Battle of the Sexes: Trailer

Battle of the Sexes is an upcoming American sports comedy-drama film directed by Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris (the duo being popular for their films-Little Miss Sunshine and Ruby Sparks) and written by Simon Beaufoy. The plot is loosely based on the 1973 tennis match between Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs. The film stars Emma Stone, Steve Carell, Andrea Riseborough, Elisabeth Shue, Austin Stowell, and Sarah Silverman.Continue reading “Battle of the Sexes: Trailer”

Despicable Me 3: Trailer

despicable-me-3-poster-2Despicable Me 3 is a forthcoming 2017 American 3D computer-animated comedy film produced by Illumination Entertainment. It is the third installment in the Despicable Me film series and a sequel to 2013’s Despicable Me 2. Written by Cinco Paul and Ken Daurio, the film is being directed by Pierre Coffin and Kyle Balda, and co-directed by Eric Guillon.It is scheduled for release on June 30, 2017. Continue reading “Despicable Me 3: Trailer”

The Big Short Trailer

Directed by Adam McKay (The Other Guys, Anchorman), The Big Short tells the true story of four individuals who predicted the credit and housing finance doom in the U.S in the mid-2000s and who took on the big banks for their lack of foresight and greed.

The film which is based on a book by Michael Lewis features a stellar cast which features Brad Pitt, Christian Bale, Ryan Gosling and Steve Carell among others.Continue reading “The Big Short Trailer”

Oscar Nominations and Predictions 2015: A MAM Exclusive

Oscar nominations are out, and as anticipated, few major disbelief snubs and delightful surprises. You love them, you hate them, you accuse them of lobbying and propaganda, but all cinephiles wait for the Oscar nominations and the award ceremony religiously. The ceremony will take place on February 22; will be presented by Neil Patrick Harris, if not the Oscar winners but NHP will be sure fun to watch.Continue reading “Oscar Nominations and Predictions 2015: A MAM Exclusive”

Foxcatcher (2014) Movie Review: Wrestling with Madness

Cast: Steve Carell, Channing Tatum, Mark Ruffalo, Vanessa Redgrave
Directed by Bennett Miller
Distributed by Sony Pictures Classics
Screened at Dubai Film Festival 2014

The desire to be acknowledged is a darn powerful one. It applies to all; irrespective of one’s social strata.

In Bennett Miller’s Foxcatcher, we find that it is this desire that pushes gold medalist Olympic wrestler Mark Schultz (Channing Tatum) , who is scraping by to make a living, to instantly leave his older brother Dave (Mark Ruffalo) for a coaching stint offered by some rich dude.Continue reading “Foxcatcher (2014) Movie Review: Wrestling with Madness”

The Best of Hollywood: 2013

2013 was a rather mixed affair for Hollywood movies. The summer releases this year were largely underwhelming (Iron man 3, Man Of Steel, Fast and Furious 6 amongst others) if you ask me. Only a few amongst such releases made for enjoyable big screen viewing such as Pacific Rim, Star Trek into Darkness.

However there were also some good  films which emerged out of Hollywood this year.  As always I was able to watch some of them, while a few still remain unseen. Without wasting further time, here is my list of the Hollywood films I loved watching this year.

Kindly note these films are not rated in any particular order.

And yes let the bouquets and brickbats follow 🙂Continue reading “The Best of Hollywood: 2013”

The Way Way Back (2013) Movie Review: Warmhearted Comedy That Works

The Way Way BackBefore I begin, as a disclaimer let me admit that I am a huge fan of Steve Carell. Not a lot of people really like his sense of humor and it is possible that he might even scare movie goers off, because they don’t like his type of comedy, but personally I think he is hilarious. 🙂Continue reading “The Way Way Back (2013) Movie Review: Warmhearted Comedy That Works”