So Netflix has a pretty good documentary called Indie Game: The Movie. I highly recommend it. It’s a pretty entertaining look at the lives of a few indie game developers as they go through the motions of developing and or releasing out their games.
The two games followed and sort of contrasted in the doc are Super Meat Boy and Fez, both of which I’d been aware of but never paid much attention to when they were released. After watching the doc, I finally went and bought both games and man, they are so good. So so good.
As Hollywood skews younger and younger, I’ve got a deep fear that they’re going to hire one of the Twilight hunks and make some teenage Batman movie where they retcon some ninja training into his high school years.
What I hope for is a movie version of Frank Miller’s The Dark Knight Returns. There’s certainly plenty of grizzled old actors who could pulled it off, but perhaps perhaps none better than Micky Rourke, who, I imagine, has a boxer face similar to what a latter day Batman might have. And while I’m tempted to wish for a Sin City-esq Robert Rodriguez version, I think the story has the sort of potential that the Nolan stories have, to bridge into the real world. As such, I’d much rather see them snag up another up-and-coming indie director like Ramin Bahrani or Nicolas Winding Refn.
It’s the Raiders of the Lost Ark of horror movies, with a batshit nuts script by Joss Whedon. Go see it… but PLEASE do so without watching any of the trailers and reading anything about it whatsoever.
Has anyone seen it yet? I got around to the IMAX/3D showing last night in King of Prussia and was sadly kind of unimpressed.
This week I’ve been going through albums (not so much movies cause I haven’t seen, like, any) that came out this year and I’m just starting to rank them. Do you have any standouts or hidden gems you think we should know about before we all make our lists?