This week I watched the movie Mad Max:Fury Road. I had heard a lot about this movie, that it was incredibly action packed, that it had stunning visuals, that it put every other action movie to shame, that it had in fact re-defined what it means to be an action movie. Pretty high praise. With a … Continue reading Mad Max: Fury Road – Wow!
This week, I watched the movie Interstellar, the Christopher Nolan film about travel to another galaxy, a black hole, a wormhole, and other exotic environments. I enjoyed it immensely, although I also had some issues with it. In the film, at some point in the future, the Earth is dying due to a global crop blight. … Continue reading Interstellar: more accurate than the typical sci-fi movie, but still had issues
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vw61gCe2oqI This weekend, I watched the movie, 'Edge of Tomorrow', also known as 'Live. Die. Repeat.' It's the latest in a common motif in science fiction and fantasy, the time loop story, where the hero repeats the same events over and over until they find a way to break out. It's a concept that's been … Continue reading The mind / body dualism of ‘Edge of Tomorrow’
I saw the movie Elysium this afternoon. It's a tale of a desperately poor population living under the rule of an elite wealthy class. In this case, the poor are living on Earth and the wealthy elite in a space habitat called Elysium. The habitat has technology able to cure any ailment, but this technology … Continue reading Elysium: a quick review