Miley Cyrus is going to star in Woody Allen's Amazon TV series

Woody Allen’s upcoming Amazon comedy series still doesn’t have a title or a release date, but it has a few unexpected stars on its cast list. Deadline is reporting that Miley Cyrus — yes, that Miley Cyrus — is going to headline the show alongside Elaine May and Allen himself when shooting begins in March. Cyrus has spent the last half-decade focusing on music save a few cameo appearances and Saturday Night Live gigs; May last acted in Allen’s slight 2000 crime comedy Small Time Crooks. Deadline also notes the show will span six episodes, all set in the 1960s. Allen is still writing and directing every episode, par for the course considering his extensive written-and-directed filmography. (He’s still planning on releasing a movie this…

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Author: Jamieson Cox

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The Division Story Details and More Revealed

The Division releases this March, but not much has been known about the game’s story up until this point. Now, we know that the story will be split into three threads that will give you different perspectives on the state of its post-apocalypse.

Xbox On interviewed Ubisoft Massive associate creative director Julian Gerighty about the world of The Division. Gerighty explained how The Division is going to be divided into three separate threads, each telling their own story.

“Every mission that you do is going to be linked to one of those story threads and is going to give you a little piece of the puzzle,” Gerighty explained. “Once you’ve completed all the missions in that story thread you’ll have all the pieces of the puzzle that you’ll put together and get an extra piece that will give you a different perspective on the story.”

Gerighty also talked about what each thread will be about, revealing new details about the game’s story. One story thread is about the virus: who created it, why, and if it can be cured. The second revolves around the factions: how they started, and how you’re going to take them on. The last thread is about restoring the infrastructure and something else that Gerighty said he “can’t talk about too much.”

It’s been announced prior that the virus that plagues New York City was transmitted through handling money. That’s why the game is set around Christmas as a lot of money is being transferred between people and stores, especially on Black Friday.

It was revealed in the interview that the Dark Zone, the game’s PVP battles, will not feature any loading or matchmaking and will instead be seamless with the rest of the game. Killing other agents will highlight you to other players for a period of time, while killing several will place a bounty on your head.

Also mentioned was the fact that players will be able to experience The Division by themselves or online with other players.

The Division launches on March 8 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

If you want to play The Division before it releases, its beta starts this week on January 28 on Xbox One. PS4 and PC players get it a day later.

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Author: Mat Paget

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This is Microsoft’s iPhone keyboard

Microsoft is bringing its Windows Phone keyboard to iOS. The software giant is currently testing an early version of the keyboard internally, and will make it available to public testers soon. Sources familiar with Microsoft’s plans have revealed to The Verge that the iOS keyboard includes a special one-handed mode.

While the Windows 10 Mobile keyboard also has a one-handed mode, Microsoft’s iOS version is different. The one-handed mode works on each side, allowing you to use either hand to swipe letters or type on the go. Microsoft’s Windows 10 Mobile keyboard simply shifts to the side to create a compact keyboard, instead of the fanned key layout used in the iOS version.

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The Walking Dead Actor to Star in 24's Reboot

Fox has found its star for the upcoming 24 reboot, 24: Legacy. Corey Hawkins of The Walking Dead and Straight Outta Compton fame will play the role of protagonist Eric Carter.

Hawkins in Non-Stop

As outlined when Fox officially announced Legacy earlier this month, Carter is a military hero who returns to the United States with trouble following him. He turns to the Counter Terrorist Unit to save his life and ends up helping to prevent a terrorist attack on the US.

“There’s a time jump, a new organization, a completely different story,” Fox co-chairman and CEO Dana Walden said recently (via TVLine). “It’s a contemporary story about the potential to activate sleeper cells in the United States. There are nods in the pilot to prior CTU agents, but no ongoing characters.”

Series veterans Howard Gordon, Manny Coto, and Evan Katz are all signed on as executive producers for Legacy. So far, only a pilot has been ordered; it’s possible it won’t ever go to a full series.

Hawkins plays Heath on The Walking Dead, and was Dr. Dre in Straight Outta Compton. Those are two of his biggest roles to date, though he also played smaller parts in things like Iron Man 3 and Non-Stop.

Kiefer Sutherland, who played the role of Jack Bauer throughout the existing series, won’t return for Legacy, though he could end up in a producer role. Sutherland famously took over the role of Metal Gear Solid’s Solid Snake for the most recent games. News of his replacement on 24 prompted a quip from original Snake voice actor David Hayter.

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Straight Outta Compton's Corey Hawkins will star in the 24 reboot

The 24 reboot is slowly taking shape. Earlier this month, we found out that Kiefer Sutherland’s Jack Bauer would not be 24: Legacy‘s main character, but now we finally know who will be. Corey Hawkins, who played a young Dr. Dre in F. Gary Gray’s Straight Outta Compton, was just tapped for the leading role in the 12-episode series, Variety reports.

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Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 Water Park DLC Map Showcased in New Teaser Video

The Call of Duty: Black Ops III season pass starts in February, and players hoping for a unique map will be getting what they wished for. The new map will be set inside of an abandoned water park.

Splash is one of the four new maps that will be made available when the Awakening DLC pack hits the PlayStation 4 on February 2. The ghost town of a water pack features water slides, rafts, and a ride called Kraken’s Revenge–unfortunately, none of them seem to be in working order.

The teaser trailer’s YouTube page describes the game as follows:

Welcome to the perfect summer getaway. Set in an abandoned water theme park, Splash delivers a new aquatic environment to explore in Multiplayer. With vibrantly colored water-slides, a wrecked pirate ship, and a lazy river ride through a fantastical forgotten city, players can expect to take advantage of underwater combat opportunities in this all-new Call of Duty: Black Ops III – Awakening DLC map.

The DLC pack will also include three other maps titled Skyjacked, Rise, and Gauntlet. You can check out a teaser trailer for the Skyjacked map here.

Also coming is Der Eisendrache, a new Zombies romp that continues the story that was left off by the last map, The Giant.

It was announced last year that PlayStation would be getting Black Ops 3 DLC first. Xbox has long been the platform for Call of Duty DLC’s first stop, but the Microsoft consoles will now have to wait until a later date to play the Awakening DLC maps.

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Dark Night is a powerful testimony to the horror of gun violence

Walking into my first screening at Sundance this year, I was asked to stop and unbutton my coat, then open my bag for inspection. The doorway into the Library Center Theater, like all the venues at the festival, was plastered with a bold “NO FIREARMS” sign. No matter what your political perspective on the issue may happen to be, it’s undeniable that the United States is in the midst of a horrific stretch of gun violence, one that’s touched every corner and every institution — including schools and movie theaters.

When something this horrific and senseless happens there’s a natural need to understand it; to put it into context and make it part of an ordered universe in which such tragedy can somehow make sense — or at least be…

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Batman's Arkham Asylum Recreated With 18,000 Lego Pieces

It was recently announced that Lego would be releasing an official set featuring the Batcave from the classic ’60s television series. Now, one Lego builder seems to have taken matters into his own hands and has built himself a place to house Batman’s baddies out of 18,000 Lego bricks.

Lego architect Dayton (who goes by Forgotten Days on Flickr) spent years planning and three months getting the Lego Arkham Asylum built (via Brothers Brick). He unveiled it at Brickvention, a Lego convention in Australia.

Arkham Asylum’s front yard features guards and the Batmobile. If you tilt your gaze upwards, you’ll notice Batman and Catwoman hanging out on the roof of the insane asylum. When you take a look inside, you’ll see five rooms and seven cells. The rooms are occupied by doctors, guards, and Batman’s sidekicks, Robin and Nightwing.

In the bottom floor of the asylum, you’ll find Batman’s Rogues Gallery locked behind bars. The villains include The Joker, Mr. Freeze, The Penguin, and more.

Earlier this month, we reported on another builder who created a Lego Star Wars AT-AT out of 6,000 pieces. Another creative person recreated a Rainbow Six Siege multiplayer match out of the colored bricks.

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Author: Mat Paget

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