Skewed 'n Reviewed http://sknr.net Movie News and Reviews Fri, 19 Sep 2014 15:05:50 +0000 en-US hourly 1 The Evil Within, A New Hands On Preview http://sknr.net/2014/09/19/evil-within-new-hands-preview/ http://sknr.net/2014/09/19/evil-within-new-hands-preview/#comments Fri, 19 Sep 2014 14:54:40 +0000 http://sknr.net/?p=75806 Admittedly, I hadn’t heard much about The Evil Within prior to getting some hands on experience with it at PAX Prime just a few short weeks ago.  It was not for a lack of available information; it was just another horror video game on the horizon.  We have seen so many these days, that they all become just another brick in the wall.  Scary games also just don’t do it for me.  I’ve seen scarier things in the toilet as I am hunched over it after a night of birthday drinking.

 

Then I played the game.  Boom.  Mind blown.  Not only does this game have an interesting story line, but it was hard to find anything I didn’t like in my short time with the game.  With a pair of Turtle Beach headphones on, I made my way into an act taken place a little ways into the game.  Now I couldn’t hear anything but the game, and in an exception piece of headwear too.  So when I had the first supernatural being come at me out of nowhere… I admit it.  I jumped.  May have been freaked out a little bit.  But it took me deeper into the game.  With nightmarish puzzles, a ghoulish score, and freaky creatures and beings, I knew I wanted more time with this game.  But I had no more that day.

 

Fast forward a couple of weeks.  With the release of a new trailer for the game, I am pulled right back in.  I take back everything I had said before about the horror gaming genre.  While I am excited for the game, I am also a bit scared. Gareth has said that only Dead Space and Dead Space 2 ever got to him though F.E.A.R. had some moments. That being said, there appears to be a new challenger to that distinction.

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The Evil Within will be ruining your favorite pair of shorts (or pants) on October 14.  Will you be playing?



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A Second Hands On With Bloodborne On The Playstation 4 http://sknr.net/2014/09/19/second-hands-bloodborne-playstation-4/ http://sknr.net/2014/09/19/second-hands-bloodborne-playstation-4/#comments Fri, 19 Sep 2014 14:45:08 +0000 http://sknr.net/?p=75804 Adding yet another to the already extensive lists of PS4 exclusives, Bloodborne screams onto the system February 6, 2015.  There’s been a lot of rave about this gothic horror title, and now we have a release date.

 

For those not in the know, Bloodborne is a third-person action RPG with plenty of gore, monsters and darkness to fill two games.  So it comes as little surprise that the games is the result of a collaborative effort between FromSoftware and Sony Computer Entertainment, the same developers that brought the Dark Souls series.

 

I was able to spend a few minutes playing the current build of the game at PAX Prime just a few short weeks ago.  Some of the textures and lighting were a bit confusing as I shambled around trying to find some action, but once I did… hoo boy did I have a blast.  The control system was a little alien to me at first, but after I figured it out I was killing the undead and sinister left and right.  And having a blast doing it.  The announcement of the release date is a welcome one, but also disappointing that I have to wait so long to get my hands back on this morbidly beautiful game.

 

The announcement of the release date, along with the awesome new trailer, comes with some new surprises too.  The trailer highlights the Dark Souls-esque co-op feature, along with bone-chilling monsters and ever creepy environments.

 

In addition to the co-op, Bloodborne will have an online component where the Hunters (antogonists) have creatures called “Messengers” that have “creeped up out of the nightmare world and facilitate some of the asynchronous online gameplay features.”

 

The Collector’s Edition (which will run you $79) includes a Steelbook collector’s case, an exclusive premium art book featuring stunning art from the game as well as the complete soundtrack.  And pre-ordering the game will net you to some exclusive skins for the online’s “Messenger” companions.

 



 

 

 

 

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A Walk Among the Tombstones http://sknr.net/2014/09/19/walk-among-tombstones/ http://sknr.net/2014/09/19/walk-among-tombstones/#comments Fri, 19 Sep 2014 14:35:48 +0000 http://sknr.net/?p=75801 A Walk Among the Tombstones stars Liam Neeson as former cop, and former alcoholic, Matthew Scudder in this adaptation of the tenth novel in Lawrence Block’s long-running series. Set in 1999, amid the Y2K scare, Scudder operates just outside of the law as an unlicensed private investigator. Approached by a fellow AA member, he is tasked with finding the men responsible for kidnapping and murdering the wife of a local drug trafficker. Along the way, he receives help from homeless teen T.J. (played, with admirable restraint in a role easy to overdo, by newcomer Brian ‘Astro’ Bradley) and discovers that the two men he is investigating have killed before, and will do so again.

 

This is exactly the type of movie that I find myself drawn to, a brooding, hard-edged film-noir, but what stops me from enjoying it more and rating it higher is that right from the opening frames, Tombstones, unlike last year’s Prisoners, which defied all my expectations, doesn’t strive to do anything more than to satisfy the requirements of its genre and lean heavily on the performance of its lead.

 

That being said, it is another fantastic performance from Neeson and, still sporting that questionable American accent, he brings real weight to the character of Scudder. Don’t expect to see a tour-de-force the likes of Denzel Washington battling alcoholism in Flight, but it is refreshing to see these types of characters humanized and played straight in roles that have previously been over-the-top and laughably romanticized.

 

Another highlight is the relationship between Scudder and T.J, something that from the outset seems a cliché and had the potential to detract from the plot, it is however surprisingly well-constructed. One scene in particular between them is a stand-out as we see Scudder’s reaction to finding out that T.J. has been carrying a presumably stolen firearm. I will refrain from ruining the punchline, but it is a rare piece of frank dialogue and is deservedly shocking in its delivery.

 

Where A Walk Among the Tombstones unfortunately falls short is in its lack of subtlety, through a heavy-handed score and, more importantly, a bloated running time. More times than I would have liked, I found myself asking, “Is this scene necessary, or relevant?” Less would have been so much more, especially in the case of the two antagonists, who are set up as being formidable psychopaths for our anti-hero, they are instantly deflated through a single moment that depicts the normality of what we assume is their morning routine. Though it’s not unheard of that the most violent of criminals lead ordinary lives, the tongue-in-cheek nature of the scene does nothing to intensify the fear and dread we are supposed to feel toward these men.

 

Fans of Liam Neeson should be pleased, but what we’re given here is a solid first act and dialogue that ranges from good to great, but ultimately a predictable, over-long, paint-by-numbers effort. Sure, it hits all the right notes atmospherically, but I can’t expect that it will be more or less memorable than any of the other recent thriller entries in Neeson’s oeuvre (anyone remember 2011’s Unknown?). Between this and knowing that a third Taken is on the way, I now find myself longing for another great dramatic turn from him along the lines of Five Minutes of Heaven, or Kinsey.

 

 

3/5

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This is Where I Leave You http://sknr.net/2014/09/19/leave/ http://sknr.net/2014/09/19/leave/#comments Fri, 19 Sep 2014 08:16:06 +0000 http://sknr.net/?p=75797 This is Where I Leave You focuses on Judd Altman (Jason Bateman) and his relationships with the many personalities in his family. We open the film with Judd walking in on his wife in bed with his boss. We flash forward about 3 months to find Judd feeling pretty miserable still, only to find out that his father passed away. And his father’s last wish is that his family sit Shiva (a Jewish tradition of mourning where the close relatives of the deceased sit for 7-days in the same house, as friends and family come by to offer their condolences. (There’s more to it than this, but it’s the general idea). Over the 7-days following the funeral, a rollercoaster of emotions, excitement and tragedy pass.

This film, in my opinion, is very smartly written. It has the qualities in a film that will attract men and women alike. They also create an atmosphere that most people can relate to. It’s simplistic formula really, there are enough siblings to exhibit the different personalities you can find in most families and no matter who you are, you will find someone to relate to in the cast. And, oh boy, what a cast. Judd’s siblings include Corey Stoll, Adam Driver and Tina Fey. Rounding out the close friends and family include Jane Fonda as mama Altman, Rose Byrne as Penny Moore, Connie Britton as girlfriend of Philip Altman (Driver), Timothy Olyphant as Horry, a man with brain damage who has a secret shared with one of the Altmans, and the list goes on and on (go look it up on IMdB already).

The premise is old, cliché jokes are used, and we all know how it ends. However, we don’t really know how it ends. The cast delivers so well that you can see past the recycled items to the true genius that this film is, and how great an adaptation it is from the book. While I haven’t read the book myself, I have been told it’s quite good. And if it’s half as good as this film, I’m definitely going to enjoy reading it.

Bottom line: if you’re looking for a great date movie this weekend, this is the one to see. You will not regret it, and will probably learn a little something about yourself too! This is another to add to my collection upon release.

4 stars out of 5

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Tusk http://sknr.net/2014/09/19/tusk/ http://sknr.net/2014/09/19/tusk/#comments Fri, 19 Sep 2014 07:01:37 +0000 http://sknr.net/?p=75782 Two perspectives on Tusk

by Gareth von Kallenbach

To legions of his many fans, writer, director, producer, and podcaster Kevin Smith is a man fanboys find easy to root for. His films have become pop-culture gold to comic book, science fiction, and general geekdom fans the world over. Smith has built a career on independent films with characters that are as real as they are raw and raunchy. The crude nature of his jokes often put him in a “love them or hate them” category for many critics as it is definitely not a style that is for the masses. That being said, the films are witty, honest, and most times relatable, no matter how bad the situations and the characters become. Recently, Smith took a detour to the darker side with his film “Red State” that looked at a group of kids who became the victims of a fanatical cult leader and his followers.

While Smith was reportedly working to get funding for “Clerks 3″, an idea was presented to him during his Smodcast about a guy in rural Canada who is offering free room and board to anybody who would live with him on the condition that they wear a walrus costume from time to time. Buoyed by his followers on Twitter, Smith decided to make a horror film based on the situation even after learning that the incident in question was the result of a prank by a comedian.

In his new film Tusk, we are introduced to a successful podcaster named Wallace (Justin Long), who along with his costar Teddy (Haley Joel Osment), run a show called the Not See Party, whose name leads to several double takes and comical and uncomfortable situations down the line. Wallace’s girlfriend Ally (Genesis Rodriguez) wishes to accompany Wallace to his trip up to Canada in order to interview someone for a show.

Since Teddy is not a flyer, Wallace travels to locations to interview people and then in turn tells the stories to Teddy so the two can comment about them on air. Ally longs for the Wallace of old who was a struggling comedian as she believes that the successful Wallace is not that fun to be around as he no longer makes her a priority in life. Wallace admits as much when he discloses a series of infidelities to Teddy and dismisses them as nothing more than clearing of the head while traveling or before doing a live show for an audience.

Upon arriving in Manitoba, Wallace learns that his intended interview has befallen tragedy and faced without a topic for his next show, Wallace is intrigued by a flyer from a man offering room and board as well as plenty of stories.

Wallace makes contact with the individual and travels two hours into rural Manitoba at night to meet the man at his expansive estate. Upon meeting Howard Howe (Michael Parks), Wallace is captivated by the elderly wheelchair-bound gentleman and his tales of life at sea including meeting Ernest Hemingway during the war. As Wallace sat spellbound by the tales Howard is telling him, he soon falls unconscious as a result of being drugged by his host. Things take a very dark turn the following morning when Howard learns that he has lost a leg of which Howard proclaims was the tragic result of a spider bite. Things become a living nightmare as Wallace quickly learns just how devious and diabolical Michael’s plans are for him and trapped in a remote area his humanity and faith are slowly stripped away by the situation he finds himself in.

Teddy and Ally travel to Manitoba due to a frantic call Wallace makes and not finding much assistance from the local authorities, turn to quirky and eccentric former homicide detective Guy LaPointe (Johnny Depp), who fears that Wallace has become the victim of an elusive killer whom LaPointe has been trying to find for years.

What follows is a dark, disturbing, and utterly captivating thriller in a race against time with the very essence and humanity of Wallace hanging in the balance.

While Smith inserts his trademark humor into the film, this is very much a psychological thriller and not a comedy. Depp does a fantastic job and is almost unrecognizable in his role as a homicide detective who is scheduled to appear in a subsequent film currently shooting. While it seemed a bit of a stretch that Ally would want be involved with Wallace, there was nonetheless a good bit of chemistry between them even though the majority of their scenes are shown via flashback.

Long and Parks propel the story as it is pretty much about the dramatic struggle between the two of them. Parks is captivating and creepy while the brash Wallace gets a lesson in humanity and what truly matters in life. While some will no doubt find the subject matter highly disturbing and may be quick to dismiss the film, this is one of the more clever and enjoyable thrillers in recent years and proves that Smith is a filmmaker capable of doing things other than his trademark comedies and should be encouraged to continue to broaden his horizons.

As it stands the film should delight fans of Smith but also allows him to expand his audience into new areas as this truly is one of the more memorable and entertaining films of the year.

4 stars out of 5

by Joseph Saulnier

Tusk. Tusk is a… well… interesting film. It is the first film that has left me literally speechless in a long while. It’s also the first film in a long while that kept me glued to the screen and listening to every single word, including getting the inflection down to the very detail.

Tusk follows Wallace (Justin Long), a successful podcaster who heads to Canada to interview a kid from a viral video. The interview actually falls through, and Wallace finds himself in a bar room bathroom when an advert catches his eye. It was the offer of a room for rent from an old man with claims of wonderous tales of his travels and adventures. Wallace responds to the ad and meets Howard Howe (Michael Parks), who we all soon discover has an unhealthy love of the walrus. Soon Wallace goes missing, and his girlfriend Ally (Genesis Rodriguez) along with his best friend Teddy (Haley Joel Osment) are determined to find him with the help of an ex-cop Guy Lapointe (Johnny Depp).

That’s about as much as I can give you without revealing too much, or shaking your faith in the movie. Michael Parks is his usual fantastic self as the demented antagonist. Genesis Rodriguez delivers a convincing performance as a woman struggling with the issue of love for a man who may not appreciate her as he should. It was also nice to see Haley Joel Osment back on the screen, and his screen time with Rodriguez and Guy Lapointe has great presence. Smith’s daughter, Harley Quinn, and Depp’s daughter, Lily Rose, also have great roles as the clerks of the convenience store in the film. But the star of the day, and focus of the film, is Justin Long for taking this role and doing it like no other could. It is not your normal role, or one that may be heavily sought after, but he commanded that performance.

The score of the film was good, but nothing truly remarkable. Though I do see people searching out the ringtone that we hear a few times throughout the film. I know I did. The cinematography was the star of the film. Leave it to Kevin Smith to a take genre that is the complete opposite of that which he is known for, and just turn it on its ear. The framing is perfect in every scene; the setting, the lighting, the subtle details that make you laugh or appreciate the scene so much more (pay close attention to the back wall in the scenes at the convenience store Eh-2-Zed). This along with the editing really bring the film together to reveal the movie that will leave you guessing to the very end. Even despite Smith detailing it out in his podcast entitled “Smodcast”.

This film definitely gives you an interesting look into the human psyche. To say the film is disturbing is close to being an understatement, but it is disturbing in a very powerful way that leaves you liking the film, even though you probably really shouldn’t. This will definitely be added my collection once it hits the shelves.

It’s important to note that we may expect more films like this as Kevin Smith has designated it film one of his True North Trilogy. The follow up to Tusk will be Yoga Hosers, which include the Lapointe character, his daughter, and Smith’s daughter.

5 out of 5

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The Maze Runner http://sknr.net/2014/09/19/maze-runner/ http://sknr.net/2014/09/19/maze-runner/#comments Fri, 19 Sep 2014 07:00:57 +0000 http://sknr.net/?p=75785 The Maze Runner is 20th Century Fox’s attempt at the current trend in Hollywood to cash in on Young Adult-themed science fiction in a dystopian setting. Coming off the heels of hits like The Hunger Games and Divergent, The Maze Runner is the first story in the trilogy of novels by James Dashner. As such, I thought I would use this review space to compare this first film in the trilogy to another. The Maze Runner versus The Hunger Games (self-titled, not Catching Fire)…sorry Divergent, I haven’t seen you.

DIRECTORS
The Maze Runner‘s Wes Ball vs. The Hunger GamesGarry Ross

The Maze Runner is Wes Balls first major motion picture, but you wouldn’t know it because the visuals and pacing are fantastic.

Garry Ross, on the other hand, directed both Pleasantville and Seabiscuit prior to The Hunger Games. Both great movies, however this slow thoughtful style I feel was not the best choice for the action-paced-with-thought story of the hunger games. Guess that’s why he was replaced for Catching Fire, which is a superior film.

Advantage: The Maze Runner

ACTORS
Dylan O’Brien vs. Jennifer Lawrence

O’Brien is best known for his work on MTV’s Teen Wolf, which probably explains why he is so pretty. He does a decent job, but nothing overly memorable.

The Hunger Games was the beginning of transformation of Lawrence from supporting actress, to Oscar winner and Hollywood Darling. She has cemented herself as one of the best young actresses to be sure.

Advantage: The Hunger Games

PACING
Constantly Moving vs. Slow (and not always clear what’s happening)

As discussed in the director category above, The Maze Runner is constantly taking you from one thing to the next. It doesn’t let off the gas and constantly builds upon itself as our characters are forced to leave their safe haven behind and look for a way out of the maze.

In The Hunger Games, it is not always clear what the motivation of the characters is, as things are not always explained. In my opinion, the first movie is lazy in the fact that they know that most of the audience has probably read the highly successful book. This created a sense of an incomplete film in the same way that the last few Harry Potter movies did. This lack of clarity leads to moments where the film feels sluggish as we do not quite understand why something is or isn’t happening.

Advantage: The Maze Runner

ATTEMPT AT EMOTIONAL BUY-IN

Chuck vs. Rue

Chuck is The Maze Runner’s attempt and Rue is The Hunger Games attempt to make the audience feel an emotional draw to the characters. I know Rue works in print and I assume Chuck does as well. Both fail on film as any really connection with them is glossed over quickly to move the story forward.

Advantage: Tie

VISUALS
Visually stunning vs Visually stunning
Advantage: Tie

OVERALL

The Maze Runner fires on all cylinders. Its fast-paced, simple story is perfect for the length of the film. Like the characters, the audience is learning new things with each step of the characters, which helps the film feel entertaining and fun. Many will gripe about the last 15 minutes that set up the next movie, but if you know going into the film that this is the first of a trilogy, you will not be disappointed when you leave the theater with more questions than answers.

While The Hunger Games was an international box office smash hit, as a film alone, it left me wanting. It felt shallow, going through the motions and without a soul. TheY corrected that with the second film in the series.

Advantage: The Maze Runner

So there you have it. For the first movie of a trilogy, The Maze Runner edges out the Hunger games. If you like this type of genre of film, you will enjoy this one.

4 out of 5 stars

 

 

Second Review

By Sasha Glenn

Kids have one heck of an imagination, and “The Maze Runner” gives off the impression that is exactly where its plot came from. The film is an adaption of the first book in the young adult sci-fi series written by James Dashner.

In the film, the action starts right out of the gate with a boy in a cage being delivered up to a strange place. Upon his arrival, he encounters a group of boys, each of which arrived in the same way. The boys created a sort of primitive community in a beautiful green glade. Each boy is assigned a specific role in order to contribute to their survival. None of them are able to remember where they came from or their life before arriving.

The plot quickly begins to revolve around the boys who have been deemed maze runners. The glade in which the community resides is surrounded, or I should say enclosed, by a gigantic stone maze. The maze runners run through the maze trying to find out more about it in order to eventually escape. But, the maze is unsolvable because it changes shape each day and is too dangerous to stay in overnight.

The main protagonist Thomas (Dylan O’Brien) quickly interjects himself into the maze runner role, against the wishes of the community. But it isn’t long until he proves himself capable of the role when he becomes the first boy to kill what they call a “griever.” His arrival marks the beginning of new hope for the boys’ escape. At this point, one must wonder why none of the boys had ever killed a “griever” before the arrival of Thomas.

The “grievers” are cyborg spiders residing within the maze. They are the main threat keeping the boys confined to the glade, and they come off as an incredibly hokey aspect of the film. However, this may be really enjoyable for fans of corny science fiction.

I have not had a chance to read the series myself, but something tells me details were left out of the film which would have brought the quality of the plot up a level.

Unfortunately, the plot is poorly developed in crucial areas which could have made the film great, had they been further developed. For example, the creators of the strange place and the robotic spiders are not given much depth. The lack of detail in this area is what gives the execution of the plot a make-believe feel. Perhaps this part of the plot is purposefully left open to lay the ground work for the rest of the series to be made into film.

All criticism aside, what makes “The Maze Runner” enjoyable is that it stems from a unique idea. It takes the audience on a new adventure. However, I would hardly say the film aims to please a young adult audience. Its execution seems tailored for tweens. It lacks any real graphic violence, staying well within its PG rating.

I give “Maze Runner” 3 out of 5 stars.

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4 Console Companion Apps & How to Use Them http://sknr.net/2014/09/18/4-console-companion-apps-use/ http://sknr.net/2014/09/18/4-console-companion-apps-use/#comments Thu, 18 Sep 2014 18:34:48 +0000 http://sknr.net/?p=75777 4 Console Companion Apps & How to Use Them

As smartphones and tablets have become a ubiquitous part of our media experience, game developers and designers have sought to integrate them with our gaming experiences. Second screen use is here to stay. 85 percent of smartphone users reported using a mobile device as a media companion at least once a month, according to Business Insider. While TV producers are happy with apps that allow for a social experience while watching, game developers have taken companion applications to a whole new level. Here are just a few companion apps you should check out.

XBox Smartglass

XBOX Smartglass is a console companion app that allows players to use their mobile devices and tablets as a second screen or game controller. Linked in with many XBox games, it allows stat tracking and social media access for various titles, applications, and more. According to WP Central, it even featured a tool to track 2012 United States Election coverage. Microsoft’s app strives to enhance your experience with your XBox with access to walkthroughs for your games, behind-the audio commentary, and real-time multiplayer strategy guides all in the palm of your hand. With the XBox Smartglass app, you can navigate the entire Xbox Dashboard and even use your smartphone as a remote for console applications such as Netflix.

Assassin’s Creed IV Companion

The Assassin’s Creed: Black Flag companion is a unique app that allows the immersion of the game to continue off console. Featuring a fully interactive world map that allows players to see objectives in-game, search the map and set objectives. If you have a smartphone with an HD screen like the Galaxy S5, use the device to involve a friend in your single player game while you’re away from home. The Kenway’s Fleet feature in the app allows you to manage your pirate fleet entirely from the app, sending your ships on trade missions or battling privateers across the Atlantic ocean. The Animus Database is a treasure trove of in-game lore, and the Initiates Feed lets you stay in contact with friends and check in on in-game community challenges. All in all, the Assassin’s Creed IV companion app is well-appreciated addition to the game.

Destiny Companion

While Destiny is still available only to beta players for a few more excruciating weeks, the Destiny app has already been released by Bungie for those lucky gamers who are testing the game before its release in September. Bungie (creators of the acclaimed Halo) have created the official Destiny Companion app with the ability to track your Guardian’s statistics, perform player analytics, and compare Grimoire scores with friends. The Destiny app is well-tested and ready for second screen use, but if you aren’t beta testing the game right now, you can still use it to keep track of any Destiny news and updates while you wait for the game to be released September 9th.

Watch Dogs: ctOS

Watch Dogs developer Ubisoft has gone further than any other game developer when it comes to creating an immersive companion app that mirrors the feel and mood of their game. Not only is the official page feel ripped right out of the gritty world of Watch Dogs, but the app itself seamlessly creates an entirely new type of multiplayer experience that feels perfectly in line with Watch Dogs’ hack-centric gameplay. Playing in-app as a CTOS operative in control of the Chicago Police Department, you connect with in-game players and control the entire city as you try to thwart them from racing through various checkpoints. This multiplayer mode lets you interact with friends and rivals in the world of Watch Dogs from wherever you may be, and the unique nature of this new multiplayer mode is unlike anything you’ve played before in a companion app.

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VHS/Viral Red Band Trailer http://sknr.net/2014/09/18/vhsviral-red-band-trailer/ http://sknr.net/2014/09/18/vhsviral-red-band-trailer/#comments Thu, 18 Sep 2014 18:10:22 +0000 http://sknr.net/?p=75773 Directed by Justin Benson, Gregg Bishop, Aaron Moorhead, Marcel

Sarmiento, Nacho Vigalondo

Starring Patrick Lawrie, Emmy Argo, Heather Hayes, Jessica Luza, John Curran, Justin Welborn, Mary Ralston, Michael Aaron Milligan, Gustavo Salmerón, Marian Álvarez, Xavi Daura, Esteban Navarro, Nick Blanco, Chase Newton, Shane Bradey, Jayden Robison

A police chase after a deranged ice cream truck has captivated the attention of the greater Los Angeles area. Dozens of fame—obsessed teens flock to the streets with their video cameras and camera phones, hell—bent on capturing the next viral video. But there is something far more sinister occurring in the streets of L.A. than a simple police chase. A resounding effect is created onto all those obsessed with capturing salacious footage for no other purpose than to amuse or titillate. Soon the discovery becomes that they themselves are the stars of the next video, one where they face their own death

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The Evil Within: Tokyo Game Show Video http://sknr.net/2014/09/18/evil-within-tokyo-game-show-video/ http://sknr.net/2014/09/18/evil-within-tokyo-game-show-video/#comments Thu, 18 Sep 2014 17:57:52 +0000 http://sknr.net/?p=75768

To celebrate Tokyo Game Show, we’ve just released a new gameplay trailer for The Evil Within, the upcoming survival horror game from legendary game director, Shinji Mikami.

Developed by Shinji Mikami and the talented team at Tango Gameworks, The Evil Within embodies the meaning of pure survival horror.Highly-crafted environments, horrifying anxiety, and an intricate story are combined to create an immersive world that will bring you to the height of tension. With limited resources at your disposal, you’ll fight for survival and experience profound fear in this perfect blend of horror and action.

While investigating the scene of a gruesome mass murder, Detective Sebastian Castellanos and his partners encounter a mysterious and powerful force. After seeing the slaughter of fellow officers, Sebastian is ambushed and knocked unconscious. When he awakens, he finds himself in a deranged world where hideous creatures wander among the dead. Facing unimaginable terror, and fighting for survival, Sebastian embarks on a frightening journey to unravel what’s behind this evil force.

The Evil Within releases on Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and PC on Tuesday, October 14th in North America and Europe

 

 

 

 

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PAC-MAN and the Ghostly Adventures 2: Tokyo Game Show Trailer http://sknr.net/2014/09/18/pac-man-ghostly-adventures-2-tokyo-game-show-trailer/ http://sknr.net/2014/09/18/pac-man-ghostly-adventures-2-tokyo-game-show-trailer/#comments Thu, 18 Sep 2014 17:11:31 +0000 http://sknr.net/?p=75762 Played some of this at San Diego Comic Con and loved it. Great new experience in the PAC MAN universe.

 



 

 

 

 

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