The Game Awards: 2018 Noms

Official Excerpt: This year more than 100 games and individuals have been nominated for The Game Awards. Winners will be announced live on December 6th at The Game Awards. Find out where to watch the show here. Link to The Game Awards official website: here GAME OF THE YEAR Recognizing a game that delivers the absolute…

‘The Girl in the Spider’s Web’ spins the franchise wheel

I have never seen so many talented people make such an average film. Fede Alvarez who made the awful but appropriate Evil Dead remake and the excellent Don’t Breathe stepped into shoes previously occupied by David Fincher, a director who many YouTube/ Redditors commented upon seeing the trailer for this film should’ve been hired to complete…

Insomniac’s Marvel Spider-Man Does Whatever a 2018 Game Does

I don’t think any developer has more experience in modern AAA game development than Insomniac Games does. Initially the developer for Spyro before it was sold to Activision Blizzard unlike its sister studio Naughty Dog (located in the same California neighbourhood) Insomniac remains an independent second party studio that miraculously has developed exclusives for both…

The Reason For ’First Man’s Box-Office Under-Performance

To me, First Man, looked cold and with no personality from the commercials.  – Rob Nelson, Deadline comment section I asked my father who was sixteen at the time of the moon landing, why he thought First Man, the follow-up from the Academy Award winning crew of La La Land under-performed at the box-office. He said the same thing…

66/100: for 1:08 of Its 2:01 Running Time “Mandy” Is a Boring Slog

It’s Shakespeare Death Metal after Nicolas Cage’s girlfriend gets taken, but getting to the longest ever opening title cut over an hour in is an $8.95 VOD investment I cannot recommend. It’s a late night streaming oddity that definitely isn’t my taste but I appreciate the unique visual style, even if the 80’s throwback tone…

Sharp Objects Ends on a Typically Dour Note

Where to end? A lot of TV shows conclude in ways that don’t wrap up every element of plot. Gone Girl doesn’t finish at the end of Dunne’s story, but concludes at the most interesting chapter. Having given you enough words about each of the characters that you can convincingly draw your own conclusions. Great Murder…

Who is Sharp Objects’ Wind Gap Killer?

Who can we eliminate as suspects? It’s funny how much I can’t directly eliminate Kansas City Detective Richard “Dick” Willis and St. Louis reporter Camille Preaker off the chart as suspects. They were not in town for the first murder last summer of Ann Nash, or around when Natalie Keen went missing but they were…

Star Trek, Paramount and The Pine-Bluff Variant

When Salary Talks Stall Star Trek, It’s Time for the Enterprise to Look Within and Go Where Kirk Is Gone. Star Trek Box Office: #1 BUDGET $150M, GROSS $257M/ $385M WW, NET <$235M after Publicity & Ads. #2 BUDGET $190M, GROSS $228M/ $467M WW, NET <$277M after P&A. #3 BUDGET $185M, GROSS $158M/ $343M WW, NET <$158M after P&A. Star Trek 4 talks…