The Lord of the Rings – Rambling Reviews

A new review format dawns on Deus Ex Kinema! This format will consist of me rambling about a film on top of a clip.  The first clip is from The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring.  Don’t worry about the runtime, though, as this one will be a bit longer than any…

The Hobbit – 3D HFR Impressions

HFR refers to a method of shooting and projection that uses a ‘high frame rate.’  In the case of the Hobbit, the filmmakers shot the film at 48 frames per second instead of the traditional 24. In addition, this material is then projected at 48 frames per second as well.  That being said, a fair…

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug – Review

Peter Jackson seems to be obsessed with capturing lightning in a bottle.  He may have done better this time around, but he is still far from successful.  His approach seems to be to clamber to the titan that is The Lord of the Rings, pulling out every reference and constantly attempting to one-up his previous…

The Skyrim Documentarian – Weekly Update 12/18/13

I have started another pet project.  This time, it’s a documentary series set in virtual worlds.  The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim has one of the richest virtual environments to date, and will be the first world that I explore in this manner. My goal with this is to show how virtual environments come to life through…

The Wolf Among Us: Episode 1 – Video Game Review

Telltale Games has been leading a sort of “hybrid media” revolution as of late.  Basing many of their games on established graphic novels, they seem to blend cinema, tv, games, and comics, into what can only be described as “interactive, choose your own adventure, motion comic books.” Let me first preface this review with the…