Entries from The Gameshelf tagged with 'movies'

Gone Girl: Sympathy for the GamerGater

This post contains spoilers for the film “Gone Girl”. I managed to catch Gone Girl during its last days in the first-run theaters. I feel glad that I did; it’s a stylish film, what I think of as a Fincher/Reznor...

XCOM's mastery of player complicity

Much as Fallout: New Vegas felt like an entire season or two of a solid TV series (as Matt Weise and I discussed in Play of the Light), XCOM: Enemy Unknown feels like an epic movie or miniseries. New Vegas...

No Show Conf and IF stuff (with bonus movie)

The very first No Show Conference is happening this coming weekend on the MIT campus. Organzied by local videogame producer Courtney Stanton, it’s angled at game-making professionals working in any medium. As I write this, there’s only a couple of...

I like Indie Game: The Movie

If you, like me, hadn’t paid much attention to Indie Game: The Movie because it doesn’t have a very strong title, let me assure you that it’s a poor match for what turns out to be a really impressive documentary...

Three upcoming documentaries on games

We seem to be entering a nexus of documentaries about games. Far be it from me to do anything but encourage further flowering in this field! Witness: Lorien Green has released a clip of Gone Cardboard, a film about board...

Harvard Beats Yale 29-29

Last night I watched Harvard Beats Yale 29-29, a documentary by Kevin Rafferty, about a single extraordinary college football game that occurred in 1968. I highly recommend this movie to anyone interested in the art of documenting the play of...

Myst news: progress on Myst movie, iPhone Riven

I haven't posted much about the Myst movie project since I first blogged about it. Patrick McIntire and Adrian Vanderbosch have been posting occasionally on their blog, but while they've been colorful about the life of indie filmmakers, they haven't...

Embittered Movie Review: "Metro Polis"

If you enjoy my game videos, perhaps you will like this. The idea for this literally woke me up in the pre-dawn hours last Saturday, and I found the time to put it together last night. There actually is a...

Tron sequel trailer

I justify this as a Gameshelf topic by being twelve. Once upon a time. Behold the movie trailer for the sequel to Tron: (Trailer page) (Some of this trailer escaped the marketing firewall last year, in handheld shakycam. This is...

Myst: the movie: the fan audition movie

I posted last year about a couple of indie filmmakers who are tackling the idea of a Myst movie. Sadly, Patrick McIntire and Adrian Vanderbosch still haven't made a film -- last we heard, they had a script of roughly...

Myst: the movie: the trailer

People talk about a movie based on the Myst games. People have been talking about it since Myst first appeared. Cyan even starting working with the Sci-Fi Channel around 2002, but that effort was quietly canned after a few months....

Entries from A Simple Way to go Faster than Light that Does Not Work tagged with 'movies'

Astronauts report it feels good

There is a Star Trek movie teaser trailer coming out. I'm too lazy to link to it because it's basically nothing, just enough to confirm that the film's in production, and to signal the fanboys to commence the freakout. (Its...

Sweeny Todd

Eh. The sets and costumes were great, and the acting fine (esp on Mr. Depp's part) but the direction of most of the musical numbers just wasn't there. And there's a lot of singing, so that's a problem. There are...

Wizardly coincidence

I had never heard of the Washington Wizards basketball team until I chanced across their mention in a Google News headline just now. I can't be the first person to see their logo... ...and immediately think of another wizardly graphic......

What I'm watching on TV.

Pushing Daisies joins Battlestar Galactica as an SF show (though we're talking very different flavors of SF) that I avoided because the premise sounded lame, but eventually peeked at from the insistence of friends, and then discovered I loved. I...

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