Doctor Strange (2016) Movie Review: Magic In Sparks!

Marvel may have started this superhero race at the screens near you a decade back, and if their latest offering, Doctor Strange is anything to go by, it is certain that they have no signs of stopping matters anytime soon. For the folks at Marvel Studios surely know how to deliver a solid origin story, and they have done it splendidly well this time too.

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The Accountant: Trailer

The-Accountant-New-PosterPost the acclaimed sports drama Warrior (Tom Hardy, Joel Edgerton), director Gavin O’Connor is back with The Accountant. The film narrates the story of an accountant (Ben Affleck) who forges the accounts for his clients. Besides Affleck, the film stars Anna Kendrick, Jon Bernthal, J K Simmons and John Lithgow.Continue reading “The Accountant: Trailer”

Superhero Movies Depravity in Indian Cinema

There are some things in life that we are never too old to do. Like, feeding fishes, because the way they feed upon the food always fascinates us for some reason, ringing bell of some random doors and running away or enjoying a superhero movie with utmost gusto. Men fantasize more about being a Superhero than Kate Upton, and even though we convince ourselves that these films cater mainly to kids, the legacy of a Superman or a Batman is not something to kid about. They do inspire you in whatever way you see fit. This being said, we don’t really have a superhero. Superman, Neo & Batman should ideally be an inspiration to create our very own superhero. Unfortunately our superhero is a clone of them.

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Win Free DVD’S of Captain America – The Winter Soldier

Mad About Moviez (MAM) and Home Entertainment Services by Sony DADC bring to you  Captain America – The Winter Soldier 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
    • Question No. 1-  Name the director of  Captain America – The Winter Soldier 
    • Question No.2-   Name the editor of  Captain America – The Winter Soldier 
    • The answers are to be mailed to with the subject line “ Captain America – The Winter Soldier 
    • Two lucky winners will receive a DVD each of  Captain America – The Winter Soldier from  Home Entertainment Services by Sony DADC
    • The contest is open only to those who are residents of India
    • The contest is open from 9 A.M  today i.e 15th August,214 and will end at 12 P.M (noon) on 17thh August, 2014.
    • The winners will be announced at 8 P.M, 17th August,2014

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‘Captain America – The Winter Soldier’ arrives in India before the rest of the world!

‘Home Entertainment Services by Sony DADC’, the leading home entertainment content provider in India,releases the action packed superhero blockbuster Captain America – The Winter Soldier on 3D Blu-ray, Blu-ray, DVD & Auto-play DVD in India. This action adventure, sci-fi movie features Marvel Comic’s Captain America who is a superhero dedicated to defend America’s ideals. The movie is being released in India on home video formats a month prior to the USA release.From the Studio that brought you “Marvel’s The Avengers” comes an epic new adventure that teams Captain America (Chris Evans) with the Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) and the Falcon to battle an unexpected and formidable enemy—the Winter Soldier. The movie is directed by Anthony and Joe Russo. The film, a sequel to the 2011 “Captain America: The First Avenger,” was both critical and commercial success.Continue reading “‘Captain America – The Winter Soldier’ arrives in India before the rest of the world!”

Guardians Of The Galaxy (2014) Movie Review

Ever since they produced Iron Man in 2008, Marvel has been actively producing movies based on their iconic comic books, some of which have made for enjoyable and memorable movie viewing such as Thor, and The Avengers amongst others. Given the fact these movies have largely been successful, it was only a matter of time before the rest of the superheroes and comic books from the Marvel universe made their big screen debut. The latest cinematic offering from Marvel being The Guardians of the Galaxy – a movie adaptation of the popular Marvel comic book franchise of the same name.Continue reading “Guardians Of The Galaxy (2014) Movie Review”

Captain America : Winter Soldier (2014) Movie Review: Action Less, Sensible Fun

Language : English | Running Time : 136 Minutes | Directors : Anthony Russo and Joe Russo

Captain-America-The-Winter-Soldier-PosterThe first Captain America movie pit Steve Rodgers(Chris Evans) against the power hungry Nazi group HYDRA and a serum transformed him from a 45kg “kid” into a man whose alter ego jumped, ran and punched with more power than known to man. He came to be known the world’s greatest soldier. The second one puts him in a world he is not yet fully aware of, he is still learning about the internet and his first kiss after 1945 is one while undercover. First off, this is the first Marvel comics film which places its superhero square in the present world. Even though we have Iron Man and Hulk among the Avengers who are working their way in this age, they are not placed in a position where political grappling is of issue. With both the Iron Man and Hulk, the fight is within themselves or their enterprise and for themselves more than the world. With Captain America, the fight is for the people, for the country and to salvage mankind. He’s the Cap’ and Chris Evans is the kind of Cap who is a throwback to everything HYDRA wanted for itself.Continue reading “Captain America : Winter Soldier (2014) Movie Review: Action Less, Sensible Fun”

Captain America The Winter Soldier : Stripes Well Earned!

CAPTAIN AMERICA: The Winter Soldier

Comic book adaptation/ sequel

Cast: Chris Evans , Scarlett Johansson, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, Cobie Smulders,  Samuel L Jackson and Robert Redford

Directed by Anthony and Joe Russo

Neither is ‘he’ the one that goes green with anger and bam bam with rage, nor is he the smart alec in an iron suit. He is no ‘god’ either. Yet, the old timer, Captain America stands tall in the comic world, with his unwavering ideals and values even as he finds himself ever adjusting to the modern world around him.

But that popularity and USP may not have really translated well from the comic pages onto the screen. Especially with the other solo-films being more popular franchises, it was certainly a challenge to get Captain America up and running. In the times of CGI profligacy that defines modern day superhero features, certainly Steve Rogers pales in comparison. Unless you give brownie points for his good chiseled looks.Continue reading “Captain America The Winter Soldier : Stripes Well Earned!”

Pacific Rim Movie Review : Pathetically Grim


Pacific Rim is a Guillermo del Toro film. Let me say that again because it’s little a hard to believe. Pacific Rim is a Guillermo del Toro film. The first time I saw the promo of this film, I said to myself it’s going to be really stupid. Then again it has been quite a few times that I have been proven wrong and it’s something that I am proud of. However the amount of excitement this movie had among people, it was as if 18 year old gals watching The Beatles for the first time was pretty insane.

Being a Guillermo del Toro film you need to have  a certain to-do list and tick things off individually. Beautiful colors which is almost like a painting on celluloid-Check. Needs to have strong character development – box not checked. For story and screenplay -the tick box didn’t exist for this film, so couldn’t check. It is the most indigestible part about the movie. There is no clear plot, it goes in so many directions leaving you dazed and confused. What this film does is that it takes a route similar to Alien’s V/S Predators . It takes Transformers and Godzilla and merges them, so the originality part is taken away from Kaiju. Then they sprinkle it with the most painful cliches with which you have been tortured over the years and as a result you have to sit through over two hours of that. The film tries to do so much with Jaegers, inner demons, father daughter relationship, father son, two brothers and most important Kaiju Jaegers fight, that they don’t get anything right. It has no clear direction and everything seemed to be just touched upon without any deep emotional bond.

Of course, the only reason this movie seemed to be made in the first place was for the Jaegers and Kaiju action sequences, which were quite less compared to everything else in the movie which just go on and on. And you know all along, how it’s going to end. What’s disappointing about the action sequences where the Kaijus are destroying the world looks right, yet everything seems so glossy and beautiful as if it was a good thing. If it’s a story about Monster v/s Robots ,then everything around should be destroyed and battered with an ugly scenario all around. There should be chaos and mayhem people should be running around and you must be scared, but it was just too glossy which made it very laidback kind of action film and you don’t want that. We rave about Hollywood for its CGI and it is just amazing how good the CGI is. But, it is just sad that sometimes all you see in the movie is CGI.

Paicfic RimAbout the performances, the less said the better. There were couple of scenes where I just couldn’t resist and laughed out loud. And what’s strange is that they are not all bad actors. There is just no character development, no emotional conflict so the actors are as expressionless as the Jaegers in the film. And what it did was, not letting us being able to connect with the characters so we did not care as to what happens to them. They were so hell bent on robots that the writers ignored the humans. The comic element just seemed forced and out of place. The run time did not help as well, it was too long and at times too tedious to sit through.

I get what Pacific Rim is trying to do, it is suppose to be this mindless action film. But there is a thin line between a mindless summer blockbuster and something half hearted and this seemed half hearted. There are way better films which deserves your whistles and claps. Man Of Steel, Iron Man 3, Skyfall which despite the flaws manage to complete your craving for entertainment and then there is above everything else entertaining films like The Avengers. Pacific Rim just feels empty and hollow and just praying that if they are making a sequel to this it will be better than what they dished out and considering the bar, it must not be too difficult.