Whoa folks! How are you all doing?
I’ve been very, very, very, very, very, very, VERY busy lately. This is going to be a busy year in fact. The era of me posting every single day is going away for the forseeable future. Work & Real Life are devouring me whole. But enough of the excuses and onto some content…
Recently watched this movie. Loved the style. Danny Boyle should do more sci-fi. That said, I wasn’t crazy about the story. Once you get over the absurdity of a team of space adventurers bringing a payload to detonate on the surface of the sun in order to re-ignite it, there just isn’t that much of a logical story there. If the story seems familiar, that’s because Solaris, Event Horizon, and Sphere got there first. On the positive side the cast was great, the music was great, and the entire style, feel, and vibe of the film were excellent. The story was the weakest link, which is not really the thing you want being the weak link, mmk?
We Own The Night
I’ve been a fan of James Gray since Little Odessa. The Yards was nothing to write home about, but interesting nonetheless. We Own The Night is like a re-imagined Yards infused with some of the battitude of Little Odessa. I found a lot of similarities between this movie and David Cronenberg’s Eastern Promises. Cronenberg and Gray should just get it over with and make a movie together. It can feature Russian mafia, gratuitous throat-slitting scenes, and hard-hitting tension between family members caught on both sides of the criminal divide.
That’s all for now…
P.S. What do you think of that Indy 4 trailer?