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Let’s face it, bad World War II films are a rarity in Hollywood. If you look at a list of films, you may count the bad films on two hands. Yet when it comes to Fury, it’s neither good nor bad… It’s just average.

David Ayer loves to ground his films in reality and Fury is no exception. He brings the brutal and realistic side of tank warfare straight to the forefront. It’s bloody and dangerous, to say the least. Not to mention, it shows you how brave the US tank soldiers were whenever they went up to the more advanced German Panzer tanks.

But as savage as the visuals may be, the cinematography is quite beautiful to look at. It’s kind of art in the way that it’s shot. The colors and the stark contrast between the light and dark are stunning to look at.

Ayer loves to put realism into his films, this also includes realistic characters too. Meaning that some of these characters aren’t relatable at all. They’re just hardened soldiers who act like jerks at times. You don’t necessarily root for them or care for them. You’re just there to watch a seemingly genuine look at tank warfare during World War II.

The only problem is that the film goes through every single war cliche in the book. It takes some of the good cliches and...

After giving Pacific Rim Uprising a favorable review and watching it once again on Blu-ray, I can safely say that Uprising is a more enjoyable film than the original. The original film wasn’t what anyone really expected. In the end, all it did was world-build and provide lots of exposition. Thankfully, Uprising takes the exposition from the first film and briefly references it. As a result, Pacific Rim Uprising is able to freely focus on the fun of seeing mechs battling it out.

With Steven S. DeKnight at the helm, he brings his signature combat style to the film. The showrunner for “Spartacus” and “Daredevil” develops some crazy fight choreography for the mechs. This is something that we’ve only seen in anime so we’ve never seen it in live-action form. It’s definitely awesome to see—especially if you’re into anime. Of course, that’s not the only thing that made Pacific Rim Uprising so entertaining because the film is hilarious too. Even after several watches, the jokes are still able to hit its mark.

Unfortunately, the film doesn’t look as cinematic as its predecessor. It might be due to DeKnight’s television background, but the film has a very television look to it. Everything looks glossy and clean as opposed to the original’s grounded and lived-in look.

In addition, Pacific Rim Uprising sports an outrageous plotline and villain....

When The Patriot first came out, everyone thought that this would be another American version of Braveheart. After all, Mel Gibson fighting the British to gain freedom from them is basically Braveheart. Unfortunately, The Patriot doesn’t come close to the same quality as Mel Gibson’s Oscar-winning film.

Yes, the film is historically inaccurate. However, the film never tells you that it’s based on a true story. The sole purpose of this film is to entertain audiences. Nothing more, nothing less. What it does really well is showing the ugly and brutal side of wars. It’s not just the battles but the despicable actions of officers as well. The actions of some characters may seem inaccurate but there’s always that possibility that a military officer can be this dastardly.

It’s just a shame that the characters are so one-dimensional. There’s not a lot of character development that occurs in the film. They all feel so cliched and generic that there’s nothing fresh about them. Not to mention, the characters themselves are so poorly conceived that it borderlines on silly. It’s a cheap tactic by Robert Rodat to get audiences to hate and love certain characters.

Roland Emmerich does bring the action and spectacle to The Patriot, though. He certainly has the resumé to pull off these scenes. The battle scenes are savage and shot so well too. Thus, bringing a lot of the entertainment value...

Eddie Murphy was the king of comedians back in the 80s. But his most popular film from that time is easily Coming to America. It’s so popular that some people even dressed up as some of the characters during the opening weekend of Black Panther. It easy to see why when you first watch the film too. Not only is Coming to America really funny but it has a lot of heart too.

Much of that has to do with the film’s Cinderella-esque storyline. Prince Akeem searching for true love is a trait that everyone can relate to. He may be the prince of the richest country in Africa but he feels so grounded. If you think about it, this storyline is very progressive for a film from the 80s. But if the Cinderella storyline brought the heart then the fish-out-of-water storyline definitely brings the laughs. Seeing Akeem and Semmi go from the palace to the ghetto neighborhoods of Queens is just hilarious to watch.

Not to mention, the ensemble cast is amazing all around. It’s an amazing feat considering some of them are barely in the film. But when there are so many memorable moments and lines in the film, it’s easy to stand out. Also, the comedic timing of the cast is impeccable.

But it’s Eddie Murphy and Arsenio Hall that shine the brightest in this...

During E3 2018, there were many things that were revealed during the hour demo of Cyberpunk 2077, the upcoming sci-fi RPG from CD Projekt Red. The biggest shocker of all is that the game will mainly be a first-person RPG. But what about its mature content? CD Projekt Red hasn’t been shy about violence and nudity in its video games like The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, and with Cyberpunk 2077, it’ll be no exception.

The game takes place in the future in Night City, Northern California, and it’s home to a lot of people with an affinity towards technological body modifications. Your character goes by the name of V, and you’ll be able to choose between a male or female version, complete with a complex character creation system with his or her own backstory. At the start, the male and female versions are naked (the private parts were blurred for the demo), and for the sake of the presentation, the female version was chosen, sporting a punk rock hairstyle with the side shaved. The jacket is an important item, and it can even give you street cred. And like Mass Effect, your protagonist does talk.

Yes, there have been fans expressing their disappointment that the game is in first-person, but the reason for that is that CD Projekt Red wanted players to feel immersed in Night City. The city is very...

It looks like we’ll have to wait for that Assassin’s Creed Japan just a bit longer. The next installment was leaked, and eventually soon after it was made official by the Ubisoft. The next game looks and feels like a combination of two previous Assassin’s Creed games and another game from another company: Assassin’s Creed Black Flag, Assassin’s Creed: Origins, and Mass Effect.

From the gameplay walkthrough video, it made it sound like you will be going on an adventure on the seas while going from port to port to reunite with family and fight those that tore it apart. And from the picture below, you can see that they are using the Assassin’s Creed: Origins format of upgrade systems. But they are also introducing a big change, and that is an RPG-type choice of gameplay much like Mass Effect games.

Another similarity from Mass Effect is the choice of choosing a gender for the protagonist: male or female, which I think is cool. I am a little wary of the change of style in gameplay to an RPG style. However, I felt the same way with the change in AC: Origins and that game turned out to be really fun. I will put my trust to the developers for now and...

Twitter has been exploding as Wonder Woman 2 director Patty Jenkins has tweeted out the first image of Steve Trevor in the Wonder Woman sequel. You may remember that in the first film, Steve Trevor died saving many people by sacrificing himself in the emotional final fight. But you see him here in these images donning silver hair, a bomber jacket, and wearing Nike shoes while strolling through a mall in the ’80s.

How is he alive though? There are a few theories. Being that his storyline was somewhat similar to another Steve, could the explosion have put him on ice for a while before being found? I think it might have something to do with the magical pool that he took a dip in during one of the most memorable scenes of the film. We know Themyscira is a magical place, and that the fountain of youth does exist in the DC universe, so could this have been it?

Another popular theory is one that was used in the classic Wonder Woman television series, where the actor who played Steve Trevor also...

Over the weekend at the Temescal Gateway Park in Los Angeles, Adidas hosted a “5k, Run for the oceans” event, where runners, athletes, celebrities, and environmentalists ran to raise money for the Parley Ocean Plastic program as well as bring awareness to the pollutants that are harming our oceans.

Runners of all levels were invited to join the effort in raising money for Parley, in which all runners that wanted to participate would need to download the Runtastic app and join the “Run for the Oceans” group. For every kilometer ran, $1 dollar would be donated to the Parley Ocean Plastic Program (up to $1 million). At the time of this article, Adidas runners have so far raised over $100k for Parley. But it didn’t just end at the event. From now until July 8th runners can still run to raise money.

Running wasn’t the only thing participants were treated to. Throughout the entire event, runners were able to visit some of the interactive exhibits that included an up-close look to some of the organisms that live our oceans. Adidas process in taking Parleys recycled plastics and converting them into fabrics for their running shoes. At the end of the night, Adidas brought out Anderson Paak and the free nationals for a concert for the thousands that came out to run.

Other notable celebrities that came...

Doctor Who fans may not have to wait any longer for some footage from the new season of Doctor Who!

The new cast and creatives are coming to San Diego Comic-Con, including the Doctor herself Jodie Whitaker; companions Tosin Cole (Ryan) and Mandip Gill (Yasmin); executive producer Matt Strevens; and, showrunner Chris Chibnall.

The panel, which will probably be held in Hall H, will be moderated by Chris Hardwick.

With the series returning this fall, we can expect to see a trailer and learn some more about what’s up to come for our beloved Timelord.

The previous Doctors have made an appearance at Comic-Cons, including Peter Capaldi’s Twelfth Doctor farewell panel.

Fans are sure to be lined up for this epic SDCC panel! Be ready!

Doctor Who returns this Fall on BBC America and BBC One.

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2018 is shaping up to be an incredible year for horror movies. This year alone had A Quiet Place and Hereditary exceed box office expectations. Not to mention, we also have Halloween and Suspiria arriving in theaters later this year. But it wouldn’t be a horror year without a film in the Conjuring universe. This year will see the return of the creepy nun from The Conjuring 2.

If the demon nun gave you chills in The Conjuring 2 then you’re not ready for what The Nun trailer has in store for you. Check it out!

Although films in the Conjuring universe are technically period pieces, The Nun truly feels like a traditional period piece. Not to mention, The Nun trailer also shows us the film’s spooky Romanian setting. It’s just the right amount of creepy to pique audiences’ interest in the film. One can only imagine what their reactions were to the end of the trailer too.

Hopefully, The Nun can keep up with the same quality of films as the past two film. Both The Conjuring 2 and Annabelle: Creation were both really good horror films. Either way, it goes without saying that the nun is probably the creepiest character in the Conjuring universe. So expectations should be high on this one.

When a young nun at a cloistered abbey in...

Amazon Prime has released a new trailer for their exclusive series Jack Ryan following a popular character from the book series that has been donned by such actors as Chris Pine, Alec Baldwin, Harrison Ford, and Ben Affleck. Backed by Paramount TV the Jack Ryan TV series exclusively on Amazon, will feature John Krasinski as the title character alongside Abbie Cornish and Wendell Pierce. The first episode will be directed by the Oscar-nominated director Morten Tyldum (The Imitation Game and Passengers).

This isn’t the first time Krasinski has played an action hero as he was one of the stars of Michael Bay’s 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi and had recent success as the writer/director/actor in the film A Quiet Place. He is primarily known as the lovable Jim from The Office but with all the recent success, he has proven that he can lead any kind of film.

It was announced through twitter by John Krasinski himself in a tweet showcasing the trailer.

Jack Ryan official synopsis: “When CIA analyst Jack Ryan stumbles upon a suspicious series of bank transfers, his search for answers pulls him from the safety of his desk job and catapults him into a deadly game of cat...

Usually when people think of the Disney animated classic, Dumbo, they tend to think of really only two things: either the racist crows or the hallucination scene (yes, there was a hallucination scene in a Disney cartoon, look it up). But there are individuals who look beyond these thing and find joy in the triumph the title character finds, being able to soar high above the clouds and prove others wrong. It’s just that dang hallucination scene. The only thing that could make it worse is if Tim Burton had directed it. Speaking of which…

This morning Disney released a teaser trailer for the upcoming live-action remake of the iconic classic, Dumbo. This marks the first of many live-action remakes Disney plans to churn out over the course of the next few years. The film, with Tim Burton at the helm, holds a very whimsical yet distinct look, giving fans both young and old something to latch on to.

Circus owner Max Medici (Danny DeVito) enlists former star Holt Farrier (Colin Farrell) and his children Milly (Nico Parker) and Joe (Finley Hobbins) to care for a newborn elephant whose oversized ears make him a laughingstock in an already struggling circus. But when they discover that Dumbo can fly, the circus makes an incredible comeback, attracting persuasive entrepreneur V.A. Vandevere (Michael Keaton), who recruits the peculiar pachyderm for his newest, larger-than-life entertainment venture,...

Season 2 of Marvel’s Luke Cage is only 10 days away and their social media team are dropping more hints about what to expect this coming season.

In the trailer, Alfre Woodward returns as councilwoman Mariah Dillard to take care of Harlem, including getting rid of Luke Cage (Mike Colter). With Shades (Theo Rossi) as her sidekick, Mariah is prepared to do anything for Harlem. We also meet Mariah’s daughter, Tilda Johnson (Gabrielle Dennis), in the trailer. Unfortunately, Bushmaster (Mustafa Shakir) has other plans for Mariah. Luckily for Mariah, Luke Cage is a hero who is willing to help her against this Bushmaster, who seems to exhibit superpowers of his own.

Like last season, we saw a lot of intentional symbolism such as the placement of the crown in each shot. Cornell “Cottonmouth” Stokes (Mahershala Ali) was carefully placed with the crown on his head but ultimately lost that power. Could we expect the same from Mariah?

Season two of Marvel’s Luke Cage, which has 13 episodes, airs on Friday, June 22nd on Netflix.

Marvel’s Luke Cage Official Synopsis:

After a sabotaged experiment leaves him with super strength and unbreakable skin, Luke Cage (Mike Colter) becomes a fugitive trying to rebuild his life in modern day Harlem, New York City. But he is soon pulled out of the shadows and must fight a battle for the heart of his city – forcing...

In 2010, developer 4A Games released its first-person shooter survival horror Metro: 2033, which was soon then followed by Metro: Last Light in 2013. Since then, it’s been a little bit quiet in terms of a new Metro game, so during the Xbox press conference at E3, it was a big surprise that 4A Games was announcing the continuation of the story of Metro with a brand new sequel, called Metro: Exodus.

The trailer starts with a short speech about survival, as we see the vast wasteland of Russia. Players are going to continue to play as the main protagonist, Artyom, as he makes his way through the barren landscape fighting off humans and mutants, alike. Based on the trailer, however, it seems like there will be a lot of gunplay in Exodus with a strong emphasis on weapon customization.

It’s been awhile between Metro games, but the proof is there that 4A Games wanted to really take their time with Exodus. The Russian landscape -devastated by a nuclear war- looks beautiful! Skies are drab and ominous, buildings and vehicles are decrepit and dilapidated. Even the sewers and city tunnels are dark, murky and dirty.

Metro Exodus is slated for release on February 22, 2019.  Check out the trailer below!

 

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Bethesda has announced the anticipated sequel to their award-winning game DOOM with ‘DOOM Eternal’.

From the looks of the epic teaser shown at their press conference last night, DOOM Eternal is going to have twice as many demons and we’ll get to see hell on Earth. Although the teaser was shown at the press conference, Bethesda said that the gameplay footage will be released at QuakeCon 2018 in August.

Here is what Bethesda has to say about the new game:

As the Doom Slayer, you’ll return to take your vengeance against the forces of Hell. Set to an all-new pulse-pounding soundtrack composed by Mick Gordon, you’ll fight across dimensions as you slay new and classic demons with powerful new weapons and abilities.

No release date as of yet.

DOOM Eternal details:

Announcing DOOM Eternal, the direct sequel to the award-winning and best-selling DOOM (2016). Developed by id Software, DOOM Eternal brings the ultimate combination of speed and power with the next leap in push-forward, first-person combat.

Bethesda Game Studios® is the award-winning development team known around the world for their groundbreaking work on The Elder Scrolls and Fallout series. Creators of the 2006 ‘Game of the Year’, The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion®, the 2008 ‘Game of the Year’, Fallout® 3, the 2011 ‘Game of the Year’, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim®, and most recently, the 2015 ‘Game of the Year’, the record-breaking Fallout® 4. In 2015 the...

The sequel to last year’s Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus is going into the future to Paris 1980 – 19 years laters. Instead of the series protagonist B.J. Blazkowicz fighting Nazis, in Wolfenstein: Youngblood, his twin daughters – Jess and Soph – are all grown up and have taken the mantle in destroying the Reich.

Bethesda announced during their press conference that elements from the previous Wolfenstein games will make an appearance such as the Da’at Yichud Power Suit. Not too much is given about this co-op and single player game, but we do know the Blazkowicz twins are looking for their father and you’ll be able to play the game as a two-player experience or single player.

Wolfenstein: Youngblood is set to release sometime in 2019.

Check out the teaser below:

Wolfenstein: Youngblood synopsis:

Wolfenstein: Youngblood is a brand-new co-op game unveiled at the Bethesda BE3 Showcase 2018. The game takes place in 1980, 19 years after BJ Blazkowicz ignited the second American Revolution in Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus.

Bethesda Game Studios® is the award-winning development team known around the world for their groundbreaking work on The Elder Scrolls and Fallout series. Creators of the 2006 ‘Game of the Year’, The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion®, the 2008 ‘Game of the Year’, Fallout® 3, the 2011 ‘Game of the Year’, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim®, and most recently, the 2015 ‘Game of the...

Bethesda has been talking about a sci-fi adventure game for a while now, but at their press conference last night, they finally teased the audiences with a clip from their new space epic, Starfield.

It was described as a new, next-generation first-person game from the company and set in an entirely new world. Other than that, we were given a tease in the form of a spacecraft in a beautiful out-of-this-world setting.

There is no release date yet, but, hopefully, we’ll hear and see more this week at E3.

Starfield:

Discover Starfield, the new space epic currently in development by Bethesda Game Studios. Starfield is the first new franchise in twenty-five years from the acclaimed developers of The Elder Scrolls and Fallout series.

Bethesda Game Studios® is the award-winning development team known around the world for their groundbreaking work on The Elder Scrolls and Fallout series. Creators of the 2006 ‘Game of the Year’, The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion®, the 2008 ‘Game of the Year’, Fallout® 3, the 2011 ‘Game of the Year’, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim®, and most recently, the 2015 ‘Game of the Year’, the record-breaking Fallout® 4. In 2015 the studio also released its first mobile game for iOS and Android devices, Fallout Shelter®, which quickly became the top downloaded game in 48 countries. Bethesda Game Studios has earned its reputation as one of the industry’s most respected and accomplished game...

What a tease!!!

Bethesda has officially announced the release of the sixth game from the long-running Elder Scrolls series, which would simply be called Elder Scrolls VI, at its E3 press conference. Bethesda just released teaser footage of the environment with no other clues about the game. Not even a release date. Just a teaser that they haven’t forgotten about the series and that they are working on it.

The trailer features what looks to be Tamriel, where most of the Elder Scholls games take place, and is absolutely beautiful. That’s about it. Still, it’s in the works and it’s going to happen! So, fans of the Elder Scrolls series can get ready… eventually. It’s going to happen!

 

 

The Elder Scrolls VI:

Currently in pre-production at Bethesda Game Studios, the acclaimed developers of Skyrim and Fallout 4. The highly-anticipated next chapter in the iconic The Elder Scrolls series.

Bethesda Game Studios® is the award-winning development team known around the world for their groundbreaking work on The Elder Scrolls and Fallout series. Creators of the 2006 ‘Game of the Year’, The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion®, the 2008 ‘Game of the Year’, Fallout® 3, the 2011 ‘Game of the Year’, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim®, and most recently, the 2015 ‘Game of the Year’, the record-breaking Fallout® 4. In 2015 the studio also released its first mobile game for iOS and Android devices, Fallout Shelter®, which quickly became the...

Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn is the sequel to the much-maligned Shaq Fu. When the original launched on the Sega Genesis and Super Nintendo, it seemed bad. In addition to its generic story, the clunky controls made the game a collective nightmare we all tried to forget. But A Legend Reborn seeks to redeem itself from its predecessors. The fact that it does a decent job of succeeding at that is probably the most surprising part of the experience.

The Legend Reborn

The story of Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn is remarkably self-aware and smarter than it has any right to be. Through a combination of wit and humor, that while topical, it still feels relevant. The game quickly acknowledges its own absurdity. The titular Shaq narrates and follows the story where he was a young abandoned orphan in China and how he is trained in the art of Wu-Xing. Due to his larger nature, he’s an outcast to the rest of his village and is trained by the mysterious Ye-Ye. From there Shaq fights his way through hordes of enemies to save his home. The story may feel a bit generic like any other beat-em game, but I think that may be the point. Shaq Fu isn’t looking to tread any new ground and is here to exist comfortably in the genre.

DC Entertainment president and chief creative officer Geoff Johns is stepping down from his post to enter into an exclusive writer-producer deal with Warner Bros. and DC, first reported by The Hollywood Reporter.

Current DC publisher Jim Lee will take over Johns’ position as the chief creative officer. Lee will continue his role as publisher as well with Dan DiDio.

 

Johns, who had held the position of DC Entertainment president since 2016 and COO since 2010, will launch Mad Ghost Productions, a new banner that will focus on his work on films, television, and comic books. He will have access to the current DC properties as well as new creations.

“I took on a role at DCE because I love the characters and this universe more than anything. But, I want to spend my days writing and on set.  I’m thrilled to get back to a more hands-on creative role.  It’s a dream job on dream projects, reaching even deeper into DC’s vast pantheon of characters,” said Johns in a press statement.

DC Entertainment seems to be going through a shakeup. Last week, Johns’ former boss, Diane Nelson, DC Entertainment’s president, left the company. Walter Hamada was recently installed as president of DC-based films at the studio by pictures group chairman Toby Emmerich in January.

Johns is known for his work on DC Comics books and launching multiple successful The CW shows such as The...