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Go Find Yourself Queen Film Review

In movie-hindi on March 9, 2014 at 09:06

We curse our misfortune and disappointments in Life, without realizing that they provide you an opportunity to realize your potential and your toughness of character.

Faced with a No Win situation the individual finds himself/herself , his / her true potential if only they allow themselves.

A girl faced with the prospect of her married life being doomed when the arranged a marriage is called off by her fiance finds herself,

In traditional Indian families calling of the marriage at the last moment would attract a stigma against the girl and it becomes difficult to get married.

An innocent girl, ditched at the last moment by her fiance after the marriage ceremony begins, goes abroad honeymoon’ only to find herself.

How she finds herself is the theme of the Film Queen.

A Director’s Film from the word Go, Queen makes an impact subtly.

How all people in the world or Bad or good either:friendship does not need Race, Language,Nationalities, Gender or Sex.

A difficult theme handled adroitly.

A slight mistake, the film would have sent a wrong message.

Even a kissing scene  makes one smile in appreciation.

It shows how in the name of marriage individual aspirations are  snuffed out and it takes only boldness to come out of the shell.

Relationships are subtle and none should take the others for granted.

And how parents should trust their children.

Independence, freedom of spirit need not mean a license  to be licentiousness nor a call for senseless feminism.

The film is such a wholesome one , one can not single out the best performance.

But special mention may be made of Kankgana Ranaut who essays her role effectively.

Is she without makeup?

It was pleasant to look at.

A Film for  the Discerning.

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6-5=2,Paranormal Slick Film Promoted By Social Media

In lifestyle, movie-hindi on December 24, 2013 at 20:13

Sometime back I came across a news item that,for the first time, a Kannada movie shot entirely by an amateur Videographer had gone viral in the Social Media and it has been made into a Film and it is running successfully.I decided to see the Film as it is reported to belong to thriller genre.

Fear of the unknown haunts us all.

The self-professed non believer professes to be so, shivering inside.

I belong to the majority of idiots who believe on things beyond us.

I have witnessed some of the paranormal phenomena and has posted some articles on them.

A horror or a thriller becomes effective when things are left to your imagination rather than trying to scare you with loud eerie Music and gory images.

Alfred Hitchcock has this magic of scaring you as in "Birds' or a blind Aubrey Hepburn make you scream when she leaps from near a refrigerator in a dark room with a Killer inside her house !

I can not resist seeing the film of this genre.

I saw the film with my friend and his wife.

It is reported to be original and real-time experience without any additions or deletions.
Kannada Horror Film 6-5+2

6-5=2

The Film is "6-5=2"

You are informed in the beginning of the Film that no editing was done to the Video recovered from a hilly terrain in Karnataka.

They also say that some editing was done only to enhance the quality of visual and Audio experience.

The story or Adventure starts with six youth,4 boys and two girls, go trekking in a dense forest .

One of them, as aspiring Movie cameraman, recorded every thing .

And this was the recovered Video which the film claims to have been released.

This Adventure was based on the news item in Kannada newspapers which claimed that of the six people who went trekking on 26.10.2010, three bodies were recovered, one is alive and two are untraceable.

On the third day of their trekking,some unusual things happen.

For no reason, their backpacks catch fire, their food destroyed,they hear voices,things get knocked down.
On Day four they are forced to pitch in a tent at a place, where they find a tree which had replicas of dead skulls instead of leaves.
They lose their way and after spending a whole night they return to the same spot they left.

(One of them has been left at the first camp)

The rest is interesting.

The film maker claims that the videos were by the dead man while the photographer of the fim says otherwise.
Read the news at the close of the post.

The film is so natural that one tends to believe it is real.

I still do not know whether it is a story taken slickly ,promoted through the Social Media.

There are no songs, fights,dance sequences, comedy track or even a back ground score .

It keeps you glued to your seat.

“A strange complaint has reached the Karnataka Film Chamber of Commerce (KFCC)against the makers of the Kannada film 6-5=2. The horror film has caught the fancy of the audience, many of whom have believed the claims that the film is found footage from cameras of trekkers who died in 2010. The film also credits, ‘the late Ramesh’ one of the trekkers, as the cameraman of the film. Now, B K Magesh, a cinematographer from Chennai, has filed a complaint that he was the cinematographer of the film and not only have the film makers not given him his due credit, but also cheated him of his remuneration…

Speaking to BANGALORE MIRROR, Magesh, said, “I have been cheated by the filmmakers.They contacted me in December 2012 about the film. I shot the movie for 15 days in Madikeri in January this year. The idea for the film came from Hollywood ‘found footage’ films. It was a huge challenge and I proposed shooting only with natural light and using small artificial lights, which will not be evident. The director KS Ashok took advantage of me, learnt all the tricks and then dumped me. My remuneration was fixed at Rs 1.5 lakh. Payment of Rs 95,000 is still pending.” Magesh says that he will have to got to court if the issue is not solved by the film chamber. His complaint has arrived through the South Indian Cinematographers Association (SICA), Chennai.

In his complaint,Magesh says producer Krishna Chaitanya and director Ashok contacted him for the movie, and promised the remuneration. He was paid in small installments of Rs 5,000 and Rs10,000 during the shooting. After shooting was completed, his calls went unanswered. Magesh said, “A fictional dead man’s name was used for publicity.I donot mind if it benefits the film.But I am more concerned that they cheated me of my payment.”

6-5=2, a film inspired by the ‘found footage’ genre of Hollywood, does not reveal the actors and technicians of the film.

http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2013-12-22/news-interviews/45473179_1_karnataka-film-chamber-film-makers-horror-film




														

Some Good Animated Films

In movies english, Uncategorized on December 16, 2012 at 20:15

Some of us have been told stories when we were kids, that babies were brought to their parents by storks with extra-strong beaks. But have you ever wondered where these babies come from? Watch the clip above to find out. Parents are going to have to tell a different story now, when it comes to the birds and the bees…or in this case, the clouds and the storks.

This short film comes with a moral lesson – don’t judge a book by its cover. Created by Fabrice O. Jubert, an animator who used to work at DreamWorks, French Roast is about a high-class businessman who forgot his wallet while having coffee at a fancy coffee shop. To buy him time in finding a solution without getting embarrassed, he keeps on ordering coffee. As the day (and the coffee) goes on, our protagonist meets some characters in the film who eventually help him out of his predicament.

French Roast was also nominated for Best Animated Short Film in the 2009 Academy Awards.

How far would you go for love? Oktapodi is a French short film that shows us how two octopuses overcome a series of comical events to stay with each other, and get away from the clutches of the restaurant delivery guy. Take a look at how true love can overcome the odds – especially when you’re also in danger of ending up as someone’s dinner.

Oktapodi started out as a Graduate Student Project. It has won several awards and a nomination for Best Animated Short Film in the Academy Awards.

Many of us are probably familiar with this one. I myself have been seeing this animation a lot when I go to the TV section in the Department Store. Geri, our main character in the film plays chess against himself one autumn day at the park. So how do you actually win in a game of chess against yourself? Watch to find out.
This short film won Best Animated Short film at the 1997 Academy Awards. And oh, a little trivia here: Geri appears on Toy Story 2 as the guy who fixed up Woody.

I’m sure many people can relate to this short film – myself certainly included. Ever tried setting up your alarm at several times to make sure that you wake up on time? Our main character here takes it to different level as he sets up several alarm clocks instead. And not just in his bedroom, he’s got alarm clocks all over the house!

Created by Mesai, and independent animation team in Korea with director Moo-hyun Jang, watch the video to get an idea of how you look in the morning when you “fight” with your alarm clock. Well, it’s not really the waking up part that’s hard isn’t it? It’s getting up that we always struggle with.

http://listverse.com/2012/12/16/10-must-see-animated-short-films/

 

 

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Vijay’s ‘Thuppaki’ Review.

In movie-hindi on November 17, 2012 at 07:38

Vijay‘s films have not been doing well  since Pokkiri,Villu.

Nor had Murugadoss’s from Ghajini.

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Vijay in Thuppaki.

The recent Deepavali release ‘Thuppaki’ has brought cheers both to Vijay and Murugadoss.

I doubt whether any Indian Film has done as much work as Murugadoss in this Film on ‘Sleeper Cells’

The concept of ‘Sleeper Cells’ have been well-explained and the use of ordinary people being used as ‘Sleepers ‘ have been brought out excellently.

The planning of the Terrorist and the measures taken by Vijay to counter the Terrorist’s plan  are intelligent.

For a change in Tamil Films, the Hero his grey cells, instead of mere brawn.

The screen play is tight, excepting the first half where the narration is slow and there are as many as three song sequences in rapid succession.

But for the last ten minutes , the first half drags on.

However the second part is packed with action and intelligence.

The film is logical  as far as films go.

Murugadoss pays attention to details to such an extent that you find a plaster in Vijay’s hand in the last few frames where he fractured himself in a fight, this is a rarity in Tamil Films.

Dialogues are natural.

The songs are in the films seem to be forced and do not seem to jell with the flow(come to think of , which songs in recent  Films fit with the flow!)

As to Music Harris Jeya Raj churns out his stock.

The clever use of the crowd whistling and cheering in Vijay’s introduction scene is so good that I was turning around in my seat to see how many in the audience were whistling!

I often say that there are two types of back ground scores in Tamil’Indian Films.(there are exceptions)

One is where you take some time to identify the original score.

The other one is blatant to an extent that at the instance of a few bars, you can fix the source.

Harris Jeyaraj unabashedly lifts the back ground score of ‘Bourne Ultimatum!’

Locales, Editing are good without being intrusive,

This is probably a film of Vijay where the Love part is so meager and so detached you practically feel nothing despite the efforts of the girl to expose herself.

Viay has done an excellent job as an Army Man.

Dance, the forte of Vijay, is as expected of him.

Do I detect a stiffness in his limbs while dancing?

His sardonic expression while fighting the Sleepers in an effort to rescue the girls is refreshing.

Where is the famous Vijay’s mischievous Twinkle in his eyes?

A film that does not disappoint Vijay’s fans and Murugadoss buffs.

A good entertainer.

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How Porn Stars Are Recruited,Inside Story.

In Interesting and funny on November 16, 2012 at 08:36

We are mystified as to the process of Hollywood casting.

More mysterious is the World of  Porn Industry.

How and who recruits the Porn Stars?

How are the Agents Paid?

I read on interesting article.

Looks like ‘Dog Eating Dog profession!’

Story:

This story first appeared in the Nov. 23 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine.

On a late-summer afternoon in a dingy San Fernando Valley apartment, talent agent Mark Spiegler is having it out with a producer. Pacing the length of the living room that for the past nine years has doubled as his office, Spiegler, portly with thinning brown hair and a graying 5 o’clock shadow, sets out his demands: If his client, a top actress, is going to agree to a project, certain accommodations must be made. “You want her ready at 8, you should do the makeup,” Spiegler barks as he stomps past a bookcase filled with framed photos of himself with various women. “If you want her later, she’ll do her own makeup.”…

Spiegler’s spat over the call time might seem familiar to agents at the CAAs and WMEs of Hollywood who often find themselves protecting their star clients from producer demands. But Spiegler has a particular reason for being concerned about the 8 a.m. shoot: It would require his client to get up around 4:30 a.m. to receive an enema. Because the scene calls for the woman to perform anal sex.

Yes, Spiegler, 54, represents porn stars — and he’s one of the biggest agents in Los Angeles’ $1 billion adult entertainment industry. As the Ari Emanuel or Kevin Huvane of hardcore, he handles such top performers as Skin Diamond, Chanel Preston and Asa Akira, the client for whom Spiegler is arguing.

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$1 Billion Adult Entertainment Industry
Mark Spiegler, 54, represents porn stars — and he’s one of the biggest agents in Los Angeles’ $1 billion adult entertainment industry. As the Ari Emanuel or Kevin Huvane of hardcore, he handles such top performers as Skin Diamond, Chanel Preston and Asa Akira.

Ultimately, the production company, New Sensations, will agree to delay the shoot for Akira, 27, who will do her own makeup and be paid about $2,000 for the scene. “That’s the whole reason for us being here,” says Spiegler, whose boutique firm, Spiegler Girls, represents a small group of elite women and is known as one of the adult industry’s top agencies. “We are the buffer — so the girl doesn’t look bad. We take the heat.”

At the same time, shrinking porn profits and a talent supply-and-demand imbalance have caused performers’ salaries to decline. Whatever the moral qualms Americans have (40 million to 50 million people in the U.S. regularly watch pornography on the Internet, according to studies) about the proliferation of movies with such titles as Orgasmic OralistsDamn, She’s a Lesbian and Dong of the Dead, the tough U.S. economy has led to an explosion in the number of people hoping to find work in porn — some perhaps emboldened by the dream they too could become crossover stars like Sasha Grey (Entourage) and James Deen (the forthcoming Lindsay Lohan starrer The Canyons). While a decade ago the average female performer would make about $100,000 a year, Spiegler says she now might make as little as $50,000 — all while juggling responsibilities such as social-media outreach and personal appearances.

And where there were only two or three reputable adult agencies 10 years ago, now 14 agencies are licensed and bonded, though top shops L.A. Direct Models, 101 Modeling and Spiegler Girls dominate the upper echelon of performers. None would discuss how much money they make, but observers say that top agents can pull down $250,000 a year from their 10 to 15 percent takes. “It’s very competitive, and the well-known agencies do control most of the talent,” says Dan Miller, executive managing editor of industry trade magazine XBIZ. “It’s just like Hollywood in that regard.”

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/porn-star-agents-inside-risky-390466

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