Author: Jason Furie

NINTENDO SWITCH Presentation 2017 Impressions (Launch Date, Price, and More!)

**UPDATE (1/12/17, 10:37pm)** Rumor has it that AMAZON will be opening up pre-orders at 1am PST so stay tuned and caffeinated! (link below) Tonight, Nintendo held their highly anticipated “Nintendo Switch Presentation 2017” live from Tokyo to give fans a better idea of what to expect when the Nintendo Switch releases later this year. First and foremost, the NINTENDO SWITCH will be released in North America on March 3rd 2017 for the retail price of $299.99. As of this writing, pre-orders are not yet up, but I have a feeling it will be happening very soon. If interested in...

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DEATH RACE 2050 Red-Band Trailer Is Pretty Nuts

If you dig campy action flicks and haven’t seen 1975’s DEATH RACE 2000 yet you should probably give it a spin. It’s set in a dystopian future where contestants race across the country running down pedestrians for points. Think WACKY RACES meets MAD MAX and you may just be getting the idea here. And it features David Carradine and a young Sylvester Stallone. A recipe for success right!? While I can’t recommend it as a fine piece of cinema, I can recommend it as damn good fun. Back in 2008, we saw a reboot in the form of DEATH...

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MASS EFFECT: ANDROMEDA Release Date Revealed!

According to BioWare MASS EFFECT: ANDROMEDA will be released March 21st 2017 in North America and March 23rd internationally. Considering the scope of this game, I personally wouldn’t be surprised if this date got delayed a little bit. But I’ll stay optimistic and start feeling up the old hype meter anyway. Either way, I’m sure we will be seeing this n 2017. And if that March date sticks, it will be a great way to spend those dry gaming months as we get closer to E3 2017. Fingers crossed. MASS EFFECT is easily one of my favorite gaming franchises...

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STAR WARS REBELS Season 3 Midseason Return Trailer With Obi-Wan!

I’m having a difficult time handling just how cool this trailer is for the midseason return of STAR WARS REBELS Season 3. Is has so much awesome inside. We see a younger and less deformed Saw Gerrera voiced by ROGUE ONE‘s Forest Whitaker. We see Tarkin, Mon Mothma, Thrawn, Bail Organa, Rex the aged Clone Trooper, Battle Droids, and Mandalorians! And best yet, we see young and older versions of Obi-Wan! And yes, that looks to be a rematch between Obi-Wan and Darth Maul on Tatooine! I really dig seeing the Alec Guiness version of Obi-Wan here and that...

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JOHN WICK 2 Trailer and Top 10 Reasons to Be Excited

I hope you just watched that trailer….FIVE TIMES! Moreso, I hope you’ve seen the original JOHN WICK. If not, stop reading this you damn fool and get to it! I didn’t review the original, but Mark Espinosa and I share a lot of the same opinions about why JOHN WICK is cool as hell. The main difference is, I would have given in a 10 out of 10 and would have veered more towards gushing rather than reviewing. Good thing Mark’s around. Check out his review below! JOHN WICK Movie Review Ok, here’s a list of a few reasons...

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Admit It. You’re Excited for THE FATE OF THE FURIOUS (Trailer Inside!)

I have a theory. I think everyone likes the FAST AND FURIOUS movies. The only difference is that some of us admit it and some of us don’t. I’ll go on record and say that I like them. FAST 5 is the best by far. Well, the franchise is at it again with its 8th installment and I’m not sure if it’s called FAST & FURIOUS 8 as seen on IMDB of THE FATE OF THE FURIOUS as seen in the trailer above. I’m gonna go with FATE because it sounds whimsically absurd just the the franchise itself. This...

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ALIEN COVENANT Movie Trailer Feels Just Right

Say what you will about PROMETHEUS, I thought it was one of the most visually stunning and entertaining science fiction films in a long time. And David 8 is one of my all time favorite sci-fi characters. There’s no denying the influence director Ridley Scott has had for the genre and seeing him return to the ALIEN franchise is a nerd dream come true. I’ll take any film Scott decides to make in this franchise. This trailer finds a good balance between the epic spectacle of PROMETHEUS and the original claustrophobic tension of the original ALIEN. And it’s so good seeing...

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WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES Movie Trailer

I don’t think the current PLANET OF THE APES films get enough credit. The reboot has been completely amazing and truly one of the best science fiction franchises we’ve had over the past 10 years or so. While I loved the original in this reboot series RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES, it’s sequel DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES took things to the next level. Director Matt Reeves returns for WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES and I’m glad because DAWN was so amazing. Reeves understands this universe and is really accomplishing a lot here...

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Top 5 Comic Book Picks For November 2016

1. MOTRO #1 / Oni Press Written by Ulises Farinas with Erick Freitas / Art by Ulises Farinas Artist and writer Ulises Farinas’s MOTRO from Oni Press is something special. It’s the kind of book that just feels like a passion project from beginning to end. It’s just so damn fun and bristling with a cool creative vibe. While the MAD MAX influence is definitely strong, MOTRO still feels completely original and unique. It’s a stylish and well crafted romp into the mind of Farinas showcasing some interesting characters and some exciting action. Highly recommended. 2. TRINITY #3 / DC Comics Written by Francis Manapul /...

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4 Glorious Minutes of THE LEGEND OF ZELDA: BREATH OF THE WILD

Nintendo, via the Nintendo Treehouse on youtube, recently dropped a 4 minute long gameplay video showcasing their upcoming THE LEGEND OF ZELDA: BREAH OF THE WILD which is heading to the Nintendo Wii U and the recently announced Nintendo Switch portable console hybrid. The above video really speaks for itself. It’s great seeing actual gameplay footage rather than teasers and trailers. By the looks of it, BREATH OF THE WILD appears to be a gloriously epic and tons of fun. I’m a diehard ZELDA nut (of the Deku variety) and I have to say this looks to be one...

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TRANSFORMERS: THE LAST KNIGHT Movie Trailer and Initial Thoughts

Once again I find myself in the minority. I actually dig Michael Bay’s TRANSFORMERS movies. I’ll admit they’re about as deep as a kiddie pool, but hot damn are they entertaining as hell. Robot on robot action redefined. I just don’t see a lot to complain about when it comes to ultimate robot destruction on a grand scale. Sure the human moments in-between can be grueling, but no more so than any GODZILLA, KONG, or PACIFIC RIM feature. You pay for the hulking beasts, and every TRANSFORMERS film so far has delivered 100% in the robe-destruction department. Can you...

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ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY Movie Review

WARNING: This review is full of spoilers, see the film first! I’m a shameless STAR WARS super-fan. Nothing matches the influence of the original trilogy, I completely adore the prequel trilogy, THE FORCE AWAKENS was a fun way to kickstart the franchise again, and I gobble up all the TV shows, video games, comic books, and novels now that the canon has been reset. That said, I highly recommend reading James Luceno’s prequel tie-in novel CATALYST as it most definitely heightened my experience with ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY. Disney and Lucasfilm are committed to bringing us a...

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Tom Cruise’s THE MUMMY (2017) Movie Trailer and Initial Thoughts

I may be in the minority here, but I don’t really care. I love Tom Cruise. I love Stephen Sommers’ THE MUMMY (1999) starring Brendan Fraser. If you didn’t stop reading after that, thank you. If you can’t imagine yet, I’ll just tell you…this movie looks pretty damn amazing to me. Besides being a sucker for Cruise, I adore the mummy as a movie monster. Yes, I think the mummy is the most overlooked movie monster and I like mummies way more than zombies, vampires, werewolves, and Frankenstein’s monster. Sure they are all cool, but the mummy is the...

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THE LAST OF US PART 2 Announcement Trailer

By far the best announcement to come out of this year’s Playstation Experience was the reveal of THE LAST OF US PART 2 from Naughty Dog. The above announcement trailer doesn’t really tell us much about the sequel other than the return of Ellie and Joel seemingly taking place a handful of years after the events of 2013’s THE LAST OF US. And as for now, just confirming this game is in development is enough for me. I’m sure it will be a few years before we get our hands on this game. One thing is for sure, I...

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MARVEL VS. CAPCOM INFINITE Announcement and Gameplay Trailers

It seems like just yesterday I was still stewing about how Cyclops, Cable, and Mega Man were excluded from MARVEL VS. CAPCOM 3. And by “yesterday” I mean everyday since the game was announced. That was my MARVEL VS. CAPCOM 2 dream-team back on the Sega Dreamcast. The game just kind of feels hollow without them… Well, at the recent Playstation Experience 2016, Capcom officially announced a sequel called MARVEL VS. CAPCOM INFINITE. Why it’s not just called MARVEL VS. CAPCOM 4 I’ll never know. Maybe it just doesn’t sound cool. And according to rumors, the game may as well...

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SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING Movie Trailer Review

Ok, initial thoughts…cool. I don’t think I ever really asked for an Iron Man and Spider-Man team-up on the big screen, but I guess I’ll take it. There’s no denying that our new Spidey Tom Holland is pretty, err, amazing. For those not keeping score at home, our new Spider-Man debuted in the Marvel Cinematic Universe in CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR. And yes, he was pretty great and once again has me excited to see the old (young?) web-slinger on the big screen. While I loved the Tobey Maguire trilogy (yes even 3, leave me alone!), I wasn’t all...

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Telltale Games Announces GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY Game Coming in 2017

Telltale Games sure does team up with some amazing franchises. THE WALKING DEAD, GAME OF THRONES, and BATMAN are my favorites so far. And you can bet you’re 80’s music listening buns that a GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY game from Telltale will be something special. At the recent 2016 Game Awards, Telltale Games officially announced a GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY game and showed off the above short and sweet teaser. So no story details or an official release date has been announced just yet, but hot damn, that tease is enough to get my gears going! I look forward...

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STAR WARS BATTLEFRONT’s ROGUE ONE “Scarif” DLC Trailer

There’s no denying just how much fan service is cram-packed in EA’s STAR WARS BATTLEFRONT video game! It’s pure iconic and epic STAR WARS fun set during those classic “Original Trilogy” years. Sure I would appreciate some Prequel Trilogy, Episode VII, CLONE WARS, and REBELS love, but I suppose they have to save something for the inevitable sequels. Will they dare even visit the original prequel timeline? I hope so especially considering that the epic battles set during the Clone Wars would be perfect for a game of this ilk. That said, the upcoming ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS...

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QUICK DRAW SF’s Merry Merch-Mas Party! Thursday December 8th!

  Paint Pens Collective x Never Ending Radical Dude presents “QUICK DRAW SF” Location: F8/1192 Folsom, San Francisco, CA 94103 Date: Thursday, December 8th 2016 Time: 6:00 – 10:00pm Curated by Shayna Yasuhara and Jason Furie  **RSVP on Facebook HERE** Happy holidays from Quick Draw SF to you! This month we’re throwing a big ol’ party and you’re invited! Instead of our usual “drink and draw” shenanigans, we’ll be setting up tables and selling tons of amazing pieces of art from past featured artists. We’ll be selling original art, prints, zines, pins, stickers, and so much more! Come hang out, pick up...

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ALIEN: COVENANT Poster and Official Release Date Announced!

Great news for fans of the ALIENS franchise. 20th Century Fox just released a spectacular poster for their upcoming PROMETHEUS sequel ALIEN: COVENANT which reveals an official release date of May 19th 2017. Can’t come soon enough. Director Ridley Scott returns with star Michael Fassbender returning as David 8. And I’m going to use this opportunity to say that I absolutely adore the ALIENS franchise and am a PROMETHEUS sympathizer. I’ll never know why that movie didn’t connect more with audiences. If you think I’m full of bologna, read my PROMETHEUS review to see why I loved it so...

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