Archive for March, 2011

Ip Man 2 (2010)

Posted: March 24, 2011 in Chinese, Foreign Movies
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Ip Man 2

Centering on Ip Man’s migration to Hong Kong in 1949 as he attempts to propagate his discipline of Wing Chun martial arts.

Director:

Wilson Yip

Writer:

Edmond Wong (screenplay)

Stars:

Genres:

I must say…Ip man and Ip man 2 really take Kung fu movies to a whole another level. Donnie Yen who reprises his role as Ip Man is perfect. His acting is very good and he has perfect moves.
The fight scenes are awesome…while Ip Man has more drama than fighting, this one has much more fighting and less drama. Sammo Hung(im sure you’ll recognize him if you’re a kungfu movie fan) is awesome although he has problems with his heart. Although the last fight was great,  the fight scene between two of the greatest kung fu fighters Hung and Yen is something you dont wanna miss..It’s a hell of an experience to watch them move their fist like a chaingun without reloading…
For those who thought Ip Man was awesome…well after this movie you’ll want to run out and start fighting random people(hehe)…Although I thought this one lacked a bit in the storyline, but Donnie Yan and Sammo Hung’s moves and acting lifts it up…
This movie is worth to watch. Even if you’re not a kungfu movie fan, after the Ip Man movies u’ll start luving it…

Ip Man (2008)

Posted: March 24, 2011 in Chinese, Foreign Movies
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Ip Man

A semi-biographical account of Yip Man, the first martial arts master to teach the Chinese martial art of Wing Chun and the mentor of the iconic legend Bruce Lee.

Director:

Wilson Yip

Writer:

Edmond Wong (screenplay)

Stars:

Donnie YenSimon Yam and Siu-Wong Fan

Genres:

ActionBiographyDramaHistory

Ip Man has quenched our thirst of a real good martial art movie where we don’t just watch man kicking asses but where we can appreciate the man’s moral and virtues.
The movie flows well, from the view of the kungfu street of Fo Shan, to the introduction of Ip Man, and so on. Scene by scene are there in a well done play, and when someone had to display martial art act, they don’t just throw bunch of people out from nowhere to have him beating them all over. I think the scenario is well written.
Fight choreography is great. Different approach from what we usually see, people doing flashy flying kicks and sorts…since it is about wing chun, feet hardly ever leave the ground but it doesn’t decrease the beauty and flashiness of the fights.

People may complain about bits that might not fit the real condition of those era. Well, I think producers have to make sure they made entertaining movies, not documentaries.
Last words, Donnie Yuen has always been a good martial art actor, he just never get the spotlight. And finally as Ip Man he gets to stand on where he deserves.He’s just superb as the Grandmaster Ip Man…

Black Swan (2010)

Posted: March 23, 2011 in Hollywood

Black Swan

A ballet dancer wins the lead in “Swan Lake” and is perfect for the role of the delicate White Swan – Princess Odette – but slowly loses her mind as she becomes more and more like Odile, the Black Swan.

Director:

Darren Aronofsky

Writers:

Mark Heyman (screenplay), Andres Heinz(screenplay), and 2 more credits »

I will not give away any spoilers so as not to possibly ruin the experience for anyone, but I can say that this movie left me shaking when it was over. What did I just see? I know I was caught up and went for the entire ride from the opening scene till the very end.

It’s a brilliant piece of film making and story telling and acting. It has great storyline and the thrill was awsome.I became a huge fan of Natalie Portman after watching her other brilliant movie ‘Brothers’.But in this movie she took her acting to another level. She was awsome in the movie.After you watch the movie for a while you’ll forget your watching Natalie Portman and start looking her as the character Nina.That a huge challenge for an actor.I was hoping she’d win the Academy Award which she did.Well deserved. Milla Kunis is sexy and portrays her character Lily with panache.

After his critally acclaimed great movie The Wrestler last year, Darren Aronofsky again proved he’s one of the best directors hollywood has, period.

True Grit (2010)

Posted: March 23, 2011 in Hollywood

True Griit (2010)

A tough U.S. Marshal helps a stubborn young woman track down her father’s murderer.

Directors:

Ethan CoenJoel Coen

Writers:

Joel Coen (screenplay), Ethan Coen (screenplay)

The Coen brothers are known for being one of the best filmmakers of our time. They both
compliment each other perfectly.I’m not much of a fan of the western movies but still I was really interested how the movie was after listening to all the reviews it got.I have not watched the original version of the movie which was made in 1969 so that left the comparing factor out of the picture.I was sure that Jeff Bridges would be awsome in the movie but dint have much hope to like the movie, not atleast after the Coen Bros’ last year movie ‘No Country For Old Men'(not my cup of tea).

After seeing the Coen brothers new film, I have to say. My low expactations were totally brought up through the sky. The movie actually deserved all the hype it had, what an incredible film. The atmosphere, clothing, and the buildings reminded me of the old classic Hollywood westerns they used to make. I had a feeling of nostalgia watching the movie through the end. I felt transported to another time period of the old western.Jeff Bridges is awsome as the drunkard Rooster Cogburn(as expected). Matt Damon and Josh Brolin were as usual amazing.But the true star of the film has to be Hailee Steinfeld.She was amazing in the movie, I truly believe that this is her breakout performance. She totally deserved the Oscar nomination.

I thank the Coen Brothers for growing the interest in me towards the western movies.It was a great experience watching this movie n I recommend too all of you even if you are not a fan of Coe Brothers or the western movies.

batch no.16 (2010)

Posted: March 18, 2011 in Kollywood

Batch No. 16

tron legacy (2010)

Posted: March 18, 2011 in Hollywood
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Tron: Legacy

The son of a virtual world designer goes looking for his father and ends up inside the digital world that his father designed. He meets his father’s creation turned bad and a unique ally who was born inside the digital domain of The Grid.

Director:

Joseph Kosinski

Writers:

Edward Kitsis (screenplay), Adam Horowitz(screenplay)

Watched this movie in QFX Central, Civil Mall.

There are a lot of comments about this movie having a poor story, personally, I disagree. It was a father and son story, any more on top of the other sub plots going on would have been too much.

It’s a hell of an experience for the sences in 3D,  immersive, entertaining… everything a good movie should be.