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DoctorFinger
02-15-2011, 08:28 PM
- Geek favorite Felicia Day will star in the web series (http://www.usatoday.com/life/lifestyle/2011-02-15-felicia15_ST_N.htm) Dragon Age: Redemption, which she also wrote and co-produced. The, due out later this year, are set in the Dragon Age world of Ferelden, but don't appear to connect directly to any of the existing Dragon Age titles.

- Fans of growly metal voices can rest easy. Mike Patton will be reprising his role (http://helldescent.com/2011/02/15/exclusive-mike-patton-confirmed-in-the-darkness-2/) as as the shadow demons in The Darkness 2. (via VG241 (http://www.vg247.com/2011/02/15/mike-patton-to-reprise-his-role-as-the-darkness-in-sequel/))

- Relic Games will be announcing their RTS (http://twitter.com/#%21/DannyBilson/status/37375972969811969) sometime in...August.

- And for all you PC gamers looking to Hail to the King...Duke Nukem Forever will be using Steamworks (http://twitter.com/#%21/2KGames/status/37601304226304000).

- A developer working for Bioware proposed to a fellow Bioware dev (http://www.gameinformer.com/b/news/archive/2011/02/14/bioware-dev-proposes-to-fellow-dev-in-minecraft.aspx) using Minecraft. It's either the sweetest story you'll read all week, or the most nauseating. Maybe both. Someone needs to make them a Minecraft-themed wedding cake.

- The Criterion Collection - a set of 150+ pretentious underrated classic films - has been added to Hulu Plus (http://blog.hulu.com/2011/02/15/a-gift-for-movie-lovers-criterion-collection-joins-hulu-plus/).

Generation ABXY
02-15-2011, 08:36 PM
- The Criterion Collection - a set of 150+ pretentious underrated classic films - has been added to Hulu Plus (http://blog.hulu.com/2011/02/15/a-gift-for-movie-lovers-criterion-collection-joins-hulu-plus/).

You've just slighted Seven Samurai, Doc... dead to me.

DoctorFinger
02-15-2011, 08:38 PM
The Kurosawa stuff is great, but some fans of the Criterion Collection... are just overbearing. I'll leave it at that.

Sandman
02-15-2011, 08:42 PM
That is a huge get for Hulu Plus. I wish it was on Netflix though because I'm already a subscriber there. The movies Criterion selects are usually good enough for a rent and the collection alone is worth it for the Kurosawa movies.

Psykoboy2
02-15-2011, 08:43 PM
Kurosawa is in the Criterion Collection....know who else is?

Michael Fucking Bay - twice!

And I'm a Michael Bay fan and calling bullshit on that. Well, maybe not so much on The Rock, but yes on Armageddon.

Wraith
02-15-2011, 08:46 PM
Re: the Criterion Collection:Criterion has digital streaming rights to over 800 of the films in their library... We’re launching with over 150 Criterion movies today, and we’ll be adding more titles each month.

Generation ABXY
02-15-2011, 08:48 PM
The Kurosawa stuff is great...

Admittedly, that may be all I know. :D

burger
02-15-2011, 09:05 PM
The Criterion Collection - a set of 150+ pretentious underrated classic films - has been added to Hulu Plus (http://blog.hulu.com/2011/02/15/a-gift-for-movie-lovers-criterion-collection-joins-hulu-plus/).

Pretentious? Hardly.


The Thin Red Line
Seven Samurai
Hard Boiled
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
The Killer
RoboCop
Monty Python's Life of Brian
Spartacus
Videodrome
House of Games
The Silence of the Lambs
Paths of Glory
Days of Heaven
The Last Emperor

Those are just a few I've named off the top of my head.

violent
02-15-2011, 09:26 PM
When they add Brazil, I'll renew my sub.

MagGnome
02-15-2011, 09:57 PM
I really hope that stuff comes to Netflix.

Damn you Hulu!

I don't like how the market is splitting like this. I'm not going to subscribe to multiple services just to watch different movies. If something isn't on Netflix then I'm probably not going to watch it.

PathMaster
02-15-2011, 10:02 PM
Woo, to Darkness and Ooo to Kurosawa!

Superman's Dead
02-15-2011, 10:50 PM
Dear Relic,

Homeworld?

Sincerely,

Everything

ThievesAmongUs
02-15-2011, 10:51 PM
Mmm... delicious Felicia Day.

Stoke
02-15-2011, 11:34 PM
Dear Relic,

Homeworld?

Sincerely,

Everything

A Homeworld 3 announcement would be too good to be true.

J Arcane
02-15-2011, 11:56 PM
I really hope that stuff comes to Netflix.

Damn you Hulu!

I don't like how the market is splitting like this. I'm not going to subscribe to multiple services just to watch different movies. If something isn't on Netflix then I'm probably not going to watch it.
It's pretty much all on Netflix already, just not all of it on instant play.

Which is why, while tempting, I'm not sure I can be bothered to pony up another $8 a month for the privilege.

Hemalin
02-16-2011, 12:16 AM
It's pretty much all on Netflix already, just not all of it on instant play.

Which is why, while tempting, I'm not sure I can be bothered to pony up another $8 a month for the privilege.
None of it will be on Netflix streaming for long. (http://www.facebook.com/notes/the-criterion-collection/criterion-and-hulu-faq/10150093182038562)

J Arcane
02-16-2011, 12:18 AM
None of it will be on Netflix streaming for long. (http://www.facebook.com/notes/the-criterion-collection/criterion-and-hulu-faq/10150093182038562)
Lamesauce. All so they can prop up their "brand".

Who cares about the brand, I want to see the films, and I want to do it on the service I choose, not which service threw them the most money hats.

Dave
02-16-2011, 12:18 AM
Are you guys sure that The Killer and Hard Boiled have Criterion versions? If so, how long ago did these films get the Criterion treatment. Those have gotta be pretty fuckin' sweet.

Also, cool points to Burger for not forgetting Videodrome. That right there's some good, nasty fun. I really enjoyed the Criterion release of Linklater's Dazed and Confused too.

Kurosawa's Kurosawa. If you're not a fan of that guy's stuff, I don't know what to tell you at this point ya' know?

shodan2020
02-16-2011, 03:57 AM
Good news about Mike Patton and The Darkness 2. I loved his voice work for the first game.

EternalGamer
02-16-2011, 06:42 AM
La Strada, 400 Blows, Jules et Jim, Breathless, Seven Samurai... Those films are fucking awesome, original, beautiful, and deal with subject matter that is thought provoking and brave. Who the fuck would see any of those and then call them "pretentious"? I guess it makes sense if your attitude is "old films are pretentious cause their old and Italian films are pretentious cause their in Italian LOL." To automatically assume something is pretentious because it has garnered critical acclaim for half a century is pretty absurd. Yeah, ALL those people are just fronting and pretending to like stuff to fit in...

However, I already own almost every film listed there, so Hulu still doesn't get my attention. If they keep adding stuff like that, though, they definitely will.

Psykoboy2
02-16-2011, 06:54 AM
Are you guys sure that The Killer and Hard Boiled have Criterion versions? If so, how long ago did these films get the Criterion treatment.

Pretty sure (http://www.criterion.com/people/1733-john-woo). Except both of them are out of print, sadly.

Chris_D
02-16-2011, 07:32 AM
I remember back in the day ('01 or so) the Killer Criterion used to go for outrageous prices on eBay. I made do with the Hong Kong version (shitty subs and all). No idea what it goes for these days.

National Kato
02-16-2011, 10:28 AM
nthing the love for Criterion. Their library is great, they do a fantastic job with the transfers, extras, and packaging...I don't see how anyone who loves film can call most of these films pretentious or overbearing. It's cinematic history.

When they add Brazil, I'll renew my sub.

A true Gilliam fan already owns Brazil, particularly the 3-disc Criterion version with everything one would need to enjoy the film. :cool:

burger
02-16-2011, 10:34 AM
Also, cool points to Burger for not forgetting Videodrome. That right there's some good, nasty fun.

David Cronenberg can do no wrong in my book...I think he's a cinematic genius to be honest

violent
02-16-2011, 10:36 AM
A true Gilliam fan already owns Brazil, particularly the 3-disc Criterion version with everything one would need to enjoy the film. :cool:

How dare you insinuate that I do not?! You know nothing of my work, sir.

Zanzibar
02-16-2011, 11:15 AM
Mmm... delicious Felicia Day.

Amen, brother.

National Kato
02-16-2011, 11:18 AM
How dare you insinuate that I do not?! You know nothing of my work, sir.

I lay my glove at your feet for my transgression, good sir.

http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f27/NationalKato/fop.jpg

DoctorFinger
02-16-2011, 12:56 PM
nthing the love for Criterion. Their library is great, they do a fantastic job with the transfers, extras, and packaging...I don't see how anyone who loves film can call most of these films pretentious or overbearing. It's cinematic history.I don't see the movies as pretentious so much as I think some of Criterion's fans are almost insufferable.

It's the same way some music fans treat Pitchfork: anything they recommend is awesome, and anything they don't is crap.

National Kato
02-16-2011, 01:14 PM
Ah, I see. Well, I'm not a Criterion purist. But when they release a film it's usually done with thorough attention. I like that.

Pitchfork? I can't read their reviews. :)

Generation ABXY
02-16-2011, 01:32 PM
Jesus, what rock have I been living under? I've never even heard of Pitchfork. O_o

DoctorFinger
02-16-2011, 02:12 PM
Jesus, what rock have I been living under? I've never even heard of Pitchfork. O_oYou need to hang out with more people with ironic mustaches & hats who drink PBR.

Dave
02-16-2011, 06:30 PM
Pretty sure (http://www.criterion.com/people/1733-john-woo). Except both of them are out of print, sadly.

So it would appear.

Boo!

violent
02-16-2011, 07:29 PM
I lay my glove at your feet for my transgression, good sir.

http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f27/NationalKato/fop.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/1CqTf.jpg