Monthly Archives: May 2012

A preview to Prometheus: looking back at the Alien franchise

After a month-long hiatus, I return not to miss the chance to talk about the upcoming release of Prometheus, marketed as a prequel of sorts to Alien, one of the most significant sci-fi thrillers of all-time and one of my favorite films.

Even though I count myself as a true fan of the franchise, especially of the first two installments, I have gathered the impression that there is a lot of skepticism about the continuation of the franchise, understandably so given that the last few attempts to revive it have been such a disappointment.

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Temporary hiatus

As some of you that follow me may have noticed, I haven’t been quite as active lately.

There’s a lot going on in my life at the moment and I need to take care of some things before I can continue to devote time to this blog of mine.

I should come back in one or two weeks. I’ll miss all my fellow bloggers.

 

Niels

Film review: Where the Wild Things Are (2009)

Director: Spike Jonze

Cast: Max Records, James Gandolfini (voice), Lauren Ambrose (voice), Catherine Keener

Year: 2009

Blog of Big Ideas’ Top 250 Films Ever

Rarely do I get to sit down to watch a film that despite its visual tenderness and innocence, manages to dig deep in my soul and carve itself a small crevasse in my memory where it will remain for a long long time. The beautiful Where the Wild Things Are, wonderfully directed by Spike Jonze, is one of those rare films that had I not been able to see it, my life would have been a little less complete and a little less special than it is today.

What Spike Jonze has done is not without merit for he has not only crafted a touching piece of film, but he managed to bring a wonderful story to life from a slender children’s book first written in the 1960s that runs for less than 40 pages containing as many images as it does words. Crucially, the screenplay did not seek to interpret what was at the heart of the story, instead Jonze collaborated with Dave Eggers to expand upon the central message by infusing it with richer characters surrounded by colors, textures and incredible shots of forests, endless seas and wavy sand dunes.

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