Archive for January, 2009

I only just heard of Batman Arkham Asylum this past week, but I’ve been getting more and more excited for it. This game has everything going for it for fans of Batman. Kevin Conroy and Mark Hamill from Batman: The Animated Series reprise their voices for Batman and the Joker, while the game was written the BTAS’s mastermind and fan favorite, Paul Dini. As Batman you get to freely roam the halls of Arkham Asylum fighting your way through his rouge gallery as all of the prisoners of the Asylum have been freed from their cells.

Confirmed villains include the Joker, Harley Quinn, The Riddler, Killer Croc, and Bane, with The Penguin, Mr. Freeze, The Scarecrow, Two-Face, and Poison Ivy also rumored. The game forces you to use detective skills along with combat, ensuring that it isn’t just another fight and destroy everything in site game. And best of all, this game isn’t a movie adaptation game; it just pulls from Batman’s 70 years of history to form a game that is very true to character.

Batman Arkham Asylum comes out on May 1st, 2009.

Posted on January 31st, 2009 by ThePit | Leave a Comment (1)
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I saw this in theaters on opening weekend after watching the first one earlier that day. Both were fun, but I actually like the story and action better in the sequel.

Hellboy (Ron Perlman), Liz Sherman (Selma Blair), and Abe Sapien (Doug Jones) team up with renowned, eccentric scientist Johann Krauss (Seth McFarlane) to stop an evil prince (Luke Goss) from releasing and taking control of The Golden Army, a near indestructible army of machines that can wipe out humanity. The film manages to balance riveting action (Hellboy takes on a giant, tentacle laden monster while holding an infant, Shoot Em Up style) and tongue in cheek comedy quite well for a super hero movie. While it doesn’t come close in comparing to other cape capers of the summer (Iron Man, The Dark Knight), Hellboy knows where it stands. It excels, mostly, in Del Toro’s vision of the creatures in Hellboy’s world- a scene that brings the team into a black market of sorts while wearing glasses that see through all spells and guises is breathtaking. The world of creatures is like a mix between Pan’s Labyrinth and Diagon Alley of the Harry Potter films.

Nominations:

Best Makeup
Therefore it’s quite deserved to see those creatures, almost all results of practical make up effects, land itself a nomination in this category. Del Toro’s creatures from Pan’s took home all sorts of gold back in 2007, so it certainly gives me hope. The contenders in the category are very diverse and it could really go any way this year.

***½

Captain America issue 46Captain America issue 46

Captain America #46 hit stands yesterday from writer Ed Brubaker with art by Steve Epting. The issue is part 1 of a new 3 part story arc that sees the new Captain America (formerly Bucky/Winter Soldier) team up with Prince Namor to save the memory of an old friend.  Brubaker’s run on Captain America has been intriguing and entertaining, and this new arc looks just as good.

Posted on January 29th, 2009 by ThePit | Leave a Comment
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Tonight at 10pm on the USA Network is an all new Burn Notice. In the episode, titled “Hot Spot”, Michael, Fiona and Sam pose themselves as a team of car thieves to prevent thugs from going after a high school football star. The series stars Jeffrey Donovan, Gabrielle Anwar and the great Bruce Campbell.

Also on tonight…

8PM

  • CW: Smallville (Sci Fi Drama)
  • FOX: American Idol (Reality)

9PM

  • CBS: CSI: Crime Scene Investigators (Crime Drama)
  • CW: Supernatual (Supernatural Drama)
  • FOX: Hell’s Kitchen (Reality)

10PM

  • ABC: Private Practice (Medical Drama)
  • CBS: Eleventh Hour (Crime Drama)
  • A&E: The Beast (Crime Drama)

Summer Glau is a Terminator

While Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles doesn’t return to television until February 13th (when it will be teamed up with Joss Whedon’s Dollhouse), that doesn’t mean we don’t have something to keep our attention. Executive producer and head writer Josh Friedman is hosting a weekly podcast that features a mix of raw footage, interviews and previews of upcoming episodes. So far, three have been released. The third one is easily the most interesting of the batch and features a dream-like sequence between Sarah Connor (Lena Headey) and Kyle Reese (Jonathan Jackson), the first screen time that they have shared in the series.

Continue reading to give them a look…

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New Lara Croft Tomb Raider Actress

With how fast news travels, it is already old news that Warner Brothers has acquired the film rights to the Lara Croft Tomb Raider video game franchise.  The WB has confirmed that their plans will ignore the past two Angelina Jolie Croft films and they will relaunch and completely overhaul the franchise’s film series. Personally I think this is awesome news. Even though Jolie was perfect for the artifact-collecting beauty, the films were sub-par at best. A fresh approach and series is just what they need. And that is going to start with a new actress.

E! Online is reporting that Megan Fox (Transformers) is a front runner for the role, while Ain’t It Cool News is pushing for Rhona Mitra (Underworld: Rise of the Lycans) to take over for Jolie.  Megan Fox is a fan favorite and the role could push her into superstar status (not that she isn’t seen that way already by teenage boys world wide).  Mitra would be an interesting choice for the role. AICN reports that she was the original inspiration for the video game version of Lara, which means she fits the part physically and with Doomsday and an Underworld sequel under her belt, she has shown that she can handle the action.

Personally, neither Fox or Mitra would be my number one choice for the role. I’d much rather see Mila Kunis as Lara Croft. Kunis has the right amount of attitude and hotness for Croft, and she has also proven her place in the video game action genre (Max Payne).

What do you think? Who would you like to see take over as Lara Croft?

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