Guillermo del Toro to produce a new 3-D, stop-motion animated version of Pinocchio with the Jim Henson Company. Directing said film will be Gris Grimly and Mark Gustafson, who was Fantastic Mr. Fox’s animation director. With the exception of the 3-D factor (ugh), um..... YES, PLEASE!!!! More info here.
Video game trailers tend to be pretty epic, but this one for Dead Island, a "first-person zombie-slasher/action-RPG", is just SICK. In a good way, mind you...
I heard nothing of this game until this trailer launched yesterday. Now I cannot wait to get my hands on it! Apparently the developers/creators went for a more realistic approach. So, none of that "Here's a room at the end of the level so that you can get more guns and ammo!" You have to find objects for zombie-bashing (firearms are sparse, and ammo even more so) and these objects get torn up with every hit you make. Which makes sense, considering the RPG factor. If they spend as much attention to details in the storyline, pacing, gameplay, etc. as they did for the trailer, methinks this could be a big 2011 game. And as stated in the title of the game, IT TAKES PLACE AT A RESORT ON AN ISLAND. AND THAT'S PRETTY COOL.
After playing the demo for Bulletstorm, a game I was pretty psyched for because of its insanity, I ended up canceling my pre-order for it at Gamestop. The aiming was difficult for me, even in slo-mo - your person's gun moves just as slow as the action. So if you're aim is nowhere near the attacker in the first place, don't count on making any good shots before that slo-mo runs out. And I felt like the gameplay might get too repetitive. I will buy it one day, I'm just not paying $60 for it.
zombres!! I feel like Xbox is calling you to you, m'dear. Guillermo is working with developers on a game, there are zombie games and games that include/add zombie levels, there's a Sherlock Holmes vs. Jack The Ripper game, and now the same company that put out the latter just announced yet another Sherlock game in the making! :)
How freakin' adorable is this shirt? I'll be waiting for it to be part of a sale, though. Especially since their tees are now $2 more. Right? Weren't they always $18? Also, I really wish Twilight wasn't on there. I mean, check out all the classics on there! Then again, it looks ridiculous so it's almost okay.
p.s. After my second viewing of Black Swan the other day, I have now decided the film is overrated/over-hyped, in my opinion. Normally I enjoy a film more on the second viewing, but that didn't happen with Black Swan. I actually found myself quite bored. I've just... I've seen so much of what happens in that film in other films before. Yes, every film is inspired by ones before it, but I feel like this one didn't do anything new/exciting/interesting with those previously used concepts.