The First, Starring Sean Penn, Canceled After 1 Season

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Streaming network Hulu's TV show The First, which starred Sean Penn as an astronaut trying to go to Mars, has been canceled after one season. Created by House of Cards creator Beau Willimon, The First marked Senn's first time as a regular on a TV show. The Hollywood Reporter was along the news sites to confirm the show's cancellation.

It's just the latest cancellation from Hulu, as the network recently axed comedian Sarah Silverman's show, I Love You, America, also only after one season.

Hulu, like Netflix, does not release viewership figures for its original content, so we don't know how well The First performed. What's clear, however, is that the ratings were not good enough to keep the show going for a second season.

Sean Penn TV Show About Going To Mars Canceled After 1 Season

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Streaming network Hulu's TV show The First, which starred Sean Penn as an astronaut trying to go to Mars, has been canceled after one season. Created by House of Cards creator Beau Willimon, The First marked Senn's first time as a regular on a TV show. The Hollywood Reporter was along the news sites to confirm the show's cancellation.

It's just the latest cancellation from Hulu, as the network recently axed comedian Sarah Silverman's show, I Love You, America, also only after one season.

Hulu, like Netflix, does not release viewership figures for its original content, so we don't know how well The First performed. What's clear, however, is that the ratings were not good enough to keep the show going for a second season.

Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr.'s Journey Review

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Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr.'s Journey Review

It’s not every day a hero gets a chance to literally walk around in their mortal enemy’s shoes, which is what made Bowser’s Inside Story such a bizarre but wildly unique concept back in 2009. Even though not much has changed since its original DS release, it's still one of the stronger Mario RPGs, and its innovative gimmick remains exciting on 3DS. The setup here is that a mysterious affliction called the Blorps is spreading across the Mushroom Kingdom thanks to Fawful, an obnoxious trickster who's been handing out poisoned mushrooms. Naturally, Mario and Luigi are on the job, but after Bowser gets suckered into eating one of the mushrooms, he ends up with a surprising side effect: accidentally swallowing everything in his current field of vision, including the Mario Brothers. As Fawful makes a play to take over the kingdom, Bowser heads out to get some fiery payback with some unexpected help from the Mario Bros.

Glass Is Expected To Have Third-Biggest MLK Weekend Opening Ever

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M. Night Shyamalan's latest movie, Glass, opened this past weekend, and it's expected to win the weekend by a large margin and become one of the most successful releases ever over the Martin Luther King. Jr long weekend. According to Deadline, Glass is tracking to make $47 million over the Friday-Monday period in the United States and Canada.

It's set to become the third biggest domestic release over the MLK long weekend, only behind Ride Along ($48.6 million) and American Sniper ($107.2 million). A finance source told Deadline that Glass' opening-weekend box office haul is "disappointing and profitable at the same time."

As @GlassMovie opens around the world today, I feel so very lucky. Cinema has always been sacred to me. My religion in many ways. To be able to add my voice to the mix. I can not thank the fans enough for making this happen. Here we go!!!

Fantastic Beasts 3 Production Delayed, But Not Very Long

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The third of five planned Fantastic Beasts movies has hit a bit of a speedbump. Production on the film was expected to begin this July, but now cameras are set to start rolling in the Fall, according to a new report from Deadline. Why the production delay?

According to the site, Warner Bros. simply wants more time in pre-production, which sounds like a good thing. The move is supposedly part of management's belief that giving the creative teams more time will lead to a better end result, and again, that sounds like a good thing.

Previous Warner Bros. administrations had the tendency to rush event films to meet release dates, and in this case Fantastic Beasts 3 was rumored to be 2020. Warner Bros. executives now have a new approach of allowing big productions to brew as needed," Deadline said.

M. Night Shyamalan Financed Glass Himself To The Tune Of $20 Million

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Director M. Night Shyamalan has a history of self-financing his movies, and that continued with his latest effort, Glass. According to Forbes, Shyamalan made Glass with $20 million of his own money. That money was a combination of the earnings from his two most recent movies, Split and The Visit, as well as collateral from his 125-acre estate in Pennsylvania.

According to the report, Shyamalan took out a $5 million loan on his home years ago pay for The Visit. The movie was a huge success, going on to make $98 million worldwide. For Split, Shyamalan paid the $9 million production budget himself, and then reaped the benefits, as the movie earned a massive $278 million at the box office. The successes of The Visit and Split, as well as the aforementioned collateral, allowed Shyamalan to cover Glass' $20 million production budget.

Glass is expected to make more than $40 million in the US and Canada alone this weekend, according to Entertainment Weekly, so it appears it'll be another profitable film for Shyamalan.

Diablo 3 Begins New Seasonal Rewards, Quality Of Life Changes

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Diablo 3 Begins New Seasonal Rewards, Quality Of Life Changes

Diablo 3 has kicked off its latest season, allowing you to earn new cosmetic items for fulfilling special seasonal objectives. The theme for this round is "The Season of Grandeur," and it also includes some quality-of-life changes and a buff for seasonal players. The season is estimated to last through March 17.

New cosmetic rewards include the Helm and Shoulder armor of the Conqueror Set. Players can also earn a new portrait frame and the Wings of Lempo, modeled after a monarch butterfly. Seasonal players will automatically get the Ring of Royal Grandeur buffs, which will make it easier to get set bonuses and to combine unique combinations.

Seasonal players can also gain a new Stash tab by taking on this season's challenges, and a set of seasonal conquests rewards you with bonuses as well. All those are detailed at the official blog. You can find the class sets listed below.

Diablo 3 Brings New Seasonal Rewards, Quality Of Life Changes

about X hours ago from
Diablo 3 Brings New Seasonal Rewards, Quality Of Life Changes

Diablo 3 has kicked off its latest season, allowing you to earn new cosmetic items for fulfilling special seasonal objectives. The theme for this round is "The Season of Grandeur," and it also includes some quality-of-life changes and a buff for seasonal players. The season is estimated to last through March 17.

New cosmetic rewards include the Helm and Shoulder armor of the Conqueror Set. Players can also earn a new portrait frame and the Wings of Lempo, modeled after a monarch butterfly. Seasonal players will automatically get the Ring of Royal Grandeur buffs, which will make it easier to get set bonuses and to combine unique combinations.

Seasonal players can also gain a new Stash tab by taking on this season's challenges, and a set of seasonal conquests rewards you with bonuses as well. All those are detailed at the official blog. You can find the class sets listed below.

Fortnite Ice Storm Event Begins After Mysterious Orb Has Opened

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Shortly after the release of Fortnite's 7.20 update earlier this week, players noticed that a mysterious icy sphere had appeared in the game above Polar Peak, leading to speculation that it would somehow tie into the impending Season 8. As it would turn out, the sphere actually housed the Ice King, who has now emerged and blanketed the entire island with an ice storm, kicking off a new event.

During an in-game sequence that unfolded on Saturday, the mysterious sphere burst open, revealing the Ice King, who conjured up a blizzard that rolled over the island. Along with the storm arrived Ice Fiends, zombie-like monsters reminiscent of those that appeared during the Fortnitemares event back in October. You can watch a replay of the entire event below.

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