The system has been in the works for a while, and it seems like we’ll start seeing content ratings relatively soon as we have an idea of what categories there are. Games will be rated as either Child (8 and below), Pre-teen (9-12), or Teen (13+).
The Marvel Cinematic Universe has always been bold. Despite its frequent reliance on formula, its very existence - a series of storylines told across more than a decade’s worth of multiple interconnected movies - is unlike anything else. It should come as no surprise, then, that WandaVision is also bold and experimental.
Warzone was my lockdown game. Funnily enough, they both started around the same time. Activision's big Call of Duty battle royale launched on 10th March 2020 and was an immediate hit. Warzone popularity exploded. A year later, and we're still in lockdown. And Warzone is increasingly popular. It topped 85 million players by the end of 2020. I mean, just look at what its updates do to download traffic in the UK. But Warzone is more than just a mega-popular battle royale. It's changed Call of Duty forever - and dragged the series kicking and screaming back into the big time.
In a year full of pop culture delays and disappointments, The Mandalorian Season 2 accomplished several impressive feats: it enhanced what preceded with an invigorating, activity pressed eight-episode arc; it gave us a week by week interruption from the unforgettable moments of 2020. It pulled off a stunning appearance that outperformed even the underlying Baby Yoda reveal in the series premiere.
Yes Day is the movie for everyone. It follows a family of five in a fun-filled and truth revealing day. The film has themes of love and understanding that will melt your heart. A yes day is a feat where the parents cannot say no to the kids, which is what makes the day so adventurous.
Anime is one of the most diverse forms of entertainment in the world. Where else can you group an action show about a boy fighting skinless giants with a psychological horror centered on a small white cat thing using human souls as fuel to keep the universe running under the same title? Despite the massive amount of variation in topics covered from show to show, many have taken attempts to argue what the best of the best is, with the most prominent attempt being the Crunchyroll Anime Awards. Hosted by Crunchyroll, a streaming service specifically for anime, it lets fans vote for the best anime in various categories from genre to voice acting. This year, after lots of trial and criticism, I believe the Anime Awards have found the right balance between expert opinion and popular vote.
To All the Boys: Always and Forever (To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before 3) directed by Michael Fimognari is a teen romantic comedy film starring Noah centineo and Lana Condor and is a sequel to To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You.
Moxie is one for the ages. Vivian Carter (Hadley Robinson), a shy junior at Rockport High School is struggling to write her college essay about what she cares about. Her mom, Lisa (Amy Poehler) says that all she cared about when she was 16 was smashing the patriarchy, so that is exactly what Vivan decides to do. Inspired by her outspoken new friend Lucy (Alycia Pascual-Pena) and her mom, Vivan decides to publish an anonymous pamphlet about sexism and toxic masculinity at her school. Moxie follows the ups and downs of Vivian’s newfound confidence and movement: her relationships, her strength, and her action.
Every year, around the anniversary of the release of Fire Emblem Heroes (FEH), the mobile game spinoff, the Choose Your Legends poll (CYL) takes place, allowing players to directly vote for characters to receive new, very powerful variations of fan favorites in FEH.
After February break, March feels as though it will stretch on interminably for ten weeks each year until we finally see April break on the horizon. While you wait, here are six albums to listen to during this long stretch before our next official break from school.