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Loot Crate Review: March 2015

How does March 2015's box rate? Click below to find out! Story by Matt Cummings As a recent subscriber to Loot Crate - the monthly geek subscription box service - I find myself to be a little late to the party. It's not that I wasn't unimpressed with my first Crate in February, but perhaps the trinkets just weren't what I was expecting. But that was last month, and yesterday my March Crate arrived a little dinged up, so I opened it with renewed vigor. And while I was impressed with its contents, I do have lingering questions. First, let's be clear: I am not expecting to open the box to find a Marvel Legends figure like I did when I purchased Marvel Unlimited for my tablet, and I do recognize that many of the items can be flipped on eBay, thus recouping most if not all of my money. Second, for those who don't know, Loot Crate is a monthly subscription box containing hand-picked, cool geeky stuff wrapped around a theme. A $20 subscription gets 6-

Adi Shankar's "In Service of Nothing" Bootleg PreViz

Adi Shankar releases another short film, this time starring James Bond. Story by Matt Cummings With SPECTRE releasing a character poster this week of a turtlenecked Daniel Craig, it actually wasn't the only piece of Bond-related news of note. Dredd producer Adi Shankar premiered another in his 'bootleg' short film series, which includes the ultra-violent (and ultra-awesome) Power/Rangers short . It was notorious booted off the web due to copyright issues, but soon found its way back, making an instant hit with over 13 million views. This time, he's tackled none other than James Bond in a 16-minute PreViz feature titled In Service of Nothing , directed by Tyler Gibb and produced by Shankar. From the way Gibb and Shankar portray Sean Connery (voiced by Christopher Gee), it's definitely reminiscent of a 60's Goldfinger style, that is until we fast-forward to an aged Bond reflected on his "past transgressions." Here, Bond is a man wi

One Big Happy S01E01 Recap: Pilot

Why have a Modern Family when you can have One Big Happy ? Story by @ErikaAshley This highly anticipated new sitcom produced by Ellen Degenerous finally debuted this past Tuesday night on NBC. The show features two childhood best friends, Luke and Lizzy, cohabitating in an apartment and living out their long time promise. Luke as the perpetual bachelor and Lizzy the OCD control freak lesbian. The promise that if they both make it to 30 years old without a significant other and child they would have each other’s offspring and raise the child together. Because you know, that’s real life. The show begins at a pharmacy where Luke and Lizzy stop to pick up some pre-natal vitamins and some new pregnancy tests and offers too much information to the checker about her lesbian trying to conceive plan. Lizzy confirms that Luke is still willing to be the father of her child even though he has commitment issues and he reassures her he’s so ready to be a dad for her child. They get

iZombie S01E01 Recap: Pilot

She’s not dead, just undead and learning to live again. Story by @ErikaAshley The much anticipated and newest addition to the CW Tuesday night lineup, iZombie , has finally been unleashed on television viewers around the world. This show has some legs and could take off running during this Spring’s hiatus-period begins. The pilot starts with a familiar comic-book entrance depicting an over achieving new resident doctor, Olivia “Liv” Moore, saving the life of an emergency trauma patient. After her heroic act and a long day’s work Liv is welcomed into her new practice by a fellow colleague extending an offer to attend a party that night. She graciously declines mentioning she doesn’t do parties and instead would rather spend time with her fiancé, Major. He insists she go to the party to let loose, I mean what’s the worst that can happen? The worst then does happen. Of course it happens. While at the party that happens to be on a boat the white collar party-goers take a new d

#FURIOUS7 Four New Featurettes With New Footage

We have four new Featurettes from the upcoming film FURIOUS 7. We get alot of new footage and the back stories of the new characters in the film. Family Watch the Featurettes After the Jump... New Cast Toretto Home Action Continuing the global exploits in the unstoppable franchise built on speed, Vin Diesel, Paul Walker and Dwayne Johnson lead the returning cast of Furious 7. James Wan directs this chapter of the hugely successful series that also welcomes back favorites Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, Elsa Pataky and Lucas Black. They are joined by international action stars new to the franchise including Jason Statham, Djimon Hounsou, Tony Jaa, Ronda Rousey, Nathalie Emmanuel and Kurt Russell. Neal H. Moritz, Vin Diesel and Michael Fottrell return to produce the film written by Chris Morgan. Please Leave A Comment-

Joseph Gordon-Levitt To Star In #FraggleRock Film

Variety is reporting that Joseph Gordon-Levitt will produce and star in the live-action “ Fraggle Rock ” movie for New Regency, The Henson Co. and Lisa Henson. The bigscreen adaptation of the musical puppet series created by the late Jim Henson has been in the works for nearly a decade, but the attachment of Gordon-Levitt constitutes a major boost. “Fraggle Rock” debuted on TV in 1983 as a co-production by British TV company Television South, the Canadian Broadcasting Corp., HBO and Henson Associates. It centered on the adventures of cave-dwelling creatures called Fraggles who have to deal with the industrious Doozers and furry giants called Gorgs. The property was set up at New Regency in 2011. Montecito Pictures is no longer involved with the project. “The first screen personas I ever loved were Henson creations, first on ‘Sesame Street,’ and then on ‘Fraggle Rock,'” Gordon-Levitt said. “Jim Henson’s characters make you laugh and sing, but they’re also layered, surpr

Movie Review: Insurgent

Insurgent is amazingly bad. WARNING: Major spoilers ahead. Review by Matt Cummings After the boredom and schmaltz that upended Divergent at only $150 million domestically, it was clear that the adaptation of the Veronica Roth series needed a serious tuneup. Sadly, a new director and promise of a better product made no difference to the bottom line, as Insurgent is just as bad - and perhaps worse - than its predecessor. As Tris Prior (Shailene Woodley), her boyfriend Four (Theo James), her timid brother Caleb (Ansel Elgort, and the smart aleck Peter (Miles Teller) hide among the peaceful Amity people, the four try to deal with the events surrounding their fellow Divergent soldiers being routed during the last moments of Divergent . Pursued by the evil villainous Erudite leader Jeanine (Kate Winslet), Tris and her fellow Divergents have been targeted to open a sacred box held by Tris' parents (Ashley Judd and Tony Goldwyn), that will show Jeanine the way to destroy th

Movie Review: The Gunman

Sean Penn shoots blanks in boring thriller. Review by Brandon Wolfe Liam Neeson probably didn’t realize it at the time, but when he made Taken in 2008 he basically created a new career pathway for dramatic actors of a certain age. Instead of being shunted off to supporting roles portraying the fathers of younger actors, Hollywood’s elder statesmen can now headline low-rent action films where they can pummel and throat-punch those younger actors and win the day. Neeson has made this route his full time job over the past several years, and we saw Pierce Brosnan jump into the fray in last year’s forgettable November Man . Now Sean Penn wants in on the action, and this is especially remarkable because Sean Penn has carved out a reputation for solely appearing in high-minded, prestigious fare. Neeson and Brosnan each had some action-flavored frivolity in their back catalogs, but Penn has turned up his nose at doing anything remotely fun ever since Spicoli. Granted it’s not that bi

Movie Review: The Gunman

The Gunman wastes its considerable talent on cheap and uninspired action. Review by Matt Cummings In Director Pierre Morel's The Gunman , Jim Terrier (Sean Penn) lives a double life: he's a security guard working with a humanitarian effort to build a runway in the violent Congo. But at night, he's part of a contract sniper team awaiting their next mission. Unfortunately, Jim's fallen for the aid worker Annie (Jasmine Trinca), whom on the night of the assassination he must leave without warning. Fast forward 8 years and Jim has returned to Congo to drill wells in an effort to balance both his violent past and curb his growing mental blackouts. But when a team descends on his workplace with the intention of killing him, Jim must uncover who wants him dead. Is it his former teammate Cox (Mark Rylance), his buddy Stanley (Ray Winstone), the aid-worker-turned-businessman Felix (Javier Bardem), or the shadowy DuPont (Idris Elba)? As the truth emerges and Anni

Movie Review: R100

The kinky comedy R100 is too weird and full of itself to hit cult film status anytime soon. Review by Matt Cummings In Writer/Director Hitoshi Matsumoto's R100 , the lonely father Takafumi (Nao Ohmori) purchases the services of a BDSM emporium called Bondage, while his wife wastes away in a coma. The gentlemen club's rules are simple: we dominate you wherever and whenever they want for a full year, and there are no cancellations. Ever. Soon, Takafumi is being beat up on city streets, spit on at his home, and tortured with candle wax at the foot of his wife's hospital bed, all while experiencing CGI ripples of pleasure that make his eyes grow black. But the life he paid for soon becomes a nightmare when one of the Dommes is accidentally killed, setting Bondage off to eliminate the client. It soon becomes clear that Takafumi isn't the only one who's caught in a painful spiral, as a group of film critics charged with watching the farcical film try despe

#MorenaBaccarin To Play Vanessa Geraldine Carlysle In Upcoming Deadpool Film

Morena Baccarin tweeted this image that revealed her character in the upcoming DEADPOOL film, Vanessa, which points to Vanessa Geraldine Carlysle a.k.a Copycat. Morena Baccarin plays Vanessa in 20th Century Fox’s DEADPOOL movie starring Ryan Reynolds as the mercenary with the mouth. Co-starring Gina Carano and T.J. Miller as Weasel. 20th Century Fox has officially set a release date for DEADPOOL movie and it’s February 12, 2016, mark your calendar! Ryan Reynolds will star in this movie scripted by ‘Zombieland’ writing team, Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, to be directed by Tim Miller Please Leave A Comment-

T.J. Miller Is Weasel In The Upcoming #Deadpool Film

We’ve known for a while that comedian and actor T.J. Miller is on board for the new Deadpool film, but 20th Century Fox had not divulged his character. Now, in typically idiosyncratic style on Twitter , Miller has been dropping hints about the role and finally confirmed the news with a picture that appears to have been taken at a read-through for the movie. In the comics, Weasel, AKA Jack Hammer , is a college contemporary of Peter Parker, who lived the early part of his life as a relatively harmless, if genius-level nerd. But after crossing paths with Deadpool, he became the Merc with a mouth’s weapons dealer and tech guy, which sounds like what he’ll be up to in the film. Ryan Reynolds is on as the title character, the former soldier/mercenary who is diagnosed with cancer and turns to the Weapon X programme for help. Their treatments leave him horribly scarred but also endowed with super powers. Gina Carano, Morena Baccarin and Ed Skrein are also all part of the cast.

Fox's #WaywardPines Trailer Starring An All-Star Cast

Imagine the perfect American town, beautiful homes, manicured lawns, children playing safely in the streets...Now imagine never being able to leave. You have no communication with the outside world. You think you’re going insane. You must be in Wayward Pines . Based on Blake Crouch's international bestselling series of books and brought to life by suspenseful storyteller M. Night Shyamalan (“The Sixth Sense,” “Signs”), WAYWARD PINES is the 10-episode, intense psychological thriller evocative of the classic hit “Twin Peaks.” Secret Service Agent ETHAN BURKE (Academy Award nominee Matt Dillon , “Crash,” “City of Ghosts”) drives to the bucolic town of Wayward Pines, ID, searching for two missing federal agents. One of the best Secret Service agents in the Seattle office, he’s the man who knew missing agent KATE HEWSON ( Carla Gugino , “Watchmen,” “Entourage”) better than anyone. They were more than partners; their relationship nearly destroyed Ethan’s marriage. Everythin

#THETRANSPORTER REFUELED Official Trailer & Poster

Here is the OFFICIAL TRAILER for THE TRANSPORTER REFUELED . Directed by Camille Delamarre, THE TRANSPORTER REFUELED stars Ed Skrein, Ray Stevenson, Loan Chabanol, Radivoje Bukvic, Gabriella Wright, Anatole Taubman and Tatiana Pajkovic . Watch the trailer after the Jump... The producers of Lucy and the Taken trilogy bring you the next adrenaline-fueled installment of The Transporter series, THE TRANSPORTER REFUELED, starring newcomer Ed Skrein as Frank Martin, the most highly-skilled transporter money can buy. The stakes are greater and technology better, but the same three simple rules apply: never change the deal, no names and never open the package. When Frank is hired by cunning femme fatale Anna and her three stunning sidekicks, he quickly discovers he's been played. Anna and her cohorts have kidnapped his father (Ray Stevenson) in order to coerce Frank into helping them take down a ruthless group of Russian human traffickers. Fueled by revenge, he will break all


INSURGENT KICKS ASS If you enjoyed the exciting, action-packed adventure of DIVERGENT , get ready for a whole new ride. INSURGENT , simply kicks ass! INSURGENT picks up right where DIVERGENT left off. With Tris ( Shailene Woodley ), Four ( Theo James ), Caleb ( Ansel Elgort ) and Peter ( Miles Teller ), now a part of the Amity faction -- and you know that tranquility and peacefulness cannot last for long -- though Four seems to take to this harmonious lifestyle with ease. But it soon becomes clear that his two Dauntless companions, and one Erudite, do not conform to the Amity faction with the ease that he has. Acclimating to this new life doesn’t last for long as  Jeanine ( Kate Winslet ), and her manipulated army, are out to destroy all Divergents and will go to any length to find and exterminate them. INSURGENT’s action does not stop. From the first scene to the last, this movie provides the roller-coaster of entertainment that any moviegoer dreams of riding. But, if