December’s Finest!!

December 1st, 2015 by Asaf_and _Barak

And so it begins… On December 10th the nominations for The Golden Globes will be officially announced and so the award season shall begin. Finally all those well anticipated films are about to arrive and as usual, we focused on five of them. And the same goes for the TV section where you’ll find five brand new TV shows to entertain you.

Are you ready? Here are December’s Finest!!

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Movies:

In the Heart of the Sea For those who enjoy stylized and exciting adventures that take place in the heart of the sea…

  • What? A gigantic sperm whale terrorizing a whaling ship in 1820. As the crew fights for survival, the captain fights this horrifying beast. The trailer looks fantastic, now let’s hope the film will too.
  • When? Dec. 11th
  • Who? Chris Hemsworth, Cillian Murphy, Brendan Gleeson, Ben Whishaw. Directed by Ron Howard.

The Big Short – For those who enjoy cynical titles about corporate crimes and biting stories about dishonesty in the workplace.

  • What?  The film delivers the true story of four outsiders who tried to take on the banks in the beginning of the century just before the housing bubble collapsed.
  • When? Dec. 11th
  • Who? An all star cast including Brad Pitt, Finn Wittrock, Ryan Gosling and Christian Bale. Directed by Adam McKay.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens – For guys who enjoy exciting battles in space, teens who enjoy suspenseful escapades about good versus evil and well, almost anyone interested in cinema coz it’s gonna be the cultural phenomenon of the year…

  • What?  The epic adventure continues 30 years after the Jedi returned. No details about the plot but in this case, there’s no need for it.
  • When? Dec. 18th
  • Who? Oscar Isaac, Simon Pegg, Domhnall Gleeson, Adam Driver, Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher. Directed by J.J. Abrams.

The Revenant – For those who enjoy periodic adventures that deal with rivalry and rough escapades that revolver around survival and vengeance.

  • What? Would you believe it, another movie taking place in the 1820s! This time a frontiersman is on a journey of violence and vengeance towards the people who left him for dead.
  • When? Dec. 25th
  • Who? Tom Hardy, Leonardo DiCaprio, Domhnall Gleeson and Will Poulter. Directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu.

The Hateful Eight – For guys who enjoy tense and witty tales with anti heroes and those who enjoy captivating and rough plots taking place in the old west.

  • What?  In an isolated cabin up in the hills, eight strangers take shelter from a terrible storm. But the forces of nature are not the only danger, deception is.
  • When? Dec. 25th
  • Who? Samuel L. Jackson, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Kurt Russel, Walton Goggins, Tim Roth, Michael Madsen Channing Tatum, Zoë Bell and Bruce Dern. Directed by the one and only Tarantino…

TV:

Real Rob – For people who like showbiz mockumentaries.

  • What?  The series is an exaggerated yet brutally honest depiction of Rob Schneider’s real life. Rob lives in two worlds, one where he’s the most important person on set, and the other, where he’s the third most important person in a three-person household, after his two-year-old daughter, Miranda, and his younger Mexican wife, Patricia.
  • When? Dec. 1st
  • Who? The show is self-financed, independently produced, directed and stars Rob Schneider with his wife Patricia Azarcoya, who also co-wrote the series with him.

Telenovela – For people who enjoy funny media satires.

  • What?  Focuses on Ana Sofia, the star of a popular Spanish language soap opera. One problem, she doesn’t speak any Spanish. Other problems? She must manage a new boss, jealous castmates and high-maintenance best friends – and that’s all before her ex-husband is hired as her new on-screen love interest.
  • When? Dec. 7th
  • Who? The show stars Eva Longoria.

The Expanse – For those who love stylized and suspenseful futuristic titles.

  • What?  The Expanse is set two hundred years in the future, after mankind has colonized the solar system. A hardened detective and a rogue ship’s captain come together for what starts as the case of a missing young woman and evolves into a race across the solar system to expose the greatest conspiracy in human history.
  • When? Dec. 14th
  • Who? The show stars Thomas Jane, Steven Strait and Cas Anvar.

Childhood’s End – For people who like stylized and suspenseful titles about aliens.

  • What?  Follows the peaceful invasion of Earth by the alien Overlords, who promise to eliminate poverty, war and sickness – ushering in a golden age of peace, health and security for all of humankind. But why do the Overlords insist on hiding their appearance – and what do they ultimately want from Earth? While much of the world enjoys its newfound utopia, some suspect there’s a price to pay. As the truth about the Overlords’ intentions are revealed, humanity will discover its actual destiny may actually be a nightmare, instead of a dream.
  • When? Dec. 14th
  • Who? The show stars Charles Dance, Mike Vogel, Daisy Betts and Yael Stone.

F Is For Family – For people who like funny titles about eccentric families.

  • What?  Follows the Murphy family in the 1970′s, a time when you could smack your kid, smoke inside and bring a gun to the airport.
  • When? Dec. 18th
  • Who? The show stars Bill Bur, Justin Long and Laura Dern.

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And the Oscar goes to…

February 18th, 2015 by Barak

This year’s Oscars are coming up, so we decided to try and analyze the nominees and determine the winners while using the capabilities of our Entertainment Genome. So, what type of movies are nominated this year and what’s history trying to tell us regarding the winners in each major category? we made a genetic analysis of the winners and nominees over the past 25 years and these are the conclusions we’ve come up with. Spoilers inside???

Best Supporting Actor

Psychological, nail-biting emotional drama which is also captivating and deals with obsession, parent and child relations, hopes and ambition. These are the genes which are popular in this category to best describe Whiplash, Foxcatcher and Birdman to some extent. While Edward Norton and Mark Ruffalo‘s performances are very good, J.K. Simmons can easily be mistaken to be the lead in Whiplash since his performance is so powerful that it seems that all the focus is on him in every scene he participates. We think that the only unforgettable performance in this category belongs to Simmons.

Our prediction: J.K. Simmons

Best Supporting Actress

Many winners here come from touching, emotional and/or sentimental dramas about hope, couple relations and family relationships (Girl, Interrupted, Dreamgirls, Les Miserables). That puts Emma Stone and Meryl Streep (who’s nominated this time just because she is Meryl Streep) out of the game. Laura Dern’s role is quite small and even unmemorable and definitely not as impressive as Patricia Arquette and Keira Knightley’s. Based on past winners here we think Arquette has an advantage over Knightley.

Our predictionPatricia Arquette

Best Adapted Screenplay

Dominant genes from the last 25 years: gloomy, emotional, misfits, clever, suspenseful, touching, society. The differences in tone between best original screenplay and best adapted screenplay are incredible. While the first is very light in tone (at least in comparison to the other major Oscar categories), the second might be the category with the most serious tone. Don’t expect to laugh or even to smile when you check out these past winners: Schindler’s List, The Pianist, A Beautiful Mind, Brokeback Mountain and 12 Years a Slave.

Our prediction: The Imitation Game

Best Original Screenplay

Dominant genes from the last 25 years: Humorous, independent, stylized, mind and soul, clever, offbeat, comedy, introspection. Suddenly the tone got much lighter. If you want to win Best Original Screenplay you should write something funny, weird, sophisticated and a bit sad about a character who’s taking an introspective look into its own mind and soul. Here are winners that prove that point: Little Miss Sunshine, Lost in Translation and American Beauty.

Our prediction: Birdman