Win DVD’s of Avengers: Age of Ultron

Mad About Moviez (MAM) and Home Entertainment Services by Sony DADC bring to you Avengers: Age of Ultron 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 Avengers: Age of Ultron”

‘AVENGERS – AGE OF THE ULTRON’ NOW AVAILABLE ON HOME VIDEO FROM SONY DADC

‘Home Entertainment Services by Sony DADC’, India’s leading home entertainment content provider in India, releases the action packed super-hero adventure film ‘AVENGERS: AGE OF THE ULTRON’ on 3D Blu-ray, Blu-ray & DVD. The third-highest-grossing film of 2015, features an ensemble cast and is written and directed by Joss Whedon. Proclaimed as “Epic in every sense of the word”, Marvel Studios global phenomenon ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ brings together the Avengers once again to defeat Ultron, a mechanical artificial intelligence bent on human extinction.Continue reading “‘AVENGERS – AGE OF THE ULTRON’ NOW AVAILABLE ON HOME VIDEO FROM SONY DADC”

Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) Movie Review

What do we expect from superhero movies not directed by Christopher Nolan? Badass action, a plausible but not very deep storyline, and funny punchlines. Well, yes, we love Nolan’s humanisation of Batman, but won’t we rather have our superheroes kicking the shit out of baddies than ruminate about life’s problems? And when there’s a plethora of equally powerful men and an amazing woman coming together to save the world, we want to marvel at what they are doing (no pun intended). Agreed, alien forces keep attacking the world and a bunch of Americans always save us. Heck, so what, as long as we are entertained!Continue reading “Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) Movie Review”

Television: No Longer a Idiot Box

Television 2.0

It’s a golden age for television and as I say that the mind wanders to think of Game Of Thrones and True Detective. But to be really fair to the numerous people who thrive and strive on small screen there is equally exciting and overtly creative shows coming from all directions. Television is more cut-throat than ever, where shows as exciting as Firefly (Joss Whedon), Alphas, Almost Human (Producer J. J Abrams)gets cancelled based on the obnoxious Nielsen Media Research. That being said Netflix has come as ray of hope for all the people doped on TV (and doom for the networks) with their original series which are so top-notch in terms of everything that it’s baffling. Shows like Orange is the new Black, House of Cards . What we have on television is equally or more superior than anything that goes on movies in terms of plots and stories. The obvious terrific ones I have mentioned above and then there are stuff like The Newsroom, Boardwalk Empire, Ray Donovan, Sons of Anarchy, Mad Men, Silicon Valley, Person Of Interest, Louie, Justified, Veep, Deadwood. All of them unique in the true sense not just in genres but also in terms of tone and feel, yet I feel that I have barely scratched the surface here. I have not mentioned some more obvious ones which I will, when I do my top 5 television shows post.Continue reading “Television: No Longer a Idiot Box”

The Cabin In The Woods! A much deserved tribute to a much maligned genre!

Let me begin by saying that I am not much of a horror fan. The reasons are many. The main reason being, I am unable to suspend my disbelief enough to take the on-screen happenings (You may kick me in the ass and ask me how I watch desi movies) with a fistful of salt. And the fact is, for some reason, other than The Omen (1976), which had me so frightened as a 16 year old that I couldn’t sleep for 2 nights (Thanks to Jerry Goldsmith’s genius soundtrack) and to an extent The Evil Dead (In my defence, I was 11), Most horror movies haven’t provided me with anything more than a momentary fright. But yeah, they do prove to be quite entertaining, especially after downing a few beers.

Therefore, I was quite sceptical while entering the theatre to watch Cabin in the Woods. The critic gang on Twitter had been raving about the movie ever since it released and they made a really big deal about it releasing in India with only a few minor cuts and all. But then, I was bored and given that my only other option was Rowdy Rathore, I figured, Chalo, Dekh lete hai. And to make it better, there were hardly 15 people in the entire hall (Made me wish I’d taken a girl along).

So, the movie pretty much runs with 2 plots in the beginning, One being that of 2 technicians (Richard Jenkins and Bradley Whitford) in a research facility about to start work on a new operation and the other being that of 5 friends headed to a cabin owned by Curt (Chris Hemsworth)’s cousin. As the story progresses, we realize that the 2 plots are connected and that nothing is what it seems (as it always is in a horror movie). One by one, the friends start getting killed off, all leading up to a rather surprising end.

Now, it is quite evident from the get go that this movie is NOT just another run of the mill horror movie. The director, Drew Goddard who’s a frequent collaborator of Joss Whedon and has directed quite a few episodes of Lost, Alias, and Buffy and has also written Cloverfield is a pucca horror fanboy and it shows in every scene. Drew and Joss Whedon pay rich tributes to almost every horror movie that has come out over the past 30-40 years with the enthusiasm of fanboys.

The movie plays with your mind quite well. It indulges you by letting you predict what happens next till it suddenly wallops you with one hell of a twist. I gotta admit, the last 30 minutes of the movie is a much deserved reward for EVERY horror movie buff out there. The movie has been intelligently written and paced quite well with not even one dull moment. The performances are decent with the stand out performance being by Fran Kranz playing the stoner, Marty.

A fun movie folks! Go watch and enjoy. Not great cinema, but good enough.

The movie has been released in very limited screens across India on 1st June 2012. Watch the trailer below:

The Avengers – Unleash The Kid In You

Warning – Spoiler Alert

I had my doubts when I went to watch The Avengers. The biggest worry was that the story would concentrate too much on the characters (superheroes played by several superstars) and in the process making it about them and not the movie. However, 30 minutes in to the film that feeling pretty much faded. The plot is as simple as  Mark Ruffalo is when he is Bruce Banner and not The Hulk.  Joss Whedon keeps the story telling simple but he doesn’t miss out on getting the right mix of characters and plot plus he never deviates from the main plot which can so easily happen if it is not done right and in the crowd of these actors.Continue reading “The Avengers – Unleash The Kid In You”

Trailer of The Avengers

The year 2012 is already looking special especially for those who love superhero films. Along with Christopher Nolan‘s The Dark Knight Rises we also have Joss Whedon‘s The Avengers to look out for. The Avengers tells the story of Nick Fury, director of the peacekeeping organization S.H.I.E.L.D., who recruits superhero’s Iron Man, Hulk, Thor and Captain America  to save the world from destruction.Continue reading “Trailer of The Avengers”