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Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Review

After three years of intense hype and scrutiny, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (henceforth known as BvS) is finally here. And it’s OK to good with some very fine and some very off-base moments peppered throughout. BvS never fully transcends into being an awesome viewing experience and yet is also too competently made to be anywhere near the disaster its haters have predicted. That said, if you’ve already made up your mind about BvS then the actual film itself won’t do much to change your mind one way or another.

Part Man of Steel sequel and part Justice League prologue, the Zack Snyder-directed BvS chronicles the violent, early encounters between the Dark Knight (Ben Affleck) and the Man of Steel (Henry Cavill) and their eventual reconciliation to being Super Friends.

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Apple is offering several movie bundles at deep discounts in iTunes

Heads up cinephiles! Apple is currently offering several movie bundles at deep discounts in its iTunes Store. Of course, iTunes has long featured digital box and franchise sets priced cheaper than the total of each individual film, but this promotion takes even more off the price. Included in the deals are The Dark Knight Trilogy, Jurassic Park Collection and the […]

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Rocket League Gets the Batmobile in March

Rocket League will introduce another new vehicle next month. Paying homage to DC Comics’ upcoming Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice film, the soccer-with-cars game is getting the Dark Knight’s iconic Batmobile. Check out the trailer below.

Batman’s battle-car will be available in-game on March 8, and it looks awesome. The trailer shows the Batmobile tearing up the field, with a massive Bat Symbol explosion after scoring. Rocket League’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice car pack will also include three exclusive antenna flags—one each for Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman.

On its official Twitter account, Psyonix announced the Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice car pack will cost $2 USD. Rocket League’s new content is expected to release on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

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Why We Love to See Batman Die

Warning: this article contains spoilers for the ending of Batman: Arkham Knight!

Arkham Knight opens with an ominous bit of narration from Commissioner Gordon, “This is how it happened. This is how the Batman died.” From there, the final entry in the Arkham video game quadrilogy proceeds to document Batman’s final night as Gotham’s protector. Bruce Wayne faces a gauntlet of foes, conquers his fears and apparently sacrifices himself in order to ensure that Batman transforms into Bat-myth. But perhaps what’s most interesting about Arkham Knight is that it’s just the latest in a growing lineup of stories focused on “the last Batman story.” Between this game, The Dark Knight Rises, the Batman: Endgame comic book storyline and even classics like The Dark Knight Returns, it seems Bat-fans are increasingly fascinated by the idea of Batman confronting his own mortality. And why not? It’s not because of a morbid desire to see a hero fall or the DC Universe to be consumed by darkness, but because Batman is so often at his best at the end of his journey.

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HBO’s Westworld Looks Terrific

After a surprise minute-long clip shown at Comic-Con earlier this summer, HBO debuted a lengthy trailer for the upcoming series Westworld this week at the TCA (Television Critics Association) press tour. The trailer has not been released publicly yet, but my first impression, based on that trailer, is that this looks to be an incredibly cool, compelling series.

Based on the 1973 film, Westworld, from Michael Crichton (Jurassic Park), about a wild west theme park populated by robots that allow guests to play out all sorts of cowboy scenarios — until, of course, something goes terribly wrong — Westworld comes from executive producers J.J. Abrams, Bryan Burk and Jonathan Nolan (The Dark Knight trilogy, Person of Interest) and Lisa Joy (Burn Notice), with Nolan and Joy writing and Nolan directing the pilot.

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Westworld Footage Description and New Photos

At the very end of the Person of Interest Comic-Con panel this past weekend, series creator and Dark Knight scribe Jonathan Nolan previewed 60 seconds of his new HBO series, Westworld – based on the 1973 Michael Crichton sci-fi classic – for the crowd on hand.

Nolan politely asked that everyone put their phones away and that no one film the footage being shown since it was intended just for those who took the time to attend the Q&A panel. And as far as we can tell, people abided. So we’ll just briefly describe the screened footage for you.

Comic-Con: Person of Interest to “Drop the Mic” with Season 5

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Here’s a Brand New Batman Photo From BvS

You’ve seen the new trailer. Now check out this new photo of Ben Affleck as Batman in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice!

The official photo below — posted to Instagram by BvS set photographer Clay Enos — shows the Dark Knight in his alternate outfit seen at one point in the new trailer:

This particular costume appears to be a nod to Batman’s outfit in the Elsewords comic JSA: The Liberty Files.

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Brainiac Will Harrass Superman in Future Movie

One of Superman’s archvillains, Brainiac, is slated for a future Superman movie.

Man of Steel and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice director Zack Snyder admitted as much in an interview with Entertainment Weekly.

“I remember talking about, ‘What’s the next villain?'” said Snyder. “‘We can’t do another alien invasion.’ Brainiac was definitely down the road.”

Snyder also mentioned that another Superman villain was considered for Batman v Superman.

“Metallo, I think, was going to be the main bad guy of this

movie.”

ComicBookMovie.com reports that the decision to drop Metallo (AKA John Corben) was made after the Dark Knight was added to the Man of Steel sequel.

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Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward Review in Progress

I’ve already put about two dozen hours into Final Fantasy XIV since the Heavensward expansion came out, and I’ve spent that time battling dragons, following an uncommonly well-written story for an MMORPG, and generally saving the world. I’m currently halfway to level 53 (out of a new cap of 60), and I’d probably be much further along if it weren’t for a nasty sting I received from a striped bark scorpion on Friday morning.

Now here’s the catch — the vast majority of that time has been spent slogging through old content from before the Heavensward expansion. That’s right! In order to even play the new Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward content or even try out the three new jobs of Dark Knight, Astrologian, and Machinist, you need to play through the entire main storyline from the launch of the game up until the 2.55 patch that was released just last April. (Check out the quest titles: I was on page 5 when I started.) Keep in mind that this romp includes much more than the usual business of watching cutscenes and teleporting all the way across the continent just to read two lines from a white-haired kid in tights; it also means jumping into several four- and eight-man dungeons and trials that range from the ridiculously simple to those requiring considerable feats of coordination.

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