Double-sized final issue! As Homestead Station descends into chaos, Phoebe and Joao find themselves on the run from their many enemies. Secrets are revealed and loyalties are tested as the Titan War begins! The violent and bittersweet conclusion to the Titan saga!
Starring Amy Adams, Jeremy
Renner, Forest Whitaker, Michael Stuhlbarg, Mark
O’Brien, Tzi Ma, Julia Scarlett Dan, Abigail Pniowsky, Jadyn Malone, Frank
Schorpion, Lucas Chartier-Dessert, Christian Jadah, Lucy Van Oldenbarneveld, Andrew
Shaver, Pat Kiely, Sonia Vigneault, Mark Camacho, Sabrina Reeves and Nathaly
Screenplay by Eric Heisserer.
Directed by Denis Villeneuve.
Distributed by Paramount
Pictures. 116 minutes. Rated PG-13.
Once upon a time we weren’t
always afraid of aliens. They weren’t always coming to blow up our national
landmarks, turn us into pod people, or eat our brains.
There is a great history
of science fiction films about other worlds reaching out to us just to share
their knowledge with us or to become friends.
Sure, we’ve always had scary movies about space invaders, but they used
to be leavened by stuff in which the visitors turned out to be all right, like The Day the Earth Stood Still (the
original, not the horrible Keanu Reeves remake), The Man Who Fell To Earth,Close
Encounters of the Third Kind, ET: The Extraterrestrial and Contact.
Arrival remembers this kinder, gentler world, when aliens were not
necessarily to be looked upon with the utmost of suspicion. And even if we are suspicious, perhaps we
should try to understand the visitors instead of pulling out the big guns
Arrival starts with a relatively common premise for this kind of
film – 12 giant spaceships suddenly appear over different areas of the Earth,
hovering in the air mysteriously. As
normal for this type of thing, the military is called right in to handle
things. However, in a nice retro look at
the pre-Trump world, the military is actually competent and intelligent enough
to call in specialists, scientists and linguists in order to try to communicate
with the aliens and figure out what exactly they are doing here.
Hmmm… trying to find a
way to negotiate. It’s just crazy enough
that it might work.
Amy Adams plays Louise, a
linguist and interpreter brought in to try and figure out a language for which
she has no base of knowledge. Jeremy
Renner is Ian, a scientist who believes that the connection can made through
straight science. She is communication and
he is logic. She is heart and he is
mind. Together they make a good team.
Of course, there are
differing factions in the military, too.
Forest Whitaker plays the Colonel in charge, who is open to finding a
peaceful solution, but who is also very conscious of the dangers of waiting too
long. The opposite side is inhabited by
Michael Stuhlbarg, as a military man who feels that a show of strength is the
way to fix any problem.
Arrival is a nuanced, slightly surreal fable that seems
particularly trenchant at this point in history. In the end, Arrival is just what the world needs right now – a group of smart
and dedicated people using calculation, intelligence and hard work to avoid
In a world where
intelligence is all too often overlooked or derided, it’s nice to see a movie
that celebrates intellect and empathy.
J'ai pris le mot liberté
L'ai mis dans une bouteille
Puis j'ai fermé la bouteille
Et l'ai jetée à la mer
La mer a dû la jeter
Sur les flancs d'une falaise
Car pour le mot liberté
Je l'ai retrouvé à l'aise
Bien écrit en lettres d'or
Sur la proue d'un grand voilier.
Je suis en train de vivre à Montréal pour l’été, et je vais aller faire un dessin d'un aspect la ville et ce peuple tous les jours. On vais trouver les croquis individuel sur mon Instagram, ici sur Tumblr je vais poster un petit collection chaque semaine.
100 Days in Montreal, Week One
I am living in Montreal over the summer, and I’ll be doing sketches of the city and its inhabitants daily and posting them on my Instagram. You can see them there every day, and I’ll post a week’s worth of sketches here on Tumblr at a time.