Friday, June 26, 2015

Orange is the New Black

10 out of 10

Orange Is the New Black is an American comedy-drama series created by Jenji Kohan, creator of the Weeds, and produced by Tilted Productions in association with Lionsgate Television. The series is based on Piper Kerman's memoir, Orange Is the New Black: My Year in a Women's Prison. First released on Netflix on July 11, 2013, the series has received critical acclaim and earned 12 Primetime Emmy Award nominations for its first season.

The series stars Taylor Schilling, Laura Prepon, Michael J. Harney, Michelle Hurst, Kate Mulgrew, Jason Biggs, Uzo Aduba, Danielle Brooks, Natasha Lyonne, Taryn Manning, Selenis Leyva, Adrienne C. Moore, Dascha Polanco, Nick Sandow, Yael Stone, and Samira Wily. Available on Netflix or Amazon.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Iron Sky

10 out of 10

Iron Sky is a 2012 Finnish-Australian-German comic science fiction action film directed by Timo Vuorensola and written by Johanna Sinisalo and Michael Kalesniko. It stars Christopher Kirby, Götz Otto, Peta Sergeant, Stephanie Paul, and Udo Kier.

Iron Sky comes from the creators of Star Wreck: In the Pirkinning and was produced by Tero Kaukomaa of Blind Spot Pictures and Energia Productions, co-produced by New Holland Pictures and 27 Films, and co-financed by numerous individual supporters. It was theatrically released throughout Europe in April 2012. A director's cut of the film with 20 additional minutes was released on DVD and Blu-ray on 11 March 2014. A second movie is slated to come out in 2016.


9 out of 10

Spaceballs is a 1987 American parody film co-written and directed by Mel Brooks. The film stars Mel Brooks, Bill Pullman, John Candy and Rick Moranis. It also features Daphne Zuniga, Dick Van Patten, and the voice of Joan Rivers. It was released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer on June 24, 1987, and was met with a mixed reception. It later became a cult classic and one of Brooks's most popular films. Its plot and characters parody the original Star Wars trilogy, as well as other sci-fi franchises including Star Trek, Alien, and the Planet of the Apes films.