What culture have I consumed since the last list on 25th October?
Human Universe – The latest BBC science series presented by Professor Brian Cox. This one looked at the place of humans in the Universe. It touched on whether we are alone, or if there are other technological civilisations in our Galaxy or beyond. Fabulous stuff, The monologue at the end of the final episode is magnificent.
The Time Traveller’s Wife – Film version of Audrey Niffenegger book of the same name. About a man who uncontrollably travels backwards and forwards in time. And his relationship with his wife. Whom he met when time travelling. I’ve seen this a few times now. I really like it.
Forever – Continuing to watch the Forever TV show. Continuing to love it.
The Hunger Games, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire & The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – In anticipation of the November 20th release of the third film in The Hunger Games series, I bought the previous two on iTunes. Then watched them before going to see the third in the cinema. All three are fabulous. Modern classics in my opinion. I’ve been to see Mockingjay three times so far. There is no guarantee I won’t go see it again before it gets an iTunes release.
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay book – After seeing the Mockingjay film three times, I didn’t want to wait until November 2015 to find out what happens. So I bought and read the last book in the trilogy. It’s going to be very interesting to see how they handle the later stages of the story in the final film. No spoilers until this time next year! The films are a better telling of the story than the books I think. I don’t like the first person present tense that the books use. I understand why it’s done that way. But I don’t like it.
Enigma – Caught this film set in Bletchley Park during the second world war. It had a few strange plot twists. But overall I liked it.
Interstellar – The science fiction film that everyone and their dog had been talking about for the last few months. It was going to be the best, most realistic space film ever. I hated it. It’s not just that I didn’t think it was any good. No, about an hour into it I started to resent the film makers for wasting my time. It’s awful. The visuals are okay. But they don’t redeem the poor story or plot. Also, it’s about a year too long!