Tsunami survival is on the radar in the imaginations of future planners… who are just in that zone. You can never be too prepared, years in advance. Elevators or freeways up to the hills for coastal dwellers could be quite the invention in years ahead.
The Horiwood Top Ten are:
No.11: Tsunami Survivor stories. No.12: USA’s favorite Mexican: Carlos Slim No.13: Canadian star Ryan Gosling. Fav “Paranoia” humor post: No.14: EU & Google trends 2013. No.15: The vibe: Talent bank shake ups.
Inspiring tsunami survivor quote of the day: “It was so beautiful and we were so excited to be there… We were having a great time when I noticed the tide was getting unusually high. Then it was like someone had pulled a plug and the sea disappeared from the bay, leaving fish flapping around. It never occurred to me that all that water was bound to come back.”–Brent and Kathryn Morgan recall their own tsunami survival story as a prerequisite to attending new movie The Impossible. Naomi Watts has been nominated for an Oscar 2013 for the film that screens in Christchurch this weekend. NZH
Creative leaders: are rocking it with their thinking caps on in 2013.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 13.1.13~
The Pain & Gain movie trailer has dropped.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aoteroa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 23.12.12~
Henry Cavill‘s take on wearing Superman’s cape in the new movie features the themes of a young boy grappling with how (and when) to use his superpowers.
Diane Lane and Kevin Costner stars as Henry’s Ma and Pa, Russell Crowe as Jor-El, Amy Adams as Lois Lane and Michael Shannon as the film’s quintessential villain for the film to work, General Zod.
“My father believed that if the world found out who I really was, they would reject me. He was convinced that the world wasn’t ready. What do you think?”
I think it’s very Prince William ‘growing up.’ A bit Prince Harry too. Needless to say New Zealand’s Rus has been one heckuva busy in movies recently. I think you use superpowers when an imbalance has happened that isn’t just. You intervene in a meek way, as it is the right thing to do, in such a case. For those who have been bullied, superheroes exist as symbols to provide an image of justice.
The movie opens in theaters on June 14, 2013. Meanwhile in New Zealand, we’re trying to plan superannuation better. Lol! :)
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 12.12.12~
The Horiwood Top Ten are:
3. Daniel Carter- rugby football -BBC News
7. Aaron Smith - rugby football news
He most probably will get the Oscars nod for his role in Steven Spielberg‘s Lincoln movie. Ireland’s Daniel Day-Lewis always delivers at the American box office. Leonardo DiCaprio jokes he cast him. If you haven’t seen the movie trailer yet, press play.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 25.11.12~
Movie director Ang Lee‘s new movie, Life of Pi asks that we take a leap of faith along with a boy named Pi Patel and a Bengal tiger named Richard Parker. Of course, the two characters are cast in a backdrop of an angry ocean and the ironies of fate that set them adrift.
–for LA Times take on the film, jet here.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 23.11.12~
Doing well in the US and also India is Daniel Craig‘s new movie, Skyfall.
If you haven’t seen it yet, here’s the movie trailer.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoablog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 10.11.12~
The future of 3D Animation is strong. After a devastating superstorm week and in the height of election campaigning who does the USA turn to?
The family staple of comfort: The American box office.
Not bad. Good news for New Zealand too and creative people like Tribe Nikura Ngaropo, ahead.
LA Times review of the animated flick prattles on of the video games placement referencing in the movie. The storyline simple: A video game villain wants to be a hero and sets out to fulfill his dream, but his quest brings havoc to the whole arcade where he lives.
The Times notes: “Among the pleasures of “Wreck-it- Ralph,” the Disney animated movie that has opened to strong reviews this weekend, is watching a history of video games flash before you (and, perhaps, your own history along with it).”–read@FunForTheBigKidsNation.
The success of Wreck-It Ralph is largely due to creative writers Phil Johnston and Jennifer Lee with patient directing achieved by Rich Moore. John C Reilly, Jack McBrayer and Jane Lynch star as the film’s main actors voicing the animated toons.
~Posted by Horiwodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 4.11.12~
I like the poster. Simple.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 10.10.12~
At a movie screening of the film, a Dior strapless minidress, paired with some tailored black pants was a new look getting buzz on fashion blogs and websites.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 28.9.12~
Movie news New Zealand: ‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey’ Six New Images – Second Trailer Arrives On Wednesday.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 19.9.12~
“Bodacious” is how Tom Hanks is describing his new flick with Halle Berry, Cloud Atlas.
Australian media are showing interest in the movie too.
About Cloud Atlas: An exploration of how the actions of individual lives impact one another in the past, present and future. It’s a story of acts of kindness holding up across generations and centuries.
Based on the book by David Mitchell, Cloud Atlas was inked as a script and directed by the Wachowskis and Tom Tykwer. It’s a WB production costing $100 million. It sits in the sci-fi/ fantasy/ adventure-drama film genre. It is the most expensive independent film of all-time to make. As mentioned before on this website, production began September 2011 at Studio Babelsberg in Germany with the movies ensemble cast.
At the Toronto TIFF film premiere, the movie got a standing ovation for ten minutes, so it wasn’t a complete flop. :)
The movie’s storyline and acts of kindness vibe: think Oprah‘s goodness of Day TV talk, just in a time machine and a varied cast, with mega special effects added to the mix.
Movie tralier above. Geez! Can actor Tom look any more afraid in this promo shot?! Lol.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 17.9.12~
russian film school time:
on russian movies, gender inequality & elderly abuse (nz):
“moscow does not believe in tears”
–a search engine send today.
response: “the film won an academy award for best foreign language film in 1980, and was chosen to participate in the international film exchange and the following year, it was awarded the ussr state prize… us president ronald reagan watched the film several times prior to his meetings with the president of the soviet union, mikhail gorbachev, in order to gain a better understanding of the “russian soul”.
genre: melodrama, russian.
dir: vladimir menshov.
cast: vera alentova, irina muravyova, aleksey batalov, raisa ryazanova, oleg tabakov.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 14.9.12~
At Toronto, Justin Chang has already published his film review for Variety Online of the Spain-US co-production movie, The Impossible. It is the movie getting emotive, early buzz from critics.
The most harrowing disaster movie in an age, The Impossible marries a tremendous feat of physical filmmaking to an emotional true story of family survival.
The film cannily fuses spectacle and uplift in a distinctly Spielbergian style, as talented Spanish helmer J. A. Bayona captures the devastation wrought by the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami with a raw, sickening intensity, demonstrating a surefooted but rather less elemental touch in the calculated-to-resonate aftermath.
Wrenchingly acted, deftly manipulated and terrifyingly well made, this not-for-the-squeamish Summit release stands to be a significant year-end draw. The title refers to the extraordinary circumstances by which the Belon family, vacationing in Thailand in December 2004, managed to weather the deadliest catastrophe in the country’s history.
Sergio G. Sanchez‘s screenplay (with a story credited to surviving wife and mother Maria Belon) dramatizes the events with a lean, pared-down simplicity. Not a frame is wasted, as British-born businessman Henry Bennett (Ewan McGregor) and his doctor wife, Maria (Naomi Watts), arrive at a Thai beach resort with their three boys on Christmas Eve, arguing, laughing and playing like any loving family right when disaster strikes.
To find out how the Belons survive the 98-foot high tidal wave sweep, read on.
The film opens in North American movie theaters Dec 21, just in time for holiday season movie viewing.
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The Impossible is a Summit Entertainment release, presented with Mediaset Espana, of an Apaches Entertainment and Telecinco Cinema production, in association with La Trini, Canal Plus, Icaa, Ivac and Generalitat Valenciana. Produced by Belen Atienza, Alvaro Augustin, Enrique Lopez-Lavigne, Ghislan Barrois. Executive producers, Sandra Hermida, Javier Ugarte.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 11.9.12~
–Business Insider & Black Star Atlantic & On The Red Carpet.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 9.9.12~
What: The Company You Keep, dir: Robert Redford
Where: Venice Film Festival (Out of Competition; Sony Pictures Classics)
Who: Production companies: Voltage Pictures, Wildwood Enterprises. Cast: Robert Redford, Shia LaBeouf, Julie Christie, Sam Elliott, Brendan Gleeson, Terrence Howard, Richard Jenkins, Anna Kendrick, Brit Marling, Stanley Tucci, Nick Nolte, Chris Cooper, Susan Sarandon, Stephen Root, Jacqueline Evancho, Matthew Kimbrough.
Why: The plot: A thriller centered on a former Weather Underground activist who goes on the run from a journalist who has discovered his identity.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 7.9.12~
Movie news: Jason Bateman, Hope Davis, Frank Grillo, Michael Nyqvist, Paula Patton, Andrea Riseborough, Alexander Skarsgard and Max Thieriot lead the ensemble cast in Disconnect, the movie that reflects on the downside of living online.
[Photo: LD Entertainment & Wonderful Films. Wet Paint]
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 4.9.12~
Now screening at Pickwick’s Movie Theater, 5 South Prospect Avenue, Park Ridge, Chicago Illinois are the films:
Hope Springs, Bourne Legacy The Odd Life of Timothy Green and Premium Rush (Ride Like Hell). Writer director: David Koepp.
[Photo: Pickwick movie theater, Art Deco movie theater treasure building: StudioBrian].
News Source: Blog – $upercapitalist – Money For Life: reports – The new movie Supercapitalist starring producer, writer, and lead actor Derek Ting is generating good buzz in the USA. Ting appeared on NBC’s New York Nonstop for $upercapitalist promoting the film.
Free press on Ting’s idea follows: “$upercapitalist is a financial thriller about a young hedge fund trader who is sent to Hong Kong to orchestrate a mega deal that swiftly gets out of his control. Think Wall Street meets The Firm out in Asia.
Derek Ting conceived the idea after he moved to Hong Kong in 2005 to work as a producer for CNN. As an expat he noticed that the community has a strong financial community. He was seeing the influx of many newcomers to work in Hong Kong. Many of the first were financial types from New York looking at Asia as a new frontier. As he explored further, meeting more people, he noticed a great deal of the major corporations were run by Hong Kong family dynasties. He thought, what would it be like if these two powers, the expats, and the big families went to war?
Who said journalists can’t be the new Ang Lee‘s of the movie-making world? What a cool story for Ting’s creative talents. A lot needs to be done in merging East and West platforms of co-existing, if a strong economy with China, Japan (and nations of The East) are to grow securely with the West on joint economic ventures. Ting’s work is furthering that arena. As an artist-filmmaker – good on him!
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 16.8.12~
Universal’s The Bourne Legacy is off to a strong start at the domestic box office, where it is on track to gross between $15 million and $18 million on Friday for a weekend debut in the $45 million range.
Bourne Legacy is a key test for Universal, which is looking to reinvigorate its marquee franchise with Jeremy Renner in the lead role as Aaron Cross. Renner is also rumored to be signed to Mission: Impossible 5 too.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 11.8.12~
Bollywood is unleashing a wild side. Director Pooja Bhatt‘s new movie Jism 2 has dropped in theaters. The movie stars Sunny Leone. As yet Apple, Google and YouTube are not too sure whether to list the movie. Maheesh Bhatt, the director’s father wrote the screenplay. More @the popcorn.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 4.8.12~
This just in via Sarah Daniell‘s scribery: “Christchurch film-maker Peter Young has made a big-screen documentary about tooth fish exploitation in the Ross Sea. It explores why it will be disastrous for the world’s ecology but also for New Zealand’s reputation as a clean, green country. His six-year project – The Last Ocean- screens at the NZ 2012 International Film Festival.
They’re catching tooth fish and sending them to restaurants in Europe and the US so rich folks can eat them.
Yeah, and that’s not all they’re doing! … read more here.
Clearly, the message is: Get off our Ross Sea fish, otherwise we’ll have to unleash our secret stash of drones on you and teach you to walk through the shop door. That would be pricey fish! :)
The Last Ocean as a film has been six years in the works. Nice one!
WhereC?: The Last Ocean screens at the The NZ 2012 Interational Film Festival.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 26 July 2012.~
Getting good buzz online right now. Watch.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 17.7.12~