The movie video essay has become boring. The YouTube genre popularised by the now abandoned 'Every Frame a Painting' channel, has become stale. You know the videos; slow male voice stressing certain words to add some gravitas to what is being said, onscreen graphics that ease in and out onto brightly coloured backgrounds, and chill … Continue reading Movies with Mikey is the best Movie essay series on YouTube.
There’s no question that games have come on a long way since the 8bit era of the NES and Megadrive. Character animations, lighting, and texture quality are at a point where they’re rivaling animated films in their quality. But they don't look quite as good as the latest Pixar or Dreamworks animation. Why is this? … Continue reading Games Don’t Look “As Good” As Animated Films. Why is this?
The architect of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and head of Marvel Studios, Kevin Feige, has been given the keys to the whole Marvel empire. In 2015, Marvel Studios, the movie production arm of Marvel, was moved to be under Walt Disney Studios away from Marvel Entertainment, due to disagreements between the direction of the MCU … Continue reading Kevin Feige now holds the power at Marvel and Disney.
Blu-rays never really took off in the way that the movie industry was expecting. This was mostly to do with streaming services taking the wind out of the format; Why own and pay for a single physical disc when, for £8 a month, you can stream as much as you want? Yet there are reasons … Continue reading Blu-rays and Their Special Features
It’s becoming increasingly hard to balance my love of tech with my increased awareness of environmental issues that are directly impacted by the consumer electronics industry. Our world is burning, and the human race is turning a blind eye to what is happening. We keep eating copious amounts of meat, we take regular flights, and … Continue reading Technology Vs Environmentalism
You probably haven’t heard of Craig Benzine even though he’s been creating content on YouTube since 2007. And throughout his 12-year career, he’s made over 1,500 videos. Even after this, he hasn’t even cracked a million subscribers. Craig’s channel is WheezyWaiter, and you should be watching his content. Why the name WheezyWaiter? When he created … Continue reading Watch WheezyWaiter Please.
Disney+ is looming over the streaming industry, like the star destroyer in the opening scene of Star Wars: A New Hope. The House of Mouse’s streaming platform is due to be launched in November 2019 and, there’s no doubt, it will change the streaming landscape. Recently, Disney has been on a buying spree, purchasing Lucas … Continue reading Disney+ Will Succeed… Probably.