Rambo 5?

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No, this isn’t a weird click bate article or even a joke. According to screenrant.com and other sources, while unconfirmed (or maybe confirmed by the time you read this) Rambo 5 is actually in the works with Stallone himself looking to both star in and direct the 5th installment of the series. While the last couple did underwhelming in the box office it could be interesting to see if an older John Rambo would be portrayed as an older man attempting to help a younger man accomplish some impossible mission, or if we simply get an old man gunning down people in a jungle. Either way we will have to wait to see if anything happens, best wishes and may the gaming gods bring you glory.

Infinity Wars Scores 2nd Highest Opening Day All Time

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Everyone knew Infinity was was going to be huge, the real question was going to be how huge, the answer was 2nd highest grossing of all time with an opening day (domestic) of $106 million, only being topped by Star Wars: The Force Awakens. For more details you can click Here. Best wishes and may the gaming gods bring you glory.

Daniel Craig Confirms, Bond 25 is Next.

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As of now very little is known about it, tho you can find some of the details here at screenrant.com. However what is known is that Daniel Craig has confirmed his next movie will be the Bond 25. For bond fans this may be a bit bitter-sweet since the last one was a bit underwhelming,but hopefully for Daniel Craig this will be the one that turns it around. Best wishes and may the gaming gods bring you glory.

Avengers 4 Title Would Spoil Avengers 3?

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With Infinity War fast approaching many fans are wondering why Avengers 4 hasn’t been named yet even tho the movie is officially being made. Well part of the reason for that is apparently knowing the title would actually spoil Infinity war. More to the point, according to digitalspy when one fan make a joke that not knowing scared him, he was told it should. Pretty ominous really. Either way I think it is safe to say by the end of Infinity war and Avengers 4 we will be losing some of our beloved heroes. Best wishes and may the gaming gods bring you glory.

The Shining

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Heeeere’s Torsten with another long overdue book/movie review. Savior once covered the movie, link here to see his thoughts: The Shining

Either way you go, the Shining is the story of the Torrance family spending a winter care-taking for the Overlook Hotel. Father, Jack, is a disgraced English Professor and struggling novelist and ex alcoholic. Mom, Wendy, silently resents Jack because he’s a F-up and last time he got drunk accidentally broke there psychic son, Danny’s, arm. While Danny sees things inside the hotel, Jack discovers the dark secrets of the Overlook’s past, things go shit up when they are trapped inside the Hotel and madness ensues, turning Jack against his family…

While the premise is the same, the executions are really damn different. Remember those creepy ass images from the movie: creepy twins, elevator full of blood, and whatever the hell was going on between the bear suit guy and that guy in the tux? Well there’s none of that in the book. In the book we got hedge animals that come alive and a hornets nest… Ok, so sorry no really creepy visuals in the book. What sells the book is the atmosphere and the build up to Jack losing it. The characters in the book are very deep but I can’t say I ever really found the book scary but a family drama with a dark ending. I like the movie better for a few reasons. Whereas I found the Overlook’s history ok in the book, I love the imagery Kubrick created from the same backstory (though the bloody elevator was all him.) I felt the family in the book was actually a loving family that would have been Ok if this didn’t happen, but the family in the movie seemed off, like a family pretending they weren’t about to explode. In the book, it’s plain that it’s a freaking ghost story but it was more intriguing that we didn’t know for sure what the hell was going on. Last was how the movie had a darker ending which I felt more fulfilling.

In the end I thought the book was Ok but the movie is legendary. Stephen King again proved he’s a master storyteller. May the gaming gods bring you glory and happy Easter from us to you.

Star Wars Episode 9: Princess Leia?

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When it comes to star wars there is a huge elephant in the room that nobody enjoys taking about. It’s a sad topic, it’s a morbid topic and honestly all Star Wars fans from the most casual to the older die-hard fans don’t like to think about it. What about our beloved Princess? The death of Carrie Fisher left a huge hole in both the movie franchise and our hearts and childhoods. It’s common knowledge that these movies were meant to be a send off of sorts for Han, Luke and Leia but with the unexpected passing it clearly messed up the plan. The most logical step would be to kill the character in a book or comic off-screen and tell the story in the traditional scroll.  CGI is also an option of sorts, but that has already been dismissed completely. Recasting is a far less appealing option and would surely upset the fan base. Or would it?

There is currently a petition online for a woman who played a version of Carrie Fisher in Post Cards From the Edge, and long time friend of Fishers to step in and play her so the Princess Leia character can still have her moment to shine. For those that don’t know who I am referring to, none other than Meryl Streep herself. You can read more about that and part of the petition at movieweb.com.

Personally while I would understand the decision to recast and I can’t say I would be against Meryl Streep stepping in for her friends character to get her time I fall into the side that says to let the Princess die off-screen. For me there could be no other than The late Carrie Fisher, it just would not seem right. I would watch the movie regardless, but it just would seem odd to someone else playing the role. Best wishes and may the gaming gods bring you glory.