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CS Soapbox: How Sonic’s Mid-Credits Scene Sets Up Sonic 2

BEGIN SLIDESHOW CS Soapbox: How Sonic’s Mid-Credits Scene Sets Up Sonic 2 The time has finally come for the big screen debut of Sega’s lovable blue speedster Sonic the Hedgehog and critics and audiences were happily surprised with the end result, praising the tone and Sonic’s visual design, along with Jim Carrey’s performance harking back to his early career hits and racing to a $57 million opening, setting the record for the biggest opening weekend of a video game film. While not many ...
Tags: Movies, China, US, Earth, Egypt, Jim Carrey, Sega, Angel Island, Knuckles, ComingSoon, Sonic, Robotnik, Ivo Robotnik, Tom James Marsden, James Marsden Ben Schwartz, Green Hills Montana

The Morning Watch: Making of ‘Vader Immortal: A Star Wars VR Series’, ‘Locke & Key’ Comic Comparison & More

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows. In this edition, learn how ILMxLAB created the immersive Star Wars virtual reality quest Vader Immortal for the Oculus Quest. Plus, find out about the differences between Netflix’s Locke & Key series and the comic series tha...
Tags: Movies, Netflix, Ben Schwartz, Sonic the Hedgehog, Sega, Parks, Joe Hill, Locke, Star-Wars, Video Of The Day, Locke & Key, Gabriel Rodriguez, The Morning Watch, Locke and Key, Vader Immortal, Vader Immortal: A Star Wars VR Series

Sonic the Hedgehog Sprints to First Place at the Box Office!

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Sonic the Hedgehog Sprints to First Place at the Box Office! Paramount Pictures’ Sonic the Hedgehog shot like Cupid’s Arrow to #1 at the Valentine’s Day Weekend box office with a $57 million three day debut and a $68 million estimated four day. The impressive debut speeds past last year’s Pokémon Detective Pikachu to crown Sonic for the biggest opening ever for a video game movie. This is a huge win for Paramount and director Jeff Fowler, who took the poisonous response to...
Tags: Movies, Horror, Sony, Michael Pena, Harley Quinn, Box Office, Will Ferrell, Sega, Paramount, Valentine, Fantasy Island, Blumhouse, Issa Rae, CinemaScore, ComingSoon, Movie News

‘Sonic the Hedgehog’ Powers Past $100 Million at Global Box Office, ‘Little Women’ Eyes $200 Million

Paramount’s “Sonic the Hedgehog” dominated global box office charts after debuting to $100 million worldwide. “Sonic,” based on the popular Sega video game, pulled in $43 million when it launched in 43 international territories, representing 60% of its foreign footprint. Among overseas markets, Mexico saw the biggest start with $6.7 million, followed by the United […]
Tags: News, Mexico, Birds Of Prey, Sonic the Hedgehog, United, Sega, Global Box Office

Sonic the Hedgehog Had the Best Domestic Opening of Any Video Game Movie Ever

It used to be conventional wisdom that video game movies were not a way to walk the path to success. Warcraft, Assassin’s Creed, and a whole pile of bizarre failed ‘90s game adaptations tell the tale of a film niche that was better left alone. But that may be changing, and Sonic the Hedgehog might be the harbinger. Read more...
Tags: Science, Video Games, Jim Carrey, Ben Schwartz, Sonic the Hedgehog, Sega, Paramount, Sonic

With $57 million, 'Sonic the Hedgehog' has the biggest opening weekend ever for a video game movie

Paramount's "Sonic the Hedgehog" won the domestic box office over the weekend with an estimated $57 million ($68 million by Monday). That performance was higher than the studio's projected $40 million. It's the biggest opening ever for a video game movie, besting the $54.3 million opening by "Pokémon Detective Pikachu." The best picture Oscar winner "Parasite" took in $5.5 million, its biggest weekend to date, after it was expanded to 2,000 screens. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more s...
Tags: Hollywood, Trends, Netflix, Jim Carrey, Ken Burns, Sega, Paramount, Carrey, Ivo Robotnik, Warner Bros Birds of Prey, Warner Bros Pok

'Sonic the Hedgehog' has the biggest opening weekend ever for a video game movie with $57 million

Paramount's "Sonic the Hedgehog" won the domestic box office with an estimated $57 million ($68 million over by Monday). The movie performed higher than the studio's projection of $40 million. $57 million is the biggest opening ever for a video game movie, besting the $54.3 million opening by "Pokémon Detective Pikachu." Best picture Oscar-winner "Parasite" took in $5.5 million over the weekend, after Neon expanded it to 2,000 screens. Its biggest weekend to date. Visit Business Insider's home...
Tags: Hollywood, Trends, Netflix, Oscar, Jim Carrey, Ken Burns, Sega, Paramount, Ivo Robotnik, Warner Bros Birds of Prey, Warner Bros Pok

Shin Sakura Taisen Western Release Dated

Westerners can have their first English-subtitled experience of the Sakura Taisen (Sakura Wars) franchise come April 28th on the PS4, that is if they don’t mind it being a deviation from most the games in the franchise. The physical release of the newest installment of the Sakura Taisen series is set to come with a […]
Tags: Translation, Games, English, Anime, Announcements, Sega, Release Dates, Sakura Taisen, Shin Sakura Taisen, Sakura Taisen Sakura Wars

Sonic the Hedgehog Is a Heartfelt Adventure for Kids and Twitchy Nostalgia Junkies Alike

It may come as a shock to adults who read genre news sites to hear that a movie like Sonic The Hedgehog—a movie so heavily influenced by the ‘90s video game IP it’s based on that it almost hurts—is squarely aimed at kids who just wanna see cute, fuzzy cartoon characters get buckwild and bash the hell out of some…Read more...
Tags: Science, Video Games, Ben Schwartz, Sonic the Hedgehog, Vfx, Sega, Paramount, Nostalgia, Josh Miller, Jim Carey, James Marsden, Tika Sumpter, Patrick Casey, Sonic, Jeff Fowler, Youre Too Slow

A millionaire who got rich selling his company to Facebook is bidding hundreds of thousands of dollars on an incredibly rare Nintendo prototype game console

Before Sony entered the video game business with its PlayStation line of consoles, the company had a partnership with Nintendo to produce a collaborative device. That partnership fell apart, but not before protoypes of the joint console were created. Though the prototypes were scrapped and the partnership dissolved, at least one prototype console managed to survive — and it's now available in an auction if you've got a few hundred thousand dollars to spare. It's the only known version of the g...
Tags: Facebook, Elon Musk, Microsoft, Trends, Sony, Reddit, Nintendo, Antiques Roadshow, Terry, Sega, Palmer Luckey, Diebold, Tim Sweeney, Sony Interactive Entertainment, Luckey, Minecraft Markus Notch Persson

How Much Sonic The Hedgehog Made On Opening Night

Sega's iconic mascot finally makes his debut in advance of a long holiday weekend.
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There is a post-credits scene in the new 'Sonic the Hedgehog' movie that people are going to freak out about (SGAMY)

A new movie starring one of gaming's most iconic characters debuts on Valentine's Day.  "Sonic the Hedgehog" is the first-ever movie to star the speedy blue hedgehog, and it's a light, silly adventure that's clearly aimed at kids. Though the film is for kids, it's chock full of references to the classic video game series it's based on, and that means fans of all ages will enjoy it. Moreover: There's a post-credits scene that you can't miss if you're a fan of the series. Visit Business Insider...
Tags: Trends, Earth, Nintendo, Mario, Jim Carrey, Paramount Pictures, Sega

Textmode Space Harrier

What you see before you here is frenetic, graphics-heavy 1985 arcade game Space Harrier as a textmode app. Though represented as chunky extended-ASCII characters, the underlying game is startlingly authentic, with bosses, pylons, tunnel staages and music all running at the Sega classic's freakishly fast clip. It's not a clever terminal project floating up on Hacker News: it's actually the conversion for the MZ-700, a 1982 Japanese 8-bit, apparently created by Kazuhiro Furuhata in 1988. But t...
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‘Sonic the Hedgehog’ Review: An Exhausting Video Game Adaptation With an Identity Crisis

Who is Sonic the Hedgehog for? What is the target audience for a film that wants to take its cues from Deadpool but also family films about the Easter Bunny? Ostensibly, children should want very badly to see this movie adaptation of the long-running Sega video game about an extremely fast blue animal. But Sonic the Hedgehog can’t figure out if its audience is the parents of those children — those of us who grew up with the first iteration of Sonic — or kids themselves. The result is...
Tags: Amazon, Movies, Montana, Earth, Features, Movie Reviews, Jim Carrey, Deadpool, Adam Pally, Ben Schwartz, Sonic the Hedgehog, Paramount Pictures, Sega, Pacific Northwest, Video Game, Parks

I saw the controversial 'Sonic the Hedgehog' movie, and it was a delightful kid's romp made far better by a classic Jim Carrey performance

A new movie starring one of gaming's most iconic characters debuts on Valentine's Day. "Sonic the Hedgehog" is the first-ever movie to star the speedy blue hedgehog, and it's a light, silly adventure that's clearly aimed at kids. After an initially rocky debut with a creepy-looking Sonic, the movie was delayed for a massive visual-effects design overhaul. The final product is thankfully free of creepy-looking cartoon hedgehogs with human teeth. More importantly: "Sonic the Hedgehog" enables ...
Tags: Hollywood, America, Trends, Earth, Jim Carrey, Ben Schwartz, Will Ferrell, Sega, Paramount, Schwartz, James Marsden, Mugatu, Carrey, Stanley Ipkiss, Robotnik, Jeff Fowler

Sonic the Hedgehog Review

Rating: BEGIN SLIDESHOW 5/10 Cast: Ben Schwartz as Sonic the Hedgehog (Voice) Jim Carrey as Dr. Robotnik James Marsden as Tom Wachowski Tika Sumpter as Maddie Wachowski Adam Pally as Billy Robb Neal McDonough as Major Bennington Directed by Jeff Fowler Written by Patrick Casey & Josh Miller Summary: In another world, Sonic the Hedgehog lives on an island paradise filled with lush wildlife and architecturally pristine landscapes formed to accompany his speedy skills. While free to roam ...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Nintendo, Jim Carrey, Ben Schwartz, Sega, Tom, Ben, Carrey, Movie News, Robotnik, Jeff Fowler, Patrick Casey Josh Miller, Tom Wachowski, Robotnik James Marsden, Maddie Wachowski Adam Pally

Super Sonic: creating the new sound of Sega's hedgehog hit

J-pop veteran Masato Nakamura’s soundtrack for the original Sonic game was an instant classic. Tom Holkenborg on reimagining that bold music for the big-budget film versionIf you’re a video game player of a certain age, the words Green Hill Zone will immediately bring to mind not only a certain blue spiky hero but also the sound of bright, crisp, high-tempo synth chords and a drum-machine beat. The music to Sonic the Hedgehog, composed by J-pop veteran Masato Nakamura, encapsulated the look and ...
Tags: Games, Film, Youtube, Los Angeles, Culture, Film adaptations, Sonic the Hedgehog, Sega, Platform Games, Nakamura, Tom Holkenborg, Green Hill Zone, Science fiction and fantasy films, Masato Nakamura

Sonic the Hedgehog Review #2

Rating:  BEGIN SLIDESHOW 7.5/10 Cast: Ben Schwartz as Sonic the Hedgehog James Marsden as Tom Wachowski Jim Carrey as Dr. Ivo Robotnik, aka Eggman Tika Sumpter as Maddie Wachowski Adam Pally as Billy Rob Directed by Jeff Fowler Sonic the Hedgehog review #2: Detective Pikachu, Tomb Raider, Resident Evil, Super Mario Bros. The list of film adaptations of video games goes on and sees a range of strong efforts to true crimes against both film and gamer communities, and the latest comes in ...
Tags: Movies, Earth, Movie Reviews, Nintendo, Pokemon, Jim Carrey, Ben Schwartz, Sega, Schwartz, James Marsden, Pikachu, Carrey, ComingSoon, Movie News, Robotnik, Jeff Fowler

‘Sonic the Hedgehog’ Featurette: Zany Jim Carrey from the ’90s Is Back as Dr. Robotnik

Jim Carrey had a meteoric rise to fame in the 1990s thanks to a string of comedy hits like Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, The Mask, and Dumb & Dumber, not to mention a campy villainous turn as The Riddler in Batman Forever, all in the span of a year and a half. It’s been a long time since we’ve seen Jim Carrey get that silly, but as a new Sonic the Hedgehog featurette shows us, that changes this weekend. Sonic the Hedgehog, based on the Sega video game of the same name, brings in Jim Carrey to pla...
Tags: Movies, Sci-fi, Earth, Jim-Carrey, Ben Schwartz, Sonic the Hedgehog, Paramount Pictures, Sega, Video Game, Parks, Tom, Carrey, Action/Adventure, Family Films, Behind the Scenes Footage, Oren Uziel

Persona 5 Royal, Mario Olympics & Sakura Wars Sales “Below Expectations”

Sega has announced that long-awaited titles such as Persona 5: The Royal, Shin Sakura Taisen (Sakura Wars) and Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 sold poorly in the third quarter of 2019. Although the individual sales figures are not included, the company’s recent earnings report claims that all three titles suffered from […]
Tags: Business, Games, Sales, Mario, Tokyo, Anime, Persona, Sega, Sonic, Sakura Taisen, Royal Shin Sakura Taisen Sakura Wars

Hell yeah! The Mega Man Zero collection is out this month

Growing up, I remember the kids my age being either way into Mario or way into Sonic, depending on whether their parents got them a Nintendo or a SEGA system. I come from a Nintendo household, which was great because Super Mario World is one of the best games of all time and every single Sonic game is bad. But there was a third platforming hero and it’s the one I’ll always love the most. I’m talking about my boy the Blue Bomber, more famously known as Mega Man. I liked the 8-bit Mega Man games o...
Tags: Startups, Gaming, Nintendo, Mario, Sega, Mega Man Zero

Sega × Monogatari Collab Cafe Looking Quite Nostalgic

Sega and the Monogatari series is collaborating by way of a special cafe, offering up an assortment of Monogatari-themed dishes and desserts – on top of limited original goods for purchase – that will compel any avid fan of the franchise to go check it out. The lavish event (which requires advanced reservation) will take […]
Tags: Food, Marketing, Anime, Sega, Cafe, Akihabara, Bakemonogatari, Image Gallery, Anime Goods, Monogatari

‘Sonic the Hedgehog’ Clip and Super Bowl Spot: Jim Carrey and the Blue Speedster Ham It Up

The release of Sonic the Hedgehog is just two weeks away. The SEGA video game character took some extra time coming to the big screen to get a much-needed makeover that wouldn’t terrify audiences with his human teeth and wide-set eyes (the new version looks very close to his classic design). Was it worth the wait? You’ll have to watch the new Sonic the Hedgehog clip and Super Bowl spot to get a better idea. Sonic the Hedgehog Clip First up, we have a new Sonic the Hedgehog clip featuring...
Tags: Comedy, Family Films, Paramount Pictures, Sci-Fi, Super Bowl, Video Clips, Video Game, James-Marsden, Jim-Carrey, Sonic the Hedgehog

Jim Carrey and Sonic Collide in ‘Sonic the Hedgehog’ Super Bowl Spot

Jim Carrey, clad in a handlebar mustache and aviator goggles, goes head-to-head with Sega character Sonic as Dr. Robotnik in the latest trailer for “Sonic the Hedgehog.” With his animated acting style and comedic chops, the actor breathes life into the super-villain as he wreaks havoc on the town, the hedgehog and his own henchmen. […]
Tags: News, Super Bowl, Jim Carrey, Sonic the Hedgehog, Sega, James Marsden, Robotnik

World’s Fastest Athletes Praise Sonic The Hedgehog in Big Game Spot

World’s Fastest Athletes Praise Sonic The Hedgehog in Big Game Spot Paramount has just debuted a new promo for the upcoming Sonic The Hedgehog movie, which is just a couple of weeks away. What do Michael Thomas, Christian McCaffrey, Allyson Felix, and Kyle Busch have in common? Well, they all like speed and are fast, each in their own way. But they also have to concede that there is someone who is even faster than all of them. “I raced the fastest in the world,” says the 200 meters Olympic ch...
Tags: Video, Movies, Earth, Jim Carrey, Ben Schwartz, Paramount Pictures, Sega, Paramount, Tom, Kyle Busch, Tika Sumpter, Movie News, Ivo Robotnik, Felix He, Robotnik Jim Carrey, Tom Wachowski James Marsden Sonic

Phantasy Star Online 2 Xbox Closed Beta Starts Next Week

The official Twitter account behind the Western release of Phantasy Star Online 2 has announced the closed Xbox One beta tests for the game will officially open on February 7th. Players accepted into the beta will be able to complete several missions as well as Urgent Quests, which will be timely spread throughout the full […]
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‘Sonic the Hedgehog’ Clip: James Marsden is Being a Really Good Sport About All This

One would have thought that after starring in the Easter-themed family comedy Hop, James Marsden would be done acting opposite entirely computer generated characters. But maybe the paycheck for a big blockbuster family film is just too good to pass up nowadays, because he’s back starring in Sonic the Hedgehog and a silly new clip has just debuted. Thankfully, this isn’t as horrifying as it could have been thanks to the character redesign that pushed the movie back from November last year…but it...
Tags: Movies, Sci-fi, Earth, Dreamworks Animation, Jim Carrey, Ben Schwartz, Sonic the Hedgehog, Paramount Pictures, Sega, Video Game, Video Clips, Tom, James-Marsden, Pixar Animation, Family Films, Oren Uziel

VOTD: ‘Sonic the Hedgehog’ Music Video with Wiz Khalifa, Ty Dolla $ign, Lil Yachty and Sueco the Child

Sonic the Hedgehog arrives in theaters next month, and with it comes a rap theme song from Wiz Khalifa, Ty Dolla $ign, Lil Yachty and Sueco the Child. If you’re getting old, most of those names don’t make any sense, but that shouldn’t stop you from enjoying the 16-bit-styled music video that takes all of those rappers and puts them into Sonic’s video game world. They don’t make music videos for movies like this very often, and even if you don’t like the song, the visuals are still fun. So check...
Tags: Movies, Sci-fi, Wiz Khalifa, Rolling Stone, Ben Schwartz, Sonic the Hedgehog, Paramount Pictures, Sega, Video Game, Ty Dolla $ign, Video Clips, Tika Sumpter, Action/Adventure, Video Of The Day, Soundtracks, Family Films

‘Sonic the Hedgehog’ on Track for a $40 Million Opening Over Presidents Day Weekend

Paramount Pictures had to deal with a bit of a nightmare scenario when the reveal of their Sonic the Hedgehog movie was downright laughable. The reaction was so unfavorable that the studio chose to overhaul the design of the SEGA video game character and push the movie back from a November release last year to a February release this year. Thankfully, the new character design has been approved by fans, and it looks like the movie is tracking to have a solid opening for the Presidents Day weeken...
Tags: Comedy, Movies, Sci-fi, America, Box Office, Sonic the Hedgehog, Paramount Pictures, Sega, Video Game, Fantasy Island, Pikachu, Issa Rae, Action/Adventure, LAKEITH STANFIELD, The Photograph

Review of Eternal Champions: Challenge from the Dark Side (SEGA CD)

A review by Corey I Marsh Sr (3). The Unsung Fighting Game Hero Of The SegaCD.
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