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Penelope Cruz and Her Sister Are in a Nintendo Commerical ... We're All Buying Nintendo 3DSs Now, Right?

Based on its latest ad, Nintendo would like you to be believe that Penelope Cruz and her equal...


Based on its latest ad, Nintendo would like you to be believe that Penelope Cruz and her equally-as-hot sister, Monica Cruz, lounge around their pool while playing New Super Mario Bros. 2 on their Nintendo 3DSs. Because that is completely realistic.

What's going on here, Nintendo? What's the market you're trying to attract here? If the Nintendo 3DS is aimed at kids, the Cruz sisters aren't going to draw them in. And if the console is aimed at adults who can be swayed by pretty girls in commercials, that group probably isn't planning on carrying a Nintendo 3DS around with them.



Look, I'm not rooting against Nintendo here. As a kid, I had a Game Boy Color and a Game Boy Advance, and in the days before the iPhone, you couldn't find a better handheld console than Nintendo's Game Boy. That's not how things are in today's world. Kids are growing up playing games on their phones or, more appropriately, their parents' phones since kids shouldn't have smartphones to begin with.

I just don't see Nintendo (or Sony or Microsoft) catching up with what Apple and Android are doing in the mobile gaming market. The day will come when Nintendo is going to have to start putting out iOS games if it wants to stay competitive.
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BIll's Top Movies of 2013

Popculturology Editor in Chief Bill Kuchman is keeping a running list of his top movies of the year. If he sees a movie that has a 2013 release date (in theaters or on home media), it gets ranked here.

1. Gravity*
2. American Hustle*
3. The Spectacular Now*
4. The Way, Way Back*
5. The Place Beyond the Pines*
6. All Is Lost*
7. The Wolf of Wall Street*
8. Dallas Buyers Club*
9. The Secret Life of Walter Mitty*
10. Captain Phillips*

Didn't make the Top 10:
Prisoners*, Don Jon*, Frozen*, The World's End*, Blue Jasmine*, Saving Mr. Banks*, Lee Daniels' The Butler*, Philomena*, Drinking Buddies, This Is the End*, Monsters University*, Mud*, Iron Man 3*, Star Trek Into Darkness*, Oblivion*, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire*, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug*, Thor the Dark World*, Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues*, Elysium*, Pacific Rim*, Man of Steel*, World War Z*, Out of the Furnace*, The Wolverine*, Now You See Me*, 42*, The Great Gatsby*, Spring Breakers*, About Time*, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2*, Warm Bodies*, We're the Millers*, Ender's Game*, The Family*, The Hangover Part III*, Admission*, Kick-Ass 2*, 2 Guns*, White House Down*, Olympus Has Fallen*, Pain & Gain*, Arthur Newman*, Oz the Great and Powerful*, The Bling Ring*, Bad Grandpa*, The Counselor*, Last Vegas*, Side Effects*, G.I. Joe: Retaliation*, The Heat*, The Incredible Burt Wonderstone*, Identity Thief*, Gangster Squad*, Carrie*, Delivery Man*, Riddick*, The Lone Ranger*, Snitch*, Jack the Giant Slayer*

Movie count (as of 1/1): 70
An asterisk denotes a film that was seen in theaters.

It's January, so this list is almost done. Gotta pick up a few final films that got released late in 2013.