Sunday, January 29, 2012

Recent releases (4)

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
http://akshysmultiplex.blogspot.com/2011/12/recent-releases-3.html

Hope you have seen all the 15 earlier 2011 movies i suggested:).Here are some more 2011 movies i enjoyed:).



50/50
One of the best movies of 2011 i have seen so far,50/50 is a superb feel good film:).Inspired by a true story,this movie is a comedy centered on a 27-year-old guy who learns of his cancer diagnosis, and his subsequent struggle to beat the disease.This movie's main strength is its script:),which treats a serious subject in a nice and humorous manner:),thus making it fun to watch.Also.worth mentioning is Joseph Gordon-Levitt's superb performance,as Adam.His realistic performance is a huge boost to the film.Its surprising that this movie didn't get any Oscar nomination,especially in the Best Screenplay,Best Actor and Best Film category.But still,for its wonderful script,direction and superb performance by Joseph Gordon-Levitt,this is definitely a must watch:).

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







 Moneyball
Moneyball is a very good movie on baseball,which can be enjoyed by even those who don't follow the sport:). This movie tells the story of Oakland A's general manager Billy Beane's successful attempt to put together a baseball club on a budget by employing computer-generated analysis to draft his players.This is a solid drama with a well written script:). Brad Pitt gives a very good and convincing performance as Billy Beane.No wonder this movie has ended up with 7 Oscar nominations:).For its well written script,direction and a solid performance by Brad Pitt,this is a very good watch:).

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








 The Ides Of March 
The Ides of March is a well directed political thriller:). Here, an idealistic staffer for a newbie presidential candidate gets a crash course on dirty politics during his stint on the campaign trail.This movie succeeds mainly because of its very good direction by George Clooney. Also what stands out for the movie is its cast.Ryan Gosling stands out in the film,with his well controlled performance as Stephen Meyers:).George Clooney as Governor Mike Morris also does a good job.For its great direction,strong performances and an intelligent script,this is a very good watch:).

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








 Real Steel
Real Steel is a very good,entertaining robot boxing movie:). Set in the near future, where robot boxing is a top sport,in this movie,a struggling promoter feels he's found a champion in a discarded robot. During his hopeful rise to the top, he discovers he has an 11-year-old son who wants to know his father.This movie works mainly because of its thrillingly filmed action sequences and of course the entertainment factor:). But unfortunately,at the end of the day,the plot is a little too cheesy,for it to become a memorable action movie:(. But still for its robot boxing entertainment,this is a very good watch:).

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








The Adjustment Bureau
The Adjustment Bureau is a good entertaining romance,sci-fi thriller:). Here,the affair between a politician and a ballerina is affected by mysterious forces keeping the lovers apart.The movie works because of its interesting plot that unknown to us there exists a secret worldwide network that keeps mankind running according to a pre-written plan.Also what works for it is its lead cast.Both Matt Damon and Emily Blunt give good performances and have a striking chemistry together:). Unfortunately, the movie fails to take advantage of these factors,with its simple script which lacks intelligence:(. But still for its lead pair and good plot,this is a good and entertaining watch:)
  
Genre:- Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller.
Bore Meter:- Won't get bored.Has good pace:).
My Rating:-


Sunday, January 15, 2012

Celebrity Top 5

 Christopher Nolan (Director)

One of the greatest directors of all time,Christopher Nolan is a true genius.He is one of the few filmmakers whose movies are not only critically acclaimed,but also go on to become huge blockbusters.He is the best filmmaker not to win an oscar yet and is definitely the best director of the 21st century.His next movie,The Dark Knight Rises is the most awaited movie of 2012:):):).If you haven't seen any of his movies yet,then here's bringing you the top 5 movies directed by the brilliant CHRISTOPHER NOLAN.




  
Inception (2010) 
One of the best movies ever made,Inception is true masterpiece:). Here,in a world where technology exists to enter the human mind through dream invasion, a highly skilled thief is given a final chance at redemption which involves executing his toughest job to date: Inception.This part sci-fi,part heist thriller is the complete opposite of our typical "leave your brains at home" indian movies:D.This movie demands you to not only bring your brains with you,but also makes you use it throughout the length of the film:).One needs to watch it at least twice to completely understand the movie.For its master writing,direction,story telling and great performance by Di Caprio,this is definitely a must watch:).



Genre:- Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller.
Oscar Buzz:-
Won 4 Oscars (Best Achievement in Cinematography,Best Achievement in Sound Editing,Best Achievement in Sound Mixing,Best Achievement in Visual Effects).
4 Other Nominations (Best Achievement in Art Direction,Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures-Original Score,Best Motion Picture of the Year,Best Writing-Original Screenplay). 
Bore Meter:- No chance of getting bored.Has Superb Pace:).
My Rating:-





                                



The Dark Knight (2008)
The 2nd movie of the 21st century Batman franchise,this is yet another masterpiece by Christopher Nolan:).Here,Batman, Gordon and Harvey Dent are forced to deal with the chaos unleashed by a terrorist mastermind known only as the Joker, as he drives each of them to their limits.Nolan sets a new benchmark for how superhero movies must be made,with his wonderful dark feel to the movie.As if a brilliant script and direction weren't enough,this movie achieves even more heights,thanks to an outstanding performance by Heath Ledger as Joker:):):). Seriously who wins an oscar for playing a villain in a superhero movie?That's how brilliant his performance was:). For its outstanding script,direction and performances,this is definitely a must watch:).

Genre:- Action,Thriller.
Oscar Buzz:-
Won 2 Oscars (Best Achievement in Sound Editing,Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role).
6 Other Nominations (Best Achievement in Art Direction,Best Achievement in Cinematography,Best Achievement in Film Editing,Best Achievement in Makeup,Best Achievement in Sound Mixing,Best Achievement in Visual Effects).
Bore Meter:- No chance of getting bored.Has Superb Pace:).
My Rating:-









Memento (2000)
This movie is the original and a much more complicated version of our very own Indian film Ghajini.Here,a man, suffering from short-term memory loss, uses notes and tattoos to hunt for the man he thinks killed his wife.What makes this movie wonderful and unique,is its storytelling.Beautifully written by Christopher Nolan and wonderfully edited,in this movie,one story line moves forward in time while the other tells the story backwards revealing more each time.For its brilliant script,editing and direction,this movie is definitely a must watch:).

Genre:- Mystery, Thriller.
Oscar Buzz:-
Nominated for 2 Oscars (Best Film Editing,Best Writing-Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen).
Bore Meter:- Won't get bored.Has good pace:).
My Rating:-









   
The Prestige (2006)
The Prestige is yet another superbly directed movie by Nolan.Here, the rivalry between two magicians is aggravated when one of them performs the ultimate illusion.This movie works well because of its well written script,which is paced superbly and directed stylishly with some nice twists.Both Christian Bale and Hugh Jackman give justice to the film with their good performances.For its stylish direction,script and good pace,this is another must watch:).



Genre:-  Drama, Mystery, Thriller.
Oscar Buzz:-
Nominated for 2 Oscars (Best Achievement in Art Direction, Best Achievement in Cinematography).
Bore Meter:- Won't get bored.Has good pace:).
My Rating:-








Insomnia (2002)
Insomnia is yet another brilliant thriller by Christopher Nolan:). Here,two Los Angeles homicide detectives are dispatched to a northern town where the sun doesn't set to investigate the methodical murder of a local teen.This movie works because of its good script,direction and pace.Also one of its strong points is its cast.Al Pacino:):):) gives yet another brilliant performance as police detective Will Dormer,along with superb performances from Hilary Swank and Robin Williams as well.For its great suspense and great performances,this movie is another good watch:):).

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