I really like horror movies but I hate haunted houses where people chase you. OUTLAST is a video game, and one I thoroughly enjoyed no less, but it is also one damn scary haunted house. I did a full review on This Is Infamous detailing the bowel movements I had in my pants thanks to this creepy asylum. Play it late at night. Play it in the dark. Play it with the volume cranked. Oh and buy some adult diapers, it’s less messy.
I don’t even know who DOCTOR STRANGE is, really. I think he was in a few issues of Spider-Man that I read as a boy. He has cool hair and his cape is always billowing. He seems to strike a lot of mystic poses. I’m making this blog post because I contribute to the website that is breaking this latest Marvel casting news and I want to show solidarity.
According to my friends at This Is Infamous: JON HAMM WILL PLAY DOCTOR STRANGE.
I admire their certainty. For those that think it’s too early in the film’s production process (or lack there of) I just want to point out that when Hamm comes off of Mad Men in 2015, he’s going to be one of hottest free agents in town. It’s fun to talk like Variety. It’s really not surprising that anyone with a franchise opportunity for him would want to lock his schedule down. Some are dismissing this as rumor because supposedly the script is getting a major retooling but that could make sense. The earliest rumors of the film had DOCTOR STRANGE as a younger man. Maybe the new draft is meant to bring it more in line with the forty-two year old Hamm? Maybe they need to add a scene at the proctologist?
Anyway, I trust that my friends are right with this exclusive and I hope between now and movie, the casting sticks because I like Jon Hamm as Don Draper and this way I can pretend that no matter how Mad Men ends, Don will live on… in space.
I finally finished my review of ASSASSIN’S CREED IV: BLACK FLAG for This Is Infamous. I say “finally” because I beat the game with 98% completion and it took me a lifetime. I would also add that I just breezed through the Aveline side story, which was fun if not especially interesting. I expect much more from the FREEDOM CRY DLC which I plan to tackle this week.
I have been consumed by Naughty Dog’s The Last of Us. Such that I literally played myself sick, and was told to get bed rest. You’d think that would be a story from my first play through but actually it was from my 3rd, on Hard’s New Game +. It’s not a perfect game. There’s plenty that could’ve been technically improved upon and I detailed, what I found to be, the most glaring flaw in an editorial for This Is Infamous called THE LAST BOSS OF US. However, it just may be my perfect game. This motherfucker doesn’t quit.
Beyond the story which is wonderful and the setting which is awe-inspiring there’s white knuckle tension that hangs over every encounter. The lack of supplies on Hard, has so far made every searched drawer a life or death struggle. Searching a drawer could mean the difference between victory and defeat. Pardon me, but that’s fucking impressive. Plus, the fisticuffs… it’s brutal. There is nothing like running through gunfire and swinging a steel pipe wildly at a man. The moment metal connects to skull is sickeningly beautiful.
Another great detail that should convince you to buy a PS3 just to play this is the way they handle first aid. This isn’t Uncharted where your vitality recovers if you stay away from bullets for a spell, you get shot and you get hurt and to recover you need some time away to tend to your wounds -no instahealing. In otherwords, you are fucked if you get cornered. Playing it smart isn’t just some goofy notion in this game, it’s everything. Run n’ gun is literally the worst option in almost every situation and that makes it all the more thrilling. I haven’t even tried multiplayer yet but I’m dying to.
Also, holy shit the mushroom zombies are freaky in the best way possible. What is up with freaky mushrooms this year. First Hannibal now this?
I’ve been a busy boo. This is the second episode of What Did You Think Of That Movie? Shawn Stutler and I made for This Is Infamous. It is also the end of an era for my side hair. Whether I let nature course correct my side hair to its former greatness or I continue to spit in the face of the salon gods, history can never erase the fact that I shaved it gone and ended up looking like a lesbian teen runaway, in the best possible sense of those words.
As for me and Man of Steel, I expected better of all involved. If you like what you see, comment, share and subscribe to The ThisIsInfamous YouTube channel. There’s so much more to come.
As promised, I have a new show on ThisIsInfamous.com that I have lovingly christened, “What Did You Think Of That Movie?” In it I act as host, a sort of half smirking Tosh.0, to a galley of self-appointed amateur film critics from all corners of the web as we all try to strike at the heart of what make movies good, bad and ugly. For the production, Shawn Stutler and I, built a mini green screen studio in my music room. Not ideal, but the results aren’t bad.
The first episode is on this summer’s sleeper hit, The Purge. It’s been a long time since I felt momentum like this. The kind where a good idea, is supported by good work and good people, and becomes good tangible results quickly. I made this. I’m proud of it. And I hope you’ll spread it around if you like it. I think we have a good chance to reach a lot more people.
My first piece for ThisIsInfamous.com was a video essay listing 5 lessons I hoped Man of Steel director Zack Snyder would take away from Bryan Singer’s under-loved Superman Returns. Having now seen the noisy, choppily edited, terribly written film Snyder, Nolan and Goyer came up with, I have a new lesson for them: RESTRAINT. SMARTS. EARNED EMOTIONAL ATTACHMENT.
Such a frustrating film! So many good ideas and such great casting let down by the script.
There’s a new geek culture website in town and it’s called ThisIsInfamous.com The website goes live Wednesday, May 29th and I’m a part of it. SO LIKE IT ON FACEBOOK. I’ll be contributing a show called “What Did You Think of That Movie?” which I’m currently developing. In the meantime, I’ll be contributing features and videos. This is in addition to the work I contribute and will continue to contribute to Nerd-Base, and Tainted Reality.