A Quite Place – the Review

A-Quiet-Place MP.jpg

If they hear you, they hunt you.

The movie tells the story of a family under siege. To survive, they have to follow one abiding law of safety: If anyone makes a sound — virtually any sound at all — then that person will be a goner. It also means you too. Don’t make a noise when watching the movie too. If you do a skeletal creature with crab-like pincers and a head like a metallic melon will burst out of the woods and make mincemeat of the noise-maker. Especially, when parents bring their babies to see a PG13 movie and don’t understand, little children can get nightmares or even poop in their pants and stink up the theater too. Don’t bring babies to a movie theater, they can’t stop crying, and they could bump their heads on the seat. It’s too dark to see!

But if everyone simmers down and put a cork in it, or a real cork, they’ll succeed in eluding the monsters in their midst. Life will go on (but quietly!). At times, we might be watching an “Alien” sequel in which the creature had mated with a very nasty and scolding the librarian. Shhhh!

This movie is a horror/thriller it would be nice to bring a significant other, in case someone gets scared and need to jump on you, then it would be nice.

I went on a date with a woman to see a horror movie, when the lights were on. She was gone. Not lucky. I enjoyed the movie; it had me on edge for the entire film. I enjoyed it, my date – not. When there were scarier scenes, I would jump on her. She did not like it.

The movie was directed by John Krasinski With:

Emily Blunt

Emily Blunt,

Edge of Tomorrow, The Devil Wears Prada, and Warrior Queen.

2010 Producers Guild Awards  - Red Carpet

John Krasinski

The office (TV Show), Something Borrowed, and License to Wed with Robin Williams

License to Wed DVD

 

Millicent Simmonds

Millicent Simmonds,

Her first movie, A Quiet Place, and Wonderstruck

Noah Jupe

Noah Jupe

Wonder and  Suburbicon

Go see it this weekend

Advertisements

Academy Awards 2015

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

As you may know “Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)” or “Birdman”, that’s what I would called it, won for Best Picture.  Other nominees in this category were “Boyhood”, “The Grand Budapest Hotel”, “The Imitation Game”, “Selma”, “The Theory of Everything”, “Whiplash” and “Fifty Shades of Grey”. What?  Probably for best use of sex toys in the movie.

Birdman won three awards, Best Director went to Alejandro G. Inarritu, Best Cinematography went to Emmanuel Lubezki, he won last year for “Gravity” in 2014. I have got to watch this when it comes on DVD and see the photo techniques that he used and apply it for taking pictures. I am photographer and like the cinematography in the movies.  And it won for best original screenplay. As long, it won for technical stuff. Working behind the scenes is always important in the film making process.  Got to get it right, the visionary aspect of what to see and how to put it together.

Eddie Redmayne won for best actor for “The Theory Everything” bio film of Stephen hawking. He is best known as Jupiter Ascending 2015.  On television, he was in the Doctors (2003). Les Misérables (2012).

Julianne Moore won for Best Actress for Still Alice. She is best known as Sarah Palin in the Game Change (2012) and received the Emmy Award, Golden Globe Award, and Screen Actors Guild Award, all for Best Actress. The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997). From 1985 to 1988, she was a regular in the soap opera As the World Turns, earning a Daytime Emmy for her performance.  Her first screen role came in 1984, in an episode of the soap opera The Edge of Night.

Patricia Arquette won for Boyhood for Best Supporting Actress. You may remember her in NBC’s Medium, she played fictionalized version of psychic medium Allison DuBios. In other words, she saw dead people. She won awards for her role. She won an Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in 2005, as well as nominations for a Golden Globe in 2005, 2006 and 2007. While making Boyhood.

J.K. Simmons won for best supporting actor for Whiplash. You may recognize him in the Farmer Insurance ads. Also the short live and cancel show of NBC’s Growing Up Fisher, he played a blind lawyer. I like that show. Watch on Netflix. He was in Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man. He played Jonah Jameson, newspaper chief editor. And he also does the voice for the animated series in the Ultimate Spider-Man, Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H. and Avengers Assemble.

“Birdman” and “The Grand Budapest Hotel” tied for the most nominations. The Grand Budapest Hotel took home Best Original Score for Alexandre Desplat, Best Production Design, Best Costume Design and Best Makeup and Hair styling.

Poland’s “Ida” won Best Foreign Language Film, the first film from Poland to ever win the Oscar in the category. “Big Hero 6” won Best Animated Film. Laura Poitras’ “Citizenfour” won Best Documentary.

Graham Moore Acceptance Speech

Common and John Legend won Best Original Song for “Glory” from “Selma.”

Lady Gaga did a fantastic job in singing the medley of the Sound of Music 50th Anniversary of the movie. It is celebrate and love by all America.

Other Winners are:

Best Picture

“Birdman”

 

Best Director

Alejandro González Iñárritu, “Birdman”

 

Best Actress

Julianne Moore, “Still Alice”

 

Best Actor

Eddie Redmayne, “The Theory of Everything”

 

Best Supporting Actress

Patricia Arquette, “Boyhood”

 

Best Supporting Actor

J.K. Simmons, “Whiplash”

 

Best Adapted Screenplay

Graham Moore, “The Imitation Game”

 

Best Original Screenplay

Alejandro González Iñárritu, Nicolás Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris and Armando Bo, “Birdman”

 

Best Foreign Language Film

“Ida”

 

Best Documentary Feature

“CITIZENFOUR”

 

Best Animated Feature

“Big Hero 6”

 

Best Film Editing

“Whiplash”

 

Best Original Song

“Glory” from “Selma” (written by Common and John Legend)

 

Best Original Score

Alexandre Desplat, “The Grand Budapest Hotel”

 

Best Cinematography

Emmanuel Lubezki, “Birdman”

 

Best Costume Design

“The Grand Budapest Hotel”

 

Best Makeup and Hairstyling

“The Grand Budapest Hotel”

 

Best Production Design

“The Grand Budapest Hotel”

 

Best Sound Editing

“American Sniper”

 

Best Sound Mixing

“Whiplash”

 

Best Visual Effects

“Interstellar”

 

Best Short Film, Live Action

“The Phone Call”

 

Best Short Film, Animated

“Feast”

 

Best Documentary, Short Subject

“Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1”

Winners at the Grammys

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

It’s good to have AC/DC to open the show for the 57th Annual Grammy Awards on Sunday night. The adults may like it, but their children or teens may not know them. They think AC/DC is an outlet that sings – if they touch the outlet, they will sing. It will ZAP the children and cool hairstyles.

Anyway AC/DC sang “Rock or Bust” and their classic “Highway to Hell” from the 70s and 80s.

The winner with the most awards goes to Sam Smith, who took home four awards: Record of the Year, Song of the Year, Best New Artist, and Best Pop Vocal Album. Beating out Iggy Azalea and Taylor swift. Taylor Swift won so many times, it’s time for the new people to get a chance.

Kanye West thought some singers who are winning Grammies are not artist, if they are not artist, should they win a coloring book and crayons? And draw themselves Grammies? They are artist, take a note Kanye and stop complaining. Be an artist and show us what you can do.  Win something. Kanye is an artist. Or give Kanye West a color book and crayons to be quite.

Beyoncé, Pharrell Williams and Roseanne Cash all won three awards, as did Beck’s “Morning Phase,” which took Album of the Year honors. Kanye West like to crash in people expectant speeches. Give Kanye West something to do, make him hand out awards to the winners, if he runs away with one of them. You know where to find him.

Grammy performers that includes Kanye West (twice – obviously), Rihanna, Paul McCartney, AC/DC, Madonna, Ariana Grande, Ed Sheeran, Adam Levine, Gwen Stefani, Sia and Usher.  Which one did you like?  I still like Sia, her performance was fantastic.  Mrianda Lambert was good but she was bleep or silence by the censors, I wonder what she sang.

And it looked like Prince was annoyed of presenting awards. Could they get Michael Jackson to come back from the dead to present an award?

Here are the other winners who won early and  during the show.

Record of the Year

“Stay With Me” (Darkchild Version), Sam Smith

Album of the Year

“Morning Phase,” Beck

Song of the Year

James Napier, William Phillips and Sam Smith (“Stay With Me (Darkchild Version),” Sam Smith)

New Artist

Sam Smith

Pop Solo Performance

“Happy (Live),” Pharrell Williams

Pop Performance, Duo or Group

“Say Something,” A Great Big World and Christina Aguilera

Pop Vocal Album

“In the Lonely Hour,” Sam Smith

Dance Recording

“Rather Be,” Clean Bandit and Jess Glynne

Dance/Electronic Album

“Syro,” Aphex Twin

Traditional Pop Vocal Album

“Cheek to Cheek,” Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga

Rock Performance

“Lazaretto,” Jack White

Metal Performance

“The Last in Line,” Tenacious D

Rock Song

Hayley Williams and Taylor York (“Ain’t It Fun,” Paramore)

Rock Album

“Morning Phase,” Beck

Alternative Music Album

“St. Vincent,” St. Vincent

R&B Performance

“Drunk in Love,” Beyoncé and Jay Z

Traditional R&B Performance

“Jesus Children,” Robert Glasper Experiment, Lalah Hathaway and Malcolm-Jamal Warner

R&B Song

Shawn Carter, Rasool Diaz, Noel Fisher, Jerome Harmon, Beyoncé Knowles, Timothy Mosely, Andre Eric Proctor and Brian Soko, (“Drunk in Love,” Beyoncé and Jay Z)

R&B Album

“Love, Marriage & Divorce,” Toni Braxton and Babyface

Rap Performance

“I,” Kendrick Lamar

Rap/Sung Collaboration

“The Monster,” Eminem and Rihanna

Rap Song

  1. Duckworth and C. Smith (“I,” Kendrick Lamar)

Rap Album

“The Marshall Mathers LP2,” Eminem

Urban Contemporary Album

“G I R L,” Pharrell Williams

Country Solo Performance

“Something in the Water,” Carrie Underwood

Country Duo/Group Performance

“Gentle on My Mind,” the Band Perry

Country Song

Glen Campbell and Julian Raymond (“I’m Not Gonna Miss You,” Glen Campbell)

Country Album

“Platinum,” Miranda Lambert

New Age Album

“Winds of Samsara,” Ricky Kej and Wouter Kellerman

Improvised Jazz Solo

“Fingerprints,” Chick Corea

Jazz Vocal Album

“Beautiful Life,” Dianne Reeves

Jazz Instrumental Album

“Trilogy,” Chick Corea Trio

Large Jazz Ensemble Album

“Life in the Bubble,” Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band

Latin Jazz Album

“The Offense of the Drum,” Arturo O’Farrill and the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra

Gospel Performance/Song

Aaron W. Lindsey and Smokie Norful (“No Greater Love,” Smokie Norful)

Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song

Torrance Esmond, Ran Jackson, Ricky Jackson, Kenneth Chris Mackey, Lecrae Moore, Joseph Prielozny, Joel Smallbone and Luke Smallbone (“Messengers,” Lecrae and For King & Country)

Gospel Album

“Help,” Erica Campbell

Contemporary Christian Music Album

“Run Wild. Live Free. Love Strong.” For King & Country

Latin Pop Album

“Tangos,” Rubén Blades

Latin Rock, Urban or Alternative Album

“Multiviral,” Calle 13

Regional Mexican or Tejano Album

“Mano a Mano — Tangos a la Manera de Vicente Fernández,” Vicente Fernández

Tropical Latin Album

“Más & Corazón Profundo,” Carlos Vives

American Roots Song

Rosanne Cash and John Leventhal (“A Feather’s Not a Bird,” Rosanne Cash)

Americana Album

“The River & the Thread,” Rosanne Cash

Bluegrass Album

“The Earls of Leicester,” The Earls of Leicester

Blues Album

“Step Back,” Johnny Winter

Folk Album

“Remedy,” Old Crow Medicine Show

Regional Roots Music Album

“The Legacy,” Jo-El Sonnier

Reggae Album

“Fly Rasta,” Ziggy Marley

World Music Album

“Eve,” Angelique Kidjo

Children’s Album

“I Am Malala: How One Girl Stood Up for Education and Changed the World (Malala Yousafzai),” Neela Vaswani

Spoken Word Album

“Diary of a Mad Diva,” Joan Rivers

Comedy Album

“Mandatory Fun,” Weird Al Yankovic

Musical Theater Album

“Beautiful: The Carole King Musical,” Jessie Mueller, principal soloist; Jason Howland, Steve Sidwell and Billy Jay Stein, producers; Carole King, composer and lyricist

Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media

“Frozen,” Kristen Anderson-Lopez, Robert Lopez, Tom MacDougall and Chris Montan, compilation producers

Score Soundtrack for Visual Media

“The Grand Budapest Hotel,” Alexandre Desplat, composer

Song Written for Visual Media

Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, “Let It Go,” from “Frozen” (Idina Menzel)

Instrumental Composition

“The Book Thief,” John Williams (John Williams)

Producer of the Year, Nonclassical

Max Martin

Producer of the Year, Classical

Judith Sherman

Remixed Recording, Nonclassical

“All of Me (Tiësto’s Birthday Treatment Remix),” Tijs Michiel Verwest (John Legend)

Orchestral Performance

“Adams, John: City Noir,” David Robertson, conductor (St. Louis Symphony)

Opera Recording

“Charpentier: La Descente d’Orphée aux Enfers,” Paul O’Dette and Stephen Stubbs, conductors; Aaron Sheehan; Renate Wolter-Seevers, producer (Boston Early Music Festival Chamber Ensemble; Boston Early Music Festival Vocal Ensemble)

Music Video

“Happy,” Pharrell Williams

Music Film

“20 Feet From Stardom,” Darlene Love, Merry Clayton, Lisa Fischer and Judith Hill

MTV Music Awards 2014

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

Miley Cyrus was the spotlight on the MTV video music awards.  She won for video of the year for “Wrecking Ball”; she’s not a bad girl after all. Many people thought she would go to the deep end of child actors. She’s smart and she knows what she’s doing. She comes from a grounded family of the Cyrus clan.

For her acceptant speech, she let a former homeless youth and talked about homelessness among teenagers. We have too many homeless teenagers across the United State, some of them go to school and some get abused by bullies in school. It must stop right now. I am glad she brought awareness of homeless teenagers in the U.S. And, I wish someone could help these homeless teenagers in America.

Other highlights, they only show a montage memorial of Robin Williams who died recently, there are other celebrities who passed away this year and they were young too. They should do memorial of young celebrities who passed away.

When Niki Minaj was twerking and gyrating to the song of “Anaconda” at the beginning of the hour, my cat was scared for life seeing the dancing moves of Niki Minaj. Is this appropriate for TV? Oh I forgot it’s MTV. Then later for another song called “Bang Bang” her dressed was loose – a dressed malfunction.  She could’ve straightened it out, we wouldn’t missed her.

When Nina Dobrev and Trey Songz were presenting, I did not know that Trey Songz mispronounce The Black Keys as The Black Eyes, Nina Dobrev outfit distracted me, and she looked stunning.

Queen Beyoncé sang a melody of her songs from her latest album, which came out last year. At the end of the show, I did not bother to watch it because I had to sleep early because my daughter had school in the morning. I had to get her ready.

Here are the winners

Video of the Year:

Miley Cyrus – “Wrecking Ball”

Best Hip Hop:

Drake ft. Majid Jordan – “Hold On (We’re Going Home)”

Best Male:

Ed Sheeran ft. Pharrell – “Sing”

Best Female:

Katy Perry ft. Juicy J – “Dark Horse”

Best Pop:

Ariana Grande ft. Iggy Azalea – “Problem”

Best Rock:

Lorde – “Royals”

MTV Artist to Watch:

Fifth Harmony – “Miss Movin On”

Best Collaboration:

Beyonce ft. JAY Z – “Drunk In Love”

MTV Clubland Award:

Zedd ft. Hayley Williams – “Stay the Night”

Best Video With a Social Message:

Beyonce – “Pretty Hurts”

Best Cinematography:

Beyonce – “Pretty Hurts”

Best Editing:

Eminem – “Rap God”

Best Choreography:

Sia – “Chandelier”

Best Direction:

DJ Snake &Lil Jon – “Turn Down For What”

Best Art Direction:

Arcade Fire – “Reflektor”

Best Visual Effects:

OK Go – “The Writing’s On the Wall”

When The Laughter Dies

When Robin Williams died, we all fall into depression, sadness came, but when we hear the voice of Robin Williams in one of his movies. We laugh, smile and cry. He’s mesmerized to watch. We all great fans of his work, he knows how to make us laugh which is good, he knows how to get us out of depression, which is good too. But the depression got him and it was too late, we could not make him laugh, smile and cry. He’s probably up there in heaven with Johnathan Winters(his good buddy) and making God laugh. He will be deeply missed from this earth.

Depression is the number killer among teen and adults, especially among children and teens. Be with friends that you know, your peers. Don’t ridicule and tease your friends. We all have sensitive needs.

Best way to prevent suicide and depression to children, teens and adults is to talk it out, and it’s free. We don’t need a psychologist or psychiatrist to talk. Find someone who can trust. And use the right words and tone of our voice. Then explain it what is going on. Then later, watch a Robin Williams movie.

Parents play a big role to upbringing for their children, and how the world works around them, school will be opening soon and they will make new friends. And I hope these new friends they make are smart enough to help their friends to survive in this world. It is always nice to ask, without asking someone will get hurt. We don’t like to hurt people if we hurt people that something will happen to you. Just say, “no” in a good way and leave.

Suicide

More people die from suicide than from automobile accidents. It was the tenth cause of death in the United States in 2011. Many who are at risk for attempting suicide never receive the treatment they need because of stigma, lack of access to care, or lack of knowledge about their symptoms. Almost everyone who attempts or commits suicide has symptoms that mental health treatment could alleviate. So take in for precaution. Don’t make your children upset or mad, they will take it the wrong way. Children are very emotional. Listen and talk to your children. And move any sharp objects in their room.

Teenagers are emotional sensitive, especially relationships. They have to understand in each other and the worst case, bullies and cyberbullies, we have them in our school and business. They can drive people crazy.

In completion, my mom had depression several years ago she had doubts about herself. For me, her son and husband (my dad) had helped her to get her out of depression. My mom has two loving people to care of her. She’s in her eighties. She laughs at me whenever I do or say funny things to her. It brings a smile to her face that’s what I need from her. A smile from her and we eat good Mediterranean meals.

Reference:

http://www.adaa.org/understanding-anxiety/suicide