Friday, May 17, 2019

Pokémon Detective Pikachu - Movie Review

Written by Shiggins


The very best, like no-one ever was?

If you had asked me ten years ago what I would have wanted to see from the first ever live-action Pokemon film on the big screen, I can assure you that this isn't the answer you'd get. Justice Smith pairing up with a Pikachu voiced by Ryan Reynolds, who is also a detective. No Red or Ash, no Gym Leaders, and not even any of the famous regions that Pokemon are known to explore. What's even stranger than this however? Well... I think they made a very wise choice.

Monday, May 13, 2019

Weekly or Monthly - The Difference between Manga Releases

Written by Shiggins

Something for readers to digest.

So a friend asked me what the big difference between the two really is, and it started quite the discussion. What better reason did I need to write up an article about it, and ponder which of the two is preferable for long and short-term reading? Which is more helpful for us, the reader, and for the story itself? Does it even matter? (Yes, it actually does.)

Thursday, May 2, 2019

Avengers; Endgame - Movie Review

Written by Shiggins

A Marvel.

22 films, 11 years, over $4 billion spent, with a box office of $19 billion (and rising), Marvel have created the most absolutely successful movie franchise in history, by adapting all these heroes of classic comic books and bringing them to the big screen, most of them for the very first time. From Iron Man to Avengers: Endgame, I've watched every single entry, and now I'm here to review the ultimate finale. In the end, did it succeed? Did Endgame truly give us an ending worthy of wielding the Infinity Stones, the hammers, and whatever other item you could find in this film?

Note: FULL SPOILERS AHEAD! EVERYTHING IN THIS ARTICLE IS A SPOILER!

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Every Marvel Cinematic Universe Villain Ranked

Written by Shiggins

Fear them, if you dare!

So obviously I had to celebrate the release of Avengers; Endgame with more than just a simple review of the movie. I considered ranking every film, but then I got the idea to rank the villains instead, from Iron Man to Endgame, and so here we are. It's a personal list, of course, so feel free to comment your own favourites down below after having a read. And because of the vast differences in time and budget, only the movie villains are on this list! So no Kingpin, Kilgrave or Cottonmouth this time, sadly.

Note: Spoilers for every MCU movie.

Sunday, April 7, 2019

Shazam! - Movie Review

Written by Shiggins

Is the DCEU finally starting to take flight?

As you are no doubt aware, the attempts by DC to create their own ripoff incarnation of a cinematic universe hasn't been going so well. Batman vs Superman, Suicide Squad and Justice League were all received disappointingly by both audiences and critics, but their individual movies have been doing great, to the point that Warner Bros are apparently focusing more on solo adventures from now on! Wonder Woman is the best female-led superhero film so far, Aquaman made over $1B, and now we have Shazam! here to see if lightning can strike twice in a row, which makes me wonder if this new suit is actually an unsubtle message...

Friday, April 5, 2019

Fairy Tail 100 Years Quest Chapters 19 to 22 Review - The Ignia Fanclub Edition

Written by Shiggins

Ignia is Ig-bae-a.

So I had to sacrifice a review or two because of Eden's Zero, but we got here in the end. We're past all the Diabolos stuff, and now our heroes are... still fighting Mercuphobia. Huh. Well, that's a shame, but wait! What's this? A new challenger approaches! And he might be freaking amazing!

Get used to this, until I inevitably get disappointed.

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Dumbo (2019) - Movie Review

Written by Shiggins


Dumboo!

So I was working on my Fairy Tail catch-up review, when an incident occurred and I was dragged to see the newest of Disney's live-action remake plague; Dumbo. Never let it be said that I am close-minded, because I went in with some expectation and hope. It is directed by Tim Burton after all, who used to be one of my favourite directors. After this however, maybe it's best if I just start locking the door to my poor malnourished brain.

Note: Some spoilers ahead.

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Top 10 Worst DC Movies

Written by Shiggins

DC's turn!

Well, I did Marvel's worst movies ever (CLICK HERE), and Shazam! is now coming to cinemas with positive reviews, so now is as good a time as any to write up the DC version! And while DC has had some of the finest comic-book movies in history, such as 1978's Superman and the Dark Knight, it has had a beautifully painful history of bad ones too, with a few far too recent ones for my liking. Anyway, no point wasting time. The ten worst DC movies!


Friday, March 22, 2019

Eden's Zero Review - Chapters 21 to 36

Written by Shiggins

Okay, here we go...

Finally, caught up on Eden's Zero! Hiro Mashima's newest series has now been fully captured by my eyes, and here is my supremely brief summary of the chapters, as well as my own thoughts on how its doing and what could be next. Let's not waste time, and get right in!

Review of Chapters 1 to 20 (CLICK HERE)

Anyone else noticed how much better this series is doing when Happy is broken or quiet?

Sunday, March 10, 2019

Captain Marvel - Movie Review

Written by Shiggins

Kree-ative fun?

Well, it only took 21 films but the Marvel Cinematic Universe finally put a female superhero in the lead. The closest we had prior to this was Ant-Man and the Wasp, but the Wasp still had to share the spotlight, so it's at least a nice change of pace. But more importantly, does Captain Marvel work as a strong movie that can stand alongside the others?

Even aliens need to wear 'Murica colours.