It has been a long time since I wrote a movie review. A year!! Not that I stopped watching movies. I didn’t even write a review of the most anticipated movie of the year 2011 even when I had seen the movie on the first day itself. The movie – Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2. Sigh!! Is it too late to write now?? There are many Harry Potter haters who may decide to watch the movie ( and hopefully read the books too) and many persons not been born yet who may like to check out the review and when I have already reviewed every HP movie released after the time I started blogging, it would only be justified to review the last one of the phenomena! What do you think?
Looking at my news feed on Facebook, I feel bloggers have started to write movie reviews as status updates. Also I guess writing book reviews are the “in-thing” now. Anyway, so here goes my review of Kahaani.
Ok so what to write to keep the blog going? Hmmm….looks like I have not written movie reviews since a long time though I have seen some in past few months. But I would like to write the reviews of only two of them. So here they are :-
Destination Infinity tagged me to list all time top three movies that I have watched in at least two languages. That is an almost impossible task for me! But still I will try.
General guidelines for the tag: List all time top three movies that you have watched in at least two languages (Even one or three should be ok, I guess). Write a brief description about each mentioning why you liked it. Also, do tag others.
Watched the movie on the first day of its release!!
The Story :- Dumbledore is dead and Harry Potter is the Chosen One…one who will defeat Voldemort. As he leaves Privet Drive forever, he knows his life’s aim now. Harry, Ron and Hermione have decided not to go back to Hogwarts this year. Their secret mission is to find all the remaining Horcruxes and to destroy them which will eventually destroy Voldemort. The first losses Harry has to suffer on this arduous journey are the deaths of Hedwig and Auror Mad Eye Moody. The first part of the finale of Harry Potter vs Voldemort is about this journey and discovery of not only Horcruxes but also of themselves; not only facing dangers like never before but facing their innermost fears and insecurities and overcoming them.
I celebrated Christmas by watching Rajkumar Hirani’s 3 Idiots – a movie I had been looking forward to; not because it is based on Chetan Bhagat’s book Five Point Someone but because it was a Rajkumar Hirani movie. Here is my review of probably the most anticipated movie of the year, without any spoilers.
Yes you read it right. I am going to write the review of Twilight – a movie which was released in theaters on November 21, 2008 ..one year ago!! But not in India. It was released in India just few weeks prior to the release of its sequel – New Moon. ..almost an year late. Twilight had grossed US $35.7 million on its opening day; US$ 384,997,808 in worldwide box office and as of December 2009, $175,255,138 in North American DVD sales. So I had to watch it to know what was the hype all about!! Its sequel “The Twilight Saga: New Moon” took in $72.7 million in its first day to break the single-day domestic box office record set by “The Dark Knight”.
Today was Teachers’ Day in India and I was on leave from college. So I have no inspiration to blog anything today But if I don’t post something today, my identity as a lecturer and a blogger will be tarnished!! Maybe I will come up with a better post on teachers and teaching job next time. At present I will leave you with some images.
British boy wizard Harry Potter conjured his magic at box offices again, as the sixth film in the highly popular movie series earned a record $22.2 million at Wednesday midnight showings in the United States.
I had been very disappointed when the release of Harry Potter and Half Blood Prince was postponed to July 2009 from Nov 2008. The movie was released world wide on July 16 but it hit the theaters in my city on July 17th and that too in Hindi (in the whole of Chattisgarh in fact). Even then I was determined to see it as soon as possible.
I have been on a Hollywood movie watching marathon but didn’t get time to write my short and crisp reviews that you all love so much So here goes :-
# The Hangover :- A bachelor party gone very wrong. The groom is missing. There is a baby and a tiger in the suite. And this is just the beginning. A hilarious movie about four characters. The story is well paced and really weird yet possible sequence of events make the movie plot interesting and funny. A total Dude movie Must watch for guys.
At last I got around to watch some movies. Here are the reviews :-
1. Duplicity :- Clive Owen is an ex-MI6 spy and Julia Roberts is an ex-CIA spy, both of whom now work as corporate spies for two business rival companies. One of the companies is about to launch a new product and the rival company is out to get the secret. But the spies are involved in an hot affair. The narration and the music are quite similar to Ocean’s 11/12 and I think the director has tried to make it as slick as Ocean’s 11. But in the end the movie comes out to be all confusing and god-knows-what-is-happening type. The acting is good but the story is scattered and too much twisted. If any of you has seen the movie please explain the ending to me on email