Friday, January 27, 2012

84th Academy Award/Oscar Nominees

“War Horse”

“The Artist”

“Midnight in Paris”


“The Descendants”

“The Tree of Life”

“The Help”


“Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close”
Best actress
Glenn Close, “Albert Nobbs”

Viola Davis, “The Help”

Rooney Mara, “Girl With the Dragon Tattoo”

Meryl Streep, “The Iron Lady”

Michelle Williams, “My Week With Marilyn”
Best actor
Demian Bichir, “A Better Life”

George Clooney, “The Descendants”

Jean Dujardin, “The Artist”

Gary Oldman, “Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy”

Brad Pitt, “Moneyball”

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Midnight in Paris (2011) (English) (Mini Review)

                    Director : Woody Allen
                    Genre    : Romance, Fantasy
                    Cast      : Owen Wilson, Rachel McAdams and Kathy Bates

       When you are about to watch a Woody Allen movie,you know what to expect.And what if it is about one of the world's most beautiful city,Paris?..It gets better.If we'll put this movie 'Midnight in Paris' into the romantic-comedy genre,just like many other websites did,we will be disrespecting this movie.This is a pure romantic movie with situation-al comedies.
      Movie is about a young writer(Owen Wilson) who is in love with a certain era of Paris city and also confused about his writing skills.He and his fiancee is in Paris for some business purpose.And one night when he escapes from his routine social life something unthinkable happens which makes him almost mad and highly excited.
     It was good to see Owen Wilson acting in a movie which is not a usual guy-comedy-movie type.And Woody Allen undoubtedly used this guy's talent in a really good way.Movie shows the ultimate beauty of Paris city in many shots.The movie starts with 10-15 minutes shots of Paris city's different faces..And it was seriously boring after first 5 minutes or so..But be patient and continue watching,you won't regret it.And watch out for France's first lady Carla Bruni as a tour guide in a two scene cameo.It was bit surprising.And hey i almost forgot to tell you,this movie won Golden Globe award for best sceenplay.So watch this beautiful movie as soon as possible.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Real Steel (2011) (English) (MiniReview)


            Director:Shawn Levy
            Genre  : Sci-Fi, Drama, Action
            Cast    : Hugh JackmanEvangeline Lilly and Dakota Goyo

        If you are a Hugh Jackman fan,you should watch this movie,if you are a Sci-Fi movie fan,you should watch this and if you are a regular moviegoer, then also you should watch this movie.In short,it's a must watch movie.
       In this Shawn Levy directed movie,story happens in a near future where robot boxing a popular sport.Jackman plays the role of a struggling promoter (and an ex-boxer) who had no other way than depending on an old model robot when he lost everything in his previous fights.
                                     Check out the Real steel action figure Robot toy
       The director kept the 'futuristic things' very much practical in 'Real Steel' unlike movies like Tron,i-Robot.(we know 'Tron' was not about future,but was talking about the look of the movie).we don't have funky looking concept vehicles or body hugging suits in this movie.So this is undoubtedly a must watch.
Buy the DVDs today at unbelievable prices in flipkart&Amazon.com and watch it..

Friday, January 20, 2012

12 Angry Men (1957) (English) (Mini Review)

                               Director : Sidney Lumet
                               Genre    : Drama
                               Cast      : Henry Fonda,  Lee J. Cobb and Martin Balsam

     12 Angry Men  is a 1957 American drama film adapted from a teleplay of the same name by Reginald Rose.It is one of the best screenplay ever written in Hollywood.

95% of the movie happens in a single room.It's about a case where a small boy is accused of his father's murder.And the decision has to be taken by these 12 juries whether to punish this boy or not.When the movie starts it's a bit boring for first 10-15 minutes.But then the drama(here the case details) unfolds and these 12 different men analyse the proofs in their own ways.The story gets really interesting and turns out to be an 'edge of the seat' drama.The director carefully handled each characters without loosing their importance.

This movie comes under the classic category.It was released in black n white first and then after years, collector's edition DVDs were released in color.Watch it fully,it's worth and you will never regret watching it.It's a must watch for pure movie lovers.


Wednesday, January 18, 2012

And the Golden Globe award 2011 goes to..

Best Motion Picture 

The Descendants(Drama) and The Artist(Musical or Comedy)

Best Performance in a Motion Picture – Drama

Actor----George Clooney - The Descendants as Matt King
Actress----Meryl Streep - The Iron Lady as Margaret Thatcher

Best Performance in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy

Actor---Jean Dujardin - The Artist as George Valentin
Actress----Michelle Williams - My Week with Marilyn as Marilyn Monroe

Best Supporting Actor

Christopher Plummer - Beginnersas Hal

Best Supporting Actress

Octavia Spencer - The Help as Minny Jackson

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Contagion (2011) (English) (Mini Review)


                                     Director : Steven Soderbergh
                                     Genre   : Thriller, Disaster
                                     Cast     : Matt Damon, Kate Winslet, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jude Law and Laurence Fishburne

       Contagion is a medical disaster thriller released in 2011 and was well appreciated by critics.Director Steven Soderbergh's directorial treatment is what makes this movie different.Even after most of the main characters are played by reputed stars, the director gave equal importance to each character.From Matt Damon to Kate winslet to Jude Law, everybody played their character with heart.It's good to see Matt Damon in a different character than his usual action thrillers.

One dangerous virus spreads all over the world and world's leading scientists and doctors struggles to find it's anti-dot.can they find it??..Will they be successful in providing that anti dot to each person in the world??..How can they do that??..

Watch the movie to know the rest.It's worth a watch.


Friday, January 13, 2012

Johnny English Reborn (2011) (English) (Mini Review)

             Director : Oliver Parker

             Genre : Action,Comedy
              Cast : Rowan Atkinson, Rosamund Pike and Dominic West

         He is Back..!!!...This time, he is not that fool you saw in the Prequel of this movie.He is smart but still he makes mistakes.Johny English is Rowan Atkinson's most famous character after Mr. Bean. In 'Johnny English Reborn' Johny returns to the MI7 after a break and he has to stop a bunch of international assassins who plans to kill a world leader and create chaos.

Rowan Atkinson is undoubtedly a legendary actor.And he shows the right attitude of a spy with some funny expressions .It's worth a watch we should say.Watch out for a parkour scene where you expect fast edited shots like usual action movies but Johny keeps a cool attitude here while he chases downs the bad guy.Rowan is old but just like some facebook guy said (while mentioning about Mr.Bean),"It is not that easy to make 3 generations laugh without saying a single word".

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011) (English) (Mini Review)

                                   Director : Tomas Alfredson
                                   Genre    : Drama
                                   Cast      : Gary OldmanColin Firth and Tom Hardy

                                   Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy(sigh) received generally favorable reviews and was the highest grossing film at the British box office for three consecutive weeks.It is in theaters all over the world competing with Sherlock Holmes and MI-4..But In our opinion those two movies are way too smarter than this spy-drama here.Classic and accurate cinematography,subtle acting by reputed actors like Gary Oldman,And the one liner of the plot("In the bleak days of the Cold War, espionage veteran George Smiley is forced from semi-retirement to uncover a Soviet agent within MI6's echelons".) sounds like an interesting thriller.
         But very very unfortunately it fails to impress us as a thriller and turns out to be a boring-completely avoidable in theaters-and a time pass movie on DVD(Only if you don't have any other options).So don't waste your money on this,wait for the DVD and watch it at home.On a positive note this story can be a good stage drama ,but again drama also has to be more interesting than this.

Note:You might have a different opinion and you might like this movie,what we wrote is our review of this movie.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Don 2 (2011) (Hindi) (Mini Review)

                         Director : Farhan Akthar
                         Genre    : Action,Crime,Drama
                         Cast      : Shah Rukh Khan, Priyanka Chopra,Boman Erani and Om puri

    An international gangster turns himself in, then dramatically escapes - only to face treachery and betrayal.From the moment it's first look was released in youtube, this movie became the most awaited Bollywood movie of the year.It deserved the hype because the director Farhan akthar's first outing in 2006 with world's most stylish criminal was an amazing one.That itself was a remake of  1978 movie with the same name which was acted by Amithab Bachan .But Farhan akthar shocked every one with the climax.Unlike original he let the bad(evil)hero win at the end.There were obvious comparisons with the original and some critics didn't liked it.
         Now he is back with a sequel which was a Christmas release in India.This is Shah Rukh Khan's best action action movie ever.After giving the audience a ridiculous movie like 'Ra.One' early this year,..Shahrukh came up with something like this.Thank God !.And DON is one of the best characters Mr.khan ever played.
         If Don was conquered Asian underworld in the first part,he aims to be the king in world drug business this time.He will do anything to reach there.Revealing more will spoil the fun in your movie watching.So we won't. :)
       Story happens mainly in Germany.Awesome fights(comparing to other Indian movies like Bodyguard,Buddah hoga tera baap,Singham,etc),thrilling car chases,witty and dramatic one liners and jaw dropping twists makes the movie worth a watch.But   being one of the best directors of India, Farhan would've made the story a bit more simple than it is now.And the question in your mind now will be, will the police catch him in this movie at least..well we can only say that "Don ko pakadna mushkil hi nahi,...." you know the rest ;)     

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (2011) (English) (Mini Review)

                    Director : Guy Ritchie
                    Genre    : Mystery,Action, Thriller
                    Cast      :  Robert Downey Jr.Jude Law and Jared Harris

                Another Master piece movie from Guy Ritchie,probably the best directed English movie of the year 2011.A beautifully crafted edge of the seat thriller, just like it's first part.Undoubtedly a 'director's movie'.
                 In this sequel Sherlock holmes and his companion Dr.Watson join forces to outwit and bring down their most dangerous and cunning enemy Professor Moriarty.Story happens mainly in London,Paris and Switzerland.
                Sherlock Holmes book readers may not like Robert Downey Jr.'s portrayal of world's most famous detective,because it is completely different from what you read on  Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's novels.But this portrayal is just different,not bad or anything.Jude law plays Holmes' famous companion Dr.watson in the movie and he perfectly suits for the role as if he was born to play this role.Another plus point of the movie is it's awesome visuals using the amazing capabilities of CG technology.If you haven't watched the first part ,which was released in 2009(In some countries 2010) you better watch that first then the sequel.Not that it's continuous or anything but you'l get a style of this franchisee's story telling.So we suggest you run to your nearest movie hall to watch this flick.A must watch movie...

And the movie has some awesome posters we should say...

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Black Hawk Down (2001) (English) (Mini Review)

                   Director :  Ridley Scott
                  Genre     :  Thriller,drama
                  Cast       :   Josh hartnett, Ewan McGregor,Eric Bana and Tom Sizemore

                     When you think about war movies the usual things which comes to your mind is brotherhood/friendship between soldiers,patriotism and all that stuff but,this movie here being one of the greatest military movie is different from all typical war movies ever made.We'll call this a war thriller rather than a war movie.
               Movie depicts the 'battle of Mogadishu',and it's based on a book named 'Black Hawk Down '.Movie starts where american army plans for a raid to capture a Somalian war lord,but their plan goes for a toss when something unexpected happens.
       The movie was shot in other places like Morocco because Somalia was not safe for a film crew and the production imported 100 Rangers, a dozen Humvees and 8 Black Hawk helicopters into Morocco for filming. This was considerably more firepower than anything else in the country and the Moroccan king was understandably uneasy about allowing such a large foreign military presence into his country. Ridley Scott joked that they could have taken over the country if they'd wanted to.
             This is one of a kind and a must watch movie.


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