5 items from 2015
There are some excellent videogame-influenced movies out there. They're just not based on videogames...
No, no, this isn’t a list of the worst movies ever made. It’s a choice selection of films from the last 20 years that have been based on videogames. And as you can see, it makes for grim reading. But why is that?
But before we get into that, some brief history.
“Videogames can never be art.”
Despite the huge success of the gaming industry, which is now the most profitable form of entertainment, videogames are still seen an inferior art form. The late, great Roger Ebert famously kicked a beehive in 2010 when he proclaimed that “Videogames can never be art.”, Long story short, »
With cameras about to start cranking, the indie revenge thriller Message From The King is adding to its cast. End Of Watch’s Natalie Martinez is aboard to join the likes of Chadwick Boseman, Luke Evans and Teresa Palmer. Belgian director Fabrice Du Welz is calling the shots from Stephen Cornwell and Oliver Butcher’s script. The plot follows a man named Jacob King (Boseman), who touches down in Los Angeles from South Africa in search of his younger sister. He has only a few hundred dollars to his name and a plane ticket that means he must return home a week, but is devastated to learn that his sister has died. Burning with the need for vengeance, he tracks down the people responsible across the next six days.Martinez, who has also been seen in the likes of Broken City and Death Race, is on to play Trish, a »
It was indeed a funny weekend with the Weirdass Pajama Festival headlining major locations in Mumbai and Pune. The festival initiated by the ace comedian and actor, Vir Das, returned with the second edition over the weekend, and managed to tickle the funny bone of each and every person who attended the various shows.
The much-loved festival held its Pajama shows at St. Andrews Auditorium, Bandra and Jamshed Bhabha Theatre, Ncpa, while the smaller shows called Boxers were organized at various pubs across the city. All the shows were packed house full with the audiencesrolling in their seats with laughter. With a line-up of over 100 Indian and International comedians, across multiple prime locations, the Weirdass Pajama Comedy Festival provided the perfect weekend for all those in Mumbai and Pune.
The major shows of the festival were Vir Das’ ‘Unbelievablish’ which debuted at the popular festival, ‘Femme Funny’ India’s first ever female only comedy show, »
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Ranking any franchise is a personal and difficult process, but the Alien series represents its own challenges. Were you more affected by the intimate shocks of the 1979 original, or the more action-led 1986 sequel? Were you impressed by Alien 3's commitment to its bleak tone, or irked by its soupy darkness?
You're sure to have your own opinions as to how the Alien movies should be ranked, though we'd wager that, like us, you'd place the Alien Vs Predator spin-offs quite far down the list. But then there's Ridley Scott's prequel, Prometheus, a film some might rank far above Jean-Pierre Jeunet's quirky Alien Resurrection, and perhaps even David Fincher's Alien 3.
Accepting, then, that the ranking below is very much down to personal taste, »
by Grace Fontaine
The following opinion/argument/rationalization/waste of your time is strictly my own. In no way am I speaking for any other person than myself.
Paul W.S Anderson these days could be considered Public Enemy #1 in the genre world. He has ticked off many fans with his adaptations of pre-established franchises such as 'Resident Evil' and 'Alien Vs. Predator' (though the sequel by the Brothers Strausse was infinitely more horrendous). He is a director who seems to value style over substance and doesn't appear to listen to the people who he tries to make these movies for. On top of that, as a writer, let's just say that the fanfiction I write could run circles around his, though obviously he gets paid and I don't. Additionally, he's married Action Amazon Milla Jovovich and has a darling little girl who he helping to protect from the paparazzi. »
5 items from 2015
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