Saturday, December 24, 2011

Recent releases (3)

This blog post is a continuation of my earlier blog posts.

http://akshysmultiplex.blogspot.com/2011/09/recent-releases.html
http://akshysmultiplex.blogspot.com/2011/11/recent-releases.html

Hope you have seen all the 10 earlier 2011 movies i suggested:).Here are some more 2011 movies i enjoyed:).


Warrior 
One of the best movies of 2011 i have seen till now,warrior is one intense fight movie:). Here,the youngest son (Hardy) of an alcoholic former boxer (Nolte) returns home, where he's trained by his father for competition in a mixed martial arts tournament,a path that puts the fighter on a collision corner with his older brother (Edgerton). This movie mainly works because of its superbly shot fight scenes:),which involve you so much,that you are constantly cheering for one of the brothers,as if you are watching a live match:). Both lead actors (Joel Edgerton and Tom Hardy) have given convincing performances.What unfortunately stops it from being an exceptional movie,is its predictable script.But still for its superb fight sequences and good direction,this is definitely a must watch:).


Genre:- Action, Drama.
Bore Meter:- Won't get bored.Has very good pace:).
My Rating:-








Bridesmaids
This girl version of The Hangover,may not be as funny,but is definitely a likeable movie:). Here, competition between the maid of honor and a bridesmaid, over who is the bride's best friend, threatens to affect the life of an out-of-work pastry chef.This movie may not constantly make you laugh out loud(except for one or two really funny scenes:D),but it ensures a constant smile,thanks mainly to its lead actress Kristen Wiig,who gives a superb and a very likeable performance as Annie Walker:). This movie is definitely a good watch mainly for Kristen Wiig:).

Genre:- Comedy.
Bore Meter:- Won't get bored.Has good pace:).
My Rating:- 







Transformers 3: Dark Of the Moon
After watching this movie,i had only one reaction,"Oh my god!". Michael Bay movies may not be the best in terms of script,but he definitely makes sure the action sequences are worth your money:). In this third installment of the Transformers series,the Autobots learn of a Cybertronian spacecraft hidden on the moon, and race against the Decepticons to reach it and to learn its secrets.This movie is full of action,especially the last 1 hour,which is full of so many jaw dropping action sequences,that at end of the movie,your eyes start hurting:). Shia Labeouf,does a good job as Sam,and the newcomer Rosie Huntington-Whiteley may not be that good in terms of acting skills,but she definitely is pleasant to watch:). For its out of the world action sequences and its superb pace,this is definitely a must watch:).

Genre:- Action, Sci-Fi.
Prerequisites:- You need to have seen at least the first transformers movie,if not both,to understand this one.
Bore Meter:- No chance of getting bored.Has Superb Pace:).
My Rating:-








Unknown
Unknown is a good watchable mystery thriller.Here,a man awakens from a coma, only to discover that someone has taken on his identity and that no one, (not even his wife), believes him. With the help of a young woman, he sets out to prove who he is.This movie basically works due to its good pace and gripping suspense:). The script does falter here and there,but overall its an enjoyable movie:).

Genre:- Mystery, Thriller.
Bore Meter:- Won't get bored.Has good pace:).
My Rating:-








Thor
Thor is a good but a very different super hero movie:). Here,the powerful but arrogant warrior Thor is cast out of the fantastic realm of Asgard and sent to live amongst humans on Earth, where he soon becomes one of their finest defenders.This is quite an enjoyable movie:),thanks to its different story,good script,and good performances by Chris Hemsworth and Natalie Portman.But at the end of the day,it fails to provide as much entertainment as some other super hero movies like the spiderman series and batman series.But overall,its still an enjoyable watch:).


Genre:-  Action, Adventure, Fantasy.
Bore Meter:- Won't Get Bored.Has Good Pace:).
My Rating:-

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Movies by Year:- The 50's

The 50's was the decade of the classics.This decade, though lacking the technical effects of the 21st century,still gave some wonderful films.These films,almost 50 years later,are not only still viewed,but are also considered better than most of the movies of the current era.Here are some movies of the 50's that i really enjoyed:).



12 Angry Men (1957)
This 1950's classic is undoubtedly one of the best movies ever made:):):). I have never met a person who has seen this movie,and said he didn't like it.In this movie,the defense and the prosecution have rested and the jury is filing into the jury room to decide if a young Spanish-American is guilty or innocent of murdering his father. What begins as an open and shut case of murder soon becomes a mini-drama of each of the jurors' prejudices and preconceptions about the trial, the accused, and each other.Outstanding script,direction,and performances (especially by Henry Fonda) makes this movie one of the best movies ever made,and definitely a must watch:).

Genre:- Drama.
Oscar Buzz:-
Nominated for 3 Oscars(Best Picture,Best Director,Best Writing Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium)
Bore Meter:- Won't Get Bored.Has good pace:).
My Rating:-








 Dial M For Murder (1954)
This murder suspense thriller is yet another classic by Alfred Hitchcock:). Here,an ex-tennis pro carries out a plot to murder his wife. When things go wrong, he improvises a brilliant plan B.What makes this movie special is its tight script(very hard to find loopholes in this movie) which is extremely well executed and directed by Alfred Hitchcock.It keeps you hooked in throughout its length,as events after events unfold and doesn't leave you disappointed in the end as well:). Well scripted murder thriller,surely a must watch:).

Genre:- Mystery, Thriller.
Bore Meter:- Won't get bored:). Has good pace:).
My Rating:-








 Les diaboliques (1955)
One of the finest french movies i have ever seen,Les diaboliques is an excellent murder suspense thriller:). Here,the wife of a cruel headmaster and his mistress conspire to kill him, but after the murder is committed, his body disappears, and strange events begin to plague the two women.It starts of a little slow,but once the plot thickens you find yourself stuck to your seat,as the 2 leading ladies face one situation after another:),chewing your nails and waiting for the climax:). If suspense is what you want,then this is the best movie out there,don't miss this:).

Genre:- Mystery, Thriller.
Bore Meter:- The first half hour is a little slow,but once the plot thickens,you won't be able to leave your seat:).
My Rating:-







Some Like It Hot (1959):-
When i decided to watch this movie,i had zero expectations.I thought,whats the point of watching a 50's comedy,all jokes would be outdated by now.But boy,i was extremely surprised when i watched this one:). This movie not only provides the laughs but also makes sure you watch the entire movie with a smile:). In this movie,when two musicians witness a mob hit, they flee the state in an all female band disguised as women, but further complications set in.This movie mainly works because of its likeable cast:). Both Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon have wonderful comic timing:),but its Marilyn Monroe who steals the show:). She is really loveable as Sugar Kane Kowalczyk:). For its excellent cast and direction this is a must watch:).


Genre:- Comedy.
Oscar Buzz:-
Won Oscar (Best Costume Design, Black-and-White)
5 Other Nominations (Best Actor in a Leading Role, Best Art Direction-Set Decoration Black-and-White,Best Cinematography Black-and-White,Best Director,Best Writing Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium).
Bore Meter:- Won't get bored.Has good pace:).
My Rating:-






On the Waterfront (1954)

This Academy Award winning movie is the movie from which the Aamir Khan starrer Ghulam was copied from:P.Here,an ex-prize fighter turned longshoreman struggles to stand up to his corrupt union bosses.For its great direction,screenplay and an excellent performance by Marlon Brando,this is definitely worth your watch:).






Genre:- Drama.
Oscar Buzz:- 
Won 8 Oscars (Best Actor in a Leading Role,Best Actress in a Supporting Role,Best Art Direction-Set Decoration Black-and-White,Best Cinematography Black-and-White,Best Director,Best Film Editing,Best Picture,Best Writing Story and Screenplay) 
4 Other Nominations (Best Actor in a Supporting Role,Best Actor in a Supporting Role(2),Best Actor in a Supporting Role(3),Best Music Scoring of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture)
Bore Meter:- Has Decent Pace:)
My Rating:-
 
 

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Recent releases

This blog post is a continuation of one of my earlier blog post.

http://akshysmultiplex.blogspot.com/2011/09/recent-releases.html

Hope you have seen all the 5 earlier 2011 movies i suggested:).Here are some more 2011 movies i enjoyed:).



 Rise of the Planet of the Apes
This year seems to be the year of the prequels,with X-Men First Class doing well earlier in the year and now another blockbuster with this Planet of the Apes prequel.In this movie,during experiments to find a cure for Alzheimer's disease, a genetically-enhanced chimpanzee (Caesar) uses its greater intelligence to lead other apes to freedom.This movie may not be as good as the 1968 Planet of the Apes movie in terms of script and story.But it makes up for it all with its outstanding special effects:),great pace and of course its lead character Caesar(played well by Andy Serkis).The highlight of the film definitely is its last 20 minutes when the apes wreak havoc on the city:),especially the golden gate bridge scene,when they face the cops,their strategy when half the apes go above the bridge,half go below the bridge:):) and an extraordinary scene when a giant gorilla jumps off the bridge on the helicopter taking it down:):):).This movie is definitely pleasing to the eye and a must watch:).


Genre:- Action,Sci-Fi,Thriller.
Prerequisites:- Though this may be a prequel to Planet of the Apes series,this works well as a stand alone movie as well.So no need to watch the entire series before you enjoy this one:).
Bore Meter:- No chance of getting bored.Has great pace:).
My Rating:- 








Crazy, Stupid, Love
A nice,funny and simple movie which touches your heart:).In this movie,Cal (Steve Carell) and Emily (Julianne Moore) have the perfect life together living the American dream... until Emily asks for a divorce. Now Cal, Mr Husband, has to navigate the single scene with a little help from his professional bachelor friend Jacob Palmer (Ryan Gosling).This movie basically works because of its likeable cast:).They are so likeable that even when they do stupid things,you don't mind.Ryan Gosling is amazing as Jacob,Julianne Moore is great as well:).Emma Stone brings a wonderful freshness in whichever scene she appears:).But its Steve Carell who stands out as Cal Weaver.Really fantastic:).The movie does become a little over dramatic in the latter half,but because of its good direction,great script and extremely likeable cast,this is a must watch:).


Genre:- Comedy, Drama, Romance.
Bore Meter:- Won't get bored.Has good pace:). 
My Rating:-






Horrible Bosses


Definitely the most funny movie made since The Hangover:).Here,three friends conspire to murder their awful bosses when they realize they are standing in the way of their happiness.Every single actor is funny in this movie,the jokes are amazing as well:).Laughed so much after a long time:).If its comedy you are looking for,then Horrible Bosses is the best bet this year:).Definitely a must watch:).










Genre:- Comedy.
Bore Meter:- No chance of getting bored.Has great laughs:).
My Rating:-
 






Super 8                                                                       
If u liked the E.T, there is a good chance that you will like this movie as well:).Here,during the summer of 1979, a group of friends witness a train crash and investigate subsequent unexplained events in their small town.The first half is really good,the second half is a little disappointing,but overall a good watch:).Tight script,great direction and good suspense make this sci-fi movie a must watch:).




Genre:- Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller.
Bore Meter:- Won't get bored.Has good pace:).
My Rating:-









Limitless
Limitless is a good enjoyable roller-coaster ride:).Here,a writer(played by Bradley Cooper) discovers a top-secret drug which bestows him with super human abilities.This movie works because of its tight script and its roller coaster pace:).With its really new concept,this sci-fi thriller is another must watch:).




  
Genre:- Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller.
Bore Meter:- Won't get bored.Has great pace:).
My Rating:-

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Foreign Language Films


 
How many times have we seen/heard the Oscars giving out award for best foreign language film?But how many of us have actually seen these movies?Remember,our very own Lagaan was nominated for the same category in the year 2002.But how many of us have seen the movie "No man's land",the movie that won that year?The problem is not all movies are meant for normal audiences.Certain foreign language movies have slow pace,which makes it difficult for normal audience to sit through the entire length of the movie.Here's bringing to you some foreign language movies that are worth your time:).




Hero (2002) 
This movie starring Jet Li is a martial arts movie in  mandarin language.The movie takes us back to ancient China before the reign of the first emperor, where warring factions throughout the Six Kingdoms plot to assassinate the most powerful ruler, Qin. When a minor official defeats Qin's three principal enemies, he is summoned to the palace to tell Qin the story of his surprising victory.This movie works because of its great pace and fight scenes.But the main reason that makes it a great movie is its music.The music has a wonderful soul to it that takes to you to another world.One of the best i have ever heard.The first one hour is really confusing.Many times a thought may come to your mind as to "Why the hell am i watching this movie?" But you will get your answer when the movie is over:). This movie is definitely a must watch:).

Genre:- Action, Adventure.
Oscar Buzz:- 
Nominated For Oscar (Best Foreign Language Film).
Bore Meter:- Won't get bored.Has great pace:).
My Rating:-
  







Black Book (2006) 
This movie from Netherlands has to be one of the most entertaining foreign movies you will ever see.This movie takes us to the Nazi-occupied Netherlands during World War II, where a Jewish singer infiltrates the regional Gestapo headquarters for the Dutch resistance.Great pace,excellent cinematography and guaranteed thrills and entertainment make this movie a must watch:).
 



Genre:- Thriller, War.
Bore Meter:- Won't Get Bored.Has Superb Pace:).
My Rating:-

 





The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2009)
This movie mostly spoken in Swedish is one of the most intense thrillers you will ever see.In this BAFTA film award winning movie,a journalist, Mikael Blomkvist(played well by Michael Nyqvist) is aided in his search for a woman who has been missing or dead for forty years by a young female hacker Lisbeth Salander(played superbly by Naomi Rapace). Excellent cinematography,great suspense and fantastic direction makes this movie a must watch:).  


Genre:- Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller.
Bore Meter:- Won't get bored if you like the plot.Has good pace:).
My Rating:-





The Good, the Bad, the Weird (2008)
If all you are looking for in a movie is Entertainment,then you won't find anything better than this South Korean movie:). This movie shows the story of two outlaws and a bounty hunter in 1940s Manchuria and their rivalry to possess a treasure map while being pursued by the Japanese army and Chinese bandits.The good has a hero feel to him,the bad is extremely stylish and the weird is really hilarious:). From the first scene to the last scene,this movie is entertainment guaranteed and totally worth your time:).
  
Genre:- Action, Adventure, Western.
Bore meter:- Won't Get Bored.Has Superb Pace:).
My Rating:-






The Vanishing (1988)
This dutch movie is another good mystery movie worth watching.In this movie,Rex and Saskia, a young couple in love, are on vacation. They stop at a busy service station and Saskia is abducted. After three years and no sign of Saskia, Rex begins receiving letters from the abductor.With good suspense and great direction,this is another movie worth your time:).



Genre:- Mystery, Thriller.
Bore Meter:- Won't Get Bored.Has good pace:).
My Rating:-