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Wanted

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Based upon Mark Millar’s explosive graphic novel series and helmed by stunning visualist director Timur Bekmambetov-creator of the most successful Russian film franchise in history, the Night Watch series-Wanted tells the tale of one apathetic nobody’s transformation into an unparalleled enforcer of justice. In 2008, the world will be introduced to a hero for a new generation: Wesley Gibson.

25-year-old Wes (James McAvoy) was the most disaffected, cube-dwelling drone the planet had ever known. His boss chewed him out hourly, his girlfriend ignored him routinely and his life plodded on interminably. Everyone was certain this disengaged slacker would amount to nothing. There was little else for Wes to do but wile away the days and die in his slow, clock-punching rut.

Until he met a woman named Fox (Angelina Jolie).

After his estranged father is murdered, the deadly sexy Fox recruits Wes into the Fraternity, a secret society that trains Wes to avenge his dad’s death by unlocking his dormant powers. As she teaches him how to develop lightning-quick reflexes and phenomenal agility, Wes discovers this team lives by an ancient, unbreakable code: carry out the death orders given by fate itself.

With wickedly brilliant tutors-including the Fraternity’s enigmatic leader, Sloan (Morgan Freeman)-Wes grows to enjoy all the strength he ever wanted. But, slowly, he begins to realize there is more to his dangerous associates than meets the eye. And as he wavers between newfound heroism and vengeance, Wes will come to learn what no one could ever teach him: he alone controls his destiny.

WALL•E

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What if mankind had to leave Earth, and somebody forgot to turn the last robot off?

Academy Award®-winning writer-director Andrew Stanton ("Finding Nemo") and the inventive storytellers and technical geniuses at Pixar Animation Studios ("The Incredibles," "Cars," "Ratatouille") transport moviegoers to a galaxy not so very far away for a new computer-animated cosmic comedy about a determined robot named WALL•E.

After hundreds of lonely years of doing what he was built for, WALL•E (short for Waste Allocation Load Lifter Earth-Class) discovers a new purpose in life (besides collecting knick-knacks) when he meets a sleek search robot named EVE. EVE comes to realize that WALL•E has inadvertently stumbled upon the key to the planet’s future, and races back to space to report her findings to the humans (who have been eagerly awaiting word that it is safe to return home). Meanwhile, WALL•E chases EVE across the galaxy and sets into motion one of the most exciting and imaginative comedy adventures ever brought to the big screen.

Joining WALL•E on his fantastic journey across a universe of never-before-imagined visions of the future, is a hilarious cast of characters including a pet cockroach, and a heroic team of malfunctioning misfit robots.

Filled with surprises, action, humor and heart, "WALL•E" was written and directed by Andrew Stanton, produced by Jim Morris, co-produced by Lindsey Collins and features original and innovative sound design by Academy Award®-winner Ben Burtt ("Star Wars," "Indiana Jones," "E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial").

Futurama: The Beast with a Billion Backs

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Available at Amazon.

Hellboy: Science of Evil

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Hellboy: The Science of Evil will give players the opportunity to experience the epic adventures of the acclaimed comic book hero, fusing action, atmosphere and humor. In his latest quest, Hellboy uncovers an insane Nazi plot for world domination and must rush to defeat the crazed Hermann Von Klempt before he can exert his evil will upon earth. As a visceral brawler, the game lets players unleash HellboyÂ’s superhuman abilities as they smash their way through hordes of enemies with contextual use of the environment for added destructive power and strategy. Just another day for HellboyÂ…

Alone in the Dark

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The game that started the popular survival horror genre returns better than ever! Players control Edward Carnby, the main character from the original Alone in the Dark, on a thrilling journey through a dark and terrifying re-creation of New YorkÂ’s Central Park where Carnby must discover the truth behind a dark conspiracy.

Battlefield: Bad Company

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Throw out the rules of engagement, this is all-out war! Built from the ground-up for next-generation consoles using Digital Illusions’ bleeding-edge Frostbite game engine, Battlefield: Bad Company drops gamers behind enemy lines with a squad of renegade soldiers who risk it all on a personal quest for gold and revenge. Featuring a deep, cinematic single-player experience loaded with adventure and dark humor, the game delivers the series’ trademark sandbox gameplay in a universe where nearly everything is destructible.

Rock Band

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Rock Band is the ultimate platform for music fans and gamers to interact with music like never before. The game challenges players to put together a band and tour for fame and fortune – all while learning to master lead/bass guitar, drums and vocals. Featuring the most master recordings of any music game ever by the world’s biggest rock artists, Rock Band includes tracks that span every genre of rock ranging from alternative and classic rock, to heavy metal and punk.

Winnipeg Jazz Festival

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The jazz experience in Winnipeg will be the proliferation of jazz as an urban art form, not just an intellectual experience, but one that reaches out to a variety of communities and is built on shared experiences and efforts of artists, performers, schools, funders and audiences; it will be a synergistic cross pollination that furthers the intepretive and personal jazz experience where more than the music is happening. The organization and the Festival event will evolve and Jazz Winnipeg will be seen as a leader in jazz dissemination, in organizational governance, in drawing talent from many sources and in creating best practices in arts marketing and resource development.

Get Smart

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Based on the ’60s sitcom, Maxwell Smart (Steve Carell) and Agent 99 (Anne Hathaway) fight KAOS’ evil leader (Terence Stamp) on the big screen. They better not bugger up this movie, I loved the show.

New Avengers Vol 7, The Trus

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COVER BY: LEINIL YU
WRITER: BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS 
PENCILS: CARLO PAGULAYAN
LEINIL YU 

THE STORY: 
Who do you trust? In the wake of the superhero Civil War, outlaw Avengers Luke Cage, Spider-Man, Wolverine, Spider-Woman, Dr. Strange and Iron Fist are still fighting the good fight, joined by two new recruits: mistress of mimicry Echo and long-lost Avengers mainstay Hawkeye, now Ronin. But when the heroes uncover evidence of a secret invasion by shape-shifting Skrulls, paranoia starts to tear the team apart. Who can they trust when any one of them might be an alien monster in disguise? Which Avenger betrays the group? And can the embattled rebel Avengers survive when new supernatural crime boss the Hood targets them with an army of super-villains? Find out in this prelude to Marvel’s SECRET INVASION saga – guest-starring Deathlok, Tigra and the Mighty Avengers!

Collecting NEW AVENGERS #32-37 and NEW AVENGERS ANNUAL #2. 
Rated A …$19.99 
ISBN: 978-0-7851-2503-7 

The Incredible Hulk

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Marvel comic book equals eventual Hollywood movie, these days. Universal tries again with Edward Norton as the green giant and promising more action. I hope so. I want more Hulk smash!

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Wil Alambre
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I’ve updated my Flickr account with a couple pictures I snapped yesterday. We were hunkered down at the board room table, downing caffeinated beverages while slamming out some code. :)

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You can click here to see all my Visual Lizard related photos. Feel free to leave us a comment... we might even reply, assuming you can pry us away from our work! :P

Update: During one of our late night work sessions last week, we captured some wicked pictures of the weather outside the office. See below:
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You can see a few more shots at my flickr page as well - http://www.flickr.com/photos/julianmoffatt/.

Marvel Zombies 2

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COVER BY: ARTHUR SUYDAM
WRITER: ROBERT KIRKMAN 
PENCILS: SEAN PHILLIPS
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Forty years have passed and the zombies have come back home after eating just about everything else in the universe. Yum yum! What awaits them back on Earth, though, is beyond anything even these shambling monstrosities could have conceived! The  Marvel characters that became last year’s unexpected smash hit are back and more stomach-churning than ever!

Collecting MARVEL ZOMBIES 2 #1-5. 
Rated T+ …$19.99 
ISBN: 978-0-7851-2545-7 
Trim size: oversized 

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The Death of Captain America, Vol 1

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COVER BY: STEVE EPTING
WRITER: ED BRUBAKER 
PENCILS: STEVE EPTING

THE STORY: 
“The quintessential American super hero is dead.” – U.S. News & World Report Leaping from the final pages of CIVIL WAR, this is the biggest Cap story that Ed Brubaker and Steve Epting have yet to tell – guaranteed to stun readers and send shockwaves through the entire Marvel Universe! As repercussions ripple outward, the Winter Soldier finally chooses a side – his own. But what are the Red Skull and his minions up to behind the scenes?

Collecting CAPTAIN AMERICA #25-30. 
Rated T+ …$14.99 
ISBN: 978-0-7851-2423-8 

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Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots

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Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots is the final chapter in the saga of Solid Snake which sends him around the world in pursuit of his arch nemesis, Liquid Ocelot. Armed with new gadgets and abilities, Solid Snake must shift the tides of war into his favor, using the chaos of the battlefield to infiltrate deep into enemy territory. In his globetrotting final mission, Snake must sneak deep into enemy locations in the Middle East, South America, and other corners of the Earth to foil Liquid Ocelot’s plans for total world domination.