Monday, April 27, 2009

2009 Summer Movie Guide

May 1
X-Men Origins: Wolverine
Battle for Terra
Ghosts of Girlfriends Past

May 8
Star Trek
Next Day Air

May 15
Angels & Demons

May 21
Terminator Salvation

May 22
Night at the Museum II: Escape from the Smithsonian
Dance Flick

May 29
The Brothers Bloom
Drag Me to Hell

June 5
Land of the Lost
My Life in Ruins
The Hangover

June 12
The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3
Imagine That

June 19
Year One
The Proposal

June 24
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen

June 26
My Sister's Keeper

July 1
Public Enemies
Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs
July 10
I Love You Beth Cooper

July 15
Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince

July 24
All Good Things
The Orphan
The Ugly Truth

July 31
Funny People
They Came from Upstairs

August 7
G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra
Julie & Julia

August 14
District 9
The Goods: The Don Ready Story
The Time Traveler's Wife
A Perfect Getaway
Post Grad

August 21
Goose on the Loose!
Inglourious Basterds

August 28
Halloween 2
Final Destination: Death Trip 3D
The Boat That Rocked

Sunday, April 26, 2009

My Thoughts On The New Halloween 2 Trailer

This weekend the teaser trailer of H2: Halloween 2 debuted and I wanted it to succeed, for the sake of the franchise. Yet, after the trailer I know I’m most likely going to be disappointed, again.
First, when in the hell did Halloween become Friday the 13th? In the trailer we see Michael Myers being motivated by his mother in a ghost costume. I know most likely its Michael’s sick twisted mind and not his mother’s actual ghost, but when she says “kill her” it just seems very similar to Friday the 13th.
I’m not saying that it’s a rip off of Friday the 13th, but it does have the similar elements that just don’t seem to fit.
One thing I want to get out there is that Myers never had mommy issues like Jason had and seeing this trailer just pulls him further away from the mute killer that he once was. I really don’t want to see what motivates Michael; I just want to assume that he’s a psychopath that kills because he is evil at heart. That’s what makes him scary. Also, do we really need Michael’s mother in this – it just feels like that Zombie wanted to put his wife in the movie and that’s what he came up with.
Couple things I like about the trailer is how they’re continuing to make things seem more real. This is one thing I give Zombie credit for, he’s trying to do something different, but in the end he’s loosing the true spirit of the Halloween movies. Zombie’s other Halloween film had great promise but was bogged down by crappy dialogue and a congested story.
I also like what seems to be a very different Laurie. Zombie is taking her down a dark path, she seems very messed up and I’m interested in seeing how she develops. Will she deal with murder in lost like Michael (being his sister)? Or will she over come her demons and defeat him?
People always ask me why I didn’t like the Halloween remake, but liked the Friday the 13th one? And I’m going to clear that up right now. In my opinion Friday the 13th really wasn’t a remake and the great thing about that movie is it stuck to all the things that made the original franchise creepy, campy and funny. The big problem with the Halloween remake is it lost all the things that made the other films unique (especially the original). The film didn’t stay faithful to the original characters and the whole back story for Myers went on too long and gave us information I rather not know. I say it a million times, the less we know about these “boogeymen” the better, because it gives them that mystery element. An element I think is very important when dealing with slashers such as Myers or Voorhees.
In the end the trailer is overall disappointing, with the exceptions of a few things that look like they can evolve into something great. I’m not going to say this movie is going to suck, because I have to watch it before I come to a decision like that.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Link To Villains

Here is a link to a list of the 100 Greatest Movie Villains. I didn't come up with the list, but this blog is featured at number 29 with Pamela Voorhees. The link is posted below.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Friday the 13th On DVD and Blu-ray June 16th!

June 16 can’t come soon enough, because that is the day that the new Friday the 13th will be released on DVD and Blu-ray.
On the DVD you’ll get additional slashed scenes and a feature called The Rebirth of Jason Voorhees. On the Blu-ray you can look forward to Terror Trivia Track, Hacking Back/ Slashing Forward Featurette and the seven best kills.
The DVD will be marketed at $28.98 and the Blu-ray will be $35.99 (this might be a reason for me to finally get Blu-ray).
The film grossed $64,999,681 in the domestic market and $24,570,684 in the foreign market, bringing its grand total to $89,570,365.
If you want to read my thoughts about the film, visit the review, I posted the link below.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

New Freddy Announced

Jackie Earle Haley has been announced as the new Freddy Krueger in the reboot of the Nightmare on Elm Street franchise.
The movie will be a re-imagining of Freddy, a killer who wields a four bladed glove and kills people in their dreams, which results in their actual death in reality.
Many of you might remember Haley from his performance in "Watchmen" as Rorschach/Walter Kovacs. If that doesn't ring a bell he was also in Breaking Away (1979), the movie about a teen who was obsessed with Italian cycling teams - well he played Moocher the kid who had the short temper.
The role I remember him from is the role of Kelly Leak in The Bad News Bears (1976) and from his Oscar nominated role for Best Supporting Actor for the movie Little Children (2006), a movie that shows his true talent and I'm really interest to see what he does with Freddy.
The director for this movie will be Samuel Bayer, he has directed music videos in the past and I hope that he knows what he's doing when he takes the helm for a project this big. They will start filming on May 5, in Chicago. The movie is scheduled to be released on April 16, 2010.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Curses A Part Of Baseball

The Curse of the Bambino isn’t the only superstition to grace baseball’s history, and with the season starting I could not think of a better way to welcome it than talking about some of its more popular superstitions that are as well known as the game itself.
Before I get into the major superstitions I want to mention minor ones, and here they are: Not talking about the outcome of a seven-game series before it’s over, drawing in the batter’s box before each at-bat, not stepping on the foul line when taking the field, refusing to wash a piece or part of an entire uniform during a hot playing streak, tapping one’s bat on home plate before an at-bat, not talking about a no-hitter or a perfect game in progress, holding on to a lucky bat or glove and chewing only one wad of gum.
There is another minor superstition, but it has a little more history to make it a step above minor status, and that is not shaving after a postseason win. This one started back in 1908 with the Chicago White Sox as they won their way to a World Series title.
This superstition was then again brought back to life by the 2005 Boston Red Sox.
Now that the minor ones are out of the way let’s move on to the ones that everyone knows and continue to talk about and I’m going to start it off with an angry goat.
It begins with the Chicago Cubs having a long period of uselessness. I mean the last time they won it all was 1908, but to be fair they made it into the World Series in 1932 and then again in 1938.
In 1945 they were able to make it into the Fall Classic and in that same year the Cubs lost the series, causing an angry fan to hex the team.
The man was named Billy Sianis. He owned a nearby tavern and had two box seat tickets to Game 4 of the 1945 World Series between the Cubs and the Tigers and he brought along his pet goat, Murphy.
The goat had on a blanket and pinned onto the blanket was a sign that read "We got Detroit’s goat."
Before the game ended, Sianis and the goat were asked to leave due to the goat’s odor and this caused Sianis to become very angry. His anger led him to place a curse on the Cubs and since that incident the Cubs have never won another pennant or played in a World Series at Wrigley Field again, all that for just insulting a goat.
The Cubs would go on to lose in Game 4 and eventually the 1945 World Series. Sianis then wrote a letter to Wrigley Field saying "Who stinks now?"
Now I’ve saved the best superstition for last and that is The Curse of the Bambino. Who doesn’t know about this curse? A curse that went on for 86 years until it was ended in a historical way by the Boston Red Sox.
Babe Ruth played six seasons with the Red Sox, in that time they won three World Series and Ruth’s career with the Red Sox looked like this: he hit .322 with 29 home runs and 114 RBI; he started 17 games as a pitcher, posting a 9-5 record and a 2.97 ERA.
The Red Sox then made a bold decision and sold their star player to the Yankees for $125,000 in cash and a $300,000 loan.
In 1920, Ruth, while wearing the pinstripes, hit 59 home runs and then hit 54 the next year. Ruth hit .342, cracked 714 home runs and set virtually every Major League hitting record.
Ruth had a 15-year run with the New York Yankees and in that time he led them to seven AL pennants and four World Series championships. That might not seem like a curse for the Yankees, but let’s look at what the Boston Red Sox were doing during 1920 to 2003.
The Red Sox won no World Series during that 85 year period. They did, however, win four pennants, but would lose the World Series always in a dramatic way.
The curse went on for 85 years, people died not being able to see the Red Sox win a World Series, but all that changed in 2004 when the teams met for the third time in five years in the ALCS.
I remember watching this and just being very frustrated, the Yankees took a three games to none lead and appeared to be hovering over another pennant win.
That changed when the Red Sox took a turn for the better and buckled down and won four straight games after being down three.
This was the first and only time that a baseball team came back from such a deficit. Of course it broke the hearts of Yankee fans and reversed the curse and the Red Sox went on to win the World Series.
Those are some superstitions that have been with baseball for a long time, and even though some of these curses get reversed there is always going to be another one to take its place. As long as there is baseball, there will be superstitions.

Reliving The Madness

March Madness tips off next week, and no matter who you are, you’re going to be filling out those brackets to try and win some cash, a gift card from work or to simply capture some all important bragging rights.
So, in honor of the NCAA Tournament, I put together some events in March Madness history that have become legendary.
Since this is Connecticut, I’ll start with one of the greatest upsets in NCAA history that involved our UConn Huskies. I know a lot of UConn fans want to forget about this, but we have to be honest with one another, it was an impressive game that deserves to be mentioned.
The game I’m talking about is when George Mason defeated UConn, 86-84, in 2006 which allowed the underdog to advance to the Final Four.
Simply put, no one ever thought that 11th-seeded George Mason would take home the victory, but the team was that year’s Cinderella.
If you watched the game, and I know you probably did, I would bet you thought the Huskies had this game in the bag when the Patriots trailed by 12 points in the first half and later by nine in the second half.
The turning point was when George Mason hit six 3-pointers in a row in the second half and went on to create some March Madness history.
Now that you’ve relived some not-so-pleasant memories, let’s move on to some more great March moments.
In 2005, Arizona and Illinois locked up and the Illini found themselves in an early 15-point hole. Illinois was No. 1 for most of the season and everyone was surprised to see it down by double-digits to the Wildcats.
Led by Luther Head, Illinois went on a 20-5 run and tied the game late on a 3-pointer. Illinois was then able to hold on and defeat Arizona 90-89 in overtime.
Now, since I made UConn fans relive a dark part of their history, I’ll lighten up your day with a great moment involving the Huskies.
In 2004, UConn went up against heated rival Duke, and the Huskies trailed by 11. But in the second half, UConn was able to push forward and scored 45 points to erase the deficit and take home a dramatic 79-78 victroy.
The key player that turned everything around for UConn was Emeka Okafor. He spent most of the first half on bench due to foul trouble, but when they brought him back in for the second half, he turned things around.
Okafor scored five points, grabbed three rebounds and completely shut down Duke’s offense during the final four minutes which turned a 75-67 deficit into a one-point victory.
The last trip down memory lane is arguably one of the best NCAA basketball games in history, and that was back in 1992 when Duke went to head-to-head with Kentucky.
If you were too young to catch it live, check out ESPN Classic.
Everyone remembers “the shot” by Duke’s Christian Latettner that makes every sports highlight reel known to man.
His buzzer-beating, turnaround jumper gave Duke a 104-103 victory over the Wildcats.
Latettner made every shot he took that night and ended with 31 points, seven boards and three assists.
That shot made Latettner one of, if not the, best clutch performer in March Madness history.Share your own memories at

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Thursday, April 16, 2009

Interview With Local Rock Band Adrenaline

They might be thought of as the Foo Fighter meets Incubus with some Chili Peppers on the side, but there is no question that Adrenaline, a local rock band, is finding their own sound and everyone seems to be noticing.
Adrenaline formed in 2007 and it’s made up of four high school musicians. There is Dylan Pesino on lead vocals and guitar, Mike Johnson on lead guitar, Cam Dickson on bass and backing vocals and Jack Johnson on drums and backing vocals. The band members come from Bristol, Burlington and Harwinton and found their way to each other through jazz band.
“After playing together in the school jazz band, Jack, Mike and I wanted to form a rock band together. Unfortunately, none of us were singers, and it was very difficult to find a good singer. But after about a year of searching for one, a friend of ours introduced us to Dylan, and he fit into the band perfectly,” Dickson said.
Once the band was formed it was time for them to set their goals, to accomplish everything they set out to do.
“We want to create something of our own, and truly put ourselves into our music. And we want to inspire others to do the same with their own music or other art form,” Jack Johnson said.
When listening to their stuff you can’t help but notice that the band seems to be heavily influenced by 90’s bands. Some bands that do come to my mind would be Soul Asylum and Muse, which makes it interesting to listen to.
“Well … generally we are influenced by Incubus, Foo Fighters, The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Say Anything and Muse,” Dickson said.
The great thing about this is that this band is keeping that classic sound alive and hopefully that sets the way for other bands to continue to create music with 90’s influence, and make new melody’s that can rival the classics and that is what it seems Adrenaline is striving to do.
Tomorrow Adrenaline will be moving from in front of audiences to in front of cameras as they perform songs from their new album “Broken Clocks” on Scott Haney’s “Better Connecticut” on WFSB Channel 3 at 10 a.m.
This will be the bands second time performing on the show and they are excited and stressed at the same time.
“It’s a little stressful, and I think we were all pretty nervous the first time. But it’s also very exhilarating, and we can’t wait to do it again,” Mike Johnson said.
If you can’t catch the band tomorrow morning and are interested in seeing them in action, they will be performing at The Meeting house in Barkhamsted on May 29 and South Street Stage in Waterbury on May 31.
The band is open to play at parties and venues and they can be reached on their myspace page, They continue to look for things to fill up their calendar as they want to continue to do this for years to come.
“I’m enjoying every minute I spend with this band, and I hope we can keep it up,” Jack Johnson said. “Yeah, I would want to do this for a long time,” Pesino added.

Mike Reiss 'The Simpsons' Writer Interview

A Bristol native was welcomed home Thursday night to speak to speak in a place where he once was asked to keep quiet.
Mike Reiss returned to Bristol Library to speak to fans, family and friends as a successful writer and producer for numerous projects, most notably the long-running animated television show "The Simpsons."
Reiss grew up in Bristol and graduated from Bristol Eastern High School. He always had a passion in writing, spending his weekends and afternoons at Bristol Public Library."I would spend most of my time here and the librarian working there would always tell me not to talk. Now, being years later, the same lady called me and asked me to come and talk," said Reiss.
Reiss travels all over the world giving speeches, something that he looks forward to and also something fans appreciate.
"I love doing this and traveling around. I have been to China to give a speech, but it did not go over too well. It was two days after 9/11 and it was hard to get laughs," said Reiss.Reiss has been working on "The Simpsons" for 18 years, and out of those 18 years he ran the show for two.
"I ran the show for the third and fourth season. It was tough. I was working 100 hours a week and I lost 70 pounds from doing that," said Reiss. "My friend Al Jean is currently running the show."
Since "The Simpsons" debuted back in 1989, it was an early hit for the then-new Fox network and it set the bar for animated television. Since then, we have had shows come such as "Family Guy," which is another hit for Fox. But when "Family Guy" aired, Simpsons fans were skeptical, and felt it was a Simpson knockoff.
"I love 'Family Guy.' It's fresh and it has really grown as its own show," said Reiss."Family Guy" has grown since "The Simpsons" paved the way for animated shows. "The Simpsons" showed that cartoons can be grown up and it was OK for adults to watch them.
Of course, Reiss was asked the question, where is Springfield? That is something fans have been trying to figure out since the show began. "Springfield is nowhere; there is no logical place Springfield can be," said Reiss, then added an example of why Springfield can be nowhere. "There is an episode I was watching in the reruns. In this episode it shows Homer shoveling snow and in a couple of scenes later he is laying on a hammock having a drink."
Springfield may not be anywhere, but that does not mean it is not based on any town in the United States."
A lot of people come up to me and ask me where do I get my ideas about a town full of bad teachers and lazy cops. I tell those people that I am from Bristol, Connecticut," Reiss said with a smile.
Homer Simpson, the father of the Simpson family, is a character that gets into a lot of crazy schemes and outrageous situations. Many wonder, where do the writers come up with these story lines.
"With Homer, I will say a lot of my friends' fathers have their moments on the show," said Reiss, as he laughed."
The Simpsons" will be airing its 400th episode at the end of May. The show has been running for 18 seasons and Reiss said there is no end in sight.
"I don't know how we will end 'The Simpsons,' and right now there is no end in sight. We may be not as fresh as we were when we first started, but the show is still good," said Reiss.
Reiss also brought up "The Simpsons Movie," which will be released July 27.
"I can't say anything about the movie, because it is top secret. I will say this though, it will not be live action," said Reiss.
Being a writer for "The Simpsons" does not mean he likes every episode that has been made, there are two he really does not like at all.
"I do not like the episode where they go to Africa. Then, the other episode I don't like is the classic Frank Grimes episode. I just think the episode was in bad taste," said Reiss of the show in which Grimes, a disgruntled nuclear plant worker, is killed.
With the 400th episode airing in May and the movie coming out in July, it will be a big year for the family from Springfield. Fans do not have to worry. The movie does not mean the end of the series, if anything the movie will be one of many more milestone to come in "The Simpsons" history.

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Wednesday, April 15, 2009

It's The 'Crushing Pennies' Review

Here it is the review I’ve been promising to write about local filmmaker Ryan Casey’s new film – Crushing Pennies.
The movie focuses on Irene (Leah Dashe) and Gabe (Jesse Murphy) who seem to have found that their current relationship has become claustrophobic. Through this they start to have shared delusions, these delusions come in the form of people that Leah and Gabe interact with on a daily basis.
The problem with this is that the delusions start to put a bigger strain on them, as they start to pick up their habits. This causes Gabe to start using drugs and Irene to drink a lot.
Yet, does this drive Gabe and Irene to their doom or do they find a way to fix it? I’m not going to say, you’ll just have to find out for yourself or if you don’t mind spoilers you can read on. If you want to see what I thought about the film just scroll to the bottom of the review, it will be spoiler free.
Gabe and Irene do seek the help of a marriage counselor and his advice is to kill the delusions. This part I really liked and wish it was a bit longer, because the movie takes a turn into a more horror feel and it’s great.
Yet, that would be the biggest problem I have with the film is how short it is. I know it’s a short film, but the story has great potential and the direction it goes into I felt could have been flushed out some more.
Now to give my feelings about the movie without giving anything away, I liked the film. The greatest things that this movie has to offer are its style and its lead actress, Leah Dashe.
Ryan Casey’s style is very good; he has a very unique eye and it translates onto the screen very well. I would be very interested in seeing his future films.
Now, Leah Dashe was great and could have a great acting career ahead of her. She stands out right from the start and continues to be interesting to watch until the end.
The lighting in the movie is done well; the opening in the grocery store is very bright and colorful and looks very high budget. The only scene I’m going to pick on is the first scene in the apartment, where Irene is sitting on the floor with CD’s. That scene was very dark, but other than that I would have to give credit to David Sikora for doing a good job.
The biggest flaw this movie has is its story. The story is a very interesting idea and it’s told well until the very end. The movie does have a twist and the twist is very clever, that’s not the problem I have. The problem is the movie not flushing out my favorite part of the film and the most interesting part and if you read above or seen the movie you know what I’m talking about.
Summing everything up, the movie has great style and a great performance by Leah Dashe. I know this is a stepping stone for Ryan Casey and it’s a really good stepping stone, I’m interested in seeing where he goes from here.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Interview With Ryan Casey

Since this blog is meant to cover everything entertainment (excluding tabloid stuff), I wanted to start focusing on local filmmakers. The first filmmaker that I will introduce you to is Ryan Casey. Ryan has just completed his new movie, Crushing Pennies, which has been chosen to be in the Kent Film Festival.
Casey writes and directs his own movies and is working towards making a full-length feature.
“My first film [Icon of 2nd Street] was about 20 minutes long, this one [Crushing Pennies] is 32 minutes and a full length feature has to be 70 minutes so that’s what I’ll be working towards next,” Casey said.
Below are questions I asked Casey, so JD stands for James Drzewiecki and RC stands for Ryan Casey, obviously.

JD: What filmmakers do you look up to?
RC: Kubrick, Woody Allen and Martin Scorsese, they all had a huge influence on me. With those directors they understood that cinema was about moving pictures and they really paid a lot of attention to their photography, something that I think filmmakers forget about today.

JD: I know there are a lot of people out there who want to get started in this business and are always wondering how, can you give some advice on how they can go about doing it?
RC: It is tough getting started, but there is a general process. First you’ll need a camera, I got lucky because a friend of mine had a camera and I was able to borrow it.
You’ll then need someone to light it properly. I had David Sikora, a cinematographer from Full-Sail, light my movie and he made it look great, especially the opening scene in the grocery store (in Crushing Pennies, which was shot in Gnazzo’s Grocery in Plainville).
Then you need to get a cast. We had casting all over Connecticut and we used churches and libraries. Then once you have a cast you need to put together a crew of knowledgeable people

JD: How is the casting process like for you? What do you look for when casting a role?
RC: A visual image, the person needs to fit the part. We usually have people come in for a read, and there is a large filtering process, because we get tons of people that want to be cast. I also look if they’ve done any other films and in the future I will be calling references.

JD: How was the cast to work with?
RC: It was a really good cast to work with.

JD: What do you want to accomplish with Crushing Pennies?
RC: Well it’s a stepping stone, a business card to help attract more funds for future projects.

JD: What is your future project going to be?
RC: The next project I’m working on is “Catching Sparks”. The movie will focus on a guy who gets out of rehab and returns to his home town. When he gets there he finds it has changed dramatically.

JD: When will you start shooting “Catching Sparks”?
RC: Next May.

Ryan is currently working as a production manager at Nutmeg TV. He puts together original programs for them and when he isn’t doing that he is putting together a premiere for his movie, Crushing Pennies. The movie is currently not for sale and the best way to see it is by going to the premiere (I’ll keep you all up to date on where and when that’s going to be).
The review of Crushing Pennies is coming soon.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Halo 3 Mythic Map Pack Coming Thursday

If you’re a Halo 3 fan then get ready for Thursday, April 9, because Bungie will be releasing the Halo 3 Mythic Map Pack. The pack will be 800 points (which is $10) with that you will get the following content.

Three New Maps:
Assembly was a map planned to be released with the Heroic Map Pack, then it got pushed back to the Legendary Map Pack, but was replaced due to the fear that it wouldn't be finished on time. The map is set in a Covenant Scarab Factory. Some say it is similar to the two Halo 2 maps, Midship and Warlock. Assembly is fit for mid-sized Slayer and Team Slayer battles, and also supports objective gametypes, other gameplay details are indefinite. The map is symmetrical and only the second Covenant map designed for Halo 3 to date.

Orbital is set on the Quito Space Tether, a UNSC space elevator. It is the first map in Halo 3 to be set in outer space. Orbital is described as having two main U-shaped corridors overlapping each other and having some interesting switches that grant access to certain areas of the map.

Sandbox is a tiered medium-large sized map, and is a crossover between the desert landscape of Sandtrap and the Forge flexibility of Foundry. Bungie stated that Sandbox will be "the ultimate Forge map". Many new Forge objects are added to give players more options to make their own custom-created maps including, but not limited to, a golf club called the 7 wood, a Golf Ball, and a tin cup (golf hole). Bungie has also confirmed the tiered nature of the map. It is split into the "Sky Bubble", “the ground” and the "Crypt." The Sky Bubble was designed so that Forge users could recreate maps akin to Guardian and Ascension since there is a grid only visible in Forge that will act as a death barrier, while the Crypt was added to create fully-enclosed arena maps using Grifball and similar gametypes. The ground was designed for vehicular maps more in the style of its larger brethren, Sandtrap. Every vehicle, weapon, and piece of equipment in Forge can be placed in the map.

Each of these maps are confirmed to have skulls. These skulls, when found, will activate new achievements.
The skulls, like the other ones, are meant to be very difficult to find. Yet, their location has already been posted online by an Xbox Live user.
This incident happened on Feb. 20, 2009, and this person was banned from Xbox Live for releasing this information.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

PS2 Price Drop

Its true Sony’s hugely successful Playstation 2 will be dropping its price down to $99.99.
Many people are disappointed though; they were actually hoping in a price drop in Sony’s new console Playstaion 3 – which is still the most expensive next generation console to purchase.
“We do not have plans for a PS3 price drop, and any rumors to that effect are false and are the result of speculation,” Sony stated.
Now for those of you who don’t own a Playstation 2 I will say that this 9 year old console has had some great games but if you are going to invest in a new console I would spend a little bit more money and either buy a Nintendo Wii or Xbox360.