New Halloween Movie Is Expected To Break Box Office Records

The new Halloween movie that brings back Jamie Lee Curtis and Nick Castle is hitting theatres this weekend, and it’s expected to be a box office smash. According The Hollywood Reporter, Universal Pictures is projecting it to make $50 million or more for its opening weekend in the US.

However, that may be an intentionally conservative estimate, as THR explains that tracking suggests it’s on pace to make $70 million or more over the weekend. The R-rated movie only cost about $10 million to make, so it could end up being enormously profitable.

The new Halloween is directed by David Gordon Green, who previously helmed the Seth Rogen stoner movie Pineapple Express, as well as the Sandra Bullock film Our Brand Is Crisis.As mentioned, Jamie Lee Curtis returns to play Laurie Strode as she yet again fights against the masked murdered Michael Myers. Nick Castle played Michael Myers in the original, and he’s returning for the new Halloween. John Carpenter, who directed 1978’s Halloween, is attached to the new film as a creative consultant.

GameSpot’s review of the new Halloween was mostly positive.

Halloween doesn’t reinvent the wheel or create a new subgenre of horror. What it does is take the best parts of all the films in the franchise, and deliver the ultimate companion piece to Carpenter’s 1978 masterpiece,” reviewer Rafael Motamayor said. “It’s a film that not only has something to say about trauma and PTSD, but also delivers a bloody, fun time at the theater. Will Michael Myers return again? Who knows, but we sure as hell welcome him home.”

For more on the Halloween franchise, check out GameSpot’s ranking of the Halloween films. You can also check out GameSpot’s interview with producer Jason Blum where he talks about how they were able to convince John Carpenter to return.

PS4 Exclusive Days Gone Delayed

Sony has provided updates for some of the titles in development at its Worldwide Studios, revealing that PS4 title Days Gone has been delayed. In a post on the PlayStation Blog, Asad Qizilbash, vice president of marketing at Sony Interactive Entertainment America, confirmed the open-world survival shooter will now launch on April 26, 2019. It was previous scheduled for February 22, 2019.

In its statement, Sony said this was done in order to get out of a busy period and give developer Sony Bend some time to improve the title. “We recently decided to move the release of Days Gone from the crowded February timeframe to April 26, 2019,” said Qizilbash. “While the studio is eager to see Days Gone in the hands of fans, Bend Studio will take the opportunity to further polish Days Gone.”

In Days Gone players take control of a biker called Deacon St. John, who also happens to be a bounty hunter making his way through ravaged world on his bike. Days Gone’s brand of hellish apocalypse is made up fast-moving zombie-like creatures called Freakers that, based on the trailers, often seem to run around in hordes.

We played Days Gone at E3 2018 and, according to Oscar Dayus, it appeared to be quite basic. “The meta-game of character progression–as well as most meaningful narrative content and the entirety of the open world–was not accessible in the version I played,” he said. “My hope is that this was a bad demo, rather than a bad game … However, on present viewing, Days Gone will need to improve a significant amount … to become more than the relatively basic zombie shooter it currently appears to be.” You can read his full Days Gone preview here.

Days Gone Delayed to April 2019

Days Gone has been delayed until April 26, 2019.

In a post on the PlayStation Blog, SIEA marketing vice president Asad Qizilbash wrote that Sony “decided to move the release of Days Gone from the crowded February timeframe” into April.

“While the studio is eager to see Days Gone in the hands of fans, Bend Studio will take the opportunity to further polish Days Gone,” he added.

Days Gone was previously scheduled for February 22, 2019. The game was originally due out this year but was delayed to 2019 back in March.

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Daredevil Season 3, Episode 6 Review

Warning: The following contains spoilers for Daredevil Season 3, Episode 6. If you need a refresher on where we left off, check out our review of Season 3, episode 5.

“Hello, Karen. It’s nice to see you again.”

In a thrilling move, Daredevil quickly rebounds from the innocuous rut of Episode 5, tying everything back to the intel Matt learns during his hyper-violent prison trip, and gives us yet another awesome and special fight sequence – this time between Matt and Agent Poindexter, dressed in Matt’s old red Daredevil costume!

Basically, we got Daredevil vs. Bullseye: Round 1 – and it was amazing.

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Daredevil: Season 3, Episode 2 Review

Warning: The following contains spoilers for Daredevil Season 3, Episode 2. If you need a refresher on where we left off, check out our review of the Season 3 premiere.

“I’m Daredevil. Not even God can stop that now.”

Episode 2, we discover, is when the main driving force of Season 3’s plot kicks in. It still holds remnants and remains of the premiere’s soulful focus on Matt’s lost soul – complete with a few flashbacks to him as an angrier-than-usual young lad at the orphanage, who believed God granted him his powers to hear people’s prayers and protect them when needed – but the adversarial element truly ignites when Fisk manages to get himself extracted from prison and placed into (pent)house arrest.

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Daredevil: Season 3, Episode 3 Review

Warning: The following contains spoilers for Daredevil Season 3, Episode 3. If you need a refresher on where we left off, check out our review of Season 3, episode 2.

“Wouldn’t that be something? If I became more valuable to this city than you ever were?”

With Episode 3, we’re off to the races. After the big ol’ fiery chaos caused by the attempt on Fisk’s life, everyone now knows he’s out of prison and staying in a high-rise penthouse that’s comfortable enough to be concerning. The public knows (“TISK TISK FISK!”) and – more importantly – Matt, Foggy, and Karen know.

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Daredevil Season 3 Episode 5 Review

Warning: The following contains spoilers for Daredevil Season 3, Episode 5. If you need a refresher on where we left off, check out our review of Season 3, episode 4.

“Death always wins, Dex.”

From a certain standpoint, this chapter is a slight momentum killer, given all that happened in the previous episode (and the fact that Matt doesn’t even show up here until the final few minutes). But that doesn’t mean it’s a wasted hour. We still get a huge new twist to the plot – in Fisk’s direct naming of Matt Murdock to the FBI as one of his “accomplices” – as well as a ton of backstory on Agent Poindexter. Mostly though, the best part of this installment is, basically, being able to watch Wilson Fisk at work as a mastermind.

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Daredevil Season 3, Episode 4 Review

Warning: The following contains spoilers for Daredevil Season 3, Episode 4. If you need a refresher on where we left off, check out our review of Season 3, episode 3.

“For a blind man, you have very impressive reflexes.”

There it is, folks!

Wilson Fisk, criminal mastermind… at large?

What’s he doing? Who the hell knows? He’s doing something, that much we know. Something that has to do with the Albanians, the building he’s staying in, and an offshore bank called Red Lion. This whole time, he’s skirted the FBI asset freeze by hiding millions in shell corporations and now he’s hatching some unknown scheme. A scheme that feels way more dastardly than him just making a run for it so he can escape the U.S. to be with Vanessa.

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