I’ve mostly gotten away from reviewing movies on my blog but this one is totally worth breaking that trend. Indie Game – The Movie is a documentary about indie game development in general via the specific stories of Braid developer Jonathan Blow (post Braid), Super Meat Boy developers Edmund McMillen and Tommy Refenes (mid release of Meat Boy), and Fez developer Phil Fish (pre-release of Fez). By following these three developers at different stages of release you get a better idea of the overall release cycle, and the kinds of…read more
Even though the movie Domino is 4 years old, I hadn’t seen it due to it’s terrible reviews. Unfortunately I seem to be drawn to terrible movies like flies to shit, so it stuck with me that I’d never seen it until just now. The movie is the mostly fictionalized story of Domino Harvey (Keira Knightly), the child of a movie star who supposedly gave up modeling to become a bounty hunter. There are some ridiculous things in this movie you could explain away as being mildly possible, considering pretty…read more
Another movie I grabbed while thinking about the Pixar movie Up, I just finished watching Step Up. Step Up is about an inner city foster kid who hangs out with his friends and boost cars, but what he really likes to do is dance. Through some convoluted story-telling he is sentenced by a judge to do 200 hours community service at a school for the arts. This is where the movie basically begins…
I just finished watching Fired Up! which was a lot better than I really expected from a movie about a couple highschool (American) football jocks who go to cheer camp in order to have sex with tons of chicks they’ve never met before.
So as I said in my last post, I stayed up late to watch Pitch Black and Chronicles of Riddick, I really enjoy Pitch Black and Chronicles for the way they make you care for this anti-hero who mostly seems to be out for himself, and begruginly manages to help out others. I think where Chronicles separates itself from Pitch Black, and possibly why it’s not so well recieved, is that Pitch Black seems a bit more grounded in some form of reality. Granted it takes place on another planet…read more