Dungeons & Dragons has been a mainstay of nerd culture since it was first published by Gary Gygax and Dave Arneson in 1974 by Tactical Studies Rules, Inc. (TSR). Since 1997, the game was taken over by Wizards of the Coast and has gone through several revisions currently placing it in its 5th Edition. For decades, the game seemed to be associated with little more than young boys throwing dice in their basements while talking about girls and eating pizza (watch Stranger Things, season 1, episode 1 for a great depiction of this), but many of those young boys… and girls, the ladies love some D&D too, have grown up. Some of them have even become celebrities and one such person happens to be Hollywood’s Magic Mike himself, Joe Manganiello (True Blood, Magic Mike XXL, and One Tree Hill).
Power Rangers opens in theatres everywhere today, and if you’re a 90s kid, then you already knew that and had this day circled on your calendar for a long while. But because its 2017, it isn’t just enough to think about one movie, you have to think about the series. Take Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them for example, before we even got the first movie, we were told we’re going to get five. As for the Power Rangers, if this weekend goes well, we’re not just going to get a trilogy of Power Rangers movies, we’re going to get two trilogies! (more…)
It’s probably not a stretch to say that the big draw of comic conventions is the celebrity guest list, but sometimes something is appointment viewing even if you’ve never heard of it before. Deep Six was like that, a webseries presentation that was so fresh it had just finished principal photography a few weeks earlier. I turned to the guy next to me in the Constantine costume and said, “I hadn’t even heard of this till yesterday,” as con staff tried to fill the last few seats in the room. “I hadn’t heard of it till today,” Constantine said one-upping me. So what were we about to see? (more…)
With more than a year to go until it’s release, the new Han Solo film made some major headlines today with news that comes straight from the top of Disney. The news is so big that not only does it come with a big spoiler warning, but it can’t even be written in this opening paragraph. Let’s just say that at this point, Star Wars fans are going to like it or will be letting everyone on their social media feeds know exactly how they feel. If you’re ready for some awesome news or utter disappointment, then read on ahead.
The big DC Films team-up movie, Justice League, is set to drop a whole new trailer this upcoming Saturday (March 25,) so of course that means a galactic threat level hype machine is currently laying waste to social media across the globe that would leave Despero envious. From Twitter, to YouTube, to Facebook and beyond, Warner Bros. social media interns have been enduring the first 3 cords of The White Stripes ‘Icky Thump’ on repeat as each member of the team has been getting their own 20 second teaser and character poster.
Aquaman was up first, shortly followed by a few other teammates: (more…)
Whenever a movie is about to hit the theaters, many fans immediately head to the film review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes to see if the film is officially “rotten” or “fresh.” Sometimes, that determines one is going to see the film. Other times, ( hardcore fans), will see a film in spite of critics because “Rotten Tomatoes doesn’t mean anything.” Needless to say, the film review website is an important part of the movie industry and the movie experience in an Internet age. Rotten Tomatoes has its supporters (those who love a “fresh” score), but the website also has its detractors. Ben “Sadfleck” Affleck surely didn’t appreciate the site for giving Batman v Superman and Live By Night poor scores, and it looks like he’s not alone.
The success of Deadpool has ignited a whole now conversation about what it happening in the world of comic book inspired movies. All of a sudden, darker and more violent storylines became legitimate options for future films, more mature content seemed to the on the horizon. The potential storylines were narrowed down at the bonus scene after the end credits of the first movie, when Ryan Reynolds‘s masked mercenary expressed dear wishes to get his old buddy Cable in the sequel. Since that sequel was confirmed, there has been a tense dialogue about what fans can expect from it and who will be involved. (more…)
Last Saint Patrick’s Day Weekend was busy for many police departments across the country. Word is making the Internet rounds that Portland police responded to a call at the local Taco Bell to find 18-year-old Alexander Cooksey in a Deadpool onesie. The problem, he was parked and passed out behind the wheel on the Taco Bell’s lawn. It seems he was trying to get into the drive through and didn’t make it. No Chimichangas for you Deadpool fan. Check out the rest of the story and pictures below. (more…)