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Cary’s Summer Movie Checklist 2015

MINIONWell another summer is almost over, and I watched a lot of summer movies in theaters this year. So I thought I’d write a blog with brief impressions on them! Keep in mind that there MIGHT be some slight spoilers here and there, but I’ll try to keep them to a minimum. So grab your popcorn and see what I watched this summer!

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Ant-Man Pinball (360, Xbox One, PS3, PS4, Vita, Wii U, PC, iOS)

ANT_BOXHot off the heels of Marvel’s newest film comes Ant-Man Pinball from Zen Studios. Help Scott Lang shrink down with his special ant suit to battle bad guys and save the day…on a pinball table! Ant-Man Pinball is available for consoles and devices that support Zen Pinball 2 and Pinball FX2 platforms. (Reviewed on 360 here)

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Inside Out: Thought Bubbles (iPad)

INSIDE_BOXSo a few weeks ago I went to go see Inside Out, Pixar’s newest movie.  It’s about a girl and her personified emotions, and it’s a very touching, thought-provoking film.  During the previews, they had a commercial for a downloadable Inside Out free-to-play game on iOS and Google Play.  In the movie, the girl’s memories are represented by colored bubbles, so I guess someone got the idea to make a puzzle game out of it similar to Puzzle Bobble/Bust-A-Move, or another game I reviewed recently called Bubble Bath Blast.  And since I liked the movie and Puzzle Bobble is one of my favorite puzzle games, I decided to review this game, too (reviewed on iPad here).

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LEGO Jurassic World (Wii U, 3DS, PS3, PS4, PS Vita, 360, Xbox One, PC)

JURASSIC_BOXJurassic Park is one of the most famous dinosaur films around, and the newest entry in the series is one of this summer’s big movie hits.  And now you can enjoy all four movies in LEGO form with LEGO Jurassic World.  Play as all the characters from the flicks as you explore the original Jurassic Park and re-enact all the famous scenes, and visit the new Jurassic World them park as well!  Drive vehicles and even play as the dinosaurs themselves in the newest in the LEGO game franchise.  It’s available for all current game consoles, but reviewed on Wii U here.

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Star Wars Rebels Pinball (360, Xbox One, PS3, PS4, Vita, Wii U, PC, iOS)

STARWARS_BOXThe kids’ cable channel Disney XD has a new computer animated Star Wars cartoon called Star Wars Rebels.  I’ve never seen the cartoon myself, as the only thing I watch on Disney XD is Gravity Falls.  But I do sure see a lot of commercials for it!  And now you can play a pinball table based on the franchise and it’s downloadable on Zen Studios’ Pinball FX2 and Zen Pinball 2’s platforms (reviewed on 360 here).

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Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron Pinball (360, Xbox One, PS3, PS4, Vita, Wii U, PC, iOS)

AVENGERS_BOXTony Stark has just created a super powerful robot computer named Ultron, but it goes haywire and turns evil so now it’s up to Iron Man and the rest of the Avengers to stop him!  That’s the plot of the new hit summer movie Avengers: Age of Ultron and it’s also the same as Zen Studios new pinball table for its Pinball FX2 and Zen Pinball platforms (reviewed on 360 here).

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Maya the Bee: Flying Challenge (iPad)

MAYA_BOXMaya the Bee was originally a German children’s book from the early 1900’s.  But most people probably remember it as a Japanese anime cartoon from the 1970’s, which was shown on Nick Jr. in the US in the late 80’s and early 90’s.  Yeah, back in those days, Nick Jr. showed a lot of children’s anime.  And now there is a new computer animated Maya the Bee cartoon and movie.  Not sure if the new cartoon is being shown in the US, but I think the movie is coming to video later on.  Now you can help young Maya collect honey and rare flowers for her teacher Mrs. Cassandra in Maya the Bee: Flying Challenge.  It’s a 3-D continuous runner (flyer?) downloadable for iOS and Android devices (reviewed on iPad here).

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SpongeBob HeroPants (3DS, 360, Vita)

SPONGE_BOXA new SpongeBob SquarePants movie was recently released in theaters, and features the cast of the Nickelodeon hit cartoon in the real world.  Fully computer animated in 3-D, SpongeBob and friends fight evil by turning into silly superhero versions of themselves.  Now you can continue their super adventures with SpongeBob HeroPants for 3DS, 360, and Vita (reviewed on 3DS here).

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The Princess Bride: The Official Game (iPad)

PRINCESS_BOXWow, it’s been a LONG time since I’ve seen The Princess Bride movie.  I don’t remember too much about it.  I know there were some funny lines and Andre the Giant was in it, but that’s about it.  I do know it’s since become a cult hit among fans, and I guess that’s why someone just now decided to make a game out of it.  The Princess Bride: The Official Game is a downloadable title for iOS devices, but reviewed on iPad here.

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The Penguins of Madagascar (3DS, Wii U, Wii)

PENGUINS_BOXI love the penguins in the Madagascar movies.  In fact, they’re the only reasons why I watched all three films.  Apparently, I’m not the only one who likes those penguins, because a few years ago they were in a cartoon series on Nickelodeon, and now they have their own feature length movie in theaters.  And now you can join in the adventures of Skipper, Kowalski, Rico, and Private as they embark on a mission for their favorite Cheesy Dibbles snacks, and rescue other penguins in the process.  The Penguins of Madagascar video game is based on the new movie, and is available for all current Nintendo consoles, but reviewed on 3DS here.

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