Tuesday, 19 June 2018

The Internet's Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz (2014)

After I watched Deep Web and was disappointed by it as it turned out to be more of a documentary about Ross Ulbricht, his arrest and trial rather than the dark web, Brittani from Rambling Film suggested that I watch The Internet's Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz. So did I and boy it was good. 

As you probably guessed from the title, the film tells the story of Aaron Swartz. What you may not know is who he was. Well, he was a tech industry prodigy, a writer, a political organizer and an Internet activist who "killed" himself at the early age of 26. 

Monday, 18 June 2018

Charlie's Angels (2000)

I never watched the popular TV series and if it wasn't for Sam Rockwell, I would have never watched Charlie's Angels either. I don't know what it is, but there's something about it that seems to be screaming, shitty movie alert. Well, my gut was right. This is a shitty movie.

After stopping a man from blowing up an aeroplane, Natalie (Cameron Diaz), Dylan (Drew Barrymore) and Alex (Lucy Liu), also known as Charlie's Angels --Charlie is a mysterious dude we, the Angels and the audience, are not allowed to see-- are hired by programmer Eric Knox (Sam Rockwell) to retrieve his voice-recognition software that has been stolen. The suspicion falls on Roger Corwin (Tim Curry), Knox's rival. 

Sunday, 17 June 2018

Wonder Woman (2009)

I don't remember how I found out about the existence of this version of Wonder Woman, but I'm a sucker for comic books movies and animated movies, and if you combine those two you get a film I can't say no to. 

After defeating Ares (voiced by Alfred Molina), the God of War, and stripping him of his powers, the Amazons led by Hippolyta (voiced by Virginia Madsen) reside in peace on their secret island. Then one day a pilot named Steve Trevor (voiced by Nathan Fillion) crash-lands on the island and Princess Diana (voiced by Keri Russell), the daughter of Hippolyta, is assigned to take him back to his world and capture Ares who has managed to escape and is planning his revenge.

Saturday, 16 June 2018

All That Jazz (1979)

About a month ago, Steven from Surrender to the Void suggested me All That Jazz and since I loved Bob Fosse's Cabaret, I decided to check it out (it did take me a while to find this film though).

The film revolves around Joe Gideon (Roy Scheider), a director and choreographer who is simultaneously working on a Hollywood movie picture and on a Broadway production. At the same time, Gideon keeps leading his excessive lifestyle, by being a chain-smoking, hard-drink and drug-taking womanizer.