Oct 08 2014

5 Childhood Movies That Deserve Reboots

Published by under Movies

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No, I’m not talking about remaking the Iron Giant (it will stand the test of time) – but I am referring to 5 other childhood favorites that I feel deserve a re-do of sorts. Before you go getting all bent out of shape please hear me out. I have a 2 year old son who one day will be old enough to start partaking in movies from my childhood. Films that I’ve treasured over the years that if you were to dust off the ol’ VHS player (if you could find one) and slide one of these 5 tapes into it, I’d probably watch it with a huge grin on my face. I can’t wait to sit down with him on a Friday night, turn one of these on, pop some popcorn and watch his reactions to all the magical moments. Yet, I’m fearful that by the time he hits that age, these movies will not hold up as well as I might think they do.

I’m only speaking to childhood favorites of my generation. I’m not trying to say that the movies were amazing on any oscar award winning merit or that they were the best in their respective genres. These are simply films that I think the younger generations of today shouldn’t miss – but might – due to how they might perceive them as old and outdated. (it’s as if you were to ask yourself how many films that you enjoy that your parents grew up watching … yeah, not many for me either)

 

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Oct 07 2014

The Shining and Psycho Reimagined

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Artist Bryan Ewing had some fun with the lead villains of The Shining and Psycho in these Japanese-inspired poster remakes. I believe each are available for purchase here somewhere, for a limited time.

Someday I’m going to get really good at art and sell prints ALL the time. Not just in little day-long windows or 50-run prints. Someday.

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Oct 07 2014

Video Game Locations Recreated

Published by under Video Games,Videos

Here’s a rather beautiful video that shows a number of famous video game locations, recreated through the magic of 3D recreation. Chances are if you’ve played any major games in the last decade or so, you’ll recognize at least a few of these. But even still, I couldn’t get them all.

Here’s the cheat sheet if you can’t guess them all on your own:

The Last of Us – Hidden Pines Corral ranch int/ext
Grand Theft Auto V – Michael’s safehouse
Mafia: The City of Lost Heaven – Salieri’s bar int/ext
Fallout 3 – Tenpenny’s Tower, Vault 101
Half Life 2 – Kleiner’s Lab, Apartments, City 17
Alan Wake – Cauldron Lake Lodge
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim – Mountains, Windhelm, Riverwood
Mirror’s Edge – City canals
The Stanley’s Parable – Museum Ending, Meeting room
The Walking Dead Season 1 – Clementine’s house
Dishonored – Dunwall Tower
DayZ – Chernarus
Hitman: Blood Money – Mission: A New Life
Left 4 Dead 2 – Whispering Oaks
Shadow of the Colossus – Colossus #15

Which do you have the most memories in?



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Oct 07 2014

Seriously, This Needs A Sequel! Vol. 1

VIDEO GAME SEQUELS

Sometimes it’s terrible to love, especially in the wide world of electronic entertainment.

It’s rare to find a game that doesn’t, at some point in the future, have a 2 (or 3 or 64) slapped after its name.  Venerated titles celebrated for their artistry and innovation even fall victim to industry sequelization (Portal 2, Super Mario Galaxy 2, Bioshock 2 just to name…just so few) and more often than not, if you loved it once, you can have seconds.

But there are those childless titles that stand apart with one game to their name and no one to inherit the digital throne. For whatever reason, the video games I’ll be highlighting today have yet to be given an extra life. And before you scroll down, Chrono Trigger ain’t on here. Let’s just leave that (flawless) one be. Please? Thanks. Continue Reading »



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Oct 07 2014

“And the Other Way is Wrong”: An Exploration of David Fincher’s Genius

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Let’s not mince words: Gone Girl was straight brilliant. Easily top-five material for 2014, at least as of this writing.

And while I’m sure much of the movie’s brilliance should be attributed to novelist/screenwriter Gillian Flynn, Gone Girl is nevertheless a David Fincher movie to the marrow. His deft manipulation of tone and ironclad technique let the lurid story pretty much explode off the screen. There’s just one question How does he do it?

Well, I’m sure no one can completely answer that in less than eight minutes, but Tony Zhou — remember him? — comes pretty damn close. Hit that video up there and enjoy the kind of filmmaking breakdown that will make you want to rewatch everything Fincher ever made.

Now if I can just find my copy of Zodiac



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Oct 07 2014

The Morning Link: Nine Movies That Should Be Terrible Musicals

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Bob’s Burgers had its fifth season premiere last night, and in the episode we were treated to not just one, but two (really three) high-concept 80s movie stage musical adaptations. We had Die Hard the Musical:”

Go here to see the list.



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Oct 06 2014

The Final Countdown: Movie Details, Game of Thrones Scene and Destiny Success

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Go here to see movie details that are bs.

“We know that movies don’t always get it right — it’s unreasonable to expect absolute perfection in such grand productions. However, we can’t forgive movies that can’t even bother to fix the easy-to-spot full-on bullshit errors they put out.”

The Countdown

HBO spent a ton on one Game of Thrones scene – [Pajiba]

Why Destiny is a resounding success – [Insert Coin]

Bradley Cooper is now a sniper – [FilmDrunk]

Five great non-BB Aaron Paul roles – [TVO]

Why birds make terrible deliverymen – [GeeksAreSexy]

Perfect moments that happened at Disney – [TheChive]

Five ways career networking will change – [SheBudgets]

The best news headline of the day – [WWIW]

Five things to know about the Alibaba group – [Worthly]

Russian road rage takes a strange turn – [Izismile]

Blake Lively is having a baby – [CelebrityToob]



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Oct 06 2014

Mickthulhu Mouse

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Someday I’m actually going to have to read whatever Lovecraft series features Cthulhu so I can stop thinking of him as “that one tentacle monster Hollywood hasn’t dared to touch yet.”

In any case, this is actually a t-shirt you can buy that demonstrates your love of both sci-fi and Disney, two things that don’t often go together unless we’re talking about Wall-E and superheroes.

Get it here.



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Oct 06 2014

My Final Piece For Unreality

Published by under Editorials

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by Remy Carreiro

Though it is an old adverb with roots dating back to the 1300’s, there is truth to the adage: all good things must come to an end. It is with a heavy heart that I inform you that this will be my final piece writing for Unreality. I am fully aware that the title has already given this fact away, which should be a clear indicator as to why I am going back to bagging groceries. Just kidding about that last part. I will still be writing for a living. Sadly, I will just be doing it for places other than Unreality. Alas, fret not. This was an amicable decision across all parties, and it has been a very tough transition for me, as I adore Unreality. I was a reader long before I was a writer, and will continue to be, long after I walk away. I just did not want to be dad who went out for milk one day and never came home. I would much prefer to be the dad who said I love you, THEN went out for milk one day and never came home. Think of this as that I love you before the fated milk run. Continue Reading »



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Oct 06 2014

What’s Happening to Downton Abbey?

Published by under Television

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Downton Abbey’s latest season recently premiered in the UK and it’s quite disappointing that US viewers would have to wait until the next year to see it. Interestingly, I was surprised to read that the ratings took a significant dip by the premiere of the second episode. This isn’t pleasant news for any loyal fan of the show, but I do understand that sometimes it’s better to end a show on a good note than let it blow itself up in the face.

I was worried that the departure of Dan Stevens would be a huge blow to the show. Now, I feel like it wouldn’t have made a difference if he stayed on or not. Here are my thoughts on Downton Abbey and its future.

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Oct 06 2014

The Pixar Theory: What A Load of Crap

Published by under Debate,Movies

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Yes, I understand that we’ve talked about this before but I just had to sound off on this and see how many people would join me. Let me back up just in case you have no idea what I’m talking about. The Pixar Theory is something that a blogger by the name of Jon Negroni came up with after he watched a video from Cracked.com. If you visit the link, you will go to his page where he has gone through in painstaking detail and described bit by bit what he considers to be how all Pixar animated films are connected in some fashion.

After I read Paul’s post on this theory a while back, I was immediately amazed at how much time someone would take to come up with this. Not only that, but how much I was unaware of this supposed connection. (considering the fact that I loved most Pixar films and considered myself to be a HUGE fan of them … but that’s beside the point) It frustrated me that I never once caught on to any of this other than the few clever easter eggs that Pixar would place in their films time and time again. Though, is there really a theory to be had or is it simply someone stretching their thought process …?

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