Tuesday, December 3, 2013
Elysium, Gravity, asteroids in space (video)
I. Rony, Pat Macpherson, Wisdom Quarterly; Nicole Alvarez ("Fact Zone"), The Onion
The Onion's head film critic Peter K. Rosenthal reviews Sandra Bullock and George Clooney in "Gravity" in this week's Film Standard.
(Schmoes Know) The follow up film to "District 9" is about a wasted Earth, and the new Spanish-dominated Los Angeles of the future is making trouble for the rich, largely French speaking, predominantly Anglo white-flight suburb of "Elysium" in near-earth orbit space. "Illegals" trying to get there for medical attention from machines (likely to already exist as secret, reverse-engineered technology) are systematically killed or arrested, abused, and deported. The maniacal Jodie Foster, in charge of immigration and "homeland security" on Elysium, plans a coup de'tat against President Patel. In the meantime, Max (Matt Damon) wants to liberate Earth to share in human technology rather than leaving it in the hands of elites.
(ONN/IFC) The Onion News Network: "Approaching Asteroid Will
End All Life On Earth Soon." For entertainment purposes only.