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New releases for the week of February 2, 2015

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

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Telltale Games Game of Thrones: Episode 2 “The Lost Lords”- PC, PS3, PS4, ...

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Fury- A war film that packs a punch, when it stays on track

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...

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New releases for the week of January 26, 2015

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...

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New releases for the week of Monday, September 29, 2014

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...

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October 2014 movies

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.

October 3

Gone Girl

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.

Left Behind

Based on the series of novels by Jerry B...

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New releases for the week of Monday, September 22, 2014

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...

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The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 first official trailer

The first official trailer for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 has been released. Take a look below.

The movie starring Jennifer Lawrence opens on November 21.

  
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New releases for the week of Monday, September 15, 2014

While we certainly have a varied bunch of games heading our way this week, there don’t seem to be any real big titles. You can get some fighting in with Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Revolution. Or maybe you’d like to spend some time in the kitchen with Cooking Mama 5: Bon Apetit! You can indulge your musical side with Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call, or you can dive into the post-apocalyptic RPG Wasteland 2. On the home video front, one of the biggest summer releases (in more ways than one) comes to your television set in the form of Godzilla. The sleeper hit The Fault in Our Stars also comes to DVD and Blu-ray, along with multiple TV seasons (Big Bang Theory, Castle, Bones, Arrow, Hannibal, Sleepy Hollow, Grimm, Hawaii Five-O, and South Park)...

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Richard Kiel, known as James Bond villain “Jaws”, dead at the age of 74

Richard Kiel, the towering actor perhaps best known for his portrayal of the villain “Jaws” in the James Bond movies The Spy Who Loved Me (1977) and Moonraker (1979) alongside Roger Moore, has passed away in a California hospital. Kiel had been hospitalized for a broken leg, according to TMZ, but it’s not clear if that had anything to do with his death. The actor was 74 years old.

Kiel, who stood 7 feet, 1.5 inches tall due to a hormonal condition called acromegaly, began his career in television in 1960 on the show Klondike. He worked in television through the 1960s into the 1970s before switching mainly over to movie roles. One of his first notable roles was that of Samson in the Burt Reynolds prison/football movie The Longest Yard (1974)...

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New releases for the week of Monday, September 8, 2014

This week is pretty much all about Destiny, the online sci-fi shooter from the makers of Halo. Bungie and Activision will definitely be getting a boost this week as millions (basing this on how many participated in the public beta) create their Guardians and head off to battle the Fallen and each other online in the multiplayer modes. For those not spending time shooting alien bad guys there’s NHL 15 for hockey fans and Fable Anniversary comes to the PC. On the home video front, the second highest grossing movie in the US after Guardians of the Galaxy comes out on DVD and Blu-ray. Captain America: The Winter Soldier is one of the best Marvel movies to date, and if you missed it in theaters you can now catch it in the comfort of your own home...

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