Fallen Order is here — the latest Star Wars game. Bit of a hard month for any game that isn’t called Pokemon or Death Stranding, though. We’ll get around to playing this one at some point.
Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman is now out for its very short theatre run before it finds its actual / final home on Netflix… anyone watching? Via the Guardian:
I’s been almost a quarter of a century since Martin Scorsese teamed up with Robert De Niro and Joe Pesci for his epic mob drama Casino. Now, thanks in part to the miracle of digital de-ageing technology, the septuagenarian trio have reunited for another sweeping tale of crime and politics, spanning six decades as it blends the episodic, adrenaline rush of GoodFellas with a rather more contemplative melancholia. Adapted by Gangs of New York co-writer Steven Zaillian from Charles Brandt’s book I Heard You Paint Houses, The Irishman chronicles the life and times of Frank Sheeran, a second world war veteran turned hitman whose story intertwines with that of notorious Teamsters head Jimmy Hoffa.
Backed by Netflix, and clocking in at an expansive three-and-a-half hours, this may seem tailor-made for television audiences. Yet the energy with which Scorsese conducts this labyrinthine elegy ensures that it has enough cinematic oomph to propel it through a brief theatrical window before finding its natural home on the small screen on 27 November.
All that Maria Carey wants for Christmas — a hilarious ad with Walker Crisps, part of the run up to the Christmas ad season. Hilarious ad touching on the fact that her blockbuster song of the same title has been a key part of the Christmas season for 25 years.
Burning Cane was written and directed by Phillip Youmans, who was 17 yrs old at the time, making him the youngest director to have a film at Tribeca. It’s out on Netflix and distributed by Ava Duvernay’s ARRAY: check it out!
Argos and the Book of Dreams kicks off the long Christmas ad season in the UK… yes, it’s still November…
Terminator: Dark Fate is out, and it’s actually surprisingly good — a truer sequel to T1 and T2 than the rest have been. Catch it.
Google has debuted a paper phone. Yes, seriously. No, it’s not some special kind of techny magical paper. Yes. Actually paper. What.
Tinder debuts Swipe Night, an apocalyptic choose-your-own-adventures tv series… Yeah, we’re not sure what the strategy is either. It looks fun though.
Your sneakers are part of the plastic problem — an issue that you’d probably be unsurprised to know. We’ve always had suspicions.
The latest Uzumaki trailer introduces Junji Ito, the mild-mannered Japanese master of horror, one of the greatest horror fiction creators alive. He’s mildly afraid of cats. Via io9:
In the newest teaser for Cartoon Network’s adaptation of his masterwork, Uzumaki, we meet Ito and learn about the creation of the upcoming miniseries. For such a menacing thing, it’s quite a pleasant little glance. We also meet the other creators behind the anime, all of whom are as fascinated with the unknown terror of Ito’s works as Ito himself. The warm passion would be a blast, if it wasn’t pointed at something so menacing.