Director J.J. Abrams has been in the spotlight recently for a number of reasons, including the revelation that he will be the director of the next Star Wars movie
This time, we are proud to reveal that he is in the 'early planning stages' with Valve to make films based on its game franchises.
After a handful of rumours and faffing, Abrams decided to set the record straight, saying:
"It's as real as anything in Hollywood ever gets. We are really talking to Valve, we're going to be bringing on a writer, we have a lot of very interesting ideas,"
All we know is that there'll be a frenzy of lens-flare expecting audiences waiting for their daily dose of Valve and Abrams mixed into one, and that it's definitely going to happen soon.
Over and out
The lens flare one-liners are flooding the internet in the wake of the news that, despite stating he would not be keen on directing the next Star Wars film (owned by Disney by the way, in case you’ve been living under a rock), JJ Abrams will indeed be taking the helm.
As an aspiring director, I would not personally ever wish to touch Star Wars with a ten foot pole. I have no vendetta against the series, but the danger of desecrating a legacy is just too terrifying to me.
This is part of the reason most will agree JJ Abrams is taking a risk by signing on for the as-yet-unnamed Episode VII. But nothing is certain, after all, Abrams managed to by-and-large avoid butchering the Star Trek franchise which must be a good sign.
You can probably expect a review of the film when it comes out. But that’ll be in 2015 so do something else in the meantime while you’re waiting.
Watch this space
The Lord of the Rings is, to this day, my favourite film series. And the Return of the King is, to this day, my favourite film. So having the first Hobbit film be released this month, 9 years since our last venture to Middle Earth (8 years if you purchase the Extended Editions) was a pretty big deal for me. This review is coming quite late for several reasons; first I did not see the film straight away due to studies, and then a dreadful illness. And second, I needed to digest my opinions about the film, go over them a few times.
I’m glad I never expected the Hobbit to be better or more epic than any Rings film as, at least so far, it most certainly is not. Despite this, I do believe other critics are being a bit harsh on An Unexpected Journey and in this review I hope I’ll be able to give a fairer look at the movie. SPOILERS AHEAD.
Yes, late is the word. Many moons have passed since that venture of mine to the theatre to watch The Avengers.
REPLICA MOVIE. SCRIPTED BY HARRISON COLE DIRECTED FILMED AND EDITED BY SAMUEL DIAMOND ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK BY OLIVER PUCKEY STARRING HARRISON COLE AS HARVEY SETH DAOOD AS JOSH SIMON HALL AS DAMON MATTHEW TULLY AS PROFESSOR CHARLES AIZAZ HUSSAIN AS ACILPER PRODUCED IN ASSOCIATION WITH CHRIS FROM FILMFLUX.NET
REPLICA MOVIE. SCRIPTED BY HARRISON COLE DIRECTED FILMED AND EDITED BY SAMUEL DIAMOND ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK BYOLIVER PUCKEY PRODUCED IN ASSOCIATION WITH CHRIS FROM FILMFLUX.NET
REPLICA MOVIE. SCRIPTED BY HARRISON COLE DIRECTED FILMED AND EDITED BY SAMUEL DIAMOND ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK BY OLIVER PUCKEY PRODUCED IN ASSOCIATION WITH CHRIS FROM FILMFLUX.NET
With the year of 2011 (one that will not be forgotten for quite a while by us gamers) slowly drawing to the close it seems a shame now that all the greatest games were released in a short space of time. We’re finding it hard to choose what to play each day! It will be some time until we complete all the best games from this year… For now we are looking to the future. Recently there have been some awesome trailers around for movies coming out next year such as The Dark Knight Rises and The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. Could 2012 be the film equivalent that 2011 was to gaming? Of course there will be a few bad apples (Titanic 3D? Seriously Mr Cameron?) and then there will be some really rotten stinky disgusting sickening apples with a case of sexuality confusion (Twilight Breaking Dawn Part 2) but with the likes of Batman, The Avengers and The Hobbit, we may be saved! Which film are you looking forward to most apart from those top 3? For me, it is Looper, can’t wait to find out more about it. That and our very own ‘Replica’…
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Sorry for the misleading title. I just wanted to let you all know what I got for my birthday (October 6th)! If you haven't guessed already, I've got some new games to play (and review)...
First of all I recieved a couple of older games:
Gran Turismo 5 (PS3 exclusive, 2010)
The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion (PS3 game of the year edition, 2007)
I have wanted both of them for a while so it was great to finally get hold of them. I know Oblivion is older than me (hyperbole, guys) but I needed to get hyped for Skyrim!!!
Then I got a couple of new games:
Gears of War 3 (Xbox 360 exclusive, 2011)
Dead Island (Xbox version, 2011)
Yeah that's right I finally got DI, on Xbox. See I'm not a total Sony fanboy...
On a related note I will also get a late present soon: a book based on the Uncharted series called 'The Fourth Labrynth'. I'm a massive fan of Uncharted so I can't wait!
I WILL BE POSTING A FULL REVIEW OF DEAD ISLAND AS SOON AS I CAN!
But keep in mind I have switched my posting day to Friday now simply because it is far more convenient for me.
I was also going to do a movie review of Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy but when I went to the cinema there was a problem with the projector and the screening was cancelled. I'm currently trying to rebook though so there may be hope yet for a review of it...
I'm looking forward to those reviews!