Mortal Kombat. Street Fighter. Super Mario Bros. Doom. Warcraft. With more than two and a half decades of studios attempting to adapt popular video games into blockbuster movies, we’ve had grand total of 0 that are undeniably good. While a lot of these films, like Tomb Raider and the Resident Evil Series, have had middling to mediocre franchise success, […]Read more "The Solution to Video Game Movies Has Been Right In Front Of Us"
It’s nearly a month unti JJ Abrams’ new Star Wars comes out, so I’ve decided to assemble my own Force Awakens checklist to fill out when I’m watching the movie for the Nth time. Feel free to print this out and take it to the theatre, audibly yelling “CHECK!” every time you tick off something. Trust […]Read more "The (Not-Really) Official Star Wars: The Force Awakens Checklist"
A domestic terrorist accidentally calls a record store. A 19-year-old looking for his father is captured by the Yakuza. A cloned service worker leads a rebellion against a Korean superstate. A chronic stammerer gets poetry advice from the daughter of a famous composer. A Dutch clerk falls in love with a scarred Japanese midwife. A middle-aged woman […]Read more "Mapping the Cloud Atlas: Connections in the Novels of David Mitchell"
So, you’ve figured one fictional world isn’t enough. You want to go bigger and create a whole galaxy of worlds! But how do even start planning out all of your hundreds or even thousands of planets? Never fear, because I’ve got some simple tips to keep you from too much effort or thought into any […]Read more "How to make your own galaxy in 4 easy steps"
One of the biggest critiques of The Avengers, Iron Man, Guardians of the Galaxy, and the rest of the superhero movies made by Marvel Studios is how similar and same-y they all feel. But with 12 movies released so far and another 9 announced, it doesn’t seem like the comicbook-based studio is slowing down anytime […]Read more "The Not-So-Secret Formula Behind the Marvel Movies"
So, you’ve decided to make your very own fantasy novel/movie/video game/RPG/MMORPGTGIF. You’ve already planned out what kinds of unique and interesting creatures will live in your magical world: elves, dwarves, wizards, totally-not-orcs-even-though-they-definitely-look-and-act-exactly-like-orcs, and dragons. Now, to continue your streak of originality, you want to make a map of your fantasy land, so everyone will know how well […]Read more "How to make your own fantasy map in 4 easy steps"