Resident Evil on Nintendo GameCube

Jill Valentine

Visual aides will be posted from a PC later eventually.

Lying somewhere between game freak and having had a fair share of video games, I’ve had a surprisingly low number of instances of rushing home from the store to play my newest, most anticipated game. One to be precise. The Resident Evil reboot on GameCube. Long fan of the classic survival horror and eerie architecture (subjective), I learned of this one a year after it has been out. Couple that with console exclusivity deals and Nintendo’s new direction in the post N-64 generation, and it is summed up why the apprehension in purchasing decision. A seventeen year old won’t just shell out a few hundred bucks. My uncle brought with him the Xbox 360 and a GameCube when he returned from college and, presto, one half of the puzzle was solved. It had been two-and-half years already since the game was first released. Continue reading

Moneyball (2011)

Moneyball

Biography, Sports Drama
Starring: Brad Pitt (Billy Beane), Jonah Hill (Peter Brand), and Philip Seymour Hoffman (Art Howe)

For a widely (often heavily) consumed pastime, sports never fully got the silver screen treatment it warrants, it seems. And widely debated is the answer to what the best sports movie is. Personal tastes and subjectivity aside, unanimous endorsement among a subculture’s insiders often is enough indication of resonance and authenticity (think the Godfather in mob circles). Rarely is such feedback advertised to have been involved in any production phase. Apart from mob films. Continue reading