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
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)...Read More
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)...Read More
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...Read More
Guardians of the Galaxy may have seemed to have been an odd choice to blend in with the current Marvel cinematic universe. It had it’s share of fans to be sure from the comics, but how would movie audiences react to a group comprised of a half human abducted from Earth, a green skinned female assassin, a heavily tattooed warrior, a gun toting talking raccoon, and a walking tree that speaks only one phrase? Turns out, audiences have responded in droves, making it the top money maker at the US box office so far this year. The movie is an excellent mix of incredible action pieces and very funny comedic bits, with the characters brought to life from the comic book pages by a fantastic cast...Read More
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