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REVIEW: "Doctor Who: Deep Breath"

Peter Capaldi's premiere episode as the Doctor. Does it hold up?

Disney's "Star Wars: Rebels" Release Date Announced

The galaxy far, far, away may be closer than you think...

Test Footage for Deadpool Movie Hits the Internet

Finally, the "Merc with the mouth" gets his time in the spotlight"

Saturday, June 29, 2013

(Fake) TRAILER: Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Special


By Dave Bouressa


If there is anything "whovians" hate more than waiting, it's waiting for a big event. And there is no event larger in the entire history of Doctor Who than the 50th Anniversary special coming later this year.

Fans who follow the series know that we finished the last season off with the Doctor revealing his greatest secret, which (spoilers) was in fact, not his name, but a regeneration that he has kept hidden, because....he's evil? We don't really know the story behind it, but he's played by John Hurt, so it must be cool, right?


Fans also know that we will be seeing the return of Billie Piper as Rose Tyler and David Tennant as the Tenth Doctor, much to fan delight. Regarding the special itself, the BBC has been incredibly quiet about details aside from the release date, the special premiering in theaters (in 3D too), and will include a popular Doctor Who alien race that has not appeared since the shows revival in 2005-Zygons.

The only other bit of information we know is that the filming for the special was done some time ago, so you can imagine how people felt after this trailer showed up online...



I know what you're thinking. Holy fish-fingers and custard, Batman! For obvious reasons, the internet exploded in excitement....up until the BBC confirmed it as fake.

That's right. All those emotions you felt for the past minute or so were for nothing. However, this has got to be one of the best fake trailers I've seen since the infamous "Legend of Zelda" trailer. It is only a matter of time before we get a trailer for the special, given the theatrical release of it in the UK, but until then, enjoy this behind-the-scenes video of Matt Smith and David Tennant discussing the Doctor Who 50th Anniversary.




The Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Special will premiere on November 23rd, 2013.




Wednesday, June 26, 2013

"Man of Steel"'s Henry Cavill Doesn't Want Justice League Movie to Happen...Yet

Picture via Kyomusha on DeviantArt
By Dave Bouressa


Zack Snyder's "Man of Steel" has received quite the controversy of late. Is it good? Is it crap? Having seen it twice and hearing other people's opinion on the film, opinions have ranged from "incredible" to "not very good". I have yet to hear anybody say it is a flat-out "bad movie", so that's promising for Snyder, right?

Regardless of whether or not you enjoyed the film, it is undeniably a new step for Superman and DC as a whole regarding following Marvel's footsteps in getting it's "rumored-but-kind-of-confirmed-but-not-really" Justice League film off the ground.

In a recent interview with Comicbook.com, the Man of Steel himself, Henry Cavill talked about what he was expecting regararding the future of The Justice League.


“Justice League–more movies, I have no idea. Justice League could be great if done correctly. It’s a very tough one to do because the DC Comics heroes are all godlike in their power so in the real-world setting we’re telling our story in it’s going to be tough to achieve that and it has to be done very delicately and a lot of thought. So it won’t be right away, certainly not, or I hope not anyway. It may take some time building other movies and other characters and then introduce them together in one way or another. I think it would be great to do but I don’t think it’s around the corner.”





Should the Justice League film ever take off, it will be interesting to see how it plays out, especially given DC's less than stellar track record regarding their films. This coming days after Christopher Nolan  and "Man of Steel" writer, David Goyer, stating that "Man of Steel" and Nolan's "Dark Knight Trilogy" do not exist in the same universe. 

“The ‘Dark Knight’ films do not exist in the same universe. Zack [Snyder] has gone on record. The fact that we have Wayne Industries on the satellite, Bruce Wayne exists in this universe. Lex Luthor exists in this universe. Other metahumans do exist in this universe, so the hope is, depending on how the film does, that we’ll be able to roll into some other films.” nerdbastards.com

For those of you with a keen eye, the Satalite that Zod throws at Superman near the end of the film as a Wayne Enterprises logo on it. 


Picture via Comicbookmovie.com

It will also be interesting to note how DC will take a crack at building up it's heroes for Justice League. Superman is in the bag, but if Nolan's "Dark Knight Trilogy" is out-of-universe, we can expect a new Batman film in the near future. 

However, Batman and Superman are the no-brainers. It is getting the other heroes built that is the problem. DC already botched up Green Lantern (Ryan Reynolds would have been perfect for The Flash. Just saying), nobody is going to see a Flash film, and any Wonder Woman project is shot down before it can even begin. Maybe an Aquaman film could do well, if done right, but that could be very tricky. And getting a film going about Hawkgirl and Martian Manhunter is simply impossible. 

Personally, I think they should pump out a Green Lantern Sequel, with John Stewart as the Lantern as opposed to Hal Jordan, get a new Batman out and just jump right into Justice League, with the other heroes getting films after, and treat them as spin-off films. 

After having been marathoning the old Justice League cartoon from the early 2000's on Netflix over the past few days, DC is certainly on this fan's mind, and seeing the Justice League on screen would be a dream come true. If someone asked you if you would pay ten dollars to see Batman and Superman on screen together, and you said no, you're a bloody liar. And to prove it, check out this opening cinematic from DC Universe and tell me you wouldn't want to see a Justice League movie...






Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Help Fund GoPro Lightsabers-"First Person" Star Wars Duels

By Dave Bouressa

If someone asked you to name something you wanted to be when you grew up, and Jedi was not on the list, you're a bloody liar.

There is nothing quite like swinging around a lightsaber, from a dinky little plastic fold-up one, to a Force FX saber. Pretending to be in Star Wars is every child's fantasy. And now that you're old and regretting getting that degree in that major you'll never use, you can relive your childhood fantasies of being a Jedi or Sith....kind of.

Introducing The Stunt People.

We, The Stunt People, got together with our friends the Golden Gate Knights to produce a fun video to test out our new GoPro Hero3 setup. It started with a simple idea by our fearless leader, Eric Jacobus. He told Alain Bloch, "I've got a GoPro, and I've never seen a GoPro lightsaber battle". A few hours later they were at the gym rehearsing a short choreography sequence and putting on costumes. A half-hour later everything was filmed. We were lucky too because the batteries of the GoPro died pretty quick. A few days later we released the video, totally unsuspecting of what would happen next. - Kickstarter





Incredible, right? Well, they are trying to turn it into a full web series! But they can't do it without you!






Check out their Kickstarter Page Here and help out any way you can by donating what you can! 

As of June 18th, they are only at $4,517 out of $10,000 with only 17 days to go! For those who don't know how Kickstarter works, if they don't hit their goal by the end of their deadline, they don't get any of the funding, the only way to see this in action is to help them hit their goal!!!


Bonus incentives include everything from a name in the credits and DVD's, to a replica lightsaber, and being a full Producer! So be sure to check out their Kickstarter Page, and show them that the force is truly with this series!!!



TRAILER: First Look at Disney's "Frozen"

By Dave Bouressa


Official video description:

Walt Disney Animation Studios, the studio behind "Tangled" and "Wreck-It Ralph," presents "Frozen," a stunning big-screen comedy adventure. Fearless optimist Anna (voice of Kristen Bell) sets off on an epic journey—teaming up with rugged mountain man Kristoff (voice of Jonathan Groff) and his loyal reindeer Sven—to find her sister Elsa (voice of Idina Menzel), whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom of Arendelle in eternal winter. Encountering Everest-like conditions, mystical trolls and a hilarious snowman named Olaf, Anna and Kristoff battle the elements in a race to save the kingdom. 



The film is directed by Chris Buck ("Tarzan," "Surf's Up") and Jennifer Lee (screenwriter, "Wreck-It Ralph"), and produced by Peter Del Vecho ("Winnie the Pooh," "The Princess and the Frog"). Featuring music from Tony® winner Robert Lopez ("The Book of Mormon," "Avenue Q") and Kristen Anderson-Lopez ("In Transit"), "Frozen" skates into Irish cinemas in 3D on the 6th of December, 2013.


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Friday, June 14, 2013

REVIEW: Man of Steel

By Bailey Casello

Said to be one of the most anticipated movies of the summer, Man of Steel, directed by Zac Snyder, was released today worldwide. I, being the lucky Wal*mart employee (only time you'll ever see that in a sentence) got to not only see it free, but go to the exclusive 7pm showing yesterday.

This will be as spoiler free as possible.

"It's not an 'S', where I'm from it means Hope."

I'm going to touch on a few things from the movie. First thing being the music. One of the biggest debates since the release of the soundtrack has been who had the better Superman soundtrack? John Williams, or Hans Zimmer? Ladies and Gentleman, I can not answer this question. The themes, dynamics, and tone of the movies were completely different, thus creating two different sounding compositions. Man of Steel was a darker movie, but the underlying theme was hope, and the music presented by Hans Zimmer reflected that perfectly. John Williams' Superman score was more of a fanfare, like most superhero movies, and because of that and his ability to project that well it was also brilliant. The music in this movie set up every scene perfectly, and it was able to not only project hope, but make you feel it as well. Bravo Hans Zimmer! (For those who haven't heard any of it here is the main theme)
Moving along to the action and effects in the movie. It was action packed, never dull, and it left me on the edge of my seat. The effects were spot on, even his flying was just superbly done. But the fighting sequences, especially the last one, was mind blowing. Seeing the true dynamics of his power was outstanding. And really that is all that needs to be said about that. The X-ray vision was really cool, and the heat vision mildly reminded me of Cyclops from X-men, but that also was really well done for effects.

The story and the movie all together were spectacular. You see Supermans struggle to blend into society, not understanding where he is from, having the human emotions, but always knowing that he is more. Henry Cavill is probably the best Superman I've seen. In the movie Lois Lane came close to death so many times I lost count, but she was great in this movie. The development of her character was minimal but done well. Throughout the movie you see flashbacks to Kal-El  growing up on earth and the relationship he had with his adoptive parents. Those were some of the most heart warming scenes and showed true development in his character. Also make sure you all pay attention during the last fight, something is thrown around that hints to possibilities for the next movies villain.

Anyways, I could probably go on and on about this movie. Either way, it was epic, and not a disappointment, so get out there and see it this weekend. Let us know what you thought of it as well!

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Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Sony Confirms Kingdom Hearts 3 for Playstation 4 and Xbox One


By Dave Bouressa

If Sony destroying the competition at this year's E3 wasn't enough to put a PS4 on your wishlist, this will.

After seven years and five "not-sequels", Sony finally announced Kingdom Hearts 3, a game that fans have long been waiting for.

Check out the trailer here.




At this point, no release date has been announced. It was only confirmed that the game was in development for Playstation 4 and Xbox One, which is odd considering that Kingdom Hearts and Kingdom Hearts 2 were Playstation exclusive.

For those who don't know, Kingdom Hearts is a game where the worlds of Final Fantasy and Disney combine in one of the most addictive and incredibly story driven games you could play, and every level (with some exceptions) has you diving into the worlds of Disney films, from The Little Mermaid, Mulan, Aladdin, and so many more.

If that trailer wasn't already enough to get you excited, think about this. Kingdom Hearts 2 came out in 2005. Since that time, Disney now has Pixar, Marvel AND Lucasfilm under their banner. The first game dealt mostly with the classic Disney films. The second game stepped out of the comfort zone by giving us the worlds of Pirates of the Caribbean and Tron. Could the third game go all out and give us The Avengers and Star Wars?!

Probably not, but I can dream, can't I?




TRAILER: The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug


By Dave Bouressa


The next chapter in Peter Jackson's film adaptation of J.R.R.Tolkien's "The Hobbit" has just released it's first trailer.



When we last left our heroes, they had just fought off a legion of orcs, and were on their way to the Dwarven Kingdom in the Lonely Mountains.

Much like in The Lord of the Rings, the giant eagles that saved everyone from the orcs could have easily just flown them to their destination instead of dropping them off hundreds and hundreds of miles away with their destination in sight, but again, much like Lord of the Rings, if they had done that, we wouldn't have gotten a great story, and with that, a great trailer for what is sure to be a great film.

Aside from the mostly negative feedback on the 48 frames per second, the first chapter of "The Hobbit" trilogy was massively successful, and knowing that Peter Jackson's still got it regarding the Tolkien universe, "The Desolation of Smaug" is sure to have all the fun, thrills, scares, and adventure of "An Unexpected Journey", if not more.

And yes, we all know, Legolas is not in the book. Quit complaining about it. Orlando Bloom needs a paycheck too. Also, Peter Jackson is turning a book that is a few hundred pages into 3 two-hours films. Clearly some of the film is not going to be in the book.

Regardless of who is in the book or not, or how many frames per second the film is in, we are all going to be in the theater having fun, and enjoying the adventure that is Middle Earth.

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug comes out December 13th, 2013



Super Smash Bros. Announced for Wii U and 3DS, Mega Man and Animal Crossing Join the Fight


By: Dave Bouressa


Nintendo has said for quite some time that they will be very downplayed for this year's E3, because they have no new console and only a few major announcements. One of those announcements is what every Nintendo fan craves, the next Super Smash!

There is nothing quite like watching Mario punch Pikachu in the face, while Link slices away at Donkey Kong. And with every new Nintendo console, comes a new Super Smash-this time for two consoles: Wii U and 3DS.

Check out the trailer here:



And Animal Crossing does not appear to be the only new game introduced into the world of Super Smash....




This is not Nintendo's first time jumping out of their own franchise. Super Smash Bros. Brawl brought in Sonic the Hedgehog, essentially the mascot of Sega.


So how will the next Super Smash Bros hold up, and how will it differ regarding different platforms? Only one way to find out.

Super Smash Bros for Wii U and 3DS launches in 2014.




"PS4 Supports Used Games". E3 Crowd Goes Nuts


By Dave Bouressa

Microsoft has certainly not been in favorable terms among gamers since the release of the Xbox One, for many reasons, but the main three being:

-Must connect to the internet every 24 hours or it stops working
-Kinect is permanently on
-Preventing/restricting the playing/purchasing of used games (which they still have not fully clarified)

Even after showing their incredible upcoming games and software, the hardware is still causing gamers to keep their distance. A few hours later, it was Sony's Press Conference, and the smackdown began...




Hearing "I guess that's a good thing" makes one think that perhaps that he was genuinely surprised that it was such an issue. However, Sony follows up with yet another smackdown which proves that they know EXACTLY what they're doing...



Ouch. Double burn.

I have been a fan of Microsoft, Sony, and Nintendo, owning consoles from all three (PS1, PS2, Xbox360, Wii), but regarding "next-gen" gaming, it's looking like PS4 is going to be the winner.

The Playstation 4 will be out this fall and cost $399.99 at launch (100 dollars less than Xbox One. Triple burn).



Monday, June 10, 2013

EA Presents Star Wars Battlefront III Teaser at E3



By Dave Bouressa

Well, they did it. They finally did it. After years of dissapointment and countless campaigns, it's finally happening. Star Wars Battlefront III is going to be on your gaming consoles in the near future.

At this point, all we see is a man of unknown origin walking through a barren battlefield covered in snow. A snowspeeder whizzes past as an AT-AT steps in front, barely crushing the character.






Ever since EA made a deal with Disney regarding future Star Wars games, BFIII was always the first on everyone's mind, and now that we are finally getting it, perhaps the internet can finally rest. At least for a little while...



Starwars.com had this to say:

Combining stunning visuals, incisive gameplay, and smart level design, the Star Wars: Battlefront video games took fans into the Star Wars universe in previously unexplored ways. The series beautifully showcased Star Wars locales, featured intense ground-battle action, and allowed gamers to fight for the Empire, the Republic, the Rebellion, and other factions. They were not just great Star Wars games; they were great video games in their own right. And we are thrilled to confirm that the series will continue.
In their pre-E3 press conference today, Electronic Arts Inc. announced the production of a new entry in the Star Wars: Battlefront franchise, currently titled Star Wars: Battlefront. It is being developed by DICE, creators of the critically-acclaimed Battlefield games, and will utilize the Frostbite 3 engine. As one of the world’s premier video game developers, DICE has the talent and expertise to deliver a Star Wars experience like no other, while pushing the boundaries of what is capable in a video game. TheStar Wars: Battlefront series, which we know means so much to fans and gamers, is in good hands.
This is the first official game announced under the new multi-year, multi-title licensing agreement between EA, Lucasfilm Ltd., and Disney Interactive, and will kick off a new era for Star Wars video games. Platform and release information will be revealed at a later date. Stay tuned to StarWars.com for more on the next installment in the Star Wars: Battlefrontseries. In the meantime, enjoy the teaser video below, and prepare for battle…


Assuming that the deal was only recently struck, the game can't be that far into development, which would explain the short teaser. At this time, very little information is known, and no release date has been set.


Xbox One E3 2013 Press Conference Recap and Highlights



By Dave Bouressa

A few weeks ago when Microsoft unveiled the new Xbox, named the Xbox One, the internet exploded in a fit of rage, ranging from topics regarding the always-online requirement, the Kinect permanently being on, and the "used games" issue that has been the topic of much debate of late.

However, Microsoft featured it's upcoming software to the masses, and much of the negativity seemed to dissapear as gamers were floored by what they saw...

Scroll down to see the featured upcoming games.



First, we were given what everybody wanted to know about the upcoming Xbox One. Release date and price. Microsoft has announced the Xbox One will be coming out November 2013, and will cost $499.99.

















Xbox Live Gold Members will now be given two free game downloads a month, with the first two games being Assassin's Creed II and Halo 3.

















Microsoft also stated it would be ditched the "Microsoft Points" and instead move towards real currency regarding downloading games and downloadable content.


Now we move to the games...

HALO 5




METAL GEAR SOLID V: THE PHANTOM PAIN




LOST PLANET 3




WORLD OF TANKS: XBOX 360 EDITION




RYSE: SON OF ROME




SUNSET OVERDRIVE




DARK SOULS II




FORZA MOTORSPORT 5




MINECRAFT: XBOX ONE EDITION




QUANTUM BREAK-WHEN TIME STUTTERS AND FREEZES




D4




PROJECT SPARK







DEAD RISING 3




WITCHER 3




BATTLEFIELD 4




BELOW




TITANFALL




THIEF




SUMMER OF ARCADE



KINECT SPORTS RIVALS




Stay tuned for more updates regarding E3.




Monday, June 3, 2013

Matt Smith to Leave Doctor Who After 2013 Christmas Special





By Dave Bouressa

Regeneration. Doctor Who fans are quite familiar with not only the term, but the process. It is the in-show explanation when The Doctor "dies" and regenerates into a new body, replacing the actor portraying him. And unfortunately, it is inevitable for every actor who plays the part to make this decision.

Current Doctor, Matt Smith, after playing the role for three years has decided to hang up his fez and bow-tie and walk away from the role.

Smith had this to say:

Doctor Who has been the most brilliant experience for me as an actor and a bloke, and that largely is down to the cast, crew and fans of the show.

"I'm incredibly grateful to all the cast and crew who work tirelessly every day to realise all the elements of the show and deliver Doctor Who to the audience. Many of them have become good friends and I'm incredibly proud of what we have achieved over the last four years.

"Having Steven Moffat as show runner write such varied, funny, mind bending and brilliant scripts has been one of the greatest and most rewarding challenges of my career. It's been a privilege and a treat to work with Steven - he's a good friend and will continue to shape a brilliant world for the Doctor.
The fans of Doctor Who around the world are unlike any other; they dress up, shout louder, know more about the history of the show (and speculate more about the future of the show) in a way that I've never seen before.

"Your dedication is truly remarkable. Thank you so very much for supporting my incarnation of the Time Lord, number 11, who I might add is not done yet - I'm back for the 50th anniversary and the Christmas special.


"It's been an honour to play this part, to follow the legacy of brilliant actors, and helm the Tardis for a spell with 'the ginger, the nose and the impossible one'. But when ya gotta go, ya gotta go and Trenzalore calls. Thank you guys. Matt."

-BBC





Now for all you fellow whovians, do not fret. We will still have a bit more time with The Doctor. Matt Smith has been confirmed for Series (or Season) 8, which will split in half with the 2013 Christmas Special, from which companion Clara (Jenna Louise-Coleman) will continue the series with a new actor in the role of The Doctor. And don't forget, we still have the 50th Anniversary Special with David Tennant and John Hurt to look forward to.

At this point, no actor has been named to replace Smith, but in 2010, Smith wasn't named as Tennant's replacement until the last minute, so it may be a while until we see a name.