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Movie Issues: Lucy

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Movie Issues: Lucy

Lucy is the new film by director Luc Besson (Leon: The Professional, The Fifth Element) staring Scarlett Johansson and Morgan Freeman. Lucy is a woman living in Taipei, Taiwan, who is forced to be a drug mule for the mob. A drug implanted in her body inadvertently leaks into her system, which allows her to use more than the 10% of her brain’s capacity, thus changing her into a superhuman. As she transforms into something unknown and new, she decides to turn the tables on her captors to become a merciless warrior evolved beyond human logic.

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[SDCC 2014] – Some Mighty Morphin Exclusives

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[SDCC 2014] – Some Mighty Morphin Exclusives

Last night was officially preview night for San Diego Comic Con, which for most people means time to scout floor. You know get a lay of the land, figure out where all the exclusives are and what to pick up. On our way through various booths something caught my eye, well somethings. Yeah we had made our way past the colorful Mighty Morphin display and there were some pretty nice SDCC Exclusives. Dare I say: “TIGERZORD!”

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RELEASED 7/21 – 7/25

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RELEASED 7/21 – 7/25

Every week millions of geeks struggle with the same affliction: their hard-earned money going to waste on food and rent when it should be going to much better things.

That’s why we here at the Pixelated Geek Laboratories are hard at work compiling data that will enrich all of geek-kind. Armed with this data, we created a list of some of the best places to put your hard earned money as our contribution to making life better.

Here are the awesome things coming out this week.

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Movie Issues: The Purge: Anarchy

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Movie Issues: The Purge: Anarchy

The year is 2023, crime is at an all time low thanks to The Purge, the one night a year where all crime is legal, including murder. Are you ready to once again let out the beast and purge yourself? The Purge: Anarchy is the sequel to 2013′s The Purge. Where the first movie centers on one family during the night of the Purge, Anarchy gives us a chance to see how the rest of the city deals with the unholy night that no one can escape, no matter how hard they try.

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RELEASED 7/14 – 7/18

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RELEASED 7/14 – 7/18

Every week millions of geeks struggle with the same affliction: their hard-earned money going to waste on food and rent when it should be going to much better things.

That’s why we here at the Pixelated Geek Laboratories are hard at work compiling data that will enrich all of geek-kind. Armed with this data, we created a list of some of the best places to put your hard earned money as our contribution to making life better.

Here are the awesome things coming out this week.

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Review: Dawn of Planet of the Apes

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Review: Dawn of Planet of the Apes

The original Planet of the Apes flicks was my early journey into the world of science fiction. It also was my first look into a dystopian society. It instantly caught my imagination, so it’s no surprise that when Rise of Planet of the Apes came out, I was more then a little excited. With this much-deserved sequel, we are given the second of the rebooted Planet of the Apes movies, titled Dawn of Planet of the Apes. Promising to continue the events from Rise, it seemed that Dawn could do no wrong. How does Dawn compare to Rise? Is this the Apes sequel you’ve been waiting for?

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RELEASED 7/7 – 7/11

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RELEASED 7/7 – 7/11

Every week millions of geeks struggle with the same affliction: their hard-earned money going to waste on food and rent when it should be going to much better things.

That’s why we here at the Pixelated Geek Laboratories are hard at work compiling data that will enrich all of geek-kind. Armed with this data, we created a list of some of the best places to put your hard earned money as our contribution to making life better.

Here are the awesome things coming out this week.

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Review: Grand Budapest Hotel Blu-Ray

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Review: Grand Budapest Hotel Blu-Ray

There are a few directors that I will go see any movie they make; granted not a lot, but Wes Anderson has been one of those directors for quite some time. While both his recent movies, Fantastic Mr. Fox and Moonlight Kingdom, weren’t exactly my favorite films, they still had enough Anderson to keep me entertained. Well that, and almost every movie has a little bit of Bill Murray in them.

That being said, when The Grand Budapest Hotel was announced, I was more then a little excited. I watched all the trailers and patiently waited for our local indie movie house to have the film. The one thing I didn’t count on was finding someone to go with me. Long story short, I had to wait for the Blu-Ray release. Is The Grand Budapest Hotel a four-star hotel? Or is this more of a Best Western? Yeah I know, hotel humor, it was hard to resist.

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RELEASED 6/30 – 7/4

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RELEASED 6/30 – 7/4

Every week millions of geeks struggle with the same affliction: their hard-earned money going to waste on food and rent when it should be going to much better things.

That’s why we here at the Pixelated Geek Laboratories are hard at work compiling data that will enrich all of geek-kind. Armed with this data, we created a list of some of the best places to put your hard earned money as our contribution to making life better.

Here are the awesome things coming out this week.

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Review: “Dragon Quest VIII” for iOS

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Review: “Dragon Quest VIII” for iOS

Reviewing a Dragon Quest game from an American standpoint is an interesting prospect. The long-running RPG series is a cultural phenomenon in its native Japan. Those in the Japanese gaming industry consider it Japan’s national game, with new Dragon Quest games selling up to four million copies. The series has received live-action ballet adaptations, and its music has been performed annually in concert halls since 1987. There’s even a bar in Tokyo modeled after Liuda’s Bar from the games, where fans can go to swap stories and collect treasure maps.

Why, then, has this series never caught on in the States? Sadly, there were barriers from the start. The first game in the series had to be released under the title Dragon Warrior for copyright reasons, but Nintendo still thought it could rustle up the same excitement as it did in Japan, promoting the game heavily in its magazine Nintendo Power. Dragon Warrior garnered generally good reviews, but sold so poorly — half a million copies, only a third of the number sold in its homeland — that Nintendo had to resort to giving copies away. Nintendo then decided to let U.S. publishing duties fall to Enix, the studio that created the games. The next three games, also released under the Dragon Warrior moniker, sold less copies combined than the original. Following this, Enix opted not to release any of the Super Famicom DQ’s in the States, eventually shutting down its U.S. operations completely.

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