Saturday, 12 January 2013

Honourable mentions and joke awards

So here we are continuing on from the last article, films I either saw but didn't make it onto the top five, had no chance of making it on the top five, or that I didn't need to see to know that they sucked ass.

Honourable Mentions go to Skyfall for not further messing up the James Bond franchise, and the Dark Knight Rises, for not being so terrible that it didn't make a load of money that DC can use to fund better, more coherent films.

You guys, any other year you would have probably made it.

Wednesday, 9 January 2013

Top Five Films of 2012

Skip Down for actual list: Since roughly September, me and my two fellow Cynics have had the idea of a podcast based around our favourite and most hated films of 2012. We did one Podcast, which, due to the lack of motivation of a certain Cynic (the one who isn't Simon) has gone unreleased to the general public. Now the 2nd one didn't come around primarily (though not limited to) my own doing, as I've been on holiday. Now university has resumed for the other two, and thus the chances of the 2012 Cynics Film Podcast seems ever more remote. With this in mind, it is time for me to codify, on the stone that is the internet, my top 5 films of 2012 and some honourable mentions to fill in the gaps. So here is my personal list of 2012.

If Joss Whedon, Peter Jackson, Gareth Evans or Paul Thomas Anderson wants to print off this medal I spent 10 seconds creating on Paint, they are more than welcome to do so.

(Remember, I live in Britain, so things like Django Unchained, Wreck-It Ralph (though I think Animation will be covered seperately) and Cloud Atlas won't appear on this list, even if they might displace things on the list. Unfortunately, they are in limbo, neither 2012, nor 2013, those are the brakes)

Monday, 7 January 2013

Android Tablet Games: The unorthodox return review

So as you might be able to tell from the fact that there were only two articles posted between now and the 19th of December, I was on holiday, but now, to the rejoicing of millions, I have returned, ready to write and complain in the two weeks I have before university starts up again.

So I'm going to write an article which is dedicated nearly entirely by recent circumstance. The first is the aforementioned holiday, which took place over Christmas, prompted me to get the new Kindle Fire early, so as to receive my English presents in England, rather than taking them all to Denmark to be unwrapped there, which would be frankly silly. So consequently I had a Kindle Fire, and several long journeys to go on if I was going to get to that sweet, sweet Scandinavian Christmas.

 Incidentally the final factor is that I'm waiting for Assassin's Creed 3 to download on Steam, but stating such a thing would be unprofessional