Detroit: Trailer

Detroit is a forthcoming American historical crime drama thriller film directed by Kathryn Bigelow and written by Mark Boal based on the 1967 Detroit riot. Previously Kathryn Bigelow and Mark Boal had successfully collaborated on films like The Hurt Locker (2009) and Zero Dark Thirty (2012). The release is being timed to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the event.The film stars John Boyega, Will Poulter, Algee Smith, Jacob Latimore, Jason Mitchell, Hannah Murray, Kaitlyn Dever, Jack Reynor, Ben O’Toole, John Krasinski and Anthony Mackie. The film will be released on August 4, 2017. Continue reading “Detroit: Trailer”

The Road To Oscars 2013 : The Nominees

Like every year, the nominations for this year in major categories are filled with a mixed bag of movies. Some excellent, some mediocre and some that make you wonder what made the Academy vote for them.  Here is a low down on this year’s nominees in no particular order: 

Life of Pi

Is this another case like Slumdog Millionaire where Indian exotica is enamoring a Western audience but not finding much favour within India itself? Probably. For those who have read Yann Martel’s Booker Prize winning book, the movie is several shades paler. It’s hokey views on religion take away a lot from the film. What redeems it is the effectual use of 3D and special effects. Ang Lee films a book which I never imagined would see the dark of a cinema hall. A boy and his tiger are stranded on a lifeboat in the middle of the sea. How the tiger plays the central character forms the highlight of the film. It may not win in major categories but Oscars for visual effects are beckoning.Continue reading “The Road To Oscars 2013 : The Nominees”

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”

Trailer of Kathryn Bigelow's "Zero Dark Thirty"

Ok so we’ve all heard of Kathryn Bigelow of The Hurt Locker fame shooting her latest movie based on the mission to capture Osama Bin Laden dead or alive, called Zero Dark Thirty. Written by Mark Boal who also wrote and co-produced The Hurt Locker, Zero Dark Thirty stars Jessica Chastain, Joel Edgerton, Edgar Ramirez and Mark Strong. Continue reading “Trailer of Kathryn Bigelow's "Zero Dark Thirty"”