A few years back (or many years in the future, rather) something horrible happened and I had to go back in time to fix it, and my past self was being really antagonistic about it because she wanted to live her own life. What a selfish brat. Ok, not really, but that would make a great story… [Read more...]
Zac: The Dark Knight Rises supposedly brings us to the end of Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy, and the reactions to it have been fairly positive for the most part (Zac’s Review). Still, the latest Batman film leaves a lot to be discussed and Lauren and I have decided to get into spoilers to see what really worked, and what didn’t, for the film.
Lauren: That’s right; feel free to read this in your Batman voice. [Read more...]
For those of you not keeping track we are about to enter the second half of the year, full of just as many exciting things as the first half. So far some entries have disappointed, some have surprised, and some have lived up to and surpassed expectations so far, so lets keep our fingers crossed that there will be more of the latter options in the months to come. So what are you excited for? Let’s give you some options to consider with this list of what the writers of HST can’t wait for. [Read more...]
Let’s be honest, cancer is not funny. Even if your worst enemy got cancer tomorrow, you wouldn’t be laughing at all, but trying to comfort him in his worst hour. So when writer Will Reiser was diagnosed with a type of spinal cancer, a part of his healing process, along with his friends Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, was to write about it. And why not write about the bright side of it all (if you can call it bright)? [Read more...]
So obviously Lauren and I (Check out our reviews first; Lauren’s and Zac’s) think Inception is a pretty swell movie. Lauren has picked it as her best picture favorite and it seems to be a lock Top 5 for me as well. But we both agree that the final shot of the film is easily the biggest flaw of the film and kind of B.S.
Either way, we discuss it in depth below and feel free to let us know if you agree.
And Obviously: Spoilers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I remember reading something once when I was younger about the possibility of being able to control what happens in your dreams. You were supposed to ask yourself throughout the day “Am I dreaming?” Eventually this habit would cause your dreaming self to ask this same question, so that when you realized you were dreaming you would be able to influence the dream in your own way. Basically your dream self could do all the things you would never do in the real world, creating a second reality in a way. Back then I thought it was awesome because I would finally get the chance to kiss the boy I had a crush on… Talk about dreaming big, I know. I eventually forgot about this until tonight when Inception showed me why leaving the dream world to the subconscious is probably a wiser choice.
The characters in Inception take this process one step further. Instead of trying to manipulate the random dream they find themselves in once they fall asleep, the team led by Cobb actually create the dream from the ground up. They then enter this “controlled” environment with their mark, or the person that they will then try to steal certain desired information and secrets from for their client. [Read more...]
I am not going to even try to explain the plot as it is both complex and better experienced as virgin as possible. But in short it follows a team of contracted thieves, led by Cobb, who steal information from people’s minds by sedating them and creating a dream world which allows them to extract their target mission. When the team is recruited to plant an idea in a mark’s mind, through Inception, they will have the greatest challenge they have faced yet.
Hit the link and put it on your calendar.
This trailer is just so crazy, and I have no idea what is going on, I can’t help but be enthralled with the amazing imagery unfolding on the screen. The cast is great, the director as good, and I think we have our highest grossing original property of 010 already picked out.
I think I am going to go cold on this title from here on out though unless I happen to catch a preview in the theater, and even then I might shield my eyes. This is going to be one of those movies where the less you know the better it will be. Luckily Nolan will probably do a fine job of keeping this wrapped up tight regardless to make my life easier.