Powers

At this point we’re practically drowning in shows about people with superpowers, not to mention non-traditional sources of original content, but Sony’s hoping we’ve got room on our viewing schedules for one more. Its PlayStation is trying to get into the scripted series game with Powers, a new drama series based on the comic book by Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Avon Oeming.

The first three episodes of the show hit last night for PlayStation subscribers, but if you’re still on the fence you can check out the very first episode for for free right now. Watch the full Powers premiere after the jump.

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Following the Oscar-nominated District 9, Neill Blomkamp’s sophomore effort Elysium proved a major disappointment. Even Blomkamp himself knows it, and his recent admission that he “fucked it up” by pressing ahead with a script that “just wasn’t there” seemed like an encouraging step in the right direction.

But acknowledging your mistakes isn’t the same thing as figuring out how to avoid them. Unfortunately, Chappie indicates that, like the childlike protagonist that gives the film its name, Blomkamp still has a lot to learn. Read our full Chappie review after the jump. Read More »

chappie behind the scenes

The name Neill Blomkamp has been everywhere of late. He’s directing the next Alien movie. He says he messed up his last movie. But the one thing that keeps getting lost in all of that talk is that he has a new movie out March 6, called Chappie. It’s the story of robot which gains consciousness, and appears to be infused with the director’s trademark social commentary, high-octane action and a big time cast.

We’ll have more on the film as release approaches but we’re excited to reveal some brand new images from Titan Books’ Chappie: The Art of the Movie. It’s out March 3 and is filled with concept art and behind the scenes images, many of which focus on Sharlto Copley‘s performance capture role as the lead character.

Below, check out brand new Chappie behind the scenes images. Read More »

Powers

What happens to a superhero when you take away his powers? It’s a question that’s been asked countless times in comic books, and it’ll be asked again in Powers, the first original scripted series from PlayStation.

Sharlto Copley plays former superhero Christian Walker. After losing his abilities, he becomes a cop specializing in cases involving superpowers. He feels kind of conflicted about this, as you might imagine, but in the new trailer he seems to have made some kind of peace with it. Watch the new Powers trailer after the jump. Read More »

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PlayStation will be powering on its first-ever original series this spring. The company has just announced a debut date for Powers, based on the comic book by Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Avon Oeming.

Sharlto Copley and Susan Heyward lead the drama as two police detectives working in the Powers division, which specializes in cases involving superhuman abilities. More details on the Powers PlayStation premiere after the jump.  Read More »

Chappie poster

The first Chappie trailer is here. The third film from Neill Blomkamp tells the story of an intelligent robot child which may be the next step in evolution. That scares people, and while the cast-off ‘bot’s existence starts off tough, things get even worse when he’s abducted. Sharlto Copley voices the performance-capture main character and Dev Patel, Sigourney Weaver and Hugh Jackman co-star. It opens March 6. Check out the first Chappie trailer below. Read More »

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Powers trailer

Here’s the first Powers trailer, giving us the first really good look at the PlayStation Network adaptation of the comic book series from Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Avon Oeming. In the show, Sharlto Copley and Susan Heyward star as Christian Walker and Deena Pilgrim, two cops who specialize in cases involving “powers,” or people with superhuman abilities. The ten-episode first season also stars Eddie IzzardNoah TaylorOlesya RulinMax Fowler, and Adam Godley. The pilot was directed by David Slade. Check out the footage below. Read More »

Powers

While we wait for the first Powers trailer to hit at NYCC this weekend, the first teaser poster offers a fresh look at PlayStation’s superpowered crime drama. And based on the poster, the series will have a nice, dark, comic book-y feel to it.

Sharlto Copley and Susan Heyward star as Christian Walker and Deena Pilgrim, two cops who specialize in cases involving “Powers,” or people with superhuman abilities. Hit the jump to see the first Powers poster.

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