Sunday, December 30, 2012

Releases 2012 (5)

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

http://akshysmultiplex.blogspot.in/2012/05/releases-2012.html
http://akshysmultiplex.blogspot.in/2012/07/releases-2012-2.html
http://akshysmultiplex.blogspot.in/2012/09/releases-2012-3.html 
http://akshysmultiplex.blogspot.in/2012/11/releases-2012-4.html

Hope you have seen all the 20 earlier 2012 movies i suggested:). Here are some more 2012 movies i enjoyed:). 



Pitch Perfect
Pitch Perfect is a very well made chick flick comedy movie:).Here, Beca, a freshman at Barden University, is forced into joining The Bellas, her school's all-girls singing group. Injecting some much needed energy into their performance,Bellas take on their male rivals in a campus competition.Pitch Perfect is a very well written comedy movie,that keeps you smiling and laughing throughout:).The performances are pretty good as well,almost the entire cast does a good job:).Don't miss this one,as it is one of the most pleasing and fun movies you will see this year:).

Genre:- Comedy, Music.
Director:- Jason Moore.
Stars:- Anna Kendrick, Brittany Snow, Anna Camp.
Bore Meter:- No chance of getting bored.Keeps you entertained throughout:). 
My Rating:-








Looper 
Looper is a very good intelligent Sci-Fi thriller.Here,in 2074, when the mob wants to get rid of someone, the target is sent 30 years into the past, where a hired gun awaits. Things become complicated when Joe one day learns the mob wants to 'close the loop' by transporting back Joe's future self.The main reason the movie works is because of its wonderful story,which keeps on adding interesting things as movie goes on.This movie reminds you of inventiveness of a movie like Inception and time travel thriller movies like Twelve Monkeys but unfortunately fails to reach the standard of those movies:(.Overall,Looper is a very good watch if you want to watch something different:).

Genre:- Sci-Fi, Thriller.
Director:- Rian Johnson.
Stars:- Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Bruce Willis, Emily Blunt.
Bore Meter:- Starts a little slowly but picks up pace as the movie goes one:).
My Rating:- 









Savages
Savages is a really good twisted and dark thriller:). Here, pot growers Ben and Chon face off against the Mexican drug cartel who kidnapped their shared girlfriend.The movie works mainly because of excellent direction by Oliver Stone:),who takes you superbly into his dark stoned world:).Movie is also helped by good performances especially by Benicio Del Toro.Overall, Savages is a good dark and messy thriller:). Watch it for superb direction by Oliver Stone:).

Genre:- Thriller.
Director:- Oliver Stone.
Stars:- Taylor Kitsch, Aaron Johnson, Blake Lively, Benicio Del Toro, John Travolta, Salma Hayek.
Bore Meter:- Won't get bored.Has good pace:).
My Rating:-









The Bourne Legacy
The Bourne Legacy is the fourth installment in the popular spy franchise,The Bourne series.This is an expansion of the universe from Robert Ludlum's novels, centered on a new hero whose stakes have been triggered by the events of the previous three films.The Bourne Legacy is a good movie,but fails badly in comparison to the earlier three bourne movies,which created a new standard for spy thrillers.Not much in terms of script or story,the movie fails to satisfy its audience.Also the movie doesn't make good use of its stars.Jeremy Runner does his part well:).But Edward Norton is completely wasted in this movie:(.All he keeps on doing is unnecessary chatting,which slows the movie's pace down:(.But still the movie is good enough as it provides good popcorn entertainment with some great action sequences,especially the thrilling climatic chase scene through the streets of Manila,which involves some great bike action sequences:).Watch it for good popcorn entertainment:).

Genre:- Action, Thriller.
Director:- Tony Gilroy.
Stars:- Jeremy Renner, Rachel Weisz, Edward Norton.
Bore Meter:- Won't get bored.Has good pace:).
My Rating:-
 








Premium Rush
Premium Rush is a really fun joy ride:).This movie takes place in Manhattan, where a bike messenger picks up an envelope that attracts the interest of a dirty cop, who pursues the cyclist throughout the city.The main reason this movie works is because of its pace.The movie starts off with a good pace and just doesn't look back as our main protagonist gets involved in some great chase sequences in his cycle:).The movie is filled with stunts and chase sequences and makes sure you don't take your eye off the screen even for a second:). Don't miss this one as it is nice and fun joy ride:).

Genre:- Action, Thriller.
Director:- David Koepp.
Stars:- Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Michael Shannon,Dania Ramirez.
Bore Meter:- No chance of getting bored.Has superb pace:).
My Rating:-

 






Sunday, December 9, 2012

Celebrity Top 5

Brad Pitt
One of the biggest stars of Hollywood,Brad Pitt needs no introduction.Brad Pitt is one of the most famous actors of his generation,not only because of his universally loved charming looks,but also because of the versatility he has shown in the roles that he has done.Brad Pitt has 4 Oscar Nominations to his name,and also has won a Golden Globe award.Here are the top 5 movies of Brad Pitt according to me:).




Fight Club (1999)
Fight Club is definitely one of the best psychological thrillers ever made:). Here, an insomniac office worker and a devil-may-care soap maker form an underground fight club that transforms into a violent revolution.The main strength of this movie is its script:),very detailed,intelligent and absolutely brilliant dialogues:).Also David Fincher directs this movie fantastically giving it a nice dark underground feel:).The performances are top notch especially by its leads Brad Pitt and Edward Norton:).If you are a fan of psychological thrillers,then this is definitely one of the best you will find:).Don't miss this one:).

Genre:- Drama,Thriller.
Director:- David Fincher.
Stars:- Brad Pitt, Edward Norton, Helena Bonham Carter.
Oscar Buzz:-
Nominated For Oscar (Best Effects-Sound Effects Editing).
Bore Meter:-Won't get bored.Has decent pace:).
My Rating:-









Twelve Monkeys (1995)
Twelve Monkeys is surely one of the best Sci-Fi thrillers ever made:).Here, in a future world devastated by disease, a convict is sent back in time to gather information about the man-made virus that wiped out most of the human population on the planet.The story itself is very intriguing,and the story is given justice by Terry Gilliam,who makes sure the viewers are kept on their seats by never slowing the pace of the movie:).Also worth mentioning are the performances.Bruce Willis does a good job:).Brad Pitt is superb as Jeffrey Goines:).Overall,Twelve Monkeys is a smart,entertaining sci-fi thriller which is a must watch:).

Genre:- Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller.
Director:- Terry Gilliam.
Stars:- Bruce Willis, Brad Pitt, Madeleine Stowe.
Oscar Buzz:-
Nominated For 2 Oscars (Best Actor in a Supporting Role, Best Costume Design)
Bore Meter:- Won't get bored.Has good pace:).
My Rating:-









Inglourious Basterds (2009)
Inglourious Basterds is another brilliant masterpiece from Quentin Tarantino:).Here, in Nazi-occupied France during World War II, a plan to assassinate Nazi leaders by a group of Jewish U.S. soldiers coincides with a theatre owner's vengeful plans for the same.Its difficult to describe a movie like Inglourious Basterds.Its a typical Quentin Tarantino movie:),with his wonderful raw direction:).Its a fantastic blood-filled revenge fantasy,which disregards history and known facts:).Only Quentin Tarantino could have got away after making a movie like this:).This is a must watch if you want to watch different kind of cinema:).

Genre:- Thriller, War.
Director:- Quentin Tarantino.
Stars:- Brad Pitt, Mélanie Laurent, Christoph Waltz, Eli Roth, Michael Fassbender, Diane Kruger.
Oscar Buzz:-
Won Oscar (Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role).
7 Other Nominations (Best Achievement in Cinematography, Best Achievement in Directing, Best Achievement in Film Editing, Best Achievement in Sound Editing, Best Achievement in Sound Mixing, Best Motion Picture of the Year, Best Writing-Original Screenplay). 
Bore Meter:- Has a slow pace.But if you show patience,you will be greatly rewarded:).
My Rating:- 
 








Se7en (1995)
Se7en is a superbly directed murder mystery movie:). Here, Two detectives, a rookie and a veteran, hunt a serial killer who uses the seven deadly sins as his modus operandi.What works for the movie is its superb direction.Director David Fincher successfully manages to give a dark feel to the movie,which keeps the audience involved throughout:). Both Morgan Freeman and Brad Pitt play their parts really well.This is a really good movie to watch,if you like murder mysteries or serial killer movies:).


Genre:- Mystery, Thriller.
Director:- David Fincher.
Stars:- Morgon Freeman, Brad Pitt, Gwyneth Paltrow, Kevin Spacey.
Oscar Buzz:-
Nominated for Oscar (Best Film Editing).
Bore Meter:- Won't get bored.Has really good pace:).
My Rating:-
 









Ocean's Eleven (2001)
Ocean's 11 has to be one of the most stylish heist movies you will ever see:). Here, Danny Ocean and his eleven accomplices plan to rob three Las Vegas casinos simultaneously.The movie works mainly due to its stylish direction:). Having stylish actors like George Clooney and Brad Pit also helps,as they ease their way into their roles:).The movie has great pace:),and you won't feel bored even for a minute:).Overall,Ocean's Eleven is a must watch if you like entertaining cinema,especially well executed heist movies:).
  
Genre:- Comedy,Thriller.
Director:- Steven Soderbergh.
Stars:- George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, Andy Garcia,Julia Roberts.
Bore Meter:- No chance of getting bored.Has superb pace:).
My Rating:-
 








Troy (2004)
Though this is Celebrity Top 5,i am going with a 6th movie,as i feel any Brad Pitt list would remain incomplete without Troy:).Troy is a very good entertaining blockbuster:).This is an adaptation of Homer's great epic.It follows the assault on Troy by the united Greek forces and chronicles the fates of the men involved.Great set design,fantastic action sequences and excellent performances by its leads makes this movie a must watch:).Don't miss this one if you like blockbusters:).

Genre:- Action, Adventure.
Director:- Wolfgang Peterson.
Stars:- Brad Pitt, Eric Bana, Orlando Bloom, Diane Kruger.
Oscar Buzz:-
Nominated for Oscar (Best Achievement in Costume Design).
Bore Meter:- No chance of getting bored.Has very good pace:).
My Rating:-

 










Saturday, November 3, 2012

Releases 2012 (4)

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

http://akshysmultiplex.blogspot.in/2012/05/releases-2012.html
http://akshysmultiplex.blogspot.in/2012/07/releases-2012-2.html
http://akshysmultiplex.blogspot.in/2012/09/releases-2012-3.html

Hope you have seen all the 15 earlier 2012 movies i suggested:). Here are some more 2012 movies i enjoyed:).


Skyfall
Skyfall, the 23rd James Bond movie and the 3rd Bond movie of Daniel Craig was easily one of the most anticipated movie of 2012.After Casino Royale(2006) which completely rebooted the bond series and set a new standard,followed by somewhat disappointing Quantum of Solace(2008),people had huge expectations from Skyfall.Skyfall is a good movie and doesn't disappoint entirely but falls flat when compared with the first reboot Casino Royale.In Skyfall, Bond's loyalty to M is tested as her past comes back to haunt her. As MI6 comes under attack, 007 must track down and destroy the threat, no matter how personal the cost.What works for this movie are its performances,Daniel Craig is again fantastic:):) as James Bond and so is the villian Javier Bardem who plays Silva:).Direction by Sam Mendes is pretty good as well who makes sure you stay glued to your seat throughout and also shows the vulnerable side of Bond:).What lets it down is its plot,which doesn't have much to offer:(.Also audiences expecting a Bond movie will be disappointed,as you won't see much of Bond stuff you normally get to see in Bond films.Even the last half hour of the movie isn't entertaining enough,and audiences will wonder whether they are actually watching a bond film.Overall,Skyfall is a good movie,which is definitely worth a watch:).

Genre:- Action, Adventure,Thriller.
Director:- Sam Mendes.
Stars:- Daniel Craig, Judi Dench, Javier Bardem, Berenice Marlohe.
Bore Meter:- Won't get bored.Has very good pace:).
My Rating:-
 








Prometheus
Prometheus can be considered as an unofficial prequel to the 'Alien' series which started with 'Alien' in 1979.In Prometheus, a team of explorers discover a clue to the origins of mankind on Earth, leading them on a journey to the darkest corners of the universe. There, they fight a terrifying battle to save the future of the human race.Prometheus is a good movie:), which works mainly because of good direction by Ridley Scott,who keeps the audience tense throughout:).Also the cinematography and set design is really worth a mention:).The movie also manages to raise some important questions on human's creation,origin and mortality.But where the movie doesn't work is it fails to answer any of the queries it raises:(. Overall, Prometheus is a good movie:) worth a watch but falls flat when compared with the original Alien movies especially James Cameron's Aliens (1986).

Genre:- Sci-Fi, Thriller.
Director:- Ridley Scott.
Stars:- Naomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender, Charlize Theron.
Bore Meter:- Won't get bored.Has good pace:).
My Rating:-









Men in Black 3
Men in Black 3,the third installment of the MIB series, is good fun entertaining movie:).Here, Agent J travels in time to MIB's early years in the 1960s, to stop an alien from assassinating his friend Agent K and changing history.Men in Black 3 is the perfect movie to watch when you are bored and just need a movie to pass time:). The movie has great pace and keeps you engaged throughout its length.Do watch this one when you feel bored:).



Genre:- Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi.
Director:- Barry Sonnenfeld.
Stars:- Will Smith, Josh Brolin, Tommy Lee Jones.
Bore Meter:- Has good pace:). Keeps you engaged throughout:).
My Rating:-










American Reunion
American Reunion is the eighth installment of the American Pie movie series:). In this movie, Jim, Michelle, Stifler, and their friends reunite in East Great Falls, Michigan for their high school reunion.American Reunion is a good standalone movie:) and you may like it even better if you are a fan of the American Pie movies:).Overall, American Reunion is a good fun comedy movie with some good laughs:).


Genre:- Comedy.
Director:- Jon Hurwitz, Hayden Schlossberg.
Stars:- Seann William Scott ,Jason Biggs, Alyson Hannigon, Chris Klein, Thomas Ian Nicholas, Tara Reid,
Mena Suvari, Eddie Kaye Thomas.
Bore Meter:- Won't get bored.Has some good laughs:).
My Rating:-











The Expendables 2
The Expendable 2,sequel to The Expendables is pure popcorn entertainment:). Here, Mr. Church reunites the Expendables for what should be an easy paycheck, but when one of their men is murdered on the job, their quest for revenge puts them deep in enemy territory and up against an unexpected threat.The Expendables 2 may not be great in terms of story or script,but it sure has entertainment written all over it:). With stars like Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bruce Willis all mouthing their own and each others punch lines added with lots and lots of gunfights and action,there is more than enough entertainment guaranteed:). Don't miss this one:).

Genre:- Action.
Director:-  Simon West.
Stars:- Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bruce Willis, Chuck Norris.Nan Yu.
Bored:- No chance of getting bored:). Has great action:).
My Rating:-











Sunday, September 30, 2012

Martial Arts Movies

Martial Arts Movies are without any doubt the most entertaining movies you will ever see:). Some of these movies normally have a minimal plot and focus almost exclusively on the action, while other martial arts films have more complex plots and characters along with action scenes.Amongst the various martial arts,Kung Fu has become the most famous in movies thanks to actors like Bruce Lee and Jackie Chan who have become legends of martial arts movies:).Here are some of the many martial arts movies that i enjoyed:).





Ip Man (2008)
Ip Man is undoubtedly one of the best martial arts movies ever made:). This movie is a semi-biographical account of Yip Man, the first martial arts master to teach the Chinese martial art of Wing Chun.This is not one of those martial arts movies that has no plot and focuses just on action scenes.It tells the story of Yip Man in a superb way and is helped a lot with its good direction and superb performance by its lead Donnie Yan:),who plays his role superbly:). Also the actions scenes are just superb to watch:).If you want to watch a martial arts movie with a great storyline along with action scenes,then this is the best movie to watch:).

Genre:- Action.
Director:- Wilson Yip.
Stars:- Donnie Yan.
Bore Meter:- No chance of getting bored.Has good pace and great action scenes:).
My Rating:-









Crouching Tiger,Hidden Dragon (2000)
Crouching Tiger,Hidden Dragon is a superb martials arts movie:).Here, two warriors in pursuit of a stolen sword and a notorious fugitive are led to a physically-skilled, teenage nobleman's daughter, who is at a crossroads in her life.This movie works mainly because of its good direction and some outstanding music:). The music in this movie is soul touching:),and is definitely one of the main reason for the success of this movie:).The action scenes in this movie like all other martial arts movies are very good:).Overall,Crouching Tiger,Hidden Dragon is great watch thanks to its martial arts,great direction and mainly the music:).

Genre:- Action, Adventure.
Director:- Ang Lee.
Stars:-Yun-Fat Chow,Michelle Yeoh, Ziyi Zhang.
Oscar Buzz:-
Won 4 Oscars (Best Art Direction-Set Decoration, Best Cinematography, Best Foreign Language Film, Best Music-Original Score)
6 Other Nominations (Best Costume Design, Best Director, Best Film Editing, Best Music-Original Song, Best Picture, Best Writing-Screenplay Based on Material Previously Produced or Published)
Bore Meter:- Won't get bored.Has good pace and outstanding music:). 
My Rating:-


  







Enter the Dragon (1973)
Whenever one hears the term "Martial Arts",the first movie one normally thinks of has to be "Enter the Dragon":):):). Here, A martial artist agrees to spy on a reclusive crime lord using his invitation to a tournament there as cover.This is the movie which made Bruce Lee,the legend of martial arts cinema:). The fighting scenes in this movie are the best you will ever see,thanks mainly to superb martial arts by Bruce lee.This movie completely belongs to him as he takes the martial arts to an entirely new level:).If you haven't seen this movie yet,then you have no idea what a martial arts movie is:).

Genre:- Action.
Director:- Robert Clouse.
Stars:- Bruce Lee.
Bore Meter:- No chance of getting bored.Has great martial arts sequences:).
My Rating:-









Ip Man 2 (2010)
Ip Man 2 is the sequel of the superb martial arts movie Ip Man.This movie focuses on Ip Man's migration to Hong Kong in 1949 as he attempts to propagate his discipline of Wing Chun martial arts.Though this movie may not be as good as its predecessor,it is still a very good watch:).The martial arts sequences are excellently choreographed and the lead actor is once again superb as Ip man:).Overall, Ip Man 2 is a very good martial arts movie to watch:).


Genre:- Action.
Director:- Wilson Yip.
Stars:- Donnie Yan.
Bore Meter:- No chance of getting bored.Has good pace and great action scenes:).
My Rating:-
 








House of Flying Daggers
House of Flying Daggers is a good martial arts movie:). Here, a romantic police captain breaks a beautiful member of a rebel group out of prison to help her rejoin her fellows, but things are not what they seem.This movie works mainly because of its great martial arts sequences:).Also worth mentioning is the movie's music,really good:).Overall, House of Flying Daggers is a good martial arts movie to watch:) although it disappoints a little in the end.



Genre:- Action, Adventure.
Director:- Yimou Zhang.
Stars:- Ziyi Zhang, Takeshi kaneshiro, Andy Lau.
Oscar Buzz:-
Nominated for Oscar (Best Achievement in Cinematography).
Bore Meter:- Won't get bored. Has great martial arts sequences:).
My Rating:-