Opinion

Are Movie Trailers, Showing To Much?

Are Movie Trailers, Showing To Much?

July 5th, 2018 | by Elodie Cure

Are Movie Trailers, Showing To Much? Have you ever found yourselves watching a trailer and telling your inner self: “no need to go and see this film, I just saw everything “. Be reassured; you are not the only one to feel that way. For...

The Walking Dead: What Is Left To Be Explored

The Walking Dead: What Is Left To Be Explored

May 1st, 2018 | by Renee Hansen

The Walking Dead: What Is Left To Be Explored in Season 9 Season 8 of The Walking Dead didn’t leave us with a cliffhanger which is sometimes the route the writers like to take. I for one, am happy for the fact that there seemed...

Why Sony’s Venom Movie Is Already A Failure
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Why Sony’s Venom Movie Is Already A Failure

February 11th, 2018 | by Jordan Samuel

The stand-alone Venom movie from Sony Pictures reeks of desperation, especially after the inclusion of Spider-Man within Marvel’s Cinematic Universe. With, the company is betting on success with Venom to help fund a spin-off universe based on Spider-Man's villain gallery. Tainting any inclusion of these...

Video Game Movie Curse: How Did Jumanji Solve It?

Video Game Movie Curse: How Did Jumanji Solve It?

January 16th, 2018 | by Jordan Samuel

Video Game Movie franchises have had issues translating their source materials on the big screen, with Hollywood taking advantage of their popularity and trends in the industry. Our Jordan Samuel dives into the history and future of these adaptations, with success stricken in Jumanji sequel....

Self-Inflicted Wounds: Is Warner Brothers Hurting Themselves with the DCEU?

Self-Inflicted Wounds: Is Warner Brothers Hurting Themselves with the DCEU?

January 16th, 2018 | by Joseph Gioeli

It is no secret that the DC Extended Universe has been having some issues at the foundation, which is most likely stemming from Warner Brothers and what seems like a one-sided and tumultuous relationship. Our Joseph Gioeli attempts to decipher if the issue for the...

The Essentials Of Swamp Thing

The Essentials Of Swamp Thing

January 12th, 2018 | by Abel Loza

Dr. Alec Holland, better known as Swamp Thing, is one of DC Comics’ most underrated and underused characters in the DC Universe. Usually associated with the “darker” or supernatural side of DC, Swamp Thing has one of the most exciting origin stories and has a...

Best Selling Video Games in 2018 – A Guided Opinion

Best Selling Video Games in 2018 – A Guided Opinion

January 6th, 2018 | by Holly Hickman

So there are a lot of games coming out this year, but which ones will make the video game releases blockbuster list? That’s the real question. I’m going to run through the games I believe will be the best sellers of 2018. So what makes...

The Best of Batman in 2017

The Best of Batman in 2017

January 5th, 2018 | by Abel Loza

Batman had a great 2017, even by his standards. It seemed as though Batman was all over the place (once again). Batman was in comic books, movies, video games and television even more than usual, which made it a really strong year for the Caped...

Expections vs Reality: A Rotten Tomatoes Problem

Expections vs Reality: A Rotten Tomatoes Problem

December 30th, 2017 | by Jordan Samuel

Expectations vs. Reality: A True Problem The disconnect between fans and film critics predates the internet with various franchises panned at release but gaining cult status. Scarface (1984) for example was despised for the grotesque violence, but later became a landmark in the crime genre:...

The MCU Effect: Do We Need Cinematic Universes?

The MCU Effect: Do We Need Cinematic Universes?

December 20th, 2017 | by Jordan Samuel

Do We Need Shared Universes? Marvel's interlinked superhero franchise has transformed the industry as rival studios fight for dominance, throwing away the need for old-school storytelling. A move which has resulted in film studios including Warner Bros, Paramount, and Universal all pushing for their respected...

Why You Should Watch the Return of Peaky Blinders.

Why You Should Watch the Return of Peaky Blinders.

November 15th, 2017 | by Elodie Cure

Masterfully directed, the series Peaky Blinders quietly but certainly continues its ascension on BBC. Tardily announced, the fourth season will begin on Wednesday, 15th of November. Deserving way more attention than it currently generates, here are 5 reasons for you to follow this drama (if...

A Decade of Greatness: Ranking the Top 10 MCU Films

A Decade of Greatness: Ranking the Top 10 MCU Films

November 12th, 2017 | by Joseph Gioeli

As we approach the 10-year anniversary of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, our Joseph Gioeli analyzes and ranks the Top 10 films in the MCU throughout the past decade. This list is updated to Thor: Ragnarok No. 10: Ant-Man (2015) A somewhat surprising decision on the...

Comic Book Films: The Best by Year

Comic Book Films: The Best by Year

September 22nd, 2017 | by Joseph Gioeli

Some years have been tough for comic book films, while others have been exceptional. Our Joseph Gioeli is here to determine which years have been the best of the best in terms of quality comic book films. Between 1978 and 2007, there was an average...

10 Anime for Beginners

10 Anime for Beginners

September 22nd, 2017 | by Grant Billings

So you wanna start watching anime? You want to delve into a huge culture that may or may not put you into an awkward situation when someone finds out you are apart of it? Well not to worry, I've thought anime and the kind of...

Binge-Watching: Do We Lose Something in the Process?

Binge-Watching: Do We Lose Something in the Process?

August 30th, 2017 | by Joseph Gioeli

Since early 2013, Netflix has produced shows that can be binged. This new wave of entertainment has streaming websites, like Netflix, releasing shows by the season. ComiConverse contributor Joseph Gioeli determines whether or not we are losing something in the process of watching our favorite...

Netflix’s Castlevania Packs A Big Bite

Netflix’s Castlevania Packs A Big Bite

August 19th, 2017 | by Nickie Novelist

Our Netflix news hound Nicki Novelist breaks down her thought on Castlevania in her latest column. Netflix’s Castlevania Packs a Big Bite I knew I wanted to give this series a try based on my vague memories of playing Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse by Konami....

MCU Directors: Ranking the Top 5

MCU Directors: Ranking the Top 5

August 3rd, 2017 | by Joseph Gioeli

Many film fans are just as critical of a film’s director as they are of its actors and writers. Fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe are no exception. ComiConverse contributor Joseph Gioeli sorts through the criticisms and opinions to rank the top five directors of...

How to Replace Batman in the DCEU

How to Replace Batman in the DCEU

August 1st, 2017 | by Abel Loza

The nerd community has recently been on an emotional roller-coaster since rumors began to circulate at San Diego Comi Con about Ben Affleck’s departure from the DCEU. These rumors were seemingly put to rest by Affleck himself as he proclaimed that he loved the role...

The Tragedy of Doctor Manhattan

The Tragedy of Doctor Manhattan

July 31st, 2017 | by Davis McCondichie

Doctor Manhattan, the superhero who forced himself back together after being vaporized, has become the most overlooked character in Alan Moore's Watchmen. ComiConverse contributor Davis McCondichie has this appreciation of a sometimes hidden part of his character. The Tragedy of Doctor Manhattan Watchmen readers assume...

MCU: Are They Scared To Use A Female Lead?

MCU: Are They Scared To Use A Female Lead?

July 23rd, 2017 | by Dewayne Edwards

If there's one thing that the DCEU has on the MCU, it is the fact that, with Wonder Woman, they are the first to release a female-lead comic book movie. This leaves fans to wonder why after all these years the MCU has not released...

Captain America: Steve Rogers and Political Commentary

Captain America: Steve Rogers and Political Commentary

July 23rd, 2017 | by Davis McCondichie

Captain America's 'Hail Hydra' reveal left many fans reeling. ComiConverse Contributor, Davis McCondichie explores the layers of socio-political commentary in Nick Spencer's Captain America: Steve Rogers. Captain America: Steve Rogers and Political Commentary *Disclaimer: The political commentary discussed in this piece does not necessarily represent my...

Nostalgia: Is It Hurting Current Comic Book Films?

Nostalgia: Is It Hurting Current Comic Book Films?

July 22nd, 2017 | by Joseph Gioeli

We are living in the golden age of comic book films, but that does not mean that we are the first generation to love them. ComiConverse contributor Joseph Gioeli examines the role nostalgia plays in today’s comic book film industry. There has always been a...

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