The New Year is here with lots of new movies and TV shows! What else do you need? Maybe some recommendations as to which one of them fits your taste? Well, that’s what we’re here for. So a minute before we blow out the candles for 2015 and light up the fireworks for 2016, here are our recommendations for an entertaining new year. Here are January’s finest!!
Yosemite – For those who enjoy bittersweet coming of age stories and sincere friendship tales.
The Forest – For those who enjoy scary tales about legends and myths and suspenseful stories about ghosts and missing persons.
Ride Along 2 – For guys and teens who enjoy exciting and humorous titles about unlikely partners fighting crime.
The 5th Wave – For teens who enjoy chaotic tales of survival and stories about suspenseful apocalyptic titles
Kung Fu Panda 3 – For pre-teens and preschoolers who enjoy feel good escapades and families who love humorous titles with goofy heroes that somehow, save the world.
Shades of Blue – For people who like suspenseful titles about working undercover.
Angie Tribeca – For people who enjoy funny titles about police detectives.
Billions – For those who love clever titles about an ego clash.
Baskets – For people who like silly and offbeat titles about goofy characters.
The Magicians – For people who like surreal titles about magicians.
Happy New Year!!
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It’s hot out. Like super hot. like let’s-turn-on-the-AC & TV-and-never-leave-the-house-again-hot. Here at Jinni we thought we should prepare a care package to tide you through, so we collected the top TV shows you should watch this July. For those brave souls willing to venture out of the house, there are also four movie recommendations. So let’s go! here are July’s Finest (and hottest)!
What? The 2nd season of Comedy Central’s comedy-docu-reality series in which the hilarious Nathan Fielder uses his business degree to help struggling companies and people, offering them offbeat and absurd strategies.
Who? Nathan Fielder. This is a one man show.
The Bridge – For people who remained at the edge of their seats when the final episode of season 1 ended, and after almost a year they will finally be able to take a break and get off their seats.
What? A dramatic Sci-Fi thriller about an astronaut that returns home from a year long solo mission in space. Her experiences in space and home lead to events that ultimately will change the course of human history.
What? The 2nd season of the critically acclaimed drama from Showtime. Clever writing and great acting are expected to elevate the series this season as well.
What? Tells the story of Tony “Matador” Bravo, a popular soccer player who comes to be known as much for his playboy antics off the field as his dynamic moves on it. But what his fans and family don’t realize is that it’s all a cover – in truth, he is a skilled covert operative executing missions for a little-known branch of the CIA..
What? Set in a world destined for extinction as women have stopped having children. When remarkably 100 embryos are successfully fertilized, a national lottery is held to decide the surrogates.
What? Set in Los Alamos, N.M., at the Manhattan Project during the race to build the world’s first atomic bomb, “Manhattan” explores the cost of secrets and the corrosive effect they have on individuals, families and their relationships.
What? Tells the story of one woman’s personal journey to right the wrongs conducted in a past life. As a young girl, Nessa Stein witnessed the assassination of her father by the Palestinian Liberation Organization. Now in her thirties, Nessa is at the forefront of the Middle East peace process. But when she awards a lucrative contract to a Palestinian businessman, who is later found dead, she finds herself under the close scrutiny of Whitehall and the Secret Intelligence Service.
In the Theatres:
What? Tammy goes on a road trip with her grandmother Susan Saradnon. After losing her job, car, and husband (not in that order) on the same day, Tammy goes with her grandmother on a trip to Niagara falls. Oh, and she’s running from the law.
What? All Annie and Jay ever wanted was to have sex (don’t we all?). Well, they had sex. They even videotaped themselves having it. They even sent it to all their friends and family. Hmmm… Oops…
Plus, notice these films as well: We have the scary “Deliver Us from Evil” (2.7), the uplifting “Life Itself” (4.7) the bittersweet “Boyhood” (11.7), the suspenseful sequel “The Purge: Anarchy” (18.7), the pre-teens friendly “Planes: Fire & Rescue” (18.7) the humorous and sentimental “And so It Goes” (18.7), The long-waited second Feature from Zach Braff “Wish I Was Here” (18.7), the action packed “Lucy” (25.7) the yearly Woody Allen film “Magic in the Moonlight” (25.7) and one of Philip Seymour Hoffman’s last features “A Most Wanted Man” (25.7). Actually the list could go on and on so as you can see, there’s plenty to see this month. Enjoy! (and wear sunscreen!)
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2 Weeks ago we here at Jinni published our predictions for the winners of the biggest categories of the 2014 Oscars. The predictions were based on a genetic comparison of the nominees Entertainment Genome profiles against those of the past category winners. We also put out a little teaser infographic the day before the ceremony based on our predictions from two weeks prior.
So here we go Jinni readers! This is us officially tootin’ our own horn!
We just did it as a fun little experiment as we were getting in the spirit of the awards here at HQ, but guess what boys and girls? Jinni nailed it! 6/6 predictions FTW!
When taking a closer look at all the common threads that come together, some very interesting trends pop out at you and not only shine a light on who may win but also on the industry as a whole.
Of course, we didn’t develop the Entertainment Genome to predict awards, we were just out to help people discover what shows and movies suited to them they were missing out on. We do get approached from time to time by Hollywood folks inquiring about other ‘off-label’ uses.
This is all just a little fun and games to us, but it begs the question, “Can any other Discovery Engines understand movies well enough to make predictions?”
Consider the gauntlet thrown! Have at thee!
Till the next time
Jinni Team out! [Drops the mic]
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Today is Human Rights Day. With all due respect to the rights of equality, free speech, etc., let’s talk about the really important rights: our entertainment rights! Without further ado, here’s Jinni’s bill of entertainment rights (and if by any remote chance you’re using another entertainment service, check if you get these rights, and then switch to Jinni :).
We have the right to mobility!
We have the right to get personalized recommendations!
We have the right to explore by mood!
We have the right to know if a movie will suit us before even watching it!
We have the right to use a customized, personalized TV guide!
We have the right to tune our search and discovery!
We have the right to find something to watch together without fighting over it!
We have the right to explore only relevant providers!
One for the future – we have the right to talk to our app!
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We are all creatures of habit, and the people heading Cannes Film Festival (and probably the most prestigious of them all) are not all that different, as evident from this year’s line-up, which includes many past winners. It’s also safe to say that the competition is more open this year, since the Festival’s favorite auteur of recent years, Michael Haneke (3 grand prizes in 11 years) is absent this time. Here are some choice repeat offenders, and a couple of hopefuls, we’ll be seeing this year:
The Australian director won a minor prize at Cannes in 1992 for the stylized romance Strictly Ballroom. More than 20 years later he returns with another film in the same vein, an adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby.
Sofia Coppola won a prize in 2006 for Marie Antoinette, a film based on a true story, which centered around a strong female presence and featured an abundance of style and fashion. Fast forward 7 years and Ms. Coppola returns with The Bling Ring, a film based on a true story, centered on a strong female presence which features an abundance of style and fashion.
A brooding Ryan Gosling as a criminal hero already brought Winding Refn the grand prize in 2011 with the rough, L.A set, neo noir Drive, so why not repeat parts of the formula, only this time set the action in Thailand? Hopefully, Only God Forgives will not follow in the footsteps of The Hangover Part II and will manage to replicate its predecessor.
With no less than three previous wins (Barton Fink, Fargo and The Man Who Wasn’t There) Ethan and Joel Coen are undoubtedly well liked on the French Riviera, so Inside Llewyn Davis, their gloomy musician’s life affair, will probably be warmly received.
Another multiple Cannes Winner (Stranger Than Paradise, Mystery Train, Broken Flowers and the short Coffee and Cigarettes III), Jarmusch returns to the festival with Only Lovers Left Alive, a film that looks like a diversion from his usual oeuvre, since it deals with vampires, but, come to think of it, he will most likely portray them like all his heroes, as quirky misfits.
It is fitting that Soderbergh, who won in 1989 with his debut Sex, Lies, and Videotape and helped usher in a new era of independent cinema, will screen Behind the Candelabra, his self-professed last film, in the same venue. Similarly to his first film, Soderbergh’s last one also deals with sexuality, although this time in a much flashier way.
Polanski has only one Cannes win, which came pretty late in his career, for the epic The Pianist. However, Venus in Fur, his entry for the competition this year, is a little more reminiscent of his latest film, Carnage, since it’s also based on a play and seems to have the same chamber drama qualities.
With Il Divo, his Cannes winner from 2008, becoming unexpectedly topical since its subject, former Italian head of state Giulio Andreotti, passed away last week, Sorrentino’s La grande bellezza may not enjoy the same success, as it brings a different, more personal, view of life in Rome.
Being in the competition three times (The Yards, We Own The Night and Two Lovers) and never winning, James Grey can only hope that fourth time is a charm. The fact that The Immigrant is a gloomy period piece certainly won’t hurt its chances.
Nominated only once, a decade ago, for Swimming Pool, French director Ozon should hope to benefit from a home court advantage (as some of his compatriots have in previous years), with Jeune et jolie, an episodic and contemplative tale of a young prostitute.
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