New Trailer For Futuristic Western Young Ones

Posted by Ben Huber on Aug 22, 2014 in Cinema


Here’s something that just popped up on my radar: a new film from writer and director Jake Paltrow, titled Young Ones. It’s described as a futuristic western, mixed with Greek tragedy, told in three chapters. Sounds unique! This first trailer sets up the plot — mainly, that water is scarce in this rough future. Access to water means literal life and death. I also see BigDog, the neat transportation robot (it’s pretty well-known online for its impressive stability awkward-looking gait), making an appearance. Apparently it’s not the actual BigDog on-screen though, which is a shame. Still, this movie looks pretty impressive so far, so I’ll be keeping it an eye on it from here on out. Read more…



David Yates Returns For More Potter

Posted by Ben Huber on Aug 22, 2014 in Cinema


Warner Bros. has been hunting for the perfect director for the Harry Potter spinoff, Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them, and they seem to have, well… found him. In the most obvious place. David Yates, four-time Harry Potter director is in talks to direct the film (which will reportedly be the first of several. Of course). It’s a shame they didn’t take a chance on someone else with a more unique style, but I suppose “safe” is exactly what this whole project is. Yates is currently in production on his adaption of Tarzan, and will then more onto this next. Fantastic Beasts is currently scheduled for November 18th, 2016. Read more…



Guilty Gear X2 #Reload Coming To Steam

Posted by Bob Muir on Aug 21, 2014 in Videogames

Guilty Gear X2 #Reload

It’s always good to see fighting games, which usually only get arcade-to-console ports, come to PC. So it’s a pleasant surprise to hear that Kiss Ltd. and Funbox announce that Guilty Gear X2 #Reload is coming to Steam on Friday, September 5. But while it’s a great version of a fun fighting game, it’s also a strange choice. The latest Guilty Gear release in arcades and on other consoles is Guilty Gear XX Accent Core Plus R, with many more updates over #Reload. It’s the current standard in the fighting game scene, so it’s not entirely clear why Kiss and Funbox chose to rerelease this version instead of a more relevant version still played in tournaments. Maybe if there’s enough interest, there will be a more recent port in the future? Read more…

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Buy Azure Striker Gunvolt, Get Mighty Gunvolt For Free

Posted by Bob Muir on Aug 21, 2014 in Videogames

Mighty Gunvolt

Keiji Inafune is well-known as the creator of Mega Man, but he no longer works at Capcom. So what is he making now? Two indie games, Mighty No. 9 and Azure Striker Gunvolt, which are basically Mega Man and Mega Man X, respectively. Inti Creates, the developers of Mega Man 9, 10, Mega Man Zero 1-4, and more are working on both games, so a crossover game isn’t that crazy of an idea. That’s what Mighty Gunvolt is, with another Inti Creates game called Gal Gun added in (but you don’t have to pay attention to that). And apparently, anyone who buys Azure Striker Gunvolt when it releases on 3DS within the first three months will get a download code for Mighty Gunvolt for free. What a sweet promotion! Read more…

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Six Minutes Of New Gameplay From Bloodborne

Posted by Bob Muir on Aug 20, 2014 in Videogames


For those who were disappointed by Dark Souls II, Bloodborne looks to make everything right. The PS4 exclusive — developer From Software is collaborating with Sony’s Japan Studio — is what Demon’s Souls and Dark Souls director Hidetaka Miyazaki has been working on, which explains why he only supervised Dark Souls II instead of directing. The trailers have been hype-tastic enough, but they’re obviously cut together from various parts, not really showing the flow of regular gameplay. The latest Bloodborne video shows six minutes of a level (cutting out what is presumably back-tracking or fighting some random mooks), and for fans of punishing gameplay, it looks wonderful. The boss at the end is pretty terrifying too. Read more…

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The Rock Will Star As Someone In DC’s Shazam Movie

Posted by Bob Muir on Aug 20, 2014 in Cinema, Comic Books

Shazam and Black Adam

Following a long period of hinting, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has confirmed that he will be starring in DC and WB’s Shazam movie. However, that doesn’t necessarily mean he’s playing Shazam, previously known as Captain Marvel before copyright issues screwed things up. Apparently, though he’s signed on for the movie, he has yet to decide whether he wants to play the hero Shazam or the villain Black Adam. While I bet WB would like him to play Shazam and build a franchise around the star, The Rock says he’s always liked anti-heroes, with Black Adam being one of his favorite DC characters. While I’m sure he’d make a good Shazam, I have a feeling he’d make a better Black Adam, since he’s got the looks to match the character. Read more…

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US Trailer for Ghibli’s Princess Kaguya Surfaces

Posted by Bob Muir on Aug 19, 2014 in Animation, Cinema

The Tale of Princess Kaguya

The future of Studio Ghibli is still in question, with the studio considering shifting from animation to simply managing its library. But until then, there are still two films that have been released after Hayao Miyazaki’s final film The Wind Rises but still haven’t made their way outside of Japan. The first is a movie from director Isao Takahata (Grave of the Fireflies), The Tale of Princess Kaguya. Gkids is releasing the English dub of the movie theatrically on October 17, featuring the voices of James Caan, Mary Steenburgen, and Chloë Grace Moretz. Though there’s no dialogue in this first trailer, it does give a good example of how different the animation is from the usual Ghibli style, though it’s still unmistakably their work. Read more…



Michael Bay Directs Pixar’s Up In This Parody Trailer

Posted by Bob Muir on Aug 19, 2014 in Animation, Cinema, Fandom

Michael Bay's Up

Up is well known for tugging at your emotional heartstrings, especially in that bittersweet opening sequence that sort of overshadows the rest of the film. So what if Michael “Explosions” Bay, known for cinematic fast food like the Transformers franchise, directed Up instead of Pete Docter? The result would be something like this fan trailer by YouTube user MrStratman7, which makes Up seem much more epic and action-focused than it actually is. And naturally, there are explosions — tons and tons of endless explosions. In fact, keep watching after the title appears for one final explosion. Read more…

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The Pokemon Trading Card Game Coming To iPad

Posted by Ben Huber on Aug 18, 2014 in Videogames


If you’ve been aching to take your Pokemon game on the road without all the hassle, it looks like the Pokemon Company has your back. At the Pokemon World Championships a display has popped up showing an iPad running the game. It appears to be based on the current free-to-play game available on PC and Mac, ported to iPad. With the popularity of Hearthstone, it definitely seems like card games are enjoying a digital renaissance, so it’d be cool to see Pokemon ride that wave as well. No news yet on when it’ll release, but hopefully it’s not too far away. Read more…

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Rumor: Disney Aiming To Release Un-Edited Original Star Wars Trilogy

Posted by Ben Huber on Aug 18, 2014 in Cinema, Star Wars


More Star Wars news for your week! ComicBook is reporting that they’ve heard from several sources that Disney is working hard on re-releasing the original Star Wars trilogy on Blu-ray in their unaltered form. Now, this makes a lot of sense, both because a) it’s free money, and b) it builds goodwill with hardcore Star Wars fans before Episode VII arrives. 20th Century Fox still has distribution rights, though, so a deal would need to occur between them and Disney, but I think that’d be a pretty simple stepping stone at this point. Read more…

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