So I’m a little late to this list – plan was for this to go up at the start of the year but we all know how things go sometimes. 2017 has been a blur so far it seems, but as we step into the second month I felt it appropriate to finally share some of the things I’m most looking forward to in the coming months!
1. Mass Effect: Andromeda (March 21)
This game that I’ve been ready to love since it was first announced long ago is actually a mere two months away now! The long over adieu follow up to Bioware’s original Mass Effect trilogy, Andromeda follows a group looking for a potential new home far from their own galaxy. With every released trailer I’m more and more committed to my next space adventure and I may or may not have already started planning my Ryder internally.
2. Wonder Woman (June 2)
My whole life, before I ever even read a comic book, I’ve always loved Wonder Woman. It was pretty world changing for me, to see that there was a female superhero in the same league (literally) as household names Superman and Batman. Since growing up, my devotion to the Amazon warrior has only grown. While I was originally skeptical of Gal Gadot’s casting in the role, I have since come to trust her with it and so in combination with the directorial power of Patty Jenkins I am holding faith this film will save the DC film franchise.
So today, May 20th is classic actor James “Jimmy” Stewart’s birthday and I have decided to celebrate by sharing a few of my most favorite films of his. I encourage you to check them all out if you haven’t already! Or you know, indulge in a marathon to celebrate a delightful actor and his contributions to film.
5. The Shop Around the Corner, 1940, dir. Ernst Lubitsch
4. It’s a Wonderful Life, 1947, dir. Frank Capra
3. Rear Window, 1954, dir. Alfred Hitchcock
2. Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, 1939, dir. Frank Capra
1. The Philadelphia Story, 1940, dir. George Cukor (also a top film of all time for me)
So I’ve dabbled in the Assassin’s Creed games on and off – mainly I played through the famed Desmond “Hey Wassa-Matta-You” Miles saga. Overall I enjoyed these, and intend to play more when I have the opportunity. When I heard there would be a film adaptation, as with any adaptation these days I was skeptical. I will fully admit I loved every Mortal Kombat and also the Tomb Raider films with Angelina Jolie, okay. Don’t judge. But it’s tricky to recreate the experience that goes with playing a game through just watching.
I thought at first for sure they would adapt Desmond’s story, and obviously there will be similarities regardless, but my interest was especially piqued when it was confirmed the film will feature original characters within the verse. I’ve since followed news for the film, which boasts a cast including star Michael Fassbender, Marion Cotillard and my personal favorite Michael Kenneth Williams.
Today the first trailer has been released, and I feel compelled to share it here.