Bayonetta​ (ベヨネッタ, Beyonetta?) is an action game for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 (PS3) game consoles, directed by Devil May Cry and Viewtiful Joe series creator Hideki Kamiya at Platinum Games in cooperation with publisher Sega. Set in a fictional city in Europe, the game will center on its title character Bayonetta, who can wield four handguns—among other weapons—and perform magical attacks to defeat various enemies. The game will have five difficulty settings; its two easiest ones will contain a game mode playable with only one button, similar to a mode Kamiya used in Devil May Cry. Its characters were designed with modern style and fashion in mind, while its music is largely upbeat and feminine.

The game was developed since around January 2007, and was released in Japan in late October 2009. It has been promoted through a television commercial with Japanese pop singer MiChi, look-alike searches, a theme for the Google Chrome Web browser, and an upcoming photo book and soundtracks. Critical reviews of pre-release versions have praised its easily learned moves, fast pace, boss battles, “Witch Mode” slowdown mechanic, and character and stage designs. However, they lamented inconsistent frame rates, duller graphics, and technical issues in its PS3 port, as well as its use of camera angles in both versions.



In anticipation of the new “Twilight: New Moon” movie, Kristen Stewart graces the pages of Interview Magazine for a edgy photoshoot. Interview’s October/November issue marks the title’s 40th anniversary. Inside, the magazine’s owner, Peter Brant, interviews polo player and Ralph Lauren talks to model Nacho Figueras, Lady Gaga is shot by Matthew Williams and Winona Ryder is interviewed by Mooallem.



It’s been revealed that DC and Mike Shinoda have teamed up once again on their fourth version of the Remix Series. This time the shoes will be sold exclusively at SURU in Los Angeles in limited numbers. For this collaboration the DC’s Xander model shoe last was created from ground up by Shinoda that features a new black/blue colorway and SURU logos on the heel, tongue, lateral side and insole. With combination of leather and synthetic fabrics highlighted by key blue accents on pipings as well as crystal clear outsole that shows off artwork by Shinoda.

Limited to 500 pairs and available exlusively at SURU from November 20th until December 20th then there after it will be openly distributed to select premium retail stores.

-Via Freshness Mag



“Mestiza” comes from the Spanish word to define females born of mixed heritage…

Born to a Filipino mother and English father Mestiza was raised in the UK with fostered children from places as diverse as Zimbabwe, Afghanistan and Algeria. You can hear the cross cultural influence in Mestiza’s music as she fuses genre’s together, from vintage soul, Jazz & funk, to latin & hip-hop.

At just 23 years old Mestiza has impressive list of live performances ranging from Glastonbury (UK), VUDU (Philippines), Splash festival (Germany), Roskilde (Denmark), Hip-Hop Kemp (Czech republic) & the legendary London venues KOKO’s & the Jazz cafe (to name a few). She collaborates live with one of the coolest ladies in hip-hop ‘Yarah bravo’ (Oneself/ Ninja tune) and is a member of the collective ‘The Latin Dub Sound system’ founded, which also feature artists such as Rodney P, Benjamin Zephaniah, Yungun & Million Dan.

Currently based in Dubai she has quickly begun to make a name for herself on both the hip-hop, house & live music scene, performing at some of the best clubs and bars in town with her live band and alongside DJs. Now working with UK heavyweight producer Colin Emmanuel (Estelle/Jamelia/ Beverley Knight) & Swiss producer/ DJ Frederick Stone … stay tuned for more.



L’Officiel, luxury and fashion magazine, published in over 70 countries, is the oldest French women’s magazine and the heart of Editions Jalou. For over 80 years it has followed the times and defined French taste in elegance, design talents, up and coming venues, exhibitions, decoration, and architecture. Social movements are treated lightly and with humor. Its 500,000 readers in France are cultivated fashionable women from big cities who will be 35 for ever.




This summer Black Dynamite won the coveted 2009 Golden Space Needle for Best Film at SIFF.

My good friend Stacelina saw it at SIFF and would not shut up talking. She even saw it twice in the short time it was playing. She guaranteed I would love the movie – she was right.

The film is a blaxploitation throwback to the 1970’s. Black Dynamite (Michael Jai White) is on a mission to rid the streets of heroin after his brother Jimmy is killed by “The Man”. Black Dynamite is recruited by the CIA and reissued his “license to kick *expletive*”. What Black Dynamite doesn’t know is that this trail leads to the top……………..all the way to the top.

I know there are a lot of movies you could go see this weekend – Black Dynamite is one of the funniest movies I’ve seen in years. The movie is full of the elements that make a good comedy. There is a good script, hilarious characters, funny story, physical comedy mixed. Go to IMDB and check out some of the character names. I can’t even read the names without laughing. Not to mention the movie is so over the top, you have no idea what they are going to do or say next.

What I enjoyed most (and I think audiences will too) is how original this film is. Director Scott Sanders said, “The trailer ran along with Zombieland. All the other trailers sounded alike the ominous tones. Our trailer comes on with the funky music and grainy film.” Indeed the movie is different, and that’s part of the appeal. We’ve seen it already this summer with (500) of Summer, District 9, The Hangover, and Paranormal Activity.

Scott also does a fantastic job using his camera to capture the essence of the 1970’s. It will give audiences a taste of what Blaxploitation was like 35 years ago.

I had concerns about the movie only being funny to a select audience, but at the screening, EVERYONE was laughing. Scott said, “We showed the movie in the Czech Republic and the theater was packed with 1,200 people. They let another 100 people in after that.” He went on to say, “These kids don’t anything about Blaxploitation films, but they enjoyed the movie.” For whatever reason, this movie connects with a lot of people. Like C-ra says, “Funny is funny.”


This morning I added Black Dynamite to my funniest movie list. What made the movie so entertaining was the script. A process Michael Jai White described to me as “organic”. He said, “People always tell me I’m good in movies BUT I have make-up, lighting, music. I get a lot of help. When you’re writing, it’s just you.” The movie has at least 4-5 laugh out loud lines. I hope MJW gets the credit he deserves for the wonderful job he did writing the script.

My suggestion: Black Dynamite is an instant classic. The movie is comedy for the entire 90 minutes. Not only is the movie clever and original, it’s also hilarious. This movie will not disappoint you at all. If you live in Seattle, consider yourself lucky. Black Dynamite is only opening in six cities across the nation LA, New York, Atlanta, Chicago, Philly, and Seattle . How often does that happen? Scott Sanders said the most frequently asked questions at the film festivals is “Are you making Black Dynamite 2?” I sure hope so.

Tim Hall for Seattle PI