The 3 things the Bond franchise needs to learn before Bond 25

The James Bond film franchise is a true testament to the ever-lasting appeal of the titular super-spy. James Bond has survived since the 1960s because he is always in a constant state of change.   Bond has been played by 6 actors, across 24 films, over 50 years. In all that time, Bond has had to adapt to the film and societal climate he …

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Keep the X-Men out of the MCU

The X-Men are one of Marvel's most iconic franchises. There are dozens upon dozens of X-Men comic books, from the mainline series to the spinoff character books such as Deadpool and Wolverine and spinoff team books such as X-Force and X-Factor.    While always a good seller, their popularity grew in the mid-90s with the X-Men Animated Series and their popularity skyrocketed in the early 2000s with the …

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Top 5 games Nintendo should make for the Switch

With E3 2017 now in the history books, it’s time to look back at the announcements from the biggest video games conference of the year. Overall, E3 2017 seems to have left gamers this year feeling meh. Just meh. By no means was it a terrible show, it just left everyone feeling underwhelmed. That’s the price we …

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The benefits of a shared universe

Although it seems like the MCU has been written to death about, its success can't be understated. Marvel was on the brink of bankruptcy and decided to take a huge gamble. They took their C-level heroes (C-level is being a tad generous) and built a cinematic empire. Marvel Studios built the highest-grossing movie franchise in history …

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Is the Marvel Cinematic Universe still special?

This week I had an interesting conversation with a friend regarding the MCU. Through the discussion, an interesting idea was raised. With the MCU becoming so vast across movies and television shows, will the release of a new Marvel property ever feel special again? I initially scoffed at the idea. Marvel properties, both TV and …

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