Awesome Daily – 26th Jan 2013

_Hello! Welcome to the first Awesome Daily._

_So many little things happen during the day that Matt and I want to share, but often they’re little snippets or redirects and not really suitable for a full-blown article. We’ve started putting them on our Facebook page ([LIIIKE USSSSS]( sorry) but want to make them available to everyone. So, we’re going to try and make a single daily post of all the little bits and bobs we think are cool from the day. It could be the announcement of a new film from our favourite director, a quick iPhone recommendation or just a reaction to something we’ve heard – a quick and easily digestible slice of the day’s cool news. Let us know what you think._

### Ready Steady Bang, Free game for iOS

So, let’s get started with my new favourite thing – Ready Steady Bang on iOS. It’s a free single press quickdraw game that is all about fast reactions. The single, multi and online play
modes, combined with a deliciously simple graphic style, has already
made this essential. Grab your gun and start taking down those pesky outlaws.

[[iTunes link]( “Ready Steady Bang on iTunes”)]
– _Simon_

### JJ Abrams Confirmed to Direct Star Wars Episode VII


> After a bevvy of emails and phone calls, the formalities have been
> wrapped up, and at long last everyone can exhale and properly share
> the word with an excited Internet. Yes, J.J. Abrams will direct Star
> Wars: Episode VII, the first of a new series of Star Wars films to
> come from Lucasfilm under the leadership of Kathleen Kennedy. Abrams
> will be directing and Academy Award-winning writer Michael Arndt
> will write the screenplay.
> “It’s very exciting to have J.J. aboard leading the charge as we set
> off to make a new Star Wars movie,” said Kennedy. “J.J. is the
> perfect director to helm this. Beyond having such great instincts as
> a filmmaker, he has an intuitive understanding of this franchise. He
> understands the essence of the Star Wars experience, and will bring
> that talent to create an unforgettable motion picture.”
> George Lucas went on to say “I’ve consistently been impressed with
> J.J. as a filmmaker and storyteller.” He’s an ideal choice to direct
> the new Star Wars film and the legacy couldn’t be in better hands.”

To me this is good news. I’ve found his films good but, uh, safe. What I will say is that while I like what he and his team with Star Trek, the storytelling style is likely much better suited to Star Wars which is more Science Fantasy than Science Fiction. Not that it really matters, you know I’m going to be there on opening day. – _Matt_

### LOL: Everything Wrong With _Avatar_ in 4 Minutes or Less

CinemaSins released the latest in their _Everything Wrong With…_ series.

Some of these are a bit of a stretch if you ask me but it’s still funny.

[[YouTube Link](]- _Matt_

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