I’M THE MASTER OF CHICKEN DANCE REVOLUTIONL
I don’t know how this guy keeps knocking out such cool new interpretations of some of our favorite things. I assume sorcery. Whatever the case may be, I hope he never stops. Another case in a long line of examples of super cool pop art to start your Tuesday off with. See more of the Butcher’s work at his Behance site or at various places on Modern Borefare.
Anyone who has survived “My Stepmother is an Alien”…”The Razor’s Edge”…”Haunted Honeymoon”…”The Stuff”…”Old Boyfriends” (hey, if none of those titles are familiar to you, don’t look ‘em up, just keep eating those Fig Newtons!)…I say: FORGIVENESS. As one-shots go, you’re looking at more than just a curio from the 70s, you’re looking at comedy meets comedy, bound by web and the code of the samurai. Spidey and the 11:30 PM Avengers improv a battle with fresh-from-the-bench X-Men bubblepopper, the Silver Samurai, who would make a suitable companion for those post-Thanksgiving sales:
Of course, you could also hire:
Welcome to Friday Night Flix, where there’s never a need to leave the couch or put on pants. Each week I’ll recommend an under-the-radar movie currently available on one or more of the major streaming platforms. They won’t all be classics, but every selection is guaranteed to be 100% watchable or your money back.
I’m one of those people who love love LOVES to seem smart. When someone mentions something about which I have even the tiniest shred of information, I am powerless to stop myself from butting in and blurting it out. Even if they probably would have gotten to my point eventually. Especially then. So it’s fittingly ironic that I am, in fact, horrifically ignorant about most things that matter. I know exactly as much about current events as someone who obtains all their information by reading newspapers over other peoples’ shoulders. If it’s not in the headline, odds are it escaped me. Geography? I’m not confident I could name all the states that border Pennsylvania and I spent the first two thirds of my life there. And history, holy fuck am I ignorant. I’m super competitive at Trivial Pursuit (Genus III is the definitive Genus. END OF DISCUSSION.) but I become strangely quiet during questions about events pre-1980. So maybe it’s not surprising that I made it through the entirety of Deathwatch (Netflix, Hulu), which is set in 1917, thinking it was a movie about World War II. Sickeningly offensive to the memories of the men who served in both wars, but not surprising.
For some reason the box art for this movie made me think the troops were about to do battle with
Nazi zombies. That is not the case. I won’t tell you what they’re up against because I’m not totally sure. As is all too often the case with U.K. supernatural horror, it’s never really fleshed out. There seems to be some corrupting force influencing the men’s psyches, but mostly it takes the form of ghostly barbed wire attacks. And it’s not like the terror is enhanced by a shroud of inconsistent vagaries. It feels more like establishing a coherent modus operandi would somehow be undignified. I know I’m being unfair because this is obviously a film that barely scraped together the budget to build out its period set pieces. Then again, it sports a fairly pricey cast of up-and-comers and sorta-knowns including the alway arresting Andy Serkis, Jamie Bell (in a decidedly uninspiring developmental phase), and a gruff character actor I like named Hugo Speer. I would have sworn the gay butler from Downton Abbey was in there too but I don’t argue with IMDB. Last time we got in a fight I ended up in traction.
Added bonus: Deathwatch was directed by Michael J. Bassett, who four years later in 2006 would direct Wilderness. Apparently all his movies need to have one-word titles of exactly ten letters. Am I the only one who thinks the name Michael J. should only ever be followed by Fox? Either switch to Mike or get your own middle initial. That one’s taken.
Hark! Gather ’round and listen: ‘lo, LEGO (there’s no “s”, Jack) and MARVEL have teamed up to sell you variant covers of your favorite comics! Lucky you. Check out the first three below and start planning how many copies you’re going to buy. A good rule of thumb: 1 to polybag/board, 1 to read and 1 leave in the john.
Full breakdown of the comics you can expect to be LEGO’ized in the near future along with the full press release after the jump: Read more…
(ed.note: Here are viciouspjurahead’s unfiltered thoughts from watching last night’s Sony E3 keynote)
Will Sony unveil the box? Will Uncharted 4 be announced? Will the new PS4 be able to a full kidney transplant. All of these questions are now answered now that the Sony presentation is finished. here’s the good, the bad, and the super badass!!
-Gaming platform first. Good job.
-System wide sharing is positive. Being able to help a brother out in a jam. Anyone wanna beat Final Fantasy 13-2 for me?
-Bit of a long delay here. Oh god. I missed it. Sad face. Oh ok, i didnt miss it. I was welcomed with the sounds of Ni No Kuni.
-During the opening video I thought I saw the actual console.
-Started off with the Vita. Seems like Sony is really pushing for the Vita to be a success. I didnt the amount of apps it has on it makes it almost a mini iPad mini.
-Walking Dead: 400 Days announcement. Followed by a video of The Last of Us and Beyond: Two Souls.
-GT6 looks just beautiful? Nothing else needed to say about it.
- Sleek design. And looks relatively lightweight.
-Now we are getting a look at the games. The Order seems like a game I can do without but the Killzone looks absolutely amazing. And it’s a launch title so double bonus.
- I thin it’s safe to say that the look of games will no longer be in questions. It will most certainly come down to gameplay and what you’re exactly looking for in a game.
-Did Xbox even show us any independent games?
EA Sports today..er yesterday..( a bit late sorry) released their 3rd and final video highlighting the improvements made to the latest installment of the NHL Franchise. This one highlights the newly implemented Enforcer Engine, created for use in the Fight Night franchise. These fights now have a 3rd person perspective and it will use a physics-based punch targeting. Player size differentiation, user-controlled celebrations afterwards, and damage that remains through the entirety of the game round out the litany of changes. EA announced that NHL won’t be coming to any next-gen consoles. Is this a bad thing? Maybe not. I don’t know how many next-gen titles people are going to buy right off the bat. You can only play one game at a time right? EA is doing the smart thing here. Put all your energy into this generation and make it an awesome experience.
Now that all three videos are available, here is a classic fight starring the great Patrick Roy facing off against Chris Osgood.
Watch Dogs Watch Dogs Whatcha Gonna Do Whatcha Gonna Do when They Watch on Youuuuuuu??
Apparently “someone” (read: DEFINITELY NOT A PR PERSON OR SOCIAL MEDIA JERK) leaked the Watch Dogs E3 trailer just a bit early. Whoops-a-daisie. But watch it below, knowing full well that someone is probably watching you watch a video game trailer about..watching dogs? To be honest, I have ZERO idea what Watch Dogs is about. I keep getting it confused with Sleeping Dogs. (via Kotaku)
Also, we’ve got two count ‘em dos examples next-gen, in-game footage from the game you’ll soon find yourself screaming “THAT’S BULLSHIT!”, “YEAH WHATEVER BRO” and most importantly “I TOTALLY KILLED YOU!” at the television come November, COD:Ghost Roe.
Who’s ready for another 8 hours of exploding set pieces to muddle through before playing multiplayer nonstop for three months and forsaking everyone & everything?