Cloud Atlas explores how the actions and consequences of individual lives impact one another throughout the past, the present and the future. Action, mystery and romance weave dramatically through the story as one soul is shaped from a killer into a hero and a single act of kindness ripples across centuries to inspire a revolution in the distant future.
Cloud Atlas looks set to be one of the most ambitious and audacious science fiction movies of the modern age, based on David Mitchell‘s sprawling novel, the official synopsis summarises the story as the exploration of "how the actions and consequences of individual lives impact one another throughout the past, the present and the future."
Adapted for the screen by The Matrix co-creators Andy and Lana Wachowski and Run Lola Run's Tom Tykwer, Cloud Atlas has faced a difficult journey to the screen, with investors coming and going and the search for distribution proving challenging.
Greetings and salutations! After the summer break, everyone is off back to school and so too is Retro this week, as I take a look back at 1988's acerbic black comedy, Heathers. Films like Mean Girls owe a lot to Heathers, with their use of obscure slang, even stranger insults and the girls themselves and even Recess, the Disney cartoon referenced the film with the Ashleys. Later models have cropped up with the Plastics, but Regina George has got nothing on the Heathers.
Fans of The Dark Knight Rises may be in for a treat if Nuke The Fridge is correct. It seems Christopher Nolen may be re-inserting over half an hour of deleted scenes for the DVD/Blu-Ray release.
Ex-CIA operative Bryan Mills and his wife are kidnapped by the vengeful father of a kidnapper Mills killed while rescuing his daughter.
YouTube has debuted an exclusive look at Taken 2 which you can view which below.
When discussing The Possession after leaving the cinema, a friend remarked that it was a shame that the film had so much potential and it wasn’t fulfilled. However, I soon noted that in fact, the potential had been met. It was met in 1973 when William Friedkin directed William Peter Blatty’s novel for the big screen, instantly creating a genre-defining horror movie: The Exorcist.
After a wonderful comic turn in Hot Fuzz, Paddy Considine is set to reunite with the Simon Pegg/Nick Frost/Edgar Wright creative triple threat for upcoming sci-fi/comedy The World’s End.
The travels of Bilbo Baggins are eventful to say the least! Eventful enough to justify three movies? Perhaps not, but that's a matter for another day.
Instead, let us focus on just one of the many dangers facing the wayward Hobbit and his band of intrepid dwarves; the ugly mug of the Goblin King.