Simon’s Favourite Films & Games of 2019

Best of 2019

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!

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Awesome: Check Out The Nominee Title Cards from This Years Oscars

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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).

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Matt’s 2013: The Best List

Best of 2013

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 and the films I liked the least and now it is time to look at the films I liked best.

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Simon’s Best Games And Movies Of The Year

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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.

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Podcast Episode 56: The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Battlefield 4, Frozen, Gal Gadot, and Paul Walker

Awesome Friday

This week on the Awesome Friday Podcast we’re talking about The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Frozen, Battlefield 4, World of Warcraft, Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman and a few minutes talking about Paul Walker.

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Review: Frozen

Frozen

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.

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