Sony Is Now Offering Some PS4 Classics For $20

Sony just announced the return of the greatest hits as they are now offering classic PlayStation 4 games dubbed as PlayStation Hits for $19.99. 

The announcement was revealed via the PlayStation Blog, where 15 games will make up the first batch of the PlayStation Hits starting on June 28 in the US. The Hits collection will include games such as Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, Doom, Yakuza 0, Metal Gear Solid V, and Street Fighter V. You can check out the full list of games below. 

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For players who wish to buy games under PlayStation Hits on retailers, these titles will incorporate a red cover as opposed to the usual blue. On the other hand, if you buy these games in PSN, a red banner will indicate whether a game is part of the Hits collection or not. 

With the return of the Greatest Hits collection, which games are you most excited to play now that Sony is offering them at a lower price? Share your picks in the comments below. 

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RICK AND MORTY Fans Will Be Happy to Hear That There Won’t Be Any Long Waiting Periods Between Seasons

One of the most annoying things about Adult Swim's Rick and Morty series was that we would have to wait so freakin' long in between seasons for new episodes! I hated that.

You'll be happy to learn that that will no longer be the case. With a 70 episode renewal, creators Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland will be able to dedicate all of their time to the series and smoothly pump out episodes one season after another for the next few years.

While talking to Ploygon, Roiland explained:

"We‘re super excited that, for the first time ever, we’re locked in, we know what the future is, we have job security. Harmon is in great spirits, we have a great writer’s room. We want the episodes to stay good, but we do also want to try to turn them around a little quicker now that we have this big order, I think it gives us the ability to be faster. We’re not going to do these long breaks, these chasms in between seasons anymore. We’re going to schedule vacation time and just keep the machine going. It’s going to be really cool."

So, that's great news! These next 70 episodes are just going to flow by and end before we know it, but at least it will happen on a more consistent basis. He went on to confirm that the team has already started the development process of the series future:

"It’s exciting, it’s a little surreal. Even just being in the writers room for half the day every day this week, the ideas are ... it’s going to be great."

I can't wait to experience the insane new adventures that are in store for Rick and Morty! I imagine this show is just going to get wilder and crazier. 

New Trailer For John Cho’s Interesting Mystery Thriller SEARCHING, Which is Told Through Technology

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We've got another trailer for John Cho's intense looking mystery thriller Searching. The story revolves around a father named David, whose 16-year-old daughter goes missing. So he goes on the hunt to find her, and a detective fails to find a single lead.

David decides to search the one place no one has looked yet, where all secrets are kept today: his daughter’s laptop. In a hyper-modern thriller told via the technology devices we use every day to communicate, David must trace his daughter’s digital footprints before she disappears forever.

This is one of those films where the story is told through various forms of technology. This new trailer puts more of a focus on the daughter Margot. When talking about the film in our review, Corrin explained that even though the concept seemed too gimmicky, "from the Windows XP startup screen, I was hooked. The story unfolds through pictures, emails, home videos, you name it. And within the first ten minutes, I was not only completely invested, but crying like I hadn't cried during an opening sequence since Pixar's Up." She goes on to say:

With many twists and turns, Search is an exciting story that uses the limitation of its format to cleverly reveal clues as to Margot's whereabouts. 

Searching hits theaters on August 3, 2018. Check out the new trailer and let us know if it's a film you'll go out to see.

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SICARIO: DAY OF THE SOLDADO is Getting Great Buzz and is Said to Be an Amazing Sequel

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Sicario: Day of the Soldado is one of my most anticipated films of the year. I loved director Denis Villeneuve‘s first movie and everything that I've seen from this sequel has looked incredible. Well, it sounds like the movie actually turned out as amazing as it looks! At least that's what the first wave of reactions have been. 

The sequel was directed by Stefano Sollima, and a lot of fans wondered if a director other than Villeneuve would be able to pull it off, and it looks like he did. The buzz you'll read below is overwhelmingly positive. Of course, he wouldn't have been able to do it without the script written by returning screenwriter Taylor Sheridan.

Not only is the movie praised, but so are the performances by Josh Brolin and Benicio del Toro. Before we get to what the critics are saying, here's what Denis Villeneuve said about the film in an interview with IndieWire:

"[The sequel is] a knockout. Sollima did a masterful follow up to ‘Sicario.’ I was blown away! Having seen his film, I’m proud to say that Stefano did an impressive, powerful, masterful follow-up,” Villeneuve told IndieWire. “It’s a hell of a good movie!"

Now, here's what the critics are saying:

Stefano Sollima directs Sicario: Day of the Soldado, which stars Benicio del Toro, Josh Brolin, Isabela Moner, Catherine Keener, and Jeffrey Donovan.

FBI agent Matt Graver calls on mysterious operative Alejandro Gillick when Mexican drug cartels start to smuggle terrorists across the U.S. border. The war escalates even further when Alejandro kidnaps a top kingpin’s daughter to deliberately increase the tensions. When the young girl is seen as collateral damage, the two men will determine her fate as they question everything that they are fighting for.

Sicario: Day of the Soldado opens in theaters on June 29, 2018.

Will Pixar Ever Make an INCREDIBLES 3? Here’s What Director Brad Bird Had to Say

Fans waited fourteen long years for Incredibles 2 and it was so damn good that fans, like myself, can't wait for an Incredibles 3! The big question is, will Pixar ever make it? With the sequel being as big of a hit as it is, it seems like a no-brainer to develop a sequel, but what would that sequel entail?

One of the reasons why it took so long for the sequel to get made was because director Brad Bird didn't want to do it unless it had the right story. Well, it turns out that there was so much material developed for Incredibles 2, that some of those elements could easily spill over into a third film. Bird certainly isn't ready to rule out the possibility. 

When talking about the pressures of making the film after Disney moved the release date up a year, he told EW:

"You couldn’t linger on. It’s like the episode of I Love Lucy when she’s got the candies piling up on the conveyer belt. This film was like that. They took a year off our schedule, so if an idea didn’t work quickly, you had to just kill the darling and move onto the next. And I killed like a city full of darlings."

The "darlings" that Bird is referring to are all the new superheroes that were introduced in Incredibles 2. We didn't get to see much of them in the film, but the original plan was to really dive into these new characters and several of the stories that Bird wanted to tell got lost in the shuffle. When talking about a possible sequel, he said:

"We storyboarded, and we designed characters, and they’re really good! Some of them were really funny and cool and explored certain things. You know, you never say never, because there might be an opportunity to use it. Maybe the idea shows up in a different film. There was an idea I had for an animated version of The Spirit that I ended up using in The Iron Giant. You never know how these things are going to get repurposed. There were a lot of ideas that we had on this film that could be [used]… whether it’s another Incredibles film, or something else."

So there is a chance that one day there could be a sequel or even possibly a spinoff film, which I think would be interesting. Some of those new supers that were introduced in the sequel were a lot of fun. 

Whatever happens, hopefully we don't have to wait another fourteen years for it to happen!

Would you want to see an Incredibles 3? Where would you like to see the story go?

UFC Legend Randy Couture Plays A Concerned Father In Trailer For The Sorority Slasher THE ROW

UFC legend Randy Couture has been known as many things throughout the years, a leading man in a film is not one of them. Sure, he's worked his way into character bits in projects like The Expendables, but does he really have the chops to be a leading actor? We'll find out in The Row, which just posted its first trailer and premieres July 27. Check out the trailer and synopsis below, and let us know what you think:

With a serial killer preying upon girls on campus, Riley (Kent), an incoming freshman, finds herself entangled in a sinister plot involving a dark secret at the sorority that she pledged, while her father, Cole (Couture) – the detective investigating the case – must uncover the identity of the killer before it’s too late…and Riley becomes the next victim.

Robert Zemeckis Will Direct a Film Adaptation of Roald Dahl’s Classic Book THE WITCHES

Director Robert Zemeckis is in final negotiations to helm a big screen adaptation of Roald Dahl’s classic 1973 book The Witches for Warner Bros. He will also co-write the script with his partner, Jack Rapke along with Alfonso Cuaron (Gravity) and Guillermo del Toro (The Shape of Water). Del Toro was attached to direct at one point, but he had to drop out due to a scheduling conflict. 

As a fan of Zemeckis, I actually think this is a great project for him to take on and I'm sure he'll have some fun with it and deliver a solid film adaptation. He's such a great filmmaker that has made some incredible and classic films in his career and I'm looking forward to seeing what he does with this. The story was previously adapted by Jim Henson in 1990 with Anjelica Huston playing one of the lead roles. 

The story follows a seven-year-old boy who has a run in with real-life witches. According to Variety, Zemeckis’ version will be "more rooted in the original source material, while the Huston pic was a loose adaptation." Here's a description of the book:

This is not a fairy tale. This is about real witches. Grandmamma loves to tell about witches. Real witches are the most dangerous of all living creatures on earth. There's nothing they hate so much as children, and they work all kinds of terrifying spells to get rid of them. Her grandson listens closely to Grandmamma's stories—but nothing can prepare him for the day he comes face-to-face with The Grand High Witch herself!

Zemeckis most recently directed the Steve Carell film, Welcome to Marwen. What do you think about Zemeckis taking on The Witches?

Sammy Davis Jr. Biopic is Set to Be Produced At Paramount Pictures

The Sammy David Jr. biopic is set up at Paramount Pictures and it will be produced by Transformers producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura. According to Deadline, the project is on the fast track and they are in the process of hiring a writer and director to take on the life of the iconic entertainer who could do it all. 

The movie will be based on the 1965 memoir Yes I Can: The Story of Sammy Davis, Jr. that he penned with Jane and Burt Boyar. Davis’ heirs are also joining a producing team, which will also include Lionel Richie

Apparently, Richie was the key to getting all the right deals done to be able to bring Davis’ story to the big screen. In a statement, he said:

“I cannot tell you how excited I am about the signing of the Sammy Davis Jr. project with Paramount. I knew and loved Sammy dearly.
"He was so kind to me at the beginning of my career and gave me advice that helped me become the artist that I am today. I am so happy for his kids that we can bring his story to the screen."

The Memoir details Sammy Davis' personal conviction, and the "view of success that both propelled him to stardom from ghetto obscurity and served as his armor against racism." Here's the description from the book:

YES I CAN is the self-portrait of one of the extraordinary men of our time, who became a figure of controversy because he dared to live his life not as a Negro but as a man. "I've got to be a star like another man has to breathe," write Sammy Davis. "I've got to get so big, so powerful, so famous that the day will come when they'll look at me and see a man, and then somewhere along the way they'll notice he's a Negro." 

Davis truly did live a great life and I'm sure Hollywood could make multiple films out of it. But for now, this is the one we are getting. 

The film is said to follow him from "Vaudeville with his dad and uncle in the Will Mastin Trio to the integrated infantry with Southern whites in WWII to his big break in the short film Sweet and Low in 1947 and his chance meeting with Sinatra."

Davis was among the first "entertainers to truly cross the white barrier in a racially charged America. Thanks in large part to his champion Frank Sinatra, Davis — who even as a child in Vaudeville was entertaining with his incredible tap-dancing repertoire –truly was able to thrive." Here are some additional details on Davis' life. There's a lot of stuff here that I wasn't aware of before:

He was born in Harlem and performed for troops during World War II. By the 1950s, Davis was recording albums and performing on Broadway. But it was when he joined Sinatra in what was known as The Rat Pack — along with Dean Martin, Peter Lawford and Joey Bishop — that he began to become a major celebrity.
The guys ruled the Las Vegas Strip, often staying at The Sands. He then started appearing in 1960s Rat Pack films such as Ocean’s 11, Sergeants 3 and Robin and the 7 Hoods.
It was his love affairs with white actresses such as Kim Novak, however, that threw him into private and public controversies. Faced with a death threat from Columbia Pictures’ Harry Cohn after he found out that Davis and Novak were an item, the singer was forced to marry a black woman as a beard.
Then came his love affair with the Swedish actress May Britt, which really raised eyebrows during what was a time in America when interracial marriages were banned in many states. But the two were deeply in love, and Davis proudly announced the engagement to the world. Sinatra was concerned and said not to marry Britt, but the two lovebirds were determined. It was a marriage that lasted eight years and produced three children.
During a time in America when there were still segregated water fountains and black performers had to stay in black hotels separate from whites-only hotels (like the Frontier and the Desert Inn in Vegas and the South), Davis — and others including Eckstine, Lena Horne, Count Basie, Billie Holiday, Bobby Tucker, The Mills Brothers, etc. — continued to push through the bigotry. Davis later threw down the gauntlet and boldly refused to work for companies that segregated.
The marriage to Britt was not without backlash from the black community as well. Davis, however, continued to push for civil rights even though some in the black community saw him as a sellout; even though he was scared, he marched with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. from Selma to Montgomery in 1965. Davis broke down many barriers; played for the Queen of England and even was given his own network show in 1966 — unheard of for a black man at the time.
In 1971, Davis enjoyed a major pop hit with “The Candy Man, which was written by others specifically for the film Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. That song held onto the No. 1 spot for three weeks.

Davis, who was tirelessly devoted to his work, was almost killed in a 1954 car crash in San Bernardino. That’s how he lost his left eye. During his recovery, he began studying Judaism. He converted in 1961. So did Britt.

Controversy hit again when he backed (and hugged) then-candidate Richard Nixon in 1972. But Sinatra loved the politician, too — eventually even helping out VP Spiro Agnew financially with his legal woes behind the scenes). Davis later got involved with porn star Linda Lovelace and fell in with even more strange bedfellows of drugs and alcohol.

It will be interesting to see who the studio hires to write and direct the movie. They will have a big responsibility on their shoulders to tell this story right. Davis had a bigger than life personality and whoever they end up casting in the role is going to have a big job ahead of him. Who do you think should play Sammy Davis Jr.?

Watch: Tiffany Haddish Takes On Chadwick Boseman For The Title Of BLACK PANTHER

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The MTV Movie & TV Awards might not be the most prestigious award show on the block, but they put on a good show. They also have some great skits, which is why I'm posting this one where Tiffany Haddish challenged Prince T'Challa for the throne. Check out the skit below, which also features Lil Rel Howery, Jada Pinkett Smith, Queen Latifah, and of course the cast of Black Panther:

Robert Axelrod AKA Lord Zedd From POWER RANGERS is Dealing with Complications from Surgery

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Power Rangers fans, I have some rough news. Robert Axelrod, the man who played Lord Zedd and Rita’s henchmonster Finster in Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, is in trouble. He apparently had back surgery recently and has been suffering some complications since. The original (and my personal favorite) Red Ranger, Austin St. John and Jason David Frank have both tried to help raise awareness of a GoFundMe campaign designed to help Axelrod. At the time of writing, the campaign has raised $8,000 out of its $10,000 goal in about 3 days. Here’s the messages from John and Frank:

And here’s the text of the GoFundMe. I have included a link to the campaign above if you feel so inclined.

Iconic villain, Robert Axelrod who voiced Lord Zedd & Finster in Mighty Morphin Power Rangers recently had a major back operation. Unfortunately he suffered complications from the surgery. He is currently recovering and unable to work. Please donate what you can to aide Robert during this difficult time.

When you donate or even if you are unable to help financially please post a message to this campaign for Robert to see. Better yet post a message and a photo of you and Robert if you have one. He has always enjoyed meeting his fans and hearing your stories.