Day: January 1, 2015

REEL TO REAL: THE DISAPPEARANCE OF ELEANOR RIGBY – THEMREEL TO REAL: THE DISAPPEARANCE OF ELEANOR RIGBY – THEM

RIgby

Written and Directed by Ned Benson
Starring Jessica Chastain and James McAvoy.

The hype over The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby has to do with presenting the story of a couple coping with the loss of a child from differing perspectives. However, it is really only hype. The actual reality of watching this movie is rather tedious. Very arthouse in approach, nothing much happens for long periods of time.

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GEEK OUT! SEVENTH SON: WHAT’S THE POINT OF AN ADAPTATION IF YOU CHANGE VIRTUALLY EVERYTHING THAT MADE THE SOURCE MATERIAL UNIQUE IN THE FIRST PLACE?GEEK OUT! SEVENTH SON: WHAT’S THE POINT OF AN ADAPTATION IF YOU CHANGE VIRTUALLY EVERYTHING THAT MADE THE SOURCE MATERIAL UNIQUE IN THE FIRST PLACE?

Seventh_Son_Poster

Directed by Sergei Bodrov
Starring Jeff Bridges, Ben Barnes, Julianne Moore. 

Generally speaking, fantasy movie adaptations do not perform well at the box office, the Lord of the Rings/Hobbit and Harry Potter films, notwithstanding. Ironically, the very elements that made the original books popular are usually the first things to be changed in a movie adaptation, leaving the film an empty husk, full of cliches and tropes.

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KEVIN SAYS …KEVIN SAYS …

It’s the first day of the new year and there’s a feeling of beginnings in the air. Well, of course, it’s actually just another day but what we do with the next 12 months is up to us, really.

2015 is the 50th anniversary of Singapore’s independence and by now, “SG50” will either excite, bore, annoy or terrify you. Personally I am hoping that “SG50” will allow all of us living on this island to love and appreciate one another. Yes, as simple as that.

Also, I am praying for deeper understanding of Singapore history, especially in the arts. Not so much of recrimination and blame but a year of healing where the art & music made in Singapore may be restored to its proper place in the hearts, minds & souls of all who call Singapore their home.

HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE!