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Black Panther was nominated for “Best Movie” at Oscar 2019

The magnificent sounds of “Wakanda Immortal” echoed from the majestic mountains of Africa to the American Film Academy, marking a new era about to be opened for superhero films after Oscar 2019.

It has been nearly 10 years since the name of late actor Heath Ledger was voiced at the Best Supporting Actor award for his role in the legendary role of The Joker. Along with seven awards in other categories that year, Christopher Nolan’s masterpiece The Dark Knight set a new benchmark for action movies about superheroes, which were always viewed. as pure entertainment and lack of depth of plot.

Nearly a decade has passed, the superhero film series has made strong strides on the silver screen with the rise of Marvel giant and the billion-dollar Avengers brand, as well as the DC universe is gradually wake up when bringing quality blockbusters like Aquaman or Wonder Woman. However, it feels like the prestigious awards platform at the Dolby Opera House is still something that the superhero’s power, no matter how big, cannot be conquered. However, Oscar 2019 will probably be a new milestone for this kind of action – fiction and even the whole film industry. Recently the American Academy of Film and Science announced the nomination list of 27 categories for the 91st Oscar Award. Besides 2 unique artworks Roma and The Fauvorite leading the list of titles The name that most surprised the grave style is Black Panther.

After sweeping the film market worldwide with sales of up to $ 1 billion in 2018, blockbusters from Disney and Marvel Studio studios continue to be the subject of a lot of ink for newspapers in these days. Nominated to 7 categories in the 2019 Oscar Award, including Best Soundtrack, Best Impressive Dress Up, Best British Picture Effect, Best Impressive Production Design, Excellent Sound Editing best and best movie soundtrack with All The Stars through SZA and Kendrick Lamar performances. However, attracting a lot of attention is the Best Picture nomination, which is considered the most prestigious item at the annual Oscar Awards. This is also the topic that brought the most talk and controversy in the past days.
In fact, the Black Panther is not the first superhero comic adaptation to catch the eye of 70 members of the Academy, and it is certainly difficult to be considered the best scenario in the this movie genre. Despite the brand’s success, few people appreciate Black Panther’s ability to participate in the Oscar nomination list 2019. The film is only the fourth major film project that Ryan Coogler – a young director – has been given the opportunity to sit in the chair. Chadwick Boseman was never considered a big name in the acting scene, while Michael B. Jordan at that time was still suffering a lot of bad voices after his lousy role in the film Fanstastic Four. The work is also adapted from Marvel comics. However, the ticket to Oscar 2019 lies in the very story that they have jointly painted in Wakanda. Thereby turning the Black Panther into a work that has brought great spiritual values ​​and not only encapsulated the silver screen for modern society, especially the black community.

With the nomination of “Best Movie” for Black Panther, at Oscar 2019, will the American Film Academy begin to change the look and open the door to superhero movies? Certainly there will still be a lot of conflicting opinions about this new direction of the film world but after all, art has no limits and perhaps only relative, but the values ​​that each movie Leaving as well as its influence on the mass community will surely always last with time.

Extreme Games are inspired by real events that you don’t know

Sometimes it takes a lot of effort for publishers to come up with interesting, strange stories with horror, adventure or humor genres to put into their games. However, there are real life events that are equally thrilling as the stories in fantasy, sometimes even more attractive. And the truth is, there are so many stories that producers put into the game and they show us that the facts are even more bizarre than fiction. Let’s take a look at some of the games that have been transformed from real life stories:

Real-life mysteries are far more frightening than fictional ones, especially when they haven’t found a solution in decades. Based on the notorious Dyatlov Pass, IMGN. PRO’s survival horror game Kholat records the journey of a main character (voiced by Sean Bean) as he walks on a journey with a group of people. Young mountain climbers of Russia and met mysterious ending on 2/1959
Real-life mysteries are far more frightening than fictional ones, especially when they haven’t found a solution in decades. Based on the notorious Dyatlov Pass, IMGN.PRO’s survival horror game Kholat records the journey of a main character (voiced by Sean Bean) as he walks on a journey with a group of people. Young mountain climbers of Russia and met mysterious ending on 2/1959

The Cat Lady
The Cat Lady carries a very specific storytelling melody. However, while such stories used to have a quiet, gloomy atmosphere, The Cat Lady had a hopeless melancholy.

The game was inspired by stories of depression that were told by creator Remigiusz Michalewski by family, friends and patients who were taken to Exeter Hospital where he worked as an assistant. The environment is full of gore and the game’s creepy art style, like the injuries he saw at his workplace. The Cat Lady is like a profound portrait of surreal nightmares, the minds of individuals with severe depression when they try to commit suicide.

LA Noire
Based on the story of the criminal world in Los Angeles in the 1940s, Rockstar made LA Noire.

Rocstar’s creators relied on some of the most horrifying murders in history, forcing players to test their investigation skills in a series of cases with a higher level of challenge. A notable example of Rockstar’s sophistication in bringing these cases to the game is the detail “The Quarter Moon Murder”, in which the main character, Cole Phelps, has committed a series of crimes like that of the men he ended Elizabeth Short’s life in 1943 in real life. If Short’s name sounds familiar, it’s because she is “Black Dahlia” in real life, a Hollywood celebrity in history is not because of her acting talent, but because of the tragic case. Be clarified attached to her nickname. Many people said that playing games felt more authentic than reading real life cases.

‘Homestay: Soul of temporary stay’ – A film about the meaning of Thai cinema from producer ‘Bad Genius’

The story tells of a wandering soul given by a man who called himself “Guardian” to an opportunity to live again in Min’s body (Teeradon Supapunpinyo), a boy who had just committed suicide. . However, in order to remain in this body permanently, the soul must investigate the cause of Min’s death within 100 days.
Living in Min’s body, the soul initially felt strange but gradually he began to like this new life. Best of all, he got hit by the love of Pi (Cherprang Areekul), his beautiful and good student. Together they spent the beautiful days of youth, full of joy and innocence. But as time went on, the problems in Min’s old life began to appear to push the soul back to the dark reality.
From Mori Eto’s Colorful novel, director Parkpoom Wongpoom has successfully transformed into a film suitable for all countries and societies when it comes to the mentality of the students who are in teenager.

Excellent visual effects

Not a film full of art, but Homestay still offers beautiful, artistic and overwhelming images.

Right from the beginning of the film, the audience gasped with a stand-up scene on a high-rise building like Spider-man. With unique angles, director Parkpoom Wongpoom and the crew made the viewers sweating when the characters hung in the middle of the house, not knowing when to fall. The color of this segment is a combination of hot and black colors that create a mysterious, magical feeling, setting the scene in a world different from the human world still knows.

In the second, the color of the film becomes brighter, the main color is warm and light colors, extremely suitable for the mood of being in love and enjoying the beautiful life of the main character. The close-up scenes are more utilized to characterize the character as well as the protagonist’s point as clearly as the first segment “second” meets Pi in the library.

At the end of the film, filmmakers use cool colors to evoke the tragedy in the life that Min encounters as family members’ separation.

Golden Globe 2019: Lady Gaga’s “A Star is Born” Only Offers Comfort

Considered to be one of the most prestigious film awards and often “anticipated” by Oscar names, the Golden Globe received the anticipation of both audiences and Hollywood stars. This year, the awards ceremony witnessed the rise of Netflix when winning many prestigious awards. Meanwhile, A Star is Born‘s “umbrella horse” is almost white despite being expected a lot.


The male lead TV Drama and Musical Comedy belong to veteran star Michael Douglas in Netflix comedy The Kominsky Method. His work also won the Golden Globe for Drama of the Best Musical and Comedy category.

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse crossed Ralph Breaks the Internet to win the Golden Globe. The movie about Miles Morales, Spider-Man, is a huge success for Sony. Most likely, the work will break Disney’s monopoly at this year’s Oscar.

Richard Madden won the main prize for the TV Drama Net Bodyguard for Netflix.
The Americans won in the category of Excellent TV Drama Genre. The series is set in the Cold War of the 1980s with the main characters being two KGB agents, played by Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys. They collected intelligence in the form of a moderate-style couple in the Washington suburb of the Reagan administration.

The Best Male TV Drama category belongs to Ben Whishaw in the role of A Very English Scandal. The film revolves around the true story of British politician Jeremy Thorpe and his secret lover.
The Minor of the Mini-series television series called Patricia Arquette with her role in Escape at Dannemora. The actress had to wear contact lenses and dentures during the film’s production.
A Star is Born’s Shallow is honored in the Top Song Title category. This is also the only award of the film.

As expected of many people, Rami Malek won the Male prize for the Best of the genre Drama when turned into Freddie Mercury in Bohemian Rhapsody. His performance in the film was popular with audiences when he lived up to the image of the Queens leader. The film was also honored in the category of Best Genre Drama.

Aquaman – The Blockbuster in Year End 2018

After the premiere on the West Coast of the United States, many critics and audiences continued to have very positive reviews for blockbuster Aquaman and even many thought this was the best DCEU film.

Although earlier, critics’ early reactions in Aquaman’s expert response screenings showed a good film but not so excellent.

A Reddit user named MaxBorne judged it to be DCEU’s best film, surpassing director Patty Jenkins’ Wonder Woman.

 “Aquaman will attract a lot of audiences to the cinema. Although, surely the movie will face many criticisms from DC fans because it is different from the usual dark tones. Even the movie color and rhythm are similar to Marvel movies like Ant Man and The Wasp and Thor Ragnarok “, according to Reddit.
Other viewers said Aquaman was better than Wonder Woman on how to build character and context. The world of Atlantis, which James Wan built, is said to be more attractive than the island Themyscira.

Besides, many other opinions suggest that Aquaman’s villain line is Black Manta (Yahya Abdul-Mateen II) and Orm (Patrick Wilson) are two of the best adapted villains on Widescreen, much better than Ares in Wonder Woman.

On Twitter, many people also gave positive reviews for the movie. Many people agree that this is DCEU’s commendable film, helping Warner Bros. overcome the “black hole” of the Justice League (2017).
User Mick Minas calls this “Star Wars underwater” version. This person commented in detail: “The film is a great success in telling stories. Atlantis’s colorful underwater world demonstrates director James Wan’s talent and he should direct more DC films.”

Meanwhile, the audience named Carl Abellana excitedly said, “This is my favorite DCEU movie. Come and see it right away.” Or have other comments commenting on the film is a combination of what the audience needs in an action movie: good character, bad, beautiful scene, voyeuristic, funny and full of discoveries.

“Most notably when Aquaman can separate himself from becoming a half-hearted comic adaptation. The action is naturally appealing but the touching story has helped the film to stand out” used as Baji commented.
Besides compliments, some people still seem to be more strict with this movie. They rated the film still at a safe level, not really breaking through and bringing a new turning point for DC.

“The movie is similar to MCU films in Stage 1. I don’t like this. However, this is still a complete and worth watching movie,” commented KC Walsh of GWW.

Director James Wan once stated that Aquaman will be different from DCEU’s previous works. In addition to Jason Momoa, the film also stars such as Nicole Kidman, Amber Heard, Patrick Wilson, Willem Dafoe.

Aquaman is expected to become Warner Bros’ box office boost in the end of the year.