Ida

ida_ver2_xlgReleased a year after its initial debut in Poland Ida tells the story of Anna, a young nun who is about to take her vows of poverty chastity and obedience.  She is told by a sister nun to visit her last living relative an aunt named Wanda.  From there Anna learns that her name is not Anna but Ida and that she is not Catholic as she has studied to be but was born into the Jewish faith.  Through traveling with Wanda to find where her parents are buried Ida experiences the world for the first time and throughout that journey she learns about her past and who she is as a person. Continue reading

A Million Ways To Die In The West

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Seth MacFarlane proved his skills as a filmmaker and artist with the film Ted.  Ted was a film about a toy teddy bear who comes to life through a little boy’s wish.  The bear grows with the boy throughout his journey to adulthood.  Macfarlane voiced the raunchy crazy teddy bear who couldn’t grow up and Mark Wahlberg played the adult version of the young boy as an adult.  This film was a funny film about how growing up with a best friend doesn’t always mean growing together.  A Million Ways to Die in the West is the opposite of what made Ted great.  There is nothing that makes the lead character worth investing your time in. Continue reading

X-Men: Days of Future Past

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X-Men: Days of Future Past is the perfect transition film for those audience members who love the original X-Men cast and have yet to like the cast of X-Men First Class.  Based on the award winning comic two issue miniseries publiched in 1981 the plot of Days of Future Past involves Wolverine’s consciousness going back in time to prevent the assassination of Dr. Bolivar Trask.  Trask created the Sentinels who in the future are the machines that hunt down mutants and those who have the possibility to birth a mutant. Continue reading