The late 80’s and early 90’s were a great time to be a kid. Computer generated effects were in their infancy, the Nintendo Entertainment System was at its peak, and many awesomely-bad sci-fi movies were being pumped out like no tomorrow. My favorite brand of those films were the ones based around video games that tried to kill the players for real. Just think about it. What if Nintendo had the cojones to instal crazy military programing into Robbie The Robot? Gyromite would’ve been a hell of a lot more difficult, I tell ya what. I’ll do you one better. What if Q from Star Trek: TNG was responsible for programing and designing the robot? We’d be in for a world of shit. EVOLVER is about that very thing. Read the rest of this entry »
So, as many of my friends are aware, I have been looking forward to the first episode of the new web series, Mortal Kombat: Legacy. First off, I want to say that I have had a total girl-crush on Jeri Ryan for some time (Voyager brought that on, of course), and while I thought that she might be a little too “mature” to be playing a 20-something Sonya Blade, I thought that she filled the role nicely based on the first episode and she’s as beautiful and intense as ever. Michael Jai White fills the role of Jax near perfection. I was ecstatic to see Tahmoh Panikett (Helo in Battlestar Gallactica) as Stryker. I have to say, I wasn’t super impressed with the choice of Kano for an antagonist, and I was equally turned off by Darren Shahlavi’s (Watchmen) acting, but I’m not blaming him, they couldn’t have picked a worse bad guy to start the series. What an uninteresting choice?!?! Read the rest of this entry »
As you all know, I am quite the fan of the Mortal Kombat series. As the excitement grows for the encroaching release of the game and the new web series directed by Kevin Tancharoen, I find myself with little else on my mind! In fact, I stayed up till 4am last night playing the newly released demo on the PSN with my room mates who have also been obsessed with the MK series for over a decade. The verdict? The only thing that would be more epic than the new Mortal Kombat game would be a viking brandishing a shotgun riding a flying unicorn through space that also craps rainbows (see example below by Sir Mitchell). Read the rest of this entry »
This is not the face of a Batman who is a scared of something scary. No sir! This is the face of a Batman who just had his Bat-brains blown six ways past Sunday thanks to a video game trailer. But not just any video game trailer, mind you. He just finished watching some game-play of the new Arkham City game. Care to have your face make the same reaction? Hit the jump and prepare for some sheer kick-assery. Read the rest of this entry »
Thursday nights are usually nothing special. I go through my normal routine of wake, whack, and wash, then proceed to loaf around until the working hour arrives. Not this Thursday. Some good friends came over for a viewing of the 1982 classic TRON, in preparation for the world premier of the much anticipated sequel TRON: LEGACY. How did you spend YOUR Thursday? Drinking with hot college girls? HA! What’s that? You did, huh? Damn. Well I’m not here to talk about your night. My job is to tell the world about my experience watching TRON: LEGACY at 12:05 am on a school night. Read the rest of this entry »
For 18 years Mortal Kombat has been delighting twisted youth everywhere. Even though most of that youth has now reached a twisted adulthood, most of those adults still love and enjoy a good fatality. Originally an arcade game created by Ed Boon and John Tobias (TOASTY!), the franchise was eventually picked up by Acclaim Entertainment, and Midway began releasing MK for the home console all the way up until the recent Mortal Kombat Vs DC Universe. In 2009, however, the franchise was sold to Warner Bros. who will be releasing the latest game in the series in early 2011.