October’s Finest!!

September 29th, 2015 by Asaf_and _Barak


We know, it’s too early to mention the word “Oscar” but with the amount of wannabe contenders out this month, it seems like the race is on… Lots of intriguing films are out this month, and we decided to focus on five of them. Same goes for the TV section, although we’re after the fall season highlights there are a few shows worth mentioning. Here are October’s finest!


The Martian – For those who enjoy exciting escapades with special effects and stories about the triumph of the human spirit in the face of danger.

  • What? Mark Watney is alone on Mars and although we now know there is water there, it doesn’t mean it’ll be easy for him to survive. It’ll take every bit or courage and resourcefulness he’s capable of but will that be enough?
  • When? Oct. 2nd
  • Who? Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain, Kristen Wig, Jeff Daniels, Kate Mara, Chiwetel Ejiofor and Sean Bean. Directed by veteran Ridley Scott.

The Walk – For those who love captivating stories about a performer’s life and stylized periodic tales about ambition and obsessive quests.

  • What? Based on a true story, this periodic drama tells of Philippe Petit’s dream/obsession – to walk across a wire between the two World Trade Center Towers.
  • When? Oct. 9th
  • Who? Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Charlotte Le Bon, Ben Kingsley. Directed by Robert Zemeckis.

Bridge of Spies – For those who love Historical tales about espionage and clever films about working undercover, manipulations and the cold war.

  • What? Again, a periodic story based on a true story, this time taken from the espionage world. An American lawyer is recruited by the CIA to bring back an American pilot from the USSR.
  • When? Oct. 16th
  • Who? Tom Hanks, Alan Alda, Amy Ryan. Directed by Steven Spielberg. Written by Matt Charman and the Coen brothers.

Steve Jobs -  For those who enjoy sincere tales about rise to the top and witty films revolving around prodigies in the computers world.

  • What? Another biography, this time less adventurous but not less captivating. Who knows how many biographies were made about the late Steve Jobs but this one seems like the best one yet. The film centers on certain landmarks in Jobs’s career as well as his personal life. The preliminary reviews are promising.
  • When? Oct. 23th
  • Who? Michael Fassbender, Kate Winslet, Seth Rogen and again, Jeff Daniels. Directed by Danny Boyle and written by Aaron Sorkin.

Burnt  – For those who enjoy captivating films about cooking and food. Also, for couples on a date night looking for a tale about ambition, starting over and love.

  • What? Our hero this time is a chef with a taste for self destruction. After hitting rock bottom he decides to start over in a restaurant set in London but his true objective, the three Michelin Stars, is an elusive one.
  • When? Oct. 23th
  • Who? Bradley Cooper, Sienna Miller, Uma Thurman, Daniel Brühl, Alicia Vikander, Lily James and Emma Thompson. Directed by John Wells (August: Osage County, The Company Men). Written by Steven Knight (Peaky Blinders).


Benders – For people who like offbeat and funny stories about buddies and sports.

  • What? About a group of buddies with an unhealthy obsession and their amateur hockey team.
  • When? Oct. 1st
  • Who? The show stars Lindsey Broad, Chris Distefano, Mark Gessner, Ruy Iskandar and Andrew Schulz. It was created by Jim Serpico.

Red Oaks – For people who enjoy sentimental and funny coming of age stories.

  • What? In the summer of 1985, 20-year-old David Meyers takes a job as a tennis pro at Red Oaks Country Club in suburban New Jersey, as his parents, girlfriend, and co-workers pull him toward a future he’s increasingly unsure he wants.
  • When? Oct. 8th
  • Who? The show stars Craig Roberts, Jennifer Grey, Richard Kind and Paul Reiser. Created by Joe Gangemi and Gregory Jacobs.

Art Breakers – For those who love workplace reality shows with a strong female presence.

  • What? Powerhouse dealers Miller Gaffney and Carol Lee Brosseau deploy their vast knowledge to curate the most enviable collections for demanding patrons.
  • When? Oct. 4th
  • Who? The show centers on Powerhouse dealers Miller Gaffney and Carol Lee Brosseau.

Wicked City – For people who like suspenseful titles about serial killers and law enforcement.

  • What? Follows a unique case set in a noteworthy era of L.A. history, starting with a murder case from 1982 centered on the rock ’n’ roll, cocaine-infused revelry of the Sunset Strip. Alliances are formed to solve a serial murder case.
  • When? Oct. 27th
  • Who? The show stars Ed Westwick, Erika Christensen, Jeremy Sisto, Taissa Farmiga and Gabriel Luna and was created by Steven Baigelman.

Ash vs. Evil Dead – For people who like funny, exciting and gory titles about deadly creatures.

  • What? Follows Ash, the stock boy, aging lothario and chainsaw-handed monster hunter who has spent the last 30 years avoiding responsibility, maturity and the terrors of the Evil Dead. When a deadly plague threatens to destroy all of mankind, Ash is finally forced to face his demons –personal and literal.
  • When? Oct. 31st
  • Who? The show stars Bruce Campbell and was created by Sam Raimi.

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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