The word geek is a slang term originally used to describe eccentric or non-mainstream people; in current use, the word typically connotes an expert or enthusiast or a person obsessed with a hobby or intellectual pursuit, with a general pejorative meaning of a "peculiar person, especially one who is perceived to be overly intellectual, unfashionable, or socially awkward". Although often considered as a pejorative, the term is also used self-referentially without malice or as a source of pride. Its meaning has evolved to connote "someone who is interested in a subject (usually intellectual or complex) for its own sake".
No other video game developer does things (or more fitting, everything) quite like Blizzard Entertainment does. From developing, in my opinion, the most iconic video games to spectacular live events and tournaments, from highly detailed merchandise to a blockbuster feature film, Blizzard has this unique ability to bring a world of fantasy to life, fantasy that feels real and alive.
Blizzard has been know for bringing characters and items from their fictional worlds to life in various art forms and their latest is an iconic item from World of Warcraft; Ashbringer - a Paladin Artifact weapon. Watch legendary Hollywood blacksmith Tony Swatton of Sword and Stone use the mighty tools of his trade to bring Ashbringer to life.
The Ice Age francise is by far the largest non Disney or Pixar animation franchise. First releashed in 2002, the Ice Age franchise has since released three more feature animation films, numerous short films, video game titles, soundtracks and even a theatrical presentations. This year Blue Sky Studios is releasing yet another film, the fifth in the series titled "Ice Age: Collision Course" and from the trailers, it looks set to be another great watch if you enjoyed the previous films.
I am an animation fan and I generally get excited about just about any animation film and 2016 has shaped up to be a great year for animation studios creating films. Will films like Ice Age: Collision Course, Zootopia, Moana, Kung Fu Pands 3, Finding Dory, Ratchet & Clank and The Secret Lives of Pets (to name just a few) this sure is going to be a good year for animation fans the world over.
If you are a pet owner, be that of a dog, a cat, a bird or a fish, I am positive you have wondered what they get up to when you are not at home. The Secret Life of Pets, 3D animated comedy film by Illumination Entertainment, will try to answer that for you. Staring Louis C.K., Eric Stonestreet, Kevin Hart, Steve Coogan, Ellie Kemper, Bobby Moynihan, Lake Bell, Hannibal Buress and Albert Brooks, The Secret Life of Pets looks is another animation that has animals as the main characters and gives the perspective of the world from their and our view.
From the original trailer and more recent released trailers, it looks like this is going to be a fun watch for the whole family. With amazing animations from the creators of Despicable Me and Minions, cracking comedy from the likes of Louis C.K and Kevin Hart and music by Academy Award winner Alexandre Desplat, this is one animation I am really looking forward to this year.
Hands down, 'Warcraft: The Beginning' is my most anticipated movie, not only of 2016, but of all time. Now that is a very bold statement given the score of incredible films that have been release over the last decade or two which I have thoroughly looked forward to and ultimately enjoyed. So, be it the epic trilogies of The Lord of the Ring and The Hobbit to the most recent Star Wars film, none of all the previous great films released have ever had me as excited as I am about this film adaptation of a video game.
Even though I had read J. R. R. Tolkien's books before watching the films and had seen all the previous Star Wars films before The Force Awakens hit the cinema, none of these (or any other film for that matter) has had a deep and profound personal connection in the way that the Warcraft film will have. Simply put; Warcraft represents a significant chapter of my life and the film will let me read it all over again. An that is epic!