Category Archives: Video Games

In Theaters This Week (3/30/2018): Ready Player One, Acrimony, God’s Not Dead 3

Taraji P. Henson in Tyler Perry's Acrimony

Each Thursday we look at what is going to be coming out in theaters this weekend, show you the trailers for the big releases, predict the box office winner and just generally give you enough of a carrot to pull you through the rest of the work week.  Easter weekend gets a Spielberg film, and two vastly different other wide releases. Continue reading In Theaters This Week (3/30/2018): Ready Player One, Acrimony, God’s Not Dead 3

In Theaters This Week (3/23/2018): Pacific Rim: Uprising, Sherlock Gnomes, Isle of Dogs

Paul the Apostle of Christ

Each Thursday we look at what is going to be coming out in theaters this weekend, show you the trailers for the big releases, predict the box office winner and just generally give you enough of a carrot to pull you through the rest of the work week.   The king looks like he may finally be dethroned as six new releases take on Black Panther. Continue reading In Theaters This Week (3/23/2018): Pacific Rim: Uprising, Sherlock Gnomes, Isle of Dogs

Movie Review: Tomb Raider (2018) *Right Lara; Wrong Movie*

Alicia Vikander in Tomb Raider
Lara Croft isn’t just bosoms any more, people.  Since 2013, when Square Enix rebooted the chesty gaming icon, Croft has been the realistically proportioned, desexualized, gritty action star of 2013’s Tomb Raider and 2015’s Rise of the Tomb Raider (the third game, Shadow of the Tomb Raider, is due out in September).  The character was refocused as an intelligent, empowered seeker of rare artifacts and, yes, raider of tombs.  Opposing her is a shadowy organization called Trinity (corporate motto: “Hey, we’re not The Umbrella Corporation, for crying out loud!”).  Alicia Vikander looks freakishly like the rebooted Lara (who is voiced in the games by Grey’s Anatomy star Camilla Luddington), and she is undoubtedly the best part of the Tomb Raider movie franchise reboot.  She’s a perfect Lara Croft.  Unfortunately, that’s pretty much where the good news stops.

Tomb Raider Then vs. Now
I clearly was not kidding about the redesign.

Continue reading Movie Review: Tomb Raider (2018) *Right Lara; Wrong Movie*

In Theaters This Week (3/16/2018): Tomb Raider, Love Simon, I Can Only Imagine

Nick Robinson in Love, Simon

Each Thursday we look at what is going to be coming out in theaters this weekend, show you the trailers for the big releases, predict the box office winner and just generally give you enough of a carrot to pull you through the rest of the work week.   The king looks like he may finally be dethroned as five new releases take on Black Panther. Continue reading In Theaters This Week (3/16/2018): Tomb Raider, Love Simon, I Can Only Imagine

Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2 Teaser #1 (2018) *Wreckin’ Again!*

*From Coming Soon
Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2
 leaves Litwak’s video arcade behind, venturing into the uncharted, expansive and thrilling world of the internet—which may or may not survive Ralph’s wrecking. Video game bad guy Ralph (voice of John C. Reilly) and fellow misfit Vanellope von Schweetz (voice of Sarah Silverman) must risk it all by traveling to the world wide web in search of a replacement part to save Vanellope’s video game, Sugar Rush. In way over their heads, Ralph and Vanellope rely on the citizens of the internet—the netizens—to help navigate their way, including a webite entrepreneur named Yesss (voice of Taraji P. Henson), who is the head algorithm and the heart and soul of trend-making site “BuzzzTube.”

The film will also include a team up of all the Disney Princesses including Auli‘i Cravalho (Moana), Kristen Bell (Anna in Frozen), Kelly Macdonald (Merida in Brave), Mandy Moore (Rapunzel in Tangled), Anika Noni Rose (Tiana in The Princess and the Frog), Irene Bedard (Pocahontas), Linda Larkin (Jasmine in Aladdin), Paige O’Hara (Belle in Beauty and the Beast) and Jodi Benson (Ariel in The Little Mermaid). You can read our write up of the scene here.

Directed by Rich Moore (ZootopiaWreck-It Ralph) and Phil Johnston (co-writer Wreck-It RalphCedar Rapids, co-writer Zootopia), and produced by Clark Spencer, Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-Ralph 2 hits theaters on November 21.
Wreck-It Ralph 2