Friday, May 31, 2013

Star Trek Into Darkness: The Re(al) - view

James T. Kirk: Why would Starfleet ask a three-hundred year-old frozen man for help? 
Khan: Because I am better. 
James T. Kirk: At what? 
Khan: Everything. Alexander Marcus needed to respond to an uncivilized threat in a civilized time, and for that, he needed a warrior's mind - my mind - to design weapons and warships. 
Spock: You are suggesting the Admiral violated every regulation he vowed to uphold, simply because he wanted to exploit your intellect... 
Khan: He wanted to exploit my savagery! Intellect alone is useless in a fight, Mr. Spock. You can't even break a rule, how can you be expected to break a bone?
Before the heap of praise begins, I must confess that Star Trek Into Darkness is not on par with its predecessor, Star Trek, but that is not a bad thing at all. This was one fun, amazing and action packed Sci Fi experience with the twists placed at the right spots (unlike this HUGE disappointment).

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Like Crazy: The Re(al) - view

Anna: I thought I understood it, that I could grasp it, but I didn't, not really. Only the smudgeness of it; the pink-slippered, all-containered, semi-precious eagerness of it. I didn't realize it would sometimes be more than whole, that the wholeness was a rather luxurious idea. Because it's the halves that halve you in half. I didn't know, don't know, about the in-between bits; the gory bits of you, and the gory bits of me.
Before I begin this review there are two things I would like you to understand about Like Crazy; first, the budget for this 'beauty' was $250,000 and, second, (and quite unbelievable) it was shot with a Canon EOS 7D DSLR camera. The entire film!

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

United: The Re(al) - view

Alma George: Manchester United must go on.
I'll tell you the singular reason why I love this film - Manchester United!

But United is much more than that, it's a powerful sports drama, with much emphasis on the emotion that surrounds the sport. This is a film that is based on the 1958 Munich plane crash that claimed 23 lives, 8 of which were members of the Manchester United Football Team (aka The Busby Babes) and 3 of the club's staff; the film focused on Assistant Manager Jimmy Murphy (brilliantly portrayed by David Tennant) and Bobby Charlton's (portrayed by Jack O'Connell) personal experience before/on/after this terrible event.

Monday, May 27, 2013

Battle: Los Angeles (Random Image)

SSgt. Michael Nantz: All right, Lockett. You wanna go there. Let's go there. I commanded men and men died. Kids. 19 years old. The best men I ever led. Do you think for a second I wouldn't rather trade places with them? I know you think I got my men killed. They're dead. I'm here. Like the punchline to some bad joke. You think I like that? Do you think a minute goes by that those faces aren't right here
[points to head]
SSgt. Michael Nantz: seared into my brain?
SSgt. Michael Nantz: Dante, Thomas T. Corporal. 1-5-6-5-0-9-3-8-6.
SSgt. Michael Nantz: Ambruster, William R. Private. 8-7-6-6-6-2-3-5-4.
SSgt. Michael Nantz: Wharton, Jeffrey H. Lance Corporal. 8-7-4-2-7-3-9-9-3.
SSgt. Michael Nantz: Lockett, Duane G. Corporal. 1-5-6-8-7-0-9
SSgt. Michael Nantz, Cpl. Jason Lockett: 5-5.
SSgt. Michael Nantz: Your brother was an outstanding Marine. He was my friend. And I miss him every day. And you remind me of him.

Opened: March 11, 2011 Runtime: 1 hr. 56 min. Genre: Action, Sci-Fi Rated: 12A