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Mortal Kombat [17 Oct 2008|01:16pm]

[ mood | geeky ]

Having spent the whole of the last few days absolutely engrossed in the game, movies, TV shows, and story line behind Mortal Kombat I feel very excited to announce to you all (if you didn't already know) the third movie Mortal Kombat Deception will be released in 2010! There are a few familiar faces and some new players (ex... Sonya will again be changing and is tentatively to be played by Sandra Hess) Am I alone in my giddiness?

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Payne to the Max. [06 Sep 2008|07:07pm]

[ mood | dirty ]

The Max Payne movie, as I'm sure you're all well aware by this point, stars Mark Wahlberg in the title role and Mila Kunis (wtf?) as Mona Sax.

Now, while the idea of Mila Kunis operating an MP5 is only slightly less ridiculous than Tyra Banks as genius archaeologist Aline Cedrac, the teaser trailer for this movie (in which Kunis is notably absent) makes it look interesting, maybe even a little trippy with its presumably Valkyr-induced demons.

For some reason, director John Moore (Flight of the Phoenix and The Omen remakes) was surprised when his movie -- based on an M-rated game, now -- earned an R rating.  He bitches about avoiding language to earn a PG-13 rating, not seeming to realize that the games themselves didn't have much in the way of foul language.  Personally, I think an R rating for violence with toned-down language is much more true to the spirit of the games.

Max Payne is slated for an October 17th release, and in case anyone's interested, word on the street is that it'll feature a trailer for the upcoming live-action Dragonball movie

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alone in the dark part deux [20 Feb 2007|12:57am]

[ mood | curious ]

Well It seems that someone got their claws into Alone in the Dark II....yes TWO. Words of doom if you want my view on it. The first one was bad enough, complete with HORRIBLE graphics.        ::edit.::  If I finished reading it.....Boll does have his paws in it....


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Sony Pictures producing Metal Gear Solid movie [09 Feb 2007|11:42am]

Why not... since the first Metal Gear Solid, it's obvious Hideo Kojima wants in on the movie business :). But I think they might need to make it Computer Graphic. With me being a fan of metal gear, I refuse to accept anyone as snake except for David Hayter.. or at least his voice. I'm sure many japanese feel the same way with Akio Otsuka

source: http://www.joystiq.com/2007/02/08/sony-pictures-producing-metal-gear-solid-movie/
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[25 Jul 2006|01:25am]
Games are drugs. I knew it before but... couldn't understand. ( http://game-era.com/feature/id/2 ) This is sad truth...
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There is hope. [23 Apr 2006|01:45pm]

[ mood | cheerful ]

I saw the Silent Hill movie Friday, and I haven't been able to speak in anything other than monosyllabic gibberish until about five minutes ago.

It... Jesus, I don't even know how to say it. It was fucking awesome.

Long-winded explanation of how badass the movie is. Feel free to skip it if you want.Collapse )

All rabid fanboyism aside, if you're a Silent Hill fan, it should go without saying by now that you owe it to yourself to see this movie. It's worth your time. If you aren't that big of a fan of the series, but still enjoy game movies, check it out anyway so you can be reassured that there is indeed hope for the future. This is, in my opinion, the highest-quality game movie made so far.

The days of House of the Dead and Alone in the Dark are over, my friends. Although there's still a lot of room for improvement, I'm happy to say that people are finally starting to take game movies a little more seriously.

I encourage you to watch it and write reviews of your own. I really want to hear what people think about this.

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[09 Feb 2006|02:17pm]

[ mood | weird ]

imdb.com is yaking about differnt movies, well they have them listed for 2007. Castlevaina::i think thats spelled right. took me forever to beat that game..grr::
Halo, Spy Hunter: No Where to Run ::with The Rock..:, theres more listed: but maybe I'm not finding them or reconizing the games. heres the list for anyone who wants it.


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[08 Feb 2006|08:29pm]

[ mood | interested ]

So the Doom movie came out on DVD today, huh?

Did anybody buy it? If so, does it have any special features worth noting? And how is it different from the theatrical version?

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Silent Hill movie=Potential??? [10 Dec 2005|05:00pm]

[ mood | curious ]

I wouldn't have believe it before today, but the teaser trailer (which you can view ftp://ftp.futurenet.co.uk/pub/cvg/sh_movie_teaser.wmv>here.</a>) shows some promise.

Just FYI.

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After 11 long years... [06 Dec 2005|01:06am]

[ mood | hungry ]

I wanted to delay writing this until I had seen the Doom movie twice, so as to avoid overhyping.  Unfortunately, I didn't have a chance to see it for the second time until a couple nights ago, so this is quite late in arriving.

But, to get right to the point, I liked the movie and I didn't.  I liked it because I've been waiting for a Doom movie since like 1994 or 1995, when I first read about it in the back of a GameFan.  I didn't like it because it's derivative, cheesy, and doesn't really differentiate itself from any other B-scifi movie with a moderate budget and B-rated star power.  The good news is, although it'll never win any awards, it's Doom, and it doesn't sell out.

Doom by the bullets (some spoilers)Collapse )

Anyway, I like to give game movies two ratings: the game movie rating (how it compares to other game movies) and the movie rating (how it fares as a motion picture).  I would give Doom a 6.5/10 on the game movie scale and a 3.5/10 on the film scale.  There were subtle touches to the movie that will make long-time Doom fans smile, like the  yellow trim in the doorways that made me laugh and say, "You need a yellow key."  But it's just too trite (zing!) and plotless and really doesn't go out of its way to tell you, "This is Doom."  Overall, I'm happy that the movie turned out as well as it did, but I'm still fairly disappointed.  There's the satisfaction of knowing that I saw my favorite game on the big screen, but there's also the realization that I've waited ten or eleven years for something I knew was going to be subpar. 

Fuck it.  It's Doom.  And that's all that matters.

In other news, I recently acquired Alone in the Dark on DVD as an early Christmas present, haha.  As long as I didn't pay for it, it's all good.  I want to own every game movie on DVD at some point, so even the Boll movies will have to find their way to my shelf eventually.

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I saw Doom tonight. [22 Oct 2005|03:46am]

[ mood | tired ]

I went to see a 10:30 PM showing of Doom tonight. The theater wasn't too crowded, which I was somewhat surprised by.

The movie as a movie, is okay. It isn't the best, but by no means is it a piece of shit. As a video game-movie...it's fucking Citizen Kane. This has to be the best translation from game to film that I've seen.

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My Doom-ramble [20 Oct 2005|01:50am]

[ mood | nervous ]

Yeah, sorry about that Silent Hill shit I said I'd post and then didn't.  Gamespot went and got all fucking crazy on my ass like that Heart song, so I have yet to re-find the shit.  If it's still relevant when I finally locate it, I will.

Anyway.  To the point we go.

The point (be warned: it's fairly pointless).Collapse )

Anybody who plans on going to see Doom, please let us know what you think.  I read this about the test screening and pretty much got what I was expecting: mixed-ass reviews.  I need something concrete from other moviegamers.

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[16 Sep 2005|03:59pm]

[ mood | productive ]

So what's this I hear about people bootlegging Advent Children off the internet?

Has anybody here seen the pirated copy?  You might want to comment anonymously, because I don't know LiveJournal's stance on privacy and copyright infringement.  From what I hear, though, it's fairly badass.

Anybody heard anything about the Suffering movie?  Apparently MTV Films picked up the rights.  Weird.  Stan Winston is working on the special effects, but there is currently no info on cast or crew other than that.  Personally, I think making The Suffering into a movie is kind of a bad idea.  The first game was cool and the second one looks good, but I just don't see anything there that would translate well onto the big screen.  It would be a B-movie at best and a resounding shitfest otherwise.  But whatever.  I'll still watch it.

I'm going to make another post soon with some minor Silent Hill news.  Stay tuned.

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Spell-check is for pussies. AND NEW MORTAL KOMBAT SHIT. [05 Aug 2005|10:47pm]

[ mood | productive ]

For better or for worse, the new Mortal Kombat movie, now subtitled Devastation instead of Domination, is now officially in production, and is going to be filmed in... New Orleans, Louisiana?  What the hell?

The choice of venues may be a little different, but it's obvious to us dirty southerners why LA was chosen: the state government started a program in 2002 giving a tax break of up to 25% of all costs to filmmakers plying their trade in Louisiana, including the costs of hiring local bands/musicians.  Or something like that.  Anyway, hopefully it won't matter where it's filmed, and Kombat fans will probably be enthralled all the same.

Apparently, the Louisianians (heh) are trying to make their beloved state into a full-fledged movie/resort area.  The GameSpot article and the 2theadvocate.com article to which it links both mention the potential construction of a combination movie studio, film crew training facility and theme park, conceptually similar to Orlando, Florida's Universal Studios, to be built by Threshold Entertainment Company.  Incidentally, Threshold is the company that holds the rights to Duke Nukem and, for those who are interested, the Ninja Scroll anime.  Hey, Threshold, if you're reading, get to work on that fucking Duke Nukem movie, or at least give us a straight answer as to whether or not it'll happen.

On the Mortal Kombat official website (under the Film section) there are icons for all of the Mortal Kombat movies, as well as the one-season Mortal Kombat: Conquest TV show.  The icon for Devastation is a fashionable purple question mark and the blurb off to the side pseudo-cryptically asks:

Are there enemies still burning with an unquenchable thirst for revenge? Our planet remains a precious gateway between realms, inhabited not by gods or sorcerers, but only by humans. Will Earth Realm be challenged again?

Now, I'm no Nostradamus, but my keen powers of prediction make me confident in saying.... yes.  Yes, there are; and yes, it will.  It shall be so.  Etc., etc., etc.

Thank you and goodnight.

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more Doom shit [31 Jul 2005|03:03am]

[ mood | exhausted ]

Behold: the teaser trailer for the Doom movie.

I held my breath as I watched it.  When it was over, I let it out slowly and said, "Shit."

That being said, I'm slightly more optimistic about the movie now than I was before.  That's still not saying a whole hell of a lot, though.  This is just a teaser but it does reveal quite a bit... I won't spoil anything for those interested, but it did surprise me.  Anyway, I'm not making much sense because I'm tired as fuck, so enjoy, peeps.

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Doom [29 Jul 2005|07:36pm]

who is looking forward to the Doom movie? who isn't?

i'm pretty mixed. it'll have karl urban in it so even if it turns into just another zombie movie at least i can stare and drool at something.

x-posted to doomgames
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up date i guess [08 Jul 2005|12:28pm]

I was wayching G4 looking for anny thing that counts as news worthy...
They reported that Prince of persia is getting its own movie, it will be made by disney, and written by the original creator and writer...

and the halo movie is real life nopt CGI as every one hoped for...
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sad, isn't it? [01 Jul 2005|11:18pm]

[ mood | dirty ]

I don't normally get much of my info from rottentomatoes.com... honestly, I don't even really use the site that often.  But today as I was meandering through the site looking for a review for Cube Zero (I'm about to watch it... I hope it doesn't suck), I noticed some info about Uwe Boll's upcoming Dungeon Siege shitfest.  Read it and weep.  I know I did.  And not even because he'll be ruining Dungeon Siege... this thing is gonna end a lot of careers.  It'll be Uwe's turd de résistance.  My poor, sweet Leelee Sobieski... how did you get involved with the likes of Uwe?  I shall avenge you, and your career.

Read the "tidbits" at the bottom provided by The Hollywood Reporter.  A three-hour running time.  On an Uwe Boll movie.




[EDIT: 3:38 A.M.

P.S. Cube Zero fucking blows.]

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oh fuck yeah [29 Jun 2005|12:01am]

[ mood | sleepy ]

The Max Payne movie is one step closer to being a reality.  Please tell me I'm not the only one intrigued by this... The games are some of my current-generation favorites, but I have to admit that, film-wise, the whole "gritty anti-hero whose family was murdered by organized crime, forcing him to take the law into his own hands" schtick wore thin a while back, and bullet-time is so trite nowadays that seeing it in a movie makes people laugh.  Nevertheless, I'd definitely get a thrill, however cheap, out of seeing Max fly through the air in slow-mo and fill some mafia fuckers with buckshot up on the big screen.

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I wish I had an aaaaangellll, for one mooooomeeennnt of loooooove [22 Jun 2005|02:13am]

[ mood | amused ]

So I finally rented Alone in the Dark.

I smiled like the smug jackass I am at all the stupidity throughout the movie; the pointless slow-mo, the pointless sex scene, the pointless supporting characters, the acting, the fact that the 713's highly-trained "agents" were fighting demons dressed in riot helmets and those fake chest suits you get from the Halloween supply store to make your abs and pecs look huge (even the women were wearing them... ha!). I just smiled, though. I made it through the entire movie without laughing.

That is, until the Nightwish song kicked in. And then I just fucking lost it. I must have howled for twenty goddamned minutes, and I've been singing that song for people all day.

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