Thursday, 28 July 2016

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American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson (2016)

The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story

Terrific crime - courtroom drama!

What a great tv series this is! Wooow.
Firstly, the acting is superb, especially Sarah Paulson and Courtney B. Vance. Outstanding! Others are amazing to watch as well! And of course, the story. What a crazy story. I didn't know almost anything about the case to be honest and some things were just mind blowing to me. The show is directed fantastically and the writing is good. You feel the tention and they provoke passionate responses along the way for sure. Poweful piece of work that I would definitely recommend you to see! I was hooked right away. Excellent work to the cast and crew!

Monday, 25 July 2016

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Movie review - Ice Age: Collision Course (2016)

Ice Age: Collision Course (2016) / animaion, adventure, comedy

Directed by Mike Thurmeier, Galen T. Chu
Produced by Lori Forte
Screenplay by Michael J. Wilson, Micheal Berg, Yoni Brenner
Story by Aubrey Solomon
Starring: Ray Romano, John Leguizamo, Denis Leary, Simon Pegg, Jennifer Lopez, Queen Latifah
Trailer: click.

Franchise that has run out of steam.

Don't get me wrong. I liked the film. It was cute and funny and animation is great without a doubt but everything else just doesn't feel right anymore. The new characters are not interesting enough, pointless bad guys, script is poor and the plot is generic. Entertaining but predictable and unnecessary. Decent but feels like this could be the last one. 3-/5

Tuesday, 19 July 2016

Happy birthday - Benedict Cumberbatch (40)

Happy (another) 40th Birthday! This time to one of my favorite actors Benedict Cumberbatch!

You can read more about him here.

Stay amazing Benedict and to many more awesome roles!

I guess there is no need to say I can't wait for new season of Sherlock and movie Dr. Strange! Aaaaa!

Friday, 15 July 2016

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Happy birthday - Diane Kruger (40)

Happy 40th birthday to still one of my favorite ladies Diane Kruger!

I love her more and more because she speaks her mind and is involved in films not only because of the money. Recently she said: “What studios are producing is not really all that interesting to me anymore. I feel like television has taken over so much that there’s a whole new platform for actors and talent to grow.

She also shared her beauty secrets with The New York Times!“I’m probably more European in my thinking because of where I grew up: the ‘less is more’ philosophy,” Diane expressed. “My sunscreen habit is from living in L.A., though I don’t like to be tan like some of the people there. And when I go to New York, all the women are so on top of it. They have their dermatologists they see for this and that. I can’t keep up. I don’t even pluck my brows.

Can't wait to see her in The Infiltrator!

Thursday, 14 July 2016

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2016 Emmy Awards Nominees

Here they are - 68th Emmy Awards Nominees!

I'm super happy and excited for so many of them.
Super happy especially for Benedict, Tom, Tatiana and Maisie! I also mark my favorites below!
And I think I need to start watching a few series ;)

Focus! The nominees are...

Outstanding Drama Series
Game of Thrones (HBO)
The Americans (FX)
House of Cards (Netflix)
Downton Abbey (PBS)
Better Call Saul (AMC)
Mr. Robot (USA)
Homeland (Showtime)

Outstanding Comedy Series
Veep (HBO)
Transparent (Amazon)
Silicon Valley (HBO)
Modern Family (ABC)
Master of None (Netflix)
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (Netflix)
black-ish (ABC)

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
Rami Malek, Mr. Robot (USA)
Kevin Spacey, House of Cards (Netflix)
Bob Odenkirk, Better Call Saul (AMC)
Liev Schreiber, Ray Donovan (Showtime)
Kyle Chandler, Bloodline (Netflix)
Matthew Rhys, The Americans (FX)

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series
Viola Davis, How to Get Away With Murder (ABC)
Robin Wright, House of Cards (Netflix)
Claire Danes, Homeland (Showtime)
Taraji P. Henson, Empire (Fox)
Keri Russell, The Americans (FX)
Tatiana Maslany, Orphan Black (BBC America)

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series
Jeffrey Tambor, Transparent (Amazon)
Aziz Ansari, Master of None (Netflix)
Anthony Anderson, black-ish (ABC)
William H. Macy, Shameless (Showtime)
Will Forte, The Last Man on Earth (Fox)
Thomas Middleditch, Silicon Valley (HBO)

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep (HBO)
Amy Schumer, Inside Amy Schumer (Comedy Central)
Ellie Kemper, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (Netflix)
Tracee Ellis Ross, black-ish (ABC)
Laurie Metcalfe, Getting On (HBO)
Lily Tomlin, Grace and Frankie (Netflix)

Outstanding Limited Series
The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story (FX)
Fargo (FX)
American Crime (ABC)
Roots (History)
The Night Manager (AMC)

Outstanding Television Movie
All the Way (HBO)
Confirmation (HBO)
Sherlock: The Abominable Bride (PBS)
Luther (BBC One)
A Very Murray Christmas (Netflix)

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or a Movie
Bryan Cranston, All the Way (HBO)
Benedict Cumberbatch, Sherlock: The Abominable Bride (PBS)
Courtney B. Vance, The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story (FX)
Cuba Gooding, Jr., The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story (FX)
Idris Elba, Luther (BBC America)
Tom Hiddleston, The Night Manager (AMC)

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or a Movie
Sarah Paulson, The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story (FX)
Kirsten Dunst, Fargo (FX)
Kerry Washington, Confirmation (HBO)
Felicity Huffman, American Crime (ABC)
Audra McDonald, Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill (HBO)
Lili Taylor, American Crime (ABC)

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy
Louie Anderson, Baskets
Keegan-Michael Key, Key & Peele
Andre Braugher, Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Ty Burrell, Modern Family
Tituss Burgess, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
Matt Walsh, Veep
Tony Hale, Veep

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy
Niecy Nash, Getting On
Allison Janney, Mom
Kate McKinnon, Saturday Night Live
Judith Light, Transparent
Gaby Hoffmann, Transparent
Anna Chlumsky, Veep

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
Jonathan Banks, Better Call Saul
Ben Mendelsohn, Bloodline
Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones
Kit Harington, Game of Thrones
Michael Kelly, House of Cards
Jon Voight, Ray Donovan

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey
Lena Headey, Game of Thrones
Emilia Clarke, Game of Thrones
Maisie Williams, Game of Thrones
Maura Tierney, The AffairConstance Zimmer, UnREAL

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie
Jesse Plemons, Fargo
Bokeem Woodbine, Fargo
Hugh Laurie, The Night Manager
Sterling K. Brown, People v. O.J. Simpson
David Schwimmer, People v. O.J. Simpson
John Travolta, People v. O.J. Simpson

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie
Melissa Leo, All the Way
Regina King, American Crime
Sarah Paulson, American Horror Story: Hotel
Kathy Bates, American Horror Story: Hotel
Jean Smart, Fargo
Olivia Colman, The Night Manager

Outstanding Variety Talk Series
Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee (Crackle)
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (NBC)
Last Week Tonight With John Oliver (HBO)
Jimmy Kimmel Live! (ABC)
The Late Late Show With James Corden (CBS)
Real Time With Bill Maher (HBO)

Outstanding Reality Competition Series
The Amazing Race (CBS)
The Voice (NBC)
Dancing With the Stars (ABC)
Top Chef (Bravo)
American Ninja Warrior (NBC)
Project Runway (Lifetime)

All nominees HERE. What do you think? You miss someone on the list?

Movie review - Whiskey Tango Foxtrot (2016)

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot (2016) / biographical war comedy-drama

Directed by Glenn Ficarra,John Requa
Produced by Lorne Michaels, Tina Fey, Ian Bryce
Screenplay by Robert Carlock
Based on The Taliban Shuffle: Strange Days in Afghanistan and Pakistan by Kim Barker
Starring: Tina Fey, Margot Robbie, Martin Freeman, Alfred Molina, Christopher Abbott, Billy Bob Thornton
Trailer: click.

Satirical dark comedy.

There is something really weird and enjoyable about this film. It's a satirical look at the Afghanistan conflict and mix of all kind of genres. Good line between entertainment and horror also thanks to great acting and cast. Still thoroughly entertaining film: predictable and sweet. Refreshing! Already on my 2016 must see list!
Oh! And don't expect a Tina Fey's comedy that we are usually seeing. 4/5

Wednesday, 13 July 2016

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Movie review - Independence Day: Resurgence (2016)

Independence Day: Resurgence (2016) /  action, adventure, sci-fi

Directed by Roland Emmerich
Produced by Dean Devlin, Roland Emmerich, Harald Kloser
Screenplay by Roland Emmerich, Dean Devlin, Nicolas Wright, James A. Woods, James Vanderbilt
Story by Roland Emmerich, Dean Devlin, Nicolas Wright, James A. Woods
Based on Charactersby Roland Emmerich, Dean Devlin
Starring: Liam Hemsworth, Jeff Goldblum, Jessie T. Usher, Bill Pullman, Maika Monroe, William Fichtner, Sela Ward, Judd Hirsch, Brent Spiner, Vivica A. Fox
Trailer: click.

Sort of a remake: old plot, new actors.

I would say this is a (stereo)typical Hollywood blockbuster flick - bad but enjoyable. The plot is messy, cheesy, lacks emotional element and have no signs of intelligent life but on the other hand the film is visually good. One of those generic films for money where they make a sequel/reboot and there is just something missing. Isn't it sad we got used to it and that we find those kind of films actually solid? But I still think it could be worse. 3-/5

Tuesday, 12 July 2016

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Movie review - Concussion (2015)

Concussion (2015) / drama

Directed by Peter Landesman
Produced by Ridley Scott, Giannina Facio, David Woltroff, Larry Shuman, Elizabeth Cantillon
Written by Peter Landesman
Based on Game Brain by Jeanne Marie Laskas
Starring: Will Smith, Alec Baldwin, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Arliss Howard, Paul Reiser, Luke Wilson, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, David Morse, Albert Brooks
Trailer: click.

The other side of football.

This is interesting, compelling true story and well-acted drama that is for sure worth watching. For me it's always crazy to see this world that we're living and how in this case money and sports entertainment are beyond human lives and the truth. It doesn't hit as hard as it could and it's not powerful enough but still quite inspiring and watchable. Second part of the film is especially a waste of potential and yet it's still a solid movie! 3+/5

Monday, 11 July 2016

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Movie review - Me Before You (2016)

Me Before You (2016) / romance, drama

Directed by Thea Sharrock
Produced by Alison Owen, Karen Rosenfelt
Screenplay by  Jojo Moyes
Based on Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
Starring: Emilia Clarke, Sam Claflin, Janet McTeer, Charles Dance, Brendan Coyle
Trailer: click.

Sugar-coated love story.

I'll confess. I'm a sucker for a good love story (like my fav P.S. I love you or The Fault in Our Stars) but this one falls flat for me. I felt like Lou was totally into Will, but him not so much. And I can't help but to roll my eyes when I see little things, like a girl that is so broke, urgently need a job, lives in the country and has an iphone. Make sense right? However I did like their chemisty, humour bits, the ending and that Sam was true to his decision. That part I did found realistic. But than again I felt many things in the film were materialistic driven. And what was with the relationship between Lou and Patrick? It just was? It's a solid flick but it's not original or moving enough to touch my heart deeply or inspire me. And I felt a serious subject was preseneted a little too lightly. Everything was oversimplified. If you're a girl and not as demanding as I am, I think you will find this film adorable and bittersweet. Emilia Clarke does not disappoint and the movie is still enjoyable to watch. 3/5

Friday, 1 July 2016

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Hello July!

Can you believe half of the year 2016 is already gone?

I hope you're not panicking as I was last year. Well it was a few months later, not after 6 months, but I felt like year 2015 sort of slipped away from me and I didn't do as much as I wanted. This year I decided to go to action right away and I feel really good so far.

The golas are little ones and they vary (some are related with taking care of mysef, others to our home, etc.). The most important thing for me is that I'm back in action.

For example I renew my library card and borrowing books again, we went hiking a few times already, I donated blood, surprised my love for his b-day, walked almost 35 km long route around Ljubljana, we bought an amazing bed, had a few one day trips to new places, went to concert, tried suping, tasted new foods, ran for charity, went to a various seminars related to my work and so on.

And I'm not done of course! :) Right now I'm finally back on track with my training (running) and I'm excited about new ideas and plans.

How is your year going? Have a great second half of the year!