3 voices. 3 films. Freddie, Art, and Jesse discuss Straw Dogs, Mother’s Day, and Fright Night. Should you see the original, the remake, or just avoid them both like a leaping ear-less hillbilly she witch? Listen and find out. Also! Listen closely to the start of the podcast for a chance to win some free stuff!
It’s hard to believe the success that The Walking Dead has achieved over the past couple of years. A huge fan base, an insanely successful TV show, and now a video game. At first thought, many may scoff at the idea, but they’d really be missing out.
The game was created by TellTale games. They are best well known for recently producing the highly acclaimed Back to The Future: The Game, and the less well received Jurassic Park: The Game. In the eight years the company has been around, they’ve almost perfected the point-and-click style of gaming. Recently, they’ve been looking for inspiration from fan-favorite films and television shows. Even with their impressive resume, it was a question if TellTale could pull it off. In short… Hell yes, they did.
Perfectly Assembled: A spoiler-free review of The Avengers (2012)
Standing in a line of over 200 people at 7 am in San Diego, California during a very cold and windy morning; I thought back to when I first saw the, now famous, post-credit Iron Man scene where Sam Jackson playing Nick Fury uttered the word “Avengers.” Who knew that one word would lead to this, in my opinion, the greatest comic book film I’ve yet to see. Allow me to explain.
For those who don’t know, The Avengers is a film that has been years in the making. All of Marvel Studios films following Iron Man have been leading to this story: A tale featuring Earth’s mightiest heroes together at last. In the process of creating a movie with such ambition, many people began to wonder if this could ever work. Fans all over the world were both excited and terrified when the news first came out that this film would happen, but a lot of their concerns were put at ease when they announced the film’s writer/director: Joss Whedon.
Joss Whedon is most famous for his television work, (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Firefly) but he is also well known for his witty writing, slick visuals, compelling action and his love for comics. If anyone was ever suited to bring this massive dream project to life, it was Whedon. But the success of this film would also rely heavily on the talent attached. When it was officially announced that Whedon was directing, Robert Downey, Jr.’s portrayl of Iron Man was the only Avenger that had made an impression on audiences. During Comic Con 2010, (which myself and fellow Fourth Wall member Art were in attendance) the world got a look at the group together for the first time and a little glimpse of what Chris Evans as Captain America and Chris Hemsworth as Thor would offer. But even with the stage being set and everything falling in to place, many still wondered… “Is this really going to work?”
After leaving the advanced fan screening of The Avengers, I realized that not only did it work; it was damn near perfect.