Atomic Blonde is a 2017 American action spy thriller film directed by David Leitch and written by Kurt Johnstad, based on Antony Johnston and Sam Hart‘s 2012 graphic novel The Coldest City, which revolves around a spy who has to find a list of double agents who are being smuggled into the West. The film stars Charlize Theron, James McAvoy, John Goodman, Til Schweiger, Eddie Marsan, Sofia Boutella, and Toby Jones. This will be Leitch’s first solo credit as director, after co-directing John Wick with Chad Stahelski.Continue reading “Atomic Blonde: Trailer”
PATRIOTS DAY is the third collaboration between director Peter Berg and leading man Mark Wahlberg. And like the previous two movies, LONE SURVIVOR and DEEPWATER HORIZON, this too is based on a real-life incident. A formula that Berg is perfecting, this time he opts to retell the tragic Boston Marathon bombings of 2013, with a screenplay based on the book, Boston Strong.
Mark Wahlberg plays a fictional character, Tommy Saunders, whom the writers planted in the screenplay as a binding factor, while the narrative span across the events from the day of the tragic Marathon day right until the capture of the actual bombers.Continue reading “Patriots Day (2016) Movie Review: Strength in Pain!”
Kong: 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”
Mankind has always witnessed wars from time immemorial, bringing with it destruction and calamities with varying proportions. The two World Wars in particular over the last century brought about alignments and re-alignments among Nations as they fought for pride and a host of various other reasons. The Second World War (1939-45) affected almost all the Countries directly or indirectly and this was a period which saw not just devastation but also one man’s greed almost endangering the lives of millions of people. While Adolf Hitler’s plans of conquering the World are known to one and all, what’s not that commonly known is the fact that the Nazis under Hitler were also going about plundering art work and monuments across Europe, supposedly to be concentrated in a huge museum in Germany once the war ended. Despite the Nazis ending up on the losing side of the war, they would have succeeded largely in their attempt to plunder and/or destroy art, if not for a bunch of spirited men from the Allied Armies who went on to constitute the Monuments, Fine Arts and Archives Program (MFAA), also known as Monuments Men.Continue reading “The Monuments Men (2014) Movie Review: A Tale of Art, World History and Persevering Men”
Language : English | Running Time : 105 Minutes | Director : Joel & Ethan Coen
The 60s in America. For a music fan, it is the decade when folk music really took over. Bob Dylan came to notice and the rest as they say, is history. For a person who reads books, it was the time when The Beat Generation’s legacy was confirmed. Ginsberg quoting men and women started to be a thing and Greenwich Village came to be known as the birthplace for cultural movements of the 60s. Inside Llewyn Davis is a story about a man who was part of the place but someone who was at the sidelines, when things were beginning to take off. The Coen Brothers make a period film of a folk musician in The Village, trying to make it big.Continue reading “Inside Llewyn Davis (2013): Pure Transcendental Coens Magic”
How do people achieve success in their respective fields? Is it just pure hard work or are there other factors which come into play.If you have read Malcolm Gladwell‘s Outliers ,you may remember the part where in Gladwell discusses and explains how not only passion and hard work but many other variable factors come into play to make a person successful. Inside Llewyn Davis about a folk singer Llewyn Davis who wants to make a career in music, but he is unsuccessful in doing so. Set in 1961’s New York’s folk music scene, the film traces the journey of the talented but unsuccessful Llewyn Davis.
What a better way to start the movie about music,with music itself.The music is mesmerizing and hypnotic, this also marks the return of T-Bone Burnett with Coen Brothers. Llewyn Davis has some talent, but his skills to handle relationships in real world leaves a lot to be desired. We see his darker shades on various occasions like when he tries to disturb an old lady who sings at a pub. He is hell bent on destroying himself,if you think pragmatically, Llewyn Davis is stuck in a vicious circle. It seems his next big break is soon but it never materializes somehow. Continue reading “Inside Llewyn Davis (2013) Movie Review : A Coen Brothers Masterpiece”
Pixar studios have always been the name in the industry to watch out for. They single-handedly revolutionized the animation industry. And yet, for all the awesome computer generated imagery they put up on-screen, they also showed that the team behind it is, after all, human thanks to the last few disappointments.
After providing modern-day classics one after another, Pixar did slip up with the Cars franchise and then their last attempt, Brave was also largely a hit and miss affair. Not only did it give the other studios a chance to make a mark, but it also forced Pixar to work around their already established titles instead of brainstorming for more original ones. I mean, besides this Monster prequel, we also got Planes – a Cars spin-off, and a Finding Dory slated for 2015. That really got people talking and worried.Continue reading “Monster University Review: Pixar Aiming for Better Grades!”
I have always stated that writers make absolutely terrific directors and Ben Affleck is the face of my argument. Gone Baby Gone, The Town, Chasing Amy, Good Will Hunting (obviously I won’t miss that) and now Argo. (If any one of you talk about Pearl Harbor as a “good” movie, then you obviously do not have a clue about what I am talking and do not need to read further)Continue reading “AaaaaRGO Watch the movie!”
Cast: Denzel Washington, Kelly Reilly, Don Cheadle, Bruce Greenwood, Mellisa Leo, Nadine Velazquez, John Goodman
Directed by Robert Zemeckis
Distributed by Paramount Pictures
Like most fans of mainstream Hollywood, I too am happy to see a director like Robert Zemeckis return to live action. True, the man may have put in too much effort and time in pushing the mo-cap and 3D technology to the forefront. However now with every other film maker having, more or less, jumped onto the technology wave, it is only fitting that Robert Zemeckis returns back to the core basis. But even with his new feature film Flight (his first since 2000’s Cast Away), it seem the man is busy trying to tackle new frontiers by consciously stepping out of his comfort zone.