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Review – Halo: Nightfall

Halo: Nightfall is the latest production from 343 Industries following ONI Commander Jameson Locke and UNSC Colonel Randall Aiken on a mission to destroy the source of new element that’s been turned into a biological weapon against humans. 343 Industries’ previous film, Forward Unto Dawn, was a wonderful and near-perfect introduction to the Halo universe, but Nightfall ultimately fails to ...

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Peter Jackson’s Hobbit: The Utter Ineptness of ‘The Desolation of Smaug’?

(Warning: The Hobbit; The Desolation of Smaug is mercilessly and comprehensively discussed below; major plot spoilers abound.) Peter Jackson’s Hobbit: The Utter Ineptness of ‘The Desolation of Smaug’? by Andrew Gilbertson Oh, Desolation of Smaug… what went wrong? As of the time of this writing, it looks as if the Battle of Five Armies will be the only Jackson/Tolkien film ...

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Jason Momoa’s Aquaman Is a Great Thing and Here’s Why

So, Zack Snyder released a preview of what Aquaman is going to look like in Batman v. Superman. Let me tell you why, despite the grumblings of the purists in the background, this is probably maybe the best thing ever. Take a look at Aquaman as he has been throughout the years: Superfriends (1973-1986) Justice League (2001-2004) New 52 comic ...

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Stormraven’s Star Wars Rebels Wish List

Star Wars Rebels may only be halfway through its first season, but I’ve already got a list of things I want to see happen in this timeline. 1. Fulcrum = Ahsoka Tano After Ahsoka’s fate was left up in the air at the end of The Clone Wars, I like many fans am not at all convinced that she just ...

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Why Fantasy Matters

“Artists use lies to tell the truth.” These words were spoken by Evey Hammond to the masked terrorist/freedom fighter V in V for Vendetta, echoing Pablo Picasso’s words, “Art is a lie that makes us realize truth […]” Despite the dystopian and relatively fantastical setting of the film, those words spoke truer to me than any lecture I ever sat ...

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Why Obi-Wan Kenobi Deserves His Own Trilogy

Last week, Cinelinx reported rumors that Disney/Lucasfilm are possibly in talks to develop a trio of Star Wars films centered on Obi-Wan Kenobi set between Episodes III and IV. Further info came in that the proposed trilogy will NOT be: …part of a story arc but 3 separate Obi-Wan adventures… Let me tell you why, whether a connected series or ...

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Star Wars: Is the EU Really Gone?

Ever since Disney and the Lucasfilm Story Group announced that the already-existing Expanded Universe would be rebranded as “Legends” and no longer continued as it was, many Star Wars fans have taken the news especially hard. They blame Disney for “killing the EU” and invalidating the stories that many spent years reading and re-reading in favor of stifling a franchise ...

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