Grand Theft Auto V delayed till September

Everybody knows that Rockstar usually releases their Grand Theft Auto games in May; it’s pretty much a fact at this point.  But they are stepping off the normal path with Grand Theft Auto V as it is delayed till September 17th.  Rockstar said they are delaying it so they could have some “additional development time”.

Rockstar released their official statement on their website:

Dear all,

Today, we have an official release date to share with you: Grand Theft Auto V will arrive in stores on September 17, 2013.

We know this is about four months later than originally planned and we know that this short delay will come as a disappointment to many of you, but, trust us, it will be worth the extra time. GTAV is a massively ambitious and complex game and it simply needs a little more polish to be of the standard we and, more importantly, you require.

To all Grand Theft Auto fans, please accept our apologies for the delay, and our promise that the entire team here is working very hard to make the game all it can be. We are doing all we can to help ensure it will meet if not exceed your expectations come September – we thank you for your support and patience.

Yours,
The GTA Team

This might anger some fans due to the fact that they will  now have to wait longer till they can get their hands on the game.  In reality, this can actually be considered good news because we now have a cemented release date and news that the development team is fixing the product to make it even better.

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Warner Bros. goes big for their 90th Anniversary

I you have noticed already, Warner Bros. has released numerous hits throughout their 90 years of existence.  They have practically been a hit machine releasing numerous Oscar winners and more over the years.  Now that they are celebrating their 90th anniversary, you can now grab their 50 and 100 best film collections, which are set to release in January!100dvd_film_glam_copy0_original

The 100 Film Collection will include a bunch of the studio’s best movies from Jazz Singer to Inception.  The only catch is that the 100 film collection is only on DVD.  If you want a Blu-Ray collection, you will have to settle for the 50 Film Collection.  Obviously the 50 Film Collection will have less movies but it will still have the same bonus features that are included in the 100 Film Collection.

The two collections will include a documentary called “Tales from the Lot” which will chronicle some of the experiences that some of the most famous movie makers have had with the backstage lot and the featurette will also include a tour of the famous lot.  The collections will also feature a wealth of bonus features and commentaries relating to the different movies featured in the collection.  You will also get a 27″ x 40″ poster plus some special edition postcards.  These collections are pretty much must haves for any person that calls themselves a movie fan.warner-1005-50-970x577

The price points might make your jaw drop a little.  You can get the 100 Film Collection for around $600 and the 50 Film Collection for around the same amount of  money (Keep in mind the 50 Film Collection is on Blu-Ray and the 100 Film Collection is on DVD).  Movie fans might have to chalk up a lot of money for these box sets but they are definitely worth it.  I know I want to get my hands on a set!

2013’s Most Anticipated Movies

  1. A Good Day to Die Hard (February 14) – Bruce Willis is back as Jack McClane, this time in Moscow.  He is in Moscow to help his son Jack (Jai Courtney), a CIA agent who is working on preventing a nuclear weapon heist.  This causes the duo to team up against the grimy Russian underworld.  This movie should please action fans all around.517891-a-good-day-to-die-hard
  2. G.I. Joe Retaliation (March 29) – This movie seems like it has been in production forever but it is finally coming out this year.  This time around, the team is being shut down by the government and is left alone to face their nemesis Cobra.  Channing Tatum, Bruce Willis, and Dwayne Johnson are back and preparing for the action.
  3. Jurrasic Park 3D (April 5) – Even though this movie came out in 1993, that doesn’t mean that viewers won’t want to return to the island to see all of the dinosaurs in beautiful 3D!  Jurrasic Park is one giant, realistic dinosaur exhibit.  But, when the island loses power, chaos ensues.  Maybe this time we will get to see a T-Rex march into our faces…
  4. 42 (April 12) – Jackie Robinson had a major influence on the game of baseball that we have today when it came to African-Americans in sports.  His number, 42, is one of the most iconic numbers that we have in baseball as it is fondly remembered.  This documentary captures the life of Jackie Robinson (played by Chadwick Boseman) and the tremendous impact he had on baseball.a996f__the-story-of-jackie-robinson-told-through-42-0-620x412
  5. Scary Movie 5 (April 12) – This is another movie that has been in production for a long time.  Dating back to 2007 when Scary Movie 4 came out, Scary Movie 5 has been in production ever since.  Starring Charlie Sheen and Lindsay Lohan, this film will still deliver numerous laughs as it parodies popular culture once again.
  6. Oblivion (April 19) – Tom Cruise has been involved in a lot of movies recently including Jack Reacher and Rock of Ages.  This year, he is starring in what will be his defining movie of recent time.  Set in post-apocalyptic Earth, Jack Harper (Tom Cruise) is a drone repairman who is assigned to Earth to clean-up after the devastating war with the alien SCAVs.  While his is on Earth, he discovers a spacecraft that may hold some answers regarding the war.  Morgan Freeman and Zoe Bell are also starring in this sci-fi thriller.
  7. Pain & Gain (April 26) – Dwayne Johnson, Mark Wahlberg, and Anthony Mackie are three body-builders who find themselves caught in the middle of an extortion ring and a kidnapping scheme in Florida.  As you would expect, trouble follows as this trio tries to put a stop to the madness.  “Their American Dream is bigger than yours.”
  8. Iron Man 3 (May 3) – The narcissist Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) is out to repair his image after his personal life is devastated.  He is suiting up in the famed Iron Man suit as he travels to China to fight his new enemy, Mandarin.  Marvel never ceases to amaze with their movies and Iron Man 3 should be no different.iron_man_3-t2
  9. The Great Gatsby (May 10) – If you haven’t read the classic novel The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, shame on you.  The drama tracks Nick Carraway (Tobey Maguire) as he gets to know his next-door neighbor Jay Gatsby (Leonardo DiCaprio), a very intriguing gentleman.   He lives a life of wealth and obsession, as Nick finds out.  A story of tragedy and romance follows in this classic.  It should be interesting to see if this novel can be translated onto the big screen in a way that will please fans.
  10. Star Trek Into Darkness (May 17) – It has been a couple years since the last J.J. Abrams directed Star Trek movie came out and Trekkie’s will be excited to see a new one.  We get to go back on the Enterprise as we take a journey with Captain Kirk (Chris Pine) to a war-zone world to find a weapon of mass-destruction, a single man.
  11. The Fast and Furious 6 (May 24) – Cars, Crime and the fast life.  That’s what it is all about in the Fast and Furious series.  Little is known plot-wise about the 6th installment in the series.  All we do know is that Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson, and Jordana Brewster are back and revving their engines for another high-adrenaline action movie.
  12. After Earth (June 7) – A planet that has been evacuated by humans for 1,000 years is definitely not a place for the weak of heart.  A father and son duo (Jaden and Will Smith) are forced to explore the planet after a crash landing.  It will just be interesting to so the interaction between real-life father-and-son team Will Smith and Jaden Smith.
  13. Man of Steel (June 14) – Superman is back!  This time, director Zach Snyder is rebooting the famed franchise with Henry Cavill starring as the Clark Kent, a.k.a. the Superman.  Superman is an alien child, raised on the planet Earth.  It is hard for him as he grows up to adulthood but he will have to use his powers to protect Earth from evil. man_of_steel_poster_lead
  14. Monsters University (June 21) – Consider this a prequel as we get to go back and see the relationship between Mike and Sully as they went to the University of Fear, before they both got jobs at Monsters Inc.   Their relationship in college was not what you would expect…
  15. World War Z (June 21) – A U.N. employee by the name of Gerry Lane, played by Brad Pitt, finds himself in the middle of a massive zombie outbreak spanning the entire globe.  He must go to numerous locations in a race against the clock to try to stop the zombies from taking over the world.  Nothing like another zombie movie to keep us entertained!
  16. The Lone Ranger (July 5) – Native American Warrior Tonto (Jonny Depp) recounts a tale that changed John Reid, or the Lone Ranger (Armie Hammer) into a legend of justice.  This is a western that should not be missed in the year of 2013.
  17. Despicable Me 2 (July 5) – The minions are what made the original Despicable Me a classic and hilarious family animated film.  They are back again, along with Gru and the girls to get into more shenanigans.  Be prepared to laugh your way through the cuteness and the hilarity of this movie.
  18. Pacific Rim (July 13) – The best way to explain this movie is by comparing it to the Transformers.  Giant robots (that don’t transform) are deployed and operated by humans to protect the Earth from an alien invasion.  This film will bring along massive amounts of CGI and special effects that will make it a nice treat for the eyes.
  19. The Wolverine (July 26) – This time we see our hero Wolverine travel to Japan to train with a samurai warrior.  Based on the comic book by Frank Miller, Wolverine fans will be treated with lots of action and lots of samurai-sword training throughout the movie.
  20. Planes (August 9) – Even though much of this film remains a mystery, we can still assume that the next addition to the Pixar library of movies should be a movie worth seeing.  Planes is an extension of the Cars universe as we see talking planes with eyes, similar to the look of the cars in Cars.  This will be another movie that will be on kid’s lists of movies to see.Planes-Disney-Pixar
  21. Carrie (October 18) – Based on Stephen King’s novel, the movie follows teenage girl Carrie (Chloe Grace Moretz), a rather sheltered high-school student.  She harnesses her telekinetic powers when she is pushed too far by her friends.  Horror will ensue and viewers will gasp in terror when they see this movie in theaters this October.  You will know her name…
  22. Thor: The Dark World (November 8) – Is it safe to say that this movie will do really well when it comes into theaters?  Considering the original Thor and how well it did for Marvel, it may be a safe assumption.  The Thor, played by Chris Hemsworth, will be battling the ancient race of the Dark Elves, who are led by the evil Malekith who intend to beat the Universe into darkness.  This should be a challenge for the mighty Thor, or maybe not…we will see.
  23. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (December 13) – Is it too early for another Hobbit movie?  I wouldn’t say so considering the large cliffhanger that The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey gave us.  We will continue to see Bilbo, Gandalf, and the Dwarves on their adventure to defeat the dragon who is hording the dwarves’ gold, the Smaug.   Expect to see another visually stunning film directed by Peter Jackson.

The New Revolution Webisodes

NBC’s Revolution debuted last year and was met with a lot of good criticism.  As you may know, the second half of the season will be debuting in March.  So, what is there to do to do to hold you and feed your appetite?  Well, there has been plans to release animated webisodes up until February 16th.  There will be a total of 6 webisodes and they will be based off the letters written by Sgt. Joseph Wheatly (Reed Diamond).  For those of you who don’t know, Wheatly was the character that led Miles (Billy Burke) into oxygen-depleted tunnels toward Philadelphia where they were met with a trap set up by General Monroe (David Lyons).  Revolution-webisode-1

It will be interesting to see what back story they offer and how it will tie in to the main plot.  You can watch the first one here: Wheatly’s Letters – May 7th.

You will be able to watch the webisodes on NBC’s website, YouTube, Hulu, VOD.

The Americans Preview

There’s a new show coming to FX this winter and it is shaping up to be an interesting one.  The Americans is a new show about the marriage of two KGB spies who are moved to America to pose as Americans.  This move happens when Reagan is voted in as the new president.  The two spies, Philip (Matthew Rhys) and Elizabeth (Keri Russell) Jennings, have two kids; Paige (Holly Taylor) and Henry (Keidrich Sellati).  It is interesting to note that the two kids do not know who their parents really are.  They are left in the dark and are constantly lied to in order to keep the parent’s identities a secret.

The two spies will face many hardships due to the Cold War that surrounds them in their new home in suburban Washington DC.  Philip also will begin to grow a liking to the American culture and way of life which will also pose some tough decisions due to the fact that he is also part of the KGB. 

The situation will grow even harder when a new neighbor moves into the couple’s neighborhood.  Stan Beeman (Noah Emmerich) is an FBI agent and his fellow agent, Chris Amador (Maximiliano Hernandez), joins Stan as a member of a new counter-intelligence branch of the FBI that deals with foreign spies on US soil.  Trouble will definitely escalate for Philip and Elizabeth when they have to keep their cool under the pressure of living next to an agent that wants people like the couple out of the country. 

The new drama looks like it will be spanning a total of 13 episodes starting with the Pilot episode this Wednesday, January 30th.  The Americans will be directed by Gavin O’Connor, known for working on the movie Warrior.

Be sure to watch the trailer below…

 

App of the Week: Temple Run 2

thWhen the original Temple Run came out a while back, you could have considered me addicted to the game.  I would constantly whip out my phone and do a couple of runs whenever I had the time.  I got pretty far into the game, getting all the unlockables, and then I decided to call it quits for a while.  When I recently found out that a new Temple Run game was made, I quickly jumped on the bandwagon and downloaded the newest version of the game, which is by far better than the original.

There are some major upgrades that can be found in the 2nd instalment.  First off, there are some new obstacles that your runner has to traverse.  The first being one of the coolest ones in the game, the mine segments.  You take control of a mine cart and you have to tilt your cart so that you don’t fall of the track or hit a wall, while still collecting all of the coins located throughout.  These segments are also the hardest out of all of them but they are really fun when you start to get better at them.  The other obstacle that stands out are the zip-line sections.  You just jump onto the zip-line and then move yourself to get all of the coins along the path.  Another minor obstacle that was added are the waterfalls that are also scattered throughout.  (You just have to jump over them)temple-run-2

There is also the addition of the Save Me button that appears after you die.  You can use gems (a new collectable) to buy a  new life so you don’t lose that run’s progress.  The more you use it in a single run, the more it costs to use so you don’t want to use it too much.  There are also a lot of power-ups and bonuses that you can save gold for.  Achievements are also included this time, just like they were last time.

This version is by far much better than the original game and it is already the more successful version.  The app has already been downloaded 20 million times and the amount of playtime that users are putting into the game equals around 120 years.  You may not think it is addicting but it will definitely entice you to play more and more, just like it did to me.  Now, if you don’t mind, I am off to play more Temple Run 2…

 

Welcome to the Blog!

Hey everybody,  this is the official launch of the E-Fix blog.  Don’t worry, there is nothing on the blog just yet but more stuff will be coming soon!  Once I get everything working the way I want it to, I will start posting stuff like reviews and other things of the sort.  I am excited to start writing and putting up content so stay tuned!stay_tuned