Movies: Inventing Tomorrow, The Predator

Greetings to all!

These two movies bring our year to date total to 175 films!  That’s a new year to date record for us!

Today is also the beginning of our big Fall trip to Europe.  In a few hours we will be on our way to the airport for our flight to Rome and six weeks in and around Italy.

As always, we’ll keep in touch with posts on our travels and discoveries.  Our theater time will be reduced to near none but we often manage to squeeze in a screening or two.  We will try to catch up when we get home at the end of October.  We send best wishes to all!!


Inventing Tomorrow

This is an interesting and inspiring documentary about high school teenage innovators who identify environmental threats in their own regions of the world and develop potential solutions.  They then present these ideas to scientists from around the world at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair in Los Angeles.

While the topics are reminders of the environmental devastation our world faces, it is also an inspiration to see thousands of students working together, sharing their knowledge and passion for a healthier planet.

Director Laura Nix chose to focus closely on the teenagers, their commitment, enthusiasm, perspectives and energy on their projects.

This film is not rated.  This is a story children of all ages should see!  The run time is 87 minutes.  English, Spanish, Hindi, Indonesian with English subtitles.


The Predator

This edition of the Predator is the 4th in a series. The first was in 1987, then 1990, and then again in 2010.  This one features “genetically upgraded” creatures from across the universe accidentally summoned by the son, played by Jacob Tremblay (from The Room).

The acting was just so so.  The script bounced around quite a bit.  A little slap stick, a little creature feature, a lot of military combat.  Lots of ‘shoot em up’, blow it up, and such.  Visually this is a very dark film.

The rating is R for strong bloody violence, language throughout and crude sexual references.  It is listed as an Action & Adventure, Horror, Science Fiction & Fantasy.  Clearly, it is not appropriate for children.  The run time was 1 hour, 58 minutes.


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