Daily Archives: April 24, 2015

The Forger Review

John Travolta’s latest, The Forger, is a Boston crime drama that isn’t particularly dramatic, isn’t all that crime-y, and doesn’t actually utilize Boston that much. There are no bad performances here, as Christopher Plummer, Tye Sheridan, and Travolta play the grandfather-father-dying son dynamic well enough. No, The Forger’s greatest sin is that it never settles into anything compelling. It’s dull.

Travolta’s recent career dive hasn’t reached Nic Cage-levels. He’s done a few direct-to-VOD flicks, but nothing as ridiculous as his old Face/Off co-star. And more often than not, Travolta underplays things – going for yawn-worthy over cringe-worthy. Here, as master forger Ray Cutter, he mopes. Which I suppose is apropos given that he’s sporting Ethan Hawke’s Reality Bites hairdo and chin scruff. As much as it’s apropos that a movie called The Forger feels pieced together from other films, with every story beat overly familiar.

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‘Offers Apple Watch App’ label added to App Store

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In order to better distinguish between regular iPhone applications and those with added Apple Watch functionality, a new ‘Offers Apple Watch App’ label is now available in the App Store across the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices. It’s also found when browsing Watch-compatible iOS apps in the App Store section of iTunes for Mac/Windows PCs.

When available, the label appears right below the app icon on individual app pages and in search results, making it easier to discover Apple Watch apps…. Read the rest of this post here

‘Offers Apple Watch App’ label added to App Store” is an article by iDownloadBlog.com.
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Nintendo’s Expectations for Amiibo Were “Smashed”

Since their announcement, Nintendo’s NFC Amiibo figurines have become a popular commodity with collectors and fans. So popular, in fact, that it’s surprised Nintendo and exceeded the interest they initially expected.

“Right from the outset we hoped that Amiibo would be strong, but even our expectations have been smashed,” Nintendo UK’s James Honeywell told MCV. “With a unique line-up of iconic characters that are loved by so many people, it really has been unprecedented.”

“We hope to do a better job of satisfying these needs in the future with more stock, and, while there are always going to be some times when we can’t on certain characters, I suspect that is also part of the appeal.”

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Twitter’s iOS app now showing apps on profile pages, new Highlights feature hits Android

Twitter apps on profile pages

The official Twitter application for the iPhone and iPad is now showing certain apps on profile pages, as noted by Twitter user ‘ryan’. It’s a silent refresh on Twitter’s backend, meaning no update is necessary to your existing copy of Twitter for iOS. The web interface is unaffected by this nifty little change.

For the time being, it seems that mostly applications from major publications and brands are being highlighted, including ones by The New York Times and BuzzFeed, among others. In addition to branded news apps, other notable brands include Spotify and Twitter’s own Periscope…. Read the rest of this post here

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Final Fantasy 4: The After Years Coming to Steam

Final Fantasy IV: The After Years is heading to Steam on May 12.

Square Enix is bringing the direct sequel to Final Fantasy IV to PC with a full 3D makeover, similar to the iPhone and Android versions of the title. Final Fantasy IV: The After Years is set 17 years after the original game and initially came out for Japanese cellphones in 2008.

Along with the 3D makeover, Final Fantasy IV: The After Years on PC features a new opening movie by Visual Works as well as Steam trading cards and achievements. The RPG is available to pre-order on the service for a 10-percent discount off the regular price of $16 USD.

For more on Final Fantasy IV: The After Years, check out what IGN thought of the pixelated version of the RPG when it came to WiiWare in 2009.

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Fox Showcases Fantastic 4, Hitman: Agent 47 & More

20th Century Fox gave attendees at CinemaCon on Thursday a look at their forthcoming Fantastic Four reboot.

Actors Miles Teller (Reed Richards), Kate Mara (Susan Storm), Michael B. Jordan (Johnny Storm), and Jamie Bell (Ben Grimm) were on hand to promote the film. Unfortunately, Fox didn’t show any new footage from the superhero film, which is currently in post-production. They only showed the trailer seen below.

Fox also showed off footage from Bridesmaids director Paul Feig’s action comedy Spy, starring Melissa McCarthy, Rose Byrne, Jason Statham, and Jude Law. 50 Cent and a pre-recorded message from McCarthy introduced Byrne, Statham and Law to the stage to show the attendees the trailer (seen below).

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EA Adds Apple Watch Support to Real Racing 3

EA has added Apple Watch functionality to its free-to-play mobile racer, Real Racing 3, ahead of the device’s release on April 24.

From your wrist, you’ll be able to earn rewards and progress your career by sending your driver to various race events, thanks to the new Team Driver mode.

The update also includes some new content for mobile players. German race track Nürburgring has been added to the game, along with two new Renault vehicles. Additionally, you’ll now be able to join Race Teams, allowing you to chat and compete with other players for large amounts of gold.

IGN gave Real Racing 3 a 9.1 in its review, calling it “the best racing game available on mobile devices.”

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Whedon Made More Money on Dr. Horrible Than Avengers

Joss Whedon has revealed that he made more money on Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog than directing Marvel’s The Avengers.

The Avengers: Age of Ultron director revealed the revelation with The Wall Street Journal, which chronicled Disney and Marvel’s unique, budget-focused hiring practice for their superhero films. “They are in the business of hiring the guy who hasn’t had a big success, because they don’t have to pay that guy very much,” said Whedon.

What’s surprising about that is the fact the first Avengers cost $230 million USD to produce and made around $1.5 billion USD worldwide. Even so, Whedon claims his self-produced Dr. Horrible series was more successful financially for him.

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