Ridley Scott's "Exodus: Gods and Kings" fullfills its requisite epic expectations with ease. Like the biblical epics of the past, Scott's film combines a cast of thousands, lavish costumes and sets, ancient landscapes, and undeniable sweep. While it is both impressive and refreshing to see the great director put together a distinctly old-fashioned epic, the film never reaches the heights that would make it truly great. It is rousing film of grand scale, but it misses out on offering more…
Jaume Balaguero's "[Rec]⁴ Apocalipsis" finds the Spanish-language zombie series settling into uninspired rhythms. Taking place on an Atlantic-ocean tanker that has become a quarantine zone for characters generated from the first three films, the horror film boasts tremendous gore and ferocious beats; it, however, does not push itself in any new directions and feels bland in comparison to its predecessors. It may be solid horror, but it is a distinct let down from its previous chapters.
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"Inception," at its most basic, is two things. It is a heist film dressed in science fiction conventions; and it is a study of a man trying to free himself from a near-suffocating past. "Inception," at its more complex, is a cerebral pop-masterpiece. It is an enthralling combination of thought-provoking, layered story-telling and sumptuous aesthetics enhanced by near-flawless editing, sound design, effects, and musical score. Driven by a pitch-perfect cast and the confident directorial hand of Christopher Nolan, "Inception" is a brilliant and unrivaled piece of filmmaking.
At the moment when humanity realizes that the planet Earth is beyond saving, will it have the ingenuity, resources, and willpower to find another home? Knowing that through its own actions humanity poisoned its only known source of food, water, and shelter, will that humanity have what is needed to start afresh? Can humanity stand upright and not go quietly into the good night?
It is impossible to absorb Christopher Nolan's majestic "Interstellar" without dealing with the above questions. They…