19 Days of Video Game Deals – Day 5: Puzzle Games
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Amazon is running a 19 Days of Deals sale on video games, with today’s entry being Puzzle Games Day, where you can save up to 50% select puzzle video games — with some as low as $1.99! As a bonus, all of the $1.99 games come with a $5 promotion credit!

Here’s just a few of the items included in this sale:

Namco Museum – $14.49
– Scene It? Twilight Nintendo Wii – $10.99 | Nintendo DS – $14.72
Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Playstation 2 – $10.49
*Around the World in 80 Days – Download – $1.99
*Puzzler World – PC Download – $1.99
*4 Elements – Download – $1.99

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Deal: Prince Of Persia: The Sands Of Time
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The digital video deal of the day over at Amazon today is Prince Of Persia: The Sands Of Time, the Mike Newell-directed fantasy-action flick starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Ben Kingsley, which is available for rental for only $.99.

This deal is valid only for today, Tuesday, January 18, 2011, until midnight PST. Once you activate the rental through Amazon’s Video On Demand service, you’ll have access to the movie for 48 hours. This digital version is not yet available for purchase, so for now, you can only rent it through VOD.

If you’d like to own a physical copy of the movie, the Blu-ray is on sale for $20.99 while the DVD is priced at $16.99.

A rogue prince named Dastan reluctantly joins forces with the mysterious princess Tamina and together, they race against dark forces to safeguard an ancient dagger capable of releasing the Sands of Time – a gift from the gods that can reverse time and allow its possessor to rule the world.

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Digital Deal: ‘Glee’ Season 1
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The Video On Demand deal of the day over at Amazon today is Glee Season 1 for only $9.99.

Note, this deal is valid only for today (Tuesday, December 28, 2010) until midnight PST.

For the discounted price, you get all 22 episodes of Season 1 of the popular FOX television series Glee. Episodes are typically $.99 each, so you’d be saving over half the cost if you buy it today; through On Demand without commercials, the episodes are around 45 minutes each.

Amazon has a promotion right now — Tweet and Get $5 — where you can get $5 in Video On Demand credit, so you can use this credit toward the purchase of Glee Season 1 if you choose.

Glee Season 1 is currently available through Video On Demand in HD for $21.79 (or $.99 per episode). The DVD version is also on sale for $14.99, while the is Blu-ray is $44.99.

Also, check out the 99 Cent Rentals available today through Video On Demand for a 48-hour rental, including Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas, Back to the Future, Hellboy, and more.

Available today for 48-hour rental for only $1.99 are movies like Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, The Last Airbender, Prince Of Persia: The Sands Of Time, and more.

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Movie Review: Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time
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Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time
Directed by Mike Newell
Starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Gemma Arterton, Ben Kingsley, Alfred Molina
Rated PG-13
Release date: May 28, 2010

Quick, name me a good movie based on a video game. Okay, we all know the cliché that there are no good movies based on video games (Resident Evil and its sequels may be the exception to that rule), but that doesn’t mean it’s impossible, or that Hollywood is going to stop trying. Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, is just the latest attempt to translate a popular video game series into a film, and it largely succeeds in capturing what makes the game fun, and turning it into a fun action-adventure movie.

Jake Gyllenhaal plays Dastan, an orphan boy who is adopted by the king of Persia and grows up to be a somewhat roguish but loving son. He and his older brothers attack a holy city after evidence arises that the city is supplying enemies of Persia with weapons (the first of many questionable modern world allusions). As it turns out, the city isn’t really making weapons, but they do have one weapon of possible mass destruction, in the form of a dagger that can turn back time for its user. Dastan comes into possession of the dagger, and is forced to use it after he is framed for the murder of his adopted father. Tagging along with him is Tamina (Gemma Arterton), the princess of the holy city, and the latest in a line of guardians of the dagger. Dastan and Tamina must stop evil forces from trying to use the dagger for their own dastardly plans, while also trying to clear Dastan’s name.

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Summer Movie Mayhem 2010
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Summer you say? Already? We thought it was like February still…no?

Yes indeed, that joyous time of year when movie fans can put their brains away to hibernate for a few months (for the most part), and bask in the glory that is the summer movie season. It’s time to re-open the cinematic buffet and, as always, this year will deliver all of the bangs and booms, the violence and sex, and the shocks and laughs that you the moviegoers crave when the sun is at its hottest.

This year is a little different than we’ve been used to — almost like a year off in terms of true spectacle. There’s more than your fair share of big names and sequels being released, but unlike last year and even next year, the summer won’t be dominated by them. Instead, there’s plenty of remakes, adaptations, and a mixture of all genres from the traditional action-packed firework festivals and comedies to less-traditional fare such as historical epics, science fiction horrors, cult classics-in-the-making, and psychological mind-benders.

Allow me not to waste anymore of your time. Grab the biggest, buttery bucket of popcorn and as many liter-o-colas as you can carry, then leap on over to the other side for your biggest and best guide to upcoming movies in our very own Summer Movie Mayhem 2010!

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