All things considered, the pool of nominations for this year’s awards are the best they’ve been in a long time. Even though the Grammys are trying really hard to make Record of the Year their top prize, most people still have their eyes on Album of the Year, and this year’s choices for the gold are stacked.
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Now as long as the gaming industry exists many more weird games will and the only thing that we the people can do is play them, question reality, and then go seek some form of mental help.
“Moss Piglets” is a relatively inoffensive entry to the series, but it will not be remembered except as a set up for future episodes if those are any good. There are some good foundations for jokes, but none of the set-ups are executed on.
‘Coco’ looks fantastic and can be extremely heartfelt at times. The colors are bright and welcoming and the plot is easy to follow. However, there is not too much newness in regards to the plot and the “twist” is easy to spot from a mile away. Because of the beautiful animation and charming characters, these narrative faults are easy to ignore. Overall, the film is a must-see for Pixar fans or anyone who appreciates animated films.
Overall, 'Justice League' fixes the many countless issues that fans had with 'Batman vs. Superman'. Despite the lacking plot and some CGI errors, the film excels in developing characters while staying true to the old comic format of the DC universe.
‘Star Wars: Battlefront II’ is a fun experience bogged down in an undesirable progression system with pay-to-win aspects. The campaign struggles from a disjointed narrative that plays it safe, but has epic gameplay that immerses you in the Star Wars universe. Starfighter Assault in particular is a hidden gem among the other traditional, but still entertaining, game modes.
Between the times of 6:32 and 6:49 a.m. on Wednesday, President Donald Trump retweeted three videos depicting possible Muslim aggression. One of which involved the beatings and possible murders of two individuals.
'Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon' do very little to distinguish themselves from their predecessors. For a game that came out a year after Sun and Moon, not enough has been done to rectify the many problems with the previous entries. Many areas still feel extremely linear with little in the way of exploration. There are too many cutscenes. Your character is a side character in Lillie’s story. Those who’ve played Sun and Moon can safely wait until the next game arrives on the Switch, but newcomers to Alola should consider 'Ultra Sun and Moon' the definitive games of Pokemon’s seventh generation.
“The Big Scary U” shows a fantastic new side to Negan, turning a mediocre but entertaining character into a genuinely good character some may find themselves rooting for. Yet the same can’t be said for the rest of the Saviors who show a whole new level of incompetence, making a large portion of the episode almost unbearable to watch. Rick and Daryl’s differences finally come to a head with underwhelming results. Overall, the story as a whole serves to enhance the character of Negan, but not much else.
On Monday Nov. 6, Ball State University with much fanfare introduced its new logo, “We Fly”. This new slogan raises many interesting questions: What is the value of a tagline? What was wrong with our "Education Redefined” tagline?
We found ourselves nestled into a Super 8 on the outskirts of Nashville, Tennessee next door to an all night jazz club that wasn’t going to stop playing music until 3 in the morning. This wasn’t how my mom and I expected to be spending Thanksgiving break together, but we were thankful for a place to sleep and time to spend together.
Has the public finally given into superhero fatigue or is it all a lie? Looking at it, I don’t think it’s superhero movies that have the problem. In fact, superhero movies are the exception considering how well they do. The problem isn't from with superheroes, but with Hollywood itself.
A turkey roasts in the oven while rolls cook to a golden brown below it. The house is warm from all the baking going on, and a sugar cookie candle burns on the corner table. I help myself to some finger foods -- a cheese cube and salami platter -- while grandma cooks the green beans on the stove across from me.
“Some Guy” largely felt like a waste of time. Ezekiel isn’t the most interesting character to begin with, but the writers do try to make him more normal by the end of the episode. Hopefully that change in attitude sticks. This episode also added another character to the list of deaths that didn’t need to happen and had no emotional pull. R.I.P. Shiva and Jerry’s axe.
Nickelodeon has now dug itself into a hole, relying too much on “cheap” and “safe” entertainment, allowing competitors like Cartoon Network and Disney XD to dominate in the cartoon industry. Without a major change in direction, Nickelodeon may never revive the success of the Splat-era Nicktoons. But what catalyst could incite such a drastic change? Well, as it turns out, Dan Schneider.
‘Reputation’ was supposed to be a total reinvention for Taylor Swift, but all of the least endearing aspects of her old music are still here in droves. “Don’t Blame Me” is fun to sing along to and “Getaway Car” might actually be the best pop song of the year, but the rest of the album does not live up to the standards of a few isolated tracks. Sure, it has a lot of catchy tunes, but it’s much more memorable for its bitter attitude and its laughable implementation of hip-hop and trap influences.
Disappointed by the lack of new Alolan forms in Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon? You can always find fun and fake Pokemon around the Internet.
It might even revolutionize the idea of sci-fi multiplayer shooters as more focus is given to gameplay and being player and consumer friendly with a fully fleshed out game. Perhaps it is time for gamers to start demanding finished products with compelling expansions instead of sections of a game being stripped out and resold in season passes.
Over the many years that the Justice League has existed in the comics it has had over one hundred members coming in for varying amounts of time, and honestly some of them probably could have just stayed out.
“Doubling Down” is both funny and brilliant. It’s interesting to see South Park handle the toxicity of abusive relationships in such a powerful manner while simultaneously making a socially relevant point.