I was looking at the RottenTomatoes.com rating for Four Rooms and I discovered a huge difference between the top critics rating which is a very low 14% and the audience rating which is a good 71%. I've never seen such a difference of opinion between the critics and audience. If your a fan of dark comedies definitely check this one out and if your familiar with Lie To Me you will discover how much range Tim Roth has as an actor. Four Rooms - Rudie Rating ★★★★★ (Excellent)
Monday, May 30, 2011
Sunday, May 22, 2011
Quimby The Mouse from This American Life on Vimeo.
This video was put together in 2009 by one of my favorite graphic novelists the great Chris Ware. The song in this video is "Eugene" by Andrew Bird. If you enjoyed the video be sure to check out Chris Wares catalog of graphic novels which include Quimby the Mouse (feature in this video) & Jimmy Corrigan: The Smartest Kid on Earth.
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
I love video games but like movies some are great and others are like plan 9 from outer space...horrible (and not the good kind of horrible in my opinion). Maybe its just me but I have come to notice a saddening trend amongst the flood of new releases that storm the market each year. While graphics evolve at a rapid pace and new genres emerge from time to time there seems to be some essential missing ingredients in many new releases. So what's missing?...Fun & Depth! Where did the fun go? You may find yourself drowning in CG and a long bland storyline before the game even starts and when the game finally starts it may not be immediately intuitive and dreadfully lacking originality. Kinda like a bad imitation of one of your favorite games. Why is this so? I'm sure there are a lot of different factors involved but bad movies are mostly blamed on the producer, director and writers and the same applies to video games. So why do so many modern games lack in depth? Because they are not immersive. For a video game to be immersive it must have great a story, great characters, great design, It should be entertaining, relatable, spontaneous, and speak indirectly to the human condition. Before I purchase a game and invest my time and money into a new experience I read reviews and not just one, I read a lot. Check out IGN.com, RpgFan.com, Metacritic.com and RottenTomatoes.com for reviews. Also check out AllStarVideoGames.com which is a great site if your looking to buy hard to find video games & consoles.