Thursday, March 6, 2014
One of the scariest films of all time is getting a massive facelift. MPI and Dark Sky Films have performed a massive Frame by Frame 4K restoration of Tobe Hooper's classic horror film, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. The sound is also getting some love with a newly remastered 7.1 soundtrack.
The restoration will premiere at SXSW on Monday so if you are lucky enough to attend let us know what you think!
Full theatrical release details have yet to be announced but as soon as we hear word, we'll post it here.
This is really awesome news and I can't wait to see the new print.
For the full press release click the RAWR.
At long last, Sin City 2 is here. Well, the trailer is, and it looks wonderful. Featuring a monster all-star cast, including many from the original, Sin City 2 looks to deliver on everything we loved about its predecessor. Also, Joseph Gordon-Levitt (Jiggle to the podcast fans).
Sin City 2: A Dame To Kill For arrives on August 22.
Tuesday, March 4, 2014
|30 Seconds To Mars|
This sounds like a pretty epic tour for fans of 30 Seconds to Mars, Linkin Park, and AFI. The three groups have announced a tour together which is sure to be pretty damn impressive. I've seen Linkin Park before and they are pretty incredible live and adding 30 Seconds To Mars and AFI can only be a good thing.
The tour kicks off August 4th in West Palm Beach.
There is a stop here in Hollywood at the Hollywood Bowl which I am going to do my absolutely damnedest to be checking out.
Click the RAWR for the full tour dates!
We've suspected this was coming for quite awhile and it already looks like it'll erase the bad taste the last game left.
Also, drivable Batmobile so...
Monday, March 3, 2014
Last night, Hollywood gathered for the Academy Awards. It was a mostly uneventful night with few, if any, surprises. Well, there was pizza, and selfies like the epic one above.
There was also this:
Yeah, I don't understand how that happened either.
I thought Ellen did a good job. She kept the predictable affair funny.
As for the awards, if you haven't guessed them all, click the RAWR for the full list. Congrats to all the winners!
Sunday, March 2, 2014
|Ellen's Star-Studded Selfie, swiped from her Facebook.|
Friday, February 28, 2014
Here it is, our first look at Grant Gustin's head inside the Flash costume. After his take on Barry Allen on Arrow, I am super stoked to see him in all his Flash glory when this series arrives.
Hopefully, we'll get to see the full suit soon enough but for now this little glimpse will have to do.
I never thought i'd be excited for a CW show but there it is.
Thursday, February 27, 2014
|"The Voice" looks over the universe he hath founded...|
By. Miguel Zamaguey
One of the more recognized rappers of his generation; Rick Ross, 38, has build an “empire” as he would put it. With the release of his sixth studio album, Ross is still a figure in the rap game, with his Maybach Music Group imprint he's helped out struggling rappers such as Wale, and signed up & comers such as Meek Mill, Stalley, Rockie Fresh (my favorite of the previously mentioned), and most recently Fat Trel. This time around, Ross focused more on his album since he didn't release a solo album in 2013, the album boasts features from Jay-Z, Lil Wayne, Kanye West, French Montana, The Weeknd, Big Sean, Jeezy (whom he had a feud with recently), and a bonus track features legendary rapper Scarface.
Tracks like 'The Devil is a Lie” which features Jay-z had been released in 2013 to gather hype for the album, songs like “Rich is Gangsta” has a similar feel to previous tracks which featured production from the Justice League, the rapper also takes measly shot at 50 cent. Ross uses a similar instrumental to Notorious B.I.G.'s “You're Nobody”, Ross even had a recording of Diddy on the song while French Montana recites the same chorus Christopher Wallace sang on the original track, then signed to Bad Boy records, (Diddy's label, also the label French Montana is signed to).
The album shows off Ross wide network, songs like “Supreme” & “What A shame” feature production from Scott Storch & a hook from French Montana in which he reprises yet another saying off of classic tracks, (in this one they recite a line off of Wu-tang). “In Vein” features R&B artist The Weeknd who sings a perfect melody to the instrumental, although his length of the verse will make you wonder who's song it really is. Sanctified features Big Sean on the hook and Kanye West on a verse, (who also co-produced the song with DJ Mustard), KW clearly took the best verse off the track. “Thug Cry” featuring Lil Wayne and a light sample of “93 Til” from the Pharcyde, but doesn't dissappoint.
If your looking for a good album with good features this on is for you, as long as you don't mind Mafia Rap & Coke Flow.
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Wes Anderson's "Fantastic Mr. Fox" is an absolute wonder to behold. The stop action animation feels old-timey while at the same time state of the art as well.
Everyone involved in the production hits a home run. The voice actors including George Clooney, Meryl Streep, Bill Murray, Jason Schwartzman and many more are just perfect. Each of them nailing every line of the scripts humorous dialogue. Like all of Anderson's films "Fantastic Mr. Fox" is a masterfully quirky and something that can be enjoyed by adults as well as children.
The Criterion Collection Blu-Ray/DVD combo pack includes an abundance of special features such as: Audio commentary by Wes Anderson, interviews with cast and crew, audio recording of author Roald Dahl reading his book on which the film was based, an hour long documentary from 2005 about the author, a 34 page color booklet chronically every aspect of the film and much much more.
The sound and picture for this release rank right up there with the best that I have ever seen and once again Criterion has proven why their releases are the gold standard when it comes to the home video market.
Drumroll please... 10 out of 10 drumsticks!!!
When it is widely released this coming May, "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" will likely become one of, if not the highest grossing film of 2014 to that point. Marvel Studios simply knows how to pack the box offices, and after a fairly successful debut for the reboot franchise in 2012, "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" should be no exception.
But in anticipating the film release, there's only so much that can be said. We can watch trailers, debate casting decisions, and discuss the fact that the film looks to contain more than a few big time villains. But for the most part, we'll just have to wait and see whether or not Andrew Garfield's edition of Spidey delivers the second time around.
In the meantime, however, there are a number of ways that Spider-Man fans can get psyched of the film in the coming months, and they come in the form of games! Unlike some of his superhero counterparts, Spider-Man has always translated well to video game formats, so here are a few games to play (or look forward to) as we wait for "The Amazing Spider-Man 2."
Click the RAWR for more!
Monday, February 24, 2014
I love physical media. I love collectors editions. I love special edition collectors editions. I do not love multiple versions of the same thing coming out. I do not love double and triple dipping into peoples wallets.
Few movies have been taken to the well more times than the Rocky movies and MGM has done it yet again with another blu-ray collection featuring all of the films. This time, we're getting the Rocky Heavyweight Collection. It not much different from the Undisputed Collection that came out a few years ago.
This version brings a newly remastered version of Rocky to the table. That's about it.
The rest of the films are the same as previously released. No remastering or fixing happening for the sequels. You're basically going in on another set for a remastered version of the original film.
I can't in good conscience recommend this. It's a blatant double dip. There's nothing really new here, outside maybe a feature or two. It isn't worth it at all.
Fans of this franchise already have the other set making this one completely redundant. If they want a remastered version they're better off just grabbing the Blu-ray book version.
This should be for the fans of the series only. Superfans really. It's not worth the $40 double dip.
The Rocky Heavyweight Collection is in stores now.