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Mowgli

THE GREATEST JOURNEY IS FINDING WHERE YOU BELONG. A human boy is raised by a pack of Indian wolves in the jungle; he wants to be a full member of the pack, but his future is uncertain… A significantly darker version of Rudyard Kipling’s tale, primarily remembered thanks to two Disney movies. This one has … Continue reading Mowgli

You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger

One of director Woody Allen’s films that are set in Britain, this one following multiple characters and their romantic tribulations. A fortune teller is at the center of it all and we get to ponder the foolishness of thinking that the grass is greener on the other side, illustrated to greatest effect by Josh Brolin’s … Continue reading You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger

Immortals

THE GODS NEED A HERO. In a quest to liberate his fellow Titans and have revenge against the Olympians, King Hyperion (Mickey Rourke) declares war on mankind… whose best hope is Theseus (Henry Cavill). Another chance for Tarsem Singh to dazzle audiences with visual splendor, but this 3D adventure in the mold of 300 (2007) has an unapologetically … Continue reading Immortals

Rise of the Planet of the Apes

EVOLUTION BECOMES REVOLUTION. In the near future, San Francisco scientist Will Rodman (James Franco) has invented a drug that is supposed to cure Alzheimer’s… but its most dramatic effect is on apes in experiments that leave them significantly smarter. This reboot of the Planet of the Apes franchise shares ideas with Conquest of the Planet of the Apes (1972), but … Continue reading Rise of the Planet of the Apes

Slumdog Millionaire: Lucrative Life Lessons

LOVE AND MONEY… YOU HAVE MIXED THEM BOTH. A mass of energy. That’s what screenwriter Simon Beaufoy claims to have picked up from his meetings with street children in India, a journey he made to learn more about their situation before adapting Vikas Swarup’s novel. When Danny Boyle was hired to direct the film one … Continue reading Slumdog Millionaire: Lucrative Life Lessons