The last time we saw Professor Xavier and his motley crew of merry mutants on the big screen, they were just getting together for the first time. Hence the title, X-Men: First Class. The sequel involves time travel and the cast from the last movie as well as the majority of the cast from the original trilogy. On top of that, they keep adding new characters to the mix like… Continue reading
Evening all. Sorry for no post last week. My dog had a run in with a particularly sharp tree so most of my designated writing day was spent in a veterinary surgery. (She’s fine now incidentally. Just got a new battle scar to show off.)
Ok, so now that moral choice systems are about as prolific in gaming as jump buttons, I’ve been thinking a lot about the level… Continue reading
The film industry is always trying to give you a reason to see films in the theatre instead of your own home. The TV industry always tries to give you a theatre quality experience in your home. I’m going to break down the differences in technology for you.
(Did you know? I won an award from the Society of Motion Pictures and Television Engineers for my paper on
This was an exciting weekend for me. I helped some guy move. (Don’t worry, he was a friend not some random guy I saw lugging a couch down a flight of stairs by himself.) I also saw a panel featuring the majority of the cast of Star Trek: The Next Generation. (I’ll tell you about it if I have time.) Finally, Marvel announced that they were releasing 700 comics for… Continue reading
What my $20,000 Ryerson education never taught me…
A BBC radio show throws its lackey (Chris Stark) into the fire, making him interview Mila Kunis. As Chris has no interview experience… Continue reading
This week has been disturbingly light on horrible controversies and annoyances. No easily outraged fan boys and girls. No shocking admissions from beloved creators. No impetus to make a list of some sort. So, I figure I’ll give you the latest updates on some things I discussed in previous columns. Hopefully next week we’ll learn that Stan Lee hates children and was actually trying to corrupt them with… Continue reading
Many of the visual effects (VFX) artists who worked on the Oscar-winning film Life of Pi are unhappy because their employer (Rhythm and Hues) fired them without 60 days notice. During the Oscars, the Oscar recipients for visual effects on Life of Pi tried to mention the problems at Rhythm and Hues but were cut short (though the music started playing even before the recipient tried to raise the topic)… Continue reading
I saw Argo at the Toronto International Film Festival this past September. Ben Affleck introduced it, the audience was super into it, and everyone had a blast from beginning to end. Shortly thereafter though, I was confronted by a shocking truth that has shaken my faith in filmmaking to its very core. Despite the credit that claims that it is based on a true story, the film is not completely… Continue reading
G’day all. For this post I want to talk about Paperman, the breathtaking short animation from Disney studios. If you haven’t seen it yet then you are a pillock and should watch it immediately.
(Sorry, couldn’t find a decent full version of it on youtube)
Once again Disney has knocked it out of the park, which is sort of expected by this point but even they… Continue reading