I was in as soon as I heard the line “ഞാൻ തലശേരിന്നു വരുവാ സാറിനെ കാണാൻ ” (I am coming from Thalassery to meet sir) in the preview of Oru Vadakkan Selfie. There’s every damn reason that draws me to my hometown, from the slang to watch familiar places on screen. The same thing which drew me as well as other North Malabarians for Thattathin Marayath. While I knew Oru Vadakkan Selfie wasnt gonna break any new grounds, I was sure that it’d be entertaining. Continue reading Oru Vadakkan Selfie: What I Thought!
Mathew Vaughn, better known for X-Men First Class and Kick-Ass, gets another graphic novel adapted to the celluloid. And its yet another Mark Miller graphic novel, Kingsman The Secret Service. Having done just 4 movies, Mathew has proved that he’s one to lookout for especially considering he’s done a great job with Kick-Ass and X-Men First Class. I love both those movies and it wouldn’t be surprising if Kingsman The Secret Service comes a close third…at least for now. Continue reading Kingsman The Secret Service: What I Thought!
Sriram Raghavan’s Badlapur is being touted as one of the best Bollywood flicks so far this year and I was pretty sure I was not gonna like it. Thanks to Varun Dhawan, the shoes he usually gets into is hardly interesting. Add to the fact that Sriram Raghavan’s previous flick was the atrocious Agent Vinod, things were never tempting. And just as I had expected the previews didn’t sell me but the rants were so much that I couldn’t give this a miss. Especially when the rants came from a friend who had worked in the movie. Continue reading Badlapur: What I Thought!
When it comes to Bollywood movies I am a wee bit picky. The recent slew of offbeat movies has conditioned me to stay away from asinine blockbusters a la Chennai Express. Then again there are these commercials gems like Highway and Queen which perfectly hits the sweet spot. R. Balakrishnan aka Balki’s movies have always captured my attention. I know he has only 2 movies in his pocket now but then again to bag a National Award for his second movie, he truly deserves to be followed. Unlike other Bollywood flicks, Paa and Cheeni Kum, will be remembered for years to come. Continue reading Shamitabh: What I Thought!
When I first saw the previews of The Interview I thought it was a Saturday Night Live skit. It did look awfully so due to the color tone, the actor duo and most of all the theme. I mean a movie about the assassination of the ‘supreme leader’ of North Korea? What were they thinking not expecting a backlash? Anyhow after the Sony leaks and the ruckus the Guardians Of Peace had made, Sony has released the movie on VOD and in select theaters. I am someone with simple tastes and can enjoy a Seth Rogen, James Franco bromedy just fine, just like Pineapple Express. I was also hooked the moment I saw the leaked clip that showed the finale but more on that later. Continue reading The Interview: What I Thought!
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 Horrible Bosses 2: What I Thought!
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 Exodus Gods And Kings: What I Thought!