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 talk about the predator in The Predator and the end of Henry Cavill as Superman. Next, we have recent award winners from the Emmys and some wrap up details on sexual harassment cases on Terry Crews, Leslie Moonves, and Kevin Spacey. Later, we talk about a new European Union law being passed on internet copyright and the nominees for the American Music Awards. We wrap it all up with a potential battle between the Belgium government and EA and our thoughts on the new Spider-Man game from Marvel and Insomniac Games.
Today we start off with checking in with our favorite actor Michael B. Jordan and thoughts on the new film Searching starring John Cho. Next, we have another spinoff of Law & Order and an official launch date of the DC Universe streaming service. Later, we talk about a new album from Tenacious D and the surprise album drop from Eminem this past weekend. We wrap it all up with new labeling from PEGI and rumors on the upcoming Tokyo Game Show.
Today we start off with the loss of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 and the inside track to becoming a certified Rotten Tomatoes critic. Next, we have the good news from Alex Hirsch and how you can get Showtime for free. Later, we remind you of the suicide prevention fundraiser and how Drake is being good and spreading the love. We wrap it all up with the sad news over the weekend from Jacksonville and our thoughts on the new game from Annapurna Interactive, Donut County.
Welcome to another episode of Media Boat Podcast. Today we start out with the exit of Danny Boyle from Bond 25 and the two different projects about Roger Ailes that are currently in the works. Next, we follow that up with ESPN choosing not to show the National Anthem during their broadcast of Monday Night Football and provide thoughts on Disenchantment from Matt Groening. Later, we bring up Lana Del Rey in Israel and our thoughts on new albums from Cole Swindell and Ariana Grande. We wrap it all up with the new launch of Steam.tv as a direct competitor to Twitch and the official release of the long anticipated Maplestory 2. All this and more on this weeks episode of Media Boat Podcast.