Dragons. Orcs. Trolls. Griffins. Vampires. Werewolves. A list of legendary creatures that spread through stories and tales, used to entertain children and adults alike with a mere thought of their existence. This list also used to include Dr. Dre’s Detox, an album from one of the greatest producers of all time, the Chinese Democracy for the hip-hop generation. And while we probably never will see Detox, at least a new Dr. Dre album can no longer be a punchline with the release of Compton, to tie in with the N.W.A. biopic Straight Outta Compton.
Marvel Studios have been on a massive winning streak since they sparked their “cinematic universe” with Iron Man in 2008. However, whenever Marvel laid out their plans out even before then, they also announced Ant-Man, an Edgar Wright-directed project surrounding one of their C-list properties. Since then, we’ve had eleven films under the Marvel Studios banner, some of which have become the highest-grossing films of all-time, and Edgar Wright unceremoniously left the project once it entered pre-production in 2013. Hence, there’s suddenly a lot of pressure on a film which would seem to be far lower-stakes fare than The Avengers or Iron Man.
We now come to the last of my rest-of-year anticipation lists – this time, it’s games. For those who haven’t already, check out my similar lists of albums, TV shows and movies. We have plenty of games to look forward to in the coming months and here’s a look at what I’m anticipating for the rest of the year.
Thanks to events like San Diego Comic Con, we now have a lot more information about when your favourite television shows are returning and what new ones are coming this autumn/fall/cold times. So here’s a little list of what I’m anticipating in the 2015-16 season. (Note: I tried to choose shows that are premiering in 2015 so hopefully that justifies the absence of shows like Better Call Saul, The X-Files and Legends of Tomorrow.)
We’re officially halfway through 2015, so I’d like to go through my top three albums of the year so far. You can check out what I’m looking forward to for the rest of the year here (yes, that post is a bit out of date now), but without further ado, let’s see who made the list.
When people in the spotlight die, many people come out in their droves to mourn their passing. And while I always did feel a certain amount of grief, the death of a famous person never really affected me deeply. I always simply moved on. That was until today, when Satoru Iwata, CEO and President of Nintendo, passed away at age 55.