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My Critique of the New Movie, "Interstellar"

The plot: In Earth’s future, a global crop blight and second Dust Bowl are slowly rendering the planet uninhabitable. Professor Brand (Michael Caine), a brilliant NASA physicist, is working on plans to save mankind by transporting Earth’s population to a new home via a wormhole. 763 more words

Life Ponderings

Saving Christmas

It’s an ambitious title. Not only do you have the doomsday drama of the underlying premise that Christmas needs saving (shouldn’t we all just calm down?), but then there’s Kirk Cameron’s obvious claim that he’s the one to save it. 587 more words

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Interstellar (Inter-Damned-Humanistic-Black-Hole-ar)

Unlike Christopher Nolan, I’ll make this fast.

It’s not the acting (which is actually quite brilliant on all counts) or the father-daughter love (which is super) or the gravity/quantum physics/time travel (none of which I really understand) that bother me. 310 more words

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Friday Fives 4

Family

Recommended: The Giver  

If you liked: Equilibrium

Why: Entertainment Weekly calls The Giver “too little, too late,” meaning that despite the fact that Lois Lowry’s novel may have launched this generation’s dystopian trend back in the 90s, the movie doesn’t really feel so much like a pioneer and it’s a poor echo of… 1,142 more words

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