31 Days of Horror

Howdy all, I seem to be a glutton for punishment these days because not only do I have to try and stay on top of things here, at our sister site www.feedyourconsole.com, my personal business, and family…now I’ve added 31 Days of Horror to my list of things to do. This October, check back as I watch and review 1 horror movie per day in honor of Halloween.

After some thought, I’ve got a few movies decided on and would love to get some suggestions from any of our readers.

Review – Dexter: “My Bad”

Please be aware that if you have not yet seen Season 4, reading this episode will DESTROY season 4 on you so I recommend bookmarking this page for another day…

…Still there? Awesome.

The episode started off with a recap of the major points of the incredible 4th season complete with Dexter finding Rita in the bathtub filled with water and her own blood coupled with his son crying while sitting in a pool of his own mothers blood much like Dexter was found.

This episode was so emotional, it was almost hard to watch as Dexter struggled with his new feelings of guilt and sadness, both of which he’s never experienced before. He wrestled with words as he broke the news to Rita’s kinds and parents all the while he wore a Mickey Mouse hat the kids brought home for him from Disney and another particularly moving scene takes place between Dexter and his sister (real life wife) when he asks her if she’d love his son Harrison as her own and she responded with “He is my own”.

He contemplated uprooting and getting away from everyone and everything when he couldn’t cope with the responsibilities of being a widower to 3 children and now a suspect in the death of his own wife. Ultimately, the episode really sets us and Dexter up for a series of ups and downs this season especially with Ritas daughter Astor who now blames him for the death of her mother. All the while, Quinn begins asking questions about Dexter to Laguerta and stirring the pot about his involvement in Ritas death.

The entire team on the show was just amazing. This show just keeps raising the bar with the incredible situation the characters are constantly put in but more importantly, the performances they put in is mind blowing. Its a wonder why Michael C. Hall hasn’t gotten more awards. The man is amazing.

As I said, this was a tough episode to watch purely for the emotional aspect. Simply amazing. This is MUST SEE TV!!!

Left 4 Dead: The Sacrifice DLC Officially Dated

Today, Valve officially confirmed the release date for the brand spanking new DLC for Left 4 Dead 1 and 2 entitled “The Sacrifice” for October 5th for 560MS Points and free for PC users.

This series which has been a mainstay in my console for the last 2 years has grown rather old for me. The lack of levels, the lag, people dropping out in the middle of getting their asses whipped has gotten to me and I only just played it today after about 4 weeks away from the game. Truthfully it’s about effing time Valve, but, I wonder what this will do to revitalize the people who have gone away from the series.

Dexter Season 5 Premiere

Just a friendly reminder that everyone’s favorite serial killer blood spatter dad is back tonight and I couldn’t be more excited. The wife and I watched the series this past summer Seasons 1-4 right through I have to say that Dexter is easily one of the best shows on TV right now. I really don’t know how they’re going to top season 4 but if any of the promos are any indication, we’re all in for some amazing performances.

Dexter is on Showtime in the US and on TMN here in Canada at 10pm EST. Check out some of the new season promos below.

Scream 4 Wrapped and Behind the scenes

As revealed on Entertainment Tonight the other day and via Wec Cravens twitter post; Scream 4 has wrapped and it’s off to post.

All I can say is SWEET! I love the Scream franchise and am extremely excited to see Wes Craven and Kevin Williamson have teamed up again to bring us some more fun in Woodsborough. Check out the embedded video below for a behind the scenes segment that was featured on ET the other day.

Scream 4 hits theaters April 15, 2011

Review – Resident Evil Afterlife 3D

Yesterday I finally made my way to the local theater to catch the latest movie in the franchise Capcom built in 3D.

I fully expected to enjoy this movie as I am a fan of the games (RE4 aside) and the movies and I have to say I wasn’t disappointed. The movie starts off pretty well where the 3rd one ended with Alice and her army of clones going after Umbrella Corporation. The action was high paced and intensely entertaining coupled with the fact that the movie was designed and shot in native 3D made it that much more enjoyable for me. Milla Jovovich and Ali Larter reprise their roles as Alice and Clare Redfield as they team up with a gang of survivors on top of an abandoned penitentiary.

Paul W.S. Anderson, Milla Jovovich’s real life husband returns to the directors chair and it shows that he has some respect for the source material given some of the nods to fans of the game series will see in the form of coins, another series mainstay character, the Majini and The Executioner from RE4 and 5.

Do not expect this to be a series movie, some of the action is so over the top “Hollywood” some will find themselves groaning at the improbability of it all but what do you want? You paid to see a movie about a Zombie Apocalypse, not Schindlers List or Forrest Gump. Grab your extra buttery popcorn, sit back and enjoy the ride.

Check it out folks!

Vortex Games Competition

The 6th Annual Vortex gaming competition is just weeks away.

The competition will span over five months starting October 2010 and ending February 2011. Participants attendees are taught how to succeed in the videogame industry and will gain valuabe insight into the industry through a series of keynote speakers from significant industry personalities at Vortex’s Boot Camp. Previous years’ speakers and judges included Blake Lewin (Founder of GameTap), Yannis Mallat
(CEO of Ubisoft Montreal), Kevin O’ Leary (entrepreneur and star of CBC’s Dragons’ Den), Nathan Vella (president and co-founder of Capybara Games), and Jason McIsaac (executive editor, Elecplay.com).

What’s Book camp you say? Boot Camp is a series of sessions specifically designed for emerging entrepreneurs in the game industry. It provides information and guidance on how to make the delegates’ new product ready for—and a success in—the marketplace.

For more information on Vortex, visit the official website.
For updates on Twitter, follow them at @Vortexcomp

The Big Bang Theory: Season 4 Premiere Review

The season started out with the boys sitting around the table to have their usual Chinese take-out accompanied by a robotic arm that Wolowitz helped build for NASA and a discussion about Shedon’s new “girlfriend” (played by Blossom’s Mayim Bialik). Penny as the loveable (and insanely hot) mother figure in the crew tags along for the on the date and Wolowitz gets a great idea of what the robotic arm should be used for.

What can I say? The Big Bang Theory is without a doubt the best damn Sitcom on TV and I love every second of it. Jim Parsons plays the role of Sheldon Cooper brilliantly as only he can and the often overlooked Simon Helberg (Howard Wolowitz) is incredibly hilarious in this episode.

This episode is a MUST WATCH!!!