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How Toys For Bob Reignited the Spyro Trilogy - An Interview With the Developers

Just before their earth-shattering panel at SDCC 2018, CCO & Co-Studio Head of Toys For Bob Paul Yan, Art Director at Toys For Bob Joshua Nadelberg, and Music Remixer at Toys For Bob Stephan Vankov sat down with us to discuss what it took to remaster the Spyro the Dragon trilogy! Plus, we ask the question, are any future Skylanders on the way?  Full Spyro Reignited Trilogy interview within...

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Interview With Cedar Games On Their First game, Z- Alert

Recently I had the privilege of talking to John Nash of Cedar Games, a new team developing their first game, Z-Alert! Z-Alert promises to be a surprisingly colorful zombie survival game packed with customizable elements to suit the play-style of just about any player. For more information on Z-Alert, head over and read my news piece on the game's announcement. If that's enough to spark your interest and you want to know more about Z-Alert, our interview covers more details on the game's story, multiplayer experience, and much more! 

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Will Poulter || Playing The Centerpiece of Audience Scorn || Detroit

Kathryn Bigelow has reentered the awards season with Detroit; offering the best ensemble cast you’ll see all year (both big name and soon to be breakout stars) Bigelow puts us in the murkier throes of the 1967 Detroit Riots by resurfacing some of its buried horrors. In the Algiers Motel incident three black teenage boys were slain by the hand of their protectors. One murder was left unsolved and the others were ruled “Justifiable Homicide” allowing all involved cops to walk unconvicted.

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Ansel Elgort's Destiny 2 Impressions and His Starring Role in Baby Driver

Ansel Elgort came by after attending  the L.A Premiere of Edgar Wright’s Baby Driver (which world-premiered at SXSW) to rep Destiny 2 at Activion’s big booth in the South Hall of E3. In the film, he stars as the titular “Baby” and I got to sneak some film related questions in before segueing into our overwhelming videogame surroundings.  We hung out in the private booth and got to play some Destiny 2 afterwards.

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M. David Mullen ASC || The Love Witch || Interview

The Love Witch has promptly become requisite sustenance for cinephiles. As the obligatory end of the year lists come churning out, you’d be damned if you didn’t catch The Love Witch on most of them. It’s made the Best of 2016 lists of  the New Yorker, Timeout, L.A Weekly, Sheila O’Malley (of rogerebert.com), Rottentomatoes 100 Best Horror Films of All Time, The Rolling Stones Best Horror Films of 2016,  The Thrillist’s sexiest movies of 2016, Filmschoolrejects Best movie Fashion/Best Movies of 2016, and Business Insider’s 24 Best Movies you probably haven’t seen this year, etc…. etc...

The Love Witch looks like film’s just aren’t able to anymore. It’s a glammed up homage to its Vistavision/Technicolor idols -- its flawless aesthetic is pivotal and helps ascend the label of a love letter. I talked with, and learned much, from its veteran cinematographer M. David Mullen ASC on The Love Witch’s production. 

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Head Of Animation Hyrum Osmond And Story Artist David Derrick Jr on Disney's latest: Moana

Moana is the story of a young Polynesian heir ineffably drawn to the one thing that her community opposes: venturing out into the ocean, like the little mermaid was so drawn to land, like a monster to Boo, and like an ambitious rat was to the culinary arts. 

Moana Head of Animation Hyrum Osmand (Zootopia, Frozen, Wreck It Ralph, Tangled) and Story Artist David Derrick Jr. (How To Train Your Dragon, Flushed Away, Bee Movie) talked with the press in a roundtable before speaking to the visual arts students at the University of Denver. Tucked away in a corner of the university, David tapped into what made Moana so personal to him, allowing him to segue easily into the film’s themes of Polynesian ancestry and culture while Hyrum explored the unique challenges this particular film offered Disney’s elite animators. 

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