By Ian McCabe
Wes Anderson is back, at last, with the delightfully quirky Moonrise Kingdom, his seventh live action feature. Set in 1965 in the quaint New England town of New Penzance, it follows two fleeing unpopular young lovers and their ensuing search party of parents, the town’s police captain and the American Boy Scouts. It stars newcomers Kara Haywood and Jared Gilman alongside Bruce Willis, Edward Norton, Bill Murray, Frances McDormand and Tilda Swinton and received a limited cinema release on the 25th May 2012.
By Marty Mulrooney
It is pretty safe to say that Roald Dahl was one of the authors that sold me on reading as a young boy. Fans of Dahl will also undoubtedly know of Quentin Blake, an artist who was brilliant at perfectly capturing what Dahl had written with his superb illustrations. It was, and still very much is, a match made in heaven. A quite British match made in heaven. Continue reading
By Stewie Sutherland
The Nintendo Wii has generally parted its users into two categories: gamers, whose libraries have a copy of Super Mario Galaxy, Zelda: Twilight Princess, Smash Bros. Brawl and maybe a tried and true copy of Metroid Prime, and new players, drawn to the machine’s range of fun, innovative motion sensor titles. The living room shelf that has a well-played copy of Wii Sports, Sports Resort, Wii Fit, Carnival Games etc. But Ghostbusters is that very rare title that can belong within both categories quite snuggly.
Red Fly Studio’s version of the game (available on the PS2 as well as Wii) closely follows the Terminal Reality/PS3/Xbox360 versions. The game follows a new recruit, dubbed the “Rookie” by the cast because, according to Murray’s Venkman in the opening intros, “I don’t want to get too attached to this kid – you remember what happened to the last guy?” We never find out but the tone is very… posthumous. The recorded dialogue transfers nicely to the stylised version, with only minimal changes between the versions. While the Wii employs a cartoonier look and feel, it’s still a beautiful game and a lot of fun. Continue reading