Born in London on August 13, 1899, Alfred Hitchcock worked for a short time in engineering before entering the film industry in 1920. He left for Hollywood in 1939, where his first American film, Rebecca, won an Academy Award for best picture. Hitchcock created more than 50 films, including the classics Rear Window, The 39 Steps and Psycho. Nicknamed the … Continue reading The Two Minute Bio: Alfred Hitchcock
DIRECTOR: Sean Penn RATING: 4/5 It's a joy to re watch a film and have it providing you something new upon another viewing. Sean Penn's Into The Wild provides you that satisfaction in this thoughtful film. This film follows the true story of Christopher McCandless (Hirsch), a university graduate who decides to go on "The Great … Continue reading Into The Wild (2007) “Wisdom from a 20 year old Jesus?”
American entrepreneur who played a pivotal role in transforming the Walt Disney Company into a multibillion-dollar empire and who, along with filmmaker Steven Spielberg and music mogul David Geffen, founded the film studio DreamWorks SKG. The CEO of Dreamworks Animation Jeffrey Katzenberg, is famous for animated hits like “The Lion King” and “Shrek. Katzenberg, Spielberg, and Geffen founded DreamWorks. With their new entertainment … Continue reading The Two Minute Bio: Jeffrey Katzenberg
DIRECTOR: Roger Donaldson RATING: 3/5 I watched this film and had high expectations. In 2005 the film came out and New Zealand the country where Burt Munro originates, the media and critics hyped this film as a masterpiece of NZ ingenuity and kiwiana. The film begins in Invercargill, New Zealand where Burt Munro (Hopkins) is … Continue reading The World’s Fastest Indian (2005) – How an Indian can help a Kiwi –
Daniel Ek, Swedish entrepenuer who in 2006 co-founded Spotify, the Internet music-streaming service that provides listeners with legal, ad-supported access to millions of songs, rejecting traditional models of downloading and eliminating per-song costs. He dropped out of college and worked for several Web-based companies before founding Advertigo, an online marketing firm that he sold in 2006 to the Swedish company … Continue reading The Two Minute Bio: Daniel Ek
Fantasy writer George R. R. Martin created 'A Song of Ice and Fire,' one of the most popular book series of today, which includes 1996's 'Game of Thrones.'
Brian Chesky, is an American entrepreneur, who started Airbnb, an online service for travelers to help them book an accommodation easily. His story is quite inspiring and demonstrates how a simple idea can take you to a great height of success and that such ideas emerge from the most basic necessities.Before entering the world of … Continue reading The Two Minute Bio: Brian Chesky
An adventurer and wily intellectual, Mark Twain wrote the classic American novels 'The Adventures of Tom Sawyer' and 'Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.'
DIRECTOR: Craig Gillespsie RATING: 3/5 Some people in the millennial age bracket won't have one clue who Tonya Harding is and her notoriety. If you fall in that age bracket then buy the ticket and come back to this blog as there's a couple of spoilers below. This film takes you on a thrill ride of … Continue reading I, Tonya (2018) A look at how the story is told.
Dave Thomas is best known for founding the Wendy's hamburger restaurant chain. He became the company's TV spokesman in 1989. After complaining that he couldn't find a good hamburger in Columbus, Ohio, Dave Thomas opened his own restaurant on November 15, 1969: Wendy's, named after Thomas's 8-year-old daughter. Wendy's quickly caught on, and within less … Continue reading The Two Minute Bio: Dave Thomas