Sunday, December 30, 2012

Releases 2012 (5)

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

Hope you have seen all the 20 earlier 2012 movies i suggested:). Here are some more 2012 movies i enjoyed:). 

Pitch Perfect
Pitch Perfect is a very well made chick flick comedy movie:).Here, Beca, a freshman at Barden University, is forced into joining The Bellas, her school's all-girls singing group. Injecting some much needed energy into their performance,Bellas take on their male rivals in a campus competition.Pitch Perfect is a very well written comedy movie,that keeps you smiling and laughing throughout:).The performances are pretty good as well,almost the entire cast does a good job:).Don't miss this one,as it is one of the most pleasing and fun movies you will see this year:).

Genre:- Comedy, Music.
Director:- Jason Moore.
Stars:- Anna Kendrick, Brittany Snow, Anna Camp.
Bore Meter:- No chance of getting bored.Keeps you entertained throughout:). 
My Rating:-

Looper is a very good intelligent Sci-Fi thriller.Here,in 2074, when the mob wants to get rid of someone, the target is sent 30 years into the past, where a hired gun awaits. Things become complicated when Joe one day learns the mob wants to 'close the loop' by transporting back Joe's future self.The main reason the movie works is because of its wonderful story,which keeps on adding interesting things as movie goes on.This movie reminds you of inventiveness of a movie like Inception and time travel thriller movies like Twelve Monkeys but unfortunately fails to reach the standard of those movies:(.Overall,Looper is a very good watch if you want to watch something different:).

Genre:- Sci-Fi, Thriller.
Director:- Rian Johnson.
Stars:- Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Bruce Willis, Emily Blunt.
Bore Meter:- Starts a little slowly but picks up pace as the movie goes one:).
My Rating:- 

Savages is a really good twisted and dark thriller:). Here, pot growers Ben and Chon face off against the Mexican drug cartel who kidnapped their shared girlfriend.The movie works mainly because of excellent direction by Oliver Stone:),who takes you superbly into his dark stoned world:).Movie is also helped by good performances especially by Benicio Del Toro.Overall, Savages is a good dark and messy thriller:). Watch it for superb direction by Oliver Stone:).

Genre:- Thriller.
Director:- Oliver Stone.
Stars:- Taylor Kitsch, Aaron Johnson, Blake Lively, Benicio Del Toro, John Travolta, Salma Hayek.
Bore Meter:- Won't get bored.Has good pace:).
My Rating:-

The Bourne Legacy
The Bourne Legacy is the fourth installment in the popular spy franchise,The Bourne series.This is an expansion of the universe from Robert Ludlum's novels, centered on a new hero whose stakes have been triggered by the events of the previous three films.The Bourne Legacy is a good movie,but fails badly in comparison to the earlier three bourne movies,which created a new standard for spy thrillers.Not much in terms of script or story,the movie fails to satisfy its audience.Also the movie doesn't make good use of its stars.Jeremy Runner does his part well:).But Edward Norton is completely wasted in this movie:(.All he keeps on doing is unnecessary chatting,which slows the movie's pace down:(.But still the movie is good enough as it provides good popcorn entertainment with some great action sequences,especially the thrilling climatic chase scene through the streets of Manila,which involves some great bike action sequences:).Watch it for good popcorn entertainment:).

Genre:- Action, Thriller.
Director:- Tony Gilroy.
Stars:- Jeremy Renner, Rachel Weisz, Edward Norton.
Bore Meter:- Won't get bored.Has good pace:).
My Rating:-

Premium Rush
Premium Rush is a really fun joy ride:).This movie takes place in Manhattan, where a bike messenger picks up an envelope that attracts the interest of a dirty cop, who pursues the cyclist throughout the city.The main reason this movie works is because of its pace.The movie starts off with a good pace and just doesn't look back as our main protagonist gets involved in some great chase sequences in his cycle:).The movie is filled with stunts and chase sequences and makes sure you don't take your eye off the screen even for a second:). Don't miss this one as it is nice and fun joy ride:).

Genre:- Action, Thriller.
Director:- David Koepp.
Stars:- Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Michael Shannon,Dania Ramirez.
Bore Meter:- No chance of getting bored.Has superb pace:).
My Rating:-


Sunday, December 9, 2012

Celebrity Top 5

Brad Pitt
One of the biggest stars of Hollywood,Brad Pitt needs no introduction.Brad Pitt is one of the most famous actors of his generation,not only because of his universally loved charming looks,but also because of the versatility he has shown in the roles that he has done.Brad Pitt has 4 Oscar Nominations to his name,and also has won a Golden Globe award.Here are the top 5 movies of Brad Pitt according to me:).

Fight Club (1999)
Fight Club is definitely one of the best psychological thrillers ever made:). Here, an insomniac office worker and a devil-may-care soap maker form an underground fight club that transforms into a violent revolution.The main strength of this movie is its script:),very detailed,intelligent and absolutely brilliant dialogues:).Also David Fincher directs this movie fantastically giving it a nice dark underground feel:).The performances are top notch especially by its leads Brad Pitt and Edward Norton:).If you are a fan of psychological thrillers,then this is definitely one of the best you will find:).Don't miss this one:).

Genre:- Drama,Thriller.
Director:- David Fincher.
Stars:- Brad Pitt, Edward Norton, Helena Bonham Carter.
Oscar Buzz:-
Nominated For Oscar (Best Effects-Sound Effects Editing).
Bore Meter:-Won't get bored.Has decent pace:).
My Rating:-

Twelve Monkeys (1995)
Twelve Monkeys is surely one of the best Sci-Fi thrillers ever made:).Here, in a future world devastated by disease, a convict is sent back in time to gather information about the man-made virus that wiped out most of the human population on the planet.The story itself is very intriguing,and the story is given justice by Terry Gilliam,who makes sure the viewers are kept on their seats by never slowing the pace of the movie:).Also worth mentioning are the performances.Bruce Willis does a good job:).Brad Pitt is superb as Jeffrey Goines:).Overall,Twelve Monkeys is a smart,entertaining sci-fi thriller which is a must watch:).

Genre:- Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller.
Director:- Terry Gilliam.
Stars:- Bruce Willis, Brad Pitt, Madeleine Stowe.
Oscar Buzz:-
Nominated For 2 Oscars (Best Actor in a Supporting Role, Best Costume Design)
Bore Meter:- Won't get bored.Has good pace:).
My Rating:-

Inglourious Basterds (2009)
Inglourious Basterds is another brilliant masterpiece from Quentin Tarantino:).Here, in Nazi-occupied France during World War II, a plan to assassinate Nazi leaders by a group of Jewish U.S. soldiers coincides with a theatre owner's vengeful plans for the same.Its difficult to describe a movie like Inglourious Basterds.Its a typical Quentin Tarantino movie:),with his wonderful raw direction:).Its a fantastic blood-filled revenge fantasy,which disregards history and known facts:).Only Quentin Tarantino could have got away after making a movie like this:).This is a must watch if you want to watch different kind of cinema:).

Genre:- Thriller, War.
Director:- Quentin Tarantino.
Stars:- Brad Pitt, Mélanie Laurent, Christoph Waltz, Eli Roth, Michael Fassbender, Diane Kruger.
Oscar Buzz:-
Won Oscar (Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role).
7 Other Nominations (Best Achievement in Cinematography, Best Achievement in Directing, Best Achievement in Film Editing, Best Achievement in Sound Editing, Best Achievement in Sound Mixing, Best Motion Picture of the Year, Best Writing-Original Screenplay). 
Bore Meter:- Has a slow pace.But if you show patience,you will be greatly rewarded:).
My Rating:- 

Se7en (1995)
Se7en is a superbly directed murder mystery movie:). Here, Two detectives, a rookie and a veteran, hunt a serial killer who uses the seven deadly sins as his modus operandi.What works for the movie is its superb direction.Director David Fincher successfully manages to give a dark feel to the movie,which keeps the audience involved throughout:). Both Morgan Freeman and Brad Pitt play their parts really well.This is a really good movie to watch,if you like murder mysteries or serial killer movies:).

Genre:- Mystery, Thriller.
Director:- David Fincher.
Stars:- Morgon Freeman, Brad Pitt, Gwyneth Paltrow, Kevin Spacey.
Oscar Buzz:-
Nominated for Oscar (Best Film Editing).
Bore Meter:- Won't get bored.Has really good pace:).
My Rating:-

Ocean's Eleven (2001)
Ocean's 11 has to be one of the most stylish heist movies you will ever see:). Here, Danny Ocean and his eleven accomplices plan to rob three Las Vegas casinos simultaneously.The movie works mainly due to its stylish direction:). Having stylish actors like George Clooney and Brad Pit also helps,as they ease their way into their roles:).The movie has great pace:),and you won't feel bored even for a minute:).Overall,Ocean's Eleven is a must watch if you like entertaining cinema,especially well executed heist movies:).
Genre:- Comedy,Thriller.
Director:- Steven Soderbergh.
Stars:- George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, Andy Garcia,Julia Roberts.
Bore Meter:- No chance of getting bored.Has superb pace:).
My Rating:-

Troy (2004)
Though this is Celebrity Top 5,i am going with a 6th movie,as i feel any Brad Pitt list would remain incomplete without Troy:).Troy is a very good entertaining blockbuster:).This is an adaptation of Homer's great epic.It follows the assault on Troy by the united Greek forces and chronicles the fates of the men involved.Great set design,fantastic action sequences and excellent performances by its leads makes this movie a must watch:).Don't miss this one if you like blockbusters:).

Genre:- Action, Adventure.
Director:- Wolfgang Peterson.
Stars:- Brad Pitt, Eric Bana, Orlando Bloom, Diane Kruger.
Oscar Buzz:-
Nominated for Oscar (Best Achievement in Costume Design).
Bore Meter:- No chance of getting bored.Has very good pace:).
My Rating:-