It definitely earned those dreadful reviews. It was terrible.
Anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that 'my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.' - Isaac Asimov
I was thinking of the immortal words of Socrates, who said, "... I drank what?"
Speaking of stinkfests, I watched "The Internship" with Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson. Formulaic script (we're going to show those geeks street smarts!) and lazy acting. The entire movie was phoned in.
On the other hand, has anybody seen "The Hunt"? It won an Oscar for best foreign film in 2013. It's about a kindergarten teacher in Denmark accused of molestation. Really, really well done.
"Totalitarianism demands, in fact, the continuous alteration of the past, and in the long run probably demands a disbelief in the very existence of objective truth." — George Orwell
Saw The Fault in Our Stars, and it was very, very good. The kids' sickness was kind of a backdrop to their everyday story that was being told. I really felt for the parents having to watch their kids be sick and ultimately die. However, the message shone through beautifully that life, love, and pain can always be found. Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort did a fantastic and believable job as the two leads. It's interesting that they are gf/bf in this film, and sister & brother in Divergent
The Fault in Our Stars was a very human movie, and it was a nice change of pace from the over-the-top Hollywood action movies.
Oculus.... half the time I wasn't quite sure what was going on or who was real and who wasn't. Maybe that was the point. Passable....
"To err is human, to arr is a pirate"
I went to see The Giver over the weekend. Now i want to read the book just to get a feel for how well they adapted it. It's a fantastic story that does make you think. I thought they did a great job using color and the cinematography as an aid in the storytelling.
Has anyone seen The Normal Heart? It won some Emmys, so I guess it was on one of the movie channels. I read a summary of the movie, but I still don't understand why it has that title. I'm curious. Anyone know?