A discussion came up recently about why modern ships in movie and TV sci-fi were so awful compared to things that had been done in the past. Of course all of this is purely subjective, people tend to identify more with the ships they grew up watching over things from eras they weren’t either impressionable or around for. Of course, I have my own take on the situation which may or may not resonate with others. But hey, it’s my blog, I can write about anything I want to.
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I have a massive pile of J-drama that I need to get time to watch. At least as TV slows down over Christmas, I might be able to get through the stack and see and review a couple of series. But last night, having some time, I dug through the pile and came up with Corpse Party, a 2015 movie, directed by Masafumi Yamada and starring Ikoma Rina, Ikeoka Ryōsuke and Maeda Nozomi. It’s based on a series of horror video games in Japan and has also received the anime and live action TV treatment. So the format was right, but is the movie actually any good?
I don’t know how this came up in my mind, but I was listening to the theme for Fallout 4 and started to try to remember how all of the previous Fallout themes went. I’m not a huge fan of music in general, but I know that when I was playing Skyrim, I used to listen to the soundtrack in the car a lot. The theme for that game is amazing and I feel the same about the theme for Fallout 4. So I asked myself which one was best and had to go back and revisit all of them. Therefore, here they all are. Let me know which one you like the best!
Last year I absolutely loved Ash vs. Evil Dead, I thought it added a lot to the already existing movies and showed what you could do with televised horror if the network had the cajones to just let it be horror. But what I didn’t like, necessarily, was the finale, which wrapped the whole thing up with a nice bow while still leaving it open for another season.
Well guess what? They did it again! And while this time they drifted both farther and closer to their cinematic roots, did they do so faithfully to the Ashley Williams canon? Let’s see.
I’ve spent quite a bit of time lately listening to “let’s play” RPG podcasts and one of them has a serious love of so-called “narrative” games, games that actually accomplishing something isn’t as important as telling a good story.
I hate that.
One of the reasons we bought our new house is because it had an already-existing shop space out in our very large back yard. It’s already wired for 220, it’s already insulated and it’s the perfect size, with room to expand if I ever decide to. So when we moved, I stuffed all of my equipment into the shop and figured I’d outfit it as time went on…
I loved the original 1973 Westworld movie, I have the sequel, Futureworld, as well as the short-lived TV series Beyond Westworld. So when HBO announced they were bringing this back, it shouldn’t surprise anyone that I looked forward to it.
But this is not your father’s Westworld, it’s a whole new take on a very old idea, but that doesn’t mean it’s good or bad, we’ll have to dig deeper into the sands of the show to see which way it goes. Let’s do that, okay?
I finally got around to seeing Star Trek Beyond. I had heard it was bad and frankly after the disappointment that was Into Darkness, I wasn’t in a big hurry to jump into another J.J. Abrams Star Trek debacle. The longer it’s been since I saw Into Darkness, the worse it fares in my memory. So did this new movie redeem the nu-franchise, or is it even worse? I guess you’ll have to read on to find out.
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Yeah, I’m a big Godzilla fan, in fact, I’m a fan of most kaiju films. Back in 2004, Toho made the “last” Godzilla movie, Final Wars, and exited the game, leaving it to American moviemakers to continue to giant monster legacy. But 12 years later, they put Hideaki Anno and Shinji Higuchi in charge of a reboot movie, Shin Godzilla in Japan and Godzilla Resurgence in America. But the question is, is Shin Godzilla a worthy successor to the classic monster movies?
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Hey, what do you want to watch tonight? I don’t know, what do we have that we haven’t seen yet?
That’s how a lot of nights go around here, with piles of DVDs that we haven’t gotten around to breaking the plastic wrap on. So tonight, we finally got around to cracking Batman: Killing Joke.