Friday, October 21, 2016

Logan Trailer + One Sheet

Sadly the Wolverine movies have not been very good, the last one, The Wolverine, was highly forgettable.Check my Free Swims Cinematic Super Hero Showdown to see where I've ranked them.
I had heard a lot of positive reactions to this trailer and I have to admit the trailer does make Logan look very promising! The Johnny Cash song and the design of this trailer makes this movie feel much more personal and intimate......I hope this isn't just a bait and switch trailer!
I like this trailer but I'm staying cautiously optimistic.....

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Red Dead Redemption 2 Trailer thoughts and feelings

Well Shut my mouth and call me quiet, I absolutely loved Red Dead Redemption and I cannot wait till I can posse up again!
I was hoping for more in the trailer but this is only an announcement trailer and we will definitely be getting more detailed trailers as we get closer to next fall.
This game is an absolute day 1 purchase!

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

GotG2 Teaser Trailer and Rockin' One Sheet Poster

This might be the greatest movie poster ever! It is so unique and really reminds me of an 80's music album cover!
Oh and we also got a nifty lil trailer...nothing mind blowing, it basically says "HEY PEOPLE, WE KNOW THERE'S A LOT OF STARWARS GOING ON RIGHT NOW AND THAT'S COOL AND ALL BUT WE'RE COMING BACK NEXT MAY, SO MARK YOUR CALANDARS!"
And baby Groot is awesome!

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Star Wars Rogue One Trailer #2 and New Poster

This is the Star Wars movie I've been looking for!
I've been saying it for years, when I first heard about this movie that I was more interested in Rogue one than TFA and this trailer has completely convinced me I was right.
I pray Rogue One does well in the BO because this is exactly what the franchise expand the universe. Aside from Daisey Ridley's Rey I prefer the cast of Rogue One, the story looks infinitely more interesting and doesn't rely on stupid macguffins, obsurity and an overwhelming amount of nostalgia that can be mistaken for un-originality and rehashing.
My only concern is Joe movie goer is gonna be totally confused where this movie fits in with continuity with TFA coming  out last year and episode VIII next year.
Another fascinating tidbit is Rogue One has pulled a character from TCW animated series and brought him into the Live Action Universe, Saw Gerrera played by Forest Witaker has set a precedent that will help expand Star Wars down the line. Now we could see Grand Admiral Thrawn, Ahsoka Tanno and many others from all the other genre's of media that Star Wars exists.

63 days left til Rogue One hits theaters!


Sunday, September 25, 2016

Shin Godzilla is coming!

I know many people who didn't care for Gareth Edwards 2014 Godzilla, I did....mostly.
But Hollywood just can't seem to get Gojira right. I just recently discovered the Shin Gojira media, first off I love the idea! This is a "true" reboot of the franchise hence the Shin in the title.
I love the new explanation of Gojira's origin and that we will see the evolution of Gojira as the film progresses!

The other aspect I really like about Shin Gojira  is the obvious similarities between 2011's tragic Earth Quake and Tsunami that hit NE Japan.
One of these pics is from the trailer, one is from the aftermath of the 2011 tsunami.

Shin Gojira hits US theaters October 11th and will only be in theaters till Oct.18th.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Uncanny Valley (Short Film)

In the slums of the future, virtual reality junkies satisfy their violent impulses in online entertainment. An expert player discovers that the line between games and reality is starting to fade away. 3DAR’s latest short film explores the frightening potential of our next technological revolution. Artwork and process in


Thursday, September 15, 2016

Star Wars Rebels S3 Meet Bendu Preview

Only nine more days till season 3 of Star Wars Rebels! This show   is just getting better and better. So why aren't you watching?! Are you still convinced Disney is ruining StarWars?
I can assure you that is not the case, season three of Rebels not only brings Grand Admiral Thrawn out of Legends status into Cannon, we also pull the Bendu into Cannon and from the Journal of the Whils the Ashla and Bogan! That is incredible! 
I'm also excited to see the roots of the rebellion take hold, maybe we'll see Sol Guerera as well this season. And it's going to be great to delve deeper into the legend of the Mandalorians with the return of Bo Katan....
And finally the relationship between Kanaan, Ezra and Maul! I think Ezra may become the first "grey Jedi"....
And I have no doubt we haven't seen the last of Ahsoka! Did you spot the bird on Bendu's antlers!?

I don't play fighting games anymore because I don't have the reflexes anymore.....

Ok so back when SFIV was new and vanillay I wanted my most good friend Krogenar to get the game and spar with me....we used to lose hours just having Ryu V Ken matches back in the day. But after taking one too many Shoryuken's to the head he hung up his controller, finally after weeks of persistent badgering he told he he stoped playing because
"my reflexes can't keep up with the twitch gameplay nowadays"

WHAAAA ?!?!?!?!?
Well Krogenar meet Cohen the Australian Shepard....he's got some seriously god like paw eye coordination....

Game Review: Transformers Devastation

I grew up watching the G1 series and this game is 100% pure Nostalgia! The whole aesthetic of Devastation is like you're playing a G1 movie!
The primary reason I got Transformers Devastation was the visual style.
The game feels like it's ripped from a script from Transformers Prime but designed around the G1 series. Megs plans on cyberforming Earth using the recently discovered Proud Star ship under Manhattan! OK Good Enough for me.
This game is truly a love letter to my generation, the best way I can describe it is short and sweet with lots of button mashing. That's not to say there isn't some options to mix up the rock em sock em robots action. Players can develop TECH modifiers, Synthesize weapons, purchase special moves like Parry, Rush and Reversal.
The game is relatively short if you just gonna play the story thru one time, but there are incentives to hunting down the collectibles, and playing thru multiple times with the different Autobots. There is a couple galleries, Art, Model and Generations for completionists also.
I've beaten the game with Grimlock and just unlocked The King trophy, next up I'll play thru with Prime, then Wheel Jack, then Sideswipe then you can see how the game can become very repetitive for trophy hunters.
Aside for the brevity of the game I enjoyed the nostalgia trip, Platinum games nailed the details of the G1 characters and bustin Decepti-chops with Grimlock brought me back to my childhood playing with my Transformers!
I'm gonna let my 6 y/o son play, he loves the 80's Transformers animated movie (not the crappy Bayformers) so I think he will enjoy this.
If you see Transformers Devastation for sale, I recommend grabbing it for </= $30.

TGS2016 Final Fantasy XV Trailer

I've waited like 15 years for this game what's another 72 days?
So here's the latest trailer for Final Fantasy XV, I love the FF franchise but after FFXIII, and all the sequels to the Fabula Nova Crystallis the Final Fantasy name lost a little luster for me. But it's been a few years so I'm looking forward to this chapter in the series.