I wasn’t too intrigued when I’d seen the initial previews of Horrible Bosses, the reason being almost all of the comedy flicks shows the best in the trailers and the final film would be far less hilarious than the previews. Horrible Bosses was one of the few movies that truly surprised me with its chuckloads of humor, a star studded cast and a novel premise. It caught me off guard and plummeted me into an abyss of laughs and it was twice as funny as it was something that we all could relate to. I mean who hasn’t ever had at least one horrible boss in their lifetime. Continue reading
Agreed Ridley Scott is an accomplished director but to have delivered mediocre movies since, say 2005, isn’t such a good sign. I am a huge fan of his Blade Runner and Alien but my confidence in the director has been steadily diminishing since Kingdom Of Heaven. The only saving grace was with the ill received Prometheus, I loved it and it was due to my affinity towards the Alien mythos that I’d accepted it. Continue reading
There’s something about animated shorts that makes you (or at least me) feel a lump in your throat. They did it with Paperman… They’d done it with Blue Umbrella and now they’ve done it with Feast. Feast is an animated short played just before Big Hero 6 and its just beautiful. So do make sure you reach the movies on time. Continue reading
I’d started reading Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl a few months back and a few chapters in, I thought to myself “Know what? I’d give Fincher a chance with this one and then I’ll finish reading!” Since then I’d been patiently waiting for Gone Girl‘s release. I was excited what with Fincher being one of my favorite directors. The previews didn’t tell much but still had that eerie touch to it that kept me waiting. Finally, yesterday I got to watch Gone Girl and without further ado I’d like to add that it was without doubt one of the best movies I’d seen this year.
Directed by Alexandre Aja, Horns stars Daniel Radcliffe in yet another non-Harry Potter movie. Adapted from Joe Hill’s novel of the same name, Horns tells the story of Ig Perish, grief stricken and blamed for his girlfriend’s death, he wakes up one day to find two horn like protrusions growing on his head which gives him the power to extort the deepest and darkest secrets of the people he comes in contact with. Continue reading
Its Halloween season and if you’d ‘accidentally’ watched The ABCs of Death then you’ll know what’s in store for you here. The ABCs of Death 2 is an anthology of 26 shorts from 26 Directors, each given a letter of the alphabet as inspiration for a short film involving death. I wouldn’t lie, the first was a mixed bag and its hard to concise the best ones from the worst as it was mostly overshadowed by the latter. Frankly, its a slew of shorts from directors whose visions range from smart and wicked to disturbing and outright disgusting. The ABCs Of Death 2 follows the same premise and has equal number of shorts that’d make you cringe as well as applaud to some. Make sure you have the stomach to sit through 26 shorts with chuck loads of flesh, blood, all kinda bodily fluids and an audacious amounts of gore. I am just gonna chop through the shorts A to Z and give an idea of which ones I liked, the ones that repulsed me and the ones that was not even worth the time writing these. Continue reading