Happy Friday the 13th!
Remember back in January when we first learned that a new Mortal Kombat video game is coming our way this year? Well today, on Friday the 13th, we learn that Jason Vorhees — the hockey-masked killer from the Friday the 13th horror film franchise — will be a playable character when Mortal Kombat X is released next month. Previously, Freddy Krueger (from the A Nightmare on Elm Street horror film franchise) was a playable character in the last Mortal Kombat game released and now, Jason is getting in on the fun. Click below to learn more and watch video of Jason in action in Mortal Kombat X. More »
In October we saw the first trailer for the new Disney/Pixar animated film Inside Out and the second trailer came in December. Today we get to see the just-released latest teaser video for Inside Out, which will open in theaters on June 19. As you can see in this very cute TV spot trailer, the little voices inside our heads go through a lot on a daily basis … from happiness to anger to brain freezes. I really like all the promo we’ve seen from Inside Out thus far. Pixar generally can do no wrong so I’m looking forward to seeing this new movie when it comes out this Summer, are you?
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"Dear God ..."
Earlier this month I noted that the CW superhero TV series The Flash teased the forthcoming on-screen arrival of one of the DC Comics Universe’s greatest comic book villains — Gorilla Grodd — and today, we get official confirmation that Grodd will be coming to new episodes of The Flash very soon. The CW released a new teaser video that warns Grodd Is Coming and as you can see in the video embedded above, he will definitely be making his presence known in Central City very, very soon. The mere sight of Grodd on The Flash a couple of weeks ago reignited my interest in comic books again and I’ve been on a bit of a kick since then. I cannot EVEN tell you how excited I am that the powers that be at The Flash are bringing Gorilla Grodd to the small screen again. Fans of The Super Friends cartoon series of the ’80s may recall that Grodd was a main member of the villains group The Legion of Doom, but in 2D animated form. I’m hopeful that this CGI animated Grodd will do the character justice because he really is one of the greatest DC Comics villains of all time. This teaser doesn’t say when Grodd will be making his formal debut on The Flash but I think it’ll happen soon. And I cannot WAIT!
Please, DC Comics fans, you feel me? Tell me I’m not the only one super excited about the arrival of this super-intelligent gorilla villain.
This summer, the sequel film Jurassic World will be coming to movie theaters and to coincide with this very exciting event, a new video game based on Jurassic World is coming our way as well. But, instead of a scary, life-like video game adaptation we can look forward to an extremely cute, LEGO-form video game. Click the embed above to get your first tease of the forthcoming LEGO Jurassic World Game and see how much fun our summer will be when this game is released. OMG, I love this so much … don’t you?
From 8-bit to Real Life
Netflix has announced this weekend that they are adapting the Nintendo video game The Legend of Zelda into a live-action TV series for their streaming service. Over the years, Zelda has evolved from an 8-bit video game into a stunningly lifelike computer animated video game which has also been adapted into an animated series. This is the first time that The Legend of Zelda will be adapted into a live-action series … which is very exciting news for Netflix subscribers. At this early stage, we don’t know too much about the series (casting, release date, etc.) but the news is very hopeful nonetheless. Read on … More »
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Because the world can never have too many Mortal Kombat video games, I am happy to pass along the gameplay trailer embedded above that gives us our first look at the latest installment of the Mortal Kombat video game series Mortal Kombat X. As you can see, classic MK characters like Rayden, Scorpion, Kitana and Goro (!!!!!!!!!!) are included in this first trailer — along with some new characters. I’ve been playing Mortal Kombat for about 23 years and, honestly, I never get tired of the game. This first look at Mortal Kombat X looks so great … I might need to get myself a video game console so I can play it!
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This is TOO much awesome
The brilliant folks at CineFix have put together a short video that shows what Disney‘s animated feature film Frozen would look like as an 8-bit video game and as you can see above, the video is nothing short of perfection. Even if you’re sick and tired of Frozen by this point, you have to watch this video to see how cleverly it’s been adapted into a fictional video game — that I really wish existed! If for nothing else, you have to hear the music from Frozen in glorious 8-bit form and just really respect all the inventive hard work that went into the creation of this video. Ugh, it’s soooo good.
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Starring Jason Sudeikis, Josh Gad, Maya Rudolph and more
In what was an inevitability in this age of uninspired movie ideas, today we learn that producers have decided to turn the wildly popular video game Angry Birds into an animated feature-length film. Angry Birds was created as a mobile video game but has since exploded into much more. In the summer of 2016, it will explode in movie theaters as a feature film starring the voices of Maya Rudolph, Josh Gad, Peter Dinklage and Jason Sudeikis. Click below to see a promo image from this new Angry Birds film and learn more about the video game’s transition from mobile phones to movie theaters. More »
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GO SEE THIS MOVIE RIGHT NOW
Guardians of the Galaxy opens in theaters today and as I blogged earlier, it’s a movie that you MUST SEE as soon as humanly possible. In order to try and inspire you to see this movie as quickly as possible, I present to you video of the Guardians trailer made completely out of LEGOs. It’s like The LEGO Movie and Guardians of the Galaxy has sex and birthed a truly adorable baby. Click above to watch and love.
Shall we play a game?
Last week Joss Whedon delighted fans with the fun release of a cute Firefly drawing that he shared with his followers on Twitter. Today we learn that Firefly is getting new life for real in a fun new way. Firefly, the show and its characters, is being revived in video game form that will allow YOU to be part of the action. All of the actors who starred on the show, including star Nathan Fillion, will provide the voices for their characters in the video game — which is probably the closest we will ever get to the actual return of the Firefly TV show. Click the embed above to watch the trailer for Firefly Online and then click below to learn so much more about the game and how YOU can become a part of the world of Firefly. More »