Entries in Video Games (13)
Every week, we list our recommendations of new music, books, comics, movies and TV to check out. This is Recs in Effect:
No, not the shitty shitty shitty AMC show. (Sidenote: I'm not a fan of that TV show) This is a Criterion Collection release of the pretty great Stanley Kubrick movie. A disjointed, alinear tale of a heist, violence and the desperate people these things tend to attract, The Killing has been hugely influential to many filmmakers. Reservoir Dogs, Heat, The Town, Taking of Pelham 123, Pulp Fiction and The Dark Knight all draw pretty heavily from what Kubrick has done here. It's one of the late master's lesser known works, but it's pretty great. The whole "colors as names", lack of chronology, eerie mask thing that's been cool in the films of Tarantino, Soderbergh and all sorts of heist movies? Yeah, they started here in 1956. I also like that Kubrick so loved Sterling Hayden in his role as the tough guy Johnny Gray that he brought Hayden back as Brigadier General Jack "Precious Bodily Fluids" Ripper in Dr. Strangelove. Plus Criterion will certainly be bringin it with this disc so it looks better than ever before.
I don't know if any of you saw this on SpikeTV last night - but it's a good, extended look at the upcoming video game Bioshock Infinite. I will note - SpikeTV, outside of their marathon showings of Star Wars, is godawful. MANswers? Go fuck yourself.
A Nerd PSA that finally shatters the silence...
I'm still quietly judging you.
I swear - my niece is my witness!
Hang in there, baby!
In all seriousness, this is a pretty cool real life recreation of Portal - I just wish the music was a bit better:
Feels like a Tuesday...
I'm just tryna change the color of your mood ring...
Today's word of the day is "repose."
- the state of reposing or being at rest; rest; sleep.
- peace; tranquillity; calm.
- dignified calmness, as of manner; composure.
- absence of movement, animation, etc.
Today's word of the day is "juxtapose"
to place close together or side by side, esp. for comparison or contrast.
Today's word of the day is erinaceous:
Of the hedgehog kind or family