SN: New “Avengers: Age of Ultron” trailer and how excited we are for Civil War

SN: New “Avengers: Age of Ultron” trailer and how excited we are for Civil War

I really enjoyed the first trailer for “Avengers: Age of Ultron” despite being one of the rare people who didn’t really enjoy the first installment. The third trailer surpasses the first with tension, cliffhangers, and overall more serious tone.

They keep making them fight each other. They fought each other in the first one, now they’re still fighting each other. Soon they will really be fighting each other ever since it was declared that “Captain America 3″ would have a foundation built by the “Civil War” comics.

I loved the “Civil War” comic series and I’ve never hated Tony Stark more than I did in that franchise. The base of the storyline is the Marvel Universe gets into a civil war after Tony Stark helps support a bill that would make all superheroes have to reveal their identities. Captain America is against this, sees it as dangerous, and thus we have our two civil war generals.
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Essay: Don’t Follow the MPAA or ESRB rating systems too closely

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The Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) slapped the upcoming game “Batman: Arkham Knight” with a M (Mature, 17+) rating for Blood, Language, Suggestive Themes, and Violence.

In a full interview with IGN, Sefton Hill (founder of Rocksteady) said “..From our point of view, we never wrote it or made it with a rating in mind. We never did that in the previous two games… We just felt that this is the story we really wanted to tell… I’m not blind to the fact that [the M rating] does mean some fans will miss out… I don’t want to be oblivious to that fact. It would have been wrong to water down the game and deliver a story we didn’t believe in to keep the game ‘mass market’ or enable it for more people. We feel that’s the wrong way to go about it. We said we love the story and we don’t want to jeopardize that.”
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SideNote: R.I.P. Leonard Nimoy

SideNote: R.I.P. Leonard Nimoy

There are few franchises as iconic as “Star Trek.” There are also few charcters as iconic as Spock.

Leonard Nimoy was passionate about his involvement with the “Star Trek” franchise where he would also often write and direct. As a trekker, this is a very difficult loss.

But through Spock, Nimoy created an everlasting legacy. Through an emotionless charcter he brought the original series more emotion than ever  with laughter and tears.

I would follow him on Twitter and he’d often conclude his tweets with the acronym “LLAP.” Live Long and Prosper. We’ll do our best Mr. Nimoy. Thanks for everything.

SideNote: Poll Results – Favorite Film of 2014

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Last night the Academy proclaimed “Birdman” the best film of 2014. Our readers, however, were unanimous in voting “Boyhood” the title.

Out of 143 Voters, spanning from the beginning of January to now, 29 people voted for “Boyhood,” distancing itself from the second place film “Whiplash” which received 16 votes. The Oscar-winning film “Birdman” tied “Nightcrawler” for fourth place each with 11 votes.

1 – Boyhood (29 Votes)
2 – Whiplash (16 Votes)
3 – Interstellar (13 Votes)
T4 – Birdman (11 Votes)
T4 – Nightcrawler (11 Votes)
6 – Gone Girl (8 Votes)
7 – The Grand Budapest Hotel (7 Votes)
8 – Guardians of the Galaxy (6 Votes)
T9 – American Sniper (5 Votes)
T9 – Inherent Vice (5 Votes)
T9 – Unbroken (5 Votes)

Check out our new SideBar Poll to the right to vote for Your Favorite “Best Picture” Oscar winner of the decade so far.

Oscars: 2015 Winners – Complete List

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It was awesome watching two of the most ambitious films of this decade (Birdman, Boyhood) fight it out for Best Picture.

In the end “Birdman” won the top prize and picked up a total for 4 Oscars. “The Grand Budapest Hotel” also picked up 4 Oscars in the technical categories and “Whiplash” picked up 3.

Those were the only multiple winners. It’s really sad thinking “Boyhood” only won one Oscar, but I have a feeling it will be remembered in history for a long time.

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Oscars: Live Blog

Oscars: Live Blog

Customers with a participating pay TV provider can click here to stream online the Oscar ceremony.

See our full 2016 Oscar Predictions here.

Updates Appear Below, newest will appear closer to the top. Hit refresh frequently to see new updates.

Click “Continue Reading” to see what our updates were on Oscar night.
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Oscars: Final Predictions – 2015

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The 2015 Academy Awards ceremony begins this Sunday, February 22nd at 8:30 p.m. ET.

This will be the first year that The Media 10 will live blog the ceremony. We will create a post on the Home Page just before 8:30 p.m. ET. Keep hitting refresh for updates on the ceremony, winners, and monitor how the Oscar prognostication world is handling this year’s potential, unpredictable, Oscar outcome.

Two of the most unpredictable categories this year are Best Picture and Best Director. They rarely go separate, and not since 1996 has a film won all 3 major guilds (SAG, PGA, DGA) and lost the Oscar. We predict this year will be a repeat of ’96 and “Boyhood” will ultimately dethrone “Birdman.”

Here are our FINAL picks for each category:

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Boyhood
Birdman
The Grand Budapest Hotel

Whiplash
American Sniper
The Imitation Game
Selma
The Theory of Everything

What Will Win: Boyhood

What Could Win: Birdman

What Should Win: Whiplash

We’re torn 50/50 between “Birdman” and “Boyhood,” two incredibly ambitious films that were able to survive the slime of this bizarre awards season. A “Whiplash” win is incredibly unlikely, if it were to win it may be the biggest surprise in Oscar history, but it was a perfect film.
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