Sunday, July 22, 2012

Celebrity Top 5

Clint Eastwood (Director)
Clint Eastwood (actor/director/producer) is one of the biggest icons of the hollywood industry.He started his acting career in the 1950's.He was a charismatic and a stylish actor and was famous mainly due to his roles in western genre movies like "The good,the bad and the ugly". He started directing in the 70's and went on to give the movie industry some of the best movies it had ever seen:). Here are some movies directed by Clint Eastwood that i enjoyed and hope that you will like them as well:). 





Unforgiven (1992)
Unforgiven is undoubtedly one of the best movies ever made and the best western genre movie that i have seen:). Here, Retired Old West gunslinger William Munny (Clint Eastwood) reluctantly takes on one last job, with the help of his old partner and a young man.This movie mainly works because of brilliant direction by Clint Eastwood and is also aided by top performances by both Clint Eastwood and Morgan Freeman:). This movie may have elements that typical western genre films have like horse riding and gun fights,but it is also very different as it makes harshly correct statements about the nature of violence:). Overall, it is a fantastic movie which deserves your watch:).

Genre:-  Drama, Western.
Oscar Buzz:-
Won 4 Oscars (Best Actor in a Supporting Role,Best Director,Best Film Editing,Best Picture)
5 Other Nominations (Best Actor in a Leading Role, Best Art Direction-Set Decoration,Best Cinematography, Best Sound, Best Writing-Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen)
Bore Meter:- Won't get bored.Has decent pace:).
My Rating:-
   







Mystic River (2003)
Mystic River is another brilliant movie directed by Clint Eastwood and definitely one of the best movies i have seen:). Here, with a childhood tragedy that overshadowed their lives, three men are reunited by circumstance when one loses a daughter.This movie works because of some brilliant direction by Clint Eastwood:). Also,almost all the actors give great performances,especially Sean Penn,who is brilliant as Jimmy Markum:). This movie is engaging throughout and you do feel for the characters,thanks to top performances by all the actors:).Overall, this movie is definitely a must watch if you are looking for a mystery thriller with some depth in characterization and script:)

Genre:- Drama, Mystery, Thriller.
Oscar Buzz:-
Won 2 Oscars (Best Actor in a Leading Role, Best Actor in a Supporting Role)
4 Other Nominations (Best Actress in a Supporting Role, Best Director, Best Picture, Best Writing-Adapted Screenplay)
Bore Meter:- Won't get bored.Has good pace:).
My Rating:-
  








Million Dollar Baby (2004)
Million Dollar Baby is a superb movie and definitely one of the best boxing movies ever made:). Here, a hardened trainer/manager works with a determined woman in her attempt to establish herself as a boxer.Million Dollar Baby works mainly because of its good script,great direction and superb performances by Hilary Swank,Clint Eastwood and Morgan Freeman:). The entire journey of Hilary Swank as a boxer is shown beautifully and movie also has great depth in its characters and script:). Overall, its a must watch movie for all who haven't seen it yet:).

Genre:-  Drama.
Oscar Buzz:-
Won 4 Oscars (Best Achievement in Directing, Best Motion Picture of the Year, Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role, Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role)
3 Other Nominations (Best Achievement in Film Editing, Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role, Best Writing-Adapted Screenplay)
Bore Meter:- Won't get bored.Has decent pace:).
My Rating:-


 






Changeling (2008)
Changeling is another superb movie directed by Clint Eastwood:). Here, a grief-stricken mother takes on the LAPD to her own detriment when it stubbornly tries to pass off an obvious impostor as her missing child, while also refusing to give up hope that she will find him one day.What works for the movie is its story:),because it stresses for hope in the most toughest situations:). Clint Eastwood yet again directs this movie brilliantly:). This movie keeps you engaged throughout, as Christine Collins strives for justice and fights against the corrupt system:). Overall, its a great movie to watch,if you haven't seen it yet:).

Genre:- Drama, Mystery, Thriller.
Oscar Buzz:-
Nominated for 3 Oscars (Best Achievement in Art Direction, Best Achievement in Cinematography, Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role).
Bore Meter:- Won't get bored.Has decent pace:).
My Rating:-


 







Invictus (2009)
Invictus is a well made sport movie:). Here, Nelson Mandela, in his first term as the South African President, initiates a unique venture to unite the apartheid-torn land: enlist the national rugby team on a mission to win the 1995 Rugby World Cup.This film tells the inspiring true story of how Nelson Mandela joined forces with the captain of South Africa's rugby team to help unite their country:).Both Morgan Freeman and Matt Damon are convincing in their roles:). The movie is pretty good but fails to reach the heights of some of Clint Eastwood's other directorials.Overall this a very good movie based on a true story:).

Genre:- Drama.
Oscar Buzz:-
Nominated for 2 Oscars (Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role, Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role)
Bore Meter:- Won't get bored.Has good pace:).
My Rating:-





Sunday, July 1, 2012

Releases 2012 (2)

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

http://akshysmultiplex.blogspot.in/2012/05/releases-2012.html

Hope you have seen all the 5 earlier 2012 movies i suggested:). Here are some more 2012 movies i enjoyed:).




Chronicle
Chronicle is a well made sci-fi thriller.In this movie,  while attending a party, three high school friends gain superpowers after making an incredible discovery underground. Soon, though, they find their lives spinning out of control and their bond tested as they embrace their darker sides.The movie mainly works because of its originality and good script:). The first half is really fun when the 3 youngsters enjoy themselves and play pranks with their newly acquired superpowers:). The 2nd half takes a bit of a dark tone.The famous spiderman dialogue "With great power comes great responsibility" can be realized through this movie:). Also worth mentioning is the movie's camera work:),really good and makes the movie really fresh to watch:).If you are willing to watch a different kind of a superhero movie,then this is just the right choice for you:). Do watch this one:).

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









Safe House
Safe House is a good action thriller movie.Here, a young CIA agent is tasked with looking after a fugitive in a safe house. But when the safe house is attacked, he finds himself on the run with his charge.This movie may not be exceedingly clever in terms of script but is definitely a good movie to watch to pass time:).Both Denzel Washington and Ryan Reynolds give decent performances:) and the movie manages to keep you hooked thanks to its decent direction and good pace:).Overall Safe House is a good action thriller to watch to pass time:).


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










21 Jump Street
21 Jump Street is a nice fun comedy movie to watch:). Here, a pair of underachieving cops are sent back to a local high school to blend in and bring down a synthetic drug ring.21 Jump Street works mainly because of its 2 main leads:). Jonah Hill plays his role really well:). Also Channing Tatum does a good job:). Their chemistry together makes the movie really funny and enjoyable to watch:). What doesn't work for the movie is its uneven script,the movie starts off fantastically but loses its grip along the way making the movie very uneven:(. But overall,its a good fun movie to watch mainly because of its 2 leads:).

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










Man on a Ledge
Man on a Ledge is a good one time watch thriller:). Here, as a police psychologist works to talk down an ex-con who is threatening to jump from a Manhattan hotel rooftop, the biggest diamond heist ever committed is in motion.This movie has an interesting plot:). The movie manages to keep you tensed throughout,but fails to give you complete satisfaction due to its weird ending:(.Though you may not be entirely satisfied after watching this movie,it is still a good one time watch:).

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








This Means War
This means war is a nice fun comedy movie:). Here, two top CIA operatives wage an epic battle against one another after they discover they are dating the same woman.This movie may have nothing much to offer in terms of story or script,but what works for this movie is its entertainment factor:). This movie is really funny with several laugh out loud moments:D.Also the 2 male leads do a good job and watching their rivalry is totally enjoyable:).This movie may not bring anything new to the table but is definitely a good watch for its entertainment factor:).

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