interstellar movie

Interstellar: Time, Space, and the Prestige Theory

Earth is running out of resources to sustain human life, so pilot and engineer Cooper (Matthew McConaughey) must leave his children behind as he heads out on a space expedition to look for new, livable planets in a faraway galaxy. With each visit to a new planet with NASA scientists Amelia (Anne Hathaway), Doyle (Wes Bentley), and Romilly (David Gyasi), Cooper’s children age several years and lose faith in his return to Earth, as does Cooper. Continue reading “Interstellar: Time, Space, and the Prestige Theory”

George Clooney and Hugh Bonneville in The Monuments Men

The Monuments Men Isn’t Exactly “Monumental”

Well, this is a sad day for me. I had high hopes for this movie. I even put it on my most anticipated list for this year. And I walked out of the theater…disappointed. I should’ve guessed as much when The Monuments Men was moved to February, away from its original December release, which would’ve made it Oscar-bait. Why else would Clooney have pushed his pet project back, unless he knew it wasn’t as good as the other awards nominees? But we’ll get to that in a moment. Continue reading “The Monuments Men Isn’t Exactly “Monumental””

Matt Damon in Elysium

Elysium: How a Good Blockbuster Feels

Elysium is one of the few science fiction films that came out this summer that wasn’t Scientology propaganda (I’m looking at you, After Earth). I went in with high expectations and came out feeling wholly satisfied. Then again, it would be wrong not to predict a win for Neill Blomkamp (director of District 9 and protégé of Peter Jackson), who seems totally at home in the sci-fi genre. Continue reading “Elysium: How a Good Blockbuster Feels”