If I could only play one game series for the rest of my life, that series would be Mass Effect.
I’ve been playing a ton of Mass Effect Andromeda, and I can’t shake the feeling that this isn’t Mass Effect. Yes the characters designs are there, they say the right words, and it all looks very Mass Effecty. But it just doesn’t capture that feeling that the original trilogy did. This has to be partly on me right? Maybe I’m not giving this game the a fair shake. But I just don’t feel that excitement I had when ME3 was coming out. Son of Krogan I was excited for that game!
This week Mari Provencher joins us to hunt for magical beasts and talk about the newest franchise in the Harry Potter universe: FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM. Grab your TARDI-I mean suitcase and join us on this adventure through time and spa-I mean America in 1926.
The newest episode of After The Hype has ARRIVED! That’s right, we’re talking about Denis Villeneuve’s and Eric Heisserer’s stunning Sci-Fi film ARRIVAL. Special thanks to indie author A.R. Fagundes for joining us this week to bask in the glory that is Amy Adam’s performance. Seriously, we have to strain ourselves to come up with problems for this movie. ENJOY!
When your government forces you to murder teenagers on a live TV show, you really need somebody to hug.
Let’s talk about girls.
I’m a girl. You may or may not be a girl. But one thing we both know is that girls don’t always get the best roles in film. I watch a lot of action films, and sometimes I’ll watch a movie that is otherwise spectacular, but has zero women in it. Sometimes action films will have a cool prostitute character who keeps our hero grounded emotionally while also having super sweaty sex with him.
There was a time when conventional wisdom was that you couldn’t get an action film made with a lady in the lead unless that lady was Angelina.
That was then.
Now I have all kinds of girl crushes. Watching women kick ass is probably my favorite thing in the whole world besides impressing strangers at a karaoke bar.
Every so often I’ll be popping by here to talk about films from the lady perspective. I won’t just stick to action films, but I will start there.
One of my biggest girl crushes is Katniss Everdeen from The Hunger Games. If you haven’t seen the movies, go watch them right now and come back, otherwise you’re gonna be super spoiled by what comes next.
Emily Blake writes screenplays with lots of fight scenes. She is a vocal advocate for feminism, polyamory, kink, and sex positivity. She makes most of her money as a script supervisor for film and television, but she also makes cosplays for clients out of her little apartment in Los Angeles.
There is a solid argument to be made that the Fast and Furious trailer from the 2009 film is one of the greatest teaser trailers of all time.
We here at After the Hype are unashamed FF fans. Well, 3 out of 4 of us are — looking at you Ryan! But I’d argue that without this teaser, there would be no franchise for us to be fans of.
I was living in Chicago in a lovely little apartment when this came out.
I had just gotten into this new band, Does It Offend You Yeah? Then I saw online that they had their music featured in the new Fast and Furious trailer so I decided to give it a shot. Up to that point, I had enjoyed the first, laughed at the second, and like the rest of the world, skipped the third… But the band is cool, so let’s give it a whirl…
W. T. FUCK?
I’m so ready to watch that movie!! I ran to my room mates room (Friend and guest of the show Graham) and made him watch it with me. We both agreed, whatever they were smoking when they made Tokyo Drifting to Sleep, they were done with. I couldn’t have been more pumped.
Now I’m going to watch it again, and beat-by-beat tell you what I’m feeling, as if it were the first time.
This week we’re joined by Lianna M. DiRocco to talk about the Steve McQueen classic BULLITT. Buckle up, shift into gear, and get ready for the greatest car chase of all time. You won’t want to miss this one.
There are all manner of things that go bump in the night. This trailer for Guillermo del Toro’s HELLBOY (2004) bumps back.
Hellboy was my first introduction to Guillermo del Toro as a filmmaker, and what an introduction it was! This trailer is pretty tame by today’s standards, but it also doesn’t spoil any of the best moments from the film. I can count a few iconic moments that would have easily made their way to a trailer today. Now to dig out my copy of this movie and revisit this fun flick!
When we discovered that Ryan had never played a Souls game, we knew we had to rectify that.
When Bryan and I found out that Ryan had never played a Souls game before, we wasted no time and made him play the game that started it all – DEMON’S SOULS. Watch him learn about that big gaping hole in the beginning of the game. Watch him discover the “fat roll.” Watch him learn that sometimes you have to die on purpose. Watch things go to complete and utter shit. Watch him create perhaps the derpiest character ever!
It will be fun. We promise!
SPECIAL THANKS TO GRAHAM T MASON FOR FILMING AND STREAMING THIS FOR US!
COMIC-CON is a yearly event that holds a special place in my heart, and I’m here to take you on a four-day journey spanning sixteen years!
Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Christopher Ortiz, and I have been going to the San Diego Comic-Con for sixteen years. Sixteen years of delightful nerd memories that have taken me on this mysterious journey we call life.
“Theme From Jurassic Park,” by John Williams. That’s the song I hear come July when I arrive at the San Diego Convention Center. You know the tune, and you sure as hell know the scene; Sam Neil, Laura Dern, and – nerd God himself – Jeff Goldblum are all sitting in Jeeps waiting to see just what the hell Richard Attenborough is so enthusiastic about, when out of nowhere a dinosaur emerges. They are speechless, filled with wonder at the sight, and we as an audience are right there with them. Words don’t suffice, hence those stunning visuals, and that soul-stirring music.
Christopher Ortiz is post-production coordinator in Los Angeles who dreams of one day taking over the world. In the mean time, his interests are all things nerd, but mostly comic books, movies, and history.
This week Graham Mason joins us to battle it out for BEST ANIME FILM. We’ve got quite an awesome selection of films this week and it’s going to be extremely difficult to pick the best one. Ryan is the judge this week.