Creator: Jonathan Nolan Stars: Jim Caviezel, Taraji P. Henson, Kevin Chapman, Micheal Emerson Genres: Action, Drama, Mystery
From the brilliant writer of Interstellar, comes Jonathan Nolan to create Person of Interest, a world parallel to ours. Some would say, this show is an example of today’s big brother dominating our world. The concept centers around “The Machine.” Designed by the mysterious and wealthy Harold Finch (Micheal Emerson) to protect American citizens from relevant and dangerous threats. Brought on by Finch, John Reese (Jim Caviezel) is the handsome ex-CIA strong-arm in the twosome. With the basic set up of good verse evil, this show intrigues the audience to blur the line by doing what every it takes to protect the good. Society tries to teach that choices are black and white, though there are some who have the capacity to evolve. Can you decipher what is right and what is wrong or is there ever a real choice? Watch the first three seasons of Person of Interest on Netflix to find out.
Director: Zack Snyder Screenwriter: David S. Goyer, Christopher Nolan
Never having read the Superman comics as chilren, we did not have much backround knowledge of the superhero except for pervious movies and television shows. So we can’t speak for Superman superfans, but as for novices we thought Man of Steel did a wonderful job portraying the iconic superhero. No one besides Henry Cavill could have played the role of Superman. He fit the description to a “T.” Although we prefer him with a little bit of stubble, Cavill was incredibly sexy clean shaven as well. The graphics were amazing and the futuristic imagery created a believeable world of future technology and different animal species from unknown planets. Thrilling action was abundant throughout the movie, making for some “edge of your seat” moments. The underlying themes of free will and faith in humanity created some drama amidst the action. And of course we can’t forget about the chemistry between Clark Kent and Lois Lane (Amy Adams). There is a bit of a different spin on Lois as well. She’s not just some simpering woman who needs to be rescued. She actually helps Superman save the world. Overall, it’s a good superhero movie with amazing imagery. Here’s to hoping for more men of steel in the future.