Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Arthur (2011) (English)

          Director   : Jason Winer
          Genre      : Comedy, Romance
          Cast        :  Russell Brand, Helen Mirren,Jennifer Garner &Greta Gerwig

         'Arthur' is a 2011 remake of a 1981 film of same title.In simple words you can say 'Arthur' is a grown up version of 'Richie Rich'.For the 1981 movie,there was a sequel too.But they didn't made one for this version yet.
        'Arthur' says the story of a rich immature playboy drunkard who stands to lose all his wealth when he fall in love with a woman his mother doesn't like.Will he able to marry her?Or will he choose the wealth instead?
        Russel Brand plays the title character in this movie and some of his dialogues are damn hilarious.Helen Mirren plays the role of his nanny in this movie.I loved this movie because of two reasons.One, it kind of fulfills every grown up man's fantasies when he was a kid.Two, i really loved the affection between arthur and his nanny character.She is like his own mother in the movie.I will recommend this movie as a must watch if you haven't seen the 1981 version.Now, there might be people who loved the old movie and they might say this is nothing comparable to the old one.But i haven't seen it.So i felt this one as the best one.So this is a must watch.You will love arthur.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Le Ballon rouge(1956) (French)

               Director     : Albert Lamorisse
              Genre        :  Drama, Short film
              Cast          :  Pascal Lamorisse, Sabine Lamorisse &Georges Sellier

         'Le Ballon rouge'('The Red Balloon' in English) is French Feature directed by Albert Lamorisse and was released in 1956 .
    The story of this film is of a red balloon which has a life of its own and it follows a little boy around the streets of Paris.I cant reveal more than this.
     Now let me explain how beautiful this movie is even after being made at a time where computer generated graphics were unknown.They have used many beautiful tricks to control the balloon in the scene.And they have done a beautiful job.This movie inspired many film makers from all over the world and many versions were made around the world.The Red balloon won the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay, even though it has little dialogue.Pascal Lamorisse who played the role of little boy did a good job as the little boy.With its Oscar win for Best Original Screenplay, the film became (as of 2007) the only short film to win an Academy Award outside of the short film categories.This film had one of the largest non-theatrical runs in the history of American cinema.Thousands of 16-millimeter prints were distributed to schools across United States of America. This is one of the best short film i have ever seen and it is a must watch.

Monday, July 9, 2012

Fa yeung nin wa (2000) (Chinese:Cantonese, Shanghainese)

                                               Director   :   Kar Wai Wong
                                               Genre      :   Romance, Drama
                                               Cast         : Tony Leung Chiu Wai, Maggie Cheung&Ping Lam Siu.

       'Fa yeung nin wa' ('In the Mood for Love' in English) is a 2000 released Chinese romantic drama directed by Kar Wai Wong.
       It has a very interesting style of plot presentation,and at the same time, in some parts movies pace becomes too slow.The story of this movie talks mainly about two characters.A man named Chow Mo-wan(Tony Leung Chiu Wai) and a woman named Su Li-zhen/Mrs. Chan(Maggie Cheung) who are neighbors and married to their respective spouses.They move in to neighboring Hong Kong apartments and after certain time they both suspect their spouses of extra-marital activities.Are they right or just misunderstanding their life partners??..
       The main beauty of this movie is it's cinematography.If you are interested in cinematography,you should watch this movie to see how beautifully makers of this movie have used colors in this movie.Background score is another plus point of this movie.And yes ladies might love this movie for Mrs.Chan's beautiful dresses with floral prints.This movie has won several awards and was nominated for BAFTA film award.I won't say its a must watch or woth watching.You can watch this only if you are interested in the plot line or the beautiful looking Maggie Cheung.


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