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Preview of Baby Badass #1

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This coming February sees the launch of Action Lab Entertainment’s new miniseries Baby Badass, and we have a first look preview of the debut issue for you here; check it out…

The future ain’t pretty. It’s 2043, and the United States Under God is a dry, violent place filled with aggressive degenerates. ‘Born’ into this world is Baby Badass; a failed military experiment who escapes into the New West desert where he’s discovered by a sweet waitress who takes him in, not knowing that the slumbering bundle is actually a 33 year old half-formed hybrid clone of super-soldier Alphie Omega.

On the run from an evil entity called M.O.T.H.E.R. (Military Organization to Harness Evolutionary Resources), it’s Mad Max meets Idiocracy—a hilarious and disturbing journey into a dark future of fear, sex, violence, and the occasional diaper-change. Baby Badass is a fun, »

- Amie Cranswick

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Blu-ray Review – Carrie (1976)

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Carrie, 1976.

Directed by Brian De Palma.

Starring Sissy Spacek, Nancy Allen, John Travolta, William Katt, Piper Laurie, Amy Irving, P.J. Soles, and Betty Buckley.

Synopsis:

A shy teenage girl with a domineering religious mother unleashes hell with her telekinetic powers against all those who have wronged her.

On the back of their excellent release of John Carpenter’s The Thing on Blu-ray earlier this year, Arrow Video have yet again delved into the vault of horror classics from notable directors and given Brian De Palma’s 1976 adaptation of Stephen King’s Carrie a 4K restoration, presented here in a glorious limited edition featuring some juicy new extras.

Carrie White (Sissy SpacekJFK) is a shy teenage girl without any friends, bullied at school by the other girls and sheltered from the fun of regular teenage life by her overbearing religious mother Margaret (Piper LaurieThe Hustler), who punishes Carrie whenever »

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The Week in Star Wars – Mark Hamill opens up about disagreements on The Last Jedi, Han Solo teaser poster, Daisy Ridley reveals her Star Wars future and more

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Your Monday edition of The Week in Star Wars contains a lot of new promotional stuff for The Last Jedi, comments from the cast and crew, a teaser poster for Solo: A Star Wars Story, and more…

Can you believe it: this week sees the release of Star Wars: The Last Jedi! And with only a few days to go before we can all see the continuation of the Star Wars Saga, promotion and hype for the film is kicking into overdrive. The cast and crew all recently attended a press conference ahead of the premiere, and Mark Hamill revealed that he had and director Rian Johnson had very different visions for Luke Skywalker’s character in the eighth movie. “The most shocking thing I read was it’s time for the Jedi to end, ” he said. “And I mean, I understood Luke’s regret at being wrong about who »

- Luke Owen

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Chicago Film Critics Association champion Call Me By Your Name with 2017 award nominations

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Critical darlings and awards favorites Call Me By Your Name and The Shape of Water proved to be heavy hitters within the Chicago Film Critics Association (of which yours truly is a fresh, honorary member). The former received eight nominations while the latter received seven. Meanwhile, in third place was a three-way tie between Lady Bird, Dunkirk, and Phantom Thread, each with six nominations apiece.

There were also some surprises in store, as Raw (an artistically disturbing French cannibal horror feature seemingly forgotten about during this awards season, and disappointingly so as it’s one of the most overlooked and flat-out best films of the year) managed to secure nominations in both Best Foreign Language Film and Most Promising Filmmaker (a conversation Julia Ducournau definitely deserves to be in alongside popular hopefuls Greta Gerwig and Jordan Peele). Beloved character actor Harry Dean Stanton (most of you probably remember him as »

- Robert Kojder

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Promo for The Walking Dead Season 8 Episode 9

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With The Walking Dead season 8 now on a break until February, a promo has arrived online for the returning episode of AMC’s zombie drama series; check it out here…

See Also: Follow all of our coverage of The Walking Dead here

The Walking Dead season 8 airs on Sundays on AMC in the Us and on Mondays on Fox in the UK.

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- Amie Cranswick

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Justice League star unhappy with theatrical cut, new Ready Player One trailer, Carrie Fisher’s script re-writes on The Last Jedi and more – Weekend News Roundup

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More Unhappiness In The League

We’ve heard a lot from the cast and crew of Justice League since the film’s release, with a lot of people unhappy with the final theatrical cut that was released with Joss Whedon’s edits. Cinematographer Fabian Wagner has asked for Warner Bros. to release the Zack Snyder cut of the film, and now its lead villain Ciaran Hinds has also voiced his distaste for what was eventually released. Read more here.

Good News For The League

In some good news, however, thanks to a fantastic opening in China Justice League is performing well at the global box office. By the close of play this weekend, Justice League grossed $212.1 million domestically, and a further $401.3 million worldwide for a total of $613.4 million. Reports say the film will need to gross $650 million worldwide in order to break even, which could be a big test given »

- Luke Owen

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Hellboy’s David Harbour describes the reboot as a “monster movie that’s dark and scary”

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As Lionsgate gears up to begin production on its R-rated Hellboy reboot, new lead David Harbour has been chatting to Variety about the film, describing it as a “monster movie that’s dark and scary” and explaining what drew him to the project.

“Superhero movies are the mythos of modern America,” said the Stranger Things star. “The ancient Greeks had Agamemnon, Achilles, and Cressida, and we have Captain America, Iron Man, and Superman. They are mythos, so I wanted to be involved in that conversation. These movies have been of a certain brand. With Deadpool and Logan, they are trying to do different things. So we are trying to do our own brand of that. I was really excited by that concept — to make a real monster movie that’s dark and scary and about the end of the world.”

See Also: Hellboy creator Mike Mignola hopes reboot can spawn »

- Gary Collinson

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Simon Kinberg on course correcting the X-Men series with Dark Phoenix, confirms Genosha

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After more than a decade serving as writer and producer on 20th Century Fox’s X-Men franchise, Simon Kinberg now finds himself behind the camera for the latest chapter of the main series, X-Men: Dark Phoenix.

Earlier in the week we saw some first look images from the movie – Fox’s second attempt at adapting The Dark Phoenix Saga after the disappointing X-Men: The Last Stand – and now Kinberg has been chatting to EW about the movie, stating that he intends on course correcting the series after mistakes made with the previous chapter, X-Men: Apocalypse.

“I think we took our eye off what has always been the bedrock of the franchise which is these characters,” said Kinberg. It became about global destruction and visual effects over emotion and character… One of the things I went into this film wanting to do is obviously focus on the characters and give them »

- Gary Collinson

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The Defenders and Daredevil producer adapting The Witcher for Netflix

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Back in May it was revealed that Netflix had snapped up the rights to Andrzej Sapkowski’s Witcher saga, and now comes word from Variety that the streaming service has tapped Lauren Schmidt Hissrich (The Defenders, Daredevil, Power) to adapt the material as a TV series.

Launching as a series of short stories in the Polish sci-fi magazine Fantastyka in the 1980s, The Witcher now spans eight books, along with various comics, tabletop games and a major video game franchise. The property was also previously developed as a live-action Polish-language TV series.

The Witcher revolves around the character Geralt of Rivia, one of the worlds last remaining witchers – monster hunters who are trained and mutated from birth to slay deadly beasts. Schmidt Hissrich will serve as executive producer and showrunner on the series, which is being executive produced by Sean Daniel and Jason Brown of The Sean Daniel Company.

The »

- Gary Collinson

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Video Game Review – LocoRoco 2 Remastered

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Shaun Munro reviews LocoRoco 2 Remastered…

Cult classic PSP platformer LocoRoco was given a superbly shiny new 4K PS4 port back in May, and now its 2008 sequel has also gotten the glossy makeover treatment to similarly dazzling effect. LocoRoco 2 Remastered may not deviate much from the formula firmly established by its predecessor, largely succeeding and faltering in the same areas, but for fans of the series, this new high-fidelity version is a great excuse to blast through the breezy title once again.

After order is restored to the LocoRoco planet at the end of the first game, Bon Mucho, the leader of the evil Moja, launches a second strike against the LocoRoco, forcing them to once again defend their homeworld from the creatures. Even for the low standards of platforming games it’s the most basic, forgettable sequel premise, a gossamer-thin means to an end to justify more spritely platforming madness »

- Shaun Munro

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Hot Toys’ Justice League Movie Masterpiece Batman collectible figure available to pre-order now

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Sideshow has revealed a batch of promotional images for Hot Toys’ sixth scale Movie Masterpiece Series Batman figure which is based on the likeness of Ben Affleck’s Dark Knight in the DC superhero team-up Justice League. The collectible is available to pre-order now, priced at $266 and is expected to ship October-December 2018; check it out below…

See Also: Prime 1 Studio’s Aquaman Justice League statue revealed

Sideshow and Hot Toys are thrilled to officially introduce a special Deluxe Version of the all-new 1/6th scale Batman collectible figure from Justice League for all DC fans.

Meticulously crafted based on Ben Affleck’s appearance as Batman in Justice League, the movie-accurate collectible figure features two interchangeable heads which include a newly developed head sculpt and a masked head, three interchangeable eyepieces and lower faces capturing Ben Affleck’s facial expressions in the film, a newly developed muscular body, a brand-new Batsuit and leather-like cape, »

- Amie Cranswick

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Second Opinion – Stronger (2017)

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Stronger, 2017.

Directed by David Gordon Green.

Starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Tatiana Maslany, Miranda Richardson, Richard Lane Jr, Nate Richman, Lenny Clarke, Carlos Sanz, and Clancy Brown.

Synopsis:

Stronger is the inspiring real life story of Jeff Bauman, an ordinary man who captured the hearts of his city and the world to become a symbol of hope after surviving the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing.

On 15th April 2013 two bombs were detonated at the finish line of the Boston Marathon. Stronger focuses on the story of Jeff Bauman (Gyllenhaal) who underwent a double above the knee amputation after being caught in the blast.

Stronger is not an easy film to watch. From the off the tension builds to almost unbearable levels as Jeff heads to the finish line and it’s an agonising eternity before the bomb goes off. A standout scene is when Jeff is having his bandages removed for the first time. »

- Helen Murdoch

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Universal developing Slaughterhouse-Five TV series

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Variety is reporting that Universal Cable Productions is developing an adaptation of Kurt Vonnegut’s classic novel Slaughterhouse-Five, which is being written and executive produced by Patrick Macmanus, showrunner on Happy!.

The 1969 book tells the story of Billy Pilgrim, a chaplain’s assistant in the U.S. Army survives the firebombing of Dresden during World War II, only to find himself becoming “unstuck” in time with the narrative then jumping to various points in his life.

“There are no lines that Vonnegut ever throws away, but there are certain lines within the book that allude to a much larger world,” said Macmanus, who is envisioning the series as one that expands on the world of the novel whilst remaining true to its themes. “I’m not just talking about going off into outer space. He alludes to the Balkanization of the United States and to the hydrogen bombing of the United States. »

- Gary Collinson

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Steampunk western series That Dirty Black Bag in development

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Deadline is reporting that Franc’s Federation Entertainment (Marseille) and Italy’s Palomar (Inspector Montalbano) are teaming up for the steampunk western series That Dirty Black Bag, which is currently in development under creator Mauro Aragoni.

The eight-episode series will be shot in English, and takes place on a savage, scorched and deserted world where resources are scarce and it’s a daily struggle for survival. There, two men and two worlds will collide in an epic clash.

Aragoni is currently working on the scripts for That Dirty Black Bag with writers Silvia Ebreul and Marcello Izzo, and filming is set to get underway next year in Italy and other southern European counties.

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- Gary Collinson

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