New Releases 5-8/4/10

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Back with another look at what's coming out this week in movies, video games and comic books.

Film
Date Night- Stars Steve Carrell and Tina Fey star in this romantic comedy with a bit of a twist. They play a married couple who try to inject a bit of romance into their lives by going out on a date night. A case of mistaken identity turns the night into something a little bit more thrilling and dangerous than a romantic dinner. Features a huge supporting cast like Mark Wahlberg, Mila Kunis and Ray Liotta.  71% on Rotten Tomatoes from 7 reviews


Kick-Ass (AUS release)- Stars Aaron Johnson, Nicolas Cage, Chloe Moertz, Mark Strong and Chris-Mintz Plasse. Based on a comic by Mark Millar it's the super hero film that's not like any other super hero film. It's crude, violent, sexed up and completely super power free. Johnson plays the titular hero Kick-Ass, a comic obsessed teen who becomes a masked vigilante. He meets fellow vigilantes like Big Daddy (Cage) and his eleven year old daughter Hit-Girl (Moertz) along the way to riding the streets of crime. Watch out for Hit-Girl to be the new love of fan boys everywhere and the poster child for family rights groups everywhere. 88% on Rotten Tomatoes from 41 reviews.

The Square (Limited US release)- Stars Joel Edgerton, David Roberts and Claire Van der Boom. An Aussie film that came out in 2008 and directed by Nash Edgerton that's managed to score distribution in the States. It's a crime thriller that has drawn Coen Brothers comparisons as it follows a businessman (Roberts) as he tries to run off with his mistress (Van der Boom) who has taken her criminal husbands money. Unfortunately things aren't easy as they seem and the two quickly find themselves in way over their heads. 93% on Rotten Tomatoes from 15 reviews.  

Video Games
Lead and Gold: Gangs of the Wild West (Xbox Live, PlayStation Network, PC)- The online third person shooter from Fat Shark Studios has been receiving considerable buzz and praise from the media. The game takes the sort of classed based online gameplay of games like Modern Warfare 2 and transplants it in a third person, Western world. The game is more than just that as it has striking visuals, fun gameplay and a good price point.

Comics
Batman and Robin Vol 1: Batman Reborn HC- Written by Grant Morrison. The series that got rave reviews from IGN and Ain't it Cool News is collected in a hardcover graphic novel. Read about how a new Batman & Robin team, complete with flying Batmobile, deal with a group of villains called the Circus of Strange and investigate the Domino Killer.
 

Captain America/Black Panther- Flags of Our Father #1- Written by Chris Ungar. Ever wonder how Captain America, the embodiment of America, and Black Panther, the embodiment of Wakanda, two of the Marvel Universes biggest heroes met? Well now you can as Ungar tells the story of how the two met amidst the backdrop of World War II. Look out for Nick Fury, the Howling Commandoes and some of the Marvel Universes nastiest Nazis.


World War Hulks #1- Written by Jeff Parker, Scott Reed, Paul Tobin and Harrison Wilcox. The story of the Hulks continues in this giant-sized story where gamma-irradiated characters like A-Bomb, Cosmic Hulk, Red She-Hulk Doc Samson and even Deadpool find themselves in the spotlight after the Fall of the Hulks special. All will have their stories told as the series builds up to one of the biggest conspiracies in the Marvel Universe. Lets just hope the series is big enough to contain all these characters.


The Shield #1- Written by Jonathan Hickman. This new series looks at the very first agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. That's right, modern day heroes like Iron Man and Captain America weren't the first ones. Leonardo Da Vinci, Galileo and other geniuses throughout history were S.H.I.E.L.D agents, even defeating Galactus in their time. Find out how their adventures are affecting Nick Fury and the modern day version. Insane story guaranteed.


Star Wars Purge: Hidden Blade (One-shot)- Written by Haden Blackman. Read about everyone's favorite villain Darth Vader as he continues his hunt for the remaining Jedi after the aftermath of Order 66. This one-shot sees Vader on a remote Imperial world that is having trouble with the natives. Just when Vader starts to feel tired with the task a Jedi Master and his Padawan show themselves and allow Vader to hunt his favorite game of all.

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