Day: 31/05/2012

Your Summer Reading Guide: 16 Great Books About To Become Movies

By: CB Staff “Yeah, but it wasn’t as good as the book.” You hear that about movies all the time pretty much no matter what, whether it’s a spin on a huge best-selling series like Harry Potter or an intimate adaptation of a highbrow novel like Jane Eyre. We love movies here are much as anybody, but we also know there’s nothing quite like the experience of reading book, feeling like you’re living with these characters in your head for weeks and []

Angelina Jolie’s Maleficent Adds A Prince

By: Sean O’Connell What good is a fairy-tale princess story without a Prince Charming? Even Kristen Stewart’s action-charged Snow White needs a Huntsman to lure in the young male demographic. So Disney has wisely added a prince to its pending Maleficent, a fantasy thriller that already has Angelina Jolie in the title role. Deadline says that the coveted prince part has gone to Brenton Thwaites, a relative newcomer from Australia who has a few television series to his credit includingSea Patrol, Home []

Fraggle Rock Movie Gets Two Writers

By: Kelly West One of my earliest TV-related memories is being allowed to stay up a little bit past bedtime to watch the series premiere of Fraggle Rock on HBO. The hugeness of getting an extension on bedtime for the sake of a TV show is likely the reason why I can vividly remember sitting in front of the television to watch a new type of Muppet show make its U.S. debut. Since then, the words “dance your cares away” have always []

George Lucas Says He’s Retiring

By: Kristy Puchko George Lucas may well be one of the most controversial figures in modern moviemaking. His unwavering devotees declare that he is a groundbreaking genius who not only created an incredible six-part space saga, but also validated the science fiction genre. His detractors, however, insist he’s spent the latter half of his career undermining his early glory and destroying his legacy. Both sides are sure to have plenty to say about Lucas’s latest ambition. According to Empire, the creator of []

Let The Right One In Director Developing Fantasy Feature

By: Kristy Puchko Swedish filmmaker Tomas Alfredson first drew notice Stateside for helming the game-changing vampire drama Let the Right One In. Blending unapologetic gore with the tender but troublesome tale of young love that develops between a bullied young boy and the mysterious girl next door, Alfredson won over horror and art house fans alike. Then, he followed up with the ambitious espionage epic Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, which won widespread critical acclaim and scored three Oscar nods including a long-overdue []

DC Comics fighter Injustice set for 2013

By: Brendan Sinclair, Senior Editor The superheroes and villains of DC Comics are returning to the world of fighting games, as Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment today announced Injustice: Gods Among Us for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and Wii U. et for release in 2013, the game will feature a pantheon of DC staples, with the currently revealed roster already including Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Flash, Harley Quinn, and Solomon Grundy. The storyline will involve the traditional breakdown of DC’s good guys and []

Halo 4 preorders score customizable skins

By: Eddie Makuch, News Editor Master Chief’s return in Halo 4 is still months off, but gamers who express their optimism by plunking down money to reserve a copy will get something in return. The latest Halo Bulletin update reveals that the “first eight” preorder bonuses for Halo 4 will be weapon and armor skins. Developer 343 Industries made clear that the bonuses are skins only, and that the company has no plans to lock away armor. According to 343 Industries, users []

Dark Souls DLC coming to Xbox 360, PS3

By: Eddie Makuch, News Editor Console gamers seeking to slay new monsters and wield new weapons in Dark Souls are in luck. Namco Bandai has revealed to IGN that the Artorias of the Abyss expansion included with this summer’s Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition for PC will also come to the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. Due out this winter for 1,200 MS points on Xbox Live and $15 on the PlayStation Network, the Artorias of the Abyss expansion brings additional []

PlayStation 4 due in 2013 – Report

By: Eddie Makuch, News Editor The PlayStation 4 will hit store shelves next year, sources have told the Wall Street Journal. The unnamed tipsters said Sony is aiming to hit this date, but did not elaborate further. A Sony representative declined to comment for GameSpot. On top of outing a release window for the PS4, the paper’s sources explained Sony considered making it download-only, but ultimately decided against it. According to the report, Sony’s flirtation with such a system came to a []

Epic claims victory in Silicon Knights suit

By: Eddie Makuch, News Editor The legal dispute between Epic Games and Silicon Knights over the Unreal Engine 3 stemming back to 2007 has reportedly ended. Epic Games’ vice president and cofounder Mark Rein tweeted this afternoon that a jury found for Epic on all counts. Silicon Knights originally took Epic Games to court in July 2007, saying the Unreal Engine maker broke contracts with licensing partners in order to give Gears of War a head start on the competition. Epic was []