Judge Dredd TV Series May Include 'Dark Fantasy Elements'

Rebellion CEO Jason Kingsley recently shared a few details about the Judge Dredd TV series, saying he’d love to see it explore “dark fantasy elements.”

In addition, Kingsley told SFX Magazine (via GamesRadar) the series “will combine the macabre with the insane and the light-hearted.” He added, “

a big place, after all, with 400 million stories to tell.”

Kingsley also addressed how the TV format will allow for a new type of storytelling within the Judge Dredd universe, saying, “Long-form storytelling makes showing Mega-City One and its inhabitants much easier. Trying to fit all of that into a two-hour movie is very hard.”

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The Beguiled Review

Throughout her career, director Sofia Coppola has managed to depict and visualize loneliness in a way that few other filmmakers ever have. Sometimes she does it by physically sectioning her characters off from the outside world, like the titular group of girls in The Virgin Suicides, who desperately wish to break out from the confines of their constrictive home. Other times, Coppola has done it by planting her introverted leads in the center of noisy metropolitan areas, like in Lost in Translation or Somewhere. But in all of her past films, Coppola’s characters are separated, either literally or physically, stuck in a stasis that only ever allows them to look out at the world, and wonder why it’s seemingly so easy for everyone else to live in it.

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The Handmaid's Tale: Season 1 Review

Full spoilers for The Handmaid’s Tale continue below.

When Hulu’s adaptation of The Handmaid’s Tale premiered, it was nearly 100 days into Donald Trump’s divisive presidency, and every parallel to the present-day, no matter how minuscule, felt like it was offering a warning to its audience to be careful about what could happen in a political climate left unchecked by public concern.

Of course, Margaret Atwood’s novel, a dystopian cautionary tale, is exactly that, regardless of the decade in which you’re reading (or watching) the story. But the current political climate certainly didn’t hurt just how timely and topical the series felt—and it felt pretty darn current.

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Making a Murderer: Brendan Dassey Decision Upheld

The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago has upheld a federal judge’s decision to overturn the murder conviction of Brendan Dassey, one of the subjects of Netflix’s Making a Murderer documentary series.

As BBC reports, Dassey and his uncle, Steven Avery, were found guilty of the 2005 murder of Teresa Halbach. Following the trial in 2007, both men were sentenced to life in prison. However, Dassey’s conviction was overturned last August on the grounds that his confession was coerced.

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New Ghost Rider Team Comic Rides Into Marvel Legacy

Today Marvel Comics has been revealing the comic book titles that will comprise the publisher’s Marvel Legacy initiative this fall, and IGN is excited to share six more with you: The Defenders, Jean Grey, X-Men Gold, Spider-Gwen, Spider-Man, and brand new series, revealed here on IGN for the first time, Spirits of Vengeance.

Each title comes with a gif that hearkens back to a classic cover and then a Marvel Legacy title that pays homage to it. Check them out!

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Modern Warfare Remastered Standalone Release Confirmed

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered will be available as a standalone release for PS4 next week, Activision has announced.

The game, which was previously only available with Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare special editions, can be purchased both physically and digitally on PS4 starting June 27 for $40 USD. Along with the full campaign, it will include its original 16 base maps.

While initially only available on PS4, a standalone release for other platforms will follow sometime in the future.

Activision’s announcement follows recent leaks suggesting the remastered title will soon be available as a standalone boxed game.

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Dazzler Will Appear in X-Men: Dark Phoenix

20th Century Fox’s upcoming X-Men film Dark Phoenix will feature an appearance by Dazzler.

According to Entertainment Weekly, the light-manipulating mutant—who’s a trained singer, dancer and actress—will appear in a minor role.

Jean Grey actress Sophie Turner confirmed the existence of Dazzler in the X-Men film universe last year, when she shared a photo of a deleted scene from X-Men: Apocalypse that shows her and Tye Sheridan’s Scott Summers in a record store looking at a Dazzler album.

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Jared Leto on If Joker Will Be in the Harley Quinn Spin-Off

Ever since it was revealed that Warner Bros. was developing a Suicide Squad spin-off, revolving around Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn and the Gotham City Sirens, one question about the project was whether it would include an appearance by Harley’s on-again, off-again boyfriend, the Joker (played in Suicide Squad by Oscar winner Jared Leto).

Entertainment Tonight caught up with Leto this week while he was promoting his new HBO documentary series, The Defiant Ones, and asked him whether his Joker will be in the DC film.

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