Movie Beat – 10.26.12

Confused on what to do this weekend? Go to the movies! Here are ten films opening up this Friday, choose what you will. Chasing Mavericks – North of Santa Cruz, there is a wave, one of the biggest on Earth, known as Mavericks. A group of surfers try their best to keep the wave a secret, but fifteen year old, Jay Moriarity (Jonny Weston) discovers the wave and knows that it is his destiny to surf it. He enlists the help of Frosty (Gerard Butler) to mentor him to surf the legendary Mavericks. Based on a true story, and made … Continue reading Movie Beat – 10.26.12

CLOUD ATLAS

“Everything is connected” is the tagline to Cloud Atlas, a movie that is as ambitious as it is long. Adapted from the novel by David Mitchell, Cloud Atlas carries three directors, six storylines spanning centuries, and twelve actors all playing multiple roles. A large budget film with lofty ambitions, Cloud Atlas aims to not only adapt a beloved novel, but to illuminate while entertaining. It does manage to entertain, which is necessary for a film with a three-hour running time, but its illuminations are superficial at best. Cloud Atlas comes with a very dense, almost labyrinthine plot. I suspect that the reason … Continue reading CLOUD ATLAS