Quantcast
FLIXIST - Where movie lovers blog.
DestructoidJapanatorTomopopFlixist
  Upgrade your membership





wut?
Subscribe via RSS



4:00 PM on 06.14.2013

John C. Reilly confirmed for Guardians of the Galaxy

John C. Reilly has officially been announced as Rhomann Dey in the upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy. Dey is the the leader of the Nova Corp and the one who comes to earth and gives Nova/Richard Rider, reaffirming that the Nov...

Matthew Razak


Advertisement:

Xbox Live Gold 55% Off at Paypal's Spring Gaming Sale

The 5th week of PayPal's Spring Gaming Sale is here! :

Get a 55% discount on a 12-month Xbox Live subscription, 85% discount on Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, and 75% off on Worms Ultimate Mayhem! Cyberpunk lovers can buy Deus Ex: Human Revolution for €1.99, fans of long range combat can try their skill in Sniper: Ghost Warrior for €1.99. Gamers can also kindly support Save the Children charity event and get Rogue Legacy for donations over $3.5.
Shop Now






Review: Wreck-It Ralph photo
Review: Wreck-It Ralph
by Alex Katz

Almost immediately, there's a weird dissonance in Wreck-it Ralph, Disney's love-letter to the 80s/90s age of arcades. From frame one, where the film begins at the arcade that is home to all the characters and games we're about to meet, hitting those gamer nostalgia buttons is clearly one of the film's top priorities. You're assailed by all the bloops and bleeps that helped to make the arcade such a special place in the hearts of children (including this one). There's some Galaga and Space Invaders in the corner, along with newer, modern racers and light gun first person shooters. Aside from the fact that this is an independently-owned arcade that seems constantly well-attended and in no danger of closure, this could be a scene from any childhood from the 1980s onward.

The problem, then, is the fact that Wreck-it Ralph, while clearly meant for the older gamer crowd, is written with much younger, less-savvy kids in mind. After all, what eight year old is going to recognize Neff from Altered Beast, who is weirdly prominent in all the film's advertising?

An awesome one, that's who.

view full story + comments


6:00 PM on 10.04.2012

Trailer: Wreck-It Ralph

Fair warning before you watch the international trailer for Wreck-It Ralph, one of our most anticipated films of the upcoming months. If you wanted to go in blind (and not know any of the plot details), then you shouldn't wa...

Nick Valdez

2:30 PM on 09.12.2012

Trailer: Wreck-It Ralph

Here's a brand new trailer for Disney's Wreck-It Ralph! I swear, this movie is looking more and more fun with every trailer they release for it. This one goes into Ralph's world and his travels in more detail than previous t...

Alex Katz

8:00 AM on 06.11.2012

Play the videogame Fix-It Felix Jr. from Wreck-It Ralph

Last week the trailer for Wreck-It Ralph debuted, and the film looks like a lot of fun -- kinda like Videogame Story, if you will. Ralph (voiced by John C. Reilly) is the villain of a fictional arcade game called Fix-It Felix...

Hubert Vigilla



Trailer: Wreck-It Ralph photo
Trailer: Wreck-It Ralph
by Alex Katz

The first trailer for Disney's Wreck-It Ralph is here! This is probably my second most anticipated animated release of the year, other than Brave of course, and this first teaser doesn't disappoint. We're going to see Wreck-It Ralph, voiced with the great sad sack everyman charm John C. Reilly has stopped doing regularly, travel through a number of game worlds, while encountering video game characters most of us will recognize pretty easily. I do really love the idea of a video game villain feeling underappreciated because hey, the dude's just doing his job wrecking that building! I really hope the movie ends with Ralph stumbling on a rebooted Wreck-It Ralph universe where everything's needlessly gritty and dark, like that Xbox Bomberman game.

Wreck-It Ralph arrives in theaters this November, and I may have to go on a classic gaming kick before it arrives!

[Via MSN]

view full story + comments


1:00 PM on 06.05.2012

Images from Wreck-It Ralph are charming, full of cameos

This is especially fitting, given that today is the "official" start of E3, which our big brothers at Destructoid are covering all day. In these new screens for the upcoming Wreck-It Ralph, we get a look at some of the film's...

Alex Katz

6:00 PM on 08.09.2011

Trailer: We Need to Talk About Kevin

John C. Reilly and Tilda Swinton play the parents of sociopathic teenager Kevin, played by Ezra Miller. Kevin and his mother have never had a close relationship, and when Kevin does something "heinous," his mother must deal ...

Jenika Katz