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Deadpool has as few likes an interests. He has an unrelenting craving for chimichangas. He has a penchant for disposing bad-guys with his stabby ticks (aka his swords).  He also likes to talks to talk to himself, a lot. What you may not know, though, is that he has a deep rooted fascination for soccer icon Wayne Rooney. This fawning may not have been very well established in the comics but it has certainly come to life in this new movie promo clip.

In the clip, Deadpool has a dream about being a clutch kicker for Manchester United and getting some much reassuring respect from soccer legend Wayne Rooney. And, the real kicker (pun intended)…he sleeps with Wolverine for comfort. (more…)

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Uber sounds like a great concept on paper. All you have to do is download an app on your phone and you can request a ride whenever you want. On the other hand, getting a lift in some random guy’s car and chucking the concept of “stranger danger” out the window is naturally problematic. Ever request a ride from Uber and wound up with a driver who seems suspicious? Perhaps he was a passive-aggressive guy who treated you like his ex-girlfriend. Perhaps he smelled like cheap weed and tequila. Perhaps he isn’t even a real Uber driver and just faked being one to kidnap you.  (more…)

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“I thought what I’d do was, I’d pretend I was one of those deaf-mutes.”
~J.D. Salinger, Catcher In The Rye

Cyberpunk fans and harboiled anime nerds know Ghost In The Shell: Standalone Complex as the series which brought Masamune Shirow‘s science fiction noir drama back into the limelight. The upcoming Hollywood live-action adaptation has received a lot of flak since it was announced, but it seems as if the film is finally about to enter the final stages of development in earnest, with the studio having officially cast the series’ main antagonist, Laughing Man. (more…)

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The original Captain Kirk would like to be beam back into the role that made him famous. William Shatner has stated that he would be open to coming back as an ‘older’ Kirk in some way shape or form. Shatner, 84, recently sat down with the Scott Feinberg and his “Awards Chatter” podcast to shoot the breeze and spill the beans about all things ‘Trek.   (more…)

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As infatuated Hollywood has been with nostalgic sequels and reboots, these films have generally been a bit of a mixed bag. 2015’s Jurassic World and Goosebumps were successfully able to strike a chord with critics and audiences, winning over both long-time fans and newcomers of their respective franchises.

However, films like Pixels and Jem and The Holograms wound up leaving both fans and newbies scratching their heads at how little understanding or care the films gave their source material. Nevertheless, studios still have plenty of nostalgic movies in development. Lionsgate, for example, has highly-anticipated adaptations of both Power Rangers and My Little Pony planned for 2017. Moreover, it was just announced today that Lionsgate is planning to adapt another popular franchise. You may remember this one from your local library.  (more…)

Futuristic ‘Zorro’ Movie Gets A Director

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It seems that you can’t swing a dead cat without hitting a super hero movie in Hollywood these days. No less than 7 of them are set to come out this year alone just from DC and Marvel. And recently, smaller comic publisher Valiant Comics announcing that they will be throwing their properties into the mix some time next year. it seems that the time may be right for some non-mainstream heroes to hit the big screen, and now a long circulated reboot of the Zorro franchise looks like it is making serious headway with the announcement that they have finally signed a director.

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Ever hear of Odeon? If you’re outside of the UK, then you probably haven’t. They’re a cinema chain in the United Kingdom and Ireland, much like AMC is to the US. Why do you need to know this? You don’t.We only mention them today because those limeys are partnered with FOX and they’ve been running a new spot for Deadpool. As far as we can tell, there’s only one bit of new footage that’s at the end. The rest of it, is the same scenes we’ve already seen a hundred times cut in a different order. But, hey, everything sounds better when presented by an assertive British voice over.  (more…)

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There must be something that the studio knows about Kickboxer: Vengeance that the rest of the public doesn’t. The movie (which is set to be released later this year) has yet to make it’s debut, but has already scored a sequel that is currently in pre-production. Aside from that, it’s also cast one of the biggest names in the industry. This person may not have a fire mantle full of acting awards, but he is a very large actor. If you hadn’t guessed by now, the next Kickboxer movie (after Vengeance) will star actor Hafthor Julius Björnsson or better known as Gregor Clegane aka The Mountain from Game of Thrones.

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The mysterious development of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 has left fans deeply curious. The success of the first GOTG and the unique nature of Marvel’s space faring characters creates a lot of opportunity to make the uniquely weird and wonderful world of the first film to become even more uniquely weird, but director James Gunn is playing his cards pretty close to his chest. He’s not even responding to rumor control anymore, although he did recently post a behind-the-scenes shot of the original Guardians rehearsing. So add this new to the file: comedian Steve Agee will be joining the cast for the Guardians of the Galaxy sequel. (more…)

Dr. Pepper Taps Into the Power of the Justice League

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Here’s a story that’s both nerdy and delicious. It should come as no surprise that a movie as huge as Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice would have substantial marketing and product placement behind it, and it should come as no surprise that those products would be top shelf. In other words, no Royal Crown cola for Batman V. Superman. No, the DC Comics legends will be appearing on cans of Dr. Pepper, coming soon, or arriving now, at a grocery store, corner store or quick stop near you. So now you know, the Man of Steel, the Dark Knight, and all their friends, are Peppers. (more…)