We are on the eve of another Christmas and, it got me feeling all nostalgic about my younger years. Back in the good ole days where your parents, aunts, uncles, cousins, a sad family friend that doesn't have a family of their own and even the family dog would find themselves jammed together at your grandparents' home for Christmas. Then after gouging down on some ham and sorrel, we would gather around for the traditional Christmas movie viewing. Now being in my 30s, becoming a brand new father myself and a mad lover of all things animation, I got the idea to recommend to my family for us not to watch Home Alone for the gazillionth time and instead choose a new movie to watch, preferably of the animated variety. So I instantly grabbed a pen and submitted 5 recommendations to the Mcfarlane clan. Here's my list:
If you believe that you somehow missed the release of Blue Sky Studios' new animated movie Spies in Disguise, you would be forgiven. The film was first slated to release this past September but was further delayed to October. Yet, here were are on the 19th day of December and the spies remain in disguise. Thankfully, the movie is finally releasing this Christmas Day and we got the critic reviews to prove it. Here's the review roundup:
What would happen if Kal-El from Krypton landing in Soviet Russia instead on the Kent's farm? DC Animation's new movie Superman: Red Son, tackles this What If redo of the classic Superman origin story. The movie will be n astonishing 38th film in the ongoing the DC Universe Original Movies lineup as DC/WB looks to continue dominating the Superheroes animation genre. Today, via an exclusive trailer on IGN, we got our first look at the film.
At last night's The Game Awards, the usual glitz and glamour were on in full display as the entire industry celebrated the best games (and people in gaming) from the past year. It had it all, the awkward presentations from celebrities (The-Ken), cringe gaming ads (Apex Legends) and upsets (who saw Sekiro winning Game of the Year?). But, as for usual, the night belonged to new games announcements and reveals. And while we never got blockbusters after blockbusters, we still got some decent noteworthy stuff to chew on. Here are our favourite game announcements/reveals from the Game Awards:
Movies got the Academy Awards, Music got the Grammy's and Sports got the Espy but, when it came to the video games, the industry had to wait for its own grand ceremony where the crème de la crème was rightfully recognized. Thank god for Geoff Keighley and his stubborn determination to give video games its time in the spotlight. At the time of writing, we are currently less than 10 hours away from this year's edition, so we decided to give you all a quick refresher of the nominees from the main categories as well as our picks and who we believe will win.
Hot off the heels of the successful remake of Resident Evil 2, Capcom has a remake of Resident Evil 3 lock and loaded for release early next year. Of course, such an announcement was expected with last week's leaks but, it was comforting to find out (during Sony's State of Play live stream), exactly when we will be able to get to play it.
Hey I am Marlon Mcfarlane the writer here at Blue Crescent Studio & a longtime lover of all things Animation & Gaming.