ") and it also stars Alicia Silverstone, Dylan Baker, Peter Jacobson, Damian Young and Ivana Milicevic.

"Catfight" opens in theaters on March 3rd.

Check out the trailer and poster after the jump.

Saturday, January 28, 2017


"Resident Evil: The Final Chapter" is the last installment in the movie series that started in 2002 and was based on the Capcom video game of the same name. Milla Jovovich returns as Alice, humanity's last hope against apocalyptic obliteration. Without her psychic powers, she is forced to form alliances and rally survivors in Raccoon City for the final battle against the evil Umbrella Corporation.

Written and directed by Paul W.S. Anderson, the film also stars Ali Larter, Iain Glen, Eoin Macken, Ruby Rose, William Levy, Rola and Ever Anderson.

"Resident Evil: The Final Chapter" opened in theaters on January 27th, and after grossing $5.1 million on Friday, it looks like it will end up with a third place finish at the box-office, behind the highly successful "Split", and another new release, "A Dog's Purpose".

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

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Stakes are high in the sixth season of ABC's "Scandal" as the decision between Mellie (Bellamy Young) and Governor Francisco Vargas (Ricardo Chavira) for the next president of the United States will be decided, and the shocking results will set off an explosive outcome.

The series was created by Shonda Rhimes ("Grey's Anatomy") and also stars Kerry Washington, Tony Goldwyn, Guillermo Díaz, Scott Foley, Katie Lowes, Darby Stanchfield, Joshua Malina and Joe Morton.

"Scandal" Season 6 premiered on January 26th, and the next episode will air on February 2nd.

Check out the trailers, clips, images and poster after the jump.

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BioWare and Electronic Arts have released two new trailers for the higly anticipated RPG "Mass Effect: Andromeda". The first is a Team Briefing video that introduces the Andromeda Initiative's Pathfinder team, which features Lt. Cora Harper, a biotic and second in command under Alec Ryder aka Pops, a veteran of the First Contact War with the Turians, Liam Kosta, a crisis response specialist, and Sarah and Scott Ryder, who are System Alliance soldiers.

There is also SAM, a Simulated Adaptive Matrix that receives a direct feed of the Pathfinder's sensory input via a neural implant and provides advanced situational awareness, problem-solving, and tactical enhancements.

The cinematic trailer introduces a new character and villain, Kett Archon. You can tell he's evil from the following line uttered in the trailer: "I don't need an army. I've got a Krogan." He certainly sounds like your typical space rogue.

"Mass Effect: Andromeda" will be released on March 21st in North America and March 23rd in Europe. A "Play First" trial for Origin Access subscribers will be available on March 16th.

Watch the trailers after the jump.

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"The Belko Experiment" is an action thriller that tells the story of a group of 80 Americans, who are locked insinde a corporate building in Bogata, Colombia, and ordered by a voice over the intercom to either kill, or be killed. The film is directed by Greg McLean ("Wolf Creed") from a script by James Gunn ("Guardians of the Galaxy") and it stars John Gallagher Jr., Sean Gunn, Adria Arjona, Michael Rooker, Tony Goldwyn, John C. McGinley, David Dastmalchian, Mikaela Hoover and Josh Brener.

"The Belko Experiment" will open in theaters on March 17th.

Check out the trailers and poster after the jump.

Friday, January 27, 2017

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This week in theaters we have the final installment of the "Resident Evil" franchise starring Milla Jovovich, the heavily criticized film "A Dog's Purpose", and the adventure film "Gold" starring Matthew McConaughey in one of his "meatiest" roles. Also, in limited release check out the true story drama "I Am Michael" starring James Franco.

Synopses, details, critical reception, trailers, clips and more after the jump.

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Amazon's new series "Z: The Beginning of Everything" is a period drama that follows the life of Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald (Christina Ricci), from her first meeting with then unpublished writer F. Scott Fitzgerald (David Hoflin replacing Gavin Stenhouse from the pilot) in 1918, through their love affair and troubled marriage.

The series was created by "The Killing" writers Dawn Prestwich and Nicole Yorkin based on the best-seller "Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald" by Therese Anne Fowler, and it also stars David Strathairn, Maya Kazan, Holly Curran and Kristine Nielsen.

The pilot episode of "Z: The Beginning of Everything" premiered on November 5, 2015. The second episode of the complete first season airs today. You can catch the full first episode on Amazon's YouTube Channel.

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

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Although it was initially announced as a PlayStation 4 exclusive, Bandai Namco has announced that "Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown" will be released for the PC as well.

The game was developed using Unreal Engine 4 and trueSKY™ technology and boasts beautifully rendered skies and cityscapes that will serve as arenas for the fast-paced aerial battles with plenty of hi-tech weapons to choose from and plenty of highly-skilled enemies to take down. It will also include both a single-player campaign and online multiplayer.

"Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown" will be released later this year.

Check out the trailer and images after the jump.

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The new video games released this week include Capcom's "Resident Evil 7: biohazard", Bandai Namco Games' "Tales of Berseria", Electronic Arts' Vampires expansion for "The Sims 4", Square Enix's "Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue" and "The Turing Test", and Kalypso's strategy game "Urban Empire".

Find out more about all the new video game releases after the jump.

Thursday, January 26, 2017

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The biopic "The Founder" tells the story of Ray Kroc (Michael Keaton), the ruthless businessman who transformed McDonald's from a small fast food diner owned by two brothers into the worldwide franchise we know today. Although that might sound like your average "success story", the film carries a much darker tone due to Kroc's aggressive tactics and willingness to step on anyone to get where he needs to get. It's also Keaton's career-best performance, as many critics noted, but unfortunately his work went by unnoticed this awards season.

Directed by John Lee Hancock ("The Blind Side"), the film also stars Nick Offerman, John Carroll Lynch, Linda Cardellini, Laura Dern, Patrick Wilson and B.J. Novak.

The film opened in theaters on January 20th, 2017, but ended with a poor box-office performance, grossing only $3.4 million in its nationwide release.

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

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A new comic book series comes to The CW. Created by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and executive-produced by Greg Berlanti, "Riverdale" is a show based on characters that appear in the Archie Comics, and it presents a surprising and subversive re-imagining of Archie and his friends, while exploring small-town life in Riverdale.

The series stars KJ Apa, Cole Sprouse, Ashleigh Murray, Lili Reinhart, Camila Mendes, Madelaine Petsch, Marisol Nichols, Mädchen Amick and Luke Perry.

"Riverdale" premieres January 26th, at 9 p.m. on The CW.

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

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Codemasters' 19-year old "Colin McRae Rally" franchise returns with "Dirt 4", a new installment and follow-up to 2015's "Dirt Rally". The game offers 50 cars and five locations: Australia, Spain, Michigan, Sweden and Wales. The modes featured include Landrush for Buggies and Crosskarts, Joyride (free-play arena), The FIA World Rallycross Championship and Career. The game will also feature a new system called "Your Stage", which is a rally route creation tool that allows players to produce a "near infinite number of unique stages at the touch of a button".

"Dirt 4" will be released on June 6th for PC, PS4 and Xbox One.

Check out the trailer and images after the jump.

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The new soundtracks released on the week of January 16–22, 2017, include "Split" by West Thordson, "Outsiders" by the Ben Miller Band, "The Young Pope" by Lele Marchitelli, "Ryuichi Sakamoto - Music for Film" and "Philip Glass: Music For The Crucible". Soundtrack collectors might also want to check out the new Vinyl release of Howard Shore's score for "The Fly".

Find out more about all the new soundtrack releases after the jump.

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

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The WGN America TV series "Outsiders" continues with a second season, which finds the Farrell clan continuing their standoff with the coal company that plans to evict them. Created by Peter Mattei, the show stars Ryan Hurst, Johanna McGinley, Mark Jeffrey Miller, Kyle Gallner, Thomas M. Wright, Gillian Alexy and David Morse.

"Outsiders" Season 2 premiered on January 24th, and the second episode will air on January 31st.

Check out the trailer, featurette, images and posters after the jump.

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New on DVD and Blu-ray for the week of January 24th, 2017, we have the new Dan Brown adaptation "Inferno", the romantic drama "The Light Between Oceans", the World War II drama "USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage" and the horror film "The Monster". The fourth season of "Sherlock" has also been released, and the new classic films on Blu-ray include "Wait Until Dark" starring Audrey Hepburn and "The Man Who Fell to Earth" starring David Bowie.

Check out all the new movies and TV shows released on DVD and Blu-ray after the jump.


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We finally have the title and a teaser poster for Rian Johnson's highly anticipated "Star Wars: Episode VIII". The sequel will be titled "Star Wars: The Last Jedi". Not a whole lot to say here, except that this one will keep fans puzzled right until the film opens in theaters on December 15th.

Note that the title refers to the last of the Jedi, but that says nothing about the Sith. I expect there will be at least one of those around for a spectacular lightsaber battle. Everything will probably build towards a real showdown between a better trained Rey and a more evil and self-controlled Kylo Ren.

The film will also star franchise newcomers Laure Dern, Benicio Del Toro and Kelly Marie Tran. Everyone else will return, except for the one we lost in "The Force Awakens".

Here is the official press release, and the poster below:
"We have the greatest fans in this or any other galaxy. In appreciation of the fans, we wanted them to be the first to know the title of the next chapter in the Skywalker saga: Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Star Wars: The Last Jedi is written and directed by Rian Johnson and produced by Kathleen Kennedy and Ram Bergman and executive produced by J.J. Abrams, Jason McGatlin, and Tom Karnowski.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi is scheduled for release December 15, 2017."
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Bandai Namco has released a new trailer to announce the release date for "Tekken 7". The game will be released on June 2nd for the PC and other platforms. The season pass will include three content packs with new playable characters, stages, costumes, one new game mode, and a bonus 35-piece Metallic Costume Pack.

The Steam Deluxe Edition will give gamers access to Eliza, the famed vampire character that first appeared in Tekken Revolution. All you have to do to obtain Eliza is pre-order the game. Also, if you have the cash and own a console, you can check out the Collector's Edition, which includes a 12" x 18" Kazuya & Heihachi Figure and the original Game soundtrack, all inside a special case.

Watch the trailer after the jump.

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences have announced the nominations for the 2017 Oscar awards. The leader of the pack is "La La Land" with 14 nods, tying the record for most Oscar nominations, which is currently held by "Titanic" and "All About Eve". The musical entered the Best Picture race alongside "Arrival", "Fences", "Hacksaw Ridge", "Hell or High Water", "Hidden Figures", "Lion", "Manchester by the Sea" and "Moonlight".

The next films to score the most nominations are "Moonlight" and "Arrival" with 8 nods each, followed by "Lion", "Manchester by the Sea" and "Hacksaw Ridge" with 6 each.

In the Best Director category, Mel Gibson scored his first nomination in 10 years. He was last nominated for "Braveheart" in 1995 and won. He is joined by Damien Chazelle ("La La Land"), Denis Villeneuve ("Arrival"), Barry Jenkins ("Moonlight") and Kenneth Lonergan ("Manchester by the Sea").

Amy Adams was not nominated for Best Actress in what is most likely the biggest snubs of the year. Adams' work in "Arrival" has been receiving recognition left and right, but not at the Oscars. The Academy instead chose to once again nominate Meryl Streep for "Florence Foster Jenkins", and some feel it might be in part because of her fiery speech at the Golden Globes and vocal opposition against Trump. On a positive note, Isabelle Huppert managed to score a nod for her amazing role in Paul Verhoeven's "Elle".

Other snubs include Martin Scorsese "Silence", which only received a nomination for Best Cinematography, and Clint Eastwood's "Sully". The latter similarly received a single nod for Best Sound Editing. Also, for those of you hoping that "Deadpool" would have a good Oscar run following the PGA and WGA recognition, unfortunately it didn't work out. The comic book movie received no nominations. In fact, comic book movies were poorly represented this year. Only "Suicide Squad" and "Doctor Strange" managed to get nominated, for Makeup and Visual Effects, respectively.

It was a huge day for companies, however, as Amazon managed to be the first to have one of their films, "Manchester by the Sea", nominated for Best Picture, beating Netflix to the punch. As for which studio won the most nominations, that would be Lionsgate with 26 nods, with "La La Land" and "Hell or High Water" among their Oscar lineup.

The 89th Academy Awards will be hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, and they will be broadcast on February 26th on ABC.

Read the complete list of 2017 Oscar nominees after the jump.

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If you've had enough of 2016's best films, it's time to see about rewarding the worst. "Zoolander No. 2" and "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" lead the 37th Annual Razzie Awards with nine and eight nods, respectively, including the big ones: Worst Picture, Director and Screenplay. The films also received nominations in the acting categories for Ben Stiller, Kristen Wiig, Will Ferrell, Owen Wilson, Ben Affleck and Henry Cavill.

Other contenders for the infamous awards include "Dirty Grandpa", "Alice Through the Looking Glass", "Independence Day: Resurgence", "Gods of Egypt", and "Hillary's America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party". The latter, a documentary, is an odd choice for the Razzies, but I suppose the political tensions and anti-Trump sentiments in Hollywood are reflected in this inclusion.

The Razzies expanded their Worst Picture category from five to six contenders this year. They also haven't announced any nominees for the Razzie's recent category, the Razzie Redeemer Award, first introduced in 2014. It's unclear whether the category has been excluded, or if they're having a hard time finding any redeeming performances for the past year. Either way, it would be a shame to lose it. Previous winners of the Redeemer Award were Ben Affleck for "Gone Girl" and "Argo" in 2015, and Sylvester Stallone for "Creed" in 2016.

The winners of the 2017 Razzie Awards will be announced on February 25th.

Read the full list of Razzie nominees after the jump.

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 (Brían 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.

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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.

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Saban Entertainment and Lionsgate have released a new trailer and poster for the upcoming "Power Rangers" movie. Directed by Dean Israelite ("Project Almanac"), the film is set to reboot the "Mighty Morphin Power Rangers" franchise that started in 1993 and consists of 23 series and two movies. The film stars Naomi Scott, Becky G., Dacre Montgomery, Ludi Lin and RJ Cyler as the titular Rangers, and they are joined by Elizabeth Banks, Bill Hader and Bryan Cranston.

"Power Rangers" opens in theaters on March 24th.

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Friday, January 20, 2017

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This week in theaters we have a new Vin Diesel sequel, the very silly and over-the-top "XXX: Return of Xander Cage", the biopic "The Founder", which tells the story of a business cut-throat who also happens to be the man behind the McDonald's brand, and the new M. Night Shyamalan flick "Split" starring an insane James McAvoy. Also out in limited release is the crime drama "Trespass Against Us" starring Michael Fassbender and Brendan Gleeson.

Synopses, details, critical reception, trailers, clips and more after the jump.

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Jason Momoa stars in the new Canadian series "Frontier" that is set in the brutal world of the North American fur trade of the late 18th century.

Momoa stars as Declan Harp, a part-Irish, part-native American outlaw who runs the Black Wolf Company and seeks to destroy a rival company run by Lord Benton (Alun Armstrong). To this end he enlists the help of a young man (Landon Liboiron) to spy on Lord Benton. Zoe Boyle, Evan Jonigkeit, Lyla Porter-Follows, Diana Bentley, Allan Hawco, Breanne Hill, Christian Mckay and Michael Patric co-star.

The series is created by Brad Peyton, Rob Blackie and Peter Blackie and is co-produced by Discovery Channel and Netflix. This is the first original scripted series for Discovery. It has already been renewed for a second season.

All six episodes of "Frontier" Season 1 are now available via Netflix everywhere, except Canada, where the series will be available on the streaming service in 2018, as per an exclusivity agreement.

Check out the trailer, featurette and images after the jump.

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20th Century Fox has released the final trailer and a poster for James Mangold's "Logan", the new Wolverine solo film. Hugh Jackman reprises the role of the clawed mutant one last time. Set in the year 2029, the film follows Logan (Jackman) and an ailing Professor X (Patrick Stewart) as they hide out on the Mexican border. When they encounter a mysterious young mutant (Dafne Keen), Logan decides to protect her against the dark forces that are hunting her. The film will be rated R. Boyd Holbrook, Stephen Merchant, Richard E. Grant and Elizabeth Rodriguez co-star.

"Logan" opens in theaters on March 3rd.

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The new video games released on the week of 16-22 January, 2017 include the racing game "Moto Racer 4", the action games "Yakuza 0", "Gravity Rush 2" and "Fate/Extella: The Umbral Star", the strategy game "Warhammer 40,000: Sanctus Reach", and the adventure games "2064: Read Only Memories" and "The Flames in the Flood: Complete Edition".

Find out more about all the new video game releases after the jump.

Thursday, January 19, 2017

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"Elle" is a new psychological thriller from Dutch master Paul Verhoeven. In his Hollywood days, the director was responsable for ultra-violent masterpieces such as "RoboCop", "Total Recall" and "Starship Troopers", as well as the erotic thriller "Basic Instinct". After the not-so-great "Hollow Man" in 2000, Verhoeven left Hollywood and his next film, the BAFTA-nominated "Zwartboek", came after a six-year hiatus. Now, after another 10 dry years, the director returns with a very different, but equally provocative film. It's also his first French language film.

Isabelle Huppert stars as the successful head of a video game company, who is ruthless both in business and her love life. When she is raped in her own home by a masked assailant, her life spirals out of control as she plots revenge and enters a dangerous game with her suspected attacker. Laurent Lafitte, Anne Consigny, Christian Berkel, Jonas Bloquet, Virginie Efira and Charles Berling co-star.

The film has been generously rewarded with numerous awards, including two Golden Globes for Best Foreign Language Film and Best Actress (Drama), and the Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Foreign Language Film. Last year, Verhoeven was nominated for the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival. It missed out on the BAFTA awards this year, because the film was not yet released in the U.K., so it will probably receive its due recognition next year.

The biggest snub, however came from the Academy Awards. The film was selected as the French entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 89th Academy Awards, but it didn't make the shortlist. It is now known as "one of the greatest Oscar Foreign Language Film Snubs of all-time."

"Elle" opened in limited release on November 11, 2016 in the U.S. and will be released in the U.K. on March 10th.

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The second season of the FX comedy series "Baskets" premieres today, so here are the official trailer, images and poster for the new season.

Zach Galifianakis ("The Hangover") returns as Chip Baskets, the man who wanted to be a clown, as he tries to escape Bakersfield after losing his job and Penelope. He arrives in Kettleman City where he finds work in a local elementary school, while also keeping his clown dream alive.

Created by Galifianakis, Louis C.K. and Jonathan Krisel, the show also stars Martha Kelly, Louie Anderson, Tobias Jelinek and Mary Wiseman.

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