In the perfect world – everything ought to be awesome. And with THE LEGO MOVIE, it did manage to capture that idea and make it come alive on the big screen. It was a perfect template to pick and choose characters from various intellectual properties and have fun with the toys and make a story around it as you go along. It struck a chord with the inner child in us and went on to stand out as one of the best movies of that year.Continue reading “THE LEGO BATMAN MOVIE Review: Not So Serious!”
Marvel may have started this superhero race at the screens near you a decade back, and if their latest offering, Doctor Strange is anything to go by, it is certain that they have no signs of stopping matters anytime soon. For the folks at Marvel Studios surely know how to deliver a solid origin story, and they have done it splendidly well this time too.
Depiction of India or Indians in films produced in the west has mostly not only been inaccurate but to an extent has been outrageous. With the advent of social media, globalisation and lot of ease made in traveling, one would expect to get to know about each other better than ever. This probably might be why such bigotries among the west and its film makers are reduced, if not completely among the new age cinemas. But shouldn’t the Indians themselves be blamed for this by doing very little to show their might by not speaking enough to the world through the medium of cinema? Let’s take a look at some of the movies that were completely harsh, some a little with its own share of imprecisions and some, kind enough to show India and its countrymen in good light.Continue reading “Through The Lens Of Western Cinema: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly”
Filmmakers have always been a easy target for politicians across the globe. Be it Hitler or the democratic government of India, every regime in the modern world has used its effectiveness for its gain, by collaborating with or by attacking them for the evils in the society. Even Hollywood which considers itself as a bastion of freedom has bowed down to censorship under Hitler’s regime and now under China and even India. Continue reading “Trumbo (2015) Movie Review: The Dark Ages of Hollywood”
Hardly a week back, Rajkumar Hirani and Vidhu Vinod Chopra threw a bash in Mumbai to celebrate PK’s unprecedented success in China – an unconventional and largely untapped territory for Hindi films. The event was attended by a visibly beefed up Aamir Khan, Anushka Sharma and other cast and crew of the film. Around the same time, in the same bustling and humid Mumbai, the members of the fabled Bhatt Camp were huddling and wondering what exactly went wrong with their ambitious Hamari Adhuri Kahani. Like they say, every Friday fortunes fluctuate in Mumbai and few would know it better than the Bhatt brothers – Mahesh and Mukesh – who produced the Emraan Hashmi-Vidya Balan starrer. So while PK has taken Bollywood to dizzying new heights (in terms of business) by grossing over a staggering 100 crores in China, back home in India, things do not look so bright for a film that’s backed by one of the most reliable and profitable film production houses.Continue reading “Box Office: Why Should Bollywood be Wary of Its American Big Brother”
Mad About Moviez (MAM) and Home Entertainment Services by Sony DADC bring to you American Sniper 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 questions:-Continue reading “Win DVD’s of “American Sniper””
Emraan Hashmi is one actor who can do both an A grade film and a B grade film with ease, very few actors can do that. Emraan has been experimenting with his roles over the last two years, but the results have not been favourable. Hi last two films despite being what you’d call as typical commercial films, failed to garner moolah at the box office.
Most of us are familiar with H.G.Wells novel (The Invisible Man), it remains a perennial favourite among generations, and Bollywood has already made a few as far as I know in which the leading man turns invisible. Of these my personal favourite is Gayab, I prefer it over the much loved Mr. India.Continue reading “Mr. X (2015) Movie Review: Invisible Script”
Ethan Hawke (Before trilogy, Boyhood) profiles the classical piano player and teacher Seymour Bernstein in this Sundance selected documentary: Seymour: An Introduction. Considered to be an inspiring teacher beloved by many, who left his career to become a techer, Ethan Hawke chronicles stories from his life with insight and affection.
The film premiered on 30th August, 2014 at Telluride.
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Chaitanya Tamhane’s provocative film, ‘Court’, which premiered and won two major awards at the prestigious Venice Film festival, has been acquired by New York based Zeitgeist Films, for U.S. distribution.
Opening to rave reviews, ‘Court’ won two coveted awards at Venice – the Orizzonti award for Best Film and the Lion of the Future award for a Debut Film. Lauded for its thought-provoking take on India’s judicial system, it generated a strong buzz on the festival circuit last year, playing at 19 festivals and winning sixteen awards.Continue reading “Chaitanya Tamhane’s ‘Court’ Acquired By Zeitgeist Films For U.S. Distribution”