14 items from 2015
Two decades after Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels’ endearingly dense pairing spun slapstick comedy into box office gold in Dumb and Dumber, the long-awaited sequel, Dumb and Dumber To, arrives on DVD and Blu-ray Combo Pack and On Demand on February 17, 2015 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. Directed by Peter and Bobby Farrelly (Dumb and Dumber; There’s Something about Mary; Me, Myself and Irene) the Dumb and Dumber To Blu-ray Combo Pack offers hilarious extra belly laughs including an alternate opening, deleted and extended scenes, and a multi-part feature that takes viewers behind the scenes of the no-holds-barred comedy.
The side-splitting sequel also stars Rob Riggle (The Hangover, 21 Jump Street), Kathleen Turner (Marley & Me, Romancing the Stone), Laurie Holden (“The Walking Dead,” Silent Hill), Rachel Melvin (My Funny Valentine, “Days of Our Lives”), and Steve Tom(“Major Crimes,” Seven Pounds).
- Movie Geeks
Starting in 1988, the Parodius games brought a riot of imagination to the shooting genre. Ryan looks back to a brilliantly surreal series...
Konami may be most closely associated with franchises like Metal Gear and Silent Hill these days, but the 1980s really saw it on an extraordinary run of creative from. Having made a splash in 1981 with rock-hard shooter Scramble, it released the button-mashing sports game Track & Field in 1983, and bawdy high-school comedy simulator Mikie.
These paved the way for the arcade onslaught of 1985, which saw the release of four games which were each, in their own way, quite brilliant: run-and-stab action game Green Beret, ground-breaking brawler Yie Ar Kung Fu, cartoon shooter Twinbee, martial arts platformer Shao-Lin's Road, and finally, Gradius.
The latter was a shoot-em-up classic, with its gigantic area bosses, customisable array of weapons, plus graphics and sound which were, for the time, quite stunning. Although Gradius »
After a couple of action orientated instalments in the franchise, Resident Evil Revelations on the 3Ds (and later PC, 360, PS3 & Wii U) was a breath of fresh air for fans of the classic Survival Horror games. Now, Capcom are doing a sequel in the form of the episodic Resident Evil Revelations 2. The game consists of 4 episodes that will be released weekly starting February 25th, culminating in a retail version of the whole thing on March 20th. Earlier this week I got the opportunity to go hands on with a section of Episode 1 ahead of its release next month.
As with most Resident Evil (Re) games, you can play as multiple characters, each with their own campaign. For this demo I was given control of Barry Burton, someone that hasn’t been playable in the main story since RE1 (unless you count the re-makes). The »
- Alan Heath
Reviewed by Jesse Miller
The Evil Inside, the debut novel by Australian author Philip Taffs, is a nasty little psychological horror novel with an intriguing mystery at its core that starts to test the sanity of its good-natured protagonist.
After tragic circumstances, Guy Russell and his family swap the location of Melbourne, Australia for Manhattan, New York in order to change the scenery and jumpstart their life together – not only for his marriage but for the benefit of their young son Callum.
But all is not well! Tension is simmering between Guy and his wife Mia and something particularly sinister from Guy’s past threatens to infect his life and worse – infect his young son.
The first thing about The Evil Inside that stood out to me was the prose of the piece. It isn’t in love with its own words or trying to impress its audience »
Written by Takeharu Sakurai & Sachiko Ōguchi
Directed by Takashi Miike
I’ll come right out and say it: Takashi Miike’s Ace Attorney, based on the first entry of the popular Capcom video game series, is the single-best cinematic adaptation of a video game property of all time. Now some of the more snide readers out there will no doubt think that this a pretty low bar to clear. There’s at least a partial truth to that: the current all-time champion of video game (henceforth Vg) movie critical acclaim is 2001’s Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within, coming in at a cool 44% on Rotten Tomatoes (not that the Rt metric is reflective of quality in any capacity, but that’s another discussion for another time). While the movie was a watershed moment from a technical standpoint (it had some of the most impressively detailed CGI in movie »
- Derek Godin
It was about three weeks ago that we first wrote about NightCry, a new video game project from Clock Tower creator Kono Hifumi with The Grudge director Shimizu Takashi on board as a creative producer while also directing a short film tied into the NightCry world. We had a teaser for the film back then but with a Kickstarter campaign now launched to raise funding for the game the full Shimizu helmed short film has been released and is available or viewing below!This is a bit of an all star project for game fans with Silent Hill designer Ito Masahiro, Final Fantasy Xii and Xiv art director Arai Kiyoshi, Metal Gear Solid and Halo composer Toda Nobuko all on board, while Appleseed and Space Pirate...
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When Alien: Isolation was announced most people thought about previous attempts at Alien games and cynicism set in, especially after Alien: Colonial Marines. Then hands-on previews were down and the unthinkable happened, the game was getting positive feedback and people were actually looking forward to the release. Now that I’ve managed to complete the game I can fully understand why so many see this as 2014’s Game of the Year.
Playing the role of Amanda Ripley (Ellen Ripley’s daughter) the action for Alien: Isolation takes place on Sevastopol a trading station that is said to have recovered a flight recorder from the Nostromo which may reveal the fate of Amanda’s mother. As Amanda and her crew mates arrive at the station though it’s obvious that something is wrong. With a creature stalks the shadows of the station Amanda must find out the truth of her mother »
- Paul Metcalf
Directed by Todd Holland
Screenplay by David Chisholm
Although e-sports have long been a part of video game culture since the early 70′s, competitions saw a large surge in popularity in 1989 when Universal Pictures produced The Wizard, about a trio of kids who make their way to a national Nintendo video game championship (Video Armageddon) for a grand prize of $50,000. The charismatic and rising star of television’s Wonder Years, Fred Savage, stars as Corey, a boy who escorts his deeply traumatized younger half-brother Jimmy (Luke Edwards) away from a group home and sets off on a cross-country trek, chased by their father (Beau Bridges), their older brother (Christian Slater), and a child-finder, hired by their mother to bring him back home. Along the way they meet little Haley (Jenny Lewis) and discover that Jimmy is a real prodigy when it comes to video games. They make a stop off in Reno, »
Directed by Andrzej Bartkowiak
Czech Republic, Germany, United Kingdom, USA, 2005
In 2013, The Rock was named the highest grossing actor of the year with his films pulling in a combined $1.3 billion. Things were not always this great for The Rock though. When he first started out his initial run of action movies in search of action stardom, he didn’t have much luck. The Rundown and Walking Tall, while perfectly fine action films on their own, both underperformed at the box office. Then came Doom, which was either going to be his third strike or his home run. It ended up being the former, causing two things to happen – The Rock’s action career disintegrated for 6 more years, and the belief that video game adaptations are unsuccessful was bolstered.
The film follows a group of marines led by Sarge (The Rock) who go »
- Dylan Griffin
Well, now, here's an intriguing and compelling collision of talents. Ju-On and The Grudge helmer Shimizu Takashi has joined forces with video game designer Kono Hifumi as a creative producer on Kono's 'spiritual successor' to his cult hit title Clock Tower titled Night Cry. And beyond helping to shape the game, Shimizu has already shot a live action short film based on the project with further film work a possibility depending on how the game is ultimately received.For game fans, though, the familiar names don't end there. Also on board are Silent Hill designer Ito Masahiro, Final Fantasy Xii and Xiv art director Arai Kiyoshi, Metal Gear Solid and Halo composer Toda Nobuko, while Appleseed and Space Pirate Captain Harlock film director Aramaki Shinji is...
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The sequel to Dumb and Dumber reunited Harry and Lloyd for an all new adventure, and now Universal has revealed exactly when you'll be able to bring it home on blu-ray along with the bonus features you'll find on the disc. Come inside to learn more!
Looks like February is the month for some decent blu-ray releases (Big Hero 6 is also coming out then), as Universal has announced that Dumb and Dumber To will be landing on February 17th:
Two decades after Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels’ endearingly dense pairing spun slapstick comedy into box office gold in Dumb and Dumber, the long-awaited sequel, Dumb and Dumber To, arrives on Digital HD on February 3, 2015 and on DVD and Blu-ray™ Combo Pack and On Demand on February 17, 2015 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. Directed by Peter and Bobby Farrelly (Dumb and Dumber; There’s Something about Mary; Me, Myself and Irene) the »
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Something horrible crawling out of a well. A bloodshot, staring eye. Hideous monsters apparently made from shadows and strands of burnt hair.
It's only 30 seconds long, but the teaser trailer for the forthcoming NightCry is a veritable compendium of Japanese horror staples - though that may be partly because it was directed by Takashi Shimizu, the filmmaker behind Ju-on: The Grudge.
Being live action, the trailer tells us relatively little about the game itself. NightCry is from the mind of Hifumi Kouno, and it's described as a spiritual successor to his own Clock Tower - the 1995 survival horror game that sent a shudder down players' spines with its multiple endings and atmosphere of creeping dread.
NightCry will be set on a luxury liner where the passengers are »
Stars: Ry Barrett, Camille Hollett-French, William Foley, Jason Martorino, Soroush Saeidi, Katie Uhlmann, Jo Jo Karume, Chelsey Marie, Ellie O’Brien | Written by Greg A. Sager, Geoff Hart, A. Jaye Williams | Directed by Greg A. Sager
It’s been two years since Greg A. Sager made his directorial debut with The Devil in Me (aka Devil Seed), a slice of demonic Canadian terror that made my Top 10 films of the year list and I’ve been eagerly awaiting his follow up ever since. Well now the wait is over as Kingdom Come, another superb supernatural horror from the Great White North, hits DVD and VOD across North America.
Starting out in a similar vein to the original Saw movie, Kingdom Come sees a group of strangers wake up disoriented in a seemingly abandoned hospital. However unlike that franchise, this group of strangers soon find themselves being stalked by a supernatural force with sinister intentions. »
- Phil Wheat
Kojima Production’s P.T. is wildly successful for not only being genuinely frightening but also for bringing together Silent Hill’s community, which hasn’t been this active since Team Silent disbanded.
While Kojima anticipated that it would take gamers a full week to discover P.T. was actually a playable teaser for the upcoming Silent Hills, the gaming community quickly overcame the language barrier (one would need to know seven languages to decipher all of P.T.’s clues by themselves) and have not only solved the mystery but continue to develop their own theories based on the demo’s many cryptic clues.
That’s why this article is here, to gather up the best of the best so far, the 10 big rumours about Silent Hills that you should know going into 2015. These rumours not only deal with its possible narrative but also what you can expect from its gameplay. »
- Garrett Glass
14 items from 2015
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