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This past weekend hasn’t been great news for the newly-released films. Kubo and the Two Strings, a movie we highly praised, opened with just $12.6 million domestically. Ben-Hur, a new take on the historical drama, opened with a measly $11.2 million. War Dogs starring Jonah Hill and Miles Teller did $14.7 million.

The winner for the weekend is Suicide Squad with $20.9 million. It became the #1 movie for the third weekend in a row, giving it a total of $262.4 million.

The numbers for Kubo and the Two Strings is a bit disappointing. It was the best-reviewed movie for Laika, the stop-motion animation studio. Even with all the critical acclaim, it had the lowest opening weekend for a Laika movie. The second lowest is Paranorman with $14.1 million when it opened in 2012.

To make the news even sadder for Laika and stop-motion animation fans, each of its films has been performing worse and worse. Coraline grossed a total of $75.3 million domestically, with Paranorman doing $56 million and The Boxtrolls doing $50.8 million.

Let’s see of word of mouth and the rave reviews will help push Kubo and the Two Strings to reach at least $50 million at the box office.

Source: Box Office Mojo

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The world has been waiting [somewhat] patiently for the seventh season of Game of Thrones. It looks like the cast has finally received the script to the anticipated series and Maisie Williams, who plays Arya Stark, is excited and clearly shocked.

In a series of tweets, Williams shared her thoughts on the script.

What?!?! What’s going to happen?!?!

As for the other actors’ reactions, on-screen sister Sophie Turner just retweeted Williams reaction.

The sixth season ended with the women of Game of Thrones ruling their perspective kingdoms – Danerys and Yara Greyjoy making a pact and setting towards Westeros; Cersei finally sitting on the Iron Throne; the Queen of Thorns aka Olenn Tyrell forming a pact with the Sand Snakes of Dorne; Arya leaving the House of Black and White; and, Sansa contemplating where her place is with brother Jon Snow.

Game of Thrones returns mid-2017 on HBO.

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Mafia III‘s protagonist, Lincoln Clay, can’t bring down mob boss Sal Marcano alone. He needs help from allies such as the Voodoo Queen Cassandra, the protagonist from Mafia II Vito Scaletta, and head of the Irish Mob in New Bordeaux, Thomas Burke.

Burke has some hell to pay with Marcano. He lost his son and his territory, so naturally he’s pretty upset. Marcano also sent him a little gift in the form of a crippled leg. Being an Irishman, expect some crazy antics and heavy drinking from this character. Check out the trailer below.

Mafia III launches on October 7 for PS4, Xbox One, and PC.

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It looks like we’re getting another addition to the Sony-Marvel’s Spider-Man: Homecoming.

According to Variety, AMC’s Halt and Catch Fire actress Jona Xiao has joined the cast of the new film. Her role has not been revealed, but some fans are speculating she may be Cindy Moon aka Silk.

In the comics, Cindy was bit by the same radioactive spider that transformed Peter Parker into Spider-Man during their classroom field trip. It is only until years later, Cindy becomes the superhero known as Silk.

Time will only tell.

Spider-Man: Homecoming Official Synopsis:

A young Peter Parker/Spider-Man (Tom Holland), who made his sensational debut in Marvel Studios’ Captain America: Civil War, begins to navigate his newfound identity as the web-slinging superhero in Spider-Man: Homecoming.

Directed by Jon Watts, the film stars Tom Holland, Marisa Tomei, Michael Keaton, and Robert Downey Jr. Spider-Man: Homecoming opens in theaters on July 7th, 2017.

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Mafia III is set in 1968, a decade full of some of the most memorable and genre-defying music. The developers at Hangar 13 are well aware of this and decided to go full force on the in-game soundtrack. Below are the songs listed on the game’s website.

? And The Mysterians: “Ninety-Six Tears”

The Animals: “We Gotta Get Out Of This Place”

Aretha Franklin: “Chain of Fools,” “Respect”

Barry Maguire: “Eve of Destruction”

Beach Boys: “Help Me, Rhonda,” “Heroes and Villains,” “Wouldn’t It Be Nice”

Beethoven Ben: “Dance of the Hours”

Big Brother & The Holding Company: “Piece of My Heart”

Blue Cheer: “Good Times Are So Hard To Find”

Bobby Fuller Four: “I Fought The Law”

Box Tops: “The Letter”

Canned Heat: “On The Road Again”

Chambers Brothers: “I Can’t Turn You Loose”

Clarence Carter: “Slip Away”

Clifton Chenier: “Ay-Tete-Fee”

Count Five: “Psychotic Reaction”

Cream: “White Room”

Creedence Clearwater Revival: “Proud Mary,” “Fortunate Son,” “Bad Moon Rising,” “Born on the Bayou”

Del Shannon: “Runaway,” “Keep Searchin’ (We’ll Follow The Sun)”

Delta Rae: “Bottom of the River”

Dewey Edwards: “I Let A Good Thing Go By”

Diana Ross & The Supremes: “Love Child”

Dusty Springfield: “Son of a Preacher Man”

Eddie Floyd: “Knock on Wood”

Elvis: “A Little Less Conversation”

Etta James: “Don’t Go To Strangers”

Four Tops: “Reach Out, I’ll Be There”

Freddie Cannon: “Palisades Park”

Iron Butterfly: “In A Gadda Da Vida”

James Brown: “I Got You (I Feel Good)”

Jefferson Airplane: “Somebody to Love,” “White Rabbit”

John Lee Hooker: “One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer”

Johnny Cash: “Folsom Prison Blues (Live),” “Ring of Fire”

Jr. Walker and the All Stars: “Shotgun”

L.C. Cooke: “Take Me For What I Am”

Lightnin’ Hopkins: “Black Ghost Blues,” “Sinner’s Prayer,” “The Howling Wolf”

Lightnin’ Slim: “G.I. Blues”

Little Richard: “Long Tall Sally”

Lonnie Youngblood: “Go Go Shoes”

Martha and the Vendellas: “Nowhere to Run”

Marvin Gaye: “You”

Mercy Dee Walton: “Five Card Hand”

Misfits: “You Belong To Me”

Mourning Ritual (ft. Peter Dreimanis): “Bad Moon Rising”

Otis Redding: “Sitting On The Dock Of The Bay,” “Hard To Handle”

Otis Redding & Carla Thomas: “Tramp”

Otis Spann: “Must Have Been The Devil”

Patsy Cline: “Crazy”

Paul Revere and the Raiders: “Kicks”

Ramones: “Palisades Park”

Roger Miller: “King of the Road”

Roosevelt Sykes: “Hey Big Momma”

Roy Orbison: “Running Scared”

Rufus Thomas: “Walking The Dog”

Sam and Dave: “Hold On, I’m Comin’,” “Soul Man”

Sam Cooke: “Chain Gang,” “Wonderful World,” “Bring It On Home To Me,” “Another Saturday Night,” “I’m Gonna Forget About You”

Sam the Sham and the Pharaohs: “Li’l Red Riding Hood”

Sonny Rhodes: “You Better Stop”

Status Quo: “Pictures Of Matchstick Men”

Steppenwolf: “Desperation,” “Born To Be Wild”

Supremes: You Keep Me Hangin’ On

Temptations: “I Wish It Would Rain”

The Animals: “House of the Rising Sun”

The Avengers: “Paint It Black”

The Band: “The Weight”

The Chambers Brothers: “Time Has Come Today”

The Dramatics: “Get Up and Get Down”

The Duprees: “You Belong To Me”

The Fun Sons: “Hang Ten”

The Miracles: “You’ve Really Got A Hold On Me”

The Rolling Stones: “Mother’s Little Helper,” “Paint It Black,” “Sympathy For The Devil,” “Street Fighting Man,”

The Searchers: “Take Me For What I’m Worth,” “Needles & Pins”

The Shadows of Knight: “I Got My Mojo Working”

The Supremes: “Baby Love”

The Tams: “What Kind of Fool (Do You Think I Am)”

The Temptations: “Ain’t Too Proud To Beg”

The Troggs: “Wild Thing”

Three Dog Night: “One”

Vanilla Fudge: “You Keep Me Hangin’ On”

All these tracks are accessible on the radio in the game. If you can’t wait until October 7th to listen to them, look no further than the Mafia III Hit List station on Pandora.

Of course, the game will feature original compositions from Jesse Harlin (Star Wars: Republic Commando) and Jim Bonney. The original soundtrack will be available on iTunes, Amazon, and Google Play. Owners of the Mafia III Collector’s Edition will receive the original soundtrack and the Hit List on 180-gram Vinyl.

Mafia III will be released on October 7 for the PS4, Xbox One, and PC.

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The ’60s Batman live-action series is making a comeback into home video… and this time it’ll be returning as an original animated movie called Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders. We’ll get to see Batman and Robin in their prime as they face off against the Joker, Penguin and Riddler and Catwoman. To make this even sweeter, Adam West, Burt Ward and Julie Newmar will be reprising their roles as the voice of Batman, Robin and Catwoman, respectively. Check out the new trailer that’s released by Warner Bros below.

The movie will be coming to Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD on November 1, 2016. The Digital HD release will be available on October 11, 2016.

Synopsis: It’s back to the 1960s as Batman and Robin spring into action when Gotham City is threatened by a quartet of Batman’s most fiendish foes – Penguin, The Joker, Riddler and Catwoman. The four Super-Villains have combined their wicked talents to hatch a plot so nefarious that the Dynamic Duo will need to go to outer space (and back) to foil their arch enemies and restore order in Gotham City. It’s a truly fantastic adventure that will pit good against evil, good against good, evil against evil … and feature two words that exponentially raise the stakes for both sides: Replicator Ray. Holy Multiplication Tables!

The film is directed by Rick Morales (Lego DC Comic Super Heroes – Justice League: Cosmic Clash) and written by Michael Jelenic (Teen Titans Go!) and James Tucker (Justice League vs Teen Titans).

Here are the Blu-ray bonuses:

  • “Those Dastardly Desperados” featurette – Joker, Catwoman, Penguin and Riddler are impossible not to watch! Those Dastardly Desperados explores how these fiends became more than just antagonists in a Batman story; they became icons in American pop culture.
  • “A Classic Cadre of Voices” featurette – A new talented cast of actors join Adam West, Burt Ward and Julie Newmar in Batman: Return of The Caped Crusaders. Go behind the scenes and witness the vocal techniques and timing needed to deliver a classic Bat-Comedy!

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Star Trek: Mission New York continues to ramp up with new event updates to its schedule. The latest updates include a charity auction of Leonard Nimoy's personal items, including a set of Spock ears and an autographed Star Trek Bloopers album, with the proceeds going to COPD research. And, just confirmed: NASA figures -- including astronaut Kjell Lindgren, Michelle Taller, Dave Lavery and Jeffrey Sheehy, joined Adam Nimoy and moderator Robert Picardo -- set for a Trek Talks panel discussion about Star Trek's impact on space exploration; a rare panel with IDW/Trek comic book legend John Byrne; the opportunity to play Star Trek: Bridge Crew in the Gaming Zone; and the chance to check out TOS set and prop replicas from the Star Trek: The Original Series Set Tour.
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Mission New York, a three-day event, presented by CBS Consumer Products and ReedPop, will take place September 2-4 in Manhattan. ST:MNY will offer fans a mix of celebrity guests, real-world science figures, presentations, interactive exhibits, screenings, exclusive merchandise and more, including several other Trek Talks. Trek guests include William Shatner, Peter Weller, Brannon Braga, Walter Koenig, Jonathan Frakes, Marina Sirtis, LeVar Burton, Terry Farrell (who will also serve as a cosplay judge), Michael Dorn, Gates McFadden, Bruce Greenwood, Nana Visitor, Rene Auberjonois, Armin Shimerman, Cirroc Lofton, Anthony Montgomery, Connor Trinneer, John Billingsley, Dominic Keating, Robin Curtis, Brannon Braga, Eugene "Rod" Roddenberry, Trevor Roth, Dan Werthimer, Phil "The Bad Astronomer" Plait, and Star Trek: Discovery writer Nicholas Meyer and Kirsten Beyer. They will all be on hand for talks, autographs and photo opportunities.

Werthimer is one of the real-world science guests, following Jeff Volosin (NASA TESS Project Manager at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center) and Matt Ritsko (NASA TESS Deputy Project Manager for Resources at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center). Also on tap, as previously revealed: Hallmark will showcase their exhibitor exclusives and the FanBros, a/k/a the voice of the urban geek, will be in the house. Further, the director's cut of Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan will be screened during the weekend, and John de Lancie will be on hand to represent Star Trek Timelines; he'll be at booth #436.

Adult and kids tickets are available now at pre-show prices, and they'll be sold by day and as part of a three-day specially priced package. Keep an eye on StarTrek.com for ongoing coverage, and also be sure to visit http://ift.tt/1ZZtShj and the Star Trek: Mission New York social media pages (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram).

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The Justice League movie is well into production now and there have been a few hints at what’s to come for the DCEU. Despite the negative backlash and constant criticism of the recent DC Comics movies, the cast seems to still be upbeat about it along with their fans. One of the fans of the DCEU is none other than concept artist George Evangelista. It was stated that Superman would return in the Justice League movie with a rugged look and longer hair. George took these given elements and created his own rendition of how Henry Cavill would look wearing the black Superman suit.

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Truthfully, I was disappointed in Batman v Superman, but that’s still not going to deter me from watching Justice League. I’m curious as to how the rest of the characters will look in the movie along with Zack Snyder’s changed tone. We’re all going to have to wait and see.

Source: George Evangelista

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The Dominion threat has returned with the Cardassian Ship, Koranak. 

This September, WizKids/NECA will release Star Trek: Attack Wing Wave 26 and StarTrek.com has the exclusive First Look at the ships in the upcoming expansion packs, continuing with the Koranak (Repaint).

From the very beginning, the Dominion has been one of the most powerful factions in the game. Known primarily for their large warships, Cardassian Ships, while slower and less agile than other ships, bring impressive firepower and cunning tactics to Attack Wing, making them a popular choice for players wanting to deal heavy damage. The Koranak is no exception. 

The Koranak is a ship you will see played often for both its named and generic version. The generic Keldon Class ship boasts a powerful 5 primary weapon value at a very reasonable cost of 24 SP. Meanwhile, the named version of the ship, the Koranak, adds, among other things, a powerful special ability. Instead of making a normal attack, the Koranak can attack two different ships at -2 attack dice each. Veteran players will often pair the Koranak with the Dominion Crew Card Remata’Klan (Wave 6 - 2nd Division Cruiser Expansion Pack) that adds +2 to your Captain Skill and +2 attack dice for all of your attacks this round.

Also included in the Koranak Expansion Pack is arguably one of the best and most played Captains (after Jean Luc Picard from the Starter Set). We are speaking of none other than Gul Dukat. What makes Gul Dukat so great is his ability to take an Evade or a Battle Stations Action as a Free Action every turn. Being able to have a Battle Station token to convert your rolls to hits in addition to whatever other Action you choose to perform is a very powerful combination. Now factor in the Koranak’s special ability to attack 2 ships per round and you can see why this ship should be feared.

As if this wasn’t enough to convince you to play the Koranak, consider the other cards that come in this Expansion Pack. Another world class upgrade card found in this pack is Boheeka. His ability seems simple enough, if you have a Battle Station token beside your ship, when you attack you may covert one blank result into a hit. Combined with Gul Dukat, who can perform a Battle Stations Action as a Free Action, you can see the wonderful synergy and action economy that can be found within this expansion. Boheeka guarantees at least one extra hit if any of your attack dice roll blank results.

Players will enjoy the opportunity to add more of these powerful ships to their collections as well as appreciate the new metallic paint job. If you liked the new paint schemes found in the 2016 Blind Booster Packs, you will love the new dynamic paint job on the Koranak.

The Cardassians have returned and the Koranak can once again be found at your friendly local gaming store. Boost the strength of your fleet using this powerful ship and upgrades in your next game and dominate.

Visit WizKids/NECA at http://ift.tt/1Lzl5dK for additional information about Star Trek: Attack Wing. Ad keep an eye on StarTrek.com for more First Looks and previews coming soon.


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Starting next month, Sony will be raising the price of its PlayStation Plus Membership by $10 if you plan on subscribing for a year. While it’s not necessary, PlayStation Plus is the only way you can play multiplayer games online including fighting games online.

“This marks the first time that PS Plus membership prices will increase in the U.S. and Canada since the launch of the service in 2010. The new pricing reflects the current market conditions while enabling us to continue providing exceptional value to our members. As a member, you will continue to enjoy the benefits and features that enable shared experiences, such as online multiplayer, free games, and exclusive discounts. You will also continue to get exclusive benefits such as online game save storage and discounts across the PlayStation digital services.”

The price increase isn’t exactly ideal. In the past Sony offered some great free games for the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita though in past months it hasn’t been anything great. However any games you may have downloaded in the past using PlayStation Plus are tied to that service, so if you are like me with a huge backlog of games you downloaded, it’s not a bad idea to renew your service. You should definitely buy one or two of the subscription cards before the price increase on September 22nd.

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Sony is expected to announce two new models of the PlayStation 4 next month during its press event in New York. While we’ve heard rumors about the PlayStation 4.5K, also known as Neo back in April, it seems the company will also reveal a slimmer model of the PlayStation 4, or at least had planned to.

You see, just a few days ago, a listing for the PlayStation 4 slim appeared on the UK auction site Gumtree, where the seller mentioned he was able to get a hold of the unannounced console and was selling it for £295 (around $390). While it was unknown if this was real or just a scam, British YouTuber ZRZ did an unboxing of the system showing off the system box and improved PS4 controller which lights up from the front, which is much more convenient.


Everything about the opening looks legit, and it probably won’t be long until Sony probably tries to get the video taken down. Luckily the images have already been posted online. This also means that Sony is already planning to release the new system either the day the announcement is made or soon after.

*Update* It didn’t take long before the video was taken down. ZRZ has set it to private almost an hour after it was posted.


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Consistent with Marvel’s new trend of replacing the alter egos of its most famous superheroes with a more diverse cast of characters, it was reported earlier this year that Tony Stark would be stepping down as Iron Man, making room for Riri Williams, a brilliant 15-year-old African-American girl who created her own version of the Iron Man suit. Similar to the other character changes, this sparked a bit of controversy. There could be additional controversy now with news that she won’t go by the name ‘Iron Man’. Marvel has just revealed to Wired that when Williams take over this November, she’ll take on the moniker Ironheart.

Iron Man writer Brian Michael Bendis had a discussion about the name with Marvel editors. When brainstorming ideas for names, ‘Iron Woman’ and ‘Iron Maiden’ came up, but the former seemed old fashioned to some and the latter apparently looked like a legal nightmare.

Regarding the new name, Bendis said, “And Ironheart, coined by Joe Quesada, after I told him my planned story for Riri, speaks not only to the soul of the character but to the Iron Man franchise as a whole. Tony first put on the armor to save his heart. Riri puts it on for different reasons altogether but still heart-related. When people see her story, you’ll be amazed at how simple and brilliant Joe’s suggestion was.”

Williams won’t be a brand new character when the new volume debuts, though. She’s already been in a few issues of Invincible Iron Man and has met Tony Stark. However, the new volume, written by Bendis and drawn by Stefano Caselli, will serve as the official transition into Riri’s ‘Stark-sanctioned heroism’ and will tell of Ironheart’s beginning.

With all that said, Stark will still be part of the narrative. Riri’s in-armor A.I. will based on Tony’s own personality.

“Regardless of where he might be physically,” says editor Tom Breevort, “he’ll be soaring along with her spiritually.”

We’ll have to see how this transition turns out in November, although, if Bendis is writing the book, it’s a safe bet it’ll be a great read.

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