…explore

So far on this year’s road to the Oscars we’ve seen an immigrant’s tale in “Brooklyn,” and the “The Big Short” on Wall Street. Today, we’re going a bit further with a little science fiction and a whole lot of inspiration from “The Martian.”

…Bring It Home

With “The Martian,” director Ridley Scott has created a riveting drama that explores the ingenuity, and fighting spirit of humanity. Plus, it’s surprisingly funny. The film starts with a redefining of “worst day ever.” Following a series of unfortunate events, astronaut Mark Watney (Matt Damon) is left for dead by his crew, and stranded on Mars. With the…

…Shoot For The Stars

In “Elysium” director Neill Blomkamp has created a dream world, a nirvana set in the not too distant future. This Utopian society orbits around a ruined earth.  Filled with the world’s wealthiest citizens, this palatial space station also boasts cures for all diseases.  It’s a paradise in the stars that looks down on a destroyed…

…choose your words carefully

“True Grit” as interpreted by Joel and Ethan Coen is everything you could want in a Western.  Gunslingers, lawmen, horrible hygiene, dusty trails, and gunfire abound in this film. Of course one would expect all this given the 1969 John Wayne headlined film of the same name and basic plot line. However to call this…