Saturday, March 25, 2017

Release Date for THE WALKING DEAD: THE TELLTALE SERIES A NEW FRONTIER




Today we can share the release date for the critically-acclaimed The Walking Dead: The Telltale Series - A New Frontier's upcoming Episode 3: 'Above the Law'.
Beginning Tuesday March 28th, players can download Episode 3: 'Above the Law' on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC/Steam, iOS, and Android-based devices. The episode will also download for all users of the special Season Pass disc for consoles, which includes the critically acclaimed two-part premiere episodes, and grants access to Episode 3 and all subsequent episodes in the five episode season for download as they become available.

After the shocking events of 'Ties That Bind: Part Two', Javier struggles to find a role in his newly reunited family. Meanwhile, tension within the walls of Richmond grow. Will Clementine and the rest of the group turn against Javier? It may be time to choose between the family you're born into and the family you've made...

The two-part premiere of The Walking Dead: The Telltale Series - A New Frontier launched to widespread critical acclaim. In their review of the premiere, IGN.com said that, "Smart characterization and writing for Javi and his family, plus the return of Clementine, add weight to a largely unfamiliar but already engaging new frontier that I can't wait to continue to explore," adding that its "uncharted territory feels familiar and, excitingly, fresh." GamesRadar said that A New Frontier, "demonstrates the resonant power of interactive storytelling," and that it, "finds the right balance between rewarding longtime players who've shaped their own version of the story and welcoming those who might be hopping aboard this grim adventure for the first time." Game Informer said the two-part premiere has, "shocking deaths, intense betrayals, and split-second decisions to second-guess," claiming that "Everything leads up to a hell of a cliffhanger, making me intrigued to see what happens next."

The Walking Dead: A New Frontier acts as both a new beginning for players fresh to the series and unfamiliar with Clementine, as well as a continuation for players who have experienced Seasons One and Two. Players new to the series are able to start a story that is tailored to this new beginning. Players continuing onward from prior seasons have multiple options for quickly configuring their tailored backstory, or importing past save files from various platforms.

The Walking Dead: The Telltale Series - A New Frontier Episode Three: 'Above The Law' is rated 'M' (Mature) for Blood and Gore, Intense Violence, Strong Language, and Use of Drugs by the ESRB. Future content in the season is yet to be rated.

To date, The Walking Dead: A Telltale Games Series has sold more than 50 million episodes worldwide, earning more than 100 Game of the Year awards from outlets including Metacritic, USA Today, Wired, Spike TV VGAs, Yahoo!, The Telegraph, Mashable, Polygon, Destructoid and GamesRadar, and was also the recipient of two BAFTA Video Games Awards for Best Story and Best Mobile Game.

The Walking Dead is set in the world of Robert Kirkman's award-winning comic book series and offers an emotionally-charged, tailored game experience where a player's actions and choices affect how their story plays out across the entire series.
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Sunday, February 26, 2017

Resident Evil: The Final Chapter has astonishing $94 million opening in China

While the latest Resident Evil sequel may be a flop in the United States but it is coming back from the dead overseas.

In it's opening weekend in China the film opened to a stellar $94.3 million. This puts the films total gross at $238 million. If it keeps up this pace it should pass the $300 million dollar worldwide gross of Resident Evil: Afterlife making it the top grossing film in the Resident Evil series.

Although we have been promised that this is the last Resident Evil movie, with international numbers like these don't be surprised if you see another resident Evil sequels focusing on other characters such as Leon Kennedy or "S.T.A.R.S. (please let it be "S.T.A.R.S).

Get Out has $30 million opening weekend

By George L. Cook III HorrorNotes.Com

Wow it's been quite a year for Blumhouse productions. First M. Night Shyamalan's Split grosses over $130 million, and now they find success with Jordan Peele's directorial debut, Get Out.

The excellent movie which deals with subtle racism but does so within parameters of the horror genre grossed $30.5 million on a $4.5 million dollar budget in it's opening weekend. The horror flick beat out Lego batman for first place. To put that into perspective Split had a $40 million opening on a 9.5 million budget while Don't Breathe had a $26 million opening on a 9.9 million budget.

Get Out also had a very diverse audience with 39% of the audience being African American and 36% of the audience being white.

The movie benefited from great review including 100% fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes which is very rare for a horror movie.

If the movie follows the pattern of both Split's $130 million and Don't Breathe's $89 million look for it to gross about $90 million.

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Which movie franchise should hang it up, Underworld or Resident Evil?

By George L. Cook III. Horror Books & Movies

Believe it or not the Underworld and Resident Evil movie franchises have been around since 2003. Underworld launched in 2003 and Resident Evil in 2002. The two series have a few things in common.

They have strong female leads.

Not much to write about here, Alice and Selene are two sexy bad asses who both look good in tight leather. Both are also the best thing about their prospective franchises.

The two franchises are critic proof.

Neither series will ever be equated with high art. The movies are often badly acted, badly written, and sometimes difficult to follow with all the damn jump cuts. All that aside they give their fans what they want, action, zombies, vampires, lycans, explosions, and sexy bad asses who look good in tight leather.

Both series are very profitbale, especially when you consider the international market.

The Resident Evil franchise will make over a billion dollars with the release of the latest film, Resident Evil: The Final Chapter. The Underworld films have grossed over $534 million with the release of the latest film, UnderWorld: Blood Wars.

All that being said both series seem to have hit their peak. Some would say that they hit their peaks two to three films ago. Underworld: Blood Wars has not done well domestically at all. The film has only grossed $29.2 million in it's four weeks of release which is shocking when you consider that the last film in the franchise Underworld Awakening made $25.3 million in it's opening weekend alone. Blood Wars will not come close to the $62.3 million that Awakening made.

The numbers appear to be a little better for the latest RE release. The Final Chapter seems to be headed for a $15 opening weekend which means it should do as well as the last film in the series Resident Evil: Retribution which grossed $42 million. It may even have a shot at the $50 million that both the second and third films in the series grossed. That being said it seems like it's the end of the road for this incarnation of the Resident Evil series.

There could still be another UnderWorld film if Blood Wars does well internationally and although this is the end of Alice's story in the Resident Evil universe there is no reason the story/cash cow couldn't be continued with S.T.A.R.S. or Leon S. Kennedy.

So what series do you think has emptied the tank and should just quit while they are ahead, Underworld or Resident Evil? Or should both series hang it up?