We go insane over Arkham Asylum! Is Taking Woodstock worthy of Oscar-winning director Ang Lee's talents? Spielberg doing a pirate movie? Bioshock's new helmer? Plus, we play Laser Tag!
The Totally Rad Show is Revision3's explosion of movie, video game, TV, and comics news and reviews. TRS was born in the depths of geek culture, at an epic game of Dungeons and Dragons in 2006. Alex Albrecht, host of Revision3's Diggnation, and Dan Trachtenberg, former host of Revision3's Geekdrome, met Jeff Cannata, former video game columnist, at the D&D table, and became fast friends. Intense debates over Star Wars characters, late night frag-fests in Gears of War, Heroes- and Lost-watching parties, and the sharing of dog-eared copies of Preacher graphic novels followed, leading the guys to one clear realization: This is the stuff we love. This stuff is totally rad. Individually, Alex, Dan, and Jeff had always wanted to find a show that approached geek culture with as much fervor as they did, that wasn't embarrassed to roll dice or dress like Jedi, that realized that nerd is the new cool. Together, they decided to make it. But one component was still missing. Luckily, they turned to uber-video god and bona-fide geek in his own right, Steve Koncelik, to help create a look and feel that was as rad as the subject matter. Several months, and hundreds of exploding fist-pumps later, the Totally Rad Show debuted on Revision3. Four dudes in a garage. One green screen. A cubic ass-ton of enthusiasm. The Totally Rad Show is all about the feeling of sharing a great new movie, or video game, or tv show, or comic with your buddies. It is about the excitement in finding a piece of entertainment you love, or the pain in realizing something isn't as rad as you had hoped. It is about finding friends who share your interests and get just as excited as you do. If it is out there and it is Rad, it is on the Totally Rad Show.
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Ang Lee's career has been as varied as it has been critically acclaimed, with titles like Ice Storm, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, and Brokeback Mountain. Alex, Dan, and Jeff take a look at his latest, Taking Woodstock, a family drama played against the backdrop of one of history's most important cultural events.
The guys also respond to some interesting film news of the week, including Steven Spielberg taking on another pirate movie, and the director of 28 Weeks later stepping into the BioShock movie.
Alex, Dan, and Jeff loved playing Laser Tag growing up, but is the toy still around? Has it changed? It is time to find out as the guys head to the park for some Laser Tag action!
Batman has had a long, and not particularly stellar history as a lead character in video games. But Eidos and Warner Bros aim to change that with the release of Batman: Arkham Asylum. Alex, Dan, and Jeff play both the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions of the game and come away very impressed with what they see.
Upcoming action title, Bayonetta will feature a "Very Easy Play" mode, the demonstration of which has stimulated a heated online debate. The guys weigh in with their thoughts on a game mode that virtually plays itself!