This week: Liam is underwhelmed by the ‘gritty’ Spider-Man reboot.
This week: Inspired by the extended ending to Mass Effect 3, Liam ponders what other endings could benefit from an extension. He also tries his hand at writing third-person blurbs.
You may have seen the trailer for the upcoming prequel of The Planet of the Apes, the snappily-titled Rise of the Planet of the Apes. Well, I've been lucky enough to be invited to an imaginary preview screening. Here's my review.
I wanted to start a regular film review column, and be like that Mark Kermode. This plan was soon scuppered when I realised how expensive film tickets are now. Eight quid some places are charging. Eight quid! To save money,I've opted to imagine what the films are probably like, writing reviews based on that. First up, X-Men: First Class.
Last night, I went to a multiplex cinema on the outskirts of Nottingham. As well as being an aesthetic representation of everything that was awful about the nineties, tickets cost eight pounds. Not a good start. Then I was exposed to no less than four separate ads telling us about how amazing going to the cinema is. All in the space of twenty minutes. Bloody hell.
I’m usually not a fan of promotional material being bundled into games. It’s becoming more common for games to come bundled with a trailer for something that has bugger all to do with the game that you bought. But I’m willing to make an exception for the interactive trailer for Super 8 that came bundled with Portal 2.
What do you get when someone decides to write, direct, and star in a film? Well, sometimes you get Citizen Kane. Other times, you get The Room-- a film so bad it goes past being good and reverts to being bad, but then still has enough bad in reserve to make it utterly incredible.
American TV is very ‘in’ these days, haven’t you noticed? I haven’t been able to watch anything for longer than 20 seconds without some advert for Sky Atlantic HD twinkling at me, telling me how I could be watching Don Draper’s baffingly perfect face in 1920 x 1080 pixels on their fancy new channel. But […]
I recently got a Blu Ray copy of the 3D visual effect bluestravaganza that is Avatar. Remember the environmentalist themes that were so prominent throughout? No? Well, neither did the Blu Ray's production company.
Monsters is set in an alternative now, where 6 years ago we found extra-terrestrial life in our own solar system. We sent stuff into space to check it out. When said stuff returned, crash-landing in New Mexico, it had brought with it some aliens. That then set about killing us. Most of Mexico is declared […]