Remember those halcyon days where the Sega Genesis and Mega Drive were the pinnacle of video gaming? Side scrollers like Golden Axe and Streets Of Rage were all people could talk about and Shinobi very quickly became a household name. The ninja whose arsenal consisted of shuriken and magical ninjitsu powers took the world by storm. Since it’s first release in 1987 Shinobi has had many reboots, without any true successes. That could all change very soon though, not as a video game but as a feature length film. Under the watchful eye of SEGA, Stories International Inc. is teaming up with Marc Platt Productions to create an all new Shinobi film. (more…)
Things are heating up in this episode of the CW series DC’s Legends of Tomorrow. With only three episodes left until the season one finale, the stage is being set for whatever inevitable cliffhanger is in store. If you, like many, have been enjoying the last few Vandal Savage-free episodes, unfortunately the reprieve ends here. The show’s (or at least, this season’s) big bad is back, and with a vengeance. The Legends have traveled to London in 2166, a mere 3 days before Savage kills Rip’s wife and son, with the hopes of giving it one last go at stopping the evil mastermind. There are some twists and turns and several surprises in this episode. Some new faces, some old ones, some flashbacks. And of course an epic fight scene or two. All standard fare for a fun episode. Interested? Want to read more? Hop on board! BUT, beware of SPOILERS. (more…)
When it was announced that Season Two of Marvel’s Daredevil on Netflix would feature the “Daredevil vs The Punisher” storyline, fans went crazy with excitement. When Walking Dead alum Jon Bernthal was cast as army veteran turned vigilante Frank Castle, even better. As we watched that season, most of the best parts did involve The Punisher and it was a refreshing take on the character. Bernthal’s performance was praised by audiences and critics alike. Not only was he the one man army that could take out groups of mobsters, or steamroll through an entire wing of prisoners with one knife, but he also had a sweet side and offered Karen Page advice as well as reflect on time with his dearly departed daughter. It was almost a foregone conclusion that he would get his own Netflix show. When first rumored that Punisher would get a show, it was immediately debunked by producers. However, it looks like we will be seeing more of Frank Castle after all. (more…)
It’s only twenty months until the as-yet-untitled sequel to Star Wars: The Force Awakens (several sources claim that the words ‘Star Wars‘ will be somewhere in the title) is released, so of course it’s time to start gearing up for it. Star Wars fans should already have their appetites whetted for more information with the recent release of Force Awakens on DVD and Blu-Rey (pun!) and the great-looking trailer for Star Wars: Rogue One that bunched the panties of the kind of misogynists who would be genuinely outraged at being called misogynists. Well, prepare to have those appetites sated and check out the photos that were released by director Rian Johnson below.
99% of the time, when there is Ryan Reynolds or Deadpool related news, readers are in for at least a chuckle. Today, however, it is a bit different. Earlier this week, 13 year old Connor McGrath, a Deadpool fan who also happened to be the first person to see the film, passed away after a brave, fierce battle with cancer. Reynolds met the young man thanks to the always amazing Make-A-Wish Foundation. From the heartfelt tribute Reynolds posted to his Facebook page last night, it seems that meeting Connor was just as special to the star as it was to the young Canadian. (more…)
It’s hard to quantify this episode of The 100. On the one hand it feels like a place holder moving pieces around for the finale, and on the other a few highly consequential things happen. On the one hand it feels like a bottle episode with a large portion of it taking place in flashback on the Ark, and on the other a primary location gets a pretty radical makeover. “Join or Die” refocuses on the bigger picture as A.L.I.E.’s conquest of Polis seems total, and the fate of those residing there are now in the hands of a known liar, and the guy that every Grounder once wanted dead. (more…)
We are just days away from seeing Team Iron Man face off against Team Captain America in Marvel’s newest blockbuster, Captain America: Civil War. The stakes are high for both sides as a Superhero Registration Act threatens to tear the Avengers apart. Team Iron Man believes that registering their identities with the government will help protect innocent civilians from collateral damage. Meanwhile, Team Captain America thinks that such an act would do more harm than good. Fans have been choosing a side for months, and both teams are ready to go head-to-head. However, with all of this talk of “which side are you on,” there is one man who has yet to align with one of these teams. We are of course talking about the head honch of Marvel himself, Stan freaking Lee.
If you have ever attended San Diego Comic-Con, or know someone who has within the last ten years or so, you have likely heard plenty of Con stories that begin with “I remember when you could buy tickets at the door”, or “Movie studios ruined Comic-Con”, or, on the other side, “I am so glad I waited 37 hours in line just to be the first to see footage of…”, or, “Can you believe what [insert studio name] showed in Hall H??”. SDCC isn’t just a convention – it’s an event, and every year, the event seems to divide attendees as to what the best and worst parts of the convention really are. For many, standing or sleeping in that ridiculous Hall H line on the convention lawn, down the pier, or even over on Hall H Island (that one’s for those in the know) is all part of the experience, while for others, it is the hell they endure just to see what surprises a studio will bring. Today, a report out of The Wrap claims that fans will now have one less movie studio to worry about or get excited for, as the case may be, as 20th Century Fox may be bowing out of the convention, thanks to pesky pirates. (more…)