Category Archives: Cinema, Photography & Art

Oblivion: Close but no cigar

Yesterday I went to see “Oblivion”, the last Tom Cruise movie [imdb], this is what I though about it.

“Oblivion”, the last movie featuring Tom Cruise, directed by Joseph Kosinski who also directed “Tron Legacy” in 2012 (not a good reference if you ask me), is a SciFi movie about a team of two humans technicians on a planet Earth that was ravaged by war after an alien invasion. “We won the war but we lost the planet” as they say.

The rest of humanity has emigrated on Jupiter’s moon, Titan, and Jack and Victoria are assigned to the maintenance of drones protecting energy rigs that convert sea water into energy cells. Rigs and drones are regularly attacked by the “scavs”, remnants of the alien army that invaded Earth. Jack is going to discover that there is more to that than what he has been told… Continue reading

Choose Life

Choose Life. Choose a job. Choose a career. Choose a family. Choose a fucking big television, choose washing machines, cars, compact disc players and electrical tin openers. Choose good health, low cholesterol, and dental insurance. Choose fixed interest mortgage repayments. Choose a starter home. Choose your friends. Choose leisurewear and matching luggage. Choose a three-piece suite on hire purchase in a range of fucking fabrics. Choose DIY and wondering who the fuck you are on Sunday morning. Choose sitting on that couch watching mind-numbing, spirit-crushing game shows, stuffing fucking junk food into your mouth. Choose rotting away at the end of it all, pissing your last in a miserable home, nothing more than an embarrassment to the selfish, fucked up brats you spawned to replace yourselves. Choose your future. Choose life… But why would I want to do a thing like that? I chose not to choose life. I chose somethin’ else. And the reasons? There are no reasons. Who needs reasons when you’ve got heroin?

Mark “Rent-boy” Renton.

The Fountain

Dimanche dernier je suis aller voir un film, The Fountain, avec Hugh Jackman. Le film aborde le sujet de la mort et comment elle fait partie du cycle de la vie. La photo est magnifique et les effets spéciaux superbes. Hugh Jackman nous dévoile son talent d’acteur, un vrai.

Mais, le film est assez difficile d’accès, ce qui est dommage quand on veut aborder un sujet aussi universel que la mort. A croire que certains estiment qu’un bon film se doit de rester incompris.

Mais on ne peut pas leur en vouloir, ça à l’air général et j’en souffre même dans mon boulot d’ingénieur, y’a qu’à voir la documentation…

Mais bon, comme disait l’autre:

la documentation c’est comme le sexe, quand c’est bon, c’est très, très, bon et quand c’est mauvais, c’est mieux que rien…