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    PlayStation 3's are finally going out of production. The console has been on sale since 2006 and the last round of models have rolled out of Japan, and Sony has indicated that they will not be making any more on GameTyrant


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    I know it has some haters out there, but I absolutely adored the first season of Netflix's Stranger Things. I've seen complaints that it's nothing more than a pastiche of genre tropes thrown together, but I think the way the show clearly loved its characters and found evocative ways to tell its story (which, sure, referenced ton of '80s movies in the process) was a hell of a lot of fun.

    We've known for a while that season 2 would be a little darker than season 1, but now the composers of the show's score — Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein — have confirmed that in a new interview with The Vinyl Factory (via The Playlist). Dixon said:

    “We are working on it. It should be interesting. I think they’ve already come out and said that things are going to be a bit darker and weirder. We’ve yet to really see what that looks like...I mean, it’s always kind of hard to tell what’s going to work until you get in there. Hopefully, it’s a bit weirder this time. I’m sure it will be weirder, because I think they are going to spend a little more time in the Upside Down this season."

    Sounds like the Super Bowl trailer wasn't lying, and we're going to see some messed-up stuff in (and under) the town of Hawkins, Indiana this Halloween.

    STRANGER THINGS Composers Confirm That We'll Spend More Time in the Upside Down in Season 2STRANGER THINGS Composers Confirm That We'll Spend More Time in the Upside Down in Season 2

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    I've been a Batman fan since I was a kid, but I must admit, I've never thought about what he might taste like. But thanks to Ashlee Marie Cakes, now I know: he'd taste like chocolate. At least, this version of Will Arnett's Batman from The LEGO Batman Movie would, anyway. Take a look at her in-depth tutorial on how to make this thing below, and do let us know if you take a swing at making your own, because we'd love to see how that turns out.

    Via: That's Nerdalicious

    This Huge LEGO BATMAN Cake Makes the Dark Knight Look DeliciousThis Huge LEGO BATMAN Cake Makes the Dark Knight Look Delicious

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    Nintendo has doubled their production of the Nintendo Switch to an unprecedented number in an effort to meet demand for the console. Initially, the company stated they would be producing 8 million more on GameTyrant


    Nintendo Doubling Production Of The Nintendo Switch Due To DemandNintendo Doubling Production Of The Nintendo Switch Due To Demand

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    Rogue One: A Star Wars Story was the first film in the franchise that didn't rely heavily on the legacy characters from the original trilogy. Yeah, Darth Vader and Princess Leia both has small parts to play, but the story focused on completely new characters. 

    This is what the future of Star Wars films looks like... movies that will focus on new and different characters that won't rely on the characters from the original trilogy. Rogue One co-writer Gary Whitta recently talked about what Lucasfilm's future movie plans are with ComingSoon saying:

    "I think you’ve already seen us get 90% of the way there with Rogue One. Yes you see Leia, yes you see the Death Star and Vader, because those are elements of that story and they belong there, you can’t tell that story without those characters. But for the most part, 90% of that story is completely new characters. Completely new planets and places you’ve never seen before. …. The next spin-off is ‘Han Solo,’ that’s another familiar character, but I think increasingly you’re going to see… One of the things we really want to do at Lucasfilm is create a universe and not keep relying on old legacy characters. We’ve got Rey and Finn and Kylo Ren, they’ve already introduced a new generation of characters. Whatever kind of Star Wars films they’re making 10 or 20 years from now, I don’t think they’re going to be relying on the same legacy story elements as we have in the past.

    After seeing how great Rogue One was, I'm actually excited about the aspect of seeing new original Star Wars films that focus on new characters. With the standalone Han Solo film, possible Boba Fett film, and the rest of the saga films, I think it's going to be awhile before we see Lucasfilm fully embrace this idea. I think a lot of their upcoming Star Wars Story films will focus on legacy characters. Whitta went on to say:

    "I’m speaking purely as a fan. I obviously have no idea what their plans are for the franchise. I did my small piece of it, but it makes sense to me that you don’t want to keep telling the same story over and over again. You want to tell new stories."

    It'll be interesting to see what Lucasfilm will be doing with their Star Wars films three to five years from now after Star Wars: Episode IX is done. That film will most likely bring an end to the Skywalker saga, and from there, Lucasfilm can start to really explore new characters in the Star Wars universe. 

    What do you all think about the idea of Star Wars legacy characters being phased out?

    Future STAR WARS Films Won't Rely on the Legacy Characters From the Original TrilogyFuture STAR WARS Films Won't Rely on the Legacy Characters From the Original Trilogy

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    I was actually late to The Expanse party. I just finished watching the first season, and I'm totally loving the series! If you aren't watching it yet, you really need to be. Remember that feeling you had about Battlestar Galactica when you were watching it? That's exactly how I'm feeling about The Expanse right now. It's an awesome and intriguing sci-fi drama that you have to be watching!

    The series is based on the book series by Daniel Abraham and Ty Franck that is collectively known as The Expanse. The story "unfolds across a colonized galaxy 200 years in the future, when two strangers become unwittingly swept up in a vast conspiracy."

    As I'm on the verge of starting season two, SyFy has announced that they've renewed the series for a third season! There will be 13 new episodes that are set to premiere in 2018. Chris McCumber, president, entertainment networks for NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment said in a statement: 

    “The Expanse is a gorgeous, thrilling, emotional series that has quite simply raised the bar for science fiction on television. We, along with the fans, are looking forward to continuing the journey with our partners at Alcon Television Group and the series’ brilliant cast and crew.”

    I'm looking forward to watching this story continue to unfold through a third season and the way this story has played out so far, I hope that it continues beyond a third season. 

    The series stars Thomas Jane, Steven Strait, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Dominique Tipper, Cas Anvar, Wes Chatham, and Frankie Adams. Seriously, if you aren't watching this series, it's a good time to start. It's currently available on Amazon Prime. 

    SyFy Renews THE EXPANSE For Season 3SyFy Renews THE EXPANSE For Season 3

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    The first trailer has arrived for Amazon's docuseries on Playboy founder Hugh Hefner, and it looks pretty entertaining! We all know Hefner as a pioneer in the pornography business, but what don't we know about him? This trailer scratches the surface and reveals a few surprising facts, and if you want to know more, stream American Playboy on Amazon April 7th. 

    First Trailer for Hugh Hefner Docuseries AMERICAN PLAYBOYFirst Trailer for Hugh Hefner Docuseries AMERICAN PLAYBOY

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    A few weeks ago we got our first look at the new cast of the Mystery Science Theater 3000 revival series. Today we have a new photo that focuses on Felicia Day as Kinga Forrester, who is the daughter of the original mad scientist Clayton Forrester, and Patton Oswalt, who plays the Son of TV’s Frank. 

    Netflix picked up 14 episodes of the series, which was crowdfunded on Kickstarter. They raised $5.7 million during their funding process. The series will premiere on Netflix on Friday, April 14th.

    While we wait for the series to return, Netflix is currently streaming 20 episodes of the original series. Those episodes were revealed to include: 

    • Catalina Caper
    • Eegah! 
    • Future War
    • The Giant Gila Monster
    • Hercules Against the Moon Men
    • Horrors of Spider Island
    • I Accuse My Parents
    • Jack Frost
    • Laserblast
    • "Manos" The Hands of Fate
    • Merlin’s Shop of Mystical Wonders
    • Pod People
    • Puma Man
    • Santa Claus Conquers the Martians
    • Sidehackers
    • Space Mutiny
    • Teenagers from Outer Space
    • Time Chasers
    • Werewolf

    There are actually a couple in here that I haven't seen yet, so there are a couple of episodes that will be new to me! If you've never seen the series before, now is the perfect time to familiarize yourself with it! 

    New Photo of Felicia Day and Patton Oswalt in MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000New Photo of Felicia Day and Patton Oswalt in MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000

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    During a recent interview with Fandango, Alien: Covenant director Ridley Scott started letting all kinds of details fly about his plans for the Alien franchise. He started spilling so many details that the star of Covenant, Katherine Waterston, kept trying to cut him off to prevent him from saying anything more!

    He reveals the title of the next Alien film he has planned; how there will be another film that will lead directly into his original Alien film; and says that if the movies do well, there will be five new Alien films total. Here's how that conversation goes down:

    "There will be another one before we kind of literally and logically, clockwise, back into the rear back head of [the original] Alien," he said. 
    We asked Scott what the timeline looked like -- would it be PrometheusCovenant and then this next movie before we arrive at the events of the original Alien. That's when the answer became a bit foggy as it appears he slips in the title for another movie we haven't seen yet and positions it between Prometheus and Covenant
    "It will go PrometheusAwakeningCovenant.. fairly integral where this colonization ship is on the way...."
    Waterston cut in again to stop Scott from spoiling any more information. "You're giving away too much!" she screamed. "But yes, there will be more after this. I think that was the question." To which Scott replied, "If this is successful, and then the next one, and then there will definitely be three more."

    Damn! Scott was ready to reveal his whole plan for the franchise! Unfortunately, Waterston wouldn't let him. At least we got the information that we did. Alien: Awakening seems like a solid title, and I'm really curious to see how his next film leads up to the events in Alien.

    It's awesome to see Scott excited about the Alien franchise again. Unfortunately, that means we'll probably never get to see Neill Blomkamp's Aliens sequel. I just wish the studio would have let both projects roll forward. We are getting at least two Star Wars and Marvel films a year, why can't Fox release two Alien films in a year? 

    Anyway, I'm excited for Alien: Covenant! I hope that it's great and that Scott gets to make all the Alien films that he wants! 

    Ridley Scott Reveals the Title of His Next Alien Film and Starts to Spill Too Much InformationRidley Scott Reveals the Title of His Next Alien Film and Starts to Spill Too Much Information

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    Yesterday, we told you about the internet and their revolt against the ludicrous expressions in the new Mass Effect: Andromeda. Many speculated that perhaps more on GameTyrant


    They Ain't Fixing Those Funny Faces In MASS EFFECT: ANDROMEDA Anytime SoonThey Ain't Fixing Those Funny Faces In MASS EFFECT: ANDROMEDA Anytime Soon

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    Jay Lynch, the artist who made the iconic parody Garbage Pail Kids, has passed away at age 72. Bloody Disgusting tells us Lynch died following a battle with lung cancer. His art was featured on Topps Cards and were quickly snatched up by children of the '80s. Lynch would also have his art featured in Playboy as well as comic books. 

    There was even a Garbage Pail Kids movie...

    Rest easy Jay Lynch, and know that your parody outlasted the the Cabbage Patch Kids in the realm of pop culture. Did you collect these cards growing up?

    GARBAGE PAIL KIDS Artist Jay Lynch Dead At 72GARBAGE PAIL KIDS Artist Jay Lynch Dead At 72

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    A couple days ago the crazy, unexpected news hit that Warner Bros. was looking to reboot The Matrix. It never even crossed my mind at the time that anyone would ever attempt to reboot The Matrix, and it sounds like maybe that's not the plan for the franchise after all. 

    In the initial announcement, we learned that The Incredible Hulk screenwriter Zak Penn would write a story treatment for the film. After he saw The Matrix fans respond negatively to the news of the reboot, he took to Twitter to set the record straight: 

    "All I can say at this point is no one could or should REBOOT the Matrix. People who know Animatrix and the comics understand. Can't comment yet except to say that the words 'reboot' and 'remake' were from an article. Let's stop responding to inaccurate news. If I were going to recast Keanu Reeves, I would cast Keanu Reeves."

    In his comment, he brings up the Animatrix anime anthology film. In case you don't know, that's a compilation of nine animated short films that detail the backstory of the Matrix universe, including the original war between man and machines that led to the creation of the Matrix. He also brings up the comics.

    This could mean several different things. It could mean that the new Matrix film will be a prequel to The Matrix; or it could be a spinoff; a continuation of the story; or a completely different story with different characters set in the same universe.

    One thing this statement makes clear is that the events that took place in the original Matrix trilogy will be a part of the mythology of whatever Warner Bros. and their creative team are planning. The one thing that I'm hoping for is that Reeves will make a comeback as Neo. I'd be cool with that.

    THE MATRIX Reboot Writer Says THE MATRIX Reboot Writer Says "No One Could or Should Reboot THE MATRIX"

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    Stephen King is finally releasing an audiobook for his 1979 novel The Dead Zone, and he's getting James Franco to voice it. Bloody Disgusting says this will be the second time the two have worked together as Franco previously starred in the adaptation of King's 11.22.63. If I were to write a list of two seemingly normal guys who give me the willies, these two top the list so I'm definitely interested to see how this turns out! Pick up Franco's reading of The Dead Zone April 25th. 

    For those that don't remember the book that's the synopsis:

    In The Dead Zone, Johnny Smith awakens from a five-year coma after his car accident and discovers that he can see people’s futures and pasts when he touches them. Many consider his talent a gift; Johnny feels cursed. His fiancé married another man during his coma and people clamor for him to solve their problems.

    When Johnny has a disturbing vision after he shakes the hand of an ambitious and amoral politician, he must decide if he should take drastic action to change the future.

    James Franco Narrating Stephen King's First Audiobook for THE DEAD ZONEJames Franco Narrating Stephen King's First Audiobook for THE DEAD ZONE

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    Earlier this year we learned that Man of Steel and Batman v Superman screenwriter David S. Goyer was brought in to write the script for Warner Bros. Green Lantern Corps with Justin Rhodes. Now a new rumor suggests that Goyer could actually end up directing the movie.

    The news comes from The Tracking Board reporter Jeff Sneider during a recent episode of Meet the Movie Press, which is the podcast that he co-hosts. Here's what he said about it:

    “I’m hearing David Goyer could very well wind up directing Green Lantern Corps himself. When you look at screenwriters that are taking the plunge and directing these movies themselves, we saw rumors last month that Simon Kinberg was going to direct the next X-Men movie. David Goyer is responsible for this entire DC Universe, he wrote Batman Begins and The Dark Knight. He wrote Man of Steel, he is the architect, if you will. He is writing and producing Green Lantern Corps, so it’s just very well, what I have heard, one of those situations where he could be like ‘Listen, I think I may be the best guy for the job, nobody knows this like I do.'”

    Goyer has been hit or miss with me on the screenplays he's written. His best work comes from his work with Christopher Nolan on the Dark Knight films. Goyer has directed a few films in his careers such as Blade Trinity, The Unborn, and The Invisible which were all very mediocre films.

    I've gotta say, Goyer definitely wouldn't be my first, second, or third choice to direct Green Lantern Corps. I think WB can do better, but I assume he's pushing to direct it and with the relationship he has with the studio, they might actually give him the gig. We'll see. As of right now, this is just a rumor.

    What do you think of Goyer possibly coming in to helm Green Lantern Corps for WB? Do you think he could do a good job with it? 

    It Looks Like GREEN LANTERN CORPS Could Be Directed by David S. GoyerIt Looks Like GREEN LANTERN CORPS Could Be Directed by David S. Goyer

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    Another behind-the-scenes featurette has been released for director Rupert Sanders' Ghost in the Shell, and it focuses on the creation of the iconic shelling sequence of the story. It's pretty awesome to see all the detailed and intricate work that went into bringing this scene to life with both practical effects and CG technology.

    Ghost in the Shell follows the Major (Scarlett Johansson), a special ops, one-of-a-kind human-cyborg hybrid, who leads the elite task force Section 9. Devoted to stopping the most dangerous criminals and extremists, Section 9 is faced with an enemy whose singular goal is to wipe out Hanka Robotic’s advancements in cyber technology.

    The movie is set to be released in theaters on March 31.

    Source: Comingsoon

    New GHOST IN THE SHELL Featurette Focuses on the Creation of the Iconic Shelling SequenceNew GHOST IN THE SHELL Featurette Focuses on the Creation of the Iconic Shelling Sequence

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    Is Harrison Ford an asshole? The correct answer is, "Who cares?" Whether he is or not, he's certainly earned the right to be after years in iconic roles for Hollywood. Adam Sandler recognizes that, and even calls him an incredible man as he recounts a story in which Ford asked him to wash his car. Check it out below. 

    Adam Sandler Recalls Harrison Ford Asking Him to Wash His CarAdam Sandler Recalls Harrison Ford Asking Him to Wash His Car

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    Logan director James Mangold is on board to direct an NYPD TV Drama for Fox. Variety tells us The Force centers around a corrupt NYPD sergeant who is faced with tough decisions regarding his career, his family, and his life. The series itself will be an adaptation of an upcoming novel by Don Winslow, which will hit shelves in June.

    No release date yet for the series or when we can expect it out, but with Mangold's success with Logan still fresh, Fox is using the director to promote what they can. If the series is even half as good as Logan I think we'll all be satisfied! 

    LOGAN Director James Mangold Directing NYPD TV Drama for FOXLOGAN Director James Mangold Directing NYPD TV Drama for FOX

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    Looks like Sonic The Hedgehog fans are going to have to wait a bit to play the amazing looking Sonic Mania. The game's release has been pushed back to Summer, which is only a couple months at more on GameTyrant


    SONIC MANIA Delayed Until Summer 2017SONIC MANIA Delayed Until Summer 2017

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    We've known for awhile now already that Sylvester Stallone will have a part to play in James Gunn's Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. We now have new details on his role, and we've also learned that Smallville star Michael Rosenbaum will also be in the film. Each of the actors will play "very important" characters from the Marvel Universe. 

    Gunn was recently a guest on The Adam Carolla Show, and that's where he made the big teasing reveal, saying:  

    "We do have a couple of characters who are very important to the Marvel Universe who are going to make their debut in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 which people don't know about. Sylvester Stallone plays one of these friend Michael Rosenbaum also has a pretty decent movie in the role as well and it sort of works in tandem with Sly's character."

    I have absolutely no idea who these characters could be or if they will play a part in any other the other upcoming MCU films. Whoever they are, it seems like they will be working together in some way. 

    It's pretty cool to learn that Rosenbaum will be in the movie, though! That guy is easily one of my favorite versions of Lex Luthor. He was just so awesome in that role! I can't wait to see who he's playing in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.

    It's been previously rumored that Stallone could be Nova Corps member, but it might be more than that. Do you have any theories on who Stallone and Rosenbaum could be playing?

    Smallville's Michael Rosenbaum and Sylvester Stallone Play Key Roles in GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2Smallville's Michael Rosenbaum and Sylvester Stallone Play Key Roles in GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2

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    On this week’s episode, we present an early bonus episode of Cinematic Sound Radio as we are proud to play for you newly recorded music from a brand new album from Sony Classical called THE SPIELBERG/WILLIAMS COLLABORATION PART III. This album, out on March 17th, features music from such scores as THE ADVENTURE OF TINTIN, RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK, CATCH ME IF YOU CAN, SAVING PRIVATE RYAN, WAR HORSE, and more. Listen on PodTyrant


    Cinematic Sound Radio: Ep. 42 — The Steven Spielberg/John Williams CollaborationCinematic Sound Radio: Ep. 42 — The Steven Spielberg/John Williams Collaboration

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