Category Archives: Drama

Inside Out + 3D Review (No Spoilers)

Inside_Out_(2015_film)_posterPixar has been in sort of a slump lately. Even though their last outing brought back the entertainment and fun that the last two Pixar films were missing, it failed to capture the same inventiveness and heart that previous installments were able to do in spades. With Inside Out, it is Pixar’s time to recover with the story of the human brain. Continue reading Inside Out + 3D Review (No Spoilers)

Most Anticipated Movies of 2015

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2015 has been one of the largest year’s ever anticipated in film. Great movies or unasked for nostalgia? Who cares? Here
are my top 30 most anticipated films of 2015. Continue reading Most Anticipated Movies of 2015

Top 20 Films of 2014/Top 5 Worst Films of 2014

Best-of-20142014 ended with a bang, a crash,and a hell of a lot of great film. This is my countdown for the best 20 films of 2014. This is a list of film I saw, I can;t include stuff I didn’t see, feel free to leave suggestions in the comments below. Continue reading Top 20 Films of 2014/Top 5 Worst Films of 2014

Hateful Eight Filming Goes Underway this January

hatefuleightofficialposter16Kurt Russell recently revealed a planned production start date on Tarantino’s the Hateful Eight.  It is set to begin shooting in January of next year most likely slated for a late 2015 release. This comes months after Tarantino canned the script due to leaks, but in recent statements he is more optimistic about doing the film due to how well the Hollywood table read went down. The table read was going to be rewritten by Tarantino to incorporate old and new ideas he had. I’m excited for his adaptation now that it’s back on. Hopefully, Eight will prove Tarantino a success in the Western genre. Given the success of Django and his (more or less) period piece Inglorious Bastards, Tarantino hopefully has nailed his skills at writing good old fashioned revenge. As for Kurt Russell it is a great casting choice and one can hope his comments are true. Anyway, what do you think of Hateful Eight? Comment below.

Avengers: Age of Ultron Images Released

avengers-age-ultron-logoA week before comic con and Marvel keeps building up the hype. Yes, today after showing a new female Thor off for the comics and possibly the films yesterday, they just released images from behind the scenes of the second Avengers film. As these images were released, Marvel comics also showed a teaser for a new comic to be released tonight on Colbert. Of course, all of this is ahead of the grand spectacular convention in San Diego which will encourage people to go to Marvel’s Panel this Saturday. However, since I will not be attending comic con, I will talk about each of the images down below…

The-Avengers-2-Age-of-Ultron-Photo-EW-Captain-America-Thor-612x370Captain America Winter Soldier was a huge success both critically and financially this image seems to combine both styles of a modern and old fashioned Cap. Although this is just an image of two characters standing around, they’re avengers on screen together. Thor looks similar but more beaten up in this image, probably in a gathering place to meet or recruit temporarily with other avengers.

The-Avengers-2-Age-of-Ultron-Photo-EW-Costumes-612x370A behind the scene costume image does not reveal any other new avengers costumes(expect that for comic con) but it is a humorous look at all the main old avengers and their new designs. Nick Fury’s costume is up here, but he is only slated for a cameo appearance at this point.

The-Avengers-2-Age-of-Ultron-Photo-EW-Hawkeye-612x370Hawkeye’s new costume is actually more of a successor to the comic books version without a cowl. I like this image as it shows him possibly get more screen and action time with the avengers. This may be a solo image but previous recorded images have shown him with the likes of Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver.

The-Avengers-2-Age-of-Ultron-Photo-EW-Stark-Tower-612x370Located at most likely, the newly christened Avengers Tower, a meeting or gathering of the tired avengers. They(Iron Man, War Machine and Hawkeye) seem to be speaking about something dire while Cap and what looks like Hulk(Banner) and Thor are having a bit of fun. This image teases team ups of multiple avengers with Black Widow being the only original avenger not present.

The-Avengers-2-Age-of-Ultron-Photo-Scarlet-Witch-Quicksilver--612x370Another look at the infamous twins looks clear and true to the concept art Marvel showed in their TV special this year. The characters costumes fit the universe, but like all of Quicksilver’s costumes it is quirky, or like Kick Ass’. Scarlet Witch looks far better and more dark. They seem even from the photo to have a good dynamic.

The-Avengers-2-Age-of-Ultron-Photo-EW-Banner-Stark-612x370Deemed the science bros, Ruffalo and Downey Jr.(Banner and Stark) look afraid or in awe of something they’ve created. Also located in Avengers Tower. Nothing much here, but another team up image to give excitement.

The-Avengers-2-Age-of-Ultron-Photo-EW-Black-Widow-612x370Black Widow looking much like her Iron Man 2 self, she looks to be on reconnaissance or a new mission, also look at the new toys on her wrists. It looks like a more true adaptation of the comic costume much like Hawkeye’s suit.

The-Avengers-2-Age-of-Ultron-Photo-EW-BTS-Twins-612x370The only true BTS image with Whedon directing Scarlet Witch(Olsen) and Hawkeye(Renner) in a fight in a foreign country. This was also was seen in set vids earlier this year with Ultron. However I question how much they will use the twins since all we’ve seen of them is from this set.

These set photos give us a good look at the production of Age of Ultron and exciting and clear new looks at Avengers. Obviously comic con is coming up and Marvel will release more in time, but there is a possibility of a teaser being shown in comic con for a release with Guardians. There’s whispers it may be the after credits scene. Otherwise expect one in the latter part of the year meaning October to December. Avengers: Age of Ultron is set for May 1, 2015. Comment below on what you think of the  set photos as well as what Marvel will do at comic con.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Attack on Titan The Fall of Shiganshina Episode 1/2 Review

Shorewood Blu-ray OcardRecently I’ve had the pleasure of viewing Attack on Titan’s first two episodes. Now I’m not usually a fan of anime, but I thought this concept sounded cool from a bunch of reviews and videos online. The story is as follows: When a wall protecting humanity from Titans, giant evil humanoid monsters, they are faced with a crisis of carnivorous creatures. The series follows Eren, a young citizen, overcome with anger to revenge against the Titans for what they’ve done.

The series takes huge steps to be emotionally resonant and it works. Like the best shows on television, Attack on Titan does very unpredictable things to get the story moving and your emotions apparent. From the start, the animation is epic and gorgeous. It’s color and movement is precise and it holds your attention on screen. There are moments where I felt totally engaged while others felt disconnected. But for the most part every shot feels important. There’s a sense of foreshadowing that makes me hope for the future of the series. I’m gonna give Attack on Titan an A-.

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