Mega Man movie

Back in 2015, we heard that 20th Century Fox and Chernin Entertainment were developing a Mega Man movie based on the popular Nintendo and Game Boy video game. It’s been crickets since then, but now the studio is close to locking in the men who will direct the project: Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman, the duo behind Catfish and Paranormal Activity 3 and 4.
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Wreck-It Ralph 2

Just earlier this year, the official title for the anticipated Wreck-It Ralph sequel was announced at CinemaCon, and it basically tells us what the movie is about. Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2 will follow the titular not-so-bad video game bad guy (voiced by John C. Reilly) as he escapes the arcade and finds himself on the web.

Now the D23 Expo has provided us with a bunch of new details about the Walt Disney Animation sequel, and you won’t believe just how much this sequel is going to expand the world of Wreck-It Ralph. When the video game bad guy ends up stuck in the internet with his pint-sized, candy-haired friend Vanellope von Schweetz, they discover a place where fandoms converge, including Star Wars, Marvel, and Disney princesses. Read More »

wreck-it ralph 2

The year before Frozen took the world by storm, Walt Disney Animation released Wreck-It Ralph, one of the best video game movies that isn’t technically an adaptation of a real game. Director Rich Moore announced that he’d be co-directing a sequel with writer Phil Johnston about a year ago that’s titled Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2, and the first footage of the sequel premiered at this year’s D23 Expo. Check out the new Wreck-It Ralph 2 footage below. Read More »

Tomb Raider reboot photo

It takes a lot of work to become famed adventurer Lara Croft, but Oscar-winner Alicia Vikander (The Danish Girl, Ex Machina) was up to the challenge of playing the character in Norwegian director Roar Uthaug‘s upcoming adaptation of the beloved Tomb Raider video game. There’s a new photo of Lara in action, and in a new interview, Vikander talks about the stunts she performed for the movie – including one involving her hands being tied together as she plunged underwater.
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(In our Spoiler Reviews, we take a deep dive into a new release and get to the heart of what makes it tick…and every story point is up for discussion. In this entry: the Netflix Original Series Castlevania.)

While the world waits in vain (vein?) for a proper 2D Castlevania sequel, the long-awaited Netflix TV show has finally been released. Originally conceived as a feature film covering the events of the 8-bit NES classic Castlevania III: Dracula’s Curse, the film has been turned into a four-part TV series that will take you less than 100 minutes to watch.

The problem is that it’s an absolutely terrible TV show. If this were a weekly TV show, no one would have watched past the premiere. The fact that (as typical for Netflix) it’s all available at once and bingeable doesn’t change that it’s broken up into pieces that make absolutely no sense by themselves.

No, this was never meant to be seen one at a time. Castlevania is a sneaky 100 minute movie, and the sooner you realize that the quicker you’ll appreciate it, because it has a lot of good going for it.

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video game references in scott pilgrim

Scott Pilgrim vs The World is the best video game movie ever made. It’s completely soaked full of love for the culture of video games and just absolutely stuffed with iconic sound effects and names and little asides that make gamers nod.

In honor of Baby Driver’s release this week, we took a look back at Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, something you should do fairly regularly, and tried to note every single video game reference in the film. There are a lot, but as typical for Edgar Wright, they don’t overpower the story. Every sound is there for a reason, and while it adds more substance if you’re familiar with the references, the film works just as well if you’ve never played a game in your life.

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warcraft images

Despite being the most successful video game movie of all time, it doesn’t seem like Duncan Jones‘ film adaptation of the mega-popular game Warcraft is going to be getting a sequel – even though one was briefly teased by the movie’s official Chinese social media account last year. There’s still a tiny sliver of possibility, but in case Jones never gets the opportunity to tell his follow-up story, he told a group of fans last night about his plans for what his version of Warcraft 2 would have been about.
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super nintendo world

Some new Super Nintendo World concept art has appeared online, giving us a much clearer idea of what to expect from Universal Studios upcoming Nintendo-themed land. The images also reveal where the first United States version of the theme park land will be constructed. Hit the jump to find out.

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Rampage pic

Dwayne Johnson is on the hunt for one big silverback gorilla. The nearly nonexistent story of Midway’s classic arcade game, Rampage, has been adapted into a story about primatologist Davis Okoye and his best friend, a gorilla named George. Brad Peyton‘s (San Andreas) film is all about one beefy animal lover trying to save the day and his closest pal.

Below, check out new Rampage photos from the set.

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Little Nightmares TV show

It’s been eight long years since Henry Selick (Coraline) last directed a film. The good news: he has a new project in the works, this time for the small screen. Based on a new video game called Little Nightmares, this looks right up his alley. To make the news sweeter, he’ll direct a pilot for the series executive produced by Joe and Anthony Russo (Captain America: Civil War).

Below, learn more about the Little Nightmares TV show.

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