Saturday, October 29, 2011

Annie Hall (1977)

Director: Woody Allen
Writers:  Woody Allen, Marshall Brickman
Cast:      Woody Allen, Diane Keaton
Woody Allen plays a neurotic New York comedian Alvy Singer falls in love with the ditsy Annie Hall.

Its a great romantic comedy just like Manhattan and the cameo from Christopher Walken is superb.

Rating: 5/5

Manhattan (1979)

Director: Woody Allen
Writers:  Woody Allen, Marshall Brickman
Cast:      Woody Allen, Diane Keaton, Mariel Hemingway
Woody Allen plays a divorced New Yorker who is currently dating a high schooler brings himself to look for love in the mistress of his best friend instead.

'Annie Hall' was the only Woody Allen film I have seen before this and so far both his films have been great with great wit and intelligence. Need to get into his other films soon.

Rating: 5/5

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Whitey Bulger Biopic (201?)

Director: Ben Affleck (Rumored)
Cast:      Matt Damon
Ben Affleck (Gone Baby Gobe, The Town) is rumored to direct a biopic based on the life of infamous Boston mobster Whitey Bulger. Bulger who doubled as an FBI informant was the inspiration for Jack Nicholson's character in 'The Departed'. Damon is set to play the Bulger role.

Friday, October 21, 2011

An Idiot Abroad (2010) (TV Series)

Stars: Karl Pilkington, Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant
'An Idiot Abroad' is a comedy travel show in which Karl Pilkington travels around the world to see the seven wonders. Its basically his reactions to things he find and the cultural differences he encounters throughout his travels. He is also put into situations, that would provoke him, by Ricky and Steve who are not travelling. As Ricky puts it, 'Its a very expensive practical joke'. And the outcome is hilarious.

The season two of the show is named 'The Bucket List'.

Rating: 4.5/5

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Matt Damon's Directorial Debut

Director: Matt Damon
Writers:  John Krasinski, Dave Eggers, Matt Damon
Following the footsteps of his friend from childhood, Ben Affleck, Matt Damon is set for his directorial debut with an untitled film which he will co-write with John Krasinski. Damon is set to play the role of a salesman who has a life changing experience after he moves to a small town.

Matt Damon had won an oscar for the screenplay for 'Good Will Hunting', which he co-wrote with Ben Affleck.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

The Imitation Game (201?)

Director: Ron Howard (Rumored)
Writer:    Graham Moore
Cast:      Leonardo DiCaprio (Rumored)

Leonardo DiCaprio is rumored to take up the role of brilliant British Mathematician Alan Turing in forthcoming biopic 'The Imitation Game'. Ron Howard is said to be interested in directing the film.

Turing was a second world war hero, being heavily involved in cracking the German codes as he had a knack to detect patterns. He was the first to find mathematical patterns in Biology. His theories were the first to attempt at explaining meta-morphogenesis, identical cells clustering to form different features, in a mathematical basis.

His life ended in a tragic manner because as he was arrested for having a relationship with a young man. He took the option to inject injections that would supposedly change his nature over going to jail. He went into a state of depression and was found dead in his apartment by his cleaner. Coroner's verdict was suicide.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Game of Thrones - Season 1 (2011)

Creators: David Beinoff, D.B.Weiss, Robert R R Martin
Cast:       Lena Hadley, Jack Gleeson, Sean Bean, Peter Dinklage, Aidan Gillen

Its an adaptation of fantasy novel series 'Song of Ice and Fire' (Robert R R Martin. Its supposed to be a seven part series with 5 parts already out and the season one of TV series is the adaptation of first one called Game of Thrones. Even though its of fantasy genre it is essentially a political drama with great characters. The greatest thing about it is that there are no black and white characters. All of them are scheming unpredictable real life like people. Love it. There is a dwarf character who is my favorite from the show. First season has 10 episodes. The production quality is very high with exquisite visuals. The budget for first season was about 60 million dollars and they are not wasting it on shitty CGI. Even though you might get the impression of an action packed series from the trailer, its far from it. Its all about the characters.

Season two will be aired next year only. Planning to read the novels before that.

Season 1: 4.5/5