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"