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Pinball FX3 Review

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As someone who squandered a fair amount of his misspent youth dropping quarter after quarter into various pinball machines housed inside sketchy arcades across the United States, I’ve always appreciated Zen Studio’s deliriously enjoyable Pinball FX series. I’ve sunk countless hours into FX 2 over the years, usually after a long day at work when I just needed some time to unwind. While some might view pinball as an archaic form of entertainment — especially in the complicated realm of modern video games — I’ve always enjoyed the thrill of attempting to obliterate my high score on a table I thought I’d already mastered. Long story short: Pinball FX 2 embodied everything I wanted in a video game version of pinball, at least, until Zen Studio decided to unleash a follow-up.

The newest iteration of the long-running series introduces elements I never knew I’d always wanted. For example, »

- Todd Rigney

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A Hat in Time Review

7 hours ago

The first few things you’re likely to hear about A Hat in Time are that it’s cute, it’s a 3D collect-a-thon platformer, and it features swappable hats that provide unique abilities. But none of those things are the reason to play it. The real value of A Hat in Time is that it’s a game of pure imagination. I can’t remember the last game I played that felt so unrestrained and confident. Collecting “Time Pieces” is the player’s primary goal, and while there’s only 40 of them (compared to the 100-or-so MacGuffins in similar games), the path to each one is stuffed with ideas, jokes, and visual flair. The game could honestly have been a classic, were it not for the old death knell of 3D platformers: sloppy, uncooperative controls.

There’s not really any mechanical innovation here, but it wouldn’t be necessary anyway. »

- Jordan Hurst

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7 Superheroes Who Could Thrive On Television

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We live in an era where television has become a prime medium for comic book adaptations. While shows like Smallville existed beforehand, it was the release of Arrow in 2012 that truly helped convince networks that these properties could be financially successful on the small screen.

Since then, fans have seen all sorts of expansions take place, from the Arrowverse giving birth to The Flash, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, Constantine, and Supergirl, to the Netflix side of the Marvel Cinematic Universe bringing us Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Iron Fist, and The Defenders, to even the X-Men series growing on television with Legion and The Gifted.

With even more properties like The Punisher and Black Lightning set to hit our screens quite soon as well, we thought we’d compile a list of seven other superheroes that we believe not only deserve their own show, but could realistically be pulled off successfully. »

- Red Stewart

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7 Actors That Got Screwed Over By Comic Book Movies

14 hours ago

Acting in a blockbuster is not all candy and sunshine. With hundreds of millions of dollars riding on the film’s success, a lot of pressure can be placed on the crew which is then transferred to the actors. That’s not to say that this is a frequent thing, but it has occurred enough to the point where it’s burst in sudden ways, such as George Clooney and David O. Russell’s fist fight during the filming of Three Kings or Christian Bale’s infamous rant against cinematographer Shane Hurlbut on the set of Terminator Salvation

What tends to really happen, though, is things change during production. What someone signed on to do initially was altered while filming and set the actor on a different course without them even knowing about it until it was too late. This happens more often then we’d like to think, especially »

- Red Stewart

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It: Chapter Two Could Be A Psychedelic Trip Into The Mind Of Pennywise

15 hours ago

Pennywise the Dancing Clown, also known as The Eater of Worlds, is arguably one of Stephen King’s crowning achievements.

Much like the Boggart of Harry Potter, King’s killer clown is able to lure its victims (children, mostly) by assuming the form of their biggest fears – be it a burning mass of human flesh or, in the case of Stanley, a warped oil painting running amok. That nightmare fuel formed the spine of New Line’s recent adaptation and even now, over a month after its initial release, It continues to perform quite well at the global box office, recently smashing through $600 million worldwide.

It’s no wonder New Line and Warner Bros. wasted little time before issuing the green light on It: Chapter Two. A September 2019 release date is already in place, and we understand both Andy and Barbara Muschietti are prepared to reprise their roles as director and producer, »

- Matt Joseph

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Robert Englund Reveals Whether He’d Ever Play Freddy Krueger Again

15 hours ago

We all know the story of Wes Craven’s 1984 horror classic A Nightmare On Elm Street. Terrifying dream demon Freddy Krueger stalks the teenagers of Springwood through their slumber – torturing them to death in gory and disturbing ways before they wake. Without a doubt, Freddy (originally played by Robert Englund) is one of the most legendary villains of modern cinema – with his red and green striped jumper, knifed glove, and burned visage – and he also finds himself on the ever-growing list of horror icons poised for a return.

With Michael Myers and John Kramer (Aka the Jigsaw Killer) bound for the silver screen once more – Halloween in 2018; Jigsaw later this month – Warner Bros. and New Line are plotting a new incarnation of Elm Street, with David Leslie Johnson (The Conjuring 2) on script duties.

Aside from some surprising story trinkets that emerged not too long ago, though, both studios have »

- Matt Joseph

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The Heroes For Hire Come To Blows In Latest Set Photos For Luke Cage Season 2

16 hours ago

Marvel’s Heroes for Hire aren’t known for seeing eye to eye – not first, at least.

That’s a tension we saw take hold in The Defenders, when Luke Cage and Iron Fist first crossed paths, much to the delight of Marvel’s comic book audience. But with The Hand reeling and Midland Circle reduced to rubble, those street-level heroes – along with Daredevil and Jessica Jones – are now preparing to circle back to their own individual series.

Then again, this being a Marvel joint, there is always room for a crossover and sure enough, Mike Colter has already gone on record about a potential Heroes for Hire arc in Luke Cage season 2. Filming is now underway on the streets of New York City, and fan site FinnJones.com has relayed another helping of set photos to prove it. Embedded below, these action shots see Danny Rand and Luke Cage »

- Michael Briers

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Game Of Thrones: Kit Harington Believes HBO’s Flagship Is Ending At “The Right Time”

17 hours ago

There’s something to be said about finality in storytelling.

Whereas some TV shows tend to overstay their welcome (see: The Big Bang Theory, Dexter, et. al), the likes of Breaking Bad, Sopranos, and The Wire all achieved immortality by delivering a conclusive and overly satisfying ending. And Kit Harington believes Game of Thrones can follow suit.

Currently on the brink of its eighth and final season, Harington is confident that HBO’s fantasy flagship is ending at “the right time” so that the cast and crew can move on to pastures anew. After all, eight years is a lifetime in the film industry, and while Thrones has allowed the likes of Maisie Williams and Sophie Turner to make in-roads into Hollywood – the two actresses have upcoming roles in The New Mutants and X-Men: Dark Phoenix, respectively – Kit Harington recently admitted to Digital Spy that Game of Thrones is a huge timesink. »

- Michael Briers

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Netflix Reveals Their Fastest Binge-Watched Shows

17 hours ago

In a rare move from the notoriously secretive streaming service, Netflix has revealed the list of their fastest-viewed TV shows. It turns out that a whopping 8.4 million users have watched at least one entire season of a show within the first 24 hours of its release – a process known as “binge-racing.” The company announced that this practice has been common since the beginning of the service but has really taken off in recent years. In fact, from 2013 to 2016, the number of binge-racers increased by 20 times.

As for the list itself, unsurprisingly, most of the series here are half-hour comedies, which are easier to consume quickly. However, there are a few longer dramas included, too. Notably, big hitters like Stranger Things, Orange is the New Black and House of Cards all make an appearance. The winner of the lot, however, is Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life

Superhero fans will also »

- Christian Bone

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Horror Prequel Leatherface Unveils Two Terrifying Stills On The Eve Of Release; Plus Watch Eerie Clip

17 hours ago

Halloween 2017 may belong to Jigsaw, or so Lionsgate would have you believe, but there’s another big-name horror flick ready to swoop into theaters.

Its name? Leatherface, a prequel movie coming by way of Julian Maury and Alexandre Bustillo. Initially released via DirecTV late last month, it’s fair to say that their Texas Chainsaw origin story hasn’t fared particularly well with critics – so far, at least – with our own Matt Donato labeling the spinoff a disappointment.

Nevertheless, with only two days standing between now and Leatherface‘s theatrical debut, the folks at Dread Central have conjured up two terrifying, blood-soaked stills in which our hapless cast begin to get acquainted with the demented Sawyer family. And as if that wasn’t enough, there’s also a nerve-racking clip to peruse. However, the question remains: Who will survive and, dare we say it, what will be left of them? »

- Michael Briers

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Dredd Actor Karl Urban Lobbies For Female Thor Movie

18 hours ago

In the fallout of The Dark World, many were left questioning the future of Marvel’s God of Thunder.

Sure, the Norse god still enjoyed an active role in the McU thanks to Age of Ultron, but it’s fair to say that Thor somewhat fell down the pecking order circa 2014. Heck, even Chris Hemsworth admits that he was beginning to get bored of his musclebound deity prior to Thor: Ragnarok.

What changed? Taika Waititi, who made a point of crafting a rip-roaring and at times bizarre adventure for Marvel’s Norse god. By all accounts, it looks as though Waititi has knocked it out of the park, creating a relatively standalone threequel that doesn’t get caught up in the looming shadow of Avengers: Infinity War. But what’s next for Thor? Well, Karl Urban has an idea, and it may involve drafting Jane Foster back to the fore. »

- Michael Briers

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Marvel Once Considered Introducing The Mandarin As Iron Man’s Central Villain

18 hours ago

Ten years is a lifetime in the film industry – just look at the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Almost a decade has passed since Jon Favreau’s Iron Man lit the fuse, spawning a record-breaking superhero franchise that has since collected a whopping $12 billion in box office receipts. Its latest title, Thor: Ragnarok, is on the verge of becoming the 17th addition to Marvel’s lucrative juggernaut, and all signs point to another slam dunk.

As the press junkets continue for Taika Waititi’s acclaimed romp, Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige has spent the past few days answering all sorts of questions and queries about the McU, its future, and that hotly-anticipated Phase 4. But Uproxx took things in a different route. Rather than focusing on Marvel’s immediate future, the outlet circled back to ground zero (read: Iron Man) to discuss script changes and the death of Obadiah Stane.

Not unlike the »

- Michael Briers

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Mark Hamill Pokes Fun At All Those “Evil Luke” Conspiracies Swirling Around The Last Jedi

19 hours ago

Ask any Star Wars fan worth their salt to identify the true hero of Lucasfilm’s original trilogy and they’ll likely gravitate toward Luke Skywalker, the Tatooine farm-boy-turned-Jedi-Master who helped topple the Galactic Empire and their totalitarian regime.

But from another point of view, Mark Hamill’s series stalwart actually straddles the line between hero and villain, and that’s something the actor addressed just recently via Twitter. As the conspiracy theories continue to engulf Star Wars: The Last Jedi – seriously, we’re beginning to lose track – Hamill has tackled what is arguably the most contentious of the bunch: Luke Skywalker going rogue and converting to the dark side.

To recap, a vocal corner of the Internet believes Kylo Ren will be responsible for Luke’s descent into villainy, while there are those who believe Mr. Skywalker is on the verge of becoming a Gray Jedi – that is, a »

- Michael Briers

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Venom Will Reportedly Adapt This Comic Book Storyline

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With Sony’s Venom solo movie gearing up to start filming at the end of this month, more news is leaking out about the project that will serve to launch a Spider-Man spinoff universe. Alongside Tom Hardy as Eddie Brock, we’ve recently learned that the likes of Michelle Williams, Riz Ahmed and Jenny Slate will also have roles. And, if this new report is to be believed, we might just know what the movie’s plot will be.

According to Omega Underground, Venom will based off 1993’s six-issue comic book series Lethal Protector. The site’s evidence for this includes the fact they’ve uncovered that the production will move to San Francisco for a period of time, which is where the aforementioned storyline is set. Furthermore, Ou reports that the film is recruiting actors to play a mercenary task force, which sounds like The Jury, a team of »

- Christian Bone

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The Walking Dead Season 8 Will See Daryl Throw Caution To The Wind

20 hours ago

If there’s one member of The Walking Dead crew who will be longing for revenge in season 8, it’s Daryl Dixon.

Still reeling from the show’s seventh season, in which Norman Reedus’ fan-favorite was subjected to a brutal spell of torture at the hands of Negan and his sinister Saviors, Daryl will soon be caught amongst the “all-out war” between Negan and the show’s three primary factions: the Alexandria Safe-Zone, the Hilltop, and the Kingdom.

Despite their differences, those three armies have joined forces in the name of a common enemy, and all involved in The Walking Dead season 8 have assured viewers that this year’s instalment will be one to remember. It’ll also make history thanks to the premiere of “Mercy,” which will have the honor of marking the show’s 100th episode this coming weekend.

And though AMC has focused on the bigger picture »

- Michael Briers

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Yet Another Awesome Justice League Poster Finds Its Way Online

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While we’re fully well aware that the wait for Justice League is arguably harder to endure now more than ever due to opening weekend being right around the corner, the folks at Warner Bros. marketing are at least helping us pass the time.

Having said that, we find it highly appropriate that the latest theatrical poster be dropped during what’s been dubbed “Flash Week,” because one could argue that it’s the Scarlet Speedster leading the charge. Regardless, his cohorts Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman and Cyborg look no less amazing – even though Superman’s invitation was seemingly lost in the mail yet again.

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Furthermore, each character’s likeness and demeanor are captured rather well, as anyone viewing this piece can get a clear idea of what their respective personality is like. »

- Eric Joseph

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Titans Casts Ryan Potter As Beast Boy

20 hours ago

Having been a beloved comic book property for decades before becoming a darling among animation lovers beginning in 2003, one could say that the Teen Titans have been overdue for a live action adaptation for quite some time. Well, actually, they were set to headline their own movie with a theatrical release projected for 2010, but that endeavor was one of many unfortunately killed by the writers’ strike.

Thankfully, things have turned around as of late, with a live action Titans series slated to debut sometime in 2018 via a new digital streaming service that Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment are cooking up. Already, casting has been well underway, with Teagan CroftAnna Diop and Brenton Thwaites signing up for the roles of Raven, Starfire and Dick Grayson, respectively. Additionally, Alan Ritchson and Minka Kelly have enlisted to play Hawk and Dove with the potential of being granted a spinoff.

Now, we’re »

- Eric Joseph

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David Tennant Says He’s Always Happy To Return To Doctor Who

20 hours ago

Even when your favourite Doctor regenerates and leaves the show, the great thing about Doctor Who is that they’re able to come back at any point in time. Thanks to time travel, the Doctor can easily bump into his past selves now and then. Of course, it all depends on whether the actor wants to or not, but luckily for the Tenth Doctor’s legion of fans, David Tennant says he’s always willing to return to the world of the sci-fi show.

In a recent interview with Doctor Who Magazine to promote a new series of audio dramas he’s recorded with TV co-star Billie Piper Aka Rose Tyler for Big Finish Productions, who also produce adventures starring Doctors 4-8, the actor described playing the iconic character as always “a happy place to be.”

“I always feel fond towards it. I always feel like it’s a happy place to be. »

- Christian Bone

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The Skrulls Are Rumored To Appear In X-Men: Dark Phoenix

21 hours ago

Even though we’ve seen no shortage of movies based on Marvel properties grace cinemas in the past 20 or so years, it’s only natural that certain elements have yet to be adapted to film when decades of comic book continuity exists. Having said that, we’re now bracing ourselves for the possibility that the Skrulls may debut in X-Men: Dark Phoenix.

As usual, we ask that you take something like this with a grain of salt, but sources close to Universo X-Men report that a scene for Dark Phoenix was recently filmed involving Professor Xavier, Magneto, Jean Grey and Cyclops discussing mutant rights at the United Nations building. As luck would have it, an alien ship crashes the party.

Naturally, one would assume the invading forces to be the Shi’ar Empire since they were heavily featured in the comic book story arc on which the movie is based, »

- Eric Joseph

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Josh Brolin Hints At When X-Force May Start Filming

21 hours ago

Although the X-Men have been no strangers to the silver screen since their first film debuted back in 2000, it sure did take a while for the franchise to expand beyond the mainline movies and Wolverine spinoffs – but at least it has. Really, if a studio were to be lucky enough to have any Marvel property under their umbrella, it’s this one, because the X-Men mythos truly is a universe unto itself.

For some time now, we’ve been hearing rumblings of there being an X-Force movie in the works, but it’s unfortunately taken its sweet time in getting off the ground. Much to our delight, though, Fox managed to land Drew Goddard as director, so we’re more than likely off to the races.

Still, there is a bit of a journey that lies ahead, as a major piece of the puzzle that comes in the form of »

- Eric Joseph

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