This week on Music Match we’ll take a look at some songs inspired by the rain, now they don’t have to actually be about rain but just songs I associate with a rainy day. Nothing too obscure here but I’m guessing it has been a while since most people have heard these songs or seen the music videos.
The Marvel welcomed home Spider-Man as he finally became part of their cinematic universe which we didn’t expect was going to happen. In general the Marvel Cinematic Universe has had their fair share of problems but with this event it also marked the end of Sony’s first attempt at a Spider-Man Shared Universe with The Amazing Spider-Man Duology, so let’s take a look back at the problems with it and some of the good stuff as well.
I’ll begin with some of the negatives which there are a few of; The movies are on the long side which makes them boring and not that exciting to follow. The fact that the plot doesn’t move very fast either only goes to make them feel even longer than they are. It also doesn’t help that this isn’t Batman, this is a problem many heroes fall to when they try to imitate him but in this case we have a movie about Spider-Man so I don’t know why so much of both movies take place at night. Spider-Man works better during the day and while it’s cool to have some scenes at night since we’re not used to seeing Spider-Man like that, it doesn’t work when the majority of the movie is dark. The colors in general are very mute, even during daytime. Continue reading The Amazing Spider-Man Duology The Problem With..→
Site was down for 3 days mostly because of problems with my webhost, but we’re in a brand new one hopefully this shouldn’t happen for a long time at least. So, sorry for the lack of updates while the site was down, remember you can always follow me on twitter or follow the site on twitter and facebook to be up to date.
In other news the site in general will be getting a slow re-design over the summer, the forums were taken off since they were using a lot of bandwidth but not many people were using them. Monday’s will continue to feature music related content, Friday’s will have french related articles, Wednesdays have the MiscRave podcast and miscellaneous articles the other days from entertainment to analysis. Smaller announcements are usually made in the front page as I don’t like to fill up the articles section with updates.
We had speculated what the fifth Jurassic Park movie was going to be called for a long time with names like Jurassic Park 5, Jurassic World 2, Jurassic War, Jurassic _____, Epoch, Ancient Futures and we finally got the name alongside the new poster which was Jurassic World Fallen Kingdom. But is it a good title?
If we take a look at the history of the film franchise we can see that Jurassic Park has never had any consistency in the titles. As a kid I was always bothered by The Lost World: Jurassic Park as I wanted the title to be Jurassic Park: The Lost World. Of course back then I didn’t know that the book sequel didn’t even include the Jurassic Park moniker and only went for the generic The Lost World title. Then we had Jurassic Park 3 which got rid of the subtitles and went with the three claw marks ///. Jurassic World was once again the name of park in the movie even if it did drop Park from the franchises name. And with Fallen Kingdom we can see that the only logic recurring theme is the inconsistency. Continue reading Jurassic World Fallen Kingdom; What’s in a title?→
As I posted I’m trying to learn French over the next year. In honor of this this weeks Music Match features three music videos of songs in french, so you get to learn some new vocabulary and discover some new bands this week. I don’t normally post lyrics but as part of the learning process they’re there in French with the English translation.
Mokèlé-mbèmbé the Cryptoid Loch Ness Monster from Africa that is supposed to exist is not that famous but has always made my imagination run wild. I was able to find two movies that dealt with this creature from the Congo that were released nearly 30 years apart but not quite like a clean release gap like with Dinosaur Island. So let’s take a quick look at them and see if they’re worth your time if you want some dinosaur movie action.