Corvid-19 VS Entertainment
Coronavirus has swept across the globe, creating panic in crowded cities and toilet paper aisles alike. Most events hosting over 500 people have been cancelled, including Broadway shows in New York which have been postponed until 12th April. But what else are we going to be kept waiting for? Here is a comprehensive list of all live events, movies and productions affected by Coronavirus so far.
Where the Universal 'Dark Universe' Went Wrong
It all started with Iron Man. No, Iron Man is not Universal Studios, nor is it a monster movie. Yes, I am aware of both of those facts. Nevertheless, it started with Iron Man. Marvel did something that many did not think could be done well. A cinematic universe, a network of independent films that locked together and gave rise to a story that would span an entire decade. Other studios looked upon Marvel and Disney with envy, unable to replicate what they had done. The truth is, the formula was there, they were just too impatient to use it.
3 Live Action Pokémon Movie Plots We Need To See
Detective Pikachu is an incredible show of how a video game can inspire an enjoyable movie. With a worldwide gross of over $431 million, it is the second highest-grossing video game film adaptation of all time (the first being Warcraft which, ironically, has much lower critic ratings than Detective Pikachu). The CGI does a wonderful job of bringing our favourite fantasy monsters to life, and a sequel was announced months before the actual film’s release. As a lifelong Pokémon fan, I found myself squealing and pointing out every single Pokémon I saw – much to the amusement of my partner, who was thankful that we were to busy to see the film while it was in the cinema. Of course, being a Pokémon fan, my mind started wandering to all the untapped potential of live action Pokémon movies. We’ve seen comic book movies take Hollywood by storm, seeping into other genres and showcasing the evolution of the film industry – now it’s Pokémon’s turn to shine.
5 Pokémon Regions We'd Love To See
I was almost six years old when Pokémon Yellow was released in Europe. It was my first Nintendo Gameboy Colour game, and one of only two games I owned for a couple of years. Later, I played Pokémon Crystal on the Gameboy Advance SP – and I was hooked. No matter what my academic grades said, if I were tested on Pokémon, I’d get 100% and extra credit. Many years later here I am, stroking my new Build-a-Bear Piplup, reliving the same frustration I get every time I imagine what a new Pokémon game could look like: Nintendo doesn’t accept ideas from outsiders. Logically I understand why; they’d get thousands of unsolicited ideas a day, and if they’re already working on an idea that then gets suggested they have to waste some money getting rid of someone who may feel entitled to a slice of the profits. Still, as a die-hard Pokémon fan I can’t help but feel disappointed that I’ll never get to share the ideas I have with the designers that I idolise. So, to get some of those ideas out of my head, I thought I’d share them with you.
Amazon's Lord of the Rings: What We Know So Far
One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them, One Ring to bring them all, and in the darkness bind them. Many companies bid for the rights to produce the Lord of the Rings TV series, but it was Amazon Studios that made it out on top – committing to producing five seasons as part of it’s $250 million rights deal. We all knew it would be a massive undertaking, yet it feels like we’ve been waiting an age for the series to finally drop. Well, I can tell you that we’re no closer to seeing the first episode – but we are a little closer to the series’ production.
The Watch: What We Know So Far
Pratchett’s The Watch book series has sold more than 90 Million copies worldwide. It was back in 2011 that Pratchett fans perked up like meerkats at the prospect of The Watch being adapted for television. Prime Focus Productions. Pratchett’s own TV production company, Narrativia, went on to confirm reports in 2012 where Pratchett himself was said to be overseeing the writing of the script. The series was going to have a run of thirteen 60-minute episodes, with Pratchett’s daughter Rhianna as co-writer.
MCU: The Movies of Phase 4
The Infinity Saga has ended. The MCU can be credited with the rise in popularity of Superhero movies over the last decade, showcasing some dazzling special effects, costumes and casting choices. Now, however, Disney have some big decisions to make.
Geekology End of Year Awards 2019
The Rules Each year we ask our collective of geeks what they think the best movie, TV series and game of that year was. Their answers are put to a vote, each vote lasting 48 hours before being closed down. Nominations for the 2019 awards had to be released, naturally, in 2019. TV series had to have finished in 2019, ruling out anything that will only be halfway through at the time of polling. Series that were released after the final tallies, e.g. Netflix’s The Witcher will be allowed in the 2020 polls next year.