At what age are you considered an adult? Some might argue 17, others 18, while some even claim 21. Let me ask you this simpler question… at what age should we allow people to marry in this country? In some states an 11 year old can be married off. Isn’t that awesome? In New Jersey, the age is 14, due to Governor Chris Christie striking down a bill that would have made it 18.
While I love me some Sailor Moon, we can all agree that
girls people under the age of… let’s argue 17 with parental consent, should not be getting married, as… let’s face it, we have NO idea what the world actually is like until… probably 25 after our brain is fully developed.
That whole ‘parental consent’ thing though can be tricky though, when it is more like parental coercion.
In Florida, there is no legal minimum age set to marry. Sherry Johnson was raped at a young age by members of her church, and she was forced into marriage. She had a baby at 10. In fact, she had 9 children in a marriage that she was tricked and forced into by parents and clergy as she missed Elementry School! The marriage somehow did not last! *gasp* Now she fights for Florida to have a minimum age.
New York Times’ Nicholas Kristof did an amazing article on Sherry Johnson, child marriage, and the ongoing battles to end it that can be found here: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/26/opinion/sunday/it-was-forced-on-me-child-marriage-in-the-us.html?_r=0
I think we all love Lego Star Wars… so glad they didn’t go with Kubrick or Megablox. Anyways, this is an awesome video tribute that the fine people at Lego made in tribute to the 40th anniversary of Star Wars.
Old news that I forgot to cover, but ABC is making a live action musical-movie hybrid thing sometime this year. Supposedly it will use pieces from the animated movie as well as celebrities singing the original roles, and yeah… not sure what this is.
What I hope this is, is some weird Fantasia-esq thing that shows genuine love for the almost 28 year old property… okay, that’s not true. What I really want is a televised version of The Broadway Musical, but I don’t think that this is that… but hey, who knows, right?
When I think of The Mummy, I sadly think about the 1999 series with Brendan Frasier, but if you were to say Universal’s The Mummy, I would assume it’s the original black and white one from the 30’s. Apparently the Tom Cruise Mummy movie is more so a reboot of the 30’s Mummy than the 1999 movie series, as Universal unveils their ‘Dark Universe’ trailer which is, essentially, rebooting all of the old monster movies they did, which DID have crossovers
Is 2017 ready for this revival? I’m not sold yet. I hear that the June 9th Mummy movie is expected to perform very modestly at 40 million domestically when it cost 125 million to make. Furthermore, if Universal’s Dark Universe series includes realistic ghosts, say goodbye to showing it in China, because as Ghostbusters: Answer The Call demonstrated, that’s really not allowed in that country.
Will Dark Universe try to force another huge universe down our throat unexpectedly, like DC did with Man of Steel and Batman V Superman? This news should have come out really after people had a chance to see The Mummy I think.
No one went into a recent movie that comes to mind expecting it to be in The Unbreakable universe after all. Or is the fact that Universal expects The Mummy to under perform why they announced this? Sort of as a last ditch effort to influence people to go to a movie in order to see this rebirth of monster movies?
Only time will tell if this gamble by Universal pays off, but I sadly think that we all know how this is going to end…
Video game magazine Famitsu put out a poll amongst it’s readers asking what their favorite fighting games were. They were allowed to choose up to 3 games, those titles were then assigned as points that were ranked, and yeah… Darkstalkers 3 was somehow ranked 8th. I have to say somehow, because it beat out Capcom vs. SNK 2 which was ranked 9th!
For more information on this poll, you can check out Kotaku’s article on it over here: http://kotaku.com/poll-japans-favorite-fighting-games-1795326357
Let’s talk about Darkstalkers, shall we? The last three ‘entries’ was the Japanese collection on PS2, Darkstalkers Chronicle: The Chaos Tower for PSP, and Darkstalkers Resurrection on Xbox 360/PS3. All 3 of those were basically re-releases.
Years back it was teased that there might be a revival of the franchise if Darkstalkers Ressurection sold well, and that if it did happen it would use Street Fighter X Tekken’s engine. The re-release sold poorly, SFxT sold poorly, and thus Darkstalkers has been shelved possibly indefinitely.
Darkstalkers 3 is one of the most popular fighting games in Japan, and it came out in 1998. That’s almost 20 years ago! Right now, there is a Street Fighter vs. Darkstalkers comic by Udon, which hopefully means that Capcom might do something with this amazing fighting game series. I honestly doubt it, but hey… you never know, right?
Maybe if someone were to hand Capcom their copy of Darkstalkers 3 they could somehow renew their interest?
Thank God for
Mayim Bialik Blossom for setting us all straight on the differences between nerds and geeks. For too long, *we have all assumed that they were synonymous. FALSE!
*By we… I clearly meant you. Yes. You.
Here, have some meme’s!
Obi-Wan has the high ground but it’s dubbed by Japanese Google Translate
Star Wars Palpatine Shooting Stars
Luke Is All By Himself (Star Wars – The Force Awakens – Alternate Ending Parody)
Jedi Kitten – The Force Awakens
Star Wars Kid
George Michael Star Wars
Tobias Funke as Darth Vader voiceover (arrested development vs star wars)
“STAR WARS: A Bad Lip Reading”
Vader & Earl Voice Over Fun
You Wouldn’t Make a Star Wars Meme
May The Fourth Be With You!