8 items from 2010
Ever since dev studio Infinity Ward put out "Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare" three years ago, Activision's contemporary military first-person shooter games has electrified gamers all over the world. Prior to "Modern Warfare," the "Call of Duty" games re-visited various sides of World War II conflicts. Then, "COD4" transported gamers into a stunningly photorealistic world that had them tracking and taking out terrorists in a post 9-11 fictional construct. Sucessive games have upped the ante either in the graphics, gameplay or controversy departments so "Black Ops" has an intimidating legacy to live up to. If you're a "Cod" noob, here's what you need to know.
1. No "No Russian", No Problem
Since the game came out on Tuesday, "Black Ops" has already shattered the sales record set by 2009's "Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2." That game sold 4.7 million units at launch but the U.S. and U.K. day 1 sales »
- Evan Narcisse
Craig here with Take Three
Today: Laurence Fishburne
Take One: Security vans and alien lands
It’s a cheeky sidestep this week. More of a Take Six – although still in three bite-size chunks. For starters, there’s two roles in a couple of nifty, no-fuss genre hits that he contributed supporting turns to recently: Armored (2009) and Predators (2010), both directed by Nimród Antal. In the former he was one of six average Joes – disgruntled security guards feeling the blue collar recessionary bite – hedging their bets on a massive, self-devised and of course ill-thought-out stolen loot payout. Fishburne was Baines, the brawny, aggressive one to whom nobody gave any truck. Along with Matt Dillon, Jean Reno and Fred Ward he lent Armored a hefty dose of gruff gravitas. He got to exercise his infectiously throaty laugh, shoot people willy-nilly and royally show up many of the other supporting actors (Skeet Ulrich I'm »
- Craig Bloomfield
Your opinion of Batman: The Brave and the Bold will be surmised by your reaction to the following sentence: “Batman in ‘Terror on Dinosaur Island!’” (exclamation theirs). If the preceding sentence caused you to scowl and declare it “stupid” or “childish” or “not at all dark and morose, the way I like my Batman,” while stroking your 18″ Sideshow Venom bust to the deep baseline of the Inception soundtrack, you should probably stay far away from this newest animated incarnation of the Caped Crusader.
Brave and bold are, in fact, excellent descriptors for the show. In the wake of Christopher Nolan’s immensely popular, joyless (but also very good) Dark Knight, the creators chose to go as far in the opposite direction as they could. Brave and the Bold is a funny, bright-hued romp through the fifty years of DC history that preceded the turn toward grim and gritty that comics »
- Aaron Roxby
Batman: Brave and The Bold Season One, Part One DVD Review
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Synopsis: Batman wings into an exciting new era, teaming with a mighty honor roll of DC Comics Super Heroes in this action-packed series. Through the show's first 13 Animated Adventures in this 2-Disc Collection, the Dark Knight allies with Aquaman, Plastic Man, Blue Beetle, Red Tornado, Green Arrow, Wildcat, Deadman, Bronze Tiger and Atom to take on an array of evildoers ranging from mad scientists to intergalactic crooks, from power-mad dictators to out-of-control teenagers. He even travels to a parallel world, becoming the villainous Owlman! In this cool, cutting-edge and often funny series bringing back old-school comic-book styling and dry wit to crimefighting, Batman faces any peril, including other heroes stealing the show, in his relentless pursuit of justice.
Review: The Brave and the Bold is the most recent cartoon to make its mark on the Batman franchise. »
- THE LEGION fan network
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....coming August 17th!
This set will retail for $19.99
Episodes:1) Rise of the Blue Beetles
2) Terror on Dinosaur Island
3) Evil Under the Sea
4) Invasion of the Secret Santas
5) Day of the Dark Knight!
6) Enter the Outsiders!
7) Dawn of the Dead Man!
8) Fall of the Blue Beetle!
9) Journey to the Center of the Bat!
10) The Eyes of Despero!
11) Return of the Five Fearsome Fangs!
12) Deep Cover the Batman! (Part 1)
13) Game Over for Owlman! (Part 2) »
- THE LEGION fan network
As Eric Forman on That 70’s Show, Topher Grace never showed a dark side. He was always the good son and audiences responded to his character and the rest of the cast by tuning in for eight seasons. Since wrapping the show, Grace starred in Spider-Man 3 as Eddie Brock / Venom and we finally got to see a bit more of what he can do. Cut to present day, Grace is going to push what audiences expect from him as he’s one of the stars of director Nimrod Antal’s Predators.
Last December, 20th Century Fox invited a few online folks to the Austin, Texas set and we got to speak with Topher Grace about being in Predators and working with the rest of the talented cast. He talked to us about his character, how it compared to Spider-Man 3, and how a lot of the effects were in-camera. »
- Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub
I have a confession to make. The inspiration for this piece was not Laurence Fishburne (credited in the opening as "Larry"), but Jeff Goldblum. His role in Bill Duke's Deep Cover is one of my favorite roles for the actor -- a chance to see him play a complex part as a drug-addled family man/insecure Jewish lawyer/sexually curious villian. But, the title of this article is "Their Best Role", and, to me, Goldblum's best role is still in David Cronenberg's The Fly. It would've felt dishonest to call the David Jason character Goldblum's personal best.
When I started to think about the movie's leading man, though, I began to consider that Fishburne may never have been better than he is here. He's settled into being a reliable character actor, in movies (Armored) and television (CSI), but there was a time in the early/mid 90's (basically »
- John Gholson
We caught up with actor and producer Clifton Powell at the Robin Harris Tribute last week and we asked him about Hollywood and how Robin Harris helped him. Not sure on who Powell is, well, he was in many black films including Next Friday, Deep Cover, Dead Presidents, Menace II Society, Rush Hour, and The Brothers (just to name a few).
Anyway, at this tribute we got a chance to talk to him about the event and we also got a couple of more things from him- check it out! »
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8 items from 2010
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