Eddie the Eagle (2016) Movie Review: This Eagle Soars High

There are movies that make you laugh, some that make you cry and then there are some you just watch with a dumb smile on your face throughout. A smile that stays with you long after the credits have rolled, the lights have been switched on and the ushers have started asking you to leave because they need to get the auditorium ready for the next show. (Disclaimer: I didn’t see this in the theatre, but you get the drift, don’t you? 🙂 )Continue reading “Eddie the Eagle (2016) Movie Review: This Eagle Soars High”

Trailer Of X Men: Apocalypse

X Men Apoclaypse2016 seems to be the year of superhero clashes. After Batman v.Superman: Dawn Of Justice opened to mixed reviews few weeks ago, Captain America and Iron Man will soon battle it out in Captain America: Civil War. Also releasing this year is X Men: Apocalypse – the latest installment of the X Men franchise. While much of the spotlight was hogged by Batman vs. Superman & Captain America: Civil War, the latest X Men film got a bit overlooked.

But by the looks of it’s latest trailer, we may have yet another great addition to one of the longest running and most exciting superhero film franchise. And it may just about surpass the other superhero films this year.  Continue reading “Trailer Of X Men: Apocalypse”

‘CHAPPiE’ ARRIVES ON HOME VIDEO FROM SONY DADC

‘Home Entertainment Services by Sony DADC’ releases CHAPPiE on Blu-ray and DVD formats. An action, science fiction film from director Neill Blomkamp of the District 9 fame, CHAPPiE tells the story of a robot imbued with artificial intelligence who is stolen by two local gangsters who want to use him for their own wicked purposes.Continue reading “‘CHAPPiE’ ARRIVES ON HOME VIDEO FROM SONY DADC”

Chappie (2015) Movie Review: Tin Man meets RoboCop

Language: English | Running Time: 120 Minutes | Director: Neill Blomkamp

There’s a very dystopian look looming over Johannesburg. When you realise this is a Neill Blomkamp film, it doesn’t surprise because his career has been developed building tales with rubble and despair taking over humanity. “Chappie”, his third feature film, is about the story of a robot who is artificially intelligent, becomes “conscious” and the resulting chaos and learning from the scenario.Continue reading “Chappie (2015) Movie Review: Tin Man meets RoboCop”

Pan: Official Teaser Trailer

Pan PosterFilmmaker Joe Wright who has made films including Pride and Prejudice (2005), Atonement (2007), Hanna (2011) etc is now bringing to us Pan, a fantasy film. Pan is the origin story of Peter Pan and Captain Hook and will be releasing in July 2015. The film features Levi Miller (Peter Pan), Hugh Jackman (Blackbeard), Garett Hedlund (Hook), Rooney Mara (Tiger Lily), Amanda Seyfried (Pan’s mother Mary etc). Continue reading “Pan: Official Teaser Trailer”

Chappie: Trailer

Chappie Poster 2Neill Blomkamp shot to fame with his very first feature film, the very interesting indie sci-fi film District 9 (2009). He then went on to make Elysium (2013) and is now ready with his third film, Chappie. Shot again in South Africa (like District 9), Chappie is based on Neill’s own short film Tetra Vaal. Chappie is a sci-fi film which is all set to be released by Columbia Pictures on March 6th,2015. The film has Sharlto Copley (voice of Chappie), Hugh Jackman, Dev Patel, Sigourney Weaver etc.Continue reading “Chappie: Trailer”

Parents in Hollywood: 2013

Prisoners-Jack Gyllenhaal and Hugh Jackman
Prisoners-Jack Gyllenhaal and Hugh Jackman

While I definitely have bashed Hindi films quite a bit in some of my posts, I also agree that Hollywood is no guidebook of filmmaking. Yet, it’s also true that for all the junk that the American Film Industry furnishes, it also brings out a pretty diverse and healthy mix of movies every year. This post of mine today does not elaborate on the width of movies produced every year; however, it explores a certain dimension of relationships portrayed on screen. The focus here is the portrayal of parental characters in the Hollywood movies of 2013.

Continue reading “Parents in Hollywood: 2013”

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”

Prisoners(2013): A Dread and a Delight

Language : English | Running Time : 153 Minutes | Director : Denis Villeneuve

Prisoners poster
Prisoners poster

Towards the first hour of the film, Keller Dover(Hugh Jackman) when he is with the man he believes committed the crime of abducting his daughter, cries out – “He is not a man” . It is the reaction of a father whose child is missing and he doesn’t know if she is dead or alive, is he is safe or has been hurt. Continue reading “Prisoners(2013): A Dread and a Delight”