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An icon of video games for generations, Lara Croft‘s distinct character and architectural adventures show no sign of losing any popularity, having become of the world’s best selling game franchises after selling 58 million copies worldwide. In 2018, the Tomb Raider series is due to get its second movie adaptation, with Alicia Vikander taking over the role from Angelina Jolie’s 2001 incarnation. The new version is said to be based on the 2013 video game reboot of the franchise, with Walter Goggins as the movie’s villain, Daniel Wu as a companion for Lara Croft and Dominic West as her deceased father. (more…)

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In filmmaking parlance, “final cut” is the completed, edited version of the film that you see in theaters. It’s approved by the studio, and sometimes that means the final cut is determined by the studio in terms of scenes that must be removed, or a running time that must be abided by. Sadly, it’s not always the director that determines final cut, and the bigger the movie, or less influential the director, the greater the odds that final cut lie in the hands of studio execs. In the case of Star Wars: The Force Awakens though, it seems that final cut rests with J.J. Abrams. (more…)

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On the eve of launching the highly anticipated fourth season of the HBO fantasy series Game of Thrones, series creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss have been talking about the end. The series is a mad success for the network, and everyone even remotely associated with it, but the series, and its source material, A Song of Ice and Fire¬†series by author George R.R. Martin, are building towards an end. When will that end be? In a new interview, Benioff and Weiss reveal that they have a semi-specific idea. (more…)

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Above: Aww, a sad Doctor swinging on a swing, but an amazing painting by artist James Hance. The painter, who previously did work on the Winnie the Pooh/Star Wars paintings has done a series of incredible paints featuring¬†Doctor Who‘s ¬†9th, 10th and 11th doctors. Curse you for making us feel emotion, James. [Nerd Apporved]

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