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Thursday, 19 January 2017

REVIEW: Split

REVIEW: Split



Director:   M. Night Shyamalan
Writer:      M. Night Shyamalan
Stars:        James McAvoy, Anya Taylor-Joy, Haley Lu Richardson & more.

A story of three girls who got kidnapped by a psycho with multiple-personality disorder, who has twenty-three different personalities in his head. the girls have the only hope of one of those personalities saving them.

RATING:

GOOD: 85%
BAD: 15%

GOOD:

  • Just like I mentioned in this movie's trailer analysis, James McAvoy was fantastic in this movie. he is the one who carries the movie through the good parts and the bad. The way he acts out the different personalities is spotless. The main girl in the movie, Anya Taylor-Joy, was stunning in her character. 
  • All the great acting in this movie was only possible because of M. Night Shyamalan's great directing. Bravo! man. welcome back to your old form.
  • This movie is creepy, and yes that is a plus point because we were all counting on it to be creepy.

BAD:

  • The only thing I didn't like was the pace of the movie, it was so slow I felt like sleeping. But in all fairness, it was expected from a Shyamalan movie.
  • A lot of people will agree with me about the flashbacks in the movie. The movie would have been even better than it was if it had stayed in the present.

THE FINAL WORD:

Definitely, watch it. it's not for everyone I agree but if you liked Shyamalan's old movies then you would love this one, I surely did.

Wednesday, 18 January 2017

REVIEW: Hacksaw Ridge

REVIEW: Hacksaw Ridge 


Director:    Mel Gibson
Writers:     Robert Schenkkan (screenplay), Andrew Knight (screenplay)
Stars:         Andrew Garfield, Sam Worthington, Luke Bracey, Vince Vaughn and more



"The Sixth commandment, Thou shalt not kill" that's the moral concept what hacksaw ridge is based on. A true story of an American soldier who goes to war but refuses to pick up arms and saves the lives of many soldiers without it.

RATING:

GOOD: 80%BAD: 20%


GOOD:

  • First and foremost I loved the message and the concept of the movie. it;s against killing even when at war, it gives a message of peace and in today's crazy world we could use thinking like that.
  • Andrew Garfield did a stunning job. his act of "The believer" is truly spectacular. The movie gives a powerful message and without Andrew Garfield's convincing performance it would not have touched you where it's supposed to.
  • I loved a few specific scenes, they just broke my heart, that's how good they were. like the scene where a few of Garfield's fellow soldiers beat him up because he refuses to pick up arms. or When Garfield cries because his fellows are all shot, and asks God "what do you want from me?"
  • The visuals of the movie are breathtaking, the head shots during the battles. or the exploding people all over, or if you look at the battles in general. it's been filmed spectacularly.
BAD:

  • I know it's based on a true story and I am not denying the authenticity of the story. but when you watch the movie you feel like they have taken a little too many cinematic liberties. some of the scenes or events just don't seem right, your mind doesn't agree with it.
THE FINAL WORD:

This movie is a must watch. I really enjoyed it and I am sure you guys will too. just don't think about the cinematic liberties too much.

Monday, 16 January 2017

REVIEW: Sleepless

REVIEW: Sleepless



Directed by:              Baran bo Odar (directed by) 
Writing Credits:       Andrea Berloff (screenplay)
                                   Frédéric Jardin (based on the film "Nuit blanche" written by) (as                                                                                       Frederic Jardin) &
                                   Nicolas Saada (based on the film "Nuit blanche" written by) &
                                   Olivier Douyère (based on the film "Nuit blanche" written by) (as Olivier                                                                          Douyere)
Stars:                        Jamie Foxx, Michelle Monaghan, Dermot Mulroney | and more.


GOOD:

  • Jamie Foxx was really good in his character as the corrupt cop who is trying to find his son.
  • A couple of fight scenes were really enjoyable.
BAD:

  • The biggest flaw Sleepless has is the lack of commitment, I mean the at times the movie seems like a thriller, sometimes it's a pure action movie, the movie just doesn't tell you what is it that it's trying to show.
  • At times you feel like the movie should have been called "Mindless" because you have to tell your mind to shut up. because at times the movie just doesn't make sense at all. 
THE FINAL WORD:

Avoid this one guys! I know we are going through a rough spell. Hopefully, it will end soon. but this one is definitely a waste.


THE TRAILER:

Sunday, 15 January 2017

ROCKSTAR - AN IMTIAZ ALI FILM

ROCKSTAR - AN IMTIAZ ALI FILM



In 2011 a movie was released called "Rockstar" the lead actor Ranbir Kapoor was a relatively non-famous star and the lead actress Nargis Fakhri was a debutant. yet the movie went on to become the most critically acclaimed movie of the year. although it wasn't as big a hit at the box office as it deserved, it was still loved by critics and audience alike, and it is still one of my all time favorites.
The question that comes to mind is, if it was such a good movie and loved by everyone why was it not a box office blockbuster? well, the answer that I think is right is this: everything about the movie, The story, the dialogues, the direction, the lyrics, the acting, the whole theme, the music (especially the music) worked like a slow poison, it took it's time in working on its audience. But that's not what we will be talking about in this article, I want to talk about why after almost 6 years this movie is still one of my all-time favorites, not just mine but surely one of the all-time favorites of hundreds and thousands of people like me.


THE MUSIC:

For me the soul of the movie was it's music. I am writing this article in 2017 but I still love the music.
The music was composed by non-other than the maestro A.R Rehman. and he had delivered with this album what was expected of him, i-e sheer genius. even today if anyone has doubts about Rehman and his genius, they should listen to Rockstar's album. not just a particular song but the entire album.
On top of that Irshad Kamil's poetry and Mohit Chauhan's soulful voice has added to the music even further. Bravo! to all of them.

One of my most favorite songs from the movie:
    


THE STORY:


The Story was the backbone of Rockstar. It was unconventional yet relatable. It wasn't our typical Bollywood love story, but a story of passion and Obsession. It wasn't just a love story between a Boy and a Girl but rather the philosophy of what we so desperately want and what we get.


THE CONNECTION BETWEEN A BROKEN HEART AND ART:

This might sound a little over the top but it makes perfect sense once you think about it. Imtiaz Ali had again used a philosophical approach to spreading his message of the connection between a broken heart and art. The following dialogue sums up the connection marvelously:

"TUTEY HUE DIL SE HI SANGEET NIKALTA HAI" 

which can be translated as:

"MUSIC COMES OUT ONLY OF A BROKEN HEART"  

and for me, this connection was one of the most important and well-delivered messages of Rockstar.

IMTIAZ ALI's DIRECTION AND PHILOSOPHY:


Imtiaz Ali is known and loved for his philosophical approach to movies. Rockstar, in my opinion, was the best of his philosophical dramas. The philosophy of Rockstar is based on the Philosophy of Rumi,
                                 
                               Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing
                              and right doing there is a field.
                                       I’ll meet you there.

Rockstar is loosely based on the above quote (philosophy) of Rumi.
And Imtiaz has done a marvelous job in directing the movie according to that philosophy. and that was one of the factors that drove me to love Rockstar so much. 

THE DIALOGUES:

Rockstar has some of the best dialogues of Bollywood, for example:

"MERA DIL NAHI TUTNA CHAHIE KHATANA BHAI, MERE PAS AUR KUCH NAHI HAI" 

roughly translated as:

 "I DON"T HAVE ANYTHING ELSE BUT THE HEART, IT SHOULD NOT BE BROKEN." 

Ranbir says this just before the end when he realizes that everything he was trying to achieve, for which he wanted his heart to broken, he doesn't want it, but his heart should not be broken. there are many more dialogues that add to the charm and beauty of ROCKSTAR.

One of my favorite dialogues:


RANBIR KAPOOR's PERFORMANCE:

Last but not at all the least, Ranbir Kapoor's Acting in Rockstar was at a whole new level. he was convincing as the rude and broken artist, who was rough on the outside and burning on the inside. Rockstar truly was a career changing movie for Ranbir.


Have you guys seen Rockstar? if not, do watch it you will love it, and do let me know.


Saturday, 14 January 2017

OK Jaanu - Movie Review

OK Jaanu - Movie Review



Director:  Shaad Ali
Writers:   Mani Ratnam (story and screenplay), Gulzar (dialogue)
Stars:       Aditya Roy Kapoor, Shraddha Kapoor, Naseeruddin Shah and more.

A romantic comedy about two young adults who are in a live-in relationship and who never wants to get married. but will it work out like that or not, that is the story.

RATING:

Good: 44%
Bad:  56%                     

GOOD:

  • Shraddha Kapoor and Aditya Roy Kapoor share a great chemistry as expected. The way the two stars have portrayed falling in love and the beginning of a new relationship is excellent and surely relatable of young adults The two were seen together in Aashiqui 2 and were loved by everyone.
  • I am not a very big fan of Shraddha Kapoor but I must admit she looks stunning throughout the movie.
  • The performance of both the lead actors and Naseeruddin shah was excellent.
  • The first lovemaking scene (Yes I said it) and the whole build up for the scene was captivating. it will surely make your heart beat a little faster and make you smile, possibly even giggle. plus the background music with the whole scene really sets the mode.
  • Last but not at all the least, A.R Rahman sir's music. I gotta be honest, the music album didn't impress me when it released, except for two songs Inna sona and The Humma song which I loved. but when I heard the music with the specific scenes it really amazed me, the music truly compliments every scene of the movie.
BAD:

  • The movie is based on a very cliched theme that we have seen many times and both Hollywood and Bollywood, i-e A young couple who wants to be in a relationship with no strings attached because at least one of them have parents who are separated, but they end up falling in love, or in the case of OK Jaanu, getting married.
  • I didn't like the ending. just like the theme, the ending was also cliched. I think they could have given it a much better ending, maybe they could have separated them and made them choose their career while still being in love, which, let's face it, would have been much more realistic. not every story needs a happy ending.
  • if they had avoided the whole cliched ending there would have been no need to shove in unnecessary families. Both Aditya Roy Kapoor's and Shraddha Kapoor's characters are shown to be very independent in the movie, I think their family interference was unnecessary. the reason I say that this was because of the ending is because I feel like the families were only introduced so that they can be at the wedding.
THEFINAL WORD:

If you like to be critical about movies and use your brain about movies a lot then avoid it, otherwise it's a fun one-time watch. I had fun watching it.


ENJOY THE TRAILER:


Friday, 13 January 2017

The Bye Bye Man - Movie Review

The Bye Bye Man - Movie Review




Director: Stacy Title
Writers:  Jonathan Penner (screenplay), Robert Damon Schneck (based on "The Bridge to Body                          Island" by)
Stars:      Douglas Smith, Lucien Laviscount, Cressida Bonas & more.


The Bye Bye Man is a spirit that will attack you or anyone who talks about him. That's what the movie is about.


GOOD:

  • I honestly loved the part of the flashbacks, I wish the movie would have stayed there.
BAD:

  • So far it's the slowest movie of the year. the premise is unfolded at a snail's pace. honestly, how long does it take to tell the audience that The Bye Bye Man is a spirit that will come for you if you talk about him?
  • This movie has some of the worst acting imaginable.
  • A horror movie is supposed to scare you, and this movie didn't do that at all. for the first half I was waiting for literally anything to happen.
THE FINAL WORD:

Okay, guys! listen to me very carefully, never ever watch this movie. not even on DVD.


TRAILER:



Tuesday, 10 January 2017

A Monster Calls - Movie Review



Director: J.A. Bayona

Writers:   Patrick Ness ... (screenplay)
 
               Patrick Ness ... (based on the novel written by)
 
               Siobhan Dowd ... (from an original idea by)
Stars:     Lewis MacDougall, Sigourney Weaver, Felicity Jones, Liam Neeson | and more



The movie revolves around a kid with a disturbed life especially because of his mother with a terminal disease, who looks for help from a tree monster to cope with his troubles.

GOOD:

  • What I loved about the movie were the stories that the tree (played by Liam Neeson) tells. In his own way, the tree is trying to teach the kid how to deal with life and it really works.
  • Lewis MacDougall the lead actor although a kid is really amazing in his character. I was worried about "a kid" playing the lead role but the movie proved me wrong. another great performance was by Felicity jones, she is so good she would break your heart with her acting.
BAD:

  • I guess I should warn you that it's a little too dark for kids under 13 years of age. other than that I didn't find anything that could be termed as bad.

THE FINAL WORD:

Don't take kids under 13 years with you, but definitely, watch this movie. I enjoyed it and I am sure so would you.


ENJOY THE TRAILER FOR THE MOVIE: