The Invention of Lying takes place in a world not unlike our own. Except for one huge difference: People cannot lie. They are blunt and truthful all the time, which is not fun at all. Then one person discovers that he can tell lies. He, of course, proceeds to take advantage of this ability which… Continue reading The Invention of Lying
I had read Old Man’s War some time ago and liked it. So when I was looking for some science fiction to buy for our trip to Italy, I got the sequels The Ghost Brigades and The Last Colony. As is common with sequels, whether of books or movies, they are not as good as… Continue reading Ghost Brigades, Last Colony, Zoe’s Tale
We watched District 9 in the theater which was a good idea. For some reason, people either hate this science fiction movie of aliens ghettoized in South Africa or they love it. I liked it. The movie did use a sledgehammer to hammer home its message at times, but it seemed in the spirit of… Continue reading District 9
The Elephant Man is a movie about Joseph Merrick, a 19th century Englishman with a congenital defect. As I understand, the movie has lots of historical inaccuracies. But that is par for the course. It was an interesting movie, though the DVD print wasn’t good. I rate The Elephant Man 7/10.
I love most Tarantino movies, so of course we had to see Inglourious Basterds. The movie is about a Jewish special forces unit that’s sent to Europe to disrupt and kill Nazis (and scalp them). However, the Nazi intelligence officer who’s on the trail of that unit gets a lot more screen time. Also, there’s… Continue reading Inglourious Basterds
Since we have watched all the Harry Potter movies, we saw Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince in the theater. This movie is better than the last installment. I rate it 7/10.
Recently, I have been reading about and listening to lectures on the US Civil War. So I decided to watch the Ken Burns documentary about the Civil War. I have watched it off and on and in bits and pieces on TV before, but this time I was serious and borrowed the 5-DVD set from… Continue reading The Civil War
Amadeus is a movie about the rivalry between two composers, Antonio Salieri and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. It is a delightful movie with the period setting and costumes looking good. It also has an interesting satirical feel to it. I liked it and rate it 7/10.
I didn’t like Terminator: Salvation as it somehow felt different from the other movies.
I never liked the time travel stuff in the TV series either. While weak at times, it was a fun movie that I rate 6/10.