A new storyline is emerging in Hollywood blockbusters: The revolution of the malcontents has replaced the revolution of the idealists. (Spoiler warning: This blog ruins the surprise of the movies mentioned.)
I was happy I had seen Seventh Son as its views of Canada and China filmed in IMAX are unforgettable. If a medieval fantasy film is your genre, grab it- - just restrain yourself from throwing popcorn at the screen every time Jeff Bridges opens his mouth.
The Giver is off the point in 2014. Yes, our current governments aren't good for us. But the answer is not less government and fewer rules. We need strong, independent governments that can be an effective counterweight to the increasing power of corporations.
This movie is very captivating. I had my eyes glued to the screen the whole time, not wanting to miss a second of the story. I was so excited to see this movie because The Giver is one of my favorite books and I think the movie is just as good, although a bit different.
I had my concerns about The Giver, another teen-oriented film from the Weinstein Company. Serving as definite counter-balance to my trepidations: the presence at the helm of Phillip Noyce. Turns out my faith was not ill-founded.
I was in the packed audience of LACMA's Bing Theatre last night for an Academy event, A Tale of Two Bridges, an evening paying tribute to the two Bridges, older Beau and younger brother Jeff, as well as father Lloyd.