Glass Review: A Self-Conscious Superhero Movie

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Glass Review: A Self-Conscious Superhero Movie

In the year 2000, when M. Night Shyamalan's Unbreakable hit theaters, comic book movies were barely a thing. Unbreakable was the young director's follow-up to the sensational Sixth Sense, and going in, it wasn't clear what the movie was. That it turned out to be a low key superhero movie with a villain obsessed with comic books made it, in retrospect, way ahead of its time. Glass has the opposite problem: It's overtly a comic book movie, but one for people who have never read a comic book. It feels hopelessly behind the times.

Glass is the follow-up to 2016's Split, itself a surprise Unbreakable sequel, which wasn't revealed until the extremely meta signature Shyamalan twist of Bruce Willis appearing in the movie's final scene. Two decades ago, Unbreakable followed Willis's David Dunn as he slowly discovered his own incredible strength and invulnerability, with plenty of encouragement from Samuel L. Jackson's fragile but maniacally intelligent Elijah Price, AKA Mr. Glass. Split introduced a third super-powered individual, James McAvoy's Kevin Wendell Crumb, or "The Horde," a collection of split personalities who actually change the character's physical state and abilities as they vie for control of his body.

Glass (2018) Review: A Self-Conscious Superhero Movie

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Glass (2018) Review: A Self-Conscious Superhero Movie

In the year 2000, when M. Night Shyamalan's Unbreakable hit theaters, comic book movies were barely a thing. Unbreakable was the young director's follow-up to the sensational Sixth Sense, and going in, it wasn't clear what the movie was. That it turned out to be a low key superhero movie with a villain obsessed with comic books made it, in retrospect, way ahead of its time. Glass has the opposite problem: It's overtly a comic book movie, but one for people who have never read a comic book. It feels hopelessly behind the times.

Glass is the follow-up to 2016's Split, itself a surprise Unbreakable sequel, which wasn't revealed until the extremely meta signature Shyamalan twist of Bruce Willis appearing in the movie's final scene. Two decades ago, Unbreakable followed Willis's David Dunn as he slowly discovered his own incredible strength and invulnerability, with plenty of encouragement from Samuel L. Jackson's fragile but maniacally intelligent Elijah Price, AKA Mr. Glass. Split introduced a third super-powered individual, James McAvoy's Kevin Wendell Crumb, or "The Horde," a collection of split personalities who actually change the character's physical state and abilities as they vie for control of his body.

New Star Wars Resistance Trailer Reveals Force Awakens Links, Season 2 Confirmed

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Although the popular Star Wars Rebels finished last year, fans of the franchise's animated output still have much to look forward to. A new season of the much-loved Clones Wars is being made for Disney's new streaming service, Disney+, and ahead of that, we have the return of Star Wars Resistance this month. A new trailer for the second half of Season 1 has now been released.

Resistance is set before the movie The Force Awakens, and focuses on a young pilot named Kaz, who is recruited by the Resistance to take on a top-secret mission to infiltrate the First Order. This new trailer reveals that the upcoming episodes will contain various links to The Force Awakens, with a reference to Starkiller Base and an appearance from General Leia, Poe Dameron, General Hux, and shots of Kylo Ren's shuttle. Check it out below:

Star Wars Resistance returns to the Disney Channel on January 13. The studio has also confirmed that the show will return for a second season.

AEW Roster: Every Wrestler Confirmed For All Elite Wrestling

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AEW Roster: Every Wrestler Confirmed For All Elite Wrestling


Following the success of the All In pay-per-view event, it was clear that independent wrestlers Cody Rhodes and the Young Bucks weren't kidding around when they said they wanted to "change the world." Following that show in September, there were rumblings that the trio was prepared to launch its own wrestling company.

Now, after partnering with Jacksonville Jaguars owners Tony Khan and Shahid Khan, their vision is becoming a reality. All Elite Wrestling, which was formally announced on January 1, has revealed its initial roster of stars, and it's loaded with some very interesting names in the pro wrestling industry--including a couple notable faces from WWE.

While AEW's first major event, Double or Nothing, won't happen until May 25, we can't help but get excited about all of the match possibilities, given the talent involved. There are obviously going to be more names announced leading up to the company's debut, but thus far this is a pretty incredible crew of men and woman.

As you look ahead to Double or Nothing and think about what AEW would mean to the world of professional wrestling, take a look at everyone announced for the roster so far. Then sound off in the comments about who you'd like to see join Cody and the Bucks in this new company.

Pokemon Dev's Steam Game Rated For PS4, Xbox One, And Switch

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While Game Freak is known primarily as the developer behind the mainline Pokemon series, the studio occasionally releases titles outside of its usual wheelhouse. One such example is Giga Wrecker, a stylish side-scrolling platformer available for PC via Steam, and now it appears the game is coming to home consoles as well.

A rating for Giga Wrecker Alt has been filed by the Taiwan Digital Game Rating Committee (via Gematsu). According to the filing, the game is coming to PS4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch, with Rising Star Games listed as the publisher.

Rising Star and Game Freak have yet to officially confirm if Giga Wrecker is indeed coming to consoles, although it isn't uncommon for unannounced games to be outed by ratings boards. The addition of "Alt" to the title also suggests the game will boast some form of new content, although this has likewise yet to be confirmed.

CES 2019: New AMD Ryzen Gen 3 Desktop Processor Announced

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Following its CES 2019 announcement of the Radeon VII GPU, AMD unveiled its third generation of Ryzen desktop processor. The new Ryzen isn't scheduled to launch until mid-2019, but it will support the Radeon VII.

According to CNET, AMD demoed the new Ryzen during the company's CES keynote presentation. Using the new Radeon VII, the Ryzen played Forza Horizon 4 with a consistent 100 frames per second at 1080p. "This system is the most advanced PC gaming hardware in the world, together in one system--third gen Ryzen, [and] Radeon VII," said AMD president and CEO Lisa Su. During CNET's CES coverage, they saw the new Ryzen go up against and slightly outperform the Intel i9-9900K on a Cinebench multicore test. Both CPUs performed similarly, but Ryzen used much less power.

The Radeon VII is the world's first 7nm gaming GPU, which Su claims to be the most powerful GPU that AMD has ever built. At CES, Su demonstrated how Devil May Cry 5 would play on the Radeon VII, which she explained runs "well above" 60 frames per second at 4K resolution. In comparison to AMD's previously most powerful GPU, the Vega 64, the Radeon VII runs most games with an average 25 percent performance boost. Some games see even greater improvements, such as Battlefield V, which receives a 35 percent boost.

CES 2019: AMD Ryzen Gen 3 Desktop Processor Announced

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Following its CES 2019 announcement of the Radeon VII GPU, AMD unveiled its third generation of Ryzen desktop processor. The new Ryzen isn't scheduled to launch until mid-2019, but it will support the Radeon VII.

According to CNET, AMD demoed the new Ryzen during the company's CES keynote presentation. Using the new Radeon VII, the Ryzen played Forza Horizon 4 with a consistent 100 frames per second at 1080p. "This system is the most advanced PC gaming hardware in the world, together in one system--third gen Ryzen, [and] Radeon VII," said AMD president and CEO Lisa Su. During CNET's CES coverage, they saw the new Ryzen go up against and slightly outperform the Intel i9-9900K on a Cinebench multicore test. Both CPUs performed similarly, but Ryzen used much less power.

The Radeon VII is the world's first 7nm gaming GPU, which Su claims to be the most powerful GPU that AMD has ever built. At CES, Su demonstrated how Devil May Cry 5 would play on the Radeon VII, which she explained runs "well above" 60 frames per second at 4K resolution. In comparison to AMD's previously most powerful GPU, the Vega 64, the Radeon VII runs most games with an average 25 percent performance boost. Some games see even greater improvements, such as Battlefield V, which receives a 35 percent boost.

Destiny 2's Niobe Labs Puzzle Deemed Too Tough; Bergusia Forge To Unlock On Its Own

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Destiny 2's latest expansion, Black Armory, was set to wrap up with the release of the fourth and final forge--the Bergusia Forge--this week. Before that happened, a group of hardcore players and streamers attempted to dissect a complex in-game puzzle involving Niobe Labs. Once they solved the puzzle, the forge would unlock for all DLC owners. But after more than 24 hours of attempts have not yet yielded a complete solution, Bungie is opting to simply unlock the forge while keeping the puzzle going on the side.

The Bergusia Forge will unlock today, January 9, at 2 PM PT / 5 PM ET / 10 PM GMT, Bungie announced on its website. "While coming together as a community to solve puzzles can be fun, setting this puzzle up as a gate between you and new content that you want to play has not been an ideal experience," the studio admitted. "As such, we will be decoupling the puzzle from the final offering of the Black Armory. All Annual Pass owners will be able to experience the Bergusia Forge when the puzzle is solved or when the deadline expires--whichever happens first."

Destiny 2: Bungie Deems Niobe Labs Puzzle Too Tough, Unlocks Bergusia Forge

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Destiny 2's latest expansion, Black Armory, was set to wrap up with the release of the fourth and final forge--the Bergusia Forge--this week. Before that happened, a group of hardcore players and streamers attempted to dissect a complex in-game puzzle involving Niobe Labs. Once they solved the puzzle, the forge would unlock for all DLC owners. But after more than 24 hours of attempts have not yet yielded a complete solution, Bungie is opting to simply unlock the forge while keeping the puzzle going on the side. [Update: The new forge is now unlocked.]

The Bergusia Forge will unlock today, January 9, at 2 PM PT / 5 PM ET / 10 PM GMT, Bungie announced on its website. "While coming together as a community to solve puzzles can be fun, setting this puzzle up as a gate between you and new content that you want to play has not been an ideal experience," the studio admitted. "As such, we will be decoupling the puzzle from the final offering of the Black Armory. All Annual Pass owners will be able to experience the Bergusia Forge when the puzzle is solved or when the deadline expires--whichever happens first."