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Harvey Weinstein ousted from the Weinstein Co. which is good but will Miramax get him out too???

Some may think it’s impossible to fire the main boss/owner out of his own company, but it is possible. It happened to Steve Jobs once, remember? The Weinstein Co. did a smart thing ousting him; however, will Miramax do the same? Weinstein was co-founder of Miramax studios, and I’m sure he’s still under employment there too. Lets hope Miramax follows.

Harvey Weinstein Forced Out of His Own Company

Kev

Netflix will finally make it’s first original movie and it will be the sequel to the film, “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon”…

Netflix have been doing their own original TV shows such as “House of Cards”, “Orange Is the New Black”, “Hemlock Groove” and others but it was only a matter of time that they are gonna start doing their original films. Their first original film will be a sequel to the 2000’s Ang Lee directed, “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon” which is a martial arts action film.

Ang Lee will not return to direct but the film will be produced by the Weinstein Co. The plot is unknown at this time and it is also not yet known if any of the original cast such as Michelle Yeoh, Chow Yun Fat and Ziyi Zang will reprise their roles or not.

The original “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon” is one of my favorite films of all time and I’m a huge fan of martial arts movies so hopefully the sequel will be good.

I hope they’ll get the original cast to reprise their roles ’cause if they don’t come back, fans of the first movie won’t be interested. I remember seeing the original in theater in 2000 when it first came out and watched it on DVD many times… I still have the original film on DVD in my movie collection. It’s a great film and it’s Ang Lee’s best directed film, in my opinion.

I bet Netflix had to get some written permission from Ang Lee for the sequel so Ang must be cool with them doing the sequel without him. “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon” really is a beautiful film, though, and I would recommend it if you have never seen it before.

http://online.wsj.com/articles/netflix-pushes-into-movie-making-with-first-original-film-1412081193

Kev

I really want to see that documentary, “Bully”, the more I read about it…

That documentary coming out soon, “Bully”, looks interesting to me. I read this review about the film in AICN. I’ll have to see it when it comes out.

Doesn’t matter if you’re gay, straight, and doesn’t matter your age, bullying is a huge problem in the U.S. I agree it has gotten worse lately especially online.

I was bullied throughout most of high school myself (I won’t go into details), which is one of the reasons why I got thinking about getting into either martial arts or bodybuilding. I ended up choosing bodybuilding instead of martial arts. I still want to do martial arts someday though. I do want to learn how to fight for self defense only.

I learned that the more muscular and bigger you get, the more people will leave you alone. “Bully” could be the best documentary of 2012 and don’t be surprised if it gets the Oscar nod for next year’s Academy awards. I’m looking forward to it. I think “Bully” hits theaters at the end of March.

It’s going to be a painful and depressing film to watch, but it’s going to be worth it for educational purposes.

Kev

Film Review: The Artist

Starring: Jean Dujardin, Berenice Bejo, John Goodman, James Cromwell
Directed by: Michel Hazanavicius

Today, I have seen the movie, “The Artist”. The movie that won, “Best Picture”, at this year’s Oscar awards show. I just had to see the film for myself so I can find out why it won, “Best Picture”.

Before the movie, I did pick up, “Game of Thrones – Season 1” on DVD and the new Springsteen album, “Wrecking Ball”. On with my review…

Plot/synopsis: This movie is set in Hollywood between the years 1927 – 1932 (back in those days, it used to be called, “Hollywoodland”). Silent film star, George Valentin (Jean Dujardin), celebrates the release of his film, “A Russian Affair” at the premiere. There, he meets a young woman named, Peppy Miller (Berenice Bejo), who is a big fan of Valentin’s acting career. The next day after, the two of them find themselves on the cover of Variety where Peppy gives a kiss on George’s cheek. Peppy drew a lot more attention than George and his new film instead. Peppy later, auditions for a role for a film as a dancer as she is of course, hired on the spot.

George began to fall crazily in love with her, but she has become a bigger star than him as years went along. As the 1930’s gets closer, sound film is introduced (movies with talking). As sound film is introduced, this began to turn George Valentin’s life upside down.

After seeing this film finally, I can now see why this film won, “Best Picture”. It certainly deserved the win. This was a beautifully made film. While this is the return of “silent film”, it’s not all the way a “silent film”. Not trying to give spoilers, but get the hint of “sound film” being introduced. That’s what the film is, it’s an introduction of “sound film”, movies with talking.

I was blown away with this film. So far, it’s the best film of 2012. Everything about this film is perfect. The writing, the acting, the musical score, etc. I wasn’t even bored one bit, and was entertained all the way through. Silent film may seem boring, but if you actually give this film a try, you won’t be bored at all. It was very enjoyable, and heartfelt. Powerful.

I was impressed with Jean Dujardin, so he definitely deserved the “Best Actor” win for the Oscars. John Goodman and James Cromwell was great as well. The real star we’re talking about here, is that dog in the film. The dog is what made the movie enjoyable. Without the dog, the film wouldn’t have mattered.

I love silent film. It’s beautiful art, so this deserves to make a comeback. This movie was filmed just like it was a real silent film. After watching this movie in theater, I kind of felt like I was in the 1920’s years. This film totally made you feel like what it would be like to watch a movie in theater like that back in those days. This movie, I believe, was a homage to Hollywoodland.

This film was definitely a masterpiece. Like I said once before, after this film, I can see Hollywood making more new silent movies. I hope Hollywood does make more. Could silent film over shadow the comeback of 3D movies??? That’s what I’m kind of hoping ’cause silent film is better than 3D, in my opinion.

Definitely check this movie out soon before it stops playing.

Score for “The Artist” = (**** “4 stars” as in Excellent)

Kev

Netflix Pick (DVD): Blue Valentine

So I just finished watching, “Blue Valentine”, the romantic drama that stars Ryan Gosling and Michelle Williams. I’m not into romantic movies that much, but this one is worth checking out. It’s a pretty powerful and moving drama. It’s also a very realistic love story. It’s about a troubled couple on their way to a divorce. The couple spends some time alone in a hotel room to spend some romantic times together, but like always, they can’t stop fighting. During those scenes, the movie would show flashbacks on how they first fell in love for the first time. Ryan Gosling’s character, Dean, has a temper tantrum. Michelle William’s character, Cindy, was pretty good, but I was more impressed with Ryan’s acting. I believe Ryan Gosling was robbed of “Best Actor” from last year’s Oscars ’cause he was really brilliant in this role.

Be warned though, the fights between Michelle and Ryan in this movie can be pretty harsh. Lots of screaming and swearing. Of course, there are some enjoyable and lovable scenes to keep the audience watching. This is a movie that can relate to all couples out there.

I’ve never been married myself but would like to someday, though, when the right woman comes around. For some reason, I learned a lot about marriage & divorce just by watching this movie. This movie wasn’t meant to be for your entertainment at all. The film wants you to learn things. Teach what marriage is like. Watching a movie like this is making me a little scared of getting married someday in the future ’cause you never know how long it will last.

Maybe someday a wife & kids will happen for the Brock, I’m just in no rush for it now. It’ll happen when it wants to happen. Waiting for the right time. I’m just happy playing my guitar and making music. I’ll get a girlfriend one of these days, I just need to find the right one. Find the right match and looking for true love.

This was a very good flick. I don’t think I’ll watch this over & over, so I won’t bother buying it.

Kev

Report: Billy Bob Thornton in negotiations to return to “Bad Santa 2”, confirmed by Weinstein Co.!!!

The Weinstein Co., confirmed that Billy Bob Thornton is in talks to reprise his role as Willie, the short tempered foul mouth drunk, for “Bad Santa 2”.

Full story, here.

Great news! Can’t wait for Bad Santa to return to the big screen! Did you know that this is Billy Bob’s first sequel? It’s true. He’s never really done sequels in his career, ever.

I hope Tony Cox, the midget, comes back too!

Kev

BREAKING NEWS: “Blue Valentine” is now officially rated R!!! Say goodbye to NC-17!!!

Movie fans wanted the romantic movie, “Blue Valentine”, which stars Michelle Williams and Ryan Gosling to be rated R, not NC-17. Harvey Weinstein, founder of Weinstein Co., listened to the public and helped fight for the R rating against the MPAA. Well guess what? Harvey won the battle. The film is now rated R instead of NC-17.

The Associated Press, reports.

This is really great news. I’m glad it’s now R, so the film can now be seen everywhere in theaters. The film has potential to be a hit and has potential to get a lot of “Oscar” nominations too. It might be Best Picture worthy.

I’m not into romantic movies that much but this one looks like a really good one. I’m sold to this film and will be the first in line to see this film when it comes out! Harvey Weinstein may not be everyone’s favorite person in the movie industry, but he did good this time around! Thanks Harve!

Kev