Mar 042016
 

HELLOOOOOOOOO MELTERS!  My apologies readers these past few days have been quite hectic as we continue to build and grow here at Meltdown.  In order to repay you all for your patience here are some updates and things to do or keep an eye on as we go into the first weekend of March.

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Let me start off by saying I am a GIGANTIC Mortal Kombat fan.  Every game is a true masterpiece to me (excluding Special Forces) and the most recent release by Netherealm Studios, Mortal Kombat X, is another great addition to the franchise.  What the people at Netherealm have been doing with their most recent titles, is they’ve been adding guest fighters from other franchises as playable fighters.  When Mortal Kombat 9 came out a few years ago we got Freddy Krueger as a DLC character WHICH WAS AWESOME.  The tradition continues with Mortal Kombat X and this week a special DLC was released which lets you play as four new fighters.  There’s returning characters Bo Rai Cho, and Tri-Borg but also joining the tournament are Leatherface from Texas Chainsaw Massacre and the Xenomorph from the Alien movies!  This is definitely worth the extra coin.

On a recent episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live, Ben Affleck appeared to promote the upcoming “Batman Vs. Superman” and they put together an amazing parody clip before the movie comes out.  Check it out.

This week, the long awaited Ghostbusters trailer finally dropped, and I gotta say, not bad!  I actually have hopes for this reboot.  I love all four of the comedians that make up the main cast and the trailer gives me hope that this movie will do the franchise justice.  Check it out if you haven’t seen it already.

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Entertainment Weekly has released an official image of the five teenagers officially cast in the new Power Rangers reboot due March 2017.  I am extremely psyched on this movie and I love the cast!  Plus Elizabeth Banks as Rita Repulsa?!  HELLO?!  AMAZING!

Jan 302016
 

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This week its Derrick and Aristotle talking about all the speculative news/rumours that have popped up this week regarding DC comics and movies. We also go over our pciks of the week!

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Jan 192016
 

A happy Tuesday to you Melters!  As you know I have started my weekly wrestling recap show “Kayfabe Korner” live every Monday, as a result these “Heads Up” postings will be occurring on Tuesdays from now on.  Lets get to the nitty gritty shall we?

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Today DC Films uploaded some very interesting content to their Facebook page today.  As we all know Batman Vs. Superman, Wonder Woman, and the Aquaman movies are all setting up for a two part Justice League movie in the next few years.  While we know who will play each of the characters we still don’t have a good idea of the looks for Aquaman, Cyborg, and the Flash.  Today us fans got a peek at what the future holds for the DC film universe when the film studio uploaded concept art showing the initial lineup for the upcoming “The Dawn of The Justice League”.  While we still don’t know all that much about what the movie will be about (we are still a long ways away from it’s release date) its interesting to see what could be the final look for the League.  I personally do NOT have high hopes for the DC universe in terms of its cinema performances but time will tell as they say…

 

JJ Abrams dropped a teaser trailer for an upcoming film called “10 Cloverfield Lane” which is apparently supposed to be a follow up to his Found-Footage disaster movie “Cloverfield”.  I guess the original Cloverfield didn’t do as well as the studio would have hoped but I personally LOVED the movie and consider it one of my favorites.  I love me a good disaster flick especially if giant monsters are involved.  Throwing in the “found footage” motif only made it more intense and instilled a sense of panic in the audience.  From what I’ve seen from the trailer, the movie focuses on a family (lead by John Goodman which is AWESOME) that lives in an underground bomb shelter and their struggle to survive after an unnamed disaster happened above ground.  People are mostly assuming this movie will take place in the same universe as the original Cloverfield disaster but this time it focuses on one family and is not “found footage” style.  I love (almost) everything JJ Abrams puts out and this trailer has filled me with a lot of hope for this project.

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So this is good news for all my fellow lazy comic enthusiasts.  While digital comics are available on most handheld devices, there isn’t anything quite like the feeling of owning a physical copy of your favorite book.  Too lazy to come to Meltdown?  Well have no fear because WE ARE COMING TO YOU!  Starting tomorrow, every Wednesday, Meltdown Comics will start delivering your favorite comics to your door!  For just a small 5$ delivery fee you can pick as many items in the store as you want and we will bring them right to your door!  Call into Meltdown tomorrow for details.  We will be delivering in the areas from Beverly Hills to Echo Park, plus the Hollywood Hills to Mid City LA.   The things we do for you people…

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The Resident Evil: 0 HD remaster came out today available for download.  This is one of the better Resident Evil games before Capcom forgot the “horror” part of “survival horror” in their video games.  While the original Resident Evil HD Remake is far superior in my opinion this is another fun game to pick up if you feel nostalgic about being scared by zombie dogs jumping through windows.  Pick this up if you are feeling bored on a lazy rainy day (like today) but if you do make sure you get the original Resident Evil HD as well.

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Today, arguably one of the best films of 2015, Straight Outta Compton finally drops on DVD and Blu ray as well as most online streaming sites.  While the Academy felt this movie wasn’t worth their time doesn’t mean you shouldn’t have this incredible movie in your library.  The movie follows the rise and eventual fall of one of the most iconic music groups in history, N.W.A.  If you haven’t already seen this movie (a lot of people already did) then you should not miss this classic.  Its the highest grossing music biopic of all time, you do the math.