APCC 2018 – Meeting the Artists

There’s a saying “never meet your idols”, which is commonly identified in a negative light. Well, I personally met several of my idols this past Asia Pop Comic Con, and I have nothing but praise for them.

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Buybust – Movie Review

Intense is an understatement.

Buybust is a commentary of the government’s bloody drug war. It is a beautifully crafted intense, gritty, and brutal story worthy of inclusion in the best action movies this side of town.

As always, a spoiler warning is in order.

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Avengers: Infinity War End Credits Scene Explained

Infinity War just dropped in cinemas and as with all Marvel movies, there’s that oh-so-juicy end credits scene that keeps us fans salivating for more.

But before we spill the details on this big scene, a SPOILER warning is in order. So if you haven’t seen the movie, best you save this page and get back to it right after.

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Everything Tomb Raider Got Right

By now I’m certain that you have one way or another heard about the curse of movies based on video games. You know, the one where movies that are based on video games have bombed at the box office? Yeah, that one. Since then, there has been a presumption that if a movie is based on any type of game, then it will most certainly be a campy, outdated, poorly translated, epic failure of a movie. The question is, does the new Tomb Raider movie fall under that description?

As always, a spoiler alert/tag is in order. So if you have yet to watch the movie or play the game, then its best to save this article first and get back to it once you’re done.

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Tomb Raider – Movie Review

Tomb Raider was recently released, and here’s our thoughts on the movie.

As always, spoilers abound.

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The Only Thing Black Panther Got Wrong

Black Panther as a whole was by far one of the best Marvel movie. Box office numbers is proof that this movie is a certified hit, critics have also given the movie a beaming and solid approval in ratings.

To be honest, the movie is a solid, fun, entertaining, and really a beautifully crafted movie that highlights culture, family, and political beliefs. In short, it hit all the right notes, except for one small detail.

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Mike Shinoda is All of Us in Post Traumatic EP

A few days ago Linkin Park’s Mike Shinoda released an EP and gave fans a look inside Mike’s ordeal after the tragic loss of Linkin Park’s front man Chester Bennington.

The three songs were the first material released by Shinoda, since the tribute concert the band hosted in October 2017.

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How Disney’s Acquisition of Fox Affects Marvel

Fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe started salivating at the news of a possible acquisition of Fox by Disney in the past few weeks, with an announcement rumored to happen sometime in the near future. This, of course, has lead to a lot of expectations on the same fans. While most have been jubilant, some have been wary of what this might bring to the two separate juggernaut universes. In this vain, we are going to look at the possible effects of the (hopefully successful) acquisition on the MCU.

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Komiks and the Filipino Folklore: An Exclusive Interview With Tabi Po Creator Marvin Malonzo

Geekend Gladiators was able to catch the award-winning creator of the hit Komiks Series Tabi Po, Mervin Malonzo. He shares with us his history as a writer, how the idea for Tabi Po came about and what he thinks of the blossoming Komiks Industry in the country.

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5 Best Opening Scenes from Superhero Movies

It’s no secret that superhero movies have gone a long way from inception, from the first Superman movie to the oft ridiculed 90’s Batman, up until the present. Along with this evolution comes the quality of the movies from campy depictions to the more grounded, realistic types, even reflecting the current views and political situations of present society.

With this evolution, story-telling has evolved and even includes complex scenes and sets. Superhero movies have likewise upped the ante when it comes to the opening scenes, after all these opening scenes setup the ensuing proceedings in the movie. While there are tons of lists there listing the best superhero movies, we here at geekendgladiators have decided to list down the best opening scenes in superhero movies, since we know that not all good opening scenes necessarily mean that the movies a hit.

Without further ado, here’s our 5 best opening scenes from superhero movies.

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