In January, I got to sit down with the producers of spy thriller Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit, Lorenzo di Bonaventura and David Barron. Lorenzo has worked on hundreds of movies, and is based known for working on the Transformers, and David is best known for working on the Harry Potter franchise. The interview starts at 2:28
Click here to listen to the interview
Tuesday, 11 March 2014
Wednesday, 12 February 2014
A retrospective graphic novel reviewV for Vendetta, created by Alan Moore and David Lloyd, is one of the best (if not the best) pieces from the late British comic-book industry, and stacks up as one of the high points in Moore's career.
Friday, 7 February 2014
Thursday, 6 February 2014
I do wonder if I've laid out this series of article in the right order. I've talked about the story, look and presentation, and only now getting round to the Gameplay of a videogame! Maybe this writing thing isn't for me.
Wednesday, 5 February 2014
Tuesday, 4 February 2014
Monday, 3 February 2014
One of my favourite bloggers, Shamus Young, often writes in-depth reviews of videogames, analysing the story and critiquing each aspect of the game, and they are a joy to read.
Inspired, Spider-Man week is going to be celebrated with a week-long ridiculously in-depth review of the 2008 Spider-Man game, Web of Shadows. It wasn't a great game, but I devoted a note inconsiderable chunk of time to the game, and thought I'd share my thoughts on the game, which developed into a 3,000 word thesis on the bloody thing.
Saturday, 18 January 2014
100 word reviews:
The Big Lebowski, 1998My favourite film is The Big Lebowski, by the Coen brothers, simply because it is one of the funniest films I’ve ever seen. The Coen’s create comedy in every scene, by juxtaposing bizarre situations and dream-like visuals with nonchalant but hilarious dialogue, and the whole artifice is held together by the iconic character of Jeff “The Dude” Lebowski (played to perfection by Jeff Bridges). It’s an excellent parody of detective mysteries and the early 90’s culture, with a wonderful design and soundtrack. This is a rare kind of film that is rewarding on every viewing.
Wednesday, 15 January 2014
A retrospective graphic novel reviewDoes this seminal comic/graphic novel require introduction. I don't think it does, it is now so ubiquitous to the general comic-book reading, film-going audience. Even if people don't always like it.