Well, kiddies, it’s a new month, and that as usual means new releases to look forward to. Not a lot of major releases this week, but some of note. The amusement park sim Screamride bows on Microsoft’s consoles, while the Sony platforms get the challenging top down shooter Helldivers. The second episode of Resident Evil Revelations 2 also debuts. On the home video front we get the Oscar nominated Foxcatcher as well as the next installment of The Hunger Games with Mockingjay Part 1. On the big screen this week we get what looks to be another intelligent sci-fi from Neill Blomkamp in Chappie, the Vince Vaughn comedy Unfinished Business, and another go round with British seniors in India in the sequel The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel...Read More
Some varied gaming is on the way for the final week of February. Those liking plenty of fighting action can get their fill with Dragon Ball Xenoverse or Dynasty Warriors 8: Empires. Horror game fans get the first installment of Resident Evil Revelations 2, while those who like sports games may enjoy Rugby 15. Indies get represented with Starwhal: Just the Tip and Pneuma: Breath of Life. On the home video front we get Disney’s Big Hero 6, the Oscar nominated Whiplash, and the comedy sequel Horrible Bosses 2. The big screen gets the Will Smith drama Focus along with the horror film The Lazarus Effect. Off we go to this week’s list and remember, as always, release dates are subject to change.
Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Dragon Ball Xenoverse- PS3, PS4, PC, Xbox 360, Xbox One
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Not a big week for releases, but there are some notable titles hitting store shelves. The PS4 exclusive The Order: 1886 drops for a rare Friday release for Sony’s platform, and joining it on the shelves is Kirby and the Rainbow Curse for the Wii U. Some Oscar nominated films lead the home video line-up for the week, including Birdman with Michael Keaton and The Theory of Everything featuring an award nominated performance by Eddie Redmayne. Studio Ghibli’s final theatrical release The Tale of Princess Kaguya is available, along with the comedy Dumb and Dumber To. Also available is the movie that caused all kinds of fuss with North Korea...Read More
Monster hunting will be the name of the game for this second week of February as it sees the release of Evolve from Turtle Rock Studios and Capcom’s Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate. Big week for fans of Nintendo’s handheld as the New 3DS XL hits North American stores along with a revamping of a Zelda classic and an Ace Combat game. On the home video front, Disney’s family friendly flick Alexander and the Terrible, No Good, Very Bad Day releases along with the much darker thriller Nightcrawler. Hitting theaters on Friday is another comic book adaptation, this one the spy action movie Kingsmen: The Secret Service. Still working on the review for Dying Light, and trying to get that complete before Evolve lands Tuesday, so keep an eye out for that...Read More
The groundhog may not be bringing us much this first week in February, but he has some goodies in his den. Episode Two of Telltale’s Game of Thrones drops this week, and gamers can visit Bikini Bottom in SpongeBob HeroPants on the handhelds and the Xbox 360. The home video front gives us Keanu Reeves as a vengeful hitman in John Wick and a retelling of the most famous vampire in Dracula Untold. On the big screen we get SpongeBob again in The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie 2, the Wachowskis (The Matrix trilogy, Cloud Atlas) sci-fi epic Jupiter Ascending, and the fantasy flick Seventh Son. Off we go to this week’s list then and, as always, remember that release dates are subject to change.
Tuesday, February 3, 2015
Telltale Games Game of Thrones: Episode 2 “The Lost Lords”- PC, PS3, PS4, ...Read More
War films have long dominated the cinema, and have provided us with plenty of dramatic and thrilling sequences on the big screen. From the storming of Omaha beach in Saving Private Ryan to the helicopters storming a Vietnamese village accompanied by Wagner’s “Ride of the Valkyries” in Apocalypse Now, war movies have given us some powerful and memorable images. Now Brad Pitt, in the lead role and that of producer, along with director David Ayer (Street Kings, End of Watch), seeks to join that lineage of great war movies with Fury. And, for the most part, they succeed, save for a sequence midway where things go a little off track. Fortunately things get back to business after that to deliver a thrilling finale that proves satisfying, even if it is a bit predictable.
Fury is set in April, 194...Read More
Hi there, dear readers! It’s been awhile, but the new year is here and that means a new year of releases for your favorite gaming platform. This week we get parkour mixed with the undead in Dying Light, Tim Schaffer’s classic adventure game Grim Fandango gets remastered, and we get to experience the first episode of the new game from Square Enix and Dontnod, Life is Strange. On the home video front we get Brad Pitt’s World War 2 action drama Fury, the Guillermo del Toro produced animated fantasy Book of Life, and a DC Animated feature showcasing Aquaman in Justice League: Throne of Atlantis. On the big screen we get the dramatic thriller The Loft, the drama Black or White, and the sci-fi flick Project Almanac...Read More
As we head into a new month the big releases are starting to roll out, beginning with the RPG Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor for the PS4, PC, and Xbox One (the PS3 and Xbox 360 version will release in November) and the all-star fighting game from Nintendo Super Smash Bros, coming for the 3DS (with the Wii U version hitting later this year). We also have the racer Forza 2 Horizon for the Xbox 360 and Xbox One, Dark Souls 2 DLC, the fighter/RPG Persona 4 Arena Ultimax for the PS3 and Xbox 360, and an Assassin’s Creed collection. The Autobots and Decepticons come to the small screen on the home video front (along with Dinobots!) in Transformers: Age of Extinction. The comedy Chef also makes its home debut, and Jack Bauer takes on the bad guys once again in 24: Live Another Day...Read More
October 2014 is bringing its usual mix of movies, including some horror in time for Halloween, an animated film, and a couple of possible Oscar bait dramas. Here are some of the bigger releases coming your way this month. Opening dates are for the US.
This David Fincher thriller based on the novel by Gillian Flynn (who also wrote the screenplay) stars Ben Affleck as a man suspected of being the cause of his wife’s disappearance. The film also stars Rosamund Pike (Jack Reacher, Wrath of the Titans), Neil Patrick Harris (How I Met Your Mother) and Tyler Perry.
Based on the series of novels by Jerry B...Read More
It’s a new week packed with new stuff for those not completely absorbed by Destiny. Disney adds Marvel figures to the toy fest that is Disney Infinity with the new 2.0 version. Football fans (soccer here in the US) can get their fix on consoles, handhelds, and the PC with FIFA 15. There are new ways to die in Dark Souls II with the DLC Crown of the Ivory King. And Zelda fans can get their Dynasty Warriors fix with Hyrule Warriors hitting the Wii U this week. On the home video front, Michael Myers gets a big Blu-ray collection in Halloween: The Complete Collection Limited Deluxe Edition. The Seth Rogen comedy Neighbors comes to the small screen, and the seminal anime sci-fi Ghost in the Shell gets a 25th Anniversary edition...Read More