The Conjuring Producer's New Horror Movie Trailer Puts A New Spin On A Creepy Old Story

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Scary movies based on urban legends are nothing new. As long as the horror genre has existed, old stories and folklore have been mined for content, whether it was The Amityville Horror or Candyman. Now, thanks to an upcoming film, there's one more piece of folklore coming to the big screen.

The Curse of La Llorona is based on a Latin American folk tale about the "Weeping Woman," who is a ghost that cries over the loss of her children after drowning them. A trailer for the new film, which stars Linda Cardellini as the subject of La Llorona's torment, is putting a bit of a new spin on the story.

In the trailer, Cardellini's Anna Garcia is a social worker who, as a synopsis for the film explains it, "[ignores] the eerie warning of a troubled mother suspected of child endangerment." Soon enough, she can no longer ignore that is happening, as the weeping woman is coming for her own kids and leads her to figure out how to vanquish the spirit. The synopsis continues, "Their only hope to survive La Llorona's deadly wrath may be a disillusioned priest and the mysticism he practices to keep evil at bay, on the fringes where fear and faith collide."

Jump Force Pre-Order And Release Date Guide (US)

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Jump Force Pre-Order And Release Date Guide (US)

Bandai Namco is bringing the biggest Shonen heroes and villains together in Jump Force, a three-on-three tag-team arena brawler launching for PS4, Xbox One, and PC on February 15. The game is a veritable who's who of manga and anime characters, featuring a star-studded cast drawn from a wide variety of Shonen Jump comics over its 50 year history, including Dragon Ball, My Hero Academia, Bleach, One Piece, Yu-Gi-Oh, Rurouni Kenshin, Black Clover, and more.

Jump Force sees the denizens of the Shonen Jump multiverse cross over into the real world to stop a new evil threatening all of their worlds. The game tells an original story and features more than 40 playable characters in total, including Goku, Vegeta, Izuku Midoriya, Ichigo, Luffy, and many others, with non-playable appearances by the likes of Death Note's Light Yagami and Ryuk.

Like most of today's biggest releases, Jump Force will be available in standard and various special editions, and Bandai Namco is offering a few pre-order bonuses to entice you to reserve a copy ahead of its release. To help you figure out which version you should pick up, you can find details on what's available in each of these editions below.

Exploring James Bond's Uneven Video Game History

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The James Bond franchise is one of the most famous, most lucrative, and longest-running film series in the world. The franchise has been hugely influential, affecting almost every form of spy fiction written, filmed, or developed since the 1960s in some way. Moreover, the brand has stayed relevant for far longer than most comparable mega-franchises: Marvel's 80-year existence and Disney's seemingly perpetual presence on Earth pre-date Bond's 1953 print debut, and they stand as some of the only similar properties to prevail. Conversely, attempts to reinvigorate big IP such as Back to the Future or The Mummy have not been successful enough for studios to continue making them.

New Animated Marvel Shows Are Coming With Some Lesser-Known Characters

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While the future of Marvel's output on Netflix remains uncertain, the studio is still continuing to form relationships with other streaming services. It has been announced that Marvel Television is teaming up with Hulu to produce four new animated shows, all aimed at an adult audience.

The four upcoming shows are M.O.D.O.K, Hit-Monkey, Tigra & Dazzler Show, and Howard The Duck, and all arrive with some impressive creative names attached. The character of M.O.D.O.K. dates back to 1967 and is described by Hulu as "an egomaniacal supervillain with a really big head and a really little body, who struggles to maintain control of his evil organization and his demanding family." That show will be co-written by comedian and actor Patton Oswalt.

Hit-Monkey is written by Josh Gordon and Will Speck, who are best known for directing movies such as Office Christmas Party and Blade of Glory. The character of Hit-Monkey first appeared in a 2010 issue of Deadpool, and is a "wronged Japanese snow monkey, mentored by the ghost of an American assassin."

New To Netflix This Week: Movies, TV Shows, And Original Series

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It's the second week of February, and love is in the air as we approach February 14, aka Valentine's Day. New TV series and movies are being added to Netflix throughout the week--some about love, and others very much not so. So whether you're spending time with that special someone, or opting out of the season this year to spend time with yourself, there's something new to watch.

For Valentine's Day, you can start watching the reality TV series, Dating Around. This Netflix Original fits into the same style of other reality TV dating shows, so if you love (or love to hate) these types of series, you might enjoy Dating Around. The shtick of this particular show is that a young, available bachelor or bachelorette goes on first dates with five different people. After that, the person picks whomever they enjoyed spending time with the most and then they get a second date with that person.

Anthem Project Coming From Ex-Halo Movie Director

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Anthem is coming very soon, and filmmaker Neill Blomkamp has dropped a rather blatant hint that he's going to have something to do with it. In a tweet, Blomkamp said he's "really excited to share" his latest project, and paired it with an #anthemgame hashtag.

In case there was any room left for doubt, the teaser shows off what appears to be a real-life Javelin--the mechanized suit of armor used by player characters. It all looks dusty and dinged, similar to the lived-in style Blomkamp has established in movies like District 9, Elysium, and Chappie. Blomkamp was also attached for a time to a Halo movie adaptation.

That said, he doesn't mention just what this project is. Most likely it's some form of short film, possibly a live-action trailer as we've seen for other triple-A releases in recent years.