Tag: Films


I just came back from seeing Interstellar and I thought it was very gripping, with an amazing set up, a bit of a predictable twist and a disappointing closing act. There are just so many nuggets of awesome in that film. The one thing I would have liked, is if it had been a little clearer that the wormhole near Saturn wasn’t the same as Gargantua, the super-massive black hole on the other side of the worm hole.

The film is getting a ton of shit online by some for being too cerebral, by others for being not cerebral enough and by a small few for getting the science wrong. I’m sure that in a few decades we’ll look back upon this film in the same way we look back on older films and laugh at how much they got wrong.

All in all, I liked it a lot.

Deus Ex: Human Revolution – Short Film

This is epic as fuck! I don’t like the casting for Adam Jensen, but Yelena Fedorova is very well-cast. I like how Jensen’s retractable swords are hardly ever visible except for in the slow-motion section. Perfect. There are so many little hidden gems in this. “Damnit, I’m seeing yellow again. No, I never asked for this.” Or that Jensen evolves in his unconscious state and shows signs of what I think is the writer’s interpretation of nano-technology, indicating that he’s the link to the Denton brothers. I think Megan Reed had the right face, but a far too pornographic body, so I’m divided on her casting. All in all, fucking amazing.

Brick Mansions

Finally, David Belle is getting some Hollywood recognition. Arguably the founder of Parkour (not free running) and someone I would’ve expected to see in a Paul Walker blockbuster vehicle a long time ago. The movie looks kind of shit, and I suspect Luc Besson wrote it just so that he could put David Belle in a Parkour-driven film. I’ll watch it! Who’s with me?


The subject of spoilers has come up a few times in the last few days and as a result, I came to the realisation that I don’t mind spoilers because almost all film and television is so incredibly formulaic that I don’t need the spoilers to know what’s going to happen and how it’s going to happen. Very few things are a real Usual Suspects, Sixth Sense type twist for me anyway.


So, RED 2 was kind of funny, but there were two things that stood out; , an actor I don’t think I’ve seen before, who really has the best goddamn hair in action films, and then there was this conversation, which made me laugh. A lot.

Marvin: If there’s one thing I love, it’s women and covert ops.
Frank: That’s two things.
Han: No, grasshopper. It is not.