Vader Unleashed: The Final Scene From Rogue One!!!

A bonus “My Favorite Scene” this week as I try to catch up on the backlog of posts, and because Disney has apparently stopped trying to play whack-a-mole with the army of determined Star Wars fans trying to put this scene up on the Internet.  If you have yet to see Rogue One….well, then we here have no pity for you, this scene alone was worth the price of multiple admissions.  In Rogue One, more than in any SW film, we got to see Vader in the suit in his prime, and the result was both horrifying and awesome. Continue reading Vader Unleashed: The Final Scene From Rogue One!!!

Hugh Jackman’s 10 Best Movies

Hugh Jackman

Hugh Jackman is done playing Wolverine.  As Logan continues to do well at the box office, it seems so weird to think that we’ve seen Jackman as the X-Man for the last time.  Perhaps only Sean Connery as James Bond has so indelibly taken a popular culture character and married it to his own identity.  For 17 years, Jackman embodied the character from the first time we saw him cage fighting in a bar in X-Men to his farewell in Logan.  Not too shabby for a song and dance man.

The Wolverine, Logan, Hugh Jackman

X-Men was most people’s first exposure to Jackman, but his talents are far from merely dicing people in super hero films.  He’s a consummate Broadway actor; an old-fashioned song and dance man, as I said.  He’s hosted the Tony Awards on four occasions; winning an Emmy for one of the shows.  He most famously got to put his musical gifts to use on screen as Jean Valjean in Les Miserables; Jackman’s only Oscar nomination.  He’s an outstanding dramatic actor, you need only watch The Prestige and Prisoners back-to-back to see the amount of range he has.  His good nature also makes him a gifted comic actor, which I think has been best shown in the underrated Real Steel and Eddie the Eagle (where, yes, he is playing Wolverine as a ski jumping coach, but it WORKS!).  It’s always possible that a payday or Ryan Reynolds stalking him to be in a Deadpool or X-Force film could give us another Jackman as Logan turn, but his career is far from over just because he’s said farewell to his most famous alter ego.

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Mass Effect: Andromeda Complete Achievement/Trophy List (Xbox, PS – 2017)

Despite the controversial end to the trilogy, Mass Effect remains one of the greatest RPG achievements of the past two console generations, so a new entry to the series is one of the three biggest games of 2017 (the others being the new Zelda and Red Dead Redemption 2 this fall).  Those with EA Access have already been exploring the Andromeda galaxy since yesterday, and so far, the game (aside from the slightly creepy face texture they’ll eventually get around to patching) takes the best gameplay from the trilogy and adds a heightened focus on discovery and exploration.  My first time playing the game, I didn’t move for six hours and I started at 1:30 a.m. (I’m not advising that).  If an RPG (and there are sadly fewer and fewer) is made by Bethesda or Bioware, it’s worth the dozens if not hundreds of hours you devote to it.  In a game like this, achievements are almost beside the point (did I say that?), but as always the complete list is below courtesy of the Internet’s Mass Effect Relay for Cheevo Hunters: xboxachievements.com.  Mass Effect: Andromeda will be available to all gamers on Playstation, PC, and Xbox One this Tuesday. Continue reading Mass Effect: Andromeda Complete Achievement/Trophy List (Xbox, PS – 2017)