Captain Marvel, the latest dispatch from the Marvel Cinematic Universe, is set in 1995. That didn’t sound that long ago ... until Marvel evoked the times with throwback promotional gimmicks like Magic Eye posters and crude Angelfire-style websites full of animated gifs. Turns out it’s been awhile. But the throwback means we’re in the clear to be nostalgic for a more naive time when superheroes wore rubber muscles or black leather, and stood on top of buildings looking out at their cities, which were matte paintings. If Carol Danvers ever takes a break from mid-’90s Skrull-punching to find inspiration at the multiplex, she’ll see an entirely different type of comic book movie from what we have now, if there’s one playing at all. Today’s comic book movies are expected to have a more sophisticated understanding of the characters and stories they’re translating, but there’s an appealing style and feel to the ’90s movies … [Read more...] about Ranking the 25 live-action comic book movies of the ’90s
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Marvel just unveiled a brand new trailer for the upcoming Avengers movie. Boy oh boy did it take the world by storm. In fact, the storm was too much for Youtube, which got broken by the sheer amount of views and comments that flooded in. Damn, I can’t even see the comments, which don’t even match the views. Thank God the video’s still up at least, and holy shit is it something to talk about! End Game is Marvel’s latest addition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Which started with Iron Man all the way back in 2008. Avengers 4: End Game trailer takes place almost immediately after the events of Infinity War, the last Avengers movie. Infinity War (Spoiler warning) ended with Thanos succeeding in his goals. Turning everyone into dust with the iconic finger snap.Thanos was seen briefly in the new Avengers trailer, walking across the same farm he warped to, visibly wearing the now damaged Infinity gauntlet. It’s unclear whether or not he can still use it … [Read more...] about Marvel’s Avengers 4: End Game Trailer Literally Breaks Youtube
Battlefield 5 is back in the muck of World War 2, and while DICE didn't pull any sort of big pivot—except announcing a battle royale mode to be added post-launch—some of the series' core systems are being redesigned dramatically. If you don't already play Battlefield, these adjustments may not seem like big deals, but they are. Squad play is much more emphasized, reviving has been overhauled, the animation system has had a ton of work, co-op is returning, and that's not the half of it.As usual with EA, there's a somewhat complicated release schedule for Battlefield 5, which is out this month after being delayed from October. Here's when you can play, and everything else we know about BF5 so far.What is Battlefield 5's release date? The Battlefield 5 Standard Edition releases on November 20.Pre-order the Deluxe Edition and you can play on November 15.Origin Access members can play a 10-hour trial starting November 9. Origin Access Premier members get full access on … [Read more...] about Battlefield 5 release dates: when you can start playing
The only thing worse than finding yourself trapped in a shadowy house with a knife-wielding serial killer is finding yourself trapped in the endless scroll of Netflix’s horror movie selection. “Violent movies”? “Ominous movies”? “Because we heard you watched the new Halloween”? Netflix’s horror subgenre breakdowns are as fun to wade through as a swim in Crystal Lake. Do not be afraid: We are here to help. Assuming you’ve experienced Clive Barker’s classic gore-fest Hellraiser; Stanley Kubrick’s supernatural Stephen King classic The Shining; the post-modern romp Cabin Fever; and last year’s hit cannibalism drama Raw, we’ve slashed our way through the horror offerings on Netflix to find you 23 movies worth an evening ... alone ... with the lights off ... and surely no one watching you through the window ... The Ritual (2017) Even in our post-Cabin in the Woods world, there are still opportunities for clever … [Read more...] about The absolute best horror movies now on Netflix
Netflix has always done well out of being perceived as the cheeky young upstart, the brave disruptor of a stale status quo. A service that lives or dies by how well it can drive and maintain subscriptions, Netflix has a long history of delivering cool, unexpected events designed to prove just how dynamic, fresh, exciting, and in-tune with the modern media enthusiast it really is, compared to the slow, unswerving old-guard. There was the early championing of much-loved, but decidedly dead, culty shows, whose audiences had long felt neglected by their original owners. The resurrection of Arrested Development made Netflix an instant hero, regardless of the eventual quality of season 4. As did the service's at-the-time unprecedented move of securing day-and-date, ‘live’ broadcast of the final season of Breaking Bad for long-deprived, spoiler-fearing UK audiences, in step with the show’s US airdates. And then there were the many, many revivals of nostalgia … [Read more...] about Cloverfield, Annihilation, and Mute: Do Netflix’s big name movies make it a real Hollywood rival, or is it all just expensive smoke and mirrors?