Monday, 25 November 2013

Irandam Ulagam (2013) ~ Review

Selvaragavan clearly following the footsteps of Darren aronofsky. Yet again his intelligence comes to play. The Title depicts the whole story, which showcases love & death. The Plot and things like switching the screenplay to parallel universe simultaneously reminded me of 'The Fountain (2006)'. Bunch of mistakes in the 1st half spoiled the fun. Second half is all about fighting the dumbest chauvinistic evil force. The Unknown second world contains contrasting visuals. Be it fantasy, including too much colorful essence to the celluloid was not a brilliant idea. Nevertheless, fabulous picturization. By this time, Ramji must be receiving adulation for his spectacular work.

The esoteric mythical love story taking place in another world is more or less a sparkling fairly tale and likely be told to kids during bed time. Budget cannot be an excuse all the time for bad visual effects. If budget is a constraint, it's best not to even try doing such a shoddy job (i.e applying hue tones everywhere in the field or showing dragon like creatures always flying around just because it's an alien planet).

Anushka's performance, a huge let down. I didn't expect anything from Arya because i know time and again he'll prove why he's a half-talented hero :P Our fellow audiences lost in translation trying to understand the motive. Aayirathil Oruvan had a strong story and made a tremendous impact. Even though Mayakkam enna was partly inspired from 'A Beautiful Mind (2001)', it was beautiful at some stages whereas Irandam Ulagam failed to deliver the hidden intensity. The director who preached the importance of love in his flicks Kadhal Kondein and 7G Rainbow colony in a distinctive way couldn't able to do the same in the fantasy world. Most of the play should have been improved. As i mentioned earlier, every good movie gets spoiled by its own content.

My Opinion: 
Don't come to a conclusion after hearing it from anyone (that includes me). Until you watch the film, make no change to your anticipation.

Rating: 5.5/10

Valiant effort from the courageous film maker. All i could see is symptoms of him falling into a trap in the near future. I'm also not sure whether this would be praised by current generation cinema fans.

Thursday, 7 November 2013

Krrish 3 (2013) ~ Review

One more Indian-Superhero movie successfully added to the trash. The third installment of Koi... Mil Gaya series -[of which Krrish 2 is still missing] Krrish-3 is a compilation of all the comic superhero characters, particularly concentrated on X-Men. The Story is set up in Mumbai or should i say the whole Mumbai shown, is nothing more than just a unattractive useless Set, thus lacks creativity and originality.

Evergreen and charismatic Hrithik as Krishna (Krrish) battles Supervillain Kaal (Vivek Oberoi) and his mutants. Here kaal has telekinetic powers and moves in a hover chair, imitating Professor-X (which doesn't suit him). Perhaps, V.Oberoi  should stick to gangster films, that's where his ruthlessness looks good. Coming back to Hrithik, he kept nervous whenever things got a bit serious. Even though he played his own father, without much difference to his appearance, it did not seem like both characters were played by the same actor at all. Kangana ranaut plays a role of form-changing female mutant Kaya (Hench-women of Kaal) who later falls in love with Krishna. Apart from these two characters, there is no significant performances could be seen in the screen. Priyanka chopra has been used as a modern sentimental wife every there and then and to remind us that she is still a part of the franchise.

The whole 152 mins or so is entirely based on two concepts "Light is life" and "Fusion is future" but eventually fails to tell what its all about?

Kangana ranaut covers most of the opposite genders by uncovering most of her body, wearing half-naked costumes may help improve glamour but it surely does not make a film like this suitable for children's.

First half was enthusiastic with Krrish's energetic intro. Unfortunately the remaining half couldn't carry the same momentum. Coming to visual effects, even a PS3/XBOX game will have better graphics.
I often keep pondering why the makers are still believing in making songs in these kind of movies.. I know it has become a tradition and indian spectators will always love to watch songs and dance movements but instead of adding another extra cost just for 300 secs romance in a foreign location, why couldn't they rather invest more on VFX? At-least it would reduce the running time.

Climax stunt sequences are entirely copied from Man of Steel. Salim-sulaiman's music never lost the resonance at the crucial stages but Rajesh roshan's songs was not useful in anyway.
Krrish 3
ends in a way that still something left in the series.

Rating: 5/10

With preliminary suspense, it is more a emotional treat than a action based movie, could have been made much better. Another mega budget rip-off :/ Nevertheless, Krrish 3's packaging is fairly pretty yet the Roshan trio's (Hrithik, Rakesh & Rajesh) could not able to provide what the audience really need.

Wednesday, 6 November 2013

Arrambam (2013) ~ Review

The most wanted person in the most wanted film of the year, the protagonist Ajith Kumar a.k.a Thala, flies from country to country, place to place without getting caught or being noticed by anyone. The same thing happened in his previous blockbuster film Manktha and directors yet again failed to rectify. If i list out all the un-digestible flaws present everywhere in the movie, it may form a mega domino deck :P There's no logic behind most of the sequences. Cliched too much and added to this, we have a goofy villain. Infact, Mankatha was lot better than this in all way respective of the flaws it had. Our devoted fans will try to justify everything so i ain't gonna criticize about anything no more, i'm already done arguing with these people.

Whether its a boat or bike, it is always scintillating to watch him ride :) To admit, background beats were the true savior but even then, it turned out to be exasperating because whenever Ajith walks, the music is tuned-on. It's really effing to watch this stuff since we are dealing with this repetitive matter right from Billa.  For a film to be of better quality, the makers must stop depending upon specific person or their talent alone.Vishnu vardhan failed to bring the quality product. Arrambam is nothing when you take away Yuvan from the crew. It's a good for nothing mediocrity flick. Full of gimmicks.

Rating: 5.5/10

Never bother about the predictability or copied scenes. This one will be delight if you are a Ajith fan or a commercial movie lover. But if you're dedicated thy self to good cinema then stay away from this as you recently did to Thalaivaa and Singam-II (If possible, skip the atrocious All in All azhagu raja as well).

Pandiya naadu (2013) ~ Review

A Typical Tamil commercial film that begins in a way that irks us and soon catches pace thereafter. I never liked Vishal's previous flicks than Theeratha Vilayaatu Pillai but from now on, this would be his best till date and next to Avan Ivan in performance wise. Not enough to be considered as good, at-least he tried something new to come up with. D.Imman's score in the second half -cum- climax pulls the nerves,  an adequate booster! 

Legend Bharathi raja showed the meaning of the famous quote "Revenge is the best form of Emotion". Contributions from Soori, Vikranth and the Sharath (Who plays the antagonist) filled the remaining portion. With awkward films like Rajapaatai and Aathalaal Kadhal seiveer in his list, Suseendran's graph remains mysterious. Viewers cannot find much reasons to despise for it would be a perfect masala treat for tamil audiences, 150 mins of packed entertainment!

Rating: 7/10

Pandiya naadu, unsung winner of this year's Diwali race. Who would have thought?
Anyway, satisfied for 120 bucks;)

Monday, 21 October 2013

Gravity (2013) ~ Review

The outline of the story is all about surviving a space disaster. This is one of the best space adventure films that ever made (Probably this year's best). A masterpiece from Alfonso cuaron. Interesting plot, Intriguing cinematography from Emmanuel Lubezki. Heart pounding Steven Price's background scores, Sensible screenplay, George clooney’s decent supporting role, brilliant visuals and use of CG, Thanks to Tim Webber (VFX).
Everything at its best, all top notch. 

Sandra bullock played the character of her lifetime, a trademark one! Best cinematic experience in 3D. So sad that the running time is only 90 mins for a thrilling space ride. Stop noticing at the scientific flaws because it’s more a fictional and emotional journey than anything else.

Rating: 8/10

 Gravitational force is too strong so“Don't let go” ;)

Escape Plan (2013) ~ Review

Finally, the dream team Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone joining forces to kick ass’es. Sam neill gets to work alongside a couple of dinosaurs yet again! (Arnie & Sly) :P The unusual story is the platform for the movie which is quite unpredictable; this helps to carry out the film with the same intensity till the last stage. Since it’s a never boring commercial script, the plot holes go unnoticed. 

Former terminator Schwarzenegger turns out to be self deprecating humorous person and the whole play has got something to do with him (Revealed at the end). By the way, it was a great fun seeing him back in big screen. Coming to Stallone, in this one he largely depends on his brain matter than relying on his muscle power alone. The only one that stands out terrible is none other than ‘50 cent’. Even the female lead isn’t crucial. But the pace wasn't affected in anyway. My advice is that, this would be an action packed entertainer if things are not taken serious. 

Rating: 6.5/10

Escape plan is more or less a dumb popcorn flick that makes up for its entertainment value.

Saturday, 28 September 2013

Raja Rani (2013) ~ Review

"There is a life after love failure!" 

Now, that's what sending a message truly means :') A decent romantic entertainer from Atlee. Brilliant Cinematography and never boring screenplay are the added plus points. Good songs (except one) and background melodies carried the film. Jai's under-dominating role remains unchanged. It doesn't seem contradictory from Engeyum Eppodhum, infantile character but a great piece of acting. Wonderful matured display from Nayanthara and Arya as well. No comments about Nazriya's overacting :p

Total length of the movie should have been reduced. Second part drags at most stages without proper storytelling. Fortunately, Santhanam's usual one-liners's came to the rescue. Expected ending with an unexpected twist.

Rating: 6/10

On the whole, Raja-Rani is a latest version and a compilation of Mouna Ragam (1986) and Rhythm (2000). Couldn't ask more from a debutant kollywood director. Tamil spectators would be pleased but certainly not a hardcore movie buff.

Monday, 23 September 2013

6 Candles ~ Review

The story of the whole flick is a one-liner; similar to Liam neeson's Taken with a strong message. The melodramatic movie shows a doting father's never-giving search to find a way to get back his missing son, who has been kidnapped in beach. Actor Shaam has worked extremely hard after a long come back. Good solo effort from his side, Neat supportive role from Poonam Kaur and the sentimental screenplay from the director made the movie interesting. Some of the scenes went quite dreary and boring. Srikanth deva's songs and bgm gave a good ride throughout but wasn't upto the mark.

It surely won't satisfy commercial movie lovers or those who expect too much. Totally, 6 Candles joins the 'club elite' in Tamil cinema but surely will fail to make an impact at the box office. I really feel sorry for Shaam whose astounding efforts will go in vain if it's not given a required push.

Rating: 6.5/10

A brave attempt from V.Z.Durai (Mugavari, Nepali), could have been a lot better. People who haven't watched the movie yet, can give a try to this one instead of preferring the local stone-age commercials Ya-Ya or VPVS.

Monday, 26 August 2013

Kick Ass 2 (2013) ~ Review

This one is way too amusing than the previous hit but unfortunately didn't live up to the expectation. The first 80 mins is hilarious, filled with exciting fun factor. Not only it tops in humor, it also strikes the emotional package. Unnecessary role for Jim Carrey, not a vital one but a good cameo i should say. Stunning performances from cutie pie Chloe Grace Moretz and Aaron Taylor-Johnson. Everything goes pretty well till things starts to mess up. That moment i braced myself. The more the movie gets serious, more the things got worse. From there on, it went out of control. Those last 15-20 mins are full of flaws and ridiculous. Not a meaningful climax indeed. Updated kick ass gets ready, hopefully he'll not return for the next instalment.

Rating : 5.5/10

Verdict: Kick-ass really kicked my ass :p Can give a try. Cannot compare with the prequel.

Wednesday, 21 August 2013

Thalaivaa (2013) ~ Review

After getting mixed reviews & most of the plotline revealed well before the release, so i went without any expectations. Those spoilers didn't affect the story in anyway, which is old but different. Movie begins in 1988 in bombay and there comes the title credits which has got nothing to do with the film. First half is quite lengthy, dragging, repeating similar sequences again n again 
thereby making the portion insipid. Editing could've been better by avoiding unwanted scenes. The awkward moment is when the word "bro" is called more than "sir" used in the film SarojaNirav Shah's cinematography, a Visual treat. G.V.Prakash's background scores are pulse-pounding (Not to mention CTRL+C, CTRL+V has also been used)  songs are audio delight. Screenplay is boring in the 1st half & a bit intriguing in the second. Apropos, A.L.Vijay managed to pull things back after the intermission and made good use of the surreal cast. Ending is too familiar. (Thank god, No far-fetched scenes).

Vijay is youthful (as he's always been), his movements are phenomenal and led all the way while Sathyaraj has been a real highlight. He portrayed his role well, their relationship stands as a plus point. Santhanam keeps his timing sense but his whimsical one liner's wasn't catchy and fails to attract the spectators at some stages. Individual performances/contributions include Amala paul, Ponvannan & next dream girl Ragini Nandwani.
In a nutshell, Thalaivaa is a good, decent entertainer and did not screw up much as it is claimed.

Verdict: Will surely be a south-indian commercial hit Worth watching once. Strictly for ardent Vijay fans.

Rating: 6/10

Wednesday, 7 August 2013

Conjuring (2013) ~ Review

*contains spoilers

James wan
, creator of Saw and Insidious, widely known for awry horror genre has kept his touch in this one too. Good cinematography by John R.Leonetti and exceptional screenplay writing from the twin brothers Chad and Carey Hayes imbued with Joseph Bishara's sudden breath taking background musics in ominously quiet play rode the spectators at the edge of the seat throughout the whole movie, till the last sec. 

The story takes place in 1971, where Carolyn (Lili Taylor) and Roger Perron (Ron livingston) move their family into a dilapidated Rhode Island farm house and soon strange things start happening around it with escalating nightmarish terror. In desperation, Carolyn contacts the noted paranormal investigators, Ed (Patrick Wilson) and Lorraine Warren (Vera Farmiga), to examine the house. What the Warrens discover is a whole area steeped in a satanic haunting that is now targeting the Perron family wherever they go. To stop this evil, the Warrens will have to call upon all their skills and spiritual strength to defeat this spectral menace at its source that threatens to destroy everyone involved.

Only worrying part is, the same old story which is being used for creepy movies since 1980's. Ending is too predictable, it could have been better. Since it's based on true events, so couldn't ask for more nor can complain. Protagonist couples investigating paranormal activities is something new. Kirk M.Morri's editing kept the momentum going. Not much visual effects needed so CG not over poured but placed wherever required. Finally, have to tell about the direction, James Wan really stands tall above all. Ending left with so many questions. Still undoubtedly the best horror/thriller to be witnessed this season.

Conjuring --> Mind blowing.
A Masterpiece by wan and crew. Must watch.

Rating: 7.5/10 

Thursday, 1 August 2013

"American Hustle" (2013) - Official Trailer #1

The Story of a Con Artist and his partner in crime, who were forced to work with a federal agent to turn the tables on other cons, mobsters and politicians.

Director : David O. Russell
Cast        : Christian bale, Amy Adams, Bradley Cooper, Jeremy Renner, Jenifer Lawrence & Robert De Niro
Writers  : David O.Russell, Eric Warren Singer (Screenplay)
Music     : Danny Elfman
Editing   : Jay Cassidy
Studio    : Annapurna Pictures, Atlas Entertainment 

Distributed by : Columbia Pictures

Release date: 25 December 2013

Friday, 26 July 2013

Gravity (2013) - Official Trailer

Astronauts attempt to return to earth after debris crashes into their space shuttle, leaving them drifting alone in orbit.

                                                                               CLIP 1:  OFFICIAL TRAILER

"I've Got You"

Director : Alfonso Cuaron
Cast        : Sandara Bullock, George Clooney
Writers  : Alfonso Cuaron, Jonas Cuaron

Release date : 4th October, 2013

Thursday, 25 July 2013

"The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" Official Trailer (2013)

Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark become targets of the capitol after their victory in the 74th Hunger Games, sparks a rebellion in the districts of Panem. Their victory is cut short as the Quarter Quell puts them back into the Hunger Games for the second time.

Director               : Francis Lawrence
Cast                      : Jennifer Lawrence, Elizabeth banks, Woody Harrelson, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth
Producer              : Suzanne Collins, Nina jacobson, Jon Kilik
Writer                  : Suzanne Collins, Michael Arndt, Simon Beaufoy
Editor                   : Alan Edward Bell
Cinematography : Jo Willems
Composer            : James Newton Howard

Release date : 22 November 2013 (USA)

Tuesday, 16 July 2013

Pacific Rim (2013) - Review

*contains spoilers

One of the most expected movie of this season, "Pacific rim". Many thought it has some connection with Roland emmerich's "Godzilla" (2005). It doesn't have any relation with any movies and it's not an adaptation. This one has a fresh script. But i could see Glimpses of Godzilla in many scenes, the same has been followed in here as well. I do not want to mention them but i'm sure u will notice.

The story begins in the present day in San-Francisco where a Gargantuan monster "Kaiju" unleashes from underwater portal between dimensions in the pacific ocean that destroys the Golden gate bridge and much of the bay side city. As more and more monsters rises, Pan Pacific Defense corps, led by Marshal Stacker Pentecost (Idris elba) comes out with dual-piloted gigantic robots "Jaegers" to fight back. The use of the Jaegers is a convoluted process called Drifting wherein two pilot controls from inside the helmet of the machine, the thoughts inside their heads paired up so that they can seamlessly control the gigantic steel creation together. It may sound confusing but it never does.The Human seem to winning the battle but seven years later everything turns upside down, when the hot-shot pilot "Raleigh" (Charlie hunnam) loses his elder brother "Yancy" (Diego Klattenhoff) in a battle against "Knife head" Kaiju. And then Kaiju's learns to adapt as they improve their skills against Jaegers. Raleigh somehow survives from that blow. Five years later, in 2025, he is involved in the construction work putting up a barrier wall around Hong-Kong which is being claimed failure by the construction workers when a Kaiju in Sydney demolishes the barriers and passes these with ease. He is approached by Marshall to rejoin the team. With only few of the Jaegers remaining before their funding runs out and more Kaiju lying in wait, he needs his best warriors to lead the final do-or-die fight to save the humanity.

Coming to the cast, The Protagonist Charlie hunnam, who certainly has the required fitness and charismatic look, also does his role really well. Noticeable work from the rest of the cast including Prometheus fame, Idris elbaCharlie Day and Burn Gorman plays Scientist "Dr.Newton Geiszler" and his annoying assistant "Gottlieb" respectively. Rinko Kikuchi as Japanese pilot "Mako" whose dialogues are minimized may be because of the fact that her first language is not English. The younger counter part of Mako played by Mana ashida, is nothing short of exceptional. She delivers the perfect emotional dosage in her allocated scene time of about 10 mins.

Visual effects are best utilized in 3D. Action sequences throws up some "Transformers" kind of look, the ultimate showdown under the water makes it even worse. Background scores were pulsating, not to mention funny as well. The film starts with a decent pace and gains momentum in the middle part when the Jaegers and Kaijus take part in a brutal combat. The Screenplay maintains well till it reaches the last portion, which spoils the whole movie. Unnecessary awkward humors and sentiments were placed and those last 30 mins was too predictable which was a huge disappointment and the ending was not up to the mark.
Guillermo Del toro comes up with something new but eventually fails to attract the audience.
It was indeed a good attempt.

Worth a watch.

People who haven't seen the film yet, Go without any expectations, you will be entertained.

Rating: 7.5/10

Friday, 12 July 2013

"Out of the Furnace" (2013) Trailer

Out of the Furnace is an upcoming American thriller film, directed by Scott Cooper, from a screenplay written by Cooper and Brad Ingelsby and produced by Ridley Scott and Leonardo DiCaprio.

Cast: Christian Bale, Forest Whitaker, Woody Harrelson, Casey Affleck, Zoe Saldana.

Release date:  December 6, 2013 (USA)

"Amazing Spider-Man 2" First look images

We're about a week away from seeing any sort of footage from The Amazing Spider Man 2, because we know that Mark webb will be showing off some crazy fun scenes at next week's Comic-Con.

Earlier this week i saw a Spidey-centric cover for Entertainment weekly's Comic-Con issue. And that very same issue contains some of the sequel's new images, including Andrew Garfield as a wall-crawly Peter Parker, a look at his girl-squeeze Emma Stone, Paul Giamatti's angry truck-driving Rhino, and Jamie Foxx's Electro - who appears as a pre-and-post electrical catastrophe, a mega nerd who's been crushed one too many times and turns into a lethal badass. I'm totally down with that!

Take a look for yourself:

Jamie Foxx as "Electro" - The E is Silent ;)

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 opens on May 2, 2014. 

Monday, 8 July 2013

Singam 2 (2013) ~ Review

He could beat the crap out of dozen men to hell with some funny looking ferocious blows.

He will still be loved by 2 attractive girls shamelessly at the same time, even after he slaps them with no mercy.

He can cross state territories and reach there well before a matter of conversation could get over.

Being an ordinary deputy commissioner of police, he has the power to implement new rules out of nowhere.

He has the brain to solve mysterious quests even a well experienced detective will find difficult to handle.

He has an extra ordinary eyesight which could capture all the illegal activities and spot the baddies in the town in a single sight.

He can track down villains at any point, anywhere having all India's unimaginable-advanced tech in his pocket.

And here comes the most hilarious part,

He can exactly guess the lip movement of an antagonist when he's yards away :D

For more info, watch Singam 2.
(Only cop in the world with supernatural powers)
Durai Singam: A Hypocrite Indian Police!

Yet again Director Hari's usual sudden scene change irks grooving into poor songs in between. He keeps his usual pacy screenplay weak. 1st half was quite intriguing but the later half is just the opposite. Didn't have a proper ending as well. Suriya alone carries the whole 165 mins, running all over tuticorin in the name of Justice, Kicking asses of goons in the power packed action sequences and providing cacophonous lengthy dialogues without taking a breathe. There's hardly any noticeable contribution from the rest of the cast. In fact, most characters don't seem to have any purpose at all. Songs are atrocious, especially the last one and the background score is not effective as it was in the prequel. Credits to the man behind the camera who really did a great job, adding a gaming look to the stunt and chase features.
I have never seen an International kingpin who hoots like a gorilla, in the ultimate dual with the Protagonist for no reason! I'm sure that he must have thought his character was King kong (Instead of some Michael kong*)

My personal & humble opinion:
Singam 1 >>>> Singam 2
This flick is strictly for those few ardent Surya fans. Limited to South-Indian family audiences and to the so called 'logicless masala movie' lovers. Others can watch only for Santhanam.

@Director Hari: Don't ever give us such a lame movie and fool the audiences hereafter. Please switch on to a new genre.

#Singam2: Too much flaws ruined the movie, a total disappointment :/ Nevertheless a good entertainer :)

Rating: 5.5/10

Saturday, 22 June 2013

Thalaivaa - Official Theatrical Trailer

Alright, its time to have a look at our INDIAN cinema :)

Here is the much awaited Tamil movie of the year, THALAIVAA...!!!! 

Joseph Vijay Chandrasekhar, known as 'Ilayathalapathy' Vijay is an Indian actor, playback singer and producer, who works in the Tamil film industry. He started his career in 1992 film Naalaya Theerpu, and has since then starred in numerous commercially successful and acclaimed films in various genres, the most recent one being Thuppakki. He was listed #8 in Forbes India top 100 celebrities for the year 2012.
He has been awarded two Tamil Nadu State Film Awards, nominated for one Filmfare award and conferred honorary doctorate by MGR University for his extensive philanthropic works in 2007. He launched "Vijay Makkal Iyakkam", a social welfare organisation in 2009.
Now, he's back in his 55th movie THALAIVAA which literally means "LEADER".

Directed by         :
Starring               : 'Ilayathalapathy' Vijay, Sathyaraj, Amala paul, Santhanam
Music by              :  G.V.Prakash Kumar
Editing by            : Anthony
Cinematography : Nirav Shah
Music on              : Sony Music

Tuesday, 18 June 2013

Man of Steel (2013) - Review

*contains spoilers

Here comes the much awaited movie of the year, Superman part.??
Oh sorry, it’s “Man of steel” :P
I’ve been going through the reviews of the critics for a while before posting mine.
Hmmm… Surely there’re mixed reviews for this one too and the audiences who haven’t got the time to see the film yet, have no idea and are in a state of dilemma! Even some of the guys whom I saw the movie with, started claiming the movie is just another Superman movie with Michael bay’s effect.
For you ludicrous guys, my middle finger salutes.
Michael bay never did a reasonable plot or action sequences in the "
Transformers" so there is no point in comparing Man of Steel with Transformers or any other shit.
Everybody’s anticipation rose before the premiere when the trailer was released and we hoped the best from Zack Snyder and Crew. Well, i have to say that he didn't disappoint us.

First 20 minutes of the story takes place in Krypton wherein Lara Lor-Van (Ayelet Zurer) and her husband Jor-El (Russell Crowe) have birthed their son naturally, in violation of the basic laws of  the planet, where babies are to be bred through genetic engineering with a planetary 'Codex' that imprints just what a person's place in life is to be (leader, Scientist, General etc). Simultaneously krypton's core is collapsing, the planet's race facing certain extinction. In the midst of clashing with General Zod (Michael Shannon), who has decided to lead a coup against kryptonians, Jor-El transports his newborn son to earth and is been killed by Zod in the battle. Then Zod orders to shoot the spaceship however his orders are suddenly stopped when the Krypton security ships appear. 
For punishment, General Zod and his followers are banished to The Phantom Zone, causing Zod to lash out that even though their planet will soon be gone, the leaders will not grant him and his followers a quick death. He also swears to Lara (who is present), that he will find her son. The space vessel crash-lands in Kansas. Adopted by a kindly farming couple, Jonathan Kent (Kevin Costner) and Martha Kent (Diane lane). From there the story moves on....

In different hands, this new telling of Superman's beginnings might have reminded of the 1978 original, the 1980 sequel, and thew "Smallville" television series all rolled into one, but Writer David S.Goyer tweaks it just enough so that it seems relatively fresh. Where he and Director Zack Snyder hit a snag in the plot's non-linear structure, the constant criss-crossing between past and present giving the proceedings a new but a disjoint feel that keeps some of  the viewers from properly identifying with the characters and becoming more involved in their conflicts. Similarly, Amir Mokri (Cinematographer) aimed a darker layout similar to that of “The Dark Knight” and gave a new look to the visuals, unfortunately that didn't help much.

One of the things that concerned me the most is, like all the other films, here too the protagonist is bullied at the school. 
Zack Snyder & David S.Goyer puts up the scientific terms like gravitational force and also the reason for his (Clark kent/Kal-El/Superman's) abnormal power well, which most superhero films fail to do. The last 45 minutes takes the film in full pace with action packed sequences and goes frenetic resulting a total destruction of Metropolis where General Zod turns wild and wants to seek revenge against Superman by Killing all humans one-by-one and ending human race. Superman somehow stops him at the end.

Still, audiences kept debating, why Superman let so many people die? Goyer answers this question.
He said "One of the things we were hoping to depict is that Superman is not a god. We say he's a god-like figure but he's not omnipotent. Even in the comic books he cannot save everyone. I think people die [in Metropolis]. Clearly hundreds if not thousands of people have died while the gravity machines are going off. There were probably even people who died in Smallville.

When you're dealing with a threat like this, there will be collateral damage. This is something that hadn't been depicted in comic book films, [but] is what it would be like if these powerful figures did clash, if The Hulk and Thor fought, people would probably die. Particularly in this case where Zod and the Kryptonians really don't care if people die. I think people died and I'm sure that upsets some people."

Background music score by Hans Zimmer lives pulse-pounding up to the picture’s epic girth. Visual effects, too, are also nothing short of fabulous but we could well find a difference between reality and CG’s at some scenes. Coming to individual performances, Henry Cavill was masculine and adapted himself to the latest version instead of being a old boyish scout, Russell Crowe’s appearance in the screen boosted up the scenes and , he did a perfect father/Kryptonian. Michael Shannon’s role as General Zod was not much intriguing, who seem to be a usual powerful villain. Other than that there’s no remarkable performances, even from the four-time Academy award nominated Amy Adams. 

Finally, all the plaudits belong to Zack Snyder for creating such an Epic Masterpiece.
This is certainly not the Best Super hero movie but obviously the best Superman movie ever made.
Must watch.

Rating: 7.5/10

Monday, 17 June 2013

Jamie Foxx reveals the voice he's been using for Electro in The Amazing Spider-Man 2

Jamie foxx began his meteoric ascent to Hollywood bigwig status as a stand up comedian in the late 80's (yep, despite his youthful good looks, he is that old). So, unsurprisingly, Foxx soon had the crowd eating out his hands when he appeared recently on the Tonight show with Jay Leno. Even before the jokes started, he had some pretty good material: just the picture of him sporting a nerdy comb over in his role in The Amazing Spider-Man 2,
Got a big belly laugh from the crowd. you can see why from the image below!

Foxx describes how he developed Maxwell Dillon's distinctive hairdo:

"I play Max Dillon, and this is me before i turn into the villain. My [real] sister is my hairstylist and she created the Django look, Ray Charles and things like that. So, i told her that, when i'm the nerd guy, i want to be the first black man with a comb over. I told her make me look like i would look if i never made it. I had a jheri curl and things i didn't go right, so i jimmy mack it."

But easily the best part of his appearance on the show? His very, very creepy impression of himself doing the Electro voice. If you want to skip straight to it, go to 1:33 on the video below - that said, it's well worth watching the whole interview. 

What do you think of his Electro voice - do you think he does the super villain justice or is it not spine-chilling enough for a man who survived being struck by lightning?
Drop me a line below.

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 debuts on May 2, 2014.

The Wolf of Wall Street - Official Trailer #1 (2013)

From Academy Award winning director Martin scorsese comes "The Wolf of Wall Street", starring Leonardo DiCaprio

                  A New York stockbroker refuses to cooperate in a large securities fraud case involving corruption on Wall Street, corporate banking world and mob filtration.

Director               : Martin Scorsese
Cast                      : Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill, Margot Robbie, Matthew McConaughey
Writers                 : Terence Winter (Screenplay), Jordan Belfort (Book)
Original Music     : Howard Shore
Cinematography : Rodrigo Prieto
Editing                  : Thelma Schoonmaker

Release date : 15th November 2013 

Saturday, 15 June 2013

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug - International Trailer (2013) [HD]

The second one in the trilogy adapting the enduring popular masterpiece "THE HOBBIT" by J.R.R.Tolkien,
"The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" continues the adventure of the title character Bilbo baggins as he journeys with the Wizard Gandalf and thirteen Dwarves, led by Thorin Oakenshield on an epic quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf kingdom of Erebor. As they have successfully escaped the Misty Mountains and Bilbo got the One ring. They all continue their journey to get their gold back from the Dragon, Smaug.

Genre        : Adventure, Fantasy
Director    : Peter Jackson
Writers      : Screenplay by,
                         Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, Peter Jackson & Guillermo del toro.
                     Novel "THE HOBBIT" by,    
Stars         :  Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage, Ian Mckellen

Release date : December 13, 2013

Studio       : Warner Bros. Pictures

Friday, 14 June 2013

The Wolverine Trailer #2 (2013)

Based on the celebrated comic book arc, this epic action-adventure takes Wolverine (Hugh Jackman), the most iconic character of the X-Men universe to modern day Japan. Out of his depth in an unknown world, he will face a host of unexpected and deadly opponents in a life-death battle that will leave him forever changed. Vulnerable for the first time and pushed to his physical and emotional limits, he confronts not only lethal samurai steel but also his inner struggle against his own immortality.


Official Site   :
Twitter          : @WolverineMovie
Director        :  James Mangold
Writers         :  Mark Bomback (Screenplay), Chris claremont (Comic book)
Starrin          :  Hugh Jackman, Will Yun Lee, Tao Okamoto

In theaters     :  July 26, 2013 

Copyright @ 20th Century Fox & Marvel

Thursday, 13 June 2013

Insidious 2 - Official Trailer (HD)

The famed horror team of Director James wan and writer Leigh whannell reunite with the original cast of Patrick wilson, Rose Byrne, Lin Shaye, Barbara Hershey and Ty Simpkins in INSIDIOUS: CHAPTER 2, a terrifying sequel to the acclaimed horror film, which follows the haunted Lambert family as they seek to uncover the mysterious childhood secret that has left them dangerously connected to the spirit world.

Official site  :
Director       : James wan
Cast             : Patrick wilson, Rose Byrne, Lin Shaye, Barbara Hershey and Ty Simpkins
Writers        : Leigh whannell

In theaters   : September 13th, 2013

300: Rise of an Empire Official Trailer HD - 2014 Movie

The Greek General Themistocles battles an invading army of Persians under the mortal-turned god, Xerxes.

Genre       :  Action, Adventure
Starring : Sullivan Stapleton, Eva Green, Lena Headey, Hans Matheson, David Wenham, Rodrigo Santoro, Igal Naor, Callan Mulvey, Jack O'Connell, Andrew Tiernan.
Writer    :  Zack Snyder
Director :  Noam Murro

Release date : 07 March 2014

Tuesday, 11 June 2013



Seldom, movies play a crucial part in our lives one way or another, directly or indirectly. It isn't only a sophisticated entertaining medium, which was often considered by most people but also epitomizes day to day life styles in various prospects and enthralls us through fantasies, humors, action blocks. "Indian cinema" is well poised in technical factors, whereas it has reached peaks in "Hollywood".


You can see from my profile that i ain't a film maker or any kind of cine professional. I'm just an engineering graduate who has a enormous passion for movies and sports. 
Of course, i am a movie buff and this is my first blog (and a personal one too) but when it came to reviewing movies, i was a bit sloppy here and there at the beginning. To be quite honest, i didn't give proper credits to certain movies. Then after watching tons of quality movies for the past few months. And here i am as a aspiring movie critic to guide the audiences by judging all the plausible contents.

We do value our money and spend 120 mins in screen which gives us every right to criticize a film if it is not promising.

            "It's not about the money, It's about sending a message"
This must be the mind set as well the motive of every film maker.

I'll never reveal the plot unless the story line is far-fetched :P But one thing is for sure.
You can trust me on this one :)

            "Hope is a good thing, may be the best of things, and no good thing ever dies"