Mankind’s time is coming to an end on Earth, with a race against time; a warm hole is discovered that could just be the answer to Mankind’s further existence. Explorers and Scientists unite, including widowed engineer, Cooper (Matthew McConaughey), who fights the dilemma of whether he can leave his two young children in order to voyage to another galaxy in an attempt to save the humanity from the environmentally devastated Earth.
Visually, Intersteller is a party for the eyes, it can be quite visually stunning and with yet another knock out performance from Matthew McConaughy (he really seems to be maturing extremely well with his acting abilities). However, at 3 hours long and a storyline which is at times a bit of a mess and silly you could find your mind wondering. It may not be perfect but hats off to Director Christopher Nolan for delivering yet another stimulating blockbuster.
SEE IF YOU LIKED: 2001: A Space Odyssey, Solaris
Having spent her twenties comfortably static, 28 year old Megan (Keira Knightley) reaches a crisis when she finds herself squarely in adulthood with no career prospects, no particular motivation to pursue any and no one to relate to, including her high school boyfriend. When he proposes, Megan panics and given an opportunity to escape, temporarily, she hides out in the home of her new friend, a 16 year old girl, Annika and her world-weary single dad.
Yes, this is your typical chick flick romcom and yes, Knightley shows YET AGAIN how much of a diverse actress she really is (Yes, people that is sarcasm). Seriously who keeps giving this woman parts. It really does grate on my last nerve. Anyway back to the film, it’s full of charm and a few decent jokes, it’s not a classic and it won’t win any awards but with the chemistry between the cast, which includes the underrated Sam Rockwell, it has that feel good factor.
SEE IF YOU LIKED: Your Sister’s Sister, Young Adult.
THE SKELETON TWINS
Estranged twins Maggie (Kristen Wiig) and Milo (Bill Hader) coincidentally cheat death on the same day, prompting them to reunite and confront the reasons their lives went so wrong. As the twins’ reunion reinvigorates them, they realize the key to fixing their lives may just lie in repairing their relationship.
This dark comedy drama is really rather engaging, don’t let this one slip under your radar. Wiig and Hader maybe better known for their parts in SNL but don’t let this fool you. Wiig may just give one of the best performances of her career. The film keeps us guessing throughout in its intentions; it is a truly smart and engaging look at the anguish we face from time to time.
SEE IF YOU LIKED: The Kids are Alright, Scenes of a Sexual Nature.
MY PICK OF THE WEEK: INTERSTELLER