Last week brought us the brief tidbit that Valve president Gabe Newell and Star Trek & upcoming Star Wars director J.J. Abrams may or may not be working together on feature film adaptations of Portal and/or Half-Life, but now we’ve got their entire discussion to share.
Getting together for the 2013 D.I.C.E. SUMMIT to deliver the keynote speech Storytelling Across Platforms: Who Benefits Most, The Audience or the Player?, the full 20-minute discussion is now live. The worthwhile talk features the two bantering back and forth about different storytelling elements, sharing clips of Cloverfield, Half-Life and even Jaws. Check it out below, where Abrams also reveals how he’s already mixed the universe of Star Wars and Star Trek together.
Today marks the launch of our new recurring column, which dives into the cream of the crop when it comes to this week’s home releases, including Blu-ray and DVD, as well recommended deals of the week. Check out our rundown below and return every Tuesday for the best films one can take home. Note that [...]
Note: The following piece contains spoilers for both Shadow of a Doubt and Stoker. Alfred Hitchcock’s Shadow of a Doubt is already available on Blu-ray, as a component of the sizeable Hitchcock box-set that was released last October. This month, however, sees its individual, standalone release on the format, and the timing couldn’t be more [...]
After a recent New York screening of František Vláčil‘s Marketa Lazarová, my friend and fellow critic, Vadim Rizov, tweeted the following response: “Sheep God war men snow church blood swords ‘old crone’ justice grass wtf WTF UNCLE.” He certainly wasn’t alone in such a confused response. Lazarová — now out on Blu-ray via Criterion — is [...]
Welcome to the latest episode of our official podcast, The Film Stage Show. This week associate editor Nick Newman, writerDanny King, and I go over the films of polarizing auteur, Zack Snyder. Then we talk about his newest film, the Superman reboot Man of Steel. Finally, we take a look at the films/TV shows coming to theaters and DVD [...]
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