While February is a notoriously slow time of year for science fiction and fantasy movies, far removed from the big-budget summer releases and award consideration, this month brings a hodgepodge of big genre films sure to interest fans. Roland Emmerich brings his standard action-packed style to Moonfall, but the month will also see releases from acclaimed
Month: January 2022
WARNING: The following contains spoilers for Chapter 66 of Boruto: Naruto Next Generations, “Do-or-Die,” by Masashi Kishimoto, Mikio Ikemoto, Mari Morimoto and Snir Aharon, now available in English from Viz Media. In the Boruto manga, Code has upgraded big time in his quest to honor what Isshiki wanted to achieve. While his Ōtsutsuki overlord died, Code
Icy from Winx Club is the leader of the Trix, a trio of witches descended from the Ancestral Witches. Icy can use ice magic and control anything related to the ice and snow. She is so powerful that she was able to fight Bloom one-on-one — a difficult feat since Bloom is one of the most
Substack announced the latest group of creators to join its newsletter service. According to Polygon, the new wave of creators heading to the platform include Grant Morrison through Xanaduum, Tom King and Elsa Charretier through Everlasting Productions, Jen Bartel through JENBARTEL.CLUB, Khary Randolph and Joanne Starer through Glass Eye Studios and Brian K. Vaughan and Niko Henrichon through Exploding
Loneliness can kill, and that’s probably why it’s so often used as a theme in horror films. Shudder’s Slapface is an incredibly effective chiller that brilliantly portrays isolation — but it might be too bleak of a story for its own good. Written and directed by Jerimiah Kipp, Slapface tells the story of a young boy named Lucas (August
With his long-awaited cinematic debut confirmed to come in the Marvel Studios film Guardians Of The Galaxy 3, now is a great time to read about one of Marvel’s most powerful characters: The Avatar Of Life, Adam Warlock. With actor Will Poulter confirmed to play the role, fans of the character can likely expect Warlock to play
To celebrate the 25th anniversary of Final Fantasy VII‘s Japanese release on Jan. 31, 1997, developer Square Enix has unveiled two brand new anniversary logos. Both logos feature the iconic Final Fantasy font but have a new key image in place of the falling Meteor seen in the original art for the game. This image focuses on
Artist Phil Langone revealed that Spider-Man: No Way Home almost included mini versions of Doctor Strange. Langone, who was the storyboard artist for Spider-Man: Homecoming and its two sequels, wrote on Instagram: “That time I had an idea that Dr. Strange created a bunch of mini Dr. Stranges while trying to stop Spider-Man.” The caption accompanied an illustration
Ozark took an unconventional approach when releasing its fourth and final season by splitting 14 episodes into two parts. Season 4 Part 1 released on January 21, 2022 and while fans wait for the final seven episodes, they may want some more chaotic crime to watch unravel. Ozark follows Jason Bateman and Laura Linney as Marty
Eternals introduces several new faces to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. However, one character only just made it into the film: Pip the Troll, Starfox’s all-CG comedy sidekick voiced by Patton Oswalt. WETA Digital VFX Supervisors Stephane Ceretti and Matt Aitken revealed that director Chloé Zhao added Pip to inject some comedy into Eternals‘ original ending, which was reportedly far too grim. “[The ending] was still with
The world of anime features thousands of colorful and unique characters, and fans tend to use convenient labels and categories to help keep track of recurring types and themes. Examples include the “himbo,” a lovable doofus type, or a big-sister type such as Tohru Honda in Fruits Basket. There are also the classic -dere character types,
In Spider-Man: No Way Home, the Norman Osborn from the Sam Raimi films (played by Willem Dafoe) mentions that neither Oscorp nor Harry exists in the current universe that he just found himself in. But with Spider-Man continuing to be such a central figure in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, it is hard to imagine such
X-Men comics have often visited the idea of grim potential futures or alternate realities, from the “Days of Future Past” storyline in the 80s to the more recent House of X/Powers of X series. In some realities, mutants are hunted down because of their powers, while mutants persecute humans in others. One aspect of these
Even since the Assassin’s Creed franchise embraced the RPG layout for their games, the stories and the environments have benefitted greatly. Since the first title, the series has nurtured the practice of exploration amongst its players. Maps have grown with each entry and offered twice as much to collect and explore. But thanks to what
HYBE and WEBTOON‘s recent collaboration brings ENHYPEN to the popular Korean platform in the highly-anticipated series — Dark Moon: The Blood Altar. Premiering on January 15th surrounded by the simultaneous releases of BTS’ 7Fates: Chakho and TXT’s The Star Seekers, ENHYPEN’s new series stars a girl named Sooha who enrolls in Decelis Academy and meets seven vampires who are mysteriously drawn to
WARNING: The following article contains spoilers from The Flash #778 by Jeremy Adams, Fernando Pasarin, Matt Ryan, Brent Peeples, Jeremy Cox, Peter Pantazis, Matt Herms, Rob Leigh, on sale now. In The Flash #778, Shimmer and Mammoth kidnap Irey West. They bring her to the lair of the Calculator, who’s in the midst of establishing
Other than Frodo, Aragorn was the most important person in The Lord of the Rings. At 87 years old, he defended the Hobbits from the Nazgul, rescued Merry and Pippin and preserved Helm’s Deep. Then, as the heir of Gondor, he summoned the Army of the Dead to win the Battle of the Pelennor Fields.
Today, we look at an interesting loophole that can allow someone to lift Thor’s hammer without being “worthy” of doing so. Knowledge Waits is a feature where I just share some bit of comic book history that interests me. A while back, I wrote about whether Magneto could use his powers to lift Thor’s hammer.
A store urged customers to think twice about their choice of gaming console in the wake of Microsoft‘s historic acquisition of Activision Blizzard. Belgian retail chain Cora allegedly placed signs on its PlayStation 5 shelves, warning customers to reconsider their purchase of a PlayStation 5. A translation of the sign reads, “Notice to gamers, Microsoft has bought Activision!
WARNING: The following contains spoilers for Peacemaker Episode 5, “Monkey Dory,” now streaming on HBO Max. The DC Universe’s decades-long history has been the home to some genre-defining ideas and others that helped fuel the campiness of the Golden Age of comics. However, none have had it as bad as Batman’s list of enemies. From
From Neverwinter to Baldur’s Gate to the metropolis of Waterdeep, The Forgotten Realms boast some of the most recognizable cities in all of Dungeons & Dragons. The astounding amount of lore and history for the various cities throughout the base D&D can be intimidating for a new DM, so how does one go about preparing a
So every week, I post a topic here. You reply to it on the CSBG Twitter page (just write @csbg with your reply), our artists will each pick one of your suggestions and I will post their drawings based on your suggestions here every week. So every week you will have a new question and
Dave Bautista, who portrays Drax the Destroyer in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, recently discussed his upcoming reprisal in writer-director James Gunn’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. According to Bautista, Guardians 3 is a film that brings his cinematic journey “full circle.” “It’s our third film, we’re gonna wrap it up,” Bautista told host Brandon
In 2022, the Mario Kart series will celebrate its 30th anniversary. Through the roller coaster of emotions the Mario Kart series has put players through, it continues to cement itself as the poster child of party games. Since its 1992 debut, Mario Kart has taken players through the air, underwater, on bikes, and even upside
With the variety of characters found in anime, there will inevitably be varying types of temperaments among them. Some of these characters can be rather hard for other characters to get along with. Hot-headed and easily annoyed, some anime characters blow a gasket at any minor inconvenience. RELATED: 5 Hot-Tempered Anime Heroes (& 5 Who Keep
Before Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, Assassin’s Creed Odyssey gave players a unique option to explore the narrative through the eyes of either Kassandra or Alexios. While there is a definite canon character, the opportunity for players to choose a gender and explore the story slightly differently from beginning to end was a new layer to the franchise.
For a decade, Bleach was one of the most popular anime and manga series in the world, and fans will finally get to see the animated version of the final arc later this year. One of the reasons why Bleach is so popular, is the fact that it featured Soul Reapers, Hollows, and the Quincy. There are a
The recent book bannings across the country arose during similar movements in the 60s and 80s. These banning attempts have come into conflict over and over with nerd culture. This last week, the two confronted each other again in the banning of Pulitzer-winning Maus by Art Spiegelman. The Satanic Panic raged throughout conservative communities during
WARNING: The following article contains spoilers for A Discovery of Witches Season 3, Episode 4, now streaming on Shudder. Now that Diana has returned from 1591 London, she’s prepared to risk everything to complete The Book of Life in A Discovery of Witches‘ Season 3. While she passionately believes that completing this magical grimoire will save
Community stands out from the array of sitcoms available today due to its clever writing and carefully crafted characters. Few shows are as timeless and evergreen as this six-season masterpiece. Along with excellent writing, concepts, and out-of-the-world crossovers, Community thrives on banter, friendship, and romance between the seven main characters (a.k.a the Greendale Seven). RELATED: 10 Community Episodes
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