3 Reasons Game of Thrones is so amazing

Game of Thrones

by Stephen Nagel

Season 4 was absolutely explosive, and season 5 promises to be just as good, if not better! Although there’s a long way to go for that. In the meantime, I’ve decided to consider and discuss 3 ideas on why I think Game of Thrones is so attractive to the average viewer.

The show has a huge international fan base. It’s the most watched show on HBO, since the Sopranos. It’s also the most pirated HBO show, and one of the most pirated shows of all time. Everyone wants a piece of GOT, no matter how they have to go about getting their hands on it.

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4 Reasons Why We NEED a Deadpool Movie

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by Dean Ravell

We’ve had the nerdy good guy, we’ve had the aggressive loner and we’ve even had the arrogant but still likeable superhero. Now is the time for Fox and Hollywood to introduce the world to the merc with a mouth.

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Apocalypse (then and) Now — 35 years later

Apocalypse Now

by Stephen Nagel

On this day (15 August) in 1979, what would go down in history as one of the most epic war films of all time had its initial release in the U.S.

At 2 hours and 33 minutes, this film does not fail to captivate audiences all the way through. It has the perfect mix of the insane absurdity of men away from home too long; the drama of complex personal interactions and battles; and the ridiculous violence that can only be experienced during a time of war.

Yes, i’m talking about Apocalypse Now.

Check out the Apocalypse Now trailer below

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RIP Robin Williams — thank you for your verse

 

Robin Williams Dead Poets Society

Oh Captain, my Captain!

by Stephen Nagel

Over the last day and a half, most of the world was presented with the tragic news that legendary actor and comedian Robin Williams passed away at the age of 63.

It’s a sad thing that it appears he had taken his own life, and as the world mourns this incredibly huge loss, this quote from Robin Williams as John Keating in the critically acclaimed Dead Poets Society came to mind.

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Hit me baby one more time

We know, Tobey. We know....

We know, Tobey. We know….

by Tendai Sibindi

“I must confess, I still believe,
That when I’m not with you I lose my mind,
Give me a sign,
Hit me baby one more time”

A popular hit song by the former pop princess Britney Spears that put her on the map. 15 years later I’ll be using her lyrical ingenuity to explain why reboots are necessary. Continue reading

Guardians of the Galaxy Spoiler-free Review

 

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by Stephen Nagel

Went to see Guardians of the Galaxy this afternoon, and yes, it’s a win!

The introduction of each character and the build-up is masterfully crafted, and the ending landed nicely, in a way that both satisfies the audience for now, but prepares you adequately for the possibility of a sequel too (which has already been announced). Continue reading

5 Trailers from the past week

Interstellar

by Stephen Nagel

HUGE week for trailers! Check out my list of 5 of the best from the last week.

Interstellar Trailer 3

We’ve been given a few peeks here and there, but this is the first trailer from Christopher Nolan’s sci-fi epic that gives some depth to characters and story. If anyone can tick all the right boxes for awards season with a sci-fi film, it’s Nolan.

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