Reviews, LEGO Minecraft The Nether Fortress

The LEGO Minecraft: The Nether Fortress from LEGO, is a 571-piece set, item No. 21122, that builds a fortress structure, which you can find in The Nether in the game Minecraft. The set also builds a Nether Portal, a Ghast, a Blaze, and it includes three minifigures, with accessories, of Steve, Alex, and a Zombie Pigman. In the game, Nether Fortresses are bridge structures, and the LEGO version recreates that in a long bridge that can also be turned to create two smaller bridges. Just like in the game, this set contains multiple lava blocks, and a lava flow feature that drops the lava when you tilt the Glowstone. The Portal has a pop in center piece that recreates the effect of igniting the Obsidian structure in the game. The Ghast has a changeable expression feature that includes a stud shooter option.

In short, once again, LEGO and Minecraft are a perfect fit.

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Box Office, Compton Continues to Impress

Straight Outta Compton held onto the top spot for a second weekend in a row, despite three new movies opening in theaters. The N.W.A. biopic took in another $26.8 million and crossed the $100 million mark in just two weeks. Of the three new movies that opened, it’s doubtful that any of them will approach the $100 million mark. Sinister 2 debuted to $10.6 million and the #3 spot on the box office list. Hitman: Agent 47, followed closely behind with $8.2 million and a 4th place opening. American Ultra didn’t even crack the Top 5. It debuted to $5.5 million and landed at #6.

[click the image above to see The Top 10 for the weekend of August 21 – 23]

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In Theaters: Sinister 2

The first Sinister was released in 2012. It’s the horror movie, starring Ethan Hawke as a writer who is going through a slump. Sinister 2 revisits the supernatural entity from the first movie, but brings a new family into the story.

Here’s the official synopsis:
The sequel to the 2012 sleeper hit horror movie. In the aftermath of the shocking events in “Sinister,” a protective mother (Shannyn Sossamon of “Wayward Pines”) and her 9-year-old twin sons (real-life twins Robert and Dartanian Sloan) find themselves in a rural house marked for death.

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LEGO Dimensions: Scooby-Doo! Gameplay Video

WB Games just released a new video that includes game play footage of the Mystery, Inc. characters in the upcoming game, LEGO Dimensions. Dimensions marks Scooby and the gang’s first appearance in a LEGO videogame, which combines the distinctive, LEGO block style with the cel-shaded look of the original, animated series.

The LEGO Dimensions Starter Pack includes a complete, mission-based Scooby-Doo level that Batman, Wyldstyle and Gandalf must traverse in their quest to stop Lord Vortech and save the LEGO Multiverse.

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Box Office, Compton Goes Straight to Top

Straight Outta Compton, the N.W.A. biopic, had a stellar opening weekend with an estimated $56.1 million debut. The movie, which was produced by original N.W.A. members Dr. Dre and Ice Cube, is Universal’s sixth film to open over $50 million in 2015.

Compton’s $56.1 million is more than four-times what the weekend’s other major new release, The Man From U.N.C.L.E., earned. U.N.C.L.E., Guy Ritchie’s remake of a 1960’s TV series about secret agents, opened to an underwhelming $23.5 million. judging by the trailers, I think the movie looks entertaining and unique. Unfortunately, it’s uniqueness took a hit by arriving in theaters at the same time as the latest Mission Impossible, which is a remake of a 1960’s TV series about secret agents.

[click the image above for The Top 10 for the weekend of August 14 – 16]

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