The Origins of Hollywood’s Obsession With Disaster

The Origins of Hollywood’s Obsession With Disaster

By Jake Orthwein Every blockbuster wants to destroy the world. We explore where that impulse comes from. Human beings are funny creatures. Summer after summer, year after year, we fork over countless dollars to catch the latest iteration of an ancient story: the sky is falling; the Earth is dying; bring on the end of the world. It’s the season of the disaster film. Of course, all fiction thrives on conflict and calamity, in part because storytelling allows us to live out our nightmares without cost or consequence. But there’s…

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The One Thing That Needs To Happen To Bring Final Fantasy 14 To Xbox One And Switch

The One Thing That Needs To Happen To Bring Final Fantasy 14 To Xbox One And Switch

For the millions of gamers on Xbox One and the couple of million who have picked up a Nintendo Switch, you might be wondering where Final Fantasy XIV is? It’s on PlayStation consoles, it’s on PC… so why not the other two? Well, there’s one thing that needs to happen before Square Enix… Read full story

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The Stakes and Scope of ‘Westworld’ Are Going to “Increase Dramatically”

The Stakes and Scope of ‘Westworld’ Are Going to “Increase Dramatically”

Season two of Westworld begins this July. The next chapter in Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy‘s series won’t pick up exactly where season one left off. There’s going to be a bit of a time jump, but of course, we’ll see the effects of what unfolded in the season one finale. According to Lisa Joy,  the stakes and scope are now going to “increase dramatically.” Below, read what Joy and Nolan had to say about some of their plans for Westworld season 2. While on Variety’s Remote Controlled Podcast, Joy and Nolan discussed some of…

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