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Pleasantville

March 31, 2015

Who would want to live in a town called Pleasantville?  The kind of place where everyone is smiling; where rescuing a cat is the only emergency; and every shot you make in basketball (from anywhere) will cleanly swish into the hoop?  Sounds sweet-as, bro.    Director: Gary Ross Writer: Gary Ross Stars:  Tobey Maguire, Jeff Daniels, Joan Allen, Reese Witherspoon, William H. Macy IMDB Synopsis: Two 1990’s teenagers find themselves in a 1950’s sitcom where their influence begins to profoundly change that complacent world. The very name, ‘Pleasantville’ suggests a place free from the horrors we’re exposed to on a daily basis (how wonderful!).  In this fictionalised cookie cutter colourless world, life is ‘swell’ for everyone.  That is until one... Continue Reading →

Jupiter Ascending

February 25, 2015

WARNING: This review may contain spoilers. Jupiter Ascending (J.A.) has all the trademark calling cards for a stock-standard sci-fi adventure, but with the Wachowskis at the helm, could it be the next Matrix?   Directors: Andy Wachowski, Lana Wachowski Writers: Andy Wachowski, Lana Wachowski Stars: Mila Kunis, Channing Tatum, Eddie Redmaine, Sean Bean IMDB Synopsis:  In a bright and colorful future, a young destitute caretaker gets targeted by the ruthless son of a powerful family, who lives on a planet in need of a new heir, so she travels with a genetically engineered warrior to the planet in order to stop his tyrant reign. This is quite possibly the most inaccurate and incoherent description of a film in the past... Continue Reading →

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