With our lists of favorites of the past year done, it is now time to look ahead to what is to come this year. [Takes a gander] Holy F there is a lot! Did you read year? No, I said year through March. Silly you. Here is the list from your favorite writers at HST for what we are most excited for and hoping will end up on our “Favorite of 2012″ lists come year’s end. [Read more...]
As far as video games go, Alan Wake is the closest I have ever come to playing a game of the horror genre (because I don’t think my roommate handing over the controller for a minor section of Dead Space counts). Technically it says “psychological action thriller” right on the box, but I will ignore this distinction and revel in my moment of accomplishment, because it is probably never going to happen again. Let’s just say the harrowing setting and creepy story of Alan Wake gave me my fill of horror games for a good long while thanks to its abusive use of my childhood fear of the dark and things that violently go bump in it.
One of the worst things a writer has to deal with is writer’s block. At least that is probably partly what Alan Wake thought when he was traveling to the large forested region of Bright Falls for a getaway with his wife and typewriter. If only he was so lucky. [Read more...]
Sorry for the late posting (cuz I know all of you have been like: “What the heck Lauren! It’s long past the 2nd. Where my recommendations be at fool?” That’s right, that’s how people talk in my mind), but the end of a period in one’s life can get a little time consuming. So I am a little backlogged, but on the bright side your anticipation can grow for the upcoming rental reviews of An Education (really good) and Ghosts of Girlfriends Past (heck no), and a gaming review of Halo: ODST (pretty good). Ooo, so exciting!
Buried Teaser Trailers – This simple trailer isn’t much to look at, but it is a nice way of introducing the premise of the film. And Ryan Reynolds, ooo… Check it out here. But if you are more for visuals, check out the original teaser as well here.
Jonah Hex Trailer – A trailer has finally been released for this supernatural (to what extent, I’m not sure) western, and it’s looking pretty interesting. And ooo! Will Arnett! But I really want to know what the little blurbs I have been reading mean by the bad guy releasing “Hell on Earth.” We talking demon apocalypse or something? Check it out here and decide for yourself.
Dinner for Schmucks Trailer – Paul Rudd plays a guy who is trying to work his way up the company ladder. The one way to do this? Bring a ridiculous guest with him to the boss’s monthly dinner. And that man is Steve Carell. Check it out here.
The Other Guys Trailer – When Will Ferrell has had his share of sports parody films the next obvious choice is the buddy cop genre. Check it out here.
Alan Wake Building a Thriller Featurette – (360 exclusive) – Ever since this game was announced it has looked like it was going to be a phenomenal…and capable of scaring the poo out of me. Well, after seeing this video I just don’t know if avoiding it is really an option. I will just have to play through squinted eyes… Check it out here.