Pain is painfully funny….See what I did there ?

Posted in Game Reviews, Musings with tags , , , , , , , , , on November 22, 2010 by DeHumph

I’ve recently discovered Pain on the Playstation 3. A game which enables you to send George Takai hurtling through the air into Monkeys/Bikini clad bimbo’s/clumsy scaffolding. Even better, the nonsensical mayhem can be uploaded with ease to YouTube.

So now without further ado, i’d like to share George Takai’s first few voyages into the cruel, harsh and unremitting world of Pain. Let’s face it, he’d probably take this kind of punishment rather than work with William Shatner again.

Jackass 3-D Review

Posted in Film Reviews with tags , , , , , , , , , on November 22, 2010 by DeHumph

There’s something oddly comforting about seeing the Jackass gang back on the big screen in ‘Jackass 3D’. It’s also a huge shock to think it was 10 years ago that Jackass first aired on MTV, responsible for lowering television standards almost single-handedly. Say what you will about Jackass, not only was it  MTV’s most successful program, but it was undeniably compulsive and groundbreaking viewing.

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11/10/10 HMV Exclusive Exorcist Blu-ray Screening

Posted in Film Reviews, Musings with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 12, 2010 by DeHumph

Last night I attended an exclusive screening of the brand new Exorcist Blu-Ray by Warner Video, with a Q&A with critic Mark Kermode & documentary maker Nick Jones. The event, held at Somerset House exclusively for members of HMV’s Pure scheme, was a great opportunity to see just how spectacular classic films can look when remastered for the Blu-ray format.

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I Spit On Your Grave (1978) Blu-Ray Review

Posted in Film Reviews with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 30, 2010 by DeHumph

Of all the films from the infamous list of Video Nasties, I Spit On Your Grave is one of the films that sticks out. That’s not to say it’s necessarily good, but in terms of pure shock value, I Spit On Your Grave is still a tough watch. It gets under your skin and stays there, thanks to its prolonged and graphic depiction of rape along with its infamous castration sequence.

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Xbox Live Arcade – Dead Rising-Case Zero / Sonic Adventure

Posted in Game Reviews with tags , , , , , , , on September 17, 2010 by DeHumph

Dead Rising-Case Zero

Capcom/ 400 Points

While the first Dead Rising was a huge hit for Capcom, it was also something of a divisive title among gamers. For many, its addictive blend of gory action and quirky RPG mechanics, combined with a distinctly Asian take on western zombie fiction, created something truly unique. Others quickly became frustrated by its unforgiving difficulty and flourishes of weird design choices, such as having to save your game by visiting a restroom.

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Alpha Protocol (Xbox 360)

Posted in Game Reviews with tags , , , , , , , , on September 16, 2010 by DeHumph

Despite various delays and extensions in development time, it would appear Obsidian never quite achieved their attempt at creating what was perceived as a unique blend of espionage action and RPG. Reviews have been all over the shop, averaging from anywhere from 40% to 80%, while news hit headlines on various gaming sites after an anonymous developer from Obsidian blasted the game as an embarrassing failure.

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Psycho II (1983)

Posted in Film Reviews with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 27, 2010 by DeHumph

Earlier this month, I was lucky enough to catch Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho on the big screen as part of the BFI’s ‘Psycho in Context’ series of screenings and seminars. The month long series of films and seminars, are all designed to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Psycho. The films range from reflections of its influence, such as John Carpenter’s Halloween, to films such as Peeping Tom, which alongside Psycho, ushered in a whole new era of horror. The genre suddenly began to move away from fantasy, and instead focus on the evil that might be lurking next door.

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