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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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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

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 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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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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Source Code

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An action thriller centered on a soldier who wakes up in the body of an unknown man and discovers he’s part of a mission to find the bomber of a Chicago commuter train.-IMDb

Director:

Duncan Jones

Writer:

Ben Ripley

Stars:

Jake GyllenhaalMichelle Monaghan and Vera Farmiga

Genres:

 Mystery | Sci-Fi | Thriller

Taglines:

 Make every second count

Duncan Jones’ sophomore directorial effort after the sublime Moon further proves he has a knack for intelligent, emotion-filled sci-fi’s. Source Code is one of those movies which make you think and really make you realize that unlike some filmmakers there are some intelligent and creative brains out there who still believe in quality cinema. In a nutshell, the movie is a Sci-Fi action thriller and is brilliantly shot. I said brilliant because of three reasons:-

1.The way of storytelling. 2.The visibility of the scenes, dialogs and the overall script. 3.The quality of the direction.

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The Adjustment Bureau

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The affair between a politician and a ballerina is affected by mysterious forces keeping the lovers apart. –IMDb

Director:

George Nolfi

Writers:

George Nolfi (screenplay), Philip K. Dick (short story “Adjustment Team”)

Stars:

Matt DamonEmily Blunt and Florence Kastriner

Genres:

 Romance | Sci-Fi | Thriller

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¨All I have are the choices I make, and I choose her, come what may.¨ Ever since Adam and Eve we’ve never liked to be told what to do, but what would happen if all our decisions were somehow manipulated by some sort of power to make us act in a certain way without us not even realizing it? In other words, we think we have free will and we believe we make our own choices, but what if someone was making small adjustments behind our backs to make sure we followed a certain path? Those are the questions The Adjustment Bureau raises in this science-fiction romantic movie. Rookie director, George Nolfi (known for writing Ocean’s Twelve and adapting the screenplay for The Bourne Ultimatum), does a great job at combining two unrelated genres such as science- fiction and romance and meshing them together to create this decent film.

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Rango

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Rango is an ordinary chameleon who accidentally winds up in the town of Dirt, a lawless outpost in the Wild West in desperate need of a new sheriff. –IMDb

Director:

Gore Verbinski

Writers:

John LoganJohn Logan (story), Gore Verbinski (story) and James Ward Byrkit (story)

Stars:

Johnny DeppIsla Fisher and Timothy Olyphant

Genres:

 Animation | Adventure | Comedy | Family | Western

Rango is filled with funny and slapstick moments.But it also has some real serious sequences. This is the surprising element that should not work and still it does..

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