Month: March 2013

G. I. Joe: Retaliation

Definitely way better than the first one.  This one was fun and catchy with a good and functioning amount of action.  The toys in this movie were more products for the movie and were realistic in terms of military capabilities whereas the first one was way too outlandish and I liked it, but it was unrealistic and didn’t fit with the movie.  This one was more about the G.I. Joe versus the selling of toys (which ironically would sell toys). This movie []

G.I. Joe And Transformers Crossover? The Producer Tells Us How It Could Happen

By:  Eric Eisenberg Part of the joy of playing with toys and action figures as a kid was having characters cross pop culture universes. X-Wing pilot Luke Skywalker fit surprisingly well in the model Batmobile I had growing up, and Spider-Man regularly teamed up with the Power Rangers to take down evil. It was a blast to stretch the boundaries of imagination beyond copyright laws and branding and figure out how two very different characters from two very different worlds would interact. So []

Ubisoft Toronto collaborating on next Assassin’s Creed

By:  Martin Gaston Splinter Cell: Blacklist developer Ubisoft Toronto has already begun working with other Ubisoft studios on the next Assassin’s Creed title, which is due after this year’s Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag. Ubisoft Toronto studio manager Jade Raymond confirmed the news to Polygon and teased that the developer has five projects ready to go after shipping Splinter Cell: Blacklist in August. “We have two big collaborations coming that we’re not talking about, on two of the biggest franchises at Ubisoft,” said Raymond. “We also []

James Spader Joins Meryl Streep And Hilary Swank In Tommy Lee Jones’ The Homesman

By:  Eric Eisenberg Daniel Day-Lewis was unquestionably brilliant in Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln (and has the Academy Award to prove it), but James Spader and Tommy Lee Jones certainly did everything in their power to steal the spotlight from him in the movie. The two veteran actors brought some much-welcomed comedic relief to the largely-serious, political drama about a crucial time in our nation’s history, and truly brought to life two key, real individuals who helped the 13th Amendment get ratified and America past the Civil War. As []

New Atelier title out in Japan on June 27

By:  Jonathan Toyad Gust and Tecmo Koei announced in a recent issue of Japanese magazine Dengeki PlayStation that it will be releasing a new Atelier title in Japan this year, exclusively for the PS3. The new title is called Atelier Escha & Logy: Alchemists of the Dusk Sky, and it will be out on June 27 in Japan. The RPG begins right where the previous game, Atelier Ayesha: The Alchemist of Dusk, ended and stars two alchemists, the happy-go-lucky female Escha and the calm sword-wielding []

Longings ©

A kiss A touch A love A life Holding me Whispering into my hair Telling me you love me Do you? I can’t grasp it The tangiability Of your emotions I can’t grasp I want to Want to hold you tight Have you hold me Move your hands up my back Tell me you love me Truths Love Romance Lies Façade An arced back A hot room Your touch on my skin Your lips on my neck My hands on your neck []

Harry Potter’s Richard Griffiths Dies At 65

By:  Katey Rich Richard Griffiths, famous to audiences around the world as Harry Potter’s ghastly Uncle Vernon Dursley, has died at the age of 65. His part in the Harry Potter franchise, like it was for so many great British actors, was just a capstone on a long and hugely varied career, including a stint opposite Harry Potter himself, Daniel Radcliffe, in Equus onstage. Radcliffe paid tribute to Griffiths in a statement to The Guardian: “In August 2000, before official production had even begun on Potter, we filmed []

Production on new Tomb Raider film to begin ‘immediately’

By: Eddie Makuch James Bond studio MGM has acquired the film rights to Tomb Raider and will develop a new film based on the franchise, the company has announced. As previously revealed, the movie will be made in partnership with GK Films, the company behind the Oscar-winning filmsThe Departed and Argo, and is expected in 2013. It appears MGM and GK Films are looking to make multiple movies based on Tomb Raider. The company said “the first film” will begin production immediately. No casting for the untitled movie []

Thursday Night TV (28 Mar 2013)

Honestly, no difference between Katherine and Elena.  I do however love how Elijah just up and kissed Elena thinking it was Katherine.  I missed his character, out of all the originals he was always the best.  I think that the Klaus and Caroline things just needs to be settled already.  I mean really, all that angst between them just needs to be settled and they just need to hook up already.  I’m starting to get really tired of this show.  It used []

PlayStation 4 has ‘very large’ hard drive

By:  Eddie Makuch Today during a PlayStation 4 panel at the Game Developers Conference, Sony teased that the next-generation platform will have a “very large” hard drive. Senior staff engineer at Sony’s strategy team Chris Norden offered the tease, but would not give a specific figure. “There’s also going to be a very large hard drive in every console,” Norden said. Also during Norden’s hour-long PS4 discussion, he explained that the system is designed around features and specifications that core gamers expect from []