Legend of Korra, Once Piece, Far Cry bundle, cheap Blu box sets, The Raid 2 and GARFIELD GOES FAST!
You know how this works, right? We occasionally showcase Amazon’s new releases, sales, pre-orders and make some comic recommendations, and you help support Laser Time by using any link below or on right-hand sidebar to shop for anything you might need on the world’s leading online retailer? Good, because that’s what we’re doing! This portion of the summer has proved to be a bit “doldrumy,” however, you’ll still find some new movie recommendations that are pretty decent. Thanks for our support, guys n’ gals!
The Legend of Korra – Book Two – Spirit
In case you haven’t heard, this week’s Laser Time is brought to you by Amazon Prime (get started with your FREE 30-day trial here), which is a service I’m a billion percent behind. It’s currently were I’m catching up on Avatar: The Last Airbender, a show I can’t believe I was so wrong about. I’m on record as someone who’s not a huge fan of anime, so I found it less than likely that I’d care for an American recreation of it that aired on Nickelodeon. But here we are: I love Avatar. And by all accounts, Korra is just as good if not better. Not to be too pluggy, but I believe Amazon Prime has exclusive streaming rights to the show, and you see the first season of Korra there as well as ALL of Avatar!
Once Piece: Unlimited World Red
Would you mind if I refrained from making jokes about anime and the people who love it? One Piece has been around forever, people seem to love it, and the ceaseless wave of related games will probably buy Namco another year or two of Western existence. See, I can say nice things sometimes! Also available in a Day 1 3DS Limited Edition.
Want to see how a Dune movie would’ve played out without David Lynch and Sting? Of course you do. In what I hope is the first in a series of feature-length exposes on films that never made it past the planning stages (do Terry Gilliam’s Harry Potter next!) Jordowsky’s Dune moves an tragically unmade movie beyond the realm of rumor and single-sentence Buzzfeed trivia. Not only will you get to hear about the director of El Topo’s efforts to being Dune to the screen, you’ll get to see the gorgeously bizarre concept art and storyboards that were too damned good for this world.
Far Cry Compilation
Holy shit! I haven’t even played Fary Cry 3, yet have zero problem with calling this one of the best new releases of the entire month. Far Cry 2, Far Cry 3, and the godsend that is Blood Dragon, and each cost less than Blood Dragon alone! You could do a helluva lot worse than three outstanding games for $30. The easiest way of course being not having any of these games and buying any other game in this article!
Scooby Doo & Looney Tunes Cartoon Universe Adventure
YES! It’s the Smash Bros. of forgotten cartoons stars! Perhaps that’s not an apt comparison for, but I’ kinda in the dark with this Hanna-Barbera/Latter day Looney Tunes crossover. How little do I know about this game? (And remember, this is coming from someone who might very well be the sole member of its ideal audience) I don’t even know the fucking genre! No game site seems to have any information and a diligent Googling only pulls up Flash ads for Cartoon Network. Buyer Beware: This game may not exist. But I kinda hope it does…
I apologize. Although Amazon is listing this as a new Blu-ray release, and there’s nothing but a Digital/Ultraviolet copy as far as “special features” go, that can’t possible be true. And if it is, somebody at this studio should be fucking executed. I love this movie. I saw it three times in the theater. Held a girl’s hand for the first time while watching it. And none of that was even intentional! Kindergarten Cop’s just that milquetoast. Amid a diverse range of 1990s options, Arnold’s first family-friendly comedy will always emerge as the a gently humming median of acceptable, inoffensive entertainment. It ain’t great, it ain’t bad, but it did give us the best YouTube video ever for embedding in argumentative forum/comment threads.
Dynasty Warriors: Gundam Reborn
Ah, it looks like it’s that time of year again. Like the changing of the leaves, the video game industry has blown its promotional wad on E3 reveals, have little to nothing to show, and the industry quietly releases things that have probably been out in Japan for well over a year. I have no idea what’s contained in Dynasty Warriors: Gundam Reborn, yet somehow, I have every idea. Please don’t make me say any more, you already know if you want this or not.
The Raid 2
Goddamn, did I love original Raid! And while I can barely remember a single character or plot point beyond the continued stream of gory ass-kickery, I loved The Raid 2 ever so much more. It’s like The Departed, if Leo, Matt Damon, and Jack Nicholson could rip the heads off each others’ henchmen with their bare hands. It doesn’t bother retreading the Men vs. Building plot (also coincidentally seen in Dredd) and sets a conniving undercover Clint Eastwood-esque character tearing through multiple criminal organizations, as they simultaneously tear through one another. Can’t recommend this flick enough, people. See the shit out of it.
Garfield: Wild Ride
HUZZAH! It looks as if what I think is a mobile/browser game has finally emerged as a download for PC and Mac. I could be wrong, but you don’t really care, do you? You’ve already added this to your Amazon shopping cart and can’t even hear me anymore. I looked into this laughably unnecessary racer briefly for Laser Time’s 25 Mario Kart Clones video on our YouTube channel, and was kind of astounded at the enormity of the game’s playable character roster (considering the comic’s cast of about five or six.) Which then prompted my favorite comment on the subject, courtesy of Mike Grimm, “Who the fuck would ever want to play as Jon Arbuckle?!”
Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa .5
I can’t help myself, I love everything the Jackass crew does. EVERYTHING! Call it sophomoric or juvenile if ya want, they always offer an ultra-unapologetically higher laugh-per-minute ratio then any comedy in theater. I love it all, even their seperate .5 releases that’re little more than glorified DVD bonus features. But the infamous prank show shoots SO MUCH footage when embarking on a feature film, they often times have to make tragic cuts just to meet the 90-minute comedy standard time, sometime leaving enough unused material to fill two or three more movies. Like the other Jackass .5s, this also doubles as a feature-length behind-the-scenes documentary where the participants explain why and what didn’t make the final cut, so if you’re a fan of Oscar-winner Spike Jonze dressing up as his old woman character, by all means stick around to see her squirting floppy spoiled tit milk into people’s coffee.
Jason Bateman has more than earned my interest over the last decade, and I very much want to see his directorial debut. Not only does it look to be the most foul-mouthed performance of his career, the idea of a film based around a loophole-exploiting adult kicking the shit out of children on the spelling bee circuit makes me smile just writing about it. We really need more films starring irredeemable assholes, and cursing kids and prostitutes are the icing on Bad Words’ cake. I only wish the DVD cover was the same as the movie’s poster, which capture Bateman caught right in mid-fuck! Peep the trailer.
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