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A few days ago, when the above video and site went live…well, let’s just say that people were confused. And rightly so. Few hardcore gamers (or people who spend more than five minutes a week on the internet) could say with any sense of certainty that such a game would or wouldn’t definitely exist.
It’s with something akin to a sigh of relief that the site has since been updated. Try pre-ordering the game (or clicking some of the other links) and you’ll be treated to an accusation of heresy, tying in with next year’s release of Dante’s Inferno, along with a new gameplay trailer and a facebook app.
The funny/weird/scary thing is, if Mass: We Pray were a real game, you can guarantee that someone, somewhere would be buying it.
With Zombieland crashing into cinemas next week, just in time to scare all of us for Halloween, we’ve got an Irish exclusive clip of the movie, giving you an idea what to expect from the horror-comedy, directed Ruben Fleischer.
As the world descends into zombie-infected madness, Jesse Eisenberg teams up with Woody Harrelson to survive the harsh wilds of flesh-eating madness, and with the zombies moving like this, the film promises to be both hilarious and scary in just the right measure.
Check the hilarious clip below (though be prepared for the zombies with toilet roll) as Eisenberg shares his rules for survival in a zombie-infected world.
Zombieland is in cinemas October 9th.
Produced by Zipper Interactive, MAG is already shaping up to be one of the most interesting titles to hit the Sony PlayStation 3 over the next few months. With the game currently in beta, we were lucky enough to play through some of the game and were also guided through the world and its inception by the game’s creative director, Ed Byrne.
Set in the not-too-distant future, MAG puts players in the role of a soldier working for one of three PMCs (or private military companies.) As worldwide resources dwindle and countries find themselves unable to support their armed forces, three PMCs come to the fore, Raven, Valor and SVER, who will sell their military services to the highest bidder. The competition between the three PMCs increases until it becomes a conflict known as the “Shadow War,” a reputation-based conflict as the three PMCs try to undermine each other and lay claim to various resources that will increase their own reputation, and therefore their own business.
It might be a little bit early to talk about Christmas (three months and counting) but I’m still unsure how I feel about Robert Zemeckis’ steady decline in terms of movie-making. True, very little of what he’s made has been poor, but there’s a big difference between the Back To The Future movies and Beowulf.
But I’m slightly more optimistic about his CGI take on A Christmas Carol, starring Jim Carrey as Scrooge (and the ghosts) and presented in Disney 3D. To be honest, I can’t much stand Charles Dickens, but there’s something about his Christmas tale of mizerly Scrooge that has always appealed to me and I really enjoy reading it or checking out some of the adaptations around the season.
You can check out the trailer below, but at least it’s steering clear of the uncanny valley that The Polar Express journeyed through. Certainly, judging from the trailer, there’s nothing to indicate that this may be nearly as good as seeing Bill Murray or Patrick Stewart in the role.
A Christmas Carol is due for release in 3D (selected cinemas) and 2D in UK and Ireland on 6th November.
Directed by Ruben Fleischer, the film stars Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Emma Stone and Abigail Breslin. Yep, that’s the same Abigail Breslin as was in Little Miss Sunshine, keeping it in comedy ville but not afraid to tussle with the indead.
The film promises some fun deaths (obviously), irreverent humour (hopefully) and, most importantly, big guns and zombies. Who doesn’t like big guns and zombies? (Don’t answer that question, or you will be forever barred from this site.)
Columbus (Eisenberg) is a big wuss – but when you’re afraid of being eaten by zombies, fear can keep you alive. Tallahassee (Harrelson) is an AK-totin’, zombie-slayin’ badass whose single determination is to get the last Twinkie on earth. As they join forces with Wichita (Stone) and Little Rock (Breslin), who have also found unique ways to survive the zombie mayhem, they will have to determine which is worse: relying on each other or succumbing to the zombies.
The film is due for release October 9th, but if you just can’t wait that long, why not check out the Official Site where you can turn yourself into a zombie in a (relatively) pain-free and non-lasting fashion.
Zombieland is due in cinemas October 2nd 2009 in the USA and October 9th in the UK and Ireland.
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It’s a film about food, how could we not talk about it?
Nora Ephron’s Julie and Julia opens in cinemas across the UK and Ireland today. Starring Amy Adams and Meryl Streep (in a role that has her hotly tipped for an Oscar), the film is a light-hearted comedy-drama about Julie Powell (Adams) and her attempts to cook her way through the 524 recipes in Julia Child’s book, while also showing some of the life of Child herself (Streep) all presented with Ephron’s sparkling wit and timing…yes, even the most skeptical geeks amongst us still has to admit to having a soft spot for Sleepless in Seattle.
Have a look at the trailer for Julie and Julia below to see some snippets of Streep’s amazing performance and the beautiful food on offer.
To coincide with the film’s release, we’ve also got our first ever competition here at BurnAllZombies, and we’ve got two books to give away tying into the film:
First, we’ve got Julie Powell’s Julie & Julia: My Year Of Cooking Dangerously from Penguin Books, the book that inspired the film and a heart-warming account of the effect of Childs’ recipes on the life of a twenty-something woman, looking for meaning in her life (available at Amazon.)
we’ve got a copy of Julia Child’s own My Life In France, a memoir of an American life in post-war Europe, her early days as a cook and her experiences of French culture. The biography, written by Child and Alex Prud’homme, has been called ‘Exuberant, affectionate and boundlessly charming’ by the New York Times, and if Child’s personality is anywhere near Streep’s performance, it’s easy to see why.
Both books are fascinating looks at life, love and food (as well as our relationships with them) and you’ll be guaranteed that you’ll want to read them after seeing the film, and probably want to try your hand with cooking some fine French cuisine too.
To enter the competition, all you need to do is leave a comment below, letting us know which book you’d like to read and why. If you’re not the commenting type, you can also enter by sending an e-mail to email@example.com with “Julie & Julia competition” in the subject line. The winners will be picked next Wednesday, 16th September at 9pm GMT and notified by e-mail.
Julie & Julia is open in cinemas now; both books are also available for purchase, but why buy when you might win?
There comes a time when you just have to resort to clichés, so here goes: forget everything you thought you knew about James Cameron’s Avatar. Why? Because the game just changed. Significantly.
For a film that’s been fourteen years in the making, surprisingly little is known about Avatar. Cameron himself has been quick to talk about the film’s plot during its production, speaking at length at this year’s E3 gaming conference and showing some footage off at San Diego Comic-Con. Despite this, two production stills and a teaser poster are all that most of us have seen of the film, a 3D epic (and IMAX, where available…who else misses the IMAX on Parnell St?) involving marines and the blue-cat-like, alien Na’vi, set on the inhospitable planet Pandora.
Check out my full preview, and the trailer, over at Venntertainment