So three years ago Bruce Willis, Helen Mirren, and Morgan Freeman starred in Red—a movie fueled by the premise that old people can still kick ass, too. It was an enjoyable movie. Bruce Willis beat Karl Urban up a couple of times, John Malkovich played a crazy person, and Morgan Freeman died…I think. To be honest, I can’t remember much about it, and I doubt anyone left theaters clamoring for a sequel. Well, Red received a sequel, and while it’s just as enjoyable, it’s ultimately just as forgettable.
James Wan, who achieved fame and fortune by creating the Saw franchise, must wish to atone for steering the American horror film into the waters of torture porn. That’s the only reason I can come up with for why the talented filmmaker has so abruptly switched course, leaving the violent slasher genre behind and focusing instead on eerie haunted house movies. Compared with the sheer excesses of the Saw franchise, Wan’s previous film—Insidious—and The Conjuring are exercises in restraint and solid, traditional filmmaking. Whatever Mr. Wan’s motivations, I fervently hope he continues in this direction, because The Conjuring just so happens to be one of the better horror films released this year.
The quartet is back for some incredibly amazing adventures with fluids at odd temperatures, Kelly’s new 3DS and Animal Crossing, the Ouya giffle, people who are “Vine famous” and old phones!
What’s this world coming to? I’ll tell you! It’s coming to the point where a Phoenix Wright title, namely “Dual Destinies” manages to grab itself an M rating from the ESRB. How’d that happen?
One of the things that the ARMA series is best known for is the coordination of combined arms on the virtual battlefield and it’s becoming clear that ARMA 3 will be no exception. The game already had numerous vehicles and today Bohemia added two more to the dev branch of the beta. To the point: I’ve played with them.
N, Cody and Russell are back in the N5 Funhouse to talk about all kinds of movies up and down! Random stuff! First, Russell brings us Pacific Rim news and we just kinda dovetail from there. It’s an adventure you won’t want to miss!
After my last article complaining about YouTube videos not loading, I did a bunch of research trying to figure out the issue and why it happens. I am pretty sure I found the issue and it looks to be on YouTube’s side with the way they send the video data to your browser. I’m no expert, but it looks like YouTube is sending a short burst of data depending on a quick speed check. Then every few seconds it tries to send more data and the cycle continues. Read on to see my conclusions! Read the rest of this article…
The Biblical book of Revelation once again finds itself as the blueprint for yet another cinematic apocalypse starring Chris Robinson, because we haven’t seen one of those before. In reality, this is a story about Anna Kendrick’s Lindsey, her boyfriend Ben and their families as they watch many of the people they know get raptured to heaven. This leaves the remaining “left behind” populace to deal with new plagues while Chris Robinson’s Antichrist rises to take over the world. We’ve seen this all before, so does Rapture-Palooza bring much to the table? Nope.
Well, this seems to be getting more and more common. Movies and television shows based on or tied into video games? Sure! Defiance did it and now Age of Wushu is doing it, too. Back before the days of the Mortal Kombat movies, it was rare (unheard of?) for a video game to be associated with a movie, except when games came out based on films. So why now?
Guillermo del Toro knows how to put on a good show. With Pacific Rim he takes the simple concept of giant monsters beating each other senseless, and he mines it for all its worth. The result is a gorgeous, explosive film that also happens to be one of the best action movies of 2013.