Benedict Cumberbatch & Jennifer Lawrence Top Tumblr’s Reblogged List

Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock Holmes, The Imitation Game) and Jennifer Lawrence (The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part I) were the most reblogged actors of 2014, as the pair topped Tumblr’s “Year In Review” list.

With his work on the TV series Sherlock Holmes and his larger than life portrayal of Smaug in The Hobbit films and Khan in Star Trek Into Darkness, Cumberbatch’s star has continued to rise in meteoric fashion. Along with The Imitation Game, Cumberbatch reprises his role as Smaug in The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies. 

Tumblr’s Most Reblogged Actors:

  1. Benedict Cumberbatch (to see his Tumblr thank you video, click here).
  2. Tom Hiddleston
  3. Jensen Ackles
  4. Dylan O’Brien
  5. Misha Collins
  6. Jared Padalecki
  7. Chris Evans
  8. Martin Freeman
  9. Sebastian Stan
  10. Leonardo DiCaprio
  11. Robert Downey Jr.
  12. Evan Peters
  13. David Tennant
  14. Ansel Elgort
  15. Matt Smith
  16. Robin Williams
  17. Tyler Hoechlin
  18. Tyler Posey
  19. Jared Leto
  20. Chris Pratt

Along with The Hunger Games franchise, Jennifer Lawrence has accrued Marvel Universe fans thanks to her work in X-Men: First Class and X-Men: Days of Future Past.  She has also garnered critical acclaim for her work in Winter’s Bone, Silver Linings Playbook, and American Hustle. 

- New York, NY - 11/15/14-New York Press Conference For The Hunger Games : Mockingjay Part 1 .The Film will open November 21.  PICTURED: Jennifer Lawrence  PHOTO by: Dave Allocca/Starpix
– New York, NY – 11/15/14-New York Press Conference For The Hunger Games : Mockingjay Part 1 .The Film will open November 21. PICTURED: Jennifer Lawrence PHOTO by: Dave Allocca/Starpix

Tumblr’s Most Reblogged Actresses: 

  1. Jennifer Lawrence
  2. Emma Watson
  3. Shailene Woodley
  4. Lupita Nyong’o
  5. Angelina Jolie
  6. Emma Stone
  7. Scarlett Johansson
  8. Holland Roden
  9. Jenna Coleman
  10. Jessica Lange
  11. Natalie Dormer
  12. Sarah Paulson
  13. Tatiana Maslany
  14. Taissa Farmiga
  15. Karen Gillan
  16. Emma Roberts
  17. Amy Poehler
  18. Kristen Stewart
  19. Meryl Streep
  20. Lea Michele

 Tumblr will hold a Year in Review event December 10 in Brooklyn. One of the bands who made Tumblr’s reblogged list will give a surprise performance at the celebration. To check out Tumblr’s “Year In Review” post, please go to

Here are the other artists who topped this year’s “most reblogged” list:

  • Most Reblogged Solo Artist – Beyoncé
  • Most Reblogged Band – 5 Seconds of Summer
  • Most Reblogged Song – “Anaconda” by Nicki Minaj
  • Most Reblogged Album – “1989” by Taylor Swift
  • Big in 2014: Musicians to Watch – A$AP ROCKY

Black Sails: The Complete First Season Sets Blu-ray & DVD Debut for January

Black Sails: The Complete First Season comes out on Blu-ray and DVD on January 6 via Anchor Bay Entertainment.

The Starz series, executive produced by director Michael Bay (Transformers films and Pain & Gain) and created by Jonathan Steinberg (Jericho, Human Target) and Robert Levine (Touch), the story centers on Captain Flint (Toby Stephens), an intimidating pirate captain whose new addition to his crew is an upstart named John Silver (Luke Arnold).

Set in the British colony of New Providence Island in 1715, Black Sails also stars Hannah New as Eleanor Guthrie, the daughter of a smuggler who teams with Flint and turns the pirates’ accrued loot into financial gain.

Along with season one’s eight episodes, the Black Sails Blu-ray ($59.99) and DVD ($49.98) contains the following Bonus Features:           

  • Black Sails: A Look Inside
  • Dress To Kill
  • Pirate Camp
  • Folklore Is Finished: Pirate Politics
  • A Place In History
  • Building The Behemoth
Black Sails: The Complete First Season (Anchor Bay Entertainment)
Black Sails: The Complete First Season (Anchor Bay Entertainment)

The second season of Black Sails stats January 24 on Starz.

‘Downton Abbey Season 5’ Hits Blu-ray & DVD in January


Downton Abbey Season 5 makes its Blu-ray and DVD debut (via PBS Distribution) on January 27, 2015.

Season 5 features returnees Maggie Smith, Hugh Bonneville, Michelle Dockery, and Elizabeth McGovern, along with new characters played by Richard E. Grant (Girls), Anna Chancellor (The Hour), and Rade Sherbedgia (24). Harriet Walker and Peter Egan also reprise their roles as Lady Shackleton and Lord Flintshire.

Forty minutes of extra video, along with the full season, are featured on the Blu-ray ($54.99) and DVD ($49.99) versions (the show will also be available as a digital download).

Season five of Downton Abbey premieres on Masterpiece (PBS) starting January 4, with the season finale airing March 1.

Also airing on January 4 is The Manners of Downton Abbeya one-hour documentary that has on-set historian Alastair Bruce, along with members of the Downton Abbey cast and crew simulate the social etiquette of the day. The special also includes interviews with Bonneville and Dockery, as they talk about the challenge and joy of playing characters from a different time period. The doc will also be available on Blu-ray ($29.99) and DVD ($24.99) on January 6.

During its illustrious run, Downton Abbey has garnered 11 Emmys, two Golden Globes, and two Screen Actors Guild Awards.

‘Pure Pool’ Review For Xbox One


Previously available for the PlayStation 4 and PC, Pure Pool was recently released on Xbox One, and fans of the console who are in need of some casual gaming have come to the right place.

Whether you’re a pool shark or a sports geek taking a halftime break from watching a football game, Pure Pool is a title (priced at $12.99) with universal appeal. If you want to try a few free games in single player mode, this title is worth a look simply as a pick up and play experience. After all, how hard can hitting a few balls on a table be?

Pure Pool - VooFoo Studios & Ripstone Publishing
Pure Pool – VooFoo Studios & Ripstone Publishing

Indie developers VooFoo Studios and Ripstone Publishing bring their own distinct vision to the proceedings, as Pure Pool‘s hyper-real graphics and immersive environment are its creative calling cards. Once you step into this bar/lounge, ambient instrumental music (at times hypnotic, other times it’s jazzing) surrounds the area, putting you in a relaxed state as you prepare to make your first break.

Pure Pool makes excellent use of the Xbox One controller, as the left stick is employed to aim your cue stick at the intended target. The right stick, once its pulled back and moved forward, is used to set the action in motion. If you hold the “B” button while pushing the right stick, you’ll put spin on the ball, and in turn simultaneously pressing the “A” button gives the ball a more accurate trajectory. Though it requires a bit more coordination than pulling on a trigger and pressing a button, the control mechanics are a perfect fit for the game.

All of my Pure Pool playing time occurred as a single player, and although a huge part of the title deals with competing against other members online with one on one matches and custom leagues, I had more than enough fun playing by my lonesome.

Pure Pool - VooFoo Studios & Ripstone Publishing
Pure Pool – VooFoo Studios & Ripstone Publishing

Part of the fun with Pure Pool is the amount of in-game achievements you can accrue during you’re playing – and earning various icons after completing various trick shots or potting a certain combination of balls is one of the reasons why I’ll continue to keep playing the title for weeks to come.

Pure Pool‘s physics and gameplay is also top notch, as the title gives an accurate representation of the pure strategy and hand/eye coordination that’s involved with this all too overlooked sport. The controls to execution experience was a seamless experience, and during my two hours of play the cue stick responded to every single command from my controller.

Along with its immersive visual design, Pure Pool is also a dead-eye shooter with its gameplay presentation (the audio of the balls bouncing and smashing throughout the table is also realistic). You can also customize your pool table and cue (my table has a space-age theme) which is also an added bonus.

I’ve also downloaded the Pure Pool VooFoo DNA Pack, which enables players to take on the developers of the game, and if I ever break out of my own social rut I may challenge these good folks to a game or two. Until then, I’ll continue my single player ways with Pure Pool, a diverting game that thankfully breaks in all the right directions.

Pure Pool - VooFoo Studios & Ripstone Publishing
Pure Pool – VooFoo Studios & Ripstone Publishing

To download Pure Pool, please go to the Xbox Store.