What we love about Zach Galifinakis: so talented, never too serious. Watch it now or add it to your queue on Plizy.
“I think I heard a bird fart yesterday, but I am not 100 percent sure.”
Illustration by Zohan Lazar
Much overlooked and utterly gut-wrenching, Silenced is getting rave reviews and it’s streaming on Netflix.
Watch “Dogani” (The Crucible or Silenced in English) a Korean film that touches on human rights which is more focused on the abuse of children. The film was released just last year, 2011, moving me to tears and rage at the actions of the guilty towards the abused. The movie centers around a man who becomes a teacher at a deaf children’s school where he finds how cruel and horrible the students there have been treated. They go on a grueling journey to put away these horrible only to discover that the countryside town they live is trying to cover up these heinous acts.
I highly recommend people watch this film. I always knew the world we lived in would always be crude and hideous because of what the scum that still calls themselves human will always be around. This movie however just shines a brighter light on the subject. I just pray that those who commit such crimes especially towards children should be punished, nay, be left to God or even to the Devil. And to those who think they can turn the other cheek or even feign ignorance then they are just as guilty.
In celebration of 12.12.12….awesome scif-fi Twelve Monkeys is available to stream!
What is it with Bruce Willis and time travel, anyway?
Plizy’s vision has always been big….bigger than what you see today on Plizy for iPad and Plizy for Web. Building great products requires passionate people and time, which is why we’re so happy to announce that Altas Venture has invested in Plizy to the tune of $4 million in a series A round.
Numbers aside, continuing to deliver amazing products to you is the most important outcome of today’s announcement. Funding is the fuel that makes ambitious ideas possible. We’re looking forward to integrating new providers for even more content to add to Plizy so you’ll always have something to watch.
I’m also thrilled to welcome David Marcus, President of PayPal who will join Plizy’s board of directors alongside Fred Destin, partner in the technology group at Atlas Venture. Both bring deep experience in web services and consumer facing innovation. I’ve known Fred for many years and we’ve built a strong mutual respect so I’m thrilled we’re able to work on Plizy together. David is a mentor and longtime friend of Plizy and his tremendous experience will help us build our vision.
I’m thrilled that we now have the resources to build a world class product that will make our vision a reality.
Director Joe Wright seems to have found his muse in Keira Knightley with three collaborations under their belt. Pride and Prejudice was their first movie together but only the first with Knightley playing progressive women stuck in conservative societies.
If you’ve seen Anna Karenina and need another dose of smart costume drama, you can stream Pride and Prejudice now.
8 Videos to Stream for the 8 Days of Chanukah
Kyle laments feeling a left out on Christmas in “Mr. Hankey, The Christmas Poo” is the first of seventeen (and counting) Christmas episodes of South Park. Find out where to watch the entire episode here.
A Serious Man (2009) is not so much a Chanukah movie, but an great story about a Jewish man trying to do right by everyone including his faith and seemingly failing. Biblical references are strewn throughout this film, written and directed by Joel and Ethan Coen aka The Coen Brothers.
The Hebrew Hammer (2003) is an underappreciated should-be classic on the holiday film circuit. This “jewsploitation” film, centers on Mordechai who is sent to neutralize Nick Claus, Santa’s evil son who is hell bent on destroying Chanukah. Look out for Mario Van Peebles as Mohammed Ali Paula Abdul Rahim - the protector of Kwanzaa.
Adam Sandler takes a sweet turn in Eight Crazy Nights (2002) - available to watch FREE on Crackle or on Netflix! For Kids, Chanuka and Passover at Bubbe’s and Rugrats Chanukah are are a great investment because you’ll enjoy them for years to come.
We also recommend classic movies like Fiddler on the Roof (1971) and the perennial broadcast television classic, The Ten Commandments (1956), which is a standard for the season. Starring Charlton Heston as Moses, it’s worth it just for the parting-of-the-red-sea moment.
Shoes are a growing obsession for women globally and this documentary is a must for any fashionista. It’s free to watch so make sure to add it to your movie queue here!
From the aristocratic roots of high heels to the anatomical limits of how high heels can actually go, it’s a great look at this growing corner of the apparel industry. Shoe-a-holics including Fergie, Kelly Rowland, and Dita Von Teese appear alongside reps from Manolo Blahnik and Christian Louboutin.
RIP Dave Brubeck, an American classic. He appeared in British film All Night Long, the jazz movie remake of Shakespeare’s Othello, alongside his contemporaries like Charles Mingus. It’s streaming now so check it out if you love jazz.
Brubeck’s music has also been featured on The West Wing, “Drought Conditions”, The Sopranos, “Soprano Home Movies”, Six Feet Under, “The Secret, The Blind Side, The Missing Person, Wedding Crashers and the original Police Academy.
The jazz legend provided a coding soundtrack at the offices of Plizy just yesterday! He passed on at 91 years young but his music lives on.