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Ryan Reynolds is the unofficial king of wit and smart-assery.  Making use of his exasperatingly charming and mischievous sarcastic humor, Reynolds joins Deadpool 2 cast mate Josh Brolin in a “Playground Insults” game for Scott Mills’ BBC Radio 1 program. No harm. No foul. Just an assault of amusing insults in jest… kinda like a Comedy Central Roasts but with good looking people.  (more…)

When Disney purchased LucasFilm – and with it, the Star Wars universe – from George Lucas, it was clear their plans didn’t just include a new trilogy (it did), but franchise building and expansion through spin-offs, prequels, TV shows (animated so far, live-action in the near future), novels, and comic books. It was, however briefly, an exciting time for longtime Star Wars fans, but Disney, guided by the corporate conservatism that puts a premium on low-risk, high-reward decision making over originality, creativity, and imagination, led first to Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, a wholly unnecessary, semi-satisfying prequel that explored the how, if not the why, a small group of rebels stole the Death Star’s plans from the fearsome Empire, and now, after the high-profile departure of co-directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller (The LEGO Movie) and their almost immediate replacement by Oscar winning, hit-hunting Ron Howard (A Beautiful Mind, Apollo 13), Solo: A Star Wars Story, the Han Solo post-Revenge of the Sith and pre-A New Hope origin story we didn’t know we wanted or needed. Spoiler alert: Need or want aside, Solo: A Star Wars Story delivers everything we’ve come to love about the Star Wars universe: action, character, humor, and spectacle. (more…)

Call It A Comeback! The NES Classic Is Back!

Nintendo has announced the NES Classic Edition will return to retail stores on June 28, 2018. The NES Classic Edition, which comes with 30 classic games, will be available for the first time since April 2017 for $59.99, The mini console will come with Super Mario Bros, The Legend of Zelda, Final Fantasy, Castlevania and many more. The NES Classic exceeded every expectation from Nintendo during its first manufacturing run. Undoubtedly, the second run will do the same.

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Ms. Marvel, the name formerly used by Carol Danvers (now Captain Marvel), is a Pakistani American teenage girl, Kamala Khan. After gaining powers when the Inhumans released the Terrigen Mists, Kamala Khan is now a polymorph. She has the ability to change the size and shape of her body.

Now with oncoming Captain Marvel movie, Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige sets his eye to the future and Ms. Marvel’s place in the MCU.

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First-Person Shooters are almost a genre in and of themselves. Call of Duty. DOOM. Duke Nuke ‘Em. Uber-Masculine and hyper-violent games that can be a bit much for those of us who lean more towards Role-Playing Games or other genres. Sometimes we dip our toes into an FPS, only to get our faces stomped and teabagged. It keeps us from diving into a genre of games that can be fun and stress relieving. So here’s a small list of more RPG-inclined FPS that focus on story, differing game mechanics, and unique experiences.

 

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Bohemian Rhapsody is the tale of Freddie Mercury (portrayed by Rami Malek), the glamorous, tragic figure who was the front man for the band Queen.  Rami is joined by Ben Hardy, Gwilym Lee, Joseph Mazzello, Allen Leech and Lucy Boynton in the film which looks at the band’s music and their extraordinary lead singer Freddie Mercury who shattered convention to become one of the most beloved entertainers on the planet. (more…)

Releasing a second- or third-tier superhero flick, especially an ultra-violent, superhero comedy over the Valentine’s Day weekend seemed like a joke in and of itself, a joke financed to the tune of $60 million (modest for superhero flicks, a significant chunk of change for anything else), but that’s exactly the gamble 20th-Century Fox decided to take two years ago with the R-rated, Ryan Reynolds-starring Deadpool. More than $780 million dollars later and Fox’s gamble didn’t look a gamble at all. It looked like a low-risk, high-reward perfectly rational, perfectly reasonable decision. A sequel – the first of many presumably – was inevitable (movie studios are for-profit corporations after all), but with Reynolds, here taking a co-writing credit in addition to slipping back into Deadpool’s red-and-black spandex outfit, and some smart, clever lifts from Deadpool’s extensive comic-book history, the result, Deadpool 2: When Deadpool Met Cable (And Fell into a Mutual Admiration Society), gives fans more of the same (as expected), but also gives the same fans far more (definitely unexpected). (more…)