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Talking Movies: X-Men

Released: July 2000Director: Bryan SingerDistributor: 20th Century FoxBudget: $75 millionStars: Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen, Hugh Jackman, Anna Paquin, James Marsden, Rebecca Romijn-Stamos, Famke Janssen, Ray Park, Halle Berry, and Bruce Davison The Plot:The world is divided on its opinions of Mutants, individuals born with fantastic powers who inspire hate and fear in the public. After … Continue reading Talking Movies: X-Men

Game Corner [Whacking Day]: The Simpsons (PlayStation 3)

According to the appropriately-titled episode “Whacking Day” (Lynch, 1993), the 10th of May is celebrated throughout the fictional town of Springfield as a day to drive snakes into the town square and mercilessly club them to death. Accordingly, as a massive fan of The Simpsons (1989 to present) I feel that this is an appropriate … Continue reading Game Corner [Whacking Day]: The Simpsons (PlayStation 3)

Talking Movies [Dragon Ball Month]: Dragonball Z: Broly – The Legendary Super Saiyan

When the Great Demon King Piccolo was released upon the world, he broadcasted a message on television declaring May 9th as “Piccolo Day”…and promptly celebrated by announcing his ownership over the planet. Since then, May 9th has been officially recognised as “Goku Day” but, to make things simpler, I’m using this as a good excuse … Continue reading Talking Movies [Dragon Ball Month]: Dragonball Z: Broly – The Legendary Super Saiyan

Game Corner: Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City (Xbox 360)

Released: 20 March 2002Developer: Slant Six Games/CapcomAlso Available For: PC and PlayStation 3 The Background:By 2012, the Resident Evil series (Capcom/Various, 1996 to present) had undergone many changes since debuting as a cheesy survival/horror title hampered by “tank controls”; Resident Evil 4 (Capcom Production Studio 4, 2005) famously switched the game to a more action-orientated, … Continue reading Game Corner: Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City (Xbox 360)

Talking Movies [May the Sith]: Star Wars: Episode VI: Return of the Jedi (2019)

While May 4th is known the world over as Star Wars Day, many also choose to extend the celebrations of the course of three days, with one of them being the “Evil Star Wars Day” of May 6th (as in “Sith”). This year, I’ve been using the three Star Wars Days as the perfect excuse … Continue reading Talking Movies [May the Sith]: Star Wars: Episode VI: Return of the Jedi (2019)

Talking Movies [Revenge of the 5th]: Star Wars: Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back (2019)

Although May 4th is known the world over as Star Wars Day, many also choose to celebrate the popular, generation-spanning science-fiction saga on May 5th as a play on the word “Sith”. This can extend Star Wars Day into three day celebration of the influential science-fiction series and, as a result, I am using each … Continue reading Talking Movies [Revenge of the 5th]: Star Wars: Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back (2019)

Back Issues [Venom’s Debut]: The Amazing Spider-Man #300

In May 1984, within The Amazing Spider-Man #252, Peter Parker/Spider-Man debuted a striking new, black costume; Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars #8 revealed how he acquired it during the “Secret Wars” event but it wasn’t until some four years later that the true nature of the organic costume came to be known. In actuality, it … Continue reading Back Issues [Venom’s Debut]: The Amazing Spider-Man #300

Talking Movies: Escape Plan 3

Released: 2 July 2019Director: John HerzfeldDistributor: Lionsgate/Universal PicturesBudget: $70.6 millionStars: Sylvester Stallone, Dave Bautista, Max Zhang, Harry Shum Jr, Devon Sawa, and Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson The Plot:Ray Breslin’s (Stallone) past comes back to haunt him when Lester Clark Jr (Sawa), the son of his former business associate, abducts a number of people, including his … Continue reading Talking Movies: Escape Plan 3

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