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Jon Arvedon

was born and raised on the not-so-mean streets of Central Massachusetts. Jon uses his time consuming, collecting, and sharing all aspects of nerd culture. Follow Jon on Twitter @JonArvedon.

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  • Ranking Every Game of Thrones Season, From Worst to First
    Sunday nights will never be the same because after eight long years, HBO’s epic drama series Game of Thrones has ended its watch. However, now that Season 8 has wrapped, we here at Epicstream decided it was time to update our 2017 list in which we ranked all (then) six seasons of the series. So, with that in mind, here’s our ranking of every Game of Thrones season, from worst to first:
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    4 days ago By Jon Arvedon By Jon Arvedon - 4 days ago
  • 4 Reasons Avengers: Endgame is the Greatest Comic Book Movie of All ...
    WARNING: The following article contains major spoilers for Avengers: Endgame, now in theaters. Marvel Studios’ latest superhero blockbuster, Avengers: Endgame, is a film that was over a decade in the making. After the climactic ending of Infinity War, the bar couldn’t have possibly been any higher. Still, despite the massive expectations it faced, Endgame set a standard for comic book movies that may never be matched again. But is it the best comic book movie? We here at Epicstream certainly believe it is, so we’ve compiled a list of four reasons Avengers: Endgame is the greatest comic book movie of all time:
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    22 days ago By Jon Arvedon By Jon Arvedon - 22 days ago
  • 10 Surprising MCU Cameos in Avengers: Endgame
      WARNING: The following article contains major spoilers for Avengers: Endgame, now in theaters. Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Endgame certainly didn’t skimp on surprises. From Captain America wielding Mjolnir to Professor Hulk to Iron Man’s sacrifice, few could have predicted what was in store following Infinity War’s heartbreaking cliffhanger ending.   However, in addition to the plot-specific bombshells, there was also a handful of shocking cameos from faces we never thought we’d see in the Marvel Cinematic Universe again. So, with that in mind, here are 10 surprising MCU cameos in Avengers: Endgame:
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    25 days ago By Jon Arvedon By Jon Arvedon - 25 days ago
  • 10 Unanswered Questions After Watching Avengers: Endgame
    WARNING: The following article contains major spoilers for Avengers: Endgame, now in theaters.   Not even one week since its release and Marvel Studios has already smashed record after record with its latest superhero blockbuster, Avengers: Endgame. However, for a film that’s supposedly the exclamation point on the last 11 years and 21 chapters of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, there are still quite a few unanswered questions. Some will surely be answered in future MCU movies while others may be addressed in Disney+ series. Until then, though, here are 10 questions we have after Avengers: Endgame:
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    25 days ago By Jon Arvedon By Jon Arvedon - 25 days ago
  • Avengers: Endgame’s 12 Most Epic Moments
    WARNING: The following article contains major spoilers for Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Endgame, in theaters now. One year after the fate of the Marvel Cinematic Universe was left in shambles following the events of Avengers: Infinity War, Earth’s Mightiest Heroes returned to the big screen to try to make things right in Avengers: Endgame. Clocking in at just over three hours, there’s a lot to unpack in this film, so let’s jump right in and break down Avengers: Endgame’s 12 most epic moments:
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    28 days ago By Jon Arvedon By Jon Arvedon - 28 days ago
  • 5 Ways J.J. Abrams Can Redeem the Star Wars Franchise
    In 2015, a whole new generation of Star Wars fans was born when the J.J. Abrams-helmed The Force Awakens arrived in theaters from here to a galaxy far, far away. Sure, some criticized it for feeling like a rehash of A New Hope, but as Abrams himself stated, this was done intentionally to help ease audiences back into the world George Lucas created four decades earlier. Besides, when all was said in done, the majority of moviegoers were too busy salivating over the limitless potential for the future of the sequel trilogy to dwell on the striking similarities between Episodes IV and VII. Then, two years later, Rian Johnson’s The Last Jedi hit the big screen and has since become arguably the most polarizing Star Wars movie of all-time. From the characterization of Luke Skywalker to the apparent disregard for everything Abrams set up in Episode VII to the way it radically subverted expectations, numerous fans were left disappointed by the film and disillusioned with the franchise. Then again, others were completely enamored with Johnson’s approach, including Lucasfilm, which was made crystal clear when we learned Johnson would return to oversee a new trilogy of Star Wars films. Regardless of how you feel about The Last Jedi, though, it can’t be denied that Star Wars needs to get back on track. While Episode VIII cleaned up at the box office and was largely adored by critics, it took a vicious beating from fans. In turn, the next Star Wars film, Solo, only received a lukewarm reception and performed abysmally from a financial standpoint. So, how can Episode IX rebound? Well, we have some ideas that will likely satisfy both those who loved The Last Jedi and those who were left wanting more. Here are five ways J.J. Abrams can redeem the Star Wars franchise:
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    38 days ago By Jon Arvedon By Jon Arvedon - 38 days ago
  • Everything We Learned About Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker at Star ...
    This past weekend, fans from across the galaxy made their way to McCormick Place in Chicago, IL for the annual Star Wars Celebration. From Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order to The Mandalorian to The Clone Wars, there were plenty of panels fans were hoping to attend. However, none was more anticipated than the panel for Star Wars: Episode IX. As expected, Kathleen Kennedy, J.J. Abrams and the cast members were rather tight-lipped during the panel itself, but thankfully, we still learned quite a bit about the upcoming film. So, now that the main event has come and gone, here’s everything we learned about Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker at Star Wars Celebration:
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    40 days ago By Jon Arvedon By Jon Arvedon - 40 days ago
  • The 8 Best Moments From Shazam!
    SPOILER WARNING: The following article contains major spoilers for Shazam!, in theaters now. Just four months after Aquaman proved that the DC Extended Universe is far from dead, Warner Bros. delivered yet another crowd-pleasing superhero blockbuster in the form of Shazam! However, while Shazam! appears to have taken a page out of Aquaman’s playbook in terms of tone, make no mistake: these two films are entirely different animals. Much like its predecessor, though, Shazam! is fully loaded with standout moments that won’t soon be forgotten. With that in mind, here are the eight best moments from Shazam!:
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    51 days ago By Jon Arvedon By Jon Arvedon - 51 days ago
  • Avengers: Endgame – Predicting Who Lives and Who Dies
    The most anticipated superhero blockbuster of all-time, Avengers: Endgame, is nearly here, and the stakes have never been higher. After all, in Infinity War, countless heroes we’ve grown to know and love over the past decade were turned to dust thanks to Thanos’ Infinity Gauntlet-powered snap, leaving the remaining heroes with only one possible objective: Avenge. Despite Captain America’s comments in Infinity War about not trading lives, we fully expect that in Endgame, some, if not all of the decimated heroes will be resurrected and in exchange, others will fall. So, much like we did in the build-up to Infinity War, here are our predictions for who will be left standing and who we’ll say goodbye to for good by the time Avengers: Endgame concludes:
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    52 days ago By Jon Arvedon By Jon Arvedon - 52 days ago
  • The 5 Best Avengers: Endgame Fan Theories
    We’re just one month away from Avengers: Endgame hitting the big screen, and nearly every fan of the Marvel Cinematic Universe has a theory surrounding the film. In some cases, it’s just minor plot points. In others, it’s about how Earth’s Mightiest Heroes are going to defeat the Mad Titan Thanos. And, in some cases, it’s simply about which heroes will make it out of the 22nd Marvel Studios film alive. Naturally, some theories are more tantalizing than others, so we here at Epicstream have scoured the depths of the Internet to find what we feel are the most fascinating and the most probable. So, with that in mind, here are the five best Avengers: Endgame fan theories:
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    58 days ago By Jon Arvedon By Jon Arvedon - 58 days ago