*******YourGeekNews**** for more! The difference between a successful yet soulless blockbuster and a well-crafted film that's marketed blockbuster is sometimes ignored by movie studios with dollar-signs in their eyes, but in the case of Prince of Persia, Disney and Bruckheimer actually created a piece of entertainment with some heart, a strong story and some great characters to go along with a side of action-packed video game inspired eye-candy!
*******YourGeekNews**** for more! Ridley Scott and Russell Crowe make a great team. Just look at Gladiator. Really. We mean it, skip Robin Hood and just go watch Gladiator. This movie is so BARELY a story of Robin Hood, it hardly deserves the name, and winds up being little more than a re-tread of Scott's previous epic work. Everyone phoned it in on this one, folks; don't waste your time.
*******YourGeekNews**** for more! Unfortunately, The Losers, which was adapted from the Vertigo comic by the same name, definitely lost something in translation from the incredible source material it was based on. Despite an amazing cast of Uhura, The Comedian, Human Torch and Michael from the Lost Boys, an espionage movie based on a comic wasn't enough to bring out genre supporters, and it suffered a crushing defeat at the box office. Probably based on ads that make the movie out to be the A-Team that you've never heard of. Which, is actually an honest depiction of the film, which lets fans of the comic down, as well as audiences expecting anything more than a typical action flick.
*******YourGeekNews**** - We were both BLOWN AWAY by almost every aspect of God of War 3. A fitting end to the Kratos trilogy and an amazing mythological bookend, GOW3 also delivered an even slicker gameplay and possibly the greatest graphics in any game, ever.
*******Capricast**** - On the eve of the first mid-season finale of Caprica, actresses Luciana Carro and Magda Apanowicz paid Toronto Comic Con a visit and treated us to a panel that gave us some insight into their experience making the show, and dropped some hints about what we can expect from the back-9 episodes of the season! Hit up *******Capricast**** and leave a comment for your chance to win the Caprica Soundtrack!
~Matt + Nat
Director Louis Leterrier definitely brought to life an epic tale of gods and men, with huge stakes, massive monsters, and some great big actors. But if it's faithfulness to the 1981 movie you're looking for, or faithfulness to the legend of Perseus, or even a good 3D visual experience, Clash of the Titans is going to let you down. We enjoyed the hell out of it on some levels, and yet were left feeling completely empty on others. What did you think? Let us know on *******YourGeekNews****
~Matt + Nat
*******Capricast**** - Spoiler Alert! With the amount of death and destruction wrought in this episode, it's a wonder there are any pieces to pick up in September, but this mid-season finale has shaken every character to the core. Is Amanda dead? Is Zoe? It sure looks like Philomon is... and Joeseph thinks Tamara is, too. And it'll take a miracle for Graystone's military contract to survive!
*******Capricast**** - With all the intense drama of Daniel and Joseph both getting closer to their daughters, and Amanda losing her mind by inches, it suddenly occurs to us that nothing really happened in this episode. Plot-wise of course. Each character's resolve is being hardened for the mid-season finale next week, and man, did it ever make for some drama!
Thanks for all the votes on our new Capricast intro and ending! They look great, and everybody wins. Plus, be sure not to miss Toronto Comic Con on March 26-28 for the Caprica panel and BSG guests!
Amanda sees Head-Darius? Her old saying? Plus, Daniel finally suspects Zoe survived in U-87 and Joe gets into New Crap City!
Get your voting fingers ready, this episode of Capricast also features our two favourite submissions for our new show intro! Team Izzy and Team Chuck Norris made such awesome contributions, we couldn’t decide on our own. Nor should we. Capricast is for you as much as it is for us, so it’s only right that you get to have your say on how we start it off each week!
Voting will last midnight on Monday March 22nd in your timezone. How do we know your timezone? Magic.
~Matt + Nat
*******YourGeekNews**** - Tim Burton definitely pushed even his own imagination to a new level and a new dimension. But did any of Lewis Carroll's legendary work of fiction make it to the silver screen intact?
*******YourGeekNews**** - Woody Harrelson turns in what could be the best performance of his career as a developmentally challenged man who takes the name of Defendor in his vigilante quest to clean up the streets of Hammer City. It's in limited release, but if you can find it, this indie gem is absolutely worth your time and money!
*******Capricast**** - With the Adama's finally letting Tamara go in traditional Tauron funeral rites, her Avatar is tearing up V-World almost as well as Zoe is tearing up U-87 at her father's request. This episode definitely got our heart rates up and brought some plot threads in that we had high hopes for!
*******YourGeekNews**** - Let's preface this review with the fact that Matt is quite possibly one of the biggest werewolf aficionado's on the planet, having watched any and every lycanthropic-film in the last hundred years. And nothing but nothing compares to The Wolf-Man. Except, of course, The Wolfman. Faithful in all the right ways, and yet unafraid to weave a more complex storyline with more extreme Werewolf rampages, an even more foreign origin story, and an ending that will knock your socks off. Yes, that's right, there's a new Wolfman in Blackmoor, Chaney, and he can howl with the best of them.
~Matt + Nat
*******YourGeekNews**** - Nearly 70 years after Lon Chaney Jr. first howled at the moon, Benicio Del Toro is slipping into his signature hair, ears and underbite to bring the classic Universal monster to life in Joe Johnston's remake of The Wolf Man, With Anthony Hopkins, Hugo Weaving and Emily Blunt along for the ride!
*******YourGeekNews**** - Watch clips from the film and see Ryan & Rodrigo the night of the Sundance premiere! When we heard that Ryan Reynolds teamed up with Spanish Director Rodrigo Cortes to make a film that takes place exclusively in a coffin for 90-minutes, we were terrified and intrigued. When it rocked Sundance and got a $3-Million Lionsgate distribution deal right after its premiere, we were sold!
*******YourGeekNews**** for more! The Hughes Brothers have been away from the limelight since 2001's From Hell with Johnny Depp, but their return features the huge combo of Denzel Washington and Gary Oldman in a post-apocalyptic western-inspired tale of biblical proportions.
~Matt + Nat
When young filmmakers with $20 million dollars decide to take on the vampire AND the science fiction genres at the same time, you really shouldn't expect much. Which is why Daybreakers blew us away. Well conceived, imaginative, original and above all well done, this kind of film would have cost millions more if Hollywood decided to do something similar, and probably wouldn't have turned out to be nearly as enjoyable!
~Matt + Nat