Seven Sentence Review: Gravity

Posted by on Oct 5, 2013 in Uncategorized

247813id1h_Ver1_Gravity_2ndLook_27x40_1Sheet.inddGravity, though not a perfect film, is well worth watching, as Sandra Bullock ably carries this film on her shoulders as an astronaut/scientist on a space mission that quickly turns disastrous.

While on a spacewalk, Bullock’s character, Dr. Ryan Stone, learns that a missile has destroyed a Russian satellite, setting off a chain reaction of space debris that destroys even more satellites as pieces hurtle through space at the speed of bullets.

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Seven Sentence Review: Les Misérables

Posted by on Dec 28, 2012 in Uncategorized

lesmisposterAny film adaptation of the most perfect live musical (are you picking up my biases?) is bound to somehow fall short of expectations, since perfection, cross-medium, would be nearly impossible, and this review is not a critique of the story or the musical at all, but instead, focuses on the adaptation, and assumes the reader knows the story line. 

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Seven Sentence Review: Cloud Atlas

Posted by on Nov 8, 2012 in Uncategorized

Note: In a first for me, I’m revising a review. And while both of the readers of this blog may decry such actions, it’s my blog, and I’ll do as I please. Why the revision? Because some films are better reviewed after the passage of a little bit of time. And after just a very short time, I’ve come to realize how forgettable much of Cloud Atlas is. It has kind of soured on me.  When I wrote my review of Les Misérables and realized they were only one star apart in my ratings, I also realized this was a travesty. Hence, this revised review and score.
 

C]loud Atlas is an ambitious epic story (or rather 6 stories) that spans centuries, using the same actors to portray multiple roles (such as Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Hugh Grant, and Jim Broadbent) across multiple stories. 

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