7 items from 2013
The more extreme reality shows get, the more people start to question what would happen if everything went wrong. "Siberia," a reality-like drama airing on NBC this summer, gives a dark and horrifying answer to that question.
A preview video of the show -- which, despite appearances, is not real -- depicts just how bad everything can get.
"Siberia" takes place in the Tunguska region of Russia's Siberia. In 1908, this remote area was the site of a still mysterious comet or meteor hit. Deafening sound was reported from long distances away, and trees were knocked down for miles. All of these facts do exist in reality.
But "Siberia" only uses facts and the real world as a starting point.
The video shows that things go downhill quickly after the "players" show up for some sort of survival game out in the wilds. Everything goes wrong very quickly. While there is »
Synopsis: When Sanjay (Emraan Hashmi), a suave, master safe cracker wants to retire from a career in crime, he decides to team up with two dangerous criminals to commit one last heist. A bank robbery that will ensure that he never has to worry about money again. Everything goes according to plan – in the wee hours of the morning, a bank vault is broken into and emptied of its contents of 350 million rupees. Sanjay is given the task of hiding the money till things cool down. Two months later Sanjay’s associates return to collect their share of the loot, but to their horror discover that Sanjay has lost his memory in an accident. Is he pretending? Or does he really have »
- Stacey Yount
“Bollywood is big,” says Polly Morgan, the Hollywood cinematographer who is in India to direct music videos for Utv Motion Pictures’ Ghanchakkar. Morgan, a Hollywood cinematographer critically acclaimed for her films Inception, Hairspray, V for Vendetta and Head In The Clouds among others, shot two music videos for the Emraan Hashmi-Vidya Balan starrer.
Asked why she took on the project, she said, “When I heard the concept of the shoot, I really liked it. I have heard that Bollywood is really big, and it seemed like a nice opportunity to experience what working in the industry feels like. I had seen the work of Emraan and Vidya before I came and it was really exciting to work with the superstars of Bollywood.“
From what she knows, Polly is all praise for the Indian him industry. She commented, “Bollywood has made its presence felt in the west. The industry »
- Stacey Yount
Produced by Utv Motion Pictures, the quirky comedy thriller Ghanchakkar directed by Raj Kumar Gupta is set to release on June 28. The film stars Emraan Hashmi and Vidya Balan in roles we certainly have never seen from them before and we can’t wait to see more!
The story: When Sanjay (Emraan Hashmi), a suave, master safe cracker wants to retire from a career in crime, he decides to team up with two dangerous criminals to commit one last heist. A bank robbery that will ensure that he never has to worry about money again! Everything goes according to plan – in the wee hours of the morning a bank vault is broken into and emptied of its contents of 350 million rupees. Sanjay is given the task of hiding the money till things cool down and the booty can be split. Two months later Sanjay’s associates return to collect their share of the loot, »
- Stacey Yount
Animals is the directorial debut of Marçal Forés, and stars Oriol Pla, Augustus Prew (The Borgias) and Martin Freeman (The Hobbit). The film is described as an introspective fantasy ala Donnie Darko, and a coming-of-age story that blurs the borders between everyday reality and dreams. As far as I know, Animals does not yet have a release stateside, but keep an eye out for it. Many of my colleagues who have been fortunate enough to see it, only have great things to say. Watch the trailer after the jump.
Just like on any other day, Pol (17) walks home with his friend Deerhoof. Deerhoof is his ally and soul-mate and, next to him, Pol feels he has found his place in the world. He is Pol’s most closely guarded secret: his imaginary friend (or at least that’s what he thinks) whose appearance is that of a small, sweet teddy bear. »
Haptic visuality is a term coined by Canadian media theorist, Laura U. Marks. Taking the idea of haptic perception, the process of recognizing objects through touch, Marks integrates the role of eye-sight as part of a greater sensual experience. She says:
Haptic images can give the impression of seeing for the first time, gradually discovering what is in the image rather than coming to the image already knowing what it is. Several such works represent the point of view of a disoriented traveler unsure how to read the world in which he finds himself. (Marks 178)
The Haptic Image is often grainy and distorted, confusing our ability to perceive. It invokes a process that suggests sensuality by triggering memories of smell, touch and taste. It is not about penetrating or relating to an image, focused instead on its surface values. Marks often evokes the haptic image in relation to video art, »
Everything about this forensic crime comedy is a little better than it needs to be – and it has my favourite line in the entire history of television
He! is a Catholic FBI agent, a former Special Forces master sergeant, expert knife-thrower and sniper – dedicated to his job and his son, emotionally accessible, driven by a need to atone for the deaths he caused during his army days, and labouring under the name Seeley Booth (played by David "Look what I landed as soon as Angel finished" Boreanaz).
She! is a leading forensic anthropologist and crime-writer, an emotionally unavailable atheist, former foster child, seeming orphan, literal thinker, multi-linguist, vegetarian, amateur highwire performer and kinesiology doctorate-holder who has Booth nomenclaturally beaten by bearing the name Temperance "Tempy" Brennan – a state of affairs hardly improved when he bestows upon her the nickname Bones (played by Emily Deschanel).
They! work together on murder cases »
- Lucy Mangan
7 items from 2013
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