Is 21 a bust? Ninja Gaiden DS tests our skills on the stylus. Plus, we tap The Wire, and form a more perfect union with John Adams.
This week in Movies:
21 is the new film adaptation of Bringing Down the House, a book detailing the former MIT blackjack team, and its efforts to take Las Vegas for millions by counting cards. Alex, Dan, and Jeff ante up to give their take.
Ben Stiller's returns to directing this summer with the action comedy, Tropic Thunder. The guys offer their impressions of the trailer.
This week in Video Games:
Team Ninja's popular Ninja Gaiden series has always held a high standard for challenge and responsiveness in the action genre. The newest entry introduces a bold new control scheme, designed specifically for the Nintendo DS. Alex, Dan, and Jeff unleash their styluses (styli?) on Ninja Gaiden: Dragon Sword.
This week in TV:
The gauntlet has been thrown down between gritty cop dramas. The guys finally get around to discussing the fan-favorite HBO series, The Wire, and make the inevitable comparison to The Shield.
Speaking of HBO, the "not TV" network has debuted a new miniseries chronicling one of America' founding fathers, John Adams. Alex, Dan, and Jeff eat their broccoli and start their history lesson.
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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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