knights of the old republic

In 2003, back when the prequels were making it really hard to be a Star Wars fan, Bioware’s Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic was a flicker of light in the darkness. It’s not just the best Star Wars video game I’ve ever played – it’s one of the best and most memorable video games I’ve played period, a beautifully constructed RPG that gives the player a great deal of agency in shaping the story. Bioware would refine the game’s mechanics with the Mass Effect series, but I’ll never forget playing through Knights of the Old Republic…mainly because I beat it three or four times.

Like so much of the previously established Star Wars timeline, the events of Knights of the Old Republic were made “Legends” when Disney acquired Lucasfilm and everyone decided to wipe the slate clean and rebuild the series canon from scratch. However, last night’s episode of Star Wars Rebels referenced a key event from the game, suggesting that this Legend may very well return to the realm of fact.

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Resident Evil Recap

Resident Evil: The Final Chapter is hitting theaters next week. It’s likely that no one who hasn’t seen the previous movies will be taking a chance on seeing this one out of the blue. But maybe franchise fans will be bringing someone with them who has never suffered through any of the other installments. In order to avoid any confusion, a new official video can help out.

Milla Jovovich took the time to catch everyone up on the complicated events of the Resident Evil franchise in a video that gives you all the important pointers from each of the films, starting with the first Resident Evil from 15 years ago.

Watch the Resident Evil recap from Milla Jovovich below. Read More »

the division director

Another video game adaptation, another opening sentence about whether or not this will finally be the one to break the dreaded video game movie curse! At the very least, the upcoming adaptation of The Division is starting to stack itself with talent, first with stars Jake Gyllenhaal and Jessica Chastain and now writer/director Stephen Gaghan.

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Resident Evil The Final Chapter Prop Auction

If you’re a fan of the Resident Evil franchise, then you probably already know that Resident Evil: The Final Chapter is coming to theaters in 10 days. But what you may not know is that if you have some extra money lying around, you can try to get your hands on some props that were used in the last installment of the video game movie franchise.

Premiere Props will be holding an auction the day after Resident Evil: The Final Chapter hits theaters that will have over 600 props from the movie available for bidding. This includes smaller props, such as guns and knives wielded by characters, as well as entire costumes worn by stars such as Milla Jovovich and Ali Larter.

Find out about some of the items in the Resident Evil The Final Chapter props auction after the jump. Read More »

Injustce 2 Trailer

Normally we don’t feature video game trailers here, but today brings something that DC Comics fans might need to hold them over until they get to see Wonder Woman and Justice League hit the big screen this year.

For those who aren’t gamers out there, Injustice: Gods Among Us offered up a video game that allowed players to control one of several DC Comics heroes and villains in a fight to the death. Now Injustice 2 follows up the events that brought these comic characters to fight the first time around by introducing a new element to the story: Brainiac.

In a new Injustice 2 trailer, we get a glimpse into the driving force of a civil war between DC’s superheroes brewing yet again, and it will bring some rather intriguing face-offs that you won’t ever see in the DCEU on the big screen. Watch after the jump. Read More »

Daniel Wu in Into the Badlands

Lara Croft will have a new buddy in the Tomb Raider adaptation. Into the Badlands star Daniel Wu has just joined Alicia Vikander and Walton Goggins in the upcoming adventure, which is being directed by Roar Uthaug (The Wave). Wu is no stranger to video game adaptations, having played Gul’dan (through the power of mo-cap) in last year’s Warcraft. More on the Tomb Raider Daniel Wu casting below.  Read More »

uncharted movie

In Joe Carnahan‘s The Grey, a group of oil workers survive a plane crash in the Alaskan wilderness and trek through the elements, dying one-by-one as they’re torn to pieces by wolves or simply lose the will to live. It’s a fine metaphor for Sony’s long-gestating adaptation of the Uncharted video game series, which has been in development since 2009 and has burned through more writers, directors, and release dates than I care to include in this sentence. So it’s only natural that Carnahan, whose movies often broken people battling impossible odds, would take over screenwriting duties. He knows a thing or two about winning a war of attrition.

But let’s press pause on that metaphor get to the real news here: Carnahan has apparently finished the Uncharted screenplay and he took to social media to celebrate.

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Super Mario Bros Blu-Ray

UPDATE: We’ve been told this release actually isn’t anything more than an updated version of a 2014 high-definition release with a new Steelbook case. Still, for those who didn’t know this existed, this might be good news.

It’s no secret that the film adaptation of Super Mario Bros. is a complete disaster. The making of the total mess of a video game movie was documented in Blake J. Harris’ book Console Wars (you can read all about it right here). But somehow, there are enough fans of the movie to warrant a release of the movie in high-definition.

Believe it or not, Super Mario Bros. is getting a Blu-ray release next month, and it even has a collectible Steelbook case to keep it safe from anyone who would be crazy enough to steal it for their own collection. Read More »

castlevania

It’s hard to get too excited about video game movies right now, considering Hollywood’s still-pretty-terrible track record with them, but maybe a video game TV series will have better luck. It appears Castlevania could be making its way to the small screen, from Adventure Time executive producer Fred Seibert. Click through for more on the possible Castlevania TV series.  Read More »

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‘Assassin’s Creed’ – What Did You Think?

Assassin's Creed 2

The early buzz for Assassin’s Creed wasn’t exactly inspiring. The video game adaptation was called “convoluted hokum” and “peculiar, arrestingly uninviting nonsense,” which is the consensus among film critics. Over the holiday season, we’ll see how audiences respond to Justin Kurzel‘s film — a mostly distancing experience from start to finish.

Below, let us know what you think of Assassin’s Creed, but beware of spoilers from here on out.

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