If you don't go digital with this film then pick up the Blu-ray version. You won't be disappointed, especially when you see the extras.
If you don't go digital with this release then you need to pick up the Blu-ray version of The Secret Life of Walter Mitty. You won't be disappointed.
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2: Revelations
Revelations is enjoyable, but being released just a month after the full game and costing $10, and only being a 3-4 hour title is a little irksome. But if you can look passed that, there is a fun time to be had.
Copperhead deserved a little more time to sort itself out. Two hours isn't long enough to properly develop or explain the amount of storylines the movie presents. A good looking Blu-ray, but not one of the better Ron Maxwell stories told. If there is a positive side to this movie, it's that I wanted to learn more about the Copperhead stance. It made me do some research about a group that was absent in all the history books I grew up with as a child. That's a very big positive.
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The LEGO Movie comes together in June
Can't wait to see this. Missed it in the theater. Official details below.
Burbank, CA, April 17, 2014 – Everything will be awesome when “The LEGO® Movie” arrives onto Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD 2-disc Special Edition, and Digital HD on June 17 from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment and Village Roadshow Pictures. Directed by Phil Lord & Christopher Miller (“Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs,” “21 Jump Street”), “The LEGO Movie” is the hilarious story of a nobody who saves everybody.
“The LEGO Movie” stars Chris Pratt as the voice of Emmet, an ordinary LEGO minifigure, mistakenly thought to be the extraordinary MasterBuilder, and Will Ferrell as the voice of President Business, aka Lord Business, an uptight CEO who has a hard time balancing world domination with micro-managing his own life. Voicing the members of Emmet’s rebel crew on this heroic mission are Morgan Freeman (“Oblivion”) as the ancient mystic Vitruvius; Elizabeth Banks (“The Hunger Games”) as tough-as-nails Wyldstyle, who mistakes Emmet for the savior of the world and guides him on his quest; Will Arnett (“The Millers”) as the mysterious BatmanÔ, a LEGO minifigure with whom Wyldstyle shares a history; Nick Offerman (“Parks and Recreation”) as the craggy, swaggering pirate Metal Beard, obsessed with revenge on Lord Business; Alison Brie (“Community”) as the sweet and loveable Unikitty and Charlie Day (“It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia”) as Benny, the 1980-something Spaceman.
From a story by Dan Hageman, Kevin Hageman, Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, “The LEGO Movie” was produced by Dan Lin (“Justice League,” “Gangster Squad,”) and Roy Lee (“The Grudge”), with Jill Wilfert, Matthew Ashton, Kathleen Fleming, Allison Abbate, Zareh Nalbandian, Jon Burton, Benjamin Melniker, Michael E. Uslan, Seanne Winslow, Matt Skiena and Bruce Berman serving as executive producers, and John Powers Middleton as co-producer.
“The LEGO Movie” will be available on Blu-ray Combo Pack for $35.99 and includes the film in high definition on Blu-ray Disc, a DVD, and a digital version of the film in Digital HD with UltraViolet*.
“The LEGO Movie” “Everything is Awesome Edition” Blu-ray Combo Pack is available for $59.98 and includes an exclusive LEGO Vitruvius minifigure, a bonus 3D movie, collectible 3D Emmet photo, exclusive bonus content, a DVD, and a digital version of the movie on Digital HD with UltraViolet*.
Fans can also own “The LEGO Movie” in Digital HD same day via purchase from digital retailers.
The original 3D computer-animated story follows Emmet, an ordinary, rules-following, perfectly average LEGO minifigure who is mistakenly identified as The Special, the most extraordinary person and the key to saving the world. He is drafted into a fellowship of strangers on an epic quest to stop an evil tyrant, a journey for which Emmet is hopelessly and hilariously underprepared.
BLU-RAY AND DVD ELEMENTS
“The LEGO Movie” Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD 2-Disc Special Edition contain the following special features: · Feature commentary · Batman: A True Artist · Michelangelo and Lincoln: History Cops · Enter the Ninjago · Bringing LEGO® to Life · “Everything is Awesome” Sing-Along · See it! Build it! · Stories from the Story Team · Fan-Made Films: Top Secret Submissions · Outtakes · Additional Promotional Content · Alleyway Test · Deleted Scenes
“The LEGO Movie” Everything is Awesome Edition Blu-ray Combo Pack contains the following special features:
· Feature commentary · Batman: A True Artist · Michelangelo and Lincoln: History Cops · Enter the Ninjago · Bringing LEGO® to Life · “Everything is Awesome” Sing-Along · See it! Build it! · Stories from the Story Team · Fan-Made Films: Top Secret Submissions · Outtakes · Additional Promotional Content · Alleyway Test · Deleted Scenes · PLUS Dream Job: Meet The LEGO® Builders
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Isolani landing on iOS from DeNA
This is definitely different than the usual DeNA published material. Check out the official details (and trailer) for Isolani below.
SAN FRANCISCO – April 17, 2014 – Mobile game developer and publisher DeNA announced today that Isolani, a sci-fi core first-person shooter (FPS) free-to-play mobile game, is available exclusively on the App Store for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
Set in a very distant future that is plagued by robotic rule and war, Isolani casts the player as one of the last human survivors in a now shattered universe. After a rude awakening from a prolonged cryogenic sleep, the player is propelled into a war between two powerful entities both poised to do anything to fulfill their missions. Armed with powerful weapons, the player must shoot their way out of this unthinkable state in an effort to save what's left of humankind.
“With Isolani, we set out to deliver an unforgettable mobile experience for fans of hardcore shooters that combines an immersive, action-laden story with a simple, yet sophisticated touch control scheme,” said David Simard, producer at DeNA. “Loaded with suspense, cliffhangers, and twists, Isolani takes the player on a journey that demands their undivided attention.”
Isolani also features breathtaking 3D visuals set in hauntingly beautiful locations, and there will be new in-game episodes released regularly for the player to continue their adventures in the game.
Isolani is available for free from the App Store on iPad, iPhone and iPod touch or at www.AppStore.com.
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Nintendo Download - April 17th, 2014
Love me some classic gaming, especially when it's Super Mario Bros. 3. A timeless title. Anyway, check out the details for this week's Nintendo Download right below.
This week’s Nintendo Download includes the following featured content:
Virtual Console on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS Super Mario Bros. 3 – April is a month to remember with classic games launching each week! This NES classic, one of the most well-known and beloved video games of all time, is now available as a Virtual Console title on both the Wii U and Nintendo 3DS systems. Follow Mario and Luigi as they leave the Mushroom Kingdom to travel to the seven distinct worlds that neighbor it. Help the famous brothers fly above the action using the Super Leaf, swim faster by donning the Frog Suit or defeat enemies using the Hammer Bros. Suit. Are you ready to experience gaming bliss? Click here to check out the trailer for Super Mario Bros. 3. Virtual Console on Wii U Golden Sun –Forces of darkness are pursuing the lost art of Alchemy. As they draw ever closer to their foul purpose, mankind hangs in the balance. You and your companions are the last hope. In the Golden Sun game, use noble weapons, magical Psynergy and elemental creatures known as Djinn to get the upper hand in dangerous battles. Combining Djinn in different ways will allow you to create powerful spells and attacks against deadly foes. Can you prevent the oncoming darkness? Click here to check out the trailer for Golden Sun. F-Zero: Maximum Velocity –Whether you’re a veteran of the Super NES version or a racing rookie, you’ll need some practice laps to master this Game Boy Advance classic. Master 20 different tracks across four difficulty levels to prove you’ve got what it takes to rank among the galaxy’s most elite racers. Put the pedal to the metal and get busy boosting, bumping and jumping your way to intergalactic glory. Click here to check out the trailer for F-Zero: Maximum Velocity. Nintendo eShop on Wii U LEGO The Hobbit – In LEGO The Hobbit, follow the Hobbit Bilbo Baggins as he is recruited by the Wizard Gandalf to aid Thorin Oakenshield and his Company of Dwarves. The Wii U game will be available on April 22. Nintendo eShop Sale Classic Games Overload – Starting today through 9 a.m. PT on May 1, get Classic Games Overload for 50 percent off in the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS. Also new this week:
Assassin’s Creed® IV Black Flag™ (Nintendo eShop on Wii U) – Starting April 21, the price of Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag is being reduced from $59.99 to $39.99. ZombiU™ (Nintendo eShop on Wii U) – Starting April 21, the price of first-person horror game ZombiU is being reduced from $59.99 to $29.99. In addition to video games available at retail stores, Nintendo also offers a variety of content that people can download directly to their systems. Nintendo adds new titles weekly to the Nintendo eShop for the Wii U system as well as the Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo 3DS XL systems, to the Nintendo DSi™ Shop for the Nintendo DSi system and to the Wii™ Shop Channel for the Wii console.
The Nintendo eShop is a cash-based service that features games, applications and videos. Users can add money to their account balances by using a credit card or by purchasing a Nintendo eShop Card at a retail store and entering the code from the card. All funds from one card must be loaded in the Nintendo eShop on either Wii U or Nintendo 3DS, but can be used in either Nintendo eShop if the systems are linked to a single Nintendo Network account.
The Wii Shop Channel offers games and applications and uses Wii Points™, which can be purchased via the Wii Shop Channel. The Nintendo DSi Shop offers games and applications and uses Nintendo DSi Points™, which can be purchased in the Nintendo DSi Shop. A Wii Points Card™ and Nintendo DSi Points Card™ can be purchased at retail locations. All points from one card must be redeemed in either the Wii Shop Channel or the Nintendo DSi Shop, respectively. They are not transferable and cannot be divided between the two systems.
Didn't see it in the theater, but have always been intrigued about the history of the actual Pompeii -- which means I have to see the movie. Check out the official release details below.
Culver City, CA (April 16, 2014) – Action, romance and the most famous volcanic event in recorded history collide in the epic adventure POMPEII, available May 20 on Blu-ray 3D™, Blu-ray™, DVD* and Digital from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Kit Harington (TV’s “Game of Thrones”), Emily Browning (Sucker Punch), and Kiefer Sutherland (TV’s “24”) star in this heroic tale of a young slave-turned-gladiator in a race against time to save his true love during the cataclysmic eruption of Italy’s deadly volcano, Mount Vesuvius.
The POMPEII Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray and DVD each feature hours of bonus features, including commentary with filmmakers, and two making-of featurettes: “The Assembly – Cast and Characters” and “The Volcanic Eruption – Special Effects.” The Blu-ray 3D and Blu-ray exclusively feature deleted and alternate scenes, plus four additional making-of featurettes focusing on the stunts, production design and costume design in the film, along with a behind-the-scenes look at ancient history’s greatest disaster.
POMPEII is directed by Paul W.S. Anderson (Resident Evil: Retribution, The Three Musketeers). Carrie-Anne Moss (The Matrix series), Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje (Thor: The Dark World), Jessica Lucas (Evil Dead), and Jared Harris (TV’s “Mad Men”) co-star in the film.
Synopsis: Set in 79 A.D., POMPEII tells the epic story of Milo (Harington), a slave turned invincible gladiator who finds himself in a race against time to save his true love Cassia (Browning), the beautiful daughter of a wealthy merchant who has been unwillingly betrothed to a corrupt Roman Senator (Sutherland). As Mount Vesuvius erupts in a torrent of blazing lava, Milo must fight his way out of the arena in order to save his beloved as the once magnificent Pompeii crumbles around him.
POMPEII is a Constantin Film International and Impact Pictures (Pompeii) production. It was written by Janet Scott Batchler & Lee Batchler (Batman Forever) and Michael Robert Johnson (Sherlock Holmes) and produced by Paul W.S. Anderson, Jeremy Bolt (Resident Evil franchise), Robert Kulzer (The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones), and Don Carmody (The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones). Executive producers are Martin Moszkowicz, Peter Schlessel and Jon Brown.
It has a run time of approximately 98 minutes and is rated PG-13 for intense battle sequences, disaster-related action and brief sexual content.
Blu-ray and DVD Bonus Features: · Filmmakers’ Commentary · The Assembly – Cast and Characters · The Volcanic Eruption – Special Effects
Blu-ray Exclusive Bonus Features: · 20 Deleted & Alternate Scenes · The Gladiators – Stunts · The Journey – Production Design · The Costume Shop - Costume Design · Pompeii: Buried in Time – Behind the Scenes of Ancient History’s Greatest Disaster
Artwork and digital clips are available for download at www.sphepublicity.com Visit Sony Pictures Home Entertainment on the Web at www.SonyPictures.com
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Skylanders special toy giveaway in Times Square
Glad I don't live in New York. My kids would bleed me dry for these things. Check out the official details below about the Skylanders Special Toy Giveaway in Times Square.
Activision Publishing, Inc. and Toys"R"Us® are giving fans the rare opportunity to receive a complimentary Skylanders® toy at a special Toys"R"Us Times Square event celebrating Skylanders Day! Before the final Skylanders SWAP Force character, Doom Stone, is released to the public, the first 500 Portal Masters to line up at The World's Greatest Toy Store™ on Wednesday, April 23, will be among the first to get their hands on this must-have figure.*
Fans attending the event will get the chance to meet Skylanders costumed characters, experience the bestselling kids' videogame franchise at in-store gaming kiosks and receive other fun Skylanders giveaways.
Eager consumers can also take advantage of the following Skylanders deals and discounts, valid only at Toys"R"Us Times Square, on Wednesday, April 23:
SAVE $25 Skylanders SWAP Force Starter Pack (Was $64.99; Now $39.99) BUY ONE GET ONE 50% OFF ALL Skylanders figures and accessories - prices vary**
Toys"R"Us Times Square, Lower Level 1514 Broadway (at 44th Street), New York, NY 4pm Eastern
*All giveaways and event materials are available while supplies last and will be distributed to braceleted event participants only. Limit one per customer. Quantities limited; no rain checks.
**Discounted item must be of equal or lesser value to the lowest priced item purchased. Excludes all clearance items.
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PlayStation 4 hits 7 million mark
TOKYO, April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCE) today announced that the PlayStation®4 (PS4™) computer entertainment system has cumulatively sold through more than 7.0 million units*1 globally as of April 6, 2014 (JST), demonstrating the rapid growth of the PS4 platform.
"The response from the global gaming community for PS4 has been overwhelming and we are truly humbled that gamers are selecting PS4 as their next generation console of choice," said Andrew House, President and Group CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. "The PS4 journey has just begun, and although we are still facing difficulties keeping up with the strong demand worldwide, we remain steadfast in our commitment to meet the needs of our customers, and surpassing the wildest expectations of gamers by delivering new user experiences that inspire and engage. We look forward to unveiling many of these experiences to our fans in the coming months."
PS4 software sales also remain strong with more than 20.5 million*2 copies sold in retail stores worldwide and through digital downloads on PlayStation®Store as of April 13, 2014 (JST). PS4 owners will be immersed in a broad portfolio of breakthrough games, across all genres, with approximately 120 titles*3 available or coming in 2014. The PS4 system's games portfolio will continue to expand with highly anticipated titles such as Destiny (Activision), The Elder Scrolls Online (Bethesda), Alien: Isolation (SEGA), NBA 2K15 (2K), Watch_Dogs™ (Ubisoft Entertainment), #DRIVECLUB (SCE WWS), MLB 14: The Show (SCE WWS) and The Order 1886 (SCE WWS). The independent development community continues to deliver innovative new titles for PS4. Upcoming games for 2014 include N++ (Metanet Software), GALAK-Z: The Dimensional (17 Bit Games), Transistor (Supergiant Games), Secret Ponchos (Switchblade Monkeys Entertainment), The Witness (Thekla, Inc.), Octodad: Dadliest Catch (Young Horses) and Daylight (Zombie Studios).
The integrated social capabilities of PS4 continue to be wildly popular with gamers. More than 135 million shares*4 have been captured via the "SHARE" button on the Wireless Controller (DUALSHOCK®4). Broadcasting via video streaming platforms Twitch and Ustream continues its explosive growth with more than 4.9 million gameplay broadcasts*5 and nearly 90 million spectate sessions*6. PS4 owners are also utilizing broadcasting features only possible on PlayStation®. Interactive streaming, which allows spectators to join sessions or interact with broadcasted games and affect gameplay by increasing or reducing obstacles and challenges, is exclusively available in popular titles out now including DYNASTY WARRIORS® 8: Xtreme Legends® Complete Edition (TECMO KOEI GAMES CO., LTD) and Dead Nation: Apocalypse Edition (SCE WWS).
The PS4 system is currently available in 72 countries and regions*7 worldwide.
*1 Number of retail sales to consumers is estimated by SCEI. PS4 sales data in Japan collected 2/22/2014 –4 /6/2014. PS4 sales data in North America collected 11/15/2013 – 4/5/2014, in Europe and Latin America collected 11/29/2013 – 4/5/2014, and in Asia collected 11/29/2013 –4/6/2014. *2 Number of retail sales to consumers is estimated by SCEI. PS4 sales data in Japan collected 2/22/2014 –4 /13/2014. PS4 sales data in North America collected 11/15/2013 – 4/12/2014, in Europe and Latin America collected 11/29/2013 – 4/12/2014, and in Asia collected 11/29/2013 –4/6/2014. *3 Number of titles based on information available as of 3/31/14. For more information, please visit http://blog.us.playstation.com/2014/03/26/ps4-games-in-2014-the-ultimate-list/ *4 Data as of 3/31/2014. *5 Data as of 3/31/2014. *6 Data as of 3/31/2014. *7 As of 3/31/2014.