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Here are the few films coming in 2014 that are not sequels, remakes, reboots, or based on a stage show, the Bible, young-adult novels, comic books, cartoons, or — someone make it stop — toy lines.
This looks potentially interesting, apart from the presence of Channing Tatum.
Neill Blomkamp cements his science-fiction credentials as a filmmaker with a genre vision the likes of which we haven’t seen since the socially conscious SF of the 1970s.
The past, the future, the fundamental interconnectedness of all things? If ever a story were deliberately designed to appeal particularly to me, this would be it.
Plus: a whole ton of stuff about Wikileaks and Julian Assange…
Every week my browser gets cluttered up with tabs for stuff that I stumble across and figure I might be able to use as a Question of the Day or a WTF Thought for the Day or grist for some other post. And inevitably, I end the week with most of that material unused. But … more…
‘Ninja assassin.’ It’s like ‘monster trucks’ and ‘automatic weapons’ and ‘zombie Nazis’: you take two great things that are awesome separately, and then you put ’em together and it becomes like totally mindblowing, dude. Oh not.
Only by the end — when it suddenly turns ‘intense’ and ‘dramatic’ — does it become so bad it’s laughable, and by that point, I just wanted to cry…
I still can’t get my head around how profoundly awed and moved and overwhelmed and terrorized and rejuvenated I am by this movie.