Whelp, in the spirit of new year resolutions and goals, I guess it's time to dust off my old blog. Keep it active for 6 months and then dust it off again in 2016.
The system works.
So for those of you who were wondering, by which I mean my ten facebook friends I force to visit this blog, the reason I have been so inactive here is I have in fact been writing for other places!
I'm writing for The Australia Times - Games Magazine, and Media Hype101. You should check them both out!
I have however been staying on board with films, having seen over 40 movies this year. Most of which I was in fact glad to see; so let's award some some Good Whine prizes!
The Instragram award, for movie with the best food! - Chef
Simply mesmerizing food that I am still drooling over, combined with a hot soundtrack and some brilliant acting. A great movie if let down by an ending that was a little too happy.
The 1984 award, for inevitable human destruction! -TIE between Hungergames Mockingjay pt 1 and Snowpiercer
I was torn between the two movie as both are dealing with similar issues, namely can we live in a society which depends on the suffering of some. Both are class-ist revolutionary films with strong action. Hunger games probably deals with more additional issues with its display of the media while Snowpiercer is more focused.
The Taylor Swift award, for a movie that was better then it had any right to be! - The Lego Movie
Lego has proven itself incredibly subversive in it's game adaptations, and that anarchic humour combined with reverence for classical story telling led to an amazing move. The Lego movie was the biggest surprise of the year, based of a simply plastic toy it manage to capture what Lego's truley are for most kids. An opportunity to build any story you want.
The Ripley award, best film about fighting aliens! - TIE between Guardians of the Galaxy and Edge of Tomorrow
The summer music award, for film I haven't been able to get out of my head! - Her
I've already done a full review of Her so you can check out my feelings there, however it's great to see a hopeful look at the singularity.
And the Good Whine award for my personal favourite film of 2014 goes to Captain America 2 - The Winter Solider.
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