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We may be living in the age of the comic book movie, but the dawn of the age of the video game movie may be right around the corner. Filmmakers have been trying to adapt video games to the big screen for decades. We all remember the ill-fated Super Mario Bros. Movie of the 1990s, as well as the not-so-beloved adaptations of Tomb Raider, which did well enough by most standards, but didn't quite set the world on fire. Perhaps the closest thing the "genre"--if we're all comfortable calling it that--has had to success is the Resident Evil franchise. It may constantly get panned by critics, but the series has its fan base, and always seems to do well enough to warrant a sequel.
However, if the upcoming films Warcraft and Assassin's Creed are quality pictures, then we may be witnessing the beginnings of a new era. »
- Joseph Medina
Ever since the advent of digital distribution, game consoles have been flooded with puzzle platformers. While the truly innovative like Braid or Fez still manage to stick out from the crowd, many more get lost in the shuffle. Hopefully La Cosa Entertainment’s Klaus will not be ignored, as the indie studio’s first effort is an impressive affair.
Platformers are rarely known for having rich narratives. After all, the most popular platformer ever made, Super Mario Bros., was simply about saving a princess, so it’s not really a requirement for the genre. What makes Klaus such a unique addition then is that not only does it have a rich narrative, but the entire game is driven by its plot.
La Cosa Entertainment’s debut game begins with the titular character waking up. He has no memory about who he is, or why he is in this strange laboratory. »
- Tyler Treese
Flickering Myth looks ahead to 2016…
It’s the future! And with the New Year officially upon us (we’re five days into it after all), we sat down to vote for our most anticipated movies of 2016, and below are the results. Each writer had five votes, which were then collated into scores and tallied to create our Top 10 list. What’s in it? Well let’s find out.
Scorsese returns to the big screen in 2016 with his latest film Silence, which sees an impressive cast taking on a historical drama. It’s based on a novel, and is the director’s first film since 2013’s Wolf of Wall Street. With Adam Driver impressing audiences and critics through Star Wars: The Force Awakens, expect a lot of hype prior to its release. The movie topped only one of our writer’s lists, »
- Luke Owen
3 items from 2016
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