Movie Review – The 5th Wave

the others

In an instant, The Others appeared. Their origin, motives, even their appearance remains a mystery. The world watch the lone spaceship circumnavigate the planet, only to hover over a suburban Ohio town. A high school Junior and otherwise pretty average kid Cassie Sullivan (Chloë Moretz), survival meant gym class. As the story starts in medias res, Cassie now survives with a scavenged M4 rifle, a few bottles of water and protein bars from abandoned gas stations. The remnants of her humanity remain in her diary, as Cassie faces danger at every turn.  Continue reading “Movie Review – The 5th Wave”

MOVIE REVIEW: The Odd Life of Timothy Green

 

Writer/director Peter Hedges’ family fantasy/drama The Odd Life of Timothy Green is enjoyable enough, but often feels like it’s dying to be a more serious movie. The story revolves around Jim and Cindy Green (Joel Edgerton and Jennifer Garner), a couple who discover that they can’t conceive children, and who, in a very bizarre and desperate moment, decide to compile a list of traits that describe their perfect child – right down to scoring the winning goal in a soccer game (which they both act out with disturbing zeal). They put the list in a box and bury it in their backyard. The result is a ten-year-old boy, who appears miraculously in the house after a – pardon the lack of a better word – ‘magic’ rainstorm. He is covered in mud, with a built-in vocab to boot. From the ivy attached to his legs, we can only assume that he sprouted from the ground like a plant.  Continue reading “MOVIE REVIEW: The Odd Life of Timothy Green”

HBO Films’ Game Change debuts March 10

In the last presidential race, nearly everyone was suprised by John McCain’s pick of Alaska Governor Sarah Palin to be his running mate for Vice President of the United States.  HBO Films is debution a new Jay Roach film entitled Game Change on March 10 on HBO.  Here’s the information you want and need to know.

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