The screen lights up, the Wii whirls and Nintendo’s masterpiece finally comes to life. Super Smash Bros. Brawl is the third game is its series and by far the best. At the manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $49.99, this game is worth every penny. The third installment, rated T, brings us all of the traditional fighting that has been perfected on the previous games and incorporates new moves, levels, characters and story.
In every father’s life there comes a time when he must let his little girl leave the nest and live her own life in the world. In the newly released movie “College Road Trip,” starring Raven-Symoné and Martin Lawrence, a father-daughter relationship gets put to the ultimate test while choosing the perfect college.
“Be Kind Rewind” was an imaginative and hilarious depiction of what it is like to have an idea and just go for it. Jerry (Jack Black) and Mike (Mos Def) are two opposite people. Mike is a loyal clerk at a video store (no DVDs) called “Be Kind Rewind” and Jerry is the wacky friend who thinks the local power plant is melting his brain.
Oscar nominees in makeup and hair offered tips of their trades and advice for wannabes at a symposium the day before the big event. At Samuel Goldwyn Theater, Feb. 23, the nominated films for makeup and hair were “La Vie En Rose,” “Norbit” and “Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End,” (POTC3).
Forget driving 20 miles to Hollywood and dealing with the ridiculous lines of overplayed celebrity hangouts. Finally, there is a place for those Valley-dwellers seeking a night life close to home and budget. Adorned golden walls carved with statues of pharaohs and sensual red lighting enticed me as I entered Ramzy’s Café in Tarzana.
“Lost Odyssey” is a Japanese role-playing game, a type that has been slowly slipping towards extinction. This latest spin on an old style of gaming was created by Mistwalker Studios, who also made the recent RPG “Blue Dragon”. It was created exclusively for the Xbox 360 and rated M.
The video games Guitar Hero and Rock Band have made it possible for everyone to be a rock star in the comfort of their own home. Guitar Hero is a series of music video games released in 2005-2006 worldwide by RedOctane and Activision. Guitar Hero comes with a controller that looks like a guitar and the game itself involves playing the guitar and hitting the right notes in songs that range from “Iron Man” by Black Sabbath to “Fat Lip” by Sum 41.
It’s that time of year again! Shopping sprees, holiday cheer, and, most notorious of them all, holiday movies. “Deck the Halls,” starring Danny DeVito and Matthew Broderick, fits in perfectly with the mood of other dysfunctional family holiday movies done in the past.
On Gwen Stefani’s sophomore attempt of a solo career, “The Sweet Escape,” she fails to do anything except make the listener change the radio station. The charm and cutesy, bubble gum voice that Stefani sang her heart out with on her albums with No Doubt has suddenly become whiney and flat.
Mel Gibson gets to the point in “Apocalypto.” He starts out with a fierce hunting scene to get the audience in the film. The savage nature of the warrior comes out in different ways. “Apocalypto” has English subtitles and Gibson does a remarkable job with the Mayan Yucatec language.