Sweet, charming and engaging, Enough Said is an adult comedy that… MoreSweet, charming and engaging, Enough Said is an adult comedy that boasts of great chemistry and believable characters. It is an honest and realistic look into wanting to be loved, yet finding ourselves poisoning the very beautiful relationships we have in the most foolish ways possible due to our very own insecurities and fears. Great casting, great script, powerfully relayed by elegant and understated acting. A must watch for grown - ups.
"Frozen" blows you away with its breathtaking and stunning visuals.… More"Frozen" blows you away with its breathtaking and stunning visuals. Inspired by Hans Christian Andersen's The Snow Queen, this Disney animation stays true to its solid formulaic retelling of classic fairy tales; complete with its princesses, princes, villains and kingdoms - very much like a Nordic version of Mulan, another very successful Disney classic. What's refreshing is that Frozen dares to be bold and relevant. Not only do we have one, but two princesses who are both strong and spunky, not beholden to be saved by a prince to live happily ever after! Frozen, however, disappoints with its clunky singalong songs - which at times sounded like "Glee" in animation. Despite the uneven flow, Frozen remains entertaining family fare for the holidays.
Homefront is a classic retro-style hard action film, which delivers on… MoreHomefront is a classic retro-style hard action film, which delivers on the guns, gore and gals. It's unashamedly violent and weak on dialogue, consistent with what you would expect from a Sylvester Stallone screenplay. Even familiar names like James Franco, Kate Bosworth and Wynona Ryder in support of lead actor, Jason Statham who plays an ex-undercover cop, can't save a weak storyline. Makes one wonder why they took on these roles in the first place. Forgettable.
When a film is sub-titled The Turkey Movie of the Year -- one just… MoreWhen a film is sub-titled The Turkey Movie of the Year -- one just can't take it too seriously!! This animated comedy is what it was intended to be - a holiday movie that tries to tell the story of how the turkey ended up being on the main menu of every thanksgiving! And how the turkeys decide that they must travel back in time to the first thanksgiving and stop it. Funny and hilarious. Owen Wilson is the voice for Reggie, the pizza-loving pardoned presidential turkey who reluctantly goes back in time to save his kind. Just sit back and be entertained.
Catching Fire is definitely a more thoughtful, compelling and well… MoreCatching Fire is definitely a more thoughtful, compelling and well directed high octane sequel to the more violent and controversial inaugural, The Hunger Games. Spilling over for more than two and a half hours, this film is gut wrenching, and draws deep into your inner recesses, cajoling you to not just seek to be entertained, but to rethink issues of personal values in a world that is being desensitized and distracted by powerful machinations of small elitist groups bent on controlling the masses. The story is well told and well directed drawing from a fine cast - presenting a full array of emotions from one spectrum to the other. Jennifer Lawrence, who plays the lead role as Katniss Everdeen, anchors the film effortlessly with another elegant portrayal of a young woman who finds herself unwittingly drawn in as the hope of the people's revolution - the mockingjay - of the rebellion against tyranny and oppression. With brilliant A-listers like Philip Seymour Hoffman and Donald Sutherland to boot, the entire cast shines in bringing the story to its fitting cinematic experience. Not to be missed.
Based on a true story, beer tycoon Freddy Heineken, one of the richest… MoreBased on a true story, beer tycoon Freddy Heineken, one of the richest men in Netherlands, and his driver Ab Doderer were kidnapped in 1983 and released on a ransom of 35 million Dutch guilders (about 16 million Euros). The 4 kidnappers were eventually caught and served prison terms. The fictionalised account of the events revealed how Heineken took revenge on his 4 kidnappers. A thriller worth watching. Good to see Rutger Hauer (of Blade Runner fame) on screen again!
Ender's Game is better enjoyed if you have not read the book, not… MoreEnder's Game is better enjoyed if you have not read the book, not having to compare and contrast the book with its screenplay adaptation. The film is both entertaining and thought provoking, thanks to 16 year old Asa Butterfield, who brilliantly carries the lead role of Ender. He does a fantastic job at it, backed by a solid cast, especially coming from Harrison Ford and Ben Kingsley. In fact, I enjoyed Ender's Game far more than Thor. The storytelling is commendable and certainly well directed. Pacing is just perfect. Sadly, this film suffers from poor marketing. I'm confident that Ender's Game will do far better in the international circuit and deserves a sequel that is backed by better marketing and distribution support.
Wow! I almost missed this gem. The Reluctant Fundamentalist is an… MoreWow! I almost missed this gem. The Reluctant Fundamentalist is an ambitious film based on a story with a very strong message, brought to life by the very talented Riz Ahmed who, as the lead actor, anchors the film, making it very watchable and the character totally believable and real. Beautiful cinematography to boot, though the film does suffer from trying too hard such that at parts it becomes draggy and loses coherence and hold on the viewer. Although the film is supposedly a political thriller set in Pakistan and US post-9 11, it delivers powerfully as a drama that challenges one's preconceived notions about people and stirs empathy for justice and truth in how we treat people different from us. Definitely a thinking man's film, and is certainly worth watching. Don't miss this - now showing on the international film screens.