Friday, July 18, 2008

Week in Review

Everyday I go to a few different websites to see the latest news in movies, tv, games, etc. These sites range from Kotaku to AICN to IMDB (one of my most visited sites). One of them though is Dark Horizons, which most people know about.

Well, while I was on there the other day I saw some very disturbing news: Rob Cohen (director of Stealth, Fast and the Furious, Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story and the newest Mummy movie) is hoping to get a remake of one of my all time favourite movies from the 80s off the ground. What movie is that you ask? It would be none other than the wonderful and inimitable:

Is Hollywood really this out of ideas? The amount of 80s movies being remade is astounding. Red Dawn, Highlander, Robocop (although it may be another sequel now apparently), Child's Play and Nightmare on Elm Street are just a few. I predict that in 10 years, Hollywood will be remaking movies from the 90s. As much as I love movies, this is getting a bit out of control in my humble opinion.

In more exciting and better movies news, the trailer for the Watchmen is now available in gorgeous Quicktime HD. This movie is based on the classic and probably most revered graphic novel of all time from the great Alan Moore and is being directed by Zack Snyder, who did the Dawn of the Dead remake and 300. Moore apparently has completely distanced himself from the movie and has turned his royalties over to Dave Gibbons, the artist of the graphic novel. I can see why he would be worried after the shitfest that League of Extraordinary Gentleman turned out to be but I think that Snyder is the best person for the job and judging from the trailer, I definitely think they're on the right track.

Now that E3 has come to a close, I think I'd like to share some thoughts on the what occurred:

I definitely think that Microsoft won for best press conference. They had the most information and the most surprises/big announcements too. The biggest of course, for most people anyways excluding me, would be that Final Fantasy XIII will be released on the 360 the same day in Europe and North America as it will be on the PS3.

Sony's press conference was neither great nor awful. Nintendo on the other hand just completely mailed theirs in. I bet they figure if they just through the name "Wii" on everything and people will just oooooohhhhh and aaaaaawwwwww all the way to the cash registers and the sad thing is, they're probably right. I definitely think the guys at Penny Arcade put it best in their strip on Wednesday.

Now I'm just counting down the hours until I get to see The Dark Knight at 10:00 a.m. tomorrow morning....which will be the first of multiple viewings I'm sure. I'm a huge Batman geek and this movie has me excited like a kid on Christmas Eve.


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Unfortunatly due mostly to time and financial considerations I had to bow out of the UT3 experience, but that is ok cuz I still have lots to play. I am taking a step back and playing some original Fable before '2' hits!