I believe every film has a phrase, a key sequence to includes the essence and the message of an entire movie. The core of “The Book of Eli” I found in this phrase, uttered by the character played by Denzel Washington, shortly before concluding his journey:
“In all these years I’ve been carrying it and reading it every day, I got so caught up in keeping it safe that I forgot to live by what I learned from it.”
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Was I hyped for this one or what? Mad Max: Fury Road hit theaters last weekend and had an estimated $109.4 million grossing world-wide with $44.4 million in the United States alone in just 3 days. With a budget of $150 million, I believe it’s safe to say that the return of George Miller’s Mad Max franchise is going […]
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The film has all the ingredients of a vampire classic: crossbows, bats, pale skin, blood, more blood, even more blood and of course sunlight of destruction. What’s new is lightproof vehicles using video cameras for exterior vision, or special military costumes that allow the vampires to face the sun.
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The Machine is a low budget film. It’s a movie about androids but being unable to rely on special effects of the highest quality, the movie unfolds a very well written story. With a dark atmosphere, the film focuses on characters, with more than a clear asimovian feel to it.
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Directed by Carl E. Rinsch, ‘The Gift’ Belongs to the “Pararell Lines” Phillips Cinema. Placed in Russia, The Gift is a Sci-Fi short filled with allot of action sequences and an amazing atmosphere depicting a futuristic city of Moscow. More than 20 individual CGI were shot for this short movie resulting in a stunning work […]
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A giant solar eruption destroys almost all the satellites, causing a global failure to all the electronic devices. Such a failure is proven to have an unexpected impact not only on the daily life on our planet, but it seems to affect the perception of reality itself.
I had to watch this short film several times in order the come close to the feeling that I’m starting to understand it. And that’s a good thing as it’s philosophical take it’s better let to debate. There’s a dark feel to this movie, it’s madness and feeling of uncertainty that have the power to make you doubt everything for a brief moment: what if everything you know is a made-up story? How much can you trust your own eyes?
Aside of it’s clear resemblance to the blockbuster Matrix, I must remark the amazing special effects, also the acting is great as this is just a short film. All these elements seems to have drawn the attention of the major production studios because, according to deadline.com, Warner Bros has won an auction for the right to create a feature out of the 14-minute short film. Have a great… Well, have a great Sunday!
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