Friday, September 26, 2014

Sept 26

                                                               


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Cosmos

The cinematography is jaw dropping. 3D renderings of galaxies, nebulae, asteroid fields, atoms, storms on Jupiter, etc are scattered throughout each show...and they look 100% real. There are moments where animated cartoons are used, usually representing a story about past scientists or philosophers...I thought the cartoon animations would detract from the shows grandeur, but that doesn't seem to be the case - the animations are beautiful and tasteful.  --amazon--




 Death in Paradise Season one

Sent to the tiny island of Saint-Marie to solve a mysterious murder, quintessentially British cop Richard Poole is a complete fish out of water. Awaiting Richard is a ramshackle station and a very different type of policing. His new partner, Camille Bordey, is instinctive, feisty, and brilliant, and the rest of the team certainly has its own unique way of doing things. Though Richard would never admit it, they make a perfect team, and with a new mind-boggling mystery to solve in every episode, Death in Paradise will intrigue and tantalize.  --amazon--




Grand Budapest hotel


The story is beautifully framed, with an old man recollecting his past to an interested writer. The images are typical Anderson, with the usual explosion of colors and storybook settings. This feeling is heightened by the use of title cards to denote the chapters and the familiar style of music used in previous efforts. The story takes place in three different time periods, but we spend most of our time in 1932.   --amazon--





Joe

An ex-con, who is the unlikeliest of role models, meets a 15-year-old boy and is faced with the choice of redemption or ruin.   --amazon--










Kill your darlings

The path of a struggling screenwriter and a mysterious free spirit intersects with that of a transvestite, a housewife, and a hapless mobster on their way to Las Vegas to see a celebrity psychiatrist in this darkly comic take on suicidal tendencies and the all-American road trip. Based on the writer/director's shocking real life road trip with a charming stranger turned psychopath, Kill Your Darlings presents a darkly humorous world where a writer's search for art and fulfillment becomes intertwined with a host of quirky characters seeking love and adventure.  --amazon--





The LEGO movie 



An ordinary Lego construction worker, thought to be the prophesied 'Special', is recruited to join a quest to stop an evil tyrant from gluing the Lego universe into eternal stasis.   --amazon--







Mad men season 6
Returning for its sixth season, MAD MEN, four-time Primetime Emmy winner for Outstanding Drama Series and winner of three consecutive Golden Globes, explores the glamorous and ego-driven "Golden Age" of advertising in the late 1960's New York City. Don Draper (Golden Glober - winner Jon Hamm) and the rest of the award-winning cast continue to captivate as they deal with the aftereffects of adultery, divorce, a merger, and an ever changing social climate.  -amazon-


Ray Donovan Season one


Set in the sprawling mecca of the rich and famous, Ray Donovan does the dirty work for L.A.’s top power players. The series stars Emmy® and Golden Globe® Award nominee Liev Schreiber in his first lead television role as the go-to guy who makes the problems of the city’s celebrities, superstar athletes, and business moguls disappear. This powerful family drama unfolds when his father, played by Oscar® winner Jon Voight, is unexpectedly released from prison, setting off a chain of events that shakes the Donovan family to its core.  -amazon-



13 Sins

Elliot is a bright but meek social services coordinator, drowning in debt and desperate because he's about to marry the love of his life . Upon receiving a cryptic phone call informing him that he's on a hidden camera game show where he must execute 13 tasks, Elliot learns he will be on his way to winning a multimillion dollar cash prize if he quickly follows through with his first two instructions: swat the fly that is currently bothering him and then eat the fly. Although thousands of dollars are suddenly appearing in his bank account, Elliot remains suspicious, though comforted by the knowledge that he can stop playing at any time if only to lose every penny that he's won. As he leaves a path of destruction behind him and runs away from the law, Elliot's need to complete the game escalates as the tasks grow increasingly sinister, to a devastating point of no return.                                                     --  amazon--