The BoxTrolls continues Lakia’s track record of incredible stop-motion animation, and weirdly dark, twisted stories that often have a sweet moral to tell.
As a doctor later implies to Kyle, there are things you can’t unsee. Whether it’s who he kills or who he watches die around him, from Iraqi citizens to his own comrades, the weight of death burdens Kyle, snowballing into an impossible weight of unresolved pain, anger, and sadness.
why such agony over what’s apparently
a random void,
a rock’s thoughts,
Biopics, thrillers, and documentaries. It’s all here in this week’s offerings.
Asked about the role of Jesus, de Pace noted that in addition to being a huge responsibility, it’s a daunting and humbling experience, one that “demands that you listen.” He said that playing Jesus required him to strip everything away and become simple and loving.
When the chips are down, the Forms are forced to face the reality that it’s not all about the safe suburban storybook life they’ve created.
I admit it. I might not be the most qualified person to review The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, but I do love a good story wrapped in the fabric of a good film! The Battle of the Five Armies finishes the trilogy in a very satisfying manner, and still holds its own as an independent work.
Panning from computer terminals through wires down to the level of creeping code, Mann breathes a semblance of cinematic verve into a cyber-attack. The power plant suffers a meltdown. Unfortunately, this harrowing sequence was the last visually interesting thing he accomplished in the movie.
Zero Motivation might be seen as an Israeli M*A*S*H lite. It carries the same sense of the frustrations and futility of army life for people who really don’t want to be there.
What makes Star Wars so compelling, and I think this first issue captures it, is that you have these characters that are so different yet united under a single bond. Then you add the element of “the force” and it is a perfect rendering of good and evil, righteousness and sin, morality and immorality.
A look at two seemingly different worlds, in which nothing is as simple as black or white.
that’s right. below are some quick thoughts on my personal “Best of 2014,” so to speak, when it comes to books, music, movies, TV and games . . not necessarily things that even came out last year, btw . . just things that i experienced last year.
Two movies and a show about finding your voice fill this week’s docket of home video offerings.
British songstress Ella Henderson will just have turned 19 as her new album, Chapter One, releases in the States, but her maturity goes well beyond her age, and I hate touting the title “the next Adele,” but this might be the one.
I do understand what Jackson was trying to do. The “triangle” is meant to bring the races of dwarves and elves together after a long rift. Tauriel’s ability to bridge deep prejudices helps save the day. And makes for a more interesting story—despite the holes it adds.
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