Last week Disney revealed a wealth of information regarding their long awaited (and highly anticipated) streaming service, “Disney+,” and, while it’s not slated for release until later this year (November 12th) it’s coming chockfull, with not only the older Disney Classics we all know and love, but also some interesting new projects that stem from many of the massive acquisitions Disney has made in the past decade; which include Lucasfilm, FOX Networks Group, and Marvel Entertainment/Studios – the last of which will be my primary focus.
So, Captain Marvel has finally released and the general consensus seems to be in agreement that its a step in the right direction for Marvel Studios; not just because it’s their first female-led movie, but because it tells a compelling story that’s actually worth watching. But this isn’t a review of Captain Marvel - if you’re looking for one, click here to read my “Review in a Tweet” and stay tuned for a full length review in the near future.
But, for this article I wanted to discuss two major changes that were made to the character and her mythos that ultimately subverted my (and, I imagine, many others) expectations regarding how this film would play out. It probably goes without saying, but from here on out we’re going to delve into some spoilers for the movie - so be warned.
Possessed by a power unlike anything she, or the world, has ever seen before - Jean Grey must learn to control the power of the “Phoenix” before its flames consume her.. and everything else.
X-Men movies have always been sort of mixed bags in terms of what one can expect. While they do have their standouts, such as “Logan,” “First Class,” and the “Deadpool” series, they also have some ‘less than great’ iterations in the form of, “Apocalypse,” “The Last Stand,” and “Origins: Wolverine.” While I want to think that “Dark Phoenix” might rise from the ashes of the last ensemble X-Men film - reborn, like the films namesake - I cannot shake the feeling that it may never amount to nothing more than additional ashes in the pile.
“Conquer Japan defeating every enemy that stands in your way. Just like in real lIfe, you’ve got only one.”
“One Strike” is a unique 2-D fighter wherein players must strike first in order to defeat their opponent. And, while killing your opponent is as easy as striking them with your blade - or Tetsubō, in some instances - the opposite is equally true; your opponent need only hit you once to kill you and, as the synopsis above so aptly explains it, in this game you’ve only got one life.
So, over the last few days Bandai/Namco has revealed a number of new “Dragon Ball” projects that are set for release this year. While some of these projects expand upon existing content - such as the highly anticipated second season of “Fighterz” for their “Dragon Ball” game of the same name - others are entirely new entities, which come in the form of two brand new games - “Super Dragon Ball Heroes: World Mission” and “Dragon Ball: Project Z.” In short, its a damn good time to be a “Dragon Ball” fan.
“The Road Back” picks up hours after the events of the previous issue, wherein Dwight took up arms against Governor Milton, only to be slain by his ally and friend, Rick Grimes. In the wake of this confrontation, Governor Milton addresses the Commonwealth and makes it clear that not only did Rick save her life, but that she still sees he and his people as allies. With tensions quickly rising in the Commonwealth, Princess decides its time for her to make her leave. Mercer confronts her while she is packing and asks if there is anything can do to make her stay, to which she tells him there isn’t. Meanwhile, back at Alexandria, Magna directs Siddiq to head to the Hill Top to procure more men so that they can all travel back to the Commonwealth and gather more intel.
ts nice to know that, even as it nears it two-hundredth issue, “TWD” can still manage to pull of legitimate surprises. While it was obvious that Dwight would act as a catalyst to the impending conflict, I never expected his story to end in such an abrupt way. For years, now, we have watched him grow and mature as a character; once just another lackey under the heel of Negan, he grew to become a leader in his own right - someone who was respected not only by the Saviors, but by Rick and company as well. While he was no where near a favorite of mine, I cannot help but be saddened by his abrupt departure. He was doing what he felt was right for the betterment of not only his people, but the citizens of the Commonwealth as well; and the fact that he was killed by Rick, a man that he admired, makes it all the worse.
So, I recently went out and purchased a Nintendo Switch and so far, I’ve thoroughly enjoyed the console. It somehow manages to simultaneously be something very familiar, and yet entirely different from anything I’ve experienced before in terms of a gaming console. Keep reading to discover the Good, Bad, and Ugly aspects of the Nintendo Switch!
It goes without saying that “Spider-Man: Far From Home” is one of the most highly anticipated movies of the year; not only will it be the first MCU to follow this years “Avengers: Endgame” - which is sure to be a game changer, in and of itself - it will also bears the onus of presenting us with what’s yet to come in the MCU now that the overarching threat of Thanos has been dealt with. It’s actually kind of fitting that the superhero to start the MCU was Iron Man, and now his “ward” has picked up the mantle as the man who will lead us into a new era of Marvel films. But, with that being said, with great hype comes great responsibility - does the Spider-Man sequel have what it takes to usher in a grand new era for the MCU? Well, going solely by this trailer I would say, no.
Forty one years ago, when Planet Vegeta was still teeming with life, there were born three extraordinary Saiyan children; one was labeled a low-class warrior, another was bred to be a Prince, and the last was exiled to the farthest reaches of the universe. While unbeknownst to any of them at the time, destiny would eventually force them to cross paths and engage in a conflict so intense it would literally shake our world. While the story of the first two children, Goku and Vegeta, has been well documented over the last three decades - its the third child, Broly, who’s story is brought to the forefront in the latest “Dragon Ball” film. With a power that rivals even that of a Super Saiyan God, can Goku and Vegeta withstand the overwhelming power of the exiled Super Saiyan, Broly?