Archives for April, 2008
Written By Robert Charles Wilson
Obviously we love science fiction books here at CineGeek. We also like character driven stories, not just a bunch of techno-babble for a few hundred pages. With that in mind I cracked open Spin.
At first glance this book may seem thematically familiar. In fact there’s one plot device that’ll be extremely familiar to fans of the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy series of books.
A young boy, Tyler, and his genius friend Jason and Jason’s sister Dianne are all hanging out together while Jason and Dianne’s parents are hosting a party in their huge house. Everything starts out typical enough until suddenly while they are outside, all the stars disappear from the sky.
Directed By Noah Baumbach
Starring Nicole Kidman, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Jack Black
It’s sort of hard to make this film sound interesting without going point to point through the plot, which I don’t want to do. I do want the film to sound interesting though because it is. Basically what we have here is an extremely dysfunctional family trying to get through a wedding. Margot (Kidman) had originally told her sister Pauline (Leigh) that she couldn’t come to her wedding but Margot has a change of heart and decides to make the trip if for no other reason than to run away for a while from her own crumbling family life. …continue reading
Directed By: David Ocanas
Starring: Poppy Montgomery, Danny Pino, Adam Kaufman
If you are a fan of psychological thrillers and love Poppy Montgomery from Without a Trace, then Between released by Porchlight Entertainment on DVD, is for you.
Nadine Roberts (Poppy Montgomery) is on the verge of losing her mind. She is suffering from sleep deprivation, loss of appetite and has frequent panic attacks that send her mind and heart racing. What is causing Nadine problems?
Her sister went on a trip to Tijuana and never returned. She disappeared without a trace. So, she tells her boyfriend adios and heads to Mexico to get to the bottom of things. Unfortunately, things go from bad to worse. …continue reading