Wishmaster (1997)

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Wishmaster is Produced by Wes Craven, and is the only one of the movies with his name attached to it and is the movie about Djinn, more commonly known as genies. Tho not the traditional versions we are used to hearing about. The much older and darker versions that give you exactly what you ask for and are far more vile and evil.

When an opal finds its way to Alex, who finds something odd about it while attempting to appraise it for her boss, she leaves it with a friend, but not before accidentally releasing the before mentioned djinn.

This evil djinn now is now free to grant wishes to collect souls to trap in the opal for his own purposes prior to granting Alex any 3 wishes she desires. This also serves a purpose I don’t want to spoil, just know the movie does contain a pretty respectable body count and is quite gory and graphic,as you would expect from any Wes Craven movie.

The acting, visuals and sound all have a nice 80’s throw back feel to them while maintaining a true 90’s look. Clearly in today’s world you won’t be impressed by any of this but you won’t exactly be sad to see it. This one is worth checking out if you haven’t seen it, it and the sequels are currently on Hulu. Best wishes and may the gaming gods bring you glory.

The WaterBoy (1998)

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The WaterBoy is one of the older Adam Sandler movies, back when he may or may not have still been funny depending on who you talk to since some people never really found him funny. Roger Ebert and Rotten Tomatoes gave this one horrible scores and IMBd was slightly kinder with a 6.1/10.

As for me? Well this one was hit and miss for me. It had its moments really that made me laugh,but all in all the movie was just more of Adam Sandler just sort of being a goof ball. The story itself is pretty ridiculous.  Bobby plays a guy obsessed with making water the best it could possibly be. He also happens to have a bit of a temper which results in some interesting skill at tackling ability which I am also pretty positive most of what he does is against the rules of college football.

Don’t get me wrong, the movie has its funny moments, and when I was younger Sandler yelling “Stop making fun of me” before drop kicking people made me laugh, but 20 years later I can seem to care as much. Don’t get me wrong, there are worse movies out there, and I still enjoy this one. However this one was better when I was younger. Best wishes and may the gaming gods bring you glory.

Iron Man 3 (2013)

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Iron Man 3 is a weird one, it was one of (at the time) 16 movies to have grossed a billion dollars or more all time and was the 5th highest grossing film of all time, yet only the 2nd highest of that year. Yet it met with some pretty mixed reviews and some people actually consider this to be one of the worst in the MCU. Admittedly I do not personally fall into this category, but I do recognize that while it was a great movie it did leave comic fans much to be desired.

This movie sees Tony Start dealing with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) after the alien invasion of the Avengers movie. Really can you blame him? Dude went from fighting terrorist and a Russian dude to finding out there is life on other planets and gods with magic hammers floating around.

Speaking of terrorist, that is what Iron Man is back to fighting, a terrorist named Mandarin.  After bombing a bunch of stuff, Stark threatens him on TV so Mandarin sends a helicopter gunship to shoot up his house. Weirdly the plot of this movie is a huge dick waving contest between Iron Man and Mandarin.

As you would expect from the MCU the sound quality, visuals and acting are all high-class with a strong soundtrack. The story itself for Iron Man 3 is the only part that people really disagree on. I enjoyed it, tho I would call it middle of the road for the MCU, but others have hated it. Best wishes and may the gaming gods bring you glory.

 

Iron Man 2 (2010)

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Iron Man 2 takes place around 6 months after the first and finds Tony Start dealing with his declining health as well as the United States government wanting his suits technology. He is also dealing with the world knowing he is in fact Iron Man, including a rouge Russian scientist, because you know its always a Russian in these movies. This Russian scientist wants revenge against the Stark family for numerous reasons some of which are probably valid.

The movie itself is about what you expect, its funny, witty and full of excitement which is exactly what Iron Man is known for, tho once again the villain for me is pretty meh.Whiplash is just isn’t great. I haven’t read the comics,  but I am told this is a common theme there as well. Visually the movie is great and the soundtrack may be the best we have seen in a marvel movie at the time it was released.

I doubt the movie is considered the best in the MCU by anyone, but I would be equally amazed if it was considered the worst by anyone. By all means watch this one, it is very enjoyable. Best wishes and may the gaming gods bring you glory.

Captain America Civil War (Iron Man Side)

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As many of you know, myself and @torstenvblog will occasionally choose sides for a sort of dual review. Some times we do it for fun where we flip a coin debate style and we take a side. Others we simply disagree. He did a great job last night with Captain America: Civil War (Cap side) and how he felt. I mean he is a complete jack ass agreeing Captain betray a friend over there, but he did a good job. I won’t bore you guys rehashing the story a second time since I will assume you either read his from last night or checked it out prior to getting this far down. No, instead I will focus on explaining why Iron Man was right.

First you got a bunch of super heroes flying around, many with damn near god like powers. Like literally Thor calls down thunder and has a flying hammer he flings around at will. Hulk occasionally snaps out and takes out the military while Iron Man accidentally invents Ultron. Yea maybe that should be watched a little bit.

It goes even further tho. Poor Black Panther and his family FINALLY leave Wakanda and what happens? A bunch of them end up dead when Scarlet witch blows up part of a  city. Who the hell does Captain hates America think he is that he should be allowed to let his team continue to wantonly murder people with incompetence?

Enter Iron Man, finally learning from past mistakes and trying to do the right thing, and yet here we are. Captain sucks at life can’t have his way, sides with a traitor and runs away. All in all tho, the movie is amazing and you can’t help but be entertained. Also enjoy the trailer below, and may the gaming gods bring you glory.

 

Iron Man (2008)

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“The best weapon is the one you only have to fire once”-Tony Stark

Ok so thats a bit paraphrased, but still I always liked that one. Tony start, billionaire, philanthropist, all around genius, whats not to love? Well he is kind of an egotistical jackass and it turns out his company is selling weapons to terrorist. Tony doesn’t know that, well until after he is overseas helping out the United States military and captured by terrorist and forced to build a weapon for them. Instead he builds what will eventually become the first Iron Man suit.

The movie is considered by many to be the movie that launched the juggernaut that is the Marvel cinematic universe. The story is great, the visuals spectacular and I am pretty sure when Stan Lee and crew created Tony Stark and Iron Man they did so specifically with Robert Downey Jr in mind.

The only real issue I ever had with the movie was the villain. Obadiah Stone just was never an interesting bad guy for me. Sure he was good enough, but he was just kinda there. The story of a father’s friend trying to take over the company just is no longer interesting to me, and I wish they chose a different route. But as far as an origin story goes, it worked. Most importantly tho with the ending while most heroes hide their identity we get Tony Start just saying yup, I’m Iron Man. 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.