Paul Feig knew from the minute Melissa McCarthy auditioned for his 2011 hit Bridesmaids he had found someone special. “That audition was one of those moments when you’re like, ‘okay, that person just changed their life,’” he says. And indeed it did, as McCarthy has quickly zoomed to the top of the list of in-demand comedic actresses.Read Full Story
In recent years, there have been few franchises you can depend on to appear as regularly as the Assassin’s Creed games. Creed has released titles every year for the last seven years—and sometimes multiple titles per year.
And as such, Ubisoft has pulled back the curtain on 2015’s flagship entry, Assassin’s Creed Syndicate. With it comes a new time period, new protagonists, and the hope that the new gameplay changes will help propel the series forward not just in time, but in quality too.Read Full Story
The initial set list for Gutar Hero Live has been revealed, complete with expected classic and modern rock acts like the Rolling Stones, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and… Skrillex?Read Full Story
The maker of some of the most beloved—and best—Castlevania games is returning to the genre with a new franchise.Read Full Story
TowerFall, the multiplayer game that can give Super Smash Bros. a run for its money in terms of pure fun, is seeing its first major expansion since Towerfall Ascension released last year.
TowerFall: Dark World will introduce 10 new archers to play as, four level sets, a new cooperative mode, and an endless mode that includes levels created on the fly as players progress. Dark World will also introduce new bosses to fight, powerups, and more.Read Full Story
People may never be able to visit Isla Nublar, but the newly announced ARK: Survival Evolved may be the closest they’ll ever get to experiencing the thrills of Jurassic Park in person.Read Full Story
The Batman: Arkham franchise has never lacked for impressive voice talent, but Rocksteady Studios has assembled some recognizable names to lend their vocals in the latest fight for Gotham.
A new video from Rocksteady revealed that Breaking Bad alum Jonathan Banks, Fringe star John Noble and Twilight veteran Ashley Greene have all joined the voice cast of Batman: Arkham Knight.Read Full Story
Tony Hawk is returning to video games, and it looks like he’s going back to his roots for the latest outing.Read Full Story
Disney Infinity is heading to a galaxy far, far away in the next virtual adventure.
Disney today announced that Disney Infinity 3.0, which is set to debut later this year, will add characters from Star Wars, Avengers: Age of Ultron, and Disney Pixar’s Inside Out. The game, which allows players to control characters based on real-life figures that they own, added Marvel heroes last year.Read Full Story
Saturday Night Live best host poll: Scarlett Johansson's big weekend turns up the heat on the competition
Scarlett Johansson had one of those weekends that actors dream about. She starred in the most anticipated movie of the summer, which enjoyed the second biggest opening weekend in box-office history—bonus: she also starred in the record-holder—and she hosted Saturday Night Live to bask in the glow. It was her fourth time as guest host, and even if Johansson didn’t completely take over the show, she confidently delivered some highlights, from her extremely sultry monologue lullaby to the faux trailer for her long-awaited Black Widow movie.
With only two episodes left—hosted by Reese Witherspoon and Louis CK—the competition for our next Mr. (or Ms.) Saturday Night contest is extremely tight. Taraji P. Henson is sitting pretty, posting an impressive debut showing with 55.5 percent of the vote. That’s three more points than Michael Keaton debuted with, and the Birdman star sank to a distant second. Dwayne Johnson was a solid third place, but nobody is safe this week. We learned that in our most recent poll when Martin Freeman, who hosted a memorable SNL, was finally eliminated. (A moment of silence, if you please.)
If Freeman can go, anybody can go. And since SNL all-star Bill Hader is currently on the plank, it will be interesting to see who fans think doesn’t belong from this top-notch group.Read Full Story
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