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A Review of the Movie 2012 PDF Print E-mail

This movie plays on our fears regarding of the end of the world in 2012. 

The two main events that trigger our demise are a long period of increased sunspots and the reversing of Earth’s magnetic field.

More than likely taken from the 1995 book The Mayan Prophecies linking the Maya calendar with long-period sunspot cycles and the book The Orion Prophecy which claims that the Earth's magnetic field will reverse.

I do admit that the hairs on the back of my neck stood up and my stomach churned when California shook.  However, there is more to this story than destruction and more destruction.  This movie is also about love, survival and hope.  Without giving out any spoilers, I just have to say that the acting was wonderful; the relationships were compelling and the action is nonstop.

If you accept the premise of the movie, you will go on a rollercoaster ride.

 

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 24 November 2009 )
 
INK PDF Print E-mail

 

My name is Kiowa and I'm the producer of the independent sci-fi fantasy juggernaut INK.  I would like to introduce INK to LASFS and let you know that you know that there are two opportunities coming up to see the film in West Hollywood.

INK is a mixed-genre film that combines elements of science fiction, fantasy, action and thriller into a modern fable.  It has been hailed as the new "it" film by Ain't it Cool News and compared to cult hits like The Matrix, Donnie Darko, Dark City and Brazil.  Here is an excerpt from a user comment on IMDb:

*"Existential issues of life, purpose, death and a hereafter, the quicksand of limbo land, they are all intricately woven in a drama of distorted time imagery, fresh vibrant music, and photography that is gripping, innovative, and alive while allegorical and metaphoric."*

*INK will be screening at the Laemmle Sunset 5 on Thursdays August 20th and 27th at 10:00pm.*   If we fill up these shows, the Laemmle will give INK a run starting in early September.

Trailers for INK have over 125,000 hits on YouTube, which you can view here:

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Thank you and all the best,

Kiowa K. Winans
Producer - INK
Double Edge Films
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Last Updated ( Tuesday, 18 August 2009 )
 
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull PDF Print E-mail
Joan and I went out to the movies last week, which was a good excuse to sit in a building someone else was air conditioning.  We decided to see the new Indiana Jones movie.
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Iron Man -- reviewed by John DeChancie PDF Print E-mail

Iron Man starring Robert Downey, Jr, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Jeff Bridges.

Produced by the Marvel Comics production company, released through Paramount

 

Visually stunning, very loud sound track, conceptually ridiculous, but no more than the original comic, which is, after all, a comic, not SF.

Lots of fun for those who like seeing their fave comic books on the screen. 

 

Hollywood is is obssessed with bringing us comic book superheroes.  Reason:  they make money.  This one grossed over $100 million the first weekend.  This is not the end of the trend.  There are still many superheroes out there to feature in live-action movie versions.

 

Robert Downey brings an offeat flair to this role; he plays an industrialist who looks and talks like a Hollywood agent or sudio exec.  Not much of a stretch, but different.  Gwyneth Paltrow  is lovely as usual and plays the beautiful-but-spinsterish (sure, I believe it) executive assistant with quiet dignity.  Jeff Bridges plays a Daddy Warbucks-style character who is the villain of the piece, and although we know he has to be the bad guy (no mistaking his sinister looks), he fools us into believing he might be on the hero's side.

 

The miraculous mechanical flying suits that the story is all about bring to mind Heinlein's Mobile Infantry "powered armor," yet another example of mass media mining the literature for its gold.

 

(reprinted with permission from John DeChancie's Godzilla Verses, APA-L #2244)

(All typos are the fault of Lee Gold.)

 

 

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 24 June 2008 )