It’s that time of year again, award season! It seems everyone and everything has some kind of awards for one thing or another, and it only makes sense (I guess) that I do so as well! Sure, I might be a little late at this (most people hop to this as soon as January starts), but a lot of thought (and procrastination) went into this. Keep in mind that this particular blog contains awards such as “Best Visuals” and “Best Music,” but I will be doing a the “best Movie” award as a separate top 10 post, and my video game awards will closely follow.
Be warned, some spoilers may (or may not) follow.
So without further ado, here are my Yammy awards for the movies of 2010! Read more
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences hates animation. It is a sad fact that is unavoidable. The Academy Awards, for whatever reason, are considered so prestigious by the snobs who dupe themselves into believing so. But they should never be considered so prestigious, as the politics, biases and ignorance of the Academy Awards could not be more apparent. Particularly, the politics they enforce, and the biases and ignorance they have towards animation. Read more
So a trailer has been released for an upcoming video game known as Dead Island. The trailer in question is considered controversial, and the gaming press (and public) seem to be handing out lavish praise to it.
But I feel my thoughts on the trailer can be summed up in one simple word: Pathetic. Read more
"Rango takes his goldfish crackers very seriously."
Rango is an animated film starring Johny Depp and directed by Gore Verbinski (who is probably most well known for directing the first three Pirates of the Caribbean films). The movie is the first animated film created by Industrial Lights and Magic (who you may know for their countless contributions to visual effects in live-action films) and is distributed by Nickelodeon. But is Rango something special in the world of animation? Or does its uniqueness go no further than the big names? Read more
"Turning Shakespear on his head....HA!"
Gnomeo and Juliet is an animated film executive produced (and music performed by) Elton John (under Rocket Studios) and distributed by Disney under the Touchstone label, and is also directed by Kelly Asbury (of Shrek 2 fame). The movie, as its title suggests, is a retelling of Romeo and Juliet….but with garden gnomes. But does Gnomeo and Juliet prove to be a memorable animated experience? Or does it solely exist for its punny name? Read more
"Wish? Did somebody say wish?"
Shantae: Risky’s Revenge is a sequel to the 2002 Gameboy Color cult classic, Shantae. Now, I’m not going to pretend like I played the original, most people didn’t, as the then new Gameboy Advance was released just months beforehand and grabbed any and all possible attention from any Gameboy Color games at the time. But while Shantae may not have been a best-seller, it’s cult status had people yearning for a sequel. And after unreleased attempts at a sequel on the Gameboy Advance, WiiWare, and original plans for an episodic release, Shantae: Risky’s Revenge arrived as a stand-alone downloadable game on DSiWare in 2010. But was this sequel worth an eight year wait? Read more
"Remember, we parked in the bright, white abyss."
The Green Hornet is a super hero/action comedy film based on the license of the same name. The movie star Seth Rogen (who also did a good chunk of backstage work on the film). But does The Green Hornet proves to be a humorous, action-filled romp? Or does it just sting? Read more