Saturday, December 19, 2009

The Man with a Plan

Possibly one of the best sci-fi films of the naughts, Jerome Bixby's The Man from Earth (2007) is an entertaining lo-fi sci-fi film that might be the most provocative film per dollar spent (see AVATAR). Plot is simple: guy reveals to his university colleagues that he's been alive for 14,000 years. Then the weirdness ensues. Definitely one to seek out.

Endured the crummy weather to cruise out to S. Barrington AMC 30 and finally soak in John Hillcoat's The Road (2009). Pleased that it conveys the desolation described in Cormac McCarthy's amazing story. It's as sobering and bleak (thankfully). Only a couple of minor gripes but otherwise found much to love here despite the subject matter. If you're familiar with the book then you should have the same reaction. Viggo is amazing yet again. Fairly certain I could watch him in anything.

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