Karma System Is In Play With New ‘One Piece World Seeker’ Trailer

Most adventure games, whether it’s RPG or even brawler based, relay on the simple aesthetics of its action elements. If one wants a deeper experience, side missions as well as interactions with other characters is almost imperative. With the impending release One Piece: World Seeker, gamers will be able to immerse themselves with the game’s Karma System.

Playing as rubbery powerhouse Luffy, gamers can open different side quests based on their interactions with new characters as well as completing various quests. Such an open ended universe, along with the eye catching visuals of One Piece World Seeker, are just two of the reasons why I’m looking forward to playing this title.

One Piece World Seeker hits PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and team on March 15 via Bandai Namco Entertainment America Inc. A deluxe edition of the game (priced at $89.99) includes the game and the season pass content (this addition is separately priced at $29.99). Are you a fan of the One Piece video games? Feel free to comment below! 

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Josh Wiggins Explores Sexuality And Newfound Friendships In Gripping ‘Giant Little Ones’ Trailer

Josh Wiggins has been on my radar thanks to his performance in the first rate 2016 feature Mean Dreams (which starred late actor Bill Paxton). Wiggins co-stars with Darren Mann (Chilling Adventures of Sabrina) in Giant Little Ones, a coming of age drama that has was nominated last year for a People’s Choice Award at the Toronto Film Festival.

The narrative centers on Franky Winter (Wiggins) and Ballas Kohn (Mann), best friends since childhood who are both on the swim team. After an intimate night during Franky’s 17th birthday party puts a strain on their friendship, Franky must navigate high school after being ostracized by his classmates. Ultimately he finds a potential kinship with Ballas’ sister Natasha (Taylor Hickson). Kyle MacLachlan co-stars as Franky’s estranged father, and Maria Bello, who executive produced the feature, plays Franky’s mom.

Giant Little Ones opens in New York March 1 and goes wider the following week. Check out the trailer and tell us what you think!

 

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Gina Torres Explores The “Dark Gray” of Chicago With ‘Pearson’

Fans of Suits know Jessica Pearson (Gina Torres) as a strong minded lawyer who’s at the top of her game, that is until she is disbarred. In the new show Pearson, she heads to the Windy City and lands a job as Chicago Mayor Bobby Novak’s (Morgan Spector) multi-talented fixer.

“She is a powerhouse,” said Torres. “She is a brilliant negotiator, chess player, strategist, and fixer who is completely apologetic for her choices, for her life, and for the strides that she is making and for all of her success.”

Click on the media bar to hear Torres talk about mining the deep and “dark gray” layers of Chicago’s social and political fabric (co-star Bethany Joy Lenz is also heard in the clip).

Pearson premieres on USA Network later this year.

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Saoirse Ronan Cites ‘Mary Queen of Scots’ As A “Massive Part” Of Acting Career

Three time Oscar nominee Saoirse Ronan is the titular character in Mary Queen of Scots, a look at Mary’s stab at securing an alliance with cousin and rival queen Elizabeth I (Margot Robbie). The project is the feature filmmaking debut of revered theatre director Josie Rourke.

“I knew a little bit about Mary separately,” said Ronan. “When I was a child we had been taught a little bit about Tudor history and obviously Elizabeth is a massive part of that. I knew a little bit growing up but I actually signed on to the job when I was 18. So for the last five years I’ve sort of grown up learning more and more about Mary in particular and Elizabeth and the English Court as well. I’ve sort of grown with that story over the last five years. It’s been a massive part of my life.”

In the clip below, Ronan discusses why the relationship between Mary and Elizabeth continues to transcend time and weather:

Mary Queen of Scots is now playing nationwide.

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Steve Carell’s Movie Youth Impacted By ‘Welcome to Marwen’ Director Robert Zemeckis

Director Robert Zemeckis’ career has included a healthy share of excellent films (Back to the Future, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Forrest Gump, Flight), and now he’s back with Welcome to Marwen. The project, penned by Zemeckis and Caroline Thompson (Edward Scissorhands), centers on the true story of Mark Hogancamp’s (Steve Carell) intriguing manner of dealing with a nearly soul crushing attack.

Creating a town via miniatures, Hogancamp builds an art installation where he can be the hero of his own story. Hogancamp was the subject of the 2010 documentary Marwencol.

In the clip below, Carell talks about how Zemeckis, whom he describes as a “legend,” impacted him as a moviegoer.

Welcome to Marwen, co-starring Diane Kruger and Carell’s The 40-Year-Old Virgin co-star Leslie Mann, opens nationwide December 21.

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Christian Bale Reflects On ‘Vast Undertaking’ Of Taking On Dick Cheney With ‘Vice’

Christian Bale received a Best Supporting Actor Oscar nomination for his work in The Big Short, a feature directed by Adam McKay. The pair reunite for Vice, a look into the life of former Vice President Dick Cheney. Bale gained over forty pound to play Cheney, and since the actor is definitely used to drastically changing his body in various films (The Machinist, Rescue Dawn, and Batman Begins come to mind), taking on the physicality of Cheney wasn’t the biggest challenge of Vice.

Instead, Bale wanted to make sure he didn’t deliver a predictable impersonation of Cheney, and thought it was a “vast undertaking,” the actor was determined to capture the essence of his character (click on the media bar to hear Bale).

Vice, co-starring Sam Rockwell as George W. Bush, opens nationwide December 25.

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