The Imitation Game, which stars Benedict Cumberbatch as Alan Turing, the brilliant British mathematician who cracked the Nazi Enigma code during World War II and was later ruined for being outed as a homosexual, was voted the favorite film by audiences at the Toronto Film Festival. Directed by Morten Tyldum and co-starring Keira Knightley and Matthew Goode, The Imitation Game leaped into the Oscar race and was warmly embraced by audiences, who named it the Grolsch People’s Choice Award. It will open in theaters on Nov. 21.
The first runner-up was Isabel Coixet’s Learning to Drive, which stars Ben Kingsley and Patricia Clarkson as two New Yorkers who bond over drivers ed. The second runner-up was Theodore Melfi’s St. Vincent, the Bill Murray movie in which he plays a curmudgeon who takes the neighbor’s kid under his wing.
The Prize of the International Critics (FIPRESCI) for Special Presentations went to Oren Moverman’s Time Out of Mind, which stars Richard Gere as a homeless man attempting to reconnect with his daughter.
A complete list of honored TIFF films can be viewed here.
According to Bleeding Cool, it’s looking like Supergirl might get her own TV series. Their source says DC Entertainment is pitching the idea and that they’ve brought in TV producer Michael Green to help.
For those who don’t know who Green is, he’s worked on developing series such as Gotham,American Gods, Smallville, and Heroes. He was also a writer on Smallville, Heroes, Gotham, and films such as Green Lantern and the upcoming series The Flash. He also worked with Mike Johnson on the New 52 reboot of Supergirl. The guy definitely knows his way around the superhero kitchen.
He will write and produce the series if it happens, and why wouldn’t it happen? Look at all the shows being developed right now! We’ve got Arrow, Flash, Constantine, and Gotham. It would only make sense that Supergirl would be included, especially with all this talk of female superheroes not getting the spotlight they deserve. Meanwhile, Marvel has two female-centered shows in the works as well with Agent Carter and Jessica Jones.
What do you think folks? Do we want to see Supergirl on our TV screens every week? Share your thoughts with me.
THE STORY: #Lucy is about a young lady who is accidentally caught up in a bad deal where she becomes a drug mule but due to a turn of events, she evolves and transforms into a warrior beyond human logic. You can check out the trailer below.
ANALYSIS: First of all, if you want to see this movie i need you to remove the over analytic cap and remember this is a movie. Entertainment meant to let you escape from the real world. Now that’s established, I have seen critics complaining about the over beaten but fallacious statement that states that we use only 10% of our cerebral capacity and I was like, duh, this is a movie where the writer and director can push their imaginations beyond the boundaries.
Besson takes the story (similar to Limitless) where the lead character mistakenly comes in contact with a highly experimental drug that ups their cerebral capacity except in Besson’s story, the character is a young lady (Johansson). Besson is good at what he does and actually writes up a good story though with a few flaws which i choose to ignore. Scarlett J. is really making her mark in the female action genre and seems a worthy successor to Angelina Jolie (congrats on tying the knot… Still love you :* ) giving off a good performance here just as she did in Iron Man 2 and The Avengers (Natasha Romanoff / Black Widow)
Her transition from helpless drug mule to super intelligent warrior was beautiful and she played it well. Morgan Freeman on the other hand… Well he’s THE Morgan Freeman so you know is performance is always top notch even though he was a supporting character. Nice move by Besson using Freeman to lay the foundation for understanding the movie during a scene where he was delivering a lecture. Min-Sik Choi was awesome as the antagonist. Loved his performance. Visually, i enjoyed every scene as it came and i did not observe any flaw in that department. Continuity and stunts where COOL!!! As for those who have seen the movie, I had no problem with the ending as it was the only logical way it could end.
All in all, Lucy is a great movie even though it was only 97 mins long. I enjoyed every second.
Lucy: We’ve codified our existence to bring it down to human size, to make it comprehensible, we’ve created a scale so we can forget its unfathomable scale.
Pierre Del Rio: [During the high-speed car ride through Paris with Lucy driving] I’d rather be late than dead. Lucy: We never really die.
Professor Norman: We humans are more concerned with having than with being.
The actor and comedian Robin Williams was found dead at his home in California, the Marin County sheriff’s office announced on Monday. He was 63. The sheriff’s office said it was treating the death as a suspected suicide.
“This morning I lost my husband and best friend, while the world lost one of its most beloved artists and beautiful human beings. I am utterly heartbroken,” said his wife, Susan Schneider in a statement released through Williams’ publicist.
Williams Filmography include Jumanji (1995), August Rush (2007), Good Morning Vietnam (1987), Happy Feet (2006), but he will always be remembered as The Blue Genie in Disney’s Animation, Aladdin (1992).
This is so sad as he was one of the actors who made my childhood fun.
Hannah Ware (Oldboy, ABC’s Betrayal) is set to play the female lead in the Fox International Productions pic “Agent 47″ which is currently filming. Check out a few pictures released courtesy of IGN.
Homeland star Rupert Friend is set to star following the death of Paul Walker who initially had the role until his untimely death while Zachary Quinto (Star Trek, Heroes) is also on board.
Aleksander Bach is directing from a script by Kyle Ward, Skip Woods and Michael Finch.
Though plot details have not been released, the actioner is based on the bestselling video game “Hitman,” which has sold 21 million units to date. The latest and most successful edition, this year’s “Hitman: Absolution,” has sold 10 million units.
Alex Young, Chuck Gordon and Adrian Askarieh are producing; Daniel Alter is executive producer.
Hitman: Agent 47 is slated for release sometime in February, 2015.
Imagine if we could use more than 10% of our brains?
BRAINS: From the writer/director of La Femme Nikita, The Professional to The Fifth Element Luc Besson, comes a new action-thriller titled LUCY. Lucy stars Scarlett Johansson and Academy Award® winner Morgan Freeman and is produced by Virginie Besson-Silla for EuropaCorp.
PLOT: Lucyis about a woman who is accidentally caught in a dark deal who turns the tables on her captors and transforms into a merciless warrior evolved beyond human logic. Check the trailer out below.
ANALYSIS: What i find interesting and attractive in this trailer is the way much of the plot is not revealed which most trailers of today are guilty of. Originally Angelina Jolie was meant to be casted for the role of Lucy before it was handed to Johansson and i must admit that looks like a brilliant idea as i believe she will handle the role well. Besides there’s Morgan Freeman to support her and keep her in check. All in all, Lucy looks like it will be a great movie and i look forward to seeing it when it comes out in the cinemas. Lucy is scheduled for release on July 25, 2014.
TRAILER RATING: 8.5/10
So what do you think about the trailer? Share your thoughts via the comments box.
Jack Bauer, Chole O’Brian. Two names that are synonymous with only one show… 24. I was heartbroken when it was announced 24 was going to end after the eight season back in 2010, only for FOX to announce last year (2013)that they were bringing back 24 only this time it was going to last 12 episodes instead of the regular 24 we had gotten used to and was going to be titled 24: Live Another Day.
As the good old saying goes, “A bird in hand is worth two in the bush.” Give me back my 24 so far Jack Bauer and Chole O’Brian are there, there’s a plot to cause the next world war or a major crisis and a lot of sub-plots and am good to go. Let’s get into it then. ;)
PLOT: #24LAD picks off in London four years after the actions of Jack in New York then with him being hunted down by both the United States and Russia and being labeled a criminal and a terrorist. The local CIA station get intel Jack is in London and head out to capture him believing that his being in London might have something to do with the current USA president, President Heller being in the UK. They capture him and take him into custody only for them to realize he has ulterior motives for being captured when he releases Chole O’Brian who has also being captured and was being interrogated for being part of a hacking group led by the hacker Adrian Cross. Jack gets Chole out and together with her tries to stop an attack that involves a suspected assassination attempt on President Heller’s life but as it is with 24, the surface plot is always more deep than you think.
ANALYSIS: #24LAD is crazily fast paced and high octane. It was great to see Jack back shouting DamnIt!!! and his stone cold face and attitude. Chole (God bless the creators of this character) hacking skills have not dwindled and keeps on performing. The performances of the major cast was awesome ranging from Sutherland, to Rajskub, Devane & Raver who are regulars. New comers Strahovksi, Donovan and Akinnagbe perform exceedingly well in their roles. The continuity was great, visuals were awesome and i must say that FOX really took their time to make this particular show awesome. There were so many great scenes but the cream of them for me was a drone chase. Honestly, if you have not seen any episode of #24LAD, then you really don’t know what your missing. It has an IMDB rating of 9.1/10 if you need further convincing.
RATING: 9.5/10 Awesome!!!
So for those who have seen all 12 episodes of #24LAD what was your favourite scene and would like them to continue 24? Share your thoughts with me in the comments.