Friday, April 29, 2011

Film Review - "Fast Five"

"Fast Five", the 5th installment of the "The Fast And The Furious" series, kicks right off where the last film ends and adds upon it so hard and so fast that it will leave you breathless. "Fast Five" is simply put, a non-stop, hard hitting, set-piece after set-piece thrill ride and is quite possibly THE BEST action film NOT made by a foreign film company in quite some time. And the big Vin Diesel vs Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson fight scene is one of the biggest and most brutal fight scenes to hit american movie screens ever. Not only is it easily the best film in the franchise, it's easily the best film so far this year! "Fast Five" is the best written of the series, has the best story, the best cast (with all the major players returning, p.s. WAIT FOR THE FINAL SCENE IN THE CREDITS), and without a doubt the best and MOST action out of any of the films. Not just the best "Fast & Furious" film, but one of the best action films you'll see in recent memory, PERIOD.
Score: 5/5

Sunday, April 17, 2011

(TV) Film Review - "Burn Notice: The Fall Of Sam Axe"

Burn Notice: The Fall Of Sam Axe
As many fans of the "Burn Notice" TV Series knows, this highly anticipated original movie tells the story of Sam Axe's (Bruce Campbell) last mission before we find him in the show. Early in we find out that this "Mission" was given to Sam Axe more as a punishment from a higher up in the chain of command. Seeking guidance, Sam goes to a much more bearded & rougher looking Michael Weston (Jeffrey Donovan). As predicted by Mike, Sam doesn't listen to his advice and find's himself in Colombia, from there on in, the action & drama we are expecting kicks in. Fans of Bruce and his Sam character  will not be disappointed as throughout Sam shows off not only his smarts but also that he has some interesting in the field know how, such as being able to make a Bomb on the spot just as good as Fiona. And of course the Sam Axe humor and comedic values we have all come to love. Although "The Fall Of Sam Axe" is thoroughly entertaining, this made for TV film REALLY shines in the last 25 minutes. The mountain side shoot out is a great one and ends on a solid and noble note. Within this last section of the film, we are also show the origin of Sam's famous cover character, Chuck Finley. The climax in Colombia is a great one and a very satisfying one. The actual climax of the film closes off with Sam having his last bit of fun with his "employers" and ends with Sam making his return to great old Florida, where we meet him in the TV show. All in all "The Fall Of Sam Axe" may have more drama than action, but it is a great showcase for Bruce Campbell and for Burn Notice fans, it is special and a very enjoyable adventure. For people not familiar with the show, it might still be enjoyable but probably wont be as special for them as it is for the fans loyal to the Sam Axe character.
Score: 3.9/5

Friday, April 15, 2011

Film Review - "Insidious"

The creators of "Saw" are back and proving that if done right, PG-13 horror can be just as scary, if not MORE, than most R rated films today. James Wan & Leigh Whannell make a powerful return to the genre with "Insidious". Full of tension, some actual character development, a solid story and for the first time in a really long time, making a horror movie that's actually scary! "Insidious" is hands down the duo's creepiest & scariest film to date and shows that these two haven't lost their touch, in fact their filmmaking is better and more mature than ever. If you are in search of an old school haunted house film or just an old school horror film in general, look no further. Although the "Saw" series became known for the Traps & Gore, Wan & Whannell prove that you don't need blood & gore to make a great horror film. In short, this is the best thing you could ask for out of these guys at this point in their career and they're letting you know, they're not going anywhere.
Score: 4.5/5

Film Review - "Scream 4"

Scream 4
It's Been 11 years since the last "Scream" movie and Wes Craven wastes little time bringing the nostalgic feeling to the game as the opening scene, as well as many other moments, are reminiscent and flat out throwbacks to the original first film. Many are saying "Scream 4" is the best film in the series since the original, and it's hard to disagree once seeing it with an audience. The kills are much more simplistic than most of the over the top kills horror fans have gotten used to in recent years, but they're just as brutal as any kills in recent horror history. It's also clear from the very beginning that this is also probably the Darkest film in the series. For those die hard scream fans that had a bad taste left in their mouth from "Scream 3", this installment more than makes up for it. As with every Scream film, it's all about figuring out who the killer is this time around, and once revealed, turns out to be a good solid reveal. "Scream 4" is a great Welcome Back to the Scream franchise and shows that this series of one of the most popular slasher flicks still has plenty of life left in it. If "Scream 5" happens, we'll be there happily and could only hope for a film as good as "Scream 4".
Score: 4.4/5

Friday, April 8, 2011

Web Series News - First Look At Sub-Zero In New Mortal Kombat Web-Series!

the new "Mortal Kombat Legacy" web-series premieres April 12th (a mere 4 days away!) and today the first image of Sub-Zero has been unleashed. Pretty impressive if you ask me.

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Source: Bloody-Disgusting

Video Game News - New "Twisted Metal" Release Date Revealed!!!!

In an exclusive trailer that aired on Spike last night, it was revealed that Eat Sleep Play's new "Twisted Metal" PS3 game will be released on October 4th of this year! Check out the trailer below!

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Music Review - "Universal Culture Shock/Undiscovered Numbers & Colors" by Foreign Objects

"Universal Culture Shock/Undiscovered Numbers & Colors" by Foreign Objects
Release Information:
Artist: Foreign Objects
Album: "Universal Culture Shock/Undiscovered Numbers & Colors"
Format: Double Album
Release Date: October 31st, 2004
Label: Distant Recordings
Genre: Experimental/Technical Metal
Country: USA

Reviewers Note:
For fans of cKy, this album is a must have right off the bat due to the two core (And only) members are Deron Miller & Jess Margera of cKy. Foreign Objects was started by the two years before cKy. But for the fans of heavy, technical metal, don't let that cloud your judgment, Foreign Objects in no way resembles cKy's style or sound. This is total Technical Experimental Metal and should not be prematurely judged by the two members' later band.

Disc 1: "Universal Culture Shock"

Track 1) "Test It Out"
Starting right off the bat this track sounds something strongly reminiscent of notable technical experimental band Atheist and vocals that are reminiscent of Carcass. A very fitting way to give you an idea of what your in store for. Solid technical ryffs, good crisp Carcass like vocals, good solo, solid drumming, what more could you ask for from an opening track?

Track 2) "Universal Culture Shock"
Here we're hit right out the gate with a much heavier sound and off-timing which metal heads have come to love over the years. What comes next is a very rhythmic and refreshing to hear from metal bands of today. Strong Death (the band) and Carcass sounds here but also something totally the bands own at the same time. Great great instrumental track right here. Both men prove here that THIS sound is their true form and calling.

Track 3) "Genesis 12A"
These cKy boys are here to impress, thats for sure. Again, the guitar playing and drumming is in top form, as well as great sounding vocals and solo's, for this genre, Foreign Objects are a standout.

Track 4) "They Come In Peace"
There is something in the playing style that i can't help but feeling that there is some fort of strong 70's feel in the opening ryffs. It's very soothing. These instrumental pieces are great additions to the album and are most the time leaps better than that tracks with lyrics. The ryffs and arrangements just work extremely well.

Track 5) "Chemical Control"
Very solid track right away. great playing. great heaviness. Possibly the best the vocals have sounded yet on the record. Everything about this tracks screams greatness.

Track 6) "Puzzled"
Not much to say here really other than another solid instrumental track with some great heavy ryffs.

Track 7) "Disengage The Simulator"
Nice little drum opening here, most notable part of the track here, for me atleast, that goes straight into the main verse. This song can also be found on a cKy release (also called "Disengage The Simulator" which features a still of 'Angela' from the slasher classic "Sleepaway Camp" on the cover). Sadly this is not one of the better tracks on the album, but still worth a listen.

Track 8) "Cosmic Consciousness"
Yet another instrumental and from the beginning you can hear the melodic death metal coming through here which actually turns into a pretty flat out 80's sounding track. Pretty interesting to hear and really lets you know that this band has done their homework and really knows how to play pretty much anything they want and play it extremely well.

Track 9) "Planetary"
"Planetary" actually starts off sounding like something from the cKy band, until the vocals kick in that is. Then it's right back into their standard experimental sound. The blend actually works pretty well here. interesting track to say the least as it sound like a blend between cKy, Death & Mastodon.

Track 10) "Victory Over Neptune"
Another nice little drum opening that leads into a VERY much cKy sounding tracks. This is i guess "The Soft Song" of the album as pretty much every metal album has one these days. Very reminiscent instrumental band Pelican here. Soothing yet dark, perhaps this should have been the album closer. Would have been a very solid closer. Still a very solid track. One of the standouts here. Just another case of the boys displaying their excellent playing skills.

Track 11) "Big Boy" (Sparks cover)
To be honest, i've never heard of the band Sparks, but i'm going to go out on a limb here and say that Foreign Objects did a pretty decent cover here.

Disc 2: "Undiscovered Numbers & Colors"

Track 1) "The Undiscovered Numbers & Colors"
Foreign Objects kicks off their debut in a very positive way. Enough to impress any fan of the technical metal genre. One the better tracks on their "Undiscovered Numbers & Colors" album. Again, leaves you wondering why the two didn't make this band their main objective instead of cKy.

Track 2) "Far Cry Behind"
Interesting mixture here. Reminds me of a Opeth mixed with Death. Not one of their most impressive tracks but still a solid offering.

Track 3) "The Other Side Of The End Of The Universe"
Another interesting twist here. "The Other Side Of The End Of The Universe" sounds like it was recorded by an 80's band. Not that there's a problem with that, it fits on the record, there's just something that feels odd about it being here. Specially following "Far Cry Behind".

Track 4) "Delve"
Now this is very much out of no where. A little just over a minute piano instrumental. Although it does show again that these two are talented in multiple genres, it just doesn't feel like it should be here.

Track 5) "Destination Undefined"
"Destination Undefined" starts off immediately as the heaviest track on the "The Undiscovered Numbers & Colors" EP. This is a pretty nice note to end the EP. Heavy, melodic, great drum beat, technical ryffs, great way to close out this EP & the two disc set.

Foreign Objects displays that they are one of the better, and unfortunately unknown, bands in the technical/experimental/melodic death metal genre and hopefully they return someday to deliver another great album. The cKy boys definitely surprise us here, a welcome surprise, and show us that they are much more talented than they show in their later band. Two awesome albums = One Great Double Album.


Standout Tracks:
"Universal Culture Shock", "They Come In Peace", "Victory Over Neptune", "The Undiscovered Numbers & Colors" & "Destination Undefined"

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Video Game News - Official "Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City" Teaser Impresses

Good news for all the Resident Evil & Zombie gamers out there, the official teaser for the new "Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City" has been released and it features actual gameplay and promise of bringing the game back to the series' roots. Taking place during the first initial outbreak, the game brings you back to the Resident Evil 2 feel & surroundings and you will be able to choose one of three factions to be a part of, one of which being Umbrella. I could go on more bout everything about the game, but i'll let the trailer do the talking. So sit back & enjoy and beginning geeking out over what seems to be a return to the Resident Evil roots.

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Music Review - "Abuse" by Wormrot

"Abuse" by Wormrot
Release Information
Artist: Wormrot
Album: "Abuse" (Single Disc Edition)
Format: Full-Length
Release Date: June 8th, 2010
Label: Earache Records
Genre: Grindcore
Country: Singapore

Reviewers Note:
Although 23 tracks for most albums is alot of tracks, the fact that Wormrot sticks to extremely short songs lets the 23 track album clock in at just over 20 minutes. And with Wormrot about to release their 2nd album "Dirge", i thought it was worthy to check these guys out and review their first offering.

Track 1) "Lost Swines"
Wormrot opens up their debut with "Lost Swines", a track that doesn't sound so much grindcore as it does Hardcore. It open's with a sample, from a film i'm guessing as many bands do to get people pumped, of a man screaming at others or in pain and with a few hits of a symbol kick in a true hardcore intro if there ever was one. It's not until the last 9 seconds of the track do we get a taste of the grindcore drumming. But with the tracks opening quote, pure and truly heavy hardcore opening and scattered screams, and really only two real lines of vocals, this opener does a great job of letting you know exactly what your in for: a quick, raw & in your face record that and grindcore or underground metal fan will fall in love with and will want to mosh to in the pit.

Track 2) "Exterminate"
"Exterminate" kicks off right out the gate with pure grindcore that any fan of the genre is to expect, but for some reason, just seems to be a notch better than most grindcore being pumped out in that scene. Wormrot seems to make sure that their guitar work just isn't the typical grindcore style and puts more thought and meaning in their ryffs and it definitely makes them a standout in the genre.

Track 3) "Double-Feeding"
For a "song" that's not even 30 seconds long, as far as grindcore goes its decent. Nothing too special here but still better than most in this genre.

Track 4) "Born Stupid"
"Born Stupid" is i guess you can say, the single, off "Abuse" seeing that there is a video for this track. The song is your typical grindcore track until about :36 in where a pretty nice ryff is introduced with some nice drum work to go along with it. Also worth noted that this song is what got Earache interested in the band.

Track 5) "Sledgehammer"
At :14 you really can't call this a song, more of a interlude maybe?

Track 6) "So Fierce For Fuck!?"
8 seconds long, main thing being showcased here is the snare drum speed if you ask me.

Track 7) "Dis-Appointing"
This track doesn't really find itself till :42 in, from there it has a pretty decent hardcore-ish ryff/pace to it that makes it way more enjoyable than the beginning, sadly though nothing too special here.

Track 8) "Good Times"
Now this something i would like to hear more of from these guys, starting off with a catchy ryff and kicks it in full sounding like a catchy and heavy hardcore track with some nice rythm and a more grounded vocal style, clocking in at just under a minute, "Good Times" is a good time and one of the more enjoyable tracks on this record.

Track 9) "Freedom To Act"
For some reason i feel inclined to say that "Freedom To Act" sounds like it could be a lost Carcass track, pretty good short song for under a mind and a half. Solid track.

Track 10) "Indonesia"
Again, nothing too special here, nothing new or original, but as far as grindcore goes not bad.

Track 11) "Shitlack"
Definitely a more than typical grindcore track here, but still yet to regain the energy & enjoyableness that was introduced with "Good Times".

Track 12) "Condemnation"
Nothing too much here but fast snares and fast guitars.

Track 13) "One Round Away"
Pretty standard grindcore here at the start but gets a pretty good pace goin at around the :18 mark and becomes slightly more enjoyable and ends again on a very grindcore note.

Track 14) "Fuck... I'm Drunk"
Fun name, not too fun a track, not until :29 that is, then Wormrot treats us to a very enjoyable and not so Wormrot-ish ryff.

Track 15) "Operation Grindcore"
Title says it all here. Pure grindcore.

Track 16) "Rich"
Now here is another track with some fun guitar work, nothing too fancy but very refreshing from what we've been hearing on this record.

Track 17) "Overgrown Asshole"
Short 30+ second track that the true grindcore & death metal fans will enjoy.

Track 18) "Blasphemy My Ass"
Very true to form grind here for the hardcore grindcore fans.

Track 19) "Fix Your Broken Mind"
Aside from some of the screaming, starts off very hardcore again and switches back and forth from the typical grindcore sound and hardcore.

Track 20) "Newkiller Nuclear"
Unfortunately, nothing special worth noting here.

Track 21) "Uncovered and Proud As Fuck"
And some more of the same.

Track 22) "Murder"
Another example here of something pretty standard here to the grindcore scene, but for some reason Wormrot seem to give it some new life and make it more enjoyable than the rest out there.

Track 23) "Scum Infestation and Last Song"
Wormrot close out their album with the longest track on the record and definitely screams Hardcore influence. Goes back and forth between some good Hardcore ryffs and some standard Grindcore ryffs and delivers a pretty solid album closer, easily one of the better tracks on the album.

For a grindcore band (from any country), Wormrot delivers a pretty standard grindcore album with, happily, some out standout and original sounding tracks.


Standout Tracks:
"Lost Swines", "Born Stupid", "Good Times", "Rich"

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Music Review - "Greatest The Hits 2011-2011" by Maximum The Hormone

"Greatest The Hits 2011-2011" by Maximum The Hormone

Release Information:
Artist: Maximum The Hormone
Album: "Greatest The Hits 2011-2011"
Format: Single
Release Date: March 23rd, 2011
Label: VAP
Genre: Metal/Punk/Alt. Rock
Country: Japan

Reviewers Note:
Don't let the title trick with it's play on words. This release is in no way or shape a "Greatest Hits" release. The title is a play on word's by the band saying "Greatest Hits doesn't necessarily mean a collection of past titles. We can say these new songs are our best!"

Track 1) "Utsukushiki Hitobito No Uta" ("鬱くしき人々のうた")
In traditional MTH fashion, this opening track teases the listener with a promise of a great metal start off but quickly turns to a punk/ska paced track that just as quick as the first time changes into a full blown metal rage with vocalist Daisuke's signature growls (which we're hearing for the first time recorded since his throat surgery back in 09') and his vocals sound as great as ever. Fellow vocalist/guitar player Maximum The Ryo displays the usual guitar skills come to be known MTH's fans and quickly changes the guitar style from slightly distorted to heavily distorted at a moment notice. Sadly, there is no section in this track that showcase's the very talented bass playing of bassist Futoshi. And of course always a stand out is Nao, the bands female singer/drummer (who is returning from her pregnancy) delivering her section of clean vocals and very solid drum patterns throughout. Aside from the downside that they don't showcase the bass playing abilities here, this track is definitely a great welcome back to MTH fans since the bands last release back in 08'.

Track 2) "Maximum The Hormone"
Here we are with the band's self-named track and right out the gate this band self-titled track sounds to be one of their heaviest tracks. Daisuke's opening growl mixed with the opening arrangement of the ryff and drum section is without one of the heaviest sections of music the band has recorded. At around the 30 second mark the tone completely changes and sounds like something you would hear in the great days of 90's alt. rock and fortunately DOES turn into a showcase of the bass playing abilities of Futoshi. The drum playing here is top notch as well. Whenever the band does indeed release a true "Greatest Hits" album, i expect to see this track on the listing. This is the kind of track you wish to find on EVERY album nowadays. Great heavy, yet precise, guitar playing, a bass line that can carry a verse without depending on guitars, tight drumming and perfect fitting vocals. This is sure to be top song in the band's catalog.

Track 3) "My Girl"
What we have here with "My Girl" is something that sounds straight out of the late 90's era of bands like The Offspring, the main ryffs are so 90's alt. rock/punk as well as the singing, that is, until the 46 second mark where the band knocks the whole song on it's ass bringing the typical MTH style of bringing the heaviness out of nowhere and turning a nice soft rock song into absolute mosh-pit headbangers heaven. The whole band here shows just how fast their timing and styles can change in just one song is a perfect example of the band if you were going to introduce someone to them through this single.

For only a 3 track single, this is a very solid release and a great way for the band to return after a 3 year hiatus. For any MTH fan this release is highly recommended and you will not disappointed.

Rating (Considering It's Only 3 Tracks Long):

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Music News - Release Date Announced For New Limp Bizkit!

Announced on twitter by frontman Fred Durst. Limp Bizkit's new album "Gold Cobra" will finally be released on June 7th of this year. Also to be noted by Fred Durst's twitter, the 'standard' edition of the album may only contain 8 tracks with the 'deluxe' edition containing 11, leaving all the other tracks LB has recorded to be released on a later album.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Retro Review - "From Beyond" by Massacre

Massacre - "From Beyond"
Release Information:
Artist - Massacre
Album - "From Beyond"
Released - March 1991
Label - Earache Records
Genre - Death Metal

Track 1: "Dawn Of Eternity"
The opening track to Massacre's debut album "From Beyond" is a perfect way to open up this album as it gives you a clear idea of what you in store for, and that's a pure old skool late 80's/early 90's Death Metal classic. The opening of the track start with a slow start filled with wind and ambience and a opening ryff that feels like it would start off a cinematic fight piece in hell. From there on in the rest of the track rages into a solid fast thrash paced piece that has become the standard for all death metal. 

Track 2: "Cryptic Remains"
"Cryptic Remains" is a perfect example (and my personal favorite track off "From Beyond") that metal music doesn't have to be compiled of complicated ryffs and off timing to be great metal. The great thing about this track is that although the ryffs are simplistic, the song is absolutely crushing nonetheless and showcases what the late 80's & early 90's were all about. The opening ryff is pure old skool thrash and quickly turns into a very crushing, yet simple, unforgiving evil ryff the commands your attention and leaves you unable to control that grin appear on your face once you hear it. Along with the double bass drums behind it, the main verse section is one of best sections in old metal, PERIOD. The vocals on this track, although the vocal style never changes throughout the album, is probably the best death metal vocals not just for the time, but even to this day. Not to mention that the solo on this track is absolutely killer and sounds like something of classic metal magic. Including the chorus & bridging ryffs, "Cryptic Remains" is not only probably one of the best death metal tracks i've heard, it's probably one of the best metal songs, period, that has been recorded.

Track 3: "Biohazard"
"Biohazard" starts out quick and to the point that Massacre know's how to play fast and play fast well. But the "Chorus" ryff is actually a pretty catchy ryff and yet again, shows that great ryffs don't have to be complicated. After going back and forth from the speed multiple speedy ryffs, at around the 2 and a half minute mark Massacre slams you with a abrupt slowing down that is very welcomed right before kicking it right back into high gear with not only traditional death metal one string speed picking but also a equally fast paced solo that all the speed lovers will love.

Track 4: "Chamber Of Ages"
In an interesting approach, "Chamber Of Ages" starts out as if its an intro to a whole other album. The first minute plus os this song is a very epic feel as if it were opening an epic battle from a fantasy or gladiator fight. At the conclusion of said opening its apparent that the band isn't slowing down, just merely giving you a breather. The 1st ryff kicks in full throttle and the double bass drum assault on your eardrums is on. The rest of the song, although not fancy or anything new, is a very enjoyable piece of speed & aggression. Most enjoyable part here for me is at 3:07 when a ryff starts in that you just know caused some mayhem in the pit when it started.

Track 5:  "From Beyond"
The title track of the album starts out with a pretty standard guitar/bass opening, but what really catches your ears here are the drums. Nothing too fancy but there is a very nice drum solo-esque pattern going on. It's always enjoyable to hear a band who's drummer can actually play and not just be limited to beating the double bass drums out, although there is plenty of that, but im sure metal fans are fine with that. Sadly, for being the title track of the album, "From Beyond" isn't really anything special. But it is an enjoyable listen though.

Track 6: "Defeat Remains"
Here we are with another perfect example of simplicity sells. Straight out the get you get greeted with a more groove metal type track as here, the music on the track isn't really death metal, more like a great groove metal track with death metal vocals mixed in. Also at times, very reminiscent of the great Carcass. It's a great combination and a very enjoyable track to hear and would be a great driving tune. 

Track 7: "Succubus"
"Succubus" opens up with a fast death/black metal ryff that is greeted with a more higher pitched scream when everything kicks in than we're used to on this album. This song, not really that many change ups, this song remains pretty much a fast pace all the way till the end. Nothing standout worthy on this track sadly.

Track 8: "Symbolic Immorality"
Straight forward death right here. Nothing fancy all the way up to 1:30 where everything fades out and the bass comes into the spotlight real quick with a nice little bass line with the guitars and drums kicking back in to deliver a pretty crushing ryff then after that section has done it's job its right back to speedy death metal. 

Track 9: "Corpse Grinder" (Death cover)
Massacre closes out their debut album with a cover of Death's (which Massacre's vocalist was originally part of) is a cover of an early death song that was on Death's "Reign Of Terror" demo. The very beginning of this track is very reminiscent of someone having a psychotic break from reality from a horror flick with the guitars just being screeched and detuned to death. Once we get kicked in to the actual song, "Corpse Grinder" is absolute pure death metal with speed picking, speed drumming and lyrics about necrophilia, pure and simple. For old skool Death fans (The Band and the genre) and lovers of messed up lyrics. this track is for you.

Track 10: "Provoked Accurser" (Vinyl Release)
"Provoked Accurser" for some reason only found it's way onto the Vinyl version of the album originally. Which i cant understand cause this track starts off with another great Simplicity Sells example. The opening section reminds me of something you would find on Carcass' "Swan Song" or "Wake Up & Smell The Carcass", it's a great metal track with a great groove metal-esque opening then turns to thrash for mostly the remainder and going back to the opening ryff once or twice and has a very quickly played but not too shabby solo followed by another GREAT groove metal section that destroys and finishes off on a very thrash note.

Overall Rating: 9.5/10
Standout Tracks: "Cryptic Remains", "Defeat Remains", "Provoked Accurser"
Final Verdict: Classic

Friday, March 11, 2011

Film Review - "The Man From Nowhere"

In Korea's highest grossing film of 2010 and winner of multiple awards at the Korean Film Awards, as well as other Awards & Festivals, "The Man From Nowhere" is an absolutely intriguing, powerful, gripping and highly entertaining thriller that never leaves you with a dull moment. The action and fight scenes in the film are absolute perfection. The acting, story and the unfolding of the films plot is top notch and by the conclusion of the film "The Man From Nowhere" leaves you completely satisfied and more thoroughly entertained than most movies in the last couple of years. Bon Win (Mother) is perfection in his role as Cha Tae-Sik as you always find yourself rooting & pulling for him to the very end. And Kim Sae-ron as So-mi is a perfect example of child actors with great talent and is sure to be one of Korea's biggest leading ladies in the future. And although there is no dull moment in the entire film, the notorious "Knife Fight" scene is as Flixster says: "The best cinematic  knife fight to hit screens in years", and that's the absolute truth. The "Knife Fight" scene is absolutely ruthless and is guaranteed to leave you with a big grin on your face. To conclude, "The Man From Nowhere" is not to be missed by true lovers of film and is more than worth your money.
Score: 5/5
Purchase "The Man From Nowhere" by clicking here

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Video Game News - Reveal Trailer & Stills For "Dead Island"

A new zombie game is coming and the extremely impressive reveal trailer gives a lot of promise and high expectations! By the looks of it L4D fans have something new to looks for and if the game lives up to the high expectations of the trailer, L4D might have some heavy competition.
"A paradise to die for

Deep Silver presents the Dead Island reveal trailer, giving you a terrifying glimpse of the night that a idyllic island that thousands of peoples visited to get away from their daily grind, turned into a paradise to die for."

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Video Game News - New "LA Noire" GAMEPLAY FOOTAGE ONLY Trailer Impresses!

Rockstar release this new trailer for "LA Noire" that contains ONLY GAMEPLAY FOOTAGE and oh does it impress. This is without a doubt my most anticipated game of 2011. Check The New Trailer Below!

Monday, February 7, 2011

Film News - "Captain America" Trailer

As many saw, the 1st Teaser/TV Spot for the new Captain America film debuted during the super bowl yesterday. For those who haven't seen it, check below for the TV Spot and 1st Official One Sheet.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Video Game News - New "Batman: Arkham City" Screen Shots

Nothing fancy here really, But def worth a post, Look below for a couple new screen shots from the highly anticipated sequel to "Arkham Asylum", "Arkham City" (Click the pics to enlargle)

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Film News - John Woo's "The Killer" Getting Remade? In 3D?

Some John Woo fan's may know by now that Woo will be producing an English Language remake of his masterpiece, "The Killer". But that's not all, the english language remake of the film will be in 3D! not that much a surprise with all the 3D films getting banged out now-a-days. The remake is set to be directed by John H. Lee ("The Cut Runs Deep") and will star Jung Woo-Sung (The Good, The Bad, The Weird).

Film News - Joseph Gordon-Levitt To Join "The Dark Knight Rises"?

Word breaking is the Director Christopher Nolan is in talks with Joseph Gordon-Levitt (Who currently co-starred in Nolan's hit film "Inception") to join the cast of "The Dark Knight Rises", the third and as of now final film in Nolan's Batman film series. Levitt's "Inception" co-star Tom Hardy has been casted as the villain "Bane" in the latest Batman film. Who could Levitt be playing? time will tell.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Film News - "Chromeskull" Returns In "Laid To Rest 2" International Trailer!

 "Laid To Rest" first came out in 2009 and without a doubt gained a cult following with horror fans. Now finally we get a peek at whats in store for the next installment of the new slasher franchise. An international trailer has hit the net and from the looks of it we can expect everything we loved from the first one and more. View the trailer, poster and synopsis below!

"ChromeSkull, the mysterious and relentless killer who hunts down young women and records their grisly demises, all while donning a iconic silver skull mask and a video camera strapped to his shoulder. And while it may have seemed like ChromeSkull was dead at the end of the first Laid to Rest, every horror fan knows that evil never really dies."

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Film News - Chinese Remake Of "What Women Want" Releases Same Day In China & U.S.

China Lion Film Distribution will be releasing their remake of the american hit romantic-comedy "What Women Want" (Original starring Mel Gibson).  In the remake, one of china's most known and accomplished actors Andy Lau stars as an executive who gains the ability to hear what women are thinking, a power that leads to a fraught and comedic romantic relationship with his workplace rival, an aggressive advertising executive played by Gong Li. Kelly Hu, Russell Wong and Osric Chau also star. View the official Poster & Trailer below.
 February 3rd, 2011

Film News - The "Toxic Avenger" Is Back! Filming Is Underway On "Toxic Avenger V"

Troma's most famous resident Toxie is coming back after 11 years! Director Lloyd Kaufman, also founder of Troma, is back behind the camera on the ALREADY FILMING "Toxic Twins: The Toxic Avenger V". Over at Monster Island News Behind the scene's photo's have been released and reveal the lil Toxie kids and others. Also Lemmy (Frontman of legendary metal band Motorhead) is rumored to appear in a cameo in the film. No release date is announced as of yet.
Click Here To View All The Behind The Scenes Pics!

Monday, January 24, 2011

Video Game News - New L.A. Noire story trailer released!

As promised by Rockstar Games, a brand new trailer explaining the dark story of Rockstar's new epic "L.A. Noire" coming to PS3 & Xbox 360 on May 17th

Friday, January 21, 2011

Film News - Poster Debut For "Madison County"

Today the folks over at premiered the poster for upcoming slasher pic "Madison County". See the poster and synopsis below....You're Being Watched.

"The pic is about a group of college kids that travel to a remote, mountain town called Madison County to interview the author of a tell-all book on the accounts of the grisly murders that happened in the town over two decades ago. Upon their arrival, the author is no where to be found and the townspeople state that they’ve "not seen him in years." They also deny that Damien Ewell, the notorious murderer, ever existed and that the murders never happened. As the kids start to dig around to get their own answers, they come to find that the stories, and Damien, maybe more real than the townspeople are letting on."

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Video Game News - "Duke Nukem Forever" Release Date Revealed!

The long awaited (and very delayed) next installment in the Duke Nukem franchise is finally heading to your PS3, Xbox & PC on May 3rd, 2011. Below you can read the official statement by the president of 2K & see the Reveal Trailer.

"The moment fans all over the world have been waiting for is almost here, May 3, 2011 marks Duke’s return as he unleashes his brash and brutally honest wit on the world. His return is going to be epic and one that will make video gaming history!"

Thursday, January 20, 2011

UPDATE Music News - Dir En Grey Release 2nd "Lotus" Teaser Clip

Dir En Grey has released a 2nd and longer (60 sec) teaser clip for their new video for their new single "Lotus". "Lotus" is scheduled for release on the 26th of this month. Watch The 60 Sec Teaser Of "LOTUS" Below!

Music News - Straight Line Stitch Announces New Album Title & Release Date!

Straight Line Stitch has announced through a youtube video a March release of their new album now entitled "Fight Of Our Lives" (Previously titled "The Good Fight"), No specific day of march has been released but with the month of March announced as the release month, expect to see a specific date announced soon. To see the announcement video and hear the single "Conversation", watch the video below.

Music News - Dir En Grey Release "Lotus" Teaser Clip

Dir En Grey has released a teaser clip for their new video for their new single "Lotus". "Lotus" is scheduled for release on the 26th of this month.

Video Game News - Rockstar Games Announces 2nd L.A. Noire Trailer

For all you Rockstar Games fans out there and to anyone else looking forward to the company's newest addition to their list of successes, Rockstar Games has announced that a new trailer for the upcoming "L.A. Noire" to be released this Monday (Jan 24th). So be sure keep your eyes peeled for that one and as soon as possible we will put the trailer up here!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Music News - Robb Flynn Gets Signature Guitar!

In a quick bit of music news, for all the metal-heads out there, Machine Head frontman & guitarist Robb Flynn just got his Signature Epiphone Flying V guitar unveiled at NAMM, see the videos below.

Video Game News - WWE All Stars Releases New Trailers, Roster & Screen Shots!

Below you will the two new trailers THQ has released for their new WWE game, "WWE All Stars", Bringing together the best of the best from both todays current roster and back in the day, and in these trailers you will see not only the past and present mashup matches you can make, but also how insanely crazy and unique the games gameplay will be. Below the trailers make sure to read the announced names that will be in the games roster and a link to 27 screenshots!

"WWE All Stars" Trailer

"WWE All Stars: Randy Savage" Trailer

Announced Roster -
Current Day Roster:
John Cena
Rey Mysterio
Triple H
John Morrison
Big Show
Kofi Kingston
Ted Dibiase (Gamestop Exclusive)

The Rock
Andre The Giant
Bret Hart
Macho Man Randy Savage
Ricky The Dragon Steamboat
The Million Dollar Man (Gamestop Exclusive)

To view screenshots head over to G4: WWE All Stars screenshots

Release Date: March 29th, 2011

Film News - "The Dark Knight Rises" And So Does His Villains

Warner Bros. and Christopher Nolan (Director of "The Dark Knight Rises") have announced today that Anne Hathaway & Tom Hardy have been cast in Nolan's third and final entry in his Batman Trilogy. Hathaway is set to play Selina Kyle/Catwoman (Although it should be noted that the press release did not state if Hathaway would in fact be playing Kyle's alter ego of Catwoman) and Hardy as Bane. Hardy has recently worked with Batman director Nolan in the blockbuster film of 2010 "Inception"and Nolan is happy to work with him again stating "I am delighted to be working with Tom again and excited to watch him bring life to our new interpretation of one of Batman's most formidable enemies." No official synopsis has been released as of yet and "The Dark Knight Rises" is slated for release on July 20th, 2012.
Hardy As Seen In "Inception"
Hathaway As Seen In "Love And Other Drugs"

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

TV News - "Burn Notice" Prequel Film To Begin Filming This Month!

According to "Burn Notice" star Jeffrey Donovan's twitter, filming for the "Burn Notice" prequel film starring Bruce Campbell, which Donovan will also be directing, will begin filming next week. Location scouting finished yesterday and Campbell flew into Bogota a week or two ago. With filming to begin next week, fan's of the Sam Axe character will be able to see the exploits of Sam's days in the Navy SEALs before meeting the now infamous Michael Westen.
Sam Axe (Bruce Campbell) & Michael Westen (Jeffrey Donovan) As seen in the hit USA show "Burn Notice"

Film News - New "Rubber" Official Full-Length Trailer

A New Trailer For "Rubber" Has Hit The Net And Signs Point To A Good Time!
Film Synopsis:
RUBBER is the story of Robert, an inanimate tire that has been abandoned in the desert, and suddenly and inexplicably comes to life. As Robert roams the bleak landscape, he discovers that he possesses terrifying telepathic powers that give him the ability to destroy anything he wishes without having to move. At first content to prey on small desert creatures and various discarded objects, his attention soon turns to humans, especially a beautiful and mysterious woman who crosses his path. Leaving a swath of destruction across the desert landscape, Robert becomes a chaotic force to be reckoned with, and truly a movie villain for the ages. Directed by legendary electro musician Quentin Dupieux (Steak, Nonfilm), aka Mr. Oizo, RUBBER is a smart, funny and wholly original tribute to the cinematic concept of no reason.

Release Date:
April 1st, 2011

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