Over the past decade we have seen several good horror movies that have brought the genre back from an era of boredom and endless sequels. The Babadook and It Follows received worldwide praise, and this year Get Out became a huge success with its interesting focus on racism. But there was a movie 5 years […]
Last year I wrote about Zootopia, and how a good comedy needs a plot that works for a drama. Well, a few days ago I saw “Pride & Prejudice & Zombies“, and I have to say that unfortunately it doesn’t look like this idea works the other way around. Judging by this movie, a drama […]
I recently finished reading “The Disaster Artist”, the book that tells the story of how the rare movie “The Room” was made. I found it interesting, funny and very original. If you enjoy those movies so bad that they are good, you’ll know that “The Room” is considered probably the best one (sort of speaking) […]
Today I’d like to talk about a recent Youtube release, the movie Kung Fury, an excelent parody of eighties’ action films. If you heard about it, you’ll know it was financed through a Kickstarter (to which I made a donation) bumped by the huge success of their hilarious trailer. Just like the trailer promised, Kung Fury […]
Why we shouldn’t compare videogame writing with books writing.
It’s hard to classify the video-game “To the moon”, although most people agree that it’s not exactly a “game”. As “players” we don’t do much, and our intervention is there only to move the story forward. There are no major challenges, or skill requirements, or difficult puzzles (there a few, and they are simple). And […]
When talking about movies based on novels, we usually hear the “the book’s better” line. But sometimes both stories are good, end even sometimes the movie is better than the book. Today I will write an example of each, and let’s see if you agree with them. [Warning: multiple SPOILERS included] 1. The books is […]