Children of Men - Go see it

by: Chuck -
If you've got some spare time over the next week or so you should go see Children of Men.  It's easily one of the best movies to come out in the last few years and well worth the $8-$10 it will cost you to see the flick.  

The reason I bring this up is because the movie has a bit of a video game feel to it with the early portions of the film giving off a vibe that is similar to Half-Life 2.  Director Alfonso Cuarón also has a lot of long set pieces that feel like in-game cut scenes (i.e. there's not cutting of the film, there are scenes that go on for 7-8 minutes without switching focus). 

The movie is a bit gory and not exactly the most up lifting movie in the world so you may want to leave the significant other at home if they are sensitive to that kind of cinema (my girlfriend absolutely hated the movie which means I'm going to have to see Bridges of Steel Magnolias for our next movie night).  That said if you like Sci-Fi movies this is a must see film and one of the best acted, written, and put together movies I've seen in a long time.
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