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”

Now You See Me movie

Now You See Me, Now You Were Paying Too Much Attention to Tiny Details

So I’ve been reading a lot of discussions and criticisms of Now You See Me, and while some of them make good points about pacing or character development, the ones that I find the most ridiculous criticize the “magic.” Continue reading “Now You See Me, Now You Were Paying Too Much Attention to Tiny Details”

Batman vs. Bane in The Dark Knight Rises

The Dark Knight Rises, Falls, Growls…

Before I start this movie review, I want to take a moment to mention the infamous violence that will unfortunately and quite possibly forever be associated with The Dark Knight Rises. I’m not going to debate about gun control or the lack of emergency preparedness because such politicizing would be insulting to the victims and their families; and I certainly won’t assume to understand the motives of a person who had a mind to kill innocent people he never knew. But I want you to think, as I did during the movie, about this event in terms of our love-hate relationship with violence.

I, for one, am not someone who believes that watching violent movies or playing violent video games makes people violent. Do I think it overexposes us to violence and makes us numb to it? Yes. But a violent mind is bred biologically, psychologically, and behaviorally—not manipulated solely by sources of entertainment. Now that you understand where I’m coming from, I want to you to think about something.  Continue reading “The Dark Knight Rises, Falls, Growls…”