Cloud Atlas

Starring: Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Hugh Grant, Jim Broadbent, James D’Arcy, Susan Sarandon, Hugo Weaving, Jim Sturgess Directed By: The Wachowski Where I Watched It: Netflix (though this was not my first time) English Audio Description Available?: Hell Yes. Plot: People. Over time. Stories. Intertwined. I’ve now seen this film twice, and trying to describe it seems still like a monumental task. The film stretches over thousands of years, imagining actors almost as reincarnations of themselves across time in completely different circumstances and explores deep themes like human connection and fate. What Works: Well, for the sighted, I do remember … Continue reading Cloud Atlas

Arthur Christmas

WITH THE VOICES OF: James McAvoy, Hugh Laurie, Bill Nighy, Jim Broadbent, Imelda Staunton WRITTEN BY: Peter Baynham and Sarah Smith DIRECTED BY: Sarah Smith and Barry Cook So, I definitely did not watch this movie during the Holiday season. Sometimes though, halfway through the year, you can enjoy a nice holiday pick-up, like a reminder that Christmas is coming. Arthur Christmas was a nice reminder of that. Somewhere nestled between other Christmas classics like  Polar Express and How The Grinch Stole Christmas is now Arthur Christmas, despite its depressingly low box office. Only 48 million? Really? This film deserved … Continue reading Arthur Christmas