Marvel cancel’s Fantastic Four not with a Bang, but with a Whimper

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fantastic-fourSomewhere Dr Doom is laughing, or at least he would be if someone was left to draw him. Yes it is with a heavy heart that we are being forced to say goodbye to the longest running Marvel property in it’s storied history: The Fantastic Four. And the reason? Petty squabbling over film rights. Well, that is not confirmed, nor would any Marvel exec ever admit to the fact, but it is all but understood…

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  • #20th Century Fox #comics #Fantastic Four #Fox #Marvel #Marvel Cinematic Universe #Marvel Studios
  • 6 days ago

Short Film Friday: Interview With a Time Traveler (Dir: James Cooper)

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timetravelI am a sucker for time travel-based genre fiction. The idea of time travel is not only captivating with respect to how we can approach the future and the past, but it also allows for a fantastic tool set when dealing with grief, pain, sorrow, and countless other emotions that come from the loss of a loved one. A previous short highlighted on this blog, Jesse Atlas’ “Record/Play”, did a wonderful…

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  • #Elias Toufexis #Eric Johnson #Interview with a Time Traveler #James Cooper #Jesse Atlas #record/play #Short Film Friday #short film fridays #The Knick #time travel
  • 2 weeks ago

Sorry about the tumbleweeds…

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It has been rather slow here for the past couple weeks, and I feel I take most of the blame on that one. You see, two weeks ago I got both married and moved into a new house all within the same weekend. This roller-coaster of insanity has resulted in two things: an empty bank account, and one hell of a cold. Okay, I guess the third is the beginning of a life of happiness and fulfillment, but my…

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  • #Awesome #Life #marriage
  • 2 weeks ago

It’s Official! Microsoft is purchasing Mojang!

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xboxheartmojangLast week, a rumour began to circulate among the various gaming forums and websites that Microsoft was in the process of purchasing Minecraft developer Mojang. Well as of this morning, it has been confirmed: Mojang is now a Microsoft owned studio, joining the likes of Lionhead, 343 Studios, Rare, and an increasing number of smaller first party studios.

On Mojang’s website, they have an…

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  • #Markus Persson #Microsoft #Minecraft #Mojang #Notch #Phil Spencer #Xbox #Xbox One
  • 1 month ago
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Richard Kiel (1939-2014)

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richard-kiel-as-jawsSad news today as we have recently learned that film actor Richard Kiel, who starred as fan favourite James Bond villain Jaws in two of that franchise’s films, has passed away. Others may remember him as Happy Gilmore’s gigantic former boss with a nail in his head. The actor, 74, passed away in a hospital in Fresno, California. At this time we do not know the cause of death as the hospital is…

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  • #Film #James Bond #Jaws #Obituary #Richard Kiel
  • 1 month ago

Microsoft looking to aquire Minecraft developer Mojang

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minecraft-xbox-oneAccording to reports coming out yesterday, it looks as if Microsoft is intending to purchase Mojang AB, the Swedish developers of the insanely popular Minecraft franchise. According to reports, both Minecraft lead developer Markus “Notch” Persson and head of Xbox Phil Spencer have been in discussions for several months based on the ‘positive working relationship on Minecraft for Xbox’. While…

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  • #Markus Persson #Microsoft #Minecraft #Mojang #Notch #Phil Spencer #Xbox #Xbox One
  • 1 month ago

TIFF 2014: Still Alice (DIR: Richard Glatzer and Wash Westmoreland ) – REVIEW

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Julianne Moore Still AliceStill Alice is an absolutely heart-wrenching tale of a film. Based on the 2009 novel by Lisa Genova, Still Alice follow’s Julianne Moore as Alice Howland, a Columbia University professor of linguistics who is diagnosed not long after her 50th birthday with a case of early onset Alzheimer’s disease. What follows is about an hour and a half of coping with the slow degradation of one’s mind in the…

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  • #Alec Baldwin #Alzheimer&039;s Disease #Julianne Moore #Kate Bosworth #Kristen Stewart #Review #Richard Glatzer #Still Alice #TIFF #TIFF 2014 #Toronto International Film Festival #Wash Westmoreland
  • 1 month ago

TIFF 2014: The Reach (Dir: Jean-Baptiste Léonetti) - Review

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The ReachOn Saturday afternoon, I was lucky to attend a screening of Jean-Baptiste Léonetti’s latest thriller, The Reach (starring Michael Douglas and Jeremy Irvine) at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF). The premise of the film is layered with social subtext, of the social dichotomy between the wealthy elite and the everyman, as represented by the two stars. Removed from civilized…

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  • #Film #Jean-Baptiste Léonetti #Jeremy Irvine #Michael Douglas #The Reach #TIFF #TIFF 2014 #Toronto International Film Festival
  • 1 month ago

Hands-On: Evolve at FanExpo Canada @EvolveGame @FanExpoCanada

Hands-On: Evolve at FanExpo Canada @EvolveGame @FanExpoCanada

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Tom and I attended FanExpo (Toronto, Canada) this year and we were able get our hands on some upcoming games.  FanExpo covers a gamut of genres from anime to sci-fi to horror across diverse media – comics, games, movies and books.  We eventually covered everything but first-things-first we made a bee-line straight to the gaming section.

logo-transThe darwinistic time pressures of my adult life are…

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  • #Canada #Evolve #Excellent Idea for Corporate Teamwork Retreats #FanExpo #gaming #Hands-on #PC #PC Gaming #Preview #PS4 #Review #Teamwork #Video games #xbone #Xbox One
  • 1 month ago

An official statement from Phil Fish and Polytron after last week’s hacking fiasco

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phil-fishThe creator of indie darling Fez, Phil Fish, has been known to open his mouth a little more than necessary from time to time, something that has had him constantly embroiled in controversy (particularly over Twitter). After berating gamers a few weeks ago declaring they did not deserve a follow-up to his beloved Fez, both Fish and his company Polytron had their Twitter accounts hacked. Reacting…

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  • #Fez #Hacking #indie games #Phil Fish #Polytron #Twitter
  • 1 month ago
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