Saturday, 18 January 2014

Why The Big Lebowski is the funniest film ever

Why The Big Lebowski is the funniest film ever

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100 word reviews:


The Big Lebowski, 1998

My favourite film is The Big Lebowski, by the Coen brothers, simply because it is one of the funniest films I’ve ever seen. The Coen’s create comedy in every scene, by juxtaposing bizarre situations and dream-like visuals with nonchalant but hilarious dialogue, and the whole artifice is held together by the iconic character of Jeff “The Dude” Lebowski (played to perfection by Jeff Bridges). It’s an excellent parody of detective mysteries and the early 90’s culture, with a wonderful design and soundtrack. This is a rare kind of film that is rewarding on every viewing.

Wednesday, 15 January 2014

Look Back: Watchmen, by Alan Moore (1986)

Look Back: Watchmen, by Alan Moore (1986)

A retrospective graphic novel review

Does this seminal comic/graphic novel require introduction. I don't think it does, it is now so ubiquitous to the general comic-book reading, film-going audience. Even if people don't always like it.
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Wednesday, 8 January 2014

Look Back: Deadly Creatures (Wii , 2009)

A retrospective videogame review

Developed by Rainbow Studios, published by THQ

Deadly Creatures is a third party title for the Wii. A lot has ben written about supporting Third Parties in computer games, as these are the studios that take more creative risks with gameplay or premises. Rainbow Studios, part of THQ, took a big creative risk with Deadly Creatures, and it, mostly, paid off.

Thursday, 2 January 2014

Look back: De Blob (Wii, 2008)


A retrospective videogame review

Developed by Blue Tongue studios

de Blob is a deceptively simple game. At first glance, it appears to be a game designed for children, with its cartoon graphics and humour and simplistic gameplay based, of all things, matching colours. But beneath that is a deep subtext examining the effects oppression, governmental controls, imperialism and censorship upon a society consisting of Liberal values... not that the games target audience of the "3+" will quite appreciate this.