The beginning of a new school year always lets us know that summer is officially over. For those of us who aren’t in school, we know that it’s over when we watch the season finales of our favorite summer TV shows. The Season Finale of Newsroom was magnificent and was a perfect way to end the first season of this remarkable show. [Read more...]
Who would’ve thought, looking back to almost a year and a half ago that there would not only be the chaos taking place in Egypt but also the protesting going on in Wisconsin, oh and I almost forgot, all of this was going on right around Valentine’s Day! Aaron Sorkin demonstrates for us once again why he is arguably the best script writer of our generation. [Read more...]
In this week’s episode of Newsroom entitled “I’ll Try to Fix You” was full of consistency. Neil was always trying to pitch his ideas on Big Foot, the relationship between Maggie and Jim (and Will and Mackenzie…kind of) was getting tenser and tenser and Will was consistently getting drinks thrown in his face by beautiful women. [Read more...]
Other than getting to eat my roommate’s cooking all the time, one of the best things that happened last year was her introducing me to Nickelodeon’s Avatar: The Last Airbender. The show is full of fun episodes that form an epic adventure that spans all three seasons, is incredibly well written in concern to both plot and characters, and is beautifully animated. Basically it has everything needed to inspire a truly amazing live action big screen adaptation. Unfortunately M. Night Shyamalan’s interpretation of the source material is not something to show those who have yet to be initiated into the fan club.
Water, earth, fire, air. Though these basic elements have divided the four nations of the world throughout history, they lived in peace until the fire nation attacked. The people looked to the Avatar, the one person in the entire world who is the master of all four elements, to help find harmony once more. However their need would go unanswered, and for the next 100 years they were left to fend for themselves. Today the war still rages on as the fire nation continues to extend its reach further into the other weakening nations. As all hope seems lost, a brother and sister come across a boy frozen beneath the water’s surface of the southern pole, revealing himself to be the Avatar that disappeared so many years ago. Though a great amount of time has passed he must now return to the fight that he abandoned to bring peace and hope back to the four nations of the world. [Read more...]
The film follows three plot lines, a brother and sister from the water kingdom, a exiled prince of the fire kingdom, and the last airbender who just so happens to be a mythological deity, or Avatar, that has been missing from the world for the last 100 years. The prince has been looking for the Avatar and after the brother and sister accidentally awaken him from his unknown slumber the group’s destinies become intertwined.
Danny Boyle’s latest is a fast paced (mostly) look at life in the slums of India, and an engaging and interesting portrait of a young boy’s like and his story of survival and search for love.
Jamal Malik (Dev Patel) is one question away form winning India’s version of ‘Who Wants to be a Millionaire” and at age 16, he is currently being questioned by police to find out how he has gotten as far as he has in the show, and they are not playing nice. After a bit of civility kicks in from the police chief (Irfan Khan) the two sit down and Jamal explains to him how he knew each answer, beginning from the easiest to the last one he has answered. We are then transported back 10 years into flashbacks as Jamal and his older brother live life as kids in the slums of Mumbai, and we learn the little stories in his life that taught him the answers to the questions on the show. [Read more...]