Some of the most visually stunning pieces of art are landscapes. And as breathtaking as nature can be all on its own, the talents of some artists apply that beauty and that inspiration towards fictional landscapes. Some that we are faintly aware of and others that we know by heart.Declassify >
Ready Player One is an amazing film. It’s fun, it’s filled with pop culture references, and it follows the book as much as a film can. But it’s not the book, which does not surprise me, and you should read the book, and you should also go see the film. What follows in this review is just the old man rant, that I had to get out of my system, and one that is kinda pointless because I did love the film.
Now, I attempted to go into this film with an open mind, which is how you need to view such things as movies based upon books that you love.Declassify >
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No Spoilers: Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets didn’t “Bomb,” it just isn’t a Movie for “Everyone.”
50 years after the comic that it is named for was first published, Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets hit theaters in 2017. The French comic finally has a film to call its own after influencing story, concepts, and designs in Independence Day, Conan the Barbarian, and Star Wars.Declassify >
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When “Venus, Inc.” was published, the concept of extremely far reaching advertising probably seemed like science fiction, but reading this now for the first time in 2017, it doesn’t feel so far off.Declassify >
I have a reverence for WarGames. It is one of my favorite movies of all time, and while I hold it in a sort of sacred category among movies, that does not mean that the direct-to-video sequel WarGames 2: The Dead Code is unbearable to me as it evidently has been to others.
I enjoy the film for what it is: a sequel for another time with a respectful honoring of the original. Is it the greatest film? No. Is it an decent popcorn film? Perhaps for some, but for me it is enjoyable; no more and no less.Declassify >