Video Games


MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Hitman: Agent 47’ Is One Of 2015’s Worst

Film: Hitman: Agent 47
Starring: Rupert Friend, Angelababy
Directed By: Alexander Bach

Big, dumb, loud and long, Hitman: Agent 47 is one of the worst video game adaptations ever made. This is not an opinion, but rather a matter of fact. In a world where we have seen Super Mario Bros turned into real-life plumbers who travel to a town called ‘DinoHattan,’ Aleksander Bach’s directorial debut has found a way to make gaming culture seem stupider than ever before. If I weren’t so disgusted I might actually be half impressed, but I’m not. I’m just disappointed.

One would think a …


MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Pixels’ Is A Disaster In Every Way

Film: Pixels
Starring: Adam Sandler, Kevin James
Directed by: Chris Columbus

Adam Sandler has official hit rock bottom, and he’s dragging your childhood heroes, as well as the great Peter Dinklage, down with him.

Pixels is exactly what we fear seeing when we pay to go to the movies. From beginning to end the film, which plays like an extended version of the spoiler heavy trailer with needless exposition added to extend its running time, is a complete waste of everything needed to make movies. The cast—while talented—folds completely under the pressure to make something memorable out of what I …


New ‘Pixels’ Trailer Introduces Heroes and Villains

If there is any hope for Adam Sandler‘s quickly-disappearing career in comedy, Pixels may be it. Set for release this summer, the film pits the star of Blended and The Cobbler against the most iconic video game characters of all time, and he has somehow convinced Kevin James to come along for the ride.

Today, Sony Pictures released a second trailer for Pixels, which is the first to really detail what exactly will happen in the story. From what we’re told, aliens received a transmission meant to showcase our way of life and mistakingly took it as a …


Adam Sandler And Kevin James Will Battle Video Game Characters In ‘Pixels’

Adam Sandler has been striking out left and right at the box office in recent years, and to be perfectly honest his upcoming comedy Blended does not seem poised to do much to change that trend. In 2015, however, he might finally strike gold once more as he and Kevin James prepare to face off against legendary video game characters in the film Pixels.

Based on a short with the same name from 2010, Pixels is being promoted as “a big action-comedy tentpole in the vein of Ghostbusters.” Tim Herlihy wrote the primary draft, and Tim Dowling did …


Seth Rogen And Evan Goldberg Team Up For Sega Vs. Nintendo Movie, ‘Console Wars’

With the success of Wreck-It Ralph and The Lego Movie, one would assume Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg would be writing and directing an animated take on the story of Sega and Nintendo battle in Console Wars…only they’re not. The team behind This Is The End plan on making this a serious, behind-the-scenes movie about the video game world.

This will be a gamer’s version of The Social Network with Rogen and Goldberg bringing Blake Harris’ book by the same name to the big screen. That makes sense since The Social Network producer, Scott Rudin, is attached to …

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Watch Lily Allen’s 8-bit Video Game Lyric Video for “L8 CMMR”

English sass master Lily Allen is back with a new music video, and it’s just as entertaining as her other releases. The song, called “L8 CMMR,” was written for the soundtrack to Lena Dunham’s HBO series Girls and gets an 8-bit lyric video full of bright colors and NES blocking.

The song was produced and co-written by Greg Kurstin and is severely less biting and bitter than Allen’s other work. That’s okay, though. Any excuse to watch retro video game-styled music videos is an excuse I’m glad to have. Not too long ago, Allen released a rather dizzying music video …


Watch Lana Del Rey Sing “Video Games” Incredibly Slow

Lana Del Rey is up for several Grammy awards this year and she just hit the Breakthrough Prize Awards stage to perform as well. The awards show honors scientists who have made major developments in our understanding of the world. Why she was playing there is a bit confusing, but Rolling Stone have an exclusive preview of her Breakthrough performance which you can watch after the jump.

In the video, you can hear Del Rey sing the already slow “Video Games” dramatically slow. Like, really, really slow. The heavy piano and backing strings only make it all the more dramatic.…

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Sounds Familiar: Week 6

Continuing our expansion of original content, Under The Gun Review presents its latest column, Sounds Familiar, dedicated to trawling the world and web for the latest remixes, redos, and reminiscent bits that our newest columnist Julia McAlpine finds appealing. Be prepared for some diversity in your music library. The songs may not be new, but they will be different and worth a spin.

If you have a remix or cover that you would like to see featured here, let us know! Write with the subject “Sounds Familiar” and we’ll take a listen!

The xx – “Chained” (Panic City Remix)


HOLY SH!T: Breaking Bad’s Aaron Paul To Star In “Need For Speed” Adaptation

Breaking Bad star Bryan Cranston has a lengthy filmography behind him, and it now seems his co-star is working hard to catch up. Aaron Paul, known by fans of the show for his portrayal of Jesse Pinkman, has been cast as the lead in Scott Waugh‘s adaptation of the EA Sports video game series Need For Speed.

EW broke the story earlier today, which goes on to mention that Dreamworks hopes to have production rolling as early as February 2013, with plans to release the following Spring. The film was conceived by George and John Gatins and is being …


HOLY SH*T: Columbia Pictures & Avi Arad Developing “Metal Gear” Film

During a 25th anniversary celebration in Tokyo earlier today, Metal Gear creator Hideo Kojima gave fans a present unlike any other. After years of rumors and setbacks, a Metal Gear film is finally on the way with major producer Avi Arad (Founder of Marvel Studios) and Columbia Pictures.

“For many years I fought to bring comics to theater – and video games are the comics of today,” Arad told the audience in Tokyo

The idea of a Metal Gear: Solid film has been brought up before, with Paul WS Anderson being rumored to direct as recently as 2009. At this …

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STREAM: John Mayer – Video Games (Lana Del Rey Cover)

John Mayer may have taken a break from touring, but that has not stopped the young rock legend from taking a shot at Lana Del Rey’s breakthrough hit.

finding its way online last night void of all the synth found in the original version, Mayer’s take on “Video Games” feels like the sad, sad tale of woe sang by someone riding across the Wild West at sunset. The track has no vocals, but that will not stop it from haunting you. Hear what I mean, after the jump.

No word on whether or not Mayer plans to do more covers …


Kiss Planning Custom “Angry Birds” Game

This should not have come as a surprise, but it did. Kiss, the band whose logo and iconic faces have graced everything from pinball machines to condoms, are currently in talks to develop their own version of the hit mobile application Angry Birds.

Yes, you read that right. Kiss want to become Angry Birds.

NME brings us the story, which once again should not be a surprise given the amount of shameless branding the legendary band is known for, revealing frontman Gene Simmons spilled the beans in a recent interview with Industry Gamers. When discussing the …