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Posts Tagged ‘cerebral sci-fi’

Inception

Posted by Cantankerous Panda on September 26, 2010

INCEPTION (2010)

At last, my long-awaited review for Inception is here. Who DOESN’T want to talk about this movie? Now, I’m going to attempt to write about this in a way that allows people who have yet to see it to skip over the spoilery parts, but if you’re super-strict about such things you might just want to come back here after you’ve seen it. And yes, you should see it. I am breaking my pattern here and telling you upfront that this is a film to watch. I saw The Prestige and I did not enjoy it, but I really liked this film (and yes, I understood The Prestige far too well, which is part of the reason why I didn’t like it–but I’ll get into that when I write that film up). So, for those of you who are terribly behind on your cinema exposure, go see Inception and then get back to me. Read the rest of this entry »

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Moon

Posted by Cantankerous Panda on March 13, 2010

MOON (2009)

This is an interesting, odd little film. It has hints of Castaway mixed with 2001: A Space Odyssey and a dash of Solaris (let’s think the book instead of the movie for that one), but don’t let that combination scare you. It’s far more interesting and enjoyable to watch than Castaway (yes, I unfortunately watched that monstrosity for a psychology class) and easier to comprehend than 2001. If you’re a big fan of Sam Rockwell’s, then this is definitely the movie for you. If you like watching basically one actor on screen for extended periods of time, going through psychological trauma of sorts, then this is also the movie for you. I’ll try to keep this one as spoiler-free as possible. If anyone sees this film (or has seen it) and wishes to discuss the details at all, then we can head down to the comments section and hope that everyone else reading this review will heed this warning: DO NOT READ THE COMMENTS IF YOU HAVE NOT YET SEEN THE FILM AND DO NOT WANT TO BE SPOILED! Ah, that’s better. Now allow me to talk about the film as enigmatically as I possibly can.

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