Saturday, January 30, 2010

Three New MMA Screenshots

EA's MMA is already looking visually better than THQ's UFC Undisputed 2010, but can they nail down a nice enough gameplay experience that is as easy and user friendly as UFC Undisputed. Developer's of MMA say that they will be using similar control scheme to that of Fight Night Round 4, using the right analog stick to throw a punch or kick. I'm not really a fan of that kind of controls, but I'll give it a try. EA's MMA is definitely going to give UFC Undisputed 2010 a run for its money. Since this is developed by EA, it's going to be realistic as possible. You can tell just by how life-like these screens are. Here, check em' out below.


























































Dominic Sacco
PSN ID: sacco2011

God of War Comes To 7-Eleven

Starting in February, you can stop by at any 7-Eleven and pick up one of four limitied edition God of War Slurpee cups filled with a concoction that is said to be a mix of "ferocious blackberries and frosty limes." This flavor will be available from February through March. Each of the four cups will include sweet art and a rewards code that can be redeemed at Slurpee.com GOWIII content such as a dynamic theme, bonus costume, Playstation Home clothing, and a sneak peak at the Making of the Chimera. Here are some pictures showing the rewards.



























































Dominic Sacco
PSN ID: sacco2011

Trailer of The Week - The Losers

Trailer of the Week goes to The Losers. It's based on the hit comic-book series by Vertigo between 2003-2006.

Directed by Sylvain White (Stomp the Yard) and Starring Jeffrey Dean Morgan (Watchmen), Columbus Short (Armored), Idris Elba (RocknRolla), Zoe Saldana (Avatar), Chris Evans (Fantastic Four), and Jason Patric (The Lost Boys). Hitting theaters on April 9th, 2010.

The Movie looks like a great comic-book adaptation of a great series. Also, it has an amazing cast.

Synopsis by SuperheroHype

Based on the DC Comics title, the film centers upon the members of an elite U.S. Special Forces unit sent into the Bolivian jungle on a search and destroy mission. The team--Clay, Jensen, Roque, Pooch and Cougar--find themselves the target of a lethal betrayal instigated from inside by a powerful enemy known only as Max. Presumed dead, the group makes plans to even the score when they're joined by the mysterious Aisha, a beautiful operative with her own agenda. Working together, they must remain deep undercover while tracking the heavily-guarded Max, a ruthless man bent on embroiling the world in a new high-tech global war.

Watch Trailer

<a href="http://video.msn.com/?mkt=en-us&from=sp&fg=MsnEntertainment_MoviesTrailersGP2_a&vid=1b9d070f-aff2-47f6-8a86-9b2b44ec4fc6" target="_new" title="'The Losers' Exclusive Look">Video: 'The Losers' Exclusive Look</a>


Benjamin Myers
PSN ID and Gamertag: fusionman15

Trailers Released This Week

This week was close for Trailer of the Week, but they didn't get it. but check them out


Wall Street 2: Money Never Sleeps




She's Out of My League (Red Band)




Takers (International Trailer)




Benjamin Myers
PSN ID and Gamertag: fusionman15

Thursday, January 28, 2010

The Book of Eli Review

If you are a fan of the The Road Warrior or any other post-apocalyptic movie, then you might want to see this movie

The Book of Eli is directed by the Hughes Brothers (Menace II Society) and starring Denzel Washington (Training Day), Gary Oldman (The Dark Knight), Mila Kunis (That 70s Show), and Ray Stevenson (Punisher:Warzone). Released January 15, 2010

The Book of Eli comes at a time when post-apocalyptic movies are making a comeback with 2012 and The Road released in recent months. However, Eli doesn't disappoint the average action movie fan, because it is great action, good story, and amazing actors.

Washington is the perfect actor to portray a older man that is a nice person at heart, but having to do terrible things in a split-second. You love his character from the very beginning to the surprising end. He battles himself to just mind his own business, but he knows he has to do the greater good and help out others in need.

For the supporting cast, it's simply superb with a fantastic actor, Gary Oldman, as the main villain. His character is a desperate man trying to locate the "book" that he would use for his own gain. Also, Ray Stevenson plays Oldman's right-hand man, who is likable and smart with his actions until later in the film. And, Mila Kunis plays the daughter of Oldman's "woman", and a sidekick/protege figure to Washington as the film progresses. Overall, the supporting cast is chosen perfectly.

The Hughes Brothers cinematography and camera shots are amazing. They have some great colorization that shows a dark world and gives a dreary feeling throughout the movie. And the action scenes sold me from the first fight to the last. They really include you into action with great close-ups and slow-motion shots. They were born to direct action films. Best part is that there is 2 of them.

The story is the part that made me want to see two times. It is kind of predictable with the characters moral choices and fight scenes. Although, not all the time. I will say the ending had a WTF moment. The information you gain from the ending has a Six Sense feel to it. No, he isn't dead or he can see dead people. It will most likely make you go "are you serious". I wanted to see it again to notice the small things that lead to the discovery at the end. You will not see it coming I guarantee it.

I give The Book of Eli a very strong rating of 88 out of 100.


Benjamin Myers
PSN ID and Gamertag: fusionman15

The End Begins On March 16th

After years of waiting, God of War III finally has a release date. Kratos's epic journey will continue on March 16th, when God of War III hits shelves everywhere. It's been recently announced that GOWIII will conclude the trilogy, but won't put an end to the franchise. Thank the Gods; you can never put an end to God of War. Definitely pick this game up so you can finally reveal the epic conclusion as to why the Gods are myths and what will become of Kratos. You still have a month and a half to pre-order your Ultimate Edition to be guaranteed a copy. Let's just hope that God of War III isn't as good as it looks, but better. I can't wait for Tuesday the 16th to get here so I can skip school to play this masterpiece. Like they say, "In the end, there will be only chaos."

Dominic Sacco
PSN ID: sacco2011

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Avatar Sinks Titanic


James Cameron's Avatar has officially passed Cameron's last film Titanic to become the Highest Grossing Film of All-Time. That is a major record-breaker because the record has been standing for over 12 years.
 James Cameron must feel a sense of accomplishment because he has two of the Highest Grossing Films of All-Time with one still earning more. The Titanic had a total box-office of $1,843,201,268 and Avatar has passed that with $1,858,866,889. Avatar is history in the making for movies and technology.
 Avatar still has many weeks left in theaters to gross more. The only other major record it has to break is Highest Grossing Film Domestically because Titanic still hold that record (for now) with $600,788,188 and Avatar after just 39 days has passed $554,981,691. I will say it, Avatar will beat that record and then some.

 I cant wait to see what it will do when released on Home Video.


Benjamin Myers
PSN ID and Gamertag: fusionman15

Daily Movie News




Daily Movie News for Tuesday, January 26, 2010.

  • Actor Sam Worthington is being considered to play the legendary vampire Dracula in Universal's new film Dracula: Year Zero. Yes, I said it, Year Zero. That a horrible title for a cool synopsis. The plot is a period piece set in Transylvania in during the reign of Vlad the Impaler. Also, has a reported budget of over $100 million and director Alex Proyas (The Crow) is in talks to direct. Can't wait to see how this gets panned out.

  • Director Kevin Greutert (Saw VI) was hired by Paramount to direct Paranormal Activity 2, which would compete against Saw VII on October 22, 2010. Lionsgate decided to be smart and A-Holes at same time and dismiss Saw V director David Hackl  from Saw VII and use Greutert's contract to keep him. This just is a way to delay Paramount's release date for Paranormal Activity 2, so this means Saw would make more money.

  • Heat Vision is reporting that Clash of the Titans and the last two Harry Potter movies will be released to 3D. Warner Bros. hasn't commented on the news, but Clash of the Titans was moved back a week to April 2nd. Comment by Warner is most likely coming at end of week for Clash and Harry Potter to follow. 

  • Director Michael Bay has been scouting locations for Transformers 3 in Chicago, Detroit, and Washington D.C. And he says the script is turning out way different then the last two films. Hopefully, that means more time spent on story, just a hope.

  • 30-year-old actor Jason Momoa (Stargate Atlantis) has been cast as Conan in Marcus Nispel's reinvention of Robert E. Howard's Conan. Also, an offer has been given to Mickey Rourke to play his father Corin. This could be intresting.

Benjamin Myers
PSN ID and Gamertag: fusionman15

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Avatar Passes The Dark Knight


According to early reports, James Cameron's Avatar has passed Christopher Nolan's 2008 blockbuster The Dark Knight as the second highest grossing movie domestically. The Dark Knight had a total earning of $533 million in theaters and Avatar as just passed $553 million and still going. Also, Avatar's $36 million in its 6th weekend also set a record for a film's gross in it's 6th week of release. Avatar seems unstoppable, for now. Next up for major record breaking is beating James Cameron's last film Titanic. Titanic has had the record of highest grossing film of all-time for over 10 years and it seems reasonable that the director's other film should beat it. Look for Avatar to beat Titanic's $600.8 million sometime next month. Hollywood must really want to get their hands on James Cameron for future use. Cameron is king of the world (pun intended) of box office success.

I will update weekend box office later or tomorrow with international box office to see if cameron has passed Titanic as the highest grossing film globally (which it has most likely done)


Benjamin Myers
PSN ID and Gamertag: fusionman15

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Trailer of The Week - Cyrus

The Trailer of The Week is the dark comedy Cyrus. The film is written and directed by Jay Duplass and Mark Duplass. Starring John C. Reilly (Step-Brothers), Jonah Hill (Superbad), Marisa Tomei (The Wrestler), and Catherine Keener (The 40-year-old Virgin). The trailer is pretty funny and can't wait to see it.

With John's social life at a standstill and his ex-wife about to get remarried, a down on his luck divorcee finally meets the woman of his dreams, only to discover she has another man in her life – her son. It's a insightful and funny look at love and family in contemporary Los Angeles.



Benjamin Myers
PSN ID and Gamertag: fusionman15

Trailers Released This Week

It been a slow two weeks for movie trailers, so here are a few intriguing Trailers released in the past weeks.


Hot Tube Time Machine (Red Band) contains Nudity, Language, etc....



Buried



Tekken



The Eclipse



The Ghost Writer





Benjamin Myers
PSN ID and Gamertag: fusionman15

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

MacGruber Trailer Arrives

MacGruber is based on the hilarious SNL skit starring Will Forte as MacGruber and Kristen Wiig as his assistant. The movie version is going to be a hard-R comedy film that expands on the skit dramatically. The film will not just be focused on the same room, but gives backstory to the world of MacGruber. I can't wait to see this movie. Check out the age-resticted trailer and normal trailer below.

Description of film by TrailerAddict

In the 10 years since his fiancĂ©e was killed, special op MacGruber has sworn off a life of fighting crime with his bare hands. But when he learns that his country needs him to find a nuclear warhead that’s been stolen by his sworn enemy, Dieter Von Cunth (Val Kilmer), MacGruber figures he’s the only one tough enough for the job.

Assembling an elite team of experts—Lt. Dixon Piper (Ryan Phillippe) and Vicki St. Elmo (Kristen Wiig)—MacGruber will navigate an army of assassins to hunt down Cunth and bring him to justice. His methods may be unorthodox. His crime scenes may get messy. But if you want the world saved right, you call in MacGruber.



Age-Restircted Trailer (offensive language, nudity, etc.....)





















General Audience Trailer





Benjamin Myers
PSN ID and Gamertag: fusionman15

New Yellow Tron Legacy Light Cycle

Source: MTV

MTV has debuted this new picture of the yellow light cycle from the upcoming sequel Tron Legacy. Directed by Joseph Kosinski and starring Jeff Bridges, Garret Hedlund, Bruce Boxleitner, Michael Sheen, and Olivia Wilde. Hitting theaters in 3D on December 17th, 2010.























Benjamin Myers
PSN ID and Gamertag: fusionman15

It's Official! Director Marc Webb Helming Spider-Man Reboot

Director Marc Webb will be directing the surprise reboot of the Spider-Man franchise. Webb has previously directed numerous music videos for a variety of stars over the years. Also, his first feature film (500) Days of Summer was released in 2009 to positive reviews.

Webb will work closely with producers Avi Arad and Laura Ziskin on the project through Pre-production. Based on a script by James Vanderbilt, and production will start later this year. Spider-Man co-creator Stan Lee said "I am excited that Sony has chosen a director with real penchant and understanding for the character. This is a brave, bold direction for the franchise, and I can't wait to see what marc comes up with next." So, if Stan Lee likes him, I guess I'll give him a chance.

Report show that they will make it on a budget of $80 million and cast relatively unknowns. Also, the series will not use the origin stories from the 60's; which, the Raimi directed films used, but rather use the Ultimate Spider-Man take to the film. This is just speculation are not proven.


Benjamin Myers
PSN ID and Gamertag: fusionman15

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Donate To Help Haiti

We at The Last Stand would like for you to help out by donating at American Red Cross for the Haiti Earthquake Relief. On, Tuesday January 12, 2010 a massive earthquake with a magnitude 7.0 hit Haiti and caused approximately 200,000 deaths. Please Donate to help out.



Here is a link Red Cross Donations


Benjamin Myers
PSN ID and Gamertag: fusionman15

Dominic Sacco
PSN ID: sacco2011

Matt Mers
PSN ID: RoboChiknofDeath

New Colorful Kick-Ass Poster

This is the new one-sheet for Kick-Ass. The poster is simple, but extremely colorful and grabs your attention. The poster is just part of the recent marketing phase by Lionsgate for the film that is smart and effective. This movie looks just amazing can't wait for April 16th.




Benjamin Myers
PSN ID and Gamertag: fusionman15

First (Un)official Look At Predators!

Souce:AVPGalaxy

Here the first images from the set of Predators the new reboot of the Predator series. The reboot isn't related to the AVP series in anyway. Ya, that's right not related to the terrible crossover series.

Predators is directed by Nimrod Antal (Vacancy) and starring Adrien Brody (The Village), Topher Grace (Spider-Man 3), and Danny Trejo (From Dusk Till Dawn). Produced by Robert Rodriguez (El Mariachi Series). Hitting theaters on July 7th, 2010.

Here are some pics from set.










More Pictures at Link


Benjamin Myers
PSN ID and Gamertag: fusionman15

Friday, January 15, 2010

Daybreakers Review


Daybreakers isn't your vampire "chick-flick", but a dark, gritty and gory action ride to the end.

Directed and written by Peter and Michael Spierig (Undead) and starring Ethan Hawke (Training Day), Sam Neil (Jurassic Park), Willem Dafoe (Spider-Man), and Isabel Lucas (Transformers 2). Released January 8th, 2010.

I went into the movie thinking it was going to your average horror movie, but I was pleasantly surprised about halfway through it. The film was written to be a metaphor on how man is wasting it's natural resources, but just replaces man with vampires and resources with man. This was intriguing from the start. I was tired of just hearing about Twilight type movies and glad to see a film that actually has meaning. From the start I absolutely loved the cold, blue and gray color scheme, and how it added blandness to the vampires and the world. The cool thing was the little things from the start that reflect how a vampire and actually live in today's society. For example, the vampires have a daylight driving system for the cars, and a "subwalk" to travel during the daylight hours. I have to give a hand to the brothers for adding these little things that actually make a big difference. As for the main plot, it was fairly predictable throughout with some nice surprises. The cinematography was like The Matrix with the cold colors, which can be taken good or bad. So, if you like vampires in a movie the way they were intended and tired of Twilight, then see this movie.

I give this film an 82 out of 100. Check it out.


Benjamin Myers
PSN ID and gamertag: fusionman15

God of War: Unearthing The Legend Sneak Peek

Today, Sony released a sneak peek at the official documentary God of War: Unearthing The Legend. The film is hosted by Peter Weller (RoboCop) and it takes you through an epic journey of conquest, destiny and revengle as the story of Kratos is revealed by members of the development team, and Greek Historians. Here's the sneak peek video below. Check it out.



God of War III is getting closer to release date and that means we will see more and more about it. I'll post everything God of War III until then.

Dominic Sacco
PSN ID: sacco2011

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Cowboys and Aliens Casting Change


The news that Robert Downey Jr. was leaving the Jon Favreau-directed movie Cowboys & Aliens made the studio not waste anytime on casting because Bond himself, Daniel Craig is stepping in Downey's place. The news isn't official yet, but he is in talks with the studios to star. Craig is probably the best replacement for Downey, but will he have a connection with Favreau, who is good friends with Downey. Only time will tell.

Benjamin Myers
PSN ID and Gamertag: fusionman15

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Heavy Rain Release Date!!

For all you Heavy Rain Fans out there; a release date has finally been announced. Alex Pavey, from Quantic Dream studios, has announced on the official PlayStation Blog that Heavy Rain will be released on February 23rd in the U.S. and the February 26th in Europe. If you pre-order your copy from select retailers you will recieve free DLC for the game. If you're Matt and you're reading this, you're probably exploding in your pants right now.




Dominic Sacco
PSN ID: sacco2011

Highlights from Sony's CES 2010 Press Conference

Here are a few videos showing the highlights from Sony's press conference at CES this week and it looks like Sony is starting to strengthen their game.

Enjoy.













Dominic Sacco
PSN ID: sacco2011

Intel's Multi-Touch Screen Wall



Intel's Double-HD 2X MultiTouch Wall from CES 2010

Dominic Sacco
PSN ID: sacco2011

Play Modern Warfare 2 With A Machine Gun

This machine gun shaped controller was seen being used on Modern Warfare 2 for the PS3 at CES this week. The gun controller is made by the same company that makes the tennis and bowling peripherals for the Wii. The machine gun has built in speakers and many buttuns on it.

Here's a few pictures, check em' out.























































Dominic Sacco
PSN ID: sacco2011

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Trailer of The Week - The A-Team

The Trailer of the Week is the adaptation of the hit 1980's tv show The A-Team. Directed by Joe Carnahan (Narc) and Starring Liam Neeson (Taken), Bradley Cooper (The Hangover), Sharlto Copley (District 9), Quinton "Rampage" Jackson, and Jessica Biel (Stealth).

Check out trailer




Benjamin Myers
PSN ID and Gamertag: fusionman15

Friday, January 8, 2010

Trailers Released This Week

Here is a few of the cool trailers released this week.

From Paris With Love




Full Kick-Ass trailer




She's Out of My League




Benjamin Myers
PSN ID and Gamertag: fusionman15

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Close To 4 Million PS3's Sold Over Christmas

Earlier today, at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, CEO of SCE Kaz Hirai revealed some pretty impressive console sales numbers for the Playstation 3 over this holiday season.

According to Sony, 3.8 million PS3's were sold worldwide from the end of November to the new year, with 1.7 million being in the US alone. The company says that it's a 76% increase in sales from 2008's holiday season figures.

According to VGChartz, Sony is slowly catching up to Microsoft in hardware sales. The PS3 has now sold 31 million consoles while the Xbox 360 has sold 36 million. That's really good for Sony considering the fact that the Xbox 360 was released 18 months before the playstation 3. To check out other hardware sales or even software sales, take a look at http://www.vgchartz.com/.


Dominic Sacco
PSN ID: sacco2011

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

The Third & The Seventh: Amazing CG Video

Alex Roman's The Third & The Seventh is full CG video that is amazing. The film shows everything from buildings, cameras, humans, and even plants. The best part is it's not live-action at all, but only CG and nothing else. Check out this video and be amazed. Make sure if possible to watch in HD for full effect.



The Third & The Seventh from Alex Roman on Vimeo.

Benjamin Myers
PSN ID and Gamertag: fusionman15

Daily Movie News



             Daily Movie News for Wednesday January 6th, 2010.


  • Avatar seems to be unstoppable; after just 17 days the epic 3D film has made about $1.2 billion worldwide beating The Dark Knight's $1 billion as the fastest to $1 billion. Also, Avatar should beat Transformers 2 as the highest grossing film of 2009.

  • Director Sam Mendes (American Beauty, Road To Perdition) is in negotiations to direct Bond 23, which is the next film in the long running British spy series. No plot details have been released at the moment. Daniel Craig is set to return to his role as James Bond. The film's production is being fast-tracked to begin this June for a 2011 release.

  • Production Weekly is reporting that The Hobbit will begin shooting this June in New Zealand. The film will be cut into two full films. The two installments are expected to be released in December 2011 and December 2012. No news on how the MGM bankruptcy problems are going to affect the production.

  • Variety is reporting that the rumors were true and the Spider-Man 4 production has been postponed for time to work with the script. So, the May 5th, 2011 release date seems unlikely at the moment.

  • Toshiba and RealD are collaborating to bring 3D into homes in 2010. Also, Samsung, DreamWorks Animation and Technicolor are doing the same thing. This competition can be a big battle for best 3D at home. 

  • Actor James Franco (Spider-Man films) will star in 127 hours. The film will focus on the true story of Aron Ralston , whose right forearm got pinned under a boulder for nearly 5 days. He used a blunt knife to cut it off and scale down a 65 foot cliff. 

Benjamin Myers
PSN ID and Gamertag: fusionman15

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Top Ten Games of 2009

The year is over and that means it's time to remind you of the best games of the 2009. Over the course of thw past year, some of the best games seen to date were released for everyone to enjoy. I've narrowed down the choices to just 10 games. Here, take a look at the list of the best games of 2009.

Top Ten Games of 2009:

10. Halo: ODST

9. Left 4 dead 2

8. Infamous

7. Dragon Age: Origins

6. Borderlands

5. Assassins Creed 2

4. Killzone 2

3. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2

2. Uncharted 2: Among Thieves

1. Batman: Arkham Asylum


2009 gave us a "plethora" of great video games and I can only hope that 2010 will be even better. This year we can look forward to games such as Heavy Rain, Gran Turismo 5, Final Fantasy XIII, God of War III, Halo: Reach, Mass Effect 2, and Mafia II.

I'll be back later with The Last Stand's First Annual Golden Controller Awards

Dominic Sacco
PSN ID: sacco2011

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Avatar Box Office

James Cameron's Avatar has passed $300 million mark in just 15 days with $308.8 million. That is just the domestic total and with the international total it will put the total around $800 million. The exact international numbers will be reported on Sunday. The film has already exceeded almost everybody's predictions for it's box office takings since opening with the biggest december box office ever. Avatar looks like it is on its way to beat Cameron's previous film Titanic as the highest grossing film of all-time. Only time will tell.







Benjamin Myers
PSN ID and Gamertag: fusionman15

Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy New Year From The Last Stand




From the team here at The Last Stand

Benjamin Myers
PSN ID and Gamertag: fusionman15

Dominic Sacco
PSN ID: sacco2011

Matt Mers
PSN ID: RoboChiknofDeath