In the second half of Game of Thrones Season 7, the focus now shifts towards the much-anticipated war between the living and the dead, as Night King’s forces are inching their way south. As it appears, our heroes have an uphill battle when it comes to defeating the white walkers with the lack of available dragon glass. Just recently, Jon Snow struck a deal with Daenerys to allow him and his men to mine dragon glass from Dragonstone.
However, we do know that dragon glass is not the only weapon that can kill white walkers, as a good old Valyrian steel can do the trick as well. Problem is, with the fall of Valyria, there’s just no one left who makes Valyrian steel. Luckily, there are a handful of them left in Westeros.
Here’s the remaining Valyrian steel, and the characters who currently wield them. Continue reading “All the Valyrian Steel We Know (so far) In Game of Thrones and Who Wields Them”
21 July 2017, I woke up this day thinking that during my sleep the world remained the same. I got up, got ready for work, unlocked my phone and checked my facebook newsfeed. It was at this moment that what seemed like a run-of-the-mill day turned sideways into tragedy. The news, from TMZ, read “Linkin Park front man Chester Bennington found dead”. Continue reading “Chester Bennington – Farewell to an Era”
Spider-man: Homecoming finally hit theaters this week, and just like any other superhero flick, there’s bound to be a few easter eggs here and there. While Spider-man may appear to have less easter eggs as compared to the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, there are a handful of geeky goodness spread throughout the movies.
Here are the things you may have missed:
Continue reading “All the Things You May Have Missed In Spider-man: Homecoming”
As with every Marvel movie, there are always those little easter eggs spread throughout. The same applies to the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. Here’s some of the nuggets that the Geekend Gladiators uncovered.
Fair warning, spoilers follow. Continue reading “5 Things You May Have Missed in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2”
Marvel Studios has just released a brand new trailer for their definitive take on our favorite wall crawler , Spider-Man: Homecoming. We break down some of the things you might have missed in the excitement.
Continue reading “8 Things You Missed in the Spider-Man: Homecoming Trailers”
Disclaimer: Potential spoilers ahead.
More than two weeks have passed since Logan premiered but fans still have plenty of questions on their minds on the little subtle details of the blockbuster hit.
One of these burning questions concerns the existence, or lack thereof, of mutants. What happened to the mutants? Where are the mutants? Let me provide the most logical explanation to this query.
Continue reading “Why there are No More Mutants in Logan”
The live-adaptation of the popular Ghost in the Shell anime starring Scarlett Johansson is set to release in the coming week despite what skeptics and nay-sayers have to say. The film has come under-fire for a variety of different reasons ranging from Casting choices and liberties taken with the source material. However, we’re here to say that’s all okay and here’s why.
Continue reading “Why You Should Give Ghost in the Shell a Chance”
I want to start off by saying, I’m a huge Nickelodeon fan. My childhood (and even an embarrassing chunk of my adulthood) has been shaped and molded by your programming. I was that kid solving puzzles with Steve and Blue, thinking I was the Sherlock freaking Holmes when I figured it out early. I grew up with Kenan and Kel, I cried my little heart out when Kenan moved to Pumice, Montana. And Hey, Arnold! Man, Hey Arnold. Damn it if I don’t know all those kid names like they were my real life best friends. All of this was before the advent of Spongebob in which most of my “humor” as an adult person is based on. The point I’m making is: I’m a HUGE fan but grab a Blue’s Clue and figure it out, you’re making a huge mistake with this Palawan Theme Park thing.
Don’t get me wrong, an underwater Nickelodeon theme-park sounds like its All That, but building it on top of one of the Philippines’ most pristine locales is a bad idea. Someone has to have the Global Guts to say it. Palawan is one of our most beautiful and untouched natural wonders. We love it. We’re proud of it. We want to see our little Rugrats experience it. It’s home to 2 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, the Tubbataha Reef and the Underground River. We don’t want to see it reduced to a legend in the Hidden Temple. I get that you’re going to enact safeguards and such to preserve the native marine life but maybe you should take a cue from Dora and go explore some other options.
Clarissa doesn’t have to explain it all for you to know what sort of damage 100 Hectares of Underwater Theme Park could do to a fragile aquatic eco-system. Noah knows you have to make room that those “signature underwater restaurants” somewhere. This is a move straight outta Big Bob Pataki’s playbook and unlike him, we don’t want to see the fishes go the way of the beeper. We haven’t even talked about waste management yet. The fact of the matter is there’s going to be a lot of Invader Zims to the local eco-system. There’s all the waste the park’s visitors will produce, as well as its employees. There’s also all the maintenance gunk your pump in to your machines once it’s operational and let’s not forget about all the dust and smoke and crap you’re going to produce just building the whole thing to begin with.
I know you mean well, Nickelodeon (and your partner Coral World Park) I’ve trusted you with my childhood now trust me when I say this: if you go through with this and you inevitably end up ruining one of our most-prized national treasures, all your good will here will go Kablam! and you’ll be branded as real monsters.
Now there’s some vital information for ya.
Raffy Leynes is the Dan Schneider of Geekend Gladiators. He’s watched so much Nickelodeon as a kid he is barely an adult in his modern life. Whenever he cracks a joke he’s always half-expecting applause from a live studio audience or slime.
The Metro Manila Film Festival announced the entries in its annual Christmas season movie festival this November, and just by looking at the entries, one can say that change has come.
Continue reading “Metro Manila Film Fest 2016 – Preview”
It feels like Overwatch fans have been waiting forever for the release of the new character, Sombra. Ever since players of the massively popular hero shooter noticed that a voice line from another character, Reaper, references the elusive Sombra they’ve been hotly anticipating her eventual release.
So finally after a long and tumultuous road ( *cough* Failed ARG *cough* ), this past weekend at Blizzcon 2016, Blizzard released the long-awaited character Sombra in spectacular fashion:
With the new short, we are introduced to Sombra and how she fits into the Talon terrorist organization and the world at large. However, as much as her introduction gave us some much needed answers, it does raises up a handful of new questions. Here are some of our biggest ones with some of our best guesses thrown in as answers!
Continue reading “8 Unanswered Questions from Overwatch’s Sombra Reveal”