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Ranking the Resident Evil movies from bad to worst

Seeing as how most of the world is in a self-imposed isolation, or social distancing as we're now calling it, not a whole lot is happening in the film industry. The world and culture in general have just kind of been put on pause while we p...

 
 
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Review: Castlevania (Season 3)

I don't think I'm stepping out of bounds when I say that Castlevania, despite its flaws, is probably my favorite adaptation of any video game franchise in film or television. Sonic had a pretty fine debut and I will always have a soft ...

 
 
 
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Review: Dragon Quest: Your Story

Picture this; it's a Sunday afternoon. You're in between video games, you have nothing better to do, so you decide to dust off your Netflix account to see what's new. I hardly use Netflix anymore, really only cracking it open for She-Ra, Ca...

 
 
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A Borderlands movie adaptation is happening with Eli Roth

There are many video games out there that deserve an adaptation. Bioshock was long expected, as is the upcoming Halo TV series, but Borderlands is not the franchise you may have expected to be next on the list. Eli Roth has teamed with...

 
 
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Neopets is getting an animated series

If you didn't play Neopets growing up, can you really say you had a decent childhood? Well, now a blast from the early 2000s past is making a comeback in a rather unique way. Canadian Broadcaster Blue Ant Media announced that it has gained ...

 
 
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Castlevania will return to the crypt this March

In a short but sweet Tweet, Netflix has announced the return of Adi Shankar and company's Castlevania series, now set for its third season to premiere on March 5, 2020. That's just over a month away! The Tweet was accompanied by a snazzy ne...

 
 
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Illumination's Super Mario Bros. Movie coming along well

Video Game fans for years have wanted to see Mario and pals return to the big screen, but unfortunately, the 1980s live-action film bombed and bombed hard. Since then Nintendo has been super hesitant to even approach the idea of putting t...

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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The Silent Hill movie is criminally underrated

20 years after its release, Silent Hill is one of the most most beloved horror franchises in all of video games. From an excellent initial trilogy of games to sequels that vary wildly in terms of quality, Silent Hill is the definition of a ...

 
 
 
 
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The Witcher trailer makes its debut at SDCC

It's been a long time coming but the official trailer for Netflix's fantasy series The Witcher is here. Fans who loved both the book series and video game series can finally see Henry Cavill in action. The epic trailer made its debut at th...

 
 
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Cuphead cartoon is coming to Netflix

Cuphead is the little indy game that could. With it's wild success on Xbox and now Switch the game has captured the minds of gamers and probably broken a few controllers here and there. A major part of this, aside from challenging, old...

 
 
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Masters of Doom novel to be adapted for USA by Ramona Films

Acclaimed novel Masters of Doom, a nonfiction telling of the history behind the development of ID Software's 1993 classic Doom, will be getting adapted into a TV series for USA Networks. Coming from Ramona Films, James and Dave Franco's pro...

 
 
 
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Netflix has gained access to The Division

Tom Clancy's The Division video game adaptation has been acquired by Netflix. This movie adaptation has been in development for some time now. It was originally put into production shortly after the first game in the series was released. It...

 
 
 
 
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MORTAL KOMBAT! movie to debut in early 2021

News broke earlier this month about the new adaptation of the klassic fighting game franchise, with Aquaman and Conjuring maestro James Wan set to produce. We now have a little meaty morsel more of information, with Warner Bros. slapping a ...

 
 
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Pokemon: Spell of the Unown is still the best Pokemon movie

So that Detective Pikachu movie was pretty good, wasn't it? It's not like I was expecting it to be a train-wreck or anything, but you can never be too sure with video game adaptations. Even when they're decent, like that Silent Hill movie t...

 
 
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Review: Pokemon Detective Pikachu

I'll be honest, I have no faith when it comes to adaptations and spin-offs of established media. So walking into Pokemon Detective Pikachu for review, I was ready for cliches, tropes, and lazy slapdash world building. I can't believe how mu...

 
 
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Yes dear friends, the Sonic trailer is worse than we expected

With all thing's considered, I don't think the first trailer for Sonic the Hedgehog could have ever been good. The character's reputation has been driven through the mud in recent years, so even if the trailer turned out to be outstanding ...

 
 
 
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The Netflix-produced Witcher series rides this Fall

Do we need a live-action representation of The Witcher? If it's done with good intentions and a passion for the source, then sure, why not? Kids love their medieval violence (what's that game show they all love?) and we certainly never have...

 
 
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The Minecraft movie assembles in 2022

The momentum of video game adaptations continues to build as we have a date for the Minecraft movie, coming from Warner Bros. They hope to have a blockbuster on their hands when it releases in theaters on March 4th, 2022.

 
 
 
 
 
 
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Detective Pikachu looks like an absolute blast

While I wasn't indifferent to the first Detective Pikachu trailer, I was a bit convinced it was going to be a cash grab effort. Getting Ryan Reynolds to play everyone's favorite rat was a good move, but the film did seem to be a bit generic...

 
 
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The Angry Birds Movie 2's first trailer takes flight

Can you believe that there was a time that Angry Birds was the hottest game in the world? When the mobile scene was still fresh and young and wasn't overcome by microtransations and pay-to-win mechanics, Angry Birds was the first real hit ...

 
 
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Sony Screen Gems to make a Just Dance movie

I don't think it needed mentioning, but video game film adaptations are usually never good. The hurdle that video game movies always run into is that they try to adapt several dozen hours of gameplay and narrative into a two-hour time frame...

 
 
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Netflix is ready to order more seasons of The Witcher

Despite it being early in production, Netflix is quite happy with what they've seen of their upcoming television adaptation of The Witcher series of novels and video games. So happy, in fact, that they're ready to greenlight future seasons ...

 
 
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Metro 2033 adaptation cancelled

The post-apocalyptic novel and video game Metro 2033 had an adaptation planned for next year, but now it's dead like all of us in that world. Dmitry Glukhovsky, the original author of the novel series who leased the rights to MGM in 2016 t...

 
 




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Why Don't You Just Die!"Drain-licking good"

 

Coffee & Kareem"No thank you, I'll have tea"

 

Tiger King"Quarantine with Joe Exotic"

 

Slay the Dragon"A powerful piece on political activism and the impact an individual can have"

 

The Platform"As above, so below"

 

SXSW Critical Thinking"What's your next move?"

 

Bloodshot"A bloody mess (not the good kind)"

 

SXSW Drunk Bus"Going round in circles"

 

The Hunt"Not even the third most talked about movie of the year"

 

Never Rarely Sometimes Always"Necessary for our time"

 

Jurassic Thunder"Somehow worse than it looks"

 

Castlevania (Season 3)"WHERE'S GRANT???"

 

The Booksellers"The moment he croaks I'm on the phone with Sotheby's"

 

The Wild Goose Lake"Goose on the loose."

 

The Way Back"Can't find its way"

 

The Dark Red"Kidnapping babies and wasting time"

 

The Invisible Man"Nothing to see here"

 

Burden"Love conquers all...except boredom"

 

Verotika"'Your teets are looking at me!'"

 

Blood on Her Name"'That don't put the skin back on the cat'"

 

Dragon Quest: Your Story"Butchering a beloved classic"

 

My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising"Yet I'm falling asleep"

 
 
 
 
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