Loy Krathong. Summer in the middle of winter
November 6 was the November full moon and Thailand celebrated the spectacular and warm Loy Krathong holiday. In beauty, solemnity, and concept, it is not inferior to the New Year and Christmas. Lights, flowers, candles, incense, water, music, and the main warmth of Thailand inspire a new countdown and emotional cleansing.
All Quiet on the Western Front Review
Spring 1917, the third year of World War I. Four young Germans enthusiastically receive a summons to the army. One of them, Paul (Felix Kammerer), even forges his parents' signature to get to the front with his comrades as soon as possible. “In a week, Paris will be ours,” the minister ardently repeats to the mobilized, and those charged with the will to win and heroism go to the Western Front. There they meet only fear, hunger, and death. And while politicians in beautiful suits decide the fate of the country, ordinary soldiers rush into battle, not understanding why they are dying in the mud of the trenches.
Japanese budget food
Ask me what to do in the capital of Japan for 4 days, if all the main sights were meticulously examined 2 years ago, and Tokyo’s chaotic skyscraper buildings are already dazzling to the eyes. I could only find one answer to this question. In Tokyo - to eat! Some will say what a gastro-concerned approach, I should have gone through their Buddhist-Shinto remakes again, absorbing the concrete heritage of centuries. Nonsense, I will answer you, in Tokyo, you need to absorb completely different things!
Streaming service Hulu has released another cool exclusive - the mystical horror film Hellraiser. Until the very premiere of horror, it was hard to say with certainty what a good director David Bruckner would do - a remake, a sequel, or a pathetic parody. But unexpectedly, the eleventh part of the eternal cycle turned out to be not just a good, but an almost perfect rethinking of a familiar concept.
We Bid Farewell To an Era
On September 8, Queen Elizabeth II, the oldest and longest-reigning monarch in the history of the British crown, died. Over the seventy years of her reign, the queen had become a true symbol of resilience and longevity, as well as a role model and one of the most recognizable women on the planet. Elizabeth successfully coped not only with the duties of the queen: she was lucky enough to marry for love and become a mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother.
Motion capture - digital art in cinema
Andy Serkis doesn't have an Oscar. Although films with his participation have already received dozens of awards, largely thanks to him. The thing is that the work of actors who bring characters to life through motion capture devices is somehow considered second-rate, technical, and not related to real art.
The NeverEnding Story
The first rule of magic: don't let anyone know your name. Names have power. Neil Gaiman, The Books of Magic People usually say: “Before, the trees were taller, and the grass was greener.” Indeed, from a child's perspective, everything seemed new and significant. Long roads, long hours. But time changes distances. Things that once delighted us seem silly and unimportant today. Favorite toys are lying in the attic, former friends remained only in photographs, and from old fairy tales, only the "once upon a time" is kept in memory.
The only heir of the decade: the first episode of House of the Dragon
Westeros, 111. There are 170 years left before the birth of Daenerys and the collapse of the Targaryens, and so far their dynasty is at the height of its power. A family that owns a dozen dragons is not in danger of being challenged.
His name was Cat. Just a Cat. Or "Hey, get out!" At least that's how the residents of the area addressed him. He was of an inexplicable dirty gray color, short coarse hair fell out in places, exposing unprotected bald spots. The brutal street life left its mark on him. His muzzle was slashed in three places, one ear was half bitten off, and the tip of the other one hung dejectedly. Muddy green eyes constantly watered, dirt and disease accumulated in their corners.