It’s not often a film dives into the near future and presents a vision that is both technologically engaging but also fundamentally profound. Minority Report, for all it’s whizbang effects and cool transitions, presented a type of computer interface that anyone having played with Microsoft’s Kinect for more than thirty minutes will realise is a pipe dream. So it was with relief that Spike Jonze settled upon a much more natural channel of communication with his latest film, Her. Continue reading »
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2012. We’re all still here, which means another entry on the Wikipedia list of predicted doomsday dates that came to pass (it’s a thing) and another blog post for this sorely neglected site. So, without further ago, begin Operation: DESCRIBE YEAR IN REVIEW WITH FOLLOW UP GOALS FOR NEXT OPERATION. Continue reading »
The first month of 2012 has already gone and I’m still yet to see my flying car or robot assistant. To make up for this I continued my cinema run, seeing 8 films in January. Unfortunately most of them sucked. Continue reading »
First, I must admit something; I have yet to see either of the two Narnia films that proceed this one. Luckily it seems there’s very little anyone needs to know, as all of the pieces fall into place very quickly. Continue reading »
What you have here is a standard Hollywood plot with standard Hollywood actors in standard Hollywood action roles. There’s nothing special or unique and even the “twist” is about as expected as can be. Continue reading »
The big film of the year, seen on the same date I saw Avatar last year. With some of the best special effects around and an amazing score, it did have a good shot at being the best film of the year. But it wasn’t. Continue reading »
Megamind turns the current trend of animated superhero movies on its head. Here the good guy is the bad guy and the bad guy makes a good guy who becomes the bad guy like the original good guy. The plot itself isn’t the strongest point, but then again this isn’t Pixar. Instead what you have is a funny film that finally uses 3D for some good. Continue reading »