G.I. Joe: Retaliation wasn’t good . . . It was great!

cropped retalliation

If I was to  ask you if you to choose between Stephen Sommers the director of the Mummy movies, and Van Helsing, or Jon Chu the director of Step Up 2, Step Up 3D, and the Justin Bieber documentary, to helm a G.I.  Joe movie, chances are you would choose wrong.  Jon Chu, known mostly for directing music related films knocked it out of the park with G.I. Joe: Retaliation.  It completely wiped the craptastic taste out of my mouth that I had thanks to the Sommers movie, G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra.

As a fan of the Larry Hama comic and the original cartoon, I had a lot of problems with Continue reading

DuckTales! Some Re-makes Aren’t So Bad!

Ducktales banner

Here’s a game that many of us played and loved….perhaps more than we realized.

I wasn’t a big fan of the mainstream Disney characters. To this day, if you were to ask me what my favorite classic Disney cartoons are, I’d still say The Black Cauldron, The Sword and the Stoneand Fantasia. Mickey Mouse never did it for me, Donald, Goofy, Pluto, etc. Not really a fan. But there was just something about DuckTales that clicked. It was a fun, well made series. The best thing to come out of it, however, was the video game that came out in 1989 for the NES.

Games based on popular licensed properties have RARELY been good. Sure, there are exceptions like Star Wars: Knights of the Old RepublicChronicles of Riddick, and the recent Walking Dead titles. But notice…those are all *new* (do I need to mention the LOST game?). Back in the day, the NES days, production companies would license anything and everything. Just to make more cash. To them it was no more different or important on the consumer end than slapping a decal on a t-shirt. Little effort and less love was put into most of them. *cough*E.T.*cough*. DuckTales, however, changed that.  Continue reading

GOJIRA!!! Legendary Pictures Announces Principal Photography and Release Date!

godzilla bannerLegendary Pictures made their first big announcement today about their upcoming “American” reboot of Godzilla!!

I am a HUGE G-Fan and of all the movies being released, this will likely be the one you’ll see me following/posting updates for most often.

Here’s the release statement regarding casting, beginning of principal photography, and the RELEASE DATE of the upcoming film (also a quick word from director Gareth Edwards: Continue reading