Warner Brothers recently moved the release date for their new game Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor up to September 30th to try to give it some distance from the 30 car pile up which is October in the video game industry. I’m not completely sold on this game, but I’m definitely intrigued. I’ll probably wait for the reviews. The game will release for Xbox 360, Xbox One, Playstation 3, Playstation 4 and PC. For you achievement and trophy hounds, below is the complete list (secretive still in some parts) courtesy of Xboxachievements.com. Continue reading Complete List of Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor Achievements/Trophies
Makingstarwars.net has gotten us our first look inside the newly-rebuilt Millennium Falcon for Star Wars Episode VII. I just want to sit in those chairs in the cockpit for a week, randomly flipping switches. The design doesn’t seem to have changed much. I’m sure there’s 30 years worth of the equivalent of Galactic duct tape holding it together, but she looks about the same as when we last saw her in 1983.
One other Ep. 7 tidbit: Daisy Ridley has been confirmed to return for Episodes VIII and IX. This leads me to believe she’s the female protagonist for the entirety of the trilogy, which would be in line with the rumors that a woman would be a the heart of this sequel trilogy. Now the sad part. Star Wars Episode VII still doesn’t open until December 18, 2015.
Latest vs. Greatest looks at directors, actors, actresses, screenwriters and composers to assess the state of their career as it stands. We normally look back at the latest 10 movies the artist has done, rate them and then average them out to see where they stand today. Today, In Memorium of Robin Williams, we’re simply going to focus on his greatest movies. I had another person ready to go, but I think it will be more cathartic to simply look back on Williams’ triumphs and I think that will be the policy for any future profile of a person who has left us.
As details start to emerge as to how Robin Williams last hours were tragically spent, I still can’t comprehend the simple fact that he’s gone. I grew up with Mork. I started watching films around the same time his career began to explode. He was just a joy, whether he was playing a demented DJ in Good Morning Vietnam, Mrs. Doubtfire or just sitting on a couch talking to Letterman. There were darker roles in guest spots on Homicide, Law & Order and in one of his best performances, One Hour Photo. Maybe for the extreme light to shine, an equal darkness was required. It seems to be that way for many comics.
I want to celebrate his best films, though, and just for a moment, step back from this awful reality and give us the perspective that time will eventually grant. This was a funny, flawed, stunningly talented, compassionate man. I always used to think to myself that it would be so weird to see that explosive energy eroded by age. I could never picture him as old. Maybe he couldn’t either. Continue reading Robin Williams’ Greatest 10 Movies