wolverine is dead, long live the wolverine

Watched Logan the film. Great exit for two wonderful actors (Of course they both die heroically in the fictional universe). Great entry for a very young actress (Who demonstrates that it is always a bad idea to upset little cute girls and teach them to kill) Great balance in the lead triangle. Maybe a little…

january 3, 2013 – or the good, the bad and the hobbit in 3d

there comes a time in everyone’s life, when one has to admit that their brain cannot parse the achievements of technology. that moment in our progress-obsessed society is designated as the point when a preson becomes ‘old’. or ‘oldschool’. or ‘obsolete’. well, since i accidentally went to see the hobbit by peter jackson, in 3d, hfr…

horseless apocalypse

the horsemen (2009). a film about a police inspector solving a series of murders thematically tied to the four horsemen of the apocalipse, only to find out that his own son is one of the said horsemen. it is a film about this horribly crippled world, and, in a sense, about what happens when people…

never let me go*

caught like the butterflies in the never-ending fire of death, we still aspire, still hope, still try mending the holes in this incomplete pattern of advances and retreats, visions and divisions called life. ————————— * a novel by Kazuo Isiguro, now a film. you want to read it, you want to see it. you want…

deathly hallows, action and emptiness

what was it the great poet and critic t.s.eliot wrote in one of his poems…in an age which advances progressively backwards? watching the last (part one of the hp and deathly hallows) version of harry potter films, this is exactly how it felt. after what happened to the ‘star trek’ and sherlock holmes, i thought…

fun

Agatha Christie’s Poirot S2 E7 a lady says to Hastings: Don’t you know what it’s like to love a man? Hastings answers: as a matter of fact.. no, ma’am, i do not.

linearity and transparence

was watching the russian film ‘туман’ (mist) some days ago. the plot is simple – a unit of recruits of the modern russian army takes a shortcut through a misty swamp to appear in 1942 and face the assault of germans on russia. most of the troops are killed in fighting, and the remnant returns…

just a dialogue

JOHN: Jesus… you were gonna kill that guy! TERMINATOR: Of course. I’m a terminator. JOHN: Listen to me, very carefully, okay? You’re not a terminator any more. Alright? You got that? You can’t just go around killing people! TERMINATOR: Why? JOHN: Whattaya mean, why? ‘Cause you can’t! TERMINATOR: Why? JOHN: You just can’t, okay? Trust me on this.

nausicaa

ultimately, when it really comes to it – the evil, even gilded, is empty inside. evil exhausts itself by creating more of the same. however fast one runs to keep up with the evil of another, they both will be stuck and  immobilised by their choices. yet the good cannot have the victory unless it…

ahab, ice and family values

between compulsion and curiosity, there was the ice age-3, a film about the well-known mammoths, the sabre-toothed independence and the notorious squirrel, not to mention a family-obsessed sloth. and, yes, there was a melvillian weasel, forever hunting for rudie, the white tyrannosaurus. the plot..predictable, from the moment of the sloth falling into the hole, to…

Enchanted

was watching enchanted. a film about different perceptions of time. because that is what most of the misunderstandings and pain and alienation come from- the lack of time, unwillingness to listen, to say the important before your interloctor is dead. the mythological time has space for people.

bridges

bridge to terabithia. nothing more simple, nothing more obvious. than that losses are irretrievable. that people are to share things and moments of life, or else. or else what? or else, the time will be past, and gone, and not there anymore. like water that is here one day and gone the next, and too…