*Cynema Blog* – “For me, the cinema is not a slice of life, but a piece of cake” – Alfred Hitchcock

TOY STORYFebruary 23, 2017Toy Story is a 1995 American computer-animated buddy comedy adventure film produced by Pixar Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. The directorial debut of John Lasseter, Toy Story was the first feature-length computer-animated film and the first theatrical film produced by Pixar. Taking place in a world where anthropomorphic toys pretend to be … More TOY STORY Leave a comment TOY STORY

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La La Land: you’ll leave with a tear in your eye and a song in your heart.

la_la_land_0La La Land is a 2016 American musical romantic comedydrama film written and directed by Damien Chazelle and starring Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone as a musician and an aspiring actress who meet and fall in love in Los Angeles. The film’s title refers both to the city of Los Angeles and to the idiom for being out of touch with reality.

Chazelle wrote the screenplay in 2010, but he did not find a studio willing to finance the production without changes to his design. Following the success of his 2014 film Whiplash, the project was picked up by Summit Entertainment. La La Land premiered at the Venice Film Festival on August 31, 2016, and was released in the United States on December 9, 2016. It has grossed $341 million worldwide on a production budget of $30 million.

La La Land received critical acclaim upon its release, and was regarded as one of the best films of 2016. Critics praised Chazelle’s screenplay and direction, Gosling and Stone’s performances, Justin Hurwitz‘s score, and the film’s musical numbers. At the 89th Academy Awards, the film received a record-tying 14 nominations (equalling 1997’s Titanic and 1950’s All About Eve), including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor (Gosling), Best Actress (Stone), and two nominations for Best Original Song (“Audition” and “City of Stars“). The film also won in every category it was nominated at the 74th Golden Globe Awards, with a record-breaking seven wins, and received eleven nominations at the 70th British Academy Film Awards, winning five.

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi (film)

Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Star Wars: The Last Jedi (also known as Star Wars: Episode VIII – The Last Jedi) is an upcoming American epic space opera film written and directed by Rian Johnson. It is the second installment in the Star Wars sequel trilogy following Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015). The film is produced by Lucasfilm and Walt Disney Studios, will be distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, and stars Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Gwendoline Christie, and Andy Serkis in returning roles. New cast members include Benicio del Toro, Laura Dern, and Kelly Marie Tran in unconfirmed roles. It was Fisher’s final film role before her death in December 2016. The story resumes immediately after the events of The Force Awakens.

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Mark Hamill

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