July’s Finest!

June 29th, 2015 by Asaf_and _Barak

Hello Jinni lovers,

As you know, the times they are a changin’ and so is Jinni. You probably heard about the recent change regarding our website but it doesn’t mean we can’t recommend a number of movies & TV shows each month. So sit back, listen up and scroll down – these are JULY’S FINEST!

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Terminator: Genisys – for people who like exciting man versus machine battles and mind bending stories regarding changing the past or future.

  • What? Messing with the past can create a dystopian future. That’s what Sgt. Kyle Reese learns when he goes back to 1984. Luckily, The “good” terminator is there with him and along with Sarah Connor they’ll try to reset the future and create a new day for mankind. The twist is John Connor became an advanced robot that would try to prevent this plan.
  • When? July, 1. 2015
  • Who? Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jason Clarke, Emilia Clarke, Jai Courtney, J.K. Simmons. Directed  by Alan Taylor (Thor: The Dark World)

Minions – for families looking for disordered humorous movies and preschoolers who like goofy heroes that save the day.

  • What? The goofy Minions are coming so you better watch out. Or better yet, just watch as they find a new master villain to adore and serve. They might not be the brightest creatures, but they’re definitely the funniest ones.
  • When? July, 10. 2015
  • Who? Sandra Bullock, Jon Hamn, Michael Keaton, Allison Janney, Steve Coogan, Geoggrey Rush and Steve Carrel provide their voices. Directed by Kyle Balda and Pierre Coffin.

The Gallows – for teens who like deadly slasher films and scary murder plots involving teenagers.

  • What? And again, it seems past is a place better left behind. When a group of students decide to pay a tribute in honor of the victims of a horrible accident that happened 20 years ago, they learn all too well that tragedies can hit back.
  • When? July, 10. 2015
  • Who? Cassidy Gifford, Pfeifer Brown, Ryan Shoos, Reese Mishler. Directed by Travis Cluff and Chris Lofling.

Trainwreck – for girls who like clever offbeat tales about singleness or those on a date night who love sentimental witty comedies.

  • What? Amy never believed in love, never believed in loyalty or monogamy, but when she meets Aaron she starts thinking that maybe it’s possible. It’ll take some readjusting but can Amy pull it off?
  • When? July, 17. 2015
  • Who? Amy Schummer, Bill Hader, Brie Larson. Directed by Judd Apatow written by Amy Schumer.

Southpaw – for people who like uplifting human spirit stories and boys who love rough boxing movies.

  • What? Billy “The Great” hope seems to have it all. He’s a successful boxer, he’s got a loving wife and an adorable daughter. When a tragic event strikes, Billy’s life is turned upside down and down he’ll go… Would he rise up again?
  • When? July, 24. 2015
  • Who? Jake Gyllenhaal, Rachel McAdams, Forest Whitaker. Directed by Antoine Fuqua.

TV:

The Spoils Before Dying – For people who like offbeat, surreal parodies and funny and silly indie titles.

    • What? The series will center on Rock Banyon who becomes the prime suspect in the double murder of his occasional lover Fresno Foxglove who is found dead with another man. Panicked, Rock splits for Mexico where he reunites with his one-time big band singer Delores DeWinter. With 72-hours to clear his name or fry in the electric chair, Rock and Delores embark on a dangerous quest for the truth that takes them into an abyss of sex, drugs, betrayal, and of course, jazz.
    • When? July, 8. 2015
    • Who? The all-star cast includes Will Ferrell, Kristen Wiig, Michael Kenneth Williams, Maya Rudolph, Val Kilmer, Haley Joel Osment and Michael Sheen.

The Jim Gaffigan Show – For people who enjoy funny mockumentaries about showbiz and witty sitcoms about parents and children.

    • What? Inspired by Jim Gaffigan’s real life, The Jim Gaffigan Show explores one man’s struggle to find a balance between fatherhood, stand-up comedy and an insatiable appetite.
    • When? July, 15. 2015
    • Who? Jim Gaffigan stars alongside Ashley Williams, Adam Goldberg and Michael Ian Black.

Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll – For people who like cynical titles about musicians, and dark humor titles about being down on your luck.

    • What? The series focuses on “Johnny Rock,” lead singer of a legendary early 90s New York band called The Heathens. Known for living up to their name, the band partied so long and so hard that even Keith Richards thought they needed to slow things down. 25 years later the only thing bigger than Johnny’s ego is his prostate. The drugs he really needs now aren’t cocaine and marijuana – they’re Crestor, Cymbalta and Cialis. He’s out of work, out of money and out of show business options. That’s when a massively talented young singer named Gigi shows up…
    • When? July, 16. 2015
    • Who? Denis Leary is the lead, John Corbett, Elizabeth Gillies and Robert Kelly co-star.

Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp – For people who like parodies that use an all-star cast and funny and irreverent titles about teenage life.

    • What? An all-star cast delivers big laughs in this irreverent spoof of summer camp and ’80s teenager movies. We’ve seen the last day of summer in the classic original film; now discover the events that shaped these iconic characters on the first day of Camp Firewood’s season.
    • When? July, 19. 2015
    • Who? Ben Kingsley, Avan Jogia, Nonso Anozie and Sibylla Deen star.

Tut – For people who like stylized titles about royal families and captivating titles about leadership.

    • What? Tut, tells the story of astounding saga of one of history’s most extraordinary rulers, Tutankhamun (King Tut), and his closest adviser, Vizer Ay. Tut revolves around King Tut’s rise to power and his struggle to lead Egypt to glory, while his closest advisors, friends and lovers scheme for their own nefarious interests.
    • When? July, 19. 2015
    • Who? Ben Kingsley, Avan Jogia, Nonso Anozie and Sibylla Deen star.

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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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