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