Monday, 3 September 2012


Apologies for the "silence". I have signed on to tumblr and I have a page there where I write very short movie reviews. I don't bother analysing the entire script (not that I did that here anyway) but I just say if I thought it was a good or a bad film. Check it out here.

Sunday, 23 January 2011



OK...I think Black Swan is one of the most overrated movies this award season....

1) I found it distasteful that they glamourise mental illness. Let's be honest, Natalie Portman's character wasn't quite alright was she?

2) Glamourising drug use. Nina (Natalie's character) goes out with this other girl and doesn't trust her but this person offers her some drugs and all she says is "how long will it last for?"....basically, the only way Nina can have fun is by taking drugs otherwise she is too rigid. Once she takes drugs, she cannot remember if she had sex or not. Sounds like a great night out....right. Oh she is also supposed to be this dedicated performer - then what is she doing out clubbing in a seedy NY night club the night before she is due on the stage?

3) It was obvious that Natalie Portman wasn't dancing the most difficult dance scenes......every time she danced, they just focused on her feet or showed her from a distance.

4) What was that thing with her mother painting creepy portraits? They were seriously messed up. I wouldn't have been living with her if she was my mum!

5) So....the only way you can achieve perfection in an art is by going psycho and being unstable, unfriendly and self harming....

6) Why the hell was this black swan so important? I didn't really care for the story.....because they didn't elaborate on the story/art much....

7) Like most of the bad movies, it is riding high on just publicity and all the good scenes are in the trailer.

 I am sorry but Natalie Portman isn't the greatest actress out there. I don't think the movie and it's casts  deserves Oscars. Sorry.

Friday, 22 October 2010

The Social Network

Rating: 5/5
I saw 'The Social Network' on Tuesday and absolutely loved it. Well, a movie directed by David Fincher ('Fight Club' ,'The Game' etc) and a screen play by Aaron Sorkin ('A Few Good Men', 'The West Wing' etc) had to be really good...well, that's what I expected anyway and I was not disappointed. It doesn't usually happen! Usually, when I go to watch a film with really high expectations, I come out feeling quite disappointed really. 

The guy who plays Mark Zuckerberg (Jesse Eisenberg) does an excellent job, followed by Adam Garlfield (who plays Zuckerberg's best friend Eduardo Saverin). In fact, I think the entire cast did an excellent job including Justin Timberlake who played the slimy character very well.

The movie is based on a book by Ben Mezrich 'The accidental billionaires' (I have ordered my copy!). 

what is it about?
On a fall night in 2003, Harvard undergrad and computer programming genius Mark Zuckerberg sits down at his computer and heatedly begins working on a new idea. In a fury of blogging and programming, what begins in his dorm room soon becomes a global social network and a revolution in communication. A mere six years and 500 million friends later, Mark Zuckerberg is the youngest billionaire in history, but for this entrepreneur, success leads to both personal and legal complications. 
What's good? The movie! oh I thought that the club scene in the movie was really cool. The music was VERY loud and the characters had to shout to be heard. It felt very realistic. It was just like being in a nightclub and shouting to be heard by your friends.
What's bad? Not a lot!
The Accidental Billionaires: The Founding of Facebook: A Tale of Sex, Money, Genius and BetrayalThe Facebook Effect: The Inside Story of the Company That Is Connecting the World

Saturday, 16 October 2010

Barefoot in the park

Rating: 5/5

Sometime this summer, I came across this film on one of the movie channels. I caught it midway and I found the dialogues very funny and witty. It didn't feel like an OLD film. In fact, the story could be very relevant today.
So, I rented the film and watched it from the beginning and I can safely say that it has become one of my favourite movies.

What's good:
  • Witty dialogues.
  • funny storyline.
  • eccentric characters.
  • sexy Robert Redford (I wish he was like a vampire or something so that he would have never aged...he is so handsome in this film).
  • Jane Fonda is so pretty and she does a great job as well.
What's bad?:

  • Not much really. 
Check out the trailer here.

Barefoot in the ParkBarefoot in the Park: A Comedy in Three Acts

Tuesday, 12 October 2010

Wall Street 2: Money Never Sleeps

Rating: 3.8/5

OK!! I finally saw WallStreet 2: Money Never Sleeps. Prior to today, I tried to see it about 4 times and every time something came up (the 4th time, I got the times mixed up...) anyway are the things you need to know (don't worry - no spoilers ahead! Just my suggestions coming up ;-)):

1) Don't go expecting Wall Street 1. Why? because?! DUH! - no seriously because we all know the sequels usually aren't as good as the first film;
2) Just go to "watch a movie", a movie that just happens to have Gordon Gekko in it;
3) Gordon Gekko isn't real? OK? so don't go there expecting to know "how Gekko should behave";
4) there is no number 4.

OK...first thing first, I am loving the movie posters. Love the father and son theme going on here. Mentor and Protégé theme if you will. Check out an example below:
Student and teacher?

Now to the movie! So, like I told you above, I went with attitude (points 1-3) and actually really enjoyed the film. I guess it kind of helped that I watched Wall Street 1 (again) last year so I dont remeber the entire story by heart. So the sequel was new and fresh for me. 

What's good?: 

  • Michael Douglas is still good as Gekko but he doesn't have a lot of screen time;
  • Well, from the recent events point of view, I thought it was interesting to watch a movie that showed the credit crunch or atleast incorporated it into the story. I didn't go to do math or to get investment tips from the film so I didn't care if anything added up or not (maybe it did? maybe it didn't?  who cares? I saw it for pure entertainment value);
  • Shia LaBeouf! Hello? Shia always looks so geeky but for a geeky guy he actually looks very hot! He is hot and looks fine in a suit (I love guys in a good suit). In one of the scenes he asked the female character played by Carey Mulligan (more on her later) to marry him and she thought for a moment. I nearly shouted at her "Girl!! say yes!!! you could be Mrs LaBeouf!! but then I realised Shia wasn't asking her for real and he was playing a character and you know, it's marriage. You have to think about it and blah blah. 

Check out his beautiful big brown eyes below....nice tie too!

Hot geek?
  • THE APARTMENT! oh My God, forget the story! The apartment in which Shia's character lives with his girlfriend is AH-MAZING!!!! Now that is my kind of place. In fact, that is my dream place. I would love to own a place like this one day and preferably with Shia LaBeouf in it!
What's not good?
  • Shia may be hot but I am sorry his character isn't interesting like Charlie Sheen's.  I didn't care much for his connection with his mentor and all that (but then I told myself to stop comparing it to the original and I was good to go); Shia looked quite young to be playing a high flying Wall Street guy;
  • CAREY MULLIGAN....where did they find her??? she is an awful actress. She didn't sound American, sounded more like a Brit (which she is) with a fake American accent and I didn't buy her running a "not for profit" website exposing the bad bad world of wall-street and all that. Her "blog" ran from a cool office (they had lots of iMacs) and anyway, if she is really anti-capitalism then what on earth is she doing going out with a WALL STREET GUY?! Hypocrite? (barf). I also don't like her hair style. It looks awful.
  • They spent too much time on the other bad guy played by Josh Brolin (don't worry, I am not giving out any movie secrets. It's pretty obvious in the film that he is the bad guy and they make no secret of it either).
  • Gekko should have had more screen time.

Bottom line is, the movie is enjoyable. It's something you will not regret watching (e.g. you would regret watching 'Eat, Pray, Love'). But if you come out feeling stressed then I really don't know what to say about it. It might be useful to talk to someone about it then?

Final Verdict: It won't win an Oscar but then again I am sure they weren't aiming for an Oscar either.

Enjoy it :)

Wall Street (Insider Trading Edition)Gorgeous Shia Labeouf Signed Portrait 8x10

Monday, 27 September 2010

Tamara Drewe

RATING: 3.5/5
Synopsis: When Tamara Drewe sashays back to the bucolic village of her youth, life for the locals is thrown upside down. Tamara -- once an ugly duckling -- has been transformed into a devastating beauty (with help from plastic surgery). As infatuations, jealousies, love affairs and career ambitions collide among the inhabitants of the neighboring farmsteads, Tamara sets a contemporary comedy of manners into play using the oldest magic in the book: sex appeal.

What's good?: The movie is set in an idyllic English village where "so called writers" come to find inspiration. They all descend onto a place run by the wife of one of the top crime novelist.

The movie takes a dig at the celebrity obsession and almost everyone in the village is nosey and as a result there are plenty of comic scenes. The humour is very British so if you like quirky movies, then this is your film!

What's bad?: It makes you want to move to the country but wait is this a bad thing? Oh it is also a little predictable but still very enjoyable.

Want to visit the beautiful countryside where the movie was filmed? check out this link!

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