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Banksy Takes Pot Shot at Something Related Disney

Here’s Banksy, the now famous underground artist. Pretty sure he is only famous because of a documentary. Watch, and try to figure out what he’s trying to say.

We Can Make a Tiny Death Star Now

tiny death starEverybody wants their own Death Star. Now that Disney is selling it’s Star Wars property willy-nilly, we can get that chance in addictive mobile game form. The makes of Tiny Tower are re-skinning the whole thing to bring you Tiny Death Star. I haven’t played the original, so I can’t comment on how good this will be. I can guarantee I’m going to try it out. Mostly because I want to figure out how they explain Yoda on the Death Star. That’s not a thing that happened.

Jack Skellington Joins Disney Infinity, Because the Game Hasn’t Been Selling Well Enough In Hot Topic

We love that Jack Skellington, if by “We” you mean Hot Topic shoppers back in the days when it was a goth store instead… hipsters?  Is it hipsters now?  Whatever it is.  So now that we’ve reached October, it’s time to Disney Infinity to squeeze a bit more money from us, with a Jack Skellington figure/character being released exclusively though GameStop (ewww) starting tomorrow.  Hooray.  Cause those, like, twenty characters already available aren’t enough.  They’ll bankrupt you with these toys yet!

Disney’s Frozen Trailer – Yup, That Snowman’s Still the Worst

Chances are, when you saw the words “Disney’s Frozen” your first thought was “Oh, god, that movie with the awful Snowman?”  Yup, that’s the one.  And yeah, he’s still the worst.

Fortunately, there are other bits.  The princess and the guy and the evil witch or whatever.  There’s an actual story in there that isn’t just terrible Snowman.  There’s also that girl who is quite clearly just Rapunzel.  And that guy that is just beefier Flynn Rider.  And the moose which is just Tangled’s horse.  They, uh, really liked Tangled, huh?  Like, a lot.  Maybe way too much.  Like, we all loved Tangled, but did we really need another one exactly like the first?  Probably not.  But far be it for Disney to risk trying new things more than once a decade, I guess.

Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 ReMIX’s Music Seems At Odds With It’s Content

It’s a fine line the Kingdom Hearts series has always had to walk.  You’re fighting an epic battle to save every world from a literal encroaching darkness, but sometimes there’s also a Satyr that sounds like Danny DeVito yelling at you about being Junior Heroes.  It’s just one of many odd things you just gave to accept about the series as a whole.

But still, this musical choice was an odd decision.  Utada has always seemed to work in the past.  Her music is kind of iconic for the series.  And it’s bizarre enough on it’s own that it kind of fits in with all the other insanity that is this series.  This song, on the other hand, tries really hard to sell this “Epic story of love and heroics.”  But then it’s constantly interrupted by, like, Tigger jumping around on his tail.  That’s a little out of place.  What do you say we stick with the Japanese techno music we all know and love from now on, huh guys?

Oh, yeah, also, thus is available today. Get some sweet HD Kingdom Hearts-ing on today.

Good News, Vin Diesel: Probably Not Homeless

Our box office results, from Box Office Mojo

1. Riddick – $18,673,000
Almost certainly making enough money to keep Vin Diesel from selling his house, which despite the fact he’s in a Fast and Furious movie every year now was apparently a concern. Still, probably not the sort of weekend you want to see if you’re considering funding another Conan in Space.

2. Lee Daniels’ The Butler – $8,900,000
On one hand, Oprah said I had to see this. On the other hand, Vin Diesel will be talking in a gravelly voice. Decisions, decisions.

3. Instructions Not Included – $8,100,000
Yeah. This thing. Way to go. I definitely know what this is, and I’m definitely excited about how much money it made.

4. We’re the Millers – $7,925,000
Still? At least you’re not Disney’s Planes.

5. Planes – $4,274,000

Disney Infinity’s Version of Bioshock Infinite’s Columbia Mocks Anything You’ll Ever Make in Toy Box

I know where you’re at.  You saw all those delightful Toy Box trailers for Disney Infinity.  And you thought “Sure, the business model is ruthlessly mercenary.  And the gameplay itself is pretty much just a LEGO game.  But that Toy Box is amazing!  Inn gonna build so many things.”  Then you got the game, and remembered that you’re not a creative person, at all.  So you made a race track with some crushy bits on it, and maybe some bad guys running around and decided that was good enough.

But now, just to remind you how you’re pretty much the worst, comes the weekly Toy Box wrap up.  Which, this week includes a recreation of Columbia from Bioshock Infinite.  Which, when you consider how much Elizabeth resembles Belle makes sense, I guess.  It’s kind if Disney-y already.  Still, whatever the reason, it’s amazingly impressive, and something that you’re just never going to come close to comparing to, no matter how hard you work at it.  Sorry.

Disney’s Fantasia: Music Evolved Continues to Imply a Connection Between Your Flailing and the Actions Occurring Onscreen

Is any of this nonsense this lady is doing with her arms actually having any effect on what’s going on in this game?  Perhaps.  You could make that argument.  But it’d be hard to prove, as the things she’s doing seem only vaguely related to what’s actually happening there.  Seems equally possible that sine oyster stiff is happening on screen and she’s just dancing along with it.  Once again a Kinect game comes off as less of a valid way to interact with your console, and more a way to get inebriated guests to spaz out in front of your TV.  Aren’t we glad this thing’s coming packed in with every Xbox One?

Interesting Ideas With Terrible Voice Work Mars Disney in WoW

I just don’t find any of this funny. Maybe it’s the timing, maybe it’s the underwhelming voice work, acting and production wise. It’s a great idea that just doesn’t sell well. Like trying to do machinima on World of Warcraft in 2013. It’s too old to make sense doing.

The Mortal Instruments Joins the List of Young Adult Series That Just Aren’t Twilight

Our box office results, from Box Office Mojo.

1. Lee Daniels’ The Butler – $17,018,000
Right now “You’re Next” is really wishing they’d convinced Oprah to star in their movie.

2. We’re the Millers – $13,500,000
Another weekend of people seeing this thing, whatever it is.

3. The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones – $9,300,000
Following in the path of other young adult series that just didn’t work out as movies like… that one movie where the girl was a witch, and “Seven Devils” was in the trailer? It had Jeremy Irons! You know what I’m talking about, right?

4. The World’s End – $8,942,000
I thought we had an agreement that we were all going to see this so it would make some money. I was really relying on you to follow through on that agreement, because I was playing Saints Row IV all weekend.

5. Planes – $8,567,000
Nope. Not even acknowledging this one.