Monthly Archives: July 2012

“The Amazing Spider-Man 2”: What We Need To See

Whoever ends up taking “The Amazing Spider-Man” forward needs to not re-visit plot lines from Sam Raimi’s trilogy because it would end up being an even bigger case of ‘Been there, done that’ – we need something new and bold. The story should not go overboard with darkness like Christopher Nolan’s Batman did but it […]

Top 5 Movie Protagonists

Now that I have listed my “Top 5 Game Protagonists” it is time I did the same for the characters of the big screen. Genres evolve, directors come and go, franchises are rebooted, but some characters withstand the tests of time. These characters survive for different reasons to different people and you’ll rarely hear people […]

Italy 2011: Day Five

September 20th: Day Five Restless night’s sleep this time, the torrential rain and thunder woke me up a few times. This wasn’t much of an issue because I knew very well that I would end up sleeping on the train to Rome, It’s an odd condition I have where I fall asleep in cars/trains/planes otherwise […]

Top 5 Game Protagonists

Story writing in games has come a long way since the days of Zelda but still very few characters stand out as being memorable, the pixelated men and women that could easily pass for fully-developed silver-screen characters . Each gamer has his or her own favorites depending on their own experiences and these are mine. […]

Man Of Steel: DC’s Second Chance?

Man of Steel: DC’s Second Chance? Audiences might have suspected that DC Comics (Rivals of Marvel) were watching the progress of The Avengers and have been waiting to see if, based on success, it would justify going ahead with their own equivalent of the ‘Team-Up’ genre: Justice League. DC faces huge roadblocks though, even bigger […]

Film Review: The Dark Knight Rises

Film Review: The Dark Knight Rises   Director: Christopher Nolan Studio: Legendary Pictures, Syncopy Films, DC Comics     Distributor: Warner Bros. Pictures Starring: Christian Bale, Tom Hardy, Anne Hathaway, Joesph Gordon-Levitt, Gary Oldman, Michael Caine, Morgan Freeman The expectation for this film was absolutely massive, even more-so than The Avengers that came out earlier this summer. […]

Setting The Bar… Too High? (The “Fanboy” Culture in Cinema)

You’d think that after it happening a few times audiences would learn, another overly (read: massively) hyped movie “The Dark Knight Rises” has had it’s premiere screenings and the critical response is… It Is Overrated. No shit? I don’t buy it. I mean I don’t believe that the film itself will be terrible, what IS […]