So the end has finally come to one of the most popular books to film series of all-time. For the record, The Hunger Games series has garnered over One Billion in Box Office money through the first three films. The girl on fire losses a bit of that spark that seem to peak with the second film, Catching Fire. Everything that made the first two so special is only a shadow of its former self by the end of this fourth installment. Warning, spoilers ahead…
Monday, November 23, 2015
Wednesday, November 18, 2015
It has all been about the Wars for the better part of a couple of years ever since George Lucas sold his stake in the franchise he created to the Walt Disney Company. Now with Episode VII a month away, a new video game was released with incredible fanfare is the latest Battlefront game for the PS4, Xbox and PC gaming platforms.
Admittedly, as big a Star Wars fan as I am, games were never their strong suit. Most games in the past basically relived moments from the films i.e. The Phantom Menace and Revenge of the Sith. They were mediocre at best. However, the Battlefront games were the exception. There has been much hype regarding this game leading up to its release. Does it live up to the hype? Let’s take a look inside the game…
Friday, November 13, 2015
It all started with a single photo that popped up on the Internet. It was a picture of a long-haired Nicolas Cage as Superman. Let’s be honest, mentioning Nicolas Cage and playing Superman in the same sentence really doesn’t make much sense. But to be fair though the same was said over 25 years ago with Michael Keaton and playing Batman. Tim Burton’s Superman Lives might be the most famous comic book movie never made. Thanks to the efforts of filmmaker Jon Schnepp, his documentary, The Death of Superman Lives: What Happened? gives us a glimpse of what might have been.
Monday, November 9, 2015
For the first time in four films, Daniel Craig for a lack of a better word looks tired and somewhat old. The energy and sense of renewal that Casino Royale provided to this 5-decade old spy series is missing with its latest entry, Spectre. For the record, Casino Royale remains Craig’s best work as 007 and arguably one of the top five Bond films of all-time. Warning, spoilers ahead…
Tuesday, October 27, 2015
Finally, we may have a comic-inspired TV show and hero for the all too often overlooked audience… women. While DC Comics has secured its place on The CW with such hits as Arrow and The Flash and on FOX with a gritty pre-Batman, Gotham, CBS looks to have their own player now and she can hang (or in her case, fly) with the best of them. Warning spoilers ahead…
Monday, October 19, 2015
The 10th Anniversary Edition of New York Comic Con was one for the record books. NYCC 2015 had an attendance of nearly 170,000 fans (167k to be exact) and with it, ensuring its place as the East Coast capital of Comic Conventions. Major kudos goes to Lance Fensterman and his team at ReedPop for always trying their best to improve on the previous year's successes, as well as addressing issues that will hopefully make 2016 and beyond that much better. As I stated last year, anytime you have an event of such magnitude, speed bumps and hiccups are bound to occur.
Friday, October 16, 2015
Wednesday, September 23, 2015
Tuesday, September 22, 2015
Thursday, August 20, 2015
Batman Unlimited: Monster Mayhem is the second straight to video film based on the popular toy line following Batman Unlimited: Animal Instincts. This time around, it’s Halloween in Gotham and a crime spree is sweeping across the city. Behind these crimes is a rogue gallery of villains consisting of Scarecrow, Clayface, Silver Banshee and Solomon Grundy. Things get complicated for Batman and company when he finds out that the one behind the rogues is The Joker himself. It’s up to the Caped Crusader with the help of Green Arrow, Nightwing, Red Robin and Cyborg to try and restore order in Gotham.