LG was first to announce their 2020 line up of consumer gadgets at CES this year. There was the usual slew of OLED and LCD TVs, washing machines, fridges, and a... wine cellar (weird flex, but ok.) One thing that did catch my eye is the inclusion of the ThinQ branding on most products. According to … Continue reading What are LG ThinQ-ing?
How many times do you leave your phone at home? I'm imagining not often. It's becoming increasingly important to use digital tools like phones and computers in day to day life. But what if you’d not only grown up not having a smartphone, like I had, but had never owned a computer device until you … Continue reading My Grandparents Love Their iPad.
My last blog post was about Movies with Mikey, a film review series that deep dives into a film. So, I decided to do a homage. Enjoy. Spoilers. Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013), is the second instalment of the Hunger Games games quadrilogy of films, based on the books by Suzanne Collins. The film was … Continue reading The Hunger Games: Catching Fire is far better than it deserves to be.
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