Mesmerising and beautiful are two words I would use to describe recent blockbuster Gravity, but even with it's stunning fetal homage to the very religious-less epic that was 2001: A Space Odyssey, it remains a film tainted with religious iconography and blatant affronts towards atheists and other spiritual 'none of the above's. With atheism globally on the rise, the renowned dogmatic regimes in Hollywood are upping their game, 'nones' are more prominent in films but rarely in a positive light while simultaneously religious films are on the rise in an attempt at combating Hollywood's age old foe: change.
I didn’t walk into Pacific Rim expecting much. Nor should you. If you can reduce your brain activity to the point of clinically disabled then I recommend you do so as this film can't even hang on to a thread of basic logic. So much so that any breaching of the 4th wall or moment of taking you out of the explosion-forced-immersion and you'll find yourself building with rage.
It's hard to come out of a superhero film with my biggest compliment being about the cinematography. Kind of like going to a whorehouse and complementing the interior décor. Regardless, with the otherworldly combination of the Dark Knight writing duo of David S. Goyer and Christopher Nolan, the latter also producing, along with Suker Punch creator Zack Snyder, there wasn’t really much room for it to be anything other than a hit right?
U.S. Government -VS- MegaUpload Case Escalates ¦ 39 Page Document Attacking White House and MPAA Corruption Released
While American copyright wars continue to wage out of control, the battle between the U.S. Government VS Kim Dotcom / MegaUpload, the largest lawsuit ever attempted, has expanded it's battle arena. The two defense lawyers of MegaUpload, Robert Amsterdam and Ira P. Rothken, have released a 39 page White Paper highlighting all of America's unconstitutional acts in their attempt at shutting down and sentencing MegaUpload and it's CEO Kim Dotcom. Claiming 'The White House is for sale.' and pointing to Hollywood and the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) for threatening to withdraw political funding if the Obama administration doesn't carry out their orders.
I've tried to summarise the 39 page document bellow.
Whenever I find myself paying ridiculous amounts of money on popcorn these days I've been trying to teach myself to 'switch-off'. It's getting harder and harder the more I work as a videographer. The shaky shots – anything out of focus – the colour grading. It's slowly making the backbone of Hollywood, the 'Summer Blockbuster', that bit harder to enjoy. 'Star Trek Into Darkness' however became a slight exception as I found myself totally engrossed in a galaxy that didn’t seem so far far away and a villain that had more layers than your average ogre.