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
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
I’m the biggest South Park fan you’ll ever meet. I’ve seen every episode, loved most of them, and can specifically point out the episode in which every reference in South Park: The Stick of Truth originates, by name. What can I say? I grew up with the series, been sneaking it in ever since I was a young’um and it was still cool to watch South Park. I’ve watched it turn from an inappropriate, immature, moderate satire to a “trend of the week”, topical, dark and violent political and cultural satire.
If you’re unaware of the hilarious genius that is South Park, it’s a “kitchen-sink” high concept satire involving the fictional Colorado town of South Park, mainly centered around 6 boys by the names of Stan, Kyle, Cartman, Butters, Jimmy and Kenny, and 3 main adults named Randy, Mr...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
NOTE:SPOILERS FOR THE EPISODE FOLLOW.
One of the many criticisms of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. last season was that it started off a bit slow, seemingly trying too hard to connect itself to The Avengers movie. Things picked up after the events of Captain America: The Winter Soldier and the show collided, making S.H.I.E.L.D. a fugitive organization after the reveal that it had been infiltrated with Hydra. Nick Fury has turned the reins over to Agent Coulson, and due to their fugitive status and the discovery of a Hydra mole on their team, the crew had to become more focused, more capable, and more determined to handle these new threats. That new capable and determined look showed itself early on in “Shadows”, the Season 2 premiere.
The show opened with a nice cameo by Agent Carter, Dum Dum Dug...Read More
Gotham, the new series from Bruno Heller (Rome, the Mentalist), takes its DC Comics property quite seriously. Perhaps too seriously, as it tries to pay homage to the storied origin of Batman and create its own chapter in the Dark Knight’s mythos. While we do witness the murder of Martha and Thomas Wayne and see the effect on young Bruce (David Mazouz), Gotham is ostensibly the story of James Gordon (Ben McKenzie), an honest cop trying to remain that way in a city noted for corruption...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