Archive for the ‘Featured’ Category
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Review
1 CommentsPosted by Jeremy Conrad on December 10, 2012 under Featured, News, Reviews
Even though it's been eleven years, I can still clearly remember seeing Fellowship of the Ring on the Metreon IMAX screen in San Francisco back in December of 2001. Myself and a co-worker from IGN, and fellow Tolkien expert, were sitting in the back row of the theater and were just as blown away as we knew we would be. Two months earlier, we viewed the Cannes Film Festival reel that New Line put t... more.
5 Reasons Why The Hobbit Needs Three Movies
0 CommentsPosted by Jeremy Conrad on December 8, 2012 under Featured, Lists
When they announced that The Hobbit would be a trilogy, snarky and jaded Internet champions of art immediately began making smart-ass posts about how the book is 300 pages and doesn't need three movies. For what would be the Prequel Trilogy to Lord of the Rings, and I mean that in terms of story not quality, two movies just isn't enough based on what there is to show. Sure, The Hobbit itself is ... more.
The 10 Best Fantasy Films Ever
1 CommentsPosted by Jeremy Conrad on December 1, 2012 under Featured, Lists
The Hobbit is just a couple of weeks away, so some of you may be in the fantasy mood. What are the best fantasy movies to watch in a marathon to get ready for a return to Middle-Earth? Here are nine that are worth checking out, and one that you think you want to watch, but really shouldn't: The Lord of the Rings Peter Jackson's adaptation of Tolkien will likely never be toppled form the to... more.
Wii U Review: Is It Worth It?
0 CommentsPosted by Jeremy Conrad on November 26, 2012 under Featured, Gaming, News, Reviews
I've been pretty honest that I wasn't overly excited about Nintendo's new console. Like the Wii before it, the Wii U is really an underpowered piece of hardware facing off against two more powerful HD consoles with even newer consoles from Sony and Microsoft less than two years away. So even at the time of its launch, the Wii U doesn't perform as well as systems that have been out for more than si... more.
5 Reasons Dan Slott Should Write Spider-Man Forever
0 CommentsPosted by Jeremy Conrad on November 23, 2012 under Comics, Featured, Lists
Amazing Spider-Man #700 is quickly approaching, and it promises to be an ending of sorts for the Spidey we know and love. The main writer of Amazing Spider-Man, Dan Slott, is getting a lot of hatred over what happened in issue #698 and what that means for #700. But Slott has been writing Spidey for a long time now, and readers of the book should know that they should trust him to make it awesome... more.
It’s Star Wars, Stupid
1 CommentsPosted by Jeremy Conrad on under Featured, Lists, Star Wars
Back in the summer 2005, I put up a tent in front of the Edwards Mira Mesa theater in San Diego to camp out for Revenge of the Sith for about a week. This was for a couple of reasons. For one, it was going to be the final Star Wars movie. As someone who literally grew up with Star Wars and had made the Skywalker Ranch pilgrimage, camping out in front of a theater for a week was the perfect way for... more.
5 Reasons Episode VII Will Be the Biggest Movie of All Time
1 CommentsPosted by Jeremy Conrad on November 17, 2012 under Featured, Lists, Star Wars
Recently, LOST's David Lindelof told Rolling Stone that Episode VII would be the biggest event movie in modern cinema history, with the hype being twice what we saw with Episode I. Anyone old enough to remember 1998/1999 would remember that the hype for that movie was stratospheric, so it's almost hard to imagine a movie being hyped even more. There is a reason why he says that, and we counted f... more.
6 Technologies From Blade Runner That We’ve Already Surpassed
1 CommentsPosted by Jason Peffley on November 12, 2012 under Featured, Lists, Science, Tech
In 1982 Ridley Scott captured our hearts when he transformed Philip K. Dick's short novel "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?" into a motion picture masterpiece. Sadly, Blade Runner was sort of like Firefly when it comes to fan momentum. In theaters the movie didn't do well at all. But 30 years later the film is at the top of many Sci... more.
10 Things We Want to See in Episode VII
0 CommentsPosted by Jeremy Conrad on November 10, 2012 under Featured, Lists, Star Wars
Episode VII is a reality, and one that many fanboys are still coming to grips with. But now that we do know that it is a sequel as opposed to a prequel, it makes the fanboy mind race as to what we'll see in the movie. As it isn't like the prequel trilogy, where we knew how it would end from the beginning, the sky's the limit as to what Lucasfilm could show us in these new Star Wars movies. Here ... more.
Five Reasons Why Disney Buying Star Wars is a Good Thing
3 CommentsPosted by Jeremy Conrad on November 3, 2012 under Featured, Lists, Star Wars
When it was announced that Disney bought Lucasfilm, the immediate overreaction and spamming of the Internet with angry and snarky comments was honestly baffling to me. The reaction obviously came from a combination of pack behavior where one person decides it's a bad thing, posts something they think was funny, and everyone falls in to be funny as well; to a misunderstanding of why this is actua... more.