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Fantasia 2008: Days 14 & 15



Ah, the sweet beauty of Montreal in July. For me there’s nothing like it. I love coming to this city every year when it’s at its very peak, and this year I couldn’t be happier simply because this trip came so close to not happening.

Upon arriving into the city on Wednesday night, my wife and I immediately headed to the post-Fantasia headquarters, The Irish Embassy. This is the same bar we hung out at last year, and I’m glad we’re back cause it’s a very cool place. While we waited for “>From Within to end, which according to Andy and Paul didn’t come nearly soon enough, we hung out with Mitch and Pierre, both programmers for the festival, as well as director Douglas Buck, who you may recall hooked us up with some very cool information about his next project, “>The Broken Imago, a few days back.

Fantasia 2008 (click to see it bigger!)After From Within let out, we were joined by Paul McCannibal and Evil Andy, our go-to guys for Fantasia coverage day in and day out every year. Montreal native and overall badass John “Arrow” Fallon showed up with the lovely Serena, who’s covering the show for Horror A night of good drinking and good conversation followed, which outside of the films is the best part of Fantasia.

The next day we didn’t have any films until Yam Laranas’ “>The Echo (review), the remake of his Filipino ghost story Sigaw, which had its very well-received world premiere at Fantasia. Most of our day, then, was spent with Fallon, hanging out and enjoying the relaxation of not having any responsibilities for hours on end. A beautiful thing when you can do it.

Finally The Echo premiere was upon us. You can read my review for the full picture, but suffice it to say the crowd enjoyed the hell out of it. It’s a very slow, sometimes very quiet movie, but you didn’t hear a single sound from anyone in that audience. Another reason I love Fantasia!

After some terrifying and potentially life-threatening car troubles, Fangoria’s Mike Gingold was finally able to join us when The Echo emptied, and it was great to see him in one piece. Needless to say he got himself a drink on me and spent the rest of the night unwinding. Jovanka and Sean from Rue Morgue soon joined us, and Echo director Yam Laranas even came by to hang out. Of course we took the chance to pick his brain about some of the elements of The Echo we had questions on. And yet another reason I love this fest.

Tonight is going to be insane. Darren Bousman’s “>Repo! The Genetic Opera (review) is having its world premiere here, and I cannot even imagine what the lines are going to look like. Expect to hear about it as soon as I recover from whatever goes down after!

Johnny Butane

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The Predator Lands In Ghost Recon: Wildlands



In one of the most unexpected announcements of the week, the Predator will be arriving in Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands tomorrow as part in the form of a free DLC event titled “The Hunt”, which will last until early January. The event can either be played solo or in co-op, and if you are able to take down a Predator (which Ubisoft have promised won’t be easy), you’ll be rewarded with a ton of cool shit, including the Predator’s thermal vision helmet.

Ghost Recon: Wildlands was released to positive reviews back in March,with particular praise going towards the huge open world. Meanwhile, we’ll next be seeing the vicious alien hunters on the big screen when The Predator arrives on August 3, 2018.

Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands: The Hunt Official Synopsis:
Ubisoft and FoxNext Games partner to bring the Predator to Ghost Recon Wildlands!

A new free mission is available for all players: The Predator hids in the Wildlands and he comes to find a new challenger. Hunt him and beat him in the hardest fight you ever known to get exclusive rewards!

New Predator contents are also available:
– Unlock new customisation items from the Predator movie as Predator gears and other iconic characters.
– Play as the Predator with the new PVP class in Ghost War.

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Hunt a Serial Killer Through Chicago In My Eyes On You



Developer Storymind Entertainment have released the first gameplay trailer for My Eyes On You, and it looks like we’re in for something completely truly unique, in terms of both visuals and narrative.

My Eyes On You takes place in a near future version of Chicago, with FBI agent Jordan Adalien hunting an elusive serial killer known only as the Man in the Red Mask. The decisions you make will also dictate whether the game’s plot stays closer to reality or heads in a supernatural direction, so you’d better be careful what you wish for. Whilst searching for clues will be one of your main areas of focus, combat will also play an important role, too.

The trailer for My Eyes On You certainly gives off a strong Blade Runner 2049 vibe, so if that’s your thing, you’re probably in for a great time. It will be available on PC and consoles, although a release date has not yet been confirmed.

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Netflix Renews The Punisher Solo Series for Season Two!



I’m going to let you guys into a bit of my life here and let you know that I am basically in a constant state of kicking myself for not having found the time to watch a single episode of Netflix’s “The Punisher” solo series.

I love the f*cking Punisher and I think Jon Bernthal’s portrayal of Frank Castle is quite possibly the best version (love ya, Tom Jane) of the character we have ever seen on screen.

Big or small.

It’s with this in mind that we wanted to share the awesome news the Netflix has officially given “The Punisher” the greenlight for season 2!

Yes, Frank Castle will be back to shoot more people in the back of the face sooner than later. The announcement was made recently on Facebook and you can check out the post below.

After that make sure to hit us up and let us know what you thought of the first season of Netflix’s “The Punisher” solo series in the comments below or on social media!

“The Punisher” is executive produced by showrunner Steve Lightfoot, Jim Chory, and Jeph Loeb. The series is produced by Marvel Television in association with ABC Studios for Netflix.

The cast features Jon Bernthal, Ebon Moss-Bachrach, Deborah Ann Woll, Ben Barnes, Amber Rose Revah, Michael Nathanson, Jaime Ray Newman, Jason R Moore, and Paul Schulze.

After exacting revenge on those responsible for the death of his wife and children, Frank Castle (Jon Bernthal) uncovers a conspiracy that runs far deeper than New York’s criminal underworld. Now known throughout the city as The Punisher, he must discover the truth about injustices that affect more than his family alone.

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