A while ago Hell apparently froze over because I finally played an Anuman Interactive/Microids produced hidden object game called Deadly Association HD that was actually decent as it seemed someone on staff finally managed to pen a coherent story. Sure, the gameplay was exactly the same as virtually every title that came before it but the narrative at least kept me interested during its short playtime. However, here we are a few months later with Jennifer Wolf and The Mayan Relics and, if anything, it proves beyond a reasonable doubt that Deadly Association HD was a complete fluke.
Godzilla was widely expected to open #1 this weekend but it has not only done that but has blown expectations away with a hefty $38.53 million Friday which gives it the best opening day of any 2014 film thus far. If it manages to keep this pace up it could potentially challenge Captain America: The Winter Soldier’s huge opening weekend take of around $95 million.
Here’s the second full-length trailer for Transformers Age of Extinction that once again shows that director Michael Bay knows how to blow things up with aplomb. In a summer movie season that most box office prognosticators deem as weak there is no doubt that Age of Extinction has a strong chance of topping the charts once again.
Well, I’m on a roll today with all these updates so here’s another one that is in line with yesterday’s Batman vs. Superman reveal showing the new Batmobile and, more importantly, Ben Affleck as Batman. Today we’ve got a featurette showcasing the new Gotham series on Fox that focuses on young Jim Gordon long before he became the commissioner in the Batman universe.
Love him or hate him French “auteur” Luc Besson certainly remains relevant although one could easily make the argument that his heyday helming La Femme Nikita (1990), Leon: The Professional (1994) and The Fifth Element (1997) now seem like a lifetime ago. He really hasn’t directed a true International hit since that period although he has kept himself more than busy writing and producing hit films most presciently being the Transporter trilogy as well as being the one responsible for turning Liam Neeson into an action superstar with the film Taken back in 2008.
We are just days away from Godzilla opening here in Canada/USA so those who don’t want to be spoiled should probably avoid this Extended International Featurette as it contains a ton of new footage as well as story elements. This is a pretty meaty 13 minute video containing cast and crew interviews along with footage from the film and though it is marketing material it certainly is better than most which are only superficially informative.
Finally! After what seems a lifetime Paramount Pictures has decided on a director to take over the reins of the rebooted Star Trek franchise left vacant when J.J. Abrams bolted to helm Star Wars Episode VII. After taking their sweet time trying to figure out who the perfect candidate should be tonight trade magazine Variety is reporting that the job has gone to…