A lot less Hollywood than I expected. If the cockpit shots were lit better I’d be praising that aspect of this film. If Jake Gyllenhaal wasn’t in this I’d have enjoyed this film. If the very end wasn’t so bad I’d be recommending this film. Overall, this very familiar premise fell short due to casting and a Hollywood ending. I’m a long time Vera Farmiga fan but maybe a remake 10 years from now with a better cast and an ending a little less Hollywood would make this a classic.
Classic film. Split diopter shots, awesome acting/directing, with some beautiful photography. Criterion did a good job on the mastering too. The few pickup shots in the film that were inserted (due to the film cans being stolen) are a little more apparent than normal but they fit right in with the style of the film. I highly recommend this classic on-location thriller.
Google still didn’t get everything right but they’re getting there. The Google TV 2.0 update is rolling out soon, and now runs on Honeycomb. It has access to the Android Market’s apps along with access to the cloud, etc. If this could integrate better with my TiVo, Google TV would be great. If this could integrate non-DLNA network shares then Google TV would be killer. There’s word of new Google TV hardware coming soon along with new chipsets. A new chipset could mean that we see direct access to network shared media. It would be nice to search for a movie/actor and have my NAS videos integrated into the results. I understand there is no real incentive to allow Google TV access to network shares, as there is no money there, but Google is alienating many of it’s most interested users. Honeycomb has voice commands (way before Apple bought SIRI), so it’d be nice to see that integrated into the living room as well. The software is already here. Once the hardware comes, I will follow.
aka 4320p – Ultra High Definition Television – UHDTV – Ultra HDTV – Ultra High Definition Video – UHDV
Number of pixels: 7,680 × 4,320
Aspect ratio: 16:9
Frame rate: 120Hz progressive
Bit depth: 12
I’m all for new visual technology standards, however, more resolution doesn’t always mean better. It’s similar to megapixels on cameras where 12 megapixels can easily look better than 20 megapixels due to pixel size, quality, etc. Also, too many pixels to display information can be bad depending on your viewing distance and in-turn pixel density. Let’s say you have a checkered board with alternating white and black pixels. The more pixels you start cramming in this pattern, the more you start to see gray. Now, I understand that this is just a standard so you can say all the same things about 1080p HD too. Not all 1080p HD is the same.
Also, 120hz progressive can be unnatural to the eye. I’m okay with the 16:9 ratio staying standard too. More and more movies get made in this non-filmic ratio. The number of non-16:9 doesn’t appear to be affected. I hope they work these things out in the next few years. And yeah, 4320p sounds funny. No ring to that! 6 syllables vs 4 currently.
Garbage. I made it 35 minutes in but I had to turn this off. How could anyone watch over an hour of Jennifer Lawrence going to find her murdered father to “obtain” proof of his death? Not my taste as far as cinematography goes either. And I don’t get this whole J-Lawr thing.