Archive for June, 2011


X-Men: First Class

 

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Before Charles Xavier and Erik Lensherr took the names Professor X and Magneto, they were two young men discovering their powers for the first time. Before they were archenemies, they were closest of friends, working together, with other Mutants (some familiar, some new), to stop the greatest threat the world has ever known. In the process, a rift between them opened, which began the eternal war between Magneto’s Brotherhood and Professor X’s X-MEN. – IMDb

Director:

Matthew Vaughn

Writers:

Ashley Miller (screenplay), Zack Stentz(screenplay), Jane Goldman (screenplay), Matthew Vaughn (screenplay), Sheldon Turner (story) and Bryan Singer (story)

Stars:

James McAvoyMichael Fassbender , Kevin Bacon and Jennifer Lawrence

Genres:

 Action | Adventure | Drama | Sci-Fi | Thriller

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The first two X-Men movies set a new standard for comic adaptation. After that there was a noticeable drop in quality. The most recent movie – X-Men Origins Wolverine – was only saved by Hugh Jackman’s performance. Everything else was forgettable.

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Ready (2011)

Posted: June 25, 2011 in Bollywood
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Ready

 

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Set in Thailand and India, a case of mistaken identity leads to love; and an accountant and his family concoct a grand scheme to win over the hearts of a woman and her greedy conniving uncles. –IMDb

Director:

Anees Bazmee

Writers:

Rajeev Kaul (screenplay), Ikram Akhtar(screenplay)

Stars:

Salman KhanAsin and Paresh Rawal

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In India, since star worship is the main guiding force towards film-making, therefore READY would surely be seen and loved by all Salman fans as a must. But the film certainly would not get a unanimous positive response as earlier enjoyed by few Salman releases. And for this I don’t blame SALMAN and neither I blame the producers or actors of the film. For this feeble and unexplainable kind of attempt I entirely blame its director Aneez Bazmee who constantly keeps giving us films like these.

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Ragini MMS (2011)

Posted: June 24, 2011 in Bollywood
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Ragini MMS

 

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Out to relax and have fun at a farmhouse, a couple experience horror at the hands of an unknown entity.-IMDb

Director:

Pawan Kripalani

Writers:

Virag Mishra (lyrics), Agnel Roman (lyrics), Vaspar Dandiwala (story), Pawan Kripalani (story) and Mayank Tewaari (dialogue)

Stars:

Kainaz Motivala and Raj Kumar Yadav

Genres:

 Drama | Horror | Mystery | Thriller

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The class and the execution of the horror sequences were far more intriguing that that of the usual Bollywood horror movies. The fact that impresses the most is that even though, primarily you get the feeling that it might be a movie with just sensual scenes and not so many significantly petrifying moments, it actually left its mark for the direction of the horrifying scenes and the quality of performances by the two actors.

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Beastly (2011)

Posted: June 23, 2011 in Hollywood
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Beastly

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A modern-day take on the “Beauty and the Beast” tale where a New York teen is transformed into a hideous monster in order to find true love. –IMDb

Director:

Daniel Barnz

Writers:

Daniel Barnz (screenplay), Alex Flinn (novel)

Stars:

Alex PettyferVanessa Hudgens and Mary-Kate Olsen

Genres:

 Drama | Fantasy | Romance

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Based upon the novel by Alex Flinn, Daniel Barnz directs and writes the screenplay for what is firmly a tale for the teenage demographic. Pettyfer plays Kyle, the son of a wealthy news anchor named Rob Kingston (Peter Krause). He’s always been obsessed with looks and himself like his father taught him ‘beautiful people have it the best’. After playing a prank on a fellow classmate (Mary-Kate Olson) and humiliating her, for being unattractive, he’s cursed by the student into being ‘as ugly as he is on the inside on the outside’ until he can find someone to love him and state it.

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Hanna

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A 16-year-old who was raised by her father to be the perfect assassin is dispatched on a mission across Europe, tracked by a ruthless intelligence agent and her operatives. –IMDb

Director:

Joe Wright

Writers:

Seth Lochhead (screenplay), David Farr(screenplay), and Seth Lochhead (story)

Stars:

Saoirse RonanCate Blanchett and Eric Bana

Genres:

 Action | Crime | Mystery | Thriller

Taglines:

 Adapt or Die

The trailer held so much promise, but this really is a half-stinker half-brilliant film about a child assassin that goes from preposterous to intriguing to ludicrous to thrilling.

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Moon

 

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Astronaut Sam Bell has a quintessentially personal encounter toward the end of his three-year stint on the Moon, where he, working alongside his computer, GERTY, sends back to Earth parcels of a resource that has helped diminish our planet’s power problems. –IMDb

Director:

Duncan Jones

Writers:

Duncan Jones (story), Nathan Parker

Stars:

Sam RockwellKevin Spacey and Dominique McElligott

Genres:

 Drama | Sci-Fi

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Astronaut Sam Bell, who has spent the last few years on a solitary assignment on the moon, watch-dogging a mining conglomeration of machines, is nearing the end of his shift. He’s fallen into a decent, if claustrophobic routine, sculpting a small village, checking the machines, chatting with his computerized nanny, GERTY (voiced by Kevin Spacey). But he starts to have some problems.  Spiraling deeper into what may be insanity, Sam starts to question almost everything, including his very existence.

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Priest

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A priest disobeys church law to track down the vampires who kidnapped his niece. –IMDb

Writers:

Cory GoodmanMin-Woo Hyung (graphic novel series “Priest”)

Stars:

Paul BettanyCam Gigandet and Maggie Q

Genres:

 Action | Horror | Sci-Fi | Thriller

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Visual effects developer-turned-director, Scott Stewart, delivers his second supernatural action film that claims to be “adapted” from the comic book “Priest”. the one thing they did right was to give us vampires that do not sparkle in the sunlight. These vampires are all teeth and claws who swarm across the world at night attacking from giant hives, a clear reference to the “Aliens” franchise. These savage beasts have been at constant war with mankind since the dawn of time. A beautifully bloody animated prologue sets the back-story of the film about how mankind’s salvation came in the form of the Priests, holy warriors who battled the vampire hordes to near extinction.

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