I like most of Guillermo del Toro’s films that I’ve seen, but I had been putting off watching The Shape of Water. No one I knew was really talking about it and the premise didn’t sound like something that I needed to see, so I wrote it off as an eventual DVD purchase or even rental. Then, much to my surprise, it became the first fantasy film since Lord of the Rings to win an Academy Award for Best Picture, not to mention its other accolades. So in one of my few efforts to remain relevant, I decided to move it up in my ever busy schedule.
The one line that comes to mind whenever I think about the most recent installment in the Star Wars franchise is Kylo Ren imploring Rey to “let the past die.” I feel that it cuts to the heart of both the tone and the thematic framework that the movie works within, whether or not that change is for the better.
This Friday marked the opening ceremony of Blizzard Entertainment’s own convention, Blizzcon. The video can be found on the official YouTube channels of each of their games, but for those short on time, here are some highlights of the announcements they made.
Starting on October 23, popular streaming site Twitch will air all five seasons of Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters, which will have all 236 episodes showing back to back.
With the start of the Fall Anime 2017 season, we say goodbye to the good and the bad of the summer to embrace the new experiences of October, although there are a surprising number of second seasons, new installments of series, and even reboots. Taking a mix of the familiar with the unknown, I sampled a few selections of what this season has to offer and came up with these brief impressions of the the first episodes of Fall.
Until 4 PM UTC on October 9th, a beta version of the newest installment in the Battlefront series will be available on PC, PS4, and Xbox One.
With this week, the last of the Summer 2017 anime are finishing up as we prepare to enter the Fall season in the beginning of October. As you might remember, I took a brief look at some of the shows I’ve been watching this season, and decided to revisit them before we move on to the shows that await us in the coming weeks.
As the type of person more likely to be indoors than out, I often find myself on Halloween or one of the nights close to it watching a movie with family or friends, and as a coward who has a general dislike of conventional modern horror the list of movies to choose from that still fit the Halloween spirit can be somewhat limited. In order to prepare myself and help others in the same predicament, I’ve scoured Netflix for its best seasonal fare and come up with a list of its best candidates.
Those who are fans of Kugane Maruyama’s fantasy light novel series will be glad to hear that Overlord‘s 12th volume, The Paladin of the Holy Kingdom, is scheduled to be released on September 30th.
As a huge coward who has been generally soured on horror movies by more recent films that seem to only function as vehicles for as many jump scares as possible, I was a bit conflicted about going to see the new IT incarnation, despite having enjoyed the older mini-series recently. I would definitely say I was pleasantly surprised, and would compare it to this commercial that showed before the movie: unnerving, alien, and hilarious.