Iron Man 3 isn’t really an Iron Man movie for much of its run time, but that doesn’t stop it from being an entertaining and hilarious ride from nearly start to finish. [Read more...]
Prometheus came out on Blu-ray yesterday, go pick it up, and I assume those of you that missed it in theaters might want to check out our previous write up on the mysterious of the film. So here is a nice re-post!
Lauren and I both enjoyed (her review & my review) Prometheus this weekend and one of the better elements of the film is that it leaves a lot open for the viewer to dissect and discuss while we wait for the, hopefully, potential sequel. [Read more...]
After seeing Prometheus it is easy to find meaning in why they chose this name for the film (and ship). For those of you who don’t know about this titan in Greek mythology, Prometheus stole fire from the gods to give to humans, something that he was torturously punished for. And here, we have a group of people traveling through space looking for knowledge to further their understanding of the universe and life. Comparison drawn, now time for these people to suffer. [Read more...]
Prince Albert was always a well respected leader and Duke in England and among the family but the rise of the wireless during his time forced him into the public eye in a way that never suited him; as a public speaker. Albert was the confidant and by the books second son of George V and Albert was more than content and resigned to his role as the next in line behind his brother Edward. But when Albert begins work with a new speech therapist, Lionel Louge, his previous unfounded progress with his impediment begins to appear. Both Louge and Albert’s wife, Elizabeth, begin to see a potential future on the thrown if Edward continues down his current path of un-royal actions, but that is something that Albert both fears and is reluctant to embrace.
The latest effort from Kathryn Bigelow is a gritty and realistic look into the life of an Iraq War bomb squad that is thrilling when defusing the bombs but meanders a bit when not.
In and around Iraq during our skirmish over there since we went to war in the country, the enemy has been getting more and more crafty with there techniques at trying to kill American soldiers. One efficient way they have been able to do that is by planting bombs on the side of roads and what have you and detonating them once there are enough casualties to go around. In The Hurt Locker, we get to follow around a team of specialists who are brought in to do the riskiest work in the field and that is to diffuse the bomb without blowing it themselves or letting some observing detonator do what they were meant to. The team we get to follow consists of three men, Sgt. Bill James who is the bomb man, Sgt. JT Sanborn and Specialist Owen Eldridge who spot and protect the situation as best they can while making sure nobody detonates the bomb while they work. We pick up with them only having around a month left to go before their tour in Iraq is over and Sgt. James is thrust into their squad after the loss of their previous bomb man. The film hits the ground running along with James who dives into every situation he is put in with almost reckless abandon, but he quickly proves he is very capable at what he does. [Read more...]