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The Theory of Everything

The-Theory-of-Everything-Poster-2Alex Jowski: Really, we thought a Stephen Hawking biopic was needed?

This may or may not get the facts of Stephen Hawking’s life and career correct and it may or may not do justice to the man. But this is not about Stephen Hawking. This movie is a big giant blowjob to The Academy. My prediction? It’ll get mentioned and discussed either as a serious contender or “Jesus, what shameless Oscar Bait” (Remember last year’s “The Book Thief”). It will lose to something bette, I’m sure, and we won’t mention it again. I mean, really, how many people still talk seriously about A Beautiful Mind?

Caroline Madden: I don’t know as much about Stephen Hawking as I’d like, so I’m looking forward to seeing this to learn more about him. I even read here that Stephen Hawking himself was very pleased with the film, and offered to lend the special voice that he uses to the filmmakers. I can’t wait to see this!

Alexander Hutt: Honestly, it looks way too over sentimentalized. Take an interesting man who defies his diagnosis and reduce his story to one about love, complete with “inspirational and uplifting” muzak. Sorry but I would rather watch a documentary about Stephen Hawking, not some trite bullshit. And somebody demolish that piano playing in the foreground.

mister X: well…i think all our lives were just put a bit more into perspective after seeing that, eh?

if this were an american production i’d expect schmaltz-overload but brits tend to keep the grit in their bio-pics so i think this might be a good one

Nuttawut Permphithak: What can I say? It’s a film about Stephen Hawking that’s going to cheer you up and teaches you that you can get through bad things if everyone stands with you. From what I see, it’s 75% Romantic films and 25% biographical film. I probably won’t see it, but I’m pretty sure it will be a smash hit.

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Justin Widerski aka Etrigan Blood is a time-traveling alien ginger with a penchant for sarcasm and a weakness for muffins. Into comics, horror, anime, video games, Star Trek, Doctor Who, etc… Justin is a jack of all trades when it comes to geek fandoms, but a master of none. He started doing film reviews as a way to appease the voices in his head, but after getting proper medication he just does them for fun and in the pitiful hopes of doing it professionally. Justin's dabbled in podcasting, with a total 2 1/2 failed shows and used to be creative director on a local cable program called YRU-Up. He currently studies Film/TV at *redacted* and is a news writer for Geek Juice.
  • KCGL77
    November 10, 2014 at 2:04 am

    Theory of Everything: So this is a thing that’s happening…been seeing this trailer for awhile now since I’ve been going to the “art house” theater around me. Will I see it. Sure but its probably gonna be at matinee price.

    Foxcatcher: Contemplating making this a date night movie. Just cause I think taking my girlfriend to movies like this makes for interesting conversations.

    Dumb and Dumber To: A movie that I hope is good and will probably go see it when I really need a good laugh.

    The Homesman: Another “art house” theater trailer I’ve seen. Tommy Lee Jones is directing it so I’m probably just going to see it on those merits.

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