Note: There were a couple of Christmas videos this week, but I will not include them unless they are absolutely huge. I believe in fending off Christmas Creep as much as possible and love Halloween, so I won’t include them until after Halloween.
Prometheus – A supposedly only sort of prequel to the Alien franchise, Prometheus sets the beginnings of the rest of the Alien movies that came afterwards. The general consesus was that the movie was kind of confusing and not that great, but did well enough to get sequel talk. Supposedly this comes with lots of deleted scenes and tries to explain lots of things but maybe really doesn’t. Stars Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender, Charlize Theron, and Idris Elba. Rated R.
Rock of Ages – This musical comedy is based off of a Broadway musical that pays tribute to 80s Rock and lifestyle. Originally I was skeptical of the concept, especially with Tom Cruise in the lead, but reports have said that he did such a good job that even the members of Poison were impressed. The movie does sound like it does have some major differences from the Broadway version, so don’t expect a straight adaptation. Should be interesting to see, even if it only become a cult movie favorite. Stars Diego Boneta, Julianne Hough, Russell Brand, Paul Giamatti, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Mary J. Blige, Malin Åkerman, Alec Baldwin, and Tom Cruise. Rated PG-13.
The Raven – The Raven also follows the weird pattern that Pirates set by premiering in the UK well over a month ago. Edgar Allan Poe discovers that someone is using his writings as inspiration to carry out their killings and is trying to find a way to stop him and bring the killer to justice. Stars John Cusack, Alice Eve and Luke Evans. Rated R.
E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial – The 30th anniversary set of the classic. This reissue has a whole bunch of extras, along as remastered from the original film. If you don’t have the set already, this might be one to pick up. Stars Dee Wallace, Peter Coyote, and Henry Thomas. Rated PG.
Little Shop of Horrors: The Director’s Cut – This version comes with outtakes and deleted scenes as well as a long 20 minute alternate ending. Stars Rick Moranis, Ellen Greene, Vincent Gardenia, Steve Martin, and James Belushi. Rated PG-13.
Bones: The Complete Seventh Season – I think that this one is known as the pregnancy season. One of the only TV releases this week. Not Rated.
It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia: The Complete Season 7– The next set of the VERY popular FX series. Not Rated.
Jeff Dunham: Minding the Monsters – The next special from Jeff Dunham, but this one is Halloween themed. I love all of his specials, and these are the next best thing from seeing him live (which I suggest that you do). Not Rated.
Monster High: Ghouls Rule – Apparently the monsters come out to deal with the “Normies” on Halloween. Not Rated.
Care Bears: The Original Series Collection – The ORIGINAL Care Bears finally released. This is way too late in my opinion but glad to see a part of my childhood finally be released. Not Rated.
Digimon: Digital Monsters – The Official First Season – THE release that Krista has been waiting forever for, the first ENTIRE first season of the great TV series, that in my opinion is loads better than Pokemon. I just committed internet suicide. If you’re a Digimon, you need to get this to support it (so they put out more) and because who knows how long it will be out. Krista will also get you if you don’t. Not Rated.
Naruto Shippuden: Set 12 – The continuing adventures of Naruto as he tries to save his friend Sasuke and protect Konoha and the world from an evil plot. Not Rated.
Deadman Wonderland: The Complete Series – The Funimation series that helped to kick off the new Toonami. Ganta is framed for killing his entire class and discovers that he has the ability to control his own blood like a weapon after he gets sent to a prison that doubles as a theme park. Of course this prison has lots of secrets of its out and he has to fight for his life. Not Rated.
Maid Sama! Complete Collection – A great series, that I know would do well if they would just dub it. (Here’s hoping they do eventually.) The tough as nails Student Body President, moonlights at a maid cafe in order to earn money for her family. But when her school rival finds out her secret, she freaks out before sparks of romance start to fly. I’m really surprised that Section 23 hasn’t tried to license this series as it’s very funny and I think it would be up there with Fruits Basket in popularity if they wanted it to be. Not Rated. SUB ONLY.
Heaven’s Memo Pad: Complete Collection – A DUB from Section 23 (Really you dub this and not Maid Sama?). The show with a weird name that as far as I can tell has nothing to do with the series is about a boy who doesn’t fit in at school who comes in contact with a recluse that just happens to be a great detective and hacker. Not Rated.
Dishonored – The newest game from Bethesda, you play as supernatural assassin in a steampunk type city. This is a first person shooter that’s available on PS3, Xbox 360, and PC. Rated M for Mature.
XCOM: Enemy Unknown – This is a re-imagining of the X-COM game from 1993. Aliens attack a paramilitary group and it’s up to them to thwart an alien invasion. A strategy game with a multiplayer mode. Available for PC, PS3, and Xbox 360. Rated M for Mature.
Just Dance 4 – The next iteration of the popular dance game. I do think that the Kinect version is probably my favorite version. But it is available on Xbox 360, Wii, WiiU (when it’s actually out.) and PS3. Rated E10 for Everyone 10 and Up.
Fable: The Journey – I’m a big fan of the Fable franchise, but this just looks like a horrible misstep. It’s entirely Kinect based with a new form of graphics which don’t look as good as the previous ones. I hope that Fable is survive this version and we get a proper Fable IV. Xbox 360 only and only with the Kinect. Rated T for Teen.
Harry Potter for Kinect – A new Kinect based Harry Potter game where you can do spells and other thing from Hogwarts. However, it has a very weird faced Harry that looks creepy and I can’t unsee. Rated E10 for Everyone 10 and Up.
Dragon Ball Z for Kinect – If I was going to get a Kinect, it’d probably be for this game. You’ll probably get a pretty good workout so that you can recreate all the great attacks from Dragon Ball Z, including the Kamehameha. It’s also cell shaded to look more like cartoon and manga. Rated T for Teen.