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Monday, April 28, 2008

Transformers Toy News: New "Transformers: Animated" Figures!

New Ultra-class Ultra Magnus, fresh from Botcon 2008. Damn, how sweet is this? Absolute perfect sculpt from the cartoon. Zero kibble!! This gem is going to be really hard to pass up.

Next up is Sentinel Prime - he may be a total douche on the cartoon, but he still gets an ass-kicking sculpt.
Transformers:Animated airs on Cartoon Network, Saturday mornings.

Video Game News: "GTA IV" Getting Raves

After receiving a perfect 10 on IGN (the second they've ever given), I put in my preorder for Grand Theft Auto IV, and after reading the New York Times' review, I'm only more excited. Here's a clip from the review:

Published by Rockstar Games, Grand Theft Auto IV is a violent, intelligent, profane, endearing, obnoxious, sly, richly textured and thoroughly compelling work of cultural satire disguised as fun. It calls to mind a rollicking R-rated version of Mad magazine featuring Dave Chappelle and Quentin Tarantino, and sets a new standard for what is possible in interactive arts.

Thursday, April 24, 2008

ELO Video Thursday: Hold On Tight

This is yet another ELO tune that's been popping up in commercials lately. Here it is, "Hold On Tight," from 1981's supremely weird Time album.

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Videogame Review: "House of the Dead 2 & 3 Return" (Wii)

Posted over at KFR. Check it.

ELO Video Thursday: Confusion

Hello all! In a new weekly segment, ELO Thursday, we'll be posting a brand spankin' new YouTube find for the bestest band ever made, Electric Light Orchestra. Believe it.

And the video to pop the proverbial cherry on this thang? A classically 70s video for a tune called Confusion from 1979's Discovery record. This song features one of my all-time favorite vocal performances from the master, Jeff Lynne.

Monday, April 7, 2008

Robot Sweatshop welcomes movie remake about lovable robot

While we may not be the first to report on this, we could not sit idly by and let such a tasty truth nugget go untasted by our devoted RS readership. Your prayers have been answered: A remake of Short Circuit! A little known basement blog known as Variety reports that Dimension has acquired the rights for a remake to further strengthen its family-esque portfolio. What will the future bring for everyone's favorite soul-enhanced robot? Will he team with up with Los Locos yet again to rip off more car stereos or commit a daring daylight robbery of a subway train containing all the MTA's money or "money train," if you will? Will there be a a heart-tugging chase scene set to Bonnie Tyler's Holding Out for a Hero? Perhaps an addiction to the drug Nuke that's ruining a slightly-in-the-future Detroit?

...According to Variety, "S.S. Wilson and Brent Maddock, who created the characters and wrote both "Short Circuit" films, have been hired to write the remake. David Foster and Ryan E. Heppe will produce with John Hyde. Deal was made by Dimension co-chairman Bob Weinstein, who called "Short Circuit" a worthy addition to its family film slate."