Author Archives: Eddie@Jaccendo

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2: Everything You Need To Know


Guardians of the Galaxy were a relatively unknown Marvel Comics superhero team a few years ago.

After the success of the 2014 sci-fi space adventure film, it wouldn’t be a surprise if moviegoers could now identify each of the Guardians from seeing only their silhouettes. 

Director James Gunn has been revealing fascinating details on Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and answering fan questions on social media.

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Enter To Win A Glow-In-The-Dark ‘The Walking Dead’ Painting


Jaccendo and Cibarra’s Art want to give fans a chance to win one very cool prize: a Glow-in-the-Dark painting of The Walking Dead’s Negan.

Get ready for Season 7  with the launch of “Which Major Walking Dead Character Did Negan Kill?” contest.

The identity of Negan’s victim(s) will be revealed in the Season 7 premiere.

Could there be more than one victim? The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman addresses the rumours, “I don’t know that our audience is necessarily bloodthirsty enough to be wanting to hear that there’s another death.

“One death should be enough for this audience and one death will definitely have the affect that we’re looking for. It will certainly set the stage for a very exciting season.”

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The Girl on the Train Movie Review: Emily Blunt in Psychological Thriller


The Girl on the Train (2016) Review
Director: Tate Taylor
Cast: Emily Blunt, Haley Bennett, Rebecca Ferguson, Justin Theroux, Luke Evans

The Girl on the Train is a missing persons mystery that manages to be somewhat satisfying despite the lack of genuine thrills.

Adapted from Paula Hawkin’s novel, The Girl on the Train is about psychological manipulation.  It reveals how memories and perception is impacted by isolation, abuse and emotional anguish. The story is a deeply troubled portrait of female characters primarily told from an unhinged woman’s point of view.  

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Sunshine Blogger Award!


I got a Sunshine blogger award from Ruth at Flixchatter and Lloyd Marken! Thanks for nominating Jaccendo! If you don’t know, Jaccendo is my main blog.

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Stranger Things Season 2: Everything We Know So Far


Netflix’s supernatural drama Stranger Things will return for a second season in 2017. This is hardly a surprise announcement considering how many fans and critics have positively responded to the 80’s nostalgia series. 

Some interesting new details have emerged on the second season. What we know is that it will stay true to the tone and characters from the first season. At the same time, the focus is on thoughtfully expanding the world, including the addition of new multi-generational characters and a new dark force.

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The Assassin (2015) is Meditative and Devastatingly Beautiful


In case you missed it, this post is part of MovieRob’s Genre Grandeur on Foreign Language Films (2013-present).

Taiwanese director Hou Hsiao-Hsien won the award for best director at the 68th Cannes Film Festival for his brilliant work in 2015’s The Assassin. Hou Hsiao-Hsien’s unique vision transcends The Assassin from a martial arts film into an art-house cinematic experience. However, I wouldn’t expect The Assassin to be highly influential in the wuxia genre, not because it isn’t deserving to be, but it purposely avoids many traditional tropes and conventions for what makes for a crowd pleasing, popular martial arts film that few directors and movie studios would likely follow in his forward thinking footsteps.

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‘Stranger Things’ is a Love Letter to 80’s Films

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If you heard anything about the Netflix drama Stranger Things about a young boy in a small town disappearing under creepy, otherworldly circumstances, it puts your knowledge of 80’s films to the test by referencing everything from E.T. to Akira and cherry picking elements from classic Stephen King stories.

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If You Love 12 Monkeys You Might Like Continuum

12 Monkeys Tv Series 2015 HD Wallpaper

What is it about great time travel stories that are so popular? Everyone has their own personal favorites and reasons. I like how there’s so many ideas and ways that a story can be explored through time travel. It also captures my imagination seeing how directors and storytellers envision what the future has in store for humanity.

There are a tonne of time travel series going on right now. 12 Monkeys and Continuum are two different kinds of time travel shows. What they have in common is that they are both filmed in Canada and air on Syfy network.

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Movie Roundup: Are you Excited that Pixar is Focusing on Making More Sequels?

Pixar’s line up of sequels includes the summer blockbuster Finding Dory and will carry through 2019 with Cars 3, Toy Story 4 and the long-anticipated The Incredibles 2. From 2020, there are no further sequels planned. Pixar president Jim Morris recently shared some thoughts about why certain sequels don’t happen. “Most studios jump on doing a sequel as soon as they have a successful film, but our business model is a filmmaker model, and we don’t make a sequel unless the director of the original film has an idea that they like and are willing to go forward on,” Morris explains. “A sequel in some regards is even harder [than the original] because you’ve got this defined world which, on the one hand, is a leg up, and on the other hand has expectations that you can’t disappoint on.”

What do you think about Pixar’s approach to making sequels? Which Pixar movie would you love to see a sequel?

Movie Roundup is a feature where I give quick impressions on some films I recently watched and/or on movie related topics.

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows “Heroes in a Half Shell Ain’t Half Bad”

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows (2016) (Non-Spoilers)
Director: Dave Green
Cast: Megan Fox, Will Arnett, Stephen Amell, Tyler Perry, Laura Linney, Brian Tee, Noel Fisher, Jeremy Howard, Pete Ploszek, Alan Ritchson, Gary Anthony Williams, Stephen Farrelly

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows’ kid-friendly action and cheesy, slap-stick humor is aimed at a younger target audience. If you no longer wake up early on Saturday mornings to watch cartoons or the phrases “Cowabunga” and “Turtle Power” don’t illicit nostalgia, it could be a tough movie to sit through.

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