Thursday, December 12, 2013

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013)

[a big improvement over the first part]

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013)
IMDB- 9.1 (Initial rating.To be updated later)
RottenTomatoes- 74%
RJG Ratings- 94

Bilbo and the dwarves continue their trek towards the misty mountains.

Starring- Martin Freeman,Richard Armitage,Luke Evans ,Ian McKellan
Director- Peter Jackson

Hobbit 2 is not a standalone movie at any cost.You HAVE to see the first part before seeing this one.

The cast do a wonderful job once again.Although its still very difficult for much focus to be given to the less prominent dwarves ,Peter Jackson does his best to get each one a good scene to shine.Martin Freeman does a good job as Bilbo.His character is slowly developed through the course of the movie ,giving him more opportunity to break free from the naive role he showed in the first movie.
Ian Mckellan has a very reduced role in the movie comparatively ,similar to his role in Two Towers.At times his role feels too stretched and unnecessary.Richard as Thorin once again gives a good performance.Orlando Bloom returns to the trilogy after a decade as Legolas.His role as a younger and more rash Legolas was great.Evangeline Lilly shines in the sole female role.Luke Evans as Barde was another excellent addition. 

The story is once again stretched to the point of breaking.It doesnt have the smoothness of the earlier Lord of the Rings.Its quite easy to notice these stretch points ,and it sort of ruins the pace.But unlike the first part ,Jackson has tried his best to cover these points.A lot could have been edited out, and the 160min movie could have been reduced by 10-15min.
Another major issue was the abrupt ending.It was a complete cliffhanger situation.And once again the stretching issue plays a major part here.Hobbit 2's finale, will now only be taking place in Hobbit 3's starting.Its predictable though.
The character development was good ,and all the characters were well fleshed out.The real surprise ,was the love story that Jackson has tried to infuse into the story.

The visual effects once again take the center stage.The beautiful background and the exciting action sequences will leave you spellbound.But the real winner was kept for last!And yes ,its SMAUG.The dragon's grand reveal was hidden for months ,and getting to see Smaug in his full form ,with all the effects ,was definitely worth the wait!Every scene with him was intense and thrilling.

The action sequences were brilliant.Most noteworthy was the barrel sequence ,which was hilarious and exciting at the same time!The final portion (Laketown) was beautifully shot.
The fight choreography was awesome and hilarious at times!

Direction by Jackson was great ,but not upto his potential.While he successfully manages to capture the magic of Middle Earth with his eye for detail and lavish doses of visual beauty ,he stumbles with the story telling.The climax for example kept switching to multiple stories that reduced the impact of the exciting Bilbo-Smaug meeting.He wasnt really able to juggle the Gandalf story ,the Laketown story and the Bilbo story smoothly.
But Jackson did fix much of the pacing issues that hogged the first part.The second part was more focused on action sequences and the story, and it didnt let the excitement level drop at any point.

I might have sounded a bit harsh with the movie ,but you have to remember that its in the shadows of one of the greatest trilogies of all time-Lord of the Rings ,which at this point Hobbit will never outshine.

Overall Hobbit 2 was a GIANT improvement over the first part ,but it still isnt without its faults.A must watch whether you liked the first movie or not.

Acting- 4/5
Story- 4/5
Direction- 4/5
Action- 5/5
Visual Effects -5/5
Drama- 4.5/5
Thriller -5/5

#hobbit #DesolationofSmaug #smaug

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Despicable Me 2 (2013)

[a pale sequel]

Despicable Me 2 (2013)
IMDB- 7.5
RottenTomatoes- 75%
RJG Ratings- 65

Gru is asked to find out a dangerous villain ,by the anti villain league.

Starring- Steve Carell,Kristen Wiig
Director- Pierre Coffin ,Chris Renaud

Steve Carrel returns as Gru and once again he does a great job.The cast for Despicable Me 2 is great and everyone does a fine job. 

Animation was pretty good.The colourful world of gru and gang is once again beautifully recreated by Dreamworks.But if you have to compare it with the top guys in todays market,Pixar, then Dreamworks still have plenty to catch up.While the minions were great ,there were still many other parts which could have been improved.For some reason i found the climax a bit lazy in the animation department.

Back in 2010 , Despicable Me surprised everyone by presenting a story that even though tailored for kids ,captured the attention of adults as well.So how does the sequel stand up?Not too great.The story tried to bring in something new but kept falling short of delivering a satisfying end for each scene.It raises hopes but then just gives up lazily.

Even though its a kids movie theres still some very huge plot holes and clichés which keep pulling us out of the movie.Easy solutions and coincidences run aplenty in Despicable Me 2.

Direction was good but it doesnt match up to their previous work.They dont exactly raise the bar with the sequel.They underperform.The pacing was good at the beginning but starts to drag in the second half.A lack of a strong central message is missing ,and this makes the sequel not too memorable.
The comedy was good ,but all are at kids level.The minions were good ,but minions alone dont guarantee a good movie.The movie isnt bad but its way below the high expectations.

Overall,Despicable Me2 is a colourful movie with plenty of minions and fun....for kids.Grown ups might find this pretty average.

Animation -4/5
Story -2.5/5
Direction -3/5
Comedy -3/5
Action -4/5
Romance -3.5/5

Sunday, December 08, 2013

Oblivion (2013)

[a good sci fi timepass]

Oblivion (2013)
RottenTomatoes- 54%
RJG Ratings- 55

after defeating an invading alien army ,a lone soldier is left guarding the Earth. 

Starring- Tom Cruise ,Andrea R ,Olga K ,Morgan Freeman
Director- Joseph Kosinski

Tom cruise is the main pillar of this movie and he gives a good performance.His youthful looks and years of experience allows him to breeze through this movie without any issues.His charisma and screen presence ,completely overshadows everyone else.Morgan,Olga and Andrea give good supporting roles.Andrea, a comparatively  a new actress, stood out among the supporting cast.
Chemistry between Tom and Olga never actually took off as the movie expected ,it was weak.

The story had a good concept ,but somehow fell apart towards the end.It didnt have a proper finishing touch and doesnt tie up the loose ends.While the climax had a pretty great twist ,the movie stumbles plenty of time prior ,that you dont get the expected punch.The first half left me wanting to see more of the aliens but the movie changes tracks to a more disappointing alternative in the second half.Also the trailers were all pretty spoilerish. 

Direction by Joseph is good.While he has a good eye for the setting and the visuals, he lets the story part slide.But Oblivion was a much better attempt by him compared to his previous movie, Tron Legacy,which had all visuals and a boring story.The pacing of the movie was good.

The visual effects were perfect ,blending naturally into the background.But it would have been great if the story had little more scope to compliment the visuals.

Overall, Oblivion is an time pass movie.Tom Cruise fans wont be disappointed.But the movie doesnt leave a memorable mark on your minds like other sci-fi movies.

Acting- 3.5/5
Story- 3/5
Direction- 3/5
Action- 4/5
Visual Effects- 4.5/5
Thriller- 3.5/5
Drama- 2.5/5
Romance- 2.5/5

#oblivion #tomcruise #scifi

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Kick-Ass 2 (2013)

[a gritty but imperfect sequel]

Kick-Ass 2 (2013)
IMDB- 6.9
Rottentomatoes- 29%
RJG Rating- 70

Dave and Mindy try to live life after quitting being superheroes ,but are drawn back in by a new wave of vigilantes and villains.

Starring- Aaron Taylor-Johnson,Chloë Grace,Christopher Mintz
Director- Jeff Wadlow

Aaron Taylor once again gives a good performance as Kick Ass.It might not be as charming as the first but its still enough to get you hooked to the movie.Chloe ,who was a big hit with her Hit Girl role, gives another excellent performance but it doesnt reach the heights she set with the first movie.Christopher Mintz as the villain ,improves upon his earlier role and is quite evil in his performance.Jim Carrey has a very good role in the movie and hes a surprising addition to the movie.But he still rocks it and his final scene is pretty emotional.The supporting cast were all satisfactory.A bit disappointing part of the cast was cutting off Lyndsy Fonseca's role in a matter of 5sec.

The story is where the movie falters a bit.While the movie does expand the universe of the first movie ,it misses quite a beat when trying to tie things up.Theres a poor character development situation running in the movie.Although theres more characters ,there stories are left untold and they're involvement in the happenings of the movie are at many times downplayed.
The ending itself was a mixture of confusion as to how the storylines were wrapped up.
One thing the movie does boast is of a more darker and more grittier type of story telling.This is pretty much presented nicely but the writers force in jokes at such times and it reduces the effect considerably.Kick Ass 2's comedy doesnt reach upto the first ones levels and the sequel loses its way in approaching the movie in a more grittier nature.While romance was a second fiddle in the first one ,the sequel is pretty muddled in that category.Its just not properly presented.
The action was pretty good but pales in comparison to the smoothness of the first movie.

Direction by Wadlow is good.While he manages to put together another tale of inexperienced superheroes ,he fails in finding the perfect blend,which Mathew Vaughn had in Kick Ass 1.The pacing of the movie was great.The story just keeps on rolling without entering into dull spots or dragging sequences.

Overall Kick-Ass2 is a mixed bag.This sequel cant match upto the original but its still a good movie of this year.

Acting- 4/5
Story- 3/5
Direction- 3/5
Action- 4.5/5
Suspense- 4/5
Comedy- 3/5

#kickass #kickass2

Saturday, November 09, 2013

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Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Grown Ups 2 (2013)

[one of the worst movie ive seen in years] 

Grown Ups 2 (2013)
IMDB- 5.2
Rottentomatoes- 08%
RJG Ratings- 0

story - (empty)

Starring- Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Chris Rock, David Spade
Director- Dennis Dugan

[A small disclaimer before i start:I sort of enjoyed Grown Ups 1.If a guy who thinks GU1 was ok ,and considers GU2 terrible ,you can just imagine how bad GU2 truly is.Back to the review...]

Grown Ups 2 is just terrible.Ive never seen such an idiotic movie with so many A-list actors.Everyone sucks.Be it Adam Sandler ,who just walks through this movie without a sense of character or anything.Its just him being him ,but with added stupidity.Its also strange that this is his first sequel in his 20+ long career.
Kevin James proves once again he doesnt know anything ,when it comes to acting.Its pathetic to watch anyone from this movie show their face on screen.Out of work actress ,Salma Hayek ,doesnt manage to add anything into this mess.Chris Rock has some moments ,but its all wasted effort.

The story! I kid you not ,theres NOTHING!Its so blank ,that i forgot i watched this movie the next day!The movie just rambles on with mini skits which are utter lame.Whatever main plot the writers think they had in mind is nothing but stuff that lasts for just 5-10min of screentime.Its interesting it took 3 people to write this half page story.Theres no driving force that warrants a sequel.Each character is given some small dilemma ,and with that in the background ,they add all sorts of lame jokes.From start to finish ,its plain STUPID.

The comedy is pathetic and are at the heights of lameness.There is no excuse for this sort of crap.The first scene is of a deer who urinates on Adam.I hope it happens to him in real life.Theres absolutely nothing even remotely funny in GU2.Stuff like 'Burp Snart' (burp-sneeze-fart) and other toilet humour is the only type jokes you can expect from this movie.

Dennis Dugan ,the director who keeps Adam Sandler's career alive, is one terrible director.GU2 is even worse than his previous bomb ,Jack and Jill!The movie doesnt even have one link between it that connects the story.I have seen 20min TV shows that have more story than this movie.

This is one of the most obvious cash grabbing movies ive ever seen.Just take a look at that poster!Its as if Sandler himself made it.The movie reaks of cheapness.

Overall ,GU2 is terrible.Even if you liked movies such as GU1 or Zohan or any other usual crap from Adam Sandler ,GU2 is worse than all of them.Its that bad!

Acting- 0/5
Story- 0/5
Direction- 0/5
Comedy- 0/5

Tuesday, October 01, 2013

The World's End (2013)

[Edgar wright deliver another gem!]

The World's End (2013)
IMDB- 7.5
RottenTomatoes- 89%
RJG Rating- 100

5 friends reunite to visit their hometown and complete a task they had left incomplete 23years back

Starring- Simon Pegg,Nick Frost,Paddy Considine,Martin Freeman,Eddie Marsan
Director- Edgar Wright

World's End is the finale of the Cornetto Trilogy ,of which the first two parts were Shaun Of the Dead & Hot Fuzz.To the uninformed ,the 3 movies arent about one continuous storyline but are 3 stand-alone movies.But all 3 are connected by a series of jokes and similarities.More than that they are about friendship.Simon Pegg & Nick Frost play the lead in all 3 movies.

Simon and Nick once again deliver brilliant chemistry and performances.This gives the movie a solid boost.Both of them have roles that are very different from their usual ones.Simon gets a total wacko role while Nick plays a serious character.Both are truly fantastic in comedy and can really hold the fort down with their dramatic scenes as well.Joining them are a backup of supporting actors, all of whom give strong performances.Be it Marin Freeman ,who plays a sort of similar character to the ones he usually plays , or be it Eddie Marsan and Paddy Considine who are comparatively lesser known actors.Both Eddie and Paddy do excellent and adds to the strong cast power rather than be just background actors.They all are given scenes to shine and they make full use of such moments.

The story for Worlds End is excellent.Its brimmed with wit and humour and contains loads of references to the other two movies of the series.The story has a strong core which is the reason why a wacky concept like World's End can run smoothly.Speaking of concept ,it also has a nice twist that will leave you thinking.World's End succeeds in presenting an alien invasion that has plenty of layers to it.The characters were very well developed and some might even remind you of your own friends.

While most movies would have ended at a particular point,World's End goes a bit beyond.Giving a small epilogue as well.All i all it was a perfect way to end such a tale!

Edgar Wright proves once again that hes a brilliant director!With Worlds End he wraps up his Cornetto trilogy with a fond farewell.With another tale of friendship in the midst of madness, Edgar pleases the fans of the series.From start to finish the movie was a fun ride thanks to the actors and the comedy.There wasnt a single dull moment in the movie.Edgar brings the best out of his cast and utilizes each and everyone to the max.

The dialogues were excellent.The end conversation between Gary King and the villain was simply amazing.Certainly a unique way to wrap things up.

Another fun part of the movie was the action scenes which were hilarious as well as fantastic.The camera captures the madness all too well!The music choices were apt and brings the audience into the late 80's world.The comedy was fresh and witty as well.

This year we had another movie sort of similar to Worlds End, and that was This is the End.If i had to compare the two, Worlds End beats the latter in every department!

Overall Worlds End is a brilliant comedy movie.A must watch with your close friends!

Acting- 5/5
Story- 5/5
Direction- 5/5
Comedy- 5/5
Drama- 5/5

PS:My ranking of the Cornetto Trilogy

1-World's End (100)
2-Hot Fuzz (100)
3-Shaun of the Dead (90)

Sunday, September 29, 2013

This Is the End (2013)

[comedians in midst of apocalypse]

This Is the End (2013)
IMDB- 7.2
RottenTomatoes- 84%
RJG Rating- 80

6 movie stars lock themselves in James Franco's house as the apocalypse begins.

Starring- James Franco,Jonah Hill,Seth Rogen,Jay Baruchel,Danny McBride,Craig Robinson
Directors-  Evan Goldberg , Seth Rogen 

The movie stars the current generation of top comedians ,and they dont disappoint one bit.

The actors manage to bring in their real life chemistry into the movie thus giving This Is the End its major selling point.Jay,Seth,James,Jonah,Danny,Craig all give excellent performance and they are at complete ease playing an over the top version of their real lives.

The actors performance does a great job in hiding the not so strong story.Without the combination of the main stars the story would have definitely fell apart.The story has its twists and turns but is mainly a collection of skits on what comedians would do in an apocalypse.The story does a good job blending in the actors role and gives everyone importance.

Direction by Seth and Evan was very good.Realizing the story wasnt too strong they utilize the comic talents of the actors to the max.Helping the cause are the numerous cameos which keep the audience interest at a high point.The pacing of the movie was good but it wasnt very even.Some jokes ran for a bit too long.The comedy was great but would have been better had the story given it more potential.While the jokes were funny it depends on how well you know the actors.
Surprisingly the movie takes a turn into the thriller genre in the second half ,a good decision by the directors once again.
The visual effects werent of any high standards, but for a movie of this kind it was enough.

Overall,This is the End is a hilarious movie, if you are a fan of the stars earlier  works.

Acting- 4/5
Story- 3/5
Direction- 4/5
Comedy- 4/5
Suspense- 4/5

Thursday, September 19, 2013

After Earth (2013)

[a totally worthless movie]

After Earth (2013)
IMDB- 4.8
RottenTomatoes- 11%
RJG Ratings- 10

A father and son crash land into a deserted Earth along with a man hunting alien.

Starring- Will Smith ,Jaden Smith
Director- M. Night Shyamalan

Within 5min of watching this movie i found it to be quite unbearable.Jaden Smith's slurred narration made the movie feel even more dull than it was.But this was just the start of a torturous 100min.Real life father-son duo, Will and Jaden Smith are the central characters of After Earth.They last appeared together in the brilliant   The Pursuit of Happyness.Their reunion on the big screen ,made expectations soar, but every hope crashed within the opening scenes of After Earth.

Jaden Smith proves to be a horrible actor with his performance.Along with the poorly written character he has to portray ,his acting skills are almost non existent.At times its hard to figure out what hes even mumbling about.
Next comes, Will Smith.The actor usually never disappoints ,but this is not such a movie.His performance can be compared to that of a wooden doll.He portrays a person without fear ,which he thinks also means is a person devoid of any other emotion.For atleast 80% of his role his main objective is to stare directly at the camera while giving his orders to his son.
Over acting is a major flaw which both the Smiths show in this movie.There is a lack of chemistry between them and they fail to lift the movie at any point.

The story for After Earth looks good as a 3-line story.But as a full fledged movie?Nope.The movie quickly rushes past a large chunk of the prologue.Logic is given the backseat throughout the duration of the movie.Characters are one sided and have no relatable or likeable qualities.The entire story is dull and just fails in every single department.

Manoj Night Shyamalan was one of my favorite directors ,with movies such as Sixth Sense ,Unbreakable and Signs.But today i wonder why hes even allowed to direct any movie.His direction is pure crass.The pacing is dull and never picks up ,even during the action scenes.Theres plenty of long and over drawn scenes which drags the movie needlessly.

The only ,and i mean the only thing thats good in this movie are the scenery and some visual effects.

Overall ,After Earth is one of the worst movies ive seen this year.Skip this crap.

Acting- 0/5
Story- 0.25/5
Direction- 0.5/5
Action- 1/5
Drama- 0.25/5
Thriller- 1/5
Visual Effects- 1.5/5

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

World War Z (2013)

[a so-so zombie movie]
World War Z (2013)
IMDB- 7.1
RottenTomatoes- 67%
RJG Ratings- 55

A deadly new virus comes close to wiping out the human population.

Starring- Brad Pitt
Director- Marc Forster

World War Z is Brad Pitt's first all out action movie in years.And he does sort of shine in it.The problem is that sometimes he goes over and beyond for this sort of movie.The supporting cast stays for just a short period of time ,giving Brad the entire stage to shine.He utilities this and does give a good performance, but i felt he may have overdone some drama scenes.Mireille Enos plays Brad's wife ,and shes pretty irritating at times along with the 2kids with her.None of the supporting actors make a good impact.All are one sided and are more than happy to die for Brad Pitt.

The story for World War Z is adapted from the novel with the same name.While the start is interesting ,it slowly starts to get monotonous after a while.Brad Pitt jumping from country to country in search of a cure ,start to resemble video game levels after a while.What started of as a movie that set out to show a different look into a zombie apocalypse , falls into the same predictable routine as other movies.Poor characters were another demerit for this movie.The so called 'solution' was not too clever either.

Direction by Marc was good.The making of the movie had a lot of controversy and delays but the end result shows no sign of such issues.The visual effects were great and did give the zombies a more lethal shade of danger.The world he has showed is pretty realistic and grounds this movie much more.But the pacing is an issue ,as the movie goes into a loop of similarity and drags in a few section.

The action scenes were good but they werent enough to pull this movie out from its faults.

Overall ,fans of Brad Pitt will like this movie ,but if you are expecting some fast paced thriller it might disappoint.

Acting- 3/5
Story- 2.5/5
Direction- 3.5/5
Drama- 2.5/5
Thriller- 3/5

Fast & the Furious 7 Cast gets Bigger

The 7th part of the successful Fast & the Furious franchise is expanding as each day goes by.The latest addition is Lucas Black.
Who is he? Well he was the main hero of Tokyo Drift! With the end of Fast Furious 6 ,we were promised to be finally connected to the 3rd movie of the franchise Tokyo Drift.
Although Tokyo Drift was the 3rd entry ,the 4th,5th and 6th parts were about events that happened before it.Tokyo Drift had Han killed ,and the final scene was how Sean (Shane Black) decides to race against Dom (Vin Diesel).

Fast 6 revealed the addition of Jason Statham in the next movie ,as the person who killed Han.Jason who is well known for his action movies such as Transporter,Death Race,Crank will play Ian Shaw ,brother of the villain of Fast 6.

Djimon Hounsou who is famous for his role in Blood Diamond also joined the cast.

Another famous addition ,is Kurt Russel ,who last appeared in Quentin Tarantino's Death Proof.

Next up ,is Tony Jaa.This martial art superstar is most famous for his Ong-Bak series.

And just like Gina Carano joined for Fast 6 ,another UFC fighter will join Fast 7.And thats Ronda Rousey.

The original cast will return (except the dead characters) ,no news on whether Eva Mendes will be back (who is the only cast member of the earlier films, yet to return).

Fast 7 will be directed by James Wan (Conjuring,Insidious1,2,Saw) and will be released on July 11 ,2014.

Monday, September 16, 2013

Insidious2 makes a victorious start

Insidious2 makes a victorious start

#1- It was yet another solid victory for director James Wan ,as his second movie of the year opened to $41million.This is the 3rd highest debut for a horror movie ,the others being James's own Conjuring & Paranormal Activity 3.This is also just the 2nd time in movie history that a director has released 2 movies in a year, that have both debuted to over $40million (the first being the Wachowski for Matrix 2&3).
Insidious 2 had the advantage of being released on Friday the 13th ,and carried the goodwill of Insidious 1 and The Conjuring.The movie was made for just $5million ,and you can imagine what kind of profit its already reaped!
But unfortunately it wasnt a clean sweep for James Wan.Insidious 2 has got below average reviews ,and is currently rated 38%. Critics complained the movie while having strong performances ,was low on scares and the story was poor.

#2- Luc Besson's action-comedy ,The Family (aka Malavita) ,opened with $14.5million.This is within expectations of the studios considering its a slow period for movies during September.The movie starred Robert DeNiro as a mafia head who goes into witness protection after he betrays his crime partners.Unfortunately the movie hasnt got much of critical attention.Scoring just 33% ,critics said it was just another bland and predictable movie.On top of that audience too weren't too happy with the movie either.

#3- Riddick had an expected steep fall ,as it made just $7million.The movie is struggling to recover its budget and has so far just scored $53million from worldwide collections.

#4- Butler continued to hang in the Top5 ,making $5.5million in its 5th weekend.With this the movie has made $100million just from its domestic markets ,a grand success indeed.

#5- Another grand success was the comedy We're the Millers,which made $5.5million.Making a worldwide total of $201million ,the movie is certainly one of the biggest surprise hits of the year.

2013 Top 10
#10-Pacific Rim-$406million
#9-Star Trek 2- $465million
#8-Oz -$493million
#7-World War Z-$563million
#6-Croods- $585million
#5-Man Of Steel -$661million
#4-Monsters University -$730million
#3-Fast & Furious 6- $788million
#2-Despicable Me 2-$840million
#1-Iron Man 3 -$1.214 billion (#5 on all time grossing list)

This week we primarily have one new movie ,Prisoners.Theres another dance movie called Battle of the Year ,which i havnt heard about until just now.Thats going to flop anyways.

As for Prisoners ,its my PICK OF THE WEEK

Prisoners is directed by Denis Villeneuve who earlier made the critically acclaimed Incendies.Prisoners has been getting excellent reviews and most critics are saying its an amazing thriller.It has a powerful cast in the form of Huge Jackman and Jake Gyllenhaal.
The story is about 2 children who go missing ,causing a frantic search by their parents.

Remember to check out my 2013 Movie Guide

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Grant Gustin to play The FLASH !

It has been confirmed that Grant would play the superfast superhero ,in the TV show ARROW (which is about another superhero ,Green Arrow).
DC and Warner had earlier announced their plans to debut Flash in the TV show before he gets his own movie in 2016 ,which would later result in the Justice League movie in 2017.
Grant is most famous for his role in Glee ,in which he played as Sebastian Smythe ,a rival of the Glee Club.He did a great job in that ,and he definitely is talented.
But it has to be seen whether he can hook the audience attention with his Flash role.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

The Conjuring (2013)

[one of the best horror movies]
The Conjuring (2013)
IMDB- 7.7
RottenTomatoes- 87%
RJG Ratings- 90

A family call upon famous paranormal investigators ,The Warrens ,after they notice strange occurrences in their new home.

Starring- Patrick Wilson ,Vera Farmiga ,Lili Taylor
Director- James Wan

The cast is pretty solid.Led by Patrick Wilson ,Vera Farminga and Lili Taylor ,they are able to shoulder the movie effectively equally amongst them.They give excellent performances and really help deliver this movie.Supporting the lead are the talented youngsters who play the 5 daughters.All manage to shine in their respective scenes.

The movie is based on the true story of the Perrons & the Warrens.The characters are well developed and its easy for the audience to connect or relate with the various characters.The story does its best to divert itself from the usual cliches and thus presents a horror movie that is fresh from the usual stale pile of movies we are treated to.

James Wan's direction is mainly based upon extracting the best from his cast.Especially in the very first stages ,when he uses absolutely no horror techniques ,he uses his cast to effectively scare you with their performances.A best example being the child who sees someone standing behind the door.Its pitch black but we do end up believing theres someone behind the door.James' has utilized his cast to their best!

The horror methods used is excellent and keeps the audience soaked in the the thrilling atmosphere.

The camera work is perfect and theres plenty of perfect scenes captured by the cinematographer,John R. Leonetti.The music by Joseph Bishara ,is a perfect choice and delivers the chills effectively.

Overall ,Conjuring is easily one of the best horror movies of all time ,and deserves multiple viewings.

Acting- 4.5/5
Story- 4.5/5
Direction- 5/5
Horror- 4.5/5
Drama- 4/5

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Pirates ,Dinosaurs ,and superheroes

1- The 4th movie of the Jurassic Park series will be called JURASSIC WORLD.Set to release on June 12 ,2015 ,the movie will be directed Colin Trevorrow.As of now theres no news on who has been cast.
The plot that is rumored for the movie is as follows:
In present day Isla Nublar, where Jurassic Park is now an actual theme park , as originally intended by John Hammond. It garners 10 million visitors per year and is completely safe ....or so we thought.

2-Edgar Wright's Antman which starts the Marvel Phase 3 series (after Avengers 2) has been bumped to July 31 ,2015 ,which is 3 months ahead of the earlier planned November release.

3-But it was not a happy day for Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales ,aka POTC5.The 5th part of the series has been postponed from its summer 2015 date ,and is now eyeing for a release sometime in 2016.The reason are said to be delay in production and the tight competition in summer 2015.

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