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Wes Craven, director of Scream and Nightmare on Elm Street, dies

Horror film master Wes Craven was reported dead on Sunday after a long fight with brain cancer. The famed director, born in 1939, was 76 years old. The news was announced by his family, and he is survived by his current wife Iya Labunka, a producer and former vice president of Disney Studios, and his children, Jonathan and Jessica, from his marriage to Bonnie Broecker.

Craven was known for having films that featured strong female lead characters and a brutal depiction of violence. He began his directorial career with the 1972 film The Last House on the Left (he also served as producer on the 2009 remake)...

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New releases for the week of Monday, August 31, 2015

A big week for the beginning of September, with a couple of huge releases onto consoles. One quick note before we start: Last week I had the release date for Disney Infinity 3.0 as Friday, August 28. It is in fact launching on Sunday, August 30. Now that that’s clarified, we can take a look at this week’s releases. This week we get the final collaboration between Konami and Hideo Kojima. Their fallout has been much publicized and discussed, and so it may be a bit bittersweet that Kojima’s final entry to the Metal Gear franchise will be on store shelves Tuesday. Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain follows up the events from Ground Zeroes and fills in that final gap in the story which began back in 1987...

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New releases for the week of Monday, August 24, 2015

The last full week of August is a busy one, chock full of all kinds of goodies for all kinds of gamers. American football takes the center stage with Madden NFL 16 as the storied sports franchise delivers its latest version to Sony and Microsoft’s consoles. Gears of War is brought forward to current gen in an Ultimate Edition, as is the stealth game Dishonored, which has its Definitive Edition. Mega Man also comes to current gen and PC in the Mega Man Legacy Collection. Fans of 80s horror flicks such as Friday the 13th may find much to love in the new horror game Until Dawn. Tomb Raider gets mobile with Lara Croft Go for the Android and iPhone, and plenty of indie titles also make their way to consoles and PC this week...

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Fear the Walking Dead- first three minutes

Fear the Walking Dead, AMC’s spin off series of the highly successful zombie drama The Walking Dead, debuts this Sunday, August 23. In view of that, AMC has released the first three minutes of the show. Take a look.

Fear the Walking Dead stars Kim Dickens, Alicia Debnam Carey, Cliff Curtis, Elizabeth Rodriguez, and Ruben Blades, and deals with a group of people in Los Angeles at the beginning stages of the zombie apocalypse.

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New releases for the week of Monday, August 17, 2015

A bunch of downloadable titles heading your way this week along with a previously digital only offering appearing on retail disc. Available on disc this week is Helldivers, making the jump from digital to disc on the PS4 with all of the DLC released so far. Resident Evil Revelations 2 makes its way to the Vita for some mobile horror, Final Fantasy Type 0 HD makes its debut on PC, and the former Wii U zombie game Zombi gets retooled for the PS4, PC, and Xbox One. Telltale Games Tales from the Borderlands gets its fourth episode entitled “Escape Plan Bravo”. Home video gives us a collection of short films made by Walt Disney Animation Studios along with some TV seasons (Once Upon A Time, The Blacklist, and Atlantis) along with some smaller movie titles (Vendetta, Nomads, The Unbelievers)...

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New releases for the week of Monday, August 10, 2015

Moving into the second week of August not a lot in big game releases but still some stuff of note. The anticipated mystery exploration game Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture arrives on the PS4. Kids of all ages can jump into battle with Toy Soldiers: War Chest. Dragon Age: Inquisition gets some DLC to take players into the Deep Roads against a familiar enemy, and Nintendo’s handheld lets you guide Paddington the bear through London or race with Garfield. On the home video front we get the Reese Witherspoon/Sofia Vergara action comedy Hot Pursuit, the horror film with an online twist Unfriended, a documentary exploring a comedian’s life in I Am Chris Farley, and Jackie Chan returning to action in Police Story: Lockdown. On the big screen the 60s spy show The Man From U.N.C.L.E...

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New releases for the week of August 3, 2015

Not a lot on the gaming front as we head into the first week of August. Xbox One users get the collection of classic games from developer Rare in Rare Replay, which gives you 30 games for 30 dollars. The Nintendo 3DS gets another entry in the Etrian Odyssey series with Etrian Odyssey 2 Untold: The Fafnir Knight. On the home video front the second movie from the Divergent series, Insurgent, comes to store shelves, along with the action comedy Barely Lethal, the drama Far From the Madding Crowd, and the J.K. Rowling miniseries The Casual Vacancy. Coming to the big screen this week is director Josh Trank’s (Chronicle) reboot of Fantastic Four, the thriller The Gift, and the Meryl Streep led comedy drama Ricki and the Flash...

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New releases for the week of Monday, July 27, 2015

Not a lot of big releases for this final week of July, but some of note. The adventure game remake King’s Quest kicks things off with its first chapter “A Knight to Remember”. “Dark Room”, the penultimate chapter for Life is Strange, launches this week, as does the remastered version of Legend of Kay and the RPG Lost Dimension. On the home video front we get an alternate universe in the DC animated movie Justice League: Gods and Monsters, and Big Bang Theory’s Jim Parsons plays an alien who befriends a young girl in the family friendly flick Home. On the big screen, the Griswolds hit the road again in a remake of the Chevy Chase classic comedy Vacation, and Tom Cruise once again performs mind boggling stunts as the IMF tackles a shadowy organization in Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation...

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New releases for the week of Monday, July 20, 2015

Not a lot of major releases this week, but there are some of note. Batgirl becomes playable for those who opted out of Arkham Knight’s season pass, and episode 5 of Telltale Games Game of Thrones releases this week. Two previous digital releases, Wolfenstein: The Old Blood and Zombie Army Trilogy, become available on retail disc, and Journey makes the leap onto the PS4. No real major titles on home video this week, though there are a couple of anime series- Soul Eater Not and Blazblue: Alter Memory. Hitting theaters this week is the Adam Sandler sci-fi comedy Pixels, the horror thriller The Vatican Tapes, and the comedy drama Paper Towns. Time to go off to the list and, as always, release dates are subject to change.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

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Batgirl: A Matter of Family (DLC Batman: Ark...

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Heroes Reborn- A look at the new superhero series from NBC

Heroes, which ran on NBC from 2006- 2010, was a mostly solid effort from creator Tim Kring as a series that explored a group of people who realize that they have extraordinary abilities. The series starred Hayden Panettiere, Jack Coleman, Milo Ventimiglia, Masi Oka, Greg Grunberg, Sendhil Ramamurthy , and Zachary Quinto. The first two seasons were especially good, as they focused on the serial killing spree of Sylar (Quinto). Things began to get a bit muddled after that, though the series did wrap things up fairly nicely in its fourth season. Now the show is being revisited with a new series called Heroes Reborn. Take a look at the trailer below.

Tim Kring again returns as the showrunner along with returning cast members Coleman, Oka, and Grunberg...

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