Wednesday, November 12, 2008

The L Word

The L Word is a drama tv series that portrays the lives of a group of lesbian, bisexual and transgender women and men and their friends, family and lovers in the trendy Los Angeles-area city of West Hollywood.

The pilot episode premiered on January 18, 2004. The sixth and final season is to premiere on February 22, 2009. Outside the US, the series is distributed by MGM Worldwide Television. The show was created and is executive-produced by Ilene. Other executive producers include Steve and Larry Kennar. Besides Chaiken, writers of the show have included Guinevere Turner and Rose Troche.

The episodes focused on the relationships between the principal characters, their family members, their friends, and their "outside" lovers. Jennifer Beals played the role as Bette Porter, an art museum director and unabashed control freak, who in the first season lived with her longtime partner Tina Kennard (Laurel Holloman), who chose to stay at home and assume the "housewife" role. And after being artificially inseminated, were both wife and mother in the relationship. Ultimately, Bette and Tina broke up over Bette's infidelity. The series' "audience-identification" character was Jenny Schecter, a talented writer who had moved next door to Bette and Tina to live with her fiancé, and later husband, Tim Haspel (Eric Mabius).

Unavoidably drawn into her neighbors' circle of lesbian friends, Jenny gradually came out of the closet herself, having a torrid affair with sexy coffee shop owner Marina Ferrer (Karina Lombard), breaking up with Tim, and entering into a series of not-altogether-satisfying affairs, and all the while trying to emerge from the shadow of a spectacularly miserable childhood. The "comedian" of the bunch was Alice Pieszecki (Leisha Hailey), a glib-tongued bisexual journalist who had a habit of speaking first and thinking second. Also in the cast were Katherine Moening as Shane McCutcheon, a troubled promiscuous hairdresser. Erin Daniels as Dana Fairbanks, a professional tennis player who struggled with whether to stay in the closet professionally and whose insecurities made it hard for her to find a girlfriend; and Pam Grier as the only certified "straight" member of the group, Bette's older half sister and formerly successful singer, Kit Porter.

The cast in the second season included sexy deejay Carmen de la Pica Morales (Sarah Shahi), who at one point carried on simultaneous affairs with Jenny and Shane; wealthy Helena Peabody (Rachel Shelley), daughter of an influential female art collector; and documentary and adult filmmaker Mark Wayland (Eric Lively), who became Shane and Jenny's housemate.

Monday, November 10, 2008


21 is about the story of ix M.I.T. students who took Vegas for millions to tell the true-life tale of six genius students who used their brains to beat considerable odds. The film was shot in Las Vegas, Nevada and Boston, Massachusetts. Starring Kevin Spacey, Laurence Fishburne, Jim Sturgess, and Kate Bosworth. Laurence Fishburne stars as the sin city security chief who catches on to the group and makes it his mission to expose their lucritive blackjack scam. 21 is based on the best-selling book by Ben Mezrich, Bringing Down the House. The film was released on March 21, 2008.

The movie revolves around Ben Campbell, who joins the MIT Blackjack Team in 1993. Guided by his mentor Mickey Rosa, the Blackjack Team becomes MIT's most profitable. In real life, the Blackjack Team was mostly composed of Asian-American males. However, studio executives have cast mostly white actors to portray these men in the film.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Kath & Kim

Kath & Kim at it’s face seems like normal sit-com dreck, but this one might be different. The comedy hopes to duplicate the success of the Australian version, that had a cult fan base up until the end of the fourth and last season in 2007. Molly Shannon is finally back from wherever she went after Saturday Night Live and she plays Selma Blair’s mom. Blair is returning home because her marriage is over, O-V-U-R. It’s a show that will bring the laughs.

Kath & Kim are suburban nightmares living the suburban dream. Kath is a forty-something single lady who likes to keep herself trim, and cleanses and tones of an evening. She's proud of her townhouse and considers herself high maintenance. Her daughter Kim is a pouting princess whose glass of Bailey's Irish Cream is always half empty rather than half full and believes she's a horn bag in anyone's language. She's separated from her husband of two months and is consoling herself by stuffing her face. With Kath's new fiancé Kel, Kim's second best friend Sharon, and her estranged husband Brett, they love to make mountains out of molehills and sours ears out of silk purses. Kath & Kim leave no letter unturned as they mangle syntax and find virtue in the mundane.

Wednesday, September 03, 2008


Dreamgirls is a 2009 Americal musical film, directed by Bill Condon and jointly produced and released by DreamWorkd Pictures and Paramount Pictures. The film debuted in three special road show engagements beginning December 15, 2006, with a nationwide release on December 25, 2006 and a home video release on May 1, 2007. Dreamgirls won three awards at the 64th Golden Awardsceremony in 2007, including Best Picture - Musical or Comedy, and won two Oscars at the 79th Academy Awards.

Director Bill Condon brings Tom Eyen's Tony award-winning Broadway musical to the big screen in a tale of dreams, stardom, and the high cost of success in the cutthroat recording industry. The time is the 1960s, and singers Effie played by Jennifer Hudson, Lorrell portrayed by Anika Noni Rose, and Deena played by Beyoncé Knowles are about to find out just what it's like to have their wildest dreams come true. Discovered at a local talent show by ambitious manager Curtis Taylor Jr. played by Jamie Foxx, the trio known as "the Dreamettes" is soon offered the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity of opening for popular singer James "Thunder" Early acted by Eddie Murphy.

Subsequently molded into an unstoppable hit machine by Taylor and propelled into the spotlight as "the Dreams," the girls quickly find their bid for the big time taking priority over personal friendship as Taylor edges out the ultra-talented Effie so that the more beautiful Deena can become the face of the group. Now, as the crossover act continues to dominate the airwaves, the small-town girls with big-city dreams slowly begin to realize that the true cost of fame may be higher than any of them ever anticipated.

Monday, August 25, 2008

Big Stan

Big Stan is a comedy film directed by and starring Rob Schneider and slated for wide release in the fall of 2008. On the radio show Loveline, Schneider stated that this film will be an "anti-man raping" film referring to prison rape.

Big Stan's main character Stan Minton(Rob Schneider), is a real estate con artist panics when he learns that he's going to prison for fraud. Stan's fear of jailhouse rape leads him to hire a mysterious guru, The Master (David Carradine), who helps transform him into a creative martial-arts expert. After his incarceration, Stan uses his newfound skills to intimidate his fellow prisoners. He gains their respect, and eventually becomes their leader, bringing peace and harmony to the prison yard. But the corrupt warden has an elaborate plan that could help him turn a profit by turning the prison into a warzone, and Stan is the only thing standing in the way.

Saturday, August 16, 2008

You Don't Mess with the Zohan

You Don't Mess with the Zohan is a 2008 comedy film about Zohan Dvir, Israel's hero and their greatest counter-terrorism army commando who, after growing tired of his Israeli post-drafts standing service, fakes his own death in order to pursue his dream: becoming a hairstylist in New York.

The story was written by Adam Sandler, Judd Apatow, and Robert Smigel and was directed by Dennis Dugan. Sandler's production company Happy Madison produced the film, while it was distributed by Columbia Pictures.

The casts of the film starred with Adam Sandler as Zohan "Scrappy Coco" Dvir, Emmanuelle Chriqui as Dhalia Hakbarah, John Turturro as Fatoush "Phantom" Hakbarah, Nick Swardson as Michael, Lanie Kazan as Gail, Rob Scheider as Salim, Ido Mosseri as Uri, Alec Mapa as Claude, Dave Matthews as James, Michael Buffer as Walbridge, Charlote Rae as Mrs, Greenhouse, Saed Badreya as Hamdi, Daoud Heidami as Nasi, Robert Smigel as Yosi, Tony Cox as himself, Dina Doron as Zohan's Mother, Shelley Berman as Zohan's Father and a special guest sited in the movie is Mariah Carey.

Friday, July 18, 2008

Ghost Whisperer

Ghost Whisperer is an American tv drama-fantasy-thriller that premiered on CBS September 23,2005. The show was created by John Gray. Starring Jennifer Love Hewitt as Melinda Gordon, David Conrad,Camryn Manheim, formerly Aisha Tyler,and in a recurring role, kay Mohr.

Melinda inherited her "gift" which is the ability to see and talk with the spirits of dead people. Each episode deals with one or more ghosts seeking Melinda's help in relaying a message or completing a task that will put the spirit to rest, and allow them to "cross over" into The Light, a metaphor presented by the show as its conception of Heaven.

The series has now on its 3rd season premiered on September 27, 2007.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull is a 2008 adventure film directed by Steven Spielberg, from a story co-written by executive producer Geroge Lucas. Set in 1957, the fourth film in the Indiana Jones film series pits an older Indiana Jones (Harison Ford) against agents of the Soviet Union, led by Irina Spalko (Cate Blanchett), in the search for a crystal skull. Indy is aided by his former lover Marion Ravenwood (Karen Allen), the greaser Mutt Williams), and fellow adventurer Mac (Ray Winstone). John Hurt and Jim Braodbent also play fellow academics.

In 1957, Colonel-Doctor Irina Spalko and a convoy of Soviet agents posing as U.S soldiers infiltrate a military base in the Nevada desert. They force Indiana Jones to lead them to a crate in "Hangar 51, which holds the remains of an extraterrestrial creature that crashed ten years before in Roswell, New Mexico. Jones attempts to escape but is foiled by his partner Mac, who reveals that he is working with the Soviets. After a fight and an elaborate vehicle chase through the warehouse, Jones escapes on a rocket sled into the desert, where he stumbles upon nuclear test town and survives a nuclear blast by hiding in a lead-lined refrigerator. While being debriefed, Jones discovers he is under FBI investigation because of Mac's Soviet ties. Jones returns to Marshall College, where he is offered a leave of absence to avoid being fired because of the investigation. While leaving, Jones is stopped by greaser Mutt Williams and told that his old colleague, Harold Oxley, disappeared after discovering a crystall skull near the Nazca lines in Peru.

Thursday, July 03, 2008

So You Think You Can Dance

So You Think You Can Dance is an American dance reality tv show and competition on Fox Network all over Japan, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland and Australia.

The series premiered on July 20, 2005 and has a similar premise to the American Idol series of singing competitions, with nationwide auditions leading to the discovery of the next big star. The show was created by Idol's Simon Fuller and Nigel Lythgoe, produced by 19 Entertainment and Dick Clark Productions. A mixture of contestants are chosen for the show, ranging from unknown street dancers to winners of national championships. All contestants have to work their way through a rigorous audition process, and, over the course of the show, are assigned different dance styles and partners each week to test their versatility.

The show has now on its 3rd season. Cat Deeley returned for her second consecutive season as host. Nigel Lyhtgoe returned as a permanent judge, joined this season by choreographer Mary Murphy.

Friday, June 06, 2008

How I Met Your Mother (HIMYM)

How I Met Your Mother (HIMYM) is a CBS sitcom premiered on September 19, 2005. Created by Craig Thomas and Carter Bays, the show received generally positive reviews. TV Guide gave it the "Editor's Choice" honor in its Fall Preview Issue. Thomas and Bays drew from their friendship in creating the characters, with Ted based loosely on Bays and Marshall and Lily based loosely on Thomas and his wife.

Dubbed "A love story in reverse," the show is structured as the main character, Ted, in the year 2030 telling his son and daughter about the events that led to his meeting their mother, which begin in 2005. The show frequently explores the concepts of stories and storytelling usually with multiple flashbacks occurring each episode. Seeing the show in non-chronological order often results in the viewer seeing something happen and then finding out later the events that caused it. This effect has been dubbed "deep frying" the story, a reference to the show's director, Pamela Fryman. This structure necessitates many more scenes than the average sitcom; therefore the show is not filmed before a live studio audience despite being shot in the traditional sitcom format. Laughter is not recorded until the episode is shown to an audience after it has been completely edited together.

How I Met Your Mother has been renewed for a third season and premiered last September 24, 2007. The show has moved back to its old time slot, 8ET / 7CT.

Monday, May 19, 2008

Iron Man

Iron Man played by Robert Downey Jr. as Anthony "Tony" Edward Stark is a fictional character, a comic book superhero appearing in publications from Marvel Comics.

Tony Stark is the complete playboy who also happens to be an engineering genius. While in Afghanistan demonstrating a new missile he's captured and wounded. His captors want him to assemble a missile for them but instead he creates an armored suit and a means to prevent his death from the shrapnel left in his chest by the attack. He uses the armored suit to escape and to save his life and help protect the world as Iron Man.Back in the U.S. he announces his company will cease making weapons and he begins work on an updated armored suit only to find that Obadiah Stane, his second in command at Stark industries has been selling Stark weapons to the insurgents. He uses his new suit to return to Afghanistan to destroy the arms and then to stop Shane from misusing his research.

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Forbidden Kingdom

The Forbidden Kingdom is a 2008 Hollywood martial arts action adventure film from Lionsgate and The Weinstein Company directed by Rob Minkoff. Two of the well-kown names in the name of martial arts film genre come together onscreen, Jackie Chan and Jet Li, with the action sequences choreographed by Yuen Woo-ping.

Minkoff's time traveling take on the Monkey king fable that finds an American teen named Jason Tripitakas transported back to ancient China after wandering into a pawn shop and discovering the king's fighting stick. Once there, the adventurous teen joins an army of fierce warriors who have sworn to free their imprisoned king at all costs. In addition to appearing as the mythical Monkey King, Li will also assume the role as a silent monk as Chan appears in the role of the monk T'sa-Ho.

Monday, April 28, 2008

10,000 B.C

10,000 B.C is a 2008 American prehistoric movie starring Camilia Belle as Evolet and Steven Strait as D'Leh, directed by Roland Emmerich released on March 7, 2008.

As a member of a primitive tribe during the dawn of man, 21-year-old mammoth hunter D'Leh travels through unknown lands on a quest to rescue his people from extinction. D'Leh, leads an army and uncovers a lost civilization in pursuit of a warlord who kidnapped his love, Evolet. D'Leh and his army encounters saber-toothed cats, mammoths and other prehistoric creatures in the journey to save his tribe. Their ultimate fate lies in an empire beyond imagination, where great pyramids reach into the skies. Here they will take their stand against a powerful god who has brutally enslaved their people.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Kyle XY

Kyle XY is an American drama tv series about a boy named Kyle, who wakes up in the forest outside of Seattle, Washington without memory of his life up until that point. The series follows Kyle as he tries to understand the mysteries of who he is or why he has no memory of being a child. Kyle XY have launched the third season was already filmed last October, 2007. The first season was released on summer of 2006, with a total of 23 new. The second season's 13th episode, "Leap of Faith," aired on September 3, 2007, and the remaining 10 are expected to air in early 2008.

Kyle is a sixteen-year-old boy who wakes up in a forest on the edge of Seattle totally naked and without any memories of an earlier life. Kyle is like a newborn baby in his lack of knowledge of human social life. He doesn't know the simplest things, like how to eat or drink, and cannot communicate with others. When Kyle walks naked into a nearby town, he was picked up by the police. As they cannot find his records, he is taken to a children's home where it is discovered he doesn't have a navel. Nicole Trager, a therapist, is interested in Kyle. She realizes Kyle doesn't belong at the home and brings him to her home while the police look for his family. The series follows Kyle and the Trager family as Kyle develops socially and searches for answers to his past.

Monday, March 24, 2008

Music and Lyrics

Music and Lyrics is a romantic comedy film released by Warner Bros. on Febraury 9, 2007 in UK. Starring Hugh Grant as Alex Fletcher, a washed-up 1980s pop star and Drew Barrymore as Sophie Fisher, a former English literature student. Music and Lyrics tells the story of their efforts to write a song for singer Cora Corman played by Haley Conett, and their subsequent romance.

Alex Fletcher is a former pop star. He enjoyed considerable fame and success during the 1980s and early 1990s as one of the founding members of the band "Pop!". Fifteen years after PoP! disbanded, Alex has acknowledged that he is a popular person. A chance to recapture his former stardom comes in the form of a duet with mainstream pop singer Cora Corman, whom he must compose a song titled "Way Back into Love" for in a matter of days. However, to Alex's dismay, he has not written a song in years, and tells his manager that he will need help from a lyricist.

Alex meets Sophie Fisher when she comes to his house to water his plants. Sophie is a former creative writing student reeling from a disastrous romance. She is also a writer with little confidence in her abilities. While Alex and a hired lyricist try to come up with words, Sophie comes up with words to herself while watering the plants. Alex requests Sophie's assistance on the song, and although she initially declines, after a series of conversations with him, she agrees to collaborate. There are signs of a budding romance as the two write the song, which they finish in three days.

Monday, March 17, 2008

Step Up 2

Step Up 2 the Streets is the sequel of the smash hit Step Up which ignited theaters in August 2006. It is story of a 16-year old rebellious street dancer Andie West played by Briana Evigan. After her mother died, she was taken in by her mother's best friend, Sarah. Since Andie often skips school and spends too much time as member of the notorious dance crew 410, Sarah wants her to go live with her aunt in Texas.

Meanwhile, her friend and older brother figure, Tyler Gage played by Channing Tatum (leading man in Step Up) convinces Sarah to give her another chance. She lands at the elite Maryland School of the Arts. She finds herself fighting to fit in while also trying to hold onto her old life. When she joins forces with the school’s hottest dancer Chase to form a crew of classmate outcasts to compete in Baltimore’s underground dance battle called The Streets, she ultimately finds a way to live her dream while building a bridge between her two separate worlds.

After a humiliating prank from MSA, the 410 crew attacks Chase and vandalizes the school, after which Blake Collins, the director of the school and Chase's big brother, throws out Andie and forbids the school's students to participate in any competitions like The Streets.

A few days later while the school is hosting a fundraiser they all receive the text message telling them where 'The Streets' is being held. Andie chooses the ignore this but the other feel it nesessary to take part and go call on Andie, upon convincing her they head down the 8th and Main.They go to the building where the event takes place anyway, but the 410 do not let them compete as well as the crowd agrees. Since MSA believes the streets is more than just for dancing, they go in the streets, where the dancing really started, and perform in the pouring rain. Blake, who is observing, is impressed enough to allow Andie to return to the school, and integrate the dance style into the school program.

Friday, March 14, 2008

I Am Legend

A 2007 film from Richard Matheson's science fiction novel turn into a movie of the same name, I Am Legend follows the last man on Earth as he struggles to survive while fending off the infected survivors of a devastating vampiric plague.

A brilliant scientist who raced to discover a cure for the man-made virus as humanity came crumbling down all around him, Robert Neville played by Will Smith was inexplicably immune to the highly contagious superbug. Now the entire population of New York City and perhaps the world has been transformed into carnivorous bloodsuckers that fear the light and live solely to spread their contagion to any remaining living creature that crosses their path. It's been three years since civilization came to an end, and the loneliness has taken a devastating toll on Neville.

By day he search the city for food and supplies while sending out desperate radio messages in hopes that someone might respond, and by night he attempts to find a way to reverse the effects of the virus by experimenting with his own blood. But time is running out for Neville as the legions of infected watch his every move from the safety of the shadows, waiting for the perfect moment to strike. They, too, long to learn the secret that lurks in Neville's blood, though they will have to take caution while attempting to procure it because Neville will sooner die attempting to slay every last one of them than willingly giving up a single drop.

Wednesday, January 23, 2008


One of the most enjoying comedy romantic fantasy film I've watched was the movie, Enchanted. From the creation of Walt Disney Pictures, brought a classic animation meets contemporary urban chaos when a frightened princess is banished from her magical animated homeland to modern-day New York City in a romantic comedy written by Bill Kelly (Blast from the Past), directed by Kevin Lima (Tarzan), and featuring music by composer Alan Menken and lyricist Stephen Schwartz.

The casts of the movie are Amy Adams, Patrick Dempsey, James Marsden, Idina Menzel, Timothy Spall, Rachel Covey and Susan Sarandon. The film was well-received critically and has garnered two nominations at the 65th Golden Globe Awards and bagged three nominations at the 80th Academy Awards.

Princess Giselle lives in the blissful cartoon world of Andalasia, where magical beings frolic freely and musical interludes punctuate every interaction. She dreams of her true love and builds a statue wearing a blue jacket to represent him from her dream with the help of her chipmunk friend Pip and other forest animals. She sings about her true love's kiss and Prince Edward, a handsome and valiant but dim witted prince, hears her voice in the forest and rescues her from a troll. Princess Giselle is currently engaged to be married to Prince Edward. Her fate takes a turn for the worse when the villainous Queen Narissa banishes her to the unforgiving metropolis of New York City. As the cruelty of the big city soon begins to wear down the fairy-tale exterior of the once carefree princess, the frightened Giselle soon finds herself falling for a friendly but flawed divorce lawyer, Robert Philip whose kind compassion has to helped her to survive in this strange and dangerous new world.