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Interstellar: Our Destiny Lies Above Us

interstellar, 2014 Directed by CHRISTOPHER NOLAN Starring MATTHEW MCCONAUGHEY, ANNE HATHAWAY and MICHAEL CAINE A couple of years ago, Discovery published an article on interstellar travel in light of the 100YSS program, at one point posing the question of whether space exploration was an evolutionary step for mankind or an insurmountable barrier, promptly linking to a piece that bets on our species’s genius, ambition and hope,…

One Lovely Blog Award!

The ever sweet Katy from Girl Meets Cinema has nominated me for the One Lovely Blog Award, amongst other fourteen fabulous bloggers (seriously, some are so cute you need to check them out). Here are the rules for this award:You must thank the person who nominated you and include a link to their blog. (See above)You must list the rules…

Seen and Read: Revolutionary Road

It strikes me that there’s a considerable amount of bullshit going on here. in REVOLUTIONARY ROAD, by RICHARD YATES That shockingly blunt line was proffered by Frank Wheeler (Leonardo DiCaprio) in response to his wife’s exacerbated bad mood after a disastrous amateur theatre performance. But the same thing could be said about nearly everything that comes out of the characters of Revolutionary Road. Richard Yates‘s…

Suddenly, Last July

tv shows of the monthSummers are always a bit slow for series, but you can always count on Suits, Masters of Sex, and True Blood to be around. I’ve been having some trouble with watching TB episodes because I don’t want it to end, something that has never happened before. Somehow whenever a show ended I was just happy or…

A Young Doctor’s Notebook | Miniseries

Directed by Alex Hardcastle and Robert McKillopStarring Daniel Radcliffe, Jon Hamm, Adam Godley, Vicky Pepperdine, and Rosie Cavaliero Here’s something you don’t see everyday.Based on the works of Mikhail Bulgavok, A Young Doctor’s Notebook is an unusual british dark comedy about a doctor looking back at his times as a young man working in a small russian hospital, and struggling with…

FWeekly: Fifty Shades of…

…ANNIE’S DESPAIR. As I’ve mentioned before, I loved loved loved Spacey’s work as Bobby Darin in the biopic Beyond the Sea. His performance included singing some of the late artist’s most beloved tunes, and this week I had a much too late realisation about one of them, Artificial Flowers. It’s not my favourite from Spacey’s renditions (that would have to…

Zou Bisou: Hemingway on Nobility

Today would be the 115th birthday of american author Ernest Hemingway. His novels were a source of inspiration for many films, some of which the following: A Farewell to Arms (1932), For Whom the Bell Tolls (1943), To Have and Have Not (1944), The Killers (1946, and 1964), The Snows of Kilimanjaro (1952), The Sun Also Rises (1957), The Old…