In Theaters: Tomorrowland, Poltergeist

Two new movies that look like they could be really good are opening this weekend – Tomorrowland from Disney and Poltergiest from 20th Century Fox.

Science Fiction and Horror are my two favorite movie genres, so I’m always interested in these types of movies. From the trailers, Tomorrowland looks like it will be a beautiful-looking and visually impressive movie. Hopefully the story and script are on par with the aesthetic appearance.

Poltergiest, is a remake/reboot of the 1982 Steven Spielberg movie (directed by Tobe Hooper) of the same name. The original Spielberg version is one of my all time favorite movies, and one that I watch at least once a year. Usually, I don’t like to see my favorites remade, however, as I mentioned back in April, I’m interested to see what current technology and a new spin can do for this story.

Here’s some info and trailers for both movies, to help you decide which (if any) of them you want to see.

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Reviews, LEGO Jurassic World: Dilophosaurus Ambush

Here’s my ttpm review of the The LEGO Jurassic World: Dilophosaurus Ambush, item number 75916.

This is a 248-piece set that builds an off-road vehicle, a gyrosphere orb vehicle, and a Dilophosaurus dinosaur from the movie, Jurassic World. This set comes with the LEGO Jurassic World minifigures of Gray and an ACU or (Asset Containment Unit) Trooper.

Both minifigures come with accessories, including Gray’s binoculars and the trooper’s stun baton. The LEGO Dilophosaurus is one of the LEGO Jurassic World dinosaur figures and is made from six large pieces. The off-road vehicle has working tires, two flick missiles, a front winch for dragging captured dinosaurs back to the containment center, and two crates in the back. The crates hold additional accessories and feature a function that causes the crates to fall out of the truck when you turn the spare tire.

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Nintendo World Championships 2015

The Nintendo World Championships is returning this year. The original Nintendo World Championships was a 1990 Nintendo-promoted video game competition and accompanying NES game. The competition was held in twenty-nine US cities, and participants had to score the most points in the three games that were found on the NES game within a time limit of 6 minutes and 21 seconds. The three games were Super Mario Bros., Rad Racer, and Tetris. The top seven scorers would go on to compete in the final round, which culminated with the top 2 playing a head-to-head match for the Championship.

The 2015 version will feature qualifying rounds held at eight Best Buy locations (listed below) from 10AM to 7PM on May 30. The top scorer from each of the eight regional competitions will move on to the final event, which coincides with E3 in Los Angeles, the week of June 14.

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Box Office, Mad Max Beat by Gang of Gleeks

Pitch Perfect 2 beat Mad Max: Fury Road for the #1 spot at the box office this weekend. I’m fairly certain that this is a sign that we may be heading for a world that looks like the post-apocalyptic nightmare from Mad Max – just with lots of singing. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoyed the first Pitch Perfect movie, and will rent the sequel later this year. But come on! Mad Max: Fury Road is The Perfect (pun intended) summer movie. It’s got action, car chases, explosions, Charlize Theron, and more explosions. Pitch Perfect 2 has people singing songs that we have all heard a billion times. Oh well. While I try to wrap my brain around this, you can check out the rest of the Box Office list.

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