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)”

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)”

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?

 

 

Life Supporting Illusions

Technologification of mythology blurrs the line btw fact and fiction.

I am delving into the drama-mythos for the Stargate franchise SG-1, and came across two relevant inputs:

A master thesis by Sandra Whitelaw: “The Attraction of Sloppy Nonsense: Resolving Cognitive Estrangement in Stargate through the Technologising of Mythology

And an excerpt from a book on Kant by Predrag Cicovacki, as follow-up on the concept of “Necessary Illusions”: Continue reading “Life Supporting Illusions”

Cliffhanger Theatre Of Late

Will he fall, will he jump, is that dastardly hero not… yet done for?

[Any seeming similarity to modern day politics is probably either un-intended or just a thought.]

Brick Bradford, serial movie actor, @ blipTV

THE SECRET HISTORY OF CULT MOVIES – a Biblical tale of the Holy Unlikely

Living Color Movie Magazine

Based in Copenhagen since the early 90’s Jack Stevenson among other subjects from the weird and wonderful world of people abusing celluloid to it’s finest has written an unusual book about Danish Lars von Trier. But before Jack Stevenson came to notoriety, he wrote a lot of very personal and intense essays on film, which are dead links today. Due to the verisimilitude of the wayback machine most of these essays are preserved for posterity.

For example

THE SECRET HISTORY OF CULT MOVIES
– a Biblical tale of the Holy Unlikely

can be located at http://web.archive.org/web/20000823071310/http://hjem.get2net.dk/jack_stevenson/cult.htm

– where you can also locate all of his other brilliant essays on seldom seen aspects of films and film genres in his then LIVING COLOR MOVIE MAGAZINE

wayback.archive.org/web is still in Beta, but what a wonderful idea!

If an URL comes up empty, try searching for that specific URL directly at the archive homepage. It’s possible you have arrived at a link page, after the site has been shut down, but before wayback machine has stopped coming by.

Miranda July’s “me and you and everyone we know”

“Repeat after me: I’m gonna be free…”

 

Keith Kenniff’s soundtrack for Miranda July’s “me and you and everyone we know”

Trailer

Movie (is up)

Miranda July’s Handy Tip

delicate weird

Miranda July: deleted scene from her 2nd full-feature movie, “The Future”, individually titled “Tips for the easily distracted”.

I love this director. Her quirky mind makes me feel alive in a world of … yes, distractions, seeing things I forgot can be seen.

Do find Me you and everyone we know (2005) and The Future(2011), if you in any way react positively to the above excerpt.