Olaf rides again, for the first time, in this new Disney+ Short.Continue reading “Review: ‘Once Upon A Snowman’ is a clever and cute new short from Disney+”
As 2019 gradually fades into obscurity, it’s time for my yearly tradition of somehow ranking subjective experiences. This year is easier for me, though, as my free time has virtually disappeared (as you can probably tell from my complete lack of writing). As a result, I’m no longer diving deep into complicated experiences until they yield their goods. My metric is simple – is this fun? Does it inspire me? Does it make me feel? And if the answer is no – from a really early point – then it gets pushed aside.
Movies are easier to get through thanks to a much shorter time commitment than a game, so instead, they just get thrown in the outbox. My list of games, though, is more an example of the need for good design throughout – and how a jump in style can put me off forever. So let’s take a look!Continue reading “Simon’s Favourite Films & Games of 2019”
And has cracked the top ten of all time!
One of the cooler things at this years Academy Awards wasn’t anything that happened on stage, it was on the monitors as nominees were announced. Sounds silly but each nominee had an amazingly designed title card for each category. They were created by Mill+, the firm which has been doing design work for the show for the past few years.
I’ve included some of my favourites (including the Best Screenplay Card for _Blue Jasmine_ above).
2013 was a good year for the movies. It had its ups and downs, but in the end there was a pretty good crop of films and more than a few great ones.
I’ve already revisited the [films I was most looking forward to](http://awesomefriday.ca/2013/12/matts-2013-most-anticipated-revisited/) and the [films I liked the least](http://awesomefriday.ca/2014/01/matts-2013-the-worst-list/) and now it is time to look at the films I liked best.
It’s time to interrupt the endless barrage of Christmas calories
that I seem intent on shoving down my throat as quickly as possible
seriously, it’s like Gluttony Man in Se7en
but I don’t have my body tied down,
my arms are wilfully ladling anything alcoholic or sweet or tasty into my mouth
like it’s going out of fashion
to round up what I think have been my personal favourite games and movies of 2013.
There’s two things I can tell you right off the bat about Frozen. First, contrary to what the marketing would have you believe, it isn’t a movie about a snowman and a reindeer. Second, it is in facta Disney Princess movie.
What’s interesting about these two facts is that I have no idea _why_ they marketed so heavily on the snowman and the reindeer because it’s actually a _really_ good Disney Princess movie. More than that it’s actually just a really good movie.
Disney Animation Studios has cooked up a new feature for us called Frozen, which is based on the fairy tale The Snow Queen. Let’s watch!