Review by Nate
At first blush “The Giver” seems like it could be just another science fiction/future-dystopian/Jennifer Lawrence vehicle. As a matter of fact, Jeff Bridges recently commented on how long it took to greenlight the movie, which raises the question of whether it would have been made at all if not for the success of “The Hunger Games”. Continue Reading
Review by Elliott
Father: Prozium – The great nepenthe. Opiate of our masses. Glue of our great society. Salve and salvation, it has delivered us from pathos, from sorrow, the deepest chasms of melancholy and hate. With it, we anesthetize grief, annihilate jealousy, obliterate rage. Those sister impulses towards joy, love, and elation are anesthetized in stride, we accept as fair sacrifice. For we embrace Prozium in its unifying fullness and all that it has done to make us great.
It’s been a while since I’ve reviewed a truly nerdy movie. So this week, I’ve decided to review one that many people haven’t seen or even heard of. It came out in 2002 and was directed by Kurt Wimmer. I’ve often compared it to The Matrix, which in some ways is true, but in other ways it’s not. What they do have in common is the action/filming style, as well as the post apocalyptic setting. There are a few other small similarities, but overall they are much different movies. Taking place sometime in the near future, Equilibrium is about a society that is controlled by a totalitarian/fascist government, who has outlawed all emotion. Continue Reading
Review by Elliott
Utopia movies have been done many times before. The one thing they all have in common, is that things aren’t as they appear. On the outset everything seems to be great, but there’s always something wrong going on behind the scenes. Continue Reading
Just so you are all forewarned, I’m a sucker for YA fiction, both in movies as well as books. Back in 2010, I finished reading the Harry Potter series. This was right before the last two movies came out. So as it was, I was on the search for a new book series. While my wife and I waited in line at the midnight premiere of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1, a friend of ours mentioned a book called The Hunger Games. For some reason I didn’t read it for several months, but once I did, I was hooked and immediately bought the rest of the books. If you have seen the movie and haven’t read it then you must pick up the book. The movie does a good job telling the story, and bringing the world of Panem to life, but like many book adaptations, there were a lot of little details left out. With that said, I still really liked the movie. This is a review of the movie, but don’t be surprised if I make a few references to the book.