I have to confess….I don’t get Minecraft. I do get the appeal of building things. You’re talking to a member of the LEGO VIP club here (my wife wishes that was something I made up). But I don’t really see the badly pixelated world of Minecraft as something to really spark my imagination. Clearly I am in the minority as the game has done gangbusters on every platform for which it has been released and the next generation console versions for Xbox One and Playstation 4 have now hit stores. Never let it be said that I denied you cheevo lists when you needed them! As always, thank you to xboxachievement.com for being the best site for gemerscore addicts on the Internet. Continue reading
22 Jump Street was just as surprisingly as much fun as 21 Jump Street and 23 Jump Street is going forward (announced just today). How that jives with the end of the film, which flashes through every possible Jump Street scenario possible, who knows? As long as Phil Lord and Chris Miller are involved, the stupid awesomeness will continue. 22 Jump Street hits stores on DVD and Blu Ray on November 18, 2014. Full details on special features below: Continue reading
Each generation seems to have a defining historical moment that changes them forever. The Great Depression, World War II, the Kennedy Assassination and Vietnam, Watergate and then….what? The kids born post-Watergate were defined more by the changing technological world than by tragic historic events. The closest thing we had to a, “Where were you when…?” moment was the explosion of the space shuttle Challenger or the verdict in the OJ trial. That changed thirteen years ago today. The events of 9/11 have altered the hearts, minds and lives of everyone. There’s a clear demarcation line between the way things were before 9/11 and how they’ve become post. Continue reading
The rumor mill has had Chris Evans wanting out of the MCU when his contract is up, but in doing press for the Blu Ray release of Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Evans doesn’t sound like a guy ready to retire.
“Who’s handing off the shield? Don’t take my job from me prematurely dude. I’m sure it’ll happen at some point, all good things have to come to an end. But I’m really happy playing the character.”
Evans, more than any other member of the MCU cast has been filming his part pretty much non-stop since filming began on Captain America: The First Avenger, and I think he’s probably exhausted. That certainly would play a role in musings about retirement. The Russo Brothers have said Cap 3 will end Steve Rogers’ story and Evans sounds excited about bringing it to the screen.
“It’s this giant web of plot, where everything is connected to everything else… that’s the beautiful thing and especially for the fanboys who understand these plotlines. With Cap 3, we’re going to continue this excitement… Marvel doesn’t disappoint. Whatever you’re hoping for, you’re probably going to get.”
Captain America 3 will be the second film of Phase 3 of the MCU (Ant-Man being #1). It sounds like from this article from Crave that it will be just as game changing as the second film was if not more so. It also sounds like we’re going to get an official title very soon.
Crave Online recently had the chance to talk to Joe and Anthony Russo about the upcoming third film that they’re developing. One of the first things they are asked about is the title, apparently it’s been in place for awhile and they hope that they get to announce it soon. Joe said,
“If you’ve been talking to Kevin [Feige, President of Marvel Studios] the title has been in place probably for ten years in his brain. It’s all part of the road map that he’s laid out, and it’s all part of the bigger plan.”
The direction the studio is taking this character has been planned out from the beginning. It’s not like they are just coming up with this stuff now. Marvel knows where the characters’ arcs in their universe are going. Joe explains,
“Yeah, I think the way Kevin does it is there are big pieces that he knows he wants to build towards, but the way that you get there is open to interpretation and improv a little bit. That’s defined by who gets involved with the project, the writers and directors involved in the project. The big thing we knew we had to deal with in Cap 2 was the fall of Hydra. Similarly there is a very, very big idea at the center of Cap 3. But how we get there is all up to us. And I think why Marvel has been so successful is because it’s been such a clear plan, that everything is interconnected and they’re building emotional capital with each movie that you can then trade off of in the next film.”
When asked about the those set pieces and if the villain and other characters in the story are a part of that big set piece, Joe said,
“No, all that stuff is open for interpretation. Usually it’s just one big idea that alters the universe as a whole in some way, that has interconnectedness that he’s grabbed on to. That’s the case with Cap 3, but as far as villain and story arc and tone, all that stuff is left up to us.”
I thought that TWS was the strongest Marvel movie to-date and I am just as excited about Cap 3 as I am Avengers 2. We can speculate all we want, but Marvel’s six years ahead of us, so they know what they’re doing here. They’ve just spoiled us now to the point where we want more NOW! Captain America 3 will release in May 2016 (that’s a long way from NOW).
Coming off one of the most exciting World Cups ever, EA has a chance to pull in some new players to their yearly, critically acclaimed soccer (sorry, football) franchise. Here are the cheevos and trophies for FIFA 15. The game will release for Xbox 360, Xbox One, PC, Playstation 3 and Playstation 4 on September 23, 2014. Continue reading