This critical moment in history feels as if the world has been painted black. The main version of toilet paper you can find is off brand and one-ply; No one is leaving their houses, something the introverts of the world have been training years for; and the sales percentages for pants have decreased, while shirts and sweatshirts have been flying off the shelves. Truly the worst of times. Yet, even in these moments of chaos humanity shines a glimmer of light. Artistry around the world is beaming and booming with creativity and the internet has made it accessible.
Brief synopsis: a jaded couple split up as they drive to visit friends. On the drive, they hit a cyclist. The cyclist gets up and jumps on his bike, refusing help. A man follows up and tells the couple he is a policeman and they need to pursue the cyclist. When the man kills the cyclist, the couple finds themselves on the run for murder and pulled into a blackmail conspiracy.
I love the original "Jurassic Park". Released in cinemas in 1993, it's a classic Steven Spielberg film with the perfect mix of drama, humour, tension and action. Not only did Spielberg and his team moved CGI technology another leap forward at the time, blending the artificial with real-life animatronics to help suspend belief and sell the monster effects, but they also created some of the all-time classic movie moments - from the rippling water shot to the "raptors in the kitchen" scene.
This is the most recent project to come from studio Science SARU and director Masaaki Yuasa. The show is based on the currently ongoing manga by Oowara Sumito. Anytime Masaaki Yuasa is involved I pay attention, his previous work has been incredible and following suit this is no different. Though I will admit that this is the first time that I have related so much to one of his works. In fact this may be one of the few times that I have related so much with an anime in general. From the entire cast it is Kanamori that I find a certain kinship with.
The Lovebirds is Netflix's latest comedy to be released during the pandemic. They have had some enjoyable ones such as Coffee and Kareem, Extraction and The Wrong Missy. These movies aren't must see movies but they are good diversions if you need to waste a few hours. Sadly I don't know if I can say the same for this movie. The couple dynamics in this movie sort of fell a little flat for me.
The latest film that skipped theaters and went straight to VOD has arrived on Netflix, and because I have no life to brag about during these chaotic times (and because it's my job), I will review it.
When I first saw the trailers for Ridley Scott’s Exodus: Gods and Kings, I was immediately excited to see that there was going to be a new, modern film adaptation of the historical Moses and the story of the Great Exodus, a topic near and dear to my research of over thirty years. But as swift coming was the excitement, came my disappointment, when the trailers revealed that the setting of the film was to be during the reign of Ramesses II. This fact alone told me that Ridley Scott had done little to research the history surrounding the story. Despite the lack of empirical firsthand evidence for an historical Moses and Exodus, there exists a plethora of evidence that establishes the plausibility of the event, based on “second hand” historical and archaeological data, which places the events far earlier than the Ramessean period.
*Review may contain SPOILERS, so go ahead and watch it on Amazon Prime.*
Seven Years in Tibet is one of the last movies I wanted to check out when it first came out. It came at a time when I was still a teenager so I didn't really have the mental maturity to go through the viewing. It didn't help that I thought it was a white savior movie from the trailer. Fast forward to 2020 and I'm willing to give these movies a try. I was pleasantly surprised with A River Runs Through It, so why not check this one out too.
Captain Courageous is a movie that I have never heard of. Netflix has had a good batting average with me so I thought I'd check it out. What I experienced from this movie was nothing more than a cookie cutter low budget movie. There's elements of entertainment but for the most part it wasn't that great a ride.
Brief synopsis: After getting dumped by his girlfriend of eight years and then losing his job in the same week, a man finds himself back in the dating pool. After blackmailing a friend to get him a new job, he searches online to find out how to date in the twenty-first century. He runs into an old female acquaintance from his school days who always liked him.
All three Star Wars books are coming from Disney summer 2020