Long before Peter Jackson transformed Tolkien’s masterpieces into works of cinematic art, there was a hardcore fanbase that seemed to transcend generations. Since its publication in the 1950s, the late J.R.R. Tolkien's fantasy trilogy of Middle Earth, The Lord of the Rings, had been the object of an ever-growing cult following. A perennial favorite of high school and college students including yet undiscovered Ralph Bashki, Rings had been merchandised in poster art and annual calendars, sweatshirts, buttons ("Frodo lives"), and in other related wearable forms. In addition to hardcover and paperback editions of the original texts, numerous critical and cult-oriented ancillary volumes populated the expanded universe. These included histories, guides, and exhaustive interpretations of the trilogy.
The military, with bonds of brotherhood, fortified discipline and risky and dangerous adventure, it is a perfect medium to use for storytelling. No genre captures that medium as well as anime, combining the feeling of camaraderie with a graphic art style, dark humor and character driven plots that come together beautifully. However, because this is a hard recipe to perfect, we’ve decided to help you out and compile a list of the best military anime out there.
Look. I'll be the first to admit that we are still yet to encounter our first 'great' video game movie. Every time a film come out I eagerly buy my ticket and sit in anticipation, wondering if this'll be the one, if this'll be the film that finally proves the cynics wrong.
The world of comic books and graphic novels is increasingly breaking down gender boundaries. Publishing itself is historically a male-dominated industry, and graphic novels specifically has always had a much higher percentage of male authors than woman authors. However, that isn't to say there aren't many fantastic graphic novels created by women. Female graphic novel authors are taking the industry by storm and making sure their voices get heard. Here are some of the best graphic novels by women available today.
You either love sharks or they scare the crap out of you. But if you’re like me, sharks both scare and intrigue you. Like me, many people are fascinated not only by a shark’s beauty, but also by the badassery predator instincts they have. In celebration of this year’s shark movie The Shallows, where our worst nightmares come alive of getting stranded on a rock in the middle of an shark waters are told by actress Blake Lively, we are honoring the best ‘sharkplotation’ movies of all time. The following movies will either make you never want to go in the water again or make you laugh your ass off due to the sheer plot absurdity. From the classic shark movies to the most outlandish like shark ghosts to the campiest sharks attacking from the sky, there is no place safe from any shark attack. Seriously in the end, don’t we all eventually get eaten by sharks?
If you’ve paid any attention to the CW fall 2016 schedule, you’ll notice a certain pattern. At this point, CW should rename the channel DC TV. Supergirl, Flash, Arrow and Legends of Tomorrow add up to four different DC Comics based TV shows on one network—technically iZombie makes five, but since it doesn’t crossover with the other four, I’m leaving it out of this article.