30 years after the defeat of Darth Vader and the Empire, Rey, a scavenger from the planet Jakku, finds a BB-8 droid that knows the whereabouts of the long lost Luke Skywalker. Rey, as well as a rogue stormtrooper and two smugglers, are thrown into the middle of a battle between the Resistance and the daunting legions of the First Order. It is big and bold and a lot of fun to watch. You can pick up right where you left off, or you can start here even if you have never watched before.
Starting where Man of Steel left off, this movie depicts the struggle of superheros dealing with criticism from the public and their own epic internal battles. Bruce Wayne watches so much of what he has built ripped down in destruction, and looks for his own brand of revenge. It’s not long before he sets his target on Superman, that other caped crusader, who happens to be the antithesis to what Batman stands for. Superman is struggling with battles of his own, and with a public that questions whether or not he should be allowed to take matters into his own hands. It is a darker and more bruting take on Superman and Batman’s relationship. For die hard fans, it will be worth the watch…and then there is Wonder Woman….Watch this film when you are in the mood for action and beautiful visual effects.
This is not about little green men. It is about one man, Mark Watney, and his journey to survive on Mars. Alone. Without help and running low on food. Plus its Mars so not a real atmosphere, seriously cold, and you get the point. What makes this survival space epic film stand out is that it gets the science really right. None of that saved by the hairs on my chinny chin in this flick. If you are a science nerd, this is for you. If you are a space nerd, definately for you. If you are a science space nerd with friends just like you, perfect for any night when you need to remember how awesome science is.
The year is 2035, and Lunar Industries has been supplying the energy needs on earth. After an oil crisis, humanity switched its energy source to Helium-3, and Lunar industries is mining this on the moon. Sam Bell is an astronaut who’s has been stationed at a base on the moon for 3 years. 2 weeks before its time for him to return home, there is an accident, and he starts to notice some strange things happening. Sam starts to ask questions and learn the truth about his mission and about himself.
Max works as a cobbler in his lower East Side shop in Manhattan. He has inherited the family business, and feels as though he has lost out on a life that he would truly want. When his stitching machine fails, he is forced to use his father’s old one in storage. To his surprise, when he puts on the shoes of his patrons he becomes them. Max is empowered to try out life from different angles through is patrons, and learns some secrets about his own family in the process.
This is a modern tale of a sort of star crossed lovers that live in a world destined by the frequencies that they emit. These frequencies are used to determine your destiny in life, the higher the frequency, the more lucky you are. When Zak finds a way to increase his frequency so that he can court Marie, he believes that their true love can finally blossom. What he soon finds out is that his secret is far older than he knew and more complicated than he imagined. This science fiction love story feels like brave new world. Great for times when you are looking for a movie to challenge the way that you see the world.
This is one of those deep movies that feels weird and confusing and enchanging at the same time. It tackles questions about the meaning and origin of life. Makes you think about what you are doing any why you make those choices through the characters reflection of their own lives. If you are in the mood for existentialism in an almost kubrick presentation, this one may be right for you.