Tag Archives: Movies

Book to Film

Saw a tweet the other day from “Focus Features” about #NationalBookLoversDay with the question – “What is your favorite book to film adaption?” My immediate response was, LOTR, Hobbit, Godfather and The Princess Bride.

But of course I immediately realized that can’t be all. So the search begins.

– manzoor

88th Academy Awards

February 28th / The 88th Academy Awards held at the Dolby Theater.

Winners and Nominees:

By Categories:

  • Best Movie –
    • Spotlight
    • The Big Short
    • Bridge of Spies
    • Brooklyn
    • Mad Max: Fury Road
    • The Martian
    • The Revenant
    • Room
  • Director –
  • Male Lead Actor
  • Female Lead Actor

By Movies:

  • 45 Years –
  • Carol – Female Lead Actor – Cate Blanchett
  • The Danish Girl – Male Lead Actor – Eddie Redmayne
  • Joy – Female Lead Actor – Jennifer Lawrence
  • The Martian
    • Best Movie
    • Male Lead Actor – Matt Damon
  • The Revenant
  • Room – Female Lead Actor (W) – Brie Larson
  • Steve Jobs – Male Lead Actor – Michael Fassbender
  • Trumbo – Male Lead Actor – Bryan Cranston

– manzoor

Movies on My Watchlist

  • 45 Years – [May ’15] – IMDb
  • About Time – [Nov ’13] – IMDb
  • Allied – [Nov 23, ’16] IMDb – Actor – Brad Pitt, Marion Cotillard, Director – Robert Zemeckis
  • American Sniper – [Jan 16th, ’15] IMDb – Actor – Bradley Cooper, Director – Clint Eastwood
  • Anesthesia – [Jan 8th, ’16] – IMDb
  • Anomalisa – [Jan ’16] – IMDb
  • August: Osage County – [Jan ’14] – IMDb
  • Bastards – [] – IMDb
  • Beauty and the Beast – [] – IMDb – Actor – Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Luke Evans, Ewan McGregor, Emma Thompson, Ian McKellen – Director – Bill Condon
  • A Borrowed Identity – [] – IMDb – Actor – Tawfeek Barhom, Yaël Abecassis, Michael Moshonov – Director – [] – Eran Riklis
  • Bridge of Spies – [] – IMDb – Actor – Tom Hanks, Director – Steven Spielberg
  • Cake – [] – IMDb – Actor – Jennifer Aniston – Director
  • Capital – [] – IMDb
  • Cesar Chavez – [] – IMDb
  • Circle, The – [] – IMDb – Actor – Tom Hanks, Emma Watson
  • Citizen, The – [] – IMDb
  • Clouds of Sils Maria – [] – IMDb – Actor – Juliette Binoche, Kristen Stewart, Chloë Grace Moretz- [] – Director – Olivier Assayas
  • Don’t Think Twice- [] – IMDb
  • Experimenter – [Release 10/15] IMDb
  • Fifth Estate, The- [] – IMDb
  • Florence Foster Jenkins – [] – IMDb – Actor – Meryl Streep, Hugh Grant, Simon Helberg – Director – Stephen Frears
  • God Help the Girl- [] – IMDb
  • Grandmaster- [] – IMDb
  • Great Beauty, The- [] – IMDb
  • The Handmaiden- [] – IMDb – Director: Chan-wook Park
  • Home- [] – IMDb
  • An Honest Liar- [] – IMDb – Actor – Director
  • In a World- [] – IMDb
  • In the Name of- [] – IMDb
  • Inferno – [Oct 14th, ’16] IMDb – Director – Ron Howard,  Actor – Tom Hanks
  • Inherent Vice- [Jan 9th, ’15] – IMDb – Actor – Joaquin Phoenix, Director – Paul Thomas Anderson
  • Inside Llewyn Davis- [] – IMDb
  • Invisible Woman- [] – IMDb
  • Is the Man Who Is Tall Happy? – [] – IMDb
  • La La Land – [Dec 25th, ’16]- IMDb – Actor – Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone,  Director – Damien Chazelle
  • Laggies – [] – IMDb
  • Magic in the Moonlight – [] – IMDb – Writer / Director – Woody Allen
  • A Man Called Ove – [] – IMDb [
  • Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom – [] – IMDb
  • Manglehorn – [] – IMDb – Actor – Al Pacino
  • Men, Women & Children – [] – IMDb – Writer / Director – Jason Reitman, Actor – Adam Sandler, Jennifer Garner
  • Million Dollar Arm – IMDb Actor – Suraj Sharma, Jon Hamm, Aasif Mandvi, Director – Craig Gillespie
  • The Missing Picture – IMDb
  • Monuments Men, The – IMDb
  • Mood Indigo – IMDb – Actor – Audrey Tautou
  • Moonlight – [] – IMDb – Actor – Mahershala Ali, Naomie Harris – Director – Barry Jenkins
  • A Most Wanted Man – IMDb
  • Mr Nobody – IMDb
  • Murder on the Orient Express – IMDb  – Actor Josh Gad, Johnny Depp, Daisy Ridley, Michelle Pfeiffer, Penélope Cruz, Willem Dafoe, Judi Dench, Director – Kenneth Branagh
  • Offside – Director: Jafar Panahi
  • Pelé: Birth of a Legend – IMDb
  • Persepolis – IMDb
  • A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence – IMDb – Actor – Director / Writer – Roy Andersson
  • Pompeii – IMDb
  • Prisoners – IMDb
  • Railway Man, The – IMDb Actor – Colin Firth
  • Reaching for the Moon – IMDb
  • Rock the Kasbah – IMDb – Actor – Bill Murray
  • Rosewater – IMDb Director – Jon Stewart
  • Salt of the Earth – IMDb
  • Saving Mr Banks – IMDb
  • A SeparationIMDb Director / Writer – Asghar Farhadi
  • She’s Funny That Way – IMDb – Director – Peter Bogdanovich – Actor – Imogen Poots, Illeana Douglas, Graydon Carter, Owen Wilson, Cybill Shepherd
  • Spirited Away – IMDb Director – Hayao Miyazaki
  • St. Vincent – IMDb – Actor – Bill Murray, Melissa McCarthy, Director / Writer – Theodore Melfi
  • Star Trek: Beyond [Release date – July 22nd, ’15] – IMDb
  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens – [Release Date Dec 18th, ’15] – IMDb
  • Thanks for Sharing – IMDb
  • These Birds Walk – IMDb
  • Touch of Sin, A – IMDb
  • True Story – [] IMDb – Actor – James Franco, Felicity Jones Director – Rupert Goold
  • Truth – IMDb – Actor – Robert Redford, Cate Blanchette
  • Victoria – [Release 10/09/16] IMDb – Director – Sebastian Schipper
  • Wadjda – IMDb
  • Whiplash – IMDb – Director – Damien Chazelle
  • Wild – IMDb – Director – Jean-Marc Vallée
  • The Wind Rises – IMDb – Director – Hayao Miyazaki
  • Wish I was Here – IMDb Director: Zach Braff

I also have a list in IMDb.

– manzoor

Netflix Adds Multiple Profile on the Same Account

Aug 20th – Been meaning to update my previous entry for over a week now (yes, almost since I originally posted it, I know). Seems Netflix started supporting AppleTV almost right away.

Still waiting to see being able to restrict access to a profile.

Aug 10th – This is really awesome, now we can keep our viewing history separate – but is that really what is needed? The main feature that I would be interested in would be to restrict access to a Profile from another. If any user can switch to a diff profile, than this whole feature is basically broken.

Don’t get me wrong, the new feature is definitely an improvement over nothing at all. But I feel like it’s a tease of a feature

My family, mostly our kids, uses Netflix primarily on the TV via AppleTV. Which unfortunately doesn’t yet support this new feature. Which is understandable, it’s a new feature that is still being rolled out. But practically for me, without the AppleTV support this is pretty much a useless feature. At most it’s a nice concept that I am looking forward to.

– manzoor

2013 Golden Globe Nominations

Best Motion Picture – Drama

  • Argo
  • Django Unchained
  • Life of Pi
  • Lincoln
  • Zero Dark Thirty

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA

  • Jessica Chastain ZERO DARK THIRTY
  • Marion Cotillard RUST AND BONE
  • Helen Mirren HITCHCOCK
  • Naomi Watts THE IMPOSSIBLE
  • Rachel Weisz THE DEEP BLUE SEA

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA

  • Daniel Day-Lewis LINCOLN
  • Richard Gere ARBITRAGE
  • John Hawkes THE SESSIONS
  • Joaquin Phoenix THE MASTER
  • Denzel Washington FLIGHT

BEST MOTION PICTURE – COMEDY OR MUSICAL

  • THE BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL 
Blueprint Pictures/Participant Media; Fox Searchlight Pictures
  • LES MISERABLES Universal Pictures, A Working Title Films/Cameron Mackintosh Productions; Universal Pictures
  • MOONRISE KINGDOM Indian Paintbrush; Focus Features
  • SALMON FISHING IN THE YEMEN CBS Films; CBS Films
  • SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK The Weinstein Company; The Weinstein Company

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE – COMEDY OR MUSICAL

  • Emily Blunt SALMON FISHING IN THE YEMEN
  • Judi Dench THE BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL
  • Jennifer Lawrence SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK
  • Maggie Smith QUARTET
  • Meryl Streep HOPE SPRINGS

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MOTION PICTURE – COMEDY OR MUSICAL

  • Jack Black BERNIE
  • Bradley Cooper SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK
  • Hugh Jackman LES MISERABLES
  • Ewan McGregor SALMON FISHING IN THE YEMEN
  • Bill Murray HYDE PARK ON HUDSON

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE FILM

  • BRAVE Walt Disney Pictures, Pixar Animation Studios; Walt Disney Pictures
  • FRANKENWEENIE Walt Disney Pictures; Walt Disney Pictures
  • HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA Columbia Pictures / Sony Pictures Animation; Sony Pictures Releasing
  • RISE OF THE GUARDIANS DreamWorks Animation LLC; Paramount Pictures
  • WRECK-IT RALPH Walt Disney Pictures, Walt Disney Animation Studios; Walt Disney Pictures

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM

  • AMOUR (AUSTRIA) Les Films Du Losange, X Filme Creative Pool, Wega Film; Sony Pictures Classics
  • A ROYAL AFFAIR (DENMARK) (En kongelig affære) 
Zentropa Entertainment; Magnolia Pictures
  • THE INTOUCHABLES (FRANCE) (Les Intouchables) 
The WeinstenCompany, Quad Productions, Gaumont, TF1 Films Production, Ten Films, Chaocorp; The Weinstein Company
  • KON-TIKI (NORWAY/UK/DENMARK) Nordisk Film Production, Recorded Picture Company; The Weinstein Company
  • RUST AND BONE (FRANCE) (De rouille et d’os) 
Page 114, Why Not Productions; Sony Pictures Classics

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A MOTION PICTURE

  • Amy Adams THE MASTER
  • Sally Field LINCOLN
  • Anne Hathaway LES MISERABLES
  • Helen Hunt THE SESSIONS
  • Nicole Kidman THE PAPERBOY

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A MOTION PICTURE

  • Alan Arkin ARGO
  • Leonardo DiCaprio DJANGO UNCHAINED
  • Philip Seymour Hoffman THE MASTER
  • Tommy Lee Jones LINCOLN
  • Christoph Waltz DJANGO UNCHAINED

BEST DIRECTOR – MOTION PICTURE

  • Ben Affleck ARGO
  • Kathryn Bigelow ZERO DARK THIRTY
  • Ang Lee LIFE OF PI
  • Steven Spielberg LINCOLN
  • Quentin Tarantino DJANGO UNCHAINED

BEST SCREENPLAY – MOTION PICTURE

  • Mark Boal ZERO DARK THIRTY
  • Tony Kushner LINCOLN
  • David O. Russell SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK
  • Quentin Tarantino DJANGO UNCHAINED
  • Chris Terrio ARGO

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE – MOTION PICTURE

  • Mychael Danna LIFE OF PI
  • Alexandre Desplat ARGO
  • Dario Marianelli ANNA KARENINA
  • Tom Tykwer, CLOUD ATLAS Johnny Klimek, Reinhold Heil
  • John Williams LINCOLN

BEST ORIGINAL SONG – MOTION PICTURE

  • “FOR YOU” — ACT OF VALOR Music by: Monty Powell, Keith Urban Lyrics by: Monty Powell, Keith Urban
  • “NOT RUNNING ANYMORE”—STAND UP GUYS Music by: Jon Bon Jovi Lyrics by: Jon Bon Jovi
  • “SAFE & SOUND” — THE HUNGER GAMES Music by: Taylor Swift, John Paul White, Joy Williams, T Bone Burnett Lyrics by: Taylor Swift, John Paul White, Joy Williams, T Bone Burnett
  • “SKYFALL”—SKYFALL Music by: Adele, Paul Epworth Lyrics by: Adele, Paul Epworth
  • “SUDDENLY” — LES MISERABLES Music by: Claude-Michel Schonberg Lyrics by: Herbert Kretzmer, Alain Boublil

BEST TELEVISION SERIES – DRAMA

  • BREAKING BAD AMC 
Sony Pictures Television
  • BOARDWALK EMPIRE HBO 
Leverage, Closest to the Hole Productions, Sikelia Productions and Cold Front Productions in association with HBO Entertainment
  • DOWNTON ABBEY: SEASON 2 PBS 
A Carnival / Masterpiece Co-Production
  • HOMELAND SHOWTIME 
SHOWTIME, Teakwood Lane Productions, Cherry Pie Productions, Keshet, Fox 21
  • THE NEWSROOM HBO 
HBO Entertainment

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A TELEVISION SERIES – DRAMA

  • Connie Britton NASHVILLE
  • Glenn Close DAMAGES
  • Claire Danes HOMELAND
  • Michelle Dockery DOWNTON ABBEY: SEASON 2
  • Julianna Margulies THE GOOD WIFE

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A TELEVISION SERIES – DRAMA

  • Steve Buscemi BOARDWALK EMPIRE
  • Bryan Cranston BREAKING BAD
  • Jeff Daniels THE NEWSROOM
  • Jon Hamm MAD MEN
  • Damian Lewis HOMELAND

BEST TELEVISION SERIES – COMEDY OR MUSICAL

  • THE BIG BANG THEORY CBS 
Chuck Lorre Productions, Inc. in association with Warner Bros. Television
  • EPISODES SHOWTIME 
SHOWTIME, Hat Trick Productions, Crane Klarik Productions
  • GIRLS HBO 
Apatow Productions and I am Jenni Konner Productions in association with HBO Entertainment
  • MODERN FAMILY ABC 
Levitan-Lloyd Productions in association with Twentieth Century Fox Television
  • SMASH NBC

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A TELEVISION SERIES – COMEDY OR MUSICAL

  • Zooey Deshanel NEW GIRL
  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus VEEP
  • Lena Dunham GIRLS
  • Tina Fey 30 ROCK
  • Amy Poehler PARKS AND RECREATION

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A TELEVISION SERIES – COMEDY OR MUSICAL

  • Alec Baldwin 30 ROCK
  • Don Cheadle HOUSE OF LIES
  • Louis C.K. LOUIE
  • Matt LeBlanc EPISODES
  • Jim Parsons THE BIG BANG THEORY

BEST MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION

  • GAME CHANGE HBO 
Playtone and Everyman Pictures in association with HBO Films
  • THE GIRL HBO 
A Wall to Wall, Warner Bros Entertainment GmbH, Moonlighting and BBC Production in association with HBO Films
  • HATFIELDS & MCCOYS HISTORY Thinkfactory Media in association with History
  • THE HOUR BBC AMERICA 
Kudos Film and Television/BBC America co-production
  • POLITICAL ANIMALS USA NETWORK Berlanti Productions and Laurence Mark Productions in association with Warner Horizon Television

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION

  • Nicole Kidman HEMINGWAY & GELLHORN
  • Jessica Lange AMERICAN HORROR STORY: ASYLUM
  • Sienna Miller THE GIRL
  • Julianne Moore GAME CHANGE
  • Sigourney Weaver POLITICAL ANIMALS

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION

  • Kevin Costner HATFIELDS & MCCOYS
  • BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH SHERLOCK (MASTERPIECE)
  • Woody Harrelson GAME CHANGE
  • Toby Jones THE GIRL
  • Clive Owen HEMINGWAY & GELLHORN

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A SERIES, MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION

  • Hayden Panettiere NASHVILLE
  • Archie Panjabi THE GOOD WIFE
  • Sarah Paulson GAME CHANGE
  • Maggie Smith DOWNTON ABBEY: SEASON 2
  • Sofia Vergara MODERN FAMILY

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A SERIES, MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION

  • Max Greenfield NEW GIRL
  • Ed Harris GAME CHANGE
  • Danny Huston MAGIC CITY
  • Mandy Patinkin HOMELAND
  • Eric Stonestreet MODERN FAMILY

– manzoor

 

On-Screen Couples

Here is a list of couples that I have found myself wishing that they would work out. I know I’ve meaning to put this together for a while now, but a recent episode of Big Bang Theory caused me to finally do it (and that is why Leanord & Penny are at the top of the list). Unfortunately I’m really drawing a blank but am hoping more of these couple will come to mind – even if slowly.

– manzoor