2016: The Final Quarter

After finishing my most awaited movies from the first three quarters, that is the first nine months of the year 2016, I have the final quarter here. The confirmed list was not that huge as the first, the second and the third quarters, but there were surely some nice titles there too, which is worth the long one year wait. During those times of waiting, we have those other movies which make sure that we never get bored. It is the quality of this year, and with more movies which could be added along with those in the list, lets declare 2016 a big one – here are those movie names for the last quarter! I intend to watch all of these on the very first day of release itself, as long as there is no collision with other non-Hollywood movies or the lack of theatres.

Assassin’s Creed: This is the time when Magneto becomes the assassin – yes, Michael Fassbender will be playing one of the most popular video game characters from this century! I have only played the first game of this video game franchise and then I ended my gaming times. As we go through history and the cities of those times, we had the protagonist Altaïr Ibn-La’Ahad, a member of the Assassins of that time. It was a stealth-based game, and it was fun to climb those towers and have a look around. There was action, and there were other special objectives to perform. Along with Warcraft, this is the other movie to have an adaptation from a big video game this year, and I hope that this works out well. I have really liked the adaptations of Hitman: Agent 47, Max Payne, Need for Speed, Resident Evil, Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-LiSilent HillTomb RaiderMortal Kombat and Prince of Persia; even DoomDOA: Dead or Alive and BloodRayne were not that bad as they are known to be.

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Ouija 2 and The Strangers 2: It is not only The Conjuring and The Purge: Anarchy which will get the sequels in 2016, and it is not only Insidous: Chapter Two and Insidious: Chapter Three which can be the big sequels. Our protagonists will never learn and shall once again make the attempt to contact the forces from the other world, which will lead to the much needed horror for us. They might just do the same in a possible third movie, but lets hope that this one is at least scarier than the original Ouija and is also a better movies in totality. I do have hope. There is that idea which always got the potential to bring the best of horror! The Strangers 2 will be a sequel to that nice home invasion thriller of 2008; not that much is known about it though – but there is that high level of potential.

Underworld: Next Generation: The fifth installment of the Underworld franchise finally comes to the theatres in 2016. The last one of the series, Underworld: Awakening came in 2012, and I was not able to watch that because there were only a very few multiplexes here during that time, and this one never really reached there. Maybe, this time the things will be different. It will be Kate Beckinsale as Selene, the Death Dealer and the Vampire Hybrid for the first time on the big screen, and I got to wait for this one for sure. Even though most of the critics will have a tough time understanding the myth here, I am sure that a lot of people around here are looking forward to this story concerning the Vampire-Lycan wars, and if it does release here this time, could find some better business like Terminator Genysis and Pacific Rim did better outside North America.

Gambit: Well, the X-Men and its mutants will keep bringing the power here. We remember Taylor Kitsch as Remy LeBeau a.k.a Gambit in the movie X-Men Origins: Wolverine. I would have loved to see him again; for John Carter was a highly underrated movie and Battleship was some real fun. But this one will have Channing Tatum right out of Jupiter Ascending, his last movie to release here, and that will do just fine. I have read that Léa Seydoux, the Bond girl of Spectre will be in this movie too as another main character, and that will be great. I did read somewhere that it will be delated, but IMDb showed it as 2016 and so did Wikpedia. I would say that this one has been delayed too long, and it is time we see Gambit on the big screen as one of the more interesting mutants who were never given what they really deserved.

Doctor Strange: Marvel brings more of the superhero stuff with this man known as Doctor Strange. Here is someone who can bring the magical powers like no other superhero from Marvel. I have known this character during my childhood, and used to compare him to Mandrake who was the more popular hero and was the one whom I liked. My best memory of him is from an episode related to Spider-Man during an animated series on television. Planned to be released on November fourth, I do doubt when it will be released here and on how many screens considering the fact that the number of people knowing him here will be very low. Ant-Man did release on many screens, but had very less number of attendance and had to be removed earlier at many theatres – so lets see if this one arrives big here! Lets see if Avengers are related 😀

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Jumanji, The Girl on the Train and Jack Reacher: Never Go Back: Jumanji will be remade and released for the 2016 Christmas, even though it might be too early for this – but the use of modern technology for bringing all the fun will be nice; we do remember how Goosebumps turned out to be with its own creatures. Meanwhile, The Girl on the Train based on Paula Hawkins’ first novel with the same name will also be there. The thriller with the cast which includes Emily Blunt, Rebecca Ferguson, Haley Bennett, Luke Evans and Édgar Ramírez has already got me very interested. It should be a nice murder mystery too. Jack Reacher: Never Go Back has Tom Cruise as Jack Reacher again, after he entertained us heavily as Ethan Hunt in Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation. Cobie Smulders will be there with him as 2016’s impossible gets the power!

***The images used in this blog post are from the Official Facebook Pages of the movies mentioned here (Assassin’s Creed and Doctor Strange). For the big Christmas Malayalam movies, click here.

TeNy

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Rediscovering a Passion

There are many things I have been. But among them, one of the strongest was about being a gamer, someone who could stay awake all night and play all of those games on the computer as well as online. There was also that LAN gaming saga which was there between us friends. But things have changed, as we replaced our high performance computer system supported by that powerful graphics card, with two laptops for home, a procedure which stopped my gaming like a dead end.

There were the games like Age Of Empires, Age of Wonders, Quake 3 Arena and Unreal Tournament, which were the older games which had me interested, along with those newer games of the time Prototype, Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion and Mass Effect which formed my later love along with Crysis and Assassin’s Creed. But then, everything disappeared, and it was like vanishing into thin air – the process was quick, and I did nothing to stop the same.

My wandering through those lovely beaches in military vehicles - gone now

My wandering through those lovely beaches in awesome military vehicles – gone now

When I was a gamer, I used to believe in myself. I had good friends, better ideas and the belief that I could do things that nobody could. But as I ended that procedure, I felt a certain amount of weakness in me. I had the feeling that I wasn’t that good as I used to be, and my confidence went down another level. People did say that the end of gaming was a good thing for me, but I could feel it in my heart more and more as time passed.

What I didn’t realize that it was gaming that made me a more confident person, and may be even a better me. The games had brought the believer in me to another stage, but I had never realized that, and stopped everything all of a sudden. I should have stuck to the older games on my laptop, but for some reason, I tried, but could never really stick to it. It was a sad state for me.

Shooting aliens on a strange and mysterious planet - not anymore

Shooting aliens on a strange and mysterious planet of great beauty – not anymore

On this New Year, I make the resolution to bring gaming back to my life. I have only a mobile which doesn’t support most of those big games, which is why I need a tablet, something like Micromax Canvas Tab P666 which can bring my passion for gaming back from the bottom of the abyss. It is surely going to bring back the gamer in me to life in a procedure of resurrection, especially my First Person Shooter side.

This one has Intel Hyper-Threading Technology and having such a fast and responsive tab will boost the gamer in me like never before in the last few years, and I am hoping to get it one day. It also boasts of Seamless Multitasking with Intel Burst Performance Technology. Even as there are many things that the Canvas Tab can do with the movie lover and the bookworm in me, lets believe in the power of this gadget to make gaming come alive for now!

Taking a leap of faith from the top of a tower with belief - nevermore?

Taking a leap of faith from the top of a tower with the strength of belief – nevermore?

This blog post is part of the Happy Hours Campaign from Indiblogger in association with Micromax Canvas Tab P666 with Intel Inside™. Here, I have rediscovered my passion for gaming as I make a resolution for this New Year to be the gamer again with the help of this lightning speed Canvas Tab from Micromax which has turned into my dream machine for now. For more details, please visit: http://www.micromaxinfo.com/tablet/Canvas-Tab-P666

*The images used in this blog post are cropped versions of screenshots from my own gaming experience in three games, Crysis, Mass Effect and Assassin’s Creed respectively. Also check this video and stay amazed:

TeNy