Videogames: Respawn Entertainment Announces Two New Classes for ‘Titanfall’ – Ogre and Stryder Titans
Dec 2013 13

Titanfall XBOX OneAt this point in the game, Respawn doesn’t need to do much else to convince people that its new game Titanfall will be THE game to get in March. That doesn’t stop them though, during the VGX Repawn’s very own Abbie Heppe and Vince Zampella took the stage to announce two new Titans.

The first of the two came in the form of a slick promotional video by Hammond Robotics (a fictional company that makes Titans within the Titanfall universe). The new Titan deemed the “Ogre” gets its name due to its gorilla-like stance and formidable armor and sluggish, but heavy movements. It’s being billed as a much harder to take down Titan at the cost of mobility.

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Movie Review: ‘The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug’ Starring Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage, Ian McKellen
Dec 2013 13

Hobbit Movie PosterYes, it’s better than “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” (which, in all fairness, isn’t necessarily a bad movie, just a bloated one. It just felt so… padded, in parts.)

Whereas director Peter Jackson’s original foray into Tolkien territory with “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy was lengthy, it was also unquestionably epic, with each step of the long journey representative of the tax and toll it took upon the Fellowship. In contrast, this new trilogy – based upon a much smaller body of source material – resembles one of those huge holiday banquets you see in photos: attractive, enticing and rich with promise, until you sit down and realize that you’ve got dig through a plate of parsley and other garishly adorning garnishments.

Well, with this second film in the trilogy, it feels like we’re finally starting to clear our way through the filler, moving beyond the appetizer round, and getting to the real meat and po-tay-toes.

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Where to See Christmas Lights Around St. Louis (2013)
Dec 2013 11

Christmas Vacation Movie Poster High ResI believe that we all have a little Clark Griswald in us, but may not be crazy enough to decorate our homes like he did in Christmas Vacation. If that’s the case, don’t worry because there are enough holiday light displays in the St. Louis area to keep you busy until the end of the holiday season.

Here is a rundown of several of the popular light displays in the St. Louis area:

Santa’s Magical Kingdom

Better bring the eggnog if you plan on making it through this 35 acre light display. Jellystone Park in Eureka is home to this gigantic display of Christmas goodness. While in the park, you can see Santa’s flying reindeer, take a trip through Candy Cane Village, or even see the Waterfall of Lights. Don’t want to waste the gas driving? No problem, you can take an old fashioned wagon ride through the park to see the display of lights. Once you finish your journey through Santa’s Magical Kingdom, head over to Kringle’s General Store. Santa’s Magical Kingdom is open from 5:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., Sunday through Thursday. On Friday and Saturday, hours are 5:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. Admission is $20 per car or $12 for a wagon ride. Santa’s Magical Kingdom will be open until January 5.

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ANCHORMAN 2 opens December 18! Enter to Win Passes to the St. Louis Advance Screening!
Dec 2013 10

Enter to win a pass for two!

Anchorman 2 News AnchorsWith the 70′s behind him, San Diego’s top rated newsman, Ron Burgundy (Will Ferrell), returns to the news desk in “Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues.” Also back for more are Ron’s co-anchor and wife, Veronica Corningstone (Christina Applegate), weather man Brick Tamland (Steve Carell), man on the street Brian Fantana (Paul Rudd) and sports guy Champ Kind (David Koechner) – All of whom won’t make it easy to stay classy…while taking the nation’s first 24-hour news channel by storm.

Cast: Will Ferrell, Steve Carell, Paul Rudd
Director: Adam McKay

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GRUDGE MATCH opens December 25! Enter to Win Passes to the St. Louis Advance Screening!
Dec 2013 10

Enter to win a pass for two!

Grudge Match PosterOscar® winner Robert De Niro (“Raging Bull,” “Silver Linings Playbook”) and Oscar® nominee Sylvester Stallone (the “Rocky” films, “The Expendables”) star as old boxing rivals who come out of retirement for one final match. Thirty years later, boxing promoter Dante Slate Jr., seeing big dollar signs, makes them an offer they can’t refuse: to re-enter the ring and settle the score once and for all. But they may not have to wait that long: on their first encounter in decades, their long-festering feud erupts into an unintentionally hilarious melee that instantly goes viral. The sudden social media frenzy transforms their local grudge match into a must-see HBO event. Now, if they can just survive the training, they may actually live to fight again.

Cast: Robert De Niro, Sylvester Stallone, Kevin Kart, Alan Arkin, Kim Basinger, Jon Bernthal
Director: Peter Segal

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