Hello everyone! Welcome back for another fun post from yours truly. I hope everyone had a great weekend. I mentioned a while back that I went to see Venom on October of 2018. It was a fun movie to watch and I like this Venom better than the one from Spider-Man 3. When I heard of news of this movie was ready to preorder for the Christmas season, I quickly placed an order from Walmart. For $30, Walmart was selling an exclusive copy which contains the movie Venom for DVD, Blu-Ray, Digital and even an action figure. The Twitter account for Venom even made a fun 90s video commercial promoting the action figure.
Now that I got this, let me show off some pictures!
The box set for the movie is pretty big, but the action figure itself is quite small. The box is usual cardboard and inside the Blu-Ray case which has the two discs for DVD and Blu-Ray and a redeem code for the digital. The Actio figure is small which is the average size of an action figure. Overall, I say it’s a good deal if you want to make use of your money. I will probably do a Venom movie review in the future. For $30, you get all the movie formats along with a nifty figure that is not Pop Funko figure. Walmart does an excellent job on exclusives.
Remember the ground-breaking news about Funimation and Crunchryoll splitting up? I got some news to share from the words of the Funimation president Gen Fukunaga about what happened that led to these powerhouse companies to depart ways. Also to add to that is Sony bought Funimation.
Gen Fukunaga: “Sony had to make this tough decision,” Fukunaga said. “If [Crunchyroll wasn’t] going to budge on those terms, then we just have to double down and decide if we’re going to go at it alone. And that’s what happened.
Meaning, Funimation wanted to renew the contract with Crunchyroll, but Crunchyroll didn’t agree with the terms and wanted to instead do its own thing.
We are less than a couple of weeks away for the upcoming Marvel movie Venom. Unlike the other Marvel movies such as the ones from Disney and Fox, Venom is going to be from Sony and it won’t have the character Spider-Man involved with the story. Revealed on Fandango, the director Ruben Fleischer answers questions about the movie and the character of Venom. In one of the questions asked, Fandango asked for a possible unrated version for the home videos of the movie.
Fandango: Do you think you would do an unrated version of it on home release?
Ruben Fleischer: I wouldn’t rule anything out. We’ll have to see where it lands, I guess, but I wouldn’t rule anything out.
Another question is asked if there is a possible post credits scene after the movie.
Fandango: Should people stay for the credits?
Ruben Fleischer: I think it would be a mistake of any superhero movie not to stay through the credits.
These are some of the questions that I found interesting. If you want to read the questions and answers, you can follow the link or tweet to the website. Venom comes out on October 5th 2018 and the actor playing ad Venom/Eddie Brock Jr. is Tom Hardy. Eminem will be involved and make a song for the movie. This movie is already rated PG-13 and it might get an unrated version in home video release. Venom is an antihero in the Spider-Man comics, but this movie won’t be having anything to do with Spider-Man.
Walmart product description:
Based on the popular video game franchise, Ratchet & Clank follows two unlikely heroes as they struggle to stop a vile alien from destroying every planet in the Solana Galaxy. Ratchet is the last of his kind, a foolhardy “Lombax” who has grown up alone on a backwater planet with no family of his own. Clank is a pint-sized robot with more brains than brawn. When the two stumble upon a dangerous weapon capable of destroying entire planets they must join forces with a team of colorful heroes called the Galactic Rangers in order to save the galaxy. Along the way, they will learn about heroism, friendship, and the importance of discovering one’s own identity in this thrilling and funny adventure featuring the voices of Paul Giamatti, John Goodman, Rosario Dawson and Sylvester Stallone.
(This will not have spoilers and I will be talking about the movie. I will review the game on the next post.)
Final Fantasy VII Advent Children is a movie sequel to the original game.
Two years have passed since the events of Final Fantasy VII and the ruins of Midgar stand as a testament to the sacrifices made in order to bring peace. However, the world will soon face a new menace. A mysterious illness is spreading fast. Old enemies are astir. And Cloud, who walked away from the life of a hero to live in solitude, must step forward yet again…
(This review will have minor spoilers to the video game, but I won’t spoil the movie.)
Family means everything (or does it?) This month, we will be discussing the importance of family relationships in anime and pop culture. Family relationships include a child and his/her parents, sibling rivalries, adoptions, and etc. Some questions about family that we will be contemplating on include how one’s family shapes his or her identity? How do we define family? How does a broken household influence a person’s view on family? We will be exploring these questions and types of relationships in this blog tour—so enjoy!
(May contain spoilers from the video game but I will not be planning to spoil the entire movie)
Announced yesterday, the Pokemon Company International announced that the 20th Anniversary movie Pokemon the Movie: I Choose You will be released in international theaters besides Japan. The movie will be in select theaters in November 5th and 6th. Here is the movie synopsis:
Pokémon the Movie: I Choose You! is an origin story highlighting Ash and Pikachu’s first meeting and their adventures as they search for the Legendary Pokémon Ho-Oh. The iconic pair encounter familiar faces along the way, new characters including Trainers Verity and Sorrel, and even a mysterious new Mythical Pokémon, Marshadow. Challenges and epic Pokémon battles abound in this unique new story about the beginning of one of the most beloved friendships in popular culture.
Announced yesterday as well, Sony and Funimation both agreed to form a partnership and Sony will be buying a majority of Funimation Majority Stake. As of now, this new change has not affected the business of Funimation and it’s unknown what will happen in the future. Funimation has posted a FAQ section on the site in regards to the new change.
2018 is going to be a busy year because Marvel announced some surprising news.
Sony, who owns Spider-Man, announced that in 2018 they will be doing a solo movie focusing only on Spider-Man’s rival, Venom. The actor chosen to be Venom will be Tom Hardy (same actor who played as Bane in The Dark Knight Rises). The film will be set to be release in theaters in October 5th, 2018. Unfortunately, unlike Spider-Man who is part of the MCU (Avengers, Iron-Man, Guardians of the Galaxy, etc), Venom will not be part of the universe and will only be in Sony. This is also around the same time as the upcoming DC film Aquaman.
Also, a planned animated movie starring Miles Morales Spider-Man is coming out in December 2018! To those who don’t know, Miles Morales is an African-Hispanic mixed teen who becomes the new Spider-Man after the death of Peter Parker Spider-Man in the Ultimate Marvel comics. This animated movie will be owned by Sony.
Last but not least, joining in the solo films is announcement of the female characters Black Cat and Silver Sable. Once again, they will NOT be part of the MCU films. This planned film will be star these women who has some connection to the Spider-Man comics. This film is in development now.
Thank God it’s Friday! Welcome back to another great Friday! In this episode, I am here to give you a post filled with humor and news. This weekend will be busy for some because today is the movie release of Cars 3! Watch as Lightening McQueen suffers a great loss and must learn to get back up and earn back his title. Sunday is Father’s Day and I hope everyone takes a day to appreciate their fathers and give him the best day ever.
Some of you who has been active online may have noticed the new games this week and previous weekend, that’s because E3 recently happened and we got some exciting new game tailors and demos! The competition was pretty intense as companies like Nintendo, Sony, Microsoft, EA, Square Enix and Bethseda tried to take the spotlight and win E3 for best performance. I saw some interesting video games that I wanted to get but some won’t be out until 2018 or some time this holidays. After seeing Nintendo’s conference, they convinced me to get the Switch. Which games captured your attention and what is your wishlist? I want to get Spider-Man, God of War, and Star Wars Battlefront 2. I have a lot to list but I don’t want to waste time writing it down, it’s Friday Post for Pete’s sake, I am supposed to talk about Father’s Day and Cars and funny memes and I am talking about E3! To make a long story short and not about E3, an updated Kingdom Hearts III trailer was revealed at the KH Orchestra and the game will have another update in July for D23.
With this out of my chest, let’s begin this silly post! (I hope you like this custom meme picture I made for the featured image)
Here are some video game videos that caught my eyes!
I wish I can add more videos but I am just end it here. I hope you have a great Father’s Day!