We’re not even going to try to pretend this time. The truth is, we get the episodes out as soon as we can. We hope you enjoy them. And on that note, it’s time for a brand new episode of The Flickcast.
On this week’s show Chris and Joe talk about the latest trailer for Daredevil Season 2 and the show itself, Indiana Jones 5, Spider-Man finally joining the MCU, the new trailer for Captain America: Civil War, Screening Room and a whole lot more.
It’s a packed show this week so the boys decided to skip the picks. Don’t worry, they’ll be back next week.
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At Comic Con, the folks at Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment gave us a walk through of their new family friendly Lord of the Rings title, The Lord of the Rings: Aragorn’s Quest. Rated E10+, Aragorn’s Quest takes a drastically different tone and gameplay style from the recently revealed The Lord of the Rings: War in the North.
Shown on the Wii, Aragorn’s Quest has players listen to the tales of Samwise Gamgee as he explains to his children the events of The Lord of the Rings, focusing on the tale of the current king Aragorn. Over the course of eight chapters, players are then given the opportunity to take the role of Aragorn on a series of quest that follow the events of the three films. Each quest contains smaller side quests players can embark on.
Having Samwise voiced by Sean Astin and Gimlee voiced by John Rhys-Davies is meant to keep an older audience into the game as they help younger players through it. Unfortunately during our walk through, the noise of the convention prevented us from experiencing the voice acting.
The game has a simple visual style that strays away from the dark overtones of the film and previous game titles. There is no blood or any other effects that would go against the game’s family friendly image. Using the WiiMote, players hack and slash their way through hordes of goblins, orcs, spiders and trolls in an effort to escort Frodo to the peak of Mount Doom to destroy the one ring. Different motions result in different strikes. During combat, directional prompts will appear to perform specific actions and finishing blows. Players will also have a chance to switch between ranged and melee combat as well.
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This week sees the release of several new movies and TV shows, some for the first time ever on Blu-ray. Of the ones coming out this week, we’re excited for a few of them in particular. These esteemed examples of entertainment include The Natural, Dreamscape, the debut of the quirky ABC show The Unusuals, the second season of Simon & Simon, Cocoon and the Blu-ray premiere of The Lord of the Rings Trilogy (pictured above with Viggo Mortensen, Ian McKellan and John Rhys-Davies). Yes, we realize it’s not the director’s cut of the trilogy but still, having these great films on Blu-ray in any form is cause for excitement.
Check them out:
Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans ~ Fairuza Balk, Nicolas Cage, Vondie Curtis-Hall (Blu-ray and DVD)
Cocoon ~ Don Ameche, Wilford Brimley, Hume Cronyn (Blu-ray)
Dolan’s Cadillac ~ Christian Slater, Wes Bentley, and Emmanuelle Vaugier (Blu-ray and DVD)
Dreamscape ~ Dennis Quaid, Max von Sydow, Christopher Plummer (Blu-ray)
Flight of the Intruder~ Rosanna Arquette, Adam Biesk, Reb Brown (Blu-ray)
Jade ~ David Caruso, Linda Fiorentino, Cazz Palmintieri (Blu-ray)
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