CS recommends: Dream Crush, plus video games, books, and more!

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Inspired by the classic dating games of the last half century, Dream Crush was brought to life by Found Footage Fest co-founder Nick Prueher, with graphic design by Chris Bilheimer and the Mondo team. and incredible photography by Carli Davidson with a beautiful cast of crushes. The game is played over five rounds: In each round, a milestone card is revealed with a steadily increasing effect (for example: “You are asked to be on your bar trivia team” or “You have to sign a rental agreement with a crush Next, a secret is revealed about each crush, giving insight into their unique personalities and lifestyles. Each player secretly selects a crush to start the milestone with, writes it on their scorecard, and predicts who their friends are at the same time Once everyone has the players recorded their answers and took turns revealing their decisions. They often had passionate table chats to defend their decision-making process (which gets more excruciating as the rounds progress). Any correct guesses count as points towards a grand total that the winner determines the end of the game.


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Leonardo DiCaprio has a long list of stellar appearances, but one of my all-time favorite films with the award-winning actor is Shutter Island from 2010. Directed by Martin Scorsese and adapted by Laeta Kalogridis from the novel by Dennis Lehane (the same brilliant writer behind Mystic River, Gone, Baby, Gone, The Drop and more) is set in 1954 and follows US Marshal Teddy Daniels (DiCaprio) and his partner, played by Mark Ruffalo, investigate the disappearance of a murderer who was forced to leave a hospital for criminals fled. Effortless, the neo-noir psychological thriller engages every step of the way between its curvy and mysterious plot, unforgettable scenes, an incredible cast, and a remarkable soundtrack that amplifies every moment and digs deep under your skin.


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After seven years of development, Rockstar Games’ LA Noire may have had a few issues and a few issues, but boy, it’s still one of the most intriguing and exciting video games ever shipped. The game puts players in the role of up-and-coming Detective Cole Phelps from 1947 in Los Angeles and brilliantly captures the tone of its title genre. It delivers intricate and addicting cases, the most innovative and engaging game mechanics to date, a star score, and incredible face shots. It might not be the fast pace some rock star fans expect, but for those used to the more conscious nature of Red Dead Redemption 2 and loving the die-hard world of the noire genre, it’s the perfect title to add to your collection to expand.


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Hidden Figures with Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer and Janelle Monáe is all about the untold true story of three brilliant black mathematicians named Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson, who all worked for NASA during the space race. Throughout the film, they will strive to break through the barriers that forcibly limit their unlimited potential as they each make their own monumental changes at NASA in the 1960s. Despite their remarkable intelligence and determination, their path to success will not be easy as they face the stereotypes and discrimination in the workplace that a black woman brings with it.

This 2016 biopic drama is loosely based on Margot Lee Shetterly’s non-fiction book of the same name. The film has received critical acclaim since it opened in theaters and has been a global commercial success with gross sales of over $ 230 million. What I like about this film is that it evokes the groundbreaking achievements of Johnson, Vaughan, and Jackson who, despite the importance of their works in American history, were undeservedly overlooked. In addition to its well-told inspirational story, there was a powerhouse cast led by Henson, Spencer and Monáe who all did great performances.

In celebration of Women’s History Month, now is the perfect time to try or revisit Hidden Figures!

JEFF AMES’S RECOMMENDATION: The Making of Star Wars: The Definitive Story Behind the Original Film

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I’m a backstage documentary sucker and have a pretty nice collection of books detailing the making of films like Indiana Jones, Pearl Harbor, Titanic, and Aliens (among others), but I was thinking about JW Rinzer’s “The Making of Star Wars “for whatever reason. I thought I already knew enough about the turbulent production that there was nothing else Rinzer’s book could tell me. As Obi Wan would say, “I was wrong.”

“The Making of Star Wars” is an incredible read from start to finish, packed with interesting details about George Lucas’ classic film. Did you know that Luke’s name was Luke Starkiller in the early days of production but switched to Luke Skywalker just before his introduction to Princess Leia? Did you know Lucas decided to kill Obi Wan in the middle of production – a decision that made Alec Guinness angry enough to threaten to jump? And did you know that Lucas met virtually every aspiring actor and actress in Hollywood before finally deciding to cast Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, and Carrie Fisher – a grueling process that exhausted even Brian DePalma?

Sure, we’ve all heard of the difficulties Lucas faced in dealing with the groundbreaking effects of the film and read about his many deals with 20th Century Fox, but Rinzer provides context to situations like this and really walks the reader through the ins and outs of filmmaking. Ultimately, however, after reading The Making of Star Wars, I got away with a stronger appreciation for George Lucas. The man had a vision and was doing everything he could to achieve that vision. And while Lucas’ subsequent meddling in Star Wars drew the wrath of fans – not to mention those questionable precursors – the book is reminiscent of his genius. Hollywood wouldn’t be the same without him.

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