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  • Movies for Dads and About Dads

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    Father's Day is just around the corner (Sun Sep 2) which means it's the perfect time to stock up on some great films from the library that highlight what being a father figure is all about. While the list could go on, here are just a couple of our favourites. Continue reading

  • Fast Five Review: Interstellar (2014)

    Interstellar

    Review by Lukas

    1. Did you like it?

    It was alright.

    2. Why/Why not?

    Interstellar was trying to be too clever for it’s own good and so attempted to pull the wool over the audience’s eyes with special/visual effects and a lacklustre act 2 climax. Just because your name might be Christopher Nolan does not mean you are given rite of passage to make purposefully illogical movies for the sake of the almighty dollar. Although I’m sure that many people are very fond of Chistopher Nolan’s previous works, I think one’s standard should remain high rather than riding the coat tales of past successes. I’d like to think others would believe the same ethos.

    3. "You would enjoy this movie if..."

    You don’t care about plot holes, logic. So if you like Transformers, you’d probably like it.

    4. "This series made me think..."

    That producers should not be allowed into the edit suite, just to speed up a movie, effectively removing key scenes that tie a story together.

    5. Stars out of five?

    Let’s face facts, I’m not going to watch this again in a hurry.
    2.5 stars

  • Fast Five Review: Interstellar (2014)

    Interstellar

     

    1. Did you like it?

    I loved it! Fair warning though, I’m also a big fan of 2001: A Space Odyssey.

    2. Why/Why not?

    The film begins with an apocalyptic scenario – crops are failing at an alarming rate and society has regressed to subsistence farming just to stay alive. The end is nigh and nobody seems to be doing anything about it. The only way to save humanity is to leave Earth behind. But despite its desolate settings and the difficult ethical dilemmas it navigates, Interstellar is full of hope.

    This is a classic “hard sci-fi” with silent space scenes and a heavy dose of theoretical physics. But it also has a strong human element and a dry sense of humour. It embraces the esoteric as well as established scientific facts, which reminded me of masterful ‘60s sci-fi authors like Asimov and Heinlein.

    3. "You would enjoy this movie if..."

    You’re into the kind of panoramic, visually stunning space films that get NASA consultants in to help them with the physics and astronomy. Think 2001, Moon and Gravity.

    4. "This film made me think..."

    About why so many science fiction fans online have said they don’t like it. These days we’re used to gritty, dystopian sci-fi, and by contrast Interstellar maintains optimism against all odds. The way it talks about the power of love and family is sentimental and sometimes verges on the supernatural, but I actually enjoyed that contrast.

    5. Stars out of five?

    5.

     

    Coming to DVD in 2015.

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