DonAithnen (donaithnen) wrote,
DonAithnen
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Heh, i'm playing FF13 while listening to the KSPC video game music show, which is playing... FF13 music :)

In other news, i meant to post this earlier today but forgot =P

Wow, i think the last two movies we've seen in theatres have been Avatar and Zombieland. Compared to last year we're really falling down at the going out to see movies thing. I guess perhaps now is a good time to do my yearly what i'm looking forward to list? Perhaps that will get us motivated to actually watch something. Or perhaps i ought to look at our failure to go out to movies as a good thing :)

Thought might be good but haven't seen (yet): The Princess and the Frog, Legion (though going by the reviews missing it probably was/is a good thing,) and Alice in Wonderland.

Upcoming movies that sound at least potentially interesting:

How to Train Your Dragon: Mar 26. Shelleycat thinks the dragon looks a little too newt-like, but i still think it looks interesting.

Clash of the Titans: Apr 2. Woot for the retro SF/Fantasy/whatever remakes! :) (As long as it turns out good anyways =)

Iron Man 2: May 7. Origin stories are relatively easy to do. Let's see if the series manages to fall down or not once they no longer have that crutch.

Robin Hood: May 14. Not too thrilled about the cast choice, but Robin Hood movies always have the potential of being good. (Although i expect none will ever live up to the standard set by Disney ;)

Shrek Forever After: May 21. Srsly? And it's subtitled "the Final Chapter"? The second one was kind of already heading downhill (but it did have the cat! =) and i barely remember anything about the third one. We'll see.

Prince of Persia: May 28. I forget if this is one of the adventure games that shelleycat really likes. I've never played any of the new ones, just the old PC 2D one. I think i actually managed to finish it once. (Get off my lawn!) Of course since it's a video game movie my hopes are not high.

June 11: The A-Team remake and the Karate Kid remake go head to head. This ought to be interesting. I expect the commentary surrounding that ought to be more amusing than the movies themselves :) Expect a lot of Mr. T and Crane Kick references. If Karate Kid does/reviews poorly i expect at least one bad punny article title/reference to "the wax has come off this franchise."

Toy Story 3: June 18. Normally i'd start to get a little worried at this point in the sequel process, but Toy Story 2 was great. And Pixar has never let me down. Well, except for Cars. (No, i haven't watched it, but i think i already know as much about it as i need to from the way too many Cars shorts that i had to sit through during the Pixar shorts marathon.) Speaking of which, this is going to be the last good Pixar movie for a year and a half. The good news? The next possibly good Pixar movie will have a female protagonist!

Twilight 2: June 30. We better not be going to see this in theatres, though i expect shelleycat may make me watch the DVD later ;) This is on the list mainly because the theatrics surrounding the release ought to be entertaining.

The Last Airbender: July 2. Based on a good anime. Awesome looking effects. Somewhat racist casting. What to do? =/

The Sorcerer's Apprentice: July 16. Bizarre conceptual twist. Bizarre casting choices. Looks kind of cool despite that.

Resident Evil Afterlife: Sept 10. Not expecting great things, but i'm curious.

MegaMind: Nov 5, animated superhero/villain comedy. Could be good :)

Tangled: Nov 12. I guess this is Disney's next big animated flick? A retelling of Rapunzel it seems?

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows Part 1: Nov 19. They split it up into two parts? I must have heard something about it at some point, but it seems new to me now.

Red Dawn: Nov 24. Ahhh, i'd heard they were remaking this, wasn't aware it was going to be out so soon. At first i thought they were crazy, since the original Red Dawn spoke to a time that doesn't exist anymore. "Recasting" the Soviets as Chinese is potentially brilliant though. The armchair analysts i know are in violent disagreement on whether China will be the US's next big military rival, or if their current massive economic development is going to end up being a wet firecracker because of population/age demographics.

Narnia - Voyage of the Dawn Treader: Dec 10. Prince Caspian had some issues. The logistics/demographics issues in particular bugged the heck out of me for no especially good reason. On the plus side i expect they can manage to not leave a single ship woefully underpopulated.

Tron Legacy: Dev 17. Is this that Tron sequel they've been talking about on and off for forever now? Rarely do such things turn out well, but i can always hope.

Gulliver's Travels: Dec 22. The premise sounds interesting. Not sure what to think about the casting of Jack Black. I am not one of those people who is especially impressed by him.

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And while i'm at it, video games!

Unfortunately people on wikipedia aren't as obsessed about keeping the 2010 in video games page up to date. Of course i think video games are somewhat more prone to delay committing to a specific day than movies are. (Or maybe i just think that because i hear more about video game delays.)

Already out: Mega Man 10, though i really ought to finish (or at least play a significant amount of) Mega Man 9 before i worry about the new one. Likewise Tropico 3 might be interesting after i try out Tropico 1 and 2 from GOG. If i ever get back to and get bored with Soul Calibur 4 and Mortal Kombat vs DC i should check out Tatsunoko vs. Capcom. I'm still tempted by Bayonetta. I keep thinking the Mysterious Dungeon series sounds interesting, perhaps Shiren the Wanderer is the right place to jump in. And of course i may want to check out BioShock 2 after i've gotten the chance to play the first one, but that may not happen until i get a better computer.

Infinite Space: March 16. Okay, technically that was a couple days ago :) It sounds kind of like StarCon 2 on rails, but even a dumbed down StarCon 2 might be worth checking out. (After all, i did enjoy the dumbed down Final Fantasy game *ducks* ;)

Red Steel 2: March 23. I'm curious to see if Wii Motion Plus will let them get the sword fighting right this time. If they do it could be a very interesting game.

Shin Megami Tensei - Strange Journey: March 23. I keep telling myself i need to check out this series. Maybe this will be the one. Most likely not.

Monster Hunter Tri: April 20. This is the series/game everyone is going crazy for in Japan right now. I'm kinda curious about it, don't know if i'll bother checking it out.

Nier: April 27. On the plus side, it's a Squenix game. On the minus side, i haven't heard anything about it yet that hasn't been totally generic.

Red Dead Redemption: May 18. Sounds like a cool variant on GTA. Unfortunately Red Faction Guerrilla is an even cooler variation, and i doubt i'll be done with it by the point this comes out.

Super Mario Galaxy 2: May 20. I actually finished the first one, though in theory i want to go back and get the rest of the stars at some point.

Metroid Other M: June 27. I was kind of meh about the 3D Metroids (just like i was kind of meh about the 3D Zeldas) so perhaps i can get back into the series with this one.

Epic Mickey: Sept 16. The concept art looked amazing. The actual screenshots looked okay. We'll see how it ends up.

And that's all they wrote :)
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