It’s been a while, but you knew this feature couldn’t stay away forever. That’s right, it’s about time that we had ourselves another installment of Missing in Action!
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Welcome to NWP at the Movies! This week, the pantsless ones are joined by film critic, actor, artist, and all around good dude, John Gholson. Movies are the topic of the day, but as always we begin with what we’ve been playing and listener mail. This week, we talk about Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning, Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater HD, Patrick’s intro to iOS games, XCOM, and Julian’s existential gaming crisis.
Nick had an opportunity to talk with writer and director, Michael J. Bassett about the upcoming film.
On October 26, the latest video game movie and second Silent Hill film, Silent Hill: Revelation 3D will arrive in theaters. Given the impending release of the film, I had an opportunity to talk with writer and director, Michael J. Bassett about the film. Though it continues the story arc of the first film, it also roughly chronicles the events of Silent Hill 3 and protagonist Heather Mason.
Another ill-FATEd movie tie-in.
Disney-Pixar’s Brave was a charming movie. It tells the story of a strong minded princess who would rather go on adventures than worry about her womanly duties. Tied into this story is one about family, bravery, and defining one’s own fate. The movie hit the marks it needed to, and for me at least, left no desire for expansion. That fact comes across pretty loudly when playing the movie tie-in game, also titled Brave. While it executes well as a (very) basic game, it ultimately comes off as a boring, and pointless adventure.
The first of several cinematic reels from Capcom's upcoming PlayStation Vita version of Street Fighter X Tekken.
Co-director of Ghost Rider to take on Sweet Tooth and company.
According to Deadline New York, we could end up seeing Sweet Tooth’s creepy and menacing grin on the big screen pretty soon. Sony has reportedly made a deal with the co-director of the soon-to-be-released Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance, Brian Taylor, to write and direct a live action, big screen adaptation of the PlayStation’s iconic car combat game.
While fun with friends, this addition to the Scene It? franchise lacks the substance to make a lasting impression.
Scene It? has been around for a while now and there have been more than a few video game adaptations of the popular DVD/film based trivia game. Now the game based on the premise of useless cinematic know-how has wound up on the PSN and XBLA as a downloadable game. The move to a digital format makes perfect sense for this type of game, but this stripped down version fails to capture the more fleshed out experience we've come to expect from the franchise.