[8.Jan.17] I’ve just watched Arrival. It was AMAZING. The movie tells the process of humans trying to communicate with an alien. We follow a linguist deciphering an alien language incredibly different than what humans use. Of course, the physics involved enticed me :) Time is a fascinating subject.
This is a snippet of the screenplay written by Heisserer for the movie. If I remember, half of this page weren’t in the movie. It would’ve been cool if it did.
Heisserer discussed his writing process in the article linked below. This is the description of the picture
“…A scene in which Colonel Weber and fellow scientist Ian Donnelly approach Louise, concerned for her mental stability after she translated some heptapod writing in real-time without the need for reference images or software. This is where the viewer learns about the Sapir-Whorf hypothesis, and how immersion in a foreign language can rewire our brains.”
Heisserer, Eric. “How I Wrote Arrival (and What I Learned Doing It).” The Talkhouse. N.p., n.d. Web. 08 Jan. 2017. .
BEST PICTURE “La La Land” “Moonlight” - WINNER “Manchester by the Sea” “Arrival” “Fences” “Lion” “Hidden Figures” “Hacksaw Ridge” “Hell or High Water”
BEST DIRECTOR Damien Chazelle, “La La Land” - WINNER Barry Jenkins, “Moonlight” Denis Villeneuve, “Arrival” Kenneth Lonergan, “Manchester by the Sea” Mel Gibson, “Hacksaw Ridge”
ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE Natalie Portman, “Jackie” Emma Stone, “La La Land” - WINNER Isabelle Huppert, “Elle” Meryl Streep, “Florence Foster Jenkins” Ruth Negga, “Loving”
ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE Ryan Gosling, “La La Land” Casey Affleck, “Manchester by the Sea” - WINNER Denzel Washington, “Fences” Andrew Garfield, “Hacksaw Ridge” Viggo Mortensen, “Captain Fantastic”
ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE Viola Davis, “Fences” - WINNER Michelle Williams, “Manchester by the Sea” Octavia Spencer, “Hidden Figures” Naomie Harris, “Moonlight” Nicole Kidman, “Lion”
ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE Mahershala Ali, “Moonlight” - WINNER Jeff Bridges, “Hell or High Water” Lucas Hedges, “Manchester by the Sea” Dev Patel, “Lion” Michael Shannon, “Nocturnal Animals”
ADAPTED SCREENPLAY “Moonlight,” Barry Jenkins - WINNER “Arrival,” Eric Heisserer “Lion,” Luke Davies “Fences,” August Wilson “Hidden Figures,” Allison Schroeder and Theodore Melfi
ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY “La La Land,” Damien Chazelle “Hell or High Water,” Taylor Sheridan “Manchester by the Sea,” Kenneth Lonergan - WINNER “The Lobster,” Yorgos Lanthimos and Efthymis Filippou “20th Century Women,” Mike Mills
Valiant is proud to present the official animated trailer for SECRET WEAPONS #1 – the FIRST ISSUE of THE MUST-READ NEW SERIES from Academy Award-nominated writer Eric Heisserer (screenwriter of the international smash-hit ARRIVAL and the upcoming BLOODSHOT and HARBINGER feature films from Sony Pictures) and visionary artist Raul Allen (WRATH OF THE ETERNAL WARRIOR) with Patricia Martin (BLOODSHOT REBORN)! On June 28th, Valiant’s most important new series of the summer joins THE ROAD TO HARBINGER WARS 2 – the publisher’s seismic 2018 crossover event – as Livewire steps to the fore to lead an extraordinary new team of Harbinger Foundation escapees…and reveals a hidden, high-stakes corner of the Valiant Universe never before explored…
I usually just make GIFS, post them on Tumblr, and then go hide in my safe little hole and giggle at the magnificence of my lame photoshop skills. But this time, I have to say something.
Last night I had the privilege of seeing Hours (2013), and this film was so much more than I expected. From a first time director, and from the rep that Paul Walker has of being a “bad” actor, I didn’t expect much going into this.
Man, I was so wrong. Not even seeing The Lazarus Project (2008) or Running Scared (2006) can prepare you for the performance Paul gives in this movie. I’m proud to be a fan of his. And I can proudly say that he doesn’t get cast for his looks. He was chosen for this role because he believed in it, and his performance proves it.
I have too many feelings for this film. These gifs don’t even cover the emotional depth in this film, you need to SEE IT!
Valiant is proud to present your first lettered look inside SECRET WEAPONS #2 – the next astonishing chapter of the hotly anticipated limited series from Academy Award-nominated writer Eric Heisserer (Arrival) and Harvey Award-nominated artists Raul Allen (WRATH OF THE ETERNAL WARRIOR) and Patricia Martin (NINJAK)! On July 19th, the Valiant Universe’s supremely powerful technopath, Livewire, and her newfound team of heroes-in-training begin their journey toward Valiant’s seismic 2018 event as THE ROAD TO HARBINGER WARS 2 reaches the point of no return! Determined to succeed where the Harbinger Foundation failed, Livewire has brought together a new band of psiots defined by their arcane and at-times cryptic abilities…and, together, they’ll show the world just how powerful a secret weapon can be!
The government has dispatched Amanda McKee – the technopath codenamed Livewire – to investigate the ruins of a secret facility formerly run by Toyo Harada, the most powerful telepath on Earth and her former mentor. In his quest for world betterment at any cost, Harada sought out and activated many potential psiots like himself. Those who survived, but whose powers he deemed to have no value to his cause, were hidden away at this installation. But Livewire, having studied Harada’s greatest strengths and learned his deepest weaknesses, senses opportunity where he once saw failure. A young girl who can talk to birds… A boy who can make inanimate objects gently glow… To others, these are expensive disappointments. But, to Livewire, they are secret weapons…in need of a leader. Now, as a mechanized killer called Rex-O seeks to draw them out, Livewire and her new team of cadets will be forced to put their powers into action…in ways they never could have imagined…
On July 19th, join visionary storytellers Eric Heisserer and Raul Allen as they reveal the next stunning chapter of 2017’s most talked-about new series – and find out for yourself why SECRET WEAPONS is already being heralded as a true masterwork of superhero-driven science fiction:
“✮✮✮✮✮… [SECRET WEAPONS] succeeds on every major level… A dream collaboration.” – Comic Bastards
“[SECRET WEAPONS] could shake up comics… [Livewire] is the ideal character for [Heisserer] to focus on after his Academy Award-nominated ARRIVAL screenplay.” – The Hollywood Reporter
“[SECRET WEAPONS] looks amazing.” – Entertainment Weekly
“✮✮✮✮½… Stunning… Truly an exciting start to this book…” – Two Guys One Review
“Some of [Heisserer’s] most ambitious work.” – MTV
“✮✮✮✮… Put this one on your pull list, you won’t be disappointed.” – Bleeding Cool
“[Heisserer] is set to make a splash in the comic book world.” – Blastr
On July 19th, Oscar nominee Eric Heisserer and Harvey Award nominee Raul Allen take their stunning journey to new heights as Livewire takes her team out of the shadows and onto THE ROAD TO HARBINGER WARS 2, only in SECRET WEAPONS #2 (of 4) – featuring covers by Raul Allen (BLOODSHOT REBORN), Marguerite Sauvage (FAITH), Roberto de la Torre (Daredevil), and Ben Templesmith (30 Days of Night)!
But first: The year’s most astonishing adventure begins on June 28th when Heisserer, Allen, and Martin make history with SECRET WEAPONS #1 (of 4) – the FIRST ISSUE of the all-new VALIANT PRESTIGE-format series following in the footsteps of HARBINGER, BLOODSHOT REBORN, FAITH, and X-O MANOWAR to forge a pivotal new milestone pushing Livewire to the forefront of the Valiant Universe!
Arrival is the newest project from director Denis Villeneuve, the amazing director who brought us some really good movies in recent time, like Sicario, Prisoners or Enemy. This time he dwells in the sci-fi genre, directing a movie about an alien invasion. The movie stars Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner and Forest Whitaker.
The story begins with twelve UFO’s landing on earth on different territories. US Colonel Weber (Forest Whitaker) recruits Louise Banks (Amy Adams), a linguistic proffesor, in trying to establish contact with the invaders. There she will meet Ian Donnelly (Jeremy Renner), a scientist, expert in physics, with whom she will work together.
I really loved the approach this movie had on the alien invasion genre. This is not an action movie, the first answer is not to bring out the weapons and blow them up. Instead, the script, written by Eric Heisserer, comes with a much more better, intelligent answer. Let’s try talking with the aliens, let’s learn about them and see why they came here. This was a really original approach that I loved. True, because of this, the movie has a more slow pace, but it’s a good slow, it’s not boring at all, but the characters and the plot keep your attention at all times.
As it Denis Villeneuve movies, this one looks really beautiful also. The cinematography is really well done, creating some beautiful shots. However, this time Denis did not use his usual collaborator, Roger Deakins, instead going for Bradford Young, who really did an excellent job. The movie truly looks stunning and is a feast for the eyes.
As far as acting goes, the three main actors do a really good job, especially Amy Adams. This is one of her best roles, but that’s not saying much, considering she’s quite good in everything she does. Jeremy Renner also is really good, and I was really happy to see him in a role like this. It seems like lately, he is busy with all the blockbuster franchises, like Mission Impossible and the Marvel movies, so it’s really nice seeing he uses his real acting chops also. He needs to make more movies like this. Forest Whitaker is also really good, bringing out his A game.
Arrival is one of the best movies of the year, a really clever sci-fi that does not focus on mindless CGI-filled action and features interesting characters and a plot that will keep you guessing until the end, and it truly deserves a 9 out of 10!