"Destiny" a science fiction video game developed by Bungie is about you shooting things. It's pretty much all you do. If there's an enemy in front of you, you shoot it, a door, shoot it, even your friends, shoot them. The thing about destiny though, is that it makes the act of shooting an alien, really, really fun. you have many options of how to go about disposing of thy foes but what works best is just going in guns blazing. If you bring a friend along with you it makes things even more fun. You also have different super abilities that can get you out of a lot of tight situations. It was a very enjoyable experience shooting down enemies with my friends. It was especially fun to play with all my friends from Connecticut. It's a great way to stay in touch. 10 out of 10, would definitely play again.
"Alien" is a 1970's horror movie by Ridley Scott about a deep space mining crew that is slowly killed off by the highly dangerous and creepy Alien (or xenomorph if you want to be technical). This atmospheric thrill ride is actually my favorite movie. It's a tightly woven story of the unknown that was perfectly realized by Ridley Scott. The characters bring you into the story as the cinematography immerses you in the mystery of the alien planet. I can't find many flaws with this movie to be honest. Everything from the soundtrack to the set design to the actual alien was perfect and fit the tone precisely. It starts off slowly with the crew heading into an engaging yet suspenseful planet with out knowing anything about it. They then encounter the facehugger, the first start of the alien breeding process. It latches onto the faces of whoever's closest to it. This is another reason why I like this movie. The deep thought they put into this species. I like to analyze the different factors that go into the making of a movie. The mythos of this series engages me to look a bit deeper into the story and therefore makes me care about the characters and the plot. It's a must see horror flick.
Animation, originally thought to be created in 1877 by a French professor by the name of Charles-Émile Reynaud, is an art form based entirely on movement and the illusion of life. Animation is to give something life. just as professionals gave Nemo life in "Nemo." He's not really alive of course, but he's animated to look like it. Animation gives you a level of creativity and possibility that live action doesn't offer as a medium. You can do so much with a stick figure. He can shoot lasers, fly, bend, and twist. Even though I've been on a small hiatus, I still love to animate and will try to get back into the groove of things soon enough. All you have to have is patience to create something magnificent. I split my animations into two groups, micros and bulks. Bulks are one minute or longer animations that have more of a story and more care put into them. Micros are much smaller animations, around 7 seconds, that have a basic action like a guy cutting someone with a sword. I plan to do something animation related for my passion project.
"Rick and Morty" an adult television show created by Justin Roiland and Dan Harmon about a Grandfather and grandson going on various Sci-fi adventures has caught on like a wildfire. With it's clever writing, subtle animation, stellar voice performances, and two creative madmen behind the whole thing there's no wonder the success it's getting. It spoofs many pop culture landmarks such as Jurassic Park, Total Recall, Alien, Midnight Run, Mad Max, and the list goes on. There are references everywhere and you have to be paying attention sometimes to understand them, which in turn, makes everything a little bit more enjoyable for me since I love movies. You can probably tell by the image above that this show is not to be taken seriously. It has a very loose tone that makes it distinct from other TV shows of the same nature like the Simpsons or Family Guy. It's clear that this TV show is sticking for a while.
"Cuphead" a video game developed Studio MHDR about Cuphead fighting off different evils to get his soul back from the Devil. You can go alone or with a friend in this run and gun, fast paced, action, platformer, which means you have to traverse different obstacles. You play as Cuphead a cute vintage style character that loses his sole in a bet with the Devil. To get it back you have to shoot, dash, and parry your way through your enemies to emerge victorious. You start off with a small snap gun but as you go on you get more and more upgrades and weapons to help dispose of your enemies. As an animator I appreciate the animation style it has achieved. They went back and used the old fashion animation technique of paper and pen which take twice as much time as it would with a computer. At only $20 this game is a steal. Definitely check it out as you'll be getting addicted before you even notice.