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Well, if anyone was brave enough yesterday, they saw the horrifying thing that was the Sonic the Hedgehog trailer. While Jim Carey is just as funny as always, the leads of the film (James Marsden and Sonic’s Mirror Universe, deranged evil twin) leave an unsavory taste in everyone’s mouths. And do I really need to talk about the Gangster’s Paradise thing?

Of course, really, people are more troubled by the blue, human-teethed abomination than the actual human. Of all the CGI characters that fans have bawked at, Sonic definitely takes the cake.

In recent years CGI has become more and more popular in films, and while some are widely successful (The Jungle Book) others have far more mixed reactions (Alvin & The Chipmunks and sequels). Why are some CGI flicks revered when other ones become the terrible memes for months? (Looking at you, sad clown Dumbo.)

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When people think about charming puzzle games, they never assume those puzzle games will also be ruthless in their increasing difficulty.

 

In comes She Remembered Caterpillars, a heartfelt and cute game with impressive visual puzzles. It illustrates the bond between a parent and child, taking the player through feelings of loss, grief, love, and many other emotions important to relationships that define us. Despite feeling like a simple set of brain teasers, the game also manages to add this impressive story that makes the experience all the more worthwhile.

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Clarity: A Sci-Fi Short Story

The baby’s veins were pounding against Emma’s heart, against her eyes. It was breathless, the way her tiny body moved with each tiny muscle in a way that was almost beautiful. Past her child’s curled hands Emma could see her heart, actually see it. Arteries and everything. It was beating frantically in her tiny chest. To see her daughter this way made Emma feel she held that heart, squeezed it, forced it to pump and live.

Emma couldn’t touch her, though. A glass crib separated her daughter’s tiny body from her warm arms. Watching her baby wriggle from inside out, through paper thin, nigh-invisible skin, begged Emma to cradle her and love her and protect her from an uneasy world. The electronic buzzing around her head tried to drown her thoughts, to drown her love for her baby, but it was useless against the power of a mother’s adoration. This little one wasn’t just a child, she was hers.

She coughed and Emma trembled, she smiled and she cooed. The young mother wanted more than anything to touch her skin and know, for certain, that she was real. Yet she was too fantastical to touch, even for her mother.

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We all have that one nerd that’s hard to buy for. You never know what to get them, what they have or don’t have, or what might be that perfect gift. Or maybe you’re looking to splurge for yourself, spoil your inner nerd, ‘treat yo self!’ a little. What better way to complete any of these missions than by a subscription? Some come in boxes while others are services. You could gift by the year or by the month. Here are some of the best subscriptions for that unique nerd in your life! Even if that nerd is you.

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A few months ago, we received a teaser trailer for the upcoming Christopher Robin film. It didn’t show a lot of the premise of the film, but what it did show was Winnie the Pooh in live action setting. While there were people the criticised how Pooh looked, the overall thoughts were positive. Having a film that has Pooh search out an older Christopher Robin seems like the exact film we need. Then came the release of a new trailer today, and I can say it hit every emotion it needed.

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Amazon issued a press release in November 2017 confirming the acquisition of global television rights for The Lord of The Rings and its intent to produce a prequel series with a multiseason commitment. The series is reported to “explore new storylines preceding J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Fellowship of the Ring.”  Rumor has it that the first season will focus on a younger version of Aragorn.

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Okay, by now, it’s fairly safe to assume you know who Marvel’s fourth-wall-breaking Canadian mutant merc-with-a-mouth, Deadpool, is. If not, he’s the star of a whole tonne of comic books, a video game and not one, but two, of his own eponymous films. Of course, that’s not enough for Mr Pool (aka Wade Wilson). Nope, Deadpool, with a little help from his tireless promo team, is branching out into other films. (more…)

Patty Jenkin‘s Wonder Woman continues to march onward and Warner Bros. knows when to back a winner even if they didn’t know it would be a winner while in production. Gal Godat‘s popularity as the Amazonian Princess Diana Prince is riding a wave and Warner Bros. is ready and willing to capitalize on it by shifting some of the Justice League focus onto Wonder Woman. Check out the latest Synopsis below. (more…)