"Men in black: international": spin-off without a spark
The first "Men in black", released in 1997, was very successful. And even in those years, success spawned sequels. The second and third films were not so good, and now,…

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"Ralph vs. the Internet": deep thoughts in a child's wrapper
Animation has long ceased to be a genre for children. Hundreds of threads on forums are devoted to search of various Easter eggs and references to the real world and…

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History of self-censorship in Hollywood (part 1)
Censorship is a familiar word for everyone who grew up in the former Soviet republics. It is feared, it is hated, it is reproached, but one of the most terrible…

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noughties

“The first player to get ready”: from geeks, about geeks, for geeks

Steven Spielberg rarely makes movies lately. But it seems as if the project” the First player to prepare ” (Ready Player One) was created for him. It is an action-adventure, steeped in nostalgia for the end of the twentieth century-the time when the adventure genre was ruled by Spielberg films.

The basis of the film adaptation was the novel of the same name by Ernest Kline, and Kline also worked on the script of the film. The story tells how in 2045 the world, which has hardly survived fuel, economic and other social crises, hides from the harsh reality in the virtual reality. This fake world called OASIS was created by James Holliday (mark Rylance, “Spy bridge”, “Dunkirk”), who is compared to Steve jobs in terms of influence on humanity.But, like jobs, Holliday is not eternal-however, he, unlike the prototype from Apple, had no heirs and left a special will: somewhere in the OASIS hid the “Easter egg” (a secret left by the developers, usually not related to the main concept of the game). Continue reading

Five must-see movies about music

If you want to really feel the life of your favorite artist or band, you should pay attention to the genre of documentary films about music. Agree, nothing captures as the opportunity to find yourself “in the shoes” of a favorite artist.

To date, there are many good films in the documentary genre, and Directors continue to delight us with annual premieres. Over the past decade, there have been at least a few first-class thematic films, well, below is a selection of our favorites.

“What’s the matter, miss Simon?”(What Happened, Miss Simone, 2015)Many documentaries about music are not easy to find after they have been removed from the box office or after being broadcast on TV. Fortunately, with the advent of the Netflix service, something has changed, and now we can enjoy a film about Nina Simone.
The film directed by Liz Garbus is episodes from the singer’s home archive, footage from her life, unreleased songs. “What Happened, Miss Simone” has been presented at several prestigious festivals and nominated for an Academy award as “Best documentary of the year”.The story of this woman is amazing. Continue reading

Netflix’s best documentaries: untold stories

The American television network Netflix has a reputation for several years as a supplier of valuable documentaries, including both bright Oscar-winning works and large-scale scientific studies of modern society. Believe me, they deserve your attention as much as “Aquaman”. Let’s go!

“Oh, The Internet! Dreams of the digital world ” Lo and Behold, Reveries of the Connected world Duration: 1 h 38 minkultovy German Director and screenwriter Werner Herzog succinctly and gradually told about one of the most important inventions of mankind-the world wide web. His story begins in the “Holy of holies” – the office of the University of California, where the world’s first Internet device 1969-armored “Communicator packages”, the size of a human growth.The Director himself is the main character and narrator, periodically enters into dialogue with figures such as Elon Musk and Bob Kahn. Continue reading

From the bird to make an elephant and inflate to the size of the globe
"You can't put a loaded gun on the stage if no one means to shoot it. Can't promise anything."/A. P. Chekhov. A teenage girl who requires everyone to call herself"Lady…

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"Aquaman": good old illogical Thriller
The film industry loves to flirt with nostalgia. First of all, this feeling is focused on all sorts of sequels-prequels and other sidequels, clinging to the already famous franchise. But…

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How Hollywood is slowly introducing AI to make movies
The world of movies is full of intriguing "what if": will Smith, as you know, refused the role of Neo, Nicolas cage got the lead role in" Superman " Tim…

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History of self-censorship in Hollywood (part 2)
Self-censorship didn't work. Therefore, in 1968, the MPAA rating system appeared. And the debate about it has not subsided until the threat of government censorship , together with the court…

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