While his character may not be for everyone, I’ve always found Sacha Baron Cohen to be hilarious. I thought Borat was a great character and his movie, Borat, was a classic when it was released back in 2006. It just had many quotable lines and memorable moments. This movie could have been much more. Cohen was on Conan last night where he talked about a deleted scene in Borat in a video which I shared below. This was basically something that involved Borat being part of a porno shoot. I think this could have worked in the movie and his explanation was hilarious. I would have liked to have seen that. Although it would be nice to see the character again, I don’t think it would work as well as he no longer would have his initial shock factor.
So it’s finally out. I (and probably others) was a big fan of the original Ghostbusters movies back in the 80s. I thought they were funny and the chemistry between the original 4 made it fun to watch. There just wasn’t anything like it. When they announced they were making another movie, except with an all-female cast, there was an uproar. I never really understood why because I never really had a problem with this in the first place. The 4 women they have cast in this one are all great featuring Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon, and Leslie Jones. I guess some people wanted another movie with the original characters which I understand and I would like that too (which may very well still happen), but this is still okay too. I found the first trailer they released to be very funny and the 4 women seem to have good chemistry which is a good sign. Ghostbusters (they should have added some sort of subtitle to differentiate it) releases July 15th, 2016.
Sally Field is someone who I don’t see in many movies anymore with the last great movie being Lincoln which came out back in 2012. I was delighted when I came across a few clips of her newest movie Hello, My Name is Doris. In it she plays Doris Miller, a sixty-something woman who attends a self-help seminar in order to romantically pursue her younger co-worker, John Freemont (Max Greenfield). From the two clips which I’ve shared below, Field looks great as the ditzy Doris and she seems to have great chemistry with Greenfield’s John. I’m looking forward to this one because I don’t think I’ve ever seen Field like this before. I was probably one of the only ones who liked Dirty Grandpa which was released earlier this year but I kind of hope that this doesn’t end up like that. Hello, My Name is Doris releases March 11th, 2016.
In 2002, cable news producer Kim Barker (Tina Fey) decides to shake up her routine by taking a daring new assignment in Kabul, Afghanistan. Dislodged from her comfortable American lifestyle, Barker finds herself in the middle of an out-of-control war zone. Luckily, she meets Tanya Vanderpoel (Margot Robbie), a fellow journalist who takes the shell shocked reporter under her wing. Amid the militants, warlords and nighttime partying, Barker discovers the key to becoming a successful correspondent.
I always thought Finding Nemo was a classic and one of my favorite animated movies but I also thought the best part of the movie was Ellen DeGeneres’ Dory, a kind-hearted, blue tang fish who just can’t seem to remember things for very long. I couldn’t imagine having anyone else voice the character as Ellen was perfect. When I hear that they were making a sequel focusing on Dory, I wasn’t sure if the character could sustain an entire movie but this new trailer released today is starting to convince me otherwise. It gave me a sense of nostalgia as we got to see the underwater world that was so beautiful back in Finding Nemo and some of the characters who have returned and some new ones including Marlin (Albert Brooks) among others. Luckily we won’t have to wait too much longer as Finding Dory will be released June 17th, 2016.
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot
London Has Fallen
If you are unsure about the movies coming out this week on DVD/Blu-Ray, maybe my reviews (if available) can help.
This is a continuation of what I started here. We are now well into 2016 but I still have 2015 in mind. I saw 100 movies then but that just isn’t enough for me as I still want to see them all. I started to track the remaining movies below:
If you’re like me and were curious about how certain movies go from script to screen, then this may be for you. Scripts are intricate pieces of work. They are usually written by multiple writers and sometimes take a long time to write. After looking at a few of them, I didn’t realize how long they actually were. I can’t imagine how actors read so many of them but I’m sure they probably just skim them and/or pay people to read it for them. Recently, a few scripts for some of the movies released in 2015 were released online. I decided to share some of the best ones with you today. I’m pretty sure they’re okay to have as I found these on indiewire.com if you want to see any more beyond what I’ve shared. Below are links to 8 of those scripts for you to download.
Game of Thrones is a big TV show (I shouldn’t have to tell you that). Season 6 is coming up real soon and I (and possibly others) couldn’t be more excited. So far we don’t know too much about this upcoming season other than some pictures from the set (which could be found just about everywhere) and some vague teasers which I’ve talked about here. Now we have a little more info here thanks to a behind the scenes video which was released today.This new mini documentary entitled “The Best Seat in the House” where camera operators describe the challenges and rewards of working with ever-changing directors, special effects and terrain. I found it very fascinating as we got a glimpse of what it is like to work on a program of this scale. I have shared this 5 minute video below.