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The best worse film ever now has a Docudrama

imagesIf you have never watched the beautiful mess of a film that is The Room you are seriously missing out!

Here is a quick spoiler free summary of the film. Johnny is engaged to Lisa, who has grown bored of their relationship and starts cheating on him with his best friend Mark.

This might sound like some cheesy rom-com but trust me, this film is comedic gold. However, that was not its intention.

In fact, everything about this movie from the production, the writing and the acting is so terrible that it is hysterical.

It’s clear that the film was supposed to be a dramatic and intense story about love, betrayal and scandal but boy did that fail.

The Room wasn’t a big hit when it first came out back in 2003 but has since grown a cult following. Greg Sestero, the actor who played Mark and friend to the director, writer and executive producer Tommy Wiseau wrote a book titled The Disaster Artist about his friendship with Wiseau and the madness that was the filming of The Room.

Said book is now a movie.

The Disaster Artist stars Dave and James Franco as Greg and Tommy respectively. Just like the book of the same name, the film follows the chaos that is The Room and its creation.

At the time of writing I am currently reading the book myself, and if this film is half as entertaining as the book or even a fourth of The Room then we are in for a treat.

Here is the real question, what does Tommy think about the movie?

I 99.9% approve. No, football, the way he throw the football, I did not like that… I think you [James Franco] did a good job and I think I did a good job too. I have to be self-centered right now… No, you guys did [a] good job. They have the very good makeup artist, right? They did excellent job. So, I don’t have to complain about anything, actually.

I think he likes it.

At the time of writing The Disaster Artist is due to be released in US cinemas on the first of December but there is no confirmed UK release date.

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Final Fantasy XIV: Dad of Light is coming to Netflix

LightWhile scrolling through the list of upcoming Netflix shows, I stumbled on what promises to be a cute show.

May I present, Final Fantasy XIV: Dad of Light. Also known as Daddy of Light.

This Jdrama is coming to Netflix tomorrow. From what I can tell, it is based on a true story about a son who was able to connect with his father via Final Fantasy XIV.

The show will feature both live action and in-game animation.

As an avid player of Final Fantasy XIV myself, I can say from experience that this game is great to play with friends. In fact, it was my best friend who introduced me to it in the first place.

I don’t want to change the subject too much, so all I will say is that I adore this game and I have written about my opinions about it not once, but twice. You can read those articles if you want an in-depth view of my opinion, if not let’s continue talking about this upcoming show.

This isn’t the first time this story has been shared with the world. In fact, this show is based on the blog the young man wrote called Hikari no Otōsan.

In the series of blog posts from 2014 to 2016 described his plan on building a better relationship with his father by getting him to play the game.

In my research, I have found several websites trying to translate the original blog posts from Japanese to English.

I can’t wait for Final Fantasy XIV: Dad of Light to arrive on Netflix, it looks right up my alley.

What do you think about Final Fantasy XIV: Dad of Light? Will you watch it, or have you got something else in your list? Let me know!

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We Happy Few Is Coming to the PS4

Untitled.pngI am overjoyed to report that We Happy Few will be available on PS4.

I mentioned We Happy Few back in December last year. In that article, I complained about how it was (at the time) going to be released on Xbox One and PC but not on PS4. I was quite upset and hoped that it would get a PS4 release.

At long last, my prayers have been answered.

We Happy Few is an indie survival action/horror game developed and published by Compulsion Games. It takes place in Wellington Wells. A dystopian collapsing English city where many choose to take the mind altering drug known as Joy to keep them content.

You play as one of three characters who are labeled as “Downers” as they reject Joy. While free from the hallucinations and with their free will intact, they are hunted down. You need to find away to escape the city before it is too late.

we-happy-few-releaseWe Happy Few was successfully kick-started back in June 2015 and the game has been available on Early Access on Steam since last July. However, my three-year-old laptop can barely run 8-bit games so I will just have to wait a bit longer before I can finally play it.

As I stated earlier, I was intrigued by We Happy Few when I first stumbled on it a few years ago, so I am glad to see that its development is coming along nicely. I am interested in seeing how the finished product turns out. Compulsion Games, don’t let me down!

We Happy Few is due to be released on the 13th of April, 2018.


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Overwatch Summer Games 2017

TracerGood news, heroes! Next week the Overwatch Summer Games shall return!

That is not the only thing to return to Overwatch, as the skins from last years event will be available once more. On top of that, they will be 1000 each rather than 3000.

I was over the moon when I found out, as I missed out on last years Summer Games so I finally have the chance to grab the awesome McCree skin!

Speaking of skins, it goes without saying that there will be new ones. Jeff Kaplan even said that the Mercy is going to get his favourite skin of all time. High praise indeed, I’m looking forward to getting my hands on it.

Kaplan also mentioned that there is going to be some “silly stuff”. I am curious to find out what he and the Overwatch team have in store for us.

Lucioball_jumppadLúcioball is back but this time it is competitive. Like in competitive mode you need to play ten placement matches before you get a rank. If you do this, you will earn a special spray and if you are in the top 500 players in your country by the end of the event, you get another spray.

His Ult has been changed from last year’s version. This time around his Ult boosts his speed and jumps and he can boop the ball further. Along with the original Rio map for Lúcioball, there is a new one which is set in Sydney Australia.

I can’t wait for this event. Like I said earlier, I missed out the first time around but thankfully I will be able to play Lúcioball soon!

This event will kick off on the 8th and end on the 28th.

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Cowboy Bebop Live Action Show

Cowboy Bebop - Spike Lighting Up a CigaretteYou heard right, Cowboy Bebop is getting a live-action television series.

Sunrise, the animation studio who created the original cult classic anime series, is teaming up with ITV Studios and television producer Marty Adelstein.

Adelstein has previously worked on Teen Wolf, Aquarius and Prison Break: Resurrection. I have not seen any of these so I don’t have an opinion on the bloke or his work. Also boarding the spaceship Bebop is Christopher Yost, the screenwriter for both Thor: The Dark World and Thor: Ragnarok.

At the time of writing, there is no information available regarding casting and how much influence Sunrise will have in the creative process.

I have been vocal about my disapproval of the recent Ghost In The Shell and Death Note adaptations. If you have read my articles on the topic you might have assumed that I am against this adaptation as well.

0e04e15e5934e5f32c449f3bc955c2bcWell, I’m not jumping up and down and cheering over the news, but I’m not foaming at the mouth and screaming “Oh God, why” in rage either. I’m stuck somewhere in the middle

For me, Cowboy Bebop is a classic, it’s an anime with amazing animation, well developed and loveable characters and a sensational soundtrack. In my opinion, it is simply one of the best anime series out there.

So bringing these characters back into the spotlight isn’t inherently a bad thing. The last adventure staring our favourite bounty hunters was back in 2001. I’m fairly certain that if they announced a spinoff anime series or another anime movie we would be over the moon, but because it’s a live-action remake, many die-hard fans are angry.

Not to mention that a while ago a live-action movie adaptation was being planned with Keanu Reeves set to star as Spike. I for one think a tv show is a better way to bring this story into the third dimension rather than a movie.

jK0QNA8However, I can’t shake the fear that it will fall into the same traps we have seen other live-action adaptations fall into. I have seen some live-action adaptations that I really enjoyed, but never a western one.

Also, we already have a live-action show about misfits in space. It’s called Firefly.

Are they retelling the original story word for word? Are they going to change the story dramatically? How are they going to bring Ein to life? So many questions but no answers. All we can do is wait and hope for the best.

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Monkey business in Overwatch

luneThe Overwatch anniversary event isn’t even over yet and we are already getting new information about upcoming editions to the game.

Last night, Blizzard announced that a test patch is now available on PC. While this is great news for some, for console gamers like myself the news is bittersweet.

True, we are getting trailers and news about upcoming content, but we need to wait for a future patch before we can get in on the action. How long do we need to wait? Blizzard neglected to tell us.

This patch includes the latest map, the Horizon Lunar Colony. The former home of our favourite peanut butter loving monkey, Winston. This location has been mentioned several times in both the comics and the animated short. I for one am excited.

What caught my eye in the announcement is that the Oni Genji skin and the Officer D.Va skin will be added to normal Loot Boxes. As a D.Va main who couldn’t run Heroes of the Storm on her laptop (because it is an outdated piece of junk) I am so happy to hear this. Now I have the chance to get that adorable skin. Thanks, Blizzard!

0865440b102361e7cf2f78032b19817cThere are also going to be some notable changes to McCree, Reaper and Roadhog. Firstly, McCree’s ULT has been altered. For Reaper, his health orbs will be removed but he will gain 20% of the damage he has done to his enemies as health instead.

Roadhog’s head hitbox size will be decreased by 20% and while his bullet damage has been cut down by 33% his clip size is going up by one and his fire rate will shoot up by 30%

For more information such as how to participate here is the original article, enjoy.

Not to mention, today is the start of Season 5 of Competitive Play across all systems. I have a love-hate relationship with this game mode. It is extremely stressful and I feel like garbage if I loose, but nothing compares to the thrill of winning. If you are taking part in this season, I wish you the best of luck!

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Geralt is coming to Netflix

tumblr_nokjfiXSxD1skp6koo1_500Just as I was beginning to calm down from the news about the Deadpool and Judge Dredd shows, the news broke about the latest adaptation Netflix is working on.

A live action series of The Witcher Saga.

Thank you, Netflix!

From what I can gleam, the show will follow the book series that the games are based on rather than the games themselves, but I am not complaining. In fact, this gives me an excuse to read the books.

On top of that, the writer of the original series, Andrzej Sapkowski, will be involved in the series as a creative consultant.

Sapkowski has gone on the record to say; “I’m thrilled that Netflix will be doing an adaptation of my stories, staying true to the source material and the themes that I have spent over 30 years writing. I’m excited about our efforts together, as well as the team assembled to shepherd these characters to life.”

6304f6b942d6419923f283b57942d53fI don’t know about you, but I have high hopes for this show. Especially since the original creator seems to be heavily involved.

Apparently, the original plan was to make a live action movie, but I think a series is the best way to explore the immersive world and the detailed lore of The Witcher.

Even though the news broke just last night, I am desperate for more information. When Will it be out? What is the budget? Who will play Geralt?

I will admit, I am finding it hard to picture a known actor who could play the legendary Witcher. I hope they go with new talent instead of using famous actors.

While actors have not been named yet, we do know that Sean Daniel (1999’s “The Mummy“) and Jason Brown (2017’s “The Mummy“) will be executive producers.

Personally, I am quite optimistic about this adaptation and I can’t wait to see it. If done right this could be an amazing fantasy show with plenty of action and charm. Cross your fingers, everyone!