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Behind The Curtain: Episode 10

January 31st, 2013

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Warning: Spoilers ahead – ‘Behind the Curtain’, unlike any other movie review show. Listen to Gareth and Alex as they dissect their favourite films in true Mind Set style. Asking the questions other shows are afraid to ask and revealing what’s hiding in plain sight.

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Prometheus (2012)

“How far would you go to get your answers?.”

Where did we come from? Why are we here? Through stunning visuals and dark corridors ‘Prometheus’ explores the notion of creation and the creator. But are we wise to search out our God and how far you would go to find ‘him’?

Travelling to a distant planet, a mixed group of Wayland Corporation employees go to find life… Alien life. Written as a prequel to the 1979 blockbuster, Ridley Scott has returned once again to direct another chapter in the ‘Alien’ saga.

Taking influences from real alternative history’s we are shown our ‘engineers’ and prompted to question our faith. Is the search ‘out there’ an excuse to avoid looking ‘within’? If you believe in God will ‘he’ believe in you?

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Behind The Curtain: Episode 9

August 26th, 2012

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Warning: Spoilers ahead – ‘Behind the Curtain’, unlike any other movie review show. Listen to Gareth and Alex as they dissect their favourite films in true Mind Set style. Asking the questions other shows are afraid to ask and revealing what’s hiding in plain sight.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Catfish (2010)

“It takes somebody that appreciates the art…”

A photographer from New York, is flattered when a gifted child hundreds of miles away begins to paint his work. With his filmmaking friends a documentary of their relationship is born and we join them on their journey as he is also attracted to Megan, the elder sister. Yet all is not what it seems and we soon learn Megan is far from who she claims to be…

Who do we give our trust to? How much of our online life is genuine? In our ‘modern’ age we are so plugged in to our virtual lives that we rarely take time to consider the face behind the profile.

What if the person you thought was your friend, was really paid to monitor your behavior? Could you tell if a person was pretending to be of the opposite sex? How much of your life would you give to a stranger?

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Behind The Curtain: Episode 8

July 29th, 2012

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Warning: Spoilers ahead – ‘Behind the Curtain’, unlike any other movie review show. Listen to Gareth and Alex as they dissect their favourite films in true Mind Set style. Asking the questions other shows are afraid to ask and revealing what’s hiding in plain sight.

The Great Dictator (1940)

“Baloney."

In ‘The Great Dictator’ Charlie Chaplin plays both a Jewish barber and Hynkel (a parody of Hitler). Released during the 2nd World War this film is as poignant now as it was then. By turning tragedy to comedy harsh realities fly past your eyes at an alarming rate – together with an ending speech that is a true classic.

Charlie Chaplin: One of the world’s greatest clowns. Beginning with a tragic and poverty led childhood to a life where figureheads (from Churchill to Einstein) jostled to be seen next to him.

An entertainer recognised globally, but one whose ‘political’ viewpoint led to him being exiled from the country that made him famous. A man born in the19th century, with a message for the 21st.

 

 

Behind The Curtain: Episode 7

June 15th, 2012

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Warning: Spoilers ahead – ‘Behind the Curtain’, unlike any other movie review show. Listen to Gareth and Alex as they dissect their favourite films in true Mind Set style. Asking the questions other shows are afraid to ask and revealing what’s hiding in plain sight.

Surrogates (2009)
“We're not meant to experience the world through a machine.”

The world is a ‘safer’ place when we live our lives through the eyes of machines. Or at least that’s what the people believe in ‘Surrogates’. Until, that is, a weapon is used that kills not only the machine but its user too.

Would you choose a virtual life over your real one?

Set in the near future perhaps the idea doesn’t seem so strange if we consider the use of social networks and video games today. To live ‘free’ from disease and with a body ‘designed’ the way you choose.

Be beautiful and eternally young through your Surrogate – but at what cost? Would you offer your children a Surrogate or feel guilty if you did not? As our lives become ever more technological are we missing something?

Behind The Curtain: Episode 6

May 25th, 2012

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Warning: Spoilers ahead – ‘Behind the Curtain’, unlike any other movie review show. Listen to Gareth and Alex as they dissect their favourite films in true Mind Set style. Asking the questions other shows are afraid to ask and revealing what’s hiding in plain sight.

The Avengers / Avengers Assemble (2012)

I still believe in heroes.

Building upon a series of successful Marvel superhero movies, The Avengers / Avengers Assemble brings together an unlikely group of ‘heroes’ and unites them against a common enemy. With so many egos at play this film could have easily fallen apart, yet it not only sticks together but forms a great action film… but what it is really telling us?

In times of trouble people flock to entertainment, as a release from the harsh realities around them. Is this part of the reason that ‘Avengers Assemble’ total worldwide earnings have already exceeded $1Billion. What is a hero anyway – Are we worshipping the silver screens image more than those around us? If so – whose image are we being presented with?