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Skyfall: Bond about Bond

Note: Yes, I've been away. Yes, I've been busy. Yes, it's somewhat late to be prancing about Skyfall but, goddamnit, I had something to say. Expect irregularly scheduled content from here on in. I have missed writing about film. I am curre...

 
 
 

Aliens: Call to Action

t's interesting to consider the massive array of talent that was suckered into theAliens franchise. The fire waskick-startedby Ridley Scott, a man who would go on to do incredible things with the sci-fi genre. James Cameron then delive...

 
 
 

Alien: The protagonist paradigm

Note: I get a bit too preachy and feministy with this, and indeed assume and rant and whatever. I'm sorry. Last few days have been a nightmare. What do you think of when I say 'classic strong female heroine'? Some of you literature folk...

 
 
 

Aliens Essay Season

I am so so sorry for dying for the past few... months. I apologize so so much. Consider this my 'comeback' because I've given up video-game journalism for filmy stuff instead. Expect more and more of ME around these parts. <3 I did p...

 
 
 

An update

Not dead. Writing books. Maybe a filmy essay soon. I know I promised to write every week. Many sorries. Busy busy with university applications. x Nathan

 
 
 

The Dark Knight Rises: The ideology of hope

SPOILERS So that was pretty good. Better than Dark Knight good? Not sure. It feels like a completely disconnected film yet familiar with its escalation. It's like a lovechild between the two films actually, and this lovechild is beaut...

 
 
 

My free eBook on Blade Runner is now available

It’s available here to read in PDF (for now). 30 years ago Ridley Scott changed the world. I genuinely believe Blade Runner was a watershed moment in cinema history and I have absolutely no experience in dissecting and theorizing as to...

 
 
 

Alien: Genesis of fear

“I’ll try to terrify you first, and if that doesn’t work, I’ll horrify you, and if I can’t make it there, I’ll try to gross you out. I’m not proud.” – Stephen King SPOILERS Alien is probably one of Ridley Scott’s mos...

 
 
 
 
 

Hiatus

This was a pretty hard decision for me to come to, but it’s one that I need to take. For the next month and a half I’ll be thrown into the hardest academic period of my life and I need to be at peak efficiency. This means I’ll be taki...

 
 
 

A New Hope: The Influence of Faith

“I command you: be strong and steadfast! Do not fear nor be dismayed, for the LORD, your God, is with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9 I can’t really recall my first time with Star Wars. I can recall seeing each of the prequels i...

 
 
 

The Simpsons Movie: Not bad

Yes I’m still playing with the art style. I’m not one of those folk who hates modern Simpsons, but I’m not one to call it ‘consistent’. I think they’re still funny, certainly, but not as ‘breakthrough’ as before. As Do...

 
 
 

Quantum of Solace: The first Bond tragedy

I have a strange affection for this movie. It’s probably one of the hardest things to boil to a pulp, my strange admiration for this absolutely miles-away-from-Casino-Royale affair. Quantum of Solace is one of the strangest titles, one...

 
 
 

Casino Royale: Bonding session

Shouldn’t really surprise you to find out I’m a bit of a Bondfreak. Favourite: On Her Majesty’s Secret Service. Least favourite: Octopussy. Terrible film. Best Bond: Connery. Worst: Brosnan. Though unfair given the material he was g...

 
 
 

Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy: Overshadows

Gary Oldman. Gary motherfucking Oldman. I despise the Oscars. I hate what they represent, I hate their process, I hate how they poison Hollywood, I hate how the drive independent film to other awards and I (most of all) hate how they c...

 
 
 

Se7en: Fincher at wor4

SPOILERS Fincher is definitely one of the most versatile directors of our age. He’s gone from Dragon Tattoo to Zodiac to Social Network to beyond. I actually kicked off Film Critique Corner with Social Network a long time ago, and ...

 
 
 

The Prestige: Onions

I was wondering how I was going to bring this column back. After such along hiatus where I’ve become pretty much’ presumed dead’, I needed to launch 2012 Film Critique Corner with something closer to heart. It is perfect then to hav...

 
 
 

My new book on video-game journalism released

Read it here in .PDF My new book on video-game journalism has been released. Enjoy it ^. And, finally, ends over a month of my life of tireless work and research. When the project to get some Guest chapters into the Volume kinda failed I...

 
 
 

RE: I'm not dead

Firstly, an apology. Secondly, <3. I have been extraordinarily busy to the point of which I've realized that all that 'time management' stuff I had before? Yeah? That doesn't matter anymore. I tried playing Skyrim for the first time in...

 
 
 

The Shining: Adaptation

b]HALLOWEEN SPECIAL! SPOILERS. I’m pretty sure I’ve made it no secret that Stanley Kubrick is my favourite director of all time. He created my favourite film of all time, 2001: A Space Odyssey, and built a long legacy of films that ...

 
 
 

The Dark Knight: Arkham City

SPOILERS FOR THE DARK KNIGHT AND ARKHAM CITY NOTE: This is both a 'film critique corner' (as I do on Flixist) and a 'game critique corner' (as I do on DTOID). The very basis of this being more of a deep comparison between both film and ...

 
 
 

An update to the whole 'no updates' thing.

So… an elephant is in the room. November is NaNoWriMo in which I destroy my life in a bid to write a 50,000 word novella. December 25th I release Up, Down, Left, Right – Volume Three. There is clearly no time to finish Tears In Rain...

 
 
 

The Incredible Hulk: Ang Lee who?

SPOILERS FOR ALL AVENGERS MOVIES. EXCEPT THE AVENGERS OBVIOUSLY Note: FCC now moved to every Friday. So it begins. Joss Whedon and company are putting the final touches to The Avengers, the respective actors are all signing up to their...

 
 
 

Super: Batman ain't got nothin' on the Crimson Bolt

SPOILERS Super wasn’t as good of a film that I thought it would be. I was expecting an indie-trip into the soul of superhero-dom and a quirky, middle-aged span on the Kick Ass formula. What I got instead was a story about a failing b...

 
 
 

Trust: Schwimming with sharks

I AM THE PUN-MASTER! YOU JELLYFISH? SPOILERS…. ISH. I watched Trust this weekend. A weekend in which I’ve meant to get through a ton of games, Firefly, Super and also that thing called ‘work’. I would not however swap my procr...

 
 
 

Contribute to my eBook on video-game journalism!

'Ey up. Volume Three is releasing later this year given I won't have enough time next year to write it. If you don't know what I'm talking about give my last two volumes a read, the earlier one has some sloppy writing to it but you get the...

 
 
 

17 Yesterday

My 17th birthday was yesterday so that's interesting. I have my first driving lesson today so that's interesting. I started school this week so that's interesting. I am still working on a book along with planning a novel and a subsequent se...

 
 
 

Back to the Future: Ch-ch-changes

WE’RE REBOOTING THE GRAPHIC DESIGN FOR THE EIGHTH TIME. REASON: Back to the Future is a perfect film. It’s everything you ask from a science-fiction and then everything you don’t ask for: drama, romance, comedy and all that g...

 
 
 

Blade Runner: Ummm

(Yes I'm busy) SPOILERS. This is late only because, quite frankly, I have spent the last few months watching this film over and over and I cannot think of a single criticism. Literally no criticism, I’m writing a goddamn book about Bl...

 
 

About Nathsiesone of us since 12:00 AM on 00.00.0000

I'm Nathan Hardisty, an author, ex-editorial writer for Platformnation.com, ex-games writer at Screenjabber. I now write for a variety of sites on the internet while still updating both my DTOID blog and my regular blog, which can be found below.

Before you ask I am only seventeen years old and I live in England. If you have a problem with either of those facts then I suggest you leave the building you are situated in and get hit by a van. If no van appears after three or four hours then a car will do. Thank you.

I can be reached at:

[email protected]

twitter.com/nathsies

My work:

https://www.blogossus.wordpress.com/
https://www.platformnation.com/author/bananahs/
https://www.thepurpleview.wordpress.com
https://www.destructoid.com/blogs/Nathsies
 
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