Movie Ramblings: Captain Phillips



Captain Phillips is based on the true story of Captain Richard Phillips who was kidnapped by pirates from the Maersk Alabama in 2009.  Tom Hanks plays the titular captain in a tense thriller that keeps you on the edge of your seat. Continue reading


Movie Ramblings: Bunraku

220px-BunrakuposterSet in a future with no guns, a samurai with no sword and a cowboy drifter end up in a fight against the most powerful man east of the Atlantic.  A very stylised film with animated interludes and origami style backdrops.  Similar in feel to films like Sin City and Sucker Punch.  There is a lot of fighting and it is very loud (not as loud as Sucker Punch though, nothing is that loud!)   Continue reading


Movie Ramblings: The Moth Diaries


This one has become a bit long and rambly, so here’s the tl;dr version with some mild spoilers full version further down.

A transfer student is some kind of moth based vampire.  She kills a bunch of people FNAR.  She is obsessed with another girl at the school with no explanation why except that they look a bit similar (apparently, I don’t see it myself).  Moth vampire kills best friend of her obsession and then gets killed by the object of her obsession.  This could have been an interesting take on the very well worn vampire story but never really gets going and ends on a whimper. Continue reading