Dense Pixels Podcast – Episode 52: Laser Death Ray Eyes

Dense Pixels Podcast – Episode 52: <em>Laser Death Ray Eyes</em>

This week on the Dense Pixels Podcast, no Brad or Terrence this week but never fear, Carrie’s here!  Nintendo gets some love as we discuss their E3 strategies and the new Mario Kart Wii U bundle. Also, the passing of an actor, Disney Infinity 2.0, video game streaming through cable boxes, and Kevin Spacey in Call of Duty.

Warner Bros looking elsewhere for Justice League script?

<em>Warner Bros</em> looking elsewhere for <em>Justice League</em> script?

Looks like the disaster that was the potential script for WB’s upcoming Justice League movie might never see the light of day. Badass Digest is reporting from multiple sources inside WB that Will Beall’s script was seen as unsatisfactory.

Review: Wreck-it Ralph

Review: <em>Wreck it Ralph</em>

There are very few times that I go to the movies with my son and leave as entertained as he was. That was my experience with Wreck-It Ralph. Cameos by your favorite video game characters populate the film. From Ryu and Ken’s trip to Tapper’s for a root beer at the beginning of the film, to an out of work and homeless Q-bert, nostalgia is present in abundance.

The Nerdpocalypse podcast – Episode 60: Holy Crap, Disney Did What?!

The Nerdpocalypse podcast – Episode 60: Holy Crap, Disney Did What?!

This week on The Nerdpocalypse podcast the guys talk pepper spray iphones cases, Resident Evil’s future, digital duds, Borderlands 2 virus, suing your wife for ugliness, and of course Disney’s purchase of Lucasfilms and much more!

The Thirteen Retro Reviews of Halloween Day Two: The Nightmare Before Christmas

The Thirteen Retro Reviews of Halloween Day Two: <em>The Nightmare Before Christmas</em>The greatest film Tim Burton never directed. No seriously, this happens all the time when people watch this movie, they always say that Tim Burton directed it. That is not correct, it was actually a guy named Henry Selick that made this movie. Tim Burton was too busy directing the mediocre Batman Returns, although he did write the story and created the characters for it…but that doesn’t mean he directed it.

Retro Review: Frankenweenie (1984)

Retro Review: <em>Frankenweenie</em> (1984)

The film that got Tim Burton fired from Disney. Why? They say that he wasted company resources and that the film was too scary for younger audiences. I call bullspit as I feel that Tim Burton’s great retelling of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein was made for everyone who has ever felt the loss of a beloved pet, and it wears it’s heart on it’s sleeve. If you haven’t seen this movie yet do not go further.

First Trailer for The Lone Ranger

First Trailer for <em>The Lone Ranger</em>

As a kid, I was a huge fan of the Lone Ranger. The Legend of the Lone Ranger was one of my favorite films. In fact, my parents even went so far as to try and make it more real for me. Normally, the tooth fairy is the one who leaves things under your pillow. However, when I was a kid I also got a visit from the Lone Ranger.

Wreck-It Ralph gets some familiar character posters

<em>Wreck It Ralph</em> gets some familiar character posters

Wreck-It Ralph is Disney’s latest animated film and it seems like they are aiming to make people forget about this year’s mediocre Brave! While Wreck-It Ralph plays homage to many of the famous gaming characters of the 80s and 90s, we generally only see them in short bursts during the latest trailer. However, now we get some full page character posters that show off some of the video game icons we all know and love. Check out the official posters below.

Phineas and Ferb: Pop Culture to Panels

<em>Phineas and Ferb</em>: Pop Culture to Panels

Phineas and Ferb is a show designed for kids that has a very predictable, yet enjoyable plot structure. In the show, Phineas and Ferb make very good use of their 104 days of summer vacation. Because children respond to consistency, the format is formulaic to a certain degree. Generally, there is something that happens at the first of the episode that sparks an idea for the precocious Phineas who states, “I know what we are going to do today Ferb!” Ferb speaks very little in the show. The boys’ sister Candace is constantly trying to bust them by exposing their antics to their mom. So far on the show, they have built a roller coaster, life-sized remote control car, roller derby rink, ferris wheel, and the list goes on and on.

Review: John Carter

Review: <em>John Carter</em>

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Review: <em>John Carter</em>

The film stars Taylor Kitsch as John Carter, a captain in the Confederate Army.  He is transported to Mars where he finds himself in the middle of another of civil war.  John Carter then must choose to help a princess fight for the good of Mars, or Barsoom and the locals call it, of concentrate on finding a way back to Earth.

The overarching story is classic adventure fair, but it lacks structure.  I wish the film focused a little more on telling the story clearly and a little less on rehashing its jokes.