Taika Waititi Won't Be Directing Guardians Of The Galaxy 3, And Here's Why

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Ever since James Gunn was fired from Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe have been wondering just who will take over the director's chair. After the smashing success of Thor: Ragnarok, many have seen Taika Watiti as the "go to" director for Marvel's next cosmic installment.

However, Waititi was firm that he will not be involved in the third Guardians movie. "I'm not doing that movie, but I'm hanging out with them," Waititi explained during the What We Do In Shadows panel of the Television Critics Association press tour. "I'm still hanging out with those guys and talking about new stuff. What might be yet, but yeah, I want to do another [Marvel] movie."

As for why Waititi won't take over for the next Guardians installment, it's all out of respect for Gunn's previous work. "For me, that's James's," Waititi continued. "Those are James's films. Going into something like that which has got his stamp all over it would feel like going in someone's house and going, 'Hey! I'm your new dad, and this is how we make peanut butter sandwiches now!' It just feels kind of awkward. I just wouldn't know how to follow up those two films because those are his babies."

Down Review: A Leap Over A Low Bar

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There is a gory moment in the third act of "Down" when the filmmakers abandon all pretense and restraint, spraying the screen with a fountain of blood. In that moment, the movie shows its hand; I turned my brain off and enjoyed the remainder of "Down" as a pulpy diversion. But as fun as "Down" was--and it was fun, to be clear--it was also disappointing. The first half of this film promised something better, more complex, and more discussion-worthy than what we ended up getting.

The film opens with a woman named Jennifer (Natalie Martinez) and a man named Guy (Matt Lauria) working late on a Friday night. They're headed down to the parking lot of their office building when the elevator suddenly stalls, four floors underground. Their cell phones don't work. Despite their best efforts to set off the alarm or call for help, they're trapped in this enclosed space for the 3-day weekend. So, they slowly get to know each other.

Fortnite's 7.30 Content Update Coming Tomorrow, Bottle Rockets Teased

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Fortnite's 7.30 Content Update Coming Tomorrow, Bottle Rockets Teased

Season 7 of Fortnite may be winding down, but Epic Games still has some new content in store for the hit title before its eighth season kicks off. While the developer hasn't yet announced what this week's update will bring, it appears a new type of item is coming to the battle royale game: Bottle Rockets.

As it so often does ahead of its weekly updates, Epic is teasing the new item in Fortnite's in-game News feed. The feed doesn't share much information about them, but it says Bottle Rockets are "coming soon" and calls them "loud, bright, and dangerous." It also warns not to light them indoors. You can take a peek at the Bottle Rockets below.

Epic confirmed on Twitter that this week's content update will go live on all platforms at 5 AM PT / 8 AM ET / 1 PM GMT, and it won't require any downtime. Interestingly, the tweet teases that players will be able to "get cozy around campfires"--presumably suggesting that a new variant of Cozy Campfires will be available, although that is unclear.

Steam's New Sale Has A Rewards Booth That Can Save You More Money

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Valve has announced that the annual Steam Lunar New Year Sale is once again live. This year, there's also a Rewards Booth, where you can redeem tokens to unlock limited-time awards.

You'll get a certain amount of tokens based on previous Steam purchases you've made, which can be unlocked by logging into your account and opening your red envelope. In order to unlock more tokens, you'll need to shop for games during the Lunar New Year Sale. Every $1 USD you spend for yourself nets you 100 tokens, while every $1 USD you spend on games that you gift to a friend gets you 111 tokens. These tokens disappear at the end of the Lunar New Year Sale, so any that you haven't spent by February 12 at 10AM PT / 1PM ET / 6PM UK are gone for good.

There are three different types of rewards you can trade in tokens for, with the Premium rewards being the most pricey. The cheapest Premium reward is 2,000 tokens, and it's a limited-time badge for your Steam profile. You can also spend 4,000 tokens and cause your profile to "go gold" for the rest of the Lunar New Year Sale, which can be extended to next month for another 12,000 tokens. For 15,000 tokens, you can unlock a $5 discount on your next Steam purchase--whether it's during the sale or later.

Little Monsters Review: An Adorable, Bloody, And Brilliant Zombie Comedy

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I'm always tired of people complaining about the zombie genre being overdone and unoriginal. Sure, there are many zombie movies and TV shows seemingly being all the time. The Walking Dead certainly made audiences very accustomed to its type of zombie drama, while Shaun of the Dead and Zombieland make every other zombie comedy, or “zom-com”, play catch-up. But every once in a while we get a zombie film that defies what we know of the genre and dares audiences to call the zombie movie dead. Last year we got Korean period piece Rampant, and Scottish Christmas musical comedy Anna and the Apocalypse. This year it is Australian filmmaker Abe Forsythe who shows us just how little we've actually done with the undead and injects the genre with his own mix of humor, heart, and Taylor Swift songs played on a ukulele.