Reviews by DBJC
Knights of Sidonia 2
It's a relief that I know the characters better now in this volume. With that said, I was surprised by the loss of characters and I finally feel the nagging need and desire for the humans to survive. I also want to know why Earth is split it half...on to volume 3!
At least it wasn't a total loss
Really, this movie could have turned out worse than it did. As a person who grew up with the games, this movie is nothing compared to the games, but I did like Angelina Jolie as Lara. I'll give Simon West that. There were also some pretty good fight scenes like the one in her house, but the movie overall was lacking. And why do they call her a superhero? She's not a superhero. Anyway, the movie was okay. I would recommend watching it if you have nothing else to do.
Attack on Space
It's probably not fair to say that, but that's the vibe that I'm getting from reading the first volume of this manga. It's interesting, however, different from AOT in the way that there is more the world than humans trying to survive. But, I was lost the entire time and couldn't find myself having a burning desire to go out and get the second volume. Actually, I already have the second volume so I'm just going to go ahead and read it. I haven't seen the anime yet, so I can't compare. But hopefully I'll get a better sense of what its going on in this epic space story. 3/ 5 stars for this one.

8/5 UPDATE: I would recommend reading it a second time. It's not as confusing if re-read and thought about. But still a promising 3/5.
On the Nature of Daylight
Max Richter is one of my favorite post-classical composers. His music is simply composed, which is why many people think that he's a minimalist (even though he doesn't identify himself as such). This album in particular is very calming to listen to, and very beautiful as well with "On the Nature of Daylight" stealing the show. The track was also featured in the movie Shutter Island. The blend of instrumentals and spoken word is very interesting, and it works, especially with Tilda Swinton's voice. I would recommend this to any contemporary classical music lovers.
I'm not sure...
I watched this movie once and I'm not sure if I liked it or not. I do have to admit that I enjoyed looking at Brad Pitt, but there was just so much for one movie. Lots of time passed, lots of things happened. So I would just recommend to watch at your own leisure because it's really just a "hate it" or "love it" movie.