AWFJ Movie of the Week, January 18-24: THE 5TH WAVE

Opening January 22, AWFJ’s Movie of the Week is The 5th Wave, which stars Chloe Grace Moretz (Clouds of Sils Maria, Let Me In) as a teenager struggling to survive after alien attacks have destroyed most of Planet Earth.. Read on…

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LUCY – Review by Susan Granger

Cleverly utilizing computer-generated imagery, while suspending all sensible logic thru fragmented, episodic story-telling, French writer/director Luc Besson (“La Femme Nikita,” “Leon: The Professional,” “Taken,” “The Transporter”) has created a fast-paced, blood-splattered, eerie escapade, shot on a mere $40 million budget. Obviously inspired by Michelangelo’s “The Creation of Adam,” Stanley Kubrick’s “2001: A Space Odyssey,” and Neo in “The Matrix” franchise, Besson even takes the name Lucy from the fossilized skeleton of man’s earliest ancestor, Australopitchecus afarensis, which was discovered in 1974. Read more…

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