Matt Damon’s ‘The Great Wall’ to release in India on 3rd February, 2017

Universal Pictures India is all set to release Academy Award-winner Matt Damon’s 3D action-thriller, The Great Wall on February 3, 2017. The film, directed by Zhang Yimou (Raise the Red Lantern, Hero, House of Flying Daggers), tells the story of an elite force making a valiant stand for humanity on one of the world’s most iconic structures. The Great Wall also stars Jing Tian (Police Story 2013, Pacific Rim 2), Pedro Pascal (Narcos, Game of Thrones) and Willem Dafoe (Platoon, Shadow of the Vampire, The Grand Budapest Hotel).Continue reading “Matt Damon’s ‘The Great Wall’ to release in India on 3rd February, 2017”

Golden Globes 2016: List of Winners

The who’s who of Hollywood gathered earlier today at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles for the 73rd annual Golden Globe Awards. After a gap of a few years comedian Ricky Gervais returned to host the ceremony. Celebrity presenters include Amy Schumer, Tom Hanks, Katy Perry, Matt Damon, Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez and Mel Gibson.

Given below is the list of winners-Continue reading “Golden Globes 2016: List of Winners”

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”

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.””

The Monuments Men (2014) Movie Review: A Tale of Art, World History and Persevering Men

The Monuments Men PosterMankind 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”

The Monuments Men (2014) Movie Review: Bring Back Soderbergh!

Language : English | Running Time : 118 Minutes | Director : George Clooney

What is this art they are salvaging and where is the urgency of the task at hand are two questions that pop up prominently as you watch George Clooney‘s The Monuments Men. These are two questions among many. Some of the other questions that pop up during the movie are : How far are we with the twitition to convince Steven Soderbergh to make films again? Is “Highway” one of the most beautiful Indian films to have come out in the last year? Why is the popcorn too salty? Did I lock the door to my house? The Monuments Men throws up these questions because of the rabble that it is. It is surprising that this is a movie from the same director who directed the sensational “Good Night and Good Luck”

The Monuments Men is a movie based on the true story about people who were enlisted in the salvaging of art during the Second World War. In the movie, it is a team of men from different walks of life assembled  together and led by Frank Stokes(George Clooney). The team reminds you of Danny Ocean’s Eleven or Twelve or Thirteen from the Ocean’s trilogy because of the actors it employs and also because of George Clooney leading the team.Continue reading “The Monuments Men (2014) Movie Review: Bring Back Soderbergh!”

Watch Matt Damon Fight It Out For The Survival of Humanity & Planet Earth

Now you can embark on a journey through space as ‘Home Entertainment Services by Sony DADC, a leading home entertainment content provider in India releases Elysium on home video which offers a high definition cinematic experience with superior picture and audio quality. From Neill Blomkamp the director of District 9, Elysium stars Matt Damon, Jodie Foster and Sharlto Copley in pivotal roles.Elysium releases on Blu-ray & DVD formats.Continue reading “Watch Matt Damon Fight It Out For The Survival of Humanity & Planet Earth”