OBLIVION

09/12/2013

 

Post apocalypse is a difficult genre. Visually beautiful, worth a view, but overall: no.

 

CLOUD ATLAS

01/15/2013

 
Fully expected to hate it, but found it watchable, apart from the rampant yellow-face, and non subtitled patois; so glad I didn't read the book. Great editing. It's long, but worth it. Pictured: David Gyasi. 
 

PROMETHEUS

11/09/2012

 
Michael Fassbender is fabulous, and it looks great: that's enough for me. If you want to see a really good Ridley Scott movie, watch his first film, THE DUELISTS (1977.)http://www.prometheus-movie.com/
 

SOUND OF MY VOICE

11/02/2012

 
If you don't mind an ambiguous and crappy ending, then you might enjoy this low budget attempt at psycho / time-travel / cultdom infiltration. The end is first surprising, then infuriating. Like a selfish lover who teases you to the brink of a mild yet satisfying orgasm, and leaves you hanging to go listen to bad music... 
http://www.soundofmyvoicemovie.com/index2.html
 

THE AVENGERS

10/16/2012

 
Zac, Joss; why over forty minutes to get moving? You can label it "an installment" but it's a sequel: and it's too long. When half of your characters are flat & zombie-esque, especially the females, that means you might have too many characters. Some thrilling scenes... plenty of propaganda. 
 

FRANKENWEENIE

10/08/2012

 
Yes, you should see it: it's great!
 

EXTRATERRESTRIAL

08/31/2012

 
Low budget Spanish sci-fi comedy, not very funny. Nah...
 
 
Too weird, and chauvinistic: I'd rather watch James Caan in Rollerball, again. 
 

ATTACK THE BLOCK

01/22/2012

 
Turn the subtitles on for this slightly funny British sci-fi action fantasy. Aliens attack an inner-city gang of teenagers. Music is good, but I didn't fall in love, or like, any of the characters. Cool 'cause it's from the U.K..
Official Site: http://attacktheblock.com/
 
 
Origins story covers most of the main points of the original, except for why humans are mute in the future. Andy Serkis and the primate animation are expertly integrated into the live action. The next one should be apocalyptic!
Official Site: http://www.youtube.com/user/apeswillrise