Be Kind, Rewind: Remaking scenes from movies? Who does that? Lost Odyssey: Too old school? Gears of War 2: What are the essentials? Plus, Jeff's GDC vacation photos!
This week in Movies:
The newest flight of whimsy from the director of Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind is Be Kind, Rewind, which finds Jack Black and Mos Def remaking scenes from classic movies on a shoe-string budget. Alex, Dan, and Jeff know a little something about doing that themselves, so they enter the film with a uniquely critical eye.
With the news of Akira and Black Hole live action projects finding directors, the guys discuss their history with Anime.
This week in Video Games:
The Xbox brand finally has its own grand, Final Fantasy-esque JRPG in the form of Lost Odessey. It even comes from Final Fantasy luminary, Hironbu Sakaguchi. Alex, Dan, and Jeff dive into the four-disc epic and disagree about what they find.
The Game Developer's Conference has become the source of some big game announcements in recent years. Confirmation this year of Gears of War 2 prompts the guys to consider what it would take to improve the series.
Peter Molyneaux's Fable 2 discussions continue to surprise. The guys react to another interesting innovation - or is it just a money grab?
While he was in San Francisco guest-hosting Tekzilla, Jeff was able to check out some of GDC first-hand. He brought back some terrible, blurry vacation photos to share with the guys. Topics include Blizzard's apporach to multiplayer, Spore, Bionic Commando, Super Smash Bros Brawl, Wii Fit, and more independent games than you can shake a stick at.
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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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