Dream Crush, plus video games, books and more!
CS recommends: Dream Crush, plus video games, books, and more!
Stuck inside? Don’t know what to watch / read / play / listen to? ComingSoon.net is here for you. In this week CS recommends our staff give you solid advice on the best media to consume during your downtime, including games like Mondo’s Dream crush and more! Check out our choices below!
MAX EVRY’S RECOMMENDATION: Mondo’s Dream Crush
Inspired by classic dating games of the last half century or so, Dream Crush was created by Found Footage Fest co-founder Nick Prueher, with graphic design by Chris Bilheimer and the Mondo team, original artwork by We Buy Your Kids, and incredible photographs by Carli Davidson featuring a wonderful cast of Crushes. The game takes place over five turns: on each turn, a Milestone Card with a steadily increasing impact is revealed (eg “They ask you to be part of their trivia bar team” or “You must co-sign a lease with only one Crush. ”Next, a secret about each Crush is revealed, giving insight into their unique personalities and lifestyles. Each player secretly chooses a Crush to launch into the Milestone, writing it on their card. score, while predicting who their friends will choose. Once everyone has recorded their answers, players take turns revealing their choices, often engaging in heated discussion to defend their decision-making process (which becomes more distressing over turns). the end of the game.
RECOMMENDATION FROM KYLIE HEMMERT: Shutter Island
Leonardo DiCaprio has a long list of stellar performances, but one of my absolute favorite movies starring the award-winning actor is Shutter Island in 2010. Directed by Martin Scorsese and adapted by Laeta Kalogridis from the novel written by Dennis Lehane (the same brilliant author behind Mystic River, Gone, Baby, Gone, The Drop, and more), the film is set in 1954 and follows U.S. Marshal Teddy Daniels (DiCaprio) and his partner, played by Mark Ruffalo, as they investigate the disappearance of a murderer who escaped from a hospital for insane criminals. The neo-noir psychological thriller is effortless and engaging every step of the way, between its winding and mysterious plot, unforgettable scenes, an incredible cast, and a remarkable soundtrack that elevates every moment and sinks deep beneath your skin.
GRANT HERMANNS RECOMMENDATION: LA Noire
After seven years of development, Rockstar Games’ LA Noire may have had a few bumps in the road and a few issues behind, but it’s still one of the most compelling and exhilarating video games to ever deliver. Putting players in the shoes of Detective Cole Phelps on the rise in Los Angeles in 1947, the game brilliantly captures the tone of its titular genre, delivering complex and gripping cases, the most innovative interrogation gameplay mechanic and the most engaging to date, a stellar score and incredible facial captures. It might not have the fast pace that some Rockstar fans expect, but for those who are used to the more deliberate nature of Red Dead Redemption 2 and love the harsh world of the noir genre, this is the perfect title to add to your collection.
MAGGIE DELA PAZ’S RECOMMENDATION: Hidden Figures (2016)
Starring Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer and Janelle Monáe, Hidden Figures focuses on the untold, true story of three brilliant black mathematicians named Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson, all of whom worked at NASA during the race to the ‘space. Throughout the film, they will strive to overcome barriers that forcibly limit their limitless potential as they each make their own monumental changes at NASA during the 1960s. However, despite their remarkable intelligence and determination, their path to success will not be easy as they face the stereotypes and discrimination in the workplace that come with being a black woman.
This 2016 biopic drama is loosely based on Margot Lee Shetterly’s non-fiction book of the same name. Since its theatrical release, the film immediately received critical acclaim and was a commercial success with gross revenue of over $ 230 million worldwide. What I love about this film is that it commemorates the groundbreaking achievements of Johnson, Vaughan, and Jackson that had been unfairly overlooked despite the importance of their works in American history. In addition to its well-told inspirational story, it featured a powerful cast led by Henson, Spencer and Monáe, all of whom delivered excellent performances.
On the occasion of Women’s History Month, now is the perfect time to discover or revisit Hidden Figures!
JEFF AMES RECOMMENDATION: The Making of Star Wars: The Definitive Story Behind the Original Film
I love behind-the-scenes documentaries and have a pretty nice collection of books detailing the making of films such as Indiana Jones, Pearl Harbor, Titanic and Aliens (among others), but I had avoided the JW Rinzer’s movie ” The Making of Star Wars ”for some reason. I thought I already knew enough about the tumultuous production that Rinzer’s book couldn’t tell me anything else. As Obi Wan would say: “I was wrong.
“The Making of Star Wars” is an incredible read from start to finish, packed with interesting details about the classic George Lucas film. Did you know that Luke was called Luke Starkiller at the start of production, but that he became Luke Skywalker right before his introduction to Princess Leia? Did you know Lucas decided to kill Obi Wan halfway through production – a move that left Alec Guinness furious enough to threaten to leave? And did you know that Lucas met pretty much every aspiring actor and actress in Hollywood before he finally decided on Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, and Carrie Fisher – a grueling process that exhausted even Brian DePalma?
Oh sure, we’ve all heard of the struggles Lucas faced when dealing with the film’s groundbreaking special effects and read about his many relationships with 20th Century Fox, but Rinzer provides context for such situations and really guides the reader through the ins and outs of making a movie. . Ultimately, however, after reading “The Making of Star Wars,” I came away with a greater appreciation for George Lucas. The man had a vision and put all he had to realize that vision. And while Lucas’s subsequent interference with Star Wars has aroused the ire of fans – to say nothing of those questionable prequels – the book is reminiscent of his genius. Hollywood wouldn’t be the same without him.
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