Yesterday, director Zack Synder tweeted that he was probably going to reveal the new Batmobile today and lo and behold he has with one caveat: not only did he reveal the new Batmobile he also revealed Ben Affleck in the new Batsuit. That’s one way to generate buzz.
After months of speculation Microsoft has announced that effective June 9 that consumers can purchase an Xbox One console without the bundled Kinect accessory for $399. This marks yet another 180 degree change in direction for the company that previously commented that Kinect was necessary to achieve the entire Xbox One experience.
Beach Spike is a laughably bad film that will have audiences wondering if they can sue the production company for their money back. Yes, it’s not only THAT bad it’s much worse than you can ever imagine with a supremely toxic combination of lousy acting, a brutally inept script, boneheaded direction, abysmal cinematography and a total lack of understanding of the sport in which it attempts to portray. Seriously, avoid this movie as the stench will linger for days if not weeks.
Hard-R rated comedy Neighbors is off to a very strong start as it has the potential to top $50 million in its opening weekend. The film’s marketing campaign has been stellar and the positive reviews from critics have only contributed to raise audience awareness. If it manages to rise above $50 million it will launch stronger than The Hangover ($45 million) and perhaps come close to what Ted ($54 million) managed to do a few years ago.
I must admit that when I first heard of Star Wars: The Clone Wars that I was highly dubious of its worth but the show won me over as it progressed with some compelling and incredibly dark, for a TV show, storylines that added some oomph that was missing from George Lucas’ Prequel trilogy. However, the moment Disney purchased Lucasfilm nearly everyone could guess that The Clone Wars would come to an ignominious demise and it did while Disney went on to commission Star Wars: Rebels to premiere on its own channel.
Proving that there is still some gas left in the franchise tank The Amazing Spider-Man 2 kicked off the 2014 Summer Movie season with a hefty gross in the $92 million range. While that sounds rather impressive the fact remains that this really is not as good as Sony was hoping for.
“A Long time ago, we use to be friends but I haven’t thought of you lately at all. If ever again, a greeting I send to you, short and sweet to the soul is all I intend.”
Listening to The Dandy Warhols’ “We Used to Be Friends” after all these years really feels incredibly nostalgic and, in this case, all the more so as this is the theme song to the cult TV show, Veronica Mars. It comes as no surprise that director/writer Rob Thomas draws inspiration from the song and these first few lines basically encapsulates the entire Veronica Mars Movie experience. This is a feature film purposely made by and for fans and the end result is more than worth it with a few caveats.