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Guitar Hero… a decade of hair…

May 24, 2007

The wildly popular Guitar Hero series of video games will not only be shipping a 3rd version later this fall, but there will be another, I guess gap filler, this summer as well!

This summer will bring us: Guitar Hero Encore: Rocks the 80s.

So far the track list includes tracks like:
I want Candy
Round and Round
I Ran
and
I Wanna Rock

There were other songs listed in an article by Gamespot, but most of them I never heard of, or will only recognize their chorus.

check it out here.

— Posted by Joe

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Lost Season 3 Finale

May 24, 2007

Okay, I retract my rip on Lost that was in my previous Heroes finale post…

Lost Season Three Finale – BEST LOST EPISODE EVER!!  Nothing to review… it encapsulated awesome.  What more can be said than “WTF?!  OMFG!!”  The good part is that our survivors finally have control over they’ve feared over the past two seasons – The Others.  The bad part is that in turn, our survivors have invited a brand new threat to the island… probably.

Now the fun part… theories, predictions, etc.

1) Ben’s warning about Naomi – about her not being who she said she was.  I say, he’s right.  Ben wiped out the entire original Dharma Initiative that was on that island.  I’m willing to bet that there’s other Dharma folk that are off the island and probably really kinda pissed.  Ben managed to hide the island from them via The Looking Glass and whatnot, but let’s face it – who else in the real world would actually even know where the hell to look for the island?  The Dharma Initiative – that’s who.  As for Penny, she’s still operating independantly and still has no clue.

2) Charlie.  Yes, the island does have the ability to heal people, but I believe Charlie will not be back.  If he were to live, it would completely defeat the purpose of his story arch this season.  It’s possible we could still see him steal a trick from Boone and appear in flashbacks, or flash-forwards, or other peoples’ visions… but Charlie’s death was heroic, poignant, and not in vein.  Not too bad for a former heroine addict.  Way to go, Charlie!  (Desmond… you douschebag… always check to make sure eye-patch man is DEAD!!!… seriously…)

3) Jacob.  Who is Jacob?  My theory is that Jacob is to the Others as Walt is to the survivors of Oceanic Flight 815.  They are the “Voices of the Island” for each of their proper groups of people.  Why they are chosen?  We don’t know yet… but I’m sure we’ll find out… some time… later… two seasons from now… maybe… ??

4) Jack’s Ultimate Demise.  Will he really end up a lost, near crazy, oxycodone-addicted, alcoholic frequent flyer?  Or should we expect more flash-forward episodes in the future that give Jack a happy ending?  I hope for the latter.  If that’s how Jack ultimately turns out – everything he does over the next two or three seasons will make me feel really, really, really sorry for him.  Here’s to Jack finding peace in a rehabilitation clinic!

5) Locke and the Island… *sigh*… I don’t even know where to begin.  The island definately has some sort of immense power that needs to be protected.  And Locke is not really acting for the Others or for the survivors at this point… as Walt said, he has work to do.  Which leads me to believe the Island itself could possibly have it’s own consciousness, voicing that conciousness through Walt and Jacob, and now also using Locke to act out it’s will.  Could the island’s conciousness be what the black smoke is?  Is that what Dharma is after?  Or what they created?  Far fetched?  Maybe… but as this show has proven time and time again – anything is possible.

With that, all I have to say is that despite all the criticisms and negative press the show has received over the past season – the writers know what they’re doing.  They have a plan,  and so far, their plan is working… because I’m definately going to be back for season four.  Go Hurley!!! 

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Heroes Finale

May 23, 2007

From the reactions I’ve seen, it seems the opinions on the finale of Heroes are just as mixed as the reviews of Spider-Man 3.  Here’s what I say…

Since before the show even started, the writers and producers made it clear that this show was about real people discovering extraordinary abilities – and they’ve held true to that all the way through the first season.  It’s about telling a good story with interesting characters.  Action is not the main focus.  Although being the genre that it is, it does lend itself to action from time to time.  However, the writers do an excellent job of not letting the action get out of control.  They keep it grounded in reality as much as they can.  This is why some people were disappointed in the Peter/Sylar confrontation – because it wasn’t an all out, special effects, action-packed brawl they were hoping for.  Even I was hoping for it, but am I disappointed I didn’t see it?  No… well, maybe just a little, but more so… No.  The story and the characters are more important.  Each and every one of the characters completed their own arch for this story – everything came full circle.  Unlike some series that leave you with a bazillion unanswered questions and only answer a couple of them two seasons later, Heroes gives you the resolution of the main story, with enough tiny intriguing tid-bits as well as one major setup for the next season.

Heroes – Congratulations on a job well done!  Looking forward to Volume Two!

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Flash! AAAA-AAAAHHH!

May 23, 2007

That’s right.  The legendary Flash Gordon is being re-invented on the Sci-Fi Channel.  Below is a picture of Eric Johnson, from Smallville, who stars in the title role.  To read the article from Entertainment Weekly, click here.

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I just hope they keep the same theme song…

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A Shirt That Will Only Make Enemies

May 22, 2007

Most of these movie endings are firmly embedded in pop culture; so much so that you can know how some of these movies end without ever having seen them. Regardless of that fact, you may want to be careful about where you wear this shirt. I wouldn’t recommend sporting it in video stores, libraries, or around people who may have just been released from decades of cryogenic stasis.

P.S. The boat sinks. He comes back to life in three days. They all live happily ever after.

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I believe…

May 21, 2007

I believe in Harvey Dent

I believe in Harvey Dent Too!

Posted by… Joe

**UPDATE!!**

And if that’s not enough to trip your trigger, here’s the first look at Heath Ledger as the Joker.  Creepy, eh?

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No More Punishing for Thomas Jane

May 16, 2007

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Well, to all you Punisher fans out there, looks like you better start hoping that the people over at LionsGate find a good replacement for Thomas Jane.  Because according to this article, he ain’t coming back for Punisher 2… as if the first Punisher wasn’t enough punishment… pun intended.