Category: Movie


Bigger is the new better

Pacific Rim

Mexican cineaste Guillermo del Toro is a well-known proponent of the horror and supernatural genre. He is an amazing writer and director of many notable movies which have gone on to become commercially as well as critically acclaimed hits. Most known of his offerings are The Devil’s Backbone and Pan’s Labyrinth, the latter of which won him a nomination for screenplay. Other more commercial hits were the horror flicks HellBoy and HellBoy II which were primarily aimed at the American audiences. In Pacific Rim, he has returned with a modern take on monsters invading planet Earth albeit with a twist, they come from underneath the seas.

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It is not often that you get a mash of many elements in a movie and expect it to be good. With more regularity than not, the end-result turns out to be a decent attempt at good movie-making but stays far and away from that desired end. Lootera, Vikramaditya Motwane’s new movie, is one of those rare gems that seem to have got it all right. The movie is etched on an epic canvas, with strokes done so boldly yet perfectly that a tiny part of you wants it never to end. You would want to capture that moment when you first laid your eyes on a piece of art and make it your own, away from all of the world, hidden in the sweet refuge of the innermost nooks and crannies of your mind. Lootera achieves that because it is simply a work of art, a rare novelty, in today’s celluloid offerings.

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Man of Steel

Like the Batman series, Superman too has been screaming for a makeover from quite some time now. It was a sigh of relief when Zach Snyder of 300 and Watchmen fame decided to reboot the epic tale of Superman. To add to that, Christopher Nolan was the producer as well as the co-writer of “Man of Steel.” One can so feel the influence of Nolan in this movie. Like the Dark Knight trilogy, Nolan doesn’t fail to bring in the dark extravaganza coupled with loads of special effects. Very unfortunately for the film though, Man of Steel doesn’t shine as much the Dark Knight series.

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Gerry Lane vs The Zombies

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World War Z turns out to be much more of a movie that initial expectations. To be honest, any movie which comes out of the Hollywood bandwagon that is even remotely not based on some true story or therein, seems to be based on the single formula, “Bigger, Louder and well, more time spent at the VFX table.” But surprisingly, World War Z gives us more than that though being a zombie movie.

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So a fellow blogger of “The cat that walks by herself” fame has nominated this very blog for the Shine On Award! Its an awesome feeling 🙂 Thank you for nominating for this award. 

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There are obviously, a few award rules which go something like this –

  1. Display the award logo on your blog.
  2. Link back to the person who nominated you.
  3. State seven things about yourself.
  4. Nominate 15 other bloggers for this award and link back to them.

So here are few things about myself then –

  1. I am a huge procrastinator. I could like delay everything to the last minute but somehow, that works out for me.
  2. I spend a lot of time entertaining myself with thoughts of “how to combat a zombie apocalypse.”
  3. I can manage to click some of the worst photographs ever! 
  4. I love everything black – rooms, photography, clothes, make-up et al.
  5. I still dont know what makes me love London as much as I do especially since I hate rains.
  6. I have tried learning new languages especially Spanish like a million times and failed miserably each time.
  7. I am an eternal optimist – somehow feel that things are going to be fine at the end of it all.

And now comes the difficult bit. Tagging 15 blogs I really like. There are so many of them you know! Here’s the list anyway.

  1. The Book Stop
  2. All things Booker
  3. Tassled Book Blog
  4. Savidge Reads
  5. Book Monkey Scribbles
  6. The Solitary Writer
  7. A little bit of books
  8. Compulsive Confessions
  9. Random Muzings 
  10. Aditya’s Movie Review Blogs
  11. Movie Reviews by Tom Clift
  12. Tassoula’s Movie Review Blog
  13. Film Babble
  14. Dave on Film
  15. Brian’s Film Review Blog

Phew! Some list it was..enjoy reading! And enjoy blogging about it 🙂

 

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Found footage horror movies have been done to death in recent years and it was only a while before someone went out and made a parody of it. ‘A Haunted House’ is exactly that and with less than impressive results. Now, don’t get me wrong, there are moments in the movie which are destined to make you laugh till your guts spill out but the number of such moments is too less and in-between. The effort is helmed by Marlon Wayans who has co-written the script as well acted in it. Given his prior experience with the Scary Movie franchise and the Dance Flick movies, perhaps one would expect a little better than what he has come up with but that’s my two-bit!

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