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Cruise to Launch Universal Monster-verse with The Mummy

Cruise to Launch Universal Monster-verse with The Mummy
Universal Pictures will finally get their wish with a shared universe for their iconic monsters and it all kicks off this summer.   It's been a long time coming and quite a few false dawns, but Universal Pictures will finally get their wish. This summer will see the launch of their very own "monster-verse" with the release of The Mummy. Briging all the Universal monsters together in a shared universe has often been seen as a mission impossible, so surely if anyone was going to lead a successful charge for Universal it would be Tom Cruise.  Cruise will play Nick Morton and will be a pivotal character in the universe moving forward. The story is set in the present day, a departure from the traditional period setting for most Mummy iterations.                     The Mummy will also introduce audiences to Dr.Jekyll played by...
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Do you love monsters?

Do you love monsters?
Is there anything better than monsters? I mean not just scary monsters, either. Aliens and Hellraiser are great and all, but I love monsters of all types. I love monsters in Adventure Time as much as I love them in Lord of the Rings. Monsters have penetrated every corner of entertainment, and they are the perfect literary device to talk about everything from racism to the dangers of nuclear war and to do it in a way that isn't preachy or heavy-handed. The subtle genius of Godzilla is that it got me thinking and talking about nuclear war, even when I was too young to understand what nuclear war even meant. Studying monsters in literature and movies is also a great way to find out what people worried about throughout the ages. Take Aliens. You might consider Aliens one of the greatest horror sci-fi movies of all time, but it was...
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3 New Netflix Series to Watch out for in 2017

3 New Netflix Series to Watch out for in 2017
The Marvel Cinematic Universe will take Netflix viewers to previously unchartered territories. Geek Genie takes a look at what fans have in store for 2017.  It's been a great 21st Century so far for fans of the superhero genre. Marvel and DC have taken their comic book war onto the silver screen. But many a skirmish has taken place on the small screen with The Flash, Arrow, Supergirl, Legends of Tomorrow and Gotham going toe to toe with Agents of SHIElLD, Daredevil, Luke Cage and Jessica Jones.  As we get into the meat and bones of 2017, Marvel Studios is building on its relationship with Netflix to bring more of its characters to home audiences.  Iron Fist Everybody was kung fu fighting! Well they will be in what will surely be a kick-ass introduction to the MCU for Marvel's resident Kung Fu master, Danny Rand. Expect shoalin shenanigans mixed with Dr...
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Top 10 Video Games to Get Excited for in 2017

Top 10 Video Games to Get Excited for in 2017
Regular contributor Emma Crematant runs the rule over the hottest games to look forward to in 2017. Buckle up!   10. For Honor   Coming in at number ten is For Honor. For Honor is an online action hack and slash video game developed by Ubisoft. In the game, players get to play as historical soldiers from different eras, such as medieval knights, samurai, and Vikings, within a Medieval fantasy setting. For Honor is set to release February 14, 2017 on Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.   9. Tekken 7   Although Tekken 7 has been out in Japanese arcades since 2015, the game is finally coming to home consoles around the world. Tekken 7 is the ninth instalment of the Tekken series and the first to make use of the Unreal Engine. Two new mechanisms have been introduced in this new iteration. The first, Rage Art, allows players to...
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"Justice League Action" Delivers Hard on the Action

"Justice League Action" Delivers Hard on the Action
DC Comic's new animated series 'Justice League Action' premiered in the U.S. this Friday, December 16th on Cartoon Network. This is the newest successor to the Justice League TV franchise, the last one being 2006's 'Justice League Unlimited'. The first episode, an hour long special, featured a plethora of DC heroes and villains, including, Superman, Wonder Woman, Constantine, Swamp Thing, Plastic Man, Martian Man Hunter, Black Adam, The Parasite, Shazam (voiced by Sean Astin) and Batman, voiced by the one and only Kevin Conroy. That's right, Kevin Conroy the man who voiced Batman in 'Batman: The Animated Series', and the 'Batman: Arkham' series has returned to reprise his iconic role as the Dark Knight himself. This review won't go into specifics about the episode as to best avoid spoilers, just my overall impression of the show. Now, from the previous promos leading to the premiere, we could tell the new series...
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