Over the course of ten years, eighteen films, and an $11 billion box office haul, Marvel has brought about an event in film making. Bringing together over thirty super heroes in a battle against one big bad, Avengers: Infinity War is a film most said was unfilmable and unattainable. Now that it is out, does it live up to all the hype? In short - yes.
In a world destroyed by alien creatures, keeping silent is the only way to survive. John Krasinski does whatever he can to protect his family, quite literally, as he is played opposite his wife in real life, Emily Blunt. What results is a silent thriller that keeps you on edge at all times.
If you love pop culture, references, and really want VR to take off, then there's a movie out right now that you should go see. Steven Spielberg takes us on a digital journey into the world of the Oasis in Ready Player One, based off the book of the same name by Ernest Cline.
Giant robots battling giant monsters; what more could you ask for in a film that pays homage to Japanese cinema? How about more robots and bigger monsters? That's the idea behind Pacific Rim Uprising.
All praise Charlie Brooker and his crazy mind for another season of Black Mirror. We got 6 more episodes right before the new year and like the crazy fan I am, already binged, digested, and pondered each episode. Now, here's my spoiler-free thoughts on each episode. Don't worry, they're pretty brief.
TV has been our window to the chaos over the course of this year, but it's also been peppered with some of the best shows we've seen in a long time. From comedies to fantasy epics, some of our favorite shows had their crowning moments in 2017. Here's a few of them.
The new Netflix "documentary," American Vandal, gives its own take on the sudden rise in docu-series with a high school twist. However, It's more high school drama than an actual documentary.
BoJack Horseman is a strange, strange thing. Honestly, it's insane it even exists; it is at once an absurd comedy about an alternate universe Hollywood run by anthropomorphic animals and a touching, psychological analysis of its title character. Season 4 may be the most bizarre and most touching the series has ever been.
First things first: WarioWare Gold is not just a Greatest Hits collection of Wario's finest microgames. Sure, the game is packed with remasters, but it's also full of new games and surprises. It's a package bursting with everything that's awesome about the series, and Nintendo as a whole.
The video game community always talks about years ending in "7" as being fantastic for classic games, and 2017 was no slouch. This year we had great games on every platform there is, so no one was left out of the magic. Let's take a look at some of our faves.
War may be hell, but Call of Duty: WWII is just... boring. For the first time since 2008, Activision's famed franchise has returned to the Second World War, but it lacks the surprise we've come to expect over the last decade.
Middle-earth: Shadow of War is the long-awaited sequel to Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor. A game that was delayed likely to accompany both HDR and 4K graphics for the new systems. But was the delay worth the wait?
Jared Leto and the other remaining members of Thirty Seconds To Mars (30STM) have released another album that does its best to inspire you through a cavalcade of beats and chants. This would have been a nice addition to their discography if we hadn't already heard this similar style twice last year.
On the Golden Hour track "Love is a Wild Thing," Kacey Musgraves likens love to a plant growing in places where it thrives and where it struggles, like a flower blooming through a crack in concrete. This not only describes her budding relationship with her new husband, but also the record's sound; Kacey's music has grown beyond its country roots to become something truly special.
On Sunday Justin Timberlake will have performed in front of what may have been the biggest television audience of all time at Super Bowl LII. When this was announced last year, it made perfect sense; he seemed like a relatively safe and likable choice, a megastar with a sense of humor. But in a post Man of the Woods world, I'm left wondering where that stardom and humor have gone.
Today we venture into the world of music. 2017 was a wonderful mix of outstanding and disappointing, with some major artists dropping massive stinkers and smaller fish making their biggest waves. Here's what we were spinning/streaming the most this year.
Today we have the name for Disney's upcoming streaming service and how Aardman is simply the best studio. Next, we have an international release of Hulu and Netflix's holiday plans. Later, we have beef between Lorde and Kanye West and thoughts on the new albums by Imagine Dragons and Muse. We wrap it all up with Nintendo settling the lawsuit on ROMs and Microsoft buying yet more studios to their collection.
Welcome to another episode of Media Boat Podcast. Today we have news on Shrek being rebooted and thoughts on the Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody. Next, we have continuing coverage on the Disney-Fox deal with the EU weighing in on its decision and thoughts on the new Netflix series The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina. Later, we talk about the lawsuit filed involving Chris Cornell's death and thoughts on the new single by Carly Rae Jepsen. We wrap it all up with Blizzcon's Diablo announcement and thoughts on Fifa 19.
We start with Marvel money moves and a new project from Viggo Mortinson. Next, we have a big deal from Lionsgate Entertainment and a big no-deal from Endeavor Entertainment. Later, we talk up the Music Modernization Act and Michael Buble retiring from music. We wrap it all up with an 11 year old Othello champion and our thoughts on the new game Call of Duty: Black Ops 4.
Today we have news on Annapurna Pictures in financial trouble and thoughts on the Bradley Cooper directorial debut of A Star Is Born. Next, we learn about a streaming service from Warner Bros and thoughts on season 2 of Big Mouth. Later, we talk about Taylor Swift speaking out and thoughts on Desperate Man by Eric Church. We wrap it all up with Microsoft purchasing yet another studio and thoughts on Forza Horizon 4.