001LithiumX (aka. LX2048) (2020)

– an opinion

LX 2048 Poster

Directed by Guy Moshe. With Juliet Aubrey, Anna Brewster, Gabrielle Cassi, James D’Arcy. A fatal ill man tries to secure the future of his family in a world where the toxicity of the sun forces people to stay inside during the daytime.

Source: 001LithiumX (2020) – IMDb

Review: 7/10

Deadly pacing, but BRILLIANT script reminiscent of PKD!

25 September 2020

This is a GOOD manuscript. And one of the most lonely, up-to-date depictions of modern online society, just taken to future extremes. Also reminiscent of Philip K Dick

Problems #1, 2,, 3 and 4 are Continue reading “001LithiumX (aka. LX2048) (2020)”

Poets and Poems in film

100% CEF AKA 100% Celso Emilio Ferreiro (2012) Aser Álvarez

A Canterbury Tale (1944) Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger

A Fanatic Heart: Geldof On Yeats (2016) Gerry Hoban

A Poet in New York (2014) Aisling Walsh

A Poet on the Lower East Side: A Docu-Diary on Allen Ginsberg (1997) Gyula Gazdag Continue reading “Poets and Poems in film”

Penny Dreadful: City of Angels (TV Series 2020)

– an opinion

MINI-SERIES created by John Logan. With Natalie Dormer, Daniel Zovatto, Kerry Bishé, Adriana Barraza. When a grisly murder shocks Los Angeles in 1938, Detective Tiago Vega and his partner Lewis Michener become embroiled in an epic story that reflects the troubled history of the city.

Source: Penny Dreadful: City of Angels (TV Series 2020) – IMDb

review: 9/10

With responsibility to the world.

4 July 2020

Looking at the imdb-demographics the 8-10 votes outshine the 1-3 vote 1:3. And there’s a reason for that. Continue reading “Penny Dreadful: City of Angels (TV Series 2020)”

No Turning Back (2019)

– Science. Fiction. An opinion.

Source: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt8354140/

Serious topic: the lack of space to be. For some.

I have never before written a review of a movie I did not see. But in regards to this one I feel compelled.

Judging from the trailer the acting and the cinematography leaves something to be desired. The lighting is off, there is an abundance of close-ups of actors, who all seem wooden from lack of competence or bad directing, the script is too casually “normal” – all tell tale signs of a low budget, lack of professionalism on all levels, including the financiers.

None the less “No Turning Back” has won or been nominated for several awards – best picture, best director – which could be due to lower quality of other contestants. But. Continue reading “No Turning Back (2019)”

Terra (aka. Battle for Terra) (2007)

– an opinion

Directed by Aristomenis Tsirbas. With Evan Rachel Wood, Luke Wilson, Justin Long, Chad Allen. A peaceful alien planet faces annihilation, as the homeless remainder of the human race sets its eyes on Terra. Mala, a rebellious Terrian teenager, will do everything she can to stop it.

Source: Terra (2007) – IMDb

review: 2/10

Do you feel peaceful?

26 January 2019

Do you remember any of the movies you saw, where the evil aliens invaded, and the heroic Earthling tried to forge a pact, but the evil aliens went right ahead anyway, but Earth won the day, and the Aliens lost big?

Do you remember scripts that turned it upside down, where the benevolent and peaceful aliens came to Earth only to be killed and maimed, but one of the aliens got through to one of the poor misled Earthlings and managed via a totally unconnected civilian to stop the bloodshed and forge a lasting peace? Continue reading “Terra (aka. Battle for Terra) (2007)”

Solis (2018)

– an opinion

Directed by Carl Strathie. With Steven Ogg, Alice Lowe, Sid Phoenix, Henry Douthwaite. After a space mining operation gone bad, Troy is on an emergency escape vehicle drifting towards the sun. He gets radio contact with possible help but will they get there in time?

Source: Solis (2018) – IMDb

review: 9/10

Always judge based on now, not expectations

3 November 2018

I don’t wanna go politics on you all, but a British movie racing against the clock in order to come to a singular goal makes me think of a great loss of community.

Now, forget I said that. This is not a very British movie, and it’s not sentimental, and it’s not Hollywood, and even if the race against the clock is an ancient premise in any action movie, this is a spectacular “spanner in the wheel” kind of story that you may remember for a long time. Continue reading “Solis (2018)”

Higher Power (2018)

– an opinion.

Directed by Matthew Charles Santoro. With Ron Eldard, Jordan Danger, Colm Feore, Austin Stowell. When the Universe decides what it wants, it’s pointless to resist. With his family’s life at stake, Joseph Steadman finds himself the unwilling test subject of a maniacal scientist in a battle that could save the world, or destroy it.

Source: Higher Power (2018) – IMDb

review: 6/10

A script coach next will get you so much farther.

24 October 2018

The problem all the way through is where the “right gene” comes from and why THAT is important. Everything builds on that, from the original story to the acting to the rather spectacular and inventive SFX, which causes suspension of disbelief to NOT set it. Too bad. The $500.000 invested in this could have come to so much better use, if $5000 more was spent on a script coach with the good sense to permit an original story.

6/10 for all the good effort. I believe it could have earned 8/10 with a tiny origin story, how ever preposterous or mysterious.

Go again!

timetravel.film

Then it happened. I spent a lot of money. On a domain.

At least I think I did. It seems that dot film is reserved for people, who are part of a union of filmmakers and/or affiliated with a certain movie title.

I will argue, if it comes to that, that my time travel film list counts as a service to film lovers on both side of the fence, and as a service to all who take a specific interest in TT movies and TV series.

To this end I need help program the database:

  • I have a list of titles with separation markers, making it ready for import.
  • approx. 11 fields pr. post
  • dreaming of more fields (greater variety of search results)
  • A WP database?
  • timetravel.film is presently empty, but I will soon need to install a WP and import the list from its present location
  • I would like a line listing like the original, with movie posters and stills thrown in
  • window shade pop-down of posts containing an in-depth view of data not seen in the line-view, eg. a synopsis and screenshots
  • search results, based on keywords, with options similar to the line-view
  • easy expansion of database to accommodate more fields
  • easy administration of database
  • comments as window shade pop-down
  • stars given to different criteria of a movie

= data feels accessible as one layer, right there waiting for you; there is a lightness to search results, and time travel movies is one menu, while tt TV is another, but content can still be combined by choice

How can you help, if you are interested?

 

 

Film set i 2015

Året er ikke slut, men det ser ikke godt ud.

Ikke noget stort film-år endnu, om end Birdman med sine teater-rammer og -spil på beskrivelse af indre liv nødvendigvis må stå som årets hidtil bedste film, stærkt efterfulgt af animationen HERO, der er totalt tæt og glædesfuld med en smitsom energi henad “UP”. Har mere brugt året på serier end film. Det trækker pt. mere at lære karakterer at kende over tid end at få stukket filmens mere eller mindre stereotypiske grundbeskrivelser af personerne ud som grundlag for alle handlinger. Det har således både været en fornøjelse at se samtlige 240 afsnit Stargate SG-1 OG tage afsked med figurerne, da manuskriptforfatterne ikke længere ville gå i dybden med karakterudviklingen.

Filmlisten 2015, foreløbig: Continue reading “Film set i 2015”