Tag Archive: Sea voyages


Haiku Review: All Is Lost (2013)

all is lostStarring: Robert Redford
Written & directed by J.C. Chandor

After his boat’s hull is damaged by a stray shipping container, a sailor finds himself lost at sea and facing his own mortality.


It’s like Life of Pi
but without the tiger and
all that faith bullshit.

Grade: A-


c2014
By Daniel J. Hoag
All Is Lost is playing now in select cities.
IMDb

Starring: Hugh Grant, Martin Freeman, Imelda Staunton, David Tennant, Jeremy Piven, Salma Hayek, Anton Yelchin, Brendan Gleeson, Ashley Jensen & Brian Blessed
Screenplay by Gideon Defoe
Directed by Peter Lord

A band of misfit pirates run afoul of Queen Victoria while trying to win their captain the infamous Pirate of the Year award.


The folks at Aarrrrrrrrrdman
plunder laughs without acting
like drunk Keith Richards.

Grade: B


c2012
By Daniel J. Hoag
The Pirates! Band of Misfits is now playing in theaters nationwide.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1430626/

Starring: Jamie Bell, Andy Serkis, Daniel Craig, Nick Frost & Simon Pegg
Screenplay by Steven Moffat and Edgar Wright & Joe Cornish
Directed by Steven Spielberg

Investigative journalist and adventure-seeker Tintin teams up with a drunken sea captain to find mysterious scrolls that might lead to a lost treasure.


Finally we get
a fam film filled with guns, booze
and pirate-y death!

Grade: B


c2012
By Daniel J. Hoag
The Adventures of Tintin is playing in theaters nationwide.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0983193/

Starring: Georgie Henley, Skandar Keynes, Ben Barnes, Will Poulter, Tilda Swinton, Liam Neeson & Simon Pegg.
Screenplay by Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely and Michael Petroni
Directed by Michael Apted

In this third installment based on the novels by C.S. Lewis, Lucy & Edmund Pensive return to Narnia with their unpleasant cousin Eustace and join the adventures of King Caspian aboard the ship The Dawn Treader.


Like so many faiths,
all illusion, no magic.
Metaphor hammer!

Grade: C


c2011
By Daniel J. Hoag
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader is available on Blu-ray and DVD on 4/8/11.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0980970/