the year is 2013, fall semester is upon you, and you are hereby invited to go out to the movies. Buy yourself a ticket. You will be tested, around town (only kidding). See them and be able to talk about them, even if you are not a college student, or in Boston. The following are movies you will like to see and may talk about:
1. Elysium The year is 2154 and the name of the movie is that of a space station. This sci-fi action drama thriller has star actors from Harvard and Yale. Bets are on that the spirit of competition is alive and well somewhere enough to make this movie a winner. Canadian (born in South Africa) writer and director Neill Blomkamp who attended the Vancouver Film School 3D Animation and Visual Effects Program* has managed to create a phenomenal movie. Please allow me to introduce to you the two leading role actors: Elysium stars Boston's own Matt Damon, who majored in English at Harvard University following his Boston Public School education. He had attended local public high school, Cambridge Rindge and Latin School where he is known to have taken part in their theatrical productions. Matt did receive a high caliber education even though he decided to move on before graduating from Harvard. Perhaps he knew it was his time to pursue acting in Hollywood. That move would have been right in step with his life of progressive learning, after all, his mother was a pre-school expert at Lesley College.*^ Not long afterwards, Matt played the role of Private Ryan in the 1998 movie Saving Private Ryan when United States soldiers were behind enemy lines in Normandy France during World War II. Matt Damon is also well respected in Boston and beyond for the screenplay he wrote with his hometown neighborhood friend Ben Affleck, Good Will Hunting, and acting in the same movie. *^ Another actor starring in Elysium is the one and only Jodie Foster, from Los Angeles, the LA TV and Movie Star of a generation of time, and a Yale graduate who studied literature.*^^ One can only speculate about why these two icons in the movie business decided to play their roles. In the movie, Elysium, Earth is in ruins and the rich people live on a space station. There exists a world of robots; medicines; weapons; and tech know how like never imagined, simply inspired. Hopefully, the future of our world will never really appear to have people running for survival all throughout a type of third world Earth. Nevertheless there is Elysium as close to a Utopia as could be. The space station looks pretty cool, and everybody wishes they will get there someday. The photographic technology used is state of the art and provided images taken from outer space to give a whole new experience, in the movie Elysium.*^^^ Watch the movie, and listen.
2. Jobs a biographical story about Steve Jobs (1955 - 2011) co-founder of Apple Inc.; co-founder and chief executive of Pixar Animation Studios; on the board of directors at Walt Disney Company ** The movie, Jobs, is a biography of Steve Jobs as a drama, that is the story which tells of his life's journey from his college days to becoming a 20th century creative entrepreneur. Higher education and business markets will be forever grateful for his creative genius contributions to the computer field of electronics. See how an inspirational young man develops revolutionary ideas from his American home garage, forms Apple Inc., and brings the company to the public on the New York Stock Market - and more than that, the vision of a thinking mind is brought to film. Who better than Ashton Kutcher could have played this role let him cast the first stone. There was not a thing phony about Steve Jobs, he lived an American Dream. Sound track musical delivery represents the time period of life appropriately, as heard The Who's, Teenage Wasteland.
3. Lee Daniels, The Butler is a biographical story about the White House butler Cecil Gaines who grew up on a 1920's Georgian cotton plantation and who later served eight presidents during his thirty-four years of employment at the White House.*** The movie travels through time from the days of the presidency of Dwight D. Eisenhower, to John F. Kennedy (JFK); to Lyndon B. Johnson (LBJ); and on through the Vietnam War to the presidency of Ronald Reagan with his wife, Nancy - and onto living through the swearing in of Barack Obama. The movie's cast line-up includes speech communications and performing arts scholarship winner from Mississippi who attended Tennessee State University, Oprah Winfrey also known as the wealthiest African American of the twentieth century**** (she did not act for the money); also, the Irish African American New Yorker singer Mariah Carey is an actor in the movie*****; Forest Whitaker football player turned actor from USC to Berkeley******; and David Banner a graduate of Southern University in Baton Rouge*******. Witness life, family life, and a glimpse of American Society as the story is about Cecil Gaines, a butler.
4. The Grandmaster is a story about Martial Arts and tells of the training of Bruce Lee (1940-1973).******** The martial arts film genre and the greatest icon of Martial Arts was Bruce Lee from early 1970's. Bruce Lee was from San Francisco California and had fans throughout the world. The stars in the movie are both the beautiful Chinese Ziyi Zhang********* graduate of China's top acting college Central Dama Academy -you may remember her from Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon as Jen Yu. She stars along with Tony Leung Chiu Wai********** an actor and a singer from Hong Kong who plays IP Man, the man who trained Bruce Lee. IP Man in Japanese tradition, is an East Asian fighter warrior legend, oppressed but never without honor, and the greatest martial arts master of a generation.
5. The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones based on a worldwide best seller young adult novel, City of Bones, written by the Iran born pseudo named Cassandra Clare*************. She is author of The Mortal Instruments series and writes about how to protect our world from demons. The movie takes place in New York City (NYC) and stars Lily Collins, writer from UK who attended the University of Southern California***********, and twenty-five year old Jamie Campbell Bower of London England who was in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows part 1 and 2.************ Movie goers may prefer to read this (she started writing this in 2004 about her favorite city place Manhattan Island)* young adult book before seeing the movie because the movie previews look really frightening. Shadow hunters …signs of evil…a sound track to haunt you forever… illustrations of light and darkness…ways of mankind protection…and the quest to find out if humanity is good after all, are some of the themes that are laced into this movie's plot which is an example of what it would be like when when an individual has to use absolutely everything they have been taught in order to survive…and cowardice dies. **************A unique perspective is presented in The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, from a writer who is the daughter of American parents.*************
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