Some movie critics have declared that movies based on video games might just be the thing that could defeat the box office success of the superhero genre. While that idea does seem far from realization with box office bombs like Prince of Persia and Silent Hill, and the lack-luster showing of Tomb Raider and the Resident Evil franchise, movie producers are continuing to venture into adapting videogames to movies, case in point the Assassin’s Creed movie starring Michael Fassbender, and the yet to get-going Metal Gear Solid movie (check our fan-casting here). Arguably these games are ripe for a movie-adaptation, but here are our recommendations for an interesting movie franchise.
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Big week for the geeks! As usual, we’re here to give you our recommendations for this geeky week in the Pick of the Geek!
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Another week, another geeky pick. Here are the Geekend Gladiators picks for the week September 28 – October 4, 2015.
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SPOILER ALERT, on both the anime and the live action movie, you have been warned.
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In a bit of casting news, it was announced moments ago that Chris Pine will bring to life Steve Trevor in the solo outing of Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman.
This brings an end to the various casting rumors that Chris Pine is in talks for the Green Lantern movie.
Steve Trevor is known in the DC Comic Universe as the primary love interest of Wonder Woman.
By casting Chris Pine, DC is in full stride of casting A-List actors to portray their various properties.
Chris Pine’s more notable roles include that of Captain Kirk (Star Trek), Jack Ryan (Jack Ryan:Shadow Recruit), and the voice of Jack Frost (Rise of the Guardians).
Wonder Woman is expected to hit theaters sometime in 2017.
If you’ve been following the news or announcements during the San Diego Comic Con, then you’re aware that Hugh Jackman dropped some major stuff, the most notable being that he will be retiring the mutton-chops and his claws, and would be doing so as Fox aims to adapt the acclaimed Wolverine book “Old Man Logan”. People got excited about the prospect that Fox would adapt the Old Man Logan (OML) story, and at the same time also realized that Jackman would be retiring as Wolverine, bringing a mixture of emotions to the fans of the X-Men’s franchise most popular character. But I realized that there are several pros and cons to this and that’s what I’m going to discuss here.
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Avengers: Age of Ultron has come and gone and along with it goes the Phase 2 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
As we look back, there are actually still plenty of questions left unanswered going into Phase 3. The Gladiators forwarded the following items to to our resident Oracle but she has yet to get back to us, leaving us to speculate on our own. Maybe you guys could help us.
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The Fast and the Furious 7 ups the ante and delivers big on action, thrills and eye candy with a heart-felt farewell reserved at the end. Unfortunately, it doesn’t offer much else.
Warning: Minor Spoilers follow
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