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Doctor Who: Thin Ice geeky spots and Easter eggs

28 April 2017 9:04 AM, PDT

Pete Dillon-Trenchard Apr 29, 2017

Spoilers! We dig into Doctor Who series 10's Thin Ice, to see what else we can find...

This article contains spoilers. Lots of them.

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The Doctor and Bill have saved the day again and something’s knocking in the vault - but it’s only knocking three times, so it doesn’t constitute a reference. Instead, here’s our weekly list of references, callbacks, tenuous spots and generally interesting waffle from this week’s episode. You’ll have to forgive me if I’ve missed anything - I’m at my sister’s wedding as this episode goes out, and they’ve refused to turn the music off for an hour so we can watch it. So as usual, please leave your own spots, contributions »

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Doctor Who series 10: Thin Ice review

28 April 2017 9:02 AM, PDT

Simon Brew Apr 29, 2017

Spoilers! Here's our review of Doctor Who series 10 episode 3, Thin Ice, starring Peter Capaldi and Pearl Mackie...

This review contains spoilers. Our spoiler free review is here.

10.3 Thin Ice

"She's a bad girl, this one. Always looking for trouble"

Picking up at the exact point where last week’s Smile left us, Sarah Dollard’s second Doctor Who episode, Thin Ice, quickly moves its constituent parts into place. Even pre-credits, we’ve had the reveal of a big monster under the frozen River Thames, we’ve learned that the Tardis has steered the Doctor and Bill to this place, and that danger lies ahead. A quick trip to the Tardis wardrobe later – “the Tardis has dresses?!” – and the Doctor and Bill are off in a London with a distinct Dickensian twinge to it.

Turns out there’s a Frost Fair (the biggest in London, we later learn, »

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Win! Lego Star Wars kits! Nearly £1000 worth to give away!

28 April 2017 8:54 AM, PDT

Den Of Geek Apr 29, 2017

We've teamed up with the official Lego Shop to give away some very special Star Wars sets in a free to enter competition!

We like getting straight to the point when we've got something to give away: fancy winning some Lego? Some Star Wars Lego? Thought you might.

We've teamed up with the Lego Store, who just happen to be celebrating this year's Star Wars day - May the 4th, of course - with a whole bunch of offers on Star Wars Lego sets. Between today and the end of May 6th, the Lego Store is offering 40% off a different Lego set each day, 10% of all Lego Star Wars sets (with the exception of the brand new Snowspeeder), and a free R2-D2 gift with purchases over £60.

The link to the official Lego Store, where you'll find these offers, is right here.

To celebrate this, we've got »

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The Big Bang Theory season 10 episode 22 review: The Cognition Regeneration

28 April 2017 6:16 AM, PDT

Caroline Preece Apr 28, 2017

Sheldon has an ageing crisis in the latest episode of The Big Bang Theory season 10...

This review contains spoilers.

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10.22 The Cognition Regeneration

Sheldon’s feeling a bit long in the tooth - he can no longer play online video games as well as teenagers, he doesn’t understand emojis and he finds himself spending time wondering what’s for lunch.

Age has always been a kind of nebulous concept on The Big Bang Theory, with Sheldon often appearing to be significantly younger than his real-life counterpart Jim Parsons, 44, but the rest of the gang existing in a vague 30-40 range. We’re told Penny is younger than Leonard, and that fits with the fact that Kaley Cuoco is around 10 years younger than many of her co-stars. »

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The Last Kingdom series 2 episode 7 review

28 April 2017 6:02 AM, PDT

Louisa Mellor Apr 28, 2017

Uhtred’s faced with another choice by the end of series two’s eventful and emotional penultimate episode…

This review contains spoilers.

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How on earth did the real-life Alfred and Aelswith and Aethelflaed and the rest of them cope without the fictional Uhtred, son of Uhtred? As episode seven proved, they’re utterly lost without him.

As the person they turn to when things go wrong, Uhtred is basically everyone’s nice dad. He’s who they call to come and pick them up in his Volvo from a shit party after the last bus. He knows where everyone’s birth certificates are kept and why the car’s making that weird noise. Uhtred’s the one who tucks a tenner into their coat pocket when »

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The Flash movie: Robert Zemeckis rumoured to direct

28 April 2017 4:33 AM, PDT

Kirsten Howard Simon Brew Rob Leane Apr 28, 2017

Rumours have gone into overdrive that iconic director Robert Zemeckis is circling the movie version of The Flash...

Of all the Dceu's superhero flicks, The Flash has had arguably the bumpiest ride yet.

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First, there was the general confusion over why the character of Barry Allen was to be recast when Grant Gustin was doing such a bang-up job on the small screen.

Then, the film lost two directors in a row in the forms of Seth Grahame-Smith and Rick Famuyiwa.

The Lego Movie's Phil Lord and Chris Miller also looked to be in charge of the script at one point, but they eventually moved on to the Han Solo movie and beyond, leaving The Flash behind. As a result, Warner »

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New 2Ds Xl announced by Nintendo

28 April 2017 1:29 AM, PDT

Ryan Lambie Apr 28, 2017

There's yet another iteration of the 3Ds on the way from Nintendo - say hello to the New 2Ds Xl...

Nintendo may be straddling the portable and home console market with the Switch, which is selling very nicely so far, but the firm's evidently keen to maintain its family of dedicated handhelds.

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The latest evidence: the 3Ds family is growing again. Nintendo's just announced the New 2Ds Xl, which, in essence, is a New 3Ds Xl without the expensive 3D function that we stopped bothering with ages ago. 

What you get, then, is a more powerful, slick device than the regular 2Ds which came out a while back - that system was about as stripped-down as you could get, with a flat form-factor rather than the standard clam shell design. »

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Damien Chazelle & Jack Thorne announce musical TV project

28 April 2017 12:38 AM, PDT

Rob Leane Apr 28, 2017

La La Land's Damien Chazelle and Harry Potter And The Cursed Child's Jack Thorne are working on a musical telly show, The Eddy..

This sounds like an interesting one: two talented chaps, who have enjoyed massive success of late, are moving to TV for a musical series set in the city of Love.

Damien Chazelle (whose recent films Whiplash and La La Land both cleaned up at the Oscars) and Jack Thorne (who worked on the West End mega-hit Harry Potter And The Cursed Child) will team up for a series entitled The Eddy.

Collider reports that the musical drama is "set in contemporary multicultural Paris" and "revolves around a club, its owner, the house band, and the volatile city that surrounds them."

Thorne is penning the scripts, and Chazelle is attached to direct. Songwriter Glen Ballard (who worked on the bangers Jagged Little Pill and »

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Delicious renewed for series 2

28 April 2017 12:12 AM, PDT

Rob Leane Apr 28, 2017

Sky is cooking up Delicious series 2! Dawn French and Emilia Fox will return...

Prepare for some more TV that's saucy in multiple ways! Sky 1 has officially ordered Delicious series 2, with creator Dan Sefton and stars Dawn French and Emilia Fox set to return for more food-adjacent romantic drama later this year.

The renewal news doesn't exactly come as a surprise. As CultBox tells us, series 1 of the show - which saw French's Gina and Fox's Sam battling for the affections of Iain Glen's sexy chef Leo - was Sky's most-viewed UK drama series last year. Of course the big cheeses behind the scenes want some seconds.

CultBox also has lots of quotes from people involved in the show, like this one from Dawn French...

"I am utterly delighted that there will be more of Delicious. It is that rare thing where everything from every department comes together well, »

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Austin Powers 4 still possible, says Mike Myers

27 April 2017 10:34 PM, PDT

Simon Brew Apr 28, 2017

As Austin Powers reaches 20, Mike Myers admits that he'd love to do another film...

We get very few movies from Mike Myers, who in the 1990s and 2000s sprung to the top of Hollywood off the back of the Wayne’s World, Shrek and particular the Austin Powers films. Even the not very good The Cat In The Hat crossed $100m at the Us box office, helped by Myers’ star power.

Myers has been less active on the big screen in recent times, though. His last live action film project was the 2013 documentary Supermensch, that he directed. But it seems now that he’s considering again a fourth Austin Powers movie, something that’s been rumoured on and off since the last film, Goldmember.

Austin Powers was Myers’ tribute to his late father, though, and in a new interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Myers admits that “I would love to do another, »

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Masters Of The Universe: McG not directing, new writer

27 April 2017 10:30 PM, PDT

Simon Brew Apr 28, 2017

David Goyer is writing the new Masters Of The Universe film, as the search for a star and director gets underway...

More news on the big screen reboot of Masters Of The Universe, that Sony is finally pressing ahead with. Yesterday, it was revealed that the movie now has a release date, with the studio earmarking it for a December 18th 2019 unveiling. It was also thought that McG, who has been attached as director since early last year, was still on board to call the shots.

But not so. We now learn that McG and He-Man have parted company, and that Sony is on the lookout for a new director to take on the project. Meetings have been taking place with potential candidates. In the meantime, David S Goyer, a comic book movie regular (The Dark Knight trilogy, Man Of Steel, Blade: Trinity) is working on a new screenplay for the film. »

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Ghostbusters: Paul Feig looks back at the internet backlash

27 April 2017 2:17 PM, PDT

Edward Douglas Apr 28, 2017

Paul Feig talks about how making Ghostbusters changed his relationship with the internet.

It has been nine months since the release of Paul Feig’s Ghostbusters, starring Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon, and Leslie Jones. You’re probably aware of the backlash the movie received before it was even released, but by and large, the movie came and went and by the end of the year, it was mostly forgotten how angry people were getting on either side of the argument.

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During his Tribeca Talk in New York this week with Saturday Night Live’s Michael Ché, director Paul Feig addressed that internet backlash, as well as sharing his thought process on making the movie.

This line of conversation began with Feig talking about his »

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Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol 2: what did you think?

27 April 2017 1:13 PM, PDT

Den Of Geek Apr 28, 2017

A place for spoiler-filled chat about the Guardians Of The Galaxy sequel...

Across cinemas, Marvel's latest film - Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol 2 - is now playing in cinemas. And that means there are lots of spoiler-y things to digest. As is tradition, then, here's our post where spoiler chat is explicitly allowed in the comments. It goes without saying that if you haven't seen the movie, delve into said comments at your peril.

If you want to know where we stand on the film, you can find our review here: http://www.denofgeek.com/uk/movies/guardians-of-the-galaxy/48922/guardians-of-the-galaxy-vol-2-review

Without further ado, it's over to your good selves. Head to the comments, and let the conversation begin...


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Guardians Of The Galaxy 2: spoilery questions answered

27 April 2017 1:01 PM, PDT

James Hunt Apr 28, 2017

Huge spoilers, as we answer the questions that Guardians Of The Galaxy 2 leaves behind...

Big spoilers lie ahead for Guardians Of The Galaxy 2

Like many movies, Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 might leave you with a few questions about what you just saw. Here, we’ll try and explain it for those who can sense that there was a little more to what they saw on screen…

What was Ego?

By his own admission, Ego was a celestial. In the first movie, the space station Knowhere is housed inside a celestial’s severed head, which the inhabitants are mining, so that’s the size of being we’re dealing with.

The film does diverge from the comics a little, because in those Ego isn’t actually a Celestial – he’s one of the Elders of the Universe, along with fellow McU members the Collector (of Guardians Vol. »

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Lady Macbeth review

27 April 2017 12:33 PM, PDT

With a standout performance by Florence Pugh, the excellent Lady Macbeth lands in UK cinemas today. Here's our review...

William Oldroyd’s astoundingly assured debut Lady Macbeth may be devoid of any Shakespearean lineage, but this unconventional Victorian chamber piece is just as scintillating as its Scottish namesake. Shrewdly adapted from Nikolai Leskov’s 1865 Russian novella Lady Macbeth Of The Mtsensk, British playwright and first time screenwriter Alice Birch relocates the stiflingly patriarchal proceedings to a sequestered moor in rural England.

Forced into a loveless marriage with a man twice her age in order to pay off a family debt, Katherine (Florence Pugh) is reluctantly under the domineering keep of her impotent husband (Paul Hilton) and equally acrimonious father-in-law (Christopher Fairbank). Limited to the soulless confines of their stately yet draughty manor, Katherine is practically forbade any semblance of freedom, and the young bride’s daily interactions are restricted to »

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The Great Outdoors is getting a remake next

27 April 2017 12:17 PM, PDT

Simon Brew Apr 28, 2017

The 1988 John Candy and Dan Aykroyd comedy The Great Outdoors is getting a remake, starring Kevin Hart.

We’ve not had news of a newly-announced remake for a little while, and we’d assumed that the contents of the 1980s and 1990s had been thoroughly mined. That’s not the case, however, as Universal has settled on a new version of the 1988 comedy, The Great Outdoors.

The original film starred the late John Candy alongside Dan Aykroyd, and was directed by Howard Deutch. In terms of personnel on the new version, Kevin Hart has already been lined up to star, although it’s not yet clear who’ll be appearing alongside him.

Randall Green, who’s been working on a script for a Scooby Doo reboot, has been tasked with penning the screenplay for the new The Great Outdoors. No news of a director yet. We’ll keep you posted… »

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Ewan McGregor circles Winnie The Pooh film Christopher Robin

27 April 2017 10:17 AM, PDT

Joseph Baxter Apr 28, 2017

Ewan McGregor is in talks to star in Christopher Robin, playing an adult version of Winnie the Pooh's pal.

Christopher Robin, Disney’s upcoming live-action film continuation of the Winnie The Pooh story, appears to have found its star in Ewan McGregor.

According to THR, McGregor is in talks to headline the live-action film, taking on the title role of Christopher Robin, directly drawn from author A.A. Milne’s Winnie The Pooh stories. However, this particular Pooh project – not to be confused with this November’s A.A. Mile biopic Goodbye Christopher Robin – will see McGregor play an adult version of Christopher, stuck in an especially humdrum period in his life, focused on his career as a businessman and far-removed from his halcyon childhood days of imagination-fueled pastoral hijinks with anthropomorphic stuffed animals such as Pooh Bear, Tigger, Eeyore, Piglet and Rabbit.

Christopher Robin will be directed by Marc Forster. »

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Capcom struggles as Resident Evil 7 underperforms

27 April 2017 9:17 AM, PDT

Matthew Byrd Apr 28, 2017

Resident Evil 7 is the latest Cacpcom game to sell fewer units than expected, as the Japanese firm publishes its earnings report...

A recent report suggests that Capcom is struggling despite the release of several high-profile games in just a few months. 

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Capcom recently released their financial earnings report and it seems that none of their recent games have met the company's sales expectations. For instance, Monster Hunter Xx and Dead Rising 4 were expected to sell around 2 million copies a piece. Monster Hunter actually sold around 1.7 million units while Dead Rising 4 apparently failed to even cross the 1 million mark. 

One of the biggest surprises on the report, though, is the performance of Resident Evil 7. Resident Evil 7 has sold about 3.5 million units thus far when it was projected to sell around 4 million units. »

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Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2: post-credits explained

27 April 2017 8:24 AM, PDT

James Hunt Apr 27, 2017

With spoilers, we explain the assorted end credits scenes of Guardians Of The Galaxy 2...

Like most Marvel movies, Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 offers a reward for those who sit through the credits, although unlike other movies it’s really dialled up to 11. You can see not one, not two, but five separate scenes. But what do they spell out for the future of the Guardians and the McU as a whole? If you want to know, keep reading.

Spoilers lie ahead...

Post-Credits 1

Kraglin (played by Sean Gunn, who also does Rocket’s on-set performance) wears Yondu’s fin, whistling in an attempt to control Yondu’s lethal arrow. After some tentative movements, the arrow flies around the corner and impales Drax in the neck. He screams a lot, and Kraglin sneaks off.

What does it mean?

We suspect this one’s just here for the laughs. »

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Guardians Of The Galaxy: all the Lego sets

27 April 2017 4:36 AM, PDT

Rob Leane Apr 28, 2017

James Gunn's Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 is in cinemas now. Why not build some of it at home?

Fancy picking up an awesome mix of bricks? Lego and Marvel has been a brilliant combination for quite some time now, and the release of James Gunn’s spacefaring sequel Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 has been met with a new range of brick-based products. Plus, some tie-ins from the first film are still available as well.

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Read on to see all of the Guardians Lego kits - featuring Chris Pratt's Star-Lord, Dave Bautista's Drax, Zoe Saldana's Gamora, Vin Diesel's Groot, Bradley Cooper/Sean Gunn's Rocket Raccoon, Michael Rooker's Yondu, Karen Gillan's Nebula, and more - that »

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