Movie Review – The Master

An opening image of churning waters of an unknown force cause the volatility of the deep water to become restless and constantly moving.  This image will come back several times during the viewing of Paul Thomas Anderson’s latest film, The Master.  It isn’t revealed until later what causes the rift in the water, two different boats that are cutting through the seas, each one with a different purpose than the other, but both are on a journey that neither are aware of what waits for them.  This is case file, a study about two individuals who are on a journey in which their paths will collide.  Volatile, uncertain, constantly changing, the perfect ebb and flow for their meeting.

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Movie of the Day – Evolution

After the seriousness that was Prometheus, I need a little dumb fun to decompress after engaging in such a spectacle film.  My review of the film is up and I decided to write something new instead of auto posting saved articles since I am in a bit of a transition period.  I will cover that stuff in a separate post/apology.  Anyways, keeping with the science fiction theme, I went back to 2001 and found a nice science fiction comedy gem directed Ivan Reitman (the Ghostbusters director of course).  Evolution was a flash in the pan comedy that was hear and there in the theaters and on the home video market.  I guess you really have to be a fan of the actors or director to have seen this.  For me, I enjoy a farce of a comedy that puts a lot gags and humor into a science fiction.  It doesn’t have to always be serious, as Evolution proves, it can be a parody if it wants to.

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Movie of the Day – Another Earth

Much like The Tree of Life post a few days ago, I am going back through my older reviews and bringing them up as a special movie of the day post.  It’s not for the lack of the material or wanting to make my posts simpler, but rather I feel that some of these movies were overlooked when they were released.  With the shortening timeline from theatrical release to home video release, this allows for another opportunity to see a movie that I said was one of the best science fiction movies this year.  If you read my original review of the movie, it was practically glowing.  I have never been so moved by a trailer and so evocative that I needed to see this movie.  I don’t get terribly excited about movies to the point where a trailer is enough to get me through the door.  I have probably seen that trailer over a dozen times and each time the opening sequence is done and the Cinematic Orchestra comes on to accompany the trailer, I feel a sense of wonderment about this movie.

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