This Black Friday, everything is awesome. That’s because Warner Bros. are laying on a complimentary treat in celebration of The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part. In a few very simple steps, you can watch the world’s best YouTube advert: the original Lego Movie for free. Here’s how to do it – and when the deal runs out. Be warned, you don’t have long.Whether it’s a post-Thanksgiving turkey hangover you’re recovering from or you need a break from all of that sweet, sweet Black Friday shopping, feel free to take a break by heading on to YouTube on November 23 and typing in “Brick Friday”. Yes, it’s the worst pun ever, but it gets better from there.Black Friday deals: see all the best early offers right here.You’ll then see an ad pop up declaring “Stream for free. All day only today” with a shot of Chris Pratt’s character Emmet Brickowski looking a little too pleased with his handiwork of crossing out the … [Read more...] about The Lego Movie is free on YouTube this Black Friday for 24 hours only – here’s how to watch it
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In 2018, we have too many zombies and too few arcades — an inadvisable moment for Sega’s zombie arcade series House of the Dead to rise from the grave. Like the walking dead, Sega is undeterred by human logic. This month, House of the Dead Scarlet Dawn cabinets will begin to appear in Dave & Buster’s across the United States. After a nine-year arcade hiatus, the franchise still doesn’t have brains, though it has just enough blood and guts to make up for it. Weeks ago, I had a chance to play the majority of Scarlet Dawn in Japan, where the new House of the Dead has taken the last year to establish itself in the city’s dense and lively arcade scene. No need to even spend money to appreciate the most immediate change to the series; Scarlet Dawn is tucked inside a humongous cube of wood and plastic, larded with gaudy technology. Two players can sit on a bench inside the chamber, where they will find a pair of plastic light guns and a slew of gizmos that … [Read more...] about House of the Dead Scarlet Dawn is an awesome throwback to arcade glory days
Ready Player One is out in cinemas, and promises to immerse viewers in the wild, pop-culture filled world of the Oasis, first dreamed up by author Ernest Cline and now brought to life by Steven Spielberg himself. When Cline was first writing his seminal novel, the virtual reality technology which allows protagonist Wade Watts to enter the Oasis sounded more like fiction than fact but, today, VR headsets can be found in the homes of millions of people, and the hardware's only becoming more ambitious with every passing day. Virtual reality is now very much a part of our reality, even if the likes of PlayStation VR, Oculus Rift, and HTC Vive can't claim to be nearly as powerful as the amazing gadgetry seen in Ready Player One. Either way, it's the ideal time to look back at the films that have portrayed the technology on the big screen before now, and determine just how accurate they've managed to be in their predictions so far.Lawnmower Man (1992)The movie: Brett Leonard’s … [Read more...] about 11 visions of VR that movies got wrong. Very wrong.
As spring kicks into high gear, Amazon Prime Video has plenty of new titles for you to watch in the month of April. From classic horror movies to new seasons of original programming, there are more than enough new titles for you to bring through any April showers that may keep you in the house.When it comes to films, the new month sees classics like Friday the 13th, Texas Chainsaw Massacre II, and Carrie becoming available to stream--along with several modern horror films including Paranormal Activity, The Rage: Carrie 2 and Red State. Additionally, Escape From New York, Basic Instinct, Kickboxer, and Wayne's World 2 will all be added on April 1.On the Prime originals front, new seasons of Bosch and All or Nothing: Dallas Cowboys are set to debut, plus the premiere season of Little Big Awesome. Meanwhile, though it's not an original, the latest season of History's Vikings will become available on April 25.You can take a look at everything being added to Amazon Prime Video in April … [Read more...] about New On Amazon Prime Video In April: Vikings, Friday The 13th, And More Movies And TV Shows
Into every generation a Slayer is born… so said Giles in the very first episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, 21 years ago. It was our first (technically second, if you count the movie) introduction to a girl who would change the world of TV and film. Joss Whedon’s creation would not only go on to become one of the most successful series of all time, but it would help define the generation of TV and movies that came after it. Without Buffy, we’d have fewer female action heroes, smaller movie universes, and a very different TV horror genre. You could kiss goodbye to your Veronica Mars, your MCUs (as you know it), and your Supernaturals, and while it’s easy to look back now and see how a pretty blonde girl fighting monsters would one day become such a huge pop culture icon, back in the early ‘90s no-one really noticed Buffy at all. Let’s talk about the thing none of us really want to acknowledge: the movie. In 1992 Buffy the Vampire Slayer made … [Read more...] about 21 years of the Slayer: How Buffy defined a generation of TV and movies