Warriors, Come Out to Play!

Can you count, suckers? I say, the future is ours… if you can count! I recently wrote about urban environments in RPGs. One of the films I mentioned is an all-time favorite of mine, The Warriors. In brief, the film follows one momentous night for nine members of a fictional New York City street gang,…

Planet of the Apes – Variation on a Theme

The book was better than the film. How many times have you heard that? A lot I bet. When a book translates into another medium like films it becomes restrained by budget, run times, practical effects, and other factors. The story is usually altered to fit the medium. In the case of Planet of the…

Late Night T.V. Inspiration – Fantastic Planet

Fantastic Planet Directed by René Laloux 1973 Growing up I used to spend a lot of time in front of the T.V. especially late at night. Late one night, sometime in the ’80s, I was watching an odd show on the USA Network called Night Flight. Night Flight started late in the night and ran…

Revisiting Star Wars: The Last Jedi

A complete cinematic failure. A betrayal of the character of Luke Skywalker. Feminist, SJW garbage… the worst film of 2017. That’s what I found from making a brief search for Star Wars: The Last Jedi. I did find it interesting that The Emoji Movie, another 2017 release, apparently ranks higher than The Last Jedi. I’m the last…

From the Silver Screen: The Lost Battalion (1919)

The Lost Battalion Directed by: Burton L. King Produced by: Edward A. MacManus Written by: Charles Logue Premiered: July 28, 1919 FORWARD. For the first time in the history of the world you are to look upon a motion picture re-enacted by those who live again the historic events for which a grateful nation commended them. There is fact and record…

Exploring Movies – As Above, So Below

Perpetually on the hunt for creative inspirations, I have been scouring Netflix for any movie which appears to be remotely influenced by the works of H.P. Lovecraft. In my search, I recently came across a movie that I had not seen in previous searches, As Above, So Below. As always, I took a chance and…

Exploring Movies – A Dark Song and The Void

This past weekend I had the opportunity to finally set some gaming projects aside and watch two highly recommended movies on Netflix (US). The first was A Dark Song and the other was The Void. I’m not attempting to critically review either film, but rather trying to convey my loose thoughts and how these movies…