Sunday, October 07, 2012

Super-Duper LOOPER

Yes, it's as simple as that--Go see Looper.  The only reason not to go to see this film, is if you're hyper-sensitive to violence.  Otherwise, the violence isn't worse than you'll see on most television police series.  There's also a little nudity, but it's brief.

Anyway, with all the caveats out of the way, Looper really is an excellent science fiction film with a great cast, but mostly, it's an excellent story.  The foundation of the story is based on time travel and the altering of reality [I'm not telling you more--1) because I'm a lazy reviewer, and 2), because it will spoil the story you, and I hate when that happens], but the characters are deliciously complex and faithfully drawn, the story threads are all artfully tied together (in a time travel tale, that's saying something!).  Basically, this is just excellent storytelling, directing, and acting.  I'm telling you, kids, Looper is worth the price of admission--one of my favorite films of the year!


Wickedly Yours,
Fran Friel

PS - Let me know if you enjoyed the film!  What did you think of the kid's acting (Pierce Gagnon)?  Amazing, right?  If you didn't, I might have to send out the compliance squad...but that's another blog. ;-)

Thursday, October 04, 2012

"Spidery Black Objects On Mars"

Yahoo's news headline reads, "Spidery black objects on Mars surface raise speculation." thought is that might just be the understatement of the year, especially considering "they appear when the surface of Mars begins to warm, showing up in the same location most of the time. And then when the Martian winter approaches, they disappear with the same precise regularity."  Heck, I'm having flashbacks of Dune's Sandworms, aren't you?  All that said, for me, this information is a treasure trove of story fodder.  Maybe Mr. Herbert was doing more than storytelling.  

Wickedly Yours,
Fran Friel

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