Archive | May 2013

Weekend Kickoff: Feel Good Inc.

Ahhh… The weekend is finally here! Now’s the time to kick back, relax, and chill out to the nostalgically sweet sounds of the Gorillaz’s most famous song: Feel Good Inc.

I had the priveledge of seeing the Gorillaz in Toronto on my birthday in 2011 – absolutely brilliant! Their music is so unique and interesting; it’s moody and energetic, all at the same time! They have been one of my favourite bands for several years now. Their music has made many appearances in films over the years, as well. A full list can be found here.

And with that, enjoy your weekend everyone!

“You know what …

“You know what your problem is, it’s that you haven’t seen enough movies – all of life’s riddles are answered in the movies.” – Steve Martin

People don’t give movies enough credit. Too many people believe that movies are just a source of quick and cheap entertainment. Granted, cinema is a key source of entertainment, and has been for more than a hundred years now. But it’s much more than that.

What people fail to acknowledge is cinema’s ability to make its viewer feel, think, and believe. Cinema is art. Film is the only medium that has the unique ability to record and reveal simultaneously, as noted by theorist Sigfried Kracauer in his essay The Redemption of Physical Reality. Through the eye of the camera, we can see things in ways we never would have dreamed possible before. Cinema realizes our greatest fears and our greatest triumphs, all in the span of a few hours or less.

A movie gives its viewer a chance to view another life, another time, another place. Another story. We learn emotion, from sadness a la Bicycle Thieves to heartbreak courtesy of Titanic‘s Jack and Rose. We’ve travelled through time in a DeLorean, ran with gangsters through New York City in the 50’s, and sang our hearts out alongside a whole cast of cartoon characters. We’ve lived a thousand times through movies, and through film we have conquered the impossible. And that is something truly remarkable.

Sonic Lost World Trailer

The brand new trailer for Sega’s latest instalment in the Sonic franchise, Sonic Lost World, was officially released today. The trailer features the series’ iconic blue hedgehog going head to head against an all-new group of villains.

The trailer features clean, cheery, cartoony graphics and fast paced gameplay demonstrating the blue blur’s latest moves, such as wall running and climbing.

The game launches later this year exclusively for the Wii U and the 3DS due to the company’s recent partnership with Nintendo.

Hopefully the game will draw more buyers to the Wii U and encourage the growth of the console’s fan base. Personally, I think the game looks like a lot of fun and I’m definitely interested in playing it. I’m also very excited to see more third party content coming exclusively to Nintendo’s consoles.

How about you? Think you’ll pick up Sonic Lost World?

playthis: Wii U

playthis: Wii U

I love my Wii U. I really, really do. It’s an amazing machine and it’s so much fun to play with. I know that there has been a lot of skepticism about Nintendo’s latest console from the gaming community since the product’s release last November, but it truly is a fun and innovative product with a lot of potential and promise.

If you have one, add me to your friends list on Miiverse! My Nintendo Network ID is Szikora.

If you haven’t already, try one out! I believe in Nintendo and I believe in the Wii U. I’m excited to hear about what Nintendo has to offer during E3 this year – hopefully it will be enough to build the console’s library as well as to demonstrate its abilities to a wider audience!