Movie Marathon 4th May+

May 4, 2013 § Leave a comment

Dolphin Tale: If you need reasons and inspiration. This movie delivers it in all fronts.

Link source: IMDB

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Pirates of the Caribbean: OST

May 27, 2011 § Leave a comment

This post was long due in my drafts. However last week I got a chance to watch the movie. My expectations were high, so if you wonder did the movie meet, exceed or fail on mine and others expectations. I can’t comment for others but for me, it was not what I had expected after the sequels that I had watched. A bit disappointing, for the fact that I might had expected more.

Unfortunately “On Strange Tide’s” failed to deliver what this movie was capable of. Lack of action could be the highlight and the second one would be lack of story. The story revolves around the mystical fountain of youth as the Spanish ships set sail, the English are soon to follow them but to everyone surprise it’s Barbossa who leads the fleet. As Captain Sparrow escapes from the guards and finds himself caught up against an impressionist, the lovely Angelica Malon played by Penélope Cruz. She forces him to join the quest and he finds himself on the Queen Anne’s Revenge, the ship of the formidable pirate Blackbeard a.k.a McShane. What happens next forms the rest of the plot. But if you are expecting some great action sequence as in the previous sequels, then you might be disappointed.

Captain Sparrow was at his best and you won’t be disappointed, for others there is not much to speak about.

From my perspective, the movie could have delivered more in terms of excitement, story and characters. For what ever it was worth, I wasn’t that excited once I watched the movie.

Rating: 6/10

The Lincoln Lawyer

May 7, 2011 § 2 Comments

Mick Haller a.k.a Matthew McConaughey is a defense lawyer who works out of his Lincoln. Driving around the city and trying to solve cases. He is asked to take up Louis Roulet case, a wealthy Realtor played by Ryan Phillippe.
What first seemed to be an attempted murder and rape case, suddenly takes a U-turn. Leaving Mick trying to face his worst fears and coming face to face with his past horror. When Mick finds out that Louis is guilty of the crime and as his lawyer he finds himself trapped and that’s when the real story unfolds.

Adapted from Michael Connelly novel and directed by Brad Furman this is a must watch.

Burlesque

April 17, 2011 § 1 Comment

Steve Antin, gives you a little more than coyote or may be less. Burlesque winning the Golden Globe for the original song “You Haven’t Seen The Last of Me”.

The story is about a small town girl Ali (Christina Aguilera) from Iowa, who wants to make it big. Ends up at a lounge bar run by Tess (Cher). What follows is the rise of Ali as she proves her worth that she owns the stage.

The song from Cher is certainly one of its kind and is a nice one too. You won’t be disappointed if you see this and feel its a remake as it nice to see a broad way music lounge and the characters did full justice to their role, each and every one of them.

Recommendation: 7 / 10

Source Code -2011

April 12, 2011 § 1 Comment

Directed by Duncan Jones (known for the movie Moon) and written by Ben Riley (Writer for Species III, The Watch a TV serial).

Colter Stevens (aka Jake Gyllenhaal) wakes up on a train, while he tries to get this thought in place the train blows up. And he finds himself in a pod. He is then asked, if he able to find the bomber?

The movie then unfolds, where he is debriefed about this assignment and what source code is capable of. Source code helps him to go to a victim’s body and relive the last 8 minutes of his life. Trying to get clues around him that caused the death. So here Colter is in a pod travelling back in time to identify the bomber, as it is the first of the many bombing that is lined up by the bomber responsible for blowing up the train.

The story line is not that compelling as one would expect to, if you compare with the recent Sci-Fi “The Inception”, it will fail in every corner. But yes the story is good enough to keep you guessing till the end.

Recommendation: 6 / 10

My movie marathon !!!

April 6, 2011 § 2 Comments

List of movies over the last few weeks or months…

It was time for some drama, comedy and romance. So here is the list of mine.

The Eagle
The Dilemma
Just Go With It
The Rite
Unknown
Leap Year
Dying Young
Julie & Julia
Sanctum
127 Hours
Shaolin

As I run out of space and thinking of ergonomic solutions, I came across a site to store my list of movies. The movies that are on my wish list, to the movies that I have seen in my life time and to the one’s which are my all time favorites.

Here is the link for the first list: My first 250.

2 disasters over the weekend:Drive Angry & Red Riding Hood – 2011

March 30, 2011 § 1 Comment

Don’t Drive Angry after you see this movie neither you should believe in legend and wolf’s.

I have seen movies which are a bit supernatural types and too much into fiction,but they at least got a story line and the characters doing justice to their very role. That was so not in “Drive Angry“, a total disappointing performance by Nicholas Cage and I don’t even bother about other characters.

Directed by Patrick Lussier, not that famous but with few good ones i.e. Red Eye, My Boos’s Daughter, Scream, D3: The Mighty Ducks, My Bloody Valentine. The story is about Milton (Cage), who escapes hell with God’s Gun (never knew they used one in the first place, may they are also coming up with the age of technology advancement) to avenge his daughter’s death and save his grand-daughter from being sacrificed. He drives to his destination (but I didn’t find that much of anger on this face while he was driving) accompanied by Piper (aka Amber Heard) and being pursued by The Accountant played by William Fichtner.

Rating: I even don’t want to go there. The graphics are bad I think way back in 1980 they still made great graphics. Forget about acting and storyline even. I you just want to waste some money and realize that Mr. Cage can also disappoint you, this is a must watch for you then.

RED RIDING HOOD – Directed by Catherine Hardwicke known more as a production designer but also for few of her directions that include Thirteen, Lords of Dogtown, Twilight, Hamlet (in production).
This movies centers around Valerie played by Amanda Seyfried. The story everyone knows, there is a werewolf. But this time, it’s even no different.
Story line: Valerie is love with an orphaned wood-cutter and they live in a medieval village, haunted by werewolf. With the arrival of Father Auguste (aka Lukas Haas), the story develops from there on.

One time watch, as nothing more could be or should be expected out of these two movies.

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