Comic-Con 2018 has come and gone, and while we got some good trailers out of it, the convention is probably more remarkable for who wasn’t there. For a San Diego Comic-Con, this is the lightest news and trailer weekend of any in recent memory. Warner Brothers and DC Comics pretty much had the weekend to themselves, though the biggest news of the weekend, arguably, came out of Marvel & Disney as Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn was fired right before his scheduled appearance in light of offensive tweets from the filmmaker’s past. The DCEU was rebranded “The Worlds of DC” and the first trailers for Shazam and Aquaman debuted as well as new trailers for DC’s six live-action TV series. I thought the best trailers of the weekend were Glass and Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald. I was really excited to hear that Star Wars: The Clone Wars will be returning for a proper send-off (finally!). I think my favorite story out of SDCC 2018 though was Marvel running a grief counseling booth for people still traumatized by the end of Avengers: Infinity War (you can read more here). The convention was also lighter on posters and promo art than years past, but I’ve put together a gallery of the best below. See you next year, San Diego! Continue reading Comic-Con 2018: Recap Plus Pictures and Posters From The Convention!!!
Lights down. Film rolls. Movie starts. A director has a limited amount of time, especially in the ADHD world we live in today, to whack audiences between the eyes and grab their attention for the rest of their film. Looper has put together a list of the 10 best opening sequences of all-time (the list appears to be a few years old). You can’t argue with The Godfather, The Dark Knight, or Rear Window. I’m not sure there aren’t better examples of an astounding opening sequence though than Hustle and Flow or Halloween, for example. I think the list is a good jumping-off point for conversation more than I think Looper did a fantastic, impeccable job assembling the greatest opening scenes of all-time. Patton was one that jumped immediately to my mind. What, after reviewing Looper’s choices, are some films you feel should have made this list?
One of the most criminally overlooked games of the last generation was the all-ages RPG Costume Quest. Basically, you and your friends roam the neighborhood, collecting different costumes and using those costume’s abilities to defeat monsters there to snack on oblivious adults. Or let the monsters eat the stupid adults. It’s all about choices, people. Costume Quest 2 is out now for download so get to it!
There are 18 achievements with a total of 1000 points.
|Used the Pterodactyl Costume to flap 10 flappy things|
|The Clown That Honked 1000 Ships||50|
|Used the clown horn 1000 times||(1)|
|Assault and Bashery||50|
|Bashed 10 Monster Patrols|
|Defeated Kronoculus and his Kronys|
|Tried on 5 different costumes|
|Collected over 4 thousand candies|
|Found the Wolfman|
|Found the Solar System|
|Got the liberty kids to bust a move|
|Completed all quests in the game|
|Gathering the Magic||50|
|Used every costume special in combat|
|Creepy Card Shark||50|
|Tried every Creepy Treat Card in combat|
|Restored the timeline to save Halloween|
|Mastered all combat techniques from Corvus|
|Upgraded 3 costumes|
|Finished the game having fought every battle with Candy Corn in your party||(1)|
|45 Card Pickup||50|
|Collected all Creepy Treat Cards|
Another trailer out for the Paranormal Activity spin-off, Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones, which will hit theaters in January 2014. Paranormal Activity 5, which hopefully will be a lot better than the Kinect commercial that was Paranormal Activity 4, is scheduled for the old Halloween slot for the franchise in October 2014. I have no idea what to expect from this as I have no idea what the random scene in a Mexican 7-11 was doing at the end of PA4. I’m fairly bright. It’s a horror series based on built tension and things moving on their own. I appreciate the mythology and plot spun in the first three films, but it got away from them in the fourth film and spinning off more rabbit trails probably isn’t the best way to get back on course. On the upside, all Kinect owners now feel like the finally got their money’s worth on the device as a demon detector.