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Fri, 30 Sep 2016 13:00:41 GMT

Mike Colter, star of Marvel's Luke Cage, has tabled possible storylines that could be explored in future Marvel Netflix shows, once The Defenders miniseries has aired.

"I think that anything is possible down the road," Colter told IGN.

"We need to develop the characters. I think there’s a big-picture plan that includes everyone doing their own series, which we’ve done, culminating to make The Defenders. I think after that anything goes.

"We have the Heroes for Hire thing that could possibly happen. And we have Jessica and Luke in the Alias comics hooking up, having a child, and changing their life style. That could happen. You have a multitude of things that could happen."

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Fri, 30 Sep 2016 11:46:55 GMT

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story will feature a new group of specialist Stormtroopers known as the Shoretroopers, and a new figure from Hot Toys provides a detailed look at their tropical-ready getup.

The sixth-scale "movie-accurate" figure from Hot Toys is priced at $204.99 is scheduled to release sometime between January and March of next year. Get a full-body look at the "highly posable" figure below.

rogue-one-shoretrooper Sixth-scale Shoretrooper figure from Hot Toys

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Fri, 30 Sep 2016 11:32:41 GMT

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PlayStation 4 Slim Is Available, Now Bundled with FIFA 17

With its sleeker model, the new PlayStation 4 console packs all the amazing features gamers have come to expect from PlayStation 4. The world’s best-selling console is now with a new look and stunning HDR visuals - meet the New Look PlayStation 4 Slim Console.

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Fri, 30 Sep 2016 11:15:51 GMT

Amazon Game Studios has announced Breakaway, a four on four "mythological sport brawler," from Double Helix, the team behind Killer Instinct.

The game's description says it is "made by streamers, for streamers." Your team builds its composition from legendary warriors, each with their own skills, weapons, and Buildables, structures which will change the way the game plays out.

Breakaway's Morgan La Fey Breakaway's Morgan La Fey

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Fri, 30 Sep 2016 10:38:26 GMT

Ever wondered why the Pokemon Go launch was plagued with problems? It’s all down to ridiculously high traffic.

According to Google’s Director of Customer Reliability Engineering, Luke Stone, he has never “taken part in anything close to the growth that

customer Niantic experienced with the launch of Pokémon GO.”

Stone says within just 15 minutes of Pokemon Go launching in Australia and New Zealand, traffic had already passed Niantic’s initial predictions.

google-cloud-pokemon-go-1 Image courtesy of Google

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Fri, 30 Sep 2016 09:00:36 GMT

Spanish director Nacho Vigalondo’s best films take genre tropes and subvert them in wholly original and unexpected ways. Timecrimes gave time travel a darkly sexual through-line, while Extraterrestrial turned a tale of alien invasion into an intimate three-hander. And Colossal might be his most audacious celluloid mash-up yet, taking the beats of a romantic comedy-drama and combining them with a crazy kaiju movie.

Anne Hathaway plays Gloria, an unemployed thirtysomething whose nights involve drinking herself into oblivion, and days revolve around the hangover that follows. Her boyfriend Tim (Dan Stevens) has had enough, and so breaks up with her, kicking Gloria out of his apartment in the process.

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Fri, 30 Sep 2016 07:13:42 GMT

Hi binge-watchers, you're already at the finale! Well, you beat me there. I'll be updating this page with my review as soon as I've had a chance to write it. If you'd like to discuss this episodes (spoilers and all!) please do so in the comments below.

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Fri, 30 Sep 2016 07:12:41 GMT

Hi binge-watchers, I'll be updating this page with my review as soon as I've had a chance to write it. If you'd like to discuss this episodes (spoilers and all!) please do so in the comments below.

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Fri, 30 Sep 2016 07:11:40 GMT

Hi binge-watchers, I'll be updating this page with my review as soon as I've had a chance to write it. If you'd like to discuss this episodes (spoilers and all!) please do so in the comments below.

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Fri, 30 Sep 2016 07:10:39 GMT

Hi binge-watchers, I'll be updating this page with my review as soon as I've had a chance to write it. If you'd like to discuss this episodes (spoilers and all!) please do so in the comments below.

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Fri, 30 Sep 2016 07:09:37 GMT

Hi binge-watchers, I'll be updating this page with my review as soon as I've had a chance to write it. If you'd like to discuss this episodes (spoilers and all!) please do so in the comments below.

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Fri, 30 Sep 2016 07:08:25 GMT

Hi binge-watchers, I'll be updating this page with my review as soon as I've had a chance to write it. If you'd like to discuss this episodes (spoilers and all!) please do so in the comments below.

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Fri, 30 Sep 2016 07:07:18 GMT

Full spoilers for Luke Cage's sixth episode continue below.

So I was a little wrong and a lot right about the way Luke Cage would handle its villains. Cottonmouth's incarceration lasted about as long as it took to load up a new episode of the Netflix show, proving that Luke's big win lacked a lot of punch. But much like episode 4 (my second favorite of the season so far) offered an inside look into the origin of Luke Cage, episode 7 gave us a deeper understanding of why Cornell and Mariah are who they are.

One of my favorite elements of the show that I plan to get into deeper in the full season review is showrunner Cheo Coker's use of music. We frequently catch up with Cottonmouth as he's vetting performers for his club, and more often than not those sequences are intercut with big action. Instead of just being the soundtrack of the show, the music is part of its DNA, just like we find out it's a part of Cornell's. He should have gone to Juilliard; he has the soul of a musician, not a killer. It's been bugging me throughout the season how ineffective Cottonmouth has been as a big bad despite all his bluster, and finally we find out definitively that it's because he really isn't cut out for this type of work.

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Fri, 30 Sep 2016 07:06:16 GMT

Full spoilers for Marvel's Luke Cage continue below.

Luke Cage set out to arrest Cottonmouth, and he did exactly that less than halfway through Season 1. When we entered this season, it seemed like Cornell Stokes would be Luke's primary antagonist, even with the breadcrumbs scattered about Diamondback. But he's been so consistently ineffective, it seems like he must just be an opening act for whoever the real threat to Harlem is going to be. (RIP, Scarfe.) Will it be Diamondback? Or could it be that Mariah is going to finally step from the shadows and continue Mama Mabel's legacy?

Though she's been delivering a fantastic performance all season, this was Alfre Woodard's standout episode. Everything else felt like set up for seeing the multi-faceted and angry person trying to do right by Harlem. That's what's most compelling about her; she really does want to do right by her town, but by any means necessary. She is the hero of her story, and people like the reporter trying to pull back the curtain on her criminal inclinations are the villains. Because of that she'll fight tooth and nail to get what's hers, and now her reputation is in tatters she's ready to fight dirty.

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Fri, 30 Sep 2016 07:05:44 GMT

Full spoilers for Marvel's Luke Cage's fifth episode continues below.

Finally, we're getting to the good stuff. All of the best parts of Marvel's Luke Cage came together in its fifth episode, as Luke stood up as a hero and fought for the sake of Harlem. Like Daredevil was about saving Hell's Kitchen, so Luke Cage is simply about Luke standing up for the people of Harlem. Here, there's no confusing the two sides of this battle. Luke and Cornell Stokes are not only aware of one another, but the people of Hell's Kitchen are aware that there are two sides to this fight.

The bulk of this episode featured Cottonmouth trying to turn the people against Luke, and within an episode our hero was -- seemingly -- able to win them over. Luke's big coming out party at the end of the last episode let the people of Harlem now know to come to him when they have an issue. Cottonmouth's big plan was to send them all running to him and have him disappoint them, which didn't work out quite the way he planned.

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Fri, 30 Sep 2016 07:04:11 GMT

Are you ready for some flashbacks? Because Luke Cage's origin story was finally told in the fourth episode of Marvel's Luke Cage.

Full spoilers for Marvel's Luke Cage's fourth episode continue below.

Luke Cage... or should we say Carl Lucas? Netflix and Marvel went back to the early days of Luke's incarceration in Seagate Prison, before he changed his name to protect his identity. That alone answers the big question of why Shades doesn't recognize this person he was in prison with -- and, of course, the fact that Luke has lost that pretty insane fake beard. (Sorry, Mike Colter.)

The bulk of the fourth episode was flashbacks to Luke's time at Seagate, setting up how he became the man he is in the present. More important than just establishing how he knew Shades, the flashbacks deepened our understanding of Luke's relationship with his late wife Reva and how the two of them fell in love.

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Fri, 30 Sep 2016 07:03:46 GMT

Full spoilers for the third episode of Marvel's Luke Cage continue below.

Luke's got a lot of muscle and a lot of brains, but he does lack of subtlety. The third episode of Marvel's Luke Cage saw him take down Cottonmouth and Black Mariah's money stash in the main base of the New Harlem Renaissance, thus losing Cornell a lot of cash and connecting Mariah Dillard's name to the criminal dealings. It was an interesting choice to have Luke both decide to target Cottonmouth's "queen" in the same episode he succeeded, but it seems like it was just a way to set up a bigger war to come.

Marvel's Luke Cage is still early in Season 1, so it makes sense that showrunner Cheo Coker would ease viewers into the action. There were some intense shootouts in the first couple of episodes, but his takedown of Cottonmouth's Fort Knox was by far the biggest action sequence to date. What's compelling about Luke as a superhero is the fact he doesn't need guns or weapons or even the shield he used to defeat his enemies; he also doesn't need to kill anyone, as Misty Knight marveled. Throughout this sequence, all I could think about was how Coker told IGN in an interview that he'd never tire of seeing a bulletproof black man, and how that adds deeper meaning to seeing Luke fairly calmly walk, uninjured, through a hail of bullets.

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Fri, 30 Sep 2016 07:02:13 GMT

Full spoilers for Luke Cage's second episode continue below.

After a slow start easing viewers into the Harlem-set world of Netflix's third standalone Marvel series, Luke Cage is picking up speed thanks to an untimely death and a rightfully angry titular character. Pop's death seems to be what is going to be kicking off Luke's journey to bulletproof heroism.

The bookended scenes with Luke standing outside of Mariah Dillard's New Harlem Renaissance headquarters with one of her goons' guns pointed to his head are the most impactful work showrunner Cheo Coker has done in the series' first two episodes. From the use of the N-word to Luke no longer hiding his bullet proof nature, this marked a much-needed turning point for the series.

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Fri, 30 Sep 2016 07:01:51 GMT

Hi everyone, we're still busy binging the first season of Marvel's Luke Cage on Netflix, so our full season review is yet to come. In the meantime, you can keep up with our episodic reviews as they're completed.

Since everyone watches at their own speed, please refrain from posting spoilers on this article. Instead, have episode-specific conversations in the comments sections of the respective episode links below. In the meantime, we'll be rushing to the finish line along with you, so stay tuned for our thoughts on the full season at this same url!

Luke Cage: Episode 1 - "Moment of Truth" Review - COMPLETED

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Fri, 30 Sep 2016 06:30:49 GMT

A Monster Calls screened at Fantastic Fest and hits screens in early 2017.

A boy is visited by a monster at precisely 12.07am. That monster informs the boy that he will tell him three stories. And once he has finished the third, the boy will then reciprocate by telling his own story, one that will apparently reveal a great truth

That’s the plot at the heart of J.S. Bayona’s adaptation of Patrick Ness’s bestselling novel, but A Monster Calls is about much more than that, the film a deeply affecting rumination on grief, alienation, loss, and love.

Connor O’Malley is the child in question, a boy who is “too old to be a kid, too young to be a man.” And his every waking hour is filled with misery, Connor bullied at school, then coming home to a mother being destroyed by cancer.

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