Do you remember how slow the last couple of weeks were for new Blu-rays, aside from a couple of big titles? That didn’t last long. November kicks off in a big way with a huge slate of new discs. Even if they don’t all appeal to you, surely you’ll find something that just begs you to open your wallet.
In this week’s videogame releases, Marvel’s Avengers assemble… their Lego bricks. Also, Batman exposes his origins, the human revolution gets revamped, and more. All-in-all, the week is packed with goodies.
Zombies and superheroes – it feels like modern audiences will never get tired of either. Last week delivered a big zombie epic to Blu-ray, and this week brings us the first of this year’s many superhero spectacles. I’ll admit that I’m as guilty as anyone of buying into these things, but… I don’t know… isn’t it time for something new?
Yes, I know, it’s Friday the 13th today, but we’ve done other Roundtables on horror movie topics in the past. Let’s try to think out of the box this week. With the upcoming ‘Alien’ retro action figures in mind, now seems like a good time to stroll down memory lane and remember other toys we’ve collected that were based on movie and TV properties.
Film industry bible Variety reports that Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment have signed Ben Affleck to play the Caped Crusader in the upcoming Superman/Batman crossover film (or, in Variety parlance, B.Aff’s Boffo Bat Bonanza!). Are you down with this casting decision, or do you think it’s a bad idea? Vote in our poll.
If projector owners are a niche within the home theater hobby, Constant Image Height projection users are a niche within a niche. A lot of that comes down to a simple lack of understanding. Also significant obstacles, however, are the complexity and expense of setting up a proper CIH system, which many viewers (even projector owners) find intimidating. In preparation for a hardware review that I’ll have in the near future, I thought that this would be a good time to revisit the fundamentals of what Constant Image Height projection is and how it works.
Hollywood loves to cross-promote its movies and TV shows with videogame tie-ins, and the videogame industry loves to license movies and TV shows for their instant name-brand recognition. This seems like a match made in heaven. Yet, as anyone who’s played these things already knows, most licensed-based videogames suck. (Brian helped to explain why this keeps happening in a post last year). Still, every once in a blue moon, a decent game will slip through. In today’s Roundtable, we look at some of the best and worst videogames we’ve played solely because they were based on properties we liked.
At the San Diego Comic-Con over the weekend, director Zack Snyder announced that his follow-up to this summer’s successful ‘Man of Steel’ will not be ‘Man of Steel 2′, but rather a Superman/Batman team-up movie. Are you excited for this, or does the news leave you apprehensive?
Take notice, comic book fans. This week sees Superman seize control in an act of injustice while Batman is forced to ally with some of his most villainous rogues. Meanwhile, fantasy RPGs take hold of the rest of this week’s videogame releases.