November is just about over with impressive box office numbers to go along with it. The biggest players turned out to be science fiction, which is awesome! And with The Hobbit's conclusion and Into The Woods coming soon, fantasy looks primed to dominate December.
So what's the buzz? This is what I've been watching this month:
The earth is dying. The only way for humans to survive is to race against time, and space, to find a new home in another galaxy. Say what you want about Christopher Nolan's sci-fi odyssey, but I loved it. When movies make me think, it wins. Films like this inspire the mind and fuel the imagination. And cool things were depicted that film has never shown before, too. I'm excited to see what space travel has in store for us. You won't want to miss this on the big screen.
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1
The penultimate chapter of The Hunger Games finds our Katniss wedged in a political struggle as war is eminent. Fighting President Snow is only the beginning. I can't see why the third book had to be split, but if that reason was to give greater depth into the process of how a revolution begins, Part 1 did an amazing job. This is a super smart political drama. If you have been following this series, then you won't be disappointed.
Big Hero 6
Stricken by the loss of his older brother, young Hiro enlists his brother's creation, Baymax (a personal medical companion) and his friend to find the super villain responsible. And kick some butt. It has been too long since we last had a good animated superhero movie, and this adaptation of a Marvel series footed the bill, fun and surprisingly heartwarming. This is one Disney movie that I would love to see a sequel for.
In 2084, Neo-Paris is the battle ground for a war on memories, where a consensual dictatorship controls us. Only Nilin, a memory hunter, has the power to stop it. She just has to find her stolen memory first. This game came out a while ago, but it was Shallee's book that made me hurry and play it. A world where memories are weapons is a scary scenario, which makes for an intense game. Some deep themes, well worth playing.
And that's a wrap for now! The long weekend is coming. I'm hanging my writer's cap and will be enjoying some family time and a berry pie. Yes. I love berry pie.
Seen any of these movies yet? What did you think? Playing to visit your local theater over the weekend? What's your favorite pie?
I'm David, and when the turkey is done, the Battle will come!