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New on DVD and Blu-ray: 'Resident Evil: Retribution' and More

24 December 2012 12:00 PM, PST | NextMovie | See recent NextMovie news »

This week: Milla Jovovich goes to the heart of the Umbrella Corporation to stop the global zombie epidemic in "Resident Evil: Retribution," the fifth movie in the popular sci-fi action series that sees the return of original "Resident Evil" badass Michelle Rodriguez.

Also new this week is the Southern-fried pitch-black comedy "Killer Joe" starring Matthew McConaughey, the bike-messenger thriller "Premium Rush" with Joseph Gordon-Levitt, the romantic drama "The Words" with Bradley Cooper and the financial thriller "Arbitrage" with Richard Gere and Susan Sarandon.

'Resident Evil: Retribution'

Box Office: $42 million

Rotten Tomatoes: 31% Rotten

Storyline: In this fifth installment of the enduring zombie apocalypse series based on the video game, Alice (Milla Jovovich) escapes from her cell inside Umbrella's prime research facility and finds that old friends have become new enemies. Director Paul W.S. Anderson's "Retribution" brings back Michelle Rodriguez, Oded Fehr, Boris Kodjoe, Sienna Guillory and more from previous installments. »

- Robert DeSalvo

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We Got This Covered’s Blu-Ray Picks For Dec. 16 – Dec. 29

18 December 2012 12:09 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

After a short absence (for medical reasons and not court-ordered community service), we’re back just in time for your last minute holiday shopping needs. Unsurprisingly, The Dark Knight Rises and The Dark Knight Trilogy are still at the top of the Blu-Ray sales charts. If, for some mind-blowing reason that I can’t even begin to fathom, you’re undecided about adding the former to your Blu-Ray collection, you can check out our The Dark Knight Rises Blu-Ray review.

This week, the Total Recall remake gets a home release, Resident Evil: Retribution brings hordes of zombies home for the holidays, and relive the glory days of the 90s with the first live-action Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles film.

Ready for this week’s top releases? Then cowabunga!

Total Recall

Release Date: December 18th, 2012

Starring: Colin Farrell, Kate Beckinsale, Jessica Biel, Bryan Cranston, and Bill Nighy.

Director: Len Wiseman

A remake »

- C.P. Howells

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Here's The List Of Last Night's Vga Winners

8 December 2012 12:15 PM, PST | MTV Multiplayer | See recent MTV Multiplayer news »

If you missed the VGAs last night, you missed a triumph for Clementine--or #ForClementine, if that's still a thing--as Telltale Games' episodic "The Walking Dead" took home two awards: Best Adapted Video Game and Game of the Year with an extra trophy for Studio of the Year for the adventure game developer, and another for Clementine voice actress Melissa Hutchinson. Plus, Valve's "Half-Life 2" was recognized as the game of the decade while many Aaa titles had to slug it out with the indies for the other top prizes.

Did your favorite game take home an award? We've got the complete rundown of last night's winners after the jump.

Game of the Year

"The Walking Dead: The Game"

Best Adapted Video Game

"The Walking Dead: The Game"

Studio of the Year

"Telltale Games"

Best Game of the Decade

"Half Life 2"

Best Xbox 360 Game

"Halo 4"

Best PS3 Game


Best »

- Charles Webb

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From RPG To Anime: David Kates And Joshua Mosley On Composing The 'Mass Effect: Paragon Lost' Soundtrack

7 December 2012 9:00 AM, PST | MTV Multiplayer | See recent MTV Multiplayer news »

(l. to r. - David Kates, Joshua Mosley)

The animated "Mass Effect: Paragon Lost" will be out later this month on DVD and Blu-ray to provide viewers with a little backstory on the hotheaded James Vega who spends much of "Mass Effect 3" busting Commander Shepherd's chops. But according to "Mass Effect" composers Joshua Mosley and David Kates, there's more to the character than that--something they were able to explore in the soundtrack they put together for the first animated release for the RPG.

Kates is a series veteran, having worked on both the first and second "Mass Effect" games while Mosley--whose work can be found in "Splosion Man"--is new to the franchise. Both men have clear visions about the sounds of the "Mass Effect" universe and spoke answered a few questions for MTV Multiplayer about their work bringing that sound to animation. You can also check out previews from »

- Charles Webb

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Mass Effect: Paragon Lost Animated Film Score to Be Released

13 November 2012 4:00 AM, PST | ScifiMafia | See recent ScifiMafia news »

Press Release:

Mass Effect: Paragon Lost Animated Film Score Composed By Joshua R . Mosley And David Kates Original Soundtrack Released via iTunes on November 29

Los Angeles, CA – November 8th, 2012 – Mass Effect: Paragon Lost, the Production I.G (Ghost in the Shell) animated film adaptation of BioWare’s blockbuster sci-fi video game series, will feature an original musical score composed by award-winning transmedia composers Joshua R. Mosley (Max Steel vs The Toxic Legion, Splosion Man) and David Kates (Mass Effect 1 & 2). The Mass Effect: Paragon Lost Original Soundtrack will be released by FUNimation Entertainment for digital download on iTunes and other digital music stores to coincide with the film’s one night only theatrical screening on November 29th at various theaters across the country. Screening locations and showtimes may be found at

Award-winning composers in crossmedia entertainment, lead composer Joshua R. Mosley previously scored music for Mattel’s »

- Erin Willard

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Anime 'Mass Effect: Paragon Lost' Can Be Found on DVD and Blu in November [Update]

4 September 2012 8:18 AM, PDT | MTV Multiplayer | See recent MTV Multiplayer news »

[Update: A FUNimation rep has confirmed that Freddie Prinze Jr. will be reprising his role as Vega in Paragon Lost.]

Ever want to know more about the tatted-up space Marine James Vega and his life before joining the Normandy crew? On November 13th, the Mass Effect 3 prequel anime hits DVD and Blu-ray from FUNimation from animation studio Production Ig.

The feature pits Vega and his Special Forces team against an onslaught of Collectors looking to snatch up a human colony.

Paragon Lost is based on a script by Henry Gilroy, a regular writer for Cartoon Network's Star Wars: The Clone Wars and among his healthy list of credits, he even got to write one of the early Scarecrow episodes on Batman: The Animated Series. Veteran animator Atsushi Takeuchi who's served in the art and production departments of several anime series and features including Ghost in the Shell and 2007's Appleseed: Ex Machina.

I can't find any official credits for this, but it doesn't seem like Freddie Prinze Jr. is »

- Charles Webb

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