Episode 7: At The Movies – Talking Movies (with Dilina Amaruwan)

This week, we’re joined by writer and pop culture connoisseur Dilina Amaruwan Pathirage. We pick his brain on what’s hot (and not) at the movies and take a walk down memory lane on Sri Lankan cinema’s golden years.

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Dilina Amaruwan Pathirage is a writer at Roar Media. He has a BA in Teaching English as a Second Language and has extensive experience in feature writing, content creation and writing for online media. He also been involved in video production during his stint at Yamu.lk, having being featured on a few videos of his own.

Dilina is a self-confessed film buff and a pop culture enthusiast.

Dilina is on Twitter at @dili.

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Show Notes

  1. To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before (2018), directed by Susan Johnson: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt3846674/
  2. Sierra Burgess Is a Loser (2018), directed by Ian Samuels: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt3120280/
  3. 10 Things I Hate About You (1999), directed by Gil Junger: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0147800/
  4. American Pie (film series): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Pie_(film_series)
  5. Before Sunrise (1995), directed by Richard Linklater: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0112471/
  6. Before Sunset (2004), directed by Richard Linklater: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0381681/
  7. Before Midnight (2013), directed by Richard Linklater: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2209418/
  8. Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994), directed by Mike Newell: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0109831/
  9. Grease (1978), directed by Randal Kleiser: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0077631/
  10. Grease (musical), written by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grease_(musical)
  11. Saturday Night Fever (1977), directed by John Badham: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0076666/
  12. The Sound of Music (1965), directed by Robert Wise: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0059742/
  13. Chicago The Musical, written by Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse: https://chicagothemusical.com/new-york/
  14. West Side Story (1961), directed by Jerome Robbins and Robert Wise: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0055614/
  15. Wicked The Musical, written by Stephen Schwartz and Winnie Holzman: https://wickedthemusical.com/
  16. Guru Tharuwa (stage drama), directed by Jayalath Manoratne: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_6WIzTzR1t4
  17. La La Land (2016), directed by Damien Chazelle: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt3783958/
  18. Mary Poppins (1964), directed by Robert Stevenson: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0058331/
  19. Mary Poppins Returns (2018), directed by Rob Marshall: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5028340/
  20. Bandhanaya (2017), directed by Udayakantha Warnasuriya: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7446528/
  21. Sahodaraya (TV Series, 2017–): IMDb, Watch on YouTube
  22. Koombiyo (TV Series, 2017–2018): IMDb, Watch on YouTube
  23. Posters of upcoming Sri Lankan movies (Facebook post): https://www.facebook.com/groups/553030788212533/permalink/1055962927919314/
  24. The Frozen Fire (2018), directed by Anuruddha Jayasinghe: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7960458/
  25. Maharaja Gemunu (2015), directed by Jayantha Chandrasiri: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt3471472/
  26. Gajaman (2018), directed by Chanaka Perera: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt8059926/
  27. Adventures of Ricky Deen, directed by Boodee Keerthisena: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7030146/
  28. Viyasiduru, directed by Prabhath Agampodi: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt9364528/
  29. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004), directed by Michel Gondry: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0338013/
  30. Purahanda Kaluwara (1997), directed by Prasanna Vithanage: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0188164/
  31. It’s a Matter of Time (1990), directed by Roy de Silva: https://youtu.be/6KD5W3USVtg
  32. It’s a Matter of Love, directed by Roy de Silva: https://youtu.be/MWSn1OgaEyU
  33. Parliament Jokes (2002), directed by Ranjan Ramanayake: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7731610/
  34. Re Daniel Dawal Migel (1998), directed by Roy de Silva: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7000280/
  35. Re Daniel Dawal Migel 2 (2000), directed by Roy de Silva: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7795382/
  36. Re Daniel Dawal Migel 3 (2004), directed by Roy de Silva: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7797334/
  37. Kolamba Sanniya (1976), directed by Manik Sandrasagara: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7624456/
  38. Ira Madiyama (2003), directed by Prasanna Vithanage: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0381280/
  39. Machan (2008), directed by Uberto Pasolini: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1172522/
  40. Samanala Sandhawaniya (2013), directed by Jayantha Chandrasiri: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2456330/
  41. Agnidahaya (2002), directed by Jayantha Chandrasiri: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0499181/
  42. Dandubasnamanaya, directed by Jayantha Chandrasiri: https://www.lankachannel.com/browse-dandubasnamanaya-teledrama-videos-1-date.html
  43. Akala Sandya, directed by Jayantha Chandrasiri: https://www.lankachannel.com/browse-akala-sandya-teledrama-videos-1-date.html
  44. Wedahamine, directed by Jayantha Chandrasiri: https://www.lanka-channels.com/browse-wedahamine-teledrama-videos-1-date.html
  45. Deveni Inima, directed by Saranga Mendis: https://www.derana.lk/Deweni-Inima-Teledrama
  46. Peep Show (TV Series 2003–2015), written by Robert Webb, Jesse Armstrong, Sam Bain: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0387764/
  47. The Good Place (TV Series 2016–), created by Michael Shur: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4955642/
  48. Veronica Mars (TV Series 2004–2007), created by Rob Thomas: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0412253/
  49. Deadly Manners (audio drama): https://www.deadlymanners.com/
  50. The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (TV Series 2017–), created by Amy Sherman-Palladino: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5788792/
  51. Gilmore Girls (TV Series 2000–2007), created by Amy Sherman-Palladino: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0238784/
  52. Bunheads (TV Series 2012–2013), created by Lamar Damon and Amy Sherman-Palladino: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2006848/
  53. Younger (TV Series 2015–), created by Darren Star: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt3288518/
  54. You’re the Worst (TV Series 2014–), created by Stephen Falk: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt3228420/
  55. BoJack Horseman (TV Series 2014–), created by Raphael Bob-Waksberg: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt3398228/
  56. The Big Bang Theory (TV Series 2007–), created by Chuck Lorre and Bill Prady: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0898266/
  57. The Nerdwriter (YouTube channel): https://www.youtube.com/user/Nerdwriter1
  58. Top Gear (TV Series 2002–): https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1628033/
  59. Rick and Morty (TV Series 2013–), created by Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2861424/
  60. Avatar: The Last Airbender (TV Series 2003–2008), created by Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0417299/
  61. Lust Stories (2018), directed by Zoya Akhtar, Dibakar Banerjee, Karan Johar and Anurag Kashyap: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt8439854/
  62. A Common Man (2013), directed by Chandran Rutnam: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2104837/
  63. According to Mathew (2018), directed by Chandran Rutnam: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7695300/
  64. The Road from Elephant Pass (2008), directed by Chandran Rutnam: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1532567/

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