On tonight’s episode of Movie Monarchy, Matt, Eric and Adriana discuss Divergent, The Muppets Most Wanted & Nymphomaniac.
Will we ever get a good video game film? Let’s face it; Video Games are a fairly new artistic medium. Films have been around for over a century, still evolving and changing each and every year. Video Games have only recently started to be taken seriously as a medium that can tell intelligent, beautiful and thought provoking stories. Sure, gameplay is still considered to be the most important aspect of a video game to most, but a great gameplay can benefit from a great story and it’s rare that a game succeeds in both. The Last of Us does just this.
Naughty Dog & Sony’s The Last of Us was hugely successful both critically and financially in 2013. It was not only one of the best video games released last year but one of the best stories depicted in any medium in 2013. It also has the chance to be the first “good” video game adaptation. The pieces are in place.
Last week, to no one’s surprise, Sony has announced that it is teaming with Sam Raimi, Ghost House Pictures and Screen Gems to release a Last of Us film. Naughty Dog co-presidents Evan Wells and Christophe Balestra will produce, alongside Raimi, and game directors Bruce Staley and Neil Druckmann. Also, in a move that is sure to put faith in doubters, Naughty Dog creative director, Neil Druckmann, will pen the film’s script.
While it’s tough to get excited for a film based on a video game due to decades of poor track records, the team involved with The Last of Us film should give fans faith that the movie could live up to the high standards set by the game.
With Neil Druckmann confirmed to write the script, we could only hope composer Gustavo Santaolalla returns to do the film’s score. Based on the information given and if we had complete creative control over the director and cast, here is who we would have involved with The Last of Us film.
On tonight’s bonus episode of Movie Monarchy, Matt, Eric and special guest Jordan Appugliesi randomly discuss True Detective, The Walking Dead, Cinematic Television and more. Adriana is too busy with Lorde concerts so she’s not here again. She probably hasn’t even heard of any of these shows were talking about anyway.
On tonight’s episode of Movie Monarchy, Matt and Eric discuss Need For Speed & 300: Rise of An Empire. Adriana is too busy with Lorde concerts so Jordan Appugliesi from The Reel Times joins our hosts in the discussion.
On tonight’s episode of Movie Monarchy, Matt, Eric and Adriana discuss their DVD/Blu-Ray picks of the week including 2013 Best Picture Winner 12 Years a Slave as well as what you might have missed this past few weeks in movie news.
Well, it’s that time again.
The 86th Academy Awards are tonight and I feel motivated to do a bit more posting here on Movie Knight. As some of you may noticed, Movie Knight has become a place where we post our podcast Movie Monarchy, but I have been writing reviews for other outlets like Toronto Film Scene and Dorkshelf.
I am making it a new goal to post at least 1 article each day related to film on Movie Knight. It will be a tad bit more personal, varying from opinions on new releases, to where you can find some of my new reviews and opinions on various parts of the industry. I want more content and this site and it begins tonight with my Oscar predictions! I am looking forward to the next year and can’t wait to see what’s next.
Read on for my predictions!
On tonight’s episode of Movie Monarchy, Matt, Eric and Adriana discuss The LEGO Movie, Monuments Men & Robocop. They’ll also chat about the Home Video picks of the week, this week in news and for some reason argue about Blu-Ray/DVD etiquette.
On tonight’s episode of Movie Monarchy, Matt, Eric and Adriana discuss Labor Day, That Awkward Moment and The Past . They’ll also chat about the Home Video picks of the week, this week in news and the films of Philip Seymour Hoffman.