February 28, 2011

Winners of the 83rd Academy Awards

James franco & Anne Hathaway - this year's hosts for the Oscars
Here are the winners of this year's Oscars:

Best Picture: 'The King’s Speech'

Best Director: Tom Hooper, 'The King's Speech'

Best Actor: Colin Firth, 'The King's Speech'

Best Actress: Natalie Portman, 'Black Swan'

Best Supporting Actor: Christian Bale, 'The Fighter'

Best Supporting Actress: Melissa Leo, 'The Fighter'

Best Original Screenplay: David Seidler, 'The King's Speech'

Best Adapted Screenplay: Aaron Sorkin, 'The Social Network'

Best Original Song: We Belong Together, 'Toy Story 3'

Best Original Score: Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross, 'The Social Network'

Best Foreign Language Film: In A Better World (Denmark)

Best Animated Feature Film: Toy Story 3

February 23, 2011

Another crappy remake?

I could not believe it when I heard that they are remaking "Arthur"! Is Hollywood going to ruin another classic movie?

Can Russell Brand fit into Dudley Moore's shoes? And imagine replacing John Gielgud with Helen Mirren!

In my opinion, Russell Brand is the worst actor I've seen.And Helen Mirren is definitely going downhill by associating herself with this movie.

Anyway, good luck with the movie!

February 22, 2011

Introducing blinkbox

I came across blinkbox recently and got hooked on it immediately.

blinkbox allows you to watch movies and watch TV from anywhere through your PC, MAC, TV or games console!
blinkbox is a video-on-demand (VoD) website that allows users to buy or rent movies and TV shows online.The table below shows you the difference between renting and buying the movies. (Please click on the image to view full size.) 

Difference between Rent and Buy
They've got so many movies on their website, and a lot of them a not even released in this part of the world yet. My favorite movies are the Stieg Larrson Millenium Trilogy, The Town, the comedy The Rebound with Catherine Zeta Jones and so many more. 

And they have TV series as well. My favorite series Supernatural and Chuck are there. And I managed to download the episodes that I missed on TV.

I also downloaded the complete Season 1 of The Big Bang Theory.

Downloading Big Bang Theory

My receipt for the purchas

To download movies, you have to install the blinkbox Download Manager. Once downloaded, you can watch the movie using Windows Media Player. However because of copyright protection, the content uses Digital Rights Media as a security measure. So before watching the movie, you have to enter your LoginID and Password.

There is also a huge section of free movies which you do not have to pay a single cent to watch. There's like more than 600 movies which is being offered for free currently. And believe me some of these movies are classics which are not available at the stores anymore. Movies like the 1998 version of Les Miserables, Nosferatu,and many more.

I only have two grouses with blinkbox. Firstly the service is currently only available in UK. So I had to redirect my proxy to be able to viw the contents. That causes my bandwidth to slow down. Secondly, the price is pretty high if you start converting the currency in Asia-Pacific.

Overall, I like the navigation and user-interface. Most importantly, the content is great. I believe this will be the start to a new revolution in watching movies.

February 2, 2011

Happy Chinese New Year

Here's wishing all my readers a Happy and Prosperous Year of the Bunny.

Superman 2012

Henry Cavill has been cast as Clark Kent aka Superman in the latest movie of the comic-book hero. The film will be directed by Zack Snyder and is due for release in 2012.

The 27-year-old actor was reportedly shorlisted for "Superman Returns" but the role eventually went to Brandon Routh.

Henry Cavill is known for his role in the series "The Tudors". Cavill will soon be seen as Theseus in a mythological special effects and big budget film entitled "Immortals".