OK so I skipped last week, but I would have only had Bachelorette to include and not Stake Land as well, and that just wasn’t worth it. Blame TV and A Storm of Swords! [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...]
Aron Ralston’s story is an unbelievable tale from the early 2000’s in which this adventurous mountain biker, hiker, outdoor kid is out on a hike when his arm gets trapped under a rock, in the middle of nowhere, and he spends the next 127 hours trying to free himself from his peril.
Now, the film is basically a one man show as we stay with Aron by himself, almost entirely, after the first twenty minutes of the film or so. Any other faces in the film after Aron leaves a pair of young co-ed hikers are either in flashes of Aron’s visions/dreams he experiences trapped and isolated in the canyon. Danny Boyle does a more or less bang up job of keeping the narrative moving forward and keeps things bouncing back and forth between Aron’s head and attempts to free himself and only once press our patience throughout. The film, thankfully, doesn’t linger too long anywhere outside that one previously mentioned moment as isolation and being alone becomes rather compelling.
The hype began with the excellent teaser on Transformers and the film delivers on pretty much every level. An excellent monster/disaster flick, the film is fast, fun, and fairly unpredictable.
We start off with the morning after a romantic encounter between Rob and Beth, being filmed by Rob on his camcorder, as they begin to set out on a day at Coney Island. [Read more...]