Saturday, December 24, 2011

Day #31 - Precious

Merry Christmas!!!!!!!!!

Movie #29


After seeing this movie, all I could say (while shaking my head) was "Damn!" - The Good type.

The story was just too damn sad, But ... alas! hope; and before I could even bask in it, it was yanked away from me again, but at the very end you get to experience a new kind of triumph that kinds ; now that's how touch people (while keeping it real).

But the acting was -- once again-- Damn! (also the good kind), everyone was Amazing!!!!!!!

Happy Holidays!!!

Friday, December 23, 2011

Day #30 - Inglourious Basterds

Movie #28

Inglourious Basterds

What a thrilling ride!

Here WWII is revamped Tarantino style; with lots of gores, operatic moments, Christoph Waltz and nazi scalps; into a revenge story. Tarantino brought his A-game, with a dominating Mise en scène and a fantastic cast of characters; Waltz's Col. Hans (The Jew Hunter), Brad Pitt's Lt. Aldo Raine, Eli Roth's Sgt. Donowitz (The Bear Jew), Mélanie Laurent's Emmanuelle Mimieux and Diane Kruger's Bridget von Hammersmark.

And Martin Wuttke's impression as Adolf Hitler was hilarious.

This is one thoroughly entertaining movie.

NB - The carving of swastikas into the foreheads was epic!

Thursday, December 22, 2011

The Adventures of Tintin

Day #29, Movie #27

The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn

This is one of the best movies of 2011 -- simply because of the following:

  1. The material which is based on a series of comic books created by Belgian artist Hergé which are really cool - think Raiders of the Lost Ark with pirates.
  2. The men behind the movie; Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson.
  3. The motion-capture technology was beautifully crafted

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Day #28 - Zombieland

Movie #26


This was one fun experience for a movie for a movie about zombies! (Besides Shawn of the Dead, that is)

This movie perfectly blended humor with the horrors of ,well zombieland, without deviating from the stories -- which is all about surviving zombies. And what a cast! Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Emma Stone and Abigail Breslin were all fantastic.

This is not just another comical zombie flick but a damn fine movie!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Movie #25 - Pulp Fiction

Day #27
Pulp Fiction

This is (still) Quentin Tarantino's best work ever!

From an incredible smart and lovely screenplay-to-pleasurable thrilling performances-to-a director's cool approach to the art of movie making; a masterpiece. With Samuel L. Jackson delivering a one-in-a-lifetime act in Jules Winnfield (whose lines were literarily seductive) and his on-screen relationship with John Travolta's Vincent Vega was a thing of beauty. Other notable actors who delivered are Tim Roth, Uma Thurman, Harvey Keitel, Bruce Willis, Ving Rhames and Christopher Walken.

Monday, December 19, 2011

Day #26 - Fight Club

Movie #24

Fight Club

This is a tough-guy movie that holds absolutely nothing back; this is one hard-edged movie with dark humors and intense violence.
With brilliant performances from Edward Norton and Brad Pitt, with a refined set design and amazing direction by David Fincher; Fight Club delivers one of the most pulsating action movies ever made.

Fight Club is one intense and violent roller-coaster.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Worst Movies of 2011

This year the world needed saving a lot! And Hollywood's portrayal of this was awful -- really  terrible; way too many comic movies. This list would not include limited releases, as my focus is on wide releases. Here are the hours I would never-ever get back.

        10.  Sucker Punch

Mindless Action from start to finish, sprinkled all-over with hot chicks kicking butt.