Crimson Peak (2015) Movie Review : Ghosts? Yes. Horror? No

When was the last time we saw a story about ghosts and their pasts, without the mandatory jarring music and thrills are every turn? A while. So for those who love deliciously atmospheric set pieces in the genre of the super natural mysteries, Crimson Peak will prove to be a delight.Continue reading “Crimson Peak (2015) Movie Review : Ghosts? Yes. Horror? No”

The Martian (2015) Movie Review: Ridley Scott Returns to Form with an Engaging Survival Tale

Tales of survival are something that have always appealed to me, perhaps from the time I read Daniel Defoe’s classic novel, Robinson Crusoe way back in school. I’m sure I have the company of several like-minded people, no wonder that time and again we have had films based on survival being made, quite a few of them succeeding as well. Be it Cast Away, Life of Pi, Gravity, 127 Hours and many other such films, I always wonder what is it about these films that appeals to us so much. Is it the element of thrill, is it because of one or more person’s fight against odds for basic survival or is it an underlying fear of what if something like this was to happen to us? Most likely it’s a combination of all these and hence books and movies on survival will continue getting made, the better ones getting appreciated as well. One of the more anticipated Hollywood biggies of this year, Ridley Scott’s The Martian is one such film and it finally opened in theatres Worldwide a few days ago.Continue reading “The Martian (2015) Movie Review: Ridley Scott Returns to Form with an Engaging Survival Tale”

Win DVD’s of Interstellar

Interstellar MAMMad About Moviez (MAM) and Home Entertainment Services by Sony DADC bring to you Interstellar 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 Interstellar”

A Most Violent Year (2014) Movie Review: Risky Business!

Cast: Oscar Issac, Jessica Chastain, Albert Brooks, David Oyelowo, Elyes Gabel
Directed by J.C Chandor
Screened at the Dubai Film Festival 2014

To make an interesting movie out of something absolutely boring seems to be J.C. Chandor’s mission statement. And he is mighty good at it.

He proved it with his debut where he made a thriller out of a Wall Street talkie (Margin Call), and followed it up with the critically acclaimed survival tale All Is Lost featuring Robert Redford. And this year, Chandor takes the challenge of bringing to the screen a story about a couple trying to keep their heating-oil business from going up in flames. And the results – a hard gritty drama that once again does the magic.Continue reading “A Most Violent Year (2014) Movie Review: Risky Business!”

Interstellar (2014) Movie Review: Love, Love Me Do, Maybe More.

The review contains SPOILERS

Language : English | Running Time : 169 Minutes | Director : Christopher Nolan

As usual, a Christopher Nolan film has generated enough polarizing views. How can it not? We are talking about a filmmaker whom a legion considers their God.  This set of audience has gone on to claim that “Interstellar” is a work of so many great things in it that it is not only comparable to Stanley Kubrick’s “2001: A Space Odyssey” but also better than it. There’s another set of audience who didn’t understand the vision or the packaging of Nolan’s tale that they’ve dismissed it as silly, with some people going s far as bringing their dusty old physics text books out to argue about the wormholes and space-time continuum. These are the people the film isn’t aimed for. Then there are people like me who were bowled over by Christopher Nolan’s ability to churn yet another blockbuster, a studio film packaged to convince us that there’s more meat than bones and fell in love with much of the richness in offer but also have to differ in placing both the filmmaker and the movie on a pedestal.
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Interstellar (2014) Movie Review: “Gracious.” “No, But Efficient.”

Interstellar_ALT_ArtowrkReportedly, Christopher Nolan walked up to composer Hans Zimmer and gave him a really short story about a father leaving his son for some unspecified reason. Hans Zimmer wrote something in a day, and that’s the music Nolan used for Interstellar, an epic about humanity looking for an extraterrestrial home because of the impending death of the earth and a dad being forced to leave his daughter by his sense of duty. I found this out after the end of the film, and the whole movie I was thinking that it was being made significantly more awesome by the music. There’s nothing better for a movie about space exploration as a lethal taskmaster as well as the frontier of human knowledge than a melancholy and poignant score as opposed to the deep bass thrums Zimmer usually puts in Nolan’s movies.Continue reading “Interstellar (2014) Movie Review: “Gracious.” “No, But Efficient.””

Interstellar: Trailer

Interstellar PosterAny film of Christopher Nolan is keenly awaited and so its no surprise that his forthcoming film Interstellar is probably one of the most keenly awaited Hollywood films in recent times. Written by the Nolan brothers, Christopher and Jonathan, Interstellar features a formidable star cast comprising of Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, Michael Caine etc. Interstellar is due for a Worldwide release on 7th November this year.Continue reading “Interstellar: Trailer”

Christopher Nolan’s ‘Interstellar’ first poster

Interstellar

Christopher Nolan’s new upcoming movie ‘Interstellar’, an American science fiction film starring Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hattway, Jessica Chastain, Bill Irwin, Ellen Burstyn and Michael Caine in the lead roles. The film features a team of space travellers who travel through a wormhole.

 

The movie is set to release worldwide on 7th November, 2014

Golden Globe Nominations- 2013

The nominations for the 70th Golden Globe Awards were announced a short while ago. The presentation ceremony will be on 13th January, 2013. Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln leads the list by bagging 7 nominations, followed by Django Unchained and Argo with 5 each and Zero Dark Thirty with 4.  And Life of Pi has got 3 nominations.Given below is the complete list of nominees. So whom will you be rooting for?Continue reading “Golden Globe Nominations- 2013”