Sicario: Denis Villeneuve, Emily Blunt, Benicio del Toro, Josh Brolin

Monday, 10 April, 2017

wrote about how I loved and enjoyed Denis VilleneuveArrival. I finally watched Sicario starring Emily Blunt, Benicio del Toro, and Josh Brolin.

Emily Blunt on her input to change the ending of ‘Sicario’

SICARIO -conference- (en) Cannes 2015

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Crazy Rich Asians (Constance Wu, Gemma Chan)

Tuesday, 4 April, 2017

Love the Kevin Kwan (iG) novel “Crazy Rich Asians“. So I’m really looking forward to watch the movie (to be directed by Jon M. Chu (twitter)) starring Constance Wu (Rachel Chu, THR report), Gemma Chan (Astrid via Variety, LOVE Gemma in Humans). @henrygolding (imdb) is playing Nick Young (via Kevin).

#IAm Constance Wu Story

NYCC 2016: Humans stars Colin Morgan and Gemma Chan

Humans: Cast & Creators On Season 2, Character Dynamics & More At NYCC 2016 | Entertainment Weekly


Anne (2017 CBC) starring Amybeth McNulty

Wednesday, 29 March, 2017

I really enjoy the new Anne (2017 CBC) (Facebook) (based on the 1908 novel Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery) starring Amybeth McNulty (Twitter) in the role of Anne. You can watch the full episodes online at CBC.

I really like this official Facebook page video “Meet the cast and crew who have brought this new take on a beloved classic to life.” where the show creators talk about from episode 2 onward there are more creative story telling with sprinkles of the classic moments added to the inspired story.

G&M, “John Doyle: Anne of Green Gables adaptation is sublimely reinvigorated

Huff Post, “The New ‘Anne Of Green Gables’ On CBC Is Super Dark, Feminist

Anne of Green Gables returns — again (The National CBC)

Amybeth McNulty of ‘Anne’ on the Musical That Changed Her Life

Bonus: Quoting John Doyle G&M, “And it is somewhat startling to find the Tragically Hip’s Ahead by a Century used over the opening credits. It’s a song with profound resonance for so many Canadians. And the line “Illusions of some day casting a golden light” amply works its magical power here.

The Tragically Hip – Ahead By A Century

The Life and Times of LM Montgomery” (poor audio but still nice to watch)

I was told a Japanese animated Anne series was made and I found most of its 50 episodes (with English subtitles) on YouTube where you can watch via this YouTube Playlist. Here is episode #1.

CBC Archives – Japanese adore Anne of Green Gables


Ed Young – I Contain Multitudes

Tuesday, 28 March, 2017

Watching YouTube videos of Ed Young @edyong209, author of I Contain Multitudes: The Microbes Within Us and a Grander View of Life, over lunch. [HT Bill Gates]

Some of the many ideas/keywords: Dysbiosis

 


Bald Eagle v. Pendulum – New Quote I Love

Sunday, 5 March, 2017

I’m adding this Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg quote to my long list of Quotes I Love,

A great man once said that the true symbol of the United States is not the bald eagle. It is the pendulum. And when the pendulum swings too far in one direction, it will go back.” – Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg (1933-) stated in a 2017 BBC interview (video) that US is “not experiencing the best of times”. Justice Ginsburg also used the idea in this quote in a 1999 forum (video) with UK Supreme Court Justice Baroness Hale of Richmond.


20170224 For the record (Denis Villeneuve (Arrival), Oscar Nominated, Man in US yelled ‘Get out of my country’ #hatecrime)

Friday, 24 February, 2017

CBC News, “Denis Villeneuve, from Quebec dreamer to Hollywood’s new king of sci-fi – Montreal director’s Arrival is up for 8 Oscars, but he’s just getting started” #DenisVilleneuve #OscarNominated #Arrival #BladeRunner2049 #Dune #Quebec #Canada

WaPo, “He yelled ‘Get out of my country,’ witnesses say, and then shot 2 men from India, killing one” [K’s note: If this is not hate crime in USA, I don’t know what is?!]

CBC News, “Information commissioner slams Alberta government for poor state of freedom of information Investigation finds ‘lack of respect for access to information’ across government

Guardian, “EU politicians back call for UK to agree €60bn exit bill before trade talks Czech, German and Italian politicians support European commission line that Britain must agree to pay up before talks


THR Full Oscar Documentary Directors Roundtable with Werner Herzog (‘Into The Inferno’ ‘Lo and Behold’), Roger Ross Williams (‘Life Animated’), Raoul Peck (‘I Am Not Your Negro’), Kirsten Johnson (‘Cameraperson’), Josh Kriegman (‘Weiner’), and Ezra Edelman (‘O.J.: Made in America’)

Tuesday, 21 February, 2017

THR Full Oscar Documentary Directors Roundtable: Werner Herzog, Ezra Edelman, Josh Kriegman & More! (66 minutes)

Trailers

Lo and Behold

I Am Not Your Negro – Official Trailer

Cameraperson Official Trailer 1 (2016) – Documentary

Weiner – Official Trailer I HD I Sundance Selects

Life Animated Official Trailer (2016) HD

O.J.: Made in America – Trailer

Bonus:

Editing CAMERAPERSON

‘Cameraperson’ Q&A | Kirsten Johnson | New Directors/New Films 2016

Hot Docs 2016: OJ Made In America Q&A with Director Ezra Edelman

ABC News, “How Movies Helped Boy with Autism

Ron Suskind: “Life, Animated” | Talks at Google

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