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TV: ‘Game of Thrones’ Returns In April

Posted on January 9, 2014

game-of-thronesI'm sure a lot of you guys are anxiously waiting for the upcoming season of HBO's hit drama Game of Thrones. Well, the wait is almost over, as we have less than three months left until the fourth season.

MOVIES: ‘The Raid 2: Berandal’ Gets March Release Date

Posted on December 23, 2013

raid-2The Raid, the bone crunching Indonesian martial arts action thriller, was one of my favorite films last year (my review), and I'm super excited to see what director Gareth Evans has in store for the sequel, The Raid 2: Berandal.

Posted by: Richard Fagel
Topic(s): Misc.

MOVIE REVIEW: The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

Posted on December 15, 2013

desolation-of-smaug-posterDirector: Peter Jackson

Screenwriters: Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, Peter Jackson, Guillermo del Toro

Starring: Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage, Benedict Cumberbatch, Orlando Bloom, Evangeline Lilly, Lee Pace, Luke Evans, Ken Stott, James Nesbitt, Stephen Fry

Release Date: December 13, 2013

Based on the book "The Hobbit" by J. R. R. Tolkien

While I may not be the biggest fan of J.R.R. Tolkien's work, I will admit that the medieval fantasy world he's created is wondrous within its own history, and Peter Jackson does one hell of a job bringing it to life. While it isn't perfect, the I understand why people love the director's Lord Of The Rings trilogy, but The Hobbit prequel series just doesn't seem to be up to par.

TECH: Meet “The Valkyrie,” NASA’s Superhero Robot To Aid People In Dire Situations

Posted on December 13, 2013

valkyrieWe've seen robots plenty of times in science fiction films, comics, and games, helping us to imagine a world where we could possibly have mechanical counterparts with sophisticated AI that interact with humans. Now NASA wants to make that reality by making a robot that can help assists victims of disaster situations with their newest project: "The Valkyrie."

MOVIES: First Epic Trailer To Tom Cruise’s ‘Edge Of Tomorrow’

Posted on December 11, 2013

edge-of-tomorrowWhenever news breaks out that Hollywood is adapting some kind of Japanese novel or comic (a live-action Death Note and Bleach seem to still be in early development), backlash immediately follows from hardcore fans. Well, Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt will be starring in Edge Of Tomorrow, a sci-fi film based on the light novel All You Need is Kill by Hiroshi Sakurazaka. Worried on how this will end up? Don't, because the trailer looks pretty fantastic.

MOVIES: New Live-Action ‘Kiki’s Delivery Service’ Trailer Released

Posted on December 10, 2013

kikis-delivery-serviceLast month we were given a teaser to the live-action adaptation to Eiko Kadono's children's novel series, Kiki's Delivery Service (this film isn't based on Studio Ghibli's animated movie), and now we have a full trailer thanks to YouTube channel CinemaToday, which was posted yesterday.

MOVIES: ‘Saw’ Scribes Pick Up ‘Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark’ for Movie Adaptation

Posted on December 9, 2013

scar-stories-to-tell-in-the-darkAlvin Shwartz's Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark , the children's book series popularized during the 80s and 90s, is getting a film (or series of films) made. Patrick Melton and Marcus Dunston, scribes from the Saw films are already one the way to write the screenplay to bring these books to life and provide scares for this generation.

MOVIE REVIEW: The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

Posted on November 28, 2013

catching-fire-posterDirector: Francis Lawrence

Screenwriter: Simon Beaufoy, Michael Arndt

Starring: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks, Donald Sutherland, Lenny Kravitz, Stanley Tucci, Philip Seymour Hoffman

Release Date: November 22, 2013

Based on the novel "Catching Fire Games" by Suzanne Collins

The games continue in the second installment of Suzanne Collin's Hunger Games trilogy with Catching Fire and the odds are ever in our favor for a hit sequel to the first movie!

BOOK REVIEW: The Art of Battlefield 4

Posted on November 27, 2013

art-of-battlefield-4Author: Martin Robinson

Publisher: Titan Books

Publication Date: November 5, 2013

First person shooters in video games are like big budget summer blockbusters to the film industry; they come out every year with lots of pretty explosions and very little story. Although that may be the case for most shooters, creating new and exciting features to implement into yearly franchises is extremely difficult. But when you have a development team like DICE studios whose passion for excellence pushes each member of its team to create the best video game they can possibly make, the results are nothing short of greatness. And when that greatness was finished, they packaged it up in a pretty box and called it Battlefield 4.

TV: Alternate Ending To ‘Breaking Bad’ Leaks Out

Posted on November 16, 2013

breaking-bad-alternate-endingBreaking Bad is over, but I'm sure you've read all the online speculations to how AMC's critically acclaimed television drama would end leading up to the finale. Some of the predictions were plausible, while a lot of them were pretty silly, like, you know, Walter Jr. taking over the business or Hal Wilkerson (the dad from the show Malcolm in the Middle, in which Bryan Cranston played) wakes up from a bad nightmare and that "Walter White" was nothing but a dream. Well, it seems like the latter actually happened.