Movie Review of Elysium

Movie Review of Elysium

A few years ago, a new director named Neill Blomkamp was given a small amount of money ($40 million) from Peter Jackson that was apparently suppose to go to some HALO video game movie that never happened. The Vancouver Film School grad to0k that cash and made one of the most innovative and cool sci-fi […]

Review: Promised Land

Gus Van Sant, Matt Damon film

THE SETUP: “Why can’t these farmers understand that it’s more important to go for the money than save their pride?” thinks a corporate sales guy (Matt Damon) trying to buy local farmer drilling rights. “And why’s this hippy that looks like Jim from the Office trying to mess with my job?” THE THOUGHTS: The last […]

Review: Contagion

fear and a virus threaten the population

THE SETUP: A woman (Gwenyth Paltrow) returning from a business trip in Japan unknowingly starts a contagious disease chain-reaction that threatens the global population. This is the story of how the world, and individuals, react. I always knew Paltrow would cause the end of the world. THE THOUGHTS: OK, this is freaky. And I don’t […]

Review: The Adjustment Bureau

Emily Blunt and Matt Damon Fight Fate

THE SETUP: A soon-to-be Congressman, with a bad boy reputation (Matt Damon), meets a dancer (Emily Blunt) by chance. Unfortunately, it wasn’t the plan for them to be together. Love would be a lot easier if a group of “fate herders” from an episode of Mad Men weren’t enforcing cosmic law, trying to tear them […]

Review: True Grit

Jeff Bridges and Matt Damon in a John Wayne Remake

THE SETUP: Smartass (in a good way) and independent teen (Hailee Steinfeld) hires “Rooster” Cogburn, a drunk, trigger-happy U.S. Marshall (Jeff Bridges), and a deceptively useless Texas Ranger (Matt Damon) to hunt down the cowardly thief who killed her Pa (Josh Brolin). [youtube]vXCmUEaPQPM[/youtube] THE THOUGHTS: I know producers/directors Cohen Brothers stress this movie is based […]