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Building the Avengers

“Some people move on. But not us. Not us.”

When I was younger, LEGO was my favourite toy. Star Wars LEGO was my personal favourite, but I’d mix and match different minifigures together to make Marvel Superheroes, because, at the time, MARVEL and LEGO weren’t in business together.

Jump forward some fifteen to twenty years and that’s finally changed. A bit too late for my LEGO playing, mind you, but that doesn’t matter right now. Because a few years ago, my girlfriend reignited my passion for LEGO when she bought me Darth Maul’s Sith Infiltrator for my birthday. Since then, I’ve picked up the occasional new set: an X-Wing here, a Batmobile there. I enjoy the building process, and they tend to make decent display items, and the collecting aspect gives me a hobby to pursue.

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Posted by on April 18, 2019 in What's Going On?

 

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STAR WARS BATTLEFRONT II: THE CLONE WARS ‘SEASON’ II | PlayStation 4 Review

It’s been a little quiet around here lately. I had planned to fill the gaps with reviews for the last two seasons of Game of Thrones, but by the time I got round to writing the season six review, I’d forgotten what exactly had happened in that season (like, I remember the events, but where did the lines between seasons five and seven end?) and so now I’m in the process of rewatching that.

But never fear, because Battlefront II has come to save the day, as the long-awaited new game mode has rounded out the second half of The Clone Wars updates.

So with three new updates since the arrival of Obi-Wan Kenobi in Battlefront II, there’s a lot of new content to unpack.

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Posted by on March 26, 2019 in What's Going On?

 

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Hello There!

General Kenobi! You are a bold one!

You’ve arrived at the blog of Emrys of the House Moungabio, first of his name, watcher of films, reader of comics and ordained Dudeist Reverend (also – someone who just recently got into Game of Thrones).  

ie. this guy —>

Here, you’ll find all my thoughts on the films that fascinate me (for good or ill), the TV series’ I’ve binged or the games I’ve played. It’s also become the new home of my comic book site, New to Comics. So if you like Star Wars, Marvel, DC, Game of Thrones and all that other geeky goodness, you’ve come to the right place.

As with everything in life, the blog is still a work in progress, but stick around for the journey! If you’re interested in all the things I am, leave a comment, a like, or follow me on Twitter @EmrysM94 to let me know.


You can also find me at VultureHound and Cultured Vultures

The vulture theme is a coincidence. 

 
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Posted by on March 4, 2019 in What's Going On?

 

STAR WARS BATTLEFRONT II: One With The Force

A while back, I did a follow-up post to my review of Spider-Man on PS4, once I finally earned the Platinum Trophy. On that ‘Being Greater’ post, one of the comments by KissTheMovies stated how ‘more games should have a follow up like this’.

Well, after a lot of toiling away, I’ve managed to get that Platinum Trophy on Star Wars Battlefront II, so I’m going to talk a little bit more about the experience of ‘completing’ the game.

Unlike Spider-Man, getting that Platinum Trophy on Battlefront II was not an easy task. Not because the tasks were especially hard, but just because they were time-consuming.

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Posted by on February 23, 2019 in What's Going On?

 

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Top 10 STAR WARS Moments

In the past year or so, I’ve started listening to Collider‘s various podcasts and videos alongside my usual intake of The Weekly Planet and Mr. Sunday Movies. I will often listen to Collider Live, am an avid listener of Jedi Council and have also become a big fan of the Rule of Two spin-off podcast.

During last week’s episode, Mark Reilly and Marc Fernandez counted down their top ten favourite Star Wars moments and encouraged listeners to do the same. And after listening to the podcast yesterday, I’ve opted to do just that.

Like Reilly and Fernandez, I’m also just going to be sticking to the movies, otherwise, this list could become overwhelmed with Kanan Jarrus moments.

Also, spoilers, obviously.


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Posted by on February 14, 2019 in What's Going On?

 

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All 6 ‘WORLDS OF DC’ Movies, Ranked

Now that I’ve finally got around to re-watching Wonder Woman and writing up a review to slot safely between Suicide Squad and Justice League, it’s finally time to rank ALL SIX WORLDS OF DC MOVIES!

Which, to be honest, compared to the ‘Ranking All 20 Marvel Cinematic Universe Movies’, doesn’t sound quite so impressive. But still, it’ll be fun, and the list will obviously grow with the release of Shazam!, Wonder Woman 1984, Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) and The Batman.

#6. SUICIDE SQUAD

When I first saw this movie, I actually enjoyed it. Oh, how times change. Upon repeat viewing (of the extended cut, this time around), I realised this film is ruddy awful.

The proximity to Dawn of Justice‘s release at the time must have coloured my opinion, because watching this film on its own highlights that it’s poorly paced and poorly written, with terrible characters and an absolutely awful villain. Yet another CGI mess comes to terrorise our heroes – why? And why Enchantress’ brother of all people? Who’s greenlighting this nonsense?!

And then, on top of all of that, the film also somehow manages to be really boring. The first fifteen minutes are fun, but after that, this film is a huge slog.

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Posted by on January 31, 2019 in What's Going On?

 

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SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE | Film Review (/The Problem with Miles Morales)

Bit of a hefty title, I know. But I actually saw Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse like a week ago, and after seeing it wasn’t sure I really had anything to say that others hadn’t said already. But now, I’m finally ready to jot down my thoughts in what is mostly a review, but also my opinion of the character of Miles Morales across the various mediums.

RELEASED: December 14th 2018
DIRECTED BY: Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey & Rodney Rothman
WRITTEN BY: Phil Lord & Rodney Rothman
PRODUCED BY: Avi Arad, Amy Pascal, Phil Lord, Christopher Miller & Christina Steinberg
MUSIC BY:  Daniel Pemberton
STARRING:
 Shameik Moore, Jake Johnson, Hailee Steinfeld, Mahershala Ali, Brian Tyree Henry, Lily Tomlin, Luna Lauren Velez, Zoë Kravitz, John Mulaney, Kimiko Glenn, Nicholas Cage, Kathryn Hahn, Liev Schreiber & Chris Pine

When this movie was announced, I wasn’t particularly looking forward to it. Sure, I love Spider-Man, and I’m always down for a solidly animated movie, and heck – I’ve yet to see a Lord & Miller joint that I didn’t dig. But there was still one glaring problem slap-bang in the middle of that trailer that stopped me from getting invested: Miles Morales.

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Posted by on December 22, 2018 in MARVEL, What's Going On?

 

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