Saturday, May 23, 2015

Top 5 Dark and Gritty Anime Shows You Must See (Even if You're Not a Fan)


Did you enjoy TV shows like Dexter and Breaking Bad? Then you’re going to love these dark and gritty anime shows. No matter if you’re a long-time fan of anime or a complete newcomer, these anime shows will get you interested more in this underrated genre.

Death Note



A mad high school kid who kills people by writing down names on a weird book. Sounds pretty boring, right? At least that’s what I thought at first, but after getting the recommendation from a friend I decided to give it a try. Man, was I so wrong.

Death Note is probably the most intense anime show I’ve seen so far. It’s not the kind of anime show with lots of action, but it has an exhilarating story that will make you binge watch the entire series in one day.

Attack on Titan



With the live-action film on the way, it’s the best time to catch-up on this amazing show. Attack On Titan is an anime with a solid storyline and awesome action. The show’s terrifying, human-eating Titans are one hell of a sight to see. Just try the first episode, I’m sure you’ll get hooked with the show in no time.

Monster



After watching Death Note, I was hungry for more anime with a darker tone. That’s when I discovered Monster. This show follows a similar, exciting story to Death Note, with surprising plot twists and some gruesome scenes. And it’s among the few anime shows that doesn’t follow a high school storyline.

Parasyte



Watch the trailer for this show before you start watching this series. Parasyte is one hell of a creep show that I’ve never seen before. This show has some disturbing, face-melting scenes that brought me nightmares.

Parasyte is a body –horror show.  Basically, you will seeing lots of weird stuff like people transform into monsters and  body parts turning into creatures and stuff.

High School of the Dead



This is not really a dark anime, it sort of falls into zombie/ecchi categories. But I assure you, this anime is fun to watch.  High school of the Dead contains lots of action, zombie killing, blood, gore, as well as some funny/sexy scenes. It’s a must-see.

I’m always on the look for more shows like these. Got any recommendations? Let me know in the comments.


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Thursday, May 21, 2015

Review: BATMAN UNLIMITED - ANIMAL INSTINCTS


Penguin has put together a team of animal villains to pull off his evil plan to destroy Gotham city, and this time Batman needs to form a team of his own to defend his city.

Batman Unlimited: Animal Instincts is the latest in DC's line of direct-to-video animated series. Inspired by the Mattel's toy line, the new animated movie includes plenty of DC's most popular characters.

Spoilers Ahead!!



It's just another normal day in Gotham city. Batman is on his way to do his usual patrol around the city when he discovers an unusual activity. Suddenly, Batman finds himself outsmarted by a robotic animal while Nightwing and The Flash find themselves fighting against Killer Croc and Cheetah. At the same time, Green Arrow meets someone new, Silverback and Man-Bat. All these animal-themed villains appears to be working together to rob places around Gotham city, but why?

In the meantime, Bruce Wayne is invited to attend the unveiling of Oswald Cobblepot's (the Penguin) newest skyscraper in the middle of Gotham city. Wayne discovers something usual at this event and follows up to discover the Penguin's evil plan to destroy Gotham by beaming down a passing meteor.

The Good Stuff



It's a usual superhero team-up that we rarely get to see, but it's the good kind. Batman, Nightwing, Red Robin, The Flash, Green Arrow, all working together. How often do we get to see that, right?

The film also includes some hilarious moments and these supers get their asses kicked by Killer Croc, Cheetah, Silverback and the Man-Bat several times too. That was fun to watch.

And for the technical stuff, the movie was a solid piece. The animation was as smooth as ever and had a good entertaining story with enough details to make it easily understandable, even for a 6-year-old.

The Bad Stuff



Nothing bad to say, really. I quite enjoyed the whole movie. The plot felt like a little too dumbed down though. And still miss the voice of Kevin Conroy.

Conclusion


Overall, Animal Instincts is a film that's enjoyable for superhero geeks of all ages, especially kids. It's action packed, funny and entertaining. DC has done it again.

Batman Unlimited: Animal Instincts is now available on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD.






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Volume 4 of Hilarious Comedy Series HILLBILLY HORROR SHOW Now Available on VOD


Looking for something to watch on your weekend? Look no further, I've got an hilarious comedy you can watch and laugh your ass off.

Hillbilly Horror Show is a comedy series that truly lives up to is name by delivering some ridiculously funny horror shorts. Starring the very sexy Rachel Faulkner, the Volume 4 of the series takes the comedy to a whole new level.


Volume 4 begins in a strange way with STRANGE THING...keep those doors closed! Next, Bo & Cephus take a hilarious, horror-filled romp into the not-so-blissful side of marriage with 'TIL DEATH. After that, we've got a deliciously horrific feast with FOODIE, and round things out hanging the curves in THE HOURGLASS FIGURE. Be sure to stick around to the end for a surprise bonus short, COLLISION!

You can watch all four volumes of  at Vimeo VOD for just $0.99 each. Check out the trailer for a preview.

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Elijah Wood Battles a Horde of Zombie Kids in COOTIES Trailer



First trailer for the upcoming horror comedy Cooties is here. Starring Elijah Wood, Cooties takes zombies to a whole new level with zombie 4th graders.

After a virus that spread through chicken nuggets spreads through the school, teachers are trapped in a school building and have to battle children to stay alive. And, the worst part about the virus is that it's only dangerous if you haven't gone through puberty.

Synopsis -:

From the minds of Leigh Whannell (co-creator of SAW and INSIDIOUS) and Ian Brennan (co-creator of GLEE), produced by SpectreVision, COOTIES is a horror comedy with unexpected laughs and unapologetic thrills. When a cafeteria food virus turns elementary school children into killer savages, a group of misfit teachers must band together to escape the playground carnage. The film stars Elijah Wood (THE HOBBIT, LORD OF THE RINGS), Rainn Wilson (THE OFFICE), and Alison Pill (THE NEWSROOM) as teachers who fight to survive the mayhem while hilariously bickering in an uncomfortable love triangle on the worst Monday of their lives.
Cooties will infest theaters on September 18th.




(Via: Collider )
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Saturday, March 28, 2015

Ryan Reynolds Shows Off DEADPOOL Costume, Burt Reynolds Style


Ryan Reynolds has shared the first image of him as Deadpool, showing off the costume from the upcoming Marvel superhero movie. In the image, Deadpool spoofs Burt Reynolds' famous nude Cosmopolitan Cover.

SYNOPSIS 
Based upon Marvel Comics’ most unconventional anti-hero, DEADPOOL tells the origin story of former Special Forces operative turned mercenary Wade Wilson, who after being subjected to a rogue experiment that leaves him with accelerated healing powers, adopts the alter ego Deadpool. Armed with his new abilities and a dark, twisted sense of humor, Deadpool hunts down the man who nearly destroyed his life.

Deadpool hits theaters February 12, 2016.


(Via: Twitter)

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Thursday, March 26, 2015

Jesse Eisenberg Looks Totally Badass as LEX LUTHOR


When Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice cast Jesse Eisenberg I was more than a little skeptical about Zack Snyder's decision. Not that Jesse can't pull off a bald look, but I was worried his height and voice might be somewhat of a problem. Thankfully I'm not worried anymore.


After seeing this incredibly badass looking first image of Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor, all the skepticism I had faded away. I'm hopeful that Jesse would do a good job as Lex Luthor. Even though height can be an issue, Jesse will pull it off pretty good.
“He’s not any of the Lexes that you’ve seen, that’s for sure,” director Zack Snyder told Entertainment Weekly. “Other than him being a captain of industry and one person to the world and another person to himself. And bald, of course….Our Lex is disarming and he’s not fake. He says what he believes and he says what’s on his mind. If you can unravel the string and decipher what he means, it’s all there.”
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice hits theaters on March 25, 2016.


(Via: EW)

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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Awesome Futuristic Homes You’ve Seen in Movies


Even though things like home automation and innovative design are getting us closer and closer to a Jetsons-like future, it’s the futuristic homes we see in movies to which we aspire. We see Tony Stark’s voice-controlled cliffside mansion and technologies with artificial intelligence, wondering how much longer until we’re living in homes that can anticipate and adapt to our every need or desire.

Movies take different approaches to portraying homes of the future. Some show homes that don’t seem that much different from what we live in today while others look like the dwelling of aliens from the other side of the universe. What kind of homes will we be living in five years from now? Ten years from now? Or fifty years from now? Here are some movie homes that might be showing us a glimpse of our own future.

The Penthouse Man Cave from 2003’s Down With Love

 


This rom-com — starring Ewan McGregor and Renée Zellweger — might have gotten mediocre ratings from the most respected critics, but Down With Love featured some pretty awe-inspiring penthouse architecture. Renée Zellweger’s feminine abode had an incredible spiral staircase with views of New York City that took center stage, but in terms of the living space it’s Ewan McGregor’s penthouse man cave that turns heads.

Designed to be the ultimate home for a 1960s lady-killer, the space has lots of drama and contrast created with the masculine, dark woods, beige carpets, metal and steel-blue accents. You’d be hard-pressed to find an organic, curved line in the space as even the furniture is rectangular and geometric.

The real crème de la crème, however, is the use of built-in gadgetry and home automation tech; throughout the apartment, switches and buttons activate such things as a bar hidden behind the wall, a stereo system that plays music throughout the space, sofas and beds that seem to materialize from the walls or floor, and so on. With an apartment like this, it’s no surprise that he gets the girl in the end.

The Sculptured Sleeper House

 


While this house may look like the type of home that’s too surreal to be anything more than the construct of a director’s imagination, this structure — known as the Sculptured House and first featured in Woody Allen’s 1973 film Sleeper — is totally real, located in the Denver mountains.

The interior shown in the film were actually fabricated sets, but if you’ve seen the movie you’ll probably agree that’s a bit of a relief. The interior of Sculptured House is features lots of white, off-white, and beige, allowing the portrait windows, natural light, and panoramic views of the Colorado mountains take center stage. It recently sold for $1.5 million.

Flynn’s Glowing Safehouse in Tron: Legacy



When you sit and try to think of what futuristic interior design should look like, you’ll probably imagine something similar to that seen in the 2010 science fiction sequel, Tron: Legacy. The safehouse of Kevin Flynn — protagonist of the 1982 original who lives on the edge of a virtual cyberspace called the Grid — features glowing floors, a mixture of neo-Victorian and contemporary furnishings, as well as slate-like, geometrically-carved walls.

The space has a ghost-like, ethereal quality to it and a cold, sterile sort of drama or theatricality. Everything seems to have an otherworldly glow to it, which could be attributed to the prominent LED lights used even in the chandelier. Some of the furnishings like end tables and the dining set appear to be made of glass, ice, or some other transparent material, enhancing their ghost-like attributes to make you wonder if they’re really even there. However, if living in cyber exile means having living space like this, most would be all too willing to pack their bags and move into the Grid.


About the author -:

Dane O'Leary is a full-time freelance writer and design blogger for Modernize.com. He has degrees in psychology and anthropology with additional study in journalism, graphic design, and public relations. Dane is currently working on his debut novel.

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Tuesday, March 24, 2015

1983 Heist Movie ELECTRIC SLIDE Hits Theaters and VOD on April 3rd


Inspired by true events, the movie Electric Slide tells the story of the notorious bank robber Eddie Dodson, also known as New York Yankees Bandit, who went on to rob 72 banks.

The film shows how Eddie goes from being an antiques dealer to robbing banks to pay off his debts with this strange woman he meets accidentally.

Synopsis -:
1983 Los Angeles is full of beautiful girls, luxurious mansions, and glamorous parties. Eddie Dodson (Jim Sturgess), a hip and charismatic dealer of antique furniture for the rich and famous, is living the high life.  
When Eddie meets the cool and aloof Pauline (Isabelle Lucas), the attraction is instant and the two live out each other's fast-paced fantasies until Eddie's high-rolling life catches up with him and loan sharks start knocking on his door. To pay off his debts, Eddie and Pauline begin a spree of bank robberies across LA, charming tellers at over 60 banks to hand over the cash. Now the two are not only on the run from loan sharks but also have the police hot on their trail.
Directed by Tristan Patterson starring Jim Sturgess (Across the Universe, 21, One Day), Isabel Lucas (The Pacific, The Water Diviner), Patricia Arquette (Boyhood, CSI : Cyber), and Christopher Lambert (Southland Tales), Electric Slide hits US theaters and Video On Demand on April 3rd.



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