Friday, July 24, 2009

A Scott Pilgrim side-scrolling old-school beat-'em-up game? YES PLEASE

In what is probably my favorite piece of news to leak out of Comic Con this year, Oni Press announced that UbiSoft will be developing a downloadable Scott Pilgrim side-scrolling beat-'em-up game to coincide with the release of the movie. Since it's downloadable, I imagine the game will be pretty short and simple, but still, I'm excited. I always thought that with all the gaming analogies present in the comic, a Scott Pilgrim game would be nothing but adequate, and it seems the good people at Oni Press felt the same. Hooray!

Go here to check out the video announcement at Attack of the Show, along with a few more comic-related news.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

First look at the new Freddy Krueger

And it's pitch black.

I do get that it's a teaser - but isn't this a little too much? I want to know how the new Freddy looks already. I'm secretly hoping it doesn't step too far from the original - I can see the outfit is the same, the only difference I can tell from this is that new Freddy seems to have a smaller build.

I don't know why I'm so interested in this, because I feel pretty reticent about this remake. Nightmare has always been my favorite horror franchise, I own all the movies in DVD and I can find something to like even in the ridiculous mid-installments of the series, when Freddy is basically a one-liner spewing clown, so it's only natural that I'm afraid "they"'ll ruin the whole thing with a remake. On the other hand, I think it will be interesting to see how Jackie Earle Haley plays Freddy - no one will ever beat Englund, but after seeing Haley play Rorschach, I know this guy can pull off a very creepy Freddy and I'm kind of anxious to see it. Plus, it will be fun to see a Nightmare movie in the theater, because the only one I got to see on the big screen was Freddy vs. Jason, and I don't really count that as part of the series.

We'll see how this develops.

Thursday, July 02, 2009


I know I watch a lot of crazy, nonsensical movies all the time, but the craziest ones I watch always come from the mind of our asian friends. Not necessarily the best kind of crazy, just the "what the fuck am I watching" kind of crazy. I think it was Story of Ricky that really made me parcial to them, and now I have a soft spot for these movies.

I don't know what's going on lately, but they seem to be coming out at a faster pace than before - that, or they're just getting more publicity in movie blogs and slowly crawling out of obscurity. I've seen Machine Girl last year (that, to me, didn't live up to the hype), and Tokyo Gore Police a few months ago, and already there's a new movie in the works called RoboGeisha. Yeah. It'll be hard to top Tokyo Gore Police in terms of sheer ridiculousness of what goes on on-screen, but since the main character in RoboGeisha seems to transform into a tank and there are bleeding skyscrapers, I think it's safe to say this might be a little more insane than TGP.

Check out the trailer at /Film (I can't seem to be embedding it properly here) and let me know what you think!

PS - I'm hoping I can write a new review here soon. I've been seeing a fabulous batch of bad movies lately, and really want to write a few words either on Troll 2, or Manos the Hands of Fate... Hopefully I get time for that soon.