We knew this day was coming for a long time, and now it’s officially here. Paramount Studios has announced they will no longer be making celluloid film prints of their movies, and theaters better have digital systems to project them, or they’ll get left behind.
As we just reported on TGD, at least one publication feels that Nintendo could be the comeback kid this year in the video game world after some tough times. We think this could be a very good year for gaming, especially considering consoles have been selling like crazy over the Xmas holidays, and Nintendo’s Super Mario Brothers was voted one of the best titles of 2013.
There’s been a lot of Star Wars speculation all over the net, and while nothing has been confirmed, the recent reports claim that every young actor with a pulse has been supposedly up for a role, and that the original trio of Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, and Princess Lei, are all going to have larger roles in the next film.
The console wars really heated up during the holiday, and as we reported here on TGD, there was a surprising twist in the new year. PlayStation 4, who were originally behind in the race, ultimately came out ahead. Where Xbox One was considered a more versatile unit, the hardcore gamers helped drive PlayStation 4’s sales to the top.
Many were hoping that Pacific Rim would launch a giant Japanese robot trend, us included, but it wasn’t big enough of a hit to do this. Still, we’re not surprised to read a report that the robots of Gundam may in the works to come back.
With so many great shows out there, there has really been a great time for genre television. Now that it’s a new year, we’ve got all new seasons of Walking Dead, Game of Thrones, and Under the Dome just around the corner, but at least two of those shows will relaunch further away from each other so not to create a ratings war.
The overall worldwide tally may still favor Sony, but Microsoft can take solace that on home territory it held the competition at bay.
The Academy Awards were announced early on January 16, and the movies that won the most nominations were Gravity and American Hustle. There’s already been backlashes against both movies, with some considering them over-rated, but the Motion Picture Academy sure didn’t think so, giving ten nominations to each.
It took a long time, and some fans, like myself, never thought it would come to pass, but it’s now official…Batman the TV show is coming to DVD and BluRay this year.
According to Twitch.TV, its service is causing people to turn off television in favor of video game playing, and to be more precise, the watching of people playing video games.
It’s very easy to get addicted to playing video games, and much time can pass where you’re just sitting there, jerking a joystick, and being immobile. But will that one day change? Can somebody come up more ways to stay active while gaming?
So Brian Griffin was killed on Family Guy. Then he came back. Fans were furious. And many are probably still furious, because it was a pretty manipulative thing to do to your audience. There’s an art to killing off a character in a story, and you have to play fair with your fans.
Two years from now, the long awaited movie adaptation of World of Warcraft will finally be hitting theaters. We at TGD have very high hopes for it, because we would love to see a good video game movie one of these days, and this one definitely has a shot.
When Marvel’s deal with Robert Downey Jr. ran out, there were some fears he would not come back for the Avengers sequel, but being the good guy that he is, Bob came back and didn’t leave anyone in the lurch. Now it’s official that Sam Worthington and Zoe Saldana are back for the three Avatar sequels.
After a lot of hype, hoopla and false starts, the movie version of Fifty Shades of Grey has of course finally nailed down a cast, and it’s headed to theaters Valentines Day Weekend 2015. So is Poltergeist apparently.
With so many silly rumors going around about superhero movies, it wouldn’t be hard to make up a rumor about a fictional superhero movie, and it would probably go around pretty quickly before it got debunked. This rumor apparently took a few months to finally be proven it was fake, but thank God it is indeed a hoax.
Other than the JJ Abrams reboot of Star Wars, there’s one other movie that will be the most anticipated flick of 2015: Avengers Age of Ultron. James Spader is on board to play Ultron, and now Thomas Krestschmann is onboard to play Baron Wolfgang von Strucker.
Guillermo Del Toro will soon be filming his next movie, a ghost story called Crimson Peak, and there’s still hope he’ll make a sequel to Pacific Rim one of these days. He also has the FX series The Strain coming this July.
Chris Pine has won the lottery by winning the role of Captain Kirk, which he can play for the rest of his life if he wants to. Has he successfully reinvented Jack Ryan?
Marvel’s Ant Man, which Edgar Wright will be directing for a 2015 release, has been coming together quickly. The long rumored casting of Paul Rudd in the title role has been confirmed, and now another Hollywood A-lister is coming aboard, namely Michael Douglas.