Jurassic Park

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Spielberg gave us some of the most epic, memorable movies of all time- that’s a fact. How many times do you smile hearing John William’s classic score; how many times did your heart sink when you saw the might of the T-Rex ripple through the water and feel your eyes widen when you see the vast splendor of Stan Winston’s dinosaurs? Welcome to Jurassic Park.

Jurassic Park, a massive open world theme park located on Isla Nublar where John Hammond commissioned a group of scientists to return dinosaurs from extinction. through the miracle of genetics, they have played god, restoring living, breathing dinosaurs to the planet. The park is nearly opened, but Hammond requests a small group to preview the park before opening including Dr Alan Grant and his colleague/ love Ellie Slater, chaos theorist Ian Malcolm, Hammond’s preteen grandchildren, and a lawyer. At first, the group is in awe once they see the dinosaurs but fear sets in once its revealed not all the revived species are of the friendly kind and once a storm hits, sabotage from inside goes down, the dinosaurs are unleashed into the Park and a pleasure getaway becomes an adventure for survival…

Honestly, there is nothing about Jurassic Park I can say that hasn’t been said. It’s a fantastic movie of great, well developed characters full of memorable quotes and a plot that is smart, heart felt, and suspenseful. Almost 2 decades later, the effects hold up phenomenally and the score is unforgettable as one of the best in film. Jurassic Park is a must see, pure and simple, and may the gaming gods bring you glory.

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Telltale Games Closing

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By now we have all heard that Telltale Games is closing. They have a small crew staying to reportedly finish up a Netflix project and everything else is cancelled. According to many this will include the long-awaited final season of The Walking Dead. The sad part of this is after many poor management decisions being tossed out by former employees and even some current ones fans of the series, many that bought the season pass will probably never get to see the end of an adventure they started back in 2012.

I do have to wonder tho if this is partly their own fault. While not all of their games were great most were pretty solid, but they made so many pretty quick it seems and a lot of people got pretty sick of them. Either way, sadly we may never get to see the end of a series many people, including myself have waited years to see. Best wishes and may the gaming gods bring you glory.

Child’s Play Creator Less Than Happy With New Chucky

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Recently the Child’s Play Reboot started filming. and creator Don Mancini doesn’t seem to happy. You can see his Twitter post by clicking the link. He isn’t the only one tho. The rumored new plot also seems quite odd. The origin story itself has been completely wiped and been replaced with a guy killing himself after reprogramming it. The odd part of this is the original line of movies will still be going on with Don. See one studio, MGM, holds the rights to the original movie. Universal owns the rights to the sequel. This is how the Reboot can happen while the sequel can keep going.

Personally I am not looking forward to the reboot, but the sequels haven’t exactly been great recently either. We shall see tho, best wishes and may the gaming gods bring you glory.

Joaquin Phoenix Joker screen test

A few days ago we finally got the first real look of Joaquin Phoenix as Joker via screen test from directer Todd Phillips of the Hangover trilogy. I personally really like the look, going for more of the Heath Ledger vibe- simple but realistic and unnerving. It’s definitely a step up from Jared Leto’s look in Suicide Squad and I’d say it’s a good step in the right direction. May the gaming gods bring you glory.

The Witch 2015

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The Witch (2015) is an odd film for me. It involves a family on a farm who have lost a son and is being tormented by a witch. As the movie goes on this family in the 1600’s becomes more and more paranoid.

I won’t get into to many specifics on the movie or its story because honestly the fun of this movie is deeply dependent on not knowing much about the story itself, and I worry by telling you too much I will spoil the experience. The acting is well done and as a period piece it is actually one of the best I have ever seen. As far as I can tell most of not all of ti was filmed using natural lighting or at lighting for that time such as candles. The clothing choices also seem to do a very good job of matching that as well.

The sound of it all is also rather nice, with the actors doing a fair job at talking in an older dialect of English. I do however have a few issues with the movie. First off the movie can only sort of be called a horror or thriller movie since it rarely attempts to do either of those things. There also wasn’t too much excitement to be had. The story was interesting, and the last 20 minutes or so was great but I would have liked a little more.

The movie itself however is only worth watching for certain people. I don’t mind a slow-paced period piece so for me it was a pretty good movie. The story was interesting and the religious zealousness was pretty well done. However, for those looking for a fast paced and exciting horror movie, this is not what you are seeking. Best wishes and may the gaming gods bring you glory.

Epic Dumpster Bear: Dumpster Fire Redux

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I have to thank Savior for introducing me to the crazy ass game. Seriously, this is literally Goat Simulator level WTF. The plot is simple, but dare I say epic. You play as a bear whose home was destroyed by a greedy conglomerate and forced to eat out of dumpsters- but no more! He’s on a epic adventure for bears everywhere…see what I mean?

The game is a old fashioned Mario style plat-former that’s tough but fair. There’s a lot of obstacles and while you are a bear, you only take 2 hits before you die. To kill enemies, you primarily have to jump on them, unless you have the army helmet power up, then you can lob bombs at them. Some power ups include a fish head which gives you double jump power via farting and the army helmet to kill enemies and blast away obstacles. The game is simple but challenging. Every world gets harder but I never felt it was impossible. I don’t like that you slip when you run like you are on invisible ice which causes some bullshit deaths- by the way, there is only one checkpoint per stage so you will be repeating yourself a lot. I love the wacky blend of 3-d rendering of the bear and the vintage style graphics. The game is fun and funny as hell and I highly recommend it as a old school or WTF game. May the gaming gods bring you glory.