My Most Anticipated Movie of 2020… (Brandon)

     The year 2019 was one of the most captivating years of film ever. Every month had so many fantastic films that were worth a watch. After looking through the upcoming movies for 2020, not many are that exciting. 2020 came down to two films, Free Guy and Venom 2, for my list. At first, I assumed it was surely going to be Free Guy once I started this article. Once I saw the Free Guy trailer, I lost my mind. Not only does it have Ryan Reynolds, my favorite actor, but the concept is phenomenal! After some serious deliberation, I had to choose Venom 2.

     When I was little, there were two things I wanted to see in the film world. One was Deadpool, and I finally got that thanks to Ryan Reynolds and Fox. Now, Sony is bringing my other wish to life. Later this year, Venom 2 is bringing my favorite villain to the silver screen, Carnage. I am excited to see how Sony will interpret the menacing character of Carnage. I am hoping to see a very extreme R rating for this film. It would accurately bring the monster to life. There have also been some intriguing rumors that Tom Holland could appear in Venom 2. I am sure this would be a small cameo in the flick. I am hoping to see Tom Holand join the fight to take down Carnage at the end of the film, but I am sure the appearance will be much more modest than that. The possibility of this cameo is a big reason this is my most anticipated film of the year. It would fulfill one of the most significant moments in comic book history to me. 

    It will be amusing to see how Venom 2 plays out. We will have to hope that Sony does not make the same mistakes from the first Venom. 2020 is just starting, which means there are so many movies to release. Let us know in the comments which one you are most anticipating! What are your thoughts on Venom 2? Are you hoping to see Tom Holland appear in the sequel? Make sure to give us your opinions! If you enjoyed the article, leave a like!  

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My Top Five Films of the Decade (Brandon)…

I would be doing the decade an injustice if I did just my top 5 video games of the decade. Since I am the one who runs our movie segment on TNC Live (Report From the Back Row), it would only be fitting for me to do a Top 5 Movie list as well for the decade. After a lot of deliberating, I finally have my top 5 movies of the decade (also an honorable mention or two). There have been some fantastic movies over the last decade, but here are my top 5 that meant the most to me.

     I will start with my honorable mention for the decade, and that has to be Wolf of Wallstreet. I have always been someone who never really enjoys movies about real-life scenarios. Wolf of Wallstreet finally changed my way of thinking. I could not express how much this movie blew me away. It took such a realistic concept of money driving someone off the ledge and made it so intense going through this roller coaster. It is so disheartening that Lionardo Dicaprio did not win an Oscar for his performance in this film. Thanks to this film, I have opened up my variety of movies into realistic movies.

     Now to start the real list. Starting my top 5 is Ted. Ted was the first time I have ever seen everyone in a theatre laughing hysterically. Mark Wahlberg and Mila Kunis killed their roles with Seth McFarlane. The film not only kept you laughing, but it had a great bond between two friends. It shows the two best friends dealing with one of the two finding a love interest. The movie starts strong and honestly never stops with the humor. It has some of the most vulgar and obscene jokes I have seen in a comedy, but it honestly does such a good job. Thanks to Seth McFarlane, he brings the world of Family Guy to life in Ted.

    Kingsman Secret Service is the next film on my list. I have never enjoyed spy movies, but Kingsman gave it a new flavor. It took a juvenile delinquent and made him a hero. The film did such an immeasurable job of turning a criminal into someone you root for in his campaign. I thoroughly enjoyed the relationship between Eggsy and Harry. The duo had a father-son dynamic that made it a heartwarming plot. I was pleasantly surprised by how good the action sequences were. I wasn’t expecting much from this film when I first went to see it, but it has to be one of my favorite of the decade. 

     I have spent hours trying to figure out how to order these final films. After a lot of deliberating, I finally have them in proper order. The third movie to crack my list is Kick-Ass. Kick-Ass took superhero movies to a brand new light. It wasn’t afraid to be ridiculously over the top. Watching a child murder villains, badass Nicholas Cage, and a nerdy teenager becoming a hero was astounding. The soundtrack to this film was one of the first times I have ever thought about the music in a movie. It was incredible to see such a raunchy superhero movie during the rise of the MCU.

     Speaking of the MCU, Infinity War comes in at number 2. The Marvel Cinematic Universe has been transcendent, but overly predictable. Every single expansion to the franchise, you always had an idea where it would go. There was certainly never a time where there was fear the hero would not make it. That is why the Infinity War is incredible. SPOILER ALERT for Avengers Infinity War! ************************************************

They did such a good job surprising all fans. Most people who went into Infinity War were expecting to see characters like Thor, Iron Man, and Captain America to perish. That is not the case for Infinity War. There were so many unexpected deaths. This film took so many new characters away from us Spider-Man, Black Panther, and Dr. Strange. It was a brilliant move by Marvel. They are going to keep us on our toes for further installments. 

     Now it is time to talk about some Deadpool. Growing up, Deadpool was one of my favorite Marvel characters, next to Spider-Man. I would continually hear reports that there was a Deadpool project that was floating around with a script. Even better, it had Ryan Reynolds linked to the rumors. It was outrageous to have my favorite actor set to play my favorite anti-hero. It was one of the biggest days in media for me when the test footage was “leaked.” When the world got wind of Deadpool, everyone freaked out, and people were begging to see this movie hit theaters. I have never had my hype set to a record high. To be honest, I have always been disappointed when I get this excited about anything. Deadpool is the first to ever match my hype for anything. After seeing Deadpool 7 times in theatres, I can easily say it is my favorite movie of the decade. 

     I have not had so much fun deciding a top list for anything until this article. I had to reach out to friends and family for their help with this one. I needed people to tell me how excited I was after leaving these movies. I had to narrow down my choices from my original 20 films down to 5 and an honorable mention. What do you think of my list? Am I insane for putting these films on my list? What are your picks of the decade? Let us know in the comments below! If you enjoyed the article, please leave us a like!

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TNCP is Back Again!

Hey all, we know it’s been a while since we posted on here but we wanted to let you guys know we have still been working on the podcast and it’s finally back! This time around we are on a podcast hosting site called AudioBoom in hopes that we can get the podcast submitted to Apple Podcast and Spotify! The link to Episode 1 is here. Feel free to leave us any sort of feedback and let us know what you want to see from us in future episodes!

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Thanos is Cable?!

The multi talented Josh Brolin who is in many entertaining films such as Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, Avengers/Guardians of the Galaxy, and Men in Black 3 is now taking a big role in Fox’s Deadpool as the time traveling brute Cable! After a very successful Deadpool movie from Fox we are very excited to see the much anticipated Deadpool 2 coming out in 2018.

We had an absolute blast seeing a small teaser before Logan that quickly leaked online that didn’t show much other than the hilarious vulgar Merc with a Mouth. At the end of Deadpool we got a small tease about Cable being part of the sequel! If you don’t know Cable is pretty much the side quick/ good guy when it comes to the pair of Deadpool and Cable! It will be very interesting to see a good cop/bad cop sort of back and forth for the whole movie. 

What do you think of Josh Brolin being Cable? Are there any better suited actors in your eyes. Let us know @TheNerdChambets!

-ShadowGhoul (Brandon)

New X-Men TV Series…

There has been a lot of excitement the last couple of weeks with the X-Men franchise/Fox. Logan came out last week and swept the box office with 85.3 million opening weekend. On top of that, the new X-Men based TV show Legion has been doing very well on FX. Finally we had some insight of Deadpool 2 from a teaser that was shown before Logan, and the exciting of news that Zazie Beetz will be playing Domino!

After all this exciting news we have received, there is another update from Fox. There is another television series that will be starting up some time in the future called Gifted. Alex Gilyadov from IGN reported that…

It also seems The Originals and The Vampire Diaries star Joseph Morgan has been cast in Gifted.

Gifted’s cast includes Jamie Chung (Once Upon A Time) as the mutant Blink; Blair Redford (Switched at Birth, Satisfaction) as the mutant Thunderbird; Stephen Moyer (True Blood) as an attorney named Reed; Amy Acker (Person of Interest) as Reed’s estranged wife, Caitlin; Natalie Alyn Lind (Gotham) as one of their mutant children, Lauren; Percy Hynes White (Defiance) as Andy; Coby Bell (Burn Notice) as Jace; and Emma Dumont (Pretty Little Liars) as Polaris.”
Thanks to Alex Gilyadov we have a little more ideas of what is to come with the upcoming show Gifted. What do you think about a new X-Men TV show? Tweet us @TheNerdChambers and let us know what you think!

-ShadowGhoul (Brandon)

Deadpool 2 News (Domino)…

I just got back from seeing Logan. I must say excellent I had a fantastic time, but this is not why you are… There has been some Deadpool 2 items that have been dropping here and there the last week now, and I saw a tweet from Ryan Reynolds when I got back from the show.

We all have been excited for the upcoming film in 2018 that is Deadpool 2. There has been a lot of speculation who will be joining Ryan Reynolds for the cast of the Fox film. Who will play Cable? Who will be the villain? Well today we got some insight from Ryan Reynolds that Zazie Beetz will be joining Deadpool as Domino! Hopefully we will get some sort of insight on who will be playing Cable… The current rumor is that David Harbour from Stranger Things will be the time traveling side kick!

Go tweet us @TheNerdChambers, and let us know who you want to play Cable! Are you excited to see Deadpool 2? 

-ShadowGhoul (Brandon)