Within a week I watched 2 movies of Hollywood stars- Brad Pitt [Allied] and Ben Affleck [Live by Night]. Interestingly both are ‘war’ movies. While ‘Allied‘ is s spy movie during World War 2 with a romance angle, LBN is about a war veteran turned gangster’s life.Continue reading “Allied v/s Live by Night”
Sometimes one may have the fortune of being together with the girl/boy of one’s dreams and yet be able to do nothing about it. Maybe work/call of duty could be the villain over here, or perhaps even fate or both. Imagine if you were to go through such a phase yourself and strangely find yourself feeling elated later when fate itself provides you an opportunity to express your love and it’s reciprocated as well. That would feel wonderful is it not? The moments that follow would certainly be nothing less than the sweetest of your dreams and time would assume to have just frozen, even as you and your beloved find yourselves lost in the throngs of love. With all this happening and with things looking too good to be true, what if some dark clouds were to float around the two of you, catching you both completely unaware. Even as you are still settling into this lovely new phase in your life if some doubts were to creep in for no fault of yours and yet casting some aspersions on the relationship, would it not be a major blow? How would one go on to deal with the same in this case?Continue reading “Allied (2016) Movie Review: The Spy Who Loved Me?”
Directed by Adam McKay (The Other Guys, Anchorman), The Big Short tells the true story of four individuals who predicted the credit and housing finance doom in the U.S in the mid-2000s and who took on the big banks for their lack of foresight and greed.
The film which is based on a book by Michael Lewis features a stellar cast which features Brad Pitt, Christian Bale, Ryan Gosling and Steve Carell among others.Continue reading “The Big Short Trailer”
A woman plays a pivotal role in every domain and on the eve of International Women’s Day, ‘Home Entertainment Services by Sony DADC’ – a leading home entertainment content provider in India brings to you the most inspiring and powerful women centric movies. Every woman embodies courage, strength, determination, perseverance, love and many more qualities. Some movies have best exemplified these qualities of women in some motivational & powerful movies played by some iconic actresses. Sony DADC recommends movies of influential maidens in cinema this Women’s Day. From the Oscar Winner Gravity, Erin Brockovich, Salt, Gone With the Wind to The Wizard of Oz – each movie offers a unique cinematic experience.Continue reading “‘Sony DADC salutes the power of womanhood’”
Take a stand for truth and family when The Judge arrives on Blu-ray & DVD from ‘Home Entertainment Services by Sony DADC’, India’s leading home entertainment content provider. This family drama film stars two-time Oscar® nominee Robert Downey Jr. (“Chaplin,” “Tropic Thunder”) and Oscar® winner Robert Duvall (“Tender Mercies,” “Crazy Heart”) alongside Oscar® nominee Vera Farmiga (“Up in the Air,” “The Conjuring”) and Oscar® winner Billy Bob Thornton (“Sling Blade,” “Friday Night Lights”). “The Judge” was directed by David Dobkin. Robert Duvall has been nominated for the Academy Award for “Best Actor in a Supporting Role”.Continue reading “‘The Judge’ arrives on Blu-ray & DVD from Sony DADC”
Continuing with our list of films to watch out for at the 16th Mumbai Film Festival (2014), here’s part 2 of the same. Click here to read Part 1.Continue reading “16th Mumbai Film Festival (2014): Films to watch out for- Part 2”
Mad About Moviez (MAM) and Home Entertainment Services by Sony DADC bring to you multiple Oscar Award Winner 12 Years a Slave contest, wherein you can a win DVD of 12 Years a Slave.Here are the details of the contest.
Life expectancy of World human population in 2010 was 67.2 years. In the early 20th Century it was 31 years. And it must have been much lower for a black man of African origin living in 19th century America. And for a Negro slave, working in Master Epps cotton plantation in New Orleans, 12 years must have felt like a lifetime. And Steve McQueen’s film simply painfully and beautifully narrates that horrifying tale of twelve years of Solomon Northup’s life.Continue reading “12 Years A Slave (2013) Movie Review: A Compelling Humanitarian Tale”
2013 was a rather mixed affair for Hollywood movies. The summer releases this year were largely underwhelming (Iron man 3, Man Of Steel, Fast and Furious 6 amongst others) if you ask me. Only a few amongst such releases made for enjoyable big screen viewing such as Pacific Rim, Star Trek into Darkness.
However there were also some good films which emerged out of Hollywood this year. As always I was able to watch some of them, while a few still remain unseen. Without wasting further time, here is my list of the Hollywood films I loved watching this year.
Kindly note these films are not rated in any particular order.
And yes let the bouquets and brickbats follow 🙂Continue reading “The Best of Hollywood: 2013”