Artemis Fowl is a science fiction adventure film based on the book series by Eoin Colfer an is directed by Kenneth Branaugh. It stars Ferdia Shaw as the titular character as well as Lara McDonnell, Nonso Anozie, Josh Gad, Tamara Smart, Nikesh Patel, Colin Farrell and Judi Dench.
I admit that I’ve never read the books, I was aware of them based on the title but my review will have to be based on what I’ve seen here.
Streets of Rage 4 is the latest entry from Sega’s beat ’em up series released way back in the early 90’s and is an excellent throwback to the genre. As I’ve mentioned before, I’m only a slightly good gamer and though I’ve never played any of the previous Streets of Rage games I have pumped my fair share of quarters into beat ’em ups in the past.
So transitioning into this game was fairly simple.
Extraction is a Netflix released action thriller directed by Sam Hargrave and is based on the comic Ciudad by Ande Parks. It stars Chris Hemsworth, Rudhraksh Jaiswal, Randeep Hooda, Priyanshu Painyuli, Golshifteh Farahani, Pankaj Tripathi, Suraj Rikame, and David Harbour. Hemsworth plays Tyler Rake, a haunted, Australian mercenary that’s roped into a job of extracting a drug lord’s son who’s been kidnapped by a rival drug lord deep in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
Onward is the latest animated feature from Pixar directed by Dan Scanlon and features the voice talents of Tom Holland, Chris Pratt, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Octavia Spencer, Mel Rodriguez and Kyle Bornheimer.
There’s a long held belief that movies and tv shows adapted from video games suck, and honestly, there’s a lot of credence to that. All you have to do is look at stuff like DOA: Dead or Alive, Mortal Kombat: Annihilation or the entire pedigree of Uwe Boll.
Before we begin I’d like to talk a bit about character oversaturation. It’s a recurring thing that often takes place in comics usually when a character starts to become popular, which often leads to the executives demanding that said character appear in as many different books or issues as possible regardless of whether they would fit into the story naturally. This can cause the character they’re trying to shill out to start to overshadow others even within their own story and then you run the risk of making a once popular character into something that’s overdone, tedious and just disliked. Which more often than not will cause those in charge to demand their presence in even more stories, television and movies. At times it feels like they’re slapping you in the face with these characters and demanding that you love them as much as they do.
Both Marvel and DC are guilty of this multiple times, in the 80’s and 90’s you couldn’t seem to get away from Wolverine no matter what corner of the Marvel universe you were in. And Batman would never seem far away from the action regardless of whether it pertained to him or not.
The Mandalorian is an eight episode sci-fi series created by Jon Favreau and streamed on Disney+. Set in the Star Wars universe five years after Return of the Jedi it stars Pedro Pascal as the Mandalorian bounty hunter. As well as Gina Carano, Carl Weathers, Nick Nolte, Taika Waititi, Emily Swallow, Werner Herzog and Giancarlo Esposito.
The Witcher is an eight episode fantasy epic produced by Netflix and based on the book series by Andrzej Sapkowski, and the even more popular video game trilogy. It stars Henry Cavill as Geralt of Rivia, the titular Witcher. It also stars Freya Allan as Princess Cirilla, Anya Chalotra as Yennefer the sorceress, Jodhi May, Björn Hlynur Haraldsson, Adam Levy, MyAnna Buring, Mimi Ndiweni and Lars Mikkelsen. This is an overall review of the first season.
Happy Halloween everyone! Before we begin the next analysis I would be remiss if I didn’t mention that Gargoyles just celebrated it’s 25th anniversary, just last week in fact. Which would make it the Silver Anniversary if I recall correctly. Anyway…
Last time on Gargoyles.
Xanatos and the gargoyles duked it out. Xanatos in a spiffy new battle armor and the gargoyles with just their dukes.
Oh and Elisa got a new partner, a conspiracy theorist named Matt Bluestone.