And we’re back! Sorry for not posting for a whole week 😦 I was out of town and devoid of any form of internet access. Come to think of it, maybe that wasn’t such a bad idea… But anyways today’s review is about ‘Back to the Future’. Directed by Robert Zemeckis, ‘Back to the Future’ […]Read more "Back to the Future"
There Will Be Blood, directed by Paul Thomas Anderson, is a movie about oil, family and religion. Oil miner Daniel Plainview (Daniel Day Lewis) leads a hardscrabble life with his son to discover and mine sites oozing with oil. When introduced to a site in Little Boston claimed by Paul Sunday (Paul Dano) to be […]Read more "There Will Be Blood"
The Mummy is Universal’s reboot of the 1999 film of the same name. This time we are introduced to Nick Morton (Tom Cruise), a soldier of fortune who digs up and stores ancient treasures for his own benefit. During one of his adventures in Iraq with his right hand man Vail (Jake Johnson), he stumbles […]Read more "The Mummy"
Platoon, directed by Oliver Stone, tells the story of Chris Taylor (Charlie Sheen), who left behind his education to enlist in the US army for the Vietnam War. The movie counts down the days Chris has until he is relieved of his duty in the war. During his time there, his idealism fades, he realizes […]Read more "Platoon"
Before I get into this review, let me make two brief statements that I feel people who haven’t watched this movie are wondering: Wonder Woman is the best female led superhero movie we have ever had to date. Wonder Woman is the best DCEU movie we have had to date. Now that that’s cleared up, […]Read more "Wonder Woman"
Inglourious Basterds is Quentin Tarantino’s take on the German occupation of France in the heat of WW2. This movie converges two key storylines, both involving the elimination of key Nazi officials. Allied officer Aldo Raine (Brad Pitt) assembles a team of highly qualified Jewish soldiers known as the ‘Inglourious Basterds’ to covertly take out Nazi’s […]Read more "Inglourious Basterds"
Kill Bill Vol. 2 takes off right where vol. 1 left off. The bride continues her revenge tour to eliminate members of the deadly assassination viper squad who ruined her wedding, killed off her baby who she was pregnant with and put her in a coma for four years. This movie focuses more on her […]Read more "Kill Bill Volume 2"
Kill Bill Vol. 1 is a worthy addition QT’s playbox. It is a fictional film about a former assassin, formally referred to as ‘The Bride’ (Uma Thurman). After waking up from a four year coma, ‘The Bride’ is out for revenge. She seeks to kill 5 individuals part of the ‘Deadly Assassination Viper Squad’ who […]Read more "Kill Bill Volume 1"
‘Road to Perdition’, is an early 2000s crime film directed by Sam Mendes. Mike Sullivan (Tom Hanks) is an enforcer for the powerful John Rooney (Paul Newman). For a long time Mike has kept his profession a secret from his family. However during one of his missions, his son played by Tyler Hoechlin, discovers his […]Read more "Road to Perdition"
Goodfellas is Marty Scorsese’s answer to the Godfather trilogy. Set in the backdrop of New York city, the movie covers the teenage and adulthood years of Henry Hill (Ray Liotta), a notorious gangster who grew up alongside the mob. During his climb up the ranks he meets Jimmy Conway (Robert De Niro) and Tommy DeVito (Joe […]Read more "Goodfellas"
The Man Who Knew Infinity is the inspiring true story of Srinivasa Ramanujan (Dev Patel), a south indian mathematician who travels to Trinity College, Cambridge to work and make publications with G.H Hardy (Jeremy Irons). Srinivasa’s contributions to mathematics were nothing short of groundbreaking. He was the first to develop the hypergeometric series, solve a quadratic […]Read more "The Man Who Knew Infinity"
The Last Samurai is a movie about transformation and progression. Tom Cruise plays Capt. Nathan Algren, an American military officer hired by the Japanese Ambassador to train Japan’s first army in the art of modern warfare. The role of this army is to defeat Katsumoto (Ken Watanabe) and his clan of ancient samurai. Japan is […]Read more "The Last Samurai"
“Debate is blood sport. It’s combat. But your weapons are words.” The Great Debaters, starring and directed by Denzel Washington, is a film based on the real life events at Wiley College, a predominantly black college in Texas. The story takes place in 1935. Melvin B. Tolson (Denzel Washington) is a poet and professor of […]Read more "The Great Debaters"
In the Heat of the Night is a late 60’s crime film which takes place in the small town of Sparta, Mississippi. Virgil Tibbs (Sidney Poitier) is arrested on the suspicion of the murder of a powerful and wealthy industrialist of the town. After Tibbs proves his innocence, he is set out to help the […]Read more "In the Heat of the Night"
Lincoln is a biopic about the 16th president of the United States, Abraham Lincoln, during the civil war. The film covers the passion, dignity and political skill of Lincoln who helped permanently abolish slavery and end the divide between the Union and the Confederates once and for all. It is important to note that this […]Read more "Lincoln"
Sunshine, directed by the highly acclaimed Danny Boyle, is a movie about saving the sun. In the not so distant future, Earth’s dying sun spells out disaster for the planet. As a result, a team of scientists, engineers and astronauts are sent to outer space to deliver a payload. The payload, which is the size […]Read more "Sunshine"
‘Misconduct’ was an under the radar crime/thriller film released in early 2016. The film tells the story of an ambitious lawyer who lands in hot water when he takes on a case against the executive of a multi-billion dollar pharmaceutical company. The movie has an all star cast with the lights of Anthony Hopkins, Al […]Read more "Misconduct"
‘Finding Dory’ is the sequel to the highly acclaimed 2004 Pixar Studio’s film ‘Finding Nemo’. This time the story focuses on Dory (the blue one), who as you may recall suffers from short term memory loss. Dory is in search of her family who she once lost. With the help of Marlin and Nemo, she […]Read more "Finding Dory"
Full Metal Jacket, directed by Stanley Kubrick, is a realistic take on the brutalities of the Vietnam War. We are first introduced to the character of Davis (nicknamed “Joker”) as he is made to endure the rigors of basic training in the marine corps. The film later shifts its focus to the actual war in […]Read more "Full Metal Jacket"
I am not entirely sure whether I can give an unbiased review of this movie given my experience watching it. Lucy, directed by Luc Besson, is a story of a young woman (Scarlet Johansson) who gets deceived into delivering a briefcase to a powerful drug lord. When things go south, she gets surgically implanted with […]Read more "Lucy"
King Arthur: Legend of the Sword is a modern day retelling of a popular medieval tale starring King Arthur, who was robbed of his birthright by his power hungry uncle; Vortigern. As a result, Arthur is forced to grow up in the back alleys of Londinium to regain his crown. Along his path, he manages […]Read more "King Arthur: Legend of the Sword"
‘Bad Moms’, starring Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell and Kathryn Hahn, is a comedy covering the hardships of motherhood for three middle class American moms. Due to these hardships, these mothers decide to rebel against their daily responsibilities by going wild and doing whatever it is they please. At the same time, one of the moms, […]Read more "Bad Moms"
Blade: Trinity concludes the adventures of Blade; the half-human half-vampire warrior. This time Blade has been framed for countless murders, turning popular sentiment against him. At the same time, the individual behind framing Blade has a plan of his/her own to bring back to life Dracula, who will help the vampire race to abolish humans […]Read more "Blade: Trinity"
Blade 2, directed by Guillermo Del Toro, picks up right where Blade left off. In this new adventure, Blade, the half human – half vampire hybrid is forced to team up with the vampire council in order to combat a new enemy which threatens the existence of both the vampire and the human species, the reapers. […]Read more "Blade 2"
This is going to be the first of three entries reviewing the entire Blade movie series. The first movie, ‘Blade’, tells the story of a vampire-human hybrid, called Blade who aspires to get rid of all the vampires on Earth. At the same time, he is set out to stop ‘Frost’, a human turned vampire, […]Read more "Blade"
This entry in my blog is going to be more of a rant than a review given my experience watching this movie. I’m also going to include a few minor spoilers because I feel not many of you are going to want to watch this movie after I’m through with this entry. The Thomas Crown […]Read more "The Thomas Crown Affair"
The Big Short is an ambitious attempt of retelling the stories of three real life Wall Street personas; Michael Burry, Jared Vennett and Mark Baum as well as other greedy opportunists who discover and capitalize a loophole in the American housing market prior to the 2008 financial crisis. The film features an all star cast […]Read more "The Big Short"
Hidden Figures tells the story of three young, brave and brilliant black women and their achievements in the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) during the cold war era. Their work ultimately led to the completion of one of the most successful space operations in history; the launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit. The true […]Read more "Hidden Figures"
Based on the novels of Dan Brown, Inferno is the third installation of the adventures of Harvard religious iconology and symbology professor Robert Langdon. This time we are introduced to Langdon in a hospital bed in Florence. The professor’s memory regarding his presence in Florence and his head injury are unknown. What’s more is that there is […]Read more "Inferno "
The best picture winner of the 83rd academy awards, the King’s Speech, covers the real life events of Prince Albert’s ascent to the throne of the United Kingdom. However the prince faces a speech impediment which undermines his confidence and authority over his people. As a result in order for the prince to communicate effectively, […]Read more "The King’s Speech"
Picking up from where Vol. 1 left off, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 continues the adventures of Peter Quill and his fellow guardians are now hired by an alien race called the ‘Sovereign’ or as I like to call the gold people. After stealing a valuable artifact from this race, the guardians are forced to […]Read more "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2"
As said best by one of the characters in the film; ‘Your story is amazing but in no good way’. 12 years a slave captures the horrific yet captivating true story of Solomon Northup, a free black man from upstate New York who was captured and sold into slavery in the south. The movie is set […]Read more "12 Years A Slave"
I feel I need to justify how I came across this film, given that it turned out to be as terrible as I feared. I was on a 15 hour plane ride from Toronto to Hong Kong, and was confronted with boredom when the batteries to my phone ran out. Unfortunately the USB port in […]Read more "Why Him?"
The Grand Budapest Hotel is an epic 100 minute retelling of the adventures of Gustave H, a legendary concierge at a world class hotel located in the fictional republic of Zubrowka during the second world war. The film is told in a series of five different acts, each retelling a key incident towards a major […]Read more "The Grand Budapest Hotel"
Directed by F Gary Gray, the “Fate” of the furious (love how much more time the production team behind this franchise spend on the name of the film as opposed to the script), stars Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson, Charlize Theron and many more A-list celebrities… Let me start off my saying that this movie delivers […]Read more "The Fate of the Furious"
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