Avatar: The Last Airbender is finally on Netflix and viewers binged it all the way to #1 on the streaming service. Prior to putting the show on their streaming service, Netflix announced that they are developing a live action adaptation. The thought of having a live action adaptation of this show is exciting, especially considering that the original creators are going to be involved as show-runners. Unfortunately, history has shown that the live action versions of popular animated shows and anime tend to be mediocre at best and crushingly disappointing at worst. For The Last Airbender, we only need to look back at the 2010 film of the same name. Needless to say, it missed the mark...by a lot. Also, Netflix has tried to adapt animation/anime into movies/shows before and were mostly met with mixed to negative reviews. To say that Netflix needs to get this right is an understatement. Which begs the question, what do we as fans need them to get right? What should they improve on from the movie?
Skyward Vol. 3 is the final volume in the Skyward series by Joe Henderson and Lee Garbett and it wraps up Willa Fowler's quest to fix a world where gravity no longer exists. The story picks up with Willa along with Barrow trying to stop Lucas from destroying her hometown of Chicago with an army of angry farmers riding on giant man-eating butterflies. At the same time, Willa is also following clues that her father left behind hoping to find a way to "fix the world" by restoring gravity.
Across movies, books, games and comics, many interesting characters have made their mark in the Star Wars universe. Few are quite as interesting as a certain Gungan. The village idiot turned war hero turned junior senator known as Jar Jar Binks has the unlikeliest story arc in the Star Wars universe, one that would rival that of Forrest Gump. And yet, this extraordinary figure is often vilified, not just by fans, but by the very people that reside in his universe. How can such a humble and well meaning character fall to such depths of resentment from multitudes of people? What did he do to deserve such unfair treatment?
Ridley Scott’s Alien was released in the summer of 1979 and has since become an iconic movie that has spawned an eight film franchise. It has inspired many works in the genres of horror and sci-fi across multiple forms of media. It's often described as a classic and a must-see film. As such, I was very interested in watching this movie once it came back to theaters through Fathom Events. Admittedly, I don't really gravitate towards anything that's classified as horror and I certainly never go to the theater to watch movies of this genre. However, because this movie is held in such high regard, I felt it would be best if I experienced it in the theater for my first viewing.
So how about that teaser, huh? Quite a curveball to say the least with that last shot of Rey looking like the second coming of Darth Maul. I must admit, I am pleasantly surprised with the reveals of both teasers for Rise of Skywalker. First, we learn that Palpatine is back, and now we’re given the impression that Rey may do more than just flirt with the dark side in this one. My question is: What is the connection between both reveals?