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Top 10: Television Shows on Right Now

Game-of-Thrones-584585Top 10: Television Shows on Right Now

I felt a little reluctant writing this up because I have not seen all of the great shows on TV today. So if your favorite isn’t on here, it’s not because I’m a “complete idiot.” It may just be because I haven’t seen it yet.

I’m watching somewhere between 20 and 30 shows that are currently still running. I thought about doing this as a top 5, but the top 10 are all fantastic and deserve recognition.

So here are the Top 10 Television Shows on Right Now:

house-of-cards-season-3-210. House of Cards

I got into “House of Cards” a little late and I never felt like I fully fell in love with it. Still, it is consistently tense and well-written.  It is currently on its third season, which was its weakest, however the show continues to educate us about the complex mannerisms of Washington as well as its anti-protagonist Frank Underwood.
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SN: Fan Service – “Star Wars,” “Batman vs. Superman,” and “Suicide Squad” explode out of Comic-Con


SN: Fan Service – “Star Wars,” “Batman vs. Superman,” and “Suicide Squad” explode out of Comic-Con

Perhaps the greatest thing to come out of this year’s Comic-Con was the behind the scenes look of “Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens.” You’d have to be drowning in cynicism to say that the most recent trailer didn’t awaken some part of the inner child in you.

Now we have a solid look at what Abrams is trying to accomplish. Yes “Star Wars” may eventually become an exhausted franchise with spin-offs and sequels already planned. But for now with a strong merging of practical effects and motion capture effects, this behind-the-scenes look continues to bring smiles to fans faces.

Hit “Continue Reading” for Batman vs. Superman and Suicide Squad.

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SN: New “Avengers: Age of Ultron” trailer and how excited we are for Civil War

SN: New “Avengers: Age of Ultron” trailer and how excited we are for Civil War

I really enjoyed the first trailer for “Avengers: Age of Ultron” despite being one of the rare people who didn’t really enjoy the first installment. The third trailer surpasses the first with tension, cliffhangers, and overall more serious tone.

They keep making them fight each other. They fought each other in the first one, now they’re still fighting each other. Soon they will really be fighting each other ever since it was declared that “Captain America 3” would have a foundation built by the “Civil War” comics.

I loved the “Civil War” comic series and I’ve never hated Tony Stark more than I did in that franchise. The base of the storyline is the Marvel Universe gets into a civil war after Tony Stark helps support a bill that would make all superheroes have to reveal their identities. Captain America is against this, sees it as dangerous, and thus we have our two civil war generals.
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Video Game Analysis: Games based off movies – the rise and fall

tcorVideo Game Analysis: Games based off movies – the rise and fall

When compiling the lists for the greatest video games of the 80s and 90s, many video games adapted from movies were in contention. “Star Wars,” the 80s arcade game, placed 7th on the 80s list and “Goldeneye 007” placed 7th on the 90s list as well. They use to be everywhere; we had “Jurassic Park,” all the Disney films of the time – “Aladdin” and “The Lion King.” Some of them were pretty good too.

It’s hard to call this a “rise and fall” when, at the dawn of video games, a direct adaptation of Steven Spielberg’s “ET” was released to the Atari 2600 and was held accountable for the great video game crash of 1983, and the unsold copies were dumped into a landfill in New Mexico. “ET – The Extra Terrestrial,” for the Atari, is still widely regarded as one of the worst video games of all time. Still, movie adaptations found a new life in video games and it has been devolving through the years, but why?

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Film Trailer: Thor: The Dark World

Thor: The Dark World

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Film Review: The Avengers

Film Review: The Avengers

Finally, the long-awaited time has come to put four of our favorite super heroes together and watch them conquer over evil.The Avengers is a fun time at the movie theater for families. Disclaimer though, take your kid you should probably invest in all the toys that will inevitably be released.

One thing I have always loved about superheroes and the idea of them is their inner conflicts. Of course none of these films have been known for being deep. Stan Lee was a genius in making characters that had power everyone dreamed that they had, and revealing that it came it a cost.

Don’t be a snob or think to hard in this movie, you shouldn’t in the rest of them either. Just enjoy the action and awesome effects. The story isn’t all that bad either. I have seen much more stilted story lines in blockbusters. My biggest problem I have had with all these films has been the lack of development in the villains.

Come to think of it, I can’t for the life of me remember the motivation of Loki and his ban of alien monster things. That’s all fine for a mindless action entertainment, but it won’t help the movie stand out at all. In fact I don’t see how this movie stands out.

Mindless Action Entertainment doesn’t get much better than this, but mindless can only do so much. In the end it all felt a little bland, just like this whole series has. I’m also not a fan of the gratuitous family-fun comedy they put into these films. The comics explored the deeper dark inner conflict that these characters had to overcome.

This isn’t meant to be fine art. It’s meant to be family-fun. Which can have good and bad qualities. I rank The Avengers  better than all the other Marvel films featuring these characters with the exception of Captain America, which I liked more due to the more choreographed action sequences and look of the film. I also didn’t like the way the Hulk was portrayed here.

Final Score: 2.5/4