Outcast: 'A Darkness Surrounds Him' Review

Robert Kirkman's latest show gets off to a flawed start.

Confirmed: John Boyega to Star in 'Pacific Rim 2'

Boyega joins the sequel hot off the success of Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

Box Office: Ninja Turtles 2 Suffers in Anti-Sequel Summer

TMNT 2 is the latest sequel to bring in some disappointing numbers.

Review: Eye in the Sky

Gavin Hood's military drama is an impressive achievement.

Wednesday, 27 June 2012

Updated: Marvel Teases "This is War" for October 2012

UPDATE: A bunch of new teasers have been released in the last few days including one's depicting rough times ahead for Captain America and Iron Man! They're all viewable below.

Oh, Marvel! Why must you tease us with these delightfully vague pictures whenever you've got something to announce. It looks like Avengers vs. X-Men won't be the end of the Marvel Universe's troubles as this October..... "This is War" hits shelves.

Nothing is known about the project now but be sure to check back in July, where details will probably be released at this year's Comic-Con International. For now though, check out the teasers below. What do you think we can expect? Comment below!

UPDATED: 26th June 2012

UPDATED: 27th June 2012

Monday, 25 June 2012

US Box Office Top 10: 25th June 2012

This week, Pixar scores another hit with their lastest animated adventure - Brave. It beats last week's No. 1 from rival company Dreamworks, Madagascar 3.

The other big release of this week was Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter. It comes in at a respectable No. 3 with over $16 million made. However, considering the film had a budget of nearly $70 million, and may not appeal to other countries due to it's main character being a President from the 1900s - this could end up being a failure for the studio...

The final new entry this week was the comedy-drama, Seeking a Friend for the End of the World starring Steve Carell and Keira Knightley. It comes in at No. 10 with just under $4 million made.

US Box Office Top 10:

1. (-) Brave - $66.7 million
2. (1) Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted - $20.2 million
3. (-) Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter - $16.5 million
4. (2) Prometheus - $10 million
5. (5) Snow White and the Huntsman - $8.01 million
6. (3) Rock of Ages - $8 million
7. (4) That's My Boy - $7.9 million
8. (7) The Avengers - $7.04 million
9. (6) Men in Black 3 - $5.6 million
10. (-) Seeking a Friend for the End of the World - $3.84 million

That's all this week, here's a trailer for this week's new No. 1, Brave:

UK Top 10 Games: 25th June 2012

This week, Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes has taken the top spot, knocking FIFA 12 down a spot to No. 2. The game features not just Batman this time, but also Superman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern and loads more. That along with having Lego men that actually speak and an original story, makes this a must for comic fans.

Lego Batman was the only new entry this week, but there were a couple of re-entries with Skyrim climbing 15 places back into the top 10 to No. 8. And also FIFA Street which climbs 3 places to No. 10.

Boy, the UK sure does love Football doesn't it?

UK Top 10 Games (All Formats, All Prices):

1. (-) Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes
2. (1) FIFA 12
3. (2) Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Future Soldier
4. (3) Max Payne 3
5. (5) Battlefield 3
6. (4) Lollipop Chainsaw
7. (9) Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympics
8. (23) The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
9. (8) Sniper Elite V2
10. (13) FIFA Street

Here's the trailer for this week's new No. 1 - Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes:

Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Diamond Sales Top 10 Comics: May 2012


Once again, it was Marvel's big event that snatched the top spot last month. The series has had mixed reviews with both critics and fans, but despite this sales have been high.

No. 3 goes to another event, albeit one that wasn't quite as big. Batman #9 was DC's highest selling book of May and saw the end of the "Night of the Owls" story.

The rest of the top 10 goes to familiar faces, with the exception of Batman Incorporated #1 which began this month. It was one of 6 new titles that DC released as part of their New 52: Wave 2, it's unsurprising that Batman Inc. was the highest-selling Wave 2 book, but how well did the others do?

Batman Inc. is the best-selling title of Wave 2

Well, the second highest Wave 2 book was Earth-2 #1, just outside the top 10 at No. 11. Worlds' Finest #1 came in at No. 20, Dial H was at No. 48, with The Ravagers at No. 50. Meaning that G.I Combat was the loser of the new wave as it comes in at No. 83.

Top 10 Comics: May 2012

1. Avengers vs. X-Men #4
2. Avengers vs. X-Men #3
3. Batman #9
4. Justice League #9
5. Batman Annual #1
6. AVX VS #2
7. Batman Incorporated #1
8. Detective Comics #9
9. Action Comics #9
10. Green Lantern #9

The other thing that got comic fans talking last month was the re-emergence of Valiant Comics. They released one title last month, X-O Manowar #1 which came in at a respectable No. 43.

Valiant returns with X-O Manowar #1
Once again, Image Comics' highest selling book was The Walking Dead which came in at No. 28, meanwhile Dark Horse's highest selling book was Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 9 #9 which came in at No. 94.

Meanwhile, IDW Publishing's best selling book was Star Trek: The Next Generation/Doctor Who: Assimilation which came in at No. 121.

That's all this month, come back next month for more comic book news. Don't forget to like us on Facebook  or follow us on Twitter because it makes me happy.

Tuesday, 19 June 2012

UK Top 10 Games: 19th June 2012

With Euro 2012 in full swing, football fever has taken over the UK once again. FIFA 12 has jumped back to the top spot after a few weeks off - and its worth noting that the game hasn't left the top 5 since its release last year.

New entries in the top 10 this week are Suda 51's Lollipop Chainsaw which comes in surprisingly high at No. 4, and Diablo 3 which is re-entering the top 10, climbing 14 places from No. 22 last week to No. 6 this week.

Outside the top 10, the only new entry is Gravity Rush on Playstation Vita which comes in at No. 11.

UK Top 10 Games (All Formats, All Prices):

1. (3) FIFA 12
2. (1) Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Future Soldier
3. (2) Max Payne 3
4. (-) Lollipop Chainsaw
5. (4) Battlefield 3
6. (22) Diablo 3
7. (6) Game of Thrones
8. (5) Sniper Elite V2
9. (9) Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games
10. (10) DiRT Showdown

That's the top 10 this week, come back next week for more - here's a trailer for this week's highest new entry: Lollipop Chainsaw!

Awesome New Marvel vs. Capcom Artbook Announced

Today it was announced that Marvel, Capcom and publishing company UDON Entertainment have collaborated on a book compiling art from all of the Capcom-developed Marvel games. The book, entitled Marvel vs. Capcom: Official Complete Works, will feature artwork from The PunisherX-Men: Children of the AtomMarvel Super HeroesX-Men vs. Street FighterMarvel Super Heroes vs. Street FighterMarvel vs. CapcomMarvel vs. Capcom 2Marvel vs. Capcom 3, and Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 - coming to a grand total of 192 pages!

But the best news to come out of this (for us anyway) is that the book will be available across the globe - hitting shelves in not just America, but also the UK.  

So where can you buy this beauty? Well, fans on the way to Comic-Con: San Diego will get their hands on it first. The special Comic-Con edition will be hardcover and exclusive to the event. BUT, for those not heading to the convention, the paperback edition will be more freely available - In fact, you can pre-order it on Amazon right now!

Here are the full details on the book, as listed on UDON's website:

Key Features:
- This is an original art book compiled by UDON, with no Japanese counterpart!
- Includes all of the promotional artwork, a complete art archive of all Marvel vs. Capcomcharacter drawings, and rare, never-before-seen artwork, sketches, and bonus material!
- Contains artwork from the Capcom games The PunisherX-Men: Children of the Atom,Marvel Super HeroesX-Men VS Street Fighter™, Marvel Super Heroes VS Street Fighter™,Marvel VS CapcomMarvel VS Capcom 2Marvel VS Capcom 3, and Ultimate Marvel VS Capcom 3!
- Includes 17 new illustrations exclusive to this book!

Marvel vs. Capcom: Official Complete Works
Hardcover Edition
Format: Hardcover
Page Count: 192, Colour
Size: 8.25? wide X 11.75? long (9” x 12” with Hardcover)
Price (U.S.): $100.00
Debuts July 11th, 2012. San Diego Comic Con Exclusive.
Softcover Edition
ISBN: 1-926778-49-9
ISBN 13: 978-1-926778-49-5
Format: Softcover
Page Count: 192, Colour
Size: 8.25? wide X 11.75? long
Price (U.S.): $44.99
In-stores November 2012.

Monday, 11 June 2012

4 More New 52 Titles Ending September!

Last week, DC Comics announced their 3rd wave of New 52 titles. Unlike the second wave this one includes only 4 new books, but still, questions were raised about which 4 titles would be getting axed - as we know DC wants to keep their books at 52 from now on. Today our questions were answered.

These are the 4 books ending this September with #0 (DC announced "0 Month", all of their books will be taking a 1-month break for an #0, which will give background information/origins for their characters in September.).





None of these titles were particularly surprising choices except for one. While the other three had been the publishers weakest-selling titles, Justice League International had actually been a strong seller for the company. But with Rocket Red's funeral taking place in the 12th and final issue, many think that this is more a publicity stunt, and that JLI will make a return further down the road.

Here are the four books replacing them:

TALON - Writer James Tynion IV with co-plotter Scott Snyder. Artist: Guillem March.
Meet Calvin Rose, the only Talon to ever escape the grasp of the Court of Owls. This former assassin of the Court is trying to live a normal life ... but that’s impossible when he’s being hunted by his former masters!

SWORD OF SORCERY – Writer: Christy Marx. Artist: Aaron Lopresti.
Featuring the return of Amethyst, Amy Winston leads a strange life on the road with her mother and resents it. She’s about to learn it’s all been necessary when she discovers she’s the lost princess of Gemworld—and she’s being hunted by her murderous aunt. With a back-up story written by Tony Bedard with art by Jesus Saiz, set in a post-apocalyptic wasteland, the monstrous warrior Beowulf is charged with finding and defeating the evil Grendel.

THE PHANTOM STRANGER - Writer: Dan DiDio. Artist: Brent Anderson.
Spinning out of his recent appearances in JUSTICE LEAGUE and DC’s Free Comic Book Day story, learn more about the true origin of The Phantom Stranger and his connection to the mysterious Pandora.

TEAM SEVEN - Writer: Justin Jordan. Artist: Jesus Merino.
Set in the early days of DC COMICS-THE NEW 52, threads of the entire DC Universe collide. As Superman emerges, so does the world’s counter measures against him and his kind. Team 7 is comprised of Dinah Lance, Amanda Waller, Steve Trevor, John Lynch, Alex Fairchild, Cole Cash, Slade Wilson — and their story will change everything you know about DC COMICS-THE NEW 52.

So, what did you guys think of the cancellations/replacements? Anything in there that you were a follower of? Interested in any of the new books? Feel free to comment.

Sunday, 10 June 2012

TEN's Week in Review: 10th June 2012

On this week's week in review: News on the Justice League movie, Arnie Schwarzenegger talks Terminator 5, The Hangover 3 plot details, a Black Panther movie, Avengers: EMH! cancelled and even more!

E3 in 6 Minutes: All The Big News

Last week was pretty manic, what with E3 and all. It was very easy to miss the big news this year, and so TEN has made this handy video "E3 in 6 Minutes." All the biggest news of this year's show in one video. Watch it below:

Thursday, 7 June 2012

Prometheus Review

Prometheus is one of this year's biggest summer blockbusters, and while it isn't the best film I've seen this summer it was still a great movie, and a must see for sci-fi fans whether you've seen the Alien films or not.

Prometheus follows the story of a group of scientists travelling to a distant planet under the watchful eye of Weyland Industries. They're going there after ancient signs seem to say that it was there that the human race came into existence. But, as soon as they step off the ship and start investigating the planets mysterious caves, things start to go wrong. Very wrong.

The plot is pulled off very well. It's well-paced, not wasting any time getting to the main story and is made even better by the great visual effects and fantastic cast. None of the actors in Prometheus deliver bad performances, but for me the two that stole the show were Noomi Rapace as Dr. Elizabeth Shaw, and Michael Fassbender as the creepy android, David. What helps as well is that these two are probably the most interesting characters in the movie.

Prometheus Video Review

The problems I had with this movie are, firstly, it felt like it didn't have to be in 3D. IMAX may be fine, but when it comes to plain ol' 3D it felt unnecessary. That's not to say the 3D here was bad, it just didn't add much to the film.
Secondly, I couldn't help but be disappointed by the ending. I'm not going to spoil anything, but I think it just a left many questions unanswered. I get that this is a prequel and some of the questions may be followed up in the Alien films, but it seems to me that Ridley Scott wants to turn Prometheus into a franchise of its own. And that may well happen if it does well at the Box Office. But I also think that maybe the questions brought up in the movie were a little too big for Ridley and co. to answer.

But, overall Prometheus is not to be missed. It's a great movie, for sci-fi fans and can easily be watched as a stand-alone sci-fi movie due to it not being too heavily connected to the Alien films. The acting is brilliant, the effects look beautiful (whether you see it in 2D or 3D) and the movie will keep you on the edge of your seat until the slightly disappointing ending.

Video Review: Prometheus

Here's our video review for Prometheus. Read the written review here!

Tuesday, 5 June 2012

The Entertainment Network's Week in Review: 4/6/12

Please watch the new weekly show from The Entertainment Network - Week in Review. Giving you a brief recap of the biggest stories of the past week. 

E3 2012: Ubisoft's Watchdogs

SHOCKER! A new IP at E3! At the end of their show, Ubisoft unleashed a trailer for new game Watchdogs and a great demo which looked mindblowing.
The game follows what seems like some kind of network of hackers working to free the world from a government which controls us. While the plot wasn't made entirely clear, that's what it seemed like to me.

The game had a great look to it and has a truly original concept. When the character was messing with traffic lights (to cause accidents), and turning everyone's phones off (to create a diversion), I couldn't help but think: Awesome, Clever, Excited.

I really hope that whenever this game comes out, it doesn't disappoint. I think its got a lot of potential, it looked awesome (and with some great voice-acting/facial animations may I add), and plus - it was just a breath of  fresh air to see a new IP.

More details are bound to come our way soon, so keep checking TEN!

Monday, 4 June 2012

E3 2012: Dance Central 3? Why!!!

OK, we've had enough. Like Guitar Hero, and all the crazes that came before, this is getting pointless. Dance Central 3 is coming to Kinect to make you look like an idiot again. Alright, that was harsh. The Dance Central games are good for what they are. You can have a laugh at a party with them, but they're coming and going every year and not a whole lot is changing.

And the performance from Usher? Please.

Harmonix are smart people, I wish they'd come up with something new.

Anyway, Dance Central 3 is coming out this Fall, and will feature dance moves from different decades...

E3 2012: Tomb Raider for 360

Yup, still looks awesome.

Tomb Raider looks incredible. The graphics still looks beautiful, and the gameplay itself just seems really clever.  Requiring you to think through how you kill the bad guys and not just come in all guns blazing, which is a real breath of fresh air.

Not to mention the fact that the games setpieces and cutscenes feel incredibly cinematic and exciting. I wish there was a slight improvement on Lara's voice, but apart from that, this already looks like a game of the year when it comes out next year.

And of course, XBOX will be getting the first DLC exclusively.....for a couple of months.

E3 2012: XBOX Music

At their conference, Miscrosoft announced a new service titled XBOX Music. A very customizable music service coming to XBOX 360, Windows 8, and Windows Phones.

From the video shown, you can assume that XBOX Music will encourage the social aspect of sharing music - in a sense setting up a musical social network with you and your XBOX Live friends.

There also seems to be some form of connectivity for those who have XBOX's and Windows Phone's.

E3 2012: Gears of War, Forza: Horizon

The new instalment in Gears of War was announced this week and the first trailer was shown here. Bit silly seeming as Gears 3 was meant to be the last. The trailer is what you'd expect, lots of action and an awesome soundtrack.

Meanwhile, Forza: Horizon was shown. It's a new, more arcadey version of the classic Forza formula. The trailer tried to show as much action as possible as well, but it didn't really sell me. I'm sure this'll be a solid racer, but it doesn't look like it's doing much new. You'll be able to check it out on October 23rd 2012.

E3 2012: EA Sports Voice Commands

Oh dear...

EA has come on and revealed their Kinect voice commands for EA Sports. FIFA came first, and worked well but was just a little pointless. I wish Microsoft would stop shoe-horning Kinect in and instead focus onn a worthwhile Kinect game.

Joe Montana came on for the Madden presentation. Again, worked fine, wasn't particularly interesting.

August 28th, mark it down if you like sports and gimmicks.

E3 2012: Splinter Cell: Blacklist

At Microsoft's E3 conference, straight after they showed off Halo 4, Ubisoft came to the stage with the rumoured Splinter Cell: Blacklist. 

The game boasts some surprisingly clever, but admittedly gimmicky Kinect voice recognition, as well as some great looking action and setpieces. With an interesting story, I've got a great feeling about this one. The game takes place in the middle east where terrorist groups have acquired and taken advantage of the blacklist.

The game will feature single player and co-op, along with the fan-favourite Spy vs. Mercs and will be hitting shelves next Spring.

E3 Starts Today!

It's that time of the year again! E3 is starting today - And we're going to be here giving you the latest news from all the biggest conferences.

We're also going to have a Twitter feed set-up giving you our thoughts on the conferences as they happen! The great thing about this is you can join in the conversation by tweeting us @_thenetwork.


We've also set up an 'E3 2012' page, that will be filled with the all the news from the show. We're going to be working really hard to get you all the biggest news so make sure you keep it here at TEN.

Our E3 Livefeed! Join the conversation @_thenetwork

This is our E3 Twitter livefeed. We're going to be tweeting live from the show with our thoughts on the announcements and conferences, and those tweets are going to pop up below automatically. This is a great way to keep updated with the E3 news. Also, if you tweet us a question @_thenetwork , we'll answer it right here. It couldn't be easier. So, bookmark this page, and as soon as the conferences start make sure you experience E3 with TEN.