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Michael Bay is overseeing a Dora The Explorer movie

4 hours ago

Simon Brew Oct 24, 2017

A teenage live action Dora The Explorer is heading to the movies, with Michael Bay producing...

Sometimes, chums, the headlines write themselves. The popular Nickelodeon animated series Dora The Explorer is set to head to the movies, in a new live action venture. And it turns out it’s going to be overseen by Michael Bay, Andrew Form and Brad Fuller, as it’s going to fall under their Platinum Dunes banner.

It’s unclear yet who’s actually going to be directing the film, but what is known is that the movie is targeting a 2019 release date. Furthermore, the idea is not to focus on Dora as the seven-year old we see in the cartoons, but instead as a teenager, as she moves to the big city to live with her cousin, Diego.

Nicholas Stoller, whose writing has been partly behind The Muppets and Captain Underpants movies, »

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Thor: Ragnarok – what did you think?

4 hours ago

Den Of Geek Oct 24, 2017

A place to chat, with lots of spoilers, about Thor: Ragnarok...

Hurray! It’s new Marvel movie time and that, by tradition, brings with it one of those posts that we open up to allow spoiler-filled conversation about the movie!

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The film in question this time is Thor: Ragnarok, and it opens in UK cinemas today (although it won’t roll out to Us cinemas until early next month). As such, head to the comments and leave your thoughts on the movie. Spoiler-filled chat is allowed from here – so scroll down to the comments at your peril if you’ve not seen the film!

Here's the spoiler squirrel to avoid your eyes accidentally looking at spoiler-y things if you're not sure you want to. Scroll down, and the squirrel can no longer save you. »

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Star Wars Rebels season 4 episodes 3 & 4 review: In The Name of the Rebellion

4 hours ago

Megan Crouse Oct 24, 2017

Star Wars Rebels season 4 delivers a Rogue One-tied episode feat. the voice of Forest Whitaker and Genevieve O'Reilly. Spoilers...

This review contains spoilers.

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4.3 & 4.4 In The Name Of The Rebellion

In an episode ostensibly tied to Rogue One, I found myself getting distracted by everything else. The two-part In The Name Of The Rebellion finds Ezra and Sabine effectively kidnapped by Saw Gerrera, who wants to use their expertise in sneaking into Imperial bases for his own violent ends. The episode attempted to grapple with some of the ideas presented by Saw’s character in Rogue One — how far is too far down the dark path for a character with ostensibly good motivations? — but it doesn’t fully embrace that discussion. 

Part of that is because of the separation between the two episodes. »

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Venom: Sony’s Spider-Man spin-off starts filming

5 hours ago

Simon Brew Oct 24, 2017

It's official: Venom, starring Tom Hardy, has started filming...

Just under a year before it’s due in cinemas, cameras have started rolling on Sony’s long-promised Venom movie.

The film, spun out of the Spider-Man movie universe (at least sort of), will star Tom Hardy in the title role. He’s joined in the ensemble by Riz Ahmed, Michelle Williams, Jenny Slate, Reid Scott and Scott Haze. Ruben Fleischer, of Zombieland fame, is directing this one.

The start of production on the film was honoured in the now-traditional fashion by a Tweet. Here’s the official day one Tweet that was sent out from the film’s official Twitter account…

Day 1. #Venom pic.twitter.com/ftkf9pEWn3

Venom Movie (@VenomMovie) October 24, 2017

Venom is due in cinemas on October 5th 2018.


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Supergirl season 3 episode 3 review: Far From The Tree

6 hours ago

Delia Harrington Oct 24, 2017

Supergirl takes a backseat in this emotional J'onn- and Sanvers-centric episode. Spoilers ahead in our review...

This review contains spoilers.

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3.3 Far From The Tree

This episode is all about fathers and closure, although not everyone gets the ending they wanted.

It's rare for Supergirl to take a back seat on her own show, but in this case it was worth it. While she was certainly part of J'onn's adventure on Mars, she played a supporting role that allowed J'onn's relationship with his father and the Martian resistance to take centre stage. Meanwhile, back on earth, the absence of Kara, Winn, James, Lena, and new characters Sam and Ruby allowed the emotional Maggie-centric story the room to breathe that it deserved. Like other Flarrowverse/Berlanti shows, this ensemble is getting too »

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Marvel would consider all-female superhero movie

12 hours ago

Don Kaye Oct 24, 2017

Thor: Ragnarok star Tessa Thompson throws down the gauntlet and Kevin Feige responds: why not an all-female Marvel movie?

During the recent press junket for the upcoming Thor: Ragnarok, actress Tessa Thompson -- who is one of the movie’s highlights as Valkyrie -- mentioned being at the head of a group of Marvel stars who approached studio president Kevin Feige about the idea of doing an all-women Marvel movie. Think an Avengers-style picture starring Black Widow, Captain Marvel, Scarlet Witch, Valkyrie, Gamora, Mantis, Wasp, Pepper Potts, and perhaps Sharon Carter.

When Den Of Geek Us had a chance to sit down one-on-one with Feige a little later, here’s what he said about the moment and the idea. “We were on the lot at Pinewood in Atlanta, and yes I got tapped on the shoulder and I turned around and there was almost every great actress that we were working with. »

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Phantom Thread trailer: Daniel Day-Lewis' final film

15 hours ago

Joseph Baxter Oct 24, 2017

Daniel Day-Lewis is an eccentric fashion designer for the elite in the Phantom Thread trailer...

Daniel Day-Lewis has justifiably acquired a reputation as the most eccentrically chameleonic actors out there. However, this past summer, the 60-year-old actor and three-time Best Lead Actor Oscar winner announced his most shocking role to date: retiree. Consequently, the upcoming historical drama, Phantom Thread will purportedly stand as Day-Lewis’s final film role.

If the pledge holds, he’s going out with a bang, reunited with director Paul Thomas Anderson for an introspective character study.

The Phantom Thread trailer showcases what (for now,) stands as Daniel Day-Lewis’s last onscreen role before he takes a proverbial curtain call from the movie industry. Here, he delves into 1950s London, playing Reynolds Woodcock, a fashion designer and dressmaker for Britain’s high society types, be it royalty, celebrities, heiresses and the generally wealthy. While »

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Doctor Who, and the casting of soap stars in the show

15 hours ago

Mark Harrison Oct 24, 2017

As Doctor Who series 11 adds a trio of soap opera stars to its cast. And it makes sense...

What do Mandip Gill, Tosin Cole and Bradley Walsh have in common? Other than the fact that they're all joining Jodie Whittaker's Doctor as part of the regular cast of Doctor Who's next series, they've all acted in soap operas. Even 12 years since the show was revived by a former Coronation Street writer, that still makes some fans nervous.

Whatever your thoughts on Corrie, EastEnders and other serial dramas (to give them their proper name – the nickname comes from an outdated observation about soap companies sponsoring many of them), they're the best, most relevant training ground for young actors in British television. It's also more relevant to the experience of working on Doctor Who than you might necessarily expect.

We won't go so far as Doctor Who »

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Win! The Mummy DVDs and Dark Universe boxsets!

19 hours ago

Den Of Geek Oct 24, 2017

Competition time! Win The Mummy and classic monster DVDs!

We've got more goodies to give away! This time, we're giving away copies of The Mummy on DVD, as well as Dark Universe classic boxsets too. Two readers are going to be going away with a lot of films.

Here's the basics on The Mummy (2017)....

An ancient evil is unleashed after centuries of captivity and her lust for revenge threatens to destroy the world in The Mummy, a spectacular saga available now on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray™, DVD and Digital, from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment (UK).

Tom Cruise (Mission: Impossible, Top Gun) battles the ultimate evil in a breathtaking version of the legendary and mystical monster that has captivated and terrified humankind for centuries. With more than an hour of never-before-seen bonus features, The Mummy 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray™and DVD reveal the deepest secrets behind this sumptuous and wonder-filled epic. »

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Geostorm: back to the 90s with Dean Devlin’s Armageddon 2

20 hours ago

Ed Kegenof Oct 24, 2017

It’s the end of the world yet again in the sci-fi disaster thriller, Geostorm. An unofficial sequel to Michael Bay’s Armageddon...?

With Independence Day, director Roland Emmerich and producer Dean Devlin managed to single-handedly resuscitate the disaster movie - a genre that had wheezed to a halt following an increasingly daft sequence of examples in the late 70s and early 80s (for a stunning night in, check out the low-rent majesty of Meteor, The Swarm or When Time Ran Out). Sure, Independence Day was an alien invasion movie straight out of the 50s, but its scenes of global panic and destruction were pure Irwin Allen. A certified hit in 1996, Independence Day sparked a wave of incendiary movies in the same vein, with scenarios varying from exploding volcanoes (Dante’s Peak and, well, Volcano), a giant monster (Godzilla) and duelling asteroid movies Deep Impact and Armageddon. »

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The Walking Dead season 8 episode 1 review: Mercy

22 October 2017 9:57 PM, PDT

Ron Hogan Oct 23, 2017

The Walking Dead returns: here's our spoiler-filled look at the season 8 premiere...

This review contains spoilers.

8.1 Mercy

It's strange how coincidences can happen. Earlier this week, prior to watching the eighth season premiere of The Walking Dead, I watched an episode of BoJack Horseman. I'm quite a fan of “the sad horse show,” thought I find it difficult to recommend to other people given just how dark and serious it can turn when it's not making fun animal puns. Without spoiling the particular episode, one of the characters admits that when life becomes overwhelming, a fantasy recurs. That character imagines a distant future in which that character's great-great-grandchild is speaking to classmates about just how well everything turned out for her ancestor, and how said ancestor is one of the grandchild's heroes.

Watching Mercy, I was struck by the recurring motif of Rick, on the cusp of »

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Last Action Hero’s failure: Schwarzenegger argues Clinton partly to blame

22 October 2017 9:50 PM, PDT

Simon Brew Oct 23, 2017

Last Action Hero failed partly because of a change in politics, argues Arnold Schwarzenegger...

When Arnold Schwarzenneger’s first big action vehicle following Terminator 2 – 1993’s Last Action Hero – went head to head with Jurassic Park at the box office, you don’t need us to tell you that the dinosaurs won. Arnie’s box office power never hit the same heights again either, although True Lies had a go, and in the aftermath of Last Action Hero’s disappointing takings, several reasons were cited.

But the election of Bill Clinton wasn’t one of them.

However, in a new interview, Schwarzengger has reflected on Last Action Hero’s underwhelming box office performance, and part-concluded that new politics had its place in the mix.

“It was one of those things where President Clinton was elected and the press somehow made the whole thing kind of political where they thought, »

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Doctor Who series 11: new companions confirmed, new format

22 October 2017 9:41 PM, PDT

Simon Brew Oct 23, 2017

Bradley Walsh is one of three companions for the Doctor in series 11, as format changes to Doctor Who are also confirmed.

Changes ahead in the world of Doctor Who, it’s been confirmed, as series 11 is going to see Jodie Whittaker's Doctor travel with three new companions. What’s more, she’s going to be travelling across fewer episodes, too.

As had been widely rumoured, Jodie Whittaker will be joined by Bradley Walsh in the Tardis for the new run of the show. He’s set to play a character by the name of Graham. New showrunner Chris Chibnall though has said that “the new Doctor is going to need new friends”, and as such he’s also cast Tosin Cole in the role of Ryan, and Mandip Gill as Yasmin.

Also joining the cast is Sharon D Clarke in what’s described as a “recurring” role. »

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Outlander season 3 episode 6 review: A. Malcolm

22 October 2017 6:13 PM, PDT

Kayti Burt Oct 23, 2017

Claire and Jamie are reunited in an extended Outlander episode that explores the difference between love and intimacy...

This review contains spoilers.

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3.6 A Malcolm

Time is an unpredictable thing. Sometimes, it steals things from you that you can't get back — emotions of a younger self your older self can no longer feel. Other times, it respects the most precious things you have, the feelings that have come to define you, and lets them endure.

Claire and Jamie's love falls into that second category. When they come together after two decades apart, both are nervous that the love they still feel will have faded in the other. We, as viewers, know this is not the case. We have seen these two struggle to live their lives apart. However, Jamie and Claire have no such luxury. »

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