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 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.
Today we start with MoviePass making a desperate bid for subscribers and the return of actress Fan Bingbing. Next, we have details on the reboot of Project Runway without Tim Gunn and even more thoughts on new Fall shows. Later, we have family issues with Spotify users and thoughts on the new Lil Wayne album, Tha Carter V. We wrap it all up with the death of Club Penguin and the leaked footage of a new game set in the Wizarding World.
Today we officially hire the new director for Bond 25 and prepare for award season with Eighth Grade from A24. Next, we have a big merger with Comcast buying Sky TV and TV is back with new episodes and new thoughts on new seasons and series. Later, we have a big story for Ticketmaster and a merger between Pandora and Sirius XM. We wrap it all up with the closure of TellTale Games and the next step in VR with the Oculus Quest.
We start off with IMAX deals with streaming services and Space Jam 2 moving forward with Ryan Coogler as a producer. Next, we breakdown the Emmy wins and provide our thoughts on American Vandal S2 and BoJack Horseman S5. Later, we have the return of Kanye West with a new album and our thoughts on new albums from Good Charlotte and Carrie Underwood. We wrap it all up with the Nintendo Direct announcements and a new Playstation console for only $100.