Archives for August 2013

Astrology: Film: ‘Jobs’ (2013)

In Joshua Michael Stern’s Jobs, our first glimpse of Steve Jobs (Ashton Kutcher) is at the Apple Town Hall staff meeting in 2001, as he’s making his way towards the podium minutes before introducing the iPod. He’s walking his idiosyncratic forward-leaning walk – short steps, slightly pigeon-toed, with his head in front of his body. […]

Astrology: Film: ‘You Will Be My Son’ (2013)

Sometimes child emotional abuse continues well into adulthood. You Will Be My Son, a French film directed by Gilles Legrand, explores a parent-child relationship in which the earnest adult son of a renown and highly successful vintner in Saint-Emilion just can’t please Daddy and winds up at the receiving end of constant verbal belittlement. Paul […]

Astrology: Film: ‘The Patience Stone’ (2013)

The female character portrayed by Golshifteh Farahani in The Patience Stone – co-written and directed by Atiq Rahimi, the Afghan-born filmmaker who also wrote the novel on which his movie is based – has every reason to be talking to herself. She’s a young Muslim woman – the players in this chilling parable are designated […]

Astrology: Film: ‘Kick-Ass 2’ (2013)

Kick-Ass 2 may be a live-action cartoon, but its clear-eyed sentiments go well below the surface. The movie, directed by Jeff Wadlow, poses the question of whether the costumed life one takes on – as do the superheroes here – is more true and valid than one’s “real” life without an alternate wardrobe. This question […]

Astrology: Television: ‘Breaking Bad’: Vince Gilligan’s and Bryan Cranston’s Astrological Chemistry

Think about how many media reviews you’ve read containing a comment about whether the stars involved in a projected exuded or lacked “chemistry.” From an astrological perspective, analyzing sparks between people is relatively easy. Each planet represents a certain type of activity or energy. For example, the Moon is associated with emotion. Mercury is linked […]

Astrology: Television: ‘Breaking Bad’: Dean Norris’s Hank Shows His Sexy Side

Walter White (Bryan Cranston) and his DEA brother-in-law Hank Schrader (Dean Norris) are now officially engaged in a pissing contest. Mars – the animal energy that thrives on winning and defeating opponents – rules. Last night’s broadcast of “Blood Money,” the first of the show’s final eight episodes, picked up with Hank’s leaving the White […]

Astrology: Fashion: Lake Bell’s Overalls in ‘In a World…’

Aside from the denim they’re made from, what’s fashion-forward about overalls? Not much. Which is why their appearance in two movies opening today make them food for thought. It’s easy to characterize overalls as Neptunian – so roomy that you can’t tell where they end or begin. Basically, donning overalls is like swimming in a […]

Astrology: Film: ‘In a World…’ (2013)

In a World…, a smart girl-power movie starring, and written and directed by Lake Bell, is literally about our heroine’s defining (Saturn) her own voice (Mercury). Carol (Bell) is a speech and vocal coach, whose dream is to make it big as voice-over artist. Her surname is different from that of her father, Sam (Fred […]

Astrology: Film: ‘Lovelace’ (2013)

In Lovelace, the first glimpse of Linda Lovelace (Amanda Seyfried) is total glam – she’s bedecked in pearls, wearing a fashionable scarf and driving a posh car. That shot, though, was a role she was playing – a notoriety-making one – in the top-grossing porno movie Deep Throat. Her real story was far more Saturnine […]

Astrology: Film: ‘Prince Avalanche’ (2013)

In Prince Avalanche, painting yellow lane-dividing lines on rural roads is serious Saturnine business. And the no-nonsense taskmaster who takes extraordinary pleasure in the work while reveling in the solitude this neck of the woods provides is Alvin (Paul Rudd), a man whose head space is way older than his years. Under his wing is […]