Posts Tagged ‘George Clooney’

“Gravity” Review: Experience the Thrills of Space

Posted by    |    October 5th, 2013 at 9:54 am

There are infinite ways to describe Alfonso Cuaron’s newest movie, Gravity: breath taking, thrilling, masterpiece, state-of-the-art, intense, and the list goes on and on. Any of these descriptions are fitting as Cuaron was able to create a visually stunning and astonishingly detailed, ground-breaking, dramatic action/sci-fi film that allows the audience to experience the magnificent features of space as well as some of the more terrifying elements of this vastly unknown region. And if there were ever a film made for 3D/IMAX theaters, Gravity would be it.

g1When a rookie medical engineer and a veteran astronaut are interrupted by disastrous flying debris, their shuttle is destroyed, leaving them floating in space without any communication to earth and no direct way of getting home. Using their skills, knowledge, and the few resources around them, Dr. Ryan Stone (Sandra Bullock) and Matt Kowalski (George Clooney) must work together to find the closest space station, attempt to establish communication with “Control”, and find a way of reaching earth. (more…)

Dallas Museum of Art’s Summer Film Series is going Greek

Posted by    |    July 26th, 2013 at 1:18 pm

There is something special about the stories from ancient Greece that excite our imagination. This August, watch as gods and mortals collide in epic tales of adventure, love and passion at this year’s Dallas Museum of Art ‘s Summer Film Series: Love, War and Myth in Ancient Greece. In celebration of its most recent exhibit, The Body Beautiful in Ancient Greece, the DMA is showing classic film depictions of some of our favorite Greek stories as well as modern adaptations.

August 1: Ulysses (1954)

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A big screen adaptation of Homer’s Odyssey starring legendary Kirk Douglas as Ulysses, a man who just wants to go home and see his family after ten years at war, but not until he fights off an array of gods and monsters.

 August 8: Jason and the Argonauts (1963)

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It’s all about getting that golden fleece, but not until Jason fights off the harpies, defeats a living statue and a skeleton arm, all while making sure he rescues Medea in the process. This version is a real treat as it contains some of the best early special effects the 60’s had to offer.

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Oscar Predictions – Did We Get It Right?

Posted by    |    February 28th, 2012 at 11:30 am

Last week, YouPlusDallas paired up with the talented Mr. James Faust, Artistic Director for the Dallas International Film Festival and the Dallas Film Society, to talk Oscar picks. The 84th Annual Academy Awards aired Sunday night, so we’re backtracking to see just how well Mr. Faust picked the winners.

Best Picture

Winner: The Artist

Faust’s Pick: The Artist (more…)