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On this special episode of the show listeners Dwayne and Zack join us to break down Star Trek Into Darkness to its warp core! This episode is argument and spoiler filled! We talk the good, the bad, and the badass of this film!
Fans have been eagerly awaiting Microsoft’s big XBOX announcement and the final result is a mixed bag. The information we get is really good stuff but the presentation of said information was a mess and in the end we get 15 minutes of solid news encompassed in an hour of marketing babble. If you take away all of the interviews with sports celebrities talking about what it means to truly be a player and all of the Hollywood types giving up the sound bites you’d end up with about five minutes of beautiful in game footage and several key announcements that have true impact.
- The System is named XBOX One, kind of a good name actually, representing a new start and new direction
- The system and controller design, sleek and simple
- There is an included blu-ray player and Kinect sensor
- The system is not only a game console but it’s also a TV tuner and cable box
- The device is fully voice controllable
- It is designed for always connected capability but it is not required’
- Steven Spielberg is producing a live action Halo TV series for the device
- TV is fully interactive
The cable box design is fantastic. There will not be any more input switching for games, blu-ray movies, and TV: it’s all in one place and instantly available. The system has a built in TV guide that is set up for favorites and other lists and will point you to what you want to see immediately. You can utilize other XBOX services such as social and internet while watching a show or movie, including fully integrated Skype! During the somewhat scatter shot event MS showed off a new partnership with NFL that integrates fantasy football stats with actual games as they are viewed live on the device and also allows social interaction between fantasy football players while they watch.
While there was some game-play footage(and it was gorgeous) it’s clear most of that is being saved for the Electronic Entertainment Expo. This event was mostly meant to show off the look of the device, announce the name, and sell it as an all encompassing entertainment experience. This approach culminated in the announcement of an XBOX exclusive live action TV series based on the Halo games being overseen by Steven Spielberg. This announcement throws down the gauntlet with Amazon Instant and Netflix, both of which also offer original programming. Netflix of course is still a part of the XBOX Live experience too.
In the world of games MS did say that they will be releasing a dozen games within the first year of the XBOX One’s release and more importantly eight of those games are new franchises. Call of Duty Ghosts is not XBOX One exclusive but the DLC will hit that device before any others. As far as release dates,all MS would say is later this year and no information on price was announced. Even though most of this event was a mess the things we did get are pretty exciting and the game-play footage from Quantum Break and Call of Duty Ghosts was outstanding. E3 should truly be a slug-fest between MS and Sony!
The Spring game is technically over but there are still numbers to report because Oblivion and Pain and Gain still brought in money over the weekend! The biggest news is that Niko has officially taken over the #1 spot of both the contributor and listener brackets! He broke $400 million leaving Bill’s $393+ million total.
Here are the numbers so far:
This week we talk videogame announcements, fantasy film ball, and dildos but that’s all a distant second to the in depth Iron Man 3 analysis!
The world premiere of the first teaser trailer for ENDER’S GAME will debut during a Google+ Hangout on Tuesday, May 7 @ 1:00 PM PT / 4:00 PM ET. The event will also feature a live conversation with director Gavin Hood (X-MEN ORIGINS: WOLVERINE), producer Bob Orci (STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS) and star Asa Butterfield (HUGO).
Stars Harrison Ford and Asa Butterfield want to say hello and show you a sneak peek of the first footage ever released of the highly anticipated epic adventure:
You can tune in to the live Google+ Hangout at YouTube.com/EndersGameMovie and Google.com/+EndersGame. Fans are invited to submit their questions for a chance to have them answered in the Hangout. Join in the conversation online using #EndersGame.
Join the event here: https://plus.google.com/events/cuito512urg0a64r6bc2ocuakuc
This week we cover the major Star Wars news of the week, discuss Spider-man, Star Trek TV, consider how hard it is to understand Vin Diesel, proclaim an Spring film ball winner, and oh Niko shares a story with us about the longest penis in the world. Nuff said….
It’s that time again! We’re bidding for summer blockbusters and there are a tone of them! The whole show starts with fights for Iron Man 3, Star Trek 2, and Great Gatsby! There’s Wolverine, Pacific Rim, Smurfs 2, Despicable Me 2, and Monsters University and that’s just a few of the 40 films we all had to play for. Soon we’ll have each of our winning bids posted and you can pick which list you think will take summer game. This season the losing contributor goes to the listener bracket so the competition is even stronger this go around.
This week we got it all, new Man of Steel trailer, new Star Trek trailer, Star Wars news and more! We also have an extensive list of the most important television shows of all time and Doctor Who, Lost, and 24 are nowhere to be found on it! Scroll on down to download or stream the episode or better yet stream it from the Stitcher Radio app on your mobile device or from the widget on the left of this page. To see the trailers that we are talking about then just look down!
This week we start off with a bang, well not a bang, a drive by masturbating, then it’s on to Mad Men, young adult scifi, XBOX 720, PS4, and much more!
Easter Bunny traffic stops, lots of movie sequels and updates including GI Joe, Fast and Furious and Evil Dead! We also discuss Xbox in Japan, new comics, and we avoid Star Wars all together this week! Epic!
We’ve missed a few weeks due to being slammed here at the site but we are bringing you some great teases this week to make up for lost time! We’re starting off with the latest one sheet poster for the upcoming Ender’s Game film adaptation and we have a ton of previews from Syfy Channel, oh and there’s that new little Iron Man 3 trailer, the first trailer for The Wolverine and a video interview with the cast of The Host!
Ender’s Game Poster
In case you aren’t familiar with this amazing novel and the upcoming film here is the official synopsis: In the near future, a hostile alien race called the Formics have attacked Earth. If not for the legendary heroics of International Fleet Commander Mazer Rackham (Ben Kingsley), all would have been lost. In preparation for the next attack, the highly esteemed Colonel Hyrum Graff (Harrison Ford) and the International Military are training only the best young minds to find the future Mazer.
Ender Wiggin (Asa Butterfield), a shy but strategically brilliant boy, is recruited to join the elite. Arriving at Battle School, Ender quickly and easily masters increasingly difficult challenges and simulations, distinguishing himself and winning respect amongst his peers. Ender is soon ordained by Graff as the military’s next great hope, resulting in his promotion to Command School. Once there, he’s trained by Mazer Rackham himself to lead his fellow soldiers into an epic battle that will determine the future of Earth and save the human race.
Wolverine Teaser Trailer:
Iron Man 3 New Trailer:
Here’s a little Syfy Goodness!
Defiance—Premieres Monday, April 15 at 9/8c
Changed World – Trailer
SUMMARY: They arrived. The earth changed. Defiance premiering April 15, at 9/8c on Syfy
Haunted Collector—Airs Wednesdays at 9/8c
Island of Fear/Tropical Terror – Sneak Peek
SUMMARY: On this episode of Haunted Collector, John Zaffis and his team of investigators travel to the island of Puerto Rico, where restless spirits and the paranormal appear to be thriving. Their first stop is the historic Casa Blanca in Old San Juan, once the residence of the famous Ponce de Leon family and now a cultural landmark.
Jesslyn Gets Locked in the Showers – Clip from Ep.303
SUMMARY: Terror & panic ensue when Jesslyn’s trip to investigate a flashing light ends up with her locked in the showers. This could be the most horrifying moment of her career as a paranormal investigator.
Eyewitness to a Haunt – Bonus Scene
SUMMARY: John and his team get an eyewitness account to a haunting in the prison.
Stranded—Airs Wednesdays at 10/9c
Three Valley Chateau – Sneak Peek
SUMMARY: Yarc, his girlfriend Princess, and their friend Stephen leave the comforts of Brooklyn NY to check into the sprawling Three Valley Chateau in the snowy mountains of British Columbia. Yarc is a devout believer in the paranormal, Princess is an adamant skeptic, and Stephen thinks there’s “something” to be discovered, but doesn’t have proof.
She’s Freaking Out – Clip
SUMMARY: The cast has a freak-out session due to some paranormal evidence.
Cast Interviews for THE Host:
Bonus Round! Horror hounds here’s a trailer for Hatchet III hitting theaters in June!
In our last poll we asked what videogame you’d like to see made into a feature film. There was a tie between Dead Space and Uncharted at 30%. At least fans of Uncharted have some hope because that film has been in some form of preproduction or wiring for some time. It’s nowhere near ready to start filming but at least there are interested parties trying to make it happen. Now that Disney owns Lucasfilm there could be an Indiana Jones reboot that might crush any hope of this one finally happening though. There’s been a huge fan push for Nathan Fillion of Castle and Firefly to take the lead role in an uncharted film and we here at CineGeek could get behind that casting. Mass Effect and Halo were also close contenders in the voting. Gears of War got absolutely zero votes from you guys. Gears is a ton of fun to play but we have to agree that the story is just a mess, definitely a better game than a movie.
The summer season is nearly here and it has us excited for blockbuster films. So the next question is which film are you most excited to see this summer. Some of the contenders are of course Star Trek Into Darkness, Iron Man 3, Pain and Gain, and Oblivion. Check the poll in the right sidebar and share your opinion!
This is a year of innovation and evolution for the Nashville Film Festival and it all started before the festival’s first day. In order to give more Tennessee filmmakers a chance to see their work screened before a live audience, NaFF experimented with a new event called the “Final Cut.” At NPT Studios, in a program sponsored by “Native” Magazine, the final seven films were screened to festival members, families and friends. The audience voted on their favorite film and the winner was given the last spot available to a local short film in the festival.
This week we hit on the big news of how Veronica Mars is being revived from cancellation Hell by Kickstarter and how other cancelled cult classics might not be far behind! We also cover Harrison Ford’s Star Wars comments, Red Box streaming live, new blu-rays, Spider-man, The Avengers, Firefly and more!
This week we cover a lot of ground by discussing the Marvel movie news, Tomb Raider reboot, a new Kirkman TV show without zombies, PS4, and retro comics!