Marvel appears to have become an unstoppable brand. They’re planning for a time when they’ll be releasing four movies a year, and this in addition to myriad television shows and other materials. The bottom hasn’t fallen out of the superhero market yet, but who knows how much longer that will stay true. With Guardians of the Galaxy, though, the company is testing out a new card in its deck. While it’s set in the same universe established by the previous nine Marvel Studios films, it not only is able to stand alone from them, but isn’t even in the same genre as them. This is laser-age-style science fantasy, not super-heroics, and that’s a tremendous boost of vitality.
George Romero decided to make his latest zombie masterpiece a comic book with a planned 15 issues split into three acts,rather than a movie. Act 1 was recently released as a trade paperback. It’s hard to write an objective review of Empire Of The Dead. If you are over a certain age and love zombies than you know that George Romero almost singlehandedly defined the genre. In which case it becomes too easy too give him a pass on his more recent endeavors (Survival Of The Dead) because of his past work (Dawn Of The Dead). If you don’t care for zombies than you have no business reading Empire Of The Dead in the first place.
One only has to cast a glance over the mainstream media to find articles proclaiming video games to be the work of the devil, to have incited violence in young children or to have turned them into ruthless killing machines, possibly sent back in time to stop the leader of the human resistance. Jack Thompson, a US attorney and activist, famously fought for years to connect just about every violent massacre to video games, calling them “murder simulators” that taught kids to “kill efficiently and to love it”.
But surely, amongst all the negativity, there are some instances of good? Times when video games came to the rescue, saving the day rather than damning it? Turns out, there is - and here’s a couple of examples.
Typically, a brutal murderer’s wardrobe in a horror film is chosen because it’s spooky or hides some kind of physical deformity. It’s no accident in Aik Karapetian’s cruelly vile and unpleasant The Man in the Orange Jacketthat the titular killer dresses that way, and no surprise that he quickly sheds himself of his uniform at the first opportunity.
Fantasia 2014: The predictable elements of ‘Predestination’ are compensated with emotional satisfaction
That joke your grandfather told you could easily double for the pitch toPredestination, the new paradoxical time travel riddle by Australian directing duo The Spierig Brothers.
Based on Robert A. Heinlein’s short story All You Zombies,Predestination sees an unnamed agent (Ethan Hawke) for the temporal agency leap through time to catch an elusive serial murderer known as The Fizzle Bomber before he destroys over ten city blocks in New York. The only problem is the bomber seems to be aware of the attempts to stop him, as he keeps changing the specific day and time of his latest catastrophe. While undercover as a bartender, Hawke’s agent strikes up a conversation with a suspicious male-seeming figure who we later learn is inter-sex (Sarah Snook), whose heartbreaking life story may have more to do with Hawke’s assignment than he initially realizes.
To have a family someone has to have made a family, which brings the discussion of familial ties to the topic of procreation with, preferably, a loved one. Building a family is an accepted practice of most societies but that is not to say that everyone partakes in it. Some cannot whereas others choose not to. A select number of people do not feel themselves as deserving to be a parent or are simply uninterested in the prospect of raising children. For instance, they may not see the world as is as the place where they would like to offer a young home a home. The question of lineage therefore becomes a moot point for those people. While creating a new generation may not appeal to everyone, it is a commonly accepted practice in virtually all societies around the world. Among those who seeks pursue their genealogical tree? The devil himself, as depicted in Nicholas McCarthy’s latest effort, At the Devil’s Door.
Gladys, Gladys, you were so classless, intimidating the leftovers with sass and badass-ness.
This is a song. This is a song I came up with, but do not necessarily feel like singing. I can almost gather the enthusiasm, but it just doesn’t happen. This series inspires this type of near-reaction. If the structure was tighter, if proper introductions were made, if stakes were established and the characters three-dimensional, then one might engage. As it stands, The Leftovers is halfway through its first season, and it feels like it still hasn’t started, despite some intriguing elements. Like Kevin and the dry cleaners, the door feels locked, with someone uncaring inside.
How much more physicality survivalist are men compared to women? History has shown time and time again that when wars erupt for national supremacy or resources, battles on the front are fought by the male sex, not the female one. Men’s tennis asks its contestants to win more sets than the women. Men bodybuilders look so much more imposing than their female counterparts. The list can go on and on and yet for all the qualities men claim to that denote their physical superiority, there is one, albeit one that doesn’t come in service very often, that provides women with the clear-cut advantage. Woman can lose more blood from their bodies than men before finally giving in to death, two thirds of the blood in their bodies to be exact. That is an insane bit of knowledge, one that director Kurando Mitsutake takes to an extreme level in his own insane film, Gun Woman.