Winner of several technical Oscars and Best Director, Ang Lee’s Life of Pi gets an absolutely gorgeous HD transfer in a nice full featured, simple Blu-ray package. After watching this, it is hard to argue that the movie did not deserve the Oscars that it received. Clearly a visionary feast for the eyes.
Ang Lee’s Life of Pi is a visual marvel that wears its heart on its sleeve – and therein lies the problem for me: it’s so beautiful and so earnest that it occasionally lost its connection with me.
These are the days that try a critics soul. There are many movies that I watch, especially during Award season, where I can recognize the technical and artistic quality but ultimately feel it is not for me and come away feeling a bit cold by the experience. This is what I’ve said about several movies over the last few weeks. Director Ang Lee’s latest film Life of Pi is another such movie.
PI is stranded at sea after the ship he is on sinks in a storm. But he finds himself adrift, and at odds, with a Bengal tiger. Together, they form a bond to survive.
As the 2012 London Olympic Summer Games gets underway,GeekScholars Movie News celebrates by holding a special edition of their Casting Challenge segment, where the crew pitches their ideas for a Olympics-themed movie.
From there, the GeekScholars take a look ahead at all the major releases coming out in August 2012, and are ready to tell you which ones they are most excited about, and which ones they still may need a bit of convincing on. Then, listen to the team’s thoughts on the trailers for Life of Pi and The Oranges, during this week’s Preview Reviews.
Finally, the GeekScholars deliver some updates on the Disney/ Pixar/ Jon Favreau project, Magic Kingdom, and A Good Day to Die Hard.
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