THE SARKEESIAN EFFECT (UK CERT: Unrated)
Director: Davis M.J. Aurini
Music: Jorden Owen
Starring: Davis M.J. Aurini, Jorden Owen
Written by Rob Stoakes
The Gamergate controversy last year was long, boring and incredibly stupid. It is the only thing in all of human history where to know more about it will make you less intelligent. Neither side was particularly worthy of support, with feminists making hyperbolic generalisations of all video game players being misogynists, and video game players doing their absolute utmost to prove them correct.
People were driven from their homes by death threats, some lost and got whole new jobs just from moaning, the seas boiled as the skies ripped open to hear the voice of God himself say “lol get back in the kitchen and make me a sandwich whore, hashtag notmyshield.” Continue reading
KUNG FURY (UK CERT: UNRATED)
Director: David Sandberg
Music: Mitch Murder, Lost Years
Starring: David Sandberg, Jorma Taccone
REVIEW AUTHOR: Rob Stoakes
If you’re an 80’s style film, then 2015 has been your year. We’ve had John Wick, Mad Max: Fury Road… even Inherent Vice, a film set in 1970, looked like every character was about to break out VHS’s and talk about Duran Duran. Given that, it’s surprisingly rare how few comedies there are in that mix. Zombeavers has a few chuckles at the ridiculous nature of it and there’s the upcoming Dude Bro Party Massacre 3, but overall the comedy drought is surprising.
Kung Fury, a little 30-minute crowd funded mini-movie, hopes to fill that void. Despite being shorter than a TV pilot and being created by rookies to the craft, it’s been making huge waves on the internet, with a hugely popular trailer and David Hasselhoff releasing a single to tie into the film, and now that the wait is over it has been released in its entirety to Youtube for free. But the question is, does it actually hold up? Continue reading