Blade Runner 2049: Official Teaser Trailer

Blade Runner 2049 is a forthcoming 2017 American neo-noir science fiction film directed by Denis Villeneuve and written by Hampton Fancher and Michael Green. It is the sequel to Blade Runner (1982) and sees Harrison Ford reprise his role as Rick Deckard. It is due for set for release on October 6, 2017. Ryan Gosling plays the film’s lead, while Ford returrns back as Rick Deckard. The film also features Ana de Armas, Sylvia Hoeks, Robin Wright, Mackenzie Davis, Carla Juri, Lennie James, Dave Bautista, and Jared Leto.Continue reading “Blade Runner 2049: Official Teaser Trailer”

Sicario (2015) Movie Review: Moody, Intense and Well Crafted Crime Thriller

There used to be a time when cops where the good guys and the gangsters always the bad guys, at least that’s what the crime thrillers wanted us to feel. Of course later on over the years as cinema began to get a lot more progressive we started seeing a lot more realism in films. All of a sudden we started questioning ourselves whether all gangsters are bad and if all cops are indeed good. Don’t we keep hearing of so many rogue cops and also of gangsters who are principled and with a heart of gold? Every now and then the line gets blurred, making us often wonder which side to support especially if the protagonist is a cop, but a rogue cop at that. In such cases often it’s a case of personal judgement, after all life isn’t always black or white; there are so many aspects which are actually grey all over, a little bit of both sides adding to their character.Continue reading “Sicario (2015) Movie Review: Moody, Intense and Well Crafted Crime Thriller”

Sicario: Trailer

sicarioDenis Villeneuve is one of the most exciting directors around. After wowing cinephiles across the globe with films like Incendies, Enemy and Prisoners he is back with his forthcoming feature called Sicario.

In Mexico, Sicario means hitman. In the lawless border area stretching between the U.S. and Mexico, an idealistic FBI agent is enlisted by an elite government task force official to aid in the escalating war against drugs. Led by an enigmatic consultant with a questionable past, the team sets out on a clandestine journey forcing Kate (Emily Blunt) to question everything that she believes in order to survive.

The screenplay is written by Taylor Sheridan and it also stars Benicio Del Toro, Jon Bernthal, Josh Brolin among others.

Here’s the trailer:

The Best of Hollywood: 2013

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”

The 10 Best Film Scores of 2013

FilmscoreImagine a movie with no sound at all. The movie would be just a series of photographs moving at 24 frames per second for an hour and a half or more. Even silent films used to have live orchestra to keep the audience invested for the running time. In this age it is practically impossible for us to not have a score for a film and when not talk about it prominently after watching a movie. In the last 12 months, there have been some amazing film scores, some of them defining and moving, elevating a film to the next level. Here, I try to pick out 10 of the best scores from movies this year.Continue reading “The 10 Best Film Scores of 2013”