Yes! Believe it or not, a good Tarantino movie!
Peter Jackson’s new movie ain’t about hobbits on a long walk. District 9 is an Alien Nation story filmed like Children of Men with themes similar to Amistad or Schindler’s list.
Based on your enjoyment of those films, you could judge for yourself … or allow me to elaborate.
A big plus of coming of age is that Hollywood can draw you in to see new flicks based on your childhood favorites. The downfall is having your initial hopes dashed as they completely “reimagine” the story, effectively murdering fond memories.
Now and then I play a video game instead of engaging in the improvizationally creative social endeavor that is role-playing gamemastering – even God rested one day.
I checked out the new first person shooter (FPS) Left 4 Dead on X-Box 360 and found it to be pretty good.
… Hmm? … You want to know why?
Dominion Cast 35 is postponed until next week. Yeah, we just brought it back but an announcement of bigger import is required – no, another obscure celebrity hasn’t died. Actually, a long-standing geek favorite series may have just been resurrected.
More than a year ago I wrote on Star Trek XI being a chance to breath new life into the Star Trek franchise, which had been mortally wounded by the Voyager series and had a live grenade shoved in the injury by Enterprise then had it’s corpse defiled by the Nemesis movie. I’ve now seen Trek XI and am ready to redress my past thoughts.
A good measure of how great a story is, outside of fan love and far above mere ratings, is the growth of the plot and characters along the way. Ronald Moore’s re-imagined Battlestar Galactica (BSG), which premiered in 2004 and is soon to air the last two shows of the series, is by this criterion the BEST science fiction television series in history.