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Video Games: New Aliens: Colonial Marines Trailer Focuses On The Story

27 December 2012 11:24 AM, PST | | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Buckle up, soldier! Welcome to Aliens: Colonial Marines. Created by Gearbox, the critically acclaimed and fan-favorite developers of Borderlands and Brothers In Arms, this first-person shooter is steeped in the eerie, claustrophobic and terrifying atmosphere that made the Aliens films successful worldwide. You and your friends will become the most badass military outfit in the galaxy – the Us Colonial Marines. It’s down to you to not just survive but wipe out the Xeno infestation. The game will be available on February 12th for PS3, Xbox 360, Wii and PC. »

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Aliens: Colonial Marines Story Trailer Features Corporal Hicks

27 December 2012 9:01 AM, PST | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

A new story trailer has been released for the highly anticipated game, Aliens: Colonial Marines. What's great about this trailer is it features Michael Beihn's Corporal Hicks from James Camon's Aliens. The character is shown in a recorded video message warning the other space Marines about the dangers of Hadley's Hope. 

The game is supposed to serve as a direct sequel to the movie Aliens. This is the sequel that hopefully fans of the films have been waiting for. I'd like to forget that Alien 3 ever happened because it was such a waste. I don't blame director David Fincher, I blame Fox. The game looks like it's going to be great though! The gameplay looks like it's going to be a lot of fun, and I'm excited to see how the story plays out! It might also give us some more answers on what might have happened between Aliens and Alien 3. »

- Joey Paur

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Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning Trailer

12 September 2012 3:17 AM, PDT | | See recent TheMovieBit news »

The Universal Soldier series has had a strange history since the release the immensely fun Jean-Claude Van Damme/ Dolph Lundgren starring action vehicle way back in 1992. It took 6 years for the story of a secret government reanimating dead soldiers for use as the ultimate weapon to get a sequel, in the form of two direct to video movies (intended as the jumping off point for a planned T.V. show), Brothers In Arms and Unfinished Business, bringing in an entirely new cast, and, unsurprisingly, not being very good. Then another sequel appeared in 1999, Universal Soldier: The Return, bringing back Van Damme and completely ignoring the previous sequels. Again, it wasn't very good. That seemed to be the nail in the coffin for the franchise, but 10 years later, out came Universal Soldier: Regeneration. An intense, low budget paring back of the concept, it reunited Van Damme and Lundgren, reprising their roles from the original, »

- (Tom White)

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Borderlands 2 Reaches New Heights

7 September 2012 3:19 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Remember when Borderlands was released back in 2009? Gearbox Software had just reached its tenth birthday, but was struggling from poor reception to its flagship Brothers in Arms series.

Then, all of a sudden a cel-shaded title had the bravery to take on Call of Duty in the holiday period, and boom! Borderlands became an unexpected hit on current gen consoles.

It’s been three years since then, and 2K Games is once again reaping the rewards of a new intellectual property which sold approximately 4.5 million copies. In fact, 2K recently revealed recently that Borderlands 2 has now become the publisher’s most successful title with regards to UK pre-orders, which is no small feat considering the formidable competition that the BioShock, Civilization and the Mafia series present.

Take-Two’s UK sales director, Dave Gould, is still optimistic that things will get even better for the company;

“Orders are increasing week-on-week at »

- Joe Hill

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Gearbox Is Rebranding Brothers In Arms: Furious 4

4 September 2012 8:23 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

As a branded release, Brothers In Arms: Furious 4 is no longer a thing, which is news that will probably be met with more cheers than jeers from the series’ faithful, due to the game’s focus on more over-the-top action than its assumed peers.

Today, Kotaku broke the news that Gearbox Software has decided to go in a different branding direction with the quirky shooter, after deciding that its ties to the strategical World War 2-inspired shooter series are insubstantial. As a result, the project has become a brand new intellectual property and does not yet have a new name.

When we hear anything about the game’s new name and/or its targeted release window, we’ll make sure to let you know.

Thanks for reading We Got This Covered »

- Chad Goodmurphy

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Banijay Group Adds Screentime With Majority Stake In Australian Producer

4 September 2012 5:10 AM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Don Groves is a Deadline contributor based in Sydney “In this era of consolidation you either have to be part of something that’s a great deal bigger or run your business from home,” says Bob Campbell, managing director of Oz TV producer Screentime. Terms of Banijay’s acquisition of the company, which also operates in New Zealand and Ireland, were not disclosed. But, Campbell and Screentime exec chairman Des Monaghan will continue at the company, “until we’re 140,” Campbell tells Deadline. Both remain shareholders along with Charles Curran’s Capital Investment Group. Banijay will launch a new version of Screentime’s talent show format Popstars at Mipcom in October and look to exploit other formats. Screentime is producing the sixth series of popular crime drama Underbelly for Australia’s Nine Network. The company’s other credits include reality show R.B.T., and dramas Cloudstreet, Brothers In Arms, Crownies and Beyond The Darkland. »


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The Rise and Fall of Adolf Hitler in Gaming

8 August 2012 2:00 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

There have been many fads in the world of gaming, certain tropes and choices that developers have relied on to move cartridges and discs. One of the easiest ones to look at is common enemy types. In the early days of gaming we had things like Galaga and Space Invaders. Games that encouraged us to look to the skies for a new species and then blow said species seven ways from Saturn.

After aliens we went through Robots into Soldiers and then two enemies kept rearing their heads like a Whack-a-mole game on overdrive; I speak of course about Zombies and Nazi’s. The push for Nazi’s saw them appearing in a hundred different Rts’s and Fps’s on every console and home computer going. The simple truth is that there are a very few people in the world that would feel bad for attacking them, virtually or in reality they have been, »

- Ruaidhri Walker

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Blu-ray Review: Channing Tatum, Jonah Hill in Funny ‘21 Jump Street’

17 July 2012 8:02 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

Chicago – What a year Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill have had. Tatum has starred in three $100-million-plus films — “The Vow,” “21 Jump Street,” and “Magic Mike” — along with another film directed by the great Steven Soderbergh (“Haywire”). He’s had one of the best years for a young actor in recent memory. And so has his “Jump” co-star who earned an Oscar nomination for his work in “Moneyball” and is set to appear in next year’s “The Watch.” These are likable, talented guys and they carry “21 Jump Street,” an inconsistent but often very funny comedy.

Rating: 3.5/5.0

I wish the writing was better in this mostly clever update of the legendary TV hit about cops going undercover in a high school but the ensemble is talented enough and the core of the idea clever enough that it makes for a worthwhile rental. I love the idea that a few years time »

- (Adam Fendelman)

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21 Jump Street Blu-ray Review: A Welcome Remake

10 July 2012 5:46 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

While Hollywood continues to go mad for remakes, 21 Jump Street shows exactly how it should be done, referencing the original in a knowing way that occasionally edges towards parody, but which never destroys the legacy of the original as other remakes tend to. The film uses the 1980s cop show that launched Johnny Depp as a clever foundation, using that show’s conceit that high-school would essentially always be the same to comic effect when the undercover duo (played by Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum) head back to school to discover that everything has changed.

The success of the film of course relies upon the chemistry between the two leads, and indeed the comic dynamic: despite the fact that we might expect Jonah Hill to steal the show in comic terms, he is rather understated, and there isn’t a great deal of comic bogarting from either of the leads. »

- Simon Gallagher

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21 Jump Street Blu-ray Review

9 July 2012 9:00 AM, PDT | | See recent HeyUGuys news »

With Jonah Hill’s recent Oscar nomination and Channing Tatum a go-to guy in the world of weepy romances, the odds of their pairing never seemed particularly likely. But after watching Phil Lord and Chris Miller’s 21 Jump Street, you’ll be desperate for more Schmidt and Jenko.

Heading back to high school to shut down a drug ring seven years after graduating, Schmidt (Hill) and Jenko (Tatum) are stunned to learn how things have changed, making way for some very witty satire in regards to technology and prom culture, with Schmidt making sure a text mid-chase includes the ubiquitous ‘Lol’.

Surprisingly, 21 Jump Street brings a rather restrained comic performance from Hill, focusing more on his new-found athletic abilities than his well-worn improvisational skills. Though Hill remains on the right side of gross-out mayhem, it is Tatum who impresses most as the accidentally hilarious jock-cum-science nerd who finds a new »

- Emma Thrower

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21 Jump Street Blu-Ray Review

30 June 2012 1:37 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Phil Lord and Chris Miller‘s 21 Jump Street is still the best comedy I’ve seen all year. The energy they bring to the direction of the film, paired with Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum‘s on-point chemistry and comedic ability makes 21 Jump Street outrageously funny and oddly enough fresh, even considering its TV origins.

Schmidt (Channing Tatum) and Jenko (Jonah Hill) are two unlikely best friends. They knew each other in high school, but that was about it. Schmidt fits your average jock meat-head persona while Jenko leaned towards the nerdy juggler. The two had different high school lives, but they ended up crossing paths in the police academy.

Jenko helped Schmidt on his written exams while Schmidt helped Jenko on the physical stuff and from that point the two have been best friends since.

Their latest mission comes from Captain Dickson (Ice Cube); the captain of an undercover »

- Jeremy Lebens

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Exclusive: 21 Jump Street Blu-ray Gag Reel

27 June 2012 9:58 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

We have an exclusive gag reel from the hit comedy 21 Jump Street, currently available on Blu-ray and DVD. Take a look as stars Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum can't keep a straight face on the set in this blooper reel.

21 Jump Street - Exclusive Yeah Baby Gag Reel

Schmidt (Jonah Hill) and Jenko (Channing Tatum) are more than ready to leave their adolescent problems behind. Joining the police force and the secret Jump Street unit, they use their youthful appearances to go undercover in a local high school. As they trade in their guns and badges for backpacks, Schmidt and Jenko risk their lives to investigate a violent and dangerous drug ring. But they find that high school is nothing like they left it just a few years earlier - and neither expects that they will have to confront the terror and anxiety of being a teenager again and all »

- MovieWeb

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Luke Hemsworth finally bringing his hotness to Hollywood

21 June 2012 11:17 PM, PDT | Pop2it | See recent Pop2it news »

The mysterious third Hemsworth brother, Luke Hemsworth, has finally decided to grace America with his hotness presence. While the erstwhile Thor, Chris Hemsworth, and "Hunger Games" star Liam Hemsworth (fiance to Miley Cyrus) have lived and worked in Hollywood for years now, their sibling stayed behind in their native Australia with his family.

Now, Deadline reports that the eldest member of the Hemsworth clan plans to move to Hollywood at an undetermined point in the future. He's ready to relocate, but the timeline isn't set because he also has to move over his wife and three young kids.

Hemsworth has starred in Australian projects like "Bike Wars: Brothers in Arms," about feuding motorcycle clubs in 1980s Sydney, and famed soap opera "Neighbours." Interestingly, he's the first Hemsworth to get into acting, having co-starred in the children's series "The Saddle Club" a decade ago. »


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Offspring goes Epic

19 June 2012 4:54 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

This article was originally published in If Magazine #145 (Feb - March 2012). The third series of Offspring is currently screening on Ten.

The Red Epic has quickly gained a stronghold among big-budget 3D feature films: highly-anticipated features such Peter Jackson.s The Hobbit trilogy, Ridley Scott.s Prometheus and Bryan Singer.s Jack the Giant Killer among them.

But the appeal of the camera.s small size, 3D capabilities and increased resolution has not been limited to the big end of town. Popular local drama Offspring is the first local TV series to add an Epic to its Red-dominated camera lineup.

Cinematographer John Brawley says the camera size . which is less than half that of the Red Mx . and its ability to shoot at 300 frames per second was part of the appeal.

.Offspring has a kind of chaotic style in terms of its coverage approach and that just gives us more »

- Brendan Swift

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Aliens: Colonial Marines - Awesome New Trailer and Release Date

21 May 2012 12:30 PM, PDT | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

Sega and Gearbox has released a great new Suspense trailer for Aliens: Colonial Marines as well as a message to fans from Gearbox President and CEO Randy Pitchford in which he announces the new release date for the highly anticipated game. That date is February 12th, 2013. The trailer you will watch was put together with 100% in-game footage.

I love the concept behind this game, and I love that the story takes place shortly after the events in James Cameron's Aliens. I've always wanted to see a direct sequel to that film, and this game is the closest thing we'll get to that. The game looks awesomely badass!

Today, I'm very excited to announce that, for the first time ever, Aliens: Colonial Marines has a specific release date.

But before I get to that, I want to say a few words about the path that brought us here to this moment. »

- Venkman

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Aliens: Colonial Marines – Official Release Date and New Trailer

21 May 2012 8:55 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

We know that there were plenty of Aliens fans excited to try out Aliens: Colonial Marines later this year. Unfortunately, the game has been delayed once again. However, an official release date has now been set and Gearbox Software has released a brand new trailer:

Via Gearbox CEO Randy Pitchford: “Our vision has been to create a video game sequel to the original Alien trilogy. Our vision is for the game to be fully featured with an exciting, suspenseful, thrilling and action packed narrative campaign that can be played alone or cooperatively combined with a robust competitive game where human players can take on the roles of Colonial Marines or Xenomorphs and do battle online. The game must be authentic.

It must complement, but not re-tell the events of, the films. It must deliver an original story and fresh experience that, for those of us who grew up loving the Aliens films, »

- Jonathan James

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Video Games: Aliens: Colonial Marines Gets A Release Date & New Trailer

21 May 2012 6:45 AM, PDT | | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Buckle up, soldier! Welcome to Aliens: Colonial Marines. Created by Gearbox, the critically acclaimed and fan-favorite developers of Borderlands and Brothers In Arms, this first-person shooter is steeped in the eerie, claustrophobic and terrifying atmosphere that made the Aliens films successful worldwide. You and your friends will become the most badass military outfit in the galaxy – the Us Colonial Marines. It’s down to you to not just survive but wipe out the Xeno infestation. Below are the comments from Randy Pitchford confirming the new release date for the video game: "Today, I'm very excited to announce that, for the first time ever, Aliens: Colonial Marines has a specific release date. But before I get to that, I want to say a few words about the path that brought us here to this moment. It's been over thirty years since Ridley Scott’s original film Alien was released to theaters by 20th Century Fox. »

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Blu-ray, DVD Release: 21 Jump Street

7 May 2012 10:04 AM, PDT | Disc Dish | See recent Disc Dish news »

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: June 26, 2012

Price: DVD $30.99, Blu-ray $35.99

Studio: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

Another in Hollywood’s line of movie adaptations of older TV shows, 21 Jump Street brings the high school detectives to the present, with Channing Tatum (Haywire) and Jonah Hill (Moneyball) heading back to school to solve a crime.

In high school, Tatum and Hill were the jock and geek, respectively, but in Police Academy, they discover they’re better if they join forces. The unlikely pair of underachievers are assigned to blend in at a high school to bring down a synthetic drug ring. Things get complicated, however, when they mix up their identities during registration then start to enjoy their new school experiences.

The satire got good reviews from critics and moviegoers, calling it affectionate to the 1980s television series (and it does have a fun twist at the end in that vein).

It’s the »

- Sam

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Exclusive: '21 Jump Street' Hits Blu-ray And DVD June 26

7 May 2012 8:24 AM, PDT | MTV Movies Blog | See recent MTV Movies Blog news »

One of the biggest hits from the first half of the year and MTV Movie Awards nominee, "21 Jump Street" is now headed to Blu-ray and DVD on June 26 with an all-new unrated version of the movie.

Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum star as two of the worst cops on the force. After a mishaps during an attempted arrest, the two officers are sent undercover as high school students to get to the bottom of a drug ring. The film originally opened to some of the year's best reviews and currently sits as the fourth highest grossing movie of the year.

The Blu-ray and DVD discs features a commentary track from the director and the cast, twenty-one deleted scenes and nine behind-the-scenes featurettes including a blooper reel and a look at Johnny Depp's cameo.

Learn more about the "21 Jump Street" Blu-ray and DVD after the jump and watch an extend R-rated trailer after the jump! »

- Kevin P. Sullivan

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21 Jump Street Blu-ray Release Date, Pre-Order and Cover Art

7 May 2012 7:34 AM, PDT | TheHDRoom | See recent TheHDRoom news »

21 Jump Street starring Channing Tatum (G.I. Joe: Retaliation, Jonah Hill and Ice Cube defied expectations when it overcame a lukewarm reception to its advertising and sent moviegoers home in pain from laughing so hard. Those who missed it theatrically can get in on the fun starting June 26, the confirmed release date for 21 Jump Street on Blu-ray and DVD.

Based on the 1980s television series of the same name, 21 Jump Street stars Tatum and Hill as a pair of hard luck rookie cops who used to be high school foes. Their past history collides with the present when they are assigned to work undercover as teenage high school students in their alma mater to take down a drug ring.

The Blu-ray edition of 21 Jump Street will be presented by Sony in 2.4:1 1080p video and 5.1 DTS-hd Master Audio, and will include an UltraViolet digital copy. Bonus features are plentiful, but I »

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