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.
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?
When annual games come out, not a whole lot changes between editions besides roster updates and minor graphical enhancements. That's not the case with Madden 18, the new NFL game by EA that's been out for a couple of weeks now.
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.
Welcome to another episode of the Media Boat Podcast. Today, we have news of a big-budget film being pulled from Chinese theaters and thoughts on 3 different films. Next, we talk about the Emmy nominations and Matt gives his thoughts on the new Joss Whedon project coming to HBO. Later, we may or may not have a new Chance the Rapper album and Paul Simon calls it quit on the touring to focus on other things. We wrap it all up with good things from Epic Games and the announcement of the new Madden 19 cover athlete. All this and more on this weeks episode of Media Boat Podcast.
Welcome to another episode of Media Boat Podcast. Today we have news on the big Disney-Fox deal and thoughts on Ant-Man and the Wasp and Can You Be My Neighbor? this week. Next, we have television news from our favorite movie studio, A24, and a possible voice actors strike in the upcoming weeks. Later, we have good news from Metallica and a possible digital breakthrough from MIT. We wrap it all up with Overwatch League airing on ESPN and the crackdown on PUBG cheaters in China. All this and more on this weeks episode of Media Boat Podcast.
Welcome to another episode of Media Boat Podcast. Today we have a short episode that begins with casting news across the cine-sphere. Next, we have World Cup news and thoughts on Glow and the end of Voltron, both on Netflix. Later, we talk about Drake and his double album Scorpion. We wrap it all up with the final total of Summer Games Done Quick and our thoughts on Mario Tennis Aces. All this and more on this weeks episode of Media Boat Podcast.
We start with our thoughts on Solo: A Star Wars Story and news of even more spin-off films being made from our favorite characters. Later, we have a deadline on the potential Fox/Disney deal and the fallout from the weekend which saw the cancellation of Roseanne on ABC. Later, we have lawsuit talk on Pussycat Dolls, Dr Luke, and Frank Ocean, and the newest beef between Pusha-T and Drake. We wrap it all up with new Pokemon game news and the closure of the classic game RuneScape.