“When there’s life, there is hope.” Directed by James Marsh, “The Theory of Everything” tells a life story of the world-renowned astrophysicist, Stephen Hawking (Eddie Redmayne, “Les Miserables,” “My Week with Marilyn”). More of a love story than a tale of intellectual discoveries, it’s told from his first wife’s perspective, Jane Hawking (Felicity Jones, “The Amazing Spider-Man 2”), based on her memoir, “Traveling to Infinity: My Life with Stephen.”
“The Hunger Games” franchise has been a fierce success, both from the critics’ and public’s side. Since it premiered, there have been similar sci-fi YA adaptations; “Enders’ Game,” “Divergent,” “The Giver” and “The Maze Runner.” I greatly enjoyed every single one of them, but “The Hunger Games” reigns supreme.
If there’s one movie I was most looking forward to seeing this year, it was “Interstellar.” With a story shrouded in mystery, ambitious visual effects, directed by an acclaimed director and starring a top flight cast, it’s one of the most anticipated movies of 2014. “Interstellar” is imperfectly perfect in its stellar storytelling, simplicity of the plot and complicated details. A celestial tapestry of space exploration, time bender and heartfelt human story, it earns its place among the stars.
Lou Bloom (Jake Gyllenhaal, “Source Code”) is desperate for a job. He scours and scrapes for anything. One night he runs into a freelance videographer (Bill Paxton, “Edge of Tomorrow”) filming a crash rescue, a footage that can be sold as headline exclusive to the highest bidding news station. This speaks to him on a primal level.
As a sci-fi fan, I wasn’t running to the theater to see “The Maze Runner.”
The trailer first seen at WonderCon and the 20th Century Fox press conference I attended at Comic-Con earlier this year didn’t generate nearly as much anticipation as “The Hunger Games” or “Divergent.” And the story didn’t come across as thought-provoking as “The Giver.”
The best party of the year arrived and it was one that fans wish would last just a little longer. After so many years of Hall H (which now arguably stands more for ‘hassles’), where major films are featured, I chose a different route last year, alternating between the hall’s mass-hysteria with subdued press conferences (Marvel’s […]