Sarah and Sean welcome Dave back for a special episode about the film career of a man who helped define the youth of a generation… John Hughes.
Finally, Eric and Bryan conclude (for now) their discussion on Rome, with an emphasis on the Emperors from Augustus through the Byzantines. Featuring Special Guest Dan Lazarus, a.k.a. The Lazarus Man. Enjoy!
Last week, I shared with you Steps 1 and 2 for how to complete a college degree in preparation for your imminent career as a superhero. One that may even make Phoenix Jones go “Damn!”
Shall we continue? A-thank you!
STEP 3: Plot Out Your Courses
All the following courses are based out of (read: blatantly and shamelessly borrowed from) a 2010 Course Catalog within the California State University system (San José State University, to be exact). They have been balanced to cover all General Education requirements, and exceed the standard 120 unit requirement that most 4-year colleges have for conferring Bachelor’s degrees.
Poster courtesy of Slashfilm.com
Neill Blomkamp’s sophomore feature length film, Elysium, is a thought-provoking, edgy sci-fi drama that deals out the heavy handed message of classism. District 9, Blomkamp’s first major motion picture, presented race inequality issues, in a very clever way, by placing the alien species as a minority in strife with humanity. It was brilliant, meanwhile Elysium reinforces the classism throughout the picture; that’s not to say it’s a bad thing, but it gets repetitive. Now apart from that, Elysium is another gem which should be in the ranks of other top-tier sci-fi films. Ranging from the great acting to the incredible production design, there are a lot of right things with this film that make it stand out from the other blockbuster fare that has been recently clogging our theaters.
Released this past Christmas, Saving Mr. Banks has already established itself as another Disney triumph, earning an Oscar nomination, a Golden Globe and SAG nomination for Emma Thompson, and over $77 million in the box office (so far). You’ll get no argument from me on the quality of this film: the cast was impeccable, the score was lovely, and the dripping sentiment for Disney’s Mary Poppins rings true for those of us that grew up with Disney as being the most culturally significant production company of our formative years.