Our Favourite Films of 2016

Hey all, so I wanted to compile my list of favourite things for 2016. However, I’m not doing it alone. I’ve brought in some of my previous collaborators from Geeked to discuss their favourite picks of the year. You can find their social media links at the end of their pieces. Enjoy!

 

Zoe – Kubo and the Two Strings

(Editor’s Note: I’m so glad Zoe picked this because it just lost out to my number one by the slimmest of margins) My favourite film of 2016 was Kubo and the Two Strings. Kubo combines my love for Japanese storytelling, Japanese aesthetics and themes, and stop motion animation (but stop motion animation that is more grounded, rather than the cartoony Shaun the Sheep, which I also love but for different reasons). The story telling of Kubo was engaging, and different enough that it was hard to predict what would happen next. The standout character of Monkey was refreshing as a grouchy, old mentor who was cautious and suspicious of others, and who over the course of the movie became an interesting and complex character.

Zoe can be found on her websiteFacebookInstagram, or Twitter at zebrafishdm.

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Our Favourite Games of 2016

Hey all, so I wanted to compile my list of favourite things for 2016. However, I’m not doing it alone. I’ve brought in some of my previous collaborators from Geeked to discuss their favourite picks of the year. You can find their social media links at the end of the article. Enjoy!

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Zoe – Broforce

(Editor’s Note: Broforce was technically released in 2015 initially. However, it was released on PS4 this year so, technically a 2016 game.) My favourite game of 2016 was Broforce. The fast-paced, side-scrolling action combined with the aesthetics of the 16-bit era made for a game that was easy to like. Playing as iconic macho action heroes of the 80s and 90s and having them die over, and over, and over again, with death being a mere slap on the wrist, made for a game that was endlessly playable. But it’s okay, because every time you die, you are resurrected as one of your favourite actions heroes. Maybe it’s Chuck Norris, maybe it’s Jean-Claude Van Damme, or maybe it’s Lawrence Fishburne.

Zoe can be found on her website, Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter at zebrafishdm.

 

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Our Favourite Songs of 2016

Hey all, so I wanted to compile my list of favourite things for 2016. However, I’m not doing it alone. I’ve brought in some of my previous collaborators from Geeked to discuss their favourite picks of the year. You can find their social media links at the end of the article. Enjoy!

 

Zoe – Alive by Sia

My favourite song of 2016 was Alive by Sia. 2016 was a challenging year, and Alive as a song has this energy to it that made it the perfect song to unwind with. I’ve always been a fan of Sia, even before she got her big break in America. The imagery of the lyrics are so strong that I can picture them so vividly, and working in videography, that’s an important aspect for me. ‘Alive’ has so much passion and movement, and I always love to repeat “I’m still breathing, I’M AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIVVVVVVVVVVVVEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!

Zoe can be found on her website, Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter at zebrafishdm.

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