Posts Tagged ‘report’


The Rapture Connection (Warning: BioShock Spoilers Ahoy!)

November 9, 2011

Well, I was going to talk about the relationship between Minecraft and Legos, but I found out about something that is so rich in potential that I can’t pass it up.

Last night, I was watching the 1:30 rerun of The Colbert Report, and he was talking about how a Silicon Valley billionaire was trying to get a series of island-cities built to be a bastion of libertarianism. My first thought was “Wait, what?” Well, actually, that was my second thought. My first thought was “Holy shit, BioShock!” I think you can tell where this is going by now.

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Review: Minority Report and Grand Theft Auto San Andreas

March 11, 2011

First things first, if it seemed like that last review was rushed, well, that’s because it was. I was working on it down to the last minute, and I had to go back and re-write the Back to the Future game review because I, in an astounding fit of obliviousness, closed the browser without saving the draft.

So, anyway. Minority Report. Taking place in the mid-21st century, it defines itself early as a neo-noir film, with the overarching themes of predestination versus free will fleshed out from the start. Tom Cruise plays John Anderton, chief of the Pre-Crime division of the Washington D.C. Police Department, and a drug addict whose son was kidnapped and presumably killed fifteen years ago. Now that I see it written out, this role just absolutely reeks of Oscar bait.

After being preemptively accused of premeditated murder, he must flee his former co-workers, and Director Burgess, played by notable Swedish actor Max von Sydow. Along the way he uncovers a plot implicating Burgess in an attempt to set up Anderton, as well as the murders of Anne Livey and Department of Justice agent Danny Whitwer (Colin Farrell). Read the rest of this entry ?