If you follow me on Twitter, you might have noticed my rants about the movie Gravity (which my head insists on calling Graffiti for some reason) a while back. I didn’t like the film, but that’s not unusual with me and current Hollywood films. However, it then won the Ray Bradbury Award for Outstanding Dramatic Presentation and I wondered if I had watched a completely different film than everyone else. Because really? A film whose only merit is its visual effects is considered an outstanding dramatic presentation? Weak story, no-dimensional characters, and a Perils of Pauline ending that is just a joke are apparently amazing cinema nowadays. You even have someone like James Cameron saying “I think it’s the best space film ever done…” Continue reading →
Categories: Movies, Reviews
| Tags: 2001: A Space Odyssey, Alien, Apollo 13, Europa Report, Gravity, James Cameron, Joss Whedon, Kevin Spacey, Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center, Moon, movies, reviews, Sam Rockwell, Serenity, Sigourney Weaver, Star Trek, Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan, Star Wars
I watched K-PAX last weekend and really enjoyed it. (Well, the subplot about Jeff Bridges‘ family was trite and boring, but other than that…) Kevin Spacey stars as a man who may or may not be from another planet. The movie does a good job of keeping this question up in the air until the very end. And even then, it leaves you to wonder.
Me being me, though, I always go for the extraterrestrial option when given a choice. Continue reading →
Categories: Books/Authors, Fangirling, Movies, Outsiders
| Tags: Akira Kurosawa, all hail joss, books, brain dump, Dark Tower, extraterrestrial life, Jeff Bridges, K-PAX, Kevin Spacey, Man From Earth, movies, outsiders, Sanjuro, Toshirō Mifune, Yojimbo