I ain’t been writing much the past two weeks. The words escape me. All that comes so easy to me seems lost the the void that seems to be occupying half of my head. I don’t mind my moods, I just dislike what they do to me. I’ve been playing a lot of Skyrim. Something… Continue reading Playing with my Depression: Skyrim
Sundays are for painting your nails while a movie plays in the background, you know they’ll start peeling in a few days but the action is therapeutic. Well, that and soaking up some delicious content, like a big sponge on an oil spill. Olivier Assayas’ Personal Shopper is never incoherent, too talented for that, but… Continue reading The Weekly Roundup 26/03/17
Goddamn old people and their shitty movies. The Time of Their Lives is a wastebag of a film, as poor as the photoshopping on that dreadful poster. Perhaps it’s not their fault they are no longer able to have orginal ideas, that they are so inured to the way things used to be that the furthest… Continue reading The Time of Their Lives: Old and white
I had a PlayStation 2, Ratchet and Clank and Jak and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy were two of the first games I played on it. Their sequels were made in very short periods of time. I believe Jak II was two years in development, Ratchet and Clank 2: Locked and Loaded for only one. You… Continue reading Looking at: System Fidelity and World Design in Ratchet 2 and Jak II
I’m not sure why Cyanide Games was up for this. I mean, they’re a French studio, the film’s a French, Danish, German, British coproduction, I guess Paul Verhoeven has some nerd credit given his sci-fi work throughout the nineties. They ain’t a very big developer, perhaps they thought it might be some good publicity. Someone… Continue reading Elle: A rape comedy
I recall this anecdote about the making of The Shining. Kubrick was in conversation with King about ghost stories, trying to get a sense his beliefs to aid in the adaptation process. When King pressed back Kubrick stated he was not afraid of ghosts, even fictional ones, to be afraid of ghosts you have to… Continue reading Personal Shopper: Do you fear ghosts, or the void?
Sundays are for lying in bed in the morning as sun creeps around the edge of the blinds and wondering where the hell all of the week went to. Well, that and catching up on all that juicy, juicy content that you missed out on. Another entry in the Beyond Postmodernism series looked at Post-Truth… Continue reading The Weekly Roundup: 19/03/17
Daniel Kaluuya has been in his early twenties for like 10 years now. I guess he’s the sort of actor who you’d look at them online and be surprised to find out they’re actually thirty something. Turns out he’s only twenty seven which makes me feel real small cos that means he was seventeen when… Continue reading Get Out: Scary funny
This gotta be the shortest delay for a Disney live action remake right? I mean we had Maleficent (Sleeping Beauty by any other name) followed by Branagh’s Cinderella, then Favreau’s The Jungle Book and David Lowery’s Pete’s Dragon; but Pete’s Dragon came out in ’77 and never really hung about in the public consciousness. Beauty… Continue reading Beauty and the Beast: Classic remake, or remade classic?
Did you ever watch Sahara? I don’t think many people did, it’s not that good. I think it’s one of the contenders for the title of the biggest Hollywood flop. It’s the bizarre, sloppy, racist attempt to turn Matthew McConaughey into the action star he never was. Part of the joy of the thing is… Continue reading Kong: Skull Island – A better Sahara