Jul 25, 2014

Top 10 Movies That Tear Me Emotionally Apart

I love the movies I remember. We all have a lot reasons to remember specific films - our favorite actors, directors and simply a touching story, that runs through your body and explodes all emotions inside you. Emotional influence is the most powerful weapon of director to make audience love his/her film.

Most of my favorite pictures have made a huge impact on me and some brought me to tears, which I'm not ashamed of at all. So, here are my Top 10 such kind of films [massive spoilers are ahead]:

Honorable mentions
  • Up
  • Life is Beautiful
  • The Hours
Maybe Mel Gibson has not done many memorable movies, but he sure did one of classic flicks such as Braveheart - a movie from my childhood which I used to watch so many times. Winning 5 Academy Awards, film manages to bring most tragic period of Scottish history in a heartbreaking manner.

The moment that kills me: Scene where William Wallace screams out FREEDOM which costs him life.
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Jul 16, 2014

66th EMMY Nominations Update: Submitted Episodes

According to Gold Derby, HBO has already made episode submissions for Drama/Comedy Series and nominated actors. DVDs with these episodes will be distributed to judges for voting consideration next week. This year, HBO has most nominations with Game of Thrones [19] in lead.
In my post about episode submissions for Game of Thrones, I considered following six episodes for Drama Series to be most credible:
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Jul 15, 2014

Movie Review: Snowpiercer [2014]

I think most directors are obsessed with post apocalyptic universe. In the beginning they tried to demonstrate different ways the world would end. Today, the question is what happens after these events and for no particular reason, the picture ain't beautiful.

Director Joon-ho Bong sees that the world can end as the result of Ice Age. There are few survivors who luckily get into the longest train that goes round and round the Earth. The train and railways connecting all continents were built by mystery man Mr. Wilford [Ed Harris] - a magnate in pre apocalyptic world. After deadly events, he puts number of people in this enormous iron machine and goes to nonstop journey around the globe. For more than 17 years they've been travelling through the same path, nonstop. Guarantee of the safe and never ending relocation is an Engine also invented by Mr. Wilford and his company.

In this genre movies it is a majority opinion that survivors will once again go through slavery, segregation, violence and many other disgusting stuff mankind has forgotten in past centuries. The train has a lot cages: the front ones are for high class passengers - so called elite ones, who's main job is to make the machine go, and keep other people safe. the tail is for, let's say, slaves - people who work, have shitty beds, do not take shower and only eat protein for breakfast/lunch/dinner. Most of workers are "thankful" for being alive but there is always someone willing to go against the crowed and government. Curtis [Chris Evans] is true, naturally born leader, who [of course] is not willing to lead anyone, he's just a rebel soul, who remembers the Earth as it was and still misses barely remembering taste of freedom. With his friend, Edgar [Jamie Bell] he's been waiting for a good chance to fight back and after 17 years somebody from the front decided to help poor people, sending them secret messages through protein bars. Curtis with the courage of Gilliam [John Hurt] - previous leader of the train - starts a rebellion.
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Jul 10, 2014

66th EMMY Predicted Nominees

We are getting close to the biggest event in Television industry - 66the Annual Primetime Emmy Awards. Tomorrow, on July 10 5:40 AM, PT outstanding nominees are announced. I have a lot hopes this year: recognition my favorite show Shameless, another win of Modern Family and some more praise of Game of Thrones and Julianna Margulies for Best Drama Actress, of course.
But there always are bad surprises, because the television academy has its favorite like Mad Men and Downton Abbey - they can get in even most tight competition and if they do, they always leave out more deserved candidates.

Even more, Shameless is submitted as comedy, which I absolutely don't agree, and it can hurt a lot. Because there has not been anything like comedy in the latest season. Well, it's true that drama category is more overcrowded with bigger names, but it would not raise chances much.

So, here we go - Predicted Nominees Are [sorted by likelihood of nominating]:
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Jul 3, 2014

TV Series: Under the Dome S2E01 & The Leftovers S1E01

While my top shows are giving me a hard time to wait for next fall/spring seasons, I have some favorite summer TV Series, that are actually good to watch. Last year, Under the Dome was adapted from Stephen King's novel of the same name, which is one of my favorite works of him and after pretty impressive first season, it lands second more valuable one. As a huuuge fan of King, I could not wait for its premiere.
These days twitter was blown by new HBO mystery The Leftovers and since it's HBO, not porn, I decided to check it out. 

So, here are my thoughts on two recent premieres [heavy spoilers ahead]
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Jul 2, 2014

Top 10 Tattoos in Movies

I have a great passion about tattoos, obsession that never goes away. In movies tattoos are either used to somehow express the character or just make their bodies hotter. In any case, they always double my thirst to watch these movies. 

So, here are my Top 10 Tattoos in Movies, which I would not mind to wear some time:
They say Brad Pitt can be sexy in everything and this pretty much proves it. I like his very minimalist and carefully designed tattoos. Those who have seen Snatch might remember that it almost covers every inch of Brad's top.
I'd not be willing to have those tattoos but what I really like about them is diversity and mix of colors. They are also massive and for the purposes of movie truly expresses the character.
This is kind of tattoo that does not make sense separately but all together it is pretty cool. Those numbers, japanese alphabet and stuff - it's pretty lame. But as a whole, they look kind of one great work.
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