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7 Video Games That Are Definitely Movie Material


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Sometimes video games are so good that they need to be shared with the non-gamers of the world in the form of cinematic blockbusters. Lately, we've been so looking forward to 'Ratchet & Clank' and it's got us thinking about a whole bunch of other games we want to see as films.

Ratchet And ClankRatchet And Clank hits theaters this year

It's been happening since the dawn of the PlayStation, with games such as 'Resident Evil', 'Assassin's Creed', 'Silent Hill', 'Tomb Raider' and 'Hitman' all making it to the big screen, and with 'Warcraft' and 'Ratchet & Clank' still to come this year - the latter of features the voices of James Arnold Taylor, David Kaye and Sylvester Stallone. Movies have even started taking cinematography tips from the console world, with Ilya Naishuller's award-winning sci-fi adventure 'Hardcore Henry' becoming the first POV film last year.

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'Ratchet & Clank' About To Kick Some Alien Asteroid On The Big Screen - Trailer + Pictures


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Geeks assemble! It's time to kick some asteroid according to the tagline of the upcoming film 'Ratchet & Clank'; an adaptation of the Playstation platformer video game franchise of the same name featuring a feline hero and his loyal robot companion. Not to mention a host of other star characters.

Ratchet and ClankRatchet & Clank is finally brought to film

The movie comes following the launch of the new video game, which is a re-imagining of the whole franchise rather than an addition to the existing gaming experiences. Game writer Todd Fixman has been working on the screenplay, with directors Jericca Cleland ('Animism') and Kevin Munroe ('TMNT') at the helm of the film.

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Ratchet And Clank Trailer


Ratchet is a little Lombax with big plans for himself. The galaxy where he lives has become threatened by an evil villain Ratchet knows he must do something. When Captain Qwark announces that the galactic rangers are on the lookout for a special new recruit, Ratchet thinks he's just the guy for the job. Sure, he doesn't have any experience and is ultra-small compared to the other heroes in the rangers but that won't deter Ratchet from applying.

Turned down by his all-time hero, Captain Qwark, Ratchet decides he's not going to give up that easily. Both he and his new smart talking friend Clank must find their inner courage and become part of a battle to save the galaxy from complete inhalation.

Ratchet And Clank the movie is based on the still popular video game which originally came out in 2002 for the PS2.

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James Arnold Taylor Thursday 3rd May 2012 outside the Today FM studio

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Star Wars: The Clone Wars (2008) Review


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It would be nice to think that the infusion of new blood into the Star Wars franchise, in the form of director Dave Filoni and screenwriters Henry Gilroy, Steven Melching, and Scott Murphy, would reinvigorate the series and correct the shortcomings of some of the previous installments. It would be nice to think that the introduction of animation to the mix might create new opportunities for the storytelling aesthetic. It would be nice to think a lot of things, but this latest installment suffers from all of the less appealing qualities of its predecessors and benefits from few of their strengths.

Star Wars: The Clone Wars takes place in between Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith, and somewhere in the middle of the Clone Wars television series that appeared on The Cartoon Network from 2003-2005. A newsreel style introduction (unfortunately reminiscent of Starship Troopers) explains that the eponymous conflict between the Republic's Jedi-led clone army and the Separatist droid army led by Count Dooku (Christopher Lee) is well underway. While Anakin Skywalker (Matt Lanter) and Obi-Wan Kenobi (James Arnold Taylor) fight a campaign on a distant planet, Anakin is saddled with a pupil, the Padawan Ahsoka Tano (Ashley Eckstein) who quickly proves herself to be plucky and impetuous in a way that's supposed to be endearing but is actually grating. (You're going to call Anakin "Skyguy?" Really?)

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James Arnold Taylor, Tom Kane, Matt Lanter and Egyptian Theater - James Arnold Taylor, Tom Kane and Matt Lanter Los Angeles, California - 'Star Wars: The Clone Wars' premiere at the Egyptian Theater - arrivals Sunday 10th August 2008

James Arnold Taylor, Tom Kane, Matt Lanter and Egyptian Theater
James Arnold Taylor, Tom Kane, Matt Lanter and Egyptian Theater
James Arnold Taylor and Egyptian Theater
James Arnold Taylor and Egyptian Theater

TMNT Review


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On Sunday night, a friend of mine recanted his experience of seeing TMNT, the digitally-animated follow up to the three live-action Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles films that were released in the early/mid-'90s. As he put it, he walked into the theater and was greeted by the ingratiating sound of children yelping and hollering with their parents solemnly sitting shotgun. Being nostalgic for his days of Turtle fandom, he sat down and noticed four other men of post-college age waiting in the tangle web of toddlers. There was a sense of comradery there as they all realized, for better or for worse, they were there simply for nostalgia.

This was also my feeling while viewing the first incarnation of Donatello, Raphael, Leonardo, and Michelangelo to come around in ten-plus years. There was no critical lens through which I chose to watch it; it simply satisfied something that was missing. Everyone has one: Another friend expressed that he had enjoyed Ghost Rider on the basic terms of it's, as he put it, "bad-assery."

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Comic Book: The Movie Review


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27 years after his appearance in Star Wars, Mark Hamill makes his directorial debut in a movie about... comic books? In this mockumentary, Hamill is just about the only actor who isn't playing himself. Instead, he's Don Swan, a comic book collector and store owner who is asked to consult on a Hollywood film about his favorite comic book character: Commander Courage. Hamill rounds up the usual comic book crowd (folks like Stan Lee and Kevin Smith, who wouldn't dream of missing an appearance in a film about comic books), plus manages to work in appearances from Hugh Hefner, Ray Harryhausen, Jonathan Winters, and Donna D'Errico, among others.

Swan gets a camera crew to tail him to Hollywood -- where Commander Courage, a supposed WWII era patriotic hero -- has been reinvented as Codename Courage, a ninja-like fighter of terrorism everywhere. But quickly he's on to the San Diego Comic-Con convention, where the bulk of the film takes place. It's hard to tell where the staged stuff for the movie ends and the fanboy ga-ga stuff begins: Among the countless shots of scantily clad fanbabes, costumed kids, and hugs with random convention exhibitors and fans there's a semblance of a story. Basically that involves Swan trying to convince everyone he meets that the old Commander Courage is better than the new Codename Courage (including a scene with Hamill and Stan Lee on a panel at the convention. Just don't think about it too much or you'll start to ask yourself just why Swan would be sent to this convention in the first place. It works only in the sense of putting the characters into oddball situations, but it's got little to do with anythig in the plot.

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Ratchet And Clank Trailer

Ratchet And Clank Trailer

Ratchet is a little Lombax with big plans for himself. The galaxy where he lives...

Star Wars: The Clone Wars (2008) Movie Review

Star Wars: The Clone Wars (2008) Movie Review

It would be nice to think that the infusion of new blood into the Star...

TMNT Movie Review

TMNT Movie Review

On Sunday night, a friend of mine recanted his experience of seeing TMNT, the digitally-animated...

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