Does the 1982 Eddie Murphy classic “48 Hrs.” hold up today?

One of the only podcasts I listen to is The Rewatchables. Many film podcasts usually contain hosts with an infuriating lack of film knowledge and haven’t done their research, but each episode of The Rewatchables that I’ve listened to checks its references. In discussing Walter Hill’s 1982-directed, Joel Silver-produced, Eddie Murphy starring debut 48 hrs., host Bill Simmons in…

Opinion: ‘The Last of Us Part II’ should be rated ‘Adult’s Only’

Video Game audiences have matured, and developer ‘Naughty Dog’ shouldn’t pull punches when telling its story, but neither should the Entertainment Software Ratings Board. By: William Robertson Hume Editors note: updated for clarity. The following video contains: Intense Violence – Graphic and realistic-looking depictions of physical conflict. Extreme and realistic weapons and depictions of human…

The 12 Most Notable Movies Of 2017

Twelve movies that dominated the social conversation throughout 2017. The list also notes the financial impact of these movies, with their budget and worldwide gross. These films shaped the water cooler discussions and reflected the entertainment values of America. Split Budget: $9 Million/ Gross: $278 Million   The Comeback Story: after finding his footing again…

The Shifting Audience of Gamers

Intro: Who “Gamers” are, and who we thought they were has changed. As Will Hume from FilmGamer.com demonstrates via storytelling and analysis, the most recent available data shows how accessible games have become over the years and who they now play to directly and indirectly. From the Gamer culture to the Canadian economy and back…

“Shall we begin?” Game of Thrones (S7.ep1) – Dragonstone Review

Preamble: The biggest television show in the world returns for a truncated penultimate season. Budgeted at around $100 million Director of Photography Robert McLachlan is on record as saying, “[T]hey only did seven episodes this year, but I think their budget’s probably the same, so I think you’re going to see, whereas before, we’d have one…

The Game Awards 2016 Nominees

Uncharted 4 & Overwatch lead nominations w/ 7 & 6 respectively. Titanfall 2 w/ 4 & Quantum Break shutout. It is interesting to note the changes from year to year; as performance categories have smartly melded into one of voice and performance capture gender inclusive category. VR is a new addition and curiously, the best…

Suicide Squad Divide: Critics v. Fans

Contains mild spoilers for Suicide Squad. Not enough to convince you to not see the film. Your most loyal friends are the ones that stick with you through thick and thin. I admire those who defend Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice because Zack Snyder is a unique visual stylist who at least tried, though…

Case 3: Crisis Communication – The Microsoft Xbox 360 Red Ring of Death

Analysis/ Context of Microsoft’s Billion Dollar Problem Affecting Stakeholders Figure 1:Crisis framing applied to the Xbox 360’s life cycle The scope of Microsoft’s Billion-dollar problem: ‘Xbox 360’s Red Ring of death’ coined by the early social media age of the mid 2000’s is difficult to discern, because it is so unique in nature. Its place…

Modern Electronic Film Composing in the 2010’s: Case ‘Legacy & Oblivion’

Featuring the music composed by “Daft Punk” and “M83”: Mission Statement: Big-time Hollywood director Joseph Kosinski made his mark on movie history landing an expensive debut with Tron Legacy and following it up with the relatively big Oblivion, an adaptation of his own sci-fi treatment. Both times he collaborated with musicians outside the movie industry….

True Detective Season 1+2 Review, Comparison & Analysis

                                                                      Season 1- The Louisiana Bayou / Season 2- Sunny California Coast S1: Time is a flat circle/ S2: Sometimes your worst self… is your best self. Cast 1: Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson Cast 2: Colin Farrell, Vince Vaughn, Rachel McAdams, and Taylor Kitsch I do love when instead of retreading old material, follow ups do something different from…