Michael Bay Movies, Or: Why Your Eyes Love What Your Brain Hates

We're big fans of Tony Zhou's cinematic analyses, but we're especially fond of his recent breakdown of Michael Bay's visual approach, which manages to acknowledge the director's knack for spectacle while identifying him as a slave to his own system – a gratuitous, over-evolved action style we love to hate. » 7/05/14 3:55pm 7/05/14 3:55pm

It's Too Simple To Say Games Are Becoming More Like Movies. There's…

Here is a fascinating dissection by Vimeo user Matthias Stork which is seven months old, but recently written up by Indiewire and tweeted by Roger Ebert, so I thought it was worth sharing. It delves into the relationship held between movies and games—which goes further than simply having more cutscenes in games… » 1/16/13 1:30pm 1/16/13 1:30pm

Street Fighter: The (Sucky) Movie Gets A Blu-Ray Release

Is there a market out there that needs/wants to stare intently at high-definition renditions of Kylie Minogue's butt cheeks, Jean Claude's chest cheeks and Raul Julia's...cheeks to the extent we need Street Fighter released on Blu-Ray? We'd like to think there isn't, and that the release of the forgettable,… » 11/12/08 4:30am 11/12/08 4:30am

Gears (The Movie) Sticking Close To Gears (The Game)

When Hollywood adapts a property for the big screen - be it a book, comic or game - they can often take a few...liberties with the source material. Take the Mario Bros. movie, for example. The upcoming Gears of War movie, however, will be doing no such thing, with the film's screenwriter Chris Morgan telling MTV that… » 10/30/08 12:30am 10/30/08 12:30am