Day: 21/01/2013

Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII Preview Part III: Bold new ideas for the series, but are they for the best?

By: Erren Van Duine With the final entry in the Final Fantasy XIII saga, Square Enix has surprisingly and decidedly broken the tried and true mould set by previous games with that number attached with a strikingly different effort in Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII. Rounding out the finale to an unplanned trilogy, they’ve a lot of work ahead of them to try and recapture fans who may have drifted away or become disenchanted as well as those simply disinterested in titular heroine Lightning. Having []

Noomi Rapace Signs On With Tom Hardy In Animal Rescue

By:  Eric Eisenberg Swedish star Noomi Rapace has landed yet another gig in the Hollywood era of her career, and one of the biggest benefits of the new job is that it teams her up with one of the most in-demand actors of the moment. TheGirl With The Dragon Tattoo and Prometheus star has now officially signed on for the upcoming adaptation of Dennis Lehane‘s Animal Rescue, which already has Tom Hardy attached to star. Rumor of Rapace’s possible involvement with the project first surfaced back in mid-December, []

Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII Preview Part II: The developers explain the latest in the FFXIII saga

By: Erren Van Duine For part two of our three part Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII first look, we’ll be focusing on the little things – that is, the finer details caught between the lines during our preview. Our hands-off preview with the live demo was followed up by a brief question and answer session with Producer Yoshinori Kitase and Director Motomu Toriyama. The pair shared some insight into the game’s development, as well as their own challenges with applying user feedback. []

‘Field of Dreams’ girl is all grown up, stars as nude hippy in ‘Crystal Fairy’

By: Meriah Doty | Movie Talk Most of us remember her as the young girl who was miraculously saved from choking on a hot dogin “Field of Dreams.” Now, 24 years later, Gaby Hoffmann is all grown up and starring alongside Michael Cera in a Sundance Film Festival submission, the comedy “Crystal Fairy.” The 31-year-old actress plays a free-thinking, annoyingly upbeat hippy who goes by the film’s moniker — Crystal Fairy. Unafraid to run around naked, she links up with fellow American Jamie (Cera) in Santiago, []

Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII Preview Part I: Demo Report

By: Erren Van Duine The Final Fantasy XIII series owes a lot of its success to the character Lightning, according to series producer Yoshinori Kitase. Her distinctive look has brought about an opportunity for not only a closing chapter to her saga, but also a brand new game in a brand new world. With this new gameplay experience, both Yoshinori Kitase and Director Motomu Toriyama hope to satisfy fans and maybe newcomers alike. Following the official reveal trailer this past December, Square []

Week 3 2013

Batman #16 Castle of Cards Wow.  I know, I often start comic reviews off like that, but this issue was good and the ending caught me off guard.  That ending was not something I saw coming.  I cannot lose Batman again.  After Batman R.I.P I can’t go through that again.  But what happened here was just wonderfully done.  I love how all the bad guys joined together in this farce, the fact that they each agreed to play a part for the []

Martin Scorsese Still Wants To Make Silence As His Next Film

By: Eric Eisenberg Martin Scorsese has been working regularly for almost the span of his entire career, putting out a new movie every couple of years or so since the 1970s, but for the last decade or so there has been two projects in particular that have never been able to fully grab the Oscar-winning director’s full attention. The first is an adaptation of the Charles Brandt book ‘I Heard You Paint Houses” titled The Irishman, a gangster story that would reportedly have Robert []

New images and artwork of Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII, with new character Lumina

By:  Erren Van Duine Square Enix has released some new images and artwork for Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII. These are accompanied by the game’s newly announced release timeframe of Autumn 2013. New screens show off recently revealed character Lumina, as well as a sampling of the many costumes Lightning will be able to utilize in the game. There are many types of garbs, each with their own parameters. A tactical set consists of equipment such as garb and a weapon, along []

James Franco Brings Graphic Gay Sex To Sundance With Interior Leather Bar

By: Katey Rich Thank God for James Franco. Sure, the multi-hyphenate movie star often seems a little too obsessed with pushing the boundaries of his own career, or for acting too cool for things like hosting the Oscars, or making documentaries that no one understands and never sees the light of day. But in a time of publicist-controlled images and fake reality TV personalities, it’s good to know there’s at least one star out there who wants to use his power just to []