Monthly Archives: August 2019
Warning: this article contains SPOILERS for The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance! Be sure to read our review for Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance as well.
After decades of waiting, Jim Henson's beautiful, strange, and groundbreaking puppet masterpiece The Dark Crystal has returned to screens in the guise of Netflix's critically acclaimed 10 episode series The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance.
If you've finished the series you might have some burning questions like, who really won the war between the Gelfling and the Skeksis? Has the evil of the Dark Crystal truly been defeated? What does the future hold for our brave heroes? And how does Louis Letterier's lead into the classic movie that inspired it? We break down all those questions and more right here.
Alec Holowka, a designer, programmer, and composer on Night in the Woods has died. Holowka was recently accused of sexual assault, which was later followed by Infinite Fall, the studio behind Night in the Woods, cutting ties with him. The announcement of Holowka’s death comes from sister Eileen Mary Holowka on Twitter.
Alec Holowka, my brother and best friend, passed away this morning. pic.twitter.com/NONUNSZ08q
Members of the press were able to see Todd Phillips' Joker ahead of its screening at the 76th Venice Film Festival, and the first reviews and impressions are overwhelmingly positive towards the film and its star, Joaquin Phoenix.
In our 10/10 review of Joker by Jim Vejvoda, we called it a masterpiece and said "Starring a captivating Joaquin Phoenix, The Clown Prince of Crime gets a standalone film for the ages with Joker."
Many others shared our praise of the film and agreed that Phoenix gave an Oscar-worthy performance as Joker in a film that is dark, sick, and twisted.
Here's our roundup of the first reactions to Joker.
The first World of Warcraft Classic player has hit the game’s current level cap of 60, and it sparked a celebration for the ages in the MMO world.
According to Eurogamer, a World of Warcraft Classic player by the name of Jokerd, a 22-year-old from the country of Malta, created a gnome mage character and was the first in the entire game to hit level 60. Even better, he streamed the entire thing on Twitch, accomplishing the feat in just over three days.
Picking up years after the events of the first film, Disney's Maleficent: Mistress of Evil reunites stars Angelina Jolie and Elle Fanning and adds franchise newcomers Michelle Pfeiffer and Chiwetel Ejiofor. At the D23 Expo in Anaheim, IGN spoke to the cast of the Maleficent sequel to find out everything you need to know about the upcoming sequel, which will premiere in theaters on October 18, 2019.
Elle Fanning's Aurora is now Queen of the Moors and destined to marry the handsome Prince Philip (Harris Dickinson). But a looming war between humans and fairies threatens Aurora's relationship with her beloved godmother, Maleficent. "In the second film, their
relationship is tested a bit by Michelle
As the culmination of Marvel's entire "Infinity Saga," it goes without saying that Avengers: Endgame has a great many connections to previous MCU movies. Many of these are obvious, such as when the Avengers of 2023 revisit events like the Battle of New York. But not all of these connections are in the form of major plot points. Some of them are more subtle callbacks to memorable moments from earlier films.
From Captain America's most quotable line to Morgan Stark's love of cheeseburgers, here are Endgame's coolest callbacks to previous MCU movies!
Holding Down Thanos
You almost always know what you’re going to get with a Platinum game. With very few exceptions, titles made in the developer’s 10-year history are action games, built with cinematic pacing, a focus on highly skill-based input, and very little to do outside of the combat. All of which is why Astral Chain is so surprising.
Yes, the Switch exclusive is primarily an action game, but it’s a very different kind of action game for Platinum. Where the likes of Bayonetta or The Wonderful 101 thrive on fighting game-like button pressing prowess, Astral Chain is more interested in movement and positioning. Controlling two characters at once, not to mention utilising the titular chain that binds them, turns the game’s combat into more of a dance than a punch-up; less fury, more elegance.
From Hooked on a Feeling to Come to Get Your Love to a dance off featuring O-o-h Child, the Guardians of the Galaxy films have featured some of the greatest musical hits from our history. However, there is one song that director James Gunn won't ever use, even though it just so happens to be the most-requested by fans.
This revelation was prompted by @Jairus stating that Gunn "better use a song by The Style Council in the next GOTG movie." Gunn quote Tweeted that tweet, saying "If I used every song I "better" use or that someone will "riot" if I don't, my soundtracks would be 30,000 hours long."
Gearbox Publishing and Blackbird Interactive have announced Homeworld 3, a true sequel to 2003's space-faring RTS Homeworld 2.
Homeworld 3 is currently a few months into pre-production and is currently on Fig.com, which allows fans to pledge/invest in the development of this new title. As of this writing, Homeworld 3's money raised is at $137,380 with 30 days to go.
This move allows backers to "snag a backstage pass to impact the game's development and prove that the fanbase still craves Homeworld 3." From features to priorities to what's in the collector's edition, backers will have their voice heard.