TOMB RAIDER – Official Trailer #1

The fate of humanity rests in her hands. Alicia Vikander is Lara Croft. #TombRaider — Lara Croft, the fiercely independent daughter of a missing adventurer, must push herself beyond her limits when she finds herself on the island where her father disappeared. From Warner Bros. Pictures and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures, Tomb Raider is the story that will set a young and resolute Lara Croft on a path toward becoming a global hero. The film stars Oscar winner Alicia Vikander (Ex Machina, The Danish Girl) in the lead role, under the direction of Roar Uthaug (The Wave), with Oscar-winner Graham King (The Departed) producing under his GK Films banner. The film¹s production begins on the heels of the 20th anniversary of the wildly popular videogame franchise from Square Enix, Crystal Dynamics and Eidos Montreal. Tomb Raider also stars Dominic West (Money Monster, 300), Walton Goggins (The Hateful Eight, Django Unchained) and Daniel Wu (AMC¹s Into the Badlands). Read more

‘It’s far too early in the Championship season for any sense of panic at Nottingham Forest’

Reds hero Garry Birtles says perspective is required after two home defeats – but maybe the manager needs to mix things up

Mark Warburton on facing Champions Chelsea in the League Cup

It’s far, far too early for any sense of panic at Nottingham Forest.

I’m not one for social media, but I’ve heard there was a small number of people on Twitter saying Mark Warburton should be sacked after Saturday’s defeat to Wolves.

We’re only eight games into the league season and Forest are still three points off the top six! They’re closer to the play-off places than they are to the bottom three. Read more

Marvel’s first Punisher trailer is hyperviolent gun porn with a dash of Jon Bernthal’s abs

Netflix’s latest Marvel series looks to be its most violent yet.

Marvel has released the first official trailer for its latest Netflix series, The Punisher, and it makes one thing very clear: The Punisher is going to kill a lot of people.

The trailer is set to electric guitar and gunfire, and shows Frank Castle, a.k.a. the Punisher (Jon Bernthal), witnessing the death of his wife and family, vowing to kill anyone responsible, and then realizing that their murders might be part of a much bigger picture. Read more

Russia ‘considering ban’ on Armando Iannucci’s ‘revolting’ new film ‘The Death Of Stalin’

Film accused of being a “planned provocation” with potential to “incite hatred”

Russian authorities are reportedly considering a ban on Armando Iannucci’s new black comedy, The Death Of Stalin.

The film made its debut at the Toronto Film Festival this month. Directed by Veep, In The Loop and The Thick Of It creator Iannucci, it chronicles the days immediately following Stalin’s death, and the Soviet Communist Party leaders’ attempts to cope with his absence. The Death Of Stalin is based on a graphic novel series by Fabien Nury and Thierry Robin and stars Jeffrey Tambor (Arrested Development), Steve Buscemi, Michael Palin, Paul Whitehouse, Paddy Considine, Simon Russell Beale and others as part of an ensemble cast. Read more

There Was One Big Problem With Last Night’s ‘Game Of Thrones’ Premiere

Spoilers through Season 7 of ‘Game of Thrones’ follow.

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Last night’s Season 7 premiere of Game of Thrones was absolutely riveting.

While nobody of any importance died and there were no huge battles, beheadings, or dragons burning the world to ash, there was a ton of great character development and world-building. I wrote about all that in my review of the episode. Read more