luni, 24 februarie 2020

Dede Priest & Johnny Clark's Outlaws @ Transilvania Blues Nights

" If you are a sucker for energy driven rock, blues, indie rock, a dash of funk and country fronted by a Texan woman who has a mesmerizing and haunting voice, then Dede Priest and his band are the ones for you!"
Aceasta este caracterizarea făcută de jurnaliștii de la Blues Blast Magazine pentru Dede Priest & Johnny Clark's Outlaws, care vin în premieră în România direct la Transilvania Blues Nights, pe 28 februarie!

Bilete: 60 RON pre-sale, 75 RON în seara concertului, online și la locație.

Sponsori: Butan Gas Romania, BCR, Miele Shop Brasov, Tehnic Mihor, Centerline Brasov

Parteneri media: Zile si Nopti Brasov, Rock FM Brasov

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#TransilvaniaBluesNights #LetThereBeBlues #DeDePriest #JCsOutlaws

vineri, 14 februarie 2020

No Time to Die -Billie Eilish (SOTD)

Finally, the title song from Bond 25, No Time To Die, is out in the open,
the artist of the moment , Billie Eilish is the lucky new entry on the series ! An elegiac restrained song, co-composed by the brit newcomer, with her songwriting partner,  I think they waited esp. for ValentineDay  to release it!
It's not an offensive misfire like the song from Spectre, but surely not a Skyfall, it cuts right in the middle, or maybe it will lets see old James overdoing it, Craig's fifth and last in the franchise !
Billie Eilish prezintă noua piesă tematică James Bond, No Time to Die - AUDIO

No Time To Die opens UK April 2 and Ro April 8, 2020. MOVED TO NOVEMBER NOW :(

luni, 10 februarie 2020

Oscar 2020 @ALDsMovieland

so, again my predictions on this year Oscars, the 92th edition !

it's a shame they wont be broadcasted on Romanian TV, as all the movies were screening on the cinemas, a firstie after years of broadcasting from tvr to hbo to protv and digi24 !Huge shame, and the promised Twitter does not allow you 2 conncebt, and the ripoffs of you tube, oy...
But hey,
I just went and saw again on the BIG, i said biig (yes, Berceni), i mean, HUGE SCREEN !!! my all time faved Once Upon a Time in.. Hollywood (see review here).
and my top of 2019 films here !
 It's a great opportunity for Boon Jong Ho's Parasite but 1917 will win ! if not, there's still unpredictabilty in them old and overblamed awards...
so Bold and underlined are my predictions of who will win. Who should win or i'd like to win, surely OUATIH and QT.  And yes, UNCUT GEMS, not even nominated, but who won BIG at the Independent Spirit Awards. , yes baby, Adam Sandler !!!

“The Irishman”
“Jojo Rabbit”
“Little Women”
“Marriage Story”
“Parasite”  (and Parasite won !!!!)  Bravos ! history has been made ! First film in a foreign language -and film-that wins the Oscar for best picture !!!

Best  Director

Sam Mendes, “1917”

Martin Scorsese, “The Irishman”
Todd Phillips, “Joker”
Quentin Tarantino, “Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood” (my faved)
Bong Joon Ho, “Parasite” HE WON !!!! 
 -Well, hell yeah ! It is your night, Bong !

Best Actor 

Joaquin Phoenix, “Joker”
Antonio Banderas, “Pain and Glory”
Leonardo DiCaprio, “Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood
Adam Driver, “Marriage Story”
Jonathan Pryce, “The Two Popes”Image

Best Actress
Renée Zellweger, “Judy”
Cynthia Erivo, “Harriet”
Scarlett Johansson, “Marriage Story”
Saoirse Ronan, “Little Women”
Charlize Theron, “Bombshell”

Tom Hanks, “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood”
Anthony Hopkins, “The Two Popes”
Al Pacino, “The Irishman”
Joe Pesci, “The Irishman”
Cliff Booth !!! "I'll try" ! 

Laura Dern, “Marriage Story”
Kathy Bates, “Richard Jewell”
Scarlett Johansson, “Jojo Rabbit”
Florence Pugh, “Little Women”
Margot Robbie, “Bombshell”

 “Parasite,” Bong Joon Ho, Han Jin Won
“Knives Out,” Rian Johnson
“Marriage Story,” Noah Baumbach
“1917,” Sam Mendes and Krysty Wilson-Cairns
“Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood,” Quentin Tarantino (tight bet)

“The Irishman,” Steven Zaillian
“Joker,” Todd Phillips, Scott Silver
“Little Women,” Greta Gerwig
“The Two Popes,” Anthony McCarten

 “Parasite,” South Korea
“Corpus Christi,” Poland
“Honeyland,” North Macedonia
“Les Misérables,” France
“Pain and Glory,” Spain
Kang-ho Song, Hyun-jun Jung, Sun-kyun Lee, Yeo-jeong Jo, and Woo-sik Choi in Gisaengchung (2019)
“Little Women,” Alexandre Desplat
“Marriage Story,” Randy Newman
“1917,” Thomas Newman
“Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker,” John Williams

“1917,” Roger Deakins (after Blade Runner 2049, th second Oscar for the master RD)

“The Irishman,” Rodrigo Prieto
“Joker,” Lawrence Sher
“The Lighthouse,” Jarin Blaschke
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,” Robert Richardson (sorry, RR :( loved the way you shot OUATIH)
“Avengers: Endgame”
“The Irishman”
“The Lion King”
“Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker”

I wish IRISHMAN would win , and should, but the sfx are used as a makeup tool so they will go with 1917 !
so back and forth, Le Mans'66 for sound editing and editing and more 1917 and probably Little Women for costumes, American Factory (watch on netflix) for feature doc.  Elton John might win best song and Toy Story IV animation. I don't really care about the shorts and short docs right now...
on the bright side , out of 10 -ten nominations !- OUATIH took home the production design award  (Barbara Ling), Kudos !,  the supporting actor award - Brad Pitt, with a nice speech, obviously he was touched: "Once upon a time in Hollywood, ain’t that the truth …"

vineri, 7 februarie 2020

Kirk Douglas RIP

The last one of the greatest ones, of Hollywood's golden age,
KIRK DOUGLAS is gone at 103 !
Dec 9 1916-Feb 5 2020
Real name> Izzy -Issador- Demsky, son of a Ruusian emigrant
debut in 1946 in The Strange Love of Martha Ives
He was Spartacus !
Three times Oscar nominated, won an Honorary Award in 1996
He directed two films, Scalawag (1973) and Posse (1975).
Image result for kirk douglas
I celebrated him at Cinemateca Patria in Dec. 2016 when he was 100 years old, a portrait in 10 films:
Paths of Glory
20.000 leagues Under the Sea
Gunfight at OK Corral
Seven Days in May
Lonely are the Brave
Ace in the Hole
Lust for Life
The Fury
Last Train from Gun Hill
And again  in 2017, 2018 and 2019. Next month we will pay an Homage to him at the Cinemateca Patria, in Brasov. Paths of Glory of mr. Kirk...

luni, 3 februarie 2020


1917 makes history, first of all on the level of technical bravura, all in the purpose of epic and personal storytelling !
its definetly one of 2019-s best films and more,
a sure Oscar 2020 winner (hopefully a second one for DOP Roger Deakins, might ne a second one for Sam Mendes too, sorry QT)
Another straight war film classic right here, and a better one than Dunkirk,  of which it has closeness
**** out of 5 / 8 1/2 out of 10 (ALD)
1917 (2019)

see how 1917 was made, the one-shot virtuosity extravaganza !