Movie Review – GUT

Another exclusive review I did for the fine folks at LostInReviews.com  This time around they had me review the independent horror movie GUT.  To say the least, I wasn’t feeling this movie despite the great premise and story that was present.  It ended up getting lost in the weak acting and plot beats that were about as predictable as they get.  Still, I enjoyed watching something new to me and hopefully I can continue my streak of reviews for the site.  So like usual, below is an excerpt of the review and head on over to LostInReviews.com to take a look at the full review.

I will be honest; I am not the biggest horror movie fan out there.  Now that isn’t to say that I don’t enjoy a good scare or violently gorgeous-looking movie death in a horror film, but after a while of watching the same found footage or slasher movies, it gets a bit old, to me anyway.  I guess maybe I am looking for something a bit more from horror movies instead of the usual tropes that are the hallmark of horror movies.  So sometimes my gaze towards horror is set upon on the low-budget fair, the movies that need to separate themselves from the miasma of those standard horror movie themes.  So GUT came across my review plate and I will admit, I was ready for something different.

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Movie of the Day – Indie Game: The Movie

I haven’t done a documentary in a while and I wanted to definitely talk about this particular documentary that a gamer friend of mine showed me a while back.   I am definitely a casual gamer by definition.  I don’t spend countless hours honing my skills in multiplayer games developed for the mass market.  If I ever play a game, it’s usually one that I can lose myself in from time to time.   I love RPGs, mainly because of the investment in development of my character and getting immersed in a world and story.  Mass Effect and Borderlands are two that I have been playing religiously as of late, putting in a few hours when I can here and there, but while the mass appeal of those games are great with their big budget productions, I do yearn for something a bit more unique and outside the box.  That is where the indie game market comes into play.  That is the subject of the documentary, a look into the world of those that communicate with the gaming community through these micro games that buck the big distributors and studios.  They find success amongst those that welcome creativity and the development of independent games.

Also if you want to find me online, my Xbox handle is HumorousIcarus2.

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