Alex Girling

102 Flips | 1 Magazine | @alexgirling12 | Keep up with Alex Girling on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Alex Girling”

Sebastian Stan wants to play "middle-aged Luke Skywalker" in a Star Wars spinoff

It’s a commonly known fact that actor Sebastian Stan bears a scary resemblance to a young Mark Hamill. So much so, that Mark Hamill has given the …

Minnie Driver: men like Matt Damon 'cannot understand what abuse is like'

The actor Minnie Driver has told the Guardian that men “simply cannot understand what abuse is like on a daily level” and should not therefore attempt to differentiate or explain sexual misconduct against women.<p>Clarence Thomas accuser Anita Hill to spearhead fight against harassment in …

Sexual Harassment

Rian Johnson discusses the Rey's parents reveal in Star Wars: The Last Jedi

<i>Major spoilers for Star Wars: The Last Jedi follow. You have been warned…</i><p>The two big questions coming out of 2015’s <b>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</b> were: …

35 Hidden Bars Around the World — and How to Find Them

You have to know what you're looking for to enjoy these secret bars in cities around the world.<p>Some of the world's most intriguing bars are in …

The Witcher’s original opening redone in The Witcher 3

The closest you’ll get to a remaster anytime soon<p>A modder has brought the playable prologue sequence of <i>The Witcher</i> — launched a decade ago — into <i>The Witcher</i> <i>3.</i> As of now, this is the best fans can hope for when it comes to a remaster of the groundbreaking original game.<p>This video, just under an hour …

Blade Runner 2049’s new anime short explains a crucial moment in replicant history

Watch it now!<p>The final <i>Blade Runner 2049</i> short prequel film is out and, much like the first two shorts accompanying the feature, “<i>Blade Runner 2022: Lights Out”</i> plays an integral role in explaining an important part of Blade Runner history.<p>The third short film prequel, an anime from <i>Cowboy Bebop</i> …

10 Important Questions About That Shocking 'Game Of Thrones' Finale Reveal

Last night’s super-sized <i>Game of Thrones</i> finale was almost too much to take in. Just when you thought it couldn’t keep topping itself, it just kept on going. There’s a lot to dissect, but I wanted to focus on the most important reveal of the night, rather than other major events like certain giant …

TV Series

The Moments Which Made You Love Cinema

<i>Tom Jolliffe on those moments which made you love cinema…</i><p>It’s different for everyone and maybe for some it never happens. Not everyone (shock …

Why Shelob is a woman in Shadow of War

Two months ago, a new story trailer for Middle-earth: Shadow of War was released and I think it's fair to say it raised a few eyebrows. In the midst …

RPGs

Dishonored: Death of the Outsider trailer shows off a slew of new powers

Michael Madsen, Rosario Dawson return<p><i>Dishonored: Death of the Outsider</i> will feature a new playable assassin, Billie Lurk, and you can check out her dazzling otherworldly abilities in the game’s first gameplay trailer.<p>[<b>Warning:</b> The following contains spoilers for <i>Dishonored 2</i>.]<p>Lurk debuted in</i> …

One-Punch Man Doomfist Has Quickly Become The Most Hated Character In 'Overwatch'

<i>Overwatch</i> has a new overpowered scourge, and his name is Doomfist.<p>The arch-villain was introduced into the main game after beta testing this past week, and is living up to his reputation as being stupidly strong and hated by all.<p>Fans who are just getting their first taste of Doomfist are …

Gaming Industry

If you pre-order PES 2018 you get Usain Bolt

If you pre-order PES 2018 you get Usain Bolt.Really.Here's how the surprise guest footballer and fastest human in the world looks in PES 2018.Read …

Usain Bolt

Ron Howard narrating Star Wars Arrested Development is amazing

Hats off to the superfans at Nerdist<p>Just a little over a month ago word broke that Academy Award-winning director Ron Howard would be taking over as director on Disney’s stand-alone Han Solo movie. The <i>Arrested Development</i> jokes started flying almost immediately. It took them a month, but the team …

What Sets Christopher Nolan Apart From Other Blockbuster Directors

<i>With the release of Dunkirk, Eric Bay-Andersen explores the aspects of Christopher Nolan’s films that set him apart from his contemporaries…</i><p>Over the …

Christopher Nolan on rewiring the three-act structure for Dunkirk: https://t.co/0PGBYnsiY3

Baby Driver took its inspiration from an old, obscure British music video

It wasn’t the only film to do so, though<p>If <i>Baby Driver</i> felt like a feature-length, slightly more filled out version of a music video, that’s because it is.<p>The inspiration for <i>Baby Driver</i> came to Wright a decade ago when Wright directed a music video for the band Mint Royale’s “Blue Song.” The video, …

Music Videos

4 Great Films About Loners (That Look At The Darker Side of Loneliness)

<i>Graeme Robertson with four great films about loners…</i><p>Do you ever feel lonely dear readers? Do you ever sometimes feel that you just don’t quite fit in …

'Dishonored' is getting its first standalone assassination

There's a new <i>Dishonored</i> game coming, but it's not <i>Dishonored</i> <i>3</i> or DLC for last year's entry. Instead, <i>Dishonored: Death of the Outsider</i> is a completely separate title coming on September 15th. The game's announcement at Bethesda's E3 shindig left <i>Dishonored</i> fans confused (just look at the YouTube …

'Anthem' is BioWare's brand-new open world

The team behind <i>Mass Effect</i> has something new up its sleeves. BioWare today revealed <i>Anthem</i>, a new open-world franchise seemingly set in a futuristic, jungle-ridden universe. The teaser shows a mech of some kind and a big beastie screeching into the lush wilderness. It definitely has <i>Destiny, Star …

For Honor Playerbase Drops to All-Time Low with 95% off the Wagon

For Honor’s Active Player Count Is Ubisoft’s Fastest Drop on Steam<p>It’s no secret that Ubisoft’s <i>For Honor</i> had a rocky launch. It’s also no secret that …

Can we all just admit that Batman & Robin was kind of awesome?

<i>Luke Owen loves Batman & Robin…</i><p>Hindsight is a funny thing. It allows us to look back on projects we once loved or hated with a fresh perspective and …

Pennywise: as a new It trailer is released, we look at how Stephen King created his terrifying character

Perhaps unsurprisingly, the man who created one of the most frightening evil clowns in literary history has admitted to being a bit of a coulrophobe himself.<p>Back in 2016, at the height of the "killer clowns craze", which saw an outbreak of really-not-that-amusing pranksters dressing up in masks …

Why Yondu is the best character in the Marvel Cinematic Universe

<i>Anghus Houvouras on Yondu and why he’s the best character in the Marvel Cinematic Universe…</i><p>(Lots of <b>Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2</b> spoilers. You don’t …

Edge of Tomorrow 2 titled Live Die Repeat and Repeat, Emily Blunt confirmed to return

It looks like Warner Bros. will be sticking with its <b>Live Die Repeat</b> rebranding for the upcoming sequel to <b>Edge of Tomorrow</b>.<p>Director Doug Liman has …

Stephen King's IT - First Full Movie Scene with Pennywise the Clown.

Despite the looming tower of Tim Curry’s impeccable performance as Pennywise the new two-movie version of Stephen King’s IT seems very happy to carve …

The definitive Overwatch timeline | Polygon

<i>Overwatch</i> is an exciting team-based shooter that’s benefited from a healthy beta period. But developer Blizzard has also blessed it with a huge backstory.<p>While ​<i>Overwatch</i>​ doesn’t have a campaign or story mode, it still has a lot of history, thanks to its many animated shorts, webcomics, tweets, …

Rogue One team talks about the tricks they used to make the film authentically Star Wars

Giant LED screens and digital kitbashing helped Rogue One feel more real<p>The creative team who brought <i>Rogue One: A Star Wars Story</i> to life had a difficult challenge ahead of them when trying to make a modern movie that closely matched the look of George Lucas’ 1977 original.<p>In addition to digitally …

Minecraft Marketplace offers a new place to buy maps and more

Third-parties can now sell their packs across most platforms<p>Microsoft is planning to launch a new <i>Minecraft</i> online store for third-party generated adventure maps, skins and texture packs.<p>Minecraft Marketplace, due to arrive this spring, will also host the company's own goods. It's planned as a …

'Mass Effect: Andromeda' Has Its First Great Fan Theory, About Vetra Nyx

The ending of <i>Mass Effect 3</i> was an utter disaster, as we all know, but it did spawn two great things. The first was the actual “fix” for the ending, the Citadel DLC, which was probably the best, story-wise, the series had ever gotten. The second thing came before that, the “Indoctrination Theory,” …

Andromeda

Understanding Mass Effect: Andromeda’s armor, gear and vehicle upgrades

What’s worth your time and money?<p>Whereas most role-playing games just dole out items like candy and have simplistic vendor systems, <i>Mass Effect: Andromeda</i> makes players do a bit of legwork to get the loot they need. A scanning system, multiple kiosk interfaces and plenty of experience bars stand …

Mass Effect