Posts Tagged compelling

Far Cry 3

Far Cry 3

Tuesday, December 18, 2012 No Comments

Rarely do I play a game that has rich characters. Usually it’s a blank-faced male lead, who’s, on occasion, exaggeratedly inflated with testosterone, and a Foreign/Alien antagonist hell bent on world domination. But Far Cry 3 broke that mold and introduced some really compelling and deep characters. In addition, the game itself is wonderfully engaging. […]

Seven Psychopaths

Seven Psychopaths

Thursday, November 8, 2012 4 Comments

I usually lambast films with too many characters, but Seven Psychopaths was able to create a cohesive and compelling story even with, as the title denotes, seven psychopaths (plus the protagonist). The characters were rich, the story was intriguing, with considerable helpings of both gore and humor, and the acting was, well, just look at […]

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Call of Juarez: The Cartel

Wednesday, August 3, 2011 No Comments

Maybe it’s just me, but it seems that the past two games in the Call of Juarez franchise were released before their completion. Regardless of who’s to blame for that, be it Ubisoft for pushing for too early a release date, or Techland for claiming they were ready before they truly were, Bound in Blood […]

Conviction

Conviction

Monday, April 4, 2011 No Comments

Conviction is the compelling true story of a woman who, against all odds, struggles to exonerate her brother. It’s a powerful film with gripping acting on the parts of Hilary Swank, Sam Rockwell, and pretty much the entire cast. Honestly, this film was brilliantly acted from head to toe! Now, could the story have used […]

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The Social Network

Thursday, January 20, 2011 No Comments

Review The Social Network is a very deep, character-driven film loosely based on the story of the creation and seemingly instant popularity of Facebook, and the lawsuits that followed not long after, regarding who truly created the social networking site. It’s also a sickeningly inspiring look at what one man was willing to do and […]