I sincerely hope the person at Lego who came up with the idea of partnering with movies and TV shows has gotten the raise of a lifetime, because it’s one of the best things Lego has ever done. Especially with their Lego video games, particularly the Star Wars ones. Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens is coming for us all the enjoy on June 28, and to get us excited Lego has released a shot-by-shotish remake of the original Force Awakens teaser. I say shot-by-shotish, because obviously the Lego one involves more comedy. I particularly appreciated the Poe Dameron bit. More »
And of course it made me cry. Because apparently all things Star Wars-related make me cry these days, and obviously the latest trailer for Star Wars: Battlefront is no exception. Titled, “Become More Powerful,” you can immediately see where they’re going with it as people start to disappear and their clothes fall to the floor. But really, if you didn’t know what this was a trailer for, it would be incredibly confusing. Although the Star Wars score should give you a clue. By the time Anna Kendrick comes in and delivers Obi-Wan Kenobi’s famous line, “If you strike me down, I shall become more powerful than you can possibly imagine” while holding a knife, I am in. As for the game itself? Of course it looks amazing. This is a Battlefront game–all of them have been amazing. Star Wars: Battlefront will be available November 17, so you’ll be able to see for yourself if it’s really worth having Darth Vader strike you down for.
Listen for the 'Bare Necessities'
Altho I’m pretty horrified that Disney is planning a remake/sequel of their classic 1964 film Mary Poppins, I have been mostly excited to see their planned live-action remakes of their animated films (like Maleficent and Cinderella). In the spring of 2014, we learned that Disney is planning a live-action remake of their animated film The Jungle Book. Today we get our first look at the film with the release of the first teaser trailer. Now THIS is a Disney remake project that I can get behind. THIS is the kind of thing that Disney should be focusing on. The reinvention of animated movies into live action films has so much potential for greatness. Check out this teaser trailer above and see what you think. This looks like it will be great, no? The Jungle Book hits theaters on April 15.
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The TV Guide
Back in April and in May, I professed my UNDYING love for a the mobile video game Marvel Contest of Champions and here comes the June installment of my continuing obsession with the game. LOL. I’m usually very proud of my nerdy geekdom but something about how obsessed I am with this game makes me none too proud to talk too much about the game. I play it every day. Like, multiple times a day. I’ve always like video games, as I may have made clear before, but there is something about this game that has kept me entertained since the first day I played it. BUT ANYWAYS, the point that I’m trying to get at is that I beat the game entirely, 100% yesterday … and I have to be honest and say that doing so had made me happier than I ever thought a video game could … haha, as sad as that may sound ;) More »
Not content with being the musical mastermind of one of the greatest groups in modern music or being an Academy Award-winning film composer, Trent Reznor is now composing music for video game trailers … like this one for Batman: Arkham Knight. Reznor has LONG been a fan of video game composition. Back in the mid-’90s, Reznor composed an entirely original score for the Quake video game, years before anyone else was seriously paying attention to video game music composition. I LOVE that TR is now working on the Batman video games because, honestly, I can’t think of a better pairing. Check out the Be The Batman trailer above to hear a new version of the Nine Inch Nails song The Wretched adapted for this video game see how well Reznor‘s music works in the video game world of Batman.
The TV Guide
Last month I mentioned that I’ve been obsessed as of late with an iOS mobile game called Marvel Contest of Champions and I’m afraid I must admit that the obsession continues. I’m not usually a big video game person but when I find a game that I really love, I tend to lose my mind. And with a game that is updated on a weekly basis with fun new stuff to play for, like Contest of Champions, well … I can’t help myself. The last time I really went nuts was when I played in a multi-day tournament to win Daredevil as a playable character. This week, the Age of Ultron version of Vision has been made available so … I’ve been grinding in the tourney in order to win him. More »
"Sort of an adult 'Muppet Show'"
ABC has announced the new shows they have selected to air during their upcoming TV season and among the new shows of the 2015-2016 TV season is a new incarnation of The Muppet Show. Titled simply, The Muppets., the beloved cast of Muppet characters will return to primetime TV later this year … and you can watch the first trailer for The Muppets. in the embed above. As you can see, this new Muppet show will be geared towards adults and it looks kinda like a Muppet version of Modern Family. Have a look, see what you think. Are you excited to see that The Muppets are coming back to TV?
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The TV Guide
I decided to keep my Monday plans loose so that I could come and go if I pleased and I ended up not doing anything at all. For the past few weeks, I’ve been really obsessed with a mobile fighting game app called Marvel Contest of Champions that I first learned about back in February. Since then, I’ve been playing and enjoying the game like a normal person … but after an update that added new characters to the game, my normal gameplay turned obsessive. With The Avengers: Age of Ultron opening in theaters soon, the game has been updated to include fun new content that is connected to the game … like the ability to use one’s Marvel characters to fight hand-to-hand with Ultron! More »
The TV Guide
Back in January, I blogged about the forthcoming release of the latest installment in the Mortal Kombat video game series Mortal Kombat X which would be made available for mobile phones as well as video game consoles. Early this morning, at around 4AM, my friend Josh woke me up to tell me that the game had been released for iOS. In my excitement, I immediately downloaded the game and started playing … for about 2 hours … from 4AM to 6AM this morning. LOL. Needless to say, I’m a fan of the new version of Mortal Kombat … like a crazy person. More »
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