Daily Archives: 11/16/2011

Next Xbox at CES in January 2012?

Rumours of a new Xbox won’t go away – it feels about the right time for a new console generation, even if (whisper it quietly) many of us are perfectly happy with what we’ve got, thank you very much Mr Microsoft and Mr Sony.

This is what happens whilst you're out at work...

Eurogamer today report on the possibility of a new Microsoft console – via a story on Edge magazine’s site – tipping its hat as early as the end of 2012, with gossip swirling about a behind-closed-doors debut at January’s Consumer Electronics Show in the States.

Accelerated timeline, much?

Personally, I’m happy with what I’ve got and I don’t feel a pressing need to start saving for a new box – and as so often stated, Sony really don’t want to be pressured into releasing a new machine much before the end of 2014.

Is this the first generation where the gamers are mostly keen for there not to be a new hardware arms race?

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“Mirror Mirror” – the OTHER Snow White film has a trailer

Lily Collins, as the fairest of them all, in Tarsem Singh's "Mirror Mirror"

You wait for one revisionist take on the Snow White tale and then two of the blighters fetch up at the same time.  Typical.  Have a gander at the first teaser for “Mirror Mirror”.

This version comes from Tarsem Singh, whose myth, blood and thunder tale “Immortals” opened last week to less than stellar reviews and middle-of-the-road box office takings.  I hesitate to bad mouth anything when all that I’ve seen is a two-minute trailer, but I get the distinct sense that this iteration isn’t aimed at me and that I won’t be going to see it any time soon.

The look of the scenes in the trailer is odd, for one thing.  It looks more like a sitcom on broadcast TV than a film – I’ve heard the late, lamented “Pushing Daisies” as a reference point but that’s not what I was getting from the “Mirror Mirror” trailer.

I liked “Pushing Daisies”.  This, Sir/Madam, is noPushing Daisies”.

As an additional entry in the debit column, Julia Roberts is villainously mugging for all that she’s worth as the Evil Queen, dropping a series of not even remotely funny one-liners and doing her best to assassinate a faux-British accent.

I don’t like to pre-judge anything, but this trailer suggests a film which is headed directly towards the ‘Does Not Want’ file when it opens on March 16, 2012.


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