I’m one of those people who needs to write. I’d go so far as to say my health – perhaps my very survival – depends on it. That isn’t me trying to sound melodramatic. No, I, like many other writers, consider writing not simply a hobby or a method of making money, though it can… Continue reading An Open Mind is a Learning Mind.
Here’s what I have planned for this blog in the near future, in case anyone thought I’d given up on it. Video games: my ’20 Years of PlayStation’ series is still ongoing. Next on my to-do list are two of the greatest horror video games of all time, and two of my favourite games in… Continue reading Quick (or not so quick) Update.
Rewind back to August 12, 2014 and bring any kind of passing interest in the Silent Hill series… you’d find yourself in the midst of an online explosion of hype surrounding a certain demo codenamed Playable Teaser (P.T.). This was the red herring for Silent Hills; what was to be the latest instalment in the… Continue reading Silent Hills/ PT still haunts us… and it’s glorious.
Guillermo del Toro is arguably the greatest visionary director working in Hollywood today – and Crimson Peak shows his talents at their visually vibrant best. It should go almost without saying that from a production and costume design standpoint, del Toro’s latest ‘Gothic horror-romance’ delivers in signature fashion. The film is gorgeous in the typically… Continue reading Crimson Peak.
Yesterday marked twenty years since the original PlayStation was first released here in the UK. I didn’t get in on the action until three years after that; the PlayStation being my first official game console (not counting a borrowed Game Boy) in 1998, around the time Metal Gear Solid was changing how people looked at… Continue reading 20 Years of PlayStation.
Aside from owning the original Gameboy back in the day, which was used almost exclusively for Pokemon Blue (and then Silver) as well as the occasional game of Tetris, I’ve never been a big Nintendo guy. My first home video game console was the PlayStation in 1998. The NES and SNES were well before my… Continue reading A few brief words on Satoru Iwata.
Suspension of disbelief is crucial for viewing a lot of films – but with some it is distinctly more vital than others. Ana Lily Amirpour’s directorial debut (feels like we’ve had a lot of those recently), A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night, is among the best recent examples of this. Set in the fictional Iranian ghost… Continue reading A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night.