Based on the classic 1980s video game featuring giant monsters destroying cities.
Day 1. Kicking off production. #RAMPAGE. In our story we have three animals (gorilla, crocodile and a wolf) who fall victim to evil genetic editing, rapidly changing every strand of their DNA so they grow, evolve and mutate. Everything becomes amplified.. their size, strength, speed, agility.. and violent aggression. One of the animals infected – a rare Albino gorilla named, George, is my best friend. George, is played by 6’9 @tallie7487, (Jason Liles, pictured here). Jason has been studying gorillas for months now preparing for this motion capture role. Gorilla movements, body language, and all emotions – joy, pain, sadness, love, aggression etc. It’s insane when you get around this man and how he’s able to brilliantly embody a gorilla. This is the most fascinating advanced VFX/motion cap process I’ve ever worked with in my career. Incredible learning curve for me. We have the best mo-cap team in the world (WETA Digital) working on our gigantic RAMPAGE MONSTERS and you’ll get a taste of this new technology in the upcoming WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES as well as James Cameron’s AVATARS. With all the cool advanced technology in our movie, the #1 thing you’re gonna experience when you watch it, is FUN. Because when my best friend, George no happy, then me no happy. And when me no happy.. bad people become our lunch. #Day1 #KickingOffProduction #RAMPAGE?
A Glitch In GameStop Online Causes Items To Be Listed For Free
You read that right, a few days ago, a glitch in the GameStop online store caused a lot of the products on the site to be free for an extremely brief time, but enough time for some gamers to buy some items.
As the COVID-19 Pandemic continues to spread, and with that, the need to isolate and stay in home, a lot of gamers all over the world have taken to online sites like GameStop’s for their gaming necessities, however, a glitch in the site made a lot of the things in the site be free, or very close to free. And A LOT of gamers were on the site in a matter of seconds.
if this is legit then DAMN pic.twitter.com/B2PqNDdNQz— omega☕️♨️ (@omegablue720) October 23, 2020
Naturally, a sea of buyers rushed to GameStop’s site to grab a free goodie, but nearly all of the buyers received a cancellation email, and they did not receive any free goods even though the period lasted merely a few minutes, the prices did not go back to normal immediately as it was over, but it slowly increased it’s prices before it came back to the normal prices, and GameStop has still not issued a statement about this entire debacle
GameStop canceled my free game order (as they should). But I thought this bit was funny. Their logo just says stop. As in stop fuckin around you knew those free games were a glitch. pic.twitter.com/UwCha2uUBv— Cody (@DSKoopa) October 24, 2020
This entire problem was not something that GameStop needed right now, since they already have they’re hands full trying to stay afloat in amongst the COVID19 pandemic, and they recently announced that they are shutting down about 300 stores. It is possible for GameStop to survive this, but if they continue to make these types of expensive mistakes, it will be hard for GameStop to avoid facing their fall.
FrightFest 2020 Review: Don’t Look Back
For the second time in 2020, the Arrow Video FrightFest has gone online after cancelling the physical event that was planned to take place in Leicester Square from October 21-25. Despite not being in person, FrightFest still has plenty of films and scares to be had.
Don’t Look Back is the directorial debut from Jeffrey Reddick who’s best known for creating the Final Destination film franchise. Reddick’s directorial debut has many similarities to Final Destination; in Final Destination, we see a group of people cheat death and so death comes for them. In Don’t Look Back, it’s karma that comes to kill them. Despite the similarities, Reddick manages to show that he’s got a lot to offer in the director’s chair.
Don’t Look Back follows a young woman called Caitlin, played by Kourtney Bell, who is still overcoming her traumatic past when she, and a few others, witness a man being attacked in the park and none of them do anything to stop the attack. The witnesses including Caitlin then start getting targeted by someone, or something out for revenge.
The film begins with phone-footage of witnesses watching people being attacked. Instantly the film starts to make you question what you would do in these situations and if you would just stand and watch or would you be the one to intervene and to help the victims?
Don’t Look Back gets straight into it as very early on we get a scene that gets straight into the action and sets up the trauma that Caitlin then experiences for the rest of the film. Whilst the films does get straight into it at the start, it does go a little quiet for some time. One slightly disappointing thing about the film, particularly when compared to Final Destination, is that there are very few scares in this film. There isn’t much blood or gore or actual horror to it which is a shame, but the film is still entertaining without any of that.
The film plays a lot on the idea of karma ad it’s an interesting concept to play about with although at times it can be a little too on the nose. Sometimes all of this, in particular the film’s opening, and the idea of karma is just waved in the audience’s face far too explicitly and perhaps a slightly more subtle approach would have been better.
Overall, whilst Don’t Look Back isn’t anything too exciting or different and it could do with a few more scares, it’s not bad and fans of Final Destination will definitely enjoy it and have a good time with the film.
Don’t Look Back is in cinemas and available on-demand in the US now
What AOC’s Twitch Streams Could Mean For The Future Of Gaming Entertainment
A few days ago, American congresswoman Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez (Abbreviated to AOC), streamed for the first time on her twitch channel, playing Among Us with other big streamers like Pokimane, Myth and Dr.Lupo to name a few. So, it was no surprise when that the stream was a success, just over 5 million viewers as of writing this, although the stream was the first to air on AOC’s, it was anything but unprofessional, having custom video graphics, and a custom facecam border. These details make it clear that AOC didn’t just hit stream one day randomly, but took the time she needed to set up all of the custom VFX and borders. Although the stream was a nice refresher and fun, what does this stream mean moving forward for AOC’s twitch channel, and twitch streamers as a whole?
AOC to move to other games
It is clear that AOC is not going to stream as regularly on twitch as others, and the stream which did happen was a campaign for people to vote, but, seeing how quickly games blow up and get forgotten, if AOC is going to stream more, she probably will pick a new game, if Among Us’s popularity dies down when that happens, so it safe to assume that AOC is going to switch to a new game if the next time she goes live is after a few months (which is logical, as she also a congresswoman). And guessing the next trending game is next to impossible, as Among Us was a game initially released on 15th August, 2018.
More celebs to come to Twitch
As social distancing still continues, an opportunity for Artists to connect with they’re fans, and live streaming could solve the problem, due to the simplicity of setting up a simple stream, and the ease of access to the fans, it is likely that more and more personalities to come to twitch or youtube to live stream to connect with their fans, and to keep their creativity intact, keeping AOC’s stream as an example or reference to apply to their own streams.