Thursday, 27 June 2013

One Direction : "This Is Us " Trailer

The trailer for  "This Is Us" a new film about One Direction is out!

It  is set to hit the big screen on the 30th of August 2013.(USA)

The documentary style movie with exclusive footage and childhood photos promises to give Directioners an inside look into the celebrity lives of all the 1D members : Harry Styles,Niall Horan,Liam Payne ,Louis Tomlinson and Zayn Malik their lives before and their road to a global breakthrough and the rise to become the biggest teen boy band in the world

One Direction was formed by Simon Cowell during the 7th series of the UK version of the X Factor.(2010) Although they didn't win and only came third in the final throughout the last 3 years they have proved to be the most successful band to come out of the show.

They sold over 14 million singles and 8 million albums and have thousands of screaming fans following their every move.

They now have official stores in UK and USA which sell everything from hoodies,mugs,scarfs to glow in the dark wristbands.

They have won many prestigious awards including 2 Billboard Music awards for " Top duo/group " and "Top New Artist" (2013) as well as a "British single"  Brit Award  for their song "What Makes You Beautiful"(2012)

Here's the trailer: 

Are you  a Directioner excited and counting down the days till the premiere?

Or are you more sceptical about what might be yet another uneventful celebrity biography film not worth spending 90 minutes of your life on?

Share your opinion in the comment section below! :)

Tuesday, 25 June 2013

Fight Club

Best for Mood Type:Stressed,Angry,Tired,Depressed

Type:Drama (1999)
Length: 139 minutes
My rating (out of 10):9
One word description:Mindblowing

After suffering from insomnia an office worker and our narrator finds that the only way of getting some sleep is by going to meetings of people suffering with lifelong diseases where the pain and suffering makes him bizarrely calm.However, his perfect remedy quickly falls under threat from another "faker" Marla (Helena Bonham Carter). Until he meets Tyler Durden (Brad Pitt) a soap seller on  his flight .Will the bizarre friendship make his life better again or will it lead him to a greater self-destruction?

Sum-up Opinion:

  • An extraordinary story plot which has everything you can wish for from a good film including rebellion,fear,violence,friendship and love.
  • Fantastic and talented cast which make the characters realistic and believable.
  • The twists and turns in the movie are just amazing,positively confusing and make you wonder how far will they go?
  • The ending is unexpected,jaw dropping and has a clear moral to it.

Conclusion: A must see,classic film with  scenes and quotes which will inspire and remain in your mind long after the ending credits.

 Warning: It is violent and there are many graphic scenes which are definitely not for the faint-hearted.

Would I watch it again?:Yes.Without a doubt

Did you watch it yet? Share your opinion in the comment section below :)

Dementor officially hotter than Lord Voldemort?

According to the the list of the 50 hottest men in "Harry Potter" films published yesterday yes it is.

 To help you comapare:
 Voldemort: position 35

 Dementor: position 28


But the dark lord (Ralph Fiennes)  should not worry too much because there are many more surprsing positions on the list.

Doby (Toby Jones) is ranked as hotter than Victor Krum (Stanislav Ianevski) the hunky wizard who tried to steal Hermione's heart in the 4th film "Harry Potter and the goblet of fire"

 For Comparison: 

(Okay I admit Doby's smile and those big eyes surely make him a fair winner in this one )

The top 5 include:
5.Dean Thomas(Alfie Enoch )
4. Lucius Malfoy )
3.Tom Riddle(Christian Coulson )
2.Cormac Mclaggen (Freddie Stroma )
1.Neville Longbottom (Matthew Lewis )

What do you think of the list? Should there be one for the hottest females in the Harry Potter?Who would you put on the top place?

Share your view in the comment section below

Monday, 24 June 2013

Jim Carrey refuses to promote a film he plays a lead role in?

  Jim Carrey has shocked everyone after releasing a statement on twitter refusing the promotion of the next movie "Kick Ass 2" which will hit the big screen (UK)  on the14th of August :

Sunday :  "I did Kickass a month b4 Sandy Hook and now in all good conscience I cannot support that level of violence. My apologies to e" "I meant to say my apologies to others involved with the film. I am not ashamed of it but recent events have caused a change in my heart."

  The 51 year old actor is known as a strong supporter of gun-control. The Universal Pictures have not yet commented, however the creator and executive director of "Kick Ass" Mark Millar  responded with confusion over Carrey's decision on his website(Millarworld ) : 

"A sequel to the picture that gave us Hit-Girl was always going to have some blood on the floor and this should have been no shock to a guy who enjoyed the first movie so much... like Jim, I'm horrified by real-life violence (even though I'm Scottish), but Kick-Ass 2 isn't a documentary."

 So is Carrey' s refusal a crucial stand against films which present crime and violence as admirable and necessary for the greater good or just a very clever marketing technique to create a buzz around a movie which has proved to be a grand success before?
Kick Ass (2010) made $19,828,687 in the opening weekend alone!

Here is the trailer of Kick Ass 2:

What do you think? Share your opinion in the comment section below :)

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Sunday, 23 June 2013

Iron Man 3

Mood Type:Annoyed,Tired,Stressed

Type:Action/Adventure/Sci-fi (2013)
Length: 130 minutes
My rating (out of 10):7
One word description:Entertaining

Overview:Tony Stark is back yet again in his full glory with gadgets,armors and witty lines.But will  all of that be enough to forget about the past ,conquer the new villain Mandarin and save the only thing he truly cares about?

  •  Despite the previous two films being a huge success,it has to be concluded that this one is as funny and entertaining.
  • I am glad to say that Iron man's personality traits of overconfidence, carelessness and witty lines remain as they should.
  • The story follows a basic superhero plot which is not extremely exciting  however there are a few twists which add a bit of tension and anxiety and ultimately help to save it.
  • It has many comical scenes in it which are portrayed well and there are many quotes which could become your new favourites. Example: "I'm Tony Stark. I build neat stuff, got a great girl, occasionally save the world. So why can't I sleep?".
Conclusion: A good super-hero movie with a lot of action and humour.

Would I watch it again?:Yes

Friday, 21 June 2013

Fast and Furious 6

If you are looking for a film that will be:action/explosion packed,funny

Type:Action/Crime/Thriller (2013)
Length: 130 minutes
My rating (out of 10):6
One word description:Entertaining

Overview:The gang of our favourite untouchable criminals with Dom (Vin Diesel) and  Brian(Paul Walker)  is back to help Hobbs bring down the organization of criminals operating across 12 countries.The stakes are high and the price of clean slate is tempting,but will the crew be able to stop them before it's too late?

Sum-up Opinion:
  • The movie is full of technology,cars,explosions and stunts just as in the previous films in the sequel.Maybe even more?
  • The plot is weak and not engaging enough unless you are a special effects/technology fanatic.
  • Our favourite comedy characters are back including Tey(Ludacris) and Roman (Tyrese Gibson) who have many witty lines and memorable quotes which make the film very amusing.
  • Some of the scenes lack realistic portrayal especially the fights which is frustrating at times.
  • There is one or two twists  including surprising appearances Spoiler Alert:   (Rita Ora has a very small part) but the best and the most shocking are saved till last 

Conclusion: A good action movie which has effective and well-thought out visual effects and thrilling stunts but which lacks creativity in the general story plot of the film.

 Would I watch it again:Unlikely

Did you watch it yet? Share your opinion in the comments section below :)

Thursday, 20 June 2013

Beautiful Creatures

 For Mood Type:Romantic,Relaxed

Type:Drama/Fantasy/Romance (2013)
Length: 124 minutes
My rating (out of 10):6
One word description:Romantic

 Strange incidents take place in the small southern town following the arrival of  Lena ()  a member of much disliked and feared family.However,Ethan () fascinated by the mysterious girl despite the warnings tries everything to get her attention.Will they be able to uncover and solve the secrets of their families and their town?

Sum up:
  • Believable and genuine acting on the part of the dark characters which  will sometimes make you wonder if this film is really just a rom-com .The role played by and    are particularly concrete and add a great twist. 
  • Overall a good story plot but not innovative or developed enough to last the whole 124 minutes without beginning to be repetitive and uninteresting.
  • There are a few comedy scenes which successfully break away from the tension of the film but I think the director could have squeezed a few more.
A light and feel good movie which will possibly put you in a good mood but does not contain anything that you haven't already seen before.

Would I watch it again?: No

Wednesday, 19 June 2013

The Croods

If you are looking for a film that will make you:Optimistic,Laugh and Happy

Length: 98 minutes
My rating (out of 10):8
One word description:Cheerful

The adventure of a prehistoric family who after their cave and only protection is completely destroyed are forced to search for a new home before the world will come to an end.

Sum up:
  • An extremely  well written story plot which contains all the typical dreamworks themes of love,family and friendship and explores them in a unique and never seen before setting.
  •  The  $135,000,000 budget was absolutely well spent because the animation effects are exceptional with vibrant colours and quick action changes which are very realistic.
  • There is something to suit everyone in the family: an overprotective father,a calm and understandable mother,the crazy grandma and the rebellious children.
A must watch film for a family night  which will make everyone cry with laughter from the beginning till the end.

Would I watch it again?: Absolutely Yes

Side Effects

 If you are looking for a film that will make you:  Surprised,Curious,Confused

Length: 106 minutes
My rating (out of 10):7
One word description:Complex

After getting out of prison Martin(Channing Tatum) looks forward to a new start and a new life with his wife Emily (Rooney Mara). However, Emily falls into a depression and  even with the help of the Dr. Jonathan Banks(Jude Law) her mental state leads her to unpredictable actions resulting in idealistic future slowly slipping away.

  • Great casting of each role which makes the characters genuine and very believable.The performance of Rooney Mara and Catherine Zeta Jones is especially exceptional.
  • Exciting and mysterious plot although the first 15 minutes are quite slow and uneventful.
  • Many twists and turns which in some cases seem odd and unrealistic but will definitely shock and keep you guessing till the end.
Conclusion:An unpredictable and mysterious film which will make your head spin at the end.

Would I watch it again?: Yes

I Give It a Year

 Mood Type: Bored,Happy

Type: Comedy/Romance (2013)
Length: 97 minutes
My rating (out of 10):5
One word description:Tolerable


The plot follows the story of a young couple Nat(Rose Byrne) and Josh (Rafeal Spall) who after a hasty decision to marry after just 7 months of knowing each other begin to see the hardship that is marriage .The question is will they last a year? 

  • There are a few great actors in it including Anna Harris,Olivia Colman and Stephen Merchant
  • The plot is predictable and dull at times.
  • The humour in the scenes didn't work most of the time and was only sometimes  saved by the great cast
  • It is over-dramatic in the scenes which is not supposed to be in ,and in the scenes where it could add much needed humour it just wasn't funny.

An okay film for a lonely night in when you feel like you want to see your favourite British actors and you don't really care about the story plot.There are some scenes which will put a smile on your face but definitely not make you cry with laughter.

Would I watch it again?:No

Monday, 17 June 2013

Silver Linings Playbook

 Mood Type: Happy, looking for a decent chick flick

Type: Comedy/Romance
Length: 122 minutes
My rating (out of 10): 7.5
One word description: Hilarious

Pat (Bradley Cooper) comes back from a mental institution to live with his parents and tries to get his ex-wife to come back to him. However, he meets and develops an unusual friendship with Tiffany(Jennifer Lawrence) who  persuades him to go on the date with her and participate in the dance competition so that his plan begins to complicate more and more.

  • A strong and interesting plot which does not drag on even though the best scenes are towards the end. 
  •    It is not overly sloppy, romantic or dramatic and the addition of new facts about the characters at different stages complete the plot well(so don’t panick If you don’t understand everything at the beginning
  • The acting is believable and most of the characters are likeable and genuinely amusing 
  •  A funny, feel-good movie which shows different addictions, illnesses and everyday problems. It also has a positive, clear moral which many will be able to relate to. 

 Worth Watching:Yes
 Worth Paying For:Yes
Would I watch it again?:Yes

Cloud Atlas

Mood Type: Bored,Upset,Depressed

Type: Adventure/Drama/Sci-fi
Length: 172 minutes
My Rating (out of 10):7
One word description: Mysterious

It is a compilation of various stories in the past, present and future which show how humans and their actions are all interconnected with each other.

  • There are quite a few stories which at the start seem overly mysterious and complex however I assure you with time the plot becomes more understandable.
  • The action is very fast paced and unpredictable. Within 5 minutes a story changes upside down to something you didn’t think was possible.
  • The characterization is absolutely amazing. Although, the one thing that they could have improved is Tom Hanks fake teeth because they were too perfect and red-carpet white for a 19th century story plot.
     Spoiler Alert: Surprisingly the teeth stayed in place for the whole  duration of the film!

Worth Watching: Yes
Worth Paying For: Yes
Would I watch it again?:Possibly

Django Unchained

Mood Type: Happy, Angry,Bored

One word description: Masterpiece
Type: Adventure/Drama
Length:165 minutes
My Rating(out of 10) : 9

A freed slave (Jamie Foxx) together with an eccentric German bounty hunter (Christoph Waltz) set on a vengeful adventure to rescue his wife from a slave plantation  and to conquer the biggest slave owners in Mississippi.

·         Great cast,even the guy from 21 jump street Jonah Hill has a small part!

·         It's entertaining, and cleverly directed and hooks you right from the beginning.

·         There are many quite graphic scenes and towards the end blood seems to be flying everywhere, but it makes the film realistic and after all it is rated 18.

Worth Watching: Yes
Worth Paying For: Yes
Would I watch it again?: Yes