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Further details of Spike Lee’s involvement in the upcoming NBA 2K16 game have been released, and he looks set to have a hand in one of the most unique career modes ever seen in any sports-gaming franchise.
The New York Knicks’ most famous (and outspoken) fan – and director of such lauded films as He Got Game, Malcolm X and Jungle Fever – has been recruited to write the narrative of 2K’s pioneering MyCareer mode, potentially revolutionising the way such game modes work.
Last year’s instalment saw the inclusion of a rival, as well as interactive backstage conversations with teammates, coaches, general managers and agents, but the actual storyline was fairly thin on the ground. If Lee’s track record is anything to go by, 2K16 should see a darker, grittier narrative, one potentially concerning the pitfalls of fame, money, and all the trappings that come »
- Jack G King
All week long our writers will debate: Which was the greatest film year of the past half century. Check here for a complete list of our essays. Just one glance at the Oscar nominees for 1998 might make it seem less a questionable choice for “best year in film” — and more an insane one. Instead of a 1974 – The Godfather II, The Conversation, Chinatown, Blazing Saddles, Young Frankenstein, etc – or even a 1994, where Shawshank, Quiz Show, and Pulp Fiction lost to Gump – you choose a year where the Oscars would allow Roberto Benigni to climb atop both the figurative and literal chairs of the Shrine? Fine, step away from the Oscars. Would you still celebrate a year that saw not one, but two movies about asteroids threatening the Earth? A year that saw such scars carved across cinematic history as Patch Adams, My Giant, Stepmom, and Krippendorf’s Tribe? It bears repeating: Krippendorf’S Tribe? »
- Michael Oates Palmer
2 items from 2015
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