Michael Fassbender is Destined for Great Things in “Assassin’s Creed” Movie

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Assassin’s Creed starring Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard is the first of eight film adaptations of video games from Ubisoft Movie Studios.

The new studio’s approach to producing video game movies is to prioritize what is the best artistic angle to serve the franchise that is being adapted. The upcoming movie lineup includes Tom Clancy’s The Division starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell with Tom Hardy attached to the lead role. 

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New Rogue One: A Star Wars Story TV Spot Will Leave You Breathless

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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story marks the first Star Wars movie outside of the main saga.

After four weeks of summer reshoots which has been speculated to restore a “sense of fun” to the film, Rogue One is set to take fans on a nostalgic trip back in time before the events of Star Wars: A New Hope. 

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Announcing the Winner of The Walking Dead Glow-in-the-Dark Painting!

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Take a look at what the Negan painting looks like. And the winner is …

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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2: Everything You Need To Know

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Guardians of the Galaxy were a relatively unknown Marvel Comics superhero team a few years ago.

After the success of the 2014 sci-fi space adventure film, it wouldn’t be a surprise if moviegoers could now identify each of the Guardians from seeing only their silhouettes. 

Director James Gunn has been revealing fascinating details on Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and answering fan questions on social media.

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Enter To Win A Glow-In-The-Dark ‘The Walking Dead’ Painting

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Jaccendo and Cibarra’s Art want to give fans a chance to win one very cool prize: a Glow-in-the-Dark painting of The Walking Dead’s Negan.

Get ready for Season 7  with the launch of “Which Major Walking Dead Character Did Negan Kill?” contest.

The identity of Negan’s victim(s) will be revealed in the Season 7 premiere.

Could there be more than one victim? The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman addresses the rumours, “I don’t know that our audience is necessarily bloodthirsty enough to be wanting to hear that there’s another death.

“One death should be enough for this audience and one death will definitely have the affect that we’re looking for. It will certainly set the stage for a very exciting season.”

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The Girl on the Train Movie Review: Emily Blunt in Psychological Thriller

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The Girl on the Train (2016) Review
Director: Tate Taylor
Cast: Emily Blunt, Haley Bennett, Rebecca Ferguson, Justin Theroux, Luke Evans

The Girl on the Train is a missing persons mystery that manages to be somewhat satisfying despite the lack of genuine thrills.

Adapted from Paula Hawkin’s novel, The Girl on the Train is about psychological manipulation.  It reveals how memories and perception is impacted by isolation, abuse and emotional anguish. The story is a deeply troubled portrait of female characters primarily told from an unhinged woman’s point of view.  

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Sunshine Blogger Award!

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I got a Sunshine blogger award from Ruth at Flixchatter and Lloyd Marken! Thanks for nominating Jaccendo! If you don’t know, Jaccendo is my main blog.

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Stranger Things Season 2: Everything We Know So Far

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Netflix’s supernatural drama Stranger Things will return for a second season in 2017. This is hardly a surprise announcement considering how many fans and critics have positively responded to the 80’s nostalgia series. 

Some interesting new details have emerged on the second season. What we know is that it will stay true to the tone and characters from the first season. At the same time, the focus is on thoughtfully expanding the world, including the addition of new multi-generational characters and a new dark force.

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The Assassin (2015) is Meditative and Devastatingly Beautiful

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In case you missed it, this post is part of MovieRob’s Genre Grandeur on Foreign Language Films (2013-present).

Taiwanese director Hou Hsiao-Hsien won the award for best director at the 68th Cannes Film Festival for his brilliant work in 2015’s The Assassin. Hou Hsiao-Hsien’s unique vision transcends The Assassin from a martial arts film into an art-house cinematic experience. However, I wouldn’t expect The Assassin to be highly influential in the wuxia genre, not because it isn’t deserving to be, but it purposely avoids many traditional tropes and conventions for what makes for a crowd pleasing, popular martial arts film that few directors and movie studios would likely follow in his forward thinking footsteps.

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‘Stranger Things’ is a Love Letter to 80’s Films

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If you heard anything about the Netflix drama Stranger Things about a young boy in a small town disappearing under creepy, otherworldly circumstances, it puts your knowledge of 80’s films to the test by referencing everything from E.T. to Akira and cherry picking elements from classic Stephen King stories.

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