Tuesday, February 5, 2013

COBRA Wants You!

Credit: Jason Edmiston.
They even have a recruiting video that is inexplicably better than the ones the real life U.S. Army puts out.

Interesting way to promote G.I. Joe: Retaliation. The video itself is okay, but there's really nothing about this that says COBRA until the very end when you see the insignia patch on a soldiers sleeve. I suppose that's the point, but I would rather have some Cobra Troopers or Vipers visible in it. A HISS tank, at least!

h/t The Nerdist.

Friday, February 1, 2013

Prepare yourselves, PlayStation 4 is coming

Why else would Sony release this enigmatic trailer?

Of course, it's entirely within the realm of possibility that their big announcement on February 20 could be something like new PlayStation Move controllers or an overhaul of the PlayStation Network.

It's actually hard to believe that the PS3 is turning seven this fall. Time flies. Has the PS3 even hit its hardware limitations, yet? I'd hate to think that they're coming out with the PS4 when the 3 is still in its prime. Who am I kidding? They're going to bring the 4 out because Nintendo has a new console out and Microsoft is working on a new Xbox. Capitalism, folks, and consumerism. They go hand-in-hand.

h/t Topless Robot.

Movies I'm looking forward to seeing (hopefully) in 2013

In no particular order.

Iron Man 3. This one is pretty obvious. He's one of my favorite comic book characters, I enjoyed the first two movies (yes, even Iron Man 2), and this looks like it'll be pretty good. I just wish they would do an adaption of Demon in a Bottle and Armor Wars. Opens May 3.
Memory Alpha.
Star Trek Into Darkness. This is a no-brainer. The reboot was good, this one should be better, especially with the addition of Benedict Cumberbatch. It hits theaters on May 17. I'm going to have a busy May, with Trek and Iron Man.
Beyond Hollywood.
G.I. Joe: Retaliation. Please, for the love of all that is nerdy and geeky, let this not suck like Rise of Cobra! We'll find out on March 29th and in case it does suck, then I'm just going to mark it down as another horrible plot by Cobra Commander, like Cold Slither.
Hit the jump for the rest of the list.
Digital Spy.
The Wolverine. I'm a bit on the fence about this one. I'm not a big Wolverine fan, thanks to Marvel's horrible decisions regarding the character and his Superman-like indestructibility. I might see it, since it's supposed to be based on the old Wolverine limit series from the 80s, a time when Wolverine could completely heal 15 minutes after being caught in a near-nuclear blast. July 16 is when this one comes out.
 Pacific Rim. I'm classifying this as one of those "so bad it's good" movies. Sure, the trailer makes it look like the coolest thing on Earth, but I doubt it'll be getting Oscar nods. Still, Ellen McLain, the voice of GLaDOS, is voicing the mechs' AI, so that's cool. I can only imagine how the Portal fans will react whenever they hear her voice. It hits theaters on July 21, making that month just as busy as May.
Thor: The Dark World. Confession: I have yet to see the first Thor movie. What can I say? I haven't had the urge (or the money, for that matter) to see movies or buy DVDs. Nonetheless, I'm going to try and see this one, if for nothing else than to see Christopher Eccleston (who some of you might otherwise know as the Ninth Doctor from Doctor Who). It's released on November 8th.


Elysium (top) and Oblivion. Okay, these are on my 'maybe' list. Prior to today, I knew exactly jack squat about either movie. Elysium stars Matt Damon and the synopsis is this:
In the year 2159, two classes of people exist: the very wealthy who live on a pristine man-made space station called Elysium, and the rest, who live on an overpopulated, ruined Earth. Secretary Rhodes (Jodie Foster), a hard line government official, will stop at nothing to enforce anti-immigration laws and preserve the luxurious lifestyle of the citizens of Elysium. That doesn’t stop the people of Earth from trying to get in, by any means they can. When unlucky Max (Matt Damon) is backed into a corner, he agrees to take on a daunting mission that, if successful, will not only save his life, but could bring equality to these polarized worlds.
Interesting. The movie is being made by Neill Blomkamp, who also made the much lauded District 9, so it's bound to be good. Hopefully.

As for Oblivion, I'd suggest watching the trailer below, as it does a way, way, waaaaaay better job of explaining the plot of the movie than the official synopsis does.

Okay, I might have to put this on the watch list. Elysium comes out on August 9 and Oblivion on April 19, the day after my birthday. How convenient.