|Posted by Ollons on May 19, 2013 at 4:00 AM||comments (0)|
Now so much a review as a subjective opinion piece of a TV episode for a change. Also more esoteric. With more spoilers.
The Name of the Doctor
I have very mixed feelings about this episode.
It began with a flash forward, with narration by companion Clara, as she talks about being "the Impossible Girl." I'...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Ollons on February 4, 2013 at 11:45 PM||comments (0)|
'Flight' is a 2012 American drama film, which is eerily organic, i.e. seems to be, for lack of a better word, "real." While the plane crash and subsequent survival of the majority of its occupants are shown as miraculous, everything else is essentially slice-of-life.
The cast provide excellently natural performances, which help sustain the film's realism. Denzel Washi...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Ollons on January 24, 2013 at 3:25 AM||comments (0)|
'Django Unchained' is a 2012 (released in Australia, Europe + UK in 2013) epic western ("spaghetti western") film written and directed by Quentin Tarantino. It is a quintessential Tarantino production. Tarantino is a highly polarising figure because one either loves him, or hates him, and there is rarely any opinion in between. Even traits within a single movie can cau...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Ollons on January 5, 2013 at 3:45 AM||comments (0)|
WARNING: Following may contain spoilers, and errors.
'Les Misérables' is a 2012 British musical drama film, and is based upon the musical of the same name by Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg, which in turn was based on the namesake 1862 novel by Victor Hugo. I haven't read the book, nor seen the original musical, therefore I am not certain...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Ollons on October 19, 2012 at 1:20 AM||comments (0)|
'Killing Them Softly' is a 2012 crime film; it is Tarantino-esque, albeit not as strong as his best. Dialogue is filled with profanity and frequently vulgar, and is quite anecdotal to reveal character backgrounds rather than being expository, just like a Tarantino film; however, as just stated, not quite as great.
Brad Pitt is not a great actor, but he is alright and looks good; he appears su...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Ollons on October 19, 2012 at 1:15 AM||comments (0)|
'LOOPER' is a 2012 science fiction crime thriller film; this odd premise and mixture of genres is presented in a manner which makes a brilliant movie. While there is, quite frankly, nothing at all original about anything present in the film, the various cherry picked and/or mimicked tropes are pieced together excellently. Set primarily in Kansas City of 2042, the specialised assassins dubbed "Loopers" undertake...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Ollons on August 24, 2012 at 1:10 AM||comments (0)|
'Total Recall' (2012) is the "re-adaptation" of Philip K. Dick's short story 'We Can Remember It For You Wholesale', which had already been loosely adapted for film in the 1990 Arnold Schwarzenegger movie also called 'Total Recall'. While the latter was undoubtedly stupid and silly, it had an undeniable charm and quirkiness which made it enjoyable. The "re-adaptation" ha...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Ollons on August 20, 2012 at 5:05 AM||comments (0)|
'The Bourne Legacy' is the fourth film in the franchise, albeit with a completely new protagonist. I believe that it occurs concurrently and after the events of 'The Bourne Supremacy' and/or 'Ultimatum'; the prior films' story arc sets this movie's plot into motion. Jeremy Renner is really good as protagonist Aaron Cross; one of a dozen "enhanced humans" who, through ...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Ollons on July 19, 2012 at 1:45 AM||comments (0)|
'The Dark Knight Rises' is the third and final film in Christopher Nolan's Batman series. It truly deserves the labelling "epic", which is a word thrown around too liberally yet for once it is justified. The sheer scale of the movie is larger than the events from its predecessors despite all centering around the fate of Gotham City.
8 years have passed since...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Ollons on July 9, 2012 at 6:00 AM||comments (0)|
'Ted' is Seth MacFarlane's theatrical debut as director, producer, writer, and actor. The creator of 'Family Guy' is known for his off-colour humour and vocal versatility. Ted was originally conceived as a television comedy which is rather apparent in the film itself; it seems like 5 or 6 plots written for TV which are crammed into on...Read Full Post »