Otakon back in July was a ton of fun. I got see friends, film premieres, and awesome guests. There was something else there this year that was a really big surprise to me and that was the Art of Akira exhibit. Art of Akira is the brainchild of Joe Peacock, a man with one of the largest collections of art from the film Akira.
Last night, Netflix CEO and co-founder Reed Hastings announced Netflix will split its DVD delivery service into a new company called Qwikster. In an e-mail to subscribers, Hastings cites the different business models of online streaming and DVD delivery as a reason to split them and allow each to grow independantly. He also mentions the importance of improving the streaming technology and the rapid changes in that market.
Lady in the Water is what happens when a director's ego is allowed to go completely unchallenged. I was not expecting much going into it, but what I got was worse than I thought it could be. Not only is it a poorly-written mess of a movie, but it feels like M. Night Shyamalan wanted to make a movie about how awesome he is. Throughout the movie I just got the feeling that M. Night was positive that this was the greatest movie of all time and I just had to agree with him.
It's bad enough that the titular "lady in the water" is called a "narf" (Apparently Pinky was on the writing team). It's bad enough that none of the characters act in a remotely believable way. It's bad enough that none of the mythology is explained well and makes little sense. However, M. Night wasn't content to stop there, no, M. Night didn't think directing, writing and producing his movie was enough. No, he needed to also play a major role in it. The role of a character whose writing is so inspirational, it causes a young boy to one day become president.
Sonic has had a lot of spin-off games, and most of them do not require more than a passing mention. As such, this post will cover all of the Sonic spin-off games up to Sonic R in 1997. While some deserve a bit more discussion, including Knuckles Chaotix, most of these games will only get a few sentences. If you don't care about stuff like edutainment titles, come back next post where I finally talk about the first real 3-D game in the series: Sonic Adventure.
At Insert-Disc we have a variety of interests. We like games, movies, cartoons, and nostalgia driven experiences like Power Rangers. We also have unlimited webspace and bandwidth. With that in mind we are very proud to present our next podcast, Morphing Grid Online! Morphing Grid Online grew out of our excitment over having Power Rangers available on netflix. Our mildly crazy endeavor is to watch all of Power Rangers and talk about along the way.
For episode one we looked at the first 16 episodes of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. The conversation focused mainly on establishing the series and all the things we remember about it. This first big chunk was definitely a experience to work through so we hope you enjoy listening to it! Next episode we will be looking at Green With Evil. The first appearance of Tommy!
Sonic Blast is the last 2D main series Sonic game we're going to see for a while, and it, sadly, is one of the worst 2D Sonic games. Despite having a very similar name to Sonic 3D Blast and nigh identical box art, the games have nothing in common with each other. Instead they made the graphics look vaguely 3D and called it good.