Little Blue Rucksack
An self proclaimed cinephile bitten by the travel bug. Head honcho and creative director at an art studio. Lover of hashtags and all things pop culture.
One Flew Over the Mockingjay’s Nest
The Hunger Games series, which we were introduced to us in 2012, finally came to an end – a fact that leaves me disappointed in more ways than one. When I saw the first film, it was fresh, new, interesting and thought-provoking.
I Spy with My Little Eye
Steven Spielberg is one of the most renowned and influential filmmakers in cinematic history. All of us have our favorite Spielberg film, whether it’s E.T., Schindler’s List, Jurassic Park, or Saving Private Ryan; either way, when you hear that he will be the director, you can’t help but at least be curious. He has made some of the best and most ambitious films ever made, but as it usually goes with geniuses, they all have their peak of creativity, a golden age. Although Bridge of Spies might never be considered a masterpiece the way Schindler’s List is, it’s a great movie nonetheless.
Neither Shaken Nor Stirred
Ever since 1962, when Dr. No, the first film of the Bond franchise was released, audiences all over the world have had a persevering interest in knowing what our favorite agent will do next. Surely, some of the films have been more successful than others, but the one thing we have to admit is that James Bond is good even when he is bad. The plot can be predictable and we know pretty much exactly what we are going to get, but we pay for our movie ticket, anyway. There’s just something about Bond that is familiar, dangerous and ridiculous, all at the same time.
When 'Jaws' Meets 'Cast Away'
Ron Howard’s movie In the Heart of the Sea, depicts a chain of catastrophic events from 1820 that inspired the tale of Moby-Dick. Essentially, it is a story about a story, which only makes me wonder: Have Hollywood filmmakers truly exhausted all the great tales, and now have to contend with secondary resources in order to come up with new ideas?