Posted on 11/19/2016 8:50 PM By Ronen Divon
Based on the Strange Tales comics from the 1960’s, Doctor Strange, the film, can be described as House, the character from the TV series; your brilliant yet arrogant doctor, meeting Master Shifu of Kung Fu Panda. The plot is thin and consists of our bright surgeon i.e. Dr. Stephen Strange, experiencing a car accidents that ends up his career. The mishap sets him up on a quest that leads him to meet the Ancient One; a master who would instruct him in the mystic arts of the East, so that he could ultimately save the world. And if this sounds a little like Star Wars, it is because the story elements, though much simplified, are the same. Only that the evil that Doctor Strange must face is quite corny and disappointing in lack of originality.
Posted on 1/14/2015 9:52 AM By Ronen Divon
A bio-historical war film, The Imitation Game tells the story of Alan Turin, a British mathematician, logician, cryptanalyst and, as considered by many, the father of modern computers. Turin became famous on two accounts: being a key figure during WWII in cracking Enigma, the Nazi Germany encryption code, and, later, after the war, being criminally prosecuted for his homosexuality; a crime at the UK.
Posted on 12/24/2014 8:25 PM By Ronen Divon
The third and final installment in the film trilogy The Hobbit is directed, as its previous parts, by Peter Jackson to a screenplay by Jackson, Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, and Guillermo del Toro. Here is the gist of it: if you are a J. R. R. Tolkien fan and feel that Jackson’s depiction of Middle-Earth and the various characters it inhibits are true to the source, this film is for you. It is lively, full of action, and expands in details well beyond the book, as Jackson interjected into the material appendices that Tolkien wrote as add-ons to the original story (published in the back of The Return of the King).
Posted on 12/24/2013 10:06 PM By Ronen Divon
The second installment to Peter Jackson's J. R. R. Tolkien The Hobbit, is both engaging yet dissatisfying. The film itself is highly crafted in terms of visuals and effects; it is a pleasure to watch. The plot moves smoothly and is somewhat better paced than the first part. Yet, unlike other trilogies, such as Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, and Hunger Games, we are left with pretty much no fulfilling conclusion at the end of this chapter.