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Action flicks are a constant mainstay in Hollywood. They’re normally easy to follow, simple to watch, and don’t challenge the viewer in ways that they’re not prepared for. Now and again however a director is required to put something extra into the average action film, as drama, comedy, and even hints of romance can liven up the average action film and give it a new dimension that sets it apart from the rest of the genre. While his chosen method seems to be the hard-hitting no-nonsense kind of action that people want, director David Ayer has also managed to blend
- Nat Berman
Villordsutch talks with John Wilson (The Balrog) about Zenobi Software…
There was a time when us gamers didn’t require ultra-real graphics delivered in 4K resolution, nor truth be told did we actually require graphics, for our days were occupied with text-based adventure games and here we lost real time. Reading lines of an unfolding story whilst looking for a clue, direction or perhaps a item to help us on our journey; there’s a core group of people that still smile when they read, “Thorin sits down and starts singing about gold.”.One of the most well known “text-based adventure” software houses during the 1980’s and 1990’s – on the Zx Spectrum – was Zenobi Software; they delivered a few hundred titles to thousands of homes and a large chunk of those were from the Balrog himself John Wilson, the man behind Zenobi Software. It’s John Wilson who Villordsutch managed »
“Now and again I like an easy job – and this is an easy job.” That was sports entrepreneur and general all-round business genius Barry Hearn talking in 2010 after being appointed chairman of the World Snooker Association (Wsa). Many thought he’d gone bonkers to take the job on at the time – even his close friend and former protege Steve Davis expressed his doubts live on the BBC – such was the slump in popularity the game had experienced. Fast forward to the present, and how is the “job” – to restore snooker back to something like its former glory – going? With another world championship at the Crucible Theatre looming, let’s take a look.
When Hearn took over, the game was still very much in the doldrums. Attendances were poor, save for the real prestige tournaments on the calendar, prize money had dried up somewhat and general interest levels were a shadow »
- Dan Green
Brendon Connelly Apr 7, 2017
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Ridings' is a beautifully well-judged performance; just one of a number on his varied resume. I was delighted to chat with him recently about the new Peppa Pig cinematic experience, while also making time to speak a little about Who Framed Roger Rabbit, his motion capture work with Andy Serkis and Ninja Theory and, best of all, the after-dinner exorcism of Terry Gilliam.
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4 items from 2017
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