Friday, January 15, 2016

Releases to Look Forward to in 2016 (Ultimate List)

Hello world, this is Anna, and happy 2016 to you all. In honor of the new year, I am bringing to you a list of releases to come in 2016.
This list will be updated as we discover more to look forward to, thus, I am calling this the Ultimate List. It isn't limited to movies or T.V. shows, we're also adding music and books. Wohoo. Anyways, to the list.

*̶C̶a̶p̶t̶a̶i̶n̶ ̶A̶m̶e̶r̶i̶c̶a̶:̶ ̶C̶i̶v̶i̶l̶ ̶W̶a̶r̶.̶ ̶T̶o̶ ̶b̶e̶ ̶r̶e̶l̶e̶a̶s̶e̶d̶ ̶o̶n̶ ̶M̶a̶y̶ ̶6̶.̶

It's official. We're going to die of feels.

*̶F̶u̶l̶l̶e̶r̶ ̶H̶o̶u̶s̶e̶.̶ ̶T̶o̶ ̶b̶e̶ ̶r̶e̶l̶e̶a̶s̶e̶d̶ ̶F̶e̶b̶r̶u̶a̶r̶y̶ ̶2̶6̶.̶

Our favorite little family is getting back together (except for Michelle).

*Magnus Chase and the gods of Asgard: The Hammer of Thor - October 4.

*̶T̶h̶e̶ ̶T̶r̶i̶a̶l̶s̶ ̶o̶f̶ ̶A̶p̶o̶l̶l̶o̶:̶ ̶T̶h̶e̶ ̶H̶i̶d̶d̶e̶n̶ ̶O̶r̶a̶c̶l̶e̶ ̶-̶ ̶M̶a̶y̶ ̶3̶.̶

 TWO Riordan books in one year?!? Prepare for pain.

*Rogue One: A Star Wars Story - December 16.
Well, it's not the sequel to The Force Awakens. but it will tide us over until then.

*Disney's Moana - November 23

Moana is set to be the next princess. Voiced by a native Hawaiian, Moana sets off to find a fabled island.

I know this list is incomplete, but I'm on the lookout for releases to update it with. Find something that's not on here? Drop a comment and let me know. 
Thanks for reading!

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Friday, January 8, 2016

Review: Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Hey Everyone! This is Erin, here as promised with a review of the latest installment in the Star Wars franchise. It goes without saying that spoilers are ahead, but since it's been out for like three or four weeks, I'll take my chances with invoking the wrath of certain fanatics who hate spoilers.

(On that note, I would like to confess here and now that I am a spoiler junkie. Don't get me wrong, I hate knowing ahead of time what's going to happen. But at the same time...idk. I'm addicted.)

Yes, yes, review. Where to begin...?

Ah, yes.

I LOVED the casting choices, Daisy Ridley as Rey and Adam Driver as Kylo Ren especially. I felt like they really fit into/fulfilled their roles perfectly. That said, I'm going to talk about the characters in general.

I was pleasantly surprised by all of the new characters. Rey was definitely my favorite, but everyone else was wonderful as well. One of the things I've always loved about the Star Wars movies is that all of the characters have very obvious flaws. I was worried that the new movie might not step up to my standard of realism as to character, but they ended up doing a great job.

I loved especially how capable-yet-somehow-at-the-same-time-frail they made Rey. I think it's beautiful how she always kept up hope even though she never really knew what she was hoping for.

And I LOVED Finn. He was so funny and full of life and despairingly final. His huffing-and-puffing demeanor and endless confusion actually made me pretty sad for some reason, but it was a good kind of sad.

Don't even get me started on Han and Chewie/y. (Is it Chewie or Chewy? Somebody please help me with this.) Harrison Ford, as always, brought humor and ruggedness to the screen, and Chewbacca was just as awesome as usual. I love Chewbacca.

I was, frankly, a little disappointed with Leia. Her character seemed a little forced to me, less assertive and true-hearted. I really want to watch the movie again in order to examine her more closely and get a more formative opinion.

I was very much un-disappointed with Kylo Ren.

He was as vacillant, hurt, angry, depressed, and yearning as every good villain should be. I felt genuinely disgusted by and compassionate for him in the same moment, and I think that he was very well-written and acted out.

All in all, I'd say that the movie was all it should have been: funny, heartfelt, and dramatic, with almost all the right amounts of everything. I loved it and can't wait to watch it again.

What were your thoughts on The Force Awakens? And while I'm asking you questions, I might as well begin a debate and ask a few more, such as:

Who do you think Rey is? (i.e., Luke's daughter, Han and Leia's daughter, Obi-Wan's granddaughter, Chewbacca's aunt's cousin's goddaughter, some random child not connected with anyone else we know?)

Why do you think Rey is so powerful? And/or, do you think she's the Chosen One?

Why do you think Ben/Kylo Ren is so mad at his father and/or why so worshipful of Darth Vader?

What are your thoughts on the "broadsaber"? (Kylo Ren's broadsword lightsaber)

How do you think the Falcon originally got stolen from Han?

And lastly,

What on earth do you think Luke's been doing all alone on that planet for twenty years?

Get on our forums and answer, or tell us over social media. Tag me or Anna, with hashtag #ForceAwakensDebateFDAET and tell us your theories!

Catch ya later (and may the Force be with you),