“I was told you had a story that would make me believe in God.” A novelist says this to a man from India, now living in Canada in the new film by Ang Lee, based on a best selling novel, Life of Pi.
On the surface, “Flight” starring Denzel Washington as Whip Whitaker and directed by Robert Zemeckis looks like an interesting story about a pilot who is hailed as a hero after he miraculously crash lands an airplane that malfunctions mid-flight. However, the hook to the story is that he had alcohol and cocaine in his system when they drew his blood in the hospital. Now he could face murder charges. Continue reading
There’s a moment at about the two thirds mark of Side By Side when Keanu Reeves is discussing computer effects with legendary director Martin Scorcese. Scorcese says he’s worried that the effects are getting too good and that soon, audiences won’t know what on screen is real and what isn’t. Reeves brings this up to James Cameron, who directed a nearly all computer effects film, Avatar and before that, Titantic. Cameron replies, “When has it ever been real? You know this Keanu. That rainy night scene in New York was actually shot on a sunny day in Burbank.” Continue reading
The Campaign is exactly what you expect it to be. An 85 minute comedy with Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis. If you’ve seen the trailers for the movie, you should know the basic plot and unfortunately will get most of the laughs. However, there are still some good ones to be had, just not as many as one would’ve hoped.