Expendables Meets Expendables

I’d MUCH rather see this movie than Wreck ‘Em Ralph. Since WeR had such an all-star voice cast, I think The Expedables: Hey, We’re not ALL Space Marines  should have an excellent voice cast as well.  Howzabout:

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Snake: Eric Bana

Sheppard: Matt Damon

Freeman: Christian Bale

Nukem: Micky Rourke

Redfield: Ryan Gosling

Drake: Chris O’Donnel

Fenix: Ben Kinglsey

Dante: William H. Macy

Falcon: Tom Berenger

 

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Once More Unto the Collector’s Edition Breach, Dear Friends, Once More

DI: Riptide

Having missed out on Dead Island the first time around, I am definitely excited for Dead Island: Riptide a.k.a  Fallout with zombies. Sounds just about perfect; too bad the awesome concept came with a heaping pile of bugs and issues. By the time all of the issues were solved and the game was actually playable, I was consumed (ed. note: ha ha) by a number of other games .  Come April, DI: Riptide and GTA V will most certainly be battling it to see to whom my PS3 gives the most lovn’.  As an avid opponent of most Collectors Editions, the  DI: Riptide Rigor Mortis Edition does not actually seem all that bad.  The fact that it was voted by the fans means we can weed out the usual garbage in most Collectors Editions. (see Borderlands 2) Even better, it’s actually reasonably priced at $79.99, which is a nice change from the usual $100 or so that most CE’s run. Will I get it? Probably no, as I still live with parents and there’s enough tchotchkes around the house.  I don’t think a zombie hand bottle opener will fit in with the decor of the Colonial Williamsburg look around my house.  But will I get the game? Most certainly.

The Trend Continues…..

With the start of the new year and the race for the Oscar nominations over, January rolls around with its awful movies that no one cares about.  Don’t fool yourself, Broken City looks like garbage. Then there is Gangster Squad, yet another gangster movie that no one was asking for. Granted it was originally set to be released in October (it was pushed back due to the Aurora, Colorado shooting) butstill,  I wouldn’t have picked it as a front runner for an Oscar nom. So….with any semblance of a marquee decent marquee movie on the horizon,the door is now open for a clutch of 3D movies and horror movies.  Or you can just mash those two ideas together and poop out the Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3D, which topped the box office this week with a gross of $23 million (ed. note: A sequel has apparently already been green-lit).  Not a ton of money by Hollywood’s standards, but with a budget of only $8 million, Lionsgate comes out as the big winner here. It more than doubled its profit.  The trend (as I’d discussed before) continues into the new year of low budget awful horror making all the profit while big budget fantasy movies (Cloud Atlas: $26 million profit, $102 million budget) go nowhere.