Saturday, March 10, 2012

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

#100 - The Departed

Frank Costello: When you decide to be something, you can be it. That's what they don't tell you in the church. When I was your age they would say we can become cops, or criminals. Today, what I'm saying to you is this: when you're facing a loaded gun, what's the difference?


The Departed

This is the final film for The Aj/Cinephile Project and director, Martin Scorsese's eighth appearance in this outstanding cinematic experience. Like The Town and Mystic River, Boston plays an integral role in the film as it blends perfectly with the theme -  which focuses on crime and police corruption infused with the Irish mob.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

PREVIEWS - March Movies (Limited)

Being Flynn

Nick Flynn is shocked to have his eccentric and long-absent father, Jonathan reach out to him unexpectedly. Still feeling the loss of his mother in the midst of starting a new relationship with Denise, the last person Nick wants to see is his father. But you can't outrun fate and slowly Nick comes to realize he has been given the chance to make a real future not only for himself, but for his struggling father too.

Directed by Paul Weitz, and starring Robert De Niro, Julianne Moore, Paul Dano and Olivia Thirlby.

Opens: March 2, 2012 Runtime: 1 hr. 26 min. Genre: Drama, Comedy Rated: R

Salmon Fishing In The Yemen

Movie #99 - The Passion of the Christ

Jesus Christ: Forgive them, Father. They know not what they do.


The Passion of the Christ

It may be graphic, bloody and violent, But isn't that what Christ went through? I was shocked to see some reviews as I feel that Mel Gibson's (director) aim was to show the torture and death of Christ in the most realistic manner he knew, and in my opinion he made a wonderful movie in the process.

Monday, March 5, 2012

PREVIEWS - March Movies

Dr. Seuss' The Lorax

This is a tale of a young boy, Ted  who lives in a town where nothing is quite as it appears; everything is plastic, including the plants. Hopelessly smitten by the beautiful Audrey, who dreams of one day seeing a real tree, Ted boldly leaves the city determined to find the flora and grant her wish. Along the way, the young adventurer crosses paths with the Lorax, a diminutive, mustached defender of nature who doesn't take kindly to human intruders.

Directed by Chris Renaud and Kyle Balda; starring the voices of Danny DeVito, Ed Helms, Zach Efron, Taylor Swift and Betty White.

Opens: March 2, 2012 Runtime: 1 hr. 36 min. Genre: Animation, Family, Adventure Rated: PG

Project X

Movie #98 - The Usual Suspects

Verbal Kint: The greatest trick the Devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn't exist.


The Usual Suspects

Usually films about deception keep the viewer in the loop, but The Usual Suspects does exactly the opposite, deceiving the characters and the viewers, except for Verbal Kint (played by Kevin Spacey) who held all the cards and carefully dazzled everyone - me included, till Special Agent Dave Kujan (played by Chazz Palminteri) and the sketch artist's impression figures out for us just who Keyser Söze truly is. Now that's intrigue at its best.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Movie #97 - The Town

Fergus 'Fergie' Colm: You know they either geld a horse with a knife or with chemicals. When your Daddy said "no" to me, I did him the chemical way.


The Town

Ben Affleck really knows his stuff, as co-writer, director and lead actor. But the real star is Jeremy Renner whose performance in this film is on par with his acting in The Hurt Locker, which earned him an Academy Award nomination.

The cast - Ben Affleck, Jeremy Renner, Rebecca Hall, Jon Hamm, Blake Lively and Pete Postlethwaite - were absolutely amazing!