Sunday, March 25, 2012

Recent releases (6)

This blog post is a continuation of my earlier blog posts.

Hope you have seen all the 25 earlier 2011 movies i suggested:). Here are some more 2011 movies i enjoyed:).

The Descendants                                                                                                              
The Descendants is a beautifully directed comedy drama:). Here, with his wife Elizabeth on life support after a boating accident, Hawaiian land baron Matt King takes his daughters on a trip from Oahu to Kauai to confront the young real estate broker, who was having an affair with Elizabeth before her misfortune.This movie works mainly because of its superb direction:). Alexander Payne gives the movie a very realistic approach.Also the movie benefits from a well written script,the characters,especially George Clooney's character is very well written and it is very difficult to predict what he will do next.Also worth mentioning is the wonderful music throughout the film:).The entire cast of the movie has done a great job,especially George Clooney who gives a very real and an award winning performance:). Overall,the descendants is a very well made fun movie to watch:).

Genre:- Comedy, Drama.
Oscar Buzz:- 
Won Oscar (Best Writing-Adapted Screenplay)
4 Other Nominations (Best Achievement in Directing,Best Achievement in Film Editing,Best Motion Picture of the Year,Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role).
Bore Meter:- Has a slightly slow pace,but you will love the movie if you like the characters:).
My Rating:-

We Bought a Zoo                                                                            
We Bought a Zoo is a perfect movie to watch with your entire family:). Especially kids will love this movie:). This movie is set in Southern California.Here, a father moves his young family to the countryside to renovate and re-open a struggling zoo.While watching this movie,you will always be involved with it,as the characters have their ups and downs.You will laugh and cry with them:). Matt Damon has done a good job,but its the little Maggie Elizabeth Jones as Rosie Mee who totally steals the show:). She is too cute and you will smile in every scene she is present:). Overall we bought a zoo is a nice touching movie to watch with the whole family:).

Genre:- Drama, Family.
Bore Meter:- Won't get bored.Has good pace:).
My Rating:- 

Johnny English Reborn                                                     
Johnny English Reborn is nice fun spy comedy movie:).This is the sequel to the 2003 comedy movie,Johnny English.Here, Johnny English goes up against international assassins hunting down the Chinese premier. This movie may not have an extraordinary script or direction,but at the end of the day its a nice fun movie which keeps you smiling throughout and thus serves its purpose:). Do watch this one if you have some free time to pass:).

Genre:- Comedy.
Bore Meter:- Won't get bored.Has good pace:).
My Rating:-

Cars 2                                                                       
Cars 2 is nice fun entertaining watch:). This is the sequel to 2006 animation movie,Cars.Here, star race car Lightning McQueen and his pal Mater head overseas to compete in the World Grand Prix race. But the road to the championship becomes rocky as Mater gets caught up in an intriguing adventure of his own: international espionage.Cars 2 may not be as good as the first movie,in terms of script,but is definitely more entertaining thanks to its good visual effects:). Overall its a nice fun animation movie to watch:).

Genre:- Animation,Adventure,Comedy.
Bore Meter:- Won't get bored.Has great pace:).
My Rating:-

No Strings Attached
No Strings Attached is a nice romantic comedy:). Here, a guy and girl try to keep their relationship strictly physical, but it's not long before they learn that they want something more.This movie does have not anything new to offer in terms of script or story,but the main reason it works is because of its leads:). Natalie Portman and Ashton Kutcher both have done a good job:). Its a nice fun movie to watch when you have free time:).
Genre:- Comedy, Romance.
Bore Meter:- Won't get bored.Has decent pace:).
My Rating:-

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Movies by Year:- The 60's

The 60's was the decade of groundbreaking films.This decade saw many path-breaking movies,which have inspired and still continue to inspire movies of the current era.So here's bringing to you some of the movies of the 60's that i enjoyed:). 

Psycho (1960)
One of the best horror-thrillers ever made,Psycho is definitely a masterpiece:). Here, a young woman steals $40,000 from her employer's client, and subsequently encounters a young motel proprietor too long under the domination of his mother.This movie was a groundbreaking movie,and has helped in creating a new genre on which so many movies of current era have been made:). This movie is perfect in every aspect,right from the script,direction(Alfred Hitchcock) and great performance by the entire cast:). This is definitely a must watch:).

Genre:- Horror, Thriller.
Oscar Buzz:-  
Nominated for 4 Oscars (Best Actress in a Supporting Role,Best Art Direction-Set Decoration-Black-and-White,Best Cinematography-Black-and-White,Best Director).
Bore Meter:- Won't get bored.Has good pace:).
My Rating:-

The Great Escape (1963)
The Great Escape is a superbly executed prison break movie:). Based on a true story,here, a group of allied escape artist type prisoners of war are all put in an 'escape proof' camp. Their leader decides to try to take out several hundred all at once. The first half of the film is played for comedy as the prisoners mostly outwit their jailers to dig the escape tunnel:). The second half is high adventure as they use boats and trains and planes to get out of occupied Europe:). Extremely entertaining and well directed,this movie always keeps you at the edge of your seat:).Another great movie of the 60's, this is a superb watch:).

Genre:- Adventure, War.
Oscar Buzz:-
Nominated for Oscar (Best Film Editing).
Bore Meter:- Won't get bored.Has good pace:).
My Rating:-

Rosemary's Baby (1968)
Rosemary's baby is a superbly directed horror movie:). Here, a young couple move into a new apartment, only to be surrounded by peculiar neighbors and occurrences. When the wife becomes mysteriously pregnant, paranoia over the safety of her unborn child begins controlling her life.This movie basically works because of superb direction by Roman Polanski,who makes sure you are at the edge of your seat throughout the movie:). Also the performance of the cast is worth mentioning,right from Mia Farrow to the supporting actors,all have done a good job:). If you like horror movies,and are bored of watching same type of horror movies,then this is definitely a different watch:).

Genre:- Horror, Mystery.
Oscar Buzz:- 
Won Oscar (Best Actress in a Supporting Role).
1 Other Nomination (Best Writing-Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium).
Bore Meter:-Won't get bored.Has good pace:).
My Rating:-

Planet of the Apes (1968)
Planet of the Apes was yet another path-breaking movie.This movie was definitely way ahead of its time:). Here, an astronaut crew crash lands on a planet in the distant future where intelligent talking apes are the dominant species, and humans are the oppressed and enslaved.What works for it is its story,and good direction:). Planet of the Apes is definitely a good watch,as it achieves something that indian movies even after having better technology have still not been able to achieve:(.

Genre:- Adventure, Sci-Fi.
Oscar Buzz:-
Won Honorary Award (John Chambers for his outstanding make-up achievement in the movie).
2 Other Nominations (Best Costume Design,Best Music, Original Score for a Motion Picture (not a Musical)).
Bore Meter:- Won't get bored.Has good pace:).
My Rating:-

The Innocents (1961)
The Innocents is yet another beautifully directed horror movie:). Here, a young governess for two children becomes convinced that the house and grounds are haunted.This movie works mainly because of its great direction:). It keeps you engaged throughout the length of the film.This movie does have some controversial scenes and a very different and confusing ending.But still for its direction and storytelling,this is definitely a very good watch:).

Genre:-  Horror.
Bore Meter:- Won't get bored.Has good pace:).
My Rating:-