SXSW 2017

documentary

A New Documentary About the Muppets Shows Why Almost Everyone Loves Them

Image via Vibrant Mud, LLC. Near the end of Muppet Guys Talking, puppeteer Dave Goelz is asked a question about where he’s found the nobility in his life’s work. “[In] folly,” he answers. “Human folly. Celebrating the degree to which we’re all lost.” That’s just one instance of how this documentary about the world’s favorite puppets gets surprisingly deep. Advertisement Directed by Frank Oz and screened this week in Austin at SXSW, Muppet Guys Talking is a warm, unassuming film that documents a reunion of five people who worked with Jim Henson. The movie is essentially a recording of a 10-hour hang-out in 2012 that Oz had with Goelz, the man who’s brought Gonzo and Dr. Bunsen Honeydew to life for decades, Fran Brill (Prairie Dawn), Jerry Nelson (Count von Count), and Bill Barretta (Rowlf, Pepe the King Prawn). Oz, having performed as Yoda and Miss Piggy, is among the best known of the crew but the point of the film is to let audiences know about some of the more unheralded puppeteers who helped bring the Muppets to full bloom. There’s a mix of cozy reminiscing, nuts-and-bolts discussion of craft, READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!

Games

Project Sonic 2017 officially named Sonic Forces

Sega held a Sonic Panel at the SXSW game event in Austin, which just revealed the name of Project Sonic 2017. It will officially be called Sonic Forces.Sega says the game’s name comes from the fact that it will explore the forces of good and evil.The game will be running on Hedgehog Engine 2, which is the sequel to the same engine used to make Sonic Generations. The game will feature non-linear level design like Sonic Generations with multiple paths throughout the levels to complete the game.Sonic Genrations for Nintendo 3DS – $19.10 READ FULL STORY AT NINTENDOTODAY!

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This Doc About One of The Internet's Biggest Pirates Actually Made Me Feel Sorry for the Guy

Image via XYZ Films The man who created Megaupload got insanely rich via morally dubious means. So it’s pretty amazing that the new documentary about the German-born hacker-turned-millionaire generates any sympathy. But it does, by sketching out an easy-to-swallow narrative alleging that powerful corporate and government forces systematically set out to destroy his life. [embedded content] Caught in the Web opens by invoking a hoary cliche, in a close-up where Kim Dotcom compares his own crazy life to a Hollywood movie, the same kind of content that used to get traded back and forth over the rogue file-sharing site he created. The whole time Kim Dotcom was riding high off money gained by letting people share pirated entertainment, he popped off in the kind of brash, trash-talking bluster that makes a person look like an asshole. But, as the movie directed by Annie Goldson spools on, it becomes more than apparent that there’s more than enough truth in his story to allow for using the cliche. Kim Dotcom in 1993, copyright Boris Rostamu-Rabet The record on Kim Dotcom is pretty clear: he’s READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!

News

New Reveals for Sonic Mania and Project Sonic Set for March 16, 2017

Today, Sega announced it will host an official Sonic the Hedgehog panel at SXSW 2017 on March 15th, at 6:00 PM EST. The panel will include new reveals for both Sonic Mania and Project Sonic 2017. …Read More The post New Reveals for Sonic Mania and Project Sonic Set for March 16, 2017 by Tyler Fischer appeared first on DualShockers.