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Star Wars has always been bigger than the movies, but that’s especially true in 2017. Sure, you can watch the films and the movies alone and have a great time, but keeping up with the official canon means watching TV shows and reading books and buying large stacks of comics. And now, with the impending arrival of Star Wars Battlefront 2, that means playing new video games that fill in critical gaps in the timeline.

The new Star Wars Battlefront 2 trailer is all about story – there is no gameplay to be found. However, this means that this trailer may interest the non-gamers, people who are interested in the lore but don’t know their way around a video game controller. In fact, the perspective here is twisted enough to pique the interest of even the most jaded fan.

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Considering the cinematic landscape right now, we knew it wouldn’t be long before Oscar-winner Alicia Vikander went from making small films like The Danish Girl and Ex Machina to signing on to a big budget franchise-starter, and that’s exactly what happened when she boarded Tomb Raider, Warner Bros.’ upcoming movie adaptation of the 2013 video game reboot. Now the first trailer for the film has arrived, with Vikander playing a young version of gaming icon Lara Croft. Grab your bow and arrow, sharpen your ice pick, and check out the new trailer below.
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Keanu Reeves Replicas Photo

The word “Keanu” means “the cool breeze” in Hawaiian, and just like a cool breeze, a new photo from Keanu Reeves‘ new movie Replicas has just blown in from across the internet. But since we’re not content to simply muse about one photo right now, we’re also going to take a look at a new image of Alicia Vikander suited up as the young, up-and-coming adventurer Lara Croft in the Tomb Raider reboot.
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(The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.)

In this edition, Rick and Morty co-creator Justin Roiland prank calls Joel Osteen’s church in Texas completely in character as the perpetually drunk but brilliant Rick. Plus, a video essay looks at how characters are introduced in the first season of Stranger Things, and a new episode of The Dan Cave looks at why video game movies typically suck. Read More »

Destiny 2 Trailer

Almost exactly three years ago, an impressive live-action commercial for Bungie’s video game Destiny debuted, directed by TRON Legacy helmer Joseph Kosinski. It was an awesome sci-fi short in the guise of a video game advertisement, and it had some incredible action at the center of it. Now with the release of Destiny 2 under a week away, a new live-action commercial has debuted from another blockbuster filmmaker.

Kong: Skull Island director Jordan Vogt-Roberts is behind the live-action Destiny 2 trailer that just debuted and it’s another fantastic sci-fi short that is chock full of badass action that we’d love to see on the big screen some day. Plus, it has Nathan Fillion in it, which is always good news. Watch the Destiny 2 trailer to below to see what we’re talking about. Read More »

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 »

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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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