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The Most Disappointing – Star Wars: The Last Jedi

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Anghus Houvouras on Star Wars: The Last Jedi (major spoilers follow)…

It’s all been done. That song by Canada’s eighth best band Barenaked Ladies was bouncing around my head as I watched the latest installment of the Star Wars saga. A galaxy, far, far away isn’t nearly as exciting as it used to be. Not since Disney bought the franchise and turned it into an annual blockbuster money printing machine. The series has been floundering ever since the lackluster Star Wars: The Force Awakens opened in 2015, followed by the even more formulaic and haphazard Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. The Last Jedi is the third and most salient example that it’s all been done and Disney has little interest in doing anything differently.

Trust me when I say, this sucks. Disliking things that are insanely popular is fine, but when you write columns »

- Anghus Houvouras

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The CW developing psychological thriller series Lady in the Mask

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The CW has announced that it is developing a new psychological thriller series entitled Lady in the Mask, which is being penned by Thomas Brandon and produced by Amblin TV and CBS Television.

According to Deadline, Lady in the Mask takes place in a near future where people are able to back-up their brains to a hard drive. It “centers on a woman who awakens in the hospital after a suspicious car accident and learns her memory was damaged and restored from a two-year-old ‘back-up.’ As she tries to return to her seemingly loving husband, high-profile job in her family’s tech Vc firm, and otherwise normal life, the details about her missing years begin to contradict each other, leading her to believe she’s being manipulated by someone close to her, that the accident was no accident, and that she’s at the center of a much larger conspiracy… »

- Gary Collinson

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Preview of Justice League #35

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Justice League #35 is out this coming Wednesday, and we’ve got a preview of the issue for you here courtesy of DC Comics; take a look…

“Lost” part two! Still greatly affected by the shocking events of the previous issue, the Justice League attempts to regain its balance when an alien infestation threatens the Earth. But nothing can prepare them for an attack closer to home…one that will reveal devastating truths about the League itself!

Justice League #35 is out on December 20th, priced $2.99.

Via ComicBook

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- Amie Cranswick

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Lego releases promotional images for its 60 Years of the Lego Brick anniversary set

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Lego has revealed a batch of promotional images for its 60 Years of the Lego Brick set which is available exclusively from January 28th – February 14th with purchases of $125 or more and includes miniature versions of Classic sets Castle, Airport Shuttle, Space Cruiser and Moonbase and the Black Seas Barracuda, along with a special commemorative brick; take a look at the official images here…

Via The Brick Fan

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- Amie Cranswick

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi debuts to second-biggest ever opening day at the box office

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After starting its North American theatrical run with the second biggest ever Thursday preview takings, Star Wars: The Last Jedi has carried that into its first full day at the box office, with the movie grossing $100.4 million on Friday, second only to Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ $119 million.

Having been tracking a $200 million domestic opening weekend, analysts are now suggesting a $208 million to $214 million debut for The Last Jedi, which would put it ahead of The Avengers ($207.4 million) and potentially Jurassic World ($208.8 million) for the second best opening weekend after The Force Awakens ($247.9 million).

International numbers are still to come in for Friday, but The Last Jedi had grossed $60.8 million from 48 markets by close of play on Thursday. Worldwide opening estimates for the film put its weekend at around $425 million.

See Also: Read our reviews of Star Wars: The Last Jedi here, here and here

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- Gary Collinson

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Thor: Ragnarok concept art features an alternate design for Korg

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Illustrator Ian Joyner has shared some concept artwork for Thor: Ragnarok, which features an alternate design for the character of Korg the Kronan, portrayed in the film by director Taika Waititi. Check it out here, and let us know in the comments below what you make of this early design compared to the character’s final look in the movie….

In Marvel Studios’ “Thor: Ragnarok,” Thor is imprisoned on the other side of the universe without his mighty hammer and finds himself in a race against time to get back to Asgard to stop Ragnarok—the destruction of his homeworld and the end of Asgardian civilization—at the hands of an all-powerful threat, the ruthless Hela. But first he must survive a deadly gladiatorial contest that pits him against his former ally and fellow Avenger—the Incredible Hulk.

Thor: Ragnarok is directed by Taika Waititi (What We Do in the Shadows »

- Amie Cranswick

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Preview of Star Wars: Doctor Aphra #15

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Marvel releases Star Wars: Doctor Aphra #15 this coming Wednesday, and we have a preview of the issue for you here; check it out…

Rogue archaeologist Doctor Aphra may be in over her head…

…but at least she’s not alone!  Er…let’s hope they’re friendly!

Star Wars: Doctor Aphra #15 is out on December 20th, priced $3.99.

Via GraphicPolicy

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- Amie Cranswick

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Ivy meets Jack the Ripper in first clip from Batman: Gotham by Gaslight

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The first clip has been released from the upcoming animated adaptation of Brian Augustyn and Mike Mignola’s 1989 graphic novel Batman: Gotham by Gaslight which sees Ivy meet Jack the Ripper; watch it here…

See Also: Watch the trailer for Batman: Gotham by Gaslight here

Batman: Gotham By Gaslight takes place at the turn of the century as America’s continued industrial revolution is to be showcased at a World’s Fair hosted by Gotham City. But while the world prepares to witness the glittery glory of Gotham’s technological advances, there is a killer loose in the city’s darkest shadows. Preying on the city’s women, this killer is as precise as he is cruel. As Police Commissioner James Gordon tries to calm the fears of Gotham’s citizens regarding the butcher called Jack the Ripper, the masked vigilante Batman enacts his own detective work – with the help of confident, »

- Amie Cranswick

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Promo for Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 5 Episode 5 – ‘Rewind’

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ABC has released a promo for next week’s fifth episode of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. season 5, entitled ‘Rewind’; watch it here…

With the surprising help of Lance Hunter, nothing will stop Fitz from finding the lost team as his incredible journey is revealed, on “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” Friday, December 22nd on ABC.

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. airs on ABC on Friday nights.

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- Amie Cranswick

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Battlestar Galactica’s Ronald D. Moore to develop space race drama at Apple

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As Apple continues its march into original programming, it has added yet another show to its slate, this time coming from the reimagined Battlestar Galactica creator Ronald D. Moore. Per Deadline, the untitled series will be a drama imagining what the world might look like if the global space race had never ended.

Moore has created and written the series along with Fargo executive producers Matt Wolpert and Ben Nedivi. Moore, Wolpert and Nedivi will executive produce the series with Moore’s Tall Ships Productions Maril Davis.

Moore is teaming up again with Sony Pictures Television for the series, specifically with former Sony TV presidents Jamie Erlicht & Zack Van Amburg. The pair left Sony for Apple earlier this year and have worked with Moore on several shows, such as Moore’s Outlander and Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams. This also marks Apple’s third original series order, after giving »

- Ricky Church

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Trailer for drama series Save Me starring Suranne Jones and Lennie James

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Sky Atlanic has released a trailer for its upcoming drama series Save Me, which features a cast that includes Suranne Jones (Doctor Foster), Lennie James (The Walking Dead) and Stephen Graham (This is England), Jason Flemyng (Jamestown). Check it out below, along with the official synopsis…

The uniquely British drama introduces a unique and unlikely hero in Nelson ‘Nelly’ Rowe (Lennie James) – a man who ‘likes a drink’, who lives with whichever woman he happens to be sleeping with at the time – often more than one and sometimes more than two. He is the life and soul of his local boozer: a charmer, a chancer, a fighter, a liar and, at his age, a man who should know better.

Nelly’s world is turned upside down when he is arrested and accused of kidnapping the 13-year-old daughter he barely knew existed. Jody’s mother, Claire (Suranne Jones) who shared a »

- Gary Collinson

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Trailer for Ya romance Every Day starring Angourie Rice and Justice Smith

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Orion Pictures has released a new trailer for director Michael Sucsy’s upcoming adaptation of David Levithan’s New York Times bestselling Ya novel Every Day. The fantasy romance stars Angourie Rice, Maria Bello, Debby Ryan, Jacob Batalon, Justice Smith, Owen Teague, Lucas Jade Zumann, and Colin Ford; watch it below along with a selection of images…

Based on David Levithan’s acclaimed New York Times bestseller, Every Day tells the story of Rhiannon (Angourie Rice), a 16-year old girl who falls in love with a mysterious spirit named “A” who inhabits a different body every day. Feeling an unmatched connection, Rhiannon and A work each day to find each other, not knowing what or who the next day will bring. The more the two fall in love, the more the realities of loving someone who is a different person every 24 hours takes a toll, leaving Rhiannon and “A” to »

- Amie Cranswick

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Romancing Saga 2 now available on PC and consoles

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Square Enix have announced that their classic 1993 RPG Romancing Saga 2 is now available digitally for PC and consoles.  This is the first time the game has been released on current platforms and to celebrate this release, Square Enix are offering the game with a generous 20% discount across all platforms, including the iOS and Android versions which were released last year.  This discount will be available until 8th January.

In Romancing Saga 2 players take the throne of the Varennes Empire where they will experience a deep and compelling narrative that sees them control several generations of rulers in an intense battle against the Seven Heroes.  Would be rulers will control a variety of characters from the Imperial succession and follow the empire’s development as it changes based on the actions made.

Each character under player control will possess different attributes and skills and be able to learn new battle formations, »

- Andrew Newton

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The Fantasticast #261 – Marvel Two-in-One #31 – My Sweetheart, My Killer

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Stephen Lacey and Andrew Leyland are your guide to Marvel’s First Family, The Fantastic Four. Starting at the very beginning of the Marvel Age of Comics, they cover every issue of The Fantastic Four, every spinoff title (Strange Tales, Marvel Two-In-One, and more), every guest appearance and every cameo, in order of publication…

Meadows, Airplanes, and Hypnosis

Hello, and welcome to episode 261 of The Fantasticast. Each week, Steve Lacey and Andy Leyland guide you through every issue, guest-appearance and cameo of The Fantastic Four.

This week, we return to jolly old London town for the further adventures of Ben Grimm in the Land of Blighty. Both the Thing and Spider-Woman find themselves on the trail of the missing Alicia Masters, to stop Hydra from turning her into a horrific spider-mutant. Meanwhile, the most unlikely treasure hunt since the last Nicolas Cage movie continues.

Yes, it’s Marvel Two-in-One #31, presented by Marv Wolfman, »

- Gary Collinson

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Preview of Big Trouble in Little China: Old Man Jack #4

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Boom! Studios releases Big Trouble in Little China: Old Man Jack #4 this coming Wednesday, and you can take a look at a preview of the issue here; check it out…

Jack and Lo Pan follow Pete into the lair of the Demon of Vengeance, only to face a stunning betrayal!

Big Trouble in Little China: Old Man Jack #4 is out on December 20th, priced $3.99.

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- Amie Cranswick

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Netflix’s Judd Apatow comedy Love to end after season 3

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The upcoming third season of Gillian Jacobs (Community) and Paul Rust’s comedy drama Love will be its last.

The Hollywood Reporter announced that Netflix had decided to end the Judd Apatow produced series after its third run, which debuts on the streaming service from March 9th 2018.

“I am really excited about the third season of Love,” said Apatow, “I think it is our sweetest, funniest season and ends our story in a beautiful way.”

Apatow co-created the series with Girls collaborator Lesley Arfin and Rust.

Have Netflix cancelled this too early, or was its absence from your browsing menu an indication that the show never had much viewer traction? Let us know what you think.

“The series follows nice guy Gus (Paul Rust) and brazen wild-child Mickey (Gillian Jacobs) as they navigate the exhilarations and humiliations of intimacy, commitment, love and other things they were hoping to avoid. In the second season, »

- Matt Rodgers

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The 15:17 to Paris featurette explores the casting of its real-life heroes

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Following on from the first trailer [watch it here], Warner Bros. has released a featurette for the upcoming biographical drama The 15:17 to Paris which sees director Clint Eastwood discussing the true story behind the film and casting the actual real-life heroes Anthony Sadler, Alek Skarlatos, and Spencer Stone as themselves; watch the featurette here…

In the early evening of August 21, 2015, the world watched in stunned silence as the media reported a thwarted terrorist attack on Thalys train #9364 bound for Paris—an attempt prevented by three courageous young Americans travelling through Europe. The film follows the course of the friends’ lives, from the struggles of childhood through finding their footing in life, to the series of unlikely events leading up to the attack. Throughout the harrowing ordeal, their friendship never wavers, making it their greatest weapon and allowing them to save the lives of the more than 500 passengers on board.

The 15:17 to Paris »

- Amie Cranswick

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Hitman Holiday Pack gives you a bunch of free content this Christmas

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Have a very Happy Hitman Christmas, with the Hitman Holiday Pack! Free from today, access the Paris episode alongside Ioi’s free festive content, ‘Holiday Hoarders’. It’s time for Agent 47 to save Parisian Christmas; thieves are trying to ruin the holidays by interfering with Santa’s deliveries around the Palais de Walewska – gasp! Plus, you know, you can aid Santa and then snuff the jingle out of his bells if you really fancy wearing the suit. Merry Christmas!

Here is everything included in the Hitman Holiday Pack, alongside the free prologue (Ica Facility):

Ica Facility Location

2 story missions 2 Escalation Contracts 40+ Challenges 17 Xbox achievements / Ps Trophies

Paris Location

‘Showstopper’ story mission ‘Holiday Hoarders’ mission 18 Escalation Contracts 20 levels of Paris Mastery (including 6 gear/weapon unlocks) 100+ Challenges 7 Xbox achievements / Ps Trophies Vampire Magician Challenge Pack Secret Santa Challenge Pack (rewards Santa suit unlock) Professional Difficulty Level for Paris Future Re-activated Elusive »

- Emma Withington

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Netflix renews Frontier for third season

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Netflix has announced the renewal of Frontier for a third season. The series stars Jason Momoa (Justice League) as Declan Harp, a half-Irish, half-native American outlaw fighting against the North American fur trade in the 1700s.

The series comes from Robb and Peter Blackie and is a Netflix original in association with Discovery Canada. Frontier also stars Landon Liboiron (Hemlock Grove), Alun Armstrong (New TricksBraveheart), Zoe Boyle (Sons of Anarchy), Jessica Matten (A Red Girl’s Reasoning), Allan Hawco (Republic of Doyle) and Katie McGrath (Supergirl).

Frontier season 3 will premiere in 2018 and will run for six episodes.

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- Ricky Church

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Final Fantasy Xiv Patch 4.2 Rise of a New Sun details and Fan Fest dates released

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Final Fantasy Xiv: Stormblood Patch 4.2, ‘Rise of a New Sun’, will turn its focus to Doma in the main scenario quest line and introduce a brand new 8-man raid: Omega: Sigmascape. This isn’t all, however! 4.2 is absolutely jam packed with updates and fresh content, including: new trials and dungeons, updates to the Glamour system, storage solutions, and let’s not forget the Forbidden Land of Eureka!

Here is the initial list of updates, including some extra titbits we’ve learned so far:

New Main Scenario and Side Quests: The Side Quests will kick-off the next chapter in the Hildibrand storyline. New Raid Dungeon: Omega: Sigmascape (Normal/Savage). The Forbidden Land of Eureka. Glamour System Updates: A new feature called Glamour Commode will be implemented and can contain up to 200 Glamours. Inventory Updates: Stackable item limit will be raised from 99 to 999, and Chocobo Saddlebags will be introduced – carrying 70 additional Inventory slots. »

- Emma Withington

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