The Accountant: Trailer

The-Accountant-New-PosterPost the acclaimed sports drama Warrior (Tom Hardy, Joel Edgerton), director Gavin O’Connor is back with The Accountant. The film narrates the story of an accountant (Ben Affleck) who forges the accounts for his clients. Besides Affleck, the film stars Anna Kendrick, Jon Bernthal, J K Simmons and John Lithgow.Continue reading “The Accountant: Trailer”

Kong: Skull Island: Trailer

Kong Skull Island PosterKong: Skull Island is a forthcoming action-adventure monster film directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts and written by Max Borenstein, John Gatins, Dan Gilroy, and Derek Connolly. A reboot of the King Kong franchise, it will serve as the second installment in Legendary’s Godzilla–Kong film series. It stars an ensemble cast, featuring Tom Hiddleston, Brie Larson,Samuel L. Jackson, Jason Mitchell, Corey Hawkins, Toby Kebbell, Tom Wilkinson, Terry Notary, John Goodman, and John C. Reilly. Continue reading “Kong: Skull Island: Trailer”

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”

Godzilla, world’s most revered monster, now arrives on home video

The king of the monsters is reborn as Home Entertainment Services by Sony DADC releases this science – fiction monster film Godzilla on 3D Blu-ray, Blu-ray, DVD & Auto-play DVD. Based on the character ‘Godzilla’ owned and created by TOHO CO., LTD., the movie is a reboot of the famous Godzilla franchise and retells the origins of the iconic monster in current times. A powerful story of human courage and reconciliation in the face of enormous forces of the nature when the awe inspiring Godzilla rises to restore the balance as humanity stands defenseless.

An epic action adventure directed by Gareth Edwards, Godzilla  stars Aaron Taylor-Johnson (“Kick-Ass”), Oscar® nominee Ken Watanabe (“The Last Samurai,” “Inception”), Elizabeth Olsen (“Martha Marcy May Marlene”), Oscar® winner Juliette Binoche (“The English Patient,” “Cosmopolis”), and Oscar® nominee Sally Hawkins (“Blue Jasmine”), alongside Oscar® nominee David Strathairn (“Good Night, and Good Luck.,” “The Bourne Legacy”) and Bryan Cranston (“Argo,” TV’s “Breaking Bad”).Continue reading “Godzilla, world’s most revered monster, now arrives on home video”

Win Free DVD’s of Godzilla (2014)

Mad About Moviez (MAM) and Home Entertainment Services by Sony DADC bring to you  Godzilla Contest, wherein you can a win DVD of the film.Here are the details of the contest.All participants have to start off by liking the Facebook page of Sony DADC.You need to answer just 2 easy questionsContinue reading “Win Free DVD’s of Godzilla (2014)”

WARNER BROS. PICTURES AND LEGENDARY PICTURES GODZILLA ARRIVES ONTO DIGITAL HD, BLU-RAY 3D, BLU-RAY AND DVD

Nature controls man, not the other way around, in “Godzilla,” arriving onto Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD from September 11 from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. An epic action adventure directed by Gareth Edwards (“Monsters”), Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Legendary Pictures’ “Godzilla” is the long-awaited big screen return of the King of the Monsters.

Godzilla” stars Aaron Taylor-Johnson (“Kick-Ass”), Oscar® nominee Ken Watanabe (“The Last Samurai,” “Inception”), Elizabeth Olsen (“Martha Marcy May Marlene”), Oscar® winner Juliette Binoche (“The English Patient,” “Cosmopolis”), and Oscar® nominee Sally Hawkins (“Blue Jasmine”), alongside Oscar® nominee David Strathairn (“Good Night, and Good Luck.,” “The Bourne Legacy”) and Bryan Cranston (“Argo,” TV’s “Breaking Bad”).Continue reading “WARNER BROS. PICTURES AND LEGENDARY PICTURES GODZILLA ARRIVES ONTO DIGITAL HD, BLU-RAY 3D, BLU-RAY AND DVD”

Godzilla (2014) Movie Review: A Reboot Which Goes Beyond the “Size Does Matter” Logic

Godzilla_(2014)_posterBy 1998 we were in an era where economic liberalization had more or less set in comfortably in India. Coca-Cola had made a re-entry into the country a few years earlier (1994) and more and more new MNC’s were entering India. On the entertainment front too things looked good as Hollywood films which earlier used to take months or even 1-2 years to reach India, now started seeing faster releases, settling down to same day releases with the U.S and U.K too, especially in case of the big films. Not just that with the success of sci-fi monster and disaster films in India like Jurassic Park, Independence Day etc, the Hollywood Studios knew that this was not a market to be ignored anymore. Hence in 1998 when Roland Emmerich’s Godzilla was ready to be released, the film was all around us. With it’s by now popular “Size Does Matter” tagline, Godzilla was literally shoved down our throats in a way. Its promotional campaign is still remembered today, starting with the teaser that was initially unleashed.Continue reading “Godzilla (2014) Movie Review: A Reboot Which Goes Beyond the “Size Does Matter” Logic”

“Godzilla definitely represents a force of nature”: Gareth Edwards

What was your first thought when you found out you would be directing Godzilla?

Gareth Edwards- Can you bleep things out? “Holy fuck!” Yeah, I think it was something like that. Yeah.

Is this a dream gig for you?

Gareth Edwards – It’s kind of a dream, and a bit of a nightmare gig, in that whoever does this movie– You can’t screw it up. There’s a lot of pressure. And to be honest, I was nervous about doing it. But it was just one notch less nervous than I was about not doing it. Like, the idea of living your life and now walking around a city, and seeing billboards and going, “Aw, I got offered that and I said no.” I couldn’t have lived with myself, really. It’s such a great opportunity.Continue reading ““Godzilla definitely represents a force of nature”: Gareth Edwards”

Pacific Rim Movie Review : Pathetically Grim

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Pacific Rim is a Guillermo del Toro film. Let me say that again because it’s little a hard to believe. Pacific Rim is a Guillermo del Toro film. The first time I saw the promo of this film, I said to myself it’s going to be really stupid. Then again it has been quite a few times that I have been proven wrong and it’s something that I am proud of. However the amount of excitement this movie had among people, it was as if 18 year old gals watching The Beatles for the first time was pretty insane.

Being a Guillermo del Toro film you need to have  a certain to-do list and tick things off individually. Beautiful colors which is almost like a painting on celluloid-Check. Needs to have strong character development – box not checked. For story and screenplay -the tick box didn’t exist for this film, so couldn’t check. It is the most indigestible part about the movie. There is no clear plot, it goes in so many directions leaving you dazed and confused. What this film does is that it takes a route similar to Alien’s V/S Predators . It takes Transformers and Godzilla and merges them, so the originality part is taken away from Kaiju. Then they sprinkle it with the most painful cliches with which you have been tortured over the years and as a result you have to sit through over two hours of that. The film tries to do so much with Jaegers, inner demons, father daughter relationship, father son, two brothers and most important Kaiju Jaegers fight, that they don’t get anything right. It has no clear direction and everything seemed to be just touched upon without any deep emotional bond.

Of course, the only reason this movie seemed to be made in the first place was for the Jaegers and Kaiju action sequences, which were quite less compared to everything else in the movie which just go on and on. And you know all along, how it’s going to end. What’s disappointing about the action sequences where the Kaijus are destroying the world looks right, yet everything seems so glossy and beautiful as if it was a good thing. If it’s a story about Monster v/s Robots ,then everything around should be destroyed and battered with an ugly scenario all around. There should be chaos and mayhem people should be running around and you must be scared, but it was just too glossy which made it very laidback kind of action film and you don’t want that. We rave about Hollywood for its CGI and it is just amazing how good the CGI is. But, it is just sad that sometimes all you see in the movie is CGI.

Paicfic RimAbout the performances, the less said the better. There were couple of scenes where I just couldn’t resist and laughed out loud. And what’s strange is that they are not all bad actors. There is just no character development, no emotional conflict so the actors are as expressionless as the Jaegers in the film. And what it did was, not letting us being able to connect with the characters so we did not care as to what happens to them. They were so hell bent on robots that the writers ignored the humans. The comic element just seemed forced and out of place. The run time did not help as well, it was too long and at times too tedious to sit through.

I get what Pacific Rim is trying to do, it is suppose to be this mindless action film. But there is a thin line between a mindless summer blockbuster and something half hearted and this seemed half hearted. There are way better films which deserves your whistles and claps. Man Of Steel, Iron Man 3, Skyfall which despite the flaws manage to complete your craving for entertainment and then there is above everything else entertaining films like The Avengers. Pacific Rim just feels empty and hollow and just praying that if they are making a sequel to this it will be better than what they dished out and considering the bar, it must not be too difficult.