Monday, May 22, 2017

Cinematic Adventures: Dragonball Z Battle of Gods (SC Exlusive)

Greetings! Due to Youtube blocking this video worldwide, this edition of Cinematic Adventures can now be seen exclusively on this site. Stay tune for more updates and enjoy the video.

Friday, May 19, 2017

Alien Covenant Review: Gruesome, Thrilling and All Together Different!

If there is one franchise that has defined the concepts of sci-fi and horror, it would be none other than Alien. Since 1979 this franchise has brought a sense of horror to the realm of space as the monstrous Xenomorphs have become cultural icons in both movies and pop culture. Now the franchise returns with the seventh installment in the series Alien: Covenant. Directed by the pioneer himself, Ridley Scott, Alien: Covenant is a prequel to the 1979 classic and continues the started started in 2012 blockbuster: Prometheus. With the movie looking to go back to the series' roots, Covenant seeks to be the bridge between Prometheus and Alien. Yet can this new installment live up to franchise's name or does no hear the screams of Alien: Covenant?

Then film centers on the crew of the Covenant who are tasked to find a new planet for colonization. After the ship is damaged by a freak accident, the crew discover another planet that can possibly sustain life. Once arriving the crew soon discover that things are not as they seems on the peaceful world as two crew members are infected by a spores that create monstrous aliens known as Neomorphs. Things take a darker turn when the crew meet David (Michael Fassbender), who has been stranded on the planet for over ten years, and reveals that there far worst creatures waiting to be released.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

King Arthur Legend of the Sword Review: An Ambitious and Entertaining Fantasy Adaptation!

Medieval times always been an intriguing concept to tell in stories. While this historical period is labeled the dark ages for a good reason, that has not stop storytellers from exploring this area of time; and perhaps no figure has better defined this concept better than the likes of King Arthur. The British King has played a role in the United Kingdom's history to the point where the tale of Arthur has fallen into myth and legend. Since the 19th century the story of King Arthur has been told in told time and again in a variety of mediums, and the realm of film is no exception to this. There have been many movies dealing with the legend of King Arthur and Camelot and they have ranged in all matters of concepts; from Disney's animated take in The Sword in the Stone or the realistic approach in the 2004 blockbuster King Arthur. Now the legend continues in the new blockbuster King Arthur: Legend of the Sword. Directed by Guy Ritchie King Arthur: Legend of the Sword brings a sense of fantasy to the myth and is supposedly meant the first film in a series that centers on the Knights of the Roundtable. With Ritchie's sense of style the movie looked to be an investing blockbuster for the summer, but is King Arthur: Legend of the Sword worthy of the legend?

Legend of the Sword centers on Arthur (Charlie Hunnam): a peasant who runs the backstreets of Londinium. Everything changes for Arthur when he is sent to pull the sword Excalibur from the stone and, much to his surprise, is able to do so. It turns out that Arthur is the son of Uther Pendragon (Eric Bana) who sent his son away after his brother, Vortigern(Jude Law), seized the throne for himself. Realizing his heritage Arthur reluctantly joins the resistance who seeks to overthrow Vertigern and place the rightful king onto the throne.

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2 Review: A Hard Rocking Sequel For Marvel Studios

It is the start of the summer which can only mean that things kick off with another superhero blockbuster, and who better to start the season then with the Guardians of the Galaxy? What was a wild card for Marvel Studios became one of the most successful superhero movies of all time as the 2014 film received a massive amount of success. Now the intergalactic team is back in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2. Once again directed by James Gunn this 2017 sequel continues the Guardians' adventure in a way that Marvel knows best. With the first film being such a success it is no surprise that this new film has had a lot to live up to. So does this sequel blast off as another success for Marvel, or are the Guardians just a one hit wonder?

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2 once again centers on the team of Peter Quill/Star-Lord (Chris Pratt), Gamora (Zoe Saldana), Drax (Dave Bautista), Rocket (Bradley Cooper) and Groot (Vin Diesel). After a mission goes south the Guardians encounter a man named Ego (Kurt Russell) who turns out to be Peter's father. Ego takes Peter, Gamora and Drax to his planet where he hopes to reconnect with his son. However things are not as they appear to be which leads to the the Guardians dealing with a galaxy scale conflict; not to mention deal with problems such as the vengeful high priestess Ayesha (Elizabeth Debecki), Yondu (Michael Rooker) and his Ravangers and Gamora's sister Nebula (Karen Gillan).

Monday, April 17, 2017

Six Lasting Moments From Star Wars: The Last Jedi Teaser Trailer

Well the moment has finally arrived. After months of speculation and anticipation, the first trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi has finally hit the scene. The preview for the next chapter in the Star Wars Saga arrived last week during the annual Star Wars Celebration event which took place this past weekend. Since its release fans and moviegoers have done nothing but talk about the new preview which is no surprise as the trailer delivered in both speculation and excitement. While the preview is only two minutes in length the content of the trailer features several moments and questions that are hard to ignore. While there are many moments that are noteworthy and worth pandering these are the six points that left me speculating about Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

Friday, April 14, 2017

The Fate of the Furious Review: Revs Up the Absurdity and Excitement for the Series!

There are many movies to define the concept of a popcorn film, but none may be more apparent then that of The Fast and the Furious franchise. Since 2001 this action series has taken the concept of cars and heist to a whole different level with its ridiculous sense of direction. However despite its blunt appearance, The Fast and the Furious has found a way to be both engaging and entertaining; which has been apparent in the recent entries of the series. In 2015 it seemed like things could have come to a complete stop with 2 with the seventh installment, Furious 7, but that was not the case as the series races off again in the latest addition: The Fate of the Furious. Directed by F.Gary Gray the eighth film in the franchise seeks to be a new beginning for Dom and the crew. The preview certainly lived to the series outrageous action but does The Fate of the Furious rev up the series yet again, or does it find itself stalling?

The Fate of the Furious continues the story of Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel). While on his honeymoon with Letty Ortiz (Michelle Rodriguez) Dom is confronted by a woman named Cipher (Charleze Theron) who forces the once criminal to work for her. After betraying his crew, Dom disappears and goes along with Cipher's scheme. With the help of Frank Petty (Kurt Russell) Letty, Luke Hobbs (Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson) and rest of the crew (Tyrese Gibson, Chris "Ludacris" Bridges and Nathalie Emmanuel) have to track down Dom and stop Cipher; which is easier said than done as the group must enlist the help of once antagonist Deckard Shaw (Jason Statham).

Friday, March 24, 2017

Power Rangers Review: Morphing Into An Electric Superhero Blockbuster!

Superheroes are no longer strangers to the world of film. What was once a rare occurrence has become a major part of the movie season as the likes of Marvel and DC have a multitude of releases in a year's time. Yet even with series such as Batman, Superman, X-Men, Spider-Man and the Avengers playing pivotal roles in the movie world, they are not the only superheroes around. For those who grew up in the 90's the name Power Rangers should sound quite familiar. Based on the Japanese Tokusatsu franchise ,Super Sentai, Power Rangers was the American adaptation of the series, and it did not take long to become a hit in pop culture. Since its inception Power Rangers has had several series to its name as well as expanded to mediums like comics; and the franchise even has two movies to its name. So it comes to no shock that Power Rangers has a received a new adventure on the silver screen. Directed by Dean Israelite Power Rangers is reboot for the film series as it retells the story of the original series. With interesting direction and entertaining aspects, this new film looked to be (at the very least) an enjoyable blockbuster. However can this reboot bring the power to this franchise, or is this just not Morphin Time for the Power Rangers?

Power Rangers centers on five teenagers: Jason(Dacre Montgomery), Kimberly (Naomi Scott), Billy (RJ Tyler), Zack (Ludi Lin) and Trini (Becky G). One night these strangers stumble across five mysterious coins within the rocks of a quarry; and after touching the coins, each of the teenagers gains superhuman abilities . The five return to quarry to find an ancient alien ship within the caves. There the group meets Alpha 5 (Bill Hader) and Zordon (Bryan Cranston) who tell them that they are the new Power Rangers. Coming to terms to this realization the five decide to stay  to become the Power Rangers so they can stop the evil Rita Repulsa (Elizabeth Banks) from taking the Zeo Crystal and destroying Earth.