PLANO, Texas. (Sept. 22, 2014) – A blind pianist (HUANG Yu-siang) leaves his rural home to attend college in Taipei where he befriends a young dancer (Sandrine Pinna) and encourages her to follow her dream in the award-winning musical drama TOUCH OF THE LIGHT, debuting on DVD and digital Nov. 25 from Well Go USA Entertainment. A heart-warming tale that fictionalizes the life of HUANG Yu-siang (playing himself), the first feature by Director CHANG Jung-chi (Partners in Crime) is a remake of his 37-minute short The End of the Tunnel (2008), which starred the same two leads. The critically-acclaimed film won Best New Director for Chang at the Golden Horse Awards, as well as being selected as Taiwan’s official entry for the Best Foreign Language Film category of the 85th Academy Awards®.
Synopsis: A blind piano prodigy. A waitress who dreams of being a dancer. A story of passion, determination, and believing in yourself. TOUCH OF THE LIGHT is the amazing true story of HUANG Yu-Siang (who plays himself) and the journey of discovery from his rural village to a prestigious university where he must find his own way among the other, sighted students. Jie (Sandrine Pinna) chases love and a career in the face of poverty and adversity. Their unlikely friendship provides inspiration and courage, resulting in a joyous final performance that will inspire the heart.
TOUCH OF THE LIGHT has a runtime of approximately 110 minutes and is not rated.
LAND HO! arrives On Blu-ray Combo Pack & Digital HD Nov. 4
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CULVER CITY, Calif. (Sept. 22, 2014) – Join Colin and Mitch, two retired ex-brothers-in-law hoping to reclaim their youth on a road trip through Iceland, in LAND HO! This charming comedy adventure from Sony Pictures Classics and Sony Pictures Home Entertainment debuts on Blu-ray™ Combo Pack and Digital HD Nov. 4, after earning “bravos!” from top critics and audiences at several U.S. film festivals, including Sundance, Los Angeles, Sedona and Tribeca.
The film’s odd-couple, played by Paul Eenhoorn (This is Martin Bonner) and Earl Lynn Nelson (Pilgrim Song), look to “get their groove back” in the quirky tale that The New York Times hailed as “a delightfully funny road movie about two longtime friends.” Variety’s Justin Chang considered the performances to be “pitch-perfect,” and The Wall Street Journal heralded the film as “a breakout film in every way.”
With Iceland’s awe-inspiring landscapes and trendy capital city Reykjavik as the film’s backdrop, LAND HO! is both a throwback to classic bawdy road comedies, as well as a candid exploration of aging, loneliness and friendship. Bonus features include a commentary with Paul Eenhoorn, Earl Lynn Nelson, Martha Stephens and Aaron Katz, as well as an LA Film Festival Q&A and deleted scenes.
Raised in Appalachian Kentucky, Martha Stephens graduated from the University of North Carolina (UNC) School of the Arts. Her first feature, Passenger Pigeons, premiered at the 2010 SXSW Film Festival, and won Chicken and Egg Pictures’ “We Believe In You” Award. Her second feature, Pilgrim Song won the Best Director Award at Fantaspoa Film Festival and Best Southern Film from Oxford American Magazine’s Indie Memphis Film Festival.
Hailing from Portland, Oregon, Aaron Katz studied filmmaking at the UNC’s School of the Arts where he met Stephens. His first film, Dance Party, USA, was an Official Selection at 2006’s SXSW Film Festival. Quiet City, his sophomore feature, premiered at 2007’s SXSW Film Festival. The Brooklyn-set romance was selected by Stephen Holden as a New York Times Critics’ Pick and received an Independent Spirit Award nomination. Cold Weather, which premiered at SXSW and was released by IFC Films, was dubbed by Indiewire as “2011’s first great American indie” and was ranked on several critic’s Ten Best Lists.
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Ubisoft announces details for Assassin's Creed: Unity Season Pass
Here's the lineup for Assassin's Creed: Unity's Season Pass
SAN FRANCISCO, CA — September 22, 2014 — Today, Ubisoft® detailed the contents of the Season Pass for Assassin’s Creed® Unity, the highly-anticipated title for Xbox One, the all-in-one games video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation® 4 computer entertainment system and Windows PC. From the busy streets of Paris to the dark and rural city of Saint Denis, the season pass allows players to further explore Arno’s story. Players will also be introduced to Assassin’s Creed Chronicles, a new Assassin’s Creed saga that takes players on adventures to lands and time periods previously unexplored by the franchise. The Assassin’s Creed Unity Season Pass contains: Assassin’s Creed® Unity Dead Kings- a new story campaign that takes place after the events of Assassin’s Creed Unity. Arno leaves Paris for Saint Denis, a troubled city with a mysterious and extensive underground that holds the crypts of deceased French kings. In this self-contained set of missions, players will explore the murky depths of the Basilica and fight merciless adversaries to uncover the darkest secrets of the city. Arno will equip the new Guillotine gun, a deadly explosive weapon for short and long range combat. In addition to the main missions, players will discover new open-world activities including treasure hunts, murder mysteries and contracts, as well as new co-op missions. Additional weapons, gear, skills and outfits can be unlocked and carried over to the main game. Extend Arno’s journey in Paris with more missions, weapons and customization options for players looking to further explore Assassin’s Creed Unity and the French Revolution. Players can upgrade their customized Master Assassin and take on three added missions. Additionally, players will get over 30 new weapons, equipment, and outfits, including the exclusive Fleur de Lys sword on launch day.
Assassin’s Creed® Chronicles: China- a new stand-alone Assassin’s Creed experience delivering a new story, setting, and gameplay type. In this 2.5D reimagining of the celebrated franchise developed by Climax Studios, players will perform parkour on the Great Wall of China, kill from the shadows and take the leap of faith. For the first time ever, players will be transported to the Middle Kingdom in the 16th century, where the last remaining Assassin of the Chinese Brotherhood has returned to her homeland. Players will be immersed in a vibrant setting, inspired by traditional brush paintings and Chinese architecture from a pivotal, historic time period in one of the greatest civilizations in history. Hell-bent on revenge, Shao Jun will use the skills she learned under legendary Assassin Ezio Auditore to exact vengeance. Players will be able to rely on stealth to accomplish their mission, as well as Shao Jun’s martial arts training and all-new Assassin gear.
Assassin’s Creed Unity Season Pass grants access to all of the aforementioned content, which will all be released by early 2015. Customers who pre-order the Season Pass from participating partners will also receive the exclusive double-handed war axe. The Assassin’s Creed Unity Season Pass is now available for pre-order here: Assassinscreed.com/seasonpass. For more information on Assassin’s Creed, please visit: assassinscreed.com and facebook.com/assassinscreed.
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Square Enix Products Brings Deathstroke to New York City
Some for the con, some for the web.
LOS ANGELES (Sept. 22, 2014) – Square Enix, Inc., the publisher of SQUARE ENIX® interactive entertainment products in the Americas, announced today its exclusive, limited edition BATMAN: Arkham Origins collectable figure under licensing agreement with Warner Bros. Consumer Products, on behalf of DC Entertainment. For its 2014 New York Comic Con exclusive, Square Enix recreated the nimbleness of Deathstroke to the utmost by incorporating flexible material in his shoulders and ankles to enable a wide range of motion. The paintwork features realistic weathering and chips on his armor, to imply the countless battles he has fought as an assassin. This stunning metallic color variant, a 2014 New York Comic Con Exclusive, brings a touch of noir to the classic Deathstroke design. The gold and black paint application on this figure makes for a stunning contrast and a must-have collectible for any fan of this deadly assassin. Befitting an expert on weapons and explosives, the Deathstroke figure comes equipped with an arsenal of weapons, including a hand gun, a club, a sword, and a rifle along with corresponding interchangeable hands. The figure also includes a display stand. 500 of these limited edition figures will be available for purchase at the Square Enix booth (# 1813). An additional 500 will be available online at https://exclusives.na.square-enix.com/
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Razer Adds Custom Gameplay Analysis with New Stats & Heatmaps Software Feature
New software from Razer gives a new way to explore and learn how to improve their game.
CARLSBAD, Calif. – Razer™, a world leader in connected devices and software for gamers, today announced the open beta for Razer Synapse: Stats & Heatmaps, a software feature within Razer Synapse. The new program allows users to collect data to track and share mouse and keyboard stats and how these critical gaming devices interact with their games. Stats & Heatmaps is accessed through Razer Synapse, the cloud-based settings network for gamers. Razer pioneered the gaming software and gaming peripheral categories, and Razer Synapse: Stats & Heatmaps is the latest example of the company’s integration of the millions of connected devices it has shipped to-date. Available at no charge on an opt-in basis, gamers use the tracked data to analyze mouse clicks, key presses, distance traveled on a mousing surface and more. The information can then be displayed as raw stats or as an overlay on an in-game screenshot showing “hot spots” to help gamers tweak and improve how they use their Razer gear in game. Those graphics can also be instantly shared to Facebook and Twitter from within the software. “This is a fun and unique way that we can add value to our industry-leading products after purchase,” says Min-Liang Tan, Razer co-founder and CEO. “We’re able to visually show gamers, empirically, how they interact with their favorite games. This information can help with anything from improving hotkey and mini-map usage to mouse mat selection and mouse DPI settings, in addition to the multitude of uses it could have for developers when they design game interfaces. Unfortunately it’s next to impossible to ensure compatibility with the thousands of games out there, so we’re counting on our millions of software users to help us test and expand game compatibility.” Additional functionality for Razer Stats & Heatmaps, including actions-per-minute, will be released soon. For more information on today’s announcement, including a link to download, visit www.razerzone.com/synapse/stats. Game compatibility is not guaranteed for the open beta. Feedback on Razer Stats & Heatmaps can be submitted through the feedback system in Synapse.
Dysfunction begets disaster unless it begets laughter, and "Mom" thankfully delivers more of the latter. After stumbling out of the gate with one of the weakest sitcom pilots of the 21st century, it establishes its footing and separates itself from the network pack in a manner of ways. Faris and Janney are a delight to see together on-screen and I expect for them to keep making people laugh for years to come. "Mom"’s mystique and quality will likely wane as it presses towards syndication (the show has been renewed for a second season), but I’ll be rooting for it not to.
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Arrow Season 2
A great show gets done up proper for the home release, resulting in an excellent complete season set that's easy to recommend to series fans and even newcomers alike.
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This Is My Design
I'd suggest letting your dinner digest before binge watching some episodes in the second season of the series. While the direction and production is quite artsy and beautiful in this transfer; the show goes out of the way to turn your stomach just before Hannibal eats it...
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Unless you’re a big fan of the franchise, I can’t recommend buying Beyblade Revolution, especially at its suggested retail price. Its deceptively frustrating, promising a simple video game replication of real-life Beyblade that resides nowhere close to simple, especially as you begin. If you’re able to master to the clunky mechanics, look forward to a repetitive experience that, again, will only offer pleasure to the purest of diehards. And even those folks are likely to have more fun with the exclusive "Wing Pegasus 90WF" that comes packaged with the Collector's Edition than the actual game. Save yourself some pain - use the money you would have spent on this to pick up some new Beyblade toys, instead.
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One of the best gaming purchases you will make all year.
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Marvel Knights: Eternals
A good buy for fans of The Eternals or those who have been picking up the Marvel Knights DVD releases thus far. The Eternals are not the best part of the Marvel universe to be sure, but I gained an appreciation for them with this motion comic.
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Destiny is the Biggest Console Game Launch of the Year on Twitch
Many viewers and many players.
September 18, 2014- In its first week since launch, Destiny has garnered more viewership on Twitch than any other console game launch in 2014.
"To date, Destiny is the biggest console game launch of the year on Twitch," said Matthew DiPietro, VP of Marketing, Twitch. "Our passionate community of broadcasters attracted more than 5 million unique viewers in the first week."
Destiny content was viewed nearly 20 million times in the first week with fans watching almost 240 million minutes of gameplay.
"Our community has always blown us away with their desire to share, entertain, and inspire," said David Dague, Community Manager at Bungie. "Watching them broadcast their Destiny experiences on Twitch - from the Tower to the Crucible to the Vault of Glass Raid - has been nothing short of amazing. We're humbled by the enthusiasm and we hope our community knows we're watching and laughing and applauding back home at the studio."
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Hellraid livestream event from 9/16/2014
Here is a look at some of the gameplay for this upcoming game by Techland.