Update: 2:19PM A FIFTY six year old taxi driver was the subject of Police praise today after he helped the force apprehend suspects alleged to have committed aggravated robbery on the weekend. In a media statement this morning, Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Biu Matavou, chief of intelligence and investigations said the taxi driver observed the robbery and followed the suspects when they fled in a stolen taxi. He alerted officers from the Police Special Response Unit who cased the taxi through Khalsa Road and into Colo-i-Suva. “The actions of the taxi driver in assisting us is greatly appreciated as it goes in line with the Commissioner of Police�s call for community partnerships whereby people are speaking up and saying no to crime,” ACP Matavou said. “By working together we are essentially sending a strong message to would be criminals that silence is no longer an option and through the Duavata Community Policing arm of the Fiji Police Force we will continue to exchange information to help put a stop to these offences from taking place.”
Nintendo has confirmed that its Nintendo Switch event will stream live on January 12, 2017, from Tokyo, Japan. Nintendo previously announced a list of confirmed video game developers in partnership for the Nintendo Switch. If you miss the live stream, you can certainly catch it on Nintendo’s YouTube channel. The stream should be available to watch on the YouTube app. All that’s needed to download the app is an approved mobile or tablet device from which one locate the Nintendo Channel.
But now, with production about to begin, the film’s writers have let slip that two much-loved characters from the first movie will be making a return visit. Collider is reporting that writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick said definitively that Negasonic Teenage Colossus and Colossus will definitively “be in the sequel.” Wernick admitted, “They’ll at least make an appearance.” So how many characters are going to be in this flick? Reese and Wernick’s full conversation with Collider drops on Friday, so presumably we’ll find out more then.
He’s a newly minted Marvel star, but Sterling K. Brown is ready to head to another comic book universe. Just hours after news broke that the Green Lantern Corps movie will feature the DC hero John Stewart, actor Sterling K. Brown is throwing his hat into the ring. Namaste #GreenLanternCorps https://t.co/1DTshcKS5M
— Sterling K Brown (@sterlingkb1) January 13, 2017
Brown was announced as part of the cast for Marvel’s Black Panther movie last week — just the latest win for the actor, who rose to greater prominence (and won an Emmy) for his acclaimed work on last year’s People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story, in which he played prosecutor Christopher Darden. After appearing as the Marvel character Deadpool in 2009’s X-Men Origin’s Wolverine for Fox, Ryan Reynolds starred in Warner Bros. and DC’s 2011 movie Green Lantern. And as several Twitter users pointed out after this story first published, there have been several direct Marvel Cinematic Universe to DC Extended Universe crossovers.
Instead of Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone, this musical features mermaids. Polish filmmaker Agnieszka Smoczynska’s directorial debut features cannibal mermaids, because really, what would a musical be without cannibal mermaids? But that trailer was in Polish. And while the subtitles certainly help in deciphering Smoczynska’s audacious vision, we’re pretty sure we had you at “cannibal mermaids,” right? The Lure opens in theaters February 1.
So no doubt Jason Momoa wanted to get as much family time as he could before hitting the set of the highly-anticipated flick. The hunky Game Of Thrones star left his naturally curly ombre-colored locks down and displayed his signature bearded facial hair. The couple’s young son looked like Jason’s mini-me also sporting long, naturally curly hair. Jason will play the Aquaman lead and Amber is set to act as his love interest, Mera. The two lead stars will be making an appearance in the 2017 Justice League to set up their standalone movies.
The burgeoning genre is now one of TV’s most popular, with shows on virtually every major network or streaming service—but FX is trying to do something different with its upcoming series, Legion. “Legion redefines the genre in a new way,” executive producer and Marvel TV boss Jeph Loeb told TV reporters today at the Television Critics Association winter press tour in Pasadena. Legion is technically a superhero series, sure, but it’s told via the experience of a character who is a lot more nuanced and real than the average crime fighter. Netflix has its wide-ranging series of Marvel shows (with more on the way), while the CW has several shows based on DC comic book characters already on the air. It’s only a matter of time before every superhero has his or her own show, but it’s a good bet they won’t be anything like Legion.
At its Nintendo Switch presentation late Thursday night, Nintendo announced Super Mario Odyssey, an “open world” 3D adventure that will take Mario to locations that “look familiar in the real world.” The game is planned for a holiday season launch in late 2017.
The star shared an exclusive video on his Twitter account Thursday night. Ryan Reynolds tweeted a short “For Your Consideration” video for Deadpool on Thursday evening following nominations for the film from the WGA, PGA and DGA in recent weeks. The film has been racking up nominations, shocking many, including a best comedy or musical nomination from the Golden Globes last weekend as well as a best actor nom for Reynolds. In the new consideration video, Reynolds narrates a list of the film’s achievements over a montage of shots from the film underscored by a dramatic orchestral arrangement. Watch the video Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) January 13, 2017
George Michael was remembered this evening at a huge party in central London, held in his honour, and in aid of the causes that were dear to his heart. At the Tropicana Beach Club in Covent Garden, the drinks were not technically free — but partygoers were asked for donations to George’s favourite charities instead of being charged an entry fee. George donated to all these charities and many more during his lifetime and always asked that he remain an anonymous donor. The cause of George’s death is yet to be determined, with a police investigation still looking into the matter after interviewing the singer’s boyfriend Fadi Fawaz. MORE: George Michael ‘sought help for drug addiction at £70,000-a-week electric shock rehab clinic’
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