Monday, June 27, 2011

Jurassic Park *FINALLY* Stomps Its Way Onto Blu-ray

Mark your calendars! On October 25 Universal unleashes the long-awaited Blu-ray's of the Jurassic Park trilogy, remastered in glorious 1080p and 7.1 audio. Along with the special features that were previously available on the DVD editions, there will also be Blu-ray exclusive content including digital copies and OVER 2 hours of content specially made for this release. The new content is a six-part retrospective including behind-the-scenes segments and never-before-seen interviews. Also available will be a special collector's edition (naturally) that looks too good to pass up. Keep an eye on, these should be up for pre-order soon.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Transformers + Thriller= EPIC!!!

I have no doubt that this four minute video is 1,000x more entertaining than the whole of next week's Bayformers film.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

A Peek At Captain America: Super Soldier

Could this be the tie-in game we've been waiting for? Will it be the one that all other movie games will be compared to? We won't know until July 19th, but if you ask us, this game looks all kinds of EPIC! Lots of pics and even a prologue trailer for the game came out of the recent E3. Here's a look at what to expect:

Become Captain America™, the ultimate Super-Soldier, in the darkest days of World War II as you face the Red Skull and his army in this epic third-person action adventure. Wield Captain America’s legendary shield to take out multiple enemies at once, deflect incoming fire back at your enemies, solve puzzles, and scale walls. Above all, hurl yourself shield-first into the fray, with the superior force of the world’s first Super-Soldier at your fingertips. Engage in free-flowing combat and acrobatic platforming to infiltrate Hydra’s massive and mysterious castle complex and battle the infamous Iron Cross, the forces of Hydra, and a host of nefarious enemies serving the Red Skull in an all-new Captain America story and adventure.

 Captain America: Super Soldier combines an acrobatic combat system with fluid platforming and a highly tuned suite of shield attacks including melee combos.
The completely original story for Captain America: Super Soldier is penned by noted comic, film, and TV writer Christos Gage. The primary writer for the Marvel’s Avengers: The Initiative series of comics, Gage has written numerous books for major Marvel characters, including Siege: Captain America, Iron Man, X-Men, Spider-Man, Civil War: House of M, and Union Jack.

PS3, X-Box 360


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Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Review: Green Lantern: Rise of the Manhunters (X-Box 360)

Another summer, another superhero film and yet another disappointing video game tie-in. At least, that’s how these things usually go. This time, however, Warner Brothers Games and Double Helix’s Green Lantern: Rise of the Manhunters gets it (mostly) right. The storyline has the Manhunters (the Guardian’s original space police) collecting the yellow light of “Fear” and the violet light of “Love” in order to harness their power and destroy the Green Lantern Corps.

The game can be played alone or with a friend. You play through the game as Hal Jordan (with the voice and likeness of Ryan Reynolds), The Green Lantern of Sector 2814. If you play co-op, player two gets to control Sinestro. Unfortunately you don’t get to choose between characters if you’re flying solo.

When it comes to gameplay, it’s definitely fun but nothing that I’d define as $59.99 spectacular. It is the best movie tie-in that I’ve played, but some may argue that’s not saying much. Leveling up in the game is achieved by battling and destroying Manhunters. Points are collected which are then used to purchase new constructs for your ring (gatling gun, rocket launcher and even a Mech suit). It is definitely fun upgrading your constructs and wreaking havoc on the Manhunters.

One of the biggest disappointments of the game is the fact that you can't fly at will. Being a Green Lantern game I find this inexcusable. What a missed opportunity to be able to hurl yourself at your enemies and deliver a crushing combo with your ring.

If you were ever into the hack and slash genre or games like 2-player games like Double Dragon or Ninja Turtles then “Rise of the Manhunters” is for you. If you aren't a fan of the beat ‘em up genre, I suggest you rent this puppy instead of shelling out your hard earned $$$. The game is relatively short and can probably be finished in a day for most gamers. There’s really not much replay value unless you love smashing heads (personally, I do) or you have a second player to go through the game with you.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Doctor Who- The Anime

This AMAZING anime was created by super fan Paul Johnson using clips from the show. Enjoy!

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Coming Soon: Napoleon Dynamite

Next season, 20th Century Fox will be bringing us Napoleon Dynamite. The series is being voiced by the film's original actor's. The show follows the misadventures of Napoleon and his friends as they navigate life in rural Idaho. The trailer (below) doesn't quite sell it for me but being a fan of the film, I'll definitely give it a try. Will you be watching?

Saturday, June 4, 2011

A Good Man Goes To War



Turn Yourself Into An Action Figure!

Have you ever wanted your own action figure? Now you can get one! That's My Face can turn you into Batman, Spider-Man, a G.I. Joe or even a Stormtrooper! The company can make you into a custom action figure starting at $59.00. You can get just a head ranging in sizes that fit a 4" figure to a 12" figure. You can also get a full custom-made figure with the bodies of some of your favorite characters. The company can also make realistic 3D portraits and wearable masks.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

First Annual AnimeiCon Comes To Monterey July 22-24, 2011

The Central Coast gets its first anime convention thanks to the folks of AnimeiCon! The convention was "brought together by a group of young Asian-Americans/Anime Enthusiasts" whose mission is to "introduce and inspire, especially our youth and young adults, in the various animation art forms to broaden creativity, encourage passion for the arts, and establish positive self-identity thereby promoting creative thinkers for our future."

Some of the events during the 3 day convention:

1. Vendor Room

2. Artist Alley

3. Game Tournaments: Halo Reach, Black Ops (console gaming), Magic (table-top gaming), Spirit Hunt (Laser Tag arena) and more!

4. Panels: Q&A, signings and lectures

5. Cosplay Parade

6. Martial Arts Demonstrations

7. Viewing Rooms

8. Dance "Club Bash" (Sponsored by KDON 102.5)

9. Japan Relief Booth/Display (American Red Cross & Operation USA)

Confirmed Guests Include:

-Chris Cason (Fullmetal Alchemist, DragonBall Z Kai, Soul Eater) 

-Jamie Marchi (Witchblade, Fruits Basket, Soul Eater)

-Yuki Dong (Anime/Vocaloid Singer & Performer)

-Trina Nishimura (Baccano!, Witchblade, Speed Grapher)

-Kairu (Visual-Kei artist)


Advance Rates: $45 through June 10; $50 through July 2; $55 Through July 11

At-Door Rates: $60 weekend; $25 Friday; $30 Saturday; $25 Sunday

Wanna attend for free? AnimeiCon is looking for volunteers! 


- Must be 16 years old and above

- Be a team-player

- Be Courteous

- Be Respectful

- Have great communication and social skills

- Willing to learn

- Must know how to have FUN.

Volunteer Benefits:

- Day passes for days worked

- Must work a total of 20 hours

- Inaugural Animeicon T-Shirt

- Volunteer badge

- Food and drinks - Community Service Hours

(High school students wanting to gain experience.)