Month: July 2021

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1987’s Final Fantasy deserves all the credit it can get for helping popularize the JRPG genre (especially in the West), expanding the scope of NES titles, and kicking off an all-time great franchise, but was it really the first JRPG ever made?  To help answer that question, we first have to define what a JRPG
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As quickly as the summer movie season of 2021 seemed to come upon us, it’s already about to begin its long, languid slide through the dog days of August into fall. That’s not to say that theaters won’t still have plenty of interesting fare to encounter, with films like The Suicide Squad, Free Guy, Respect,
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This Star Wars: The Bad Batch article contains spoilers. The Bad Batch infiltrate a secret Imperial base to rescue a trapped clone in episode 14, “War-Mantle.” Several returning The Clone Wars characters have major but understated roles as the show details how the clone troopers are being used to train their stormtrooper replacements. With connections
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Just past the halfway point in the documentary Mr. Soul!, poet Felipe Luciano calls Ellis Haizlip “the most effective, insidious revolutionary that I have ever met.” It isn’t meant as a specific accolade, but it is a badge of honor for a man who honored the true meaning of sedition. Subversion in the arts is
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Bustin makes us feel good! And so does seeing/hearing some familiar characters in the new trailer for Ghostbusters: Afterlife, the next installment in our favourite proton-pack-wearing franchise. This isn’t a trick from Slimer, check out the new trailer here… <span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span> From director Jason Reitman (Tully)
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HBO Max’s Batgirl movie has finally started to take shape with last week’s casting of Leslie Grace as its central debutante vigilante, Barbara Gordon. Moreover, the other crucial element in the film’s dynamic was recently revealed by THR, which reports that J.K. Simmons will play the character’s father/foil, Commissioner James Gordon, reprising his role from
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This article contains spoilers for Outer Banks season 2. The Pogues are an island unto themselves in the season two finale of Outer Banks. And in case you thought the treasure hunt was over, the gang stumbles into another mystery while they work to prove John B’s innocence in the murder of Sheriff Peterkin. Outer
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This article contains The Green Knight spoilers. A man who would be king lies crouched, cowering on his hands and knees. It is the day he’s feared all year and, seemingly, the hour of his death. And yet, within this moment, after he’s seen his life flash before his eyes, Dev Patel’s Gawain has never
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While the list of things that Final Fantasy has gifted the gaming world is much longer than the one we’re bringing you today, one of the most consistently incredible aspects of this legendary RPG franchise is the quality of its casts of characters. Even if you’ve only played one or two Final Fantasy games in
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Certificate: 18 Director: James Gunn Writer: James Gunn Distributor: Warner Bros Running Time: 132 mins If you like this, try… Birds Of Prey More of the wonderful Margot Robbie kicking ass as Harley Quinn. We’re not going to dwell too much on Suicide Squad, David Ayer’s 2019 movie about a bunch of super criminals forced
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And just like that the blockbuster streaming era got a lot more complicated.  Black Widow star and longtime Marvel Cinematic Universe actress Scarlett Johansson filed a lawsuit against Disney on Thursday in Los Angeles Superior Court. The claim alleges that her contract was breached when Disney released Black Widow on Disney+ in addition to its
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Out next March, Oliver K Langmead’s Gliteratti is said to be ’A Clockwork Orange and RuPaul’s Drag Race meet Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind’ in this dystopian fable about fashion, family and feckless billionaires. Simone is one of the Glitterati, the elite living lives of luxury and leisure. Slave to the ever-changing tides ’ and brutal judgements ’ of
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The Lord of the Rings Trilogy’s $2.9 billion collective worldwide gross and 17 Academy Award wins (one of which was for Best Picture,) certainly make a case for the 2001-2003 films being the product of a winning formula, both production-wise and plot-wise. However, the process of getting the grandiose, once-unfathomable project off the ground naturally