February 4, 2009
It would be a desperate man’s last option (fantasy maybe?), if he was backed to a corner financially speaking, and has nothing to lose… Make a Porn Film. Here is a movie which explores just that idea, where in two lifelong friends explore their last “logical” chance to end their financial woes by making an amateur porn flick which they hope would make it big.
This movie has to be one of the least serious movies I’ve seen this year (along with pineapple express), and it was nicely written and of course funny. But I think there’s something in this RomCom other than the story that made this movie work, something that is often not as recognized as the actors, the script or the director. Read on to find out. This is my review of “Zack and Miri Make a Porno.”
January 29, 2009
Rarely can a sequel surpass its predecessor, more so, if the film in question is about a comic book superhero. However, there are always exceptions. This particular movie is just that. It greatly improves upon the flaws, loose ends and shortcomings of its predecessor (however few they maybe) and at the same time bringing to the table a brand new feast for the senses. Something this brilliant goes beyond your average sequel. It’s given a new vision and is re-imagined for a more adult audience; the kind that grew up with the comic book.
The movie is so brilliant, it didn’t even need the titular character in the name of the movie (it’s the first one not to use the iconic name). It is so uncompromising, that the film is brutally shocking (even terrifying for some). My expectations for the movie were so high because of all the hype, yet it still blew me away. What can a movie fan do when he witnesses brilliance? All you can do is sit back, take in all the movie has to offer, and put a great big smile on your face. This is my review for the best comic book-based movie ever made, “The Dark knight”.
January 24, 2009
Bruges is a town in Belgium which is the home of many a famous buildings, museums, beautiful bridges and canals. It is also the setting for a movie that is bloody exciting and darkly hilarious. It’s a killer comedy with valuable dramatic undertones entitled, “In Bruges”.
The movie tells of two Irish hitmen who hideaway in a Belgian city called Bruges. As they wait for instructions from their boss, the two go around town, do some sightseeing and talk about their pasts, beliefs and shame. Things go crazy, emotions get tangled and lives are ended as the story unravels “In Bruges”
July 12, 2008
Here’s a question, why is it, despite Will Smith’s charisma and box office success, he hasn’t played a superhero until now? Plus, the role he plays is a drunk, insensitive a-hole of a superhero. It could be the lack of a “proper” role to play, or maybe because of traditionalist reasons. It could even be a racial thing, but let’s leave that kind of politics to the children. Whatever the case maybe, Hollywood has a way of creating something somewhat original from a pool of what’s already been done. And finally, we see Will Smith in tights and with super powers.
We get a movie about a superhero who isn’t really much of a hero. The film makers treat the genre in a more realistic light, by continuously asking the question: What would a man with superpowers do in a world where he is the only one of his kind? And also, what if the people in that world didn’t like him? It would be an insight – ironically – into the human psyche of a super being living in a mortal world. It has a great premise to back up the great actor. This is my review of the movie, “Hancock”.
July 6, 2008
All summer blockbuster movies should aim for one description to be attached to their name: “KICK-ASS.” “Iron Man” was kick-ass, “Narnia” was kick-ass, “Kung-Fu Panda” was kick-ass! Don’t bore me with overly serious movies; this isn’t the time to vie for an Oscar. Make me laugh, get my blood pumping, excite me. ENTERTAIN ME. That’s it. Thankfully, “Wanted” was exactly what I…(wait for it)…wanted!
The movie “Wanted” is one incredible serving of action with a major dose of blood splattering violence. It. Is. Relentless. With all aspects! The Action, The Story, The Actors, The Cinematography, and did I say The Bloody Action?! Films like this should be the standard for future and all Summer Blockbuster movies. This is an outright action fest of sensory enchantment, carnal killing and orgasmic delight. This is my review of the flick “Wanted.”
MAY CONTAIN SOME SPOILERS
According to the film gods, “Get Smart” is a big-screen adaptation of Mel Brook’s spy parody television series with the same name. Although I am unfamiliar with the said TV series, I am a fan of Steve Carell’s dead-pan type of comedy. So it wasn’t difficult to convince myself that the movie is going to be funny and that Carell’s brand of comedy will be seen throughout the movie.
The film can be considered a nostalgic trip to those who saw the 1960’s TV show, but to us unfortunate youth, we are treated to a slapstick blockbuster filled with humor, action, and goofy dialogues. Get Smart is yet another welcome addition to this year’s summer film season.
July 5, 2008
“The Hulk” was once brought to the big screen by the great Ang Lee five years ago. However, his take on the marvel character was a disappointing one because it did not stick to the comic book-like storytelling and delivery. But I guess, the movie grossed enough to warrant a second take on this not-so-jolly green giant anti-hero.
Special effects and primal rage dominate the summer’s second movie about a Marvel Comics super hero. This Hulk movie can be defined with one word, “adequate.” It’s nowhere as well written or as involving as its Marvel predecessor, “Iron Man” but it’s also not without its good points. An excess of drippy romance notwithstanding, The Incredible Hulk is the kind of straightforward popcorn movie that any hot blooded teen will certainly enjoy.