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Category Archives: Films
Dr. Strangelove, or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
Original title: Dr. Strangelove, or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
Director: Stanley Kubrick
Cast: Peter Sellers, George C. Scott, Sterling Hayden, James Earl Jones, Keenan Wynn, Slim Pickens, Peter Bull, Tracy Reed, Jack Creley, Frank Berry, Glenn Beck, Shane Rimmer, Paul Tamarin, Gordon Tanner, Robert O’Neil, Roy Stephens
Genre: Comedy. War | Satire. Black comedy. Cold War. Nuclear holocaust
Synopsis: Convinced that the Russians have infiltrated America’s “vital essence,” the crazed Ripper gives the go code to the 843rd bomb wing to attack Russia, setting in motion a series of darkly hilarious vignettes involving gung-ho soldiers, wacky generals, spying Russians, drunken premiers, battles with soda machines, fights in the War Room, and the Russians’ top-secret Doomsday Machine.
Billion dollar brain
Original title: Billion Dollar Brain
Director: Ken Russell
Cast: Michael Caine, Karl Malden, Ed Begley, Oskar Homolka, Françoise Dorléac, Guy Doleman, Vladek Sheybal, Milo Sperber
Genre: Thriller | Spy film
Synopsis: Harry Palmer has left the British Secret Service and become a private detective. One of his first assignments is to deliver an apparently innocent thermos flask to an old friend in Helsinki, Palmer is suspicious of the flask contents and begins to doubt the motives of his friend and those of his boss a Texan billionaire.
Pirates of Silicon Valley
Original title: Pirates of Silicon Valley
Director: Martyn Burke
Cast: Noah Wyle, Anthony Michael Hall, Joey Slotnick, John Di Maggio, Josh Hopkins, Melissa McBride, Gailard Sartain, Marcus Giamatti
Genre: Drama | Biography. Computers / Internet. TV Movie
Synopsis: Biographical look at the men who founded Apple and Microsoft and a look at the early days of the companies. Noah Wyle and Joey Slotnick portray Apple founders Steve Job and Steve Wozniak. Anthony Michael Hall and John DiMaggio play Microsoft’s Bill Gates and Steve Ballmer. The film attempts to compare the two firm’s operations and differences in the founder’s operations.
Original title: Revolution OS.
Director: J.T.S. Moore
Cast: Linus Torvalds, Richard M. Stallman, Eric Raymond, Bruce Perens, Larry Augustin, Michael Tiemann, Brian Behlendorf, Susan Egan, Marc Merlin, Bill Gates
Genre: Documentary | Computers / Internet
Synopsis: Revolution OS is a documentary film which deals with the operating system (OS) GNU/Linux, and the movements of the Free Software and the Open Source.
The Fifth Estate
Original title: The Fifth Estate
Director: Bill Condon
Cast: Benedict Cumberbatch, Daniel Brühl, Alicia Vikander, Carice van Houten, Stanley Tucci, Laura Linney, Anthony Mackie, David Thewlis, Dan Stevens, Moritz Bleibtreu, Peter Capaldi, Hera Hilmar, Jeany Spark, Jamie Blackley, Michael Jibson, Pascaline Crêvecoeur, Lydia Leonard, Anatole Taubman, Michael Culkin, Alexander Beyer, John Schwab, Yuval David, Amir Boutrous, Christian Contreras
Genre: Drama | Biography. Computers / Internet. Journalism
Synopsis: The heady, early days of Wikileaks to its abrupt end after a series of controversial and history changing info leaks. The website’s overnight success brought instant fame to its principal architects, but as their power expanded across the globe, Daniel Domscheit-Berg grew increasingly disillusioned with Julian Assange’s questionable tactics and ethics. The rift between the two friends became irreparable and their ideological differences tore them apart, but not before they revolutionized, for better and worse, the flow of information to news media and the world at large.
Original title: jOBS.
Director: Joshua Michael Stern
Cast: Ashton Kutcher, Dermot Mulroney, Josh Gad, Matthew Modine, James Woods, Amanda Crew, J.K. Simmons, Lesley Ann Warren, Lukas Haas, Ron Eldard, Ronnie Gene Blevins, Ahna O’Reilly
Genre: Drama | Biography. Computers / Internet. The 70s. The 80s. The 90s
Synopsis: The extraordinary story of Steve Jobs’ (1955-2011) ascension from college dropout into one of the most revered creative entrepreneurs of the 20th century. Jobs was an original innovator and ground-breaking entrepreneur who let nothing stand in the way of greatness. The film tells the epic and turbulent story of Jobs as he blazed a trail that changed technology and the world forever.
The Imitation Game
Original title: The Imitation Game
Director: Morten Tyldum
Cast: Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley, Mark Strong, Charles Dance, Matthew Goode, Matthew Beard, Allen Leech, Tuppence Middleton, Rory Kinnear, Tom Goodman-Hill, Hannah Flynn, Steven Waddington, Alex Lawther, Jack Bannon, James Northcote, Ancuta Breaban, Victoria Wicks.
Genre: Thriller. Drama | Biography. WW2. 1940. 1950.
Synopsis: Based on the real life story of legendary cryptanalyst Alan Turing, the film portrays the nail-biting race against time by Turing and his brilliant team of code-breakers at Britain’s top-secret Government Code and Cypher School at Bletchley Park, during the darkest days of World War II.