Thursday, 29 November 2007


Due to having copious amounts of time on my hands I've been to see more films than I care to write about here, but of the last week or so here are the best two I've seen.

In the Shadow of the Moon is the story of the NASA space programme and the men who went to the moon. It's a fascinating documentary featuring archive footage of moon, the space programme and interviews with the surviving men who went to the moon. All except Neil Armstrong.

One of the things that fascinates me about travelling to the moon is that even although (or perhaps because) it was last done 35 years ago it still seems futuristic and difficult to comprehend. There's also the fact that these guys are all in their 70s and 80s now and although travelling to the moon is one of mankind's greatest achievements, in 20 years or so there will be no one left alive to talk about the experience first hand.

The trailer is below.

The Darjeeling Limited is the latest from director Wes Anderson. The film has received mixed reviews, with some people finding it inconsequential. Me, I loved it. Really I think if you're a fan of Anderson's other films such as Rushmore and The Royal Tenenbaums then you should lap this up.

The story of three brothers attempting to reconnect after their father's death by travelling in a train across India provides a lot of funny moments. It's undeniably great to look at and offers a great soundtrack. It probably won't win anyone who wasn't a Wes Anderson fan already over, but if like me you are then it's well worth seeing.

Here's the trailer.

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