5 Movies to Watch When The World Ends Friday
Gaman has many of the markings of parallel cinemait is shot on location, has convincingly realist performances, contains a social message (migration doesnt solve anything), and links an individuals fate to circumstance rather than chance. Apart from NFDC productions, Cinemas of India has also brought out films made by other sources, such as Doordarshan and individual producers, and is streaming them for free on its website www.cinemasofindia.com . Recent NFDC productions, such as the Malayalam period piece Bioscope and Gujarati film The Good Road, which the Film Federation of India named as Indias official submission for the Foreign Language Film at the Oscars, have a much shorter gap between completion and exposure. However, the DVD route continues to be the best possible way for such films to reach their audiences. The struggle to release such films in cinemas clearly hasnt eased one bit. A still from The Good Road, Indias official entry to the Oscars, produced by NFDC. Photo courtesy: National Film Development Corporation For years, the state financed its own critique in pursuit of the noble mission of using cinema as a tool for social change, which could be achieved, it was felt, by training Indians to develop a taste for a different kind of cinema. It had different descriptorsparallel, art, offbeat, Indian new wave, socially relevantbut one consequence: an escape from the relentless escapism of mainstream film-making. Even though not everything that wasnt a song-dance-action-comedy hotchpotch was part of parallel cinema, but convenience trumped reason. Satyajit Ray famously distanced himself from the movies produced by the NFDC and its previous avatar, the Film Finance Corporation, in his book Our Films, Their Films, in 1976 itself. Ray and his peers Ritwik Ghatak and Mrinal Sen got lumped together with later film-makers like Shyam Benegal (many of whose films were not financed by the NFDC), Ketan Mehta, G.
‘Enough Said,’ ‘Rush’ and other new movies, reviewed
Sending such an old model was something I wouldn’t expect from Apple. For example, when Apple replaced my iPod nano 1G (2005) in a recall notice, I received at 6G (2010) model. But with DIRECTV, I got an obsolete replacement. My take on all this is that the company would rather squeeze every dime they can from us instead of exciting us with the latest technology. What’s being telegraphed is that we’re not part of a modern family, moving together forward in time, with fabulous new products and technology – products to be proud of. However, with Apple, one does, in fact, have that feeling, and we’d never want to give up iCloud, our Macs, iPhones, calendars, reminders, photo library, iTunes, and so on. DIRECTV has not taken the initiative to integrate itself into our lives as Apple has with a broad range of modern services. And that’s the key, right there. I should point out that things have gotten a little better with our DIRECTV service. The DIRECTV app, which I’ve reviewed , is drop-dead gorgeous. I can live-stream to my iPad while my wife watches something else on the DVR and Plasma. But that’s another key. It’s the Apple iPad that we’re using. Loyalty is Earned, not Churned For now, we’ll continue to always watch our movies on the Apple TV out of sheer, joyful loyalty to Apple. We love their products and services, we love the technology, and we love the integration across products. We love the retail stores in Denver.
Divorced parents Albert (James Gandolfini) and Eva (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) explore middle-age romance in Enough Said. (Photo by Lacey Terrell/Fox Searchlight via Associated Press) Enough Said (PG-13) Like the best romantic comedies of Hollywoods Golden Age, Holofceners film zings and pops with hilarious dialogue (‘What the hell is chervil?’ Eva snorts after Marianne lovingly gives her fresh herbs from her perfectly un-manicured garden), but also gets to the heart of human nature: in this case, the lengths people go to in order to fill their empty spaces, and how lovable foibles become intolerable flaws. Ann Hornaday Rush (R) As much escapist fun as ‘Rush’ is as an adrenaline-juiced car-race movie, its most interesting as a rare depiction of male vanity, how physical attractiveness informs self-worth and potency, and the role beauty so often the sole purview of women on screen plays in mens relationships and personal insecurities. Ann Hornaday Inequality for All (PG) this film avoids the familiar impartial-arbiter mode of documentary filmmaking and adopts a single perspective as its own. (Viewers will not, in other words, hear from any Gordon Gekko types arguing that wealth belongs to those who can take it.) Both films pair bits of biographical color with footage of well-polished lectures, bringing in just enough outside material to make them feel like real movies. John DeFore Blue Caprice (R) As admirable as Moorss oblique style is, though, Blue Caprice doesnt offer the sense of catharsis or closure, let alone new information, that makes it more than a cold, if disciplined, directorial exercise. Muhammad, who was executed in 2009 , and Malvo, who is serving a series of consecutive life sentences , remain enigmatic, remorseless figures, their depravity never deeply examined past their emotional problems and psychological ills. Ann Hornaday Don Jon (R) The only real down side of Don Jon is the extreme vulgarity, especially early on. Its easy to imagine that some of Jons audacious admissions could alienate certain audience members, and it would be a shame if the outrageousness overshadowed the movies thoughtful revelations and surprisingly sweet heart. Stephanie Merry Baggage Claim (PG-13) Theres so much wrong with Baggage Claim from its outdated story line and similarities to the dreadful Whats Your Number to Talberts clumsy, flat-screen directing that its all the more surprising when things go right. But it would be unfair to deny that it doesnt provide its own modest, sometimes outright hilarious, pleasures. Ann Hornaday Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2 (PG) But instead of upping the ante, as so many sequels do, Cloudy 2 merely gets the band back together including perky weather girl Sam Sparks (Anna Faris), immature bully Brent (Andy Samberg) and Flints level-headed father (James Caan) for a repetitive mission that calls to mind multiple beats from the first movie. Sean OConnell Metallica Through the Never (R) Thanks to wireless instruments, guitarists James Hetfield and Kirk Hammett and bassist Robert Trujillo are highly mobile, and even drummer Lars Ulrich moves around a lot. They interact with other performers in scenarios that appeal to some metalheads taste for carnage and destruction. The last staged catastrophe seems rather tasteless, but it turns out to be a clever setup for the back-to-basics finale. Mark Jenkins Haute Cuisine (PG-13) Frot manages the tough trick of playing someone whos both standoffish and likable. Hortense isnt easily amused or benevolently quirky, the way so many female characters can be. Shes serious, but her passion for recipes and fresh produce proves appealing. “Haute Cuisine” also strays from the typical formula because its devoid of a romantic subplot. Stephanie Merry The Trials of Muhammad Ali (Unrated) Bill Siegels The Trials of Muhammad Ali reminds us, though, that the boxer fought significant battles outside of the ring, as well. And in doing so, Trials educates casual boxing fans about the unexpected political, religious and social strife Ali encountered and largely brought upon himself during a tumultuous time in our nations racially divided past. Sean OConnell You Will Be My Son (R) It would be easy to make a movie pitting Paul, the deadbeat dad, against Martin, the long-suffering descendant who deserves his multimillion-dollar inheritance.
The rest of us will now be incinereated in the fires as the apocalypse comes. Anyone else wondering why Harold Camping and his followers are still here? Any rate now you are edumacated its time to get to the movies. Ifigured what better way to welcome the apocalypse then to watch movies about the apocalypse and indulge in just how bad things could be. So with no further ado here are 5 movies to watch on Friday when yes no truly the world is really going to end this time. Dawn of the Dead You really can not talk about end of days movies and not include George Romeros original apocalyptic 1978 film Dawn of the Dead. Night of the Living Dead his first film is another great choice but Dawn of the Dead has a soft spot with me and is a film I have seen no less then 30 times. I encourage those who have not seen it to check it out especially if you are a younger film fan who has only seen the recent remake by Zach Snyder which was a quite polished take on the original but still not the movie that started it all. Pontypool Go Canada! As a Canadian it warms my heart when a really great film comes out of the great white north. Pontypool is not for everyone as it leans more to wards a more intellectual horror fan but its the story of an apocalyptic event in a small town in Ontario that unfolds as a radio DJ is on air. There was a terrible American version starring Bill Moseley called Dead Air do not confuse the two. Pontypool plays out like a stage play and is a truly monumental apocalyptic movie with so many fine points from its script to its cast and its overall look and feel.
Gwyneth Paltrow’s Best Movies, On Her 41st Birthday
(AP Photo/Matthias Schrader) BRENTWOOD, CA – APRIL 04: Actress Gwyneth Paltrow attends the opening of Tracy Anderson flagship studio at Tracy Anderson Flagship Studio on April 4, 2013 in Brentwood, California. (Photo by Imeh Akpanudosen/Getty Images) Gwyneth Paltrow poses with her new book “It’s All Good: Delicious, Easy Recipes That Will Make You Look Good and Feel Great,” before a signing at Barnes and Noble on Wednesday, April 3, 2013 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP) NEW YORK, NY – APRIL 18: Actress Gwyneth Paltrow is wearing Diamonds from the Tiffany & Co. 2013 Blue Book Collection at the Tiffany & Co. Blue Book Ball at Rockefeller Center on April 18, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for Tiffany & Co.) LONDON, ENGLAND – APRIL 17: Gwyneth Paltrow attends the Iron Man 3 photocall at The Dorchester on April 17, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Marsland/Getty Images) NEW YORK, NY – APRIL 09: Actress Gwyneth Paltrow attends the signing of her new book ‘It’s All Good’ at Williams-Sonoma on April 9, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images) BEVERLY HILLS, CA – APRIL 05: Actress Gwyneth Paltrow signs her new book ‘It’s All Good: Delicious, Easy Recipes That Will Make You Look Good and Feel Great’ at Williams-Sonoma on April 5, 2013 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images) MADRID, SPAIN – OCTOBER 29: Actress Gwyneth Paltrow attends ‘El Hormiguero’ TV Show at Vertice Studios on October 29, 2012 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images) MADRID, SPAIN – OCTOBER 29: Actress Gwyneth Paltrow presents the new ‘Boss Nuit Pour Femme’ Hugo Boss parfum at the Neptuno Palace on October 29, 2012 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Carlos Alvarez/Getty Images) MADRID, SPAIN – OCTOBER 29: Actress Gwyneth Paltrow presents the new ‘Boss Nuit Pour Femme’ Hugo Boss parfum at the Neptuno Palace on October 29, 2012 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Carlos Alvarez/Getty Images) NEW YORK, NY – OCTOBER 15: Actress Gwyneth Paltrow attends the Michael Kors- Golden Heart Gala at Cunard Building on October 15, 2012 in New York City.