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The X-Files - By Dan Verkys
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1873 edition of From the Earth to the Moon by Jules Verne.
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Gravity (2013) is very good. Particularly because of how bad it actually could have been. Alfonso Cuaron delivers a crisp, entertaining, visually stunning film while all the while focusing on the narrative instead of the special effects.
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Well, I have to say I was not looking forward to seeing this, but I was more than pleasantly surprised. This film moves quickly, we genuinely care about the characters, and everything just works. Sandra Bullock is the best I’ve ever seen her. I have not seen Blue Jasmine (2013), but it is hard for me to imagine a more compelling performance than the one delivered here. Bullock is not only in the movie, she IS the movie. The scene where she is giving up in the Soyuz capsule is heartbreaking. The audience doesn’t want her to give up, but is understanding of her frustration and weariness.
Also, here is a film that demonstrates what special effects should bring to cinema. Sure, there are a ton of FX in this movie, in fact it’s practically every shot. However, the FX are there to support the story, and not be the story. This was set in low earth orbit, but could just as easily have been set in any other hostile environment (desert, lifeboat, mountains, etc), and the story would still hold up. Sure there are parts of the film that feel kind of like one of those Irwin Allen disaster films from the 1970’s. And I felt like the scene where Clooney comes back to feed the weary Bullock some vital information a bit over the top. However, Gravity is certainly worthy of the acclaim it has received, and so far as I’ve seen, Alfonso Cuaron deserves his Golden Globe. Possibly the most entertaining film of the year.
I Want To Believe…
Diane Webber with David Hedison
My name is Scott Listfield. I paint astronauts and, sometimes, dinosaurs.