Television: No Longer a Idiot Box

Television 2.0

It’s a golden age for television and as I say that the mind wanders to think of Game Of Thrones and True Detective. But to be really fair to the numerous people who thrive and strive on small screen there is equally exciting and overtly creative shows coming from all directions. Television is more cut-throat than ever, where shows as exciting as Firefly (Joss Whedon), Alphas, Almost Human (Producer J. J Abrams)gets cancelled based on the obnoxious Nielsen Media Research. That being said Netflix has come as ray of hope for all the people doped on TV (and doom for the networks) with their original series which are so top-notch in terms of everything that it’s baffling. Shows like Orange is the new Black, House of Cards . What we have on television is equally or more superior than anything that goes on movies in terms of plots and stories. The obvious terrific ones I have mentioned above and then there are stuff like The Newsroom, Boardwalk Empire, Ray Donovan, Sons of Anarchy, Mad Men, Silicon Valley, Person Of Interest, Louie, Justified, Veep, Deadwood. All of them unique in the true sense not just in genres but also in terms of tone and feel, yet I feel that I have barely scratched the surface here. I have not mentioned some more obvious ones which I will, when I do my top 5 television shows post.Continue reading “Television: No Longer a Idiot Box”

Best English Films Of 2014

As the year comes to an end, movie buffs every year are tempted to come out with their different best movie lists and we are no different. Every year we publish a couple of such posts written by individual authors which talk about some of the best films from India and globally, leading to several intense and passionate debates, discussions and arguments among fellow movie buffs.

But this year we decided to do something different. We asked some of our authors to individually list down English films they enjoyed watching this year.

While Boyhood and Gone Girl seem to be the universal favourites with Nightcrawler coming a close second, there are quite a few interesting recommendations by our authors that deserve to be seen by all and warrant a debate.

So which are the English films our authors enjoyed watching this year the most? Scroll down to know more.Continue reading “Best English Films Of 2014”

Gone Girl (2014) Movie Review: Battle Of The Sexes

Language : English | Running Time : 149 Minutes | Director : David Fincher

This review contains mild spoilers

 

Nick Dunne(Ben Affleck),after a riveting opening scene that sends the chills down our spine due to the excellent usage of words that are both threatening and creepy stands alone outside his house. He seems lost. He is, when opening doors, sitting and drowning bourbon at 11 in the morning, when he finds himself staring at flashing cameras and answering pointed questions. David Fincher, the master of dark cinema, paints Dunne as a simple, seemingly uninspiring man, incapable of rising to the occasion using point of view shots that follow him and avoiding human moments with other characters. We are so effectively sold the loneliness of Nick Dunne’s life that even when he shares an important moment with his twin sister Margo(Carrie Coon), it seems inhuman and uncharacteristic of everything we’ve seen till then.Continue reading “Gone Girl (2014) Movie Review: Battle Of The Sexes”

Win DVD’S of House of Cards The Complete Second Season

Mad About Moviez (MAM) and Home Entertainment Services by Sony DADC bring to you House of Cards The Complete Second Season  Contest, wherein you can a win DVD of the acclaimed television series..Here are the details of the contest.

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David Fincher’s “Gone Girl”: Trailer

Gone Girl PosterThe master filmmaker David Fincher who had previously made The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011), a film adaptation of novel of the same name by Stieg Larsson, is now back after 3 years with his next film, Gone Girl. Once again this film too is based on a novel of the same name by Gillian Flynn.A mystery thriller, Gone Girl talks about Amy Elliott Dunne (Rosamund Pike) who goes missing on the day of her 5th wedding anniversary with her husband Nick Dunne (Ben Affleck). Gone Girl is scheduled for release on 3rd October.Continue reading “David Fincher’s “Gone Girl”: Trailer”

David Fincher’s The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Movie Review

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is based on the famous Swedish Millennium Trilogy by Stieg Larsson. Like many others I have read all the 3 novels and I have relished each of them. It is always a Catch 22 situation when you go to watch a movie after reading the book its based on; as you envisioned it a way, and the Director might have portrayed it quite differently when compared to your vision. In this case even more when the first part of Swedish Movie has been such a cult among cinegoers. Though the same cannot be said of the second and third part of the Swedish Television Series. Then there is the classic disaster of the American Version of the Swedish Original Let the Right One In, we all know how bad the American Version was. But coming to the Hollywood remake of The Girl with the Dragon Tatoo then this is not an ordinary Remake, at the helm we have David Fincher one of the best American Filmmakers to emerge from Hollywood of late.Continue reading “David Fincher’s The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Movie Review”