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Archive for March, 2012

Superman: Man of Steel promo pic

If you’re a Superman fan, then you’re probably having a hard enough time waiting for the reboot, which doesn’t come out until summer 2013, but, to make the wait even more torturous, a new promotional image has been released on the movies official Facebook page.

It may not be much different from older versions of the insignia, but there are some noticeable changes.  It’s darker and there are some extra details, which is small enough change that it won’t upset hard core fans while still adding something new.  The darker colour goes well pictures of the suit, which is also darker, that have previously been released.  You can check out those and many more pictures on the official Facebook page here.  Don’t get too excited though, because the film doesn’t come out until the 14th of June 2013.

What do you think?  Do you like the darker colour and extra details?  Are you excited about the movie?  Is it too early to get hyped up?  Let me know what you think by voting and leaving a comment below.  Also, don’t forget to click the like button and follow, if you like the post and the site or even if you hate both (I don’t mind).

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Anchorman 2 announced

It’s hard to believe that it’s been eight years since Anchorman: the Legend of Ron Burgundy hit cinemas and now, just as the near constant quoting was getting old, a sequel is announced.

Will Ferrell made a surprise appearance on the Conan O’Brien show, as Ron Burgundy, where he announced that the long awaited sequel was finally on its way.  Over the years, Ferrell has expressed interest in making a sequel to the hit comedy, but he didn’t own the rights and was unable to get the studio to agree, until now.

However, this may not be a good thing.  Fans have been waiting for this ever since the credits rolled on number one, so expectations are going to be pretty high.  Some of the best films around are great because they were allowed to stand alone, a sequel would have ruined them.  That’s not to say all sequels are bad, and this one could be great, but knowing when to stop is a trait that far few people in Hollywood seem to have.

As someone that enjoyed the first movie and has been listening to quotes from it for years, I do hope, particularly for the people who really love this film, that the sequel lives up to their, undoubtedly high, expectation.

What do you think?  Are you happy they are finally making the sequel?  Do you think that it will live up to the original?  Do you annoy your friends by quoting the movie at least once an hour?  Let me know by voting and leaving a comment below.  Also, don’t forget to follow and click the like button, if you like the blog and this post.


Hangover 3 release date announced

Warner Bros have announced that Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms and Zach Galifianakis, as well as director Todd Phillips, will all be suffering from yet another hangover, but this will be their last.

A third film in the Hangover series comes as a surprise to no one, but hopefully the films plot will.  One of the main criticisms that the second film faced is that it was basically a repackaged version of the first one, but this time is different.  Though we don’t know exactly what has changed, Phillips has said that they’re ‘going to surprise a lot of people with the final chapter’.  Maybe this time they’ll get drunk, do a bunch of crazy stuff, fall asleep, wake up with no knowledge of what’s happened and retrace their steps in order to find a lost friend.  Or would that be two similar to the first two?  Hopefully the last scene in the series will be them checking in to rehab.  Wouldn’t it be crazy if they completely changed genre and ended up drag racing cars or facing a serial killer?

No matter what trouble the wolf pack get into, cinemas will no doubt be filled with fans, possibly tipsy fans that won’t remember the film the next day.  Tipsy or not, you can see the film when it stumbles into a theatre near you on the 24th of May 2013.  It may seem like a long wait, but there is a great line up of movies to keep cinema goers occupied until then.

What do you think?  Are you glad that the cast have returned?  Do you like the series?  How would you like to see the franchise change?  Let me know by voting and leaving a comment below.  Also, don’t forget to follow and like the like button.


Bayonetta in Anarchy Reigns

Ever since Bayonetta was released in 2010, fans have been eager for a sequel, but now, in 2012, there is still no word of one being in production.  However, a Japanese trailer has revealed that Bayonetta will be a playable character in the upcoming game Anarchy Reigns.

Anarchy Reigns is an online multiplayer fighting game that will be released on the PS3 and Xbox 360 on the 3rd of July in America and on the 6th of July in Europe.  The game features many characters from Platinum Games first title MadWorld, as well as some new characters and of course Bayonetta.

Bayonetta is the story of a mysterious and slutty witch who essentially removes all her clothes to defeat tougher bad guys.  Despite the, probably accurate, claims that it was sexist and demeaning to woman, the game did pretty well and received positive reviews from critics, myself included.  The gameplay is amazing, it’s visually stunning and the story is interesting and just complicated enough to make it stick in your head.  In essence it’s a more over the top Devil May Cry game, which isn’t surprising since they share the same creator.

There is massive demand for a sequel to Bayonetta.  Whether or not one will ever materialise is still unknown, but at least fans can get another chance to play as the witch in Anarchy Reigns and the gameplay, moves and character design look identical to the ones from the game, though they may be a little tamer with the nudity.  However, the character will be available only as a preorder bonus, which means that you have to preorder the game to choose her as a playable character.  So keep that in mind before you buy the game.

What do you think?  Are you happy she will be in the game?  Do you like the character?  Would you prefer a Bayonetta sequel?  Check out the video and let me know what you think in the comment section below.  Also, don’t forget to vote and, if you liked this post, please follow the blog and click the like button.



Spider-Man on the Web

A new Spider-Man viral video was released on WebbedMenace.com after wanted posters were put up at this year’s WonderCon telling people to visit the site.  The video is a fake news report, which includes an interview with one of the film’s characters, Captain George Stacy.  The video questions whether or not Spider-Man truly is the villain the police make him out to be or if he’s a hero, like many citizens believe.  Also in the video, there is some of footage of vandals spray painting the Spider-Man symbol, which helps set up for a different aspect of the website.

Along with the video, there is a section where people can send in pictures that they have took of Spider-Man or Spider-man related things, such as webs and what not.  This will hopefully lead to future videos, but with actual audience involvement.  It’s pretty smart, because people are actively getting involved and working on material that will essential advertise the film.  It’s kind of an advancement that viral marketing has been making for a while now; think of how Tron: Legacy and Dark Knight Rises have used fans voices in their movies.

What do you think?  Do you like this form of marketing?  Are you excited about the movie?  Will you be submitting pictures to the site?  Check out the video below and let me know what you think by voting and leaving a comment.  Also, don’t forget to follow and click the like button if you enjoyed this post.


Happy St. Patrick’s Day from Ireland

St. Patrick’s Day is, for the most part, a day for drinking and celebrating.  Being Irish I feel I have the right to say that without any repercussions.  I was going to head in to the parade and post pictures of that, but I decided to celebrate the holiday in a much less conventional way.

Firstly, I have decided to stay in rather than go out.  I will be watching a movie and it’s not an Irish movie.  Funnily enough I actually have an Irish movie that I haven’t watched yet, but I’m opting to put on an American one instead.  Though in defence of my plan, the movie does feature part Irish actress, Olivia Wilde, it’s the 2011 film In Time.

In further rebellion of the holiday, which I actually like by the way, I will be eating an Easter egg.  Having only finished my final Easter egg from last year a few months ago, I went out and bought another one specifically for this occasion.  To keep some of the Paddy’s Day tradition alive I am wearing green.  However you celebrate the day, I hope you have a good one.

Happy St. Patrick’s Day from Ireland.


Resident Evil Chronicles

Capcom have announced yet another Resident Evil game coming out this year.  This time, similar to what they’re doing with Resident Evil 4 and Code Veronica, Capcom will be converting both Umbrella Chronicles and Darkside Chronicles to HD and releasing them on the PS3.  These games will be available on the PSN in June and in stores soon after.

Now you may be thinking, if you have them on the Wii, then it’s essentially buying the same games twice and you’d be right.  The game controls have not changed from the Wii version it’s still a first person rail game.  Players have the option of using either the Move controller, which would make gameplay identical to the Wii version, or the regular PlayStation controller, which I imagine would make it awkward and slow down reaction speed.

‘Remastered for the PlayStation 3 with stunning HD graphics and featuring PlayStation Move compatibility, Resident Evil: Chronicles HD Collection will offer gamers the chance to relive the Resident Evil story so far. The intense shooter gameplay from both titles is back as players attempt to survive the horror alone or with a friend in co-op mode, earning trophies as they go. PlayStation Move technology brings the action to life, with the player using the PlayStation Move motion controller as their weapon. The title can also be enjoyed with the wireless controller, providing seamless gameplay without a PlayStation Move motion control accessory.’

Honestly, this HD craze is getting a bit out of hand.  Sure graphics are important, but doesn’t it seem ridiculous that companies can sell the same product again just by making a slight improvement, take that Apple.  Okay, so maybe that’s how the world works now, but that doesn’t mean we have to jump on board.  If you have it on the Wii, are the improved graphics enough to justify buying the PS3 version?

What do you think?  Do you have the Wii Versions?  Are you going to buy it on the PlayStation 3?  How important are HD graphics to you?  Let me know by voting and leaving a comment below.  Also, don’t forget to follow and click the like button, if you liked this post.


I Adopted F.E.A.R.

The world can be a stressful place sometimes and when you finally get a break from that what could be better than going on a killing spree, I am of course talking about games not real life murder which, for the record, I don’t condone.  Anyway, recently I found myself under a lot of stress and couldn’t get my fix of video game violence because of a new hard drive.

Unwilling to replay any of my old games I decided that, when the stress eased up a bit, I’d buy a new game.  Nothing fancy just something old and cheap.  One game stuck out in my memory and I decided to hunt it down.  It’s called F.E.A.R. (First Encounter Assault Recon) and it was first recommended to me last year by a guy that worked in a GameStop that has now shut down.  After a bit of searching I found the game pre-owned, ironically in a GameStop, and bought it.

F.E.A.R. is a psychological horror first person shooter that was released on PC, Xbox 360 and PS3 between 2005 and 2007.  The game follows the F.E.A.R. team as they investigate a supernatural phenomenon and naturally you play as the point man, which is a soldier that is sent in first all the time as sort of a lookout.  This means that you’re fighting thousands of soldiers all by yourself and to make matters worse, and a lot more fun, the supernatural phenomenon occasionally pops up to scare the hell out of you.

As a massive horror fan I think that GameStop guy was right, this game is great.  It’s been a long time since I’ve ever been really scared, but this might change that.  To add to the atmosphere I’ve been playing the game alone in the dark, I know my commitment is incredible and a little excessive.  Naturally, after one day it’s hard to say whether F.E.A.R. is truly worth the GameStop recommendation, but for now I’m really enjoying it and props to pre-owned games.  I was considering not getting it because of a bad experience I had years ago, but this seems to run without any trouble and has barely any scratches.  So there you go adopt a game, you won’t regret it.

What do you think?  Have you played F.E.A.R.?  Do you buy pre-owned games?  Are you a fan of the horror genre?  Let me know by voting and leaving a comment below.  Also, don’t forget to follow and click the like button if you liked this post.


Men in Black 3 extended trailer