The Jackie Robinson of baseball. The Shakespeare of literature. The Beethoven of music. Nintendo’s impact on the gaming industry has been nothing short of revolutionary. The first to perfect the 3D gaming experience, the first to have successful wireless controllers for their consoles, and the first to allow users to save their files within a game, Nintendo's innovative creations continue to entertain even the realest of gamers.
Triangles are formed by connecting three different points. While all angles must add up to 180 degrees, they need not be equal. While three humans must be present, in mainstream Hollywood, it seems that one of them must be a woman and two must be men. With the possibility of a ménage a trois hanging in front of the viewer’s snout like a carrot on a stick, these romantic constructs have been the bread and butter of romance narratives around the world. They’re just so dang topical: ladies get tickled by the prospect of two shirtless guys getting sweaty and duking it out in the mud pit to win her hand—guys love any excuse to get shirtless and duke it out in the mud pit for some deferred and unimportant payoff. Because this narrative still appeals to wide audiences, writers and actors can just mail it in. Check out our list of the best (worst) love triangles.
Towering at over 100 feet, the craziest water slides from around the world excite fearless thrill seekers. From Dubai and the Bahamas to the shores of Brazil, these slides are engineering models which have taken years to build. Water slides have made their way into the Guinness Book of World Records, and many remain on the adventurous bucket lists of summer fun enthusiasts.
When the Ghostbusters trailer was released in May 2016, critics and fans alike did not seem to greet the idea of a reboot with much excitement. Many whined about the lack of solid jokes during the nearly three-minute segment, the all-female cast (although I don’t see any validity in that complaint), and the lack of returning stars. The original cast consisted of Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Rick Moranis, Harold Ramis, and Ernie Hudson. These actors collaborated on one of the greatest movies of all time, and they followed up with what most can agree to be a respectable sequel. So why did the Ghostbusters franchise have to fight for survival after the 80s? And why the big switch up in 2016?
From The Avengers to The Dark Knight to Captain America: Civil War, most superhero movies of the 21st century gave both fans and critics plenty of action and excitement. Unfortunately, not every superhero receives the best directors, writers, actors, and production value to lead to a worthy performance in the box office. The 21st century may have ushered in an era of over saturation for superhero movies, but that doesn't mean they were all good. Here’s a list of the worst superhero movie flops.
Those Batman fans lucky enough to have arrived early on the third day of New York City’s 2015 Comic Con were treated to a preview of the thirtieth anniversary celebration of Frank Miller’s The Dark Knight Returns. Despite the long lines and confusion, fans eagerly awaited the arrival of Miller onstage to discuss his work. As he stepped under the lights, the air became charged with the excitement of those who witnessed the monumental 80s comic hit stands during their childhood. The crowd was full of men in their 20s, 30s, and 40s, meaning that the comic had stuck with them over the years. Miller’s story is certainly special in its staying power, but it also speaks to the nature of adult comics as an industry.