Munnariyippu: What I Thought!

Munnariyippu Review

“This movie isn’t for everyone!” a line that I have used time and again and while it may sound like an easy bail for a movie that I’d enjoyed yet recommend others, I can’t emphasize the line enough here for one of the best Malayalam movies this year. Munnariyippu starring Mammootty and Aparna Gopinath, isn’t going to turn a lot of heads or be discussed among the casual movie-goers. But it was able to etch its impressions in my head and invoke a multitude of emotions, from sheer helplessness to supreme fear, and ending in being haunted even after the credits had rolled in. If you find yourself as immersed as myself in this movie, you are warned and assured you will go through similar range of ires as well. Continue reading

Guardians Of The Galaxy

Guardians Of The Galaxy ReviewOne would argue that Hollywood is saturated with comic-book movies these days. I wouldnt complain though coz some of the best Hollywood blockbusters came to life from their comic book counterparts. The Dark Knight, Avengers, Sin City, 300 to name a few. But at the same time it does a tad bit tiring when studios like Marvel, Warner Bros and 21st Century Fox dishes out a dozen of these so called superhero movies with ‘save the world from the bad guy’ premise. Lets keep aside DC for the time being coz it gave us THE best superhero movie of all time, The Dark Knight. Yea, I am a DC fanboy, throw eggs at me, I dont care. Lets talk about Marvel who’s on a winning streak since Iron Man, setting up their Phases flawlessly. The Avengers was no doubt, one of the best comic book movies ever made but you gotta agree, some of the Phase One movies that the studio churned out to fill in till the finale just felt like..well…fillers. Continue reading

22 Jump Street

22Schmidt and Jenko’s back and if you thought this is gonna go exactly like that previous reboot, you are oh so right! 21 Jump Street, as I had previously stated, had me in splits, it was one of those movies that genuinely tickled my funny bone. While the 1987 TV show that it was based on was a bit serious and had little humor, the reboot starring Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum was made to be screamingly hilarious. Thanks to the directors duo Phil Lord and Christopher Miller who also bestowed upon us the brilliant Lego Movie this year, 22 Jump Street is on the same page as 21 Jump Street. It is the same 21 Jump Street formula, rinsed and repeated and the directors takes a jab at it every chance they get and that’s exactly why it works. Continue reading

Batman Assault on Arkham

Assault-on-ArkhamMarvel may have lined up their live action movies till 2019 and DC is still far far behind. Justice League is still a vague idea for them, of course Zack Snyder is helming Batman V Superman Dawn of Justice and the Trinity has been revealed but would it end in a JLA Movie? I have my fingers crossed. Although there is one thing that DC aces everytime, the DC Universe Animated movies. Marvel’s animated movies have lacked that essential oomph factor that DC nails in almost every animated movie. Yes of course most of DC’s animated movies are based on DC Comics’ original material, and some did have a few pitfalls here and there but you have to admit many of DC Animated movies are a sheer pleasure to watch, be it Superman Doomsday, Flashpoint Paradox or the recent The Dark Knight Returns adaptation…its all top notch adding to DCs wonderful soirée. Continue reading

Dawn Of The Planet of The Apes

DawnWhen I first saw the trailer for Rise of the Planet of the Apes, I remember posting a Facebook status: “Slap the word ‘Rise’ to a franchise and make a reboot out of it”. Little did i know that it’d be one of my favorite movies of the year. The movie was a brilliant reboot for the franchise especially considering what Tim Burton had done to it way back in 2001. Rise Of Planet Of The Apes told the story of Caesar the Ape and how he started an Ape Revolution and the movie also ended setting up everything for a sequel. Continue reading

Bobby Jasoos

Bobby-JasoosVidya Balan is the reason why I go in for a movie without a second thought. The amount of charm she packs in a movie is just unreal. She has proved more than once that she can effortlessly carry a movie on her sole shoulder. She was on a winning streak with Paa, Ishqiya, No One Killed Jessica, The Dirty Picture and Kahaani and that streak inevitably broken by movies like Ghanchakkar and Shaadi Ke Side Effects. Well guess what, she is back on track and hell, she can capture audiences like ever before. Continue reading

Chef

Chef-Movie-ReviewI made the severe crime of watching this movie on an empty stomach. I should have known, after all the movie was basically food porn. Anyways back to business, Chef is a delicious comedy out this season and without much ado, I’d like to say that Chef is a great watch and anybody who loves food will definitely love this movie as well. Continue reading