Video games are known for violence, we all know that. You shoot things, you blow things up, you rampage and go crazy from the comfort of your console, and nobody’s really getting hurt. In fact, I’ve always felt it’s better to get your aggressions out in a game, instead of actually hurting somebody.
However it turns out, good, bad or indifferent, we all know that Star Wars is going to be the big genre flick to see in 2015. Right now, casting is also coming down to the wire on another genre blockbuster coming in the summer of ’15, Terminator Genesis, which will be a prequel.
While SHIELD has had some struggles in the ratings, it’s now heading into the new year with a character from the Thor universe making a cameo, Lady Sif.
The Walking Dead is back, and hate to sound like a broken record, but you knew it was going to bring monster ratings. In fact, this time zombies have actually beaten out the Olympics, just like they beat out Sunday Night Football back in October.
Escape From New York isn’t one of John Carpenter’s better movies, but it was always a great concept for a movie, especially back in the day when New York was a crime infested sewer. These days, New York has really cleaned itself up, and trying to remake it these days would probably make as much sense as trying to remake Revenge of the Nerds because the nerds already got their revenge. (Harry Potter, Bill Gates, etc.)
While a Dark Tower movie may be a real longshot, we’re still hoping for the best on this one. Maybe Ron Howard’s not the right guy for a genre classic, but he’s always been a pro who gets the job done, and he’s passionate about doing this project, which is what you want from a filmmaker.
Several years back, it was announced that there would be two sequels coming for ID4, one of the biggest sci-fi flicks of the ‘90’s. But the big question remained…would Will Smith return? Finally the speculation has ended, and Smith is taking a pass.
Think Legos are only for kids? Think again. Not only have full grown adults been constructing cars and sculptures out of Legos, but Lego has also begun building a good stronghold at the box-office with the Lego Movie, which came in at #1 at the box office.
For at least three generations, kids have loved GI Joe. Not only did kids love playing with dolls in the sixties and seventies, but eighties kids grew up with the GI Joe cartoons and toys.
Gotham is an upcoming TV show on Fox that will be the prequel to Batman. This show will go way, way back, long before Bruce Wayne wore the bat-suit, and it focuses on the rise of Commissioner Gordon as the city, and the villains who corrupted it, began developing.
With the X-Files, Chris Carter became a household name, and a name synonymous with great genre storytelling. Now he’s back with a new show, The After. The verdict so far?
The next Star Wars movie is slated to begin shooting in May, and while there’s no official announcements yet, the latest rumor going around is that the casting has been completed. This is surprising news if it’s true, although you’d figure they’d have to have a cast together pretty quickly to get started by summer.
Activision has a new game, Destiny, and the company’s really high on it. In fact, there’s a lot of hype right now telling us that this could be one of the biggest games ever.
With the untimely death of Philip Seymour Hoffman, there’s a lot in the news about heroin, which sadly is making a big comeback these days. (You’d think after what happened to Kurt Cobain twenty years ago that people would have learned their lesson.) While it’s probably not smart to be selling drugs on the ‘net, that’s apparently what one kid has been accused of doing.
A movie version of the Vertigo comic Preacher has been in the works for a long time, and now the news has hit that it may finally become a reality, with an unlikely filmmaking team behind it.
HR Giger’s artwork is some of the most frightening I’ve ever seen. It’s brilliantly done, but I’d hate to be on the wrong drugs looking at it. Now the man who gave us the nightmarish visions of Alien has turned 74 years old.
Avengers: The Age of Ultron should begin shooting this spring in England, and another major cast member has come aboard: Paul Bettany is playing the Vision.
If Green Day’s Dookie album turning twenty doesn’t make you feel old, this definitely will…Twisted Sister’s Stay Hungry album, featuring the legendary anthem “We’re Not Going to Take It,” is about to turn thirty years old.
There’s been a big anti-smoking movement in America for years, to the point where people have even criticized characters smoking in movies. While we think that things like that are going a little too far, we’re all for people speaking out against what can be a very deadly habit in the long run.
Decades after the Christopher Reeve classic became the big hit of 1978, Hollywood is still trying to get Superman right for the big screen. While Christopher Nolan successfully reinvented Batman, at least for two movies, the consensus is that Bryan Singer pretty much blew it with Superman Returns, and unfortunately Man of Steel didn’t help matters much either.