My two cents on when a discredited personality corrupts the work of others.
Whatever your feelings are about Fortnite, you can't deny that it was a massive games changer in the... well games industry.
So I recently re-watched The Matrix trilogy and it occurred to me that these films were released at the perfect point in time. Whilst their spectacle of kung-fu, bullet time and car chases were the obvious crowd pleasers, the real meat of the film's was the Matrix itself!
Long story short, I'm trying to do a couple of things to turn things around, largely in trying to get my creative juices flowing again to see if that helps out with the dull monotony that is life at the moment. So to that end, here is one of the branches I've decided to re-explore!
Films are an interesting beast within society. If you want to get a job in the industry, people mock you and say you'll fail. But when they get home, all they do is consume moving images on their television all evening. And this applies to all the arts: whether they sit at home and play games; they go out to the theater to watch a show; they sit and read a book; or simply go out for meal and enjoy the visuals that the restaurant provides.
I realised- during a recent revisit to the franchise - that The Matrix turns twenty years old next year. Whilst not too long of a time in the grand scheme of things, it was during this period that modern CGI was in its infancy. This means that - looking back at a lot of the use of this early CGI - it's a little... lackluster.
If Avenger: Infinity Wars has proven anything this year, it's that two directors can certainly be better than one.
One of my favorite sequels of all time is Machete Kills. By no means is it an award winning masterpiece or even in my top ten films - but as a sequel, it really hits the nail on the head.
I recently discussed how midnight releases were worth the pain and agony of returning to work as a half functioning human being the next day. As Solo: A Star Wars Story is on the verge of release, I thought I'd share the tips and tricks that I've learnt over the years.
Today is a sad day. Today is the day in which Fox cancelled (yet again) a great television series which - whilst being late to the party - I have come to adore. But alas, we must not be sad. For though Brooklyn Nine-Nine has been removed from Fox's schedule there may yet be hope in some other studio picking it up to continue the ongoing tales of the last police department that you would want working on your case (as either the criminal or the victim to be honest).