The timing is just about right for “Ready Player One”. Steven Speilberg’s latest popcorn adventure (an adaptation of the Ernest Cline novel of same name) is hitting at arguably the zenith of the on-going retro and pop culture obsession that has taken the world in its comforting arms. With that in mind, your enjoyment of the movie will depend on how invested you are in said retro movement.
What if Disney made a horror movie? No, really think about that for a moment. Visualise what that might be like, the stunning attention to detail, the costumes, props and eye-popping sets and special effects. Now add the darkness, not Disney darkness mind you, although they are quite dark at times I guess, but real visceral macabre stuff. Are you getting the picture? Good, then you’re somewhat close to where “The Shape of Water” is.
This week sees the release of the latest installment in the Star Wars saga, The Last Jedi. Star Wars is a special thing for me personally. Like many others I have never known life without it. It has been a companion in some form since infancy. At times it was the centre of my entire universe and days without the battle of the heroic rebel alliance against Darth Vader and the evil empire whether on-screen or on a bedroom floor, were not true days at all.
This week we celebrate our first birthday. Aw so cute! Yes we are officially one year in business and to mark the occasion I thought it might be an idea to list out some of the biggest things I’ve learned personally, in that year. So here are our top three things learned from being in business for one year.
Have you any questions for us? How many times have you heard that? You recognise it? It’s that standard finishing the interview scenario. The balance of power shifts somewhat and now you are asking questions of the interviewer. It’s invigorating right, that relief and sudden gain of control somewhat? I always liked this part of the interview. Instantly I’d feel my body relax and then I’d hit them with one of my favourites, the killer question, as I like to call it.
Recently I had the pleasure of attending a screening of “IT”, the remake of the 1990 made for television mini-series which was itself adapted from Stephen Kings horror opus about a killer clown that feeds on children. No really.
The originals, first half, if you will, was set in 1960 (as opposed to the novels 57-58 setting) and saw a group of outsider children square up against the monster terrorising their small town lives during school vacation. It was all white picket fences and crew cuts and pompadour hairdos. Why? Well, it’s simple really. Stephen King himself grew up around this particular time. The ‘50s are to him, what the ‘80s are to a lot of us and so it is a decade, which he has referenced quite a bit in his work.