Def. Worth a Watch: The Grand Budapest Hotel

Wes Anderson’s THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL recounts the adventures of Gustave H, a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel between the wars, and Zero Moustafa, the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend.

As any Wes Anderson movie, this seems equally quirky, wonderful and weird and I look forward to seeing it.

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Def. Worth a Watch: CBGB (2013)

CBGB follows the story of Hilly Kristal’s New York club from its conceit as a venue for Country, Bluegrass and Blues (CBGB) to what it ultimately became: the birthplace of underground rock ‘n roll and punk. When Kristal had difficulty booking country bands in his club on the Bowery he opened his doors to other kinds of rock music. Kristal had one demand of the acts he booked; they could only play original music. No top 40’s, no covers. It was the credo he lived by, support the artist at whatever the cost. Hilly Kristal ironically became known as the godfather of punk giving a chance to such bands as Blondie, Television, Ramones, Talking Heads, Dead Boys and The Police.

I wasn’t even aware of this movie until I stumbled across the trailer but I have to admit that I’m looking forward to seeing it, having seen the said trailer.

 

Def. Worth a Watch: Landfill Harmonic Orchestra (Coming in 2014)

Welcome to Landfill Harmonic. A film about a garbage picker, a music teacher and a group of children from a Paraguayan slum who play instruments made entirely of garbage. Landfill Harmonic is a beautiful story about the transformative power of music, which also highlights two vital issues of our times: poverty and waste pollution. The story develops in one of the poorest slums in Latin America. Just outside Asuncion, Paraguay; Cateura is the city’s trash dump. It is built on a landfill. Here, people live in a sea of garbage. And they live from garbage.

I looked forward to seeing this (The promised release is early next year).

Def. Worth A Watch: I Know That Voice

From executive producer, John Di Maggio in association with Dundee Entertainment and Cinovative, comes a documentary on the mysterious world of “Voice Over & Voice Acting.” We have collected the top voice actors, voice directors, casting voice directors, video game producers, animators, creators, agents, producers, engineers, mixers, dialogue editors, voice teachers, voice school and all those involved in the booming voice-over industry. This is a must see documentary for anyone that wants to know what goes on behind the scenes in your favorite cartoons, animations, and anything to do with voice acting. This is the 2nd promotional trailer. Like us on facebook for updates and behind the scenes photos. For full cast info please check IMDB.com. Your favorite voices from John Di Maggio, Billy West, Tara Strong, Mark Hamill, Stephen Root, Seth Green, Breckin Meyer, Nancy Cartwright, Diedrich Bader, Nolan North, Steve Blum, Cree Summer, Pam Seagal Adlon, Rob Paulsen, Jeff Bennett, Tom Kenny, June Foray, Noel Blanc, Phil LaMarr, Kevin Michael Richardson, Clancy Brown, Hank Azaria, Jim Cummings, Corey Burton, Rachel MacFarlane, Dee Bradley Baker, Charlie Adler, Andrea Romano, David Faustino, EG Daily, Grey De Lisle, Jason Marsden, Jennifer Hale, Kevin Conroy, Ed Asner, Kari Wahlgren, Robin Atkin Downes, Alanna Ubach, Kath Soucie

I have to admit that I’m really looking forward to seeing this.

via The Mary Sue 

Def. Worth a Watch: How to Train Your Dragon 2

The thrilling second chapter of the epic HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON trilogy brings us back to the fantastical world of Hiccup and Toothless five years after the two have successfully united dragons and vikings on the island of Berk. While Astrid, Snoutlout and the rest of the gang are challenging each other to dragon races (the island’s new favorite contact sport), the now inseparable pair journey through the skies, charting unmapped territories and exploring new worlds. When one of their adventures leads to the discovery of a secret ice cave that is home to hundreds of new wild dragons and the mysterious Dragon Rider, the two friends find themselves at the center of a battle to protect the peace. Now, Hiccup and Toothless must unite to stand up for what they believe while recognizing that only together do they have the power to change the future of both men and dragons.

US Release: June 20, 2014

Here is one sequel I look forward to. I thoroughly enjoyed the first movie and fell in love with entire story. I look forward to seeing more of Hiccup and Toothless, especially Toothless!

Def. Worth A Watch: The Act of Killing (Documentary, 2013)

In this chilling and inventive documentary, executive produced by Errol Morris (The Fog of War) and Werner Herzog (Grizzly Man), the filmmakers examine a country where death squad leaders are celebrated as heroes, challenging them to reenact their real-life mass killings in the style of the American movies they love. The hallucinatory result is a cinematic fever dream, an unsettling journey deep into the imaginations of mass murderers and the shockingly banal regime of corruption and impunity they inhabit.