Space Can Be A Lonely Place

Space is always a setting that audiences can’t seem to get enough of and why would they? As the famous Star Trek saying goes, it’s the final frontier. It’s breath of mysterious gives hollywood film makers extreme latitude to flex their creative muscles. Chris Nolan’s Interstellar and Alfonso Cuarón Gravity may have given the genre a long over due boost, and Ridley Scott’s The Martian is looking to continue the momentum. Based on the best-selling book by Andy Weir of the same name. It chronicles the story of a lone astronaut stuck on Mars. The Martian is a powerful film about dealing with adversity using a broad spectrum of human emotion : courage, fear, optimistic, desperation and despair. It’s a strong work of fiction with a strong base in some real science, which gives the film a distinct edge.  Your not expecting space magic to save the day, just good old fashion human problem solving.

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Dream a little with Walter Mitty

I built quote the bucket list in 2013 and “The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty” is probably the one I been meaning to see the most.  The Secret Life of Walter Mitty is based off a 1939 short story of the same name written by Norman Z. McLeod.  This is the second film adaptation and unlike the last film or book, moves away from the satirical take on the subject and goes with a more homey and earnest feel.

waltermittyposter This film follows Walter Mitty in the last days of Life Magazine.  Walter tends to day-dream of much more adventurous scenarios than his daily job as a negative film asset manager would allow.  It’s a self discovery story, its done with a-lot of heart and plenty of sentiment.

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