i will be 25 when this film is released

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Frank Iero and The Patience | Acoustic Set | Baltimore, MD | 4/22/17

-Frank talks about singing “25 Minutes to Go” to Miles until he realized it’s kind of a messed up song to sing to a child

-The Patience trying to play playing a bit of “2.5mg Just Ain’t Enough For Me,” and Frank being sassy when we applaud.

-A fan asks about the EP coming out (I THINK), and Frank gives an estimated release date. 

(I’m so sorry the quality is shit. I was trying to film without looking and, ironically enough, the acoustics for the acoustic session were AWFUL). 

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20170611 - ‘2PM 6 Nights’ concert day 6 (final)

@.2pm_stagram :  2PM ♡ HOTTEST

@.follow_2PM :  2PM ♡ FOREVER

a few fanacc:

wy: chansung a have a strong one (intro
cs: yes, I will be 2PM’s maknae, for my whole life!

wy: I have a question for cs! isn’t this too pervertic?
2pm: cs is always pervertic

wy:
as you know I have been spending my time supporting 2pm. Recently i had my solo in Japan, which ended well thanks to everyone

nk: I’m filming overseas
2pm: what kind of filming?
nk: I’m filming… deuuuurama

cs: I had wanted to feel this concert more quickly, but now that it’s the last night, it still doesn’t feel real… ;; I didn’t dream of a singer when I was young. But I met JYP, met my members, practiced tgt, and seem to find the path I have to take. do think of it as taking a short break… now, I will be singing for my whole life.

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On this day in music history: July 20, 1964 - “Something New”, the fifth US album by The Beatles is released. Produced by George Martin, it is recorded at EMI Pathe Marconi Studios in Paris, France and Abbey Road Studios in London from January 29, February 25 - 27, March 1, and June 1 - 4, 1964. Released just four weeks after United Artists Records issues the soundtrack to “A Hard Day’s Night”, this US compilation compiled by Capitol Records consists of eight songs from the UK version of the soundtrack, including the tracks “I’ll Cry Instead”, “Things We Said Today”, “Any Time At All”, and “When I Get Home”, which were not used in the film. The rest of the album is filled out with the tracks “Slow Down” (#25 Pop) and “Matchbox” (#17 Pop) recorded for the band’s UK EP “Long Tall Sally”, “And I Love Her” (#12 Pop), “If I Fell” (#53 Pop), “I’m Happy Just To Dance With You” (#95 Pop), and “Tell Me Why” (all featured in the film and on the UA soundtrack LP), along with “Komm, Gib Mir Deine Hand” (The Beatles German language version of “I Want To Hold Your Hand”, recorded in Paris in January of 1964). The mono version of “Something New” contains unique mixes or edits for various tracks not found on the US or UK versions of “A Hard Day’s Night”. The version of “I’ll Cry Instead” does not have the third verse heard on the other albums, “Any Time At All” features a different edit piece during the instrumental break,  "When I Get Home" includes an alternate vocal take of the line “Till I walk out that door again” from the UK mono mix, and “And I Love Her” features a solo lead vocal by Paul McCartney rather than the commonly heard double tracked vocals. The album is also  released in Germany with a rechanneled stereo mix of “Komm, Gib Mir Deine Hand”, and a true stereo mix of “And I Love Her” that features the closing instrumental section repeated six times instead of four.  In spite of the overlap of tracks from “A Hard Day’s Night”, the “new” album is well received by fans. It remains in print in the US until it is deleted in 1987, after The Beatles UK catalog is released. “Something New” makes its US CD debut in 2004 as part of “The Capitol Albums, Volume 1” box set featuring both the original US stereo and mono LP mixes. It is reissued again in January 2014 (in slightly altered form) as an individual release, and as part of the box set “The Beatles  - The US Albums”. “Something New” spends nine weeks at number two (behind “A Hard Day’s Night”) on the Billboard Top 200, and is certified 2x Platinum in the US by the RIAA.

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Star Wars IV: A New Hope 1977 Trailer

On this day in 1977, George Lucas space epic Star Wars (as it was simply called at the time) was released. It was the first film in the franchise, but it was actually chapter 4 of a 9 part series. Made on a budget of $11 million, no one had any idea how big it would be. It has since spawned an entire Star Wars Universe that fans like me are still geeking out on to this day!

When it was first released on May 25, 1977, I had just turned 1. I remember seeing it on one of its re-releases around 1978 or 79. I was hooked! I picked up the trilogy on VHS in 1995. I saw it in the theater when the Special Edition was released in Jan. 1997. I got the DVD trilogy in 2004. I guess you could say I’m a fan! Happy 40th A New Hope!

Here is the original movie trailer from 1977. 

My Top 10 Korean Actors (2016 edition)

And… I’m back with a list of My Current Top 10 Korean Actors! I’ve been working on this post for quite some time now, simply cos I needed to find good, high quality photos to go with this post. First of all, I emphasise these 2 words - MY and Current. As you all would know, actors are the bane of my existence. I love love LOVE them too much for my own good. My oppas come and go - the result of a fangirl’s fickle fleeting heart. I know this is gonna sound ironic but I am actually somewhat loyal, or at least I choose to believe so. When I love an actor, I will love and support him till the end of time. But with more and more new faces popping up here there and everywhere, it’s inevitable that my Top 10 list keeps changing.

Please note that this list does not include idol-actors. I’m sticking strictly to actors, and actors only. As you all will see, I’m a sucker for pretty, handsome boys (not men, I don’t like manly guys) whose smiles light up my current boring world. I’m not all that superficial and needless to say, I love them for their acting too. That said, listed below are the 10 who managed to earn a spot in my hall of fame, in no particular order. Okay fine there is an order. Obviously the ones I like best are listed first, but I love all of them ^^

WARNING: THIS IS A SUPER LONG, PICTURE-HEAVY POST WITH PHOTOS THAT MIGHT CAUSE HEART ATTACKS. NOT FOR THOSE WITH CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASES OR THE FAINT-HEARTED. 

Alright let’s get started on this wonderful journey~!!

1. Park Bo Gum 박보검 (16 June 1993)

His smile is life. I don’t even have anything else to say. Just look at this photo:

He is like a.. sculpture? Every time I look at him, it’s like getting hit by a train on tracks. I just love him so much it hurts.. :(

Bridal Mask

Wonderful Mama

Wonderful Mama: Fliming in Cebu, Philippines 

Wonderful Days: With co-star Mina (AOA)

Cantabile Tomorrow

The Admiral: Roaring Currents

I Remember You

Coin Locker Girl

Reply 1988

우리 택이 우유 먹고 얼른 커~ 얼른 커서 누나한테 장가와야지~ ><

KBS Music Bank MC: Looking disgustingly perfect on the way to KBS

KBS Music Bank: 151016 Incheon SKY Festival (uniform!!!)

Upcoming: (Na-PD) Reality show Youth Over Flowers

Upcoming: (Na-PD) Reality show Youth Over Flowers

2. Lee Hyun Woo 이현우 (23 March 1993)

Started as a child-actor and through the years amassed a vast amount of experience from various large-scale productions. In my opinion, an acting genius and possibly the best out of the 1993 actors.

To The Beautiful You

Secretly, Greatly

The Technicians

Northern Limit Line

Northern Limit Line poster

Moorim School poster

Moorim School: The long-awaited new haircut (!!!)

Bonus: Union Bay F/W 2015 collection

Super bonus: Cutest eye smile on Running Man~ ^^

3. Seo Kang Joon 서강준 (12 October 1993)

Brown eyes. Brown eyes. BROWN EYES. ‘Nuff said.

There you go, the brown eyes~~

Cunning Single Lady 

What Happens To My Family?

Hwajung

Cheese in the Trap

개터얼~~

SBS Reality Show Roommate: Kangjoon’s room with Jackson (Got7)

Upcoming: SBS reality show Law of the Jungle

4. Ji Soo 지수 (30 March 1993)

Such intensity. Definitely one of the more suited candidates for emotional, melodramatic roles. Despite those eyes, in reality he is just a shy, soft-spoken boy, just like a puppy.

Angry Mom

Glory Day poster

Glory Day cast

Sassy Go Go: With co-star Lee Won Geun (one of the awesomest bromances)

Sassy Go Go

♡♡♡

Upcoming: Moon Lovers (minimal details have been released so I’m using a random photo of him which I love lol)

5. Lee Won Geun 이원근 (27 June 1991)

Ahh the eye smile. The prettiest eye smile you will ever see. Up and coming actor, with a modest number of projects under his belt. Great as the broody younger Woon in Moon Sun, and awesome as the cheerful Yeolie in Sassy Go Go. A delight to watch!

The Moon That Embraces The Sun

The Moon That Embraces The Sun

Passionate Love (shirtless!!!)

Hyde, Jekyll, Me

Sassy Go Go: The prettiest eye smile~

Sassy Go Go

Sassy Go Go ^^

Bonus: Random interview ㅋㅋㅋ

6. Yeo Jin Goo 여진구 (13 August 1997)

This boy was born to act. Frigging genius, really. His portrayals of his characters are always so spot on and amazing. Took on various child roles since he was 7 and never once failed to awe his viewers. Let me tell you how good he is - it’s to the extent his child counterpart ALWAYS outshines the adult actor (Kim Soo Hyun included, #justsaying). 

Warrior Baek Dong Soo

The Moon That Embraces The Sun

One of the saddest crying scenes I’ve watched..

Missing You

Missing You :(

Photos like these.. definitely warrant a spot in my Top 10.

Hwayi: A Monster Boy

Potato Star

Orange Marmalade poster

Orange Marmalade

Upcoming: Dokgo (nothing has been released with regard to this film so I’m just putting a random photo that I like)

7. Song Joong Ki 송중기 (19 September 1985)

My puppy face oppa!! It really is difficult not to love a face like his, isn’t it? ^^ Needless to say he shines when playing good-hearted characters, but he is surprisingly good at playing the bad guy too. Was discharged from the military on 25 May 2015 - welcome back oppa!

OB/GYN Doctors

Sungkyunkwan Scandal: He is prettier than I am..

Sungkyunkwan Scandal

Penny Pinchers

Innocent Man

Innocent Man (hair up!!)

A Werewolf Boy poster

Upcoming: Descendants of the Sun (uniform!!!)

Upcoming: Descendants of the Sun

Upcoming: Descendants of the Sun (!!!!!!!!!! died..)

Bonus: Early episodes of Running Man

8. Byun Yo Han 변요한 (29 April 1986)

Ahh this guy.. Byun Yo Han appeared in various short films during his university years and only joined the entertainment industry in 2011. However, despite the rather late start, his projects have met with immense success, thus shooting him to star status almost immediately after his debut. Military service completed WOOHOO!!

Misaeng

Socialphobia

Ex-Girlfriend Club poster

The ultra-famous megawatt smile

Ex-Girlfriend Club behind the scenes

Six Flying Dragons

9. Ryu Jun Yeol 류준열 (25 September 1986)

The man of Reply 1988, and also known as the man who is not handsome but becomes handsome as you watch him. The breakout star, and definitely a star worth looking out for. Also, military service completed!

Socialphobia press conference

Glory Day poster

Glory Day

Reply 1988 (uniform!!!)

Reply 1988

Dancing to Sobangcha~

Upcoming: (Na-PD) Reality show Youth Over Flowers

Random photo just cos I feel like it~

10. Yoon Kyun Sang 윤균상 (31 March 1987)

Rookie who debuted in 2012. Clearly still a greenhorn in the entertainment industry but showing marked improvement with every project. I’m actually surprised to see his acting in Six Flying Dragons, which is nothing less than stellar. I didn’t watch Deep Rooted Tree, so Yoon Kyun Sang will always be my Moohyul hehe. Oh yes, he is also done with military service~

Pinocchio: Those eyes..

Pinocchio

The Time We Were Not In Love

Six Flying Dragons

Six Flying Dragons

Six Flying Dragons

But under all that intensity, he’s just a goofy boy ^^

WHEW I’m finally done with the list!! That was tiring and well.. soul-sucking LOL. Hope you guys enjoy the photos cos hellya I sure did~~!!!

Aftermath of writing such a post.. BYE

anonymous asked:

When will I be able to see cmbyn in theaters in the USA? If it's not coming out in theaters where can I watch it?

Hii, upcoming dates for USA are Oct 20 (Middleburg Film Festival), Oct 25 (Chicago International Film Festival), Oct 28 (FilmColumbia Festival), Oct 30 (Austin Film Festival), Nov 2 (Hawaii Film Festival), Nov 10 (St Louis International Film Festival). After that it will be released in theatres on Nov 24.  More release dates here. 

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BEBE’S KIDS (1992)

A 1992 American animated comedy film produced by Reginald Hudlin and Hyperion Pictures, directed by Bruce W. Smith, and released on July 31, 1992 by Paramount Pictures.

the film is based upon comedian Robin Harris’ “Bébé’s Kids” stand-up comedy act. It features the voices of Faizon Love (in his film debut), Vanessa Bell Calloway, Marques Houston, Nell Carter, and Tone Lōc. Tom Everett, Rich Little, and Louie Anderson also lend their voices.

Why was it special?: IT WAS THE FIRST ANIMATED MOVIE WITH A PREDOMINANTLY BLACK CAST AND CREW.

Ahh, Bebe’s Kids, what a way to kick off a tribute to Black animation, with the other rite of passage for every smart ass animation blogger/vlogger on the planet. Yeah, everyone has taken a potshot at this movie in some form at some point in their career.

Since this is a month of positivity I’m going to look at the positive points of this movie. At a time when Disney were once again the reigning kings of animated cinema and everybody was either trying to be Disney or do everything in their power to be different in order to stand out against Disney, this movie managed to do its own thing  and be different without being too crazy about it. I like the animation to; there’s a lot of movement and fluidity to it. The movie has a good flow that makes it easy on the eyes.

There’s also plenty of funny lines in the movie to. Everyone involving in the production went to great lengths to capture the energy and quickness of Robin Harris’ stand-up routine and does it in an entertaining way.

With that though, we come to the major problem with this movie that I can imagine probably dissuaded a lot of audiences and critics. That’s the fact that this is a very mean spirited movie. Aside from maybe 1 or 2 characters, just about everyone involved is rude, mean, destructive, or just not very pleasant.

Hell, I don’t have to say much about that because you can find out for yourself in what’s pretty much the most iconic line in the whole movie.

“I’m gonna beat the black offa ya.”

Yes, a threat of violence on a child is the most memorable part of this movie. It kind of ends up painting everyone involved in a very negative light, and the whole movie is kind of like that. There’s threats of violence, actual onscreen violence, and mayhem galore–

I don’t know, Pix, what do you think about Bebe’s Kids?


Bebe’s Kids is polarizing. It was pretty polarizing when it premiered back in 1992, with critics on one side panning it, while audiences, who actually went to see it—which I’m guessing was a lot of black families like mine—actually liking it. And to this day, not much has changed on that stance. 
It’s still basically the Glass Joe for today’s snarky online critics, while some children of the 90’s like me, still love it.
It’s a cult fave to many, but hasn’t really ever cut away from that anchor that keeps it from universally being recognized as a worthy cult fave, like what happened to films like Fight Club or Shaft, where media takes a step back and says “It was ahead of its time, we were just too slow to catch up.” And I’ve never been able to figure out why that is, other than maybe it was a film that black audiences just got, or it was just bad timing.
For me, I remember seeing this film basically because my dad was a big Robin Harris fan who had already heard the stand-up bit this film originated from. And I think that was the case for a lot parents that took their kids to see this film, along with curiosity, since Harris had passed away from a heart attack shortly before it was made.


“Yo mama so dumb, they told her it was chilly outside so she went and got a bowel.”
Bernie became a household name at one point before his death. Beyond black audiences, Robin never got that.
Or would it still be just a nearly forgotten cult fave?
On the outside, Bebe’s Kids might give the impression that it’s simply an easy cash-in on black stereotypes, when really it’s anything but that. Sure it gets absurd. I mean you’ve got Tone “Wild Thing” Loc voicing a baby as if he’s a deep-voiced O.G. Uncle at the family BBQ.
It doesn’t get more ridiculous than that.
But at it’s heart it’s really an animated film about misunderstood children labeled as delinquents, and a guy whose motives go from selfishly trying to hook up with a woman to actually doing something right.
But it’s told in a hilarious but skewed viewpoint from Robin Harris, that some audiences might not get or laugh at. This is a PG-13 film, but Harris was pretty much an 80’s/early 90’s R-Rated black comedian. To me, it would have been like taking a bunch of non-black co-workers to old Def Jam Comedy shows. Some will laugh. Some will be too afraid to laugh. And others will think they need to be offended for black people.
So yeah, Bebe’s Kids is funny to me and lot of other black people, but I could see why others, especially someone who isn’t black, is not going to find some of the jokes funny.
However, if you weren’t laughing during The Dozens scene between Robin and his ex-wife, you have no sense of humor. That’s just plain funny.
Classic.
In a lot of ways, the premise and creation of Bebe’s Kids reminds me of the late Bernie Mac’s show. Heck, much of Mac’s stand-up used to remind me of Harris too. Mac’s show was built from a funny bit from his stand-up act concerning some trouble-causing kids. Yet, not only was the Bernie Mac Show a success thanks to black audiences, but the show was loved by a lot of critics and seemed to smash its way into the homes of mainstream and white America.
And yeah, you could say that it’s because one was a T.V. Show, while the other was a PG-13 animated film starring a black cast. But you have to wonder. If a film like Bebe’s Kids would have been released today in theaters or even some channel like Adult Swim, would it have fared better with more people?



Huh, that’s an interesting take, and is pretty much what I was thinking was the problem I had with it. The fact that I just don’t get it, and the way the characters talk, interact, and what they talk about it is so different from how I talk and interact with, well, white people like me.  But because it’s different, I ain’t about to trash it because I don’t get it, in fact I kind of appreciate it for that fact.

Thanks for totally killin’ it, buddy.

TRIVIA

  • this movie was the directorial debut of  Bruce W. Smith
  • he film received generally negative reviews from critics but was well reviewed from the audience.
  • The film currently holds a 25 percent “Rotten” rating on Rotten Tomatoes
  • It was released on DVD on October 5, 2004, but was discontinued by Paramount in March 2008.
  • The original theatrical and home video release were preceded by the short, Itsy Bitsy Spider. This title (including the Itsy Bitsy Spider short) was also released on Laserdisc in March 1993.
  • It was later adapted into a poorly reviewed video game on the Super Nintendo in 1994.

CLOSING THOUGHTS

My uncle had this movie on laserdisc and when I bought his collection off of him that’s when I first saw it. Gotta admit, I kinda liked it, and I still kinda like it. It’s a movie you can definitely get some laughs at, even if it is pretty mean spirited.

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Seungri to Star in Japanese Movie “HiGH & LOW The Movie”

Seungri (25), of South Korean quintet · BIGBANG, is to star in “HiGH & LOW THE MOVIE” produced by EXILE leader HIRO (46). The film is scheduled to release July 16 (directed by Sigeaki Kubo). Seungri was chosen to star in the film due to his Japanese fluency and acting ability. The film’s storyline is a tale of friendship and bonds in the middle of a war between 5 gangs. Seungri will play the son of a Korean gang leader. “When I received the first offer, I thought ‘Is this a lie?!’ I’m super excited to act alongside the members of EXILE.” says Seungri. Seungri will also appear in the TV drama HiGH & LOW Season 2 airing on April 23, 2016.

*Article roughly translated and some non-Seungri information omitted. There was also mention of Seungri’s acting previously in the Kindaichi Case Files.

Weeks before Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice hits theaters on March 25, the Motion Picture Association of America announced that the PG-13 film will have an R-rating when its extended “Ultimate Edition” is released this summer on home video.

Ben Affleck, says he understands both sides. “I’m a parent of young kids, and I feel like I wouldn’t want to have a Batman v Superman that I couldn’t show to my younger kids. But on the same token, as an adult, I like to see movies that are R-rated. I think nowadays because we have so many means of distribution and ways that we can do different things, it’s the creative solution to a creative challenge.”

He emphasizes that the PG-13 theatrical cut will always be available as an alternative.

“You can have multiple versions and I can show my son and my daughters this movie and feel confident that the stuff isn’t too crazy, and then grownups can see larger version, [which is like] the red-band trailer. They can see the more adult version of that movie.”

What’s in it
The theatrical cut of BvS runs 2 hours and 31 minutes, which is already an epic length. But following the lead of Peter Jackson’s expanded versions of The Lord of the Rings, Snyder said he thought the Blu-ray and digital download editions of BvS could sustain some bonus material. (They aren’t saying yet how much longer the director’s cut will be.)

“We were just like, ‘Okay, look. We’re not making a three-hour movie. I mean, even I didn’t want to make a three-hour movie,” Snyder says. “I drove the cuts probably harder than anyone. The studio, they were willing to let the movie indulge pretty hard. But I felt like it’s at a manageable two-and-a-half hours. Let’s also not forget the credits are super long, the end credits. So the movie’s closer to two hours and 22 minutes.”

One of the things cut from the theatrical release: A mystery character played by Jena Malone. Fans have been speculating about who she plays for months – and they’ll have to wait a few more before they find out.

“I think we should keep it private, but it’s nothing that’s been talked about,” Snyder says. “She’s definitely not Robin or Batgirl. I’m happy to say that.”

Some of what’s being added to the “Ultimate Edition” counts as a spoiler, so we won’t reveal all of the extra material. Suffice to say, some minor characters in the theatrical cut are given expanded storylines. And a few other actors will join Malone in being rescued from the cutting room floor.

“Sequences of violence”
Back in September, the ratings board gave the shorter version of Batman v Superman a PG-13 for “intense sequences of violence and action throughout, and some sensuality.” The R-rating came with the even more vague designation: “for sequences of violence.”

BvS producer Charles Roven, who also worked on Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight trilogy, says the “Ultimate Edition” won’t be gratuitous. “There’s not a lot of blood in our movies,” he says. “The ratings board also judges their PG-13 and R ratings by what they consider to be a level of intensity and how much that intensity goes throughout the entire movie. There are some pretty intense scenes in Batman v Superman, and if they went on longer and had that same level of intensity, that might cause the ratings board to shift their rating.”

Roven, who’s also producing this August’s Suicide Squad, another film in the DC movie universe, confirms that that movie – about a team of villains recruited to do the right thing on a deadly mission – won’t go for the R-rating in theaters. “I think right now we’re going for the PG-13. I don’t know that that’s going to materially change,” he said. “We can give that movie the edge that it needs and still maintain a PG-13.”

Affleck, who is considering both directing and starring in a stand-alone Batman film in the DC movie universe, says he’s glad the genre has become so widely embraced that it can sustain different types of superhero films. As long as there are options, he says he’s for it.

“These movies have definitely evolved from being comic books for children aimed at kids. Now they’re the most mainstream movies made, the most successful, the most widely viewed movies these days,” he says. “Clearly there’s a big enough audience. I think it’s cool. Why not have an R-rated version that you release for download or on DVD later? I think that’s smart.” 

Entertainment Weekly – March 4, 2016

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Jalsa, Mumbai            Apr 2/3, 2014             Wed/Thu  4 : 10 am

The fault be not mine .. I finished late .. but shall amend its make .. in time at stake ..

It was the moment of the promotions of ‘Bhoothnath Returns’, and an activity that never ever occurred to us in the good old days, when with just nothing to put out, films went out to do, 25, 50 and 75 weeks … some a few years ..

But now when the business of the business is gauged by the results of the first three days of its release, one is pushed into believing that given the circumstance it is not such a bad idea to sell the product before its screening, and get that magical figure by the end of the week ..

So there are interviews in print, in magazines, on FM radios, on Tv channels, on Tv shows that garner high TRP’s … and the awkward moment is getting on to the various and diverse mediums to answer the same questions in different styles … but today was different ..

Went on to 'Comedy with Kapil’ and had a ball with Kapil his team and Boman and Parth, the little child in the film. That went on till about 11 pm … shifted thereafter to another set and 'Tarak Mehta ka Ulta Chashma, and have just returned, after saying a 'Hi’ to Abhishek who shoots on the next open air region in the same Film City for 'Happy New Year’, with Shahrukh, Deepika, Boman  on a massive electronic set ..

Schedules, time lines are all getting blurred .. as must they should when a film is on release .. but have to say, it is a lot of fun ..

Love you all …

Amitabh Bachchan

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Batman 1989: The 25th Anniversary Post // promotional images by Warner Bros (1989)

Today, 25 years ago it was released the film that would pave the way for the comic movie craze for years to come. Even though Superman was released almost 12 years previous to this movie Batman by Tim Burton set the tone for comic films for years to come. Much has been said about how good (or bad) this film has aged. I just know that I still enjoy this film as much as I did when I was a young kid because it feels very fresh and very classic at the same time. Technology advanced by leaps and bounds 25 years later but I still see futuristic elements in this movie. It was one of those projects that endured development hell and had the director being questioned on every choice he made regarding the story he wanted to tell (particularly his casting of Batman).

In the end, Tim Burton delivered a solid film with a powerful cast with the likes of Jack Nicholson, Michael Keaton, Kim Basinger, Jack Palance, Pat Hingle, Billy Dee Williams, Michael Gough and William Hootkins based on the most wonderful characters of the Batman lore and tons of elemnts from the comic translated faithful to the film: an stylized but very powerful Batmobile, an eerie and mysterious Batcave and one of the most faithful Batman costume ever done for a movie (yeah short-eared batman sucks!). This film is still as good as it gets. It’s one of the classics and the one that made the world realize that comic where serious business. It also was the spark that triggered for the big part of the year the “Bat-mania” phenomenon where you got to see the Bat-symbol everywhere, from t-shirts to haircuts. If you haven’t checked it out yet… you should!

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Jalsa, Mumbai                Sept 8/9,  2016               Thu/Fri  2:35 am




EF Shameera Birthday  

Friday, September 9, 2016

Wishing the sprightly Shameera a very happy birthday .. love and all the joys for you Shams .. never change .. be yourself, spirited self .. the Ef 



What could not be achieved last night, was able tonight and perhaps in better form .. the reason for its non appearance was ‘corruption’ .. a corruption in the files that were with me to be adjusted in size and manner to suit the appearance on the Blog ..

Now after great effort and perhaps dedicated service, on all that goes into making files presentable, we have positive results .. 

Promotions continue and continue with vigour and laborious effort .. a phenomena that has erupted during the last few years .. the next generation are the ones that rule now, having accomplished that art so effectively that marketing and the selling of one’s creative product has become a part of the making of film ..

Many old timers have stayed away from this exercise and have legitimate reason for it .. but when asked about it to me I can only defend myself by the argument that the life of a film has now been limited to those 3 vital days - the Friday Saturday and the Sunday .. all that needs to happen then has to happen then .. the results the collections and the declaration of the success and failure .. unlike of course the old en days or my times when the modes of communication were just the print paper … and films worked for 25 weeks, 50 and 75  .. 

Its different now .. quick returns are demanded because the attention and lasting stance of the movie on release has been reduced to just that first week .. so all efforts must be made to cover those 3 days and if for that a massive promotional plan has to be made and executed it requires patience travel and time .. besides the extra costs of course .. 

So .. great many more radio and Rj interviews and back to the recording studios to sing Haryanvi song for a client campaign - Tata Sky ..

These moments are so demanding and irksome .. 

I am petrified of singing .. conscious of the results .. and have immense apprehension if things have gone right on the project assigned to me ..

So another day in front of the microphone and with tutors and assistants in whom I remove those eye shades, those blinkers, so there forms a relaxed easy atmosphere, which brings out terrible notes from that voice box, treated and run through those wonderful gadgets that bring you in tune with the notes of the song ..

Yes that brings on the pensiveness in thought and deed and because its early start tomorrow .. its good night !!

Amitabh Bachchan

Arcade Fire’s Win Butler: ‘I probably throw away 25 songs a month’

It’s been two years since Arcade Fire released its Haitian-inspired album Reflektor. It’s a precise amount of time that usually means a followup is on the horizon, especially considering the Grammy Award-winning band has averaged one album every three years.

“It feels like we never really know before we start making a record, we don’t really know when or where it’s going to go,” frontman Win Butler said when asked about new material during a stop at the Toronto International Film Festival to promote the band’s documentary, The Reflektor Tapes, which will be widely released Sept. 24.

"We usually take time after touring to kind of live a little. Unless you want to write a bunch of songs about hotel room service and being backstage, I generally find it’s important to live,“ he adds. "People talk to me about album cycles and stuff like that and it’s generally a very foreign concept to me because songwriting just comes out of living.”

But that doesn’t mean the band hasn’t been writing music. It just means it’s a matter of time before that turns into an album.

“We write hundreds of songs for each record,” he says. “I probably throw away 25 songs a month. Since I was 15, I spent every free second that I had writing music. We’re a band that really takes a record seriously. We think of the record as that body of work; something that reveals itself to you.”

So how do they know when an album finally comes together?

“You’ll be writing for a while and then you have these songs and it starts to feel like, at some point, you have a record, which is usually when two or three songs start talking to each other,” he says. “Then you start to realize there is more going on than just writing a song.”

The Reflektor Tapes screens at TIFF on Sept. 18 and is widely released on Sept. 24.

Learn with Frog!

A week or so ago the lovely Frog Stone (Aunt Nino) took to Twitter to answer some Jupiter Ascending-related questions.Here, I summarise the answers and what they basically tell us about the film and the characters.

Lesson #1: Nino is Aleksa’s younger sister.

Enough said!

Lesson #2: Aleksa and Max were not married.

Aleksa is properly called Aleksa Bolotnikov rather than Aleksa Jones (the film doesn’t really indicate whether they were married either way, so it had just been assumed that they were married when they weren’t).

Lesson #3: There’s a deleted scene where Jupiter is heartbroken after being dumped.

This was presumably meant to illustrate Jupiter’s unluckiness in love, and was probably very character-centric - I wish we’d had more character building scenes!

Lesson #4: Aleksa and Nino left Russia c. 1989.

This means that most of our guesses at Jupiter’s age were pretty close - the film was meant to be released in 2014 so was presumably ‘set’ in that year or the year it was filmed (2013). Therefore, depending on when her birthday falls and when the film is set Jupiter could be anywhere between 23 and 25.

Lesson #5: Nino’s full name is Ninotchka.

‘Nuff said!

Lesson #6: Vassily is the first cousin of Nino and Moltka (the dark-haired little boy) is Vassily’s son and thus Vladie’s younger brother.

To paraphrase Her Majesty Jupiter Jones, the Bolotnikov family is very complicated, like most families,

DAY 3011(iv)

Jalsa, Mumbai               June 28/29,  2016               Tue/Wed  3:27 am



Birthday Ef -EF Rakhi Malik .. 

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

and a bright birthday wish for our Ef from Texas , Rakhi .. love to you and have a lovely fulfilling day .. your Ef


Much has been written for the day and there is apprehension whether it was all understood in the right spirit. Explanations in communications are most useful and their need for deciphering may be good in times of distress, emergencies or War .. I hope that we never get into such conditions, but life is unpredictable.

The late arrival on this platform is normally due to the UEFA EURO 2016 Championships being played in France. And since the timings are late it is natural that they finish by 2 am our time. Not coming back in communication with all despite the time, draws many uncertain and anxious voices on other mediums to me. Those that do so know what I talk about. So it is a fact that I endeavour to avoid - coming late that is. I function from my Laptop not my mobile on these facilities and even though most of you get your intimation of my presence immediately on your phones, I must wait till past midnight to read and discover the Ef on the 3 mediums. This is the main reason of complaint envy anger among many - accusing me of showing favouritism to some and not to all and the others. You will realize that when the computer opens it does not show all that came on as I enter the code for each T FB and Blog. Whichever and whatever presents itself within the first few pages gets a response or I get to see their messages paintings drawings and many more such endearing art work. There cannot be a biased look at the exercise, from me. It would not have lasted this long if there was. But there is, great effort even in the oddest of situations and hours, to justify, to give attention to and to show extreme fairness, whenever there is reasonable time at my disposal. Yes there are times when repetition is passed by because there are many that actually believe that if they write the same message a million times it shall get my notice. No. I get the notice even if I get to see it once, and that is all that is needed to be done. In my eyes all the Ef are equal and loved equally. There cannot be discrimination on any ground.




Statistics give readings, and technical scientific assessments, give numbers and dimensions and timings on life and connected behaviour of the human. 3-5, 5-15, 2.5-3, where applicable, where induced, where essential, on every or some counts. And once it is read it remains in some quarter of the mind. So a 3-5 for 5-15 with a 2.5-3 as a Constitutional Act or regulation runs constantly in the mind during the execution of the exercise. Certain laws and rules have presented themselves from the time of those that ruled and conducted affairs. Some have been documented from sages and people of research. We believe them, somewhat, and they remain in our minds as a constant reminder. But nothing is pure and admissible. There can be shortfalls and there can be none at all. There could be situations that exceed the required statistic or dictat. I wonder then what is right and correct and lawful. Unfortunately, one individual may not have the answer. The one that you work with could and should. They are at work with you on any such project and their cooperation and support is integral to any analysis. And since the working relationship other, is not here to justify results all the time, one takes the liberty of giving one’s own assessment, not caring or considering whether the results were in order or not.

Caring and considerate individuals do. Most do not. And that leaves not just a bad taste but a bad experience too. The point then is to be in alliance at the time of work. Ask then if things are working out as per schedule and time and duration. Questions then, could and should be worked out for inadequate conditionings, sufficient support requirements and other such necessities. There shall always be a groan of appreciation when it works well, else there is silence and silence leaves many unanswered questions  …




This entire missive sounds so unconnected and morose and too complicated or without meaning. I tend to get closer, as commented earlier, by the day, to triple A .. the AAA of my film. The obscure rattle from an egg on Easter in a film that ran for 25 weeks in one city in 25 theatres !! Translating many such economics would bring an awe and immense wonder among the economics that we see and hear in today’s times !! Or 4 films released in one month on every Friday and each running for 25 to 50 weeks !! A very senior and sound Distributor of film in the city had during my stay recovering from my accident during ‘Coolie’ had written to me in the ICU where I struggled, just to bring some encouragement and smile during my pain, the sincere and correct economics of my films till then and the results that were scientifically tabulated, narrated a tale which was simply astonishing. Nothing since has ever come remotely close to those figures. Nothing to gloat about. But to see relative business when compared with today’s rather massive figures, pales the results of today as with the results of yester days. In time of course, the figures of today shall pale the figures in the years to come ahead. Time, circumstances, advancements and many factors combined speak when we hear this, but there is the reality that exists. And may this continue for the entire life of cinema in the country ..!!




It is now 4:15 am of the 29th June, as I look up at the multiple time pieces spread all over the living of my room, and I am in no slumber induced condition at all. I think last nights’ sit up parade, made up for a lot of my present condition. No I shall not sit up all night. No I shall not deny opportunity to replenish what I lost last night - I shall salvage it, soon. Be in calm and rest.


I share all that is sent to me with love .. not just to please the sender, but to appreciate and demonstrate to the rest of the 50 odd million that now collectively contribute to us together, the degree of the excellent and distinguished artwork of my family ..

Finally then its good night for an early morning ..


Amitabh Bachchan