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Sneak Peek: Poe Dameron in LEGO Force Awakens clip

As part of the promotion for the new LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens video game (coming out on June 28), we were given a sneak peek of the new “character vignettes” videos. In this first one, which launched today, we get to see everyone’s favorite Resistance pilot, Poe Dameron, take on the First Order:

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19 May 2016

Watch the Bob’s Burgers Live cast in this fake movie trailer

CREDIT: Fox

CREDIT: Fox

OK, so we are TOTALLY late to the party that is Bob’s Burgers, now in its sixth¬†season and about to celebrate its 100th episode. I know, I know, feel free to mock us if you’ve been on board since the beginning. In my defense, six years ago we were pretty busy with two toddlers and a newborn.

As part of the celebration of 100 episodes, the Bob’s Burgers team has released this video, “Bobs Burgers Live – The Movie”, a fake movie trailer about the “Bob’s Burgers Live!” tour they recently completed. It’s a bit NSFW, but it’s cool to see the people who do the voices and what they really look like (in case you weren’t aware of it).

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18 May 2016

Finding Dory Tsum Tsum collection now available

We don’t really need another collecting hobby in our household, but two of the kids are REALLY into the Disney Tsum Tsum plush “animals.” My biggest question is how these things are pronounced – we say it like “Zoom Zoom” (think Mazda commercial), but I was in a store the other day and heard someone call them “Sum Sum” (like “The Sum of All Fears”). I just hope this doesn’t turn into a GIF vs. JIF debate.

Finding Dory Tsum Tsum

CREDIT: DISNEY

The latest versions to come out are Finding Dory plushes, which makes sense since the new movie is coming out next month, and you want your kids to have their favorite characters for when they go see the movie. The collection is available online at the Disney Store, and, one assumes, at Disney retail locations.
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17 May 2016

Could Buckaroo Banzai be heading to TV?

One of the more bizarre movies of the 1980s, Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension, never caught on with geeks as much as other films from that time period (Back to the Future, Robocop, etc.), but it did become a cult favorite among some of us.

Buckaroo Banzai poster artwork.

Buckaroo Banzai poster artwork.

Now comes news that Kevin Smith (Clerks, Chasing Amy, Mallrats) would like to develop Buckaroo Banzai into a TV series.
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16 May 2016

Latest trailer for Steven Spielberg’s ‘The BFG’ is out

The BFG screen shot
In case you were busy over the weekend doing fun stuff with the kids:

The second official trailer for Disney’s “The BFG” came out, wowing us with its cool special effects and typical Disney magic. Take a look:


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16 May 2016

Watch this: X-Men Apocalypse trailer in LEGO form

Lego X-men Apocalypse

CREDIT: Toscano Bricks via YouTube

One of my favorite YouTube channels is Toscano Bricks, which lovingly recreates popular movie trailers in LEGO form.

They’re back at it again, this time with a version of the X-Men: Apocalypse trailer. Take a look.


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13 May 2016

Create your own Simpsons GIFs via Frinkiac

Homer Simpson Disco Stu dancing

The world’s greatest website for finding images from The Simpsons just got better.

Frinkiac is in beta for GIF creations – you can make 4-second clips from your favorite scenes. The tough part is remembering the dialogue from the scene (since that’s what the site searches for), but once you’ve found the correct episode, then creating the GIF is relatively simple from there. You can still create a meme with text from the show, but we prefer just creating the little animations.
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12 May 2016

Star Wars Battlefront DLC free to play this weekend

Star Wars Battlefront Outer Rim

CREDIT: Electronic Arts

If you haven’t yet downloaded the Outer Rim DLC for “Star Wars Battlefront”, don’t make any plans this weekend.

The Star Wars Battlefront team announced that from May 13-15, “all players will have the chance to go hands-on with the maps, modes and heroes” from the Outer Rim content.

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12 May 2016

First trailer for Assassin’s Creed movie hits the web

Assassins Creed movie

CREDIT: 20th Century Fox

Movies based on video games have traditionally not done well, but happily Hollywood keeps making them in the hopes that one will become a blockbuster or a franchise “tent pole” series.

The latest through the gate is “Assassin’s Creed”, starring Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard – one Acadamy Award nominee (Fassbender) and one winner (Cotillard). The first trailer dropped last night, and it hits all the right notes in showing things that made the video game series fun to play.

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12 May 2016

Farewell, Disney Infinity

Disney Infinity

Well, that was some surprising news today.

After three versions and a whole lot of action figures, Disney Infinity is kaput. In a blog post on the Disney Interactive website, John Blackburn (SVP & GM of Disney Infinity) announced the news.

Our goal for Disney Infinity was to bring the best of Disney storytelling to life in homes around the world, and with your support we accomplished that. We hope you had as much fun playing the game as we had making it.

Here at M&DAG headquarters, we’ve spent A LOT of money on the games and figures, but for the most part we’ve enjoyed the experience. It’s allowed all of our kids to get interested in video games (not just the boy), and it fostered interest in other world-building games, such as Minecraft.

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10 May 2016