Tag: cinema

Pokémon live action movie

There is only one question that’s bothering me today.

Considering how ridiculously popular Pokémon is I’m shocked there’s still no live action movie.

Whoever makes this live-action movie will soak up all the nostalgia cash.

I Hope someone in the universe is listing to me and planning a kick-ass live-action pokemon film for an adult audience.


Hope for the Indian judicial system: Salman Khan sentenced to 5 years in prison

This news makes me really happy, at least some hope for the Indian judicial system.

Bollywood super star Salman Khan who has been accused of drink driving, hit & run (killing 1 person), killing protected animals, domestic violence, and manipulating Indian judiciary system for over 12-13 years was finally found guilty of culpable homicide, and was sentenced to 5 years in prison.

Salman Khan has been manipulating the system for way to long.

After killing people and animals, bringing Black money from underworld and abusing women left right center for years he created this brand called Being Human to show the world how philanthropist he is. What a joke.

Glad that he will be away for 5 years and now hopefully producers won’t have to spend that money on silly scripts and good scripts and talent gets more money that they deserve.

Bollywood celebs seems to be in complete support of Salman Khan, completely ignoring the the victim, this shows that in india if your poor then you  are Nobody.

Wife of the victim Nurulah Mahbob Sharif, said she had been waiting a long time for justice, adding: “We have gone through a lot of hardships.”

“Everything is so expensive and we hardly have any income. My kids are always under stress,”

All those Indian celebs and fans standing by Salman, make sure it’s not on the pavement your standing on.

lets celebrate this great day with some Salman Khan memes.

Being Human | Summer -15 collection

Salman Khan being human in summer 2015 collection



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The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet

The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet is a story of a 10-year-old cartographer who secretly leaves his family’s ranch in Montana where he lives with his cowboy father and scientist mother and travels across the country on board a freight train to receive an award at the Smithsonian Institute.
This adaptation of the acclaimed Reif Larsen novel ‘The Selected Works of T.S. Spivet’ is directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet’s(Amelie) and the movie stars Helena Bonham Carter, Robert Maillet, Callum Keith Rennie and Kyle Catlett.

I had the opportunity to watch 3D Preview screening of ‘The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet’ at Cine Lumiere, London and it was followed by a Q&A with Helena Bonham-Carter and director Jean-Pierre Jeunet.
It’s easy to fall in love with this humble and emotionally touching tale of the ingenious, slightly magical story of Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet.
The little boy’s character is something possibly believable real genius. THE YOUNG AND PRODIGIOUS T.S. SPIVET Poster
The story is tender but avoids melodrama. It simply is an uplifting, inspiring, entertaining film. The film may at first seem a bit slow paced, but plot keeps moving and you really will become involved all the way throughout the movie. The story is told, mainly, through the eyes of 10-year-old cartographer T.S. Spivet. We are given tremendous insight into how T.S. Spivet sees and relates to the world around him.
The cinematography is brilliant, as you would expect from Jean Pierre Jeunet(Amelie). American landscape was mostly shot in French-speaking Quebec and Alberta, Canada which offers hyper real greener landscapes and blue skies with beautiful details.
The casting is outstanding. From the young child genius subtly powerful performance by Kyle Catlett to a distracted entomologist mom played by Dr. Clair (Helena Bonham Carter), every character feels essential to the story. Some of the characters seem a bit of caricature, especially the stereotypical police officer.
What I liked the most that if the film had slightly magical tone to the story and there was use of animated sequences in TS Spivet, it would give further depth to the 3D, and TS Spivet’s thoughts.
Its a sweet, heart-warming story, which takes you away from the fast and hectic daily life into a almost 1 hr 45 min hour-story, which is nothing but good and charming.
The movie will release around mid June in the UK and it will also have an IMAX release.


Production Details:
(France-Canada) A Gaumont (in France)/Weinstein Co. (in U.S.) release of an Epithete Films, Tapioca Films, Filmarto, Gaumont, France 2 Cinema, Cross Creek production, with the participation of OCS, France Televisions. (International sales: Gaumont International, Paris.) Produced by Frederic Brillion, Gilles Legrand, Jean-Pierre Jeunet, Suzanne Girard. Executive producers, Francis Boespflug, Tyler Thompson.
Directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet. Screenplay, Jeunet, Guillaume Laurant, based on the novel “The Selected Works of T.S. Spivet” by Reif Larsen; dialogues, Laurant. Camera (color, widescreen, 3D), Thomas Hardmeier; editor, Herve Schneid; music, Denis Sanacore; production designer, Aline Bonetto; costume designer, Madeline Fontaine; sound (Dolby Digital), Jean Umansky; sound design, Selim Azzazi; supervising sound editor, Gerard Hardy; 3D stereographer, Demetri Portelli; visual effects supervisor, Alain Carsoux; 3D engineer, Ben Gervais; assistant director, Christophe Vassort; casting, Lucie Robitaille.
Helena Bonham Carter, Judy Davis, Callum Keith Rennie, Kyle Catlett, Niamh Wilson, Jakob Davies, Rick Mercer, Dominique Pinon, Julian Richings, Richard Jutras, Mairtin O’Carrigan, Michel Perron, Dawn Ford, Harry Standjofski, Susan Glover, James Bradford. (English dialogue.)


Helena Bonham-Carter and director Jean-Pierre Jeunet at the 3D Preview screening at Cine Lumiere, London.

Helena Bonham-Carter and director Jean-Pierre Jeunet (Amélie) at a preview of their new film THE YOUNG AND PRODIGIOUS T.S. SPIVET

The making of ‘Rooster Must Die’

The making of ‘Rooster’
Parag Sanke (Director) interview

Where did you find the script?

I’d always worked on factual projects and documentaries but was keen to try and produce a short fictional film so I placed an ad online and was sent a lot of scripts from all over the world. I was almost overwhelmed by how many appeared in my inbox but Kent’s The Rooster Must Die caught my eye because I thought that it was a very funny and quirky story and it was inspired by Jaws, which was my favorite film when I was a child. It was also a very good introduction to drama for me as I had to think about how to direct eight actors, a song and a rooster!

How did you make the film?

We only had a very small budget that came from self-funding and some investment from friends and everyone who worked on the film generously gave their time for free so that we could afford to provide good quality equipment and try and produce something that reflected the passion that everyone felt for the project. Deborah was the executive producer and we placed another advert online for cast and crew and were extremely happy with the team that we assembled and with what we were able to achieve with one DSLR camera.

Did you use a real rooster?

Yes, and one of the toughest things was getting hold of one! We contacted many farms but although almost everyone was willing to kindly let us have a rooster for free none of them wanted it back after filming. We didn’t think that our neighbours in central London would be very happy to be woken every morning by a crowing cockerel and couldn’t bring ourselves to wring the neck of a key cast member at the end of filming so were very relieved when a farm in Essex offered to lend us one for the day.

Why do you think that Rooster Must Die will appeal to audiences?

There are some films, such as Jaws, which are almost untouchable because they are so iconic but I hope that by taking the essence of one of the key scenes from that movie and transporting it to a small English town we have collectively come up with a funny and surprising short film that the audiences will enjoy.

Is there a message in the film?

Well you could say that it is a metaphor for the never ending battle between man and nature – or you could say that you should never count your chickens, or your roosters, before they hatch!


Link: www.squareelephant.co.uk/rooster
Film Poster: http://www.squareelephant.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/Rooster-Must-Die-poster-Print-.jpg
Images: http://www.flickr.com/photos/squareelephant/sets/72157629168638752/
Trailer: http://youtu.be/Drws50TXLrM?hd=1

Creative Team

Directed by Parag Sankhe
Written by Kent Flaagan
Produced by Debora Setnik
Executive Producer: Simon Cousin
Director of Photography: Yuri Krylov
Background Score: Philip Appleby


Jack:  Laurence Pears
Chairman:  Marcus Taylor
Ellen:  Denise Rocard
Mary: Lena Sandberg
Harry: Marc Forde
David: Jeffrey Mayhew
Man: Iain Clark
Woman: Caroline Leach


1st Ad: Michael Cheung, Nadia Hammoud
Camera Operator/Steadicam: Stefan Yap
1st Camera Assistant: Annemarie Van Basten
2nd Camera Assistant: Camil Liberto
Sound Mixer: Simon Gill
Boom Operator: Tom Collingwood
Production Assistant: Fernando Luan
Continuity: Nadia Hammoud
Script Supervisor: Sara Galvao
Make Up: Thomas Montague
Make Up Assistant: Cher Paris
Stylist: Sylvain Agathine
Runner: Subodh Rao
Editor: Michael Cheung
Colourist: Parag Sankhe
Sound Designer: Catherine Mcgrath
Animation: Andre Lucato

Special thanks to

Ewan Parry (Talanas) Death Metal Rooster Track (End Credits)
David King and St. Gabriel’s Halls;
Valerie Ayries
David Griffiths
Iain Bagnall
Beyond Retro: Vintage Clothing
Barry Bassett and VMI
Essex Insurance Brokers
London Film Academy

No Kiss please, we’re Indian

No Kiss please, we’re Indian

it’s quite funny that kin India kissing the one you love in public is not allowed but pissing on the streets is Definitely ok.

Two recent controversial kisses recently are choking the land of the Kama Sutra 1st A lawyer has filed a criminal case against a kiss between India’s two biggest heart-throbs — former Miss World Aishwarya Rai and Hrithik Roshan In their Bollywood blockbuster, Dhoom 2.
and 2nd is The picture of Rajasthan chief minister Vasundhara Raje greeting Biocon’s CMD Kiran Majumdar Shaw has for no reason kicked up a huge political storm, even within a section of the BJP. They’re all describing the friendly kiss between the two as obscene.

In Bollywood Kissing on screen is nothing new now, Amir Khan, Abhishek Bachan, Hrithik Roshan, and Saif Ali Khan did it before, but the leading lady of Bollywood does it then it’s obscene.
Poor Aishwarya Rai is always at the receiving end of jealous and foolish people. When she avoids scenes, she is cold, when she does it even mildly, she gets sued.
Cmon, we have to learn to live along and live with. Can’t keep stopping and fighting over such petty issues. It is a talent to be able to act and these actors have just done their job. The lawyer seriously needs to get a life.

What’s the big deal about Ms. Raje and Ms. Shaw air-kissing each other at the concluding session of the World Economic Forum in Delhi? It was just the bad camera angle that gives the impression of a kiss on the lip, in what is just a friendly embrace. But one television channel picked up the picture and went with a sensational headline ‘Maharani Ka Chumban’ flashing the photograph again and again.

“Men are uncomfortable with women in male-dominated fields. A man doing something ‘Westernized’ like a kiss would have been fine. But with women like Aishwarya Rai, everything is scrutinized,

We Indians are hypocrites, aren’t we..? We have 2nd largest population in the world, and yet a kissing scene stirs controversy…
How do we Indian make babies? By magic??
Great, ain’t it?

here is the kissing screen: Thank You

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Parag Sankhe Website