It only exists for 10 years, but its impact has been huge: Wikipedia. For their tenth anniversary they made this nice film together with Jess 3 (whom you might remember from this movie). The movie explains how Wikipedia started, how it works, who works on it etc. Very interesting! Have a look for yourself!
I just bumped into this interesting trailer of the movie Hanna by director Joe Wright. This thriller starring Academy Award nominee Saoirse Ronan (The Lovely Bones, Atonement) tells the story of Hanna.
I paraphrase: “Raised by her father (Eric Bana), an ex-CIA man, in the wilds of Finland, Hanna’s has been raised with one goal only: Making her the perfect assassin. When she is sent into the world by her father on a mission, Hanna journeys stealthily across Europe whilst chased by agents sent by a ruthless intelligence operative, played by Cate Blanchett, with secrets of her own. As she nears her ultimate target, Hanna faces startling revelations about her existence and unexpected questions about her humanity.”
Looks like a proper thriller to me. In theaters this April.
Coming this March is the movie The Tree Of Life by Terence Malick, whom you might know of The Thin Red Line. The Tree of Life stars Brad Pitt, Sean Penn and Jessica Chastain in “a tale of a Midwestern boy’s journey from the innocence of childhood to his disillusioned adult years as a “lost soul in the modern world, and his quest to regain meaning in life.” Check out the trailer:
It doesn’t seem to be an ‘easy’ movie, but I am definitely triggered by the storyline and the way it is shot looks very interesting to me. All and all it has secured a spot in my ‘one to watch’ list for sure!
Check out this amazing short film by Guiseppe Vetrano. An hommage to New York, one of the greatest cities in the world. A short escape back for everyone ever been there, and probably an inspiration for anyone who hasn’t. Enjoy.
Another movie on how Facebook can change your life. Story: In late 2007, filmmakers Ariel Schulman and Henry Joost sensed a story unfolding as they began to film the life of Ariel’s brother, Nev. Nev met a girl, Megan, online and they seemed to have something going. They had no idea that their project would lead to the most unsettling months of their lives.
I get a huge Blair Witch Project vibe here. Not sure what to think about it. Seems somewhat interesting. What do you think?
Zack Snyder, the director who also brought you 300 and Watchmen has another visual marvel coming our way. Sucker Punch is an action fantasy movie that takes us into the imaginary world of a young girl. This dream world provides the ultimate escape from her not so bright reality. “Unrestrained by the boundaries of time and place, she is free to go where her mind takes her, but her incredible adventures blur the lines between what’s real and what is imaginary… with potentially tragic consequences.”
Visually it looks like this is going to be a treat. Incredible graphics and I love the 1950′s retro-futuristic style. Let’s hope the story is any good and we have a winner!
Freakonomics is one of my favorite books ever. The authors Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner use economic models to explain things like why most drug dealers still live with their moms and what the similarities are between school teachers and sumo wrestlers. A must read.
And now its turned into a movie, and not by the least. The people making this movie are also the people behind Supersize Me, Enron: The Smartest Guys In The Room, Jesus Camp and The King Of Kong. Which all happen to be among my favorite documentaries ever. Lots of favorites! Let’s just hope it doesn’t suffer from the ‘The book was so much better syndrome’.
For FrICTION, filmmaker Cullen Hoback (Monster Camp, 2007) takes us to a private high school where he writes a script about a real couple and a student who comes between them. Through the process of making the film, hidden truths about the real lives of the actors playing themselves are revealed, and the line between fiction and reality fade. Blending the original “intended” film with rehearsals and documentary elements, Friction breaks the wall that separates fiction from reality, challenging the very real lives of everyone involved. What remains is part documentary, part fiction.
I really want to see this movie and see how everything turns out. Making it even more interesting is the fact that the entire movie was produced with a budget of $100,-!! Amazing isn’t it? One thing is certain: Cullen Hoback has taken unconventional storytelling to another level. In cinemas from September 2010.