August’s Finest!

June 29th, 2015 by Asaf_and _Barak

This is the last month of blockbuster season and the studios have a few more cards under their sleeve in order to get you to a theater near you. On the other hand, the TV networks will try to seduce you to stay home with some intriguing new shows. So who will win, the studios or the TV networks? Hey, with the right planning and maybe recording some shows, you won’t miss anything you want to see! Here are August’s Finest!!!

Fantastic Four – for guys who enjoy superhero titles based on comics and teens who love exciting and imaginary  good versus evil rivalries.

  • What? Another attempt to restart this franchise and this time right from the start as we see how the four became fantastic. When they are launched to an alternate universe they come back with supernatural abilities and where there are supernatural abilities, there’s also a jealous master villain… Can the fantastic four save the world?
  • When? August 7, 2015
  • Who? Kate Mara, Miles Teller, Michael B. Jordan, Toby Kebbel, Jamie Bell. Directed  by Josh Trank (Chronicle)

Ricki and the Flash – for those looking for bittersweet tales about dysfunctional families and stories about an artist’s life, hope and redemption.

  • What? Ricki gave up her family in order to follow her rock-and-roll dream. Now, older and wiser, she’s going back home for a second chance to make things right with her estranged daughter and ex-husband.
  • When? August 7, 2015
  • Who? Meryl Streep, Kevin Klein, Mamie Gummer, Sebastian Stan and Rick Springfield. Directed by Jonathan Demme and written by Diablo Cody.

The Man from U.N.C.L.E. – for viewers interested in stylized espionage escapades and  those who enjoy a mixture of humorous and exciting tales regarding secret agents.

  • What? In the early 60s, two reluctant partners must co-operate in order to save the world from a nuclear threat.
  • When? August 14, 2015
  • Who? Henry Cavill, Armie Hammer, Hugh Grant, Alicia Vkander, Elizabeth Debicki.  Written and directed by Guy Ritchie.

Sinister 2 – for teens who love suspenseful supernatural mysteries and those of you who enjoy scary and deadly ghost tales.

  • What? Dylan & Zach, two young kids love horror movies. Now they’re about to experience one of their own… An evil entity is haunting them and their mother. It looks like survival is not an option.
  • When? August 21, 2015
  • Who? James Ransome, Shannyn Sossamon, Robert Daniel Sloan, Dartanian Sloan. Directed by Ciaran Foy (Citadel)

Regression – for people who like disturbing police investigations with conspiracy elements and psychological tense movies regarding memory loss.

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  • What? Young Angela accuses her father of an unspeakable crime. When detective Bruce Kenner is involved in the case the father admits the crime he has no memory of. Now, Psychologist Dr. Raines tries to make the father relive his memories but while doing so, he stumbles upon a nationwide conspiracy.
  • When? August 28, 2015
  • Who? Emma Watson, Ethan Hawke, Aaron Ashmore, David Thewlis. Written & directed by Alejandro Amenabar.

TV:

Show Me a Hero – for people who like clever and tense stories about society and urban set titles about interracial relations.

  • What? Based on the book by the same name, the show tells a story of Yonkers’ mayor Nick Wasicsko who took office in 1987 and was forced to lead a public housing project in white middle class neighborhoods, which lead to bitter battles of fear and racism.
  • When? August 16, 2015
  • Who? Great cast including Jon Bernthal, Alfred Molina, Winona Ryder, Oscar Isaac, Catherine Keener and James Belushi. Created by the invincible David Simon. 

Blunt Talk – For people who enjoy biting, witty media satires and cynical humorous shows about showbiz.

  • What? Walter Blunt is a British newscaster who comes to the US on a mission to spread his wisdom. The only thing is Blunt must deal with his ex wives, network demands, his useless assistant and his own stupidity – it won’t be easy.
  • When? August 22, 2015
  • Who? Patrick Stewart, Adrian Scarborough, Timm Sharp, Jacki Weaver and Dolly Wells.

Fear the Walking Dead – for those who love their zombies bleak and gory and boys looking for apocalyptic tales about survival and family relations.

  • What? This spin-off from The Walking Dead describes the world as it was declining to the dystopian days of the original show. As a plague washes over mankind, a few survivors must do whatever it takes to keep going on no matter what.
  • When? August 23, 2015
  • Who? Ruben Blades, Mercedes Mason, Cliff Curtis Alycia Debnam-Carey and Kim Dickens. Created by Dave Erickson and Robert Kirkman.N

Public Morals – for people who like law enforcement shows that depict a rough plot regarding moral dilemmas and crimes.

  • What? Temptation is something we all face in our lives, specially the cops who work in the Public Morals Division. As corruption calls from every corner,our heroes face moral dilemmas which will risk their lives.
  • When? August 25, 2015
  • Who? Edward Burns (who also created the show), Elizabeth Masucci, Michele Hicks, Aaron Dean Eisenberg and Fredric Lehne.

Narcos – For people that like stories about drug dealers who rise to the top and those who enjoy TV shows focusing on gangsters, terrorism and politics.

  • What? We all love drug dealers. Well, maybe love is a too strong word but they surly fascinate us so how about a show describing Pablo Escobar’s rise to the top?
  • When? August 28, 2015
  • Who? Wagner Moura, Joanna Christie, Maurice Compte, Boyd Holbrook, Pedro Pascal.

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May’s Finest!

April 30th, 2015 by Asaf_and _Barak

It’s special effects season, it’s mega stars season, it’s bigger than life movies season – THE BLOCKBUSTERS are here and ain’t nothing gonna stop them from grabbing you by the shoulder and placing you in the nearest cinema! And why should you resist? They offer excitement, humor and a fantastic getaway for a of couple hours. So brace yourselves for 5 movie recommendations and 5 TV show recommendations. These are May’s finest!

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Movies:

Avengers: Age of Ultron – The ultimate kickstart for the blockbuster season.

Hot Pursuit – For those looking for an odd couple action comedy.

Mad Max: Fury Road – For boys night with a preference for stylized apocalypses.

Tomorrowland – For fantasy loving families.

San Andreas – For boys who love destruction and explosions (in other words, every male out there?).

TV:

Grace and Frankie – For people who liked Amazon’s Transparent.

Wayward Pines – For people who like mind bending mysteries.

Texas Rising – For people who like historical westerns.

Aquarius – For people who’d like to see Hank Moody chase down Charles Manson.

  • What? When the teenage daughter of a respected lawyer goes missing, an LAPD detective starts asking around. Needing the help of someone he can trust, he partners with a rebellious undercover cop who’s more comfortable rolling a joint than patrolling a beat. It’s not long before they stumble upon a small-time cult leader seeking out vulnerable women to join his cause. From there, they follow this man’s trail down a rabbit hole of drugs, sex, murder and cultural revolution. Little do they know, however, the guy they’re hunting will eventually become the killer we now recognize as Charles Manson.
  • When? May, 28. 2015
  • Who? The cast is led by David Duchovny and also stars Grey Damon and Claire Holt.

The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe – For people who liked My Week with Marilyn…and Lifetime’s Anna Nicole biopic.

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April’s Finest!

March 31st, 2015 by Asaf_and _Barak

Ready, set, go… April is here and along with it comes “Furious 7” who would probably sweep theaters around the world. But aside from furious films, we have touching ones, and humorous ones, and captivating ones and… well, you know the deal. On top of that, if you roll down to our TV section you’ll find some highly recommended new TV shows this month. Let’s see how April is gonna look and sound like, these are April’s Finest!

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Movies:

Furious 7 – For the ultimate exciting boys’ night.

The Longest Ride – For the ultimate girls’ night and/or date night.

Unfriended – For the ultimate scary teens night.

Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 – For the ultimate humorous family outing.

The Age of Adaline – For romantic and sentimental souls.

TV:

American Odyssey– For people that like conspiracy thrillers.

The Comedians – For people who like Billy Cristal and showbiz comedies.

Daredevil– For people who like superheroes. No need to love the Daredevil movie starring Ben Affleck to enjoy it (we hope).

Happyish – For people who like biting satires with a dark sense of humor.

  • What? Thom Payne is a 44 year-old man whose world is thrown into disarray when his 25 year-old “wunderkind” boss arrives, saying things like “digital,” “social” and “viral.” Is he in need of a “rebranding,” or does he just have a “low joy ceiling?” Maybe pursuing happiness is a fool’s errand? Maybe, after 44 years on this ludicrous planet, settling for happyish is the best one can expect.
  • When? April, 26. 2015.
  • Who? The cast is led by Steve Coogan (replacing Philip Seymour Hoffman who was supposed to be the star of the show), Kathryn Hahn, and Bradley Whitford.

Mad Men, Louie, Game of Thrones, Silicon Valley – We couldn’t ignore the return of these great shows so we decided to mention them despite the fact that they’re not new.

  • What? Four of the best TV show there are – Louie is a brilliant, sincere, somewhat sad comedy, Silicon Valley is a witty satire, Mad Men is a clever and stylized period drama, and of course Game of Thrones – the epic fantasy series.
  • When? Mad Men April. 5, 2015, Louie April. 9, 2015, Game of Thrones April. 12, 2015, and Silicon Valley April. 12, 2015.
  • Who? The same guys you fondly know if you’re a fan of any of those series plus a few new faces to spice up the new seasons.

 

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February’s Finest!

January 28th, 2015 by Asaf_and _Barak

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It’s almost February and awards are flying in all over the place. SAGs on the left, Golden Globes in the back, BAFTAs on the right and of course the Oscars are coming towards us faster than you know… But what about pure entertainment? That’s what we’re here for – 5 Movies with no award intentions whatsoever, just pure fun. And as for the TV section, some highly anticipated new TV shows are coming our way so be sure to add them to your wish list. Here are February’s finest!

Movies:

Jupiter Ascending – For boys’ night and teens looking for a  futuristic adventure.

Seventh Son – For teens and pre-teens looking for an exciting young hero adventure.

  • What? A battle of good versus evil is about to be unleashed upon you this weekend. As the witch Mother Malkin about to unleash unstoppable evil force against the human-kind, Master Gregory must train a new apprentice to stop her. Would the new hero be able to stop the witch in time?
  • When? Feb. 6, 2015.
  • Who? Julliane Moore is the witch, Jeff Bridges is Master Gregory and Ben Barnes is the seventh son! Directed by Sergey Bordov and based on Joseph Delany novel.

Fifty Shades of Grey – Pure girls’ night

  • What? You know the story – boy meets girl, boy seduces girl, boy ties girl, boy pours hot wax on girl, and well… you know, your basic love affair.
  • When? Feb. 13, 2015.
  • Who? Dakota Johnson and Jamie Donan took the chance, either their career would rise after or it would fall. Directed by Sam Taylor-Johnson and based on E.L. James bestseller.

Hot Tub Time Machine 2 – For teens and teens in spirit looking for some pure silly humor.

Focus – for those looking for semi-serious date night.

TV Shows:

Fortitude – For fans of gloomy crime dramas from the UK and from Scandinavia.

  • What? Fortitude is a small town in the Arctic Circle, a place like nowhere else. Surrounded by the savage beauty of the frozen landscape. In this close-knit community, a murder touches everyone, and the unsettling horror of the crime threatens the future of the town itself.
  • When? Jan. 29, 2015 (we know this is titled best of February, but we’re sure you’ll be forgiving).
  • Who? The super impressive international cast include Stanley Tucci, Michael Gambon, Christopher Eccleston and The Killings’ Sofie Gråbøl.

Allegiance – For people who like shows like Homeland and The Americans.

Better Call Saul – For everyone that misses Breaking Bad.

The Odd Couple – For anyone who’s still waiting for Matthew Perry’s big break after Friends.

  • What? About Endearing slacker Oscar and uptight neat freak Felix, two former college buddies who become unlikely roommates after the demise of their marriages. It’s not long after Oscar lets Felix move in that Oscar fears he’s made a monumental mistake.
  • When? Feb. 13, 2015.
  • Who? Thomas Lennon, Wendell Pierce and Lindsay Sloane star alongside Perry.

The Jack and Triumph Show – For people who enjoy silly and offbeat humor.

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  • What? About a grown-up child star of a “Lassie” type show and Triumph, his washed-up canine companion who brings some madness into his life.
  • When? Feb. 20, 2015.
  • Who? Jack McBrayer and Robert Smigel (as Triumph the Insult Comic Dog) star.

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January’s Finest!!

December 29th, 2014 by Asaf_and _Barak

So how were the holidays? Did you get a good rest? We hope so cause there’s plenty of work to be done. 5 Movies and 5 TV shows highly recommended for you this January. Now’s the time to decide how you want to start your year and we’re here to help. These are January’s finest!

Movies:

Inherent Vice – For those looking for an offbeat humorous Neo Noir.

Taken 3 – For those looking for more of the same chases and races.

Blackhat – For those looking for suspenseful and exciting boys’ night.

Still Alice – For those looking for a sincere and emotional evening.

Mortdecai – For those looking for a stylized action comedy with all star cast.

TV Shows:

Empire – For fans of slightly soapy dramas and hip hop.

Togetherness – For people who like shows about people trying to figure themselves out.

Man Seeking Woman – For people who enjoy comedies about the extremely difficult search for love.

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12 Monkeys – For anyone who loved the movie and thinks SyFy’s show can be even half as good.

Backstrom– For people who miss the show House and like the show Bones.

  • What? BACKSTROM centers on an offensive, hot tempered detective as he tries and fails to change his self-destructive behavior. He is a renowned misanthropic police detective who takes on new and daunting cases.
  • When? Jan. 22, 2015.
  • Who? Rainn Wilson plays the role of Backstrom. Hart Hanson who created “Bones” is the creator of the show.

 

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