One more trailer today? Well if it is the trailer for Red Dead Redemption 2 then heck yeah! It looks great, and I cannot wait until next Fall!Follow Shmee_Is_Me
It looks like Nintendo is going to merge its Gameboy and Home Console (Wii) lines in to one hybrid device, and I have to say I am intrigued! Once device that you can take anywhere and do anything with? That is pretty great. I can’t wait to try it out for myself, but until then watch the fun trailer above!Follow Shmee_Is_Me
We are only a year away from a new Red Dead Redemption game! That is amazing news! Red Dead Redemption is the finest western game of all time, so its sequel is now probably the most anticipated game for 2017. You had better believe that I will have the new trailer up on Shmee.me Thursday at 11AM Eastern! If you don’t want to believe the news from me, here it is from the horses mouth!
— Rockstar Games (@RockstarGames) October 18, 2016
After the success of Gone Girl movie studios all started looking for next thrilling novel to turn in to the new sexy slow burn thriller/blockbuster. The problem is of course that if the movie lacks the ‘burn’ then they are just slow. The Girl on the Train just lacked the intensity that a good thriller needs to be successful, so it ended up being forgettable.
The Girl on the Train follows Rachel Watson (Emily Blunt) an alcoholic struggling to overcome the loss of her marriage. She rides around on the train all day wondering what the people in the houses she passes are up to. She even makes one couple in particular out to be perfect in her dreams, so when she sees the wife (Haley Bennett) cheat on her husband (Luke Evans) she gets angry and black out drunk. In her drunken stupor she may have done something horrible, but she cannot remember.
The problem with all of this is that we are never sure why we should care. Yes you do feel sorry for Blunt’s character, but not enough, and the rest of the characters aren’t worth rooting for either. The Girl on the Train is never as sexy, tense, or as clever as it thinks it is. It is really just a lot of mad terrible people talking in to the camera slowly. Luckily for us, all those people are really talented, so the movie is not a complete loss.
Emily Blunt gives an amazing performance and elevates this film. She has proven time and time again that she is a fabulous talent, but props have to be given to the rest of the cast as well. They pull off the enormous amount dialog with aplomb. It is a shame their efforts were wasted on this dull flick.
Without The Girl on a Train’s great cast it would have been a terrible movie. As it stands now it is just okay. Something to watch on a rainy day on Netflix. The Thanksgiving movie season is almost upon us, and there are some exciting movies on the horizon, so you should save your full price movie ticket money for something else.Follow Shmee_Is_Me
Do you like Batman? Do you like the same Lego game that Traveller’s Tales has been making for years? Then you will like Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham. Since this is like the 9 Millionth Lego game they have created it makes the game kind of hard to review. You play as Lego mini-figs, you beat stuff up and collect studs, and then you finish the game. Then you play through the game again with all your new characters and cheats to unlock everything.
There are a few things that are different, for better or worse. For instance several characters have several different outfits, so you will need to change them constantly, and you don’t unlock the hub world (The Watchtower) until half way through the game. Other than that what makes this game unique is the sheer amount of DC content.
Pretty much every DC hero and villain is in the game, and it is a lot of fun to use their abilities while collecting them all. Really that is what the Lego games are all about. Collecting your favorite characters, and Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham is a massive success in that regard.
If you are looking for a cheap and fun diversion Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham is worth your time and money. If you are kind of done with the Lego games, this game is no different, and it will not change your mind. I love DC, and I love Lego, so I am having a great time.Follow Shmee_Is_Me
After the first two episodes of Westworld I still have no idea what is going on, and that is great. Considering the fact that Westworld is based on the classic Sci-Fi film by Michael Crichton with the same name it would be easy to think that we understand what is going on here. People go to a wild west themed amusement park inhabited by androids, and because these androids aren’t ‘real’ it allows the people visiting the park to be as terrible as they want to be. At some point something goes wrong and the androids get their revenge.
While Westworld still seems to be headed that way, there also seems to be a much bigger game at play. The company running Westworld apparently has some grand android plans beyond the park. The Man in Black (Ed Harris) is looking for the game inside the game, and for the life of me I haven’t a clue what is going on with Anthony Hopkins’ character. The android Dolores Abernathy (Evan Rachel Wood) is going off the rails in a creepy and unexpected way. Will she be bad, or will she be good? Who knows! I am hoping for bad.
All of this to say, I think the transition from movie to TV show has gone well. Even if the show seems to be borrowing from every other Sci-Fi movie to have come out recently. The only flaw that Westworld has so far is that it is very HBO, and no doubt that will turn a lot of viewers off. Not that I can blame them. Though I will say that all the sex and violence they have shown thus far has been displayed very matter-of-factly. Like, ‘look at what these horrible people are doing!’. I am guessing to help us feel better about what these androids are about to do. I am hooked so far Westwold, don’t let me down!Follow Shmee_Is_Me
So the new Power Rangers movie trailer came out over the weekend, and I have to say I am a little bit confused. The tone is super serious, and I did not see one giant robot. The show was/is as zany as they come, but this looks like everyone forgot how to laugh. Maybe they are saving all the laughs and robots for the full movie? For now this doesn’t look at all like the show I grew up watching at my friends’ houses because my Mom wouldn’t let me watch it at home. I wouldn’t sneak out of the house for this.Follow Shmee_Is_Me