It’s a new month, and a week with some fresh new releases. The biggest stand-out title this week is probably The Sims 4 bowing on PC and the Mac. For those who like large scale battles on screen there’s Warriors Orochi 3 Ultimate hitting the Xbox One and the three Sony platforms. A new Sherlock Holmes title comes to the PC and Microsoft and Sony consoles, and those on PC who hunger for some zombie killing get Dead Rising 3. On the home video front there’s the football drama Draft Day with Kevin Costner, plenty of TV seasons, and the animated movie version of Heavenly Sword. Nothing big hitting theaters this week, just some smaller titles like the drama The Identical, the horror film Innocence, and an action flick Falcon Rising...Read More
Some knew him as Kris Kringle in the 1994 remake of Miracle on 34th Street, and many of us remember him as the driven genius John Hammond who brought dinosaurs back into the modern age in Jurassic Park (1993) and The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997). Whatever the role, be it as an actor in a long list of movies beginning in 1942 or as an Oscar winning director (Gandhi-1982), Sir Richard Attenborough brought a great presence to the screen, in a wide variety of roles. On Sunday, after a long illness, Attenborough passed away. The son confirmed the actor-director’s death to the BBC. Richard Attenborough was 90 years old.
Attenborough’s first movie was in 1942, a film titled In Which We Serve...Read More
Are you ready for some football? Yep, sports fans, it’s that time of year again, the time the NFL is gearing up for a new season and a new Madden game hits consoles. Madden NFL 15 launches on both the Sony and Microsoft consoles, as well as being mobile for Android users. Football not your thing? How about a scholar taking on a lawyer? Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright bows on the Nintendo 3DS this week, as does the action platformer Mighty Gunvolt. Telltale games wraps up its second season of The Walking Dead with the finale “No Going Back”. You can travel underground in the post apocalyptic Metro in the new shiny package Metro: Redux, and there are more ways to die in the new DLC for Dark Souls II in Crown of the Old Iron King...Read More
Yet another young adult sci-fi novel is making its way to the big screen this year, following Divergent and The Giver. Next up is The Maze Runner, based on the novel by James Dashner. Check out the trailer below.
The movie is directed by Wes Ball, making his feature film debut, and stars Dylan O’Brien (Teen Wolf) as Thomas, a young man who wakes up in an elevator with his memory erased, and finds himself in a community of boys surrounded by a gigantic maze. The arrival of a mysterious girl brings changes tot heir world, and they need to band together to find a way through the maze to freedom. The movie also stars Kaya Scodelario (Clash of the Titans) as Teresa and Thomas-Brodie Sangster (Jojen Reed in HBO’s Game of Thrones) as Newt.
The Maze Runner arrives in theaters on September 19.Read More
In the wake of popular actor/comedian Robin Williams death, two petitions were circulated by Change.org to have Williams immortalized in video games. Williams was known to have been an avid gamer, naming his daughter Zelda after the popular Nintendo series and doing a set of ads with his daughter for The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D. One petition was sent to Blizzard Entertainment to place Williams in World of Warcraft, which has succeeded and will be happening. The other was sent to Nintendo to place Williams as an NPC in a future Legend of Zelda game. Nintendo has responded to the petition, with a spokesperson speaking to Polygon...Read More
The Robert Rodriguez helmed sequel to Frank Miller’s Sin City hits theaters on Friday. Take a look at the clip below featuring Jessica Alba as Nancy. Looks like she’s taking a darker turn…
Frank Miller’s Sin City: A Dame to Kill For also features returning stars besides Alba Bruce Willis, Mickey Rourke, Rosario Dawson, Powers Boothe, and Devon Aoki, along with newcomers to the cast Josh Brolin, Joseph-Gordon Levitt, Ray Liotta, Dennis Haysbert, and Eva Green.Read More
Those using Sony’s platforms should be kept busy this week, as the lion’s share of new releases will be arriving on the PlayStations. Perhaps the biggest release this week (also arriving for those with Microsoft’s consoles) is Blizzard’s Diablo III: Ultimate Evil Edition, which contains both the original game and the Reaper of Souls expansion. Going to be fun diving back in, slaying tons of beasties and gathering plenty of loot. Two downloadable titles hit the PS4 this week with The Last Tinker: City of Colors and Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number. Sony’s Play 2014 wraps up with Counterspy (cross buy for all three systems), a stylized action title...Read More
Well known actor and comedian Robin Williams was found dead on Monday, the apparent victim of a suspected suicide, according to the Marin County coroner. Williams appeared in a wide variety of TV shows and movies, beginning his career in 1977. His last TV series was The Crazy Ones, which had been cancelled after only one season. He also appeared in three movies currently in post-production- Merry Friggin’ Christmas, Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb, and Absolutely Anything.
Mara Buxbaum, spokeswoman for the comedian, released this statement Monday: “Robin Williams passed away this morning. He has been battling severe depression of late. This is a tragic and sudden loss. The family respectfully asks for their privacy as they grieve during this very difficult time.”
Susan Schneider, h...Read More
Not a whole lot happening in the way of game releases for this second full week of August. The hard to describe but colorful Hohokum arrives on Sony’s platforms, along with a trio of RPGs. PS4 users can play doctor with Surgeon Simulator Anniversary Edition, and PC users can get their fantasy fix with Neverwinter: Tyranny of Dragons. On the home video front, those lovable Muppets return with Muppets Most Wanted, Batman deals with an assault on Arkham Asylum in the latest DC animated offering, and you can follow the lives of a family of bears in Disneynature: Bears. On the big screen, Sly Stallone and crew are back in another bullets and quip fest in The Expendables 3, and the young adult novel The Giver is the latest to get the big screen treatment...Read More