Kill Ben Lyk – New RED BAND TRAILER

 

British Dark Comedy is always a blast at the cinema and the new film Kill Ben Lyk, looks to continue that trend! It’s the debut film written and directed by Erwan Marinopoulos and stars Eugene Simon (“Game of Thrones”) and Simone Ashley (“Sex education”)
The film has had success on the international film festival circuit, Kill Ben Lyk will be out in UK Cinemas nationwide from 22nd November via ourscreen.

Plot

Multiple bullets, multiple targets, one name. Pop quiz: someone is running around London killing your namesake. What do you do? Do you run? Do you stay and fight? If you’re quasi-famous YouTuber Ben Lyk (Eugene Simon), you vlog about it and hope for the best. That is, until Scotland Yard try and sort it out, rounding him up along with every other Ben Lyk in town, keeping them holed up in a safe house that isn’t so safe. And once the Ben Lyk’s begin dropping dead one by one, it’s a mad dash to figure out why this is even happening in the first place.

Kill Ben Lyk Stars:

Eugene Simon (“Game of Thrones”) stars as one of eight other Ben Lyk’s, including:

Ashley Thomas (“Top Boy” and “Black Mirror”),
Distraction Pieces Podcast presenter Scroobius Pip (“Taboo”),
Bruce MacKinnon (Guardians of the Galaxy),
Bronson Webb (The Dark Knight),
Youtube star Daz Black (“Daz Black watches”),
Charlie Rawes (Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom)
Gretchen Egolf (The Talented Mr. Ripley).
Dimitri Leonidas (“Riviera” and The Monuments Men)
Mixed Martial Arts superstar Martyn Ford (“The Nevers” and Kingsman: The Golden Circle)
and James Chalmers (Vanity Fair).

Kill Ben Lyk is 77 mins / English / Cert 15

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The Witcher on Netflix

The Witcher on Netflix

 

Well I don’t know about you but The Witcher looks FANTASTIC! We all know about the amazing games that are based on the same book series by Andrzej Sapkowski. But this is the first time we’ve seen a live action adaptation. We have to say that we are very very excited for what’s to come.

For those unawares The Witcher is an upcoming fantasy drama web series that’s created by Lauren Schmidt for Netflix. (Who recently revealed that she’s planning 7 seasons!)

Games Radar recently published an interview that Schmidt did with their sister publication SFX magazine and told them that they’re planning to set up stories that can capture audiences interest for years at a time.

“We don’t have a second season yet – God willing we will – but right now it’s just about, ‘How do you set up stories that really capture audiences for years at a time?….The worst thing we could do is put all of our energies just into season one, and not be thinking about where these characters can grow to.” 

Nothing is better than a long story arc, gives us time to breathe and we can connect with the characters more. So we’re all for it!

The Witcher Plot

The Witcher follows Geralt of Rivia. He is a monster hunter who traverses an unnamed continent, hunting down lots of different monsters and creatures. All with a HUGE sword! The Geralt saga has spanned five books, released between 2008 and 2017. While the author (Sapkowski) has also written other short stories which also take place in the same realm as Geralt.

Based on the best-selling fantasy series of books, THE WITCHER is an epic tale of fate and family. The story of the intertwined destinies of three individuals in the vast world of The Continent, where humans, elves, witchers, gnomes, and monsters battle to survive and thrive, and where good and evil is not easily identified.

The trailer was dropped at Lucca Comics and Games 2019 as a part of a special panel with The Witcher cast (Freya Allan, Anya Chalotra) and Showrunner, Lauren Schmidt Hissrich!

The Witcher begins streaming on Netflix on December 20th 2019.

(Quartz / Games Radar

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Europe From Above

 

Europe From Above _ Official Trailer – Elevate Your Perspective

Europe looks so different from above! National Geographic

Posted by How To Kill an Hour on Tuesday, 29 October 2019

EUROPE FROM ABOVE

National Geographic will give people an impressive aerial tour across Europe very soon! As part of a brand new six part series “Europe From Above” premiering on 10th November, we will get to see spectacular views, unique insights and a brand new perspective on Europe’s finest cultural and geographic landmarks.

Filmed over a course of a year, Europe From Above will explore in stunning visual detail, the culture, history, innovation and engineering feats which have shaped Europe. Viewers will get to witness what their favourite countries look like. Through the change of seasons, such as the tulip fields in Holland magically bursting into colour! Furthermore viewers will get to witness the cascading waterfalls at Italy’s Dolomites solidify into ice in seconds!

Each episode is focused on one distinct European country. As this awe-inspiring visual journey highlights and celebrates both natures creations and the human stories which contributed to how their modern nations look today.

Furthermore, viewers will be soaring over well known sites such as Spain’s unfinished Sagrada Familia. Also, the beautiful, historyic windmills and floating homes of the Netherlands and the UK’s Eden Project.

Also, witness incredible views of a tropical resort from within a disused airship hangar in Germany, the largest castle in the world in Poland and an ice-track in Italy.

Europe From Above Episodes:

 

Europe From Above: United Kingdom

Premieres Sunday 10th November at 9pm

This spectacular aerial journey reveals the United Kingdom, as we’ve never seen it before. Flying cameras soar over the Giant’s Causeway as jet-ski litter pickers tidy up the coast. Daredevil gardeners handle chainsaws while hanging from the Eden Project roof. Glide through the London skyline as one of the city’s tallest skyscrapers gets a spring clean.

Europe From Above: Italy

Premieres Sunday 17th November at 9pm

Cameras swoop over the treasures of ancient Rome, fly alongside dredger in Venice and get a bird’s eye view of Sicily’s ladder top fishermen.  We look down on daring scientists as they climb Italy’s Etna volcano, we see bizarre vibrating forks at work in Puglia’s olive groves. Race around an ice track in the high Alps at the world’s strangest supercar school.

Europe From Above: Germany

Premieres Sunday 24th November at 9pm

Hover over a factory the size of a city, fly alongside a record-breaking cable car and get a bird’s eye view of the largest land vehicle on the planet. But this is a country with a quirky side. We’ll fly through a tropical resort inside a vast disused airship hangar. Tour 10 tiny islands where residents have their own personal trains.

Europe From Above: The Netherlands

Premieres Sunday 1st December at 9pm

This spectacular aerial journey reveals the innovations that made the Netherlands a technological powerhouse.  Flying high over historic windmills, futuristic greenhouses, modern turbines and floating homes we reveal the Netherland’s battle for space to live on and grow food.  Weird looking forts provide a glimpse of this nation’s struggle for independence, and bizarre New Year’s traditions bare its community spirit.

Europe From Above: Poland

Premieres Sunday 8th December at 9pm

Swoop over the largest castle in the world, zoom through fireworks over Krakow. Witness the struggles of European Bison, the largest land animal in Europe. This bird’s eye view of Poland also reveals a nation undergoing an astonishing transformation. In Warsaw Poles are hard at work building what will become the tallest building in the EU.

Europe From Above: Spain

Premieres Sunday 15th December at 9pm

Soar over Barcelona’s Sagrada Familia as architects work around the clock to finish the building. Daredevil barnacle hunters rappel down jagged cliffs to hunt for one of the world’s most exclusive shellfish. Glide over one of the world’s greatest abandoned buildings nestled deep in Spain’s northern mountains.

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Hitmen Hiring Hitmen!

 

This story is a little crazy, you’d be forgiven for thinking it was a little fictional! A total of 5 hitmen have been jailed for attempted murder. As each one avoided carrying out of the contract themselves so they could make a profit.

Chinese businessman Tan Youhui was looking for a hitman to take out a competitor, Wei Mou. Tan was willing to pay a total of 2M yuan (£218,000) for completion of the hit. Yet the hitman that Mr Youhui hired decided to offer the job to another hitman for half of the original price.  This hitman then subcontracted to another hitman (hitman #3), who then subcontracted to a 4th different hitman. Still following along? Then 4th hitman gave the job to a 5th and final hitman.

However, the 5th hitman was furious that the value of the hit had fallen so low, he went to target (Wei Mou) and asked him to fake his own death. (Not exactly a smart thing to do) This of course led to the police finding out about the plot, Beijing News reported.

Youhui and all of his comedy hitmen were all convicted of attempted murder by a court in Nanning, Guangxi, following a trail that lasted 3 years.

However, the dispute between Wei and Youhui originally began in 2013 when Wei sued real estate developer Youhui.

Sentencing of the Hitmen

The sentences were a little different for all those involved. Tan who hired the original hitman was jailed for 5 years. Xi, hitman #1 was sentenced to 3yrs and 6mnths. Yang Kangsheng (hitman #3) and Yang Guangsheng (hitman #4) were sentenced to three years and three months. Mo (hitman #2) was sentenced to 3yrs, and Ling (hitman #5) was sentenced to two years and seven months.

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THE ORIGINAL BOOK OF DREAMS! – ARGOS

 

It’s almost Christmas time and do you know what that means? Hint: Argos.

Mistletoe?  – No

Chocolate? – No

Lots and lots of food? – Also No!

Alcohol?! – Nope!

So, what is it then?

Well, if you remember as a kid, Christmas almost always meant going through the Argos Christmas catalogue and picking out lots and lots of toys for Mum and Dad (oops!) we mean Santa to get for you. Circling them with a biro and a big grin on your face as you held that heavy catalogue of goodies on your lap.

Well, a brand new website has been launched that goes through the differing years of Argos Catalogos for your viewing pleasure, starting from the 70’s. While finishing up right to the present year for this years 2019 gifts!

Furthermore you are even able to click into each decades book and get a virtual look at what everyone was purchasing in yesteryear for Christmas.

Yes, you may get to go decade by decade but you also get to check out each year from within those decades catalogues! There’s a lot to look through and it was fun to check out the year in which you were born’s catalogue. Because, why not?!

As it can get a little nostalgic going through the different Argos catalogues so be warned! You may just want to be a kid again after viewing this website!

It’s not just a catalogue. It’s an Argos catalogue. (What? Wrong slogan?) – However, in all seriousness, as a kid in Britain an Argos catalogue was something that we all looked forward to looking through. Yet, there was just tons and tons of toys to look at and hope and wish that Santa would bring.

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50 all time biggest movie FLOPS!

Firstly, let’s talk about movie records! Earlier this year Avengers: Endgame became the highest grossing movie of all time! Bringing in a total of over $2.79 billion at the box office. That’s Billion. With a capital B! Jheeeze! So much money! However, not all films were this lucky, our friends over at musicMagpie analysed over 1,000 different movies to find out which movies were the biggest box office failures of all time.  Detailing which of the movies earned very little compared to what it cost to make it. Therefore making it on to the list of  movie flops!

So, which one made the top of the list? While, Mars Needs Moms came out at the very top of of the biggest box office flop of all time. How much did it lose? It lost a cool $110, 450, 242. That’s A LOT of money to lose on a film! Dark Phoenix, the last movie in the long running X-Men Franchise came out second with a loss of $103, 643, 105 at the box office.

So, check out the table below which details 50 of the biggest box office flops of all time!

50 biggest box office flops of all time:

Movie Loss $ Production Budget $ Worldwide Gross $
Mars Needs Moms (2011)  -110,450,242  150,000,000    39,549,758
Dark Phoenix (2019)  -103,643,105  350,000,000  246,356,895
Town & Country (2001)   -94,635,231 105,000,000   10,364,769
Adventures of Pluto Nash (2002)  -92,905,005  100,000,000  7,094,995
Promise (2017)   -79,448,583    90,000,000    10,551,417
Renegades (2019)  -75,978,328  77,500,000  1,521,672
A Sound of Thunder (2005)   -73,699,549  80,000,000  6,300,451
Cutthroat Island (1995)  -73,482,678   92,000,000    18,517,322
How Do You Know? (2010)   -70,371,823  120,000,000  49,628,177
Monkeybone (2001)   -69,590,483   75,000,000     5,409,517
Nutcracker in 3D (2010)   -69,533,984   90,000,000    20,466,016
Alamo (2004)  -68,088,638   92,000,000    23,911,362
Air Strike (2018)   -64,483,721  65,000,000   516,279
Monster Trucks (2017) -63,357,202  125,000,000   61,642,798
13th Warrior (1999)  -63,301,101  125,000,000   61,698,899
Stealth (2005)  -61,583,254 138,000,000    76,416,746
Soldier (1998)  -60,376,918   75,000,000  14,623,082
Postman (1997)   -59,158,877    80,000,000  20,841,123
Osmosis Jones (2001)   -56,403,089  70,000,000   13,596,911
Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever (2002)  -55,705,158  70,000,000  14,294,842
Lucky Numbers (2000)  -54,985,766   65,000,000  10,014,234
Timeline (2003)  -53,296,816  80,000,000  26,703,184
Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within (2001)  -51,868,170  137,000,000  85,131,830
R.I.P.D. (2013)  -50,923,322  130,000,000  79,076,678
Blackhat (2015)  -50,334,996  70,000,000  19,665,004
Battlefield Earth: A Saga of the Year 3000 (2000)  -50,274,337  80,000,000  29,725,663
Hard Rain (1998)  -50,129,433  70,000,000  19,870,567
Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return (2014)  -49,892,067  70,000,000  20,107,933
Great Raid (2005)  -49,402,930  60,000,000  10,597,070
Father’s Day (1997)  -49,318,920  85,000,000  35,681,080
Last Man Standing (1996)  -48,884,073  67,000,000  18,115,927
Beyond Borders (2003)  -48,572,910    60,000,000   11,427,090
Holy Man (1998)  -47,930,281  60,000,000  12,069,719
Hudson Hawk (1991)  -47,781,084  65,000,000 17,218,916
In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale (2008)  -46,766,780  60,000,000  13,233,220
Red Planet (2000)  -46,536,031  80,000,000  33,463,969
Flyboys (2006)  -45,183,621  60,000,000  14,816,379
Supernova (2000)  -45,183,506  60,000,000  14,816,494
Virus (1999)  -44,373,310  75,000,000  30,626,690
Rollerball (2002)  -44,147,492  70,000,000  25,852,508
3000 Miles to Graceland (2001)  -43,291,152  62,000,000  18,708,848
Live by Night (2016)  -43,225,568  65,000,000  21,774,432
Last Legion (2007)  -41,642,229  67,000,000  25,357,771
Flight of the Phoenix (2004)  -40,990,820  75,000,000  34,009,180
Adventures of Rocky & Bullwinkle (2000)  -40,870,390  76,000,000  35,129,610
Meet Joe Black (1998)  -40,349,997  85,000,000  44,650,003
Son of the Mask (2005)  -40,081,578  100,000,000  59,918,422
Invasion (2007)  -39,852,958  80,000,000  40,147,042
Last Castle (2001)  -39,458,332  60,000,000  20,541,668
Oliver Twist (2005)  -38,329,080  65,000,000  26,670,920

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Goldeneye 007 REFRESHED!

 

 

Looks like lovers of the classic Nintendo 64 game, Goldeneye 007 is getting a remaster! Boy does it look really really really good! Three years have passed since we got a glimpse of how the iconic Nintendo 64 title would look with a fresh lick of modern paint.

Now the developers are back and this time they’ve brought some gameplay footage with them! So fans of the original and a new generation will get a taste of what Goldeneye 007 was like. They’ll soon realise what an iconic game it was and why many First Person Shooter fans love it so much.

Goldeneye 25 as it’s known began as an ambitious free to play game to port and remaster the original. It will be developed on the Unreal Engine and focuses on the classic solo campaign. While the game looks amazing, you may have to wait some time to play it. As it’s set for release in August of 2022. to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the original.

Painstaking work, but worth it.

We get a glimpse of the ‘Silo’ campaign gameplay, plus we can see the hard work that the duo have been doing. As you can clearly see the tireless work that must have gone on. Creating enhanced textures, lighting and character models based on the source material. However, despite creating all original assets, the map layouts and enemy placements remain untouched and exactly how they were in Goldeneye 007.

Looking at the “Silo” campaign gameplay, we can see the duo behind the updated version have been working tirelessly the last few years to create enhanced textures, lighting, and character models based on the source material. Despite creating all original assets, all the map layouts and enemy placements found in GoldenEye 25 will remain exactly the same as they are in GoldenEye 007.

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Using Fesshole to CONFESS!

 

So the main way to confess your sins is usually at the Church to your pastor or one drunken night and you have a heart to heart with your best mates. However, what if there was a way to confess to the worst things that you have done in your life. Well thanks to the internet there is a way to do it!

Diving into the Fesshole…..

Fesshole is a Twitter account which will allow all you sinful people to confess to your darkest secrets. Simply complete a Google Form and voila, you have confessed. A bot will then post the confession online for the public to read and understand. Or ridicule, gasp in horror or laugh at of course. The account was set up by Rob Manuel, the man behind Clickbait bot and Swear Clock.  Fesshole all reminds us how dark and twisted every single one of us is.

Most importantly it provides us the readers, a fragile self esteem boost. As not all of us have stuck a carrot up our bum, poo’d in the shower or have their best friend want to do the dirty to their wife.

We’re not sure if all of them are true, it’s the internet after all. Yet, this is human life and life is generally stranger than fiction……

We think we’ll stick to the drunken nights out or the good ol’ pastor in the church. As at least this way it’s just one person (depending on how far your trust goes) and not the whole internet.

 

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Which Joker Has Committed the Most Crimes?

 

 

 

The Rap Sheet of Every Joker to Ever Appear on the Big Screen

Joker has a pretty bad history when it comes to committing crimes. Heath Ledger’s portrayal of the Joker in The Dark Knight is the most violent Joker in cinema history. As he racked up over 30 counts of first-degree murder, five counts of attempted murder, armed robbery, and an additional 16 other serious crimes!

Heath Ledger’s Joker would serve a total of 2,445 years in the US, and 574 years in the UK! Therefore making him the worst criminal incarnation of the Joker in the franchises history!

While Cesar Romero’s Joker in the 1966 Batman film would recieve the shortest prison sentence of them all. With just 314 years served. While the bulk of that sentence would come from 15 counts of kidnapping. Consequently serving 225 years for those crimes alone.

So, to view the full set of crimes committed by each Joker in cinema history, check out the image below!

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Note.

For the UK statistics, the prison sentences for each character were calculated using mandatory sentencing guidelines published by The Crown Prosecution Service and The Sentencing Council for England and Wales.

For the US figures, the sentences were calculated using information from FindLaw.com. Crimes which were committed at a state, rather than federal level, were judged according to New York state law.

For serious crimes, we’ve assumed the Joker will serve consecutive sentences, i.e. 15 counts of X crime at 10 years each would be 150 years served.    

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Doctor Who: The Edge of Time

 

Doctor Who: The Edge of Time is a brand new VR game that brings you face to face with classic Doctor Who monsters! The above video is a gameplay trailer for the new feature length VR game where players visit Victorian London. While escaping a space stranded cruiser and players are also able to explore an Egyptian temple as they operate the TARDIS across the Doctor Who universe. All under guidance from the Doctor herself, Jodie Whittaker.Throughout the game there is references to the series and it’s 55 year history. Doctor Who: The Edge of Time combines action, adventure and sci-fi, equipping players with the famous Sonic Screwdriver! Use it to solve puzzles and escape treacherous environments. Furthermore use it to defeat classic Doctor Who Monsters all within Virtual Reality. Also, defeat the Weeping Angels and even pilot a Dalek shell in this single player adventure!

Doctor Who: The Edge of Time Features:

  • Become part of Doctor Who – a thrilling single-player adventure developed by Sony London alumni (VR Worlds, The London Heist, Blood and Truth). Doctor Who: The Edge Of Time  will immerse players in Doctor Who like never before as they travel across space and time to save reality.
  • Wield the Sonic Screwdriver – with exhilarating moment-to-moment gameplay. Wield the Sonic Screwdriver to solve fiendish puzzles and traverse a dangerous universe full of challenges, enemies and wonder.
  • Stunning cinematic visuals – from the Dalekanium of a Dalek’s shell, to the stone-cold terror of a Weeping Angel, experience stunning visuals that bring the show to life!  
  • Doctor Who talent. Featuring Jodie Whittaker as the voice of the Doctor and Nicholas Briggs as the voice of the Daleks. In a story written by Gavin Collinson, Digital Producer for Doctor Who and Writer
  • Oculus Quest support. Experience the next level of immersion with Oculus Quest. As you explore the Doctor Who universe without boundaries in untethered virtual reality

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