Saturday, August 10, 2013


Quentin: What did you think of this one?

Jason: We went to see Elysium yesterday.

Jake: I thought it was great, but I know it left you cold, Q.

Quentin: Everything is leaving me cold these days. Maybe I should let you guys talk for a while.

Jason: Elysium is a dystopian sci-fi story set in the year 2154. The earth has been ravaged by disease and poverty, so the super-rich escape to a giant space station in the sky called Elysium. The director, Neill Blomkamp…

Jake: Who also directed District 9.

Jason: Thank you. He said the movie is very much about today, and he’s right. Just like I think The Hunger Games isn’t fantasy, the attitudes of the 1% in this movie are the same attitudes we live with now.

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Fruitvale Station

Quentin: We went to see Fruitvale Station yesterday, but we decided to sleep on this one before we discussed it.

Jake: It’s about Oscar Grant, the young man who was shot and killed by a BART police officer in 2009.

Jason: The incident was recorded by several people on their cell phones and was widely viewed on YouTube. The three of us talked about this, and we didn’t see any reason not to lead with a link to one of those videos (after the jump). If you don’t want to watch, we don’t blame you. But this is why someone made a movie about Oscar Grant.