The Horror of watching the movie.. Resident Evil: Retribution

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Resident Evil: Retribution

Yes, we went to watch a horror movie.. And we were horrified, not by the scenes or gross zombies or anything, but by the terrible movie making. It looked like a video game, had video game-ish characters. Only thing that did not match with video games was this movie had no story. Believe me, no story. I can not even spoil the movie for you. There is nothing to spoil.

So anybody planning to watch this movie, please refrain. A sincere request. You have been warned.

My Review: Oh god why!

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The Three Musketeers : Movie Review

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Its been really long time since I went to a movie theater. Nothing after Harry Potter and DH. As there were no noticeable movies in last few months, when I decided not to expect much from The Three Musketeers. And I wasThe Three Musketeers surprised. First reaction when after coming  out of theater was “Well, that was cool”.

The Three Musketeers (IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1509767/)

Director: Paul W.S. Anderson

Starring: Logan LermanMatthew MacfadyenRay Stevenson,Luke EvansMilla Jovovich and Orlando Bloom.

(Briefest) Summary: (No Spoilers)

The three musketeers, after having their time of glory, are now living like other common people. But the new kid, who wants to be a Musketeer himself, bring action back in their lives. Some villains (guess who) cook a plot to turn over the kingdom and get rid of teenage amateur King. And it comes down to the Three (four, actually) musketeers to stop this from happening.

The movie is in 3D. Except for few scenes, 3D was (literally) a headache. There is not a single boring moment, and things keep happening. Movie keeps its constant pace and neither slows down nor speeds up suddenly. Use of bright vivid colors is awesome. I was getting bored with dark dull colors so far. But you will be amazed by colors Orlando Bloom wears and manages to look regal all the time. 😉 Director and writers have done a good job of creating a simple but interesting story (plus leaving a loose end for possibility of a sequel). Some of the scenes were extraordinary.

I would suggest watching this movie in theater but preferably NOT in 3D. I don’t know if it was just me, but 3D does not show the colors as good as normal. I am sure you will not regret watching the four musketeers in action 😉

Cheers.

The Hangover Part II : A must watch comedy

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The Wolfpack is back!! And funnier!! Do you think you laughed your a** off at The Hangover(2009) last time? Wait till you see the Part II. I had not laughed this hard for a movie in long time. After a long time, I heard everyone in a movie theater making ‘Whoa’, ‘Ooh’, ‘Eww’, ‘What the..’ , ‘sh**’ etc sounds in unison!!!

Summary of story (NO Spoilers): The self tooth plucker(see The Hangover Part I for details) i.e. Mr. Dentist is getting married in Thailand. As usual the wolfpack(with a new addition to group) decides to do a simple bachelor party one the beach (simple= just sitting around fire drinking beer and Alan roasting marshmallows 😆 ). They wake up in Bangkok to find a lot of surprises. Rest of the plot is exactly same as part one but funnier with little less twists.

Whenever there is a sequel, there comes comparison. In my opinion, The Hangover Part II has more comedy than the Part I. You can’t help but laugh. Excellent timing of punch delivery combined with excellent acting by everyone. Only thumbs down thing about this movie is that in Part I, characters had a lot of things to do, a lot of twists as compared to Part II. But believe me, you will not regret watching this movie. There are some really nasty :O surprises for the audience (not everyone) 😉 . And make sure you sit through credits, you will know why if you have seen Part I 😛 .

P.S. If you have not seen the first The Hangover (released in 2009) yet :O , WATCH IT BEFORE WATCHING PART II. There is really no connection between two movies, but it will help you get hang of things faster.

Movie Review: Fast Five

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One word is enough to comment on this movie: Entertainer!! Full paisa vasool!!
If you love Fast and Furious franchise, then you must watch this one….

Addition of The Rock (Dwayne Johnson) gives this series of movies a new turn. Fast five is not the best of all films in this series(as many people seem to claim, IMO, best one so far is 4 th movie), but it is better than most of them. It has usual comic touch, excellent locations (Rio de Janeiro, my new favorite), fast cars, a little drama and hell lot of action.

Director Justin Lin and Screen-Writer Chris Morgan has done good job this time. I am not going to give summary of movie as there not much to tell about this action flick. But it would be a Paisa Vasool deal if you decide to watch it.

P.S. Are you one of the people who run away from theater as soon as it starts showing credits at end? Well, for this movie, I suggest you wait for a while… there is a surprise at the end of movie… it comes after a few names on credits list…. so don’t miss it…

Rio – Movie Review

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Colorful, funny, light and beautiful… Rio is certainly a treat for your eyes… After suffering blows after blows, series of disappointments and torture sessions (of watching Drive Angry, Alien Invasion, Sucker punch etc) in theaters, I finally watched a movie which washed all my sins(of watching movies I mentioned above) away…

Directed by: Carlos Saldanha.
Starring the voices of: Jesse Eisenberg, Anne Hathaway, George Lopez, Jake T. Austin, Tracy Morgan, Jemaine Clement, Leslie Mann, will.i.am, and Jamie Foxx.

Rio is story of a bird, a Spix’s Macaw, last male of its kind, named Blue by its owner. Blue is taken to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, one of most beautiful places in world (in my opinion) to join the last female Spix’s Macaw in the world, named Jewel. They get kidnapped by local smugglers and chained to each other. The story turns more colorful after this incident as Blue and Jewel escape, take help of other birds. They keep trying to shake off the villain bird, Nigel, who is in constant pursuit helped by a monkey gang.

So what happens next? Do Blue and Jewel get together? How do they un-chain themselves? You should watch the movie to find out.

If you have kids, please take them to see this movie. I am sure they will love it. And it is enjoyable by all ages, not just kids. Also watch it in 3D for sure.

P.S.> Though its a animated movie, it certainly made me feel like going to Rio-de-Janeiro… I have added it to my wish-list of places to visit 🙂 . Hopefully, someday, I will visit that beach 🙂 🙂

Cheers,
Sudarshan

Use Google to find Movie Showtimes for theaters in your city

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Want to find movie timings and do not have access to bookmyshow or similar sites in office? You should simply use Google and visit http://www.google.com/movies . I wrote this post long ago and I think this is still a valid service from Google. Check it out.

Use Google to find Movie Showtimes for theaters in your city.

Movie: Schindler’s List

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Movie: Schindler’s List
Year: 1993
Director: Steven Spielberg
Stars: Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes and Ben Kingsley
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0108052/

The movie Schindler’s List is one of the great movies which can be found on every ‘must see’ list on the internet. And I do agree with it. If you are a movies fan, or you just like to watch good movies occasionally, then you should surely watch Schindler’s List.

This movie is a true story of Oskar Schindler, a German businessman, who initially only cared about making money, and later saved nearly 1100 Jews from being killed or tortured till death during World War II.

The plot of movie is straightforward and sticks to the true story. Oskar Schindler owned a factory where he used to have Jewish people as labors. He saw the way Jews were treated by Nazis and started helping them. His factory became a refuge for Jews. He spent all money he can to protect his factory and the people who worked there. Finally he managed to move nearly 1100 Jews to Brněnec (German: Brünnlitz) (currently in Czech Republic) and save them till the war was over.

 

The actor Liam Neeson plays role of Oskar Schindler and Ben Kingsley plays Oskar’s  right hand and accountant Itzhak Stern. Both are great actors and these characters in movie can be counted as one of the best roles of their life. Director Steven Spielberg has done a great job and every actor has been at his best.

The movie has a lot of scenes where horrifying treatment of Jews is shown. I recommend not to watch this movie with kids.

I am making my own list of Must Watch movies and this movie is surely on the list.

Cheers.