Theodore: “Sometimes I think I have felt everything I’m ever gonna feel. And from here on out, I’m not gonna feel anything new. Just lesser versions of what I’ve already felt.”
A lonely writer falls in love with his newly installed, artificially intelligent, operating system (OS) on his computer. That’s the gist of ‘Her’, and it’s hard to explain how romantic the film is to someone if they haven’t seen it.
Premiering at the New York Film Festival late last year, Her stars Joaquin Phoenix as Theodore and Scarlet Johansson as the voice of Samantha, the OS. Samantha is not a ‘robotic’ form of artificial life with no personality – essentially, the film treats Samantha as if she is a real, albeit highly intelligent, person sans a physical body.
Named the Best Film of 2013 at the National Board of Review Awards, nominated for three Golden Globes, winning one for Best Screenplay, and currently nominated for five Academy Awards, there is a lot of hype surrounding this film that seems rather simple on the surface.
Cordelia: “[to Fiona] Feel the fear and the pain. Let it all in. And then let it all go.”
Am I the only one who can’t believe Coven is already over? With the finale that aired last week, I can now say for certainty Coven was my favourite season of American Horror Story; albeit very closely followed by Asylum.
Writers took notice of the criticisms of last season, and left us with far fewer loose ends this time around – with the exception of certain strange things like what on earth happened to Spalding, but at this point in the show it surprises me when fans complain about unanswered questions. Isn’t that what American Horror Story is becoming known for?
Cordelia: “You will all be tested. The Seven Wonders – Sunday, at dawn. It begins. Everyone participates. And by next week, we will have a new supreme.”
As ever, this week’s episode of American Horror Story (AHS) was an eventful one. We saw new powers manifest, characters return, and of course a multitude of deaths amongst the cast – can it actually qualify for being an AHS episode anymore if no body dies?
Only one more episode is left, and despite some shaky moments midway through the season, I think it’s safe to say that, at this point, Coven has been my favourite season to date.
Marie Laveau: “They die tonight, or the next needle I use will put a hole in your heart. You understand me?”
In the mid-season finale for American Horror Story (AHS) last week, audiences were treated to a more-than eventful episode; it’s hard to even know where to begin. But that quote up there was certainly a highlight moment of the episode – finally seeing voodoo magic after it has been teased for the entire series was handled amazingly well, and Hank’s (Josh Hamilton) reaction to his bones breaking was spot-on enough that I was cringing in my seat. Isn’t that why most of us are watching AHS, anyway?
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