So a news segment is something that we here at Nonsensical Ramblings have been aiming to do for a while now through other media such as videos and podcasting. For various reasons those methods have been put on hold from us and we're pleased to announced that we've begun using some teamwork with our friends down at Geek World Network podcasts to bring you the latest in popculture news.
Now, working around schedules can be tough, and as I'm sure our friends down at GWN know some weeks can go by slow. So Nonsensical Ramblings will aim to be a Bi-weekly update while our buddies bring you guys more week by week action, along with more in depth analysis. Side note; the views expressed by both teams are solely their own, so if we disagree on a subject (e.g. A casting call) then please make your consistency complaints out to Hollywood (that's "Hollywood" in all caps on the self stamped envelope) and be sure to mention how they need to make better decisions that everyone can agree on.
The first item everyone's talking about this week is the new movie IT. Hollywood Reporter is now reporting IT has now broken the record for the highest grossing R rated movie opening, highest opening for a September movie (and it did that part in one day), and Vulture has reported it's now the biggest horror movie opening weekend ever. Nonsensical Ramblings review is forthcoming (It was Destiny or a movie this week I live with no regrets) but so far everyone who's seen it has said IT is fantastic and scary. IT is also reported to be getting a directors cut 15 minutes longer on its blu-ray release.
Speaking of Destiny, Destiny 2 released on the 6th and we've been working tirelessly to review it and find out all the odds and ends. The game lives up to its predecessors expectations, a very good feat given it's dealing with Bungie fans, and is set to have a lasting playerbase. The game is fun and should be a return to form for existing Destiny players as well as implementing new player teaming systems to entice new players who are looking for the full shooter-raiding experience. Our modest review can be found here.
CNN is reporting Game of Thrones is filming multiple endings for the series. This could be for a number of reasons in my opinion. Perhaps it is to throw off the leaks that have been plaguing HBO recently, that way no one will know who ends up on the Iron Throne. The Walking Dead employed a similar tactic to modest success of course lucky guess predictions are always still a thing. Then there's the idea floating around that Game of Thrones may have an ending like clue, and show multiple what if situations as the end. Personally I would hate this. It's been decades since these books first hit the scene, please just give us a definitive ending.
There's 2 things for directorial rumors floating around this week. JJ Abrams is set to return to Direct Star Wars Episode IX after director Colin Trevarrow departed from the film. Interestingly enough this spawned a petition from fans to take him off the film. I could go either way on this. I did think Episode VII did copy paste quite a bit from A New Hope, but I don't think JJ is a terrible director. The other rumor is Kingsman and Kingsman II director Mathew Vaughn is has confirmed that he is in talk with Warner Brothers to direct a Man of Steel sequel. Personally, I think this is a fantastic decision, and I hope the script reflects his talents well.
This next one hits really close to home. Liam Neeson has announced his retirement from action movies. Liam is a crowd favorite here at Nonsensical Ramblings and is known in the action genre for his imposing and intimidating character portrayals. Personally I'm a huge fan of Neeson, and even though he gets a lot of flak for the Taken sequels, I very much enjoyed his QuiGon, Aslan, and the movie the Grey. He says he wants to focus on more serious roles such as his role in Scoreceses Silence, or even back to earlier in his career like Schindler's List, due to his rising age, but personally I hope he still takes gigs like the Grey. It found a perfect mix between drama and action. It wasn't a typical punching movie, and I hope this move means we get more psychological and dramatic films like it.
In comic book news DC sales report has revealed that its new event Dark Knights Metal starts as the biggest event for DC in 25 years, shipping out 262,000 copies (and its a $4.99 comic book!). I'm honestly not surprised, the team of Scott. Snyder and Greg Capullo has arguably been the best ever writer/artist combination in Batman history and their sales reflect it. The plot of this particular series is actually super convoluted and hard to hop on for people not continuesly reading, so for any questions regarding this I'd recommend checking out Geek Worlds catalog for information.
That's it for now, be sure to check out our friends down at Geek World Network, their podcast can be found here and hit them up on Facebook if you have any requests or news you'd like covered that we missed here! We'll be back next week to cover all the new developments and announcement in pop culture so until next time be sure to give our friends a listen!