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Wednesday, 29 April 2015

Of Silence

Probably one of the better independent horror films out in the festival circuit. You can judge it for being slowly paced, but it's one of the few Micro-Budget films actually shot on FILM. You have to give it to these guys for creating an original movie, I can't say that I've seen anything like this before.

It's deliberately paced and is a different type of horror. If you are even slightly interested, check it out!

I think the cinematography is pretty impressive for the budget, and has some great ideas that have never been done before. Using sound and darkness to create a sense of dread, it's pretty cool. I would love to see a bigger budget version from the same director!

Jupiter Ascending

Jupiter Jones was born under a night sky, with signs predicting that she was destined for great things. Now grown, Jupiter dreams of the stars but wakes up to the cold reality of a job cleaning other people's houses and an endless run of bad breaks. 

Only when Caine Wise, a genetically engineered ex-military hunter, arrives on Earth to track her down does Jupiter begin to glimpse the fate that has been waiting for her all along - her genetic signature marks her as next in line for an extraordinary inheritance that could alter the balance of the cosmos. 

Furious Seven

Dominic Torretto and his crew thought they left the criminal mercenary life behind. They defeated an international terrorist named Owen Shaw and went their seperate ways. But now, Shaw's brother, Deckard Shaw is out killing the crew one by one for revenge. Worse, a Somalian terrorist called Jakarde, and a shady government official called "Mr. Nobody" are both competing to steal a computer terrorism program called God's Eye, that can turn any technological device into a weapon. 

Torretto must reconvene with his team to stop Shaw and retrieve the God's Eye program while caught in a power struggle between terrorist and the United States government.

V. Bozeman - Race Jones @ThatGirl_V

Timbaland’s new artist V. Bozeman makes a bold musical statement about race in her electrified first single, "Race Jones."

Written by Cee Lo, the song tackles “the spirit of what Black is,” says Bozeman whose decision to release "Race Jones" right now was spurred by the “terrible tragedy” that was Michael Brown’s shooting and a Ferguson grand jury’s decision to not indict police officer Darren Wilson.

“First, I want to send my most deepest and heartfelt condolences to the parents of Michael Brown,”. “No parent should ever have to go through such a traumatic ordeal.”
“I am disgusted and outraged at how the judicial system time and again justifies criminals that portray themselves as the law and authority.”

As one of two artists signed to Timbaland’s Mosley Music Group, Bozeman plans to use her new footing as a platform for change. “It’s time for us as a new generation of artists to start using the platforms that we fight so hard to get, to our advantage,” she says.

“We have to start using our voices to change the world; to fight against ignorance and most of all, hate. ‘Race Jones’ for me is a testament to this idea.”
Watch “Race Jones” above and let us know what your think.
Instagram: @VBozeman

Director of Photography: BRUCE FRANCIS COLE
Executive Producers: CEELO GREEN, V.BOZEMAN
Production Co: PASSERINE 

Thursday, 9 April 2015


Nicky (Will Smith), a veteran con artist, takes a novice named Jess (Margot Robbie) under his wing. While Nicky teaches Jess the tricks of the trade, the pair become romantically involved; but, when Jess gets uncomfortably close, Nicky ends their relationship. 

Three years later, Nicky is in Buenos Aires working a very dangerous scheme when Jess -- now an accomplished femme fatale -- unexpectedly shows up. Her appearance throws Nicky for a loop at a time when he cannot afford to be off his game.

Tuesday, 31 March 2015

Get Hard

With GET HARD, I was bracing myself for sitting uncomfortably through a movie that was going to be racists and full of gay and dick jokes, constantly bombarding me and to a certain extent, racism is a big chunk or GET HARD's jokes, but it's mostly at the expense of rich people's ignorance toward minority and vice versa. And I never thought I'd ever say this about a Will Ferrell movie, but GET HARD is clever and I'll explain why. Will Ferrell plays millionaire James King who's nailed for fraud and he request the help of the man who washes his car, Darnell Lewis (Kevin Hart) to prepare him for life behind bars. That's essentially the plot for GET HARD. 

Quite simple and straightforward. The humor isn't always funny, the racist jokes aren't always spot on. It would've been one thing if they were, after all comedy almost always gets a pass for everything, so I wouldn't have been easily offended either, but what GET HARD lacks in its ability to get you to even chuckle, it makes up for in its clever concept. To me, GET HARD is a satire on the one percenter, in one of the scenes, Will Ferrell's James King tells Kevin Hart's Darnell Lewis that hardwork, not handouts, pay off. But then there's another scene in which Will Ferrell's James King teaches urban black folks how to play stocks correctly and create wealth for themselves (even though the business they're in is shady) and that to me goes to show the mindset that one percenter has, they quickly dismiss the rest of us as lazy, when in fact sometimes all we need is just an investment to get ourselves started, sometimes all we need is somebody to teach us how to create wealth as well. The skills that these few rich claim to have, can be taught, they can be shared, they can be distributed, there's nothing exclusive about them. I don't remember having seen a comedy that tackles that, so I find myself pleasantly surprised by GET HARD. 

If that doesn't get you impressed, then what can do the trick is GET HARD's many ways of re-creating prison scenarios. It may not crack you up but it's interesting to see how a Bell-Air mansion gets transformed into a prison cell, prison yard and much more and they utilize the maids, the gardeners, the servants, posing as prison inmates, it's very creative. Will Ferrell is in his usual self, butt naked, crying loudly and hysterically, I really can't get myself laughing at his being himself anymore, and Kevin Hart, the man who pretty much fills the void that Eddie Murphy left behind, is also in his usual self, banking on his being short, black, and a fast-talker, and so GET HARD pretty much presents all you already know about both Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart, but the concept is a hidden gem.

The Taking of Deborah Logan

What starts as a poignant medical documentary about Deborah Logan's descent into Alzheimer's disease and her daughter's struggles as caregiver degenerates into a maddening portrayal of dementia at its most frightening, as hair-raising events begin to plague the family and crew and an unspeakable malevolence threatens to tear the very fabric of sanity from them all.

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