Aug 4, 2012
In this stylized remake of the original Arnold Schwarzenegger movie we have Colin Farrell taking the role of Douglas Quaid. Douglas is a factory worker that is troubled by reoccurring nightmares and one night he decides to try a place called Rekall – a company that provides fake memories. His life is turned upside down when things don’t go as planned. Total Recall is a huge action/adventure that takes place on a post-apocalyptic earth where only two countries remain. In order to get to each country the government created a massive underground elevator called “The Fall”. Total Recall is full of promise, but it never lives up to its predecessor. It ultimately feels like an unnecessary remake of a much better film.
Aug 4, 2012
Evan (Ben Stiller) is a man that appears to have everything he could ever want. Evan has a career that he loves, a wife that loves him, good friends, and a terrific house in his quiet stereotypical suburban neighborhood. Shortly after we are introduced to him things start going array. He takes it upon himself to start a neighborhood watch because a local resident gets brutally murdered and the police weren’t doing enough to catch the killer. He enlists Bob (Vince Vaughn), Franklin (Jonah Hill), and Jamarcus (Richard Ayoade ) and one evening on patrol they get more than they bargained for. That’s basically The Watch in the nutshell. It’s a simple story that has potential to be a very funny but the jokes are too few and far between. There are laughs in The Watch, however most of the jokes fall flat. Some of the best scenes are in the trailers, and if you choose not to see this movie you wouldn’t be missing too much.
Aug 1, 2012
Back in 2008, Copper Innovations filed a lawsuit against Nintendo claiming that the Wiimote an Wii infringed on Coppers patent for a ”hand held computer input apparatus and method” that was made in 1996. Today, the summary judgement was granted in Nintendo’s favor by the Pittsburgh U.S. District Court, making a trial by jury unnecessary. Considering the video game company has been bleeding money as of late, this is a really good thing for them. We’re not sure how many more financial blows they can take.
Richard Medway, Nintendo of America’s deputy general counsel, had this to say: “We are very pleased with the court’s decision. Nintendo has a long history of developing innovative products while respecting the intellectual property rights of others. We also vigorously defend patent lawsuits when we firmly believe that we have not infringed another party’s patent, despite the risks that this policy entails. I would like to express our sincere appreciation for the tireless efforts of our legal team.” Hopefully this is a sign that more good things are going to happen for Nintendo.
Jul 31, 2012
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Jul 31, 2012
The Lost Level: Episode Forty One is here for your listening pleasure! In our What You Been Up To? segment Christina and Adam discuss their experience with the Little Big Planet Karting beta. Will Gamestop survive the next generation consoles? Find out our thoughts about the latest news coming from Gamestop as we sound off in our Lost Control segment. It’s a great conversation, and a great look into our ideas of the next generation. Episode Forty One is full of thought provoking conversation and outlandish hi-jinx. We had a lot of fun making this episode! We hope you enjoy it! Listen now!
Jul 27, 2012
The Lost Level Round Table: The Dark Knight Rises is a spoiler heavy podcast. So this is your warning, if you haven’t seen this movie yet then please wait to listen to the podcast until after. The Lost Levelers discuss the story, the characters, and the ending to the Christopher Nolan Batman universe. Find out what we thought about the last chapter to the series. More importantly let us know what you think. There has been some great discussions about this movie, and we’d like to know if you agree, or disagree with us? Find out what we thought now!
Jul 25, 2012
We are back! The Lost Level: Episode 40.3 is slinging its web all over The Amazing Spider-Man. In our first ever Versus segement it’s Christina and Alex versus Adam and Chris in a battle over who was right about the movie! We try to dissect Christina’s review and see what she adored so much! We don’t stop there because Alex also played the game too! He gives his review and discusses the Stan Lee pre-order bonus we all want to know about! Rounding out the cast we cover the news in games and movies.
Thank you for your patience! As you can see I am trying to set the record for exclamation points in one post! So stop reading this and listen now!
As a special treat to our fans we recorded a Round Table for The Dark Knight Rises! It will be out later this week. Stay tuned! EXCLAMATION POINT!
Jul 21, 2012
The Dark Knight Rises is the epic conclusion to the Christopher Nolan trilogy starring Christian Bale as Bruce Wayne. The movie starts off eight years after the events of The Dark Knight. The Batman has retired, and there has been relative peace in Gotham. That’s until a new villain comes to town, Bane, played brilliantly by Tom Hardy. Nolan’s take on Batman has always focused on the psychology of what drives a man to do such extraordinary feats to protect a city. The Dark Knight Rises completes the Bruce Wayne/Batman character arc and is largely satisfying to the fans. There is so much content in this movie it almost feels like it’s too much. Rises has the longest run time of the three, and as much as I didn’t want to see this franchise come to an end there are many things in the movie that could have been cut to strengthen the film.
Jul 20, 2012
The Lost Level family sends its deepest condolences to the families of the victims in Aurora Colorado. These horrific actions were a disgusting blemish on what should have been a night of celebration and absolute fandom. For the fans of Christopher Nolan’s Dark knight series last night was the icing on the cake, a final encore to a trilogy so dear to our hearts. To hear that someone took this opportunity to invoke pain and suffering on others is truly appalling. Since the event I have watched my news feed(s) swell with the typical reactions to these types of tragedies, media outlets all looking to try to put their own personal spin on the coverage. Unfortunately, just like clockwork you see the typical trolls in the media take this type of event and impose their own personal reasoning, and ideas on why this type of thing happens. Sure enough, it wasn’t very long until I heard the “violence in our movies and video games” excuses transpire. In the next several weeks we will see everyone interviewed from witnesses that were there, to the man living on the corner 20 blocks away. People will come forward for their 15 seconds of fame and say they knew the gunman etc… By doing this we give the people that do these actions exactly what they what. Attention.
Please acknowledge the tragedy for what it was, and realize just how horrific it is, but don’t encourage people to exploit these types of actions for their own personal agenda.
Our thoughts are with those families right now.
*Please note that this post is strictly the opinion of one of the members of Lost Level, and not the opinions of the Lost Level, its partners, bloggers, or anyone loosely associated to Lost Level.