Thursday, November 29, 2012

Doctor Who:A Town Called Mercy

Doctor Who has become my favorite sci-fi television show.

New opening title style.

 This incarnations of the doctor is facing his death. The death of his wife, set up in Season four episode "Silence in the Library, as well as his own.

In the episode "A Town Called Mercy" the Doctor is thrown into a western style town where he is faced with a Cyborg Cowboy Assassin. In this episode he is reminded of his own history of war by the alien doctor he meets in this small town. He begins to believe that his mercy is a fault. The doctor eventually is able to realize that violence never solves anything.

The cyborgs costume was excellent. Doctor Who always has superb special effects. Though I do think a human with a face tattoo passing as alien is hilarious. My favorite sci-fi was always a little

Friday, November 2, 2012

City of Ghosts

Today I went with my class to see City of Ghosts. It was written and directed by Matt Dillon. Matt Dillon is also the star of the film. I always think it is sort of strange when directors cast themselves in their own films. It is a lot of stressful work.

I just want to say; what did I just watch? I believed the characters and enjoyed the mystery of it. That being said, I had no idea what was going on.  Sok was the only character I really cared about. Though, I suppose it would be difficult to get an audience to care about a con man.
City of Ghosts
The title was misleading to the plot and sound like the poetry of an emo teenager. I love the setting in Cambodia. I found the music appealing. I was really hoping the romantic plot was more prominent, but sadly it felt forced.  You never really learned anything about the romantic interest.

There were characters in the film that seemed pointless. The gang that beats Jimmy up in the beginning and the man that kills Robbie were never heard from again. What about the guy who stole Jimmy's passport? Why did he and the man stole the statue have to die? It didn't make any sense. I think this film deserves another viewing. Maybe then I'll understand what was going on, but it really didn't read.