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This week I'm discussing Google's Stadia reveal at GDC 2019, Xbox One S All Digital edition, Disney/FOX merger, Firefly, and more!

HOUSEKEEPING 

I mentioned that my Captain Marvel review wasn't being pushed through to YouTube, well now it is! A week later! Thanks YouTube!

I'm setting up a twitch stream: www.twitch.tv/slnhpodcast 

I'll be at VisionCon in Springfield, MO!

 

GAMING NEWS

Microsoft's project Maverick 

Google's Stadia announcement 

 

MOVIE/TV NEWS

Disney FOX merger

Marvel Netflix auction

Star Wars The Old Republic series

 

BOOK NEWS

Firefly book tie-in 

 

 

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March 15, 2019

Captain Marvel Review

 

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This week's episode is my non-spoiler/spoiler review of Captain Marvel. I have a transcript review which can be found HERE

I know this was going to originally be a bonus episode buuuut my son's science project was due, so it got pushed to being an actual episode. 

Please be sure to let me know what you think of the episode and what you thought about Captain Marvel!

There's some bonus Avengers: Endgame trailer thoughts as well!

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    Captain Marvel's advertisements state that she flies higher, farther, faster, stronger like a Daft Punk song and it delivers. I've been a fan of the Marvel Cinematic Universe since the first Iron Man movie and this is a great origin film to add to the collection, raking in $500 million worldwide on opening weekend. I'll do my best to keep this portion completely spoiler free.

    Carol Danvers (played by the personable Brie Larson) is an extraterrestrial warrior who gets caught in the middle of a galactic battle between her people, the Kree, and the Skrulls. She lands on Earth in the year 1995 as she tries fighting through memories of her life as an Air Force pilot. She gets help along the way from Nick Fury (Samuel L Jackson), Maria Rambeau (Lashana Lynch) and Agent Coulson (Clark Gregg).

    Brie Larson, as I said, comes across very personable, likable, and brilliant as we see her voyage of not knowing who she is and discovering who she will be. The film is full of strong women, which is something refreshing to see. I understand the comics didn't go over well, but Kelly Sue DeConnick and Dexter Soy's 2012 series, really launched Captain Marvel onto my comic radar. It's easy to see the influence that series had on the movie, as well. I've seen a lot of criticism of Larson's portrayal as "flat" or "wooden" and I have got to say, I don't see it. She is stoic when she needs to be, she's humorous when she needs to be, and she's emotional when she needs to be.

    It was interesting to see a young Nick Fury, they digitally altered his and Gregg's appearance in post production similar to Tony Stark in Civil War. Fury is a lowly Agent of SHIELD and no where near as confident as we've seen him in previous installments in the MCU, so this is his first foray into the cosmic/alien universe. But Jackson's performance delivers just like his other appearances.

    Lashana Lynch's character, Maria Rambeau, was another great addition. Set in a time of the military not allowing women to be fighter pilots, it was definitely her and Danvers having to prove themselves in a male dominated profession. So they were working with Annette Benning's character on a secret mission. I was really hoping to have more of her character in the movie, but I felt satisfied with the screen time that we got with her. I have a feeling we haven't seen the last of her character or her daughter Monica, portrayed by the adorable Akira Akbar. Monica Rambeau, in the comics, later becomes Ms. Marvel and there's already talks of having Ms. Marvel in the MCU.

    Stan Lee's cameo really brought a tear to my eye, seeing him for the first time on screen since his passing. It was similar to seeing Princess Leia after Carrie Fisher had passed, which was equally as painful to my heart. The 90's setting was a flashback, as I grew up in the 90's, it was pretty rad seeing Blockbuster, acid wash jeans, and the soundtrack is on par with the Guardians of the Galaxy movies.

     The fight scenes are sparse throughout the first half of the film, but really pick up about midway through the 2nd act and only go up from there. I loved the take on the re-imagined telling of the Hero's Journey that they did, so it's more refreshing than other origin films we've seen in the MCU or even from what DC has brought to the table. Pacing of the movie was dragged out just a little too long at times, but it would quickly pick back up and it was pushed out of my mind. What can I say about Goose the cat? He's freaking adorable and definitely shines as a great addition to the movie. Any scene he's in is sure to be a great one.

    In closing, I'm not saying this is a perfect movie, but it's a damn good one. It's a nice cosmic/scifi/heroine origin movie for Marvel to add to their 20+ comic movie catalog. It's a wonderful origin film and I'm stoked to see what more she brings to the table once Avengers: Endgame hits the big screens next month on April 26th.

    (Be sure to stay through to the end of the credits!)

    I give Marvel's Captain Marvel 4 out of 5.

 

Hello there!

In this episode I discuss:

HOUSEKEEPING 

I'll be posting a Captain Marvel review on Monday!

I'm setting up a twitch stream: www.twitch.tv/slnhpodcast 

I'll be at VisionCon in Springfield, MO!

 

GAMING NEWS

 THQ Nordic actually apologizes. 

A creative director for The Witcher 3 joins Cyberpunk 2077

Anthem bricks PS4 consoles?

Disc-less Xbox One possibly coming?

Blizzard rereleasing original Diablo

 

TABLETOP GAMING

Critical Role Kickstarter breaks records

 

MOVIE/TV NEWS

 Amazon Lord of the Rings TV series

More Star Wars Episode IX news

 

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March 1, 2019

Dungeons & Darksiders

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In this episode I discuss:

HOUSEKEEPING 

Removed episode numbers from episode titles.

I'll be at VisionCon in Springfield, MO!

 

GAMING NEWS

Mortal Kombat 11 Johnny Cage reveal: https://youtu.be/YStrXVGt60w

Overkill's The Walking Dead game canceled.

THQ Nordic not putting their best foot forward. 

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order to be showcased at SW Celebration 

 

TABLETOP GAMING

Wizards of the Coast announced new supplement Ghosts of Saltmarsh

 

MOVIE/TV NEWS

Spinoff for The Walking Dead

DC Movies updates

Disney/FOX merger possibly closing soon

Disney trying to buy more shares in Hulu

George Lucas helping Abrams on Episode IX

Galaxy's Edge updates: https://io9.gizmodo.com/star-wars-galaxys-edge-the-77-most-fascinating-things-1832883014/amp

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February 22, 2019

Captain Marvel is Coming

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This week's episode I discuss Disney and Epic Games pulling ads from YouTube amidst controversy, Star Wars news, Captain Marvel pre-order ticket sales, and more!

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Tyler

February 15, 2019

#GameDevJobs

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In this episode I discuss the recent Activision Blizzard layoffs, Apex Legends smashing milestones, Star Wars rumors, and more!

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February 8, 2019

Will Kylo Be a Sith Lord?

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In this episode I discuss Apex Legends surprise launch and how it has affected FortNite, EA Star Wars' future, Marvel news, possible Star Wars Episode 9 rumors, and more!

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February 1, 2019

Bobby Pins Are So HEAVY

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In this episode I discuss the growing list of issues of Fallout 76, Anthem beta, The Punisher, Star Wars, and more!

Colville's Illrigger Class

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Hello there!

In this episode I discuss BioWare not having any luck in doing a KOTOR sequel, possible Anthem trouble, Adam Driver talks Kylo, a possible new MCU hero in Avengers Endgame, and more!

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